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Saturday, April 30th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 3:30pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Infomation, Parents, Training
    - We are hosting our 6th Annual Foster Care Conference on Saturday, April 30th 8am-3:30pm at the Patrician Banquet Center located at 410 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375.

    The conference is open to all licensed foster parents and is FREE of charge. The conference is designed to educate foster parents in Northwest Indiana with information and trending topics regarding foster care and foster youth.

    This year we are excited to welcome Keynote Speakers Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura and Judge Thomas P. Stefaniak. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. In-Service Training Hours for foster parents will also be available.

    Space is limited please RSVP to Kim at 219.322.8614 x331 or KHoward@cahope.org.
    Patrician Banquet Center
    410 E US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Kim 219.322.8614 KHoward@cahope.org
  • | 8:00am - 3:00pm | Personal Events
    - Come out to a huge garage sale on April 29 and 30! We have a lot of great stuff from a few different families. We have household items such as paintings dishes and bedding and furniture. We also have clothes lots of toys and seasonal items. It's all happening at 9310 Waymond ave in Highland 46322
     
           
  • | 8:50am - | Schools and Education, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Competition, Event, Things to do, Students
    - On Saturday, April 30th, approximately 3,800 students will compete in this 29th statewide academic competition from 229 junior high or middle level schools. The host sites are:

    Prior to this competition, Invitational competitions were held to “warm-up” for the area competitions at various host sites around the state.

    Each school will be represented in this competition by three to five persons on a subject area squad with as many as 30 students representing the school on the various squads. Subject area rounds will be held in Social Studies, Mathematics, English, and Science. A fifth round of competition, the Interdisciplinary, will be the climax of the competition. Subject area squads will be attempting to win area awards and qualify for state placings.

    The theme of the competition is “Hoosier Heritage.”

    The spirited competition has spectator appeal, as it will be held in the school gymnasium or auditorium with all teams responding to the same questions and the team scores updated after each question.

    Order of Competition:
    8:00 Registration
    8:30 Coaches’ & Proctors’ Meeting
    8:50 Introduction & Welcome
    9:00 Social Studies
    9:40 Math
    10:20 English
    11:00 Science
    11:40 Interdisciplinary

    Certificates will be awarded to all team members. Ribbons will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place squads. Plaques and medals will be awarded by IASP to the top three teams statewide by subject area in each enrollment classification. The statewide results will be posted on the IASP website, http://www.indianaschoolprincipal.org/ on Monday, May 2nd by 3:30 p.m.


    The following schools will be participating:
    Clifford Pierce MS
    Col. John Wheeler MS
    Hal E. Clark MS
    Henry W. Eggers MS
    Hobart MS
    Kahler MS
    Kankakee Valley MS
    Lowell MS
    Robert A. Taft MS
    Wilbur Wright MS
    Gavit MS
    Griffith MS
    Hanover Central MS
    Michael Grimmer MS
    River Forest Jr. HS
    Whiting MS
    East Chicago Lighthouse Charter
    Saint Mary Catholic Community


    Clifford Pierce Middle School Cafetorium
    199 E 70th Pl Merrillville IN 46410
    Janelle Bowen 219.650.5386
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Indiana State Park Passes will be available for loan in 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial at each of the Lake County Public Library branch locations! In all, this pass can be used at any of the 32 Indiana State Parks and State Reservoirs, or any of the three State Forest Recreation areas that charge entrance fees:
    Brookville Lake, Brown County State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park Clifty Falls State Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park(does not cover admission to the interpretive center), Fort Harrison State Park, Hardy Lake, Harmonie State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRAs), Lincoln State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Mounds State Park, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ouabache State Park, Patoka Lake, Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Salamonie Lake, Shakamak State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park, Versailles State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park, Dean Lake SRA, Ferdinand State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
    The park pass may be checked out by a Full Access Adult library card holder in good standing (no overdue materials or fines on card) only, for a period of seven (7) days at any of Lake County Public Library's 9 branches.

    Holds may not be placed on this pass and it is not renewable.
    Overdue fines are $1 per day, maximum of $50.
    Lost/replacement fee is $50 plus processing fee.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Animals, Pets, Things to do, Fun
    - The Porter County Animal Shelter has announced their 18th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo to be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Porter County Expo Center.

    BOOTH RENTAL INFORMATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY FEBRUARY!

    "The Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo is the longest running, largest and most well attended animal care events in northwest Indiana," said Shelter Director Toni Bianchi.

    Because of the growth in the number of vendors at the event, it will again be held in Expo East building at the Porter County Expo Center. The long list of vendors will include veterinarians and animal hospitals, rescues, animal behavior consultant, pet photographer, pet supply stores, and food vendors. There will also be raffles and door prizes, and adoptable animals from the Porter County Animal Shelter.

    “While we continue to grow the size of the event, two things have not changed,” said Bianchi. “It is still FREE admission and leashed pets are welcome.”

    The Porter County Expo Center is located at 215 E. Division Rd in Valparaiso, and there is plenty of free parking available.
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.465.3815
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Event
    - Fair Haven Center for Women was founded by survivors for survivors. We exist to facilitate a safe and faith-focused recovery program for hurting women who have experienced trauma and sexual violence and to bring about the education and awareness to the communities in which we serve.

    Fair Haven works on donations for payment and we never turn anyone away for nonpayment. We are able to do the work we do through grants, private donors and fundraising.

    Join us on Saturday, April 30th at Wicker Park in Highland, Indiana for our 13th Annual Walk in the Park Walkathon!

    Sign-in begins at 9:30am & the Walk begins 10am.

    Come for the Walk ... Stay for the FUN!
    Immediately following the walk for a small cost there will be Face Painting, Raffle Baskets, Lunch and more! We will update this page as the raffle baskets are set.

    **Advance Registration is requested**

    You can register and make a donor page at: http://www.firstgiving.com/14557/walk
    Prizes for walkers who hit fundraising milestones!!
    Bronze - $100 raised - Scoop of Culver's Ice Cream
    Silver - $300 raised - FREE lunch at the event
    Gold - $500 raised - (2) AMC Gold Movie Tickets

    The walker who raises the most support wins a
    KINDLE FIRE

    Please contact Kelly - kelly@asafeport.org | (219) 961-4357 with any questions!

    Check out http://www.asafeport.org/annual-walk/ for all the details
    Wicker Memorial Park
    2021 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
    219.961.4357
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Food, Drink, Things to do
    - 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.
    Free admission
    Old World Market
    76 S. Washington St. Valparaiso IN
    219.476.0700
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, daughter, daddy, date, sweetFrog, princess
    - In honor of National Princess Week at sweetFrog Schererville:

    $15 for a dad and daughter to include:
    •Two 12 oz cups of froyo
    •sweetFrog’s new coloring book, "Cookie's Official Guide to Being a Princess"
    •One T-shirt for the princess

    Crayons will be provided.
    Don’t forget your princess dress!

    $10 per additional princess to
    include her own cup of froyo,
    coloring book, and T-shirt.'
    sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
    1505 US Highway 41, Suite A-14 Schererville IN 46375
    Judy or a manager 219.440.7093 sweetfrognwi@comcast.net
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Promotional, succulent, workshop, wreath, decorative wreath, living wreath
    - SUCCULENT WREATH WORKSHOP
    Saturday April 30 | 11:30 AM | $50

    Create your own succulent wreath and watch it grow and fill in!
    Register online or in-store today! Space is limited!

    With instruction from our talented staff members you will create your own 11” round moss wreath with succulent cuttings and be given instruction on how to care for it. Nothing like watching your own work grow in and fill the wreath.

    Two Convenient Workshop Times Available
    This workshop will be held both at 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM, to accommodate your busy schedule, and more customers! When registering, be sure to tell us which time and location you wish to attend.
    Alsip Home & Nursery
    10255 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Alsip Home & Nursery 219.365.0882
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Celebration, ice cream, kids, family, fun, free, cookies
    - Join us in celebrating our 3rd season of scooping up Dyer's best ice cream!
    Cookielicious & Cream Sweet Shop
    1440 Sheffield Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Cathy Jacobsen 219.440.7741 info@cookieliciousdyer.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Cedar Lake, history
    - Have you ever considered volunteering for the Cedar Lake Historical Association? We are training new volunteers this season on Saturday, April 30th from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Lake of the Red Cedars Museum conference room. Come out to learn the many ways to contribute your time and talent to our growing organization—from tour guide training to serving on our committees: Building Restoration, Collections & Programs, Publicity & Marketing, Funding and Governance & Volunteers. Please contact us at 219.390.9423 or clhamuseum@yahoo.com with questions.
    Cedar Lake Historical Association Museum
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Jimmy Laud, Jr. 219.390.9423 clhamuseum@yahoo.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is hosting Poetry, Films and Popcorn. Celebrate NATIONAL POETRY MONTH at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts - 540 S. Lake Street, Gary IN. Hear live poetry, see a film and eat some popcorn - all for only $10. Buy your ticket at the door. Starting this FRIDAY 4/8 doors open at 6pm

    Fridays 4/8, 4/15 and 4/22 6-9pm
    Saturdays 4/9, 4/16 1-4pm
    Sunday 4/30 1-4pm
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Local Events, Northwest Indiana, Historical tours, Things to do, NWI, What to do
    - Visit the Old Sheriff's House and take a walk back in time.

    Tours are offered on Saturdays and Thursdays from late April through late September or by your special request with reasonable notice of at least 5 business days, and Foundation approval.

    Our tour guides will take you on an interactive journey through time as you make your way from the sheriff's residence to the workings of the jail and public enemy number one's cell.

