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Today is September 27, 2016

Dyer, IN 46311

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 8:00am | Daily Specials
    - September Specials - Thank You For Your Service!
    20% off for teachers,police officers, nurses, firemen & paramedics
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat
    15255 W 101st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat 219.558.2022
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Nature, Things to do
    - Learn about Dragonflies common to Lake County. Then, throughout the spring and summer, take a hike at selected locations to practice identifying the various species present that day. Required registration at 219-844-3188 closes two days prior to each activity. Cameras and binoculars encouraged; no netting of dragonflies allowed. Ages 15+ strictly enforced. The $10 fee includes the lecture and all Saturday naturalist-led hikes. Suggested resource: Dragonflies of Indiana by James R. Curry will be available for purchase at Gibson Woods. Note: sunny days are best. Walks will be automatically cancelled on rainy days.

    Tuesday Dragonfly Walks 10 to noon will be conducted at Gibson Woods on May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Sept 13, 20, 27.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@LakeCountyParks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library Youth Services
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 10:00am - | Celebration, NWI, Northwest Indiana, opening, mental health, things to do
    MHA Headquarters
    5311 Hohman Ave. Hammond IN
    Victor Garcia 219.736.4955 vgarcia@mhalakecounty.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Varicose veins, spider veins
    - You are cordially invited to a FREE education seminar: ”The Health of Your Legs”, presented by Dominic J. Tolitano, MD. Dr. Tolitano was born and raised in Chicago and is currently practicing medicine as a nationally recognized cardiovascular surgeon. Dr. Tolitano serves as Senior Vascular Surgeon at Mercy Hospital and Senior Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon at Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster, Indiana. His extensive training includes a residency in General Surgery at Michael Reese Hospital as well as a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. He has also served as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow at both institutions and has received board certification in both the Cardiovascular and Thoracic disciplines.
    In addition to his many accomplishments in Cardiovascular, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery during the 20 years of his private practice, Dr. Tolitano was among the first pioneers to adopt the advanced non-invasive techniques to treat chronic venous disease and has performed thousands of endovenous laser ablations.
    Dealing with chronic vein disease can often be a painful, embarrassing and difficult experience. Here is your opportunity to become educated and well-informed about your treatment options by making plans to attend this FREE, educational seminar!
    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rosemary Boik 708.717.1199 rosemary.boik@n2pub.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Park, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - LAKE COUNTY

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road ,Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, Indiana 46342
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more
    click for details


    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
    click for details


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
    click for details


    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
    click for details


    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
    click for details


    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
    click for details


    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
    click for details


    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
    click for details


    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more
    click for details


    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage, IN 46368
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
    click for details


    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
    click for details

    LAPORTE COUNTY

    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City 46360
    Watch the Great Blue Herons return to their "rookery" in mid-March when they repair their nest. The herons are visible until early May when the new leaves on the trees block the view. The rest of the summer and into the fall they can be seen feeding in the shallow waters throughout the Dunes Region. Spring wild flowers are in bloom from late March until early June. Bird watch during the spring and fall migration. You can also fish and watch fish swim in the Little Calumet River.
    click for details


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
    click for details

    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150W
    LaPorte, Indiana
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres, Luhr Park offers upland forest, prairie, wetland and stocked pond. The park offers picnicking, shelter rentals, playground, nature center and trails. There is a free full-service nature center, no-leash dog area, adult exercise equipment and 3 pods of playtrail.
    click for details

    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
    click for details

    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
    click for details


    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
    click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6
    Portage, IN
    Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum.
    click for details


    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
    click for details

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49
    Porter, IN 46304
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
    click for details

    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK- 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Campground, Program Center, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Pond, Trails and more
    click for details

    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS- 427 Furness Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Gardens, Meeting Rooms, Trails and more
    click for details

    DUNN'S BRIDGE- 500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts, IN 46347
    Boat Launch and Fishing
    click for details

    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 762-1675
    Imagination Glen is the largest of the parks in Portage, covering 256 acres. It has softball and soccer complexes and the 10 mile "Outback Trail", which is perfect for mountain bikers and walkers. The trails stretch through beautiful forest area along Salt Creek. Also see the "Iron Horse Heritage Trail" at the south end, which now is connected to the "Prairie Duneland Trail". There is also a playground for children.
    click for details


    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-0025
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly* oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
    click for details


    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
    click for details
     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street in Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
    click for details


    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond, Indiana 46324
    219-852-0848
    Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy
    Coffee, cookies, cake
    Reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
    click for details


    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-1636
    Our award-winning theatre company began a new chapter of its history in 1997 when we purchased the Chicago Street Theatre, located at 154 West Chicago Street in Valparaiso, Indiana. The theatre underwent an extensive renovation completed February 1, 2008. The intimate 130-seat theatre now features brand new stadium seating that makes it an incredible space to enjoy live theatre.
    click for details


    Crown Point Community Theatre
    1125 Merrillville Road (in the Jewel plaza)
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 805-4255
    Since 2004, CPCT has been providing quality theatre to the community of Crown Point and to the Northwest Indiana area. We now occupy a storefront venue at 1125 Merrillville Road in Crown Point, where we put on a variety of shows from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare.
    click for details


    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive in Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation sponsors the Dunes Summer Theatre and the Children’s / Youth Theatre. The Foundation has as its goal providing people who live in the surrounding communities with the enjoyment of theatrical entertainment and the opportunity to develop their capacity for artistic expression. “The Dunes” has been providing quality educational and theatrical programs for over 60 years!
    The Dunes Summer Theatre is located at the border between the states of Indiana and Michigan, on a scenic 20+ acre wooded site in the Lake Michigan dunes, about a half mile from the lake shore itself. The theater seats over 200 patrons.
    click for details

    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street in Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Theatre offers an intimate setting with reminiscences of the past and conveniences of the present. With its bright green roll-up awning, leaded glass on the facade, tin ceilings, and turn-of-the-century-style lighting fixtures and fans, the building reflects its past. But with modern restrooms, handicap accessibility, central air conditioning--all part of recent renovations--the theatre is modern and comfortable.
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series focuses on community and area programming, presenting our audiences with a variety of performing arts experiences, including drama, music and comedy.
    Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presents an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
    click for details


    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St
    Michigan City, Indiana
    (219) 874-4035
    Community Theatre - primarily fall, winter and spring productions
    click for details


    Gary Shakespeare Company
    Performances will take place at Theatre Northwest
    3660 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46408
    and Marquette Park at 7200 Oak Avenue, Gary
    (219)-938-4565
    Gary Shakespeare Company was founded in 2013 by a group of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Since then GSC has worked tirelessly to bring the Bard to Steel City.
    click for details


    Highland Parks Performing Arts Group Summer Theatre
    Performances are held at:
    Main Square Gazebo
    Fifth St. and Ridge Road
    Highland, IN 46322
    219.838.0114
    The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group puts on a summer production on the lawn at Main Square.
    click for details


    LaPorte Little Theatre Club
    218 A. St. LaPorte
    (219) 362.5113
    La Porte Little Theatre Club is family fun and friendly. We encourage everyone to take part in community theatre, whether you are on stage or part of the crew, you just can't beat live theatre for fun and excitement!
    click for details


    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.374.8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
    click for details


    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave.
    Whiting, IN
    219.473.7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
    click for details


    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso
    (219) 548-9137
    Built in 1893 as a memorial to Civil War veterans, this historic landmark theatre continues a long tradition of opening its doors to local and national talent. With each season specifically selected to delight and entertain our patrons, we know even the most discerning theater enthusiast will be captivated.
    click for details


    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St
    Hobart, Indiana
    (219) 947-4922
    Ross Music Theatre is a Community Theatre Group whose goal is to involve everyone who wants to in the magic known as Theatre. Ross Music Theatre in association with M & M Productions puts on a two musical show season every year with an occasional third musical. Our summer show, known as RSMT is usually the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August and our winter show normally takes place in December. In addition, we now offer theatre classes and youth workshops.
    click for details


    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    Theatre at the Center (TATC) is the resident theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. Its 5 Mainstage productions attract an audience of over 50,000 annually. TATC operates on an Actors Equity contract and regularly employs the finest performers in the greater Chicago area for its year-round seasons of classic American musicals, new plays and comedies. Other programming includes 4 Theatre for Young Audiences productions annually, theatre classes for young people and special events, including music, comedy and limited run theatrical works.
    click for details


    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street
    Gary, IN
    (888-968-7486)
    Theatre Northwest on Grant is an intimate, flexible performance venue which is home to the Fall and Summer IUN productions as well as numerous special events each year. Newly renovated in 2011, this space was once a Hollywood Video! Now completely refurbished, it seats up to 77 audience members as close as 5 feet from the action onstage.
    Located two blocks west and half a block south of the IUN Campus near AutoZone and IUN Arts on Grant in the Old Village Shopping Center.
    click for details


    The Star Plaza Theatre
    8001 Delaware Place
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-6311
    Star Plaza Theatre is an intimate 3400-seat theatre, conveniently located just outside Chicago where I-65 and US30 meet. The auditorium has two seating levels in a semi-circle around the stage. The Main Floor Level seats 2,000 people and the Mezzanine Level, which overhangs the main level about midway, seats 1,400. The furthest seat in the auditorium is only 120 feet from the stage thrust.
    click for details


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-937-8780
    The Towle Theater, serving NW Indiana:
    •Challenges its talent and audiences
    •Demands unwavering quality
    •Nurtures both young and seasoned;
    While consistently providing unparalleled experiences through performance and education. We do not admit anyone under the age of 6 years old. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
    click for details


    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road in Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Valparaiso University Theatre is a 280-seat facility for plays, musicals and small operas. Under the stage apron is a 25-seat orchestra pit; equipped with a full-trapped mainstage and double-decked side stages for environmental staging. It is the venue for the Theatre Department's major productions. The theater features four main stage productions and musical productions sponsored by the Department of Theater and Television.
    click for details


    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219)926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church until a fire burned the church down in 1998. Our second location, now the Fourth Street Theater, opened its doors in the fall of 1999. Our first performance was a revival of Footlight Players production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged” in 2000. We then produced our first show in the spring of 2001: "The Good War." In the summer of 2002, we joined the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation, or NIETF, from whom we have since received over 120 nominations and 40 awards for excellence in all aspects of theatrical production.
    click for details







     
           
  • | Celebration, banquet, wedding, baby, shower, business, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Theo’s Steaks & Seafood, wants to make your next event a memorable one.

    They have been in the food service industry for over 20 years and are ready to make your next banquet, wedding shower, or corporate function one to remember for many years to come.

    Invite your friends and family to celebrate your next event at Theo’s!

    Accommodations up to 125 guests - Available parking for any size party.
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood
    9144 Indianapolis Boulevard Highland IN 46322
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood 219.838.8000
  • - Thank you to all El Salto’s loyal patrons throughout the years. We appreciate your continued business and acknowledge that we couldn’t be voted number one in the region without you!

    Over thirteen years ago, the Mendoza family opened up the very first El Salto Mexican Restaurant in Valparaiso Indiana. El Salto was created to serve customers fresh authentic Mexican cuisine in a cultured, festive and inviting atmosphere. Since then, brother; Robert and Rosendo Mendoza have opened three more El Salto locations including: Chesterton, Munster and their newest addition in Merrillville Indiana.

    El Salto is notoriously known for their amazing margaritas and weekly margarita specials. Their dishes are always served with the finest ingredients and quality service. We invite you to come visit us at one of our four great locations to taste the difference, where its always a fiesta!

    We will continue to always provide superior service, the freshest, finest authentic Mexican food, mouth watering margaritas and a pleasant and entertaining ambiance that will entice you to come back for more!

    COMING SOON!
    El Salto Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Portage!
    Ameriplex Complex
    6295 Ameriplex Drive
    Portaage, Indiana


    DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY:
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US Highway 30
    (Corner of Rt. 30 and 41)
    Schererville, Indiana

    Chesterton: 219.395.9890
    Valparaiso: 219.462.0100
    Merrillville: 219.940.9955
    Munster: 219.836.0600
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Halloween, Fun, Art, Craft, Things to do, Event
     
           
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505
  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy
    - A school or group can raise money and earn up to 25%. We've created our School Night program to let students, friends and family raise money while having fun and enjoying great soups, salads and sandwiches! For more information please go to click for details

    At Zoup!, we offer hundreds of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating daily varieties, including soups that are low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, spicy and made with gluten-free ingredients - each served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Our menu also features a distinctive array of made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Customer top picks include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea, but you can find your own favorite by sampling our soups before you order. In fact, we encourage it!

    Visit us online at click for details for our daily menu!
    Zoup Highland
    10140 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Zoup Highland 219.513.3737
  • | Local Events, Holiday Arts & Crafts
    - Seeking vendors for the Munster Parks and Recreation Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair to be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4. All items must be handmade by the vendor. Vendors must showcase both days of the fair. For information, please contact Barb at (219) 836-6923.
    Munster High School
    8808 Columbia Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Kitchen, Faucets, Tubs, Drawing, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Stop in to WaterPlace, 10732 Broadway Ave., Crown Point, between today and October 1, 2016 and enter their drawing to win a $25,000 Kitchen!

    WaterPlace is open on the following days & times:
    Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thur: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Also, mark your calendars! October 1, 2016 is the GRAND OPENING at WaterPlace from 10am to 3pm. Ty Pennington, the Extreme Home Makeover Host will be featured that day! How exciting!
    WaterPlace
    10732 Broadway Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    219.661.7021
  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy
    - Our Fall BOGO (buy a bowl, get a bowl free) runs 9/22 - 9/28. All the customer has to do is show this offer on their mobile device.

    At Zoup!, we offer hundreds of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating daily varieties, including soups that are low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, spicy and made with gluten-free ingredients - each served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Our menu also features a distinctive array of made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Customer top picks include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea, but you can find your own favorite by sampling our soups before you order. In fact, we encourage it!

    Visit us online at click for details for our daily menu!
    Zoup Highland
    10140 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Zoup Highland 219.513.3737
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, movie, things to do, family, kids
    - STORKS
    Starts Friday

    See it on the Hoosier Theatre's Big Screen!

    Rated: PG

    Starring: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston

    Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

    Synopsis: A stork (Andy Samberg) who delivers packages for a giant corporation lands in big trouble when he accidentally activates a machine, which produces an adorable baby girl.

    Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

    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
  • | Local Events
    - 5:00-7:00 Pre K-5th grade
    $19
    educationstationnwi.com
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

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    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Kids, preschool, park, NWI, stories, crafts, activities, fall, kids, children
    - Preschool in the Park returns with stories, crafts, and fun activities! Designed especially for children ages 5 and under along with their parents Preschool in the Park provides plenty of opportunities to learn and play. At each session kids will get to hear a story, and get their hands dirty with an activity or craft. So fall into some fun each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with this totally free program!

    Preschool in the Park will meet outside the Deep River County Park Visitor Center each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
    September 7
    Sunflower House
    From a tiny seed to taller than me! Children will learn about the life of a sunflower.
    September 14
    Bugging Out
    Stomp out fear of bugs as you discover how cool these creepy crawlies really are.
    September 21
    Happy Birthday, Indiana!
    Celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday with a cornbread cupcake and “corny” games.
    September 28
    Paws in the Park
    We’ll enjoy a short trail walk and keep an eye out for tracks and footprints from the many animals that live in the park.
    October 5
    One World, One Sky
    Give kite flying a try! Don’t worry about bringing your own kite, everyone will make one here!
    October 12
    Busy Day at the Mill
    Learn about (and help complete!) the work that needs to be done at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill
    October 19
    Quilting: The A, Bee, Cs
    Cuddle up in a cozy quilt and view the quilts that have been made at Deep River over the last 30 years!
    October 26
    Hate to See You Leaf!
    It’s the last preschool in the park for 206 and we’ll have fun with all the falling leaves!
    Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Family, Things to do
    - Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft.

    When: Every other Wednesday beginning Sept. 14 (Sept. 14 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26, Nov. 9 & 23 and Dec. 7 & 21)

    Where: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ Railway Garden Depot, 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN

    ***** Pre-registration is required. *****
    Cost: $15 for non-members, $10 for members.
    Click here to pre-register and pay online: click for details
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, jobs, career, part time, employment, package handler
    - UPS will be hiring part time Package Handlers at the hourly rate of $10.15.

