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Today is September 5, 2015 - Crown Point, IN 46307  

Nearby communities: Lakes Of Four Seasons / Winfield

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Saturday, September 5th, 2015

  • | 7:40am - | Sports and Recreation, bike ride, bicycle, family
    - NEW DESTINATION!
    ◾1st and 3rd Saturday morning
    ◾Registration starts @ 7:40am
    ◾Ride leaves Trek Store @ 8am
    ◾Ride to Chemshaw 13 in Crown Point

    ◾85% bicycle path, leisure paced
    ◾$5 per ride or $25 for Season Pass (all Bikin' & Eggs rides for 2015)
    ◾One donut for each rider at Chemshaw 13


    The Trek Bikin' and Eggs rides has received an overhaul for 2015!

    The Bikin' and Eggs ride is an event open to all levels of riders and takes off from Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Check-in will begin at 7:40am and the ride will leave the Trek Store at 8:00am to head to Chemshaw 13 in Crown Point for some of the most amazing donuts you've ever tasted. Each rider will receive a free donut and we'll all hang out at Chemshaw 13 until 9:30am, at which point we'll saddle-up and ride back to the Trek Store.

    The route is 90% bicycle path and roughly 7 miles each way (14 miles round-trip). We operate at a casual pace and any and all ages are welcome to join us for the ride.

    You can join us for a single ride for $5, or sign up for the whole season for $25. You can register the morning of the ride or online at http://trekbikestore.com/about/bikin-eggs-pg615.htm

    REQUIREMENTS:
    - Registration ($5 per ride, or $25 for full season pass)
    - a bicycle that is safe to ride
    - a bicycle helmet
    - a love of bicycles, donuts or breakfast!

    Trek Bicycle Store of Schererville
    651 E. Lincoln Hwy (US 30) Schererville IN 46375
    219.322.2453
  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, water sports, water, lake
    - Get on the water! Kayak, paddle boat, canoe, and stand up paddle boards are available to rent at the Pav. Just $5 gets you an hour on the water with the vessel of your choice, life jacket, and paddle. Rentals begin Memorial Day weekend and continue through September. Please call ahead to 219.937.7942 to check availability. Rentals are weather permitting.

    Like and follow The Pav (The Pavilion at Wolf Lake) on Facebook for updates and other upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/ThePAV.ThePavilionatWolfLake?fref=nf

    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave. Hammond IN 46320
    219.937.7942
  • | 9:00am - 1:00am | Health Seminars and Screenings, sports injury
    - Free sports injury assessment and prevention advice for school and college students with valid school ID.
    Southlake Rehab LLC
    1516 N Main St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake Rehab 219.488.3842 dorsatwar.ameya@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Daily Specials
    - Merrillville Thespian Booster Club. Inc.
    Is hosting a Community Garage sale. We will have many items from household to clothing, New Stuff and so much more!!

    Spots still available!!! contact Karen Hollowell 219-238-0650
    Merrillville High School (South Parking Lot)
    276 E 68th Pl Merrillville IN 46410
    Alice DeLeon 219.290.2886 deleonxa@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, farmers market, fresh, local, produce, vegetables,
    - Each Saturday starting February 21st, 2015, Alsip Home & Nursery in St. John is hosting an indoor Farmers Market. Local farmers and artisans will be offering a wide assortment of fresh and locally grown produce, homemade jams, jelies, cheeses, breads, and locally raised fresh meats and eggs for sale. Delectable and nutritious microgreens grown by Alsip Home & Nursery will sure to be a favorite among market shoppers. The Farm to Table Market at Alsip Home & Nursery is open to everyone and anyone. Our goal is to be "THE" premier hub for locally sourced, naturally grown food that our community is craving!
    Alsip Home and Nursery
    10255 Wicker Avenue Saint John IN 46373
    Maggie Vega 219.365.0882
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Four BIG days! September 4, 5, 6, & 7 (Labor Day)

    The show begins at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm CDT


    •Steam Train Rides on 3 railroads (including our 1929 logging locomotive)

    •Steam Tractor Demos

    •Operating Steam-Powered Saw Mill and Steam Crane

    •Functioning Steam Powered Electric Generating Plant

    •County Fair Style Food Stands

    •Labor Day Flea Market

    •Much Much More!

    ADMISSION to the grounds is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

    TRAIN FARES are $5 for adults and $3.00 for kids 12 and under. FRIDAY is Senior Day with half-price rides for all seniors!
    Hesston Steam Museum
    1201 E 1000 N La Porte IN 46350
    219.778.2783
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Events, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Off September 5.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
    219.972.7598
  • | 11:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Food, Drink, Music
    - Date: Saturday, September 05

    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    Venue: Thomas Centennial Park

    Address: 220 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304

    Phone: 219-728-1741

    Admission: Free admission

    About

    Taste food from local eateries and non-profit groups in the Duneland area. Live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids.
    Thomas Centennial Park
    220 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
    219.728.1741
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Special Interest, Hiking, Nature
    - Pinhook Bog off 856-902 North Wozniak Road just south of Michigan City is open for public viewing once during the year or for scheduled ranger led tours. Now there is an upland hiking trail to the left of the bog to walk independently. The most unusual carnivorous plants and suspended peat carpet can be experienced in the bog.
    Pinhook Bog
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd. Michigan City IN 46360
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.926.7561
  • | Evening | Religious Events
    - Come get Restored! Renewed! And Revived! With guest speakers Evangelist Cynthia Jelks of Turning Point Family Worship Center Indianapolis,IN. And Elder Eric Johnson of Bible Way Apostolic Church Gary, IN.
    God's Grace Church
    4580 Broadway Gary IN 46408
    Darlita Brice 219.682.6394 Darlita1278@gmail.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Events, Movies, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Now Open only on Weekends!
    Friday through Sunday
    September 4-6

    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Try our home made 14" family size pizza

    Many new menu items to choose from

    $10.00 ages 12 & up, $5.00 ages 5-11, 4 & under free for 2 great movies!

    The Transporter Refueled

    Starring: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman, Samir Guesmi

    Starts at 7:30 pm, Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    No Escape

    Starring: Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins

    Starts at 9:20pm, Rated R, Suspense/Thriller

    This feature is not suitable for children!

    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122 Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Vendors sell everything from fresh
    produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other
    products.

    Location: South Main Street (between Hack Court /
    Walnut)
    Dates: Open every Saturday, June 6 through Sept. 26,
    2015
    Time: 8am-1pm

    For more information: Visit http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/specialevents.htm
    or call 219-662-3290.


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    *Please check with event
    organizer to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special
    events.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Friday-Monday, September 4-7, 2015

    The Michigan City Summer Festival is bringing four days of fun to the community with Labor Days Festival in Washington Park. Get ready for rides, music, food, arts, crafts and plenty of entertainment for the entire family over Labor Day Weekend.

    Vendors from all over the area will be in Michigan City to help make Labor Dayz Festival 2015 a great one. From ribs to the famous elephant ears and fried veggies, you can expect all your favorites to be in attendance.

    Washington Park
    115 Lakeshore Dr. Michigan City IN 46360
    Joe Doyle 219.874.8213 info@mcsummerfest.org
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - We list job openings every Sunday on our website! New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. So, check the Sunday list regularly!

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at travis@townplanner.com.
    Your job opening will appear on our websites soon after it is received and be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
     
           
  • | Daily Specials, shopping, food
    - Try our complimentary samples from our gourmet food line! Yum!

    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story
    9490 Wicker Ave, St. John 46373
    http://www.AmbianceHomeStory.com
    (219) 558-0748
    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story
    9490 Wicker Avenue St. John IN
    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story 219.558.0748 jntambiance@yahoo.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, market, farmers market, farmers markets
    - Over 15 FARMERS MARKETS in Northwest Indiana!

    We've listed them by the day of the week that they are open:
    TUESDAYS-WEDNESDAYS-THURSDAYS-FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS-SUNDAYS

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    *TUESDAYS:

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse, 115 W. Washington St.
    Dates: July 7th - August 25th (See 'Saturday' list for their Saturday Farmers Market also!)
    Time: 4-6pm
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, June 2nd through October 13th
    Times: 8am-2pm on Tuesdays ; 8am-Noon on Saturdays
    For more information: Visit http://www.valparaisoevents.com or call 219-464-8332.


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    *WEDNESDAYS:

    DEMOTTE Market in the Park
    Crafters, Farmers, Food vendors, entertainment, civic and non-profit organization events too.
    Location: Spencer Park, 112 Carnation Street SE (The park is located on the East side of Halleck St.)
    Dates and Times: Every Wednesday, May 6-August 12, 11am-5pm. (And, the LAST Saturday of the month May-September, 10am-2pm)
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/DemotteMarket or call (219) 964-8626.

