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Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • - A Preschool Open Gym) On Fridays we hold an open gym for current students and their family or friends ages walking to 6 year old.----Parent participation is required.---- The instructor in the gym is Miss Rhonda. $5.00 for members and each sibling. $10.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
     
           
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Food, Drink, Family, Fun, Things to do, Event
    - Live Music Nick Kazonis
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Musical, Performance, NWI, Things to do, Northwest Indiana
    - The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin’s new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

    Set in the Roaring Twenties, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is a sparkling musical filled with exciting dance numbers, glittering costumes and a wonderful love story between newly married New York playboy Jimmy Winter and the feisty bubbly bootlegger, Billie Bendix, who melts his heart. This new Broadway musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “’S Wonderful”). This first area production since Broadway of the madcap musical full of laughter and romance runs May 5 through June 5. Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi and Danny Herman will once again join forces to co-direct, as they did for last season’s hit production of ALL SHOOK UP.



    Performances for the 2016 season are Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

    To purchase season tickets, individual tickets and/or gift certificates, call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com (for single tickets only) at 800.511.1552. Group discounts for groups of 11 or more are also available by calling 219.836.3258. For more information on Theatre at the Center visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
    Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center 219.836.3255
  • - Now Open Friday thru Sunday May 27-29

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

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Try our home made 14" family size pizza

    Many new menu items to choose from

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

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult

    Starts at 8:15 pm, Rated PG13, Action/Adventure

    The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost

    Starts at 10:55 pm, Rated PG13 Action/Adventure

    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122 Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | 9:00pm - 11:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Friday 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: Fridays

    Time: 9pm-11pm

    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 10-15 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, munster pool, hammond pool, chesterton pool, valparaiso pool, crown point pool,
    - LIST OF NWI SPLASH PADS AND POOLS

    CROWN POINT

    Hub Municipal Pool
    Location: 1000 E South St
    Pool Opening May 25th (closed on July 4)
    Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily (Summer Months)
    Cost Information (Daily Rate):
    -Ages 3 & Under: Crown Point Resident $2; Non-Resident $5
    -Ages 4-12: Crown Point Resident $4; Non-Resident $8
    -Ages 13-61: Crown Point Resident $6; Non-Resident $10
    -Ages 62 & Up: Free
    Cost Information (Season Passes):
    -Individual: Crown Point Resident $85; Non-Resident $135
    -VIP: Crown Point Resident $175; Non-Resident $250
    -Additional Guest: Crown Point Resident $25; Non-Resident $35
    ¹Includes 5 membership cards
    Contact: http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/parksweb/ OR 219-663-3309

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    DEMOTTE

    Spencer Park Pool
    Location: 112 Carnation St SE, De Motte
    Pool opens Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting)
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday:
    -Open Swim: Noon - 5pm
    -Family Swim: 5pm - 7pm
    -Lap Swim: 7pm - 8pm
    Sat & Sun: Noon - 6pm
    Daily Rate:
    -$5 per person (2-62yrs of age)
    -Under 2 & Over 62 are free
    2015 Season Pool Pass Costs:
    TOWN RESIDENTS
    -Individual (2-62yrs of age) $55.00
    -Additional Passes $30.00
    -VIP Pass (includes 5 passes) $165.00
    OUT OF TOWN RESIDENTS
    -Individual (2-62 yrs of age) $75.00
    -Additional Passes $45.00
    -VIP Pass (includes 5 passes) $245.00
    Contact: http://www.townofdemotte.com/#/parks-and-pool/spencer-poolpasses OR (219) 987-2906

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    EAST CHICAGO

    East Chicago Community Pool
    Locations: Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    Pools open the beginning of June-call for specific date
    Hours:
    -Closed Monday
    -Tue-Sat - 1 pm to 7 pm
    -Sun - 1 pm to 5 pm
    Cost Information: $10 Season Pass (Residents only); $5 Daily Pass (Residents/Non-Residents)
    Contact: http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page11/page20/index.html OR 219-391-8474

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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    Splash Pad with sprinklers and a Dump Bucket
    Location: 2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    Opens Friday, May 29th
    Hours: 90-Minute Sessions Starting at 10 am
    Sessions are at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
    Rates for Monday through Thursday:
    Residents of Hammond and Whiting: $1
    Other Indiana Residents: $2
    Out of State: $3
    Rates for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    Residents of Hammond & Whiting: $2
    Other Indiana Residents: $3
    Out of State: $4
    Private Parties are available.
    Contact: http://hammondmarina.com/wolf-lake/wolf-lake-aquatic-center/ OR 219-937-7942