    Available Shifts:
    Sunrise Shift: 4:30 am to 9:30 am**
    Day Shift: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Twilight Shift: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Night Shift: 10:00 pm to 3:00 am**

    **Transportation will be provided to work in Hodgkins, IL.

    To Apply:
    Go online to: click for details (Hammond-Hodgkins, IL)

    Interviews: (By appointment only!)
    Scheduled interviews will be conducted at the Hammond Civic Center on Wednesday, September 28 from 11:00 am until 3:00pm.
    Must have completed the application online.

    Benefits: (Applicable to Part Time employment.)
    Weekly Paycheck
    Consistent Work Schedule
    Education Assistance – eligible immediately upon employment. Receive up to $25,000 under the UPS Earn & Learn Program ($5,250 per year for 5 years).
    Medical – eligible after 1 year of employment
    Transportation: Pace, CTA, RTA, easy access to/from major expressways and tollways
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Gabriella Gallegos 2198536508x1 gallegosg@gohammond.com
  • | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Kids, Fun, Nature, Outdoor, Things to do
    - June 9, July 7, July 28, Sept 7, Sept 28

    Come see nature at night! These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about how elusive nocturnal wildlife can be.

    Guests are encouraged to bring glow wear, glow sticks or a red LED flashlight. The hikes are approximately 45 minutes long. Guests should arrive approximately 10 minutes prior to the hike start time to check in. Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for Fall, nighttime weather.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

    Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
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    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

    LAKE COUNTY
    46403 Cedar Lake
    46307 Crown Point
    46311 Dyer
    46312 East Chicago
    46402 Gary
    46403 Gary
    46304 Gary
    46406 Gary
    46407 Gary
    46408 Gary
    46409 Gary
    46319 Griffith
    46320 Hammond
    46323 Hammond
    46324 Hammond
    46327 Hammond
    46322 Highland
    46342 Hobart
    46405 Lake Station
    46356 Lowell
    46410 Merrillville
    46321 Munster
    46375 Schererville
    46373 St. John
    46394 Whiting


    PORTER COUNTY
    46304 Chesterton
    46341 Hebron
    46368 Portage
    46383 Valparaiso
    46385 Valparaiso

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Golf, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-365-2902
    Driving range with more than 15,000 square feet of bluegrass tees and 20 artificial " golfer friendly" artificial turf mats. The driving range can accommodate over 50 golfers at one time. The nine-hole executive course consists of five par 3's and four par 4's for a length of 1742 yards from the white tees and 1606 from the red tees for a par of 31.The mini golf course is an 18 hole adventure style miniature golf course. This course allows all members of the family to get into the action. The mini golf course is used for group activities, birthday parties and family outings. FootGolf is an up and coming sport that combines the skills of soccer with the rules of golf. Players kick a soccer ball into a hole on a modified course. The course can be used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings of all ages and skill levels.
    click for details


    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Ave, Saint John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-4331
    Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
    We are the Proud Home of the Lake Central Indians, and the Illiana Christian Boys Golf Teams.
    click for details


    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
    click for details


    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 921–1192
    The Brassie Golf Club is a semi-private 18-hole championship facility open to the public that is considered by many to be one of the best golfing values in Northwest Indiana. Featuring gently rolling terrain, strategic bunkering, wide fairways and tall fescue rough areas, The Brassie has a very distinctive links style that offers a unique golf experience.
    Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have made Sand Creek one of the finest private country clubs in the country. Challenge and beauty are the hallmarks of Sand Creek’s award winning golf courses. The 27 holes of beautiful golf include the Marsh, Creek, and Lake Courses which are ranked among the best for golf in the state of Indiana. The original 18 holes were designed by renowned Chicago golf course architects Killian and Nugent.
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    CROWN POINT


    Lakes of the Four Seasons
    1048 North Lakeshore Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    (219) 988-2201
    Within the gates of Lakes of the Four Seasons Community sits Four Seasons Country Club an 18 hole championship par 72 private golf course. A unique feature to the golf course layout is the fact that nearly the entire front nine holes of the course falls in Porter County, Indiana while the complete back nine layout stretches over Lake County, Indiana. The golf course itself winds throughout the natural landscape of the fully developed Lakes of the Four Seasons community and features a traditional setup with many elevation changes, mature tree lined fairways, green side bunkers, water hazards and a greens ranging from relatively flat smaller raised greens to heavily sloped and double tiered larger greens.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of Crown Point, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities.
    Our Club House features a full service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities offer the perfect venue for your next outing. Make a tee time or book an outing; and let our staff take care of every detail.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece.


    Summertree Golf Course
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
    White Hawk Country Club features some of the best golf holes in the region and continues to be highly rated each year. Multiple tee options allow golfers of all abilities to enjoy their day at the course. Outstanding and creative Nugent course architecture makes every hole unique at this wonderful golf destination.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-1418
    The Youche golf course is a par 71, and plays from 4900 yards from the forward tees, to 6,700 yards from the tips. Our greens are manicured to perfection. Sixty-four sand bunkers are positioned in strategic locations requiring player accuracy from all areas of the course. Multiple ponds come into play while walking the fairways at YCC, and two forced carries over wetlands test a player’s resolve and character.
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    GARY


    South Gleason Golf Course
    3400 Jefferson St, Gary, IN 46408
    (219) 980-1089
    18-hole Bent grass course with water in play.
    Weekday green fees for non-members are $17 for 18 holes and $12 for 9 holes during peak season.
    Weekend green fees for non-members are $19 for 18 holes and $13 for 9 holes during peak season.
    click for details


    HAMMOND


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-4046
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
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    HIGHLAND


    Wicker Park Golf Course
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, Indiana 46322
    219-838-9809
    If you're looking for a challenging and beautifully maintained 18-hole golf course, you've come to the right place! Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course offers great golf at some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the region. The course is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 80/94 on the corner of Ridge Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. This par 72 course offers tree lined fairways, a practice green and driving range.
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    HOBART


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-9300
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.
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    Duck Creek Golf Course
    636 N 700 W, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-5870
    We are a 18 hole golf course par 70. It is a great course to look around at. There are woods and water that come into play all around the course.
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    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-6850
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.



    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
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    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
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    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-4777
    The course was originally established in 1904. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, Inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf! So come to Legacy Hills Golf Club, and be one of the first to play on one of Indiana’s oldest courses, one of Indiana’s newest golf courses, and of course, one of Indiana’s best golf courses!
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    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-5170
    The course offers hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens that provide the golfer with a feeling of a classic golf course. Turkey Creek also features a putting green to perfect that stroke, pro shop for those things you might have forgotten, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and snack bar facilities. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the course is easily accessible off I-65.
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    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
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    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michigan City Municipal Golf Course fea­tures two beautiful 18-hole courses set in a tranquil wooded setting. Recognized as one of the premier public courses for lovers of golf in Indiana, the Michigan City Golf Course offers a challenging day of play for every age and skill level.
    Our North Course fea­tures executive-style golfing, including 3,531 total yards and a challenging par of 60. Featuring an exciting mixture of both par three and par four holes, this course is perfect for the beginner with fewer complex distractions. Yet, the north course also offers several golfing challenges such as hills, dog-legs, short holes, sand traps and water hazards.
    The South Course features a challeng­ing 18-hole course, featuring a par of 72. Playing to a total of 6,169 yards, the South Course is a favorite to all golfers, from the new­comer to the seasoned player alike. On the South course, you’ll find a mixture of exciting golf challenges such as hills, short holes and long holes, dog legs, sand traps and water hazards.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    The Pottawattomie Indians who roamed the shores of Trail Creek and the shores of Lake Michigan truly appreciated the natural beauty of this area; they spent many summers enjoying the fruits of both the land and the lake. At Pottawattomie Country Club, you’ll find a fabulous 18-hole golf course taking full advantage of this natural beauty - just as the Native Americans did over 200 years ago. The course’s water hazards, towering oaks and maples, breathtaking tee shots, and rolling greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.
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    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
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    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-3660
    Featuring 27 of the region’s most meticulously maintained and beautifully situated golf holes from tee green, Briar Ridge provides four sets of tees to green challenge and reward both the most avid and casual golfers alike. Combined with a staff that is committed to making your experience the very best it can be, we are confident you will find Briar Ridge to be the ultimate golf destination.
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    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Creekside Golf Course’s three-hole Meadows Course and nine-hole Glen Course provide the perfect environment to learn how to play, refine your skills, challenge your game, and enjoy a golf experience like no other. In addition to our two courses, the 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, and chipping areas are the perfect place for golfers of all ages and skill levels to practice their shots.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-5050
    To experience a round of golf at Aberdeen is to enjoy golf at its finest. The rough, wetlands, heather, rolling terrain and routinely well-positioned trees result in a challenging venue. Additionally, 14 water features come into play throughout the course. The course includes 4 sets of tees. Choose from the white tees at 4,949 yards, the green tees at 6,151 yards, the gold tees at 6,573 yards and the black tees at 6,917 yards.
    The 514-yard Par-5 # 10 is Aberdeen's Signature Hole. It is easily viewable from the Clubhouse, rolling down the landscape to a green surrounded by trees and a couple of bunkers. While this is not the most difficult hole on the course, it will test your nerves knowing that your play is likely under scrutiny by the crowd back at the Clubhouse!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219)531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake is a fun 9 hole regulation course located at the Mink Lake Golf Course facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 3,000 yards of golf for a par of 35. The course was designed by and opened in 1940.
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!

    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
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    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer, IN 46311
    219-776-8787
    economyhomesinc@sbcglobal.net
    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N
    Walkerton, IN 46574
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    STATELINE STABLES
    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! It’s a great family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    219-778-9592
    Transitions has a fun, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere with a strong diverse riding program that is affordable and meets the needs of every horse and horseman. Students may also partial lease a lesson horse, giving an alternative to horse ownership that is more affordable. In addition to providing several different options and packages to fit your budget, the variety of disciplines and services we can provide reach far beyond that of your typical stable.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Open jump lets you fly high! That means full access to all Sky Zone activities, including the Main Court (free jump), the Foam Zone (freestyle jumping into foam), Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, and more! Open jump is available during normal operating hours. All ages are welcome, and a Sky Zone liability waiver is required for each jumper (those under 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian). Weekends can get busy, so book your spot online and fill out a waiver in advance. Park offerings vary by location.

    -Walk-ins welcome!
    -Jump times start every 30 minutes

    OPEN JUMP HOURS:
    TUESDAY - THURSDAY: 3PM - 8PM
    FRIDAY: 12PM-9PM
    SATURDAY: 10AM - 10PM
    SUNDAY: 10AM - 8PM

    OPEN JUMP PRICING:
    30 minutes: $10
    60 minutes: $15
    90 minutes: $19
    120 minutes: $22
    Superpass is $119


    Skysocks are required for all participants and are not included in the price. New skysocks are $2 per pair.

    We accept walk-in customers during all open hours of operation (subject to availability). Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for a confirmed number of jumpers and time, but are not required. To make a reservation, please call us at 219-227-3777.

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    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Event, Family, Things to do
    Munster High School Football Field
    8808 Columbia Ave Munster IN 46321
    219.836.3349
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
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    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
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    THE MICHIGAN CITY LAKERS
    Marquette Athletic Complex
    8466 W Pahs Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The City Lakers are part of the Michiana Amateur Baseball League and play a 40-45 game schedule in June & July. Our home games on weekends are always double headers with start times at noon on most dates. The City Lakers use only real wood bats for a true sound and feel of ‘Real Baseball’.
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    NW INDIANA OILMEN
    1700 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 659-1000
    Whiting is home to the 8th addition the Midwest Collegiate Baseball Club. The Oilmen play in Oil City Stadium located in downtown Whiting. The summer wooden-bat team is comprised of baseball players from junior colleges and four-year universities.
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    SOUTH SHORE ROLLER GIRLS
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr.
    Hammond, IN 46323
    southshorerollergirls@gmail.com
    The South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) are Northwest Indiana’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league.
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    STEEL WHEELS BMX
    Imagination Glen Outdoor Track
    2190 State Road 149
    Portage, Indiana 46304
    (219) 406-9833
    The outdoor track is co-sponsored by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department Withtheir support – we offer practice nights, clinics, racing, camps full concession facilities, picnicand play areas and lots of fun activities from May through the end of September on our lighted, 1,100-foot track.

    Steel Wheels Indoor

    709 North Hobart Road
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 947-3556
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  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy
    - Family Night on Wednesdays At Zoup Highland. Kids 10 and under who are present receive a free kids meal with a paying adult entrée. Entrée consists of a Try Two Combo, whole salad or whole sandwich or a bowl of soup.

    At Zoup!, we offer hundreds of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating daily varieties, including soups that are low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, spicy and made with gluten-free ingredients - each served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Our menu also features a distinctive array of made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Customer top picks include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea, but you can find your own favorite by sampling our soups before you order. In fact, we encourage it!

    Visit us online at click for details for our daily menu!
    Zoup Highland
    10140 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Zoup Highland 219.513.3737
  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy
    - Our Fall BOGO (buy a bowl, get a bowl free) runs 9/22 - 9/28. All the customer has to do is show this offer on their mobile device.

    At Zoup!, we offer hundreds of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating daily varieties, including soups that are low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, spicy and made with gluten-free ingredients - each served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Our menu also features a distinctive array of made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Customer top picks include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea, but you can find your own favorite by sampling our soups before you order. In fact, we encourage it!

    Visit us online at click for details for our daily menu!
    Zoup Highland
    10140 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Zoup Highland 219.513.3737
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, movie, things to do, family, kids
    - STORKS
    Starts Friday

    See it on the Hoosier Theatre's Big Screen!

    Rated: PG

    Starring: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston

    Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

    Synopsis: A stork (Andy Samberg) who delivers packages for a giant corporation lands in big trouble when he accidentally activates a machine, which produces an adorable baby girl.

    Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

    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
  • | Local Events, prizes, groups, clubs, organizations, schools, businesses, decorating, displays
    Residences at Deer Creek
    401 E US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    219.864.0700
  • | Local Events
    - 5:00-7:00 Pre K-5th grade
    $19
    educationstationnwi.com
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Vintage Garage Sale. 234 holly lane, Schererville in. September 29,30 & 1st. 8am - 1pm. Everything 40 to 140 years old!

    234 holly lane SCHERERVILLE IN 46375
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, kids events, RC Flying Fields, Remote Control Flying, NWI, foamies
    - Every Monday and Thursday from 12pm to 3pm at Sparta Dome.

    All ages welcome and your kids will love this too!

    Flyers must bring your AMA (American Modelers Association)card...$5 per participant (this includes anyone on turf).

    Spectators...FREE Entry!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, live music, brewery, pub, things to do
    - Jam night with Nick Kazonis
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal.
    Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around.
    Tours are available for groups of 20 or more and are perfect for school groups, church groups, boy and girl scout troops, and business groups. "Walk-in tours" (no minimum group size) available June through September on Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. Admission is free.
    A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited for self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Home to a 100yr old Grand Trunk depot, E,J&E Interlocking tower, several small structures, and several rail cars. Also there is a collection of artifacts. The Park and Museum are open on the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August and for special tours.
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    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape. The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.
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    HOOSIER BAT COMPANY (guided tours)
    4511 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-1006
    You can set up a free tour (for ages 8 and older) to see how blocks of wood like ash, maple and hickory are turned into beautiful works of art that just happen to be very useful in smacking baseballs.
    The tour shows everything from start of the bat-making process (the cutting and sanding) to the finish (the painting and the adding of the words Hoosier Bat).
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    JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:00 p.m.
    1 Courthouse Sq #205, Crown Point, IN 46307
    The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City.
    Self guided, guided and behind the scenes tours are all available.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    LAKE OF THE RED CEDARS MUSEUM (self-guided and special tours are available by appointment only...not necessarily open without appt.)
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum houses many interesting exhibits of Cedar Lake and the surrounding area. It is open May through September, and special tours are available by appointment. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
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    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment that promotes the continued exploration of the Earth and space sciences through innovative programs that challenge how teachers educate, students learn, and businesses operate. We seek to foster in the community a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. One-Hour Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what makes our place so special. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right.
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    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
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    Four Winds
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117
    (866) 494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
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    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (866) 711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
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    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46406
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bars, Restaurants, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy live entertainment? Search no more! Here is a list of venues in Northwest Indiana offering live music. Please check with the individual locations for specific days and times.


    Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
    777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    Blue Chip is the region’s ultimate live entertainment destination, featuring everything from local bands to A-list entertainment. It's Vegas Baby! and Rocks Lounge offer a comfortable, intimate experience with the best local entertainment the area has to offer - local bands, your favorite acts from yesteryear, hilarious comedy acts and more. Or check out the Stardust Event Center, a 15,000+ square-foot entertainment destination that attracts the biggest names music and comedy have to offer. From world-famous performers to local bands, we have it all at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa!
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    Buddy and Pal's Place (Crown Point)
    1206 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
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    Buddy and Pal's Place (Schererville)
    340 US Hwy 30
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-865-8377
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
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    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live acoustic every Friday night.
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    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
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    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
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    Front Porch Music
    505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-4700
    The lower level of our store has been converted into a 72 seat coffee house where many fine artists travel to perform concerts and entertain our highly appreciative audiences. We also have an open stage each week. The open stages are on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
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    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    Acoustic Jam Nights Every Sunday
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    GoodFellas
    11200 West 129th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6700
    Goodfellas offers a wide variety of live entertainment for 21 and over. Every Wednesday is "Wednesday Night Laughs," Friday and Saturday is DJ night, Saturdays also include Live Bands and Sunday is JamNight with Bad Cadillac.
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    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Visit website for live entertainment schedule.
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    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Live bands and entertainment on Wednesdays.
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    Kenwood Tap
    6309 Kennedy Ave
    Hammond, Indiana 46323
    (219) 844-9766
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
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    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Visit us online to see upcoming live music.
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    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
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    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    click for details

    Silver Bullet
    100 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-7700
    DJ, Karaoke or live music on Friday nights. Live entertainment on Saturday nights.
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    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Check the website or visit our Facebook page click for details for more information.
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    Spirros Lounge
    4760 Calumet Ave
    Hammond, Indiana 46327
    (219) 932-3255
    Contact us for live entertainment schedule.
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    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    Visit our Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.
    click for details


    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    Live bands every Friday and Saturday night
    click for details

    The Quest Eatery & Spirits
    1204 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-4812
    Acoustic on Tuesdays.
    click for details


    T.J. Maloneys Authentic Irish Pub
    800 East 81st Avenue
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    219-769-6311
    T.J. Maloney's features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Shows begin at 9:30 p.m.
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    True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
    8940 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 836-2122
    Live Blues on Thursday nights. Live entertainment on most Fridays and Saturdays as well. Check website for schedule.
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    White Hawk Country Club Bar & River Rock Restaurant
    1001 White Hawk Dr
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-1300
    Open to the public! Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
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    White Rhino Bar & Grill
    101 Joliet Street
    Dyer, Indiana 46311
    219-864-9200
    Live music on Thursday evenings. Check the website for dates and performers.
    click for details


    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Visit our Facebook page click for details or our website for upcoming events.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Musical, Performance, NWI, Things to do, Northwest Indiana
    - Pump Boys and Dinettes runs September 15 through October 16.

    It is a toe-tapping, totally entertaining, countrified musical tribute to life along the open road. The pump boys, Jim, Eddie, Jackson and L.M., sell high octane fuel on North Carolina's Highway 57. The sassy dinettes, Cupp sisters Prudie and Rhetta, run the ever popular Double Cupp diner next door. At first glance, you wouldn’t know that this little stop off Highway 57 in small town North Carolina is where all the action is, but between changing tires and baking pies, the gang performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock 'n' roll and blue grass in this charming tale of friendship, romance and life's simple pleasures. The production will be directed by Brian Russell, who directed the 2014 hit RING OF FIRE, THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
    Performances for the 2016 season are Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Season subscriptions are available for $150 or $160. Available for subscribers is a special Dinner Theatre Subscription Series. Complimentary Post-Show Discussions with cast members are held the second Thursday and third Wednesday of each production.

    Meal packages are available for select matinee and evening performances, located in the dining room, right across from the theatre lobby.

    2016 Season Subscriptions will go on sale 8/23 for renewals and on 10/13 for new subscribers.

    Individual ticket prices for 2016 range from $40-$44 and will go on sale 12/15.

    To purchase season tickets, individual tickets and/or gift certificates, call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com (for single tickets only) at 800.511.1552. Group discounts for groups of 11 or more are also available by calling 219.836.3258. For more information on Theatre at the Center visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
    Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center 219.836.3255
  • | 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!


    **Please contact the brewery directly for their hours, as they may have changed after they were published

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    SCHEDULE A BREWERY OR WINE TOUR WITH ALL AROUND LIMOUSINE SERVICE!
    *Limousines, Limo Buses, Executive Sedans, and Vans
    *Call 219-980-3636 or visit click for details for additional information and rates.
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    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! click for details


    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
    click for details



    BREWFEST
    8347 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, IN 46322
    219-237-2682
    Brewfest is the 1st "all craft, tap your own beer" location in the Midwest. Stop in, purchase a beer pass and pour yourself one of 20 local and Great Lakes microbrews. No bartender on duty - just pour yourself what you want. Tasting size glassware is available and there is no pressure to tip!

    The fest also offers an outdoor patio for your enjoyment, weather permitting. Brewfest makes their own beer cheese to go along with their big pretzel, served hot. Feel free to order some delivery or bring your own eats. Great pizza next door and packaged beer to-go.
    Mon-Thu: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Fri-Sat: 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Sun: 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
    click for details


    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 - 2:00 am
    Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    click for details


    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-Thursday: 2PM-8PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM-10PM
    Sunday: 11AM-8PM
    click for details



    BYWAY BREWING
    2825 Carlson Drive
    Hammond, IN 46323
    219-844-5468
    "It's about the journey..." Navigating the twists and turns of America's highways and byways invites discovery and experience that is sometimes earned and always learned. Occasionally we all need to take a break from our journey, or perhaps add to it by simply having a beer. Byway Brewing invites you to do just that.
    Byway offers craft beer production, taproom, food & private party facility.
    If you would like to learn more about the brewing process and equipment and ingredients used to make great craft beer, you are invited to free tours of our production facility that take place Saturdays at noon and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Tours last about 20-to-30-minutes.
    Sun – Thurs: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Fri – Sat: 11:30 a.m. – midnight
    click for details


    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-Wednesday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Thursday-Saturday 11:00am-Midnight
    click for details


    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 7 different year-round beers, but over 35 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
    Mon/Tues closed
    click for details


    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.
    Monday-Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
    Thursday and Friday: 4pm – 9 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
    Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
    click for details



    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-Thursday 4pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 9pm, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.
    click for details


    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
    click for details



    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith. Family seating is available in the upstairs or outside patio sections of our Tap Room. We have hi chairs, car seat slings, and changing tables in both the men's and women's rest rooms to accommodate people with young children. If our food menu is not appealing to your little ones, our kitchen will put together simple grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices, and other simple foods for kids- just ask. 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.
    Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am- 10:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    click for details



    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: CLOSED
    Tues- Fri: 4-11pm
    Sat: 12-11pm
    Sun: 12-8pm
    click for details



    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Route 2 Brews is a small production microbrewery on the edge of farm country in Lowell, Indiana. Our main focus is quality of our beers. We are committed to providing our customers with a cozy atmosphere in our evolving tasting room. A place where you can sit down and have a pint in comfort.
    Fridays 4pm - 9pm
    Saturdays 12 noon - 8pm
    Sundays 11am - 7pm
    Mondays 12 noon - 6pm
    click for details



    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 & Wednesday 4pm-11pm
    Thursday-Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    click for details



    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, the Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, as well as several seasonal brews. Along with the twelve beers on tap, Shoreline offers a diverse Barrel Aged Series.
    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
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    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
    Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 9 pm
    Friday 3 pm – 11 pm
    Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
    Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm
    click for details



    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 8pm
    Friday 4pm to 10pm
    Saturday Noon to 9pm
    Sunday Noon to 5pm
    click for details



    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.
    Mon – Thurs: 3PM - 11PM
    Friday: 3PM - 12AM
    Saturday: 12PM - 12AM
    Sunday: 12PM - 8PM
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    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.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon 11:00am–11:15pm
    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
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    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 – 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 12 am
    Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
    Check their Facebook page at click for details for different hours of operation on Holidays.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY (Hammond Location)
    5417 N Oakley Ave. Hammond, IN
    219-803-0820
    Our Hammond brewpub is where all the magic (of brewing and packaging) happens. We have a taproom and kitchen here. Families are welcome but we do not have high chairs nor booster seats.
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    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.
    January 2 – April 14:
    Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.
    Weds. & Fri., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    April 15 – December 31:
    Sun. thru Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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    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
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    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.
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    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
    click for details


    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.
    Monday - Wednesdays 11AM to 6PM
    Thursdays 11 AM to 8 PM
    Fridays and Saturdays 11 AM to 6 PM
    Sundays Noon to 5 PM
    click for details
     
           
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES
    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    click for details



    CHESTERTON
    Duneland Pizza
    click for details

    Lemon Tree
    click for details

    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
    click for details



    LA PORTE
    Spire Farm to Fork
    click for details



    MICHIANA SHORES
    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details



    MICHIGAN CITY
    Bridges
    click for details

    Fiddlehead
    click for details

    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    click for details

    Overboard at the Marina
    click for details

    Tree House Cafe
    click for details



    MILLER
    Wells Street Beach
    click for details



    NEW BUFFALO
    Bentwood Tavern
    click for details

    Brewster’s
    click for details

    Casey’s
    click for details

    Stray Dog
    click for details



    PORTAGE
    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    click for details



    PORTER
    Wagners Ribs
    click for details



    SAWYER
    Greenbush
    click for details



    VALPARAISO
    Sage
    click for details


    Original article by Dig the Dunes can be found at: click for details
     
           
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, prep, enrichment, deals
    - Each school year brings new adventures and we at Sylvan want to be with you every step of the way. Offering individualized programs for Pre K through High School, we will work with you to create a plan that helps your student thrive! Contact us today!

    Click here for our $25 off coupon:
    click for details


    CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION!

    Schererville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 958 W US HWY 30, Schererville, Indiana 46375
    Phone Number- 219-322-5535

    Merrillville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 1070 W 84th Drive, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Phone Number- 219-736-1113

    Valparaiso Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 2500 Calumet Ave, Suite F, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
    Phone Number- 219-707-5074

    Mishawaka Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 3005 Grape Road, Suite A, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
    Phone Number- 574-254-1055

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, basketball, back to school, NWI, kids, preschool, school age
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced they are taking registration for their Lil’ Dribblers Pre-School to Kindergarten session and first through third grade session of "back to school" basketball program. All Lil’ Dribblers sessions will be held on Thursday's for eight weeks starting September 8th, -October 27th, 2016.

    Lil’ Dribblers basketball instruction will be held at Franciscan Point Sport Medicine Institute in their Athletic Development Fieldhouse located at 12800 Mississippi Parkway (half mile east of the intersection of I-65 ad Rt. 231) in Crown Point, Indiana. Individual registration information fee is as follows:

    Lil’ Dribblers for Boys and Girls Pre-School to Kindergarten
    Thursday, 4:30 pm -5:30 pm

    Lil’ Dribblers for Boys and Girls 1st through 3rd Grade
    Thursday, 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

    $65 Individual registration fee for Crown Point residents
    $80 Individual registration fee for non- residents
    Crown Point residents are those whose address resides
    within City of Crown Point limits

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VERIFY RESIDENCY, OR TO REGISTER CONTACT:
    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department
    at 219-661-2271 or email John Stroia: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Franciscan Point Sport Medicine Institute in their Athletic Development Fieldhou
    12800 Mississippi Parkway Crown Point IN 46307
    John Stroia 219.661.2271 jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Things to do, Event
    - Fall has arrived and so have these great festivals throughout NWI!

    September 23
    40th Annual Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show
    click for details

    September 23-25
    Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
    click for details

    September 24
    Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival in Chesterton
    click for details

    September 24
    OktoberFest in Rensselaer
    click for details

    September 24
    Valpo Motorcycle/Car Show & Swap Meet
    click for details

    September 24
    Cedar Lake Hometown Fest
    click for details

    September 30
    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest in St. John
    click for details

    September 30
    Westville Pumpkin Festival
    click for details

    September 30-October 3
    Fall Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo
    click for details

    October 1
    Crown Point Oktoberfest
    click for details

    October 1
    Porter's Perfect Pint Festival 2016
    click for details

    October 1
    CrossPointe Fall Festival- Valparaiso
    click for details

    October 7-9
    Elvis FANtasy Fest in Portage
    click for details

    October 8
    Wickedly Whiting
    click for details

    October 8
    Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm
    click for details

    October 8-9
    Buckley Fall Festival “Lasting Traditions” in Lowell
    click for details

    October 14- 15
    Fall Harvest Festival in Valparaiso
    click for details

    October 15
    Halloween Fun Fair and Parade in Dyer
    click for details

    October 15
    Munster Ale Fest
    click for details

    October 15
    Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point
    click for details

    October 15
    Festival of the Trail @ Kennedy and Highway on Trail in Highland
    click for details

    October 15
    Winfield Harvest Festival
    click for details

    October 15
    Portage Brewfest
    click for details

    October 16
    Oktoberfest with Matt Gabriel @ Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City
    click for details

    October 16
    Okto-BEER-Fest at Friendship Botanical Gardens in Michigan City
    click for details

    October 21
    Hobart Chamber BrOOfest 2016
    click for details

    October 21-23
    Highland Fall Festival
    click for details

    October 22
    Pumpkin Fest and 5K Dash in Burns Harbor
    click for details

    October 22
    Taltree Arboretum OAKtoberfest in Valparaiso
    click for details

    October 23
    BrewsFest 2016 at Fire & Water in Michigan City
    click for details
     
           
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Kitchen, Faucets, Tubs, Drawing, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Stop in to WaterPlace, 10732 Broadway Ave., Crown Point, between today and October 1, 2016 and enter their drawing to win a $25,000 Kitchen!

    WaterPlace is open on the following days & times:
    Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thur: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Also, mark your calendars! October 1, 2016 is the GRAND OPENING at WaterPlace from 10am to 3pm. Ty Pennington, the Extreme Home Makeover Host will be featured that day! How exciting!
    WaterPlace
    10732 Broadway Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    219.661.7021
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, movie, things to do, family, kids
    - STORKS
    Starts Friday

    See it on the Hoosier Theatre's Big Screen!

    Rated: PG

    Starring: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston

    Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

    Synopsis: A stork (Andy Samberg) who delivers packages for a giant corporation lands in big trouble when he accidentally activates a machine, which produces an adorable baby girl.

    Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland

    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
  • | Local Events
    - 5:00-7:00 Pre K-5th grade
    $19
    educationstationnwi.com
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Kids, kids; toddlers; preschool; youth programs; kids recreation; kids activities; tot
    - New Days Added!
    5/6 year old classes added!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Sign up by 10/1 to receive a free Sparta Sports Bag!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jill Wichert 219.224.3663 jill@spartadome.com
  • - A Preschool Open Gym) On Fridays we hold an open gym for current students and their family or friends ages walking to 6 year old.----Parent participation is required.---- The instructor in the gym is Miss Rhonda. $6.00 for members and each sibling. $12.00 for non-members.
    Patti's All-American
    1530 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, jumping, trampoline, frozen, fun, toddler
    - On Friday, September 30th we will be having Anna and Elsa come visit the park during our Toddler Time which is from 10am-12pm.
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Amanda Deckinga 219.227.3777 amanda.deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, zoo, animals, kids, things to do, fall, pumpkins
    - Fridays-Sundays
    September 30-October 2; October 7-9; October 14-16; October 21-23; October 28-30
    Plus Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
    Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo's second annual Fall Fest! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.

    10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Free admission
    Tickets for rides can be purchased at Lincoln Park Zoo ($3 for one ticket, $27 for 10, $51 for 20)
    Pumpkins will be available for sale daily September 30-October 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Lincoln Park Zoo members will receive an email on September 28 with a coupon to save $2 on any pack of 10 or 20 tickets! Coupon must be printed and then presented at time of purchase. Members who don’t receive email may contact members@lpzoo.org.

