Bonus food distribution Thursday

MICHIGAN CITY – The Food Bank of Northern Indiana will distribute 40,000 pounds of food as part of a La Porte County Bonus Distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday Volunteers from Sand Castle Shelter, Keys to Hope and the community will be outside the former Carson Pirie Scott store at Marquette Mall distributing non-perishable food items free of charge. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Visitors should bring bags or boxes to carry items home. Volunteers will help anyone needing assistance get food to their cars

Finance Committee to meet

MICHIAGN CITY – The City Council Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the West Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss end of year transfers, and 2020 projections.


Free photos with Santa at hospital

MICHIGAN CITY – Local children can get in the spirit at Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Pictures with Santa event on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. From noon to 4 p.m. each day, visitors can enjoy cookies, punch and candy, and get a free photo with Santa (no pets are allowed). Franciscan Health is at 3500 Franciscan Way, with access at Ohio Street and CR-400N.


Health Dept. Water Lab open house

La PORTE – The La Porte County Health Department Water Laboratory will host an Open House for its grand reopening from noon-3 p.m. on Friday at 809 State St. in La Porte. Tours of the lab, information about water contaminants, gifts and refreshments will be featured, along with a chance to win free water tests.


Advent Vespers and Christmas Concert

VALPARAISO – Valparaiso University presents the annual Advent Christmas Vespers service, this year combined with the annual Christmas Concert, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.. The service will feature the Kantorei Choir of the Chapel of the Resurrection, the Chorale, Women’s Choir, Men’s Ensemble, the Resurrection Ringers handbell Choir, Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Concert Band. The annual service of lessons and carols is a traditional part of Advent celebrations, and this year’s theme is “A Festive Christmas Vespers: Promise Praise Pilgrim” and will feature the artwork of He Qe. Tickets may be purchased through the University Box Office or by calling 219-464-5162 to purchase tickets. Free tickets are available for students, faculty and staff.

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