    WINFIELD Farmer, Family & Friends Market
    Location: In front of the Winfield Town Hall, 10645 Randolph St, Winfield, IN 46307
    Dates: Every Wednesday, July 15th - September 16th
    Time: 3-7pm


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    *THURSDAYS:

    HOBART Summer Market on the Lake
    Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 7pm.
    Location: Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Dates: Open every Thursday, June 4 - September 3, 2015
    Time: 3pm-8:30pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.cityofhobart.org or call Hobart Special Events at (219) 942-4511.

    SCHERERVILLE Redar Park Market
    Experience summer's harvest with fresh produce, artisan baked goods, specialty foods, locally farmed honey, crafts and much more. Be entertained in our beer/wine garden by some local, acoustic performers.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: Open every Thursday, May 14 through September 17, 2015 (Dates and times are subject to change due to weather. NO MARKET on Thursday, June 18th.)
    Time: 3pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.Schererville.org or call 219-865-5530.

    WHITING Pedal'rs Market
    This is not a ride or a race; rather it's the first in a series of casual tours giving participants the chance to see the many new trails that make Whiting-Robertsdale an outstanding community in which to bicycle! Come join us along 119th Street in Historic Downtown Whiting for live music, unique vendors, and a bike tour of the George Lake Trail!
    Location: 119th Street in Downtown Whiting
    Dates: Third Thursday from May until September
    Time: 5pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/whitingrobertsdalechamberofcommerce or call (219) 659-0292

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    *FRIDAYS:

    GRIFFITH Central Market
    Food, novelties, produce, beers, wines, crafts and other specialty items. Music from 6pm until 9pm. Over 30 Vendors.
    Location: Central Park, 600 N. Broad Street
    Dates: Open every Friday, May 1 through September 18, 2015
    Time: 3pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.griffith.in.gov or call 219-484-6697.


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    *SATURDAYS:

    CHESTERTON European Market
    Chesterton’s European Market is a thriving community of merchants, artists, chefs, farmers and musicians. Each member of the Market community has been thoughtfully selected through a thoughtful jury process, ensuring the highest quality of shopping experience for our guests. They have chef demonstrations, jewelry, rare books, fine art and so much more!
    Location: 220 Broadway (Third St. and Broadway)
    Dates: Open every Saturday, May 2 through October 25, 2015
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.ChestertonsEuropeanMarket.com or call 219-926-5513.

    CROWN POINT Farmers Market
    Vendors sell everything from fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other products.
    Location: South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut)
    Dates: Open every Saturday, June 6 through Sept. 26, 2015
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/specialevents.htm or call 219-662-3290.

    DEMOTTE Market in the Park
    Crafters, Farmers, Food vendors, entertainment, civic and non-profit organization events too.
    Location: Spencer Park, 112 Carnation Street SE (The park is located on the East side of Halleck St.)
    Dates and Times: The LAST Saturday of the month May-September 10am-2pm. (And, Every Wednesday, May 6-August 12, 11am-5pm.)
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/DemotteMarket or call (219) 964-8626.

    HIGHLAND Street Market
    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Location: Main Square Parking Lot, 3001 Ridge Road
    Dates: Open every Saturday, June 6 through Oct. 17 (off September 5)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.highlandparks.org/programs/Street-Market.html or call 219-838-0114.

    LA PORTE Farmers Market
    Variety of local vendors featuring fresh produce, meats, other delicious edibles and handcrafted items.
    Location: City Parking Lot, Corner of Monroe & Lincolnway
    Dates: Open Saturdays, May 16th through October (Rain or Shine!) (NO MARKET on July 4th.)
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.cityoflaporte.com/245/Farmers-Market or call 219-448-1674.

    LOWELL Farmers Market
    A new seasonal farmers/craftsmen market focusing on homegrown produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jam-jellies/salves, eggs, all handcrafted items and home based businesses.
    Location: Corner of Mill St. & Commercial Ave in Downtown Lowell
    Dates: Open on Saturdays only: Starting May 2nd through October
    Time: 9am-2pm
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEvent2013 or Call Cathy @ 219-545-4348 or Kelly @ 219-218-3407

    MICHIGAN CITY Farmers Market
    Gorgeous hanging baskets of brightly colored flowers; pots of aromatic herbs for your kitchen; mouth watering fresh “home-grown” fruits and vegetables; honey and butters you can’t find in any store; special treats for your pets; fountains, birdbaths, dried flower arrangements, and other gifts.
    Location: 8th and Washington St (Just one block East of Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall)
    Dates: Open every Saturday, May through October
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.emichigancity.com/farmers-market.htm or call 219-210-2055

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse, 115 W. Washington St.
    Dates: Every Saturday, May 2 - October 31, 2015 (See 'Tuesday' list for their Tuesday Farmers Market also!)
    Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open Saturdays & Tuesdays, June 2nd through October 13th
    Times: 8am-Noon on Saturdays ; 8am to 2pm on Tuesdays
    For more information: Visit http://www.valparaisoevents.com or call 219-464-8332.

    WHITING Farmers Market
    Products by Kalbro farms in Lowell, and Demotte. Meats, eggs, butter, pies, bread jams, jellies and more!
    Location: In front of Whiting City Hall, 1443 119th Street
    Dates: Open every Saturday, May 2nd through October 31st (Rain or shine. Closed July 4th and 25th Only.)
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.whitingindiana.com or call 219-659-7700.


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    *SUNDAYS:

    HAMMOND - HANDCRAFTED in the Ville
    A Taste of Every Culture - Farmers, Artists, Artisans, Bakers Gourmet foods, fresh meats, fresh caught fish, fresh fruits & veggies, health & beauty, coffee, honey, cheeses, jams, pastries, fresh juice, vegan foods, arts & crafts, home goods and LIVE MUSIC on stage!
    DATES: Every Sunday, June through September
    TIME: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: Hessville Park, 7299 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, IN 46323 (173rd St. & Kennedy Ave)
    For more information call 219-844-9976 or email hessvillebusiness@gmail.com

    MILLER BEACH Farmers Market
    Features fresh produce, local honey, prepared foods and a variety of handcrafted items.
    Location: 667 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
    Dates: Open every Sunday, May 3 through Sept. 27, 2015
    Time: 10am-3pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.millerbeacharts.org or email market@millerbeacharts.org. You can also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MillerMarket/

    MUNSTER Farmers Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun!
    Location: Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Rd
    Dates: Open every Sunday, May 3 through Oct. 11, 2015
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.munster.org or call 219-836-7275.

    PORTAGE Community Market
    Fresh produce, breads, flowers, crafts and food.
    Location: TBD
    Dates: Open Sundays, June 7 through August 30, 2015
    Time: 11am-3pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.inportageparks.com/portage-community-market/ or call 219.764.5736 or email lwilkie@portage-in.com

    ST. JOHN Farmers Market
    Fresh produce, prepared foods, jams/jellies, perennial and annual flowers, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods, herbs and more.
    Location: Parking lot of Community Outpatient Center, 9660 Wicker Ave.
    Dates: Open every Sunday, May 3 through October 25, 2015
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.stjohnin.com or call 219.365.6465.


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • - This event is September 3-6, 2015
    Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.
    Downtown Griffith
    100-200 N Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    219.924.7500
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - As our summer is soon coming to an end we are looking forward to celebrate our 7th Annual September Fest. Please mark your calendar for Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.

    This year we will be featuring music by various bands. In addition to music, we will also have various vendors, carnival rides, and kids programs
    City Hall
    1969 Central Avenue Lake Station IN 46405
    219.962.2081
  • - Friday-Monday, September 4-7, 2015

    The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is the largest 4 day festival in Indiana with nearly a half million attendees over Labor Day Weekend. The festival provides entertainment on 3 stages, craft and commercial booths, delicious and unique food booths, with a spectacular fireworks display, a grand parade, and so much more!


    OVER 400 VENDORS!
    With over 400 crafters from all across the United States their vendors offer an extensive display of arts and crafts. Located throughout the park, festival goers can choose from unique handcrafted jewelry, wire art and pottery, to soaps, wood crafts and wreaths. Sales start Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    FIREWORKS!
    Come join us for one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest at the Blueberry Festival. Weather and wind permitting, this spectacular show takes place at approximately 9:15 p.m. Set up your chairs or spread out a blanket in the fields east of the carnival at Centennial Park. Be prepared to be dazzled as the fireworks explode in a symphony of vision and light.

    HOT AIR BALLOONS
    Hot Air Balloons grace the sky at the Blueberry Festival with multiple group launches and shine brightly in the annual Blueberry Balloon Glow on Sunday, September 6, 2015, just before the Giant Fireworks show. Balloonists will be in Plymouth once again showcasing their skills and entertaining the crowds. All events are subject to change and are determined on weather and wind at the time of launch for safety concerns.