    Joining us on Saturday, October 29? Bring your best costume for Spooky Zoo Spectacular!
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago IL 60614
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events,
    - Lake County Public Library's Annual Fall Book Sale is open to all with thousands of books for adults, teens, and children. In addition there will be dvds, musical cds, audio-books, paperbacks, feature films on video, and magazines. Prices range from $ .25 to a maximum of $1.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 5:30pm - | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Dinner, Auction, Concert, Event, Things to do
    Radisson at Star Plaza
    800 E 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, live music, brewery, pub, things to do
    - Live music with Greg Miliken
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 9:00pm - 11:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, jumping, trampoline, glow in the dark, fun
    - Join us every Friday night from 9pm-11pm for Sky Zone's Glow Night!

    This event is $25 per person and includes 2 hours of jump and a glow in the dark t-shirt.
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Amanda Deckinga 219.227.3777 amanda.deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

    Central Avenue Beach Access
    Address
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    A unique beach you can access by paved road or wooded trail. Here, you can see a buried forest created by wind-blown sands. Nearby, you can access the Calumet Bike Trail. Nearby, you can access the northeast end of the Calumet Bike Trail. This 9.1-mile gravel trail passes flower-filled fields, marshes, and woodlands. Lifeguards are not provided at Central Avenue Beach.

    Cowles Bog
    Address
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    Alt Phone: (219) 395-8914
    Fax: (219) 395-1767
    About
    If you are the type that will WALK MILES TO GET TO A SECLUDED BEACH, this is your spot. On your way to the beach you will walk through the remnant of the once-widespread wetland system called Cowles Bog. The bog encompasses a marsh surrounding a small fen, where a stand of tamaracks and white pines grows on a floating mat of peat moss. Starting near the guardhouse in the northeastern part of the site, a boardwalk trail passes marshes and ponds that host horned grebes, black-crowned night herons, buffleheads, and a myriad of other water birds. You can hike right out to the beach and back on 4.5 miles of interconnecting loop trails. Two trailheads serve the trail system, each with a portable toilet. Parking is very limited and needless to say there are no lifeguards making the trek out to this secluded beach.

    Dunbar Beach Access
    Address
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores, IN 46301
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    Parking is limited at this prime spot near the Lake View Picnic Area and the historic Century of Progress homes. A beautiful beach in a residential neighborhood where there are no lifeguards.

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    Address
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-1952
    Fax: (219) 926-9113
    About
    Indiana Dunes State Park encompasses 2,182 acres of beach, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine groves and is surrounded by National Lakeshore lands. The park's 16.5 miles of trails allow you to explore all these habitats, which shelter diverse wildlife and provide excellent birding. Even on the busiest summer days, if you head away from the public beach house, you'll quickly lose the crowds. Scan the open water for ships, beachcomb, and take in the sweeping backdrop of the dunes. Watch birds on the open water, feeding at the water's edge, or from the small bird observatory in the park’s Nature Center. The park provides camping, picnicking, showers, snack bar, camp store, and a park naturalist. In summer, the park offers a small gift shop and swimming beach with lifeguards. Interpretive naturalist programs are held daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and on weekends the rest of the year. View the schedule at click for details or call (219) 926-1390 for information.

    Kemil Road Beach Access
    Address
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    Alt Phone: (219) 395-8914
    Fax: (219) 395-1767
    About
    You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County getting to the Kemil Road Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or walk down to Lake View Picnic area to have a picnic or use the restroom. No lifeguards.

    Lake View Picnic Area
    Address
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.

    Mount Baldy
    Address
    U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    Mt. Baldy is closed except for scheduled ranger-led tours, but all other Indiana Dunes beaches and sand dunes are open. Visitors wanting to see or hike tall sand dunes are encouraged to visit Indiana Dunes State Park and do The 3 Dune Challenge (click for details To complete The 3 Dune Challenge, a person must hike a special 1.5 mile course at Indiana Dunes State Park, climbing Mount Jackson (elevation 176 feet), Mount Holden (184 feet), and Mount Tom (192 feet). Some parts of the trail feature 40-degree slopes, making each step that much more, well, challenging. In the sandy vertical climbs, it’s common to take two steps forward and slide one step back. The 3 Dune Challenge’s dunes are significantly higher than the 125-foot Mt. Baldy. As for Mt. Baldy, it is just one of several Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore sites, and the other sites remain open, including West Beach, Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, Porter Beach, Kemil Road Beach, Dunbar Access Point, Lake View Picnic Area and Central Avenue Beach. Explore this website or call Indiana Dunes Tourism at (800) 283-8687 for more information. Note that Mt. Baldy will remain closed until further notice while scientists investigate unexplained holes that have opened up on its surface. Mt. Baldy is the only site where such issues have been reported.

    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    Address
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    Alt Phone: (219) 762-1675
    Fax: (219) 841-9017
    About
    Formerly an industrial site, this 57-acre lakefront site, jointly managed by the National Park Service and the City of Portage, features an enclosed pavilion with seasonal food service, restrooms, a handicap-accessible trail, and fishing pier. A breakwater, with handrails, provides easy access for fishing, bird watching, and sightseeing. This is also a good spot for launching a kayak for the increasingly popular activity of kayaking on Lake Michigan. No lifeguards.

    Porter Beach Access
    Address
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and catching some rays. Bathrooms and small foot wash. Limited parking. No lifeguards.

    Wells St. Beach
    Address
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary, Indiana 46403
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    About
    OPEN for the 2016 season!
    Parking is per vehicle - $8 for weekdays and $10 for weekends and holidays! Open 7 days a week {weather pending} from 9am - 7:30pm.
    WSB beach front parking and concession now has a patio with table side dining serving beer, wine, and food. Located in Miller, Indian on Lake Michigan, just a short drive from Chicago, Michigan City, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Enjoy a day on the beach with family and friends. Don't forget to indulge in the season must have, our Wells Street Burger!
    Hours subject to change due to weather, day light, and unforeseeable circumstances. Check bacteria levels here: click for details


    West Beach
    Address
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage, IN 46368
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    A bath house nestled among dunes and a wide sandy beach makes this a popular spot for enjoying Lake Michigan. From the beach, hike the Dune Succession Trail that includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake with Chicago on the horizon. Covered picnic shelters and grills offer a great spot to relax over a meal after a day’s worth of activities. Lifeguards available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.


     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Food, Music, Things to do
    - St. John the Evangelist Parish is proud to present the annual St. John Oktoberfest held again at the St. John the Evangelist Old Parish Parking Lot (9400, Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN). Each year, Oktoberfest brings in a great crowd of people looking to relax, eat, and have fun with family and friends. For 2016 you can expect to enjoy Live Music, a Bier Garden, bean bags, and two huge TV’s which will be playing College and NFL Football so you won’t miss a single game. Not only is St. John Oktoberfest for the 21+ crowd who can come to enjoy a beer, it is also a great place to bring family and kids. There will be Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Big Wheels and Hula Hoops, and a Fire Truck with “Meet Jake the Fire Dog.”
    Come one, come all to the 2016 St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest and have fun while celebrating the German heritage of Saint John, Indiana!
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
    9400 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
  • | Arts and Entertainment, nwi, northwest indiana, opera house, brothers grimm, arts, theatre
    - Ticket Prices:
    Reserved adult seat- $21
    Seniors and Students- $18
    Loge adult seat- $50
    Check website for group prices and passes.

    Friday- 8pm
    Saturday- 8pm
    Sunday- 2pm

    The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
    The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Memorial Opera House Box Office 219.548.9137
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, football, highschool, community, lake central, schedule
    - All games start at 7 p.m.

    Home Games:

    Andrean High School Scrimmage on August 12th

    Munster High School on August 19th

    Lincoln-Way Central High School on August 26th

    LaPorte High School on September 16th

    Chesterton High School on September 30th
    *Homecoming Game

    Valparaiso High School on October 14th
    *Senior Night
    Lake Central High Shool
    8400 Wicker Avenue Saint John IN 46373
    Lake Central High School 219.365.8551
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, school, plan, specials
    - Feeling stressed about back to school? We've got your back! Sylvan is your partner for all your education needs! From remediation to enrichment to college prep, we can make an individual plan that will make your school year a breeze! Back to school specials going on now! Contact us today!

    Get Your BACK TO SCHOOL Academic Checkup for only $95!

    Schererville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 958 W US HWY 30, Schererville, Indiana 46375
    Phone Number- 219-322-5535

    Merrillville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 1070 W 84th Drive, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Phone Number- 219-736-1113

    Valparaiso Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 2500 Calumet Ave, Suite F, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
    Phone Number- 219-707-5074

    Mishawaka Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 3005 Grape Road, Suite A, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
    Phone Number- 574-254-1055

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Kids, learning fun math reading
    - Welcome Back to School! The Education Station is looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited to help students in K-12 have a successful year. We are here for your tutoring or enrichment needs! Contact us today to schedule an assessment for only $29.

    We also host fundraisers, birthday parties, private events, and field trips!

    educationstationnwi.com

    219-313-1431

    Like us on Facebook

    We are located behind Red Robin
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive
    Schererville, IN 46375
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | Local Events, U-pick, Fall, Family, NWI, Apples,
    - Apple season is here! Visit one of these orchards in Northwest Indiana to pick your own apples or enjoy some fall family fun.


    County Line Orchard
    200 S County Line Rd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 947-4477
    The orchard season starts August 31, 2016 and ends November 1, 2016
    Visit the website for specific event hours
    click for details



    Garwood Orchard
    5911 W 50 S, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-4385
    U-Pick Hours: Daily 8:30am-5:30pm (ends October 31, 2016)
    click for details



    Mowry’s Fruit Farm
    2411 E 109th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-4782
    Hours: Sun 10-4; Mon - Sat 9 – 5 (Orchard closed on Labor Day)
    click for details



    Radke Orchards
    8999 W 200 N, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-3140
    Radke Orchards will open on September 3rd for the 2016 season.
    Hours: 8:30a - 6:00p
    click for details



    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte , IN 46350
    (219) 788-2839
    Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, hayride, fall, family, things to do
    - A hayride through the park is the perfect addition to your fall party! Reservations for tractor drawn hayrides are offered at Stoney Run, Oak Ridge Prairie, Deep River, and Buckley Homestead County Parks in September and October. The maximum number per ride is 25 adults (more if mostly children). Reserve hayrides by calling the business office at 219-769-7275.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays — $100.00 per ride
    Monday-Thursday — $75.00 per ride

    Wheelchair accessible hayrides are available at Oak Ridge Prairie during daylight hours. The hay wagon is able to carry people in wheelchairs (smaller capacity due to wheelchair). Regular prices apply. Time and day of reservations are dependent upon availability of driver.
     
           
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, haunted, scary, spooky, Halloween, terror, things to do
    - Looking to be scared in Northwest Indiana? Visit these area attractions! Some offer not so spooky hours or events for kids.

    CROWN POINT

    Mayham at the Moose
    click for details

    Old Sheriff's House and Jail Haunted House
    click for details
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    GARY

    Cryptic Manor Haunted Attraction
    click for details
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    HAMMOND

    Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions
    click for details
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    HEBRON

    Hebron Middle School Haunted House
    click for details
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    HESSVILLE

    Hessville Zombie Crawl
    click for details
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    HOBART

    Tour of Terror Blastcamp
    click for details
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    LAPORTE

    Hesston Ghost Train
    click for details
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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk
    click for details
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    PORTAGE

    Haunted Hills Hospital
    click for details

    Haunted Hayride
    click for details
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    ST. JOHN

    Lake Hills Haunted House
    click for details
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    VALPARAISO

    Amhurst Asylum Haunted Attraction
    click for details
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    WHITING

    Wickedly Whiting
    click for details
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    Northwest Indiana

    Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events
    - 5:00-7:00 Pre K-5th grade
    $19
    educationstationnwi.com
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:11PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - Location: 3001 Ridge Road, Highland
    Saturdays: 6/4/2016 – 10/15/2016 (off 7/2)

    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
    Highland Parks & Rec @ Lincoln Community Center 219.838.0114 info@highlandparks.org
  • | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Library Events,
    - Lake County Public Library's Annual Fall Book Sale is open to all with thousands of books for adults, teens, and children. In addition there will be dvds, musical cds, audio-books, paperbacks, feature films on video, and magazines. Prices range from $ .25 to a maximum of $1.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fundraiser crafts vendors holidays
    - Join us at Crown Point High School! Lots of vendors, crafters, artists & more to browse and shop! Raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle will also be available at this great event to benefit the Crown Point Classical Association, the parent booster group for the Crown Point High School Latin Club.
    Crown Point HS
    1500 S Main St Crown Point IN 46307
    Jennifer Stockton 219.776.8393 cpvendorfair@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Celebration, Celebration, Bath, Kitchen, Faucets, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Genevieve Gorder
    - Don't miss the Grand Opening at WaterPlace, 10732 Broadway, Crown Point on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 3pm.

    The Grand Opening features Ty Pennington, Extreme Home Makeover Host! How exciting!

    Register to win a $25,000 Kitchen from their showroom.

    WaterPlace is Leeps Supply Showroom and is Northwest Indiana's Premier Bath and Kitchen Experience.

    WaterPlace
    10732 Broadway Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    219.661.7021
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Family, Things to do, Fall
    - The Haunted Railway Garden returns this year for some Halloween fun, with our award-winning, living garden and garden-scale railroad with 3,000 feet of track getting a festive makeover. Parents of our littlest guests need not worry. The Haunted Railway Garden is not too spooky!

    The Railway Garden is an outdoor G (Garden)-scale model train garden that tells the amazing story of America’s steam engine history and its impact on the United States. The garden landscape features mountains, canyons and prairies and is home to a large collection of miniature conifers.

    Trains run daily from 10 am to close (7pm). Trains do not run in inclement weather, including strong winds. If weather is questionable, call 219.462.0025 day of your visit to verify trains are running.

    For rates and additional information, please visit click for details
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Dogs Obedience Training working dogs ptsd at-risk youth fundraiser
    - City Sieger canine competition provides novice handlers a competition experience like the pros - and the pro handlers opportunity to show their stuff. The public gets to see a great show! The Woodlawn City Sieger will bring people together in the spirit of competition for a day of camaraderie while raising funds for at-risk youth and veterans with P.T.S.D. Vendors! BBQ! Competitions! Puppy Races! A great way to spend the entire day! Help show our at-risk youth their potential and our veterans their worth!
    Visit click for details "City Sieger" page for more info and visit FB page Woodlawn Canine City Sieger
    Competitors can register on website. Registration starts @ 8:30 a.m.
    Francis Field Youth Foundation
    801 E Francis Road New Lenox IL 60451
    Connie 630.418.2885 training@woodlawncanine.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, pumpkin patch, hayrides, fall
    - Start new family traditions by celebrating Grandparents' Weekend at Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch. On Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, grandparents will receive a complimentary Unlimited Fun Pass with purchase of a child's pass. (Limit one free pass per child). Harvest Tyme is situated on our family-owned farm in beautiful Lowell, Indiana. For more information, please visit our website at click for details and be sure to "like" and "follow" us on Facebook.
     
           
    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch 219.440.2fun Info@HarvestTymeFun.com
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, flu shot, health, things to do, screenings
    Portage Christian Church
    5880 Evergreen Ave Portage IN 46368
    NorthShore Health Center 219.763.8112
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, Ty Pennington, Grand Opening, Faucets, WaterPlace, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Don't miss the Grand Opening at WaterPlace, 10732 Broadway, Crown Point on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 3pm.

    The GRAND OPENING features TY PENNINGTON, Extreme Home Makeover Host! How exciting!

    Register to win a $25,000 Kitchen from their showroom. The drawing will be held October 1, 2016, but you can just stop in at WaterPlace to register!

    WaterPlace is Leeps Supply Showroom and is Northwest Indiana's Premier Bath and Kitchen Experience.
    WaterPlace
    10732 Broadway Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    219.661.7021
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, zoo, animals, kids, things to do, fall, pumpkins
    - Fridays-Sundays
    September 30-October 2; October 7-9; October 14-16; October 21-23; October 28-30
    Plus Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
    Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo's second annual Fall Fest! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.

    10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Free admission
    Tickets for rides can be purchased at Lincoln Park Zoo ($3 for one ticket, $27 for 10, $51 for 20)
    Pumpkins will be available for sale daily September 30-October 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Lincoln Park Zoo members will receive an email on September 28 with a coupon to save $2 on any pack of 10 or 20 tickets! Coupon must be printed and then presented at time of purchase. Members who don’t receive email may contact members@lpzoo.org.

