Wed, June 7th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Your La Porte City Band will open its 2023 season on Wednesday, June 7th, at 7 P.M. at the band shell of beautiful Fox Park. The band will continue concerts each Wednesday evening throughout the summer through August 9th. The historic band was formed in August of 1879 and has been performing every year since, making it one of the oldest continuous bands in the state of Indiana. These concerts are brought to you free be a grant from the City of LaPorte, the honorable Tom Dermody, mayor. The band is under the direction of Charles Steck, who begins his eleventh season as conductor and music director. Regular Performing Band Members include: Flute - Trey Bradshaw, Sara McMahon, Sarah Zakowski Oboe - Mary Steck Clarinet - Kathy Brannen, Shelly Sager, Elisabeth Waldburger, Terri Hundt, Katie Mitschelen, Mary Riley, Regina Smelser, Austin Todd, Caitlyn Coller, Joe Clark Bass Clarinet - David Ratajik Bassoon - Cindy Ault Saxophone - Elin Boklund, Linda Machler, David Weirich, Mackenzie Roberts, Greg Benson Trumpet - Mike Scheck, Patrick Teykl, Madison Kutch, Penny Kerr, Lona Vogie, Jacob Keen, David Knouse, Cedric McCoy, Kendra Kutch Horn - Jenevieve Milo, Dana Chartier, Emily Gesino, Donna Mitchell Trombone - Steve Watson, Dan Kelly, Zach Whitachre Euphonium - Dennis Miller, Sarah Smith Tuba - Richard Watson, Dakota Maze Percussion - Tom Milo, Jason Milo, Lauren Teykl, Jared Coller, Karen O'Brien, Diane Kendall Announcer - Regina Smelser The program for June 7th includes: Burst of Flame Richard W. Bowles Fantasy on American Sailing Songs Clare Grundman Four Episodes for Band John J. Morrissey 1. March 2. Evening Song 3. Waltz 4. Samba Clarinets Allegro Frank D. Cofield Featuring the band’s Clarinet section Crooner’s Serenade arr. Justin Williams Featuring tunes made famous by Michael Bublé Bolero Español Ernesto Lecuona Broadway Showstoppers Overture arr. Warren Barker The High School Cadets John Philip Sousa This concert features the band’s outstanding clarinet section. Members of the section are: Kathy Brannen, Shelly Sager, Elisabeth Waldburger. Regina Smelser, Terri Hundt, Katie Mitschelen, Austin Todd, and Caitlyn Coller. Our conductor is Charles Steck. Our announcer is Regina Smelser.
Fri, June 9th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Back by popular demand: Westville Tri Kappa sponsors Sunset Sounds - Free Concerts on the 2nd Fridays of June, July and August. Shows begin at 7:00 p.m. with Pre-Show Fun at 6:00 p.m. Food Trucks; Lemonade Stand and 50/50 Raffles.
WHERE? Prairie Meadow Park, junction US Hwy 6 and US Hwy 421.
June 9 - Jacob Griffin
July 14 - Hot Sauce
Aug 11 - Billy Harman
Location: Prairie Meadow Park, junction US Hwy 6 and US Hwy 421.
Sat, June 10th
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Local craft makers are setting up at Westville School to raise funds to help feed the Westville School students over the summer. We will have a gym full of vendors with crafts, small businesses and a few direct sale companies. There is no cost to attend, however, we are accepting non perishable canned goods and foods for the Westville Food pantry. Interested in becoming a vendor? email notyourgrandmasstylequilting@
Tue, June 13th
Fri, July 14th
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
May Pang, John Lennon’s lover during his “Lost Weekend” era will showcase her candid photographs of John Lennon at a special two-day exhibition at Judy Ferrara Gallery in Three Oaks, MI, Tuesday, June 13th & Wednesday, June 14th. Admission is Free. All works will be available to purchase. May Pang will appear at the exhibition to meet and greet customers. The exhibition is entitled “The Lost Weekend – The Photography of May Pang” and coincides with the recent feature film documentary on Lennon and Pang “The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” which will screen at the Vickers Theatre on Monday, June 12th with a special Q&A with May Pang.