    Admission:

    12 and up $5
    6-12 $2
    Under 6 FREE


    Please keep in mind that construction on this complex took place between 1882 and 1928 well before the modern era of concern for accessibility of disabled citizens. At this time the complex is not ADA accessible. This is a walking tour which involves climbing several staircases. Although people with disabilities have taken our tour, it is not recommended for individuals who have difficulty walking.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Old Jail / Sheriff's House
    226 S Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Food, Drink, Family, Fun, Things To Do, Event
    - Live Music with Rick Zuccarelli from 7 - 10 pm!
    Always a good time here at ‪#‎95ate5‬!
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 10:00pm - 12:00am | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Saturday nights just got way more awesome. Grab your friends and rock the courts all night for one low price. SkySlam, Ultimate Dodgeball, the Foam Zone and Main Court are all there to get you flying, spinning and flipping out. This isn’t your typical night out, so get ready to fly high!

    When: Saturdays
    Time: 10pm-Midnight
    Cost: $18 (Skysocks are required for all participants and are not included in the price. New skysocks are $2 per pair.)

    -90 minutes of jump time
    -Two pizza slices & a soda
    -Music, friends & plenty of awesome
    -Ages 16+ only!

    ***Reserve your spot by calling Sky Zone at 219-227-3777.***

    http://www.skyzone.com/Schererville
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | 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.
    http://www.skyzone.com/

    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.
    http://www.cpfun.com/

    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.
    http://www.mybellaboos.com/

    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.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/cedar_creek_family_golf_center.html


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    http://funflatables.org/

    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.
    http://www.inmansvalpo.com/


    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.
    http://www.jakswarehouse.com/


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

    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)
    http://www.zaoisland.net/


    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.
    http://zigesfunland.com/



     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Teams, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - To find out more about Dyer Girls Softball, go to:
    http://www.dyergirlssoftball.com
     
           
  • | 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: 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 http://www.valparaisoevents.com or call 219-464-8332.


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    *WEDNESDAYS:

    DEMOTTE Market in the Park
    Crafters, Farmers, Food vendors, entertainment, civic and non-profit organization events too.
    Location: Spencer Park, 112 Carnation Street SE (The park is located on the East side of Halleck St.)
    Dates: May 4 through August 10
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/DemotteMarket 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: June 15-September 28
    Time: 4pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit michigancityfarmersmarket.com 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: 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 http://www.cityofhobart.org or call Hobart Special Events at (219) 942-4511.

    SCHERERVILLE Redar Park Market
    Experience summer's harvest with fresh produce, artisan baked goods, specialty foods, locally farmed honey, crafts and much more. Be entertained in our beer/wine garden by some local, acoustic performers.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: June 2 - September 15
    Time: 3pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.Schererville.org or call 219-865-5530.

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

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    *FRIDAYS:

    GRIFFITH Central Market
    Food, novelties, produce, beers, wines, crafts and other specialty items. Music from 6pm until 9pm. Over 30 Vendors.
    Location: Central Park, 600 N. Broad Street
    Dates: Opening May 6th (weather permitting)
    Time: 3pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.griffith.in.gov or call 219-484-6697.


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    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: May 7 through October 29
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.ChestertonsEuropeanMarket.com or call 219-926-5513.

    CROWN POINT Farmers Market
    Vendors sell everything from fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other products.
    Location: South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut)
    Dates: June 4th to September 24th
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/specialevents.htm or call 219-662-3290.

    DEMOTTE Market in the Park
    Crafters, Farmers, Food vendors, entertainment, civic and non-profit organization events too.
    Location: Spencer Park, 112 Carnation Street SE (The park is located on the East side of Halleck St.)
    Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturday, May though August
    Time: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/DemotteMarket or call (219) 964-8626.

    HIGHLAND Street Market
    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Location: Main Square Parking Lot, 3001 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 4 – October 15 (off July 2)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.highlandparks.org/programs/Street-Market.html or call 219-838-0114.

    LA PORTE Farmers Market
    Variety of local vendors featuring fresh produce, meats, other delicious edibles and handcrafted items. 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: May 7 through October 15
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.cityoflaporte.com/245/Farmers-Market or call 219-448-1674.

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

    MICHIGAN CITY Farmers Market
    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: April 30 through October 29
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit michigancityfarmersmarket.com 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: 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 http://www.valparaisoevents.com or call 219-464-8332.

    WHITING Farmers Market
    Products by Kalbro farms in Lowell, and Demotte. Meats, eggs, butter, pies, bread jams, jellies and more!
    Location: In front of Whiting City Hall, 1443 119th Street
    Dates: May 7 through October 29 (except July 2 and July 30)
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.whitingindiana.com or call 219-384-7147.


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    *SUNDAYS:

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

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

    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Live Music every other week beginning May 8.
    Location: Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: May 1 through September 25
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.munster.org 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: 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/ScherervilleFarmersMarket.

    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: May 1 through October 30
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: Visit http://www.stjohnin.com or call 219.365.6465.


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • | 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!: http://www.townplanner.com/schererville/in/coupons
    Les Cafe
    2708 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    972.7831
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, History, Things to do, Buildings
    - Park rangers will guide you on a tour of 150 years of architecture in the dunes, from log construction of the early 1800's, to steel construction of the 1950's, to the mid century modern architecture of the 1960's. The tour will begin with a presentation at the Visitor Center after which you'll board one of the park's new vans to visit the sites. Reservations are required
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1215 N State Rd 49 Porter IN 46304
    219.392.1882
  • | Kids, Create, Fun, Gardening, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - It’s Flower season at Elzinga Farm Market!

    Come on in and see what we have new for this year. We’ve built a new greenhouse to house a self-planting station, child’s play area, and kids craft classes.

    Sign up for classes AFTER APRIL 8th! At the farm, call Robin at 219-865-1181, or email us at elzingafarms@gmail.com

    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Robin 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Golf, Things to do
    - Turkey Creek Golf Course offers online tee time reservations at http://turkeycreekgolf.com. Reservations are required on weekend and holiday mornings. Players still have the option to call 219-980-5170.

    Turkey Creek is a challenging 18 hole, 6,100 yard course featuring hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens conveniently located in the middle of Merrillville. Water, in the form of Turkey Creek, comes into play on 12 of the 18 holes when playing from the white tees. Playing from the forward ones takes water out of play on six of those holes. It remains a challenging course, but it permits people who don’t drive as far to play a different strategy. Also featured are watered fairways, putting green, pro shop, full-service bar, and snack bar.

    Turkey Creek Golf Course and Banquet on the Green is located at 6400 Harrison Street in Merrillville, IN 46410. Exit I-65 west at 61st Avenue to Harrison Street, then south for ¼ mile.
    Turkey Creek Banquet Hall
    6400 Harrison St. Merrillville IN 46410
    219.980.5170
  • | Special Interest, Prom, Limousine Rental, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School
    - All Around Limousine offers both local prom packages and packages to Chicago, IL. A typical local prom package will consist of a 4 hour rental and they do not charge for the time during the dance. Most groups use 1-2 hours before the prom and 2-3 hours after.

    A typical prom package to Chicago consists of a 5 hour rental, and they do not charge for the time during the prom. Most groups choosing to go to Chicago will use 1-2 hours before the prom and 3-4 hours after. If the group needs additional time, then their hourly rates will apply.

    They are the only limo service in Northwest, Indiana accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Check them out on the BBB website at: http://www.bbb.org/northernindiana/business-reviews/limousine-service/a-all-around-limousine-services-in-merrillville-in-90071479#bbbseal
    To complete a reservation or if you have any questions about reserving a limousine for a prom or school dance please call 219-980-3636.
     
           
    All Around Limousine 219.980.3636 allaroundlimousine@gmail.com
  • | Kids, Camps Technology Reading Math Fun Learning Tutoring
    - Session Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Pre K-1st Grade
    Session Time 1:00-3:00 p.m. 2nd Grade-5th Grade
    Please call or email today the Education Station to reserve a spot for our Spring Break camps!
    Cost is $89 for a TWO WEEK session!

    Visit our website: educationstationnwi.com
    Call or Email us at: info@educationstationnwi.com 219-319-0940

    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville, IN 46375
    SESSION ONE: Technology Camp June 6-17th SESSION TWO Reading Camp: June 20-July 1
    SESSION THREE: Space Camp July 11-July 22 SESSION FOUR Math Camp: July 25-August 5
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, March for Babies, Walk
    - Premature birth is the #1 killer of babies.

    But it doesn't have to be.

    By raising money in March for Babies, you're supporting programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and funding research to find causes and preventions.

    It's the generosity of our donors and supporters - LIKE YOU - that enable us to continue to carry out our mission!

    We hope you'll consider participating!
    Old Fairgrounds Park
    704 McCord Valparaiso IN 46383
    Lisa Carpenter 219.525.0322 lcarpenter@marchofdimes.org
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Things to do
    - A new FUNdraising is sweeping the United States. This event that started in 1988 in the U.K. which hit the US last year is back for another year. The Red Nose Charity helps improve children in the U.S. and around the world.
    The official day is May 27th, so we decided to kick of the month with an event of our own to raise money for this great cause.

    We have a competitive 5k race and a non-competitive one mile walk to help reach our goal of raising $1000.

    We have also added a new feature for post race fun. It is called "DUNK THE DIRECTOR". That's correct, the race director will sit in a dunk tank and you will have a chance to take your best aim and knock him in the water.

    There will be finishing ribbons for all finishers in both events and 5 year age group awards for the 5k run.

    All runners will get , of course, a great red nose in their goody bag!.
    Everyone will have the option to register and get pre race shirt or register without getting a shirt. All registants who wish to purchase a shirt must sign up before April 10th.

    Let's all sign up and color Wicker Park in Highland Indiana red.
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, family, fun
    - This event will bowl you over! Come on moms, team up with your son/s for an afternoon of fun. Our first game will be a warm-up game and then, get ready for the giggles and laughs as the crazy bowling begins. Have a blast as you and your child bowl with the opposite hand all while sitting on each other's lap to bowl, backwards and between each other's legs.