    Launches:
    Saturday, September 5 - 6:45 p.m.
    Sunday, September 6 - 6:45 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
    Monday, September 7 - 6:45 a.m.
    GLOW
    Sunday, September 6 - 8:00 p.m.
    - a.m. launches are in park at fireworks/sledding hill area
    - p.m. launches are back of Riverside Intermediate School
    - Balloon Glow is in park at fireworks/sledding hill area
    Questions.......
    Further information may be obtained by calling Jim Kunze, 574-276-6558.

    PARADE!
    There is nothing quite like a parade and the Blueberry Festival’s is one of the best. It's held on Monday, September 7, 2015. Over 100 units participate in this hometown favorite event. Local high school bands delight the nearly 20,000 spectators with their unique cadences and melodies. Fire trucks, police units, classic cars and antiques tractors are in abundance. Of course there are plenty of floats representing different organizations and festivals including our very own Miss Blueberry & her court. Cheer for the Blueberry Stomp runners as they make their way to the finish line along the parade route. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade of the tree line streets of Plymouth and enjoy the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Labor Day parade!

    Visit http://blueberryfestival.org/index.html for a full schedule of the festivities!
    Centennial Park
    1660 N. Michigan Street Plymouth IN 46563
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Saturday - Monday, September 5, 6 & 7, 2015

    Festival includes a parade, car show, lots of food, music, and fun, and FIREWORKS!

    Parade will be on Monday, September 7 at 10am

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/LowellLaborDayFest closer to the weekend for more details!
    American Legion Grounds
    108 E Commercial Ave Lowell IN 46356
    219.696.0231
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
    1035 Eagleridge
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 227-3777
    Friday, Sept. 4: Toddler Time 10am and 11am. Open Jump 12-9pm. SkyMania 9pm-11pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: Open Jump 10am-10pm Sky Jam 10pm-12am
    Sunday: Sept. 6: Open Jump 10am-8pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: Open Jump 10am-8pm
    Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun.
    http://www.skyzone.com/

    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Friday, Sept. 4: 11am-9pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 11am-9pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 11am-8pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: 11am-8pm
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy.
    http://www.cpfun.com/

    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    219.963.2070
    Friday, Sept. 4: Closed
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 10am to 6pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 10am to 6pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: 10am to 6pm
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
    http://www.mybellaboos.com/

    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.365.2902
    Friday, Sept. 4: 7am-7pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 7am-7pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 7am-7pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: 7am-7pm
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lite outside for night games.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/cedar_creek_family_golf_center.html


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    Labor Day Schedule not Available at the time of Posting.
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides!
    http://funflatables.org/

    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    Labor Day Schedule not Available at the time of Posting.
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses,
    http://www.inmansvalpo.com/


    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Friday, Sept. 4: 10am-11pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 10am-11pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 10am-8pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: 10am-10pm
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail!
    http://www.jakswarehouse.com/


    JUMP!ZONE
    1237 Arrowhead Ct.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-4221
    Friday, Sept. 4: 10am-1pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 9:30am to 11am
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 4pm-6pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: CLOSED
    Your kids will have a blast playing at a Jump!Zone Party and Play Center which features massive, themed inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses kids love, interactive games, toddler activities and more. Don’t let the weather keep your kids in the house, come to Jump!Zone and let them enjoy outdoor-type, healthy, active play, indoors!
    http://www.jumpzoneparty.com/

    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    219.462.1194
    Friday, Sept. 4: 10am to 11pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 10am to 11pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 10am to 9pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: 11am to 9pm
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more.
    http://www.zaoisland.net/


    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Friday, Sept. 4: 2pm to 11pm
    Saturday, Sept. 5: 10am to 11pm
    Sunday: Sept. 6: 10am to 10pm
    Monday, Sept. 7: Noon to 9pm
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
    http://zigesfunland.com/

     
           
  • | Special Interest, Winery, Brewery, Over 21, Drink, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews!

    BREWERIES

    The Illiana Brew Bus is Nothwest Indiana's Original Craft Brewery touring company. It's so much fun! Check out all the different touring options! http://illianabrewbus.com/en/

    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry
    La Porte, IN 46350
    219.362.7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery. Chuck Krcilek (Co-owner/president) started home brewing in 1990. He found he had a love for making beer. This began an idea that changed the craft brewing scene in LaPorte, Indiana. A small production craft brewery was conceived. Today, sixteen years later, the 7-barrel brewery still operates simply and efficiently.
    Thurs/Fri 3:30-7pm
    Saturday 1-5pm
    http://www.backroadbrewery.com/


    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 655-5284
    Bulldog Brewing Co. is a microbrewery offering a full menu and full bar. We have 5 signature brews as well as a variety of seasonal brews.
    Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 3:00 am
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
    http://www.bulldogbrewingco.com/


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing was established in February 2013. We are striving to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with, along with our never-ending passion of the brewing industry to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region. Comforting the disturbed and the disturbing the comfortable.
    Monday-Wednesday: CLOSED
    Thursday-Friday: 2PM-8PM
    Saturday-Sunday: 10AM-8PM
    http://burnembrewing.com/


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street
    Crown Point, IN
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN. They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery particpates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan. Tours of the brewery are given the first Monday of every month. Sign up at the bar.
    Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:00am-Midnight
    http://www.crownbrewing.com/


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 477-2000
    A fun brewpub on the Courthouse Square in downtown Valparaiso. We have 11 of our handcrafted brews on tap, homemade rootbeer and a light menu of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts and are family friendly.
    We not only offer 6 different year-round beers, but over 30 seasonal beers throughout the year so that you never need to fear the mundane, “hum-drum”, or the monotonous. We utilize over 40 different hop varieties across our craft to create the perfect profile in every beer.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    http://figureeightbrewing.com/blog/


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    219-464-9712
    Four Fathers Brewing opened its doors in 2014 in Valparaiso. Their brewery anchors a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway Road.
    Thursday and Friday: 4pm – 9 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
    Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
    http://www.fourfathersbrewing.com/


    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nanobrewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel system, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    Open Wednesday-Friday 4pm - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.
    http://www.huntersbrewing.com/


    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    1-219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing opened for business on August 16, 2013. Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
    This is not a sports bar; there are no TV’s on the premises! However, wi-fi is available.
    Ironwood beers are best described as “true-to-style” with an occasional twist. The beers are all generally malt-forward but balanced with a nice variety of hops.
    Local ingredients used in the brewing process include blueberries, cherries, honey, and even hops.
    Wednesday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm
    Friday-Saturday: 2pm-10pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm
    http://www.ironwoodbrewing.beer/


    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith and features seating for 60 visitors inside and an outdoor patio for another 30 guests. We offer brewery tours most Saturdays (email ahead of your visit). You may also enjoy New Oberpfalz on draft at a variety of restaurants and taverns around NWI or purchase bottles in your local liquor store.
    Wednesday - Friday: 3pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: Noon- 10:00pm; Sunday: Noon-6:00pm
    http://www.newoberpfalz.com/


    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brewmaster visiting with customers in one of the tasting rooms, discussing one of his 4-6 beers on tap. Our front 2 tasting rooms offer a cozy, old-world European feel, while our back area offers a jukebox, board games, boards & bags, vintage multicade, & dartboard.
    Mon & Tues: CLOSED
    Wed - Fri: 4-11pm
    Sat: 12-11pm
    Sun: 12-8pm
    http://www.pokrobrewing.com/


    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Fridays 4 pm - 9pm
    Saturdays 12 noon - 7pm
    Sundays 11am - 6 pm
    Mondays 12 noon - 6pm (will stay open even later on Labor Day)
    Tuesdays 3 pm - 6 pm
    Those lucky enough to be friends and neighbors of Christopher and Gwendolyn Fast have been enjoying the benefits of his homebrewing hobby for 15 years. Now, others can join in as Fast pours his energy into Route 2 Brews, Lowell's first craft brewery which opened officially November 29, 2014.
    http://www.route2brewery.com/home.html


    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
    Friday 4pm-midnight
    Saturday 11am-midnight
    Sunday 11am-10pm
    http://www.sjmaltbros.com/


    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery is a brewery and restaurant located near the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Twelve beers are always on tap, including the World Beer Cup Award winning Beltaine Scottish Ale and Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, and seasonal beers such as Samuel Jacksons Black IPA, Bavarian Bombshell Black Lager, and the Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Lost Sailor. In the eight years of existence, Shoreline Brewery has evolved and grown into so much more than just a brewery.
    The ever growing list of beers is the main focus to pleasing those who enjoy a pint, but the restaurant is also as important to those who enjoy a wonderful dining experience as well. The chef at Shoreline Brewery has vast knowledge and experience in fine dining and brings that element to the pallet of those who visit the brewery.
    Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am
    Fri & Sat 11am - 1am
    http://shorelinebrewery.com/


