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Mimosa, Massages and Manicures

Opportunity Enterprises and Michele Loudermilk will host the annual Massages and Manicures event at the Valparaiso Country Club on Monday, December 14th from 6:30 - 10pm.

Join us for this ladies night out fundraiser for Opportunity Enterprises.  $30 ticket includes one mimosa and your choice of either a seated massage or mini manicure.  The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, music, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. Proceeds from the evening will be matched dollar for dollar by the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation in support of growth and development at OE Lakeside.

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Send Us Your Halloween Photos


Send us all of your scary, funny, creative, or cute costume photos from this weekend's activities and events! Email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will add them to this article. Look for it on the home page with all of the submissions from others around town! We will keep adding photos here throughout the holiday weekend so keep checking back for photos of those you know!

(L to R) Emily Morris, Maddie, Claire, Isabel, and Roger Blaney.

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Pumpkin Time!

Halloween is here! As per my yearly tradition, I have my costume. Check. I have eaten candy corn. Check. I have enjoyed some lovely hot apple cider. Check. I have consumed copious amounts of candy other than candy corn. Check. I have decorated with fake pumpkins and a candy corn banner made out of crepe paper. Check. I visited the orchard to pick out a pumpkin. Check. I have carved my pumpkin….Oops.

Pumpkin carving is ESSENTIAL to Halloween and the overall fall season. It is what makes my fall that...

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Understanding Your Dreams

Understanding Your Dreams will be held at the South Haven Library, Saturday, November 7, 2-4:00 pm.

A workshop for people interested in dreams and their significance.  By learning a few techniques it is possible to remember your dreams and understanding the message they hold for you:
  • Builds self confidence
  • Reveals your strengths and capabilities
  • Adds deeper...

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Celebration of Hispanic Music, Food and Dance

Purdue University North Central will be the site of the event, "Hispanic Heritage 2009: A PNC Celebration of Latin American Music and Dance" on Nov. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The event is sponsored by the PNC Multicultural Club, the Department of Social Sciences, the Latin American Studies Faculty and the Organization of Latina Women of Northwest Indiana.

The program will feature the dance group Brisas del Colombia, directed by Carlos Mario Arango and his wife Zulma Arango. Brisas is based in Fort Wayne and has performed for about six years. The 12 to 14 men and women who make up...

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Paranormal Investigation Program at the South Haven Public Library

Do not miss the free Paranormal Investigation Program at the South Haven Library on Monday, October 19, from 7-8:45 pm! Just in time for Halloween! Join us for an interactive, informative, educational and entertaining presentation about paranormal investigations and unexplained phenomena.

Instructor Cher Wright of Paranormal Sciences will discuss basic theories, equipment, procedures and experiences about the paranormal investigations. Make time for questions and sharing of stories as well!

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Friday Night's Awesome Options

Folks are always asking me why are you so hopped up on Valpo? My answer always revolves around how many really great people I have met in this town, and how blessed many things there are to offer here-- whether it be cool events going on, great public and private school systems, loads of parks and city amenities, a fun downtown, blah, blah, blah – I could (and often do) go on forever.

Seriously, though – this Friday night is the ultimate challenge for anyone living in and around Valpo.

Popcorn Fest!

It has been a number of years since I have been able to make it to the Popcorn Fest, but I am getting excited for this year. As a young child, it had special meaning for me, since my family and I lived right down the street from the old popcorn factory. With so many activities to choose from, it's hard to choose favorites. I think I managed to remember some of my best memories though.

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Annual Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124 Dance

On September 5, 2009 at 6:00pm the Annual Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124 Dance is set to kick off!  All are welcome to come partake in the entertainment and cash bar for a good cause.

The Valpo Firefighters Dance is a true annual tradition.  So true in fact, that the actual year that it began remains in question, because in talking to the most senior members of the department, the dance was around before they were there! Originally an annual winter fundraiser for the members, spouses, family, friends, and any of the public...

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2009 Popcorn Festival Royalty Crowning Ceremony

Join us to see who will be royalty at this year's Popcorn Fest! The 2009 Popcorn Festival Royalty Crowning Ceremony will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 4:00p.m. at REGIONAL federal credit union located at 2801 Boilermaker Court, Valparaiso.

This year only a prince and princess are to be crowned, no queen.  To be crowned popcorn royalty, the prince and princess' parents have to fill out a basic application and turn it in to the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events office. The 2009 deadline for applications was August 14th.  Following...

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