    Special prizes and awards will be given out at the wrap-up of this event. Sign up with another mother/son duo for double the fun!

    This event is for boys 5-12 and their mom/special adult.
    The fee is $10 per person for Dyer Residents/ $12 per person for Non-Residents.
    Prior registration is required at the Dyer Parks & Recreation Dept. For more information, please call: 219-865-2505.
    St. Catherine Hospital
    4321 Fir Street East Chicago IN 46312
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505
  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Fun, Food, Mother's Day, Crafts
    Highland High School
    9135 Erie Street Highland IN 46322
    Tonya 219.677.8070
  • - The most fun you can have is a party at the Sparta Sports Dome! We provide everything you need from plates and napkins to food and invitations! All of our party packages include the use of our party area plus time on our turf fields, we can accommodate: birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, graduations, corporate retreats, customer appreciation parties, school functions, almost any celebration you can dream up!

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

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

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

    For pricing, additional information or to book a party please contact Cathy at info@spartadome.com or 219-224-3663.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.135620019825342.29791.124220597631951&type=3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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


     
           
  • | Celebration, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family, Fun, Events, Moms
    - Celebrate the special ladies in your life with these fun events! Also, check out the list of gift ideas at the bottom. Happy Mother's Day!

    CHESTERTON
    May 8
    Mother's Day Brunch
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211579

    CROWN POINT
    May 8
    Mother's Day Brunch at White Hawk in Crown Point
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211580

    DYER
    May 1
    Mother/Son Fun Bowl in Dyer
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160501/167865

    May 7
    Mother's Day Breakfast @ Casa Maria Banquet Hall in Dyer
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160507/167866

    HAMMOND
    May 8
    Mother's Day Brunch at Lost Marsh Restaurant
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211581

    Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert at Morton High School
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211583

    HIGHLAND
    April 22
    Mother Son Olympic Night in Highland
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160422/197087

    April 24
    Mother’s Day Wine and Canvas
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160424/205636

    LAKE STATION
    May 8
    Mother's Day Gaga for Mama High Tea at Bellaboos- Moms FREE
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/200781

    LOWELL
    May 8
    Mother's Day Brunch at Signature Banquets
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211588

    Merrillville
    May 5
    School-Age Program at Merrillville Public Library: Momma & Me Party
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160505/210763

    May 7
    Saturday Stories: Momma and Me
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160507/210766

    MICHIGAN CITY
    May 7
    Free Admission for Moms at Barker Mansion
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160507/204230

    May 8
    Free Admission for Moms at Washington Park Zoo
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211587

    Cocktails & Canvas Events
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211586

    Grand Opening of Friendship Gardens
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211825

    MUNSTER
    May 8
    Mother's Day Brunch at Centennial Park
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/214256

    NORTH JUDSON
    May 7
    Hoosier Valley Mother's Day Train Rides in North Judson
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160507/203187

    PORTAGE
    May 6
    Mother & Son Movie Night in Portage
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160506/200513

    May 7
    Mother & Son Dance in Portage
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160507/201028

    SCHERERVILLE
    May 2
    Mother's Day Story and Craft
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160502/211578

    May 8
    Halls of St. George Mother's Day Brunch
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/211829

    VALPARAISO
    May 8
    Mother’s Day Art Fair at Taltree!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160508/206682

    GIFT IDEAS

    Celebrate Women Craft & Vendor Fair in Portage on April 28
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160428/197212

    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story in St. John Open Late on May 5th for Mother's Day Shopping
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160505/205926

    Massage Envy in Highland Mother's Day Gift Card Offer
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160415/210653

    Order a Cupcake Bouquet from Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville (Order by 4/30)
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160412/205337
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Chicago, City, Downtown, Event, Drinks, Food
    - Let the countdown begin!

    On Saturday, August 6, the Auxiliary Board of Shedd Aquarium will celebrate the 10th anniversary of BLU, its signature fundraising event. Don’t miss out on the summer’s hottest party—a night to enjoy the animals, gourmet restaurant samples and sips, dancing and fireworks on the lakefront terrace—plus a few surprises!

    Join us along with 1,000 of Chicago’s up-and-coming philanthropists and business leaders for a night dedicated to raising vital funds in support of Shedd’s rescue and rehabilitation, conservation, and education initiatives.

    Save the date! Starting with early bird pricing, tickets will be on sale mid-April.
    Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60605
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
    Ameristar, East Chicago

    AMERISTAR CAREER FAIR!
    Start Your Career With Us! Be the Best You!
    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    10am to 3pm

    Career Fair Location:
    South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority
    7770 Corinne Dr.
    Hammond, IN 46323

    Job openings:
    Cook (entry level thru experienced)
    Front of House: Food Servers, Bus person, Bartenders, Beverage Servers, Burger Brother Attendants and Bar Porter
    Kitchen Stewards
    Cage Supervisor
    Cage Cashier
    Dealer School
    Groundskeeper
    Engineer (Electrical and/or HVAC)
    Pastry Chef
    Baker
    Security Officer
    Table Games Supervisor
    Valets Attendants
    And More!

    Please make sure to apply online prior to the job fair and bring copies of your resume to the event! Click here to apply: https://www.pnkinc.com/careers/

    (Posted April 27, 2016)

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    COMMERCIAL PAYMENT-RECON SPECIALIST
    Centier Bank, Merrillville

    Daily processing and clearing of all unposteds, booking commercial Quickline loans, ML Escrow balancing, New Freddie fundings/maintenance, posting CL Participation and incoming wire payments. Process monthly SWAP payments and issue monthly invoices as well as post the SBA 1502 ARC payments. Responsible for internal and external customer service inquiries through the phone and in person.

    Minimum Qualifications: • High school degree or equivalent • 2 to 3 years of work in a loan servicing department. • Excellent math skills • Problem solving • Typing 50 wpm • Understanding of the CSI NuPoint Loan System. • Proficient at NuPoint, IS Check/Network, Microsoft Office, Laser Statement, Synergy, Outlook/Treev • Ability to use office equipment; copier, fax, calculator, etc. • Proper telephone etiquette.

    For a complete job description and/or to apply, visit us on line at: http://www.centier.com/careers

    (Posted April 29, 2016)

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    CROSS FIT INSTRUCTOR - PART TIME POSITION
    Midwest Training and Ice Center Cross Fit, Dyer

    MTIC Cross Fit is looking to hire an energetic, motivating Level 1 Certified Cross Fit Instructor. This person must possess excellent communication skills, basic Olympic weight training knowledge, efficient class management/organizational skills and be eager to assist in recruitment and retention of athletes.

    This position is part time. Flexible schedule required to include evening and weekend classes. Pay based on experience.

    Email resumes to: mticcrossfit@gmail.com

    (Posted April 27, 2016)

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    RESTAURANT STAFF
    Sicilian Joe's Pizzeria, Schererville

    Sicilian Joe's pizzeria is now hiring. Daytime help especially. Stop in for an application 2300 Cline Ave., Schererville.

    (Posted April 26, 2016)

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    CAREGIVERS/CNAs/HHAs
    Right at Home, Northwest Indiana

    If you are a high-quality caregiver, you'll love working for Right at Home! Our caregivers receive competitive pay and benefits, including flexible schedules, caregiver advancement, pay raises, paid time off, special employee recognition, and more.

    Duties typically include: 
    • Companionship and conversation
    • Meal preparation and light housekeeping
    • Dressing and grooming
    • Transferring and positioning
    • Bathing and showering

    Requirements include: 
    • Warmth and compassion
    • Ability to competently perform assigned tasks
    • Completion of a criminal background check, BMV check, TB test, and drug screen
    • Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation 

    Apply online at: https://rahnorthwestindiana.clearcareonline.com/apply/

    (Posted April 24, 2016)

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    REGISTERED NURSES, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES, HOME HEALTH AIDES
    CM Sunshine Home Healthcare, Inc., Merrillville and Culver

    2480 W Lincoln Highway Merrillville, IN 46410
    108 N Main St. Culver, IN 46511

    Open positions for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Home Health Aides available!

    We are looking for strong and positive candidates to add to our team!

    Requirements: Able to be flexible with scheduling, Good communication skills, Licensed driver with automobile insured in accordance with state and/or Agency requirements and in good repair.

    Please Specify which position and office you are applying to. Call to set up interview at 219-472-0233 (or) 574-216-1695, send resume to info@cmsunshine.net.

    (Posted April 20, 2016)

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    HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC/TECHNICIAN
    Bulk Equipment Corporation, Michigan City

    We are a well-established heavy equipment provider located in NW Indiana. We are seeking a reliable individual to join our growing team as Heavy Equipment Mechanic/Technician.
    Job Responsibilities:
    · Performs routine inspections (greasing, checking fluids)
    · Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs equipment
    · Completes all required work orders
    · Follows all safety policies and procedures

    Qualifications:
    · 3-5 years of heavy equipment mechanical experience
    · Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record
    · Intermediate computer skills
    · 2nd shift availability preferred
    · Good decision making, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills

    We offer competitive salary and benefits. If interested, please forward your resume to resumes4btc@gmail.com

    (Posted April 20, 2016)

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    SALES
    Allstate Agency, Crown Point

    Busy Crown Point Allstate Agency is expanding and a full time position in sales is now available! Insurance sales agents will earn $30,000 if you are average, $50,000 if you are good, and $65,000+ if you are our next superstar. The position offered is in the insurance industry primarily selling Home and Auto Insurance. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Responsibilities:
    -Meet new business production goals and objectives.
    -Solicits for new business via telephone, networking, and other lead sources.
    -Develop insurance quotes, makes sales presentations, and closes sales.

    Required license or certification:
    -Property and Casualty license preferred

    Required education:
    -High school

    To apply, contact Danielle Bazin at daniellebazin@allstate.com or 219-661-7501.

