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May 30 is Entry Deadline for 2016 Soap Box Derby


soap-box-derbyAll entries for the 2016 Northwest Indiana Soap Box Derby is Monday, May 30th. Registration papers, copy of birth certificate, and entry fees are due to Mike Bottom either by mail or in person.

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Taking Registrations for the 4th Annual Chalk the Walk on Saturday, June 11

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The 4th Annual Chalk the Walk event, sponsored by the Family & Youth Services Bureau, will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on the sidewalks surrounding the Porter County Courthouse in downtown Valparaiso. Over one hundred 3 feet by 3 feet squares will be filled with colorful chalk drawings, created by people of all ages and skill levels. Each drawing is sponsored by an area business, organization or individual.

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Win the Chance for Your Dog to be a Face for Lakeshore PAWS


lakeshore-paws-van-raffleHere is your chance to show your love for your dog, while helping Lakeshore PAWS find the same kind of love for dogs now homeless and at risk.

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Life Care Center of the Willows Celebrates Residents During Nursing Home Week with "Disney Day"

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Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso celebrated its residents during Nursing Home Week, May 9-13, with a Disney Day on Wednesday. Residents participated in Disney themed games such as a cake walk, a frog toss and a chance to shoot a ball through the wicked witch’s mirror from the movie Snow White. Snow White and Mickey Mouse were also invited to play games and take pictures with the residents.

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Registration Deadline for 2016 Girl Scout Day Camp is May 30th


Girl-Scouts-logoMay 30th is the registration deadline for the annual Valparaiso/Washinton Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp. ”Camp’s-A-Cooking is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 13-17, 2016. Located just north of Valparaiso, Camp Butternut Springs offers wide open spaces for girls to explore the out-of-doors, cook lunch over a campfire, take a swim, and discover nature all under the supervision of trained adults. Sponsored by the Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scouts, Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts from any city or town are welcome to register for this camp.

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NorthShore Health Centers Treats Moms at ‘We are Wild About Moms’ Celebration

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NorthShore Health Centers honored mothers on Tuesday with their first ever ‘We are Wild About Moms’ celebration at Ballaboo’s Play & Discovery Center in Lake Station. The event featured mommy and child activities, pampering and relaxation, shopping, education and resources as well as health screenings for moms and their children.

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BoBB Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Partners with Operation KidSafe to Celebrate Child Safety Day

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On Saturday, BoBB Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM teamed up with Operation KidSafe to celebrate Regional Child Safety Day. The event offered parents the chance to get a free child safety record for their kids and educated attendees on how to deal with and avoid potentially compromising situations.

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Lakeshore PAWS Newsletter, May 2016


Lakeshore-PAWS-Newsletter-05-06-16In our last newsletter we asked everyone to help us with replacing the old beat up van we referred to as “Old Blue” and boy were we amazed at all of the people who stepped up to help us do just that.

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Registration Deadline Nearing for 2016 Girl Scout Day Camp


Girl-Scouts-logoMay 30th is the registration deadline for the annual Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp. ”Camp’s-A-Cooking is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 13-17, 2016. Located just north of Valparaiso, Camp Butternut Springs offers wide open spaces for girls to explore the out-of-doors, cook lunch over a campfire, take a swim, and discover nature all under the supervision of trained adults.

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Chicago Street Theatre 2016 Summer Camp Registration Now Open


CST-Summer-Camp-2016-CollageRegistrations are now open for Chicago Street Theatre's Children's Theatre Works Summer Programming in theatre education. Parents can register by phone or in person at the CST box office or go online to get their kids into the act with a variety of courses, workshops and day camps for students ages 4 through high school. Classes run June 13 through July 23. Box Office hours are Noon to 4PM weekdays and parents can enroll their kids at 219-464-1636 X1. Online registration forms, as well as course dates and descriptions are available 24/7 at www.chicagostreet.org. All courses are held at Chicago Street Theatre located at 154W. Chicago Street in downtown Valparaiso.

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Bartholomew Funeral Home Offers Comfort in Times of Need

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There’s nothing simple about death.

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