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Miller Garden Club Meeting

10:00 am - 11:15 am, April 17, 2016

Please join us! Our meetings are free and open to the public.  Our speaker for this meeting is Master Gardener Dolly Foster.  Her topic is "Renewing the Garden". Learn more about our club, join or sigh up to volunteer on our website: millergardenclub.org Check out the beautiful spring bulbs planted by our club in the Aquatorium courtyard garden.

Green Drinks Gary - Creating a Calumet National Heritage Area

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, May 03, 2016

Come on out to Mama Pearl’s BBQ, located at 411 East 5th Avenue in Gary, Indiana, on May 3rd from 6 - 8pm for Green Drinks Gary and learn about the ongoing effort, led by the Calumet Heritage Partnership and The Field Museum, to create a Calumet National Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas shine a light on local heritage that is nationally important. In doing so they can attract tourism, new economic opportunities, and increase civic engagement. They are grass-roots initiatives that receive federal support, but need the support of locals to become a reality. Come learn more, and how you can get involved.   *From 6-6:30pm we encourage attendees to network with one another, order food, and get settled in. The guest speaker's presentation will begin at 6:30pm. Mama Pearl's does not serve alcohol however attendees are welcome to bring their own (byob).*   Presenter(s): Mario Longoni is an Urban Anthropology Manager in the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum. His work in the Calumet Region dates back to 2002 when he contributed to the Journey Through Calumet project (http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/calumet/), highlighting the Region's cultural assets. Subsequently he produced the Grab This Fish Tale comic book (https://www.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/FishTale_web_0.pdf) to advise Calumet anglers on smart fish consumption. Like these previous projects, the Calumet National Heritage Area initiative aims to improve local quality of life by building on the existing strengths and resources of local communities and the wider region.   For additional information on this and future events please visit Green Drinks Gary’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/GreenDrinksGary, join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1682928161975070/, check out our website at http://www.greendrinks.org/IN/Gary, or send an email to garygreendrinks@gmail.com.   See you May 3rd! Until then…STAY CALM and THINK GREEN.   Green Drinks Gary takes place every first Tuesday of the month. It is open to the public, free to attend and all ages are welcome!   Green Drinks Gary is organized and managed by Rachel Veronesi, Cathy Martin and Cassandra Cannon.

MGC General Meeting

10:00 am - 11:00 am, October 15, 2016

MS - Property and Blight Monthly Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, September 14, 2016

Everyone is welcome to join Miller Beach Spotlight Group - Property/ Blight aka PIC! We will Disucuss the Following on 9/14/16 at 6PM 1. Fest in the First Decorative Boardup Station 2. Our next Cleanup/ boardup 3. Survey for Downtown Miller, Marcy to email out assignments for those who volunteered to Resurvey areas 4. Nobel School, a few members to reassess costs of board up, and document current condition of building. 5. Coordination between groups, members to discuss ways to prevent overlapping of goals and/or combining of efforts.

Shirley Heinze Volunteer Workday in Hobart

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, September 10, 2016

Shirley Heinze Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help construct a new boardwalk addition at Gordon and Faith Greiner nature preserve in Hobart. We are working to improve this site with additional trails, boardwalks, informational signs, and a new parking area. The preserve features a diverse landscape of restored prairie, wetlands, and sand savanna. There is a large boardwalk that allows visitors to cross the forested wetland between the prairie and woodland areas. Unusually high water levels have prevented visitors from reaching the boardwalk from the prairie. We would like to extend this boardwalk to prevent the need for wading through water to enjoy the site. The workday will include moving lumber out to the site and installing support boards and decking to extend the existing boardwalk. The conditions will likely be muddy ground and/or standing water (rubber boots recommended). Volunteers may use power tools such as drills and saws to help construct the new boardwalk. Staff will have all the necessary tools and equipment on hand, including extra gloves, safety goggles, and drinking water. Directions to site: From Ridge Rd. (East 37th Ave) in Hobart, travel south on Liverpool Road about .80 miles. The entrance is located on the west side of Liverpool Road. Please RSVP to our Stewardship Director, Eric Bird at ebird@heinzetrust.org or by calling (219) 242-8558. We hope you can come out and lend a hand!