    (Posted April 20, 2016)

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    EXPERIENCED PHONE OPERATOR
    Capri's Pizza, Schererville

    Capri's Pizza of Schererville seeks an experienced phone operator to join our team ASAP. We are looking for someone who can work late mornings/afternoons shifts, in addition to night and weekends. Scheduling is flexible.

    Responsibilities include taking phone orders, serving food to dine-in customers, prepping orders for delivery drivers, customer service, cleaning certain areas on the inside of the restaurant and serving as the face of our business to our customers. A friendly, outgoing personality is a plus.

    Please send a resume and stop in and fill out an application in person--837 Main St. in Schererville.

    (Posted April 20, 2016)

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    EXPERIENCED KITCHEN WORKER
    Capri's Pizza, Schererville

    Capri's Pizza of Schererville seeks an experienced kitchen worker, ideally with pizza making experience, to join our staff. There are full- and part-time positions available, and scheduling is flexible, but expect to work nights and/or weekends.

    The ideal candidate is someone who can multitask, work fast, but efficiently and can work independently as part of a team. Responsibilities include: making food to order, light cleaning and light supply organization. Contact Ben, along with your resume to caprischererville@gmail.com, or stop in to fill out an application--837 Main St. in Schererville.

    (Posted April 20, 2016)

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    DISHWASHERS
    Gelsosomo's/Bull Pen, Highland

    Looking for dishwashers and kitchen help at Gelsosomo's/Bull Pen, 9318 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. Apply by going to the restaurant and asking for David Kendal, manager, and he will get you an application.

    (Posted April 18, 2016)

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    AQUATICS DIRECTOR
    La Porte County Family YMCA, La Porte

    The La Porte County Family YMCA is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Aquatics Director. This person should possess good administrative skills and the ability to supervise others. The Aquatics Director is a full time position where your main focus will be to create, promote, and drive aquatics programs for the La Porte County Family YMCA. This person should be CPR/First Aid certified, CPR Trainer certified, and certified to teach Lifeguard training classes. Anyone qualified and interested can fill out applications at either the La Porte or Michigan City Elston locations. We hope to hear from you soon!

    (Posted April 18, 2016)

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    MARKETING DIRECTOR
    La Porte County Family YMCA, La Porte

    The La Porte County Family YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Marketing Director. They will be working in coordination with all of the program directors from all La Porte County YMCA locations creating flyers, posters, brochures, and ensuring all supplies are ready to go for events.This person will need to be self-motivated and able to meet deadlines. If this position interests you please come in to any La Porte County Family YMCA facility and fill out an application today! We look forward to speaking with you soon! Here is a quick glance at some of the job duties:
    • Develops annual operating goals, objectives and plan for the marketing and communications area. Monitors the achievement of this plan, taking appropriate action to ensure that the goals and objectives are met.
    • Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with membership and marketing plans.
    • Establishes contacts with media representatives and writes and submits press releases when appropriate. Maintains updated files of YMCA’s media relations (both press and electronic).
    • Develops effective working relationships with service groups, community organizations and companies. Makes presentations about the YMCA.
    • Provides and maintains related statistics and reports.

    (Posted April 18, 2016)

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    LANDSCAPE/MAINTENANCE LABORERS & FOREMAN/CREW LEADERS
    Allen Landscape in Highland, LLC, Highland

    Allen Landscape in Highland, LLC is hiring immediately multiple positions in all of our departments! See below for details.

    LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT LABORERS
    Requirements:
    Valid Driver’s License
    Good driving record
    Must be available Monday through Saturday
    Ability to perform physical activity including bending and lifting up to 50 pounds
    *Will be required to obtain a chauffeur’s license upon hire.
    *Experience in professional mowing or lawn maintenance is preferred, but not required.

    LANDSCAPE & MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT FOREMAN/CREW LEADERS
    Requirements:
    In addition to the general laborer requirements, applicants must also:
    Have minimum two - three years of landscape experience
    Have knowledge of equipment
    Valid chauffeur’s license
    Good driving record
    Must possess a Pesticide License
    Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

    For a full list of positions and requirements, visit http://www.allenlandscape.com/contact-and-employment To apply in-person, please visit the Garden Center located at 2539 45th St. Highland, IN. 46322.

    (Posted April 16, 2016)

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    GROUP TICKETS SALES EXPERT
    East Chicago Arts Initiative, East Chicago

    East Chicago Arts Initiative in partnership with Jiangsu Yangtze River Delta Entertainment Co., seeks an experienced GROUP TICKETS SALES expert, to sell our upcoming collaboration in NW Indiana. This production will be a professional, gorgeous, multi-faceted experience featuring dozens of professionals and talent from China.

    This job requires an aggressive self starter. This position provides business material expenses, stipend, and significant commission. Performances are scheduled for weekends in September & October. Sales Manager must be present at all performances that include any groups. Send resume and cover letter to lisa@ec-arts.org.

    (Posted April 16, 2016)

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    PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER
    SouthSTAR Services, Hobart and Valparaiso

    Responsible for the implementation of daily living skills for children and adults receiving services in their home. Responsible for:
    -Participating in interdisciplinary team meetings
    -Timely and accurate completion of programmatic and other written reports as required.

    Works cooperatively with all staff and outside providers to ensure high quality client services.
    -Observes safe job practices and maintains a clean and safe working environment.

    Must have a High school diploma or GED and one year of experience and be Direct Support Professional certifiable.

    Knowledge of developmental disabilities services and licensing agency requirements are required along with good written, communication, interpersonal, management, and organizational skills. Should be able to lift at least 25 lbs. Must have valid drivers license, insurable driving record, personal insurance and reliable transportation for activities.

    Apply at http://www.southstarservices.org and click on “Join Our Team”.

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    AGE 5/PRE-K TEACHER
    Wonder Years Learning Center, Dyer/St. John Area

    Must have CDA or AA in early childhood or working towards.
    Full time position.
    Three Year Old teaching position also.
    If interested please contact Connie at 219-627-3269 or stop by to fill out an application or drop off your resume.

    Wonder Years Learning Center, 14795 W 101st Ave, Dyer, IN 46311

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS
    95ate5 Brew Pub, St. John

    A fast paced, fun, family owned business is hiring for servers, bartenders, dishwashers, bussers, cooks, and catering staff. We are looking for honest dependable employees to help with a growing Brew Pub/Restaurant.

    Apply at:
    95ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N Industrial Drive
    St John, IN 46375
    219-365-6506

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    Impact Employment Solutions
    502 W. Highway 20
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-873-1880 ex. 467

    -Seeking Packers for 8-12 hour shifts
    -Weekends and overtime
    -1st Shift $9.00 2nd and 3rd Shifts $9.20 an hour (after 160 hours completed there is a pay raise)
    -Must complete a drug screen and background check
    -Apply at iescorp.net then call to follow up

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    LANDSCAPE CREW LEADER, LANDSCAPE INSTALLERS, LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, EXPERIENCED PESTICIDE APPLICATORS
    Matt’s Lawncare and Landscaping, Highland

    Established lawn care and landscaping company serving Northwest Indiana is looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, punctual individuals with skills for operating equipment and the desire to be good team members.

    We offer steady employment, including full time, and part time. Retired persons are invited to apply.

    We will teach you the skills to join our crews. Tell us if you already have experience in any of the following: mowing, spin-trimming, landscaping, hardscape or plant installation, application of fertilizers and weed control, snow removal, or driving a truck and trailer. Fertilizer and pesticide license a plus.

    Ability to work from drawings and/or written directions without onsite supervision a plus.
    DRIVERS LICENSE A PLUS

    Apply directly at http://www.mattslawn.com/employment.html or call 219-838-8900

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    Region Signs Inc, Whiting

    Small company located in Whiting, Indiana is looking for an Administrative Assistant.

    Job Description includes but is not limited to:
    Typing (must be computer savvy)
    Filing
    Emailing
    Answering Phones

    No prior experience is required.
    Minimum Wage

    Please send resume to tkrsigns@gmail.com

    (Posted April 15, 2016)

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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR (DIRECT CARE STAFF)
    Innovations In Learning, PC, Merrillville

    The Adult Development Instructor (ADI) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities who attend the Adult Day Services Program. This individual is responsible for leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching daily living skills, academics, communication skills, and social/leisure skills while assisting with behavioral and medical issues. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred, but not required. The ADI position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

    Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm.
    Resumes may be submitted on our website at http://www.innovationsinlearning.net

    (Posted April 13, 2016)

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    VAN DRIVER
    Innovations In Learning, PC, Merrillville

    The Adult Day Program at Innovations In Learning is now hiring a part-time Van Driver. The Van Driver is responsible for transporting adults diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities from the program in Merrillville to their homes in surrounding Lake County. Potential candidates must have previous experience driving a 15-passenger van, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills, dependability, and professionalism.

    Hours are Monday through Friday, 2:45pm-5:00pm
    Resumes may be submitted on our website at http://www.innovationsinlearning.net

    (Posted April 13, 2016)

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    DOG GROOMERS
    Hungry Hound, St. John and Hobart

    Hungry Hound is seeking groomers with passion, dedication & an upbeat, caring attitude, someone who would enjoy meeting new pups daily!

    We promote various natural products as well as offer a variety of pet merchandise. We also offer a full line of dog grooming & spa services. We need team members who take pride in having our Hungry Hound groomed pets feel comfortable & relaxed while with us & leave us looking & feeling their best.

    PT & FT positions available | Benefits

    Send resumes to woof@hungryhound.com ATTN: Shelley or visit store during business hours.

    Find us online at http://www.hungryhound.com

    (Posted April 13, 2016)

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    ALL POSITIONS
    Noodles and Company, Valparaiso

    Noodles and Company in Valparaiso is hiring all positions. Apply online at http://www.noodles.com/careers

    (Posted April 11, 2016)

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    TELLER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Centier Bank, Lake/Porter Counties

    Full and Part Time opportunities are available!

