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Boys & Girls Club Winter Soccer Signups

The Valparaiso Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, located at 354 Jefferson St., will be having winter indoor soccer signups from November 16th to December 4th (or when leagues fill, whichever comes first) between the hours of 2pm-8pm Mondays through Fridays, closed November 26th and 27th.  This is an instructional league based on fun and learning the fundamentals of the game.

The cost of the leagues is $15 for ages 5-7 and $20 for age divisions 8/ 9 and 10/12.  New to this year is we will have separate boys and girls divisions for ages 5-7 & 8/9, while our 10/12 division will be coed (unless we have enough...

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Opportunity Enterprises Family and Friends Together Meeting November 16

William Trowbridge, Vice President/Trust Officer of 1st Source Bank and Board Member for Opportunity Enterprises will give a presentation on the basics and the benefits of third party/special needs trusts at the OE Family and Friends Together meeting, Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.  Those interested in attending the meeting are asked to enter Opportunity Enterprises, 2801 Evans Avenue in Valparaiso, at the Training Room, Entrance #2, at the north end of the building.

In order to reach as many parents and friends as possible, OE is encouraging all parents to bring a friend or another parent to the meeting in order to pass information to as many people as possible.  Guests...

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Holiday Crafts and Stories for Families

Come join in for the holiday crafts and stories at the South Haven Library!  This family friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, from 2-4 pm. Please register by Monday, November 30.

Don't miss the holiday stories, crafts and yummy snacks!.  Children ages 4 and up are welcome; the fee is only $2 per person.

Register now at the library!

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Bell Ringers Needed to Ring in the 2009 Christmas Season

The Salvation Army of Porter County is requesting help with their Red Kettle Collections for the 2009 Christmas Season.  Major Jon Welch states, “We need volunteer bell ringers to assist us in standing at the Porter County local business sites.  The funds we raise will help us help Porter County residents for Christmas, year-round emergency assistance and keep the Army operating in Porter County.  This is our main fund raiser for the year and we need to make the most of this time.”  The Army’s Red Kettle Goal for this year is $130,000 and the total Christmas Goal is $200,000.

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PNC Invites Not-For-Profit Agencies to Campus

Purdue University North Central will host a fair that will introduce area Not-For-Profit agencies to PNC students and staff on Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library Student Faculty Building, Room 144. Hosted by the Purdue North Central Center for Service Learning & Leadership, the fair will bring together PNC faculty and students interested in internships or volunteer opportunities with not-for-profit agencies who are looking for individuals to fill positions.

Agencies interested in attending may reserve a table for a fee of $25, which also includes lunch for two representatives. Agency representatives have the opportunity to attend an afternoon workshop on...

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PNC - Porter County Offers Discover Career Counseling Program

Purdue University North Central - Porter County is offering the Discover Career Counseling Program, through the Office of Continuing Education. Workshops will be Wed. Nov.18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and also on Dec. 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workshops are free but registration is required. Participants may attend one, or both of the workshops.

The Discover program helps individuals define goals and gives guidance in choosing a college major or career.  It also can be helpful in assisting people wanting to make a career change.  This computerized program has updated information on more than 500 careers, majors and colleges.

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PNC Hosts a Webinar on The Future of Higher Education

Purdue University North Central will host a webinar, "Changes that Matter: Looking to the Future of Higher Education" on Monday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 to 2 in Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The webinar will be of interest to all individuals with an interest in higher education. There is no charge for attendance.

The webinar will feature Peter Ewell, vice president, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS); Nancy Zimpher, chancellor, State University of New York and Richard Pattenaude, chancellor, University of Maine System.

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Several Tips From a College Student for Living Inexpensively

In this day and age, we sometimes don't always get what we want. If we try sometimes, we just might find, we get what we need. I believe college students to be the ultimate masters of learning how to scrape up enough money and get by week to week. So with out further ado, here is some of the various tips I have learned over the year.

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International Mission Store Open

The International Mission Store Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, located at 103 Franklin Street, Valparaiso, will be open Saturday, November 14 from 9am-3pm and on Sunday, November 15 from 8am-noon.

This is a not-for-profit event supporting fair trade, offering a fascinating shopping experience in which the purchases bring fair income and dignity to the artisans of high quality crafts that represent their culture and environment.

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PNC To Commemorate Veterans Day

Purdue University North Central will be host a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at noon on the University Plaza near the fountain. The event will honor all veterans, with special attention paid to PNC students, faculty and staff who are veterans. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served immediately following in Library-Student-Faculty Building,  Room 144. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be held in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02.

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Servant Evangelism

Wow! Things are really coming together at NeighborLink. Word is getting out and the needs of the less fortunate are becoming more evident everyday. It is difficult for me to watch the list of projects grow. You see, I am a "fixer." I want to wrap all of these projects up in a little box and have them done. However, that isn't realistic. It is difficult for me to wait on the Lord. One of the biggest jobs I have as the Director of NeighborLink is to pray over each and every one of these projects and trust that the needs of these people will be met in His time and not mine.

This can't be accomplished without you. Steve Sjogren, author of 101 Ways To Reach Your Community says; You may not be a gifted evangelist, but you do have the gift of...

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