    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 576-7118
    With our destination brewery and taproom, The Devil’s Trumpet welcomes the craft beer lover. Our brewery opened in 2014, but our brewers have been perfecting their recipes for over ten years. Visit our taproom for a few pints and take some home! Cheers!
    Thursday 4 pm – 10 pm
    Friday 4 pm – 11 pm
    Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
    Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm
    Monday 4 pm – 10 pm (Closed Labor Day)
    http://thedevilstrumpet.com/


    TWISTED K-8 BREWING
    610 Monroe St, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 369-6279
    Twisted K8 Brewing is a brew pub. That means we make and serve our own beer on the premises. At this time we do not have a liquor license so we cannot serve wine, liquor, or any other brands of beer. Maybe someday.
    Tue. Wed. & Thur. 4pm to 9pm
    Friday 4pm to 10pm
    Saturday Noon to 10pm
    Sunday Noon to 6pm
    http://twistedk-8.com/


    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 595-5054
    Wildrose aims at American-style beers that are hoppy but traditionally balanced. The brewpub features a seven-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot bar with restaurant seating, and a spacious patio with cornhole and a garage door that opens into the bar.
    Tue - Thu: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    https://www.facebook.com/Wildrosebrewing


    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    We will not be offering tours on Saturday, June 6th.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon 11:00am–11:15pm (Closed Labor Day)
    Tue 11:00am–11:15pm
    Wed 11:00am–11:15pm
    Thur 11:00am–11:15pm
    Fri 11:00am–1:15am
    Sat 11:00am–1:15am
    Sun 11:00am–11:15pm
    http://www.3floyds.com/


    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave. Gary, IN 46403
    219-939-8802
    18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families.
    Monday-Thursday: 12 pm – 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 12 pm – 12 am
    Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm
    Check their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/18thStreetBrewery for different hours of operation on Holidays.
    http://www.18thstreetbrewery.com/


    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 464-4936
    A family tradition originating in 1927, Anderson’s Orchard has grown from a small roadside market to the most beautiful 40 acre family attraction spot in Porter County, Indiana. You'll love our bakery, fudge factory, and gift shop Our candles, steins, glassware. local handmade crafts, and homemade jams and jellies are just a few of the treasures you will find on your visit with us. We are also home to the largest selection of beer and wine making suppliers in the Chicago land area. In the spring visit our greenhouse.
    Sun. thru Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    http://www.andersonswinery.com/


    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 929-1400
    Butler Winery, established in 1983, is the fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana. The winery and vineyard are located just 10 minutes from the NE side of Bloomington, which is also within the northern boundaries of the Indiana Uplands viticultural area. This region in south central Indiana produces wines of distinctive character.
    Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6pm
    Sunday: 12- 6 pm
    http://www.butlerwinery.com/


    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road
    Remington, IN 47977
    Phone: (219) 866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer.
    Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    http://www.carpentercreekcellars.com/


    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire pallet. From dry light bodied wines to our Fit Collection to our fruitier sweeter wines from our Race Collection. Visit our website for upcoming events
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    http://www.runningvines.com/


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-9463
    "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    http://www.shadycreekwinery.com/
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Theaters, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Rated: PG-13

    Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield

    Genre: Comedy Drama

    Synopsis: It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer) and engaged son Josh (Sebastian Stan). Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past.




    See it on the Hoosier Theatre's Big Screen!

    The Hoosier Theatre is now a Digital Cinema.

    Movie show times: Mon-Fri; 7:30PM, Sat & Sun; 4:30PM & 7:30 PM.

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CST presents the childhood classic, Cinderella, but with an unusual new character—a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The great composer is besties with the Prince, and the pair venture outside the castle in disguise to find out who among their subjects are attending the Royal Ball. Mistaken identities and mayhem ensue as the play explores the magic and the power of music in this enchanting retelling of a fairy tale favorite!

    Friday, August 28: 7pm
    Saturday, August 29: 2:30pm & 7pm
    Sunday, August 30: 2:30pm
    Thursday, September 3: 7pm
    Friday, September 4: 7pm
    Saturday, September 5: 2:30pm & 7pm
    Sunday, September 6: 2:30pm

    Order tickets online at http://www.chicagostreet.org/ or call the box office M-F, 12noon-4pm at (219) 464-1636 ext 1.
    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street Valparaiso IN 46383
  • - Labor Day Weekend Line Up!

    *****************FESTIVALS*****************

    Rock N Rail Street Festival in Downtown Griffith
    Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6
    http://www.townplanner.com/griffith/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/rock-n-rail-street-festival-in-downtown-griffith/20150906/122047

    Lake Station Septemberfest at City Hall
    Friday-Sunday, September 4-6
    http://www.townplanner.com/highland/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/lake-station-septemberfest-at-city-hall/20150906/122048

    Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/marshall-county-blueberry-festival-in-plymouth-indiana/20150907/122049

    Lowell Labor Day Festival
    Saturday-Monday, September 5-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/lowell/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/lowell-labor-day-festival/20150907/122050

    Michigan City Labor Dayz Festival
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/michigan-city/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/labor-dayz-festival-at-washington-park/20150907/118944

    Hesston Steam & Power Show 2015 in LaPorte
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/la-porte/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/hesston-steam-power-show-2015-in-laporte-/20150907/122123

    Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton
    Saturday, September 5
    http://www.townplanner.com/chesterton/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs-food-drink-music/taste-of-duneland/20150905/115519


    ****KAYAK, PADDLE BOAT, CANOE, AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTAL****
    8am-6pm Daily (including Labor Day Weekend, call ahead to check availability due to wind conditions)
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    http://www.townplanner.com/hammond/in/event/sports-and-recreation-water-sports-water-lake/kayak-paddle-boat-canoe-and-stand-up-paddle-board-rental-at-wolf-lake/20150926/117215


    *****************FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES*****************
    Horseback Riding, Outdoor Paintball & More
    http://www.townplanner.com/hammond/in/event/sports-and-recreation-horseback-paintball-events-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/fun-outdoor-activities-in-northwest-indiana-this-summer/20150913/126977


    ************WALK, BIKE, SKATE OR RUN - TRAILS************
    http://www.townplanner.com/schererville/in/event/sports-and-recreation-walking-biking-running-skating-what-to-do-things-to-do-nwi-family/walk-bike-skate-or-run-trails-in-northwest-indiana/20151004/125608


    ************ENJOY THE BEACH & HIKING AT THE DUNES************
    http://www.townplanner.com/munster/in/event/sports-and-recreation-hiking-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-trails-swimming/enjoy-the-beach-hiking-at-the-indiana-dunes-national-lakeshore/20150925/148392


    ******************GREAT FISHING SPOTS*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/st-john/in/event/sports-and-recreation-fish-nwi-northwest-indiana-things-to-do-pond-river-lake/what-a-catchgreat-fishing-spots-in-northwest-indiana/20150927/131365


    ***************LABOR DAY WEEKEND THEATRE SHOW***************
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-shows-nwi-northwest-indiana/chicago-street-theatre-in-valparaiso-presents-cinderella/20150906/148297


    *****************WINERIES AND BREWERIES*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/special-interest-over-21-drink-tour-brewery-winery-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/northwest-indiana-breweries-and-wineries-/20150926/128286


    *************************GOLFING*************************
    http://www.townplanner.com/cedar-lake/in/event/sports-and-recreation-golf-summer-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/northwest-indiana-golfing-/20150930/128910


    *****************BOWLING AND INDOOR SKATING*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/dyer/in/event/sports-and-recreation-indoor-family-bowl-skate-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/bowling-and-indoor-skating-in-northwest-indiana/20151228/127119


    *******************FAMILY FUN CENTERS*******************
    SKY ZONE, CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER, ZAO ISLAND, AND MORE!
    http://www.townplanner.com/crown-point/in/event/sports-and-recreation-family-fun-center-kids-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/family-fun-centers-in-northwest-indiana/20150912/126706


    *****************TOURS AND MUSEUMS*****************
    Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of these locations!
    http://www.townplanner.com/merrillville/in/event/special-interest-attraction-tours-family-museum-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/take-a-tour-of-northwest-indianas-museums-and-other-attractions/20151001/127776


    ********************LOCAL EVENTS********************
    Labor Day at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/local-events/labor-day-at-taltree-arboretum-gardens/20150907/150900

    Eat Up Wine Down in Downtown Valparaiso
    Thursday, September 3, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/local-events/eat-up-wine-down-in-valparaiso/20151203/70995

    Sounds on Sheridan in Whiting
    Thursday, September 3, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/whiting/in/event/local-events-entertainment-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-music-outdoor/sounds-on-sheridan-in-whiting/20150903/148500

    Woodland Art Show in Downtown Whiting
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/whiting/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-outdoor-nature-nwi-northwest-indiana/woodland-art-show-at-studio-659-in-downtown-whiting/20150904/148501

    Drink & Draw at 18th Street Brewery in Gary
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/gary/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-artists-northwest-indiana/drink-draw-at-18th-street-brewery-in-gary/20150904/148502
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Kids Sports
    - Learn to Swim and Team Tryouts.
    Pursuing Perfection, Achieving Excellence
    Swim Parents Have Cleaner Kids.....
    Lake Central Aquatic Center
    8400 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, market, farmers market
    Hessville Park
    7299 Kennedy Ave Hammond IN 46323
    Hessville Commerce & Community Creative 219.844.9976 hessvillebusiness@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Four BIG days! September 4, 5, 6, & 7 (Labor Day)

    The show begins at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm CDT


    •Steam Train Rides on 3 railroads (including our 1929 logging locomotive)

    •Steam Tractor Demos

    •Operating Steam-Powered Saw Mill and Steam Crane

    •Functioning Steam Powered Electric Generating Plant

    •County Fair Style Food Stands

    •Labor Day Flea Market

    •Much Much More!