    Perform transactions for individual and business clients, which include: deposits, withdrawals, loan payments and payoffs, cashing checks, and purchases of other items and services. The CSR needs to keep the clients’ needs in mind while assisting them and make product and/or service referrals when appropriate. Responsible for following federal and state banking regulations and laws and for following bank policies and procedures. Responsible for developing strong client relationships by providing World-Class Service experiences for every client during every interaction.

    Minimum qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Banking experience is a plus, but not required. Customer service experience is desirable. For a complete job description and/or to apply, visit us on line at: http://www.centier.com/careers

    (Posted April 9, 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 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.
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Prom, Limousine Rental, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School
    - All Around Limousine offers both local prom packages and packages to Chicago, IL. A typical local prom package will consist of a 4 hour rental and they do not charge for the time during the dance. Most groups use 1-2 hours before the prom and 2-3 hours after.

    A typical prom package to Chicago consists of a 5 hour rental, and they do not charge for the time during the prom. Most groups choosing to go to Chicago will use 1-2 hours before the prom and 3-4 hours after. If the group needs additional time, then their hourly rates will apply.

    They are the only limo service in Northwest, Indiana accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Check them out on the BBB website at: http://www.bbb.org/northernindiana/business-reviews/limousine-service/a-all-around-limousine-services-in-merrillville-in-90071479#bbbseal
    To complete a reservation or if you have any questions about reserving a limousine for a prom or school dance please call 219-980-3636.
     
           
    All Around Limousine 219.980.3636 allaroundlimousine@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First held in 1915, this week promotes kindness and humane care towards animals. For more information visit http://www.americanhumane.org
     
           

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Indiana State Park Passes will be available for loan in 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial at each of the Lake County Public Library branch locations! In all, this pass can be used at any of the 32 Indiana State Parks and State Reservoirs, or any of the three State Forest Recreation areas that charge entrance fees:
    Brookville Lake, Brown County State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park Clifty Falls State Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park(does not cover admission to the interpretive center), Fort Harrison State Park, Hardy Lake, Harmonie State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRAs), Lincoln State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Mounds State Park, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ouabache State Park, Patoka Lake, Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Salamonie Lake, Shakamak State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park, Versailles State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park, Dean Lake SRA, Ferdinand State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
    The park pass may be checked out by a Full Access Adult library card holder in good standing (no overdue materials or fines on card) only, for a period of seven (7) days at any of Lake County Public Library's 9 branches.

    Holds may not be placed on this pass and it is not renewable.
    Overdue fines are $1 per day, maximum of $50.
    Lost/replacement fee is $50 plus processing fee.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 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 - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Nature, Hikes, Fun
    - Walk the Park Together at Buckley Homestead on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 p.m. April through August. It’s free and fun. Meet at the Visitor Center parking lot or join the group en route as they travel to the 1910 farm and around the historic site (route may vary throughout the season for variety)


    Boost your mind; stay healthy; and connect with friends and neighbors. Join park manager Becky Crabb for a walk in the park. “We will start slowly for a short time (10 minutes) and build speed and distance over the spring and summer weeks,” Crabb explains. You may also walk at your own pace. Having walking buddies has shown that not only do people tend to stick to walking, but they also enjoy the experience more. The goal is to increase health while enjoying the beauty and ambiance of the living history farm.


    Buckley Homestead is located 4.5 miles west of Interstate 65 just south of Route 2 on Hendricks Road in Lowell.
    Buckley Homestead
    3606 Belshaw Road Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.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.

    CAMELOT BOWLING CENTER AND SPORTSPLEX
    5201 US Highway 6
    Portage, IN 46368
    219-405-0798
    Camelot Bowling Center, a family owned business since 1976, is home to 48 lanes, a redemption game room, lounge, snack shop, Sportsplex, Proshop and a fun time for all.
    The Sportsplex at Camelot Bowling Center is multipurpose Sports arena. It hosts a full size roller hockey rink, bleachers, bathrooms, and a private entrance. The Sportsplex is home to a hockey league, roller derby practice and many youth sporting groups. The Sportsplex is also available for rental for your own private event or party.
    https://www.facebook.com/CamelotBowlingCenter/

    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!
    http://www.citylanesbowl.com/

    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
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Country-Lanes-Inc/111740538864339

    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
    https://www.facebook.com/CressmoorLanes

    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.
    http://www.bowlingalleyhobart.com/

    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.
    http://www.inmansvalpo.com/

    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    Leagues, parties, events, live entertainment and more!
    http://bowllakeshorelanes.com/

    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.
    http://midwesttrainingandice.com/ice/

    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
    http://www.olympialanes.com/

    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.
    http://plazafunbowl.com/

    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.
    https://www.facebook.com/RaysLanesIN

    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.
    https://www.facebook.com/rwayskatecenter

    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.
    http://www.setemuplanes.com/

    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.
    http://www.bowlstardust.com/home/

    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    http://www.bowlstardust.com/stardustmerrillville/

    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.
    http://www.thesuperbowlinc.com/
     
           
  • | 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.***

    http://www.skyzone.com/Schererville

    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun
    - Celebrating MOMS with Kid-Friendly, “Fancy-Like” Family Fun!
    DIY Snack at 12, 2:30 & 4:30: Cucumber Sandwiches with Mom & Me Manners Tea at 1:30
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Chicago, City, Downtown, Things to do, Family, Fun, Race, Run, Walk
    - Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run, presented by C.H. Robinson, on Sunday, May 15 is the perfect way to do so. Register today to walk, run or move for the 173,000 patients treated each year at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! The race is an inspirational, fun and family-friendly event and a great way to show your support for the kids being cared for at Lurie Children’s.

    Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run began in 2005 and is Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago's annual signature 5K. The event has raised nearly $3 million for the patients and families at Lurie Children's. This is the perfect event to bring family and friends together to support the kids! Funds from the event ensure patients receive the best care possible to help them live a brighter, healthier future.

    Adult Runner or Walker: $40
    Child (3-12): $5 • Toddler (2 & under): Free
    Soldier Field (Stadium Green)
    1410 Museum Campus Drive Chicago IL 60605
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family, Fun, Outdoor
    - Check back in June for a listing of strawberry and blueberry picking!
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Prom, Limousine Rental, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School
    - All Around Limousine offers both local prom packages and packages to Chicago, IL. A typical local prom package will consist of a 4 hour rental and they do not charge for the time during the dance. Most groups use 1-2 hours before the prom and 2-3 hours after.

    A typical prom package to Chicago consists of a 5 hour rental, and they do not charge for the time during the prom. Most groups choosing to go to Chicago will use 1-2 hours before the prom and 3-4 hours after. If the group needs additional time, then their hourly rates will apply.

    They are the only limo service in Northwest, Indiana accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Check them out on the BBB website at: http://www.bbb.org/northernindiana/business-reviews/limousine-service/a-all-around-limousine-services-in-merrillville-in-90071479#bbbseal
    To complete a reservation or if you have any questions about reserving a limousine for a prom or school dance please call 219-980-3636.
     
           
    All Around Limousine 219.980.3636 allaroundlimousine@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Learn about the beauty and value of native wildflowers. For information and events visit http://www.wildflower.org
     
           

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, employment
    - IPMG is voted as one of Indiana's Best Places to work in 2015 and 2016!

    IPMG is looking for qualified, professional case managers to work in the Northwest portion of Indiana! Qualified candidates must have a 4-year degree in a human services field along with at least 1 year of experience working with disabled individuals.

    Why work for IPMG?
    -We offer flexible, work from home positions
    -Excellent benefits including company paid dental and vision
    -Generous paid time off plan
    -Comprehensive training
     
           
    Jennifer Ewalt 765.463.5508 hr@gotoipmg.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - The Sparta Sports Dome offers Toddler Playtime as an opportunity for toddlers (0-5 years) to play and express their creativity in a physically active environment. Your toddlers can run, jump, and crawl to their delight with Sparta Dome sports equipment. Children not walking are FREE! Parent supervision required.

    Toddler Playtime will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - 12pm
    *starting Tuesday, December 8th and concluding Thursday, May 5th.

    Rate
    Child Family (2 or more children)
    Day Pass: $5 $10

    Note: Family pass includes immediate family only.

    *Please be aware that there may be last minute cancellations due to Sparta Dome reservations. To stay up to date with all cancellations, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and check the Sparta Dome website frequently. Thank you for your patience!*
    Sparta Dome
    1355 East North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jill Wichert 219.224.3663 jill@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Indiana State Park Passes will be available for loan in 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial at each of the Lake County Public Library branch locations! In all, this pass can be used at any of the 32 Indiana State Parks and State Reservoirs, or any of the three State Forest Recreation areas that charge entrance fees:
    Brookville Lake, Brown County State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park Clifty Falls State Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park(does not cover admission to the interpretive center), Fort Harrison State Park, Hardy Lake, Harmonie State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRAs), Lincoln State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Mounds State Park, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ouabache State Park, Patoka Lake, Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Salamonie Lake, Shakamak State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park, Versailles State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park, Dean Lake SRA, Ferdinand State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
    The park pass may be checked out by a Full Access Adult library card holder in good standing (no overdue materials or fines on card) only, for a period of seven (7) days at any of Lake County Public Library's 9 branches.

    Holds may not be placed on this pass and it is not renewable.
    Overdue fines are $1 per day, maximum of $50.
    Lost/replacement fee is $50 plus processing fee.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 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 about the alphabet to wrap up our ABCs of Story Time at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts as they learn about the alphabet to wrap up our ABCs of Story Time 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
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in in grades K-6 are welcome to come in and read a book with or be read to by a member of the National Honor Society from Andrean High School at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 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 http://crownpoint.sf.edu/ or call (219) 488-8888.
    University of Saint Francis
    12800 Mississippi Parkway Crown Point IN 46307
    219.488.8888
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, davermsey, financialpeaceuniversity, fpu, buildwealth, savemoney, getdebtfree
    - Dave Ramsey FPU Class to be hosted Starts April 7th 2016 @ 6:30pm for 9 weeks every Thursday night.