    HAMMOND

    Threre are 4 pool locations- Pulaski (Sheffield & 137th Street), Edison (Madison & Mulberry), King (Highland & Tapper), & Hessville (173rd & Kennedy)
    Pools open June 6
    Season Passes must be purchased; no daily rates.
    Passes may be purchased at the following locations:

    The Hammond Civic Center
    Address-5825 Sohl Avenue
    Phone Number- 219-853-6378
    Open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Jean Shepherd Community Center
    Address- 3031 Mahoney Drive
    Phone Number- 219-554-0155
    Open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Pool Hours:
    Closed on Mondays
    Tuesday-Sunday: 11am – 7pm
    Special packages and visitor punch cards available to Hammond residents. Call 219-853-6378 for more information.

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    HIGHLAND

    Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad
    Location: Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Opens Memorial Day Weekend
    Hours:
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Daily during the summer months.
    Cost Information-Weekday Prices:
    -In township - $1
    -Out of township - $2
    -Out of state - $3
    Cost Information-Weekend Prices:
    -In township - $2
    -Out of township - $3
    -Out of state - $4
    Pricing is per session and ID is required. Cash Only.
    Contact: http://www.wickermemorialpark.com/index.php?page=your-park OR 219-838-3420

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    HOBART

    Hobart Community Pool
    Location: 810 W. 10th St.
    Hours:
    Weather Permitting
    Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Weekends: Noon - 5 p.m.
    Opening day is Saturday June 6th!
    Cost Information (Day Pass Rates):
    -Ages 3 and Under: Residents $2; Non-Resident $6
    -Ages 4 to Adult: Resident $4: Non-Resident $6
    -Ages 62 and Over: Resident $2; Non-Resident $6
    Cost Information (Season Pass Rates):
    -Individual: $60
    -Couple: $110
    -Family: $175
    -Senior, Over 62: $50
    -Senior Couple, Over 62: $100
    -Nonresident Family: $300
    ** Family Season Passes have a maximum of 5 people - There is a charge of $25 for each person after the 5th **
    Contact: 219-942-2395 or http://www.cityofhobart.org/index.aspx?NID=143

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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station's Riverview Water Park
    Location: 2701 Ripley St.
    Pool Opens First week of June (call for exact date)
    Regular Hours:
    Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Cost Information:
    10 Time Pass
    2yrs & under Free
    Age 3- Older: Resident $25.00; Non-Resident $50.00
    Daily Admission Fees
    2yrs & under Free
    Age 3- Adult: Resident $3.00; Non-resident $6.00
    Seniors 62 & up: Resident $2.00; Non-resident $4.00
    Group Rate (15+): Resident $2.00/ea.; Non-resdient $4.00/ea.
    *Must show proof of residency.
    *Any child under the age of 8yr.must be accompanied by an adult.
    Contact: http://www.lakestation-in.gov/parks.html (219) 963-1463 or (219) 962-7508

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Ross Pool
    Location: 5311 Tyler St
    Hours:
    Noon to 6:00 p.m., daily starting June 13th through August 19th
    Saturday & Sunday only starting August 23rd through Labor Day
    Cost:
    Adult: Resident $5.00; Non-Resident $10.00
    Child (12 & under): Resident $3.00; Non-Resident $6.00
    Contact: 219-769-2111 http://www.rosstownship.org/rosspool.htm
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Oasis Splash Pad
    Location: Washington Park - 115 Lake Shore Drive
    Hours:
    -10 am to Noon
    -12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    -3 pm to 5 pm
    Open May 18 through Labor Day (The Oasis will be open every day WEATHER PERMITTING -call ahead to see if we're open at 219.873.1506).
    Cost Information:
    -Michigan City Resident $2 per person per session
    -Indiana Resident $4 per person per session
    -Out of State $6 per person per session
    The Oasis will provide (3) 2-hour sessions each day.
    Contact: http://michigancityparks.com/index.php/oasis-splash-park OR 219-873-1548

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    MUNSTER

    Munster Pool
    Location: 8837 Calumet Avenue
    Regular Season Hours May 23- August 12 (see website for holiday/special hours of operation)
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Cost Information (Daily Passes):
    -Ages 2 & Under: Free
    -Children & Adults: Munster Resident $7; Non-Resident $10
    -Ages 65 & Up: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8
    -After 4 pm: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8
    Contact: http://www.munster.org/department/division.php?structureid=132 OR 219-836-7275