    Joining us on Saturday, October 29? Bring your best costume for Spooky Zoo Spectacular!
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago IL 60614
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, northwest indiana, nwi, wine, tasting, specialty food
    - Old World Market's wine tasting will feature some of their favorite wines of the season. In addition, their fantastic specialty foods, including cheese, charcuterie, and more will be available to sample inside the store.

    Admission is free.
    Old World Market
    76 S. Washington St. Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.476.0700
  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, kids, family, car show, bike show, motorcycle, vendors, raffles
    - Join us for the Third Annual Mommy's Haven Benefit, Car & Bike Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 1 from 11-5pm. This huge event will offer something for everyone: car & bike show, vendors, raffles, food, music, inflatables & bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals & more! The event runs from 11am-5pm but car & bike registration is open from 8am-11am. More details can be found at click for details
    Mommy's Haven is a local nonprofit organization currently building a maternity home in Lowell to offer housing to pregnant women in need in NWI. Please come to this amazing event and help give hope to pregnant women in NWI.
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Lauren Mauk 219.552.4797 lauren@MommysHaven.org
  • | 1:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Oktoberfest, NWI, festival
    - Mayor David Uran and Crown Brewing are once again proud to announce the Ninth Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday October 1st from 1-9pm located on South Main St.
    There will be food, festivities and fun for all ages with a pie eating contest, chili
    cook-off, live music, bean bag tournament and much much more. To pre-register for these events or to become a food vendor please contact the Special Events Department at 219-662-3290.

    South Main St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor's Office of Special Events, Diana Bosse 219.662.3290 dbosse@crownpoint.in.gov
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, northwest indiana, nwi, scavenger hunt, museum, puzzles
    - The Westchester Township History Museum will host its 5th annual History Hunt in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Clues in this Amazing Race-style event, will send participants throughout the National Lakeshore to solve puzzles and complete challenges to get to each historic location. A treat awaits those who complete the hunt.
    Bailly Homestead
    618 N. Mineral Springs Rd. Porter IN 46304
    219.983.9715
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, northwest indiana, nwi, beer, tasting, silent auction, fundraiser
    - Samples from over 50 Craft Breweries

    Food Vendors & Merchandise

    Commemorative Pint Glass

    Live Acoustic Music

    Rain or Shine

    Door Prizes

    lots of fun!!!

    *Must be 21 or over to attend...all proceeds go to the cause.

    **Prices are subject to change**​

    Purchase Tickets:
    ​$55 VIP Admission

    $40 General Admission

    $15 Designated Driver​
    Hawthorne Park
    500 Ackerman Drive Porter IN 46304
    219.926.5460
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Family, Things to do, Outdoor
    - Enjoy fall family fun every Saturday afternoon in October. We’ll offer $2 hayrides (free for kids 3 and younger), free crafts and games for kids led by our volunteers, a special photo area and delicious fall snacks available for purchase. Regular admission fees apply.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Shopping, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Flowers
    - Taltree Horticulturalist George Reid will be on hand for a fall bulb sale outside our Railway Garden Depot. Tulips, daffodils, crocus, snowdrops and iris will be available while supplies last. Come early in the month to get your favorites!
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • - We will have a spooky good time doing gymnastics, playing kooky games, and making a spooky Halloween craft. Campers come dressed up in a costume and participate in our annual costume parade plus get their share of candy when they trick or treat in the gym. Pizza will be served for dinner. Join us for a spooktacular good time! Ages 4-12 Girls and 4-8 Boys. $34 1st child $29 each sibling
    Patti's All-American
    1530 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
  • | 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
    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. Indoor Park.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    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. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
    click for details


    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    219.963.2070
    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.
    click for details


    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.365.2902
    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. Summer Months.
    click for details


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    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! Indoor.
    click for details


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    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.
    click for details


    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    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! Indoor.
    click for details


    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    219.462.1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. (Arcade Games in the Winter)
    click for details


    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    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.
    click for details



     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Food, Music, Things to do
    - St. John the Evangelist Parish is proud to present the annual St. John Oktoberfest held again at the St. John the Evangelist Old Parish Parking Lot (9400, Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN). Each year, Oktoberfest brings in a great crowd of people looking to relax, eat, and have fun with family and friends. For 2016 you can expect to enjoy Live Music, a Bier Garden, bean bags, and two huge TV’s which will be playing College and NFL Football so you won’t miss a single game. Not only is St. John Oktoberfest for the 21+ crowd who can come to enjoy a beer, it is also a great place to bring family and kids. There will be Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Big Wheels and Hula Hoops, and a Fire Truck with “Meet Jake the Fire Dog.”
    Come one, come all to the 2016 St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest and have fun while celebrating the German heritage of Saint John, Indiana!
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
    9400 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, haunted, spooky, scary, Halloween
    - Horror Tourers has added LHHH to their 2014 Hall of Fame. WARNING The review contains SPOILERS!

    Rated the number 8 scariest haunted house in Northwest Indiana
    and Northeast Illinois by Haunted Houses Chicago!

    Every Fri, Sat & Sun in October
    Check website for specific dates and times
    Lake Hills Park
    8640 Lake Hills Dr Saint John IN 46373
  • | Local Events, family, run, kids, race, Northwest Indiana, NWI, fun, hayride, trick or treat
    - Monster Dash at 8am
    Pumpkins, Witches & Hayrides at 10am-4pm 

    MONSTER DASH!
    5K Walk/Run
    Saturday, October 1 (Rain Date 10/2)
    8:00 am Start (Registration begins at 7:00 am)

    Registration Form and Map of Run: click for details
    C'mon and run to the Monster Dash! This 5K course will begin on Calumet Avenue and take you through Munster subdivisions and conclude at Centennial Park. Refreshments will be served before and after the race. All preregistered participants by September 16 will be guaranteed an event t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each category, both male and female. On-site registration begins at 6:30 am. Early bag pickup will be available at our office beginning Thursday, 9/29. Water stations provided by Pepsi Beverage Companies.

    Pre-register before 9/16: $25 Register After 9/16 or on-site: $30
    Ages

    PUMPKINS, WITCHES AND HAYRIDES, OH MY!
    Saturday, October 1 (Rain date: Sunday, October 2)
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    FREE Admission: costume parade on the stage, prizes for best costumes, trick or treat with local businesses and games
    $10 All-Access Wristband: hayride, pumpkin patch (first 250 wristband purchases), face painting, petting zoo, bounce house.
    $5 All-Access Parent pass (with purchase of child all access)
    $3 Individual Tickets

    Business Vendor Opportunity: $30 (plus candy and prize) Show your community support by enrolling your business in our Trick or Treat. Businesses can market to families while kids trick or treat. Children will be provided with a punch card and must visit all vendors to be entered into the prize contest.

    Sponsor Opportunity: Show your community support by becoming a sponsor. Stage Sponsors and Strolling Entertainment sponsorship available.

    Call (219) 836-7275 for more information or for application and sponsorship information.
    Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | Local Events, fresh fruits and vegetables, market, shopping, NWI
    - 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: Tuesdays, June 28-August 30(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, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-2pm on Tuesdays ; 8am-Noon on Saturdays
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: Wednesdays, May 4 through August 10
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call (219) 964-8626.

    MICHIGAN CITY Farmers Market
    At the Michigan City Farmer’s Market you’ll find locally grown produce, local cheeses, proteins, baked items, and foods from local artisans. Our vendors are required to produce all their own items to ensure we’re providing fresh, local, and healthy food options.
    Each week our food vendors are accompanied by 6-8 food trucks and carts preparing foods sourced from local farms. In addition to all the food options there is local musical entertainment as well as kids activities. Nonprofit organizations and clubs are on hand weekly to discuss their community activities as well.
    Location: 8th and Washington St (Just one block East of Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall)
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 15-September 28
    Time: 4pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call 507-400-2287

    WINFIELD Farmer, Family & Friends Market
    Location: In front of the Winfield Town Hall, 10645 Randolph St, Winfield, IN 46307
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 29 through August 31
    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: Thursdays, June 2nd - September 1st
    Time: 4pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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. Entertainment and Live Music will also be a major part of the market and will begin at 6 PM in the beer and wine Garden.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: Thursdays, June 2 - September 15
    Time: 3pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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, May through September
    Time: 5pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit us on Facebook at click for details 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: Every Friday, opening May 6th (weather permitting)
    Time: 3pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: Saturdays, May 7 through October 29
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: Saturdays, June 4th to September 24th
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: 2nd and 4th Saturday, May though August
    Time: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call (219) 964-8626.

    HAMMOND - HANDCRAFTED in the Ville
    Our market has moved to Live in the Ville every Saturday Night in June. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please email itisp3@gmail.com for more info. In the meantime, spread the word!!
    Every Saturday Night in June with Food Trucks, Outdoor Music and Artistic Performances, & craft market every single night!!
    Plus!! After Hours Acts at participating bars until 1:00 AM
    DATES: Saturdays in June
    TIME: 6 PM - 10 PM
    LOCATION: Kennedy Ave, Hammond, IN 46323 (173rd St. & Kennedy Ave)
    For more information call 219-844-9976 or email hessvillebusiness@gmail.com

    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: Saturdays, June 4 – October 15 (off July 2)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call 219-838-0114.

    LA PORTE Farmers Market
    Variety of local vendors featuring fresh produce, meats, other delicious edibles and handcrafted items. Live Entertainment on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and kids’ activities on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Rain or Shine!
    Location: City Parking Lot, Corner of Monroe & Lincolnway
    Dates: Saturdays, May 7 through October 15
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: Lowell High School, 2051 Commercial Ave.
    Dates: Second Saturday of the month June-October
    Time: 9am-2pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or Call Cathy @ 219-545-4348 or Kelly @ 219-218-3407

    MICHIGAN CITY Farmers Market
    At the Michigan City Farmer’s Market you’ll find locally grown produce, local cheeses, proteins, baked items, and foods from local artisans. Our vendors are required to produce all their own items to ensure we’re providing fresh, local, and healthy food options.
    Each week our food vendors are accompanied by 6-8 food trucks and carts preparing foods sourced from local farms. In addition to all the food options there is local musical entertainment as well as kids activities. Nonprofit organizations and clubs are on hand weekly to discuss their community activities as well.
    Location: 8th and Washington St (Just one block East of Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall)
    Dates: Saturdays, April 30 through October 29
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call 507-400-2287

    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: Saturdays, April 30 through October 29
    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 every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-Noon on Saturdays ; 8am to 2pm on Tuesdays
    For more information: Visit click for details 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: Saturdays, May 7 through October 29 (except July 2 and July 30)
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call 219-384-7147.


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    *SUNDAYS:

    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: Sundays, May through September
    Time: 10am-3pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or email market@millerbeacharts.org. You can also visit their Facebook page at click for details


    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Live Music every other week beginning May 8.
    Location: Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: Sundays, May 1 through September 25
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit click for details or call 219-836-7275.


    SCHERERVILLE Farmer's Market-SundayFunday
    Once each month there is a different theme or celebration.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: Sundays, June 5, July 24, August 28 and September 18
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    To learn more about our #SundayFunday and our newly expanding Farmers Market, follow us on Facebook at click for details

    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: Sundays, May 1 through October 30
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit click for details 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.
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Nature, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.
    Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society on the first Saturday night of each month to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In celebration of the National Park Service centennial birthday and the fiftieth birthday of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, every first Saturday of the month through November of 2016.
    The society will bring their telescopes so visitors can get a closer look at the night sky, but feel free to bring a pair of binoculars from home, too. Please be sure to dress for the weather as there is no building or restrooms to warm up.

    The Kemil Beach parking lot is located at 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park's website atclick for details

    Times vary by season
    Kemil Beach
    E State Park Road Beverly Shores IN 46301
  • | Daily Specials, Kids Eat FREE, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Restaurants
    - Kids Eat Free Every Saturday at Les Cafe Pancake Club & The Pancake Club!

    Les Cafe, 2708 Highway Ave., Highland

    The Pancake Club, 2257 US 41, Schererville

    Both restaurants are open daily from 6am to 4pm.

    Plus, click this link for a printable coupon for 10% off! This coupon can be used Monday through Friday!: click for details
    Les Cafe
    2708 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    972.7831
  • | Arts and Entertainment, nwi, northwest indiana, opera house, brothers grimm, arts, theatre
    - Ticket Prices:
    Reserved adult seat- $21
    Seniors and Students- $18
    Loge adult seat- $50
    Check website for group prices and passes.

    Friday- 8pm
    Saturday- 8pm
    Sunday- 2pm

    The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
    The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Memorial Opera House Box Office 219.548.9137
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, fire, safety, prevention, open house, breakfasts
    - Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during this week every year since 1925.

    The theme for 2016 Fire Prevention Week is Don't Wait- Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.

    Please take time to visit one of these local events in the area!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

    East Chicago 10-2 P.M.
    click for details

    Schererville 11-2 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

    St. John 11-3 P.M.
    click for details

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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016

    Hammond 10-2 P.M.
    click for details

    Griffith 12-4 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

    Lakes of the Four Seasons 7-12 P.M.
    click for details

    Crown Point 1-2 P.M.
    click for details

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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

    Munster 11-3:30 P.M.
    click for details

    Highland 11-3 P.M.
    click for details

    Dyer 12-4 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

    Lowell 1-4 P.M.
    click for details

    Cedar Lake (Time- TBD)
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, crafts, shopping, gifts, vendor, fair, shows, things to do, events
    - Visit one of Northwest Indiana's craft and vendor shows this fall.

    SEPTEMBER 9-10
    Fetching Market at the Historic Ford Hangar in Lansing, IL
    click for details

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    SEPTEMBER 17
    Craft/Vendor Show, Antique Auto show - Portage
    click for details

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    SEPTEMBER 17
    11th Annual DHC Bizarre Bazaar in Hammond
    click for details

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    SEPTEMBER 17-18
    28th Annual Celebration of the Arts at Schoolhouse Shop in Chesterton
    click for details

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    SEPTEMBER 24-25
    Griffith Fall Harvest Craft Festival
    click for details

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    OCTOBER 1
    CPCA Fall Craft & Vendor Fair - Crown Point
    click for details

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    OCTOBER 8
    Hebron Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
    click for details

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    OCTOBER 15-16
    Arts and Crafts Show - Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, pumpkin, patch, hayride, fall, tractor ride, family
    - BEECHER

    Windmill Acres
    3361 E Brunswick Rd
    Beecher, Il 60401
    708-278-2870
    click for details
    Just short of the Northwest Indiana Cedar Lake state line, you can chase your kids through the corn maze and laugh together. Relax with a cup of hot cider or coffee with a fresh made doughnut or kettle corn while the kids play on the playground or feed the animals. Hungry? Visit Windmill Café. Take home a beautiful mum, a pumpkin to carve and memories.... Other fall activities include the spider slider, barrel rides, hayrides, zip line barrel rides, and a pedal tractor Raceway.

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    DYER

    Elzinga Farm Market
    1587 Joliet Street, Dyer
    219-865-1181
    click for details
    Pumpkins, gourds, hayrides, corn maze. Hayrides and corn maze open early October. Please call for exact dates and times.

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    HIGHLAND

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
    click for details
    A farm stand with pre-picked pumpkins, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin bounce house, and group tours.

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    HOBART

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
    click for details
    This popular family destination offers u-pick and pre-picked apples, pumpkins, train rides, a corn maze, a child-sized hay bale maze, gift shop, hayrides, a petting zoo, and Peter the Pumpkin Eating Dino.
    The bakery sells pies, breads, cookies, fudge, and its legendary donuts: apple-spiced and pumpkin-spiced treats made fresh daily. For even more entertainment, the orchard's Barnyard Jams events take place on weekends with live music.

    Johnson’s Farm Produce
    8960 East Ride Road, Hobart
    219-962-1383
    2nd Location
    718 West Hwy 30, Valparaiso
    219-759-6359
    click for details
    Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Express, Pumpkin Bounce House, and Hot Apple Cider


    Merrillville Farms
    6716 S Colorado St, Hobart
    (219) 947-0223
    click for details
    U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins.

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    LAPORTE

    Fischer Farm
    2400 North Fail Rd, LaPorte
    (219) 362-8661
    click for details
    Fischer Farm offers hayrides, a corn maze and u-pick and pre-picked pumpkins. There's also a four-bedroom, three-bath farmhouse that can be rented out if you'd like to experience staying on a farm. For more information about the guest house, visit click for details.