Stewardship Day* Coastal Cleanup

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, September 17, 2016

Call for Location (219) 395-1882 Join a ranger and help out against the attack of invasive plant species in the park. Come prepared to work in the soil. Gloves and equipment will be provided. For more information please visit https://greatlakes.org/event/2016-september-adopt-a-beach/ If you'd to help out again or are unable to attend this scheduled cleanup event, you can join us on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm, where we will be celebrating National Public Lands Day with several volunteer projects that need your help.

Community Basketball

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, September 13, 2016

Our community partner, The Revolution Church, will host a basketball clinic from 5-7pm at PSC. All are welcome to join! Once a month Gary's Miller Spotlight volunteers run a bingo night and community clean up at Park Shore Commons Apartments from 4-6pm too. It's a great way to have fun, promote new leadership among our community and keep folks updated on our community goals as they progress.

Chili cook-off to benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, October 01, 2016

All you can eat chili for $5.00, enter your special recipe for $25 entry fee! First, second and People's Choice prizes. Call Post 279 at 219-938-9856 or Deb at 219-743-9425 for more info. Doors open for competitors at 11AM, judging starts promptly at noon. Help animals in need! Donations needed for HSNI: "Forever" postage stamps, clay cat litter, Pedigree Puppy Food, Purina or Pedigree Dog Chow, Cat Chow and Kitten Chow, Small Bite Science Diet Puppy Food, Esbilac Puppy Formula, paper towels, Lysol spray, Soft Scrub with bleach, Fabulosa, Clorox bleach, baking soda, foam glass cleaner, 55 gallon trash bags, stainless steel cleaner, copy machine paper, gas cards and gift cards for Menards, Home Depot, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, Meijer, PetCo and PetSmart. THANK YOU for your support!!

Volunteer Workday: Boardwalk Work & Seed Collecting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, October 08, 2016

We need you! Shirley Heinze Land Trust is looking for volunteers to help us construct a new boardwalk addition and also collect seeds from the prairie at our Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserve in Hobart. We are working to improve this site with additional trails, boardwalks, informational signs, and a new parking area. Seeds collected will be used in upcoming restoration projects. The site features a diverse landscape of restored prairie, wetlands, and sand savanna. There is a large boardwalk that allows visitors to cross the forested wetland between the prairie and woodland areas. Unusually high water levels have prevented visitors from reaching the boardwalk from the prairie. We would like to extend this boardwalk to prevent trail closures and habitat disturbance. Seed collection is a fun activity for all ages and is a good opportunity to learn about some of the native plants found in tallgrass prairies. Shirley Heinze Land Trust has several large restoration projects coming up that will require large amounts of native seed. Volunteers play a critical part in helping us harvest this seed - otherwise, purchasing seed can be very expensive. Collecting seeds from existing preserves also helps to ensure that the seeds used for restoration projects are from local genotypes and will be well suited to the habitat where they are planted. The workday will also include moving lumber out to the site and installing support boards and decking to extend the existing boardwalk. The conditions will likely be muddy ground and/or standing water (rubber boots recommended). Volunteers may use power tools such as drills and saws to help construct the new boardwalk. Staff will have all the necessary tools and equipment on hand, including extra gloves, safety goggles, and drinking water. We depend on volunteers to help us keep trails open, restore important habitat, and continue to protect these special places for the region's health and enjoyment. You are an essential part of our mission! Directions to site: From Ridge Rd. (East 37th Ave) in Hobart, travel south on Liverpool Road about .80 miles. The entrance is located on the west side of Liverpool Road. Please RSVP to our Stewardship Director, Eric Bird at ebird@heinzetrust.org or by calling (219) 242-8558. We hope you can come out and lend a hand!

National Lakeshore Stewardship Day

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, November 19, 2016

Join staff and fellow volunteers on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dunes Learning Center for a morning of stewardship. We will continue to transform the old tennis courts into programming space for the Dunes Learning Center’s new raised garden beds. Activities will include cutting brush, removing soil, fixing gates, clearing trails, and more. Meet at the gravel parking lot across the street from the historic Camp Good Fellow Lodge. Dunes Learning Center is located in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at 700 Howe Road in Porter, Indiana between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 on the grounds of the historic Camp Good Fellow. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check out the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

Overview of the new Griffith Community Initiative

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Stargazing with the Chicago Astronomical Society


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Birding with Ken Brock




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