    ADMISSION to the grounds is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

    TRAIN FARES are $5 for adults and $3.00 for kids 12 and under. FRIDAY is Senior Day with half-price rides for all seniors!
    Hesston Steam Museum
    1201 E 1000 N La Porte IN 46350
    219.778.2783
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Childhood Cancer, Walk, Family
    - Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation presents Our 3rd Annual September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Walk themes Labor of Love! Come dressed up as your favorite hero and walk around Lemon Lake! We will also be holding a softball tournament! Registration for the walk will start at 11:00 am then the walk will start at 12:00 pm. Stay after the walk and enjoy a lunch picnic cookout ( add on to walk ticket to guarantee a meal) and enjoy entertainment from Standing Room Only DJ Service, Face Painting by Tricoci University, Balloon Art by Red Dragon Entertainment, Fun Fair Sponsored by Zig-e's Funland, Obstacle Couse with Patti's All American and much more! Special appearances by Star War, Princesses and Super Heros!
    Join us for our silent auction, or featured auction item this year is White Sox Home Plate Club for 4!! If you need more info, would like to become a sponsor or donate a silent auction item please contact jen@nwicancerkids.org.
    Lemon Lake
    6322 W 133rd Ave Crown Point IN 46307
    Jen Urbanczyk 219.670.7747 jen@nwicancerkids.org
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Events, Baseball, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - “Extra, Extra, Extra” Get your Deep River Register hot off the presses at each home game on sale for only one penny. Chock-full of Grinder details, little known facts, and Deep River General Store coupon it is money well spent.

    Then hear the umpire declare, “striker to the plate,” and enjoy the match. It is unlike most games of base ball, as it’s limited to the original 37 rules of 1858. The striker is out if the ball is caught on the fly or on one bound, fair or foul. There are no called balls and strikes, and the Rover (shortstop) may play anywhere on the field. Enjoy America’s game as it should be played . . . by gentlemen. Pack up the lawn chairs or blankets for seating and bring the entire family.

    Following each home game children line up to take their turn at bat and run the base paths while Grinders play the field. One little guy told the players, “When I grow up I want to be a Grinder.” Isn’t that what base ball is all about? Don’t miss this year’s Deep River Grinders games. They are a treat for young and not-so-young alike.

    Free home games are played at 2 p.m. on Grinder Field across the river from Wood’s Historic Grist Mill at Deep River County Park. Purchase an ice cold bottle of sarsaparilla, relax, and shout “Huzzah!” for good plays from both teams. Updates will be posted at LakeCountyParks.com


    Deep River Grinders 2015 remaining home game schedule and gentlemen competitors:


    Sunday, September 20

    Huntington Hilltoppers


    Sunday, October 4

    Rock Springs Ground Squirrels


    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    219.769.PARK
  • - Join the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra for a “Summer with the Symphony” evening concert at Whiting Lakefront Park Pavilion. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Relax along the hillside and enjoy the wonderful concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Lakefront Park. Refreshments are available at the concession stand.

    Saturday, July 18
    Saturday, August 8
    Saturday, August 22
    Sunday, September 6
    Whiting Park
    East 119th St. & North Front St Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.7700
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Events, Movies, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Now Open only on Weekends!
    Friday through Sunday
    September 4-6

    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Try our home made 14" family size pizza

    Many new menu items to choose from

    $10.00 ages 12 & up, $5.00 ages 5-11, 4 & under free for 2 great movies!

    The Transporter Refueled

    Starring: Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman, Samir Guesmi

    Starts at 7:30 pm, Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    No Escape

    Starring: Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins

    Starts at 9:20pm, Rated R, Suspense/Thriller

    This feature is not suitable for children!

    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122 Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Friday-Monday, September 4-7, 2015

    The Michigan City Summer Festival is bringing four days of fun to the community with Labor Days Festival in Washington Park. Get ready for rides, music, food, arts, crafts and plenty of entertainment for the entire family over Labor Day Weekend.

    Vendors from all over the area will be in Michigan City to help make Labor Dayz Festival 2015 a great one. From ribs to the famous elephant ears and fried veggies, you can expect all your favorites to be in attendance.

    Washington Park
    115 Lakeshore Dr. Michigan City IN 46360
    Joe Doyle 219.874.8213 info@mcsummerfest.org
  • - This event is September 3-6, 2015
    Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.
    Downtown Griffith
    100-200 N Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    219.924.7500
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - As our summer is soon coming to an end we are looking forward to celebrate our 7th Annual September Fest. Please mark your calendar for Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.

    This year we will be featuring music by various bands. In addition to music, we will also have various vendors, carnival rides, and kids programs
    City Hall
    1969 Central Avenue Lake Station IN 46405
    219.962.2081
  • - Friday-Monday, September 4-7, 2015

    The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is the largest 4 day festival in Indiana with nearly a half million attendees over Labor Day Weekend. The festival provides entertainment on 3 stages, craft and commercial booths, delicious and unique food booths, with a spectacular fireworks display, a grand parade, and so much more!


    OVER 400 VENDORS!
    With over 400 crafters from all across the United States their vendors offer an extensive display of arts and crafts. Located throughout the park, festival goers can choose from unique handcrafted jewelry, wire art and pottery, to soaps, wood crafts and wreaths. Sales start Friday, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    FIREWORKS!
    Come join us for one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest at the Blueberry Festival. Weather and wind permitting, this spectacular show takes place at approximately 9:15 p.m. Set up your chairs or spread out a blanket in the fields east of the carnival at Centennial Park. Be prepared to be dazzled as the fireworks explode in a symphony of vision and light.

    HOT AIR BALLOONS
    Hot Air Balloons grace the sky at the Blueberry Festival with multiple group launches and shine brightly in the annual Blueberry Balloon Glow on Sunday, September 6, 2015, just before the Giant Fireworks show. Balloonists will be in Plymouth once again showcasing their skills and entertaining the crowds. All events are subject to change and are determined on weather and wind at the time of launch for safety concerns.

    Launches:
    Saturday, September 5 - 6:45 p.m.
    Sunday, September 6 - 6:45 a.m., 6:45 p.m.
    Monday, September 7 - 6:45 a.m.
    GLOW
    Sunday, September 6 - 8:00 p.m.
    - a.m. launches are in park at fireworks/sledding hill area
    - p.m. launches are back of Riverside Intermediate School
    - Balloon Glow is in park at fireworks/sledding hill area
    Questions.......
    Further information may be obtained by calling Jim Kunze, 574-276-6558.

    PARADE!
    There is nothing quite like a parade and the Blueberry Festival’s is one of the best. It's held on Monday, September 7, 2015. Over 100 units participate in this hometown favorite event. Local high school bands delight the nearly 20,000 spectators with their unique cadences and melodies. Fire trucks, police units, classic cars and antiques tractors are in abundance. Of course there are plenty of floats representing different organizations and festivals including our very own Miss Blueberry & her court. Cheer for the Blueberry Stomp runners as they make their way to the finish line along the parade route. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and sit in the shade of the tree line streets of Plymouth and enjoy the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Labor Day parade!

    Visit http://blueberryfestival.org/index.html for a full schedule of the festivities!
    Centennial Park
    1660 N. Michigan Street Plymouth IN 46563
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Saturday - Monday, September 5, 6 & 7, 2015

    Festival includes a parade, car show, lots of food, music, and fun, and FIREWORKS!

    Parade will be on Monday, September 7 at 10am

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/LowellLaborDayFest closer to the weekend for more details!
    American Legion Grounds
    108 E Commercial Ave Lowell IN 46356
    219.696.0231
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Admission: $2 Parking Donation
    Event Details:

    Festival runs from September 4-7, 2015 and includes a parade, car show, lots of food, music, and fun, and FIREWORKS at dusk!
    Athletic field behind Oak Hills Elementary School
    425 S. Nichols Lowell IN 46356
    219.696.0231
  • - The most fun you can have is a party at the Sparta Sports Dome! We provide everything you need from plates and napkins to food and invitations! All of our party packages include the use of our party area plus time on our turf fields, we can accommodate: birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, graduations, corporate retreats, customer appreciation parties, school functions, almost any celebration you can dream up!

