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Thursday, July 11, 2019Ribbon Cutting

SERA Solutions Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Join SERA Solutions for an open house as they celebrate their new office! Ribbon Cutting will take place at 2:30pm. Refreshments will be served.

When:
Thursday, July 11, 2019 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
SERA Solutions
720 Franklin Street
Suite A
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Saturday, July 13, 2019Community Event

The Soiree - An evening on the Runway & Afterparty

Presented by Downtown District Merchants
Hors d'oeuvres, Fashion Show, Libations

When:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:00 PM thru 09:00 PM
Where:
Friendship Botanic Gardens
Michigan City

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Sunday, July 14, 2019Chamber Member Event

Friendship Gardens Bug Safari

A FREE afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout the 105-acre garden. Families can discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us while viewing live creepy-crawlies. Bring your nets and magnifying glasses to learn about the crucial roles insects play in our lives through hands-on, children’s craft activities.

When:
Sunday, July 14, 2019 2:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Friendship Botanic Gardens
2055 East US Hwy 12
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Thursday, July 18, 2019Lakefront Career Network

LCN Happy Hour

LCN Happy Hour
Join the Lakefront Career Network for a Happy Hour at Blind Pig!

When:
Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Blind Pig Tavern & Grill
3103 E. US Hwy 12
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Saturday, July 20, 2019Private Event

12th Annual Antique Car Show

12th Annual Antique Car Show
The La Porte County Historical Society Museum will host the 12th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  The event is open to cars that are 1989 and older.  All the cars will be on display on the museum grounds.  Trophies will be awarded.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the fee is $15.00 per car.  A DJ will be playing period music and Homerun Hot Dogs will sell food and beverages. Admission is $5.00 per car load. 

When:
Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:

La Porte County Historical Society

2405 Indiana Ave., Ste. 1

La Porte, IN  46350 

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Saturday, July 20, 2019Chamber Member Event

12th Annual Classic & Antique Car Show

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum will host the 12th Annual Classic & Antique Car Show on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  Event hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the registration fee for exhibited cars is $15.00 per car.  The event is open to cars that were manufactured in 1989 and earlier.  All cars will be on display on the Museum grounds.  Admission to the car show is $5.00 per car load.  A DJ will provide music and Homerun Hot Dogs will sell food and beverages.

Trophies to be awarded include Director’s Choice, Assistant Director’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, Sheriff’s Choice, President’s Choice, Preservation Award, and Chairman’s Choice.  Also, five Participant’s Choice and five Public’s Choice trophy plaques will be awarded.  Car exhibitors will receive a dash plaque and two free admission tickets to the Museum.

For more information, please call the museum at 219-324-6767.  The  La Porte County Historical Society Museum is located at 2405 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  On permanent display is the Kesling Automobile Collection of over 30 antique and classic cars, including a Duesenberg, Auburn, Cord, Tucker, DeLorean, and others.  The museum is rated a “Gem Site” by AAA....  More >>

When:
Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
LaPorte County Historical Society Museum
2405 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte, IN 46350

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019Community Event

11th Annual Award Winning Great Lakes Grand Prix Event

In its 11th year, the Award Winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at speeds nearing 175 miles per hour. Throughout this exciting 4-day event, walk through the park and chat with racers, team members and boat owners while getting up close and personal with these mammoth watercrafts which will also appear in the boat parade, block party and Taste of Michigan City. All weekend long, enjoy live entertainment, family fun, food, drinks and Racing!

Schedule

Wednesday, July 31st

11am – Registration; Noon – Shotgun Start
Great Lakes Grand Prix Golf Outing @ Michigan City Municipal Golf Course


Thursday, August 1st

5:30pm – Ribbon Cutting @ Sunset Grille
6-8pm – VIP Party @ Sunset Grille
6-10pm – Live Entertainment by Smarty Pants @ Washington Park Boardwalk


Friday, August 2nd

2-4pm – Testing: Classes P1 – P6 & AquaX (Jet Ski)
3-10:30pm – Free Parking/Shuttle Service @ Ames Field
4-11pm – Taste of Michigan City; North Franklin Street
7-11pm – Live Entertainment by Point’n Fingers @ Washington Park Boardwalk


Saturday, August 3rd

9am-10:30pm – Free Parking/Shuttle Service @ Ames Field
10am-noon – Autograph Session...  More >>

When:
from Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:00 AM
thru Sunday, August 04, 2019 9:00 PM
Where:
Washington Park Beach
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019Coffee Connection

Coffee Connections

Coffee Connections

When:
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 7:30 AM thru 08:30 AM
Where:
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
307 Lighthouse Place
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Friday, August 09, 2019Lakefront Career Network

New Teacher Luncheon

New Teacher Luncheon

Join the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce & Lakefront Career Network in welcoming new Michigan City public & parochial teachers to the community. Table, Educator & Resource Bag sponsorships available. Contact the Chamber for additional details. Please note - to register you will be required to choose a lunch option; grilled chicken sandwich or gluten-free grilled veggie wrap.