    Our class last year had 9 families, those 9 families, Paid off over $21,000 in debt & saved over $19,000 in debt in just 9 weeks! This is a financial game changer!
    Join us!

    Click Here to Signup Today!
    https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1017388/atid/l_mi
    Crown Point Church of God
    12628 Cedar Lake Rd Crown Point IN 46307
    Bill Cumbee pssi24@yahoo.com
  • | 6:40pm - 9:15pm | Local Events, Line dancing NWI schererville fun excercise cardio
    - Great Exercise, Make New Friends, Very Friendly Group!
    It's Not All Country Anymore - Dance to more than Country Music!

    Beginner Classes 6:45 pm - 7:40 pm
    This class is for the dancer who has not danced or has little experience
    Pay by the Night $7.00 or $30 for 6 weeks

    Intermediate Classes 7:45 to 9:15 pm
    This class is for the dancer who has danced and knows the lingo
    Pay by the Night $8.00 or $40 for 6 weeks

    Dance Class will be held at
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 West US Hwy 30
    Schererville, IN
    (park behind church and enter the East side door)
    Contact for more information:

    Linda Scott 219-682-6548
    lscott0688@hotmail.com

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 West US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH-
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    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
    http://www.rosstownship.org/hlp.htm
    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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    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.
    http://marquetteparkgary.org/
    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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html

    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
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html

    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.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/inland-marsh.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/inland-marsh.htm

    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.
    http://hammondmarina.com/wolf-lake/

    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.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/heron-rookery.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/heron-rookery.htm

    INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to International Friendship 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 Mother’s Day in May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $5, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
    http://www.friendshipgardens.org/

    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.
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/luhr.html

    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.
    http://www.michigancitycampground.com/

    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. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pinhook-bog.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pinhook-bog.htm

    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.
    http://michigancityparks.com/index.php/zoo-home

    PORTER COUNTY

    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
    http://www.townofporter.com/index.php?page=park

    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.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/

    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK- 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Campground, Program Center, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Pond, Trails and more
    http://www.porterco.org/index.aspx?NID=682

    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS- 427 Furness Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Gardens, Meeting Rooms, Trails and more
    http://www.porterco.org/index.aspx?NID=682
    DUNN'S BRIDGE- 500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts, IN 46347
    Boat Launch and Fishing
    http://www.porterco.org/index.aspx?NID=682

    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.
    http://www.inportageparks.com/

    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.
    http://www.taltree.org/
     
           
  • - 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.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acting-Theatre-of-Michigan-City/14453491890753

    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!
    http://beatniksonconkey.com/


    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.
    http://www.chicagostreet.org/

    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.
    http://www.cpct.biz/


    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.
    http://dunesartsfoundation.com/


    Festival Player's Guild/Mainstreet Theatre
    807 Franklin Street in Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    The Mainstreet 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.
    http://www.festivalplayersguild.org/


    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St
    Michigan City, Indiana
    (219) 874-4035
    Community Theatre - primarily fall, winter and spring productions
    https://www.facebook.com/Flpmc

    Gary Shakespeare Company
    Performances will take place at Theatre Northwest
    3400 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46408
    and Miller Beach
    (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.
    http://www.garyshakesco.org/


    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.
    http://www.highlandparks.org/programs/misc_theatre.html


    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!
    http://www.laportelittletheatreclub.com/


    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.
    http://www.lctg.org/

    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 VisitWhiting.com for upcoming shows.
    http://www.visitwhiting.com/events.php


    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.
    http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/


    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.
    http://www.m-mproductions.com/Welcome.html


    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.
    http://www.theatreatthecenter.com/


    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.
    http://www.iun.edu/theatre/


    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.
    http://www.starplazatheatre.com/


    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.
    http://www.towletheater.org/


    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.
    http://www.valpo.edu/theatre/

    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.
    http://www.4thstreetncca.org/






     
           
  • | 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: $9
    60 MINUTES: $13
    90 MINUTES: $17
    120 MINUTES: $20
    Super Pass: $99
    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.

    http://www.skyzone.com/Schererville



    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Charity, Run, Bike, Walk, Things to do
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Benefit, Fun, Event, Things to do, Sports
    - The NICK Foundation will be hosting the 1st Annual Mark Hill Memorial Golf Outing on Friday, June 3, 2016 at White Hawk Country Club, 1001 White Hawk Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307. Mark passed away on May 1, 2015 after a two year battle with stomach cancer. Mark was an avid golfer and a very strong supporter of NICK and its mission. All proceeds will benefit the NICK Foundation in Mark’s honor. The proceeds from this event will help to support Northwest Indiana families traveling the journey of childhood cancer and also support research efforts so that all children with cancer can be HEALED. For more information, email us at golf@nwicancerkids.org.

    Registration Starts At 12:00

    Please visit our website at http://www.nwicancerkids.org/events.php for more information.
    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr Crown Point IN 46307
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family, Fun
    - Check back at the end of May for local car shows!
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family, Fun, Outdoor
    - Check back in June for a listing of movies in the park!
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Kids, Education, Information, Event
    - Center for Talent Development’s annual summer conference features stimulating workshops and presentations designed to help gifted students and their parents plan for the future. Adults enjoy a keynote address and sessions led by experts in gifted education. Students in grades 4 through 12 attend workshops that provide new perspectives on current areas of study as well as future career opportunities. Children age 4 through grade 3 are invited to participate in fun supervised learning activities led by Center for Talent Development’s Summer Program staff.
    Technological Institute Northwestern University
    2145 Sheridan Road Evanston IL 60208
    847.467.4465
  • | Special Interest, Prom, Limousine Rental, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School
    - All Around Limousine offers both local prom packages and packages to Chicago, IL. A typical local prom package will consist of a 4 hour rental and they do not charge for the time during the dance. Most groups use 1-2 hours before the prom and 2-3 hours after.

    A typical prom package to Chicago consists of a 5 hour rental, and they do not charge for the time during the prom. Most groups choosing to go to Chicago will use 1-2 hours before the prom and 3-4 hours after. If the group needs additional time, then their hourly rates will apply.

    They are the only limo service in Northwest, Indiana accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Check them out on the BBB website at: http://www.bbb.org/northernindiana/business-reviews/limousine-service/a-all-around-limousine-services-in-merrillville-in-90071479#bbbseal
    To complete a reservation or if you have any questions about reserving a limousine for a prom or school dance please call 219-980-3636.
     
           
    All Around Limousine 219.980.3636 allaroundlimousine@gmail.com
  • - On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
     
           

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Indiana State Park Passes will be available for loan in 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial at each of the Lake County Public Library branch locations! In all, this pass can be used at any of the 32 Indiana State Parks and State Reservoirs, or any of the three State Forest Recreation areas that charge entrance fees:
    Brookville Lake, Brown County State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park Clifty Falls State Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park(does not cover admission to the interpretive center), Fort Harrison State Park, Hardy Lake, Harmonie State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRAs), Lincoln State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Mounds State Park, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ouabache State Park, Patoka Lake, Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Salamonie Lake, Shakamak State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park, Versailles State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park, Dean Lake SRA, Ferdinand State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
    The park pass may be checked out by a Full Access Adult library card holder in good standing (no overdue materials or fines on card) only, for a period of seven (7) days at any of Lake County Public Library's 9 branches.

    Holds may not be placed on this pass and it is not renewable.
    Overdue fines are $1 per day, maximum of $50.
    Lost/replacement fee is $50 plus processing fee.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 9:00am - 9:00pm | Kids, Kids, Summer, Summer Activities, Active, Fun, Toddlers, Playtime, Sports, Youth
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jill Wichert 219.224.3663 jill@spartadome.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoors, Things to do, Fun
    - The Weekly Wednesday Spring Bird Hike Series at Gibson Woods offers
    wonderful opportunities to learn bird ID tips and more about the birds that
    migrate through and nest in our area. Join a Lake County Parks naturalist
    for a series of bird hikes throughout the spring season on April 13, April
    20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, & June 1 from 9:30-11 a.m.
    After some of the hikes, participants are welcome to stay to view a video or
    slide show on a specific bird group (raptors, warblers, etc.) to help more
    with identification. The walks are free, but please sign up at
    219-844-3188.


    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond,
    IN 46323.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Relaxation, Wellness, Health, Things to do, Active
    - Yoga returns to Wolf Lake. Join our certified yoga instructor for this free all- levels class.

    Summer classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Wolf Lake Greenhouse at 6 pm and Saturdays at 8:30 am (weather permitting). Saturday classes begin June 4th.

    Follow Yogahh for class updates and information.

    The Wolf Lake Greenhouse is located at 2100 Calumet Avenue.
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave. Hammond IN 46320
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K to 6 will meet to play fun board games. Family members are welcome to join in at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, songwriting
    - Get those great song ideas out of your head and onto paper! Learn the art and craft of writing your own songs from Rich Boban, a professional songwriter with a degree in music composition. The class is open to all adult students. No previous songwriting experience needed.

    This is an ten week class. This class is limited to 20 registrants.

    Classes start March 16th, 2016. Call Kim McKinley to for more information or to register: 219-836-1839 ext. 103

    The Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Rich Boban 219.670.6926 richsongs@prodigy.net
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter,
    - Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
    https://www.townplanner.com/newsletter
    We list:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Movies in the Park
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!