    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W 50 S, LaPorte
    (219) 362-4385
    click for details
    The Garwood family farm dates back to 1831. On select fall weekends you can find great local talent performing live at the Garwood UPick pavilion. Bands play from Noon – 3pm and typically perform on Saturdays and Sundays from early September to mid-October. Horse and tractor drawn wagons take you out to the picking areas and provide transport for the picking areas.

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    LOWELL

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
    click for details
    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch, is a family owned and operated farm, providing a fun experience that includes activities for all ages. Some of the attractions include a corn maze, Farmville playland, a 60 foot fun slide, games, corn cannons and a kiddie coaster! There is no admission charge to the patch and hayrides are free. Visitors pay for individual attractions and pumpkins.


    Kregel's Pumpkin Patch
    7705 W 159th Ave, Lowell
    (219) 690-1503
    click for details
    Kregel's has been in business about 30 years, opening each year in late September for some fall fun. There are tractor-drawn hay wagons out to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins, two corn mazes, pony rides, a petting-zoo, the barrel train ride, a baby chick hatchery, a pumpkin slingshot and a farm stand with produce. There is no admission to the pumpkin patch.


    Norm's Pumpkin Patch
    7608 W 155th Ave, Lowell
    (219) 696-7726
    click for details
    Haunted hayrides, corn maze, private bonfire pits (by reservation) and hayrides for u-pick.

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    RENSSELAER

    Walker Farms
    N 75 E, Rensselaer, IN 47978
    219-956-4781
    click for details
    Fall Farm Goods, Pumpkin Painting, Petting Zoo, Corn Box & more!

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    WANATAH

    Guse CornMaze Pumpkin Patch
    14685 S 600 W, Wanatah
    219-733-9346
    click for details
    Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, a corn maze, pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, a gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, school tours and much more!

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    WESTVILLE

    Coulters' Produce
    5433 S. U.S. 421., Westville, IN
    219-785-2406
    click for details
    Hay rides, u-pick pumpkins and kids activities.

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    RENSSELAER

    Mathew Pumpkin and Tree Farm
    224 E 900th S, Rensselaer
    219-866-3388.
    Open every day, no public restrooms, no credit cards. Already harvested pumpkins and gourds. From small up to over 100 lbs. 50+ varieties of pumpkins and gourds.

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    VALPARAISO

    Windy Ridge
    .5 miles east of Hwy 49 on E County Road 150 South, Valparaiso
    219-462-TREE (8733)
    click for details
    Pumpkins, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Live Entertainment, Food, Bounce House, Pumpkin Decorating & Face Painting.
     
           
  • | Promotional, Promotional, Kitchen, Faucets, Tubs, Drawing, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Stop in to WaterPlace, 10732 Broadway Ave., Crown Point, between today and October 1, 2016 and enter their drawing to win a $25,000 Kitchen!

    WaterPlace is open on the following days & times:
    Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Tue: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thur: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Also, mark your calendars! October 1, 2016 is the GRAND OPENING at WaterPlace from 10am to 3pm. Ty Pennington, the Extreme Home Makeover Host will be featured that day! How exciting!
    WaterPlace
    10732 Broadway Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    219.661.7021
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, craft fair, God Water, Compassion , Marketplace , vendor
    - The Compassion Marketplace is an annual shopping event created to raise money and awareness for God Water, a not-for-profit organization providing clean water to Liberia, Africa. Shop with unique handcrafters and your favorite direct sale vendors. Family friendly event, with live music.
    Hanover Central High School
    10120 W. 133rd Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Sue Syverson 630.247.9455 Mrssyvo@juno.com
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Sep 2, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, motorcycles, benefit, fundraiser, police, law enforcement
    - Due to the rain that we had the day of the ride for "Crossing The Line" show/benefit we have RESCHEDULED the date for OCTOBER 2nd. All Proceeds go to COPS(Concerns Of Police Survivors) and Curt Hall. Ride will be Police Escorted. Registration begins at 10am and kickstands up at 12pm and concludes at Safe House for food and refreshments. $20 per bike riders or doubles. You can pre-register on the link on the event page by simply typing DUBWERKS in the search bar and it will come up.
    Safe House Bar & Grill
    101 South Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jennifer Puntillo 219.381.1099 dubwerks22@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, harvest, fall, children, things to do, activities
    - Bellaboo’s Autumn Harvest Celebration is loaded with fall fun. This time of year the garden pumpkins are fresh for the paining. Outdoor play areas are hay-filled and maze-y, crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples stamped, and the smells of cinnamon fill the air... and all the drinks in the café. New to this year’s celebration is fort play, in the new “Fort Bellaboo” outdoor play experience. Get hands on with nature and see what you can find, build, and create in Fort Bellaboo. With a little imagination (and a few sticks and stones) anything is possible! October at Bellaboo’s is a month full of fall fun just the right size for your little one!
    Bellaboo’s Autumn Harvest Celebration is sponsored by harvesttymefun.com, and runs every day in October from 10-6.

    What is Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center?
    Bellaboo’s creative, colorful, interactive design lets kids do what they do best – PLAY. As they play they happen to learn. Designed especially for age nine and younger, children experience Bellaboo’s pretend village and room after room of activities like water table, train play, face painting, pizza parlor, grocery store, art studio, multi-level play structure and much more. Birthday parties, events, school and group curriculum, family-friendly café put Bellaboo’s on your must experience list. See the website at click for details for hours and fees or call 219-963-2070.

    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center is located at Three Rivers County Park at 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, IN 46405. Coming from west of I-65 on I-80/94: Exit I-80/94 at Central Avenue then left (west) to Colorado Street. Turn left (south) on Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s. Coming from east of Ripley Street (US 51) on I-80/94: Exit I-80/94 at Ripley Street (US 51) south (exit 15). At Central Avenue turn right (west) onto Central for 3 miles to Colorado Street. Turn left (south) onto Colorado, go over the highway and straight into Three Rivers County Park and Bellaboo’s. GPS coordinates: Bellaboo’s building entrance: 41.567076,-87.298980
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, pumpkin patch, hayrides, fall
    - Start new family traditions by celebrating Grandparents' Weekend at Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch. On Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, grandparents will receive a complimentary Unlimited Fun Pass with purchase of a child's pass. (Limit one free pass per child). Harvest Tyme is situated on our family-owned farm in beautiful Lowell, Indiana. For more information, please visit our website at click for details and be sure to "like" and "follow" us on Facebook.
     
           
    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch 219.440.2fun Info@HarvestTymeFun.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, zoo, animals, kids, things to do, fall, pumpkins
    - Fridays-Sundays
    September 30-October 2; October 7-9; October 14-16; October 21-23; October 28-30
    Plus Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)
    Celebrate harvest fun in the heart of the city with Lincoln Park Zoo's second annual Fall Fest! This free family celebration features animal chats, musical entertainment, a pumpkin carver and fall-themed enrichment for the animals. Fall Fest also includes ticketed attractions throughout the zoo: a Ferris wheel, corn maze, hay mountain, fun slide, inflatable obstacle courses and more.

    10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Free admission
    Tickets for rides can be purchased at Lincoln Park Zoo ($3 for one ticket, $27 for 10, $51 for 20)
    Pumpkins will be available for sale daily September 30-October 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Lincoln Park Zoo members will receive an email on September 28 with a coupon to save $2 on any pack of 10 or 20 tickets! Coupon must be printed and then presented at time of purchase. Members who don’t receive email may contact members@lpzoo.org.

    Joining us on Saturday, October 29? Bring your best costume for Spooky Zoo Spectacular!
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago IL 60614
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fire Safety, open house, fire truck
    - -Fire Truck Rides
    -Free Blood Pressure Screening
    -Crime Prevention
    -Photo ID's made for you children.
    -Refreshments
    -Handouts
    -Hats for the kids!
    St. John Public Safety Building
    11033 W. 93rd Ave Saint John IN 46373
    St. John Municipal Offices 219.365.6465
  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Event, Family, Things to do
    Munster High School Football Field
    8808 Columbia Ave Munster IN 46321
    219.836.3349
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Baseball, Fun, Family, Things to do, Outdoor
    - The Deep River Grinders vintage base ball home games are played on Grinder Field at 2 pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.


    Vintage ball 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.
    Grinder Field
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    LAKE COUNTY PARKS 219.769.PARK info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Biking, Walking, Skating, Running, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - 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
    click for details

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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, and skating
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
    click for details

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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
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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
    click for details
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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
    click for details

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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
    Surface: asphalt
    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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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: 10 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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
    click for details

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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 Trail (2.5 miles) and Greenbelt Trail (2 miles)
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | 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


     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Food, Music, Things to do
    - St. John the Evangelist Parish is proud to present the annual St. John Oktoberfest held again at the St. John the Evangelist Old Parish Parking Lot (9400, Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN). Each year, Oktoberfest brings in a great crowd of people looking to relax, eat, and have fun with family and friends. For 2016 you can expect to enjoy Live Music, a Bier Garden, bean bags, and two huge TV’s which will be playing College and NFL Football so you won’t miss a single game. Not only is St. John Oktoberfest for the 21+ crowd who can come to enjoy a beer, it is also a great place to bring family and kids. There will be Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Big Wheels and Hula Hoops, and a Fire Truck with “Meet Jake the Fire Dog.”
    Come one, come all to the 2016 St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest and have fun while celebrating the German heritage of Saint John, Indiana!
    St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
    9400 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Animals, Pets, Places, Walking
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region.


    LAKE COUNTY
    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Residents $60 first/$20 additional; Non-Residents $120 first/$40 additional; Weekend Pass $15
    click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    One time try fee: $10 per dog (keep receipt so payment can be subtracted from the annual Pooch Pass)
    Annual Pooch Pass
    •$70 for Indiana State resident
    •$90 Out-of-State resident
    •$60 Indiana State senior (over 60) resident
    •$75 Out-of-State senior (over 60)
    •All rates include parking pass*
    •Fees are for the first dog with $10 for each additional dog
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    click for details

    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive - Munster, IN
    Fees: $40 per year Residents /$ 25 each additional dog (Residents must obtain a town tag as well for $10 that can be purchased in the Clerk Treasurers office.)
    Fees: $115 per year Non-Residents / $35 for second dog / $25 for third dog (New prices Effective 1/1/2016. Highland residents can receive the Munster resident rate. You must possess a current driver's license showing residency. No exceptions.
    click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West
    Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
    click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    500 E Joliet St, Schererville, IN 46375
    The annual cost is $60 for one dog and an additional $15 for each additional dog for residents. Non-Residents’ annual cost is $100 for one dog and an additional $25 for each additional dog. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership runs through the calendar year; that being January 1 through December 31.
    click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond, IN
    Free
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    Dog Park Rates
    Township Resident $25 1st dog $10 additional dog
    Out of Township $60 1st dog $20 addtional dog
    Out of State $100 1st dog $30 additional dog
    click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John, IN 46373
    $25/year for residents; $100/year for non-residents
    click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY
    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan, City
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte, IN
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2 , LaPorte, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details



    PORTER COUNTY
    Canine County Club (As of July 1st, Canine Country Club will become Royal Acres Country Club. Please check website for updated information)
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Day visits available during office hours only - We need to let you into the park
    Rates
    1 Year Membership $130.00
    9 Month Membership $100.00
    6 Month Membership $80.00
    3 Month Membership $55.00
    1 Month Membership $30.00
    All memberships require an additional $10 refundable deposit for every key FOB issued
    Multiple Dogs from the Same Household:
    Second Dog HALF PRICE
    Third Dog ONE THIRD PRICE
    click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Run
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 parking fee from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or a season pass may be purchased for $20. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    Free
    click for details







     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, nwi, northwest indiana, opera house, brothers grimm, arts, theatre
    - Ticket Prices:
    Reserved adult seat- $21
    Seniors and Students- $18
    Loge adult seat- $50
    Check website for group prices and passes.

    Friday- 8pm
    Saturday- 8pm
    Sunday- 2pm

    The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
    The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Memorial Opera House Box Office 219.548.9137
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, prep, enrichment, deals
    - Back to School and Sylvan go hand in hand! Sylvan has individualized plans to meet all of your kid's academic needs, whether they need to brush up on a topic, focus on enrichment to stay ahead of the game, or even prepare for college and ACT/SAT, we're here for you! Contact us today!

    Find out how to save $100 on a Sylvan program!

    Schererville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 958 W US HWY 30, Schererville, Indiana 46375
    Phone Number- 219-322-5535

    Merrillville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 1070 W 84th Drive, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Phone Number- 219-736-1113

    Valparaiso Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 2500 Calumet Ave, Suite F, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
    Phone Number- 219-707-5074

    Mishawaka Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 3005 Grape Road, Suite A, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
    Phone Number- 574-254-1055

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, fire, safety, prevention, open house, breakfasts
    - Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during this week every year since 1925.

    The theme for 2016 Fire Prevention Week is Don't Wait- Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.

    Please take time to visit one of these local events in the area!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

    East Chicago 10-2 P.M.
    click for details

    Schererville 11-2 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

    St. John 11-3 P.M.
    click for details

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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016

    Hammond 10-2 P.M.
    click for details

    Griffith 12-4 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

    Lakes of the Four Seasons 7-12 P.M.
    click for details

    Crown Point 1-2 P.M.
    click for details

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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

    Munster 11-3:30 P.M.
    click for details

    Highland 11-3 P.M.
    click for details

    Dyer 12-4 P.M.
    click for details

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    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016

    Lowell 1-4 P.M.
    click for details

    Cedar Lake (Time- TBD)
    click for details
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    PART-TIME FLOATING TELLER
    First Financial Bank, Highland, Schererville, Hammond, and Crown Point

    First Financial Bank is hiring two part-time floating tellers. One position will be housed out of our Crown Point Banking Center and the other out of our Schererville Banking Center. In this role an associate would be working approximately 20-30 hours per week. This role will support the Northwest Indiana banking centers located in Highland, Schererville, Hammond, and Crown Point. Reliable transportation is required. Mileage reimbursement available. For a full job description and to apply please visit our website at: click for details

    (Posted September 23, 2016)

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    CAREGIVERS
    FirstLight Home Care, Northwest Indiana

    Looking for EXCEPTIONAL CAREGIVERS to join our team !
    This is a rewarding opportunity to care for our aging community as a caregiver for FirstLight Home Care.
    Immediate need for Caregivers DAY & NIGHT Shifts. Selected candidates can earn highly competitive wages based on experience and skill. When you join our team, you may also enjoy benefits, paid expenses, additional certification training, and an opportunity for our Quarterly Exceptional Care Bonus program.

    Successful applicants will have a minimum of 1-2 yrs experience, be certified/state tested CNA’s and/or possess undeniable integrity as well as good communication skills and the desire to care for our community.

    Our caregivers are direct employees of FirstLight Home Care and we conduct national background checks as well as drug screens. Proof of Driver's License/Insurance is required.

    For immediate consideration: Please fill out application online at click for details

    (Posted September 23, 2016)

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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

    Opening for direct support personnel (ADI) within the Adult Day Service Program. Responsibilities include: providing behavioral, medical and personal supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities while leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching daily living skills, academics, communication skills and social/leisure skills. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred. Requires a minimum of a high school diploma/GED, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance. Must be at least 18 year of age. Innovations In Learning is located in Merrillville, Indiana. Send resumes to cflaherty@innil.net.

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    PART TIME PACKAGE HANDLERS
    UPS, Hodgkins, IL

    The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development would like to invite you to attend a UPS Job Fair on Wednesday, September 28 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320, from 11am to 3pm.

    UPS will be hiring part time Package Handlers at the hourly rate of $10.15.

    Available Shifts:
    Sunrise Shift: 4:30 am to 9:30 am**
    Day Shift: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Twilight Shift: 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Night Shift: 10:00 pm to 3:00 am**

    **Transportation will be provided to work in Hodgkins, IL.

    To Apply:
    Go online to: click for details (Hammond-Hodgkins, IL)

    Interviews: (By appointment only!)
    Scheduled interviews will be conducted at the Hammond Civic Center on Wednesday, September 28 from 11:00am until 3:00pm.
    Must have completed the application online.