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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    Location: 6300 South Founders' Square Park
    Hours: TBD
    Cost: Free
    Contact: http://www.inportageparks.com/
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    ST. JOHN

    Hebron Lake Splash Pad
    Location: 11960 Osage Dr.
    Hours: Open 10 am – 6pm Daily (June 1 through August 31)
    Cost: Free
    Contact: https://www.stjohnin.com/Documents/Parks/2015SummerFlyer.pdf

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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    Location: 68 Lafayette Street
    Hours: Open 10am to 7pm Daily (Mid-May to Mid-Oct)
    Cost Information: Free
    Contact: http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/facilities.aspx?RID=35&Page=detail
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

    Lake View Picnic Area
    Address
    50 West, Beverly Shores, IN 46301
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.

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

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

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

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


     
           
  • | Daily Specials, Car Wash, Coupon, Easy Clean, Vacuum, Gift Card
    - For Printable Coupons, please visit:
    http://www.townplanner.com/highland/in/coupons
    Easy Clean Car Wash
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Jill 219.922.7900 highland9425@aol.com
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - If they can walk, they can jump! Toddler Time at Sky Zone is a special time just for the little ones, where they can explore exciting new ways to be active, all while staying safe. All Toddler Time activities are specifically designed for children.

    Fridays, 10am & 11am
    Saturdays, 9am

    Cost: Just $8 per kiddo and one parent jumps free! (Skysocks are required for all participants and are not included in the price. New skysocks are $2 per pair.)

    -A Sky Zone liability waiver must be signed by each parent or legal guardian
    -One parent jumps for free with each ticket purchased
    -All participants must wear SkySocks

    ***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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Disney, Theater, Family
    - Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Cadillac Palace Theatre!

    Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com
    Cadillac Palace Theatre
    151 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60601
  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Sandwiches, Soup, Salads, Lunch, Dinner, Healthy
    - Earn 1 punch with your meal purchase, earn an extra punch if your purchase is over $20 and an extra punch after 3:00 p.m. Once your 12 punch card is full, you will receive a free Try Two Combo!

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

    Visit us online at http://www.zoup.com/menu.html?location=ZOU00209 for our daily menu!
    Zoup Highland
    10140 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Zoup Highland 219.513.3737
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Kids, Things to do, Summer
    - Deep River Waterpark opens for the 2016 season on Friday, May 27 (weather permitting). The discount season pass period closes on May 31. Get your season pass for only $89.95 per person, a $40 savings over the regular season pass. It’s a great deal. Check out http://www.DeepRiverWaterpark.com for up-to-date information and sign up for the eNewsletter for contests and deals. Be the first in the know.


    Deep River Waterpark is located at 9001 East U.S. 30 only 4 ½ miles east of I-65 on Route 30 in Merrillville.
    Deep River Waterpark
    9001 East U.S. 30 Crown Point IN 46307
    Deep River Waterpark 219.947.7850
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Family
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    ◾Food Truck Fest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6, 11, 27, Daley Plaza
    ◾Chicago Kids and Kites Festival, May 7, Montrose Harbor
    ◾Polish Constitution Day Parade, May 7, steps off, 11:30 a.m. on a new route , along State Street , from Lake Street to Van Buren St.
    ◾James Beard Foundation Awards May 2, 2016 at Lyric Opera of Chicago
    ◾Chicago Beer Classic, May 7, Soldier Field
    ◾Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia College, Friday May 13 2016, inside and outside
    ◾Chicago Craft Beer Week,May 19-29, various locations
    ◾Food Truck Fest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20, Willis Tower
    ◾Ferris Fest, May 20-22, celebrates 30th anniversary of ”Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” in and around Chicago
    ◾Mayfest, May 20 - 22, 2016, 3100 N. Ashland
    ◾Lincoln Park Zoo Food Truck Social, Saturday, May 21, 6:30–10:30 pm. 2001 N. Clark, Lincoln Park Zoo
    ◾Lincoln Park Wine Fest, May 21, May 22 Jonquil Park,1023 W Wrightwood Ave.
    ◾Chicago Memorial Day Parade, Saturday, May 28, noon, State Street from Lake to Van Buren
    ◾Mole De Mayo, May 27- 29, 18th St. at Ashland Ave, Pilsen
    ◾Navy Pier Summer Fireworks, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Saturday, May 28 through Saturday, September 3: Wednesdays at 9:30 pm. & Saturdays at 10:15 pm.
    ◾Randolph Street Market Festival, MAY 28+29, 2016, first outdoor festival of the season, 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden
    ◾Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival, Saturday/Sunday, May 28-29, On N. Sheffield from Belmont to Roscoe
    ◾Bike the Drive, Sunday Morning, May 29th, Lake Shore Drive
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, rock, album, theatre
    - Friday, May 13 – Sunday, June 5
    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
    Sundays at 3pm

    Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit.