11:30am Sign-In 12:00-1:00pm Program & Lunch


When:
Friday, August 09, 2019 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Pottawattomie Country Club
1900 Springland Avenue
Michigan City, IN 46360
Registration:
Registration closed. Please contact the Chamber office.

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Friday, August 09, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Leeds Public House Grand Opening Event

Leeds Public House Grand Opening Event
Stop in to welcome Michigan City’s newest restaurant to the community!

When:
from Friday, August 09, 2019 5:00 PM
thru Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:00 AM
Where:
Leeds Public House
401 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Thursday, August 15, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Centier Bank Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting @ 4:30pm 

RSVP directly to Centier Bank


When:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
5501 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Friday, August 16, 2019Lakefront Career Network

LCN Spotlight Application Period Opens


When:
Friday, August 16, 2019 12:00 PM

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Business After Hours

Business After Hours - IBEW Local 531 & NECA

Business After Hours - IBEW Local 531 & NECA
Networking • Facility Tours • Appetizers & Adult Beverages

When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
NECA & IBEW Training Institute
301 E. 8th Street
Michigan City
Registration:
Registration Closed

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Sunday, August 25, 2019Community

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago
On Sunday, August 25 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as some of the biggest names in Chicago’s arts and culture scene will preview their 2019-2020 season.

The event will include performances by Chicago Lyric Opera artists Kimberly Jones, Maia Surace, Cornelius Johnson and others who are returning to Friendship Botanic Gardens. The program will include arias from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” “Puccini Madame Butterfly” and Broadway favorites “Porgy and Bess,” “42nd Street,” “Showboat” and for the first time, “Hamilton!”

General admission tickets are available on Eventbrite for $45. They will also be sold at the door the day of the event. Premium seating tickets are already sold out.

Light appetizers are included with each ticket. A cash bar with beer and wine will also be on site.

All proceeds contribute to the continued restoration and maintenance of Friendship Botanic Gardens.

The performance will begin promptly at 4:00. Arrive at 3:00 p.m. for wine, beer, other beverages and light appetizers while taking a stroll through the 105-acres of gardens, trails and meadows.

When:
Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Friendship Botanic Gardens
2055 East US Highway 12
Michigan City, IN 46360
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Custom Dosing Pharmacy Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting 5:00pm

When:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
4319 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019Community

Trail Creek Place Educational Support Group

Trail Creek Place is hosting an Educational Support group for caregivers and family of those with Alzheimer's or Dementia.  Jay Staley from Encompass Home Health will be presenting on Understanding Cognitive Levels.  This is an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer's and Dementia and speak with other families in this situation.

When:
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:
Trail Creek Place-1400 East Coolspring Ave, Michigan City, IN
For More Info:
Tricia Catlin
219-874-5500
pcatlin@enlivant.com
www.enlivant.com

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Thursday, August 29, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Michigan City YMCA Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting & Facility Tours 5pm
Adult Dodgeball FREE for Chamber Members 5:30pm

When:
Thursday, August 29, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Elston Branch

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Monday, September 02, 2019Office Closed

Labor Day - Office Closed


When:
Monday, September 02, 2019 8:00 AM thru 04:00 PM

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019Coffee Connection

Coffee Connections

Coffee Connections

When:
Tuesday, September 03, 2019 7:30 AM thru 08:30 AM
Where:
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
307 Lighthouse Place
Michigan City, IN 46360

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019Private Event

THE GOLDEN AGE: INDIANA LITERATURE (1880-1920)

THE GOLDEN AGE: INDIANA LITERATURE (1880-1920)
Drawn from collections at IHS, Indiana State Library and Indiana University’s Lilly Library, the exhibition at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum explores what came to be known as the “Golden Age of Indiana Literature.”  From 1880 to 1920, Hoosier authors achieved both national prominence and popular acclaim.  A 1947 study found that Indiana authors ranked second to New York in the number of bestsellers produced in the previous 40 years.  The exhibit concentrates on the lives and careers of four individuals – George Ade, Meredith Nicholson, Booth Tarkington and James Whitcomb Riley.

When:
from Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:00 AM
thru Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:30 PM
Where:
La Porte County Historical Society Museum
2405 Indiana Ave., Ste. 1
La Porte, IN 46350
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