    -Set up and Clean Up
    -Table Coverings, Plates, Forks, Spoons, Cups and Napkins
    -Invitations (online and mailers)
    -Food Packages
    -Games & Activities
    -T-Shirt for guest of honor
    -Parties are welcome to bring in cakes and desserts, we will be happy to assist in serving.

    And for even more fun, we offer Glow in the Dark Parties too! Games played with special night glow equipment!

    Check out party packages here: http://www.spartadome.com/party
    You can also rent by the hour, day, week or more! A one of a kind, unique package can be created just for you.

    For pricing, additional information or to book a party please contact Cathy at info@spartadome.com or 219-224-3663.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.135620019825342.29791.124220597631951&type=3

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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
    http://www.nps.gov.indu/index
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vechiles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
    http://vetparkway.us/veterans_trail.html

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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.663406017046737.1073741826.124220597631951&type=3

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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting

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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In

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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN

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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes

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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.

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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes

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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes

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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park

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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558

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    Oak Savannah Trail
    Cities: Porter & Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 8.82
    Total Length of all segments: 10.6 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Parks &natural areas, nature preserves, lake overlook.
    Impediments: some steep areas. Winding connection to Erie Lackawanna at Griffith
    West Endpoint – General: South Arbogast Street - Griffith
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Erie Lackwanna Trailhead
    East endpoint – General: Porter/Lake County Line
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Wisconsin Street - Hobart
    Agency, Group Owned: Lake Co. Parks & Rec.
    Telephone: 219-769-7275
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com

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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
    http://www.westville.us

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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/biking.html

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    PORTER COUNTY


    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: 219-465-3586

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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675

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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobbart Road

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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
    http://www.outbacktrail.org

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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940

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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/bcvc.htm

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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/bcvc.htm

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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/bcvc.htm

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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
    http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/index.aspx?nid=557

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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Horseback, Paintball, Events, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for something new and fun to do outdoors? Here are a few activities to enjoy!

    BLASTCAMP PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT
    OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Thursday-Monday, September 3-7, 9am-4pm
    563 West 600 North
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 759-7733
    support@blastcamp.com
    Chicagoland's longest running and most unique Paintball & Airsoft field. Over our 25 years in business we've entertained thousands of players from around the country. Blastcamp is a historic national landmark that served as a Nike missile defense base during the Cold War that has now been turned into a one of a kind paintball field.
    http://www.blastcamp.com/

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK
    OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Saturday-Monday, September 5-7, 10am-6pm
    9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 947-7850
    There's a lot to do at the Chicagoland's Largest and the Midwest's Favorite Family Waterpark!
    All of our attractions are designed to provide activities for all ages and intensity levels...from easy flowing river rides to speed slides at near free-fall...we have it all!
    http://www.deepriverwaterpark.com/

    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    Call ahead to make your appointment!
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer, IN 46311
    219-776-8787
    economyhomesinc@sbcglobal.net
    Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
    http://www.greenacresranch.com/

    SEVEN PEAKS WATER PARK
    OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
    Thursday-Friday, September 3-4: 3pm-7pm
    Saturday, September 5: 11am-7pm
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    219-881-8464
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    Dates: Opening Day June 6, 2015 through September 5, 2015
    http://www.sevenpeaks.com/duneland

    SHERWOOD PAINTBALL INC.
    OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Saturday-Sunday, September 5-6: 9am-4pm
    3497 North US HWY 35
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    Phone: (219) 325-8060
    Email: sherwoodpaintball@hotmail.com
    Sherwood Paintball Inc. is one of Indiana's oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood's fields the best around.
    http://www.sherwoodpaintball.com/

    STATELINE STABLES
    LABOR DAY WEEKEND: Open Friday-Monday, September 4-7: Call ahead for an appointment.
    10411 N 200E
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
    http://www.statelinestables.com/

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Fish, NWI, Northwest Indiana Things to do, Pond, River, Lake
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    Lake County


    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

    Cedar Lake -2 miles east of US 41 at Cline Avenue in Cedar Lake (fishing by boat only)

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

    Fancher Lake - Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S Court St., Crown Point

    Grand Boulevard Lake- Grand Blvd and Marquette Rd Near Central Ave., Lake Station

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George -111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

    Lake Hills Park, 8640 Lake Hills Dr., St. John

    Lemon Lake- 6322 W. 133rd Avenue , Crown Point

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

    Prairie West Park-9359 West Oakridge Dr., St. John
    Stoney Run County Park- 142nd and Union Street, Leroy

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street , Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

    Clear Lake -From US 35 / 39, north 1 mile on Truesdale Avenue, then 0.25 miles east in LaPorte

    Creek Ridge County Park- 7943 West 400 North, Michigan City

    Fish Lake -Off SR 4, 3.5 miles east of SR 104

    Fox Memorial Park-Fox Park Drive & Truesdell Avenue in LaPorte

    Hog Lake-2.5 miles north of Rolling Prairie on CR 700 North

    Kankakee River-Off River Road, 2 miles south of Hupp Road at Kingsbury FWA

    Luhr County Park-3178 South County Road 150 West, LaPorte

    Pine & Stone Lakes -LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park-Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake-At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Countryside Park -5250 US Highway 6, Portage

    Burns Ditch -Portage Marina, 0.25 mi. S of US 12 off SR 249

    Flint Lake-2 miles outside of Valparaiso (Fishing by boat only)

    Indian Springs Park (small pond)-West of Fire Department / Public Works Building at 550 Beam Street in Porter

    Lake Charles Park (small pond)-Washington & Vine Streets in Porter

    Long Lake -1 mile north of Valparaiso on West Long Lake Drive

    Loomis Lake -Rogers Lakewood Park, 4 miles north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage


     
           
  • | Morning | Religious Events, church service
    - Have you had a bad church experience? We aim to change your perception of church! People say home is where the heart is, well we want you to feel at home(or second home) here! No matter your past, we don't judge you! We dress casual - Pastor Bill wears jeans! Our music is upbeat and our worship team works hard to bring a mix of songs old and new for all who attend. Pastor Bill is humorous, but most of all has messages that inspire and motivate! Come back to church.... Come to Crown Point Church of God at 11am Sunday service. We welcome everyone...
    Crown Point Church of God
    12628 Cedar Lake Rd Crown Point IN 46307
    Bill Cumbee pssi24@yahoo.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Theaters, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Rated: PG-13

    Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield

    Genre: Comedy Drama

    Synopsis: It's been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer) and engaged son Josh (Sebastian Stan). Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past.




    See it on the Hoosier Theatre's Big Screen!

    The Hoosier Theatre is now a Digital Cinema.

    Movie show times: Mon-Fri; 7:30PM, Sat & Sun; 4:30PM & 7:30 PM.

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CST presents the childhood classic, Cinderella, but with an unusual new character—a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The great composer is besties with the Prince, and the pair venture outside the castle in disguise to find out who among their subjects are attending the Royal Ball. Mistaken identities and mayhem ensue as the play explores the magic and the power of music in this enchanting retelling of a fairy tale favorite!

    Friday, August 28: 7pm
    Saturday, August 29: 2:30pm & 7pm
    Sunday, August 30: 2:30pm
    Thursday, September 3: 7pm
    Friday, September 4: 7pm
    Saturday, September 5: 2:30pm & 7pm
    Sunday, September 6: 2:30pm

    Order tickets online at http://www.chicagostreet.org/ or call the box office M-F, 12noon-4pm at (219) 464-1636 ext 1.
    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street Valparaiso IN 46383
  • - Labor Day Weekend Line Up!