    General admission $18; call 219-926-7875 for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | Local Events, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Outdoor, Summer, Family
    - (Full Overnight sold out; Evening Encounter still available)

    Evening Encounter: 7–10 p.m.
    $40 per person ($34 per person for Lincoln Park Zoo members)
    Includes evening activities and s’mores

    Learn more: https://www.lpzoo.org/campout-zoo
    Experience Lincoln Park Zoo as few do—after hours during Campout at the Zoo!

    Join us for the evening only or pitch your tent on the zoo’s beautiful South Lawn and wake up to hooting gibbons and honking flamingos. Visit animal houses at night, enjoy zoo-themed educational games and munch s’mores around a campfire!

    For families with children ages 5–12
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    N Cannon Dr at W Fullerton Pkwy Chicago IL 60614
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Reminders, northwest indiana, nwi, washington park zoo,
    - Summer Hours Start!

    Later summer hours start on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

    The zoo will be open from 10am to 5pm with the last admission to the zoo at 4pm daily.
    Washington Park Zoo
    115 Lakeshore Dr. Michigan City IN 46360
    Washington Park Zoo 219.873.1510
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Nature, Outdoors, Things to do
    - Create a tiny landscape fit for a fairy using miniature plants, natural materials and tiny objects.

    Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members

    Registration and Information:

    Call (219) 462-0025 or email info@taltree.org
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, 12 Week Bicycle Training Program--Information Meeting
    - 14 Week Bicycle Training Program

    The Joyriders are starting a new 12-week training program for people looking to get reacquainted with their bike or intermediate bike riders who are interested to improve health and lifestyle. Training will be for 25 and 62 mile goal events.

    Sign up on line at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-trek-joyriders-summer-session-tickets-25671659625
    Information meetings are Saturday May 28th @12:00 PM , Monday June 6th and Monday , June 13th @ 6 PM at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville. The program begins Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

    Class size is limited to 50 riders. Cost is $85. For questions or more information contact Guy Gallicho at GGallicho@sbcglobal.net.
    Trek Bicycle Store
    651 East US 30 Schererville, IN 46375
    Guy Gallicho 219.218.5133 ggallicho@sbcglobal.net
  • | 3:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Music, Fun, Event
    - Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 30+ years ago.



    Live Artists:
    •The House Legacy Project – feat. Byron Stingily (Ten City), Dajae, Lidell Townsell, Faith Howard, Paris Brightledge, Ronnell, Kim Jay and First Lady; hosted by Dana Divine of WGCI 107.5
    •Peven Everett
    •Vick Lavender Ensemble


    DJ Sets By:
    •Joe Smooth
    •Steve Miggedy Maestro
    •Superjane’s DJ Heather & Lady D
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    201 E Randolph St Chicago IL 60601
  • | 6:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Music, Concert
    - Get your tickets for the amazing performance in Chicago.
    Soldier Field
    1410 S Museum Campus Dr Chicago IL 60605
  • | 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, Fun, Things to do, Event
    - Rick Zuccarelli has been playing in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, and the suburbs of Chicago for the past 30 years. He is one of the most entertaining acoutic entertainers in the area. His wide variety of music ranging from The Beatles to Johnny Cash, to Greenday pleases just about everyone. Come check Rick out at 95Ate5. A wonderful time is guaranteed for all!!!!!
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Kids, Things to do, Family, Fun, Outdoor, Nature
    - Go on a hike, do activities and roast marshmallows before going on a silent tram ride through the woods after dark to see what animals come out when people go home.
    The Morton Arboretum
    4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle IL 60532
    630.968.0074
  • - Now Open Friday thru Sunday May 27-29

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

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Try our home made 14" family size pizza

    Many new menu items to choose from

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

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult

    Starts at 8:15 pm, Rated PG13, Action/Adventure

    The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost

    Starts at 10:55 pm, Rated PG13 Action/Adventure

    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122 Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | 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/



     
           
  • | 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 http://www.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/events/1691307587794936/ 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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    *SATURDAYS:

    CHESTERTON European Market
    Chesterton’s European Market is a thriving community of merchants, artists, chefs, farmers and musicians. Each member of the Market community has been thoughtfully selected through a thoughtful jury process, ensuring the highest quality of