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

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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City
     
           
    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
    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.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/cedar_creek_family_golf_center.html

    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (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.
    http://www.palmiragolf.com/

    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    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.
    http://www.golfsscc.com/

    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.
    http://www.thebrassie.com/

    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.
    http://www.sandcreek.com/

    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.
    http://www.lofscc.org/


    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.
    http://www.golfoakknoll.net/

    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.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hegangolf.com/

    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.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/


    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.
    http://www.whitehawkcountryclub.com/

    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.
    http://www.youchecc.com/guest-welcome

    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.
    http://www.gary.in.us/parks/golf.asp

    HAMMOND


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-4653
    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.
    http://www.lostmarshgolf.com/

    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.
    http://www.wickermemorialpark.com/

    HOBART


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-7711
    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.


    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.
    http://www.duckcreekgolfcourse.com/

    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-2577
    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.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hegangolf.com/

    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!
    http://www.thebeechwoodgolfcourse.com/

    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.
    http://briarleaf.com/

    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!
    http://www.legacyhillsgolf.com/

    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.
    http://www.turkeycreekgolf.com/

    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.
    http://www.innsbrookcc.com/

    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.
    http://www.michigancitygolfcourse.com/

    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Long Beach, 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
    http://www.longbeachcc.org/

    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.
    http://www.pottawattomie.com/

    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.
    http://www.scherwood.com/

    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.
    http://www.briarridgecc.com/

    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.
    http://www.valparaisogolf.com/

    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!
    http://www.golfataberdeen.com/index.php

    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    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.
    http://www.valparaisogolf.com/

    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.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mink-Lake-Golf-Course/146473742055479

    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W 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.
    http://robbinhurst.com/
     
           
  • | 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.
    http://www.fvfarms.com/locations/


    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!
    http://www.horses4seasonsstable.com/


    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.
    http://www.greenacresranch.com/


    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!
    http://shiloranchhobart.com/

    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.
    http://www.statelinestables.com/
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Animals
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Race, Running
    - Registration opens on Tuesday, February 9.

    United Run for the Zoo, now celebrating its 38th year, is an annual highlight of the Chicago running calendar. Benefiting Lincoln Park Zoo, it helps keep the zoo free and open 365 days a year.

    The race has also sold out the past three years—so register early to guarantee your spot!

    Based on participant feedback, we’ve made several improvements for the 2016 edition. Highlights include:
    • New start times for the 5K and 10K
    • New start line procedure with pace signs and divisions for an improved start experience
    • New location for gear check for an easier, more convenient experience
    • New and improved post-race celebration
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago IL 60614
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Auction, Entertainment, Drinks, Fun, Things to to
    - Join NICK for our formal gala fundraiser, "Bet On Our Kids" June 4th, 2016. A Vegas Themed Night, Silent Auction, Cocktail Hour Entertainment provided by Jim Bulanda and much more! Tickets are available for purchase on our or website nwicancerkids.org. Sponsorships are availiable please email jen@nwicancerkids.org for more info! Also if you would like to donate an auction item or a bottle of wine email jen@nwicancerkids.
    St. Elijah Hall
    8700 Taft St Merrillville IN 46410
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Games, Attractions
    JAKS Warehouse
    221 US Hwy 41 Schererville IN 46375
    JAKS Warehouse 219.322.5257
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Swimming, Family, Information,
    - NW Indiana borders one of the largest lakes in the world. Would you know what to do if you were caught in a rip current? What would you do if you were too tired to swim to shore? What if your watercraft capsized? Could you recognize the signs of a swimmer in trouble? Learning some simple techniques could greatly increase the chance of survival should an accident on water occur. Join us for an informative presentation and bring a family member or friend you care about. Call 219-844-3188 to register.



    The “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentation will teach participants to: understand that drowning is a leading cause of injury and death; recognize the “Signs of Drowning” & how to identify a person in trouble; recognize the dangers of the surf environment keeping personal safety as the primary responsibility; understand dangerous currents; i.e. how, where, and why dangerous currents occur and how to survive them; understand the “Flip, Float, & Follow” dangerous currents survival strategy; understand how a flotation device such as a throw ring, throw rope, surfboard or other objects that float can rescue a person in distress or in a dangerous current; and realize the importance of taking a lifesaving, first aid and CPR training from accredited agency.



    Class participants have consisted of the general public, surfers, lifeguards, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, water rescue team members, dive team members, and the U.S. Coast Guard.



    ABOUT THE GLSRP The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is a chapter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) that tracks Great Lakes drowning statistics and has taught more than 130 “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentations (http://www.GLSRP.org)



    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323. From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the169th exit then west to Parrish and north to the park.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
    219.844.3188
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Swimming, Lessons
    - During Water Safety Month the Crossroads YMCA’s Griffith, Hammond, Southlake, and Whiting branches offer Safety Around Water, an affordable program designed to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. The program focuses on reaching underserved communities with a special emphasis on African American and Hispanic communities where risk of drowning among children is highest. Safety Around Water will be held May 23-26 at Hammond, Southlake, and Whiting YMCA pools; Griffith YMCA’s program will be held at Griffith High School.

    According to data from the USA Swimming Foundation, 70 percent of African American and 60 percent of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40 percent of Caucasian children. While fatal drowning is a concern for all children – it’s the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages one to 14 years old – African American children ages 5 to 14 are three times more likely to drown than their white counterparts.
    Through Safety Around Water, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to help their children learn fundamental water safety and swimming skills. During the eight-day course, children will learn how to respond if they find themselves in unexpected water situations -- from how to reach the water’s surface if they submerge to safely reaching a pool’s edge or exiting any body of water.


    This 8-session course, taught by a certified instructor, teaches children two sets of skills that will reduce the risk of drowning and give them confidence in and around water. A typical session includes:
    •Exercises to help children adjust to being in water
    •Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets children can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
    •An activity that teaches children about specific safety topics such as pool rules and boating safety
    •A fun game to encourage comfort and activity around water

    Safety Around Water is open to anyone in the community who wants their children to learn how to be safe in and around water. The program is available to participants for $10 and will be held from May 23-26, 2016 from 4-6:00pm each day. Each lesson includes a handout for parents and caregivers with additional water safety tips.

    Register April 21 through May 4 at your local Crossroads Y branch.
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Prom, Limousine Rental, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School
    - All Around Limousine offers both local prom packages and packages to Chicago, IL. A typical local prom package will consist of a 4 hour rental and they do not charge for the time during the dance. Most groups use 1-2 hours before the prom and 2-3 hours after.

    A typical prom package to Chicago consists of a 5 hour rental, and they do not charge for the time during the prom. Most groups choosing to go to Chicago will use 1-2 hours before the prom and 3-4 hours after. If the group needs additional time, then their hourly rates will apply.

    They are the only limo service in Northwest, Indiana accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Check them out on the BBB website at: http://www.bbb.org/northernindiana/business-reviews/limousine-service/a-all-around-limousine-services-in-merrillville-in-90071479#bbbseal
    To complete a reservation or if you have any questions about reserving a limousine for a prom or school dance please call 219-980-3636.
     
           
    All Around Limousine 219.980.3636 allaroundlimousine@gmail.com

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | 6:00am - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, northwest indiana, nwi, birding, dunes
    - Join in four days of fantastic birding at Indiana’s number one birding attraction. Celebrate the amazing spring migration on Lake Michigan’s southern shore with field trips, presentations, live bird programs, young birder activities and more.

    Free admission.

    The event runs from Thursday,May 5th to Sunday, May 8th.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.1390
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - The Sparta Sports Dome offers Toddler Playtime as an opportunity for toddlers (0-5 years) to play and express their creativity in a physically active environment. Your toddlers can run, jump, and crawl to their delight with Sparta Dome sports equipment. Children not walking are FREE! Parent supervision required.

    Toddler Playtime will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am - 12pm
    *starting Tuesday, December 8th and concluding Thursday, May 5th.

    Rate
    Child Family (2 or more children)
    Day Pass: $5 $10

    Note: Family pass includes immediate family only.

    *Please be aware that there may be last minute cancellations due to Sparta Dome reservations. To stay up to date with all cancellations, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and check the Sparta Dome website frequently. Thank you for your patience!*
    Sparta Dome
    1355 East North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jill Wichert 219.224.3663 jill@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Indiana State Park Passes will be available for loan in 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial at each of the Lake County Public Library branch locations! In all, this pass can be used at any of the 32 Indiana State Parks and State Reservoirs, or any of the three State Forest Recreation areas that charge entrance fees:
    Brookville Lake, Brown County State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Charlestown State Park Clifty Falls State Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park(does not cover admission to the interpretive center), Fort Harrison State Park, Hardy Lake, Harmonie State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber and Cataract Falls SRAs), Lincoln State Park, McCormick's Creek State Park, Mississinewa Lake, Monroe Lake, Mounds State Park, O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ouabache State Park, Patoka Lake, Pokagon State Park and Trine SRA, Potato Creek State Park, Prophetstown State Park, Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), Salamonie Lake, Shakamak State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Summit Lake State Park, Tippecanoe River State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park, Versailles State Park, Whitewater Memorial State Park, Dean Lake SRA, Ferdinand State Forest, and Starve Hollow SRA.
    The park pass may be checked out by a Full Access Adult library card holder in good standing (no overdue materials or fines on card) only, for a period of seven (7) days at any of Lake County Public Library's 9 branches.

    Holds may not be placed on this pass and it is not renewable.
    Overdue fines are $1 per day, maximum of $50.
    Lost/replacement fee is $50 plus processing fee.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Public Relations 7693541Ext317 chansen@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, job openings, job fair, Northwest Indiana, Dealer, Servers, NWI
    - AMERISTAR CASINO HOTEL CAREER FAIR!
    Start Your Career With Us! Be the Best You!
    Thursday, May 5, 2016
    10am to 3pm

    Career Fair Location:
    South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority
    7770 Corinne Dr.
    Hammond, IN 46323

    Please make sure to apply online prior to the job fair and bring copies of your resume to the event! Click here to apply:
    https://www.pnkinc.com/careers/
    *******************************************************
    Ameristar East Chicago is known for its high-quality guest service, superior dining and luxurious hotel rooms. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates, this property has one of the largest selections of games in Northwest Indiana.