    *****************FESTIVALS*****************

    Rock N Rail Street Festival in Downtown Griffith
    Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6
    http://www.townplanner.com/griffith/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/rock-n-rail-street-festival-in-downtown-griffith/20150906/122047

    Lake Station Septemberfest at City Hall
    Friday-Sunday, September 4-6
    http://www.townplanner.com/highland/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/lake-station-septemberfest-at-city-hall/20150906/122048

    Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/marshall-county-blueberry-festival-in-plymouth-indiana/20150907/122049

    Lowell Labor Day Festival
    Saturday-Monday, September 5-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/lowell/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/lowell-labor-day-festival/20150907/122050

    Michigan City Labor Dayz Festival
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/michigan-city/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/labor-dayz-festival-at-washington-park/20150907/118944

    Hesston Steam & Power Show 2015 in LaPorte
    Friday-Monday, September 4-7
    http://www.townplanner.com/la-porte/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs/hesston-steam-power-show-2015-in-laporte-/20150907/122123

    Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton
    Saturday, September 5
    http://www.townplanner.com/chesterton/in/event/shows-festivals-and-fairs-food-drink-music/taste-of-duneland/20150905/115519


    ****KAYAK, PADDLE BOAT, CANOE, AND STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTAL****
    8am-6pm Daily (including Labor Day Weekend, call ahead to check availability due to wind conditions)
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    http://www.townplanner.com/hammond/in/event/sports-and-recreation-water-sports-water-lake/kayak-paddle-boat-canoe-and-stand-up-paddle-board-rental-at-wolf-lake/20150926/117215


    *****************FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES*****************
    Horseback Riding, Outdoor Paintball & More
    http://www.townplanner.com/hammond/in/event/sports-and-recreation-horseback-paintball-events-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/fun-outdoor-activities-in-northwest-indiana-this-summer/20150913/126977


    ************WALK, BIKE, SKATE OR RUN - TRAILS************
    http://www.townplanner.com/schererville/in/event/sports-and-recreation-walking-biking-running-skating-what-to-do-things-to-do-nwi-family/walk-bike-skate-or-run-trails-in-northwest-indiana/20151004/125608


    ************ENJOY THE BEACH & HIKING AT THE DUNES************
    http://www.townplanner.com/munster/in/event/sports-and-recreation-hiking-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-trails-swimming/enjoy-the-beach-hiking-at-the-indiana-dunes-national-lakeshore/20150925/148392


    ******************GREAT FISHING SPOTS*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/st-john/in/event/sports-and-recreation-fish-nwi-northwest-indiana-things-to-do-pond-river-lake/what-a-catchgreat-fishing-spots-in-northwest-indiana/20150927/131365


    ***************LABOR DAY WEEKEND THEATRE SHOW***************
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-shows-nwi-northwest-indiana/chicago-street-theatre-in-valparaiso-presents-cinderella/20150906/148297


    *****************WINERIES AND BREWERIES*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/special-interest-over-21-drink-tour-brewery-winery-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/northwest-indiana-breweries-and-wineries-/20150926/128286


    *************************GOLFING*************************
    http://www.townplanner.com/cedar-lake/in/event/sports-and-recreation-golf-summer-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/northwest-indiana-golfing-/20150930/128910


    *****************BOWLING AND INDOOR SKATING*****************
    http://www.townplanner.com/dyer/in/event/sports-and-recreation-indoor-family-bowl-skate-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/bowling-and-indoor-skating-in-northwest-indiana/20151228/127119


    *******************FAMILY FUN CENTERS*******************
    SKY ZONE, CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER, ZAO ISLAND, AND MORE!
    http://www.townplanner.com/crown-point/in/event/sports-and-recreation-family-fun-center-kids-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/family-fun-centers-in-northwest-indiana/20150912/126706


    *****************TOURS AND MUSEUMS*****************
    Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of these locations!
    http://www.townplanner.com/merrillville/in/event/special-interest-attraction-tours-family-museum-nwi-things-to-do-what-to-do-/take-a-tour-of-northwest-indianas-museums-and-other-attractions/20151001/127776


    ********************LOCAL EVENTS********************
    Labor Day at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/local-events/labor-day-at-taltree-arboretum-gardens/20150907/150900

    Eat Up Wine Down in Downtown Valparaiso
    Thursday, September 3, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/valparaiso/in/event/local-events/eat-up-wine-down-in-valparaiso/20151203/70995

    Sounds on Sheridan in Whiting
    Thursday, September 3, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/whiting/in/event/local-events-entertainment-northwest-indiana-nwi-things-to-do-music-outdoor/sounds-on-sheridan-in-whiting/20150903/148500

    Woodland Art Show in Downtown Whiting
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/whiting/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-outdoor-nature-nwi-northwest-indiana/woodland-art-show-at-studio-659-in-downtown-whiting/20150904/148501

    Drink & Draw at 18th Street Brewery in Gary
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/gary/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-artists-northwest-indiana/drink-draw-at-18th-street-brewery-in-gary/20150904/148502
     
           
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    INSIDE & OUTSIDE SALES
    U.S. Metals, Inc, Schererville

    We are an Industrial Steel Distributor selling to refineries, power plants and their contractors. Inside and Outside position developing relationships with clients - NO COLD CALLING. No experience required but a strong work ethic is mandatory to be successful.

    Please send resumes to samantha_nadolski@usmetals.com


    (posted September 3, 2015)

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    AUTOCAD/CAM
    Staff Source, Elk Grove Village, IL

    Staff Source is seeking to hire an Auto Cad/CAM for one our clients in Elk Grove Village, IL. This position is Temp to Hire/Temp to Perm. Pay rate is between 35K-60K depending on experience. Key responsibilities are analyze customer circuit board designs, provide quantitative metrics for cost, translate customer requirements into engineering requirements, prepare date for manufacturing. Must have working knowledge of CAM/CAD tools, prior experience in the PCB manufacturing industry and with CAM 350 or UCamco Integrator is a plus.
    Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com.

    (posted Aug 30, 2015)

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    FT TRAVEL COORDINATOR
    Applied Systems, Inc., University Park, IL

    Applied Systems, Inc., a rapidly growing technology company, is seeking a FT Travel Coordinator to work in a fast-paced environment, booking air, hotel, and transportation arrangements. In this role, you will provide prompt and courteous support to all travelers, especially in situations requiring problem troubleshooting and resolution. You will maintain Travel department back office database and handle light administrative tasks. This role requires 2+ years travel industry experience, as well as GDS and online booking tool experience (Sabre preferred). Located out of our corporate HQ in University Park, IL.

    Please apply via our website: https://www1.appliedsystems.com/en-us/about-us/careers/

    (posted Aug 30, 2015)

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    PART TIME HELP
    Varsity Sports, Griffith

    Varsity Sports located at 134 N Broad St in Griffith is hiring for part time help. They are looking to hire for 2-3 days a week including Saturdays. Please go in to the store to fill out an application during normal business hours M-F 10am-6pm or Saturday 9-5.

    (posted Aug 23, 2015)

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    WASH BAY/HEAVY EQUIPMENT CLEANER
    Heavy Equipment Rental and Sales Company, East Chicago

    We are a well established heavy equipment rental company in NW Indiana. We are currently seeking a wash bay/heavy equipment cleaner for our mill location in East Chicago. This is an entry level position and requires working in the outdoor elements.

    Qualified candidates:
    1) Must possess a valid driver's license with a safe driving record
    2) Must pass a pre-employment screening
    3) Have reliable transportation to and from work

    We offer competitive wages and benefits. If interested, please email your resume to resumes4btc@gmail.com for consideration.

    (posted Aug 21, 2015)

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    RECREATION COORDINATOR
    Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valparaiso

    Work at the Valparaiso Family YMCA where your work matters to local families! Plan activities and recreation for school age kids at and provide recreation programs that engage kids including: School Age Programs, Youth Sports leagues, camps, clinics and classes. The coordinator is responsible for the hiring, training and assisting in the supervision of assigned program staff and volunteers and providing a safe and fun environment for all who participate.

    For a complete description of the job requirements and responsibilities, visit http://www.valpoymca.org/careers and apply today.

    (posted Aug 21, 2015)

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    BAR LEAD
    18th Street Brewery, Gary

    Must have craft beer knowledge. Bartending and serving experience are a necessity. Nights, weekends and holidays a must.
    Duties include but are not limited to:
    - Training bar and server staff
    - Liquor and beer inventory
    - Handle deliveries
    - Enforcing health and safety rules
    - Customer relations
    - Problem solving
    - Supervise bar staff and communicate all rules and regulations to said staff

    The job is located in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, IN. The best way to apply is to send a resume with the text 'BAR LEAD POSITION' as the subject line to Jen@18thstreetbrewery.com

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    PART-TIME CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT
    Matthew Baker Inc., Highland

    The client services assistant will be responsible for the timely execution and management of all marketing activities and campaigns. Applicant will be a creative self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills and with an attention to detail. Banking experience a plus.

    Summary of Essential Marketing Job Functions
    - Drip Campaigns- broadcast/blast emails, mailings, etc.
    - Event Planning – seminars, community events, customer educational events
    - Compiling and submitting all written and oral communiqués to compliance at least one week before events or distribution of all materials.
    - Facilitating all social media
    - Planning and Management of all marketing events

    Summary of Essential Back Office Assistant Job Functions
    - Assisting with investment paperwork using the Woodbury Website
    - Assisting with timely distribution of Financial Review letters to existing clients as well as making appointments for said reviews
    - Assisting with insurance and case preparation
    - Printing of all quarterly statements, separating the fee based accounts from the regular accounts and forwarding them to the Financial department in a timely manner
    - Ordering prospectuses and general material from fund companies
    - Answering phones and making all general appointments

    Opportunities for growth and advancement for right individual. You will also be required to undergo a criminal background check.

    Applicants wishing to send resumes must provide a professional cover letter stating how their skills will enhance the performance of Matthew Baker Inc. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
    Resumes can be sent to: Jbelford@mail.com.