    Benefits: (Applicable to Part Time employment.)
    Weekly Paycheck
    Consistent Work Schedule
    Education Assistance – eligible immediately upon employment. Receive up to $25,000 under the UPS Earn & Learn Program ($5,250 per year for 5 years).
    Medical – eligible after 1 year of employment
    Transportation: Pace, CTA, RTA, easy access to/from major expressways and tollways

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gabriella Gallegos, Marketing Coordinator at (219) 853-6508 x-1 or by email at gallegosg@gohammond.com.

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE AND STOCKING
    Home Depot, Valparaiso

    The Valparaiso Home Depot Location is now Hiring for Customer Service and Stocking

    Part Time Cashiers
    Part Time Late Night Receiving and Freight
    Part Time Kitchen Designer (experience and knowledge required)
    Part Time Lot Associates
    Part Time Plumbing (experience and knowledge required)
    Part Time Sales Floor

    To apply, visit careers.homedepot.com and select the Valparaiso 2030, 2430 Laporte Ave 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 Maria at maria_calderon-delaney@homedepot.com

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR
    Tumblebear Gymnastics, Dyer

    Love Children!! This is the perfect job for you. Experience preferred but not required. Full training available. Part Time/Full Time, Vacation benefits. Immediate opening! No weekends or holidays Monday-Friday availability days. Rewarding job. Opportunity for advancement! Resumes can be emailed to fitz4image@att.net

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    TEACHERS/ASSISTANTS
    Cherie's Garden, St. John, IN and Crete, IL

    Cherie's Garden is looking for Teachers/Assistants for our Crete and St. John locations.

    ***St. John is looking for a Infant/Toddler/2's Teacher & Assistants***

    Looking for energetic, dependable Teacher's/Assistants for our Child Care Centers.

    Teacher's must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting.

    Assistants must have a high school diploma.

    Crete and St. John have different requirements, if interested please call for more specific information.

    *Willing to work with school schedules if needed. CDA also excepted.

    If you have any requirements and are interested in either position, please contact Holley at Crete location (708) 672-8100 or Jenn for St. John location (219)365-9700.

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
    Town of Munster, Munster

    The Town of Munster is accepting applications for the position of Human Resources Director. Full position description and information on how to apply are available here: click for details

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    PART TIME ASSISTANT
    Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids, St. John

    Part time assistant to a non-profit Director. Must be comfortable with Microsoft Office, confident on the phones seeking potential donors and willing to learn other duties required to assist the Director. Experience in fundraising a plus. This non-profit is willing to provide a school hour schedule with some flexibility. 18-20 hours/week and 4-6 weekend days per year. $9/hr. to start. Must be available to train week of 9/27/16.
    Please email resume to assistdir@yahoo.com

    (Posted September 22, 2016)

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    SHOP HELP
    Rogan Granite, Lynwood, IL

    Rogan Granite in Lynwood, IL is looking to hire Shop Help. $10.00/hour Entry Level Position. This job requires a clean driving record, must be able to pass drug test, and need to Show Up To Work. Heavy Lifting. Construction or similar background helpful but no experience necessary. Apply in Person at Rogan Granite, 21550 W Lincoln Hwy in Lynwood (Behind the new overpass on 30, just past the Indiana/Illinois State Line in Dyer.)

    (Posted September 21, 2016)

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    FULL TIME CCS-P &/or SKILLED MEDICAL CODER
    Physician Billers Inc, Crown Point

    Looking for FULL TIME CCS-P &/or SKILLED coder to join our Medical billing team. This position will review records and assign accurate codes for diagnosis. Must have a strong knowledge of CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPC, and Modifiers. This position will also assist in billing/claim submission, as well as appeals/denials. Experienced coders/billers need only apply.

    To apply, mail or fax resume:
    PBI
    PO BOX 1103
    Crown Point IN 46308
    Fax: 219-663-6359

    No phone calls will be accepted

    (Posted September 15, 2016)

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    FRUIT EXPERT
    Edible Arrangements, Lansing, IL

    Edible Arrangements of Lansing is looking for our next fruit expert who can work mostly 11-7 Monday through Friday, and at least one weekend a month. We are open Mon-Fri 8-7, Sat 8-5 and Sunday 8-1. We will train you in fruit prep, chocolate dipping of fruit, customer service and building of arrangements. Must have flexible schedule. Holidays are mandatory.

    To apply, please send resume to il501@dofruit.com

    (Posted September 15, 2016)

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    MORTGAGE LOAN PROCESSOR
    Peoples Bank, Munster

    Peoples Bank is seeking a full-time mortgage loan processor to work at its Munster corporate office.

    Qualified applicants will have a minimum of three years mortgage processing experience in a high volume office, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. Prior experience with processing FHA loans and using Encompass highly preferred. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package. Interested applicants may visit our website for more information click for details

    Peoples is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    (Posted September 13, 2016)

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    PART-TIME TELLER
    Peoples Bank, Northwest Indiana

    Peoples Bank has part-time teller positions available within NWI. Qualified applicants need prior customer service experience and enjoy talking with people. Prior banking or retail experience is helpful.

    Responsibilities include acknowledging customers’ needs with suggestions of appropriate Bank’s products and services and processing financial transactions. Interested applicants may visit our website for more information click for details.

    Peoples is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    (Posted September 13, 2016)

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    MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    Aerotek, Hobart

    Client is looking for a maintenance technician near the Hobart, IN area
    · Any kind of welding experience would be a huge plus
    · Candidate will be rebuilding gearboxes, running conduit and wiring motors
    · Brakes, motors, bearing changes and installs
    · Heavy industrial environment
    · Service position requiring candidates to travel within Indiana
    · This position will pay up to $25/hr and on the 1st shift.

    Please contact me (Katie) at 708.263.6579 or send resumes to kbidstru@aerotek.com

    (Posted September 13, 2016)

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    MILLWRIGHT
    Aerotek, Gary

    Client is looking for a millwright near the Gary, IN area
    · Fabrication and welding
    · Installs, repairs, and replacements of motors, bearings, and hydraulic/pneumatic equipment
    · Any kind of electrical experience or knowledge is a plus
    · Some maintenance on cranes, forklifts, and conveyors
    · Heavy industrial facility
    · This position will pay $23-$28/hr

    Please contact me (Katie) at 708.263.6579 or send resumes to kbidstru@aerotek.com

    (Posted September 13, 2016)

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    SHIFT SUPERVISORS
    Langel’s Pizza, Highland

    HIRING SHIFT SUPERVISORS AT OUR HIGHLAND LOCATION!!! RESTAURANT MANAGER EXPERIENCE IS A MUST! IF INTERESTED STOP IN AND APPLY TODAY!
    2833 Highway Ave., Highland

    (Posted September 12, 2016)

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    COMMERCIAL MOWER
    Integrity Trade Services, Schererville

    Candidate must have previous landscaping experience with stand up riding and sit down riding lawn movers. Physically demanding position that requires employees to be on their feet for extended periods of time. This is a 1st shift position and the hours will be 7am-5pm Monday thru Friday with possible Saturdays if needed. Pay is $9.50-$10 / hour depending on experience. Job is located in Schererville IN.

    All interested applicants should contact Phil Krause at 219-513-9129 or Phil.krause@integritytradeservices.com

    (Posted September 12, 2016)

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    MATERIAL HANDLER
    Integrity Trade Services, Hammond

    Candidate must have extensive sit down forklift experience in an industrial environment. Must be able to work a rotating shift that will include morning and evening rotations. Pay is $13.05/ hour and this is a temp to hire position. Company is located in Hammond IN.

    All interested applicants should contact Phil Krause at 219-513-9129 or Phil.krause@integritytradeservices.com

    (Posted September 12, 2016)

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    FULL TIME BARBER
    Man Cave Barbers, Crown Point

    Skills required: Shear, clipper and razor hair cutting, detachable clipper cutting, razor shaving, knowledge of working with all hair types, and people skills

    Candidate understands: Professionalism, integrity, responsibility, reliability, respect and team work

    Commission based staff

    Please call for an interview and working audition 219-662-5986

    (Posted September 9, 2016)

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    PART TIME ASSISTANT MANAGER
    Staff Source, Schererville

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Part Time Assistant Manager for one of client located in Schererville, IN. Position is up to 25/hours per week and hours vary. Pay rate is between $12-$13/hour depending on experience. Duties: Overseeing the Staff, Scheduling employee/staff, Ordering supplies. Requirement: Customer service, Pass a Drug Test and Background Check, Have 3-5 years’ experience in a Restaurant, Have a High School Diploma. Candidates can apply online at click for details and cover letter mentioned the job position and posting.

    (Posted September 9, 2016)

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    BILINGUAL RECEPTIONIST
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Bilingual Receptionist for one of our clients located in Hammond, IN. Position is $10/hour, day shift, full time. Front Desk position is for an insurance Agency who requires someone who has great customer service and be licensed in IN and IL upon hire. Although it is not a sales position, this position requires the candidate to be licensed in order to assist any customer with their insurance needs. Candidates can apply online at click for details and cover letter mentioned the job position and posting.

    (Posted September 9, 2016)

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    OFFICE MANAGER
    Early Learning Partnership of NWI, Hammond

    Parents as Teachers DBA Early Learning Partnership of NWI is hiring an Exempt Part-Time (24 hrs/week) Office Manager.

    The Office Manager is responsible for coordinating and completing fiscal, administrative and operations procedures; report to the Executive Director and also works closely with the Program Director, Board of Directors and committee members. Provides direct supervision to volunteers engaged in administrative support.

    Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, accounting or related field preferred and a minimum 3 years office management experience preferred. Knowledge of Quickbooks, payroll, bank reconciliation and human resource policy and procedures.

    Send cover and resume to kims@elpnwi.org

    (Posted September 8, 2016)

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    TEEN PARENT EDUCATOR
    Early Learning Partnership of NWI, Lake County

    Parents as Teachers DBA Early Learning Partnership of NWI is hiring a Part-Time (24 Hours a week) “TEEN PARENT EDUCATOR”.

    Teen PE will work with teen families with children prenatal to age 5 in Lake County, Indiana. Services will take place in the families’ homes and/or at the local high school and middle school sites. Once hired employee must attend a 5 day training to become certified as Parent Educator for the Empowering Teens as Parents program.

    Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field such as social work, psychology or education, 1year field experience preferred.

    Send cover letter and resume: michelles@elpnwi.org

    (Posted September 8, 2016)

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    PARENT EDUCATOR
    Early Learning Partnership of NWI, Griffith

    Parents as Teachers DBA Early Learning Partnership of NWI is hiring a Part–Time (20 Hours per week) GRIFFITH PARENT EDUCATOR (PE).

    PE will service families with children prenatal to age 5 living in Griffith, Indiana. Services will take place in the families’ homes and/or at the program site. Once hired, the employee must attend a 5 day training through the National Center to become certified.

    Criteria: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human service field such as social work, psychology or education. A minimum of one year field experience preferred. Send cover letter and resume to: E-mail: michelles@elpnwi.org

    (Posted September 8, 2016)

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    SERVERS AND BARTENDERS
    95ate5 Brew Pub, St. John

    95ate5 Brew Pub is looking for servers & bartenders for all shifts. Please apply at 9585 N Industrial Dr St John, IN 46375.

    (Posted September 8, 2016)

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    ACCOUNT RECEIVABLE CLERK
    Schillings, St. John

    Schilling Bros. Lumber & Hardware is currently hiring for a part-time entry-level position in our Accounting Department, for Accounts Receivable. The position will be up to 28 hours a week with some flexibility of the hours and days within the guidelines of 7:00-5:00 Monday through Friday. There is a possibility that this can grow into a full-time position in the future.

    AR Duties will include, but not limited to:
    -Maintaining customer files
    -Processing payments on customer accounts
    -Handling waiver requests from customers
    -Researching new customers

    Industry Knowledge
    -Basic principals of accounting
    -Basic understanding of liens and waivers

    Required Skills
    -Working knowledge of the following computer programs: Excel, Word, Windows
    -Excellent Math Skills
    -Ability to multi-task
    -Good organizational skills
    -Good problem solving skills

    To apply, go to click for details to fill out an application. You can then either submit your application to the Saint John, IN store or email your application to careers@schillings.com

    (Posted September 8, 2016)

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    SALES ASSOCIATE
    Green Planet Tan, Munster

    Duties/responsibilities: daily cleaning, meeting sales goals, excellent customer service, operating cash register/computer.

    •Night shift & weekend availability needed
    •Applicant must be at least 20 years old

    Store hours:
    Mon-Fri 9:30-9:30
    Saturday 9:30-7
    Sunday 9:30-5

    Applications are available in store

    Store address:
    1938 45th St.
    Munster, IN 46321

    (Posted September 5, 2016)

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    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 will 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
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, family, community, kids activities, adult fun, sports, recreation, activities
    - These events at the Sparta Dome occur daily and/or weekly! We welcome all ages and from all towns to our facility to practice their favorite recreational sport. Bring a friend, or two, or a whole team!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour early literacy lap-sit program uses songs, rhymes, and finger plays to encourage interaction and foster language development for babies 0-23 months and a caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Curtis R. Monday, Radio Show, State Farm Agent, Schererville, Finances
    - “Monday Morning Perspective” on Rejoice 102.3 FM, seeks to advance the conversation of money, business, politics and relationships from a decidedly Christian point of view. This show is presented by Curtis R. Monday and is broadcast every Monday from 11am to 12pm.

    More About Curtis R. Monday:
    Entrepreneur, leader, motivator, radio personality and style icon all describe businessman Curtis R. Monday. Monday has a passion and uncommon knack for inspiring young people to “get their financial houses in order.” He has leveraged his successful State Farm Insurance Agencies in Hazel Crest, Illinois and Schererville, Indiana to make millions and create a platform for economic empowerment within the African American community. His story is unique and compelling: From humble beginnings, Curtis became an undeniable success and modern-day pied piper for all things financial. He translates media impressions of ostentatious, faux success into practical pathways and tools that empower young adults to pursue true financial freedom.
     
           
    Curtis Monday 219.515.2823 curtis.r.monday.frty@statefarm.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events, ESL
    - English classes are for participants who are learning English as their second language. Classes include speaking, reading and writing English. Different levels of instruction are offered. Classes are free of charge. Contact Rosella Garcia, Literacy Coordinator, at 769-3541, ext. 336 if you have questions. Please leave your name and number if you are thinking about attending so we can plan for materials.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Rosella Garcia 7693541x336 rgarcia@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:15pm | Kids, Scandinavian Culture Music
    - Nordikids is a group for children ages 3 up to adult, where they can learn language, music, folk dance, and much more about the culture of the Scandinavian countries. Parents are invited to participate with other parents in planning events. Performances throughout the year at local venues, as well as the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for Christmas Around the World.
    Nordikids at Ridge United Methodist Church
    8607 Columbia Munster IN 46321
    Lynda Ann Smith 219.923.9777 lamsmith@hotmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun. Things To Do, Different, Nightlife, Art, Drinks
    - Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite takes place in the bar of Old Chicago every other Monday night.

    We invite you to create art over cocktails guided by our professional artist and party host, Ashley Reeves.
    Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles.
    There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.

    SAVE $20 per person at checkout with code OLDCHICAGO here >> click for details
     
           
    Ashley Reeves 219.669.3816 ashley.reeves@paintnite.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Come join us for some fun this spring and summer! Bowling, Bean Bag League, Music, good company, and more are waiting for you at City Lanes!
    click for details

    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, Pro Shop and Wedding Receptions
    click for details


    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
    click for details


    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    We offer open bowling, birthday parties, children’s leagues, men’s leagues, women’s leagues and mixed leagues. We also have cosmic bowling.
    click for details


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    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, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event! We host Monthly LIVE Pro Wrestling Events & Bowling Tournaments.
    click for details

    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    Leagues, parties, events, live entertainment and more!
    click for details

    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is Northwest Indiana's largest state-of-the-art training facility, specializing in the sports of Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling, and Cheerleading. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. For the general public, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers open skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
    click for details

    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
    click for details

    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
    click for details

    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
    click for details

    R-WAY SKATE-CENTER
    3600 Scottsdale St
    Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 759-2556
    Roller skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at R-WAY Skate Center. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house - plus, it's not like exercising at the gym... skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the floor and get ready for a great experience.
    click for details

    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties or maybe Rent the Lanes, Block of Lanes or hold a Kids Birthday Party. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley.Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
    click for details

    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
    click for details

    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    click for details

    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour on our wall-to-wall trampolines! SkyRobics is low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. SkyRobics is one of the most dynamic, effective and active workouts you can get! For just $12 per class or $99 for a ten-punch Get Fit Pass, any level of athlete will feel rejuvenated after this workout.