    South Shore Convention & Visitor's Authority
    7770 Corrine Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Library Events
    - Homeschool families can meet to play fun games together. The library has some great board games to play, but families can bring their own games as well at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Special Interest, Foster Care, Foster to Adopt,
    - Learn how to become a foster parent with Indiana MENTOR. By becoming a foster parent you can make a difference in the life of a child who really needs a family and a place to call home. Our foster parents come from all walks of life… Whether you’re a single mom, empty nester or have never had children in your home before…it doesn’t matter. Make a difference in the life of child by Fostering! RSVP with Kathelene at kathelene.ursery@thementornetwork.com or call 219-769-8821 x 212
    IN MENTOR
    1551 East 85th Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K-4 at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Wellness, Information
    - Dr. Michael Knesek will discuss osteoarthritis, joint conditions and bone health in the aging athlete. Sports Injuries in the Aging Athletes will be held on May 5 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Community Hospital located at 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, Ind.


    This program is FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866‑836-3477. For information on other programs offered by Community Healthcare System visit our website at http://www.comhs.org.


    Community Hospital
    901 MacArthur Blvd. Munster IN 46321
    219.836.3477
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - We list job openings every Sunday on our website! New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. So, check the Sunday list regularly!

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

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open weekends noon-4pm
    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.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/buckley_homestead.html

    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.
    http://www.brokenwagonbison.com/


    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.
    http://www.communityveteransmemorial.org/

    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.
    http://fofarms.com/

    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.
    http://www.griffithhistoricalsociety.org/index.html

    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.
    http://www.hesston.org/

    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).
    http://www.hoosierbatco.com/

    JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:00 p.m.
    1 Courthouse Sq #205, Crown Point, IN 46307
    The grand opening of the John Dillinger Museum is set for July 22, 2015, the anniversary of Dillinger’s death. The museum will move from the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond to the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point. Visitors can once again learn the truth of Dillinger's past. Everything from a replica of the infamous wooden gun used to escape the Crown Point jail to the pants Dillinger wore on the day of his death will be presented throughout the interactive museum.
    http://www.southshorecva.com/dillinger-museum/

    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.
    Tours offered at 1pm Tuesday-Saturday through October 31
    There will be no mansion tours on October 10 or 31 due to special events (see reverse for details). Call for tour times after Oct. 31; hours will be reduced due to Christmas preparations.
    The Mansion is closed December 24, 25 and January 1.
    Cost is $5/adult; $2/child ages 4 to 18; children 3 and under are Free.
    http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/barkermansion/

    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.
    http://jtshrimp.com/

    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.
    http://www.cedarlakehistory.org/museum.php

    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.
    http://www.oldlighthousemuseum.org/

    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.
    http://www.mcpstars.org/

    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.
    http://pocomuse.org/

    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.
    http://shrineofchristspassion.org/

    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.
    http://www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail/

    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.
    http://www.tft.com/company/default.cfm?action=company

    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.
    http://www.casonline.org/conway.html

    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.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/learn/historyculture/centuryofprogress.htm

    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!
    http://www.clcnwi.com/




     
           
  • | 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
    (866) 711-GAME
    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.
    http://www.ameristar.com/east-chicago

    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.
    http://www.bluechipcasino.com/

    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.
    http://www.fourwindscasino.com/


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 473-7000
    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.
    https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond/

    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 977-7777
    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.
    http://www.majesticstarcasino.com/




     
           
  • | 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!
    http://www.bluechipcasino.com/entertain

    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.
    http://buddyandpals.com/crownpoint/default.html

    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.
    http://buddyandpals.com/schererville/default.html


    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live acoustic every Friday night.
    http://www.gotobullpen.com/

    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/BullpenWinfield

    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Finnegans-Pub/146345198727696?ref=br_tf

    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 and some weekend nights when there isn't another show both starting at 8:00 pm CST.
    http://www.frontporchmusic.com/

    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    Acoustic Jam Nights Every Sunday
    https://www.facebook.com/Gastro49

    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.
    http://www.goodfellascedarlake.com/

    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Visit website for live entertainment schedule.
    http://growlersonhighway.com/home.php

    Johnny’s Roadhouse
    1344 W State Rt 2
    La Porte, Indiana
    (219) 380-5743
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnnys-Roadhouse-La-Porte/775677999206088

    Kenwood Tap
    6309 Kennedy Ave
    Hammond, Indiana 46323
    (219) 844-9766
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kenwood-Tap/120125014670965

    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Acoustic Duo of Foster and Follis on Tuesdays
    Visit us online to see upcoming live music.
    https://www.facebook.com/KountryWILDSaloon

    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/rbar.nwi

    Silver Bullet
    100 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-7700
    Live entertainment on Saturday nights.
    http://silverbulletbarcp.com/

    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Every Friday & Saturday Night Resident DJ Marcos C will be playing all your favs at Social 219.
    COMING SOON...LIVE BANDS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT SOCIAL 219.
    Check the website for more information.
    http://socialtwoonenine.com/

    Spirros Lounge
    4760 Calumet Ave
    Hammond, Indiana 46327
    (219) 932-3255
    Contact us for live entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spirros-Lounge/117600238266413

    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    Live entertainment on Friday nights.
    https://www.facebook.com/themillbargrill

    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    Live bands every Friday and Saturday night
    http://www.thetracklounge.com/5001.html

    The Quest Eatery & Spirits
    1204 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-4812
    Live bands every Friday and Saturday. Accoustic on Tuesdays.
    http://thequesteatery.com/

    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.
    http://www.radisson.com/merrillville-hotel-in-46410/merrillv/optional2/tjmaloneys/detail

    True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
    8940 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 836-2122
    Live entertainment on most Fridays and Saturdays. Check website for schdedule.
    http://www.truebbqandwhiskey.com/

    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.
    https://www.facebook.com/whitehawkcountryclub

    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.
    http://www.whiterhinoonline.com/

    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Every Wednesday - Chicago House Dj's Victor R, Marcos C & NRG @ 10pm
    Every Friday - Live Music @ 10pm
    http://www.zodiaccafelounge.com/events.php
     
           
  • | 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 http://allaroundlimoservices.com 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! http://illianabrewbus.com/en/

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    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
    http://www.3floyds.com/


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

    WINERIES

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


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


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


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


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-9463
    "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    http://www.shadycreekwinery.com/
     
           
  • | Shopping, Mother's Day, Gift Ideas, St. John, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story
    9490 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Ambiance Your Home, Your Story 219.558.0748 jntambiance@yahoo.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Run, Walk, Event, Things to do
    - Attention Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter Supporters!

    It has been decided by the Lupus Foundation of America, Executive Committee to remove the registration fee in 2016 for both Walks (Crown Point and Indianapolis).
    Please sign up as soon as possible -although there is no registration fee this year, all walkers must register!
    No Tshirts will be given for participating in Walks this year, however,all walkers who fundraise $100 in 2016 will earn the Club 100 Special Walk Commemorative Tshirt (details explained on the registration site).

    Additionally, please mark the date for: Yard Sign Pick Up
    You can help us spread the word by displaying the yard sign on your front lawn or at a busy intersection; you might also ask area businesses if they would display one!

    Walk Yard Sign Pick up Details:
    Date: Monday, April 25th
    Time: 4:30- 6 PM
    Place: Lake Co. Fairgrounds - Pavilion
    This is a first come/first serve basis. Limit 3 per person, due to limited quantity.
    Signs will not be mailed to Walkers.

    Click here to register for the 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now, Crown Point:
    lfach.convio.net/2016CrownPointWalk
    [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001wr59nCrd1LfG3-SWQZLJlUei4eBGY9FDuPx4TXn-l7AzxVsTXshQOC0xlA6A6snIqNvfXH8UNTWwkBy8j0kitdBnJnr2bxGE155SQtPzUw84qAeU2piEml-MFUjyF3fIZVS6CGyXTmDcstqodtJZ5avEX1bJdIx1NsHL4WtVLVbFEOag3O504A8SDDKBEjBhmORHwAQNR0w=&c=9s7kG-FTHiiCxvYxbJQMOWNexKM25ttKiuyHzDaqHtDbpKm0wiq3XA==&ch=h9wjwqM7FMvyRn9bQxr4tv06-GzNNZw4v4hTktRyBQlGtgfK4J02jw==].
    Interested in running the End Lupus Now 5K on May 14 at 9AM? Please register now at RunSignUp.com using search terms "lupus" and "Crown Point" (the run is managed separately and there is a fee to register in 2016 for the 5K).
    Questions? Please contact Susan Perry at 800.948.8806 or by email
    Susan@lupusindiana.org [mailto:rebecca@lupusindiana.org]
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Chicago, city, downtown, things to do
    - April 21 – May 28

    Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
    at 10 a.m.
    Saturdays and Sundays
    at 2 p.m.

    Wendy dreams of freedom and adventure outside of the nursery walls. When carefree Peter Pan flies into her life, she and her brothers jump at the chance to visit Neverland. Faced with boisterous Lost Boys and battles with Captain Hook, Wendy must ultimately decide whether or not to embrace the most exciting adventure yet: growing up. Rediscover J. M. Barrie’s class tale of a world that is “made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”

    Recommended for all ages.

    Themes: Adaptation; Believing in Something; Duty & Responsibility; Family; Fantasy vs. Reality; Gender Roles; Growing Up; Imagination; Storytelling
    DePaul's Merle Reskin Theatre
    2350 N Racine Avenue Chicago IL 60614
    312.922.1999

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