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    LICENSED NAIL TECHNICIANS
    Skin Day Spa, Crown Point

    Skin Day Spa of Crown Point (located on the corner of Summit & Broadway) is currently interviewing for licensed nail technicians. Must be experienced and responsible with a good work ethic.

    Must be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Please email resume to skindayspa@aol.com

    Our website for further info is http://www.cpskinspa.com

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
    In-Pact, Inc., Valparaiso

    In-Pact, Inc. is looking for responsible, hard-working, reliable people to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. DSP’s will work in either our Group Home or Supported Services (waiver). You must have a high school diploma or GED. You need to have a valid driver’s license/good driving record. You must be willing to work evenings, overnight and/or weekends. Starting hourly rates are based on education and experience with DD population. We are hiring for staff to work in Valparaiso.
    Apply at: 12300 Marshall St., Crown Point, IN 46307 or resumes may be sent to lewis.maryjane@in-pact.org.

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    KITCHEN HELP
    Growlers On Highway, Highland

    Growlers On Highway is taking applications for Back of the House Kitchen Help.

    Job duties include:
    Assisting the Chef with Food Preparation
    Dishes
    Cleaning
    Some Cooking
    Kitchen Experience desired but will train the right candidate.

    Part Time - Primarily Evenings

    Salary Negotiable with Opportunity for Advancement

    Please apply in person Monday - Friday between 11AM and 5PM to fill out an application. Ask for Tracy.

    Growlers On Highway
    2816 Highway Ave
    Highland, IN 46322

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    NAIL TECHNICIANS
    The Nail Studio, Crown Point

    Looking for warm and friendly nail technicians to join our team. Full time or part time positions are available. Must be licensed and fluent in English and have great customer service skills. We are a busy full service nail salon. Compensation is hourly plus commission.
    Email abedell726@yahoo.com or come in and fill out an application.

    The Nail Studio 213 S. Court St. Suite B Crown Point, IN

    (posted Aug 17, 2015)

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    DRIVER AND IN STORE EMPLOYEE
    Edible Arrangements, Lansing, IL

    Edible Arrangements of Lansing is Hiring!

    We are looking for one driver who must be 25 years of age. Outgoing personality. Clean driving record. Need to work Friday through Tuesday, including the weekend. Holidays are a must. Our vehicle and gas provided. You just drive, deliver and make people happy! Some in store assistance may be required. Typical hours are Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3, Sun 10-1

    One In Store Employee Needed. Minimum 18 years of age. In store training provided for fruit prep, building the arrangements, food safety, chocolate dipping and customer service. Must be able to type, do data entry, have an excellent phone personality, handle face to face transactions, SELL SELL SELL. Looking for that right person for 20-25 hrs/wk, one to two wkends/month, holidays a must. OPEN AVAILABILITY: scheduling changes weekly. Open Mon-Fri 8-7, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-1

    Reply to il501@dofruit.com. No calls or walk-ins please

    (posted Aug 16, 2015)

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    DAYTIME PIZZA/PHONE POSITIONS
    Sicilian Joe's Pizzeria, Schererville

    Hiring Daytime pizza/phone positions! Hours 8a.m. - 4 p.m. 3-4 days a week!!
    Come fill out an application today!!!

    Sicilian Joe's Pizzeria
    2300 Cline Ave. Ste. 5
    Schererville
    219-864-4321

    (posted Aug 15, 2015)

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    CHILD CARE-ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
    Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valparaiso

    We need someone who enjoys working with numbers and details. Do you have exceptional communication skills, proficiency with billing, managing enrollment and preparing forecasts and budgets related to enrollment. A full time, team leader, hourly position that reports to the Childcare Director. A great opportunity who can make a difference working for our non-profit organization the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

    Please apply online at http://www.valpoymca.org/careers


    (posted Aug 14, 2015)

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    AUTOMOTIVE TECH
    Richardson Sales & Service, Highland

    Compensation: AGGRESSIVE PAY FOR THE RIGHT TECH
    Employment type: full time
    Skilled automotive tech wanted for immediate hire.
    Must be versed in all makes and models.
    Must have tools.
    Must have good attitude and a willingness to work well with other techs and service writers.

    29 YEARS IN BUSINESS, VERY BUSY SERVICE DEPT., NO SHORTAGE OF WORK.

    Contact JAY NORMAN or GARY RICHARDSON
    219-923-4000 Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.

    (posted Aug 14, 2015)

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    ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
    Staff Source, Lansing, IL

    Staff Source is seeking to hire an Assistant Store Manager for one of our clients located in Lasing, IL. This position is Temp to Hire and it is $11-15. The Assistant Manager will lead commercial sales activities in order to achieve sales and profit goals while assisting manager in day to day operations. Assistant manager in sales, support and inventory. Qualifications – HS diploma, 3-5 years of retail management experience, multitasking and strong communication. Must be able to pass a Pre-employment Drug test and Background check.
    Interested candidates apply at http://www.staffsourceusa.com and submit a cover letter and mention NWI planner.

    (posted Aug 12, 2015)

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    SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
    Home Depot, Valparaiso

    Valparaiso Home Depot
    2430 Laporte Ave
    Valparaiso, IN

    Part Time Cashiers
    Part Time Spanish Bilingual Cashiers
    Part Time Millwork Associate (must have sales and product knowledge experience)
    Part Time Door Greeter
    Part Time Flooring Specialist (must have sales and product knowledge experience)
    Full Time Flooring Supervisor

    To apply, visit http://careers.homedepot.com/ and select the Valparaiso 2030 Location

    Looking for enthusiastic, hard working, personable, energetic associates to provide world class customer service to our customers.

    Requirements
    Must be 18 years and older
    Must pass drug and background

    If you have any questions, you can email Tina at Christina_r_wheatley@homedepot.com

    (posted Aug 11, 2015)

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    SOFTBALL COORDINATOR
    Park Department, Schererville

    The Schererville Park Dept. is looking for a softball coordinator. Applicants can fill out an application at the Schererville Community Center. Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Must have general knowledge of softball and ASA rules. Must be willing to work field maintenance when needed.
    Email jlecyk@schererville.org or fill out an application at the Schererville Community Center (500 E. Joliet St.) For more information call 219.865.5530 Ext. 6103.

    (posted Aug 10, 2015)

    *******************************************************************************
    Check back with us regularly! We list job openings every Sunday on our website. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.
    Your job opening will appear on our websites soon after it is received and be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
    Thank you!

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at
    stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Kids Sports
    - Learn to Swim and Team Tryouts.
    Pursuing Perfection, Achieving Excellence
    Swim Parents Have Cleaner Kids.....
    Lake Central Aquatic Center
    8400 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
  • | Local Events, Autumn, Nature, Outdoor, Things to do, What to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Trained naturalists will lead field trips for groups of children and adults this autumn at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.


    “These hikes are a great way to learn about nature with a dedicated naturalist guide. Our guides will lead your group through the best of Taltree and tailor the educational experience to learning standards,” said Maddie Grimm, Director of Education, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.


    In October, the Trail of Scarecrows will be on display and the Railway Garden will be haunted with skeletons and spooky fun, all showcased against Taltree’s spectacular array of colorful fall foliage. Children will find little surprises around every corner with the Hobbit Houses in the adventure garden and décor around the arboretum.


    Each hike will hold the possibility of meeting wildlife, seeing pumpkins, and exploring the signs of fall. Led by trained staff and volunteers, guests will hike through native prairies, woodlands, and wetlands.


    Hikes are approximately 90 minutes long. Pre-registration is required. Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for fall weather.


    Youth field trip group rates are $3/student, $5/adult, and teachers are free. Group rate applied for 12 or more students. Adult group rate is $6/adult for 20 or less people, $5/adult for 21 or more people. Guests can reserve their spot by emailing mgrimm@taltree.org or calling 219-462-0025 and dialing ext. 4 to reach the education department.


    Recently voted the Best of the Region, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a beautiful 330-acre oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands, and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes, and exhibits.


    Taltree is located at 450 West 100 North, near Valparaiso, Indiana in Northern Indiana, just south of U.S. 30, approximately 15 minutes east of Interstate 65. For more information, visit Taltree.org or follow Taltree on Twitter at @TaltreeArb and Facebook at facebook.com/Taltree.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 W. 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025

Monday, September 7th, 2015

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Friday-Monday, September 4-7, 2015

    The Michigan City Summer Festival is bringing four days of fun to the community with Labor Days Festival in Washington Park. Get ready for rides, music, food, arts, crafts and plenty of entertainment for the entire family over Labor Day Weekend.

    Vendors from all over the area will be in Michigan City to help make Labor Dayz Festival 2015 a great one. From ribs to the famous elephant ears and fried veggies, you can expect all your favorites to be in attendance.

    Washington Park
    115 Lakeshore Dr. Michigan City IN 46360
    Joe Doyle 219.874.8213 info@mcsummerfest.org

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