    MONDAYS: 6-7PM (Beginners) & 7-8PM (Regular)
    WEDNESDAYS: 6-7PM & 7-8PM
    SATURDAYS: 9-10AM & 10-11AM
    SUNDAYS: 10-11AM

    Skysocks are required for all participants and are not included in the price. New skysocks are $2 per pair.

    ***Make sure to reserve your spot before class by calling Sky Zone at 219-227-3777.***

    click for details

    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


    Jasper County Veterans Memorial
    Northwest Corner Courthouse Lawn
    Washington & Van Rensselaer St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


    LAKE COUNTY
    East Chicago Veterans Memorial
    4500 Block Indianapolis Blvd.
    East Chicago

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

    Memorial for all Wars
    Highland St. and Calumet Ave.
    Hammond

    Highway of Flags Veterans Memorial
    Ridge Rd. and Rt. 41
    Highland

    Community Veterans Memorial
    Corner of Calumet, Columbia and Superior Avenues
    Munster
    click for details

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

    "Battle of the Bulge" War Memorial
    Calumet Park Cemetary, 2305 W. 73rd Ave.
    Merrillville

    Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
    Stony Run County Park
    2.5 mi. north of Leroy

    Lake County Korean Veteran's Memorial
    U.S. 231 and 145th Avenue
    Leroy


    World War I - Gulf War Veteran's Memorial
    Located on the west lawn of the front grounds of Theodore Roosevelt High School
    730 W. 25th Ave.
    Gary

    Civil War Veterans Grave Site
    Old North Township/Tolleston Cemetary
    West side of Grant St. btn 19th Place and 20th Ave.
    Gary

    Non-denominational Veterans Memorial
    RidgeLawn-Mount Mercy Cemetary
    4401 W. Ridge Rd. (US Hwy 6)
    Gary

    Historical Veterans Cemetary Site
    Chain Lake Baptist Church Cemetary
    Chain Lake Rd. btn Calvin Center Rd. and Union Rd.
    Cass Co., Cassopolis, MI. (just north of Indiana State Line)

    WW-II Triangle Memorial
    North Main & East Goldsborough St.
    Crown Point
    click for details


    Hobart Patriotic Honor Rolls
    Lincoln & Main St.
    Hobart
    click for details


    LA PORTE COUNTY
    Soldiers Memorial Park
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    La Porte

    Great Lakes Museum of Military History (Revolutionary War to present)
    360 Dunes Plaza
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to the veterans of the various wars
    Washington Park on North Franklin Ave.
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam
    Greenwood Cemetary
    Michigan City

    World War Memorial Tree
    NE Lawn LaPorte County Courthouse, Lincolnway & Michigan Ave.
    LaPorte


    NEWTON COUNTY
    Civil War Memorial & War Memorial Pocket Park
    Westside Newton Co. Courthouse Lawn, North 3rd & East Graham St.
    Kentland, In 47951


    PORTER COUNTY
    Memorial Park Monument / Flags Memorial
    One Mile South of I-80/I-90 on Willowcreek Rd.
    Portage

    "All Wars" / Flags Memorial
    One-Half Mile north of I-80/I-90 on Rt 49
    Chesterton

    Porter County Veterans Memorial
    NW Lawn of Porter Co. Courthouse, Lincolnway & Washington St.
    Valparaiso

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Halloween, candy, treats, kids, things to do
    - Check out the Trick or Treat Times in Northwest Indiana!

    Many town organizers will not have their dates & times confirmed until next month (TBA- To Be announced)

    Beverly Shores: Oct. 29 from 2-3:30pm (at Lituanica Park ONLY)
    Burns Harbor: TBA
    Cedar Lake: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Chesterton: TBA
    Crown Point: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Demotte: Oct. 31 from 4:00-6:00pm
    Dune Acres: TBA
    Dyer: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    East Chicago: TBA
    Gary: Oct. 31 from 4:00-7:00pm (4:00-6:30pm at Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center)
    Goodland: TBA
    Griffith: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Hammond: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Hebron: Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30pm
    Highland: TBA
    Hobart: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Kentland: TBA
    Kingsford Heights: TBA
    Knox: Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:00pm
    Kouts: TBA
    LaCross: TBA
    Lake of the Four Seasons: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Lake Station: TBA
    LaPorte: Oct. 31 from 6:00-8:00pm
    Long Beach: Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30pm
    Lowell: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Merrillville: TBA
    Michiana Shores: TBA
    Michigan City: TBA
    Morocco: TBA
    Munster: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    New Chicago: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    North Judson: TBA
    Ogden Dunes: TBA
    Plymouth: TBA
    Portage: TBA
    Porter: TBA
    Pottawattamie Park: TBA
    Remington: Oct. 29 from 6:00-9:00pm (Eastern Time)
    Rensselaer: Oct. 31 from 5:00-8:00pm
    Schererville: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    St. John : Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Trail Creek: TBA
    Union Mills: TBA
    Valparaiso: TBA
    Wanatah: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Westville: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Wheatfield: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Whiting: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
    Winfield: Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00pm
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
    - SEASON: Oct. 10 – Nov. 28
    -Indoors
    -6 Week Season with Playoffs Week 7
    -Games played on Mondays
    -2 Games Per Week
    -4 Person Team
    -$200 per Team

    REGISTER BY OCT. 3 by emailing villabocce@gmail.com

    Hosted by Villa Cesare @ 900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 3:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Family, Events, things to do, fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Schererville
    - Family Night at Sky Zone Schererville

    EVERY Tuesday from 3pm-8pm.

    For $55 the family receives four 1 hour jumps, 1 large pizza & a pitcher of a soft drink. Reservations Required.

    For more information, please call (219) 227-3777.
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Schools and Education, Nursing, Crown Point, Northwest Indiana, Medical Laboratry Technician, Phlebotomy
    - The University of Saint Francis, 12800 Mississippi Parkway in Crown Point, will have an Admissions Question and Answer Night the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.

    USF Crown Point offers the following programs, which you can complete at a full-time or part-time pace, whichever works best for you!

    Associate of Art in Liberal Studies
    Associate of Science-Medical Laboratory Technician
    Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN)
    Licensed Practical Nurse to Assoc. of Science in Nursing (LPN to ASN)
    Applied Science
    Certified Nurse Aid Course (CNA)
    Phlebotomy

    For more information, please visit click for details or call (219) 488-8888.
    University of Saint Francis
    12800 Mississippi Parkway Crown Point IN 46307
    219.488.8888
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Park, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - LAKE COUNTY

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road ,Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, Indiana 46342
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more
    click for details


    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
    click for details


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
    click for details


    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
    click for details


    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
    click for details


    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
    click for details


    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
    click for details


    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
    click for details


    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more
    click for details


    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage, IN 46368
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
    click for details


    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
    click for details

    LAPORTE COUNTY

    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City 46360
    Watch the Great Blue Herons return to their "rookery" in mid-March when they repair their nest. The herons are visible until early May when the new leaves on the trees block the view. The rest of the summer and into the fall they can be seen feeding in the shallow waters throughout the Dunes Region. Spring wild flowers are in bloom from late March until early June. Bird watch during the spring and fall migration. You can also fish and watch fish swim in the Little Calumet River.
    click for details


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150W
    LaPorte, Indiana
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres, Luhr Park offers upland forest, prairie, wetland and stocked pond. The park offers picnicking, shelter rentals, playground, nature center and trails. There is a free full-service nature center, no-leash dog area, adult exercise equipment and 3 pods of playtrail.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
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    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
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    PORTER COUNTY

    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6
    Portage, IN
    Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49
    Porter, IN 46304
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK- 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Campground, Program Center, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Pond, Trails and more
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    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS- 427 Furness Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Gardens, Meeting Rooms, Trails and more
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE- 500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts, IN 46347
    Boat Launch and Fishing
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 762-1675
    Imagination Glen is the largest of the parks in Portage, covering 256 acres. It has softball and soccer complexes and the 10 mile "Outback Trail", which is perfect for mountain bikers and walkers. The trails stretch through beautiful forest area along Salt Creek. Also see the "Iron Horse Heritage Trail" at the south end, which now is connected to the "Prairie Duneland Trail". There is also a playground for children.
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-0025
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly* oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE
    *Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals are available Friday-Sunday on Cedar Lake (weather permitting).
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    *Open daily at 9 am
    *Call for reservations 219-380-2570
    *They have single and double kayaks, sit-in and sit on top.
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    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Youth Sailing: Throughout the summer, The Hammond Marina and the Illiana Yacht Club will hold youth sailing events at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The program is open to all between the ages of 10 & 16 years old.
    The Youth Sailing Program uses a Vanguard pram, a single-sail boat, which supports two small children or a single youth.Participants must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. The cost for a two-hour lesson (1/2 hour of instruction, 1 1/2 hours of sailing) is $15. Safety equipment is included. To learn more, please contact the Hammond Marina Office at (219) 659-7678.
    Lake Michigan Sailing Classes: Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. 12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember……..you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.
    Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills
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    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise or Special Event Cruise.
    Sailing from the Hammond Marina, 30 foot Jannie Anne is captained by Lee Watson, a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain with more than 35 years of sailing experience. The ship accommodates up to four excited guests, not including crew. Let them handle the work so you can sit back and feel the wind and gentle rocking of the lake.


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Brother Nature Charters: 219-394-2123
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Just 4 Fun Charters: 219-924-2593
    Shadow Perch Charters: 219-789-4072
    Wild Dog Charters 847-420-3046
    Fuzzy Bear Charters 574-607-2542
    KingSeeker Charters 815-641-0276
    Ralph Steiger Charters 219-688-3593
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    MICHIGAN CITY YACHT CLUB SAILING PROGRAMS
    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
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    NORTH POINT BOAT RENTALS
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 374-7216
    North Point offers many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals.
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    THE NORTHWEST INDIANA PADDLING ASSOCIATION
    109 West 700 North
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    E-mail: nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    Individual one year membership: $15
    Family one year membership: $25
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street in Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
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    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond, Indiana 46324
    219-852-0848
    Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy
    Coffee, cookies, cake
    Reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
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    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-1636
    Our award-winning theatre company began a new chapter of its history in 1997 when we purchased the Chicago Street Theatre, located at 154 West Chicago Street in Valparaiso, Indiana. The theatre underwent an extensive renovation completed February 1, 2008. The intimate 130-seat theatre now features brand new stadium seating that makes it an incredible space to enjoy live theatre.
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    Crown Point Community Theatre
    1125 Merrillville Road (in the Jewel plaza)
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 805-4255
    Since 2004, CPCT has been providing quality theatre to the community of Crown Point and to the Northwest Indiana area. We now occupy a storefront venue at 1125 Merrillville Road in Crown Point, where we put on a variety of shows from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare.
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    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive in Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation sponsors the Dunes Summer Theatre and the Children’s / Youth Theatre. The Foundation has as its goal providing people who live in the surrounding communities with the enjoyment of theatrical entertainment and the opportunity to develop their capacity for artistic expression. “The Dunes” has been providing quality educational and theatrical programs for over 60 years!
    The Dunes Summer Theatre is located at the border between the states of Indiana and Michigan, on a scenic 20+ acre wooded site in the Lake Michigan dunes, about a half mile from the lake shore itself. The theater seats over 200 patrons.
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    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street in Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Theatre offers an intimate setting with reminiscences of the past and conveniences of the present. With its bright green roll-up awning, leaded glass on the facade, tin ceilings, and turn-of-the-century-style lighting fixtures and fans, the building reflects its past. But with modern restrooms, handicap accessibility, central air conditioning--all part of recent renovations--the theatre is modern and comfortable.
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series focuses on community and area programming, presenting our audiences with a variety of performing arts experiences, including drama, music and comedy.
    Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presents an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
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    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St
    Michigan City, Indiana
    (219) 874-4035
    Community Theatre - primarily fall, winter and spring productions
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    Gary Shakespeare Company
    Performances will take place at Theatre Northwest
    3660 Grant Street
    Gary, IN 46408
    and Marquette Park at 7200 Oak Avenue, Gary
    (219)-938-4565
    Gary Shakespeare Company was founded in 2013 by a group of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Since then GSC has worked tirelessly to bring the Bard to Steel City.
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    Highland Parks Performing Arts Group Summer Theatre
    Performances are held at:
    Main Square Gazebo
    Fifth St. and Ridge Road
    Highland, IN 46322
    219.838.0114
    The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group puts on a summer production on the lawn at Main Square.
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    LaPorte Little Theatre Club
    218 A. St. LaPorte
    (219) 362.5113
    La Porte Little Theatre Club is family fun and friendly. We encourage everyone to take part in community theatre, whether you are on stage or part of the crew, you just can't beat live theatre for fun and excitement!
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    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.374.8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
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    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave.
    Whiting, IN
    219.473.7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
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    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso
    (219) 548-9137
    Built in 1893 as a memorial to Civil War veterans, this historic landmark theatre continues a long tradition of opening its doors to local and national talent. With each season specifically selected to delight and entertain our patrons, we know even the most discerning theater enthusiast will be captivated.
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    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St
    Hobart, Indiana
    (219) 947-4922
    Ross Music Theatre is a Community Theatre Group whose goal is to involve everyone who wants to in the magic known as Theatre. Ross Music Theatre in association with M & M Productions puts on a two musical show season every year with an occasional third musical. Our summer show, known as RSMT is usually the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August and our winter show normally takes place in December. In addition, we now offer theatre classes and youth workshops.
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    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    Theatre at the Center (TATC) is the resident theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. Its 5 Mainstage productions attract an audience of over 50,000 annually. TATC operates on an Actors Equity contract and regularly employs the finest performers in the greater Chicago area for its year-round seasons of classic American musicals, new plays and comedies. Other programming includes 4 Theatre for Young Audiences productions annually, theatre classes for young people and special events, including music, comedy and limited run theatrical works.
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    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street
    Gary, IN
    (888-968-7486)
    Theatre Northwest on Grant is an intimate, flexible performance venue which is home to the Fall and Summer IUN productions as well as numerous special events each year. Newly renovated in 2011, this space was once a Hollywood Video! Now completely refurbished, it seats up to 77 audience members as close as 5 feet from the action onstage.
    Located two blocks west and half a block south of the IUN Campus near AutoZone and IUN Arts on Grant in the Old Village Shopping Center.
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    The Star Plaza Theatre
    8001 Delaware Place
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-6311
    Star Plaza Theatre is an intimate 3400-seat theatre, conveniently located just outside Chicago where I-65 and US30 meet. The auditorium has two seating levels in a semi-circle around the stage. The Main Floor Level seats 2,000 people and the Mezzanine Level, which overhangs the main level about midway, seats 1,400. The furthest seat in the auditorium is only 120 feet from the stage thrust.
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    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-937-8780
    The Towle Theater, serving NW Indiana:
    •Challenges its talent and audiences
    •Demands unwavering quality
    •Nurtures both young and seasoned;
    While consistently providing unparalleled experiences through performance and education. We do not admit anyone under the age of 6 years old. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
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    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road in Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Valparaiso University Theatre is a 280-seat facility for plays, musicals and small operas. Under the stage apron is a 25-seat orchestra pit; equipped with a full-trapped mainstage and double-decked side stages for environmental staging. It is the venue for the Theatre Department's major productions. The theater features four main stage productions and musical productions sponsored by the Department of Theater and Television.
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    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219)926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church until a fire burned the church down in 1998. Our second location, now the Fourth Street Theater, opened its doors in the fall of 1999. Our first performance was a revival of Footlight Players production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged” in 2000. We then produced our first show in the spring of 2001: "The Good War." In the summer of 2002, we joined the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation, or NIETF, from whom we have since received over 120 nominations and 40 awards for excellence in all aspects of theatrical production.
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    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505
  • | Local Events, Holiday Arts & Crafts
    - Seeking vendors for the Munster Parks and Recreation Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair to be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4. All items must be handmade by the vendor. Vendors must showcase both days of the fair. For information, please contact Barb at (219) 836-6923.
    Munster High School
    8808 Columbia Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
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