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Valparaiso Community Schools: Spring Into the Arts Festival 2017

Valparaiso-Community-Schools-Spring-Into-the-Arts-Festival-2017Valparaiso Community Schools would like to announce our 2nd annual Arts Festival: Spring into the @rts.

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2017 Earth Day Exhibitors Sought

Earth-Day-exhibitors-sought-2017Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction District is seeking exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration. Organizations and businesses from around Chicagoland and beyond that can provide environmental awareness, services and products are invited to participate.

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2017 Earth Day Recycled Art Show Seeks Entries

Porter-County-Earth-Day-Recycled-Art-Show-Seeks-Entries-2017Calling all creatives! Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is seeking entries for the third annual Re-Think Art Competition & Exhibition.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Offering Spring Classes in 2017

Lubeznik-Spring-Classes-2017Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) spring class offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking to flex their creative muscles. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot!

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St. Mary Medical Center Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research Fund with 2017 Coffee & Canvas Event


Community Healthcare System’s St. Mary Medical Center hosted a special Coffee & Canvas event on Saturday morning at the Portage Lakefront Park & Riverwalk. The event allowed a group of people the opportunity to look out on the lakeshore, and use its elements to create their own painting, with the help of a local artist.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Step into the Art Scene

Ken-BronowskiThe communication and creative arts department of Purdue University Northwest Calumet campus will be opening the new year of gallery showings with a faculty show on January 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the CHESS Art Gallery located at 6725 Kennedy Ave., Hammond, Ind.

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Valpo University Hosts Fourth Annual Shakespeare Week Feb. 14–18

Christ-College1Christ College, the Honors College of Valparaiso University, in collaboration with the English and theatre departments, sponsors Valparaiso University’s fourth annual Shakespeare Week, featuring a weeklong residency by Actors From The London Stage.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2017 Call for Artists

Lubeznik-Art-and-Artisan-Festival-2016Application to the 2017 Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival is now open. 65-100 exhibitors will be selected to exhibit and $3000 in cash prizes will be awarded. We invite artists and artisans to apply to this high-quality contemporary art event. Application deadline is March 10, 2017.

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Porter County Master Gardeners Association Hosting 2016 Garden Photography Contest

pcmga-photo-contest-2016Just a reminder to get your photographs ready for the Garden Photography Contest. Entries will be displayed at the 14th Annual Gardening Show on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, Porter County EXPO Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, Ind.

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Top 10 Entertainment Stories on ValpoLife in 2016


We published several hundred entertainment stories to the entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Fall Speaks Fashion Show Showcases Gratitude for Community's Support


"Gratitude" was the prevailing theme at the Valparaiso Family YMCA Fall Speaks Fashion Show on Thursday night. The YMCA hosts the annual event as a way to raise money to provide scholarships to those in financial need while bringing together local businesses, sponsors, and members of the community for a night of fashion, fun, shopping, and raffles. Prior to the start of the show, attendees had the opportunity to bid on designer handbags, shop at booths set up by their favorite local clothing stores, and snack on hors d'oeuvres provided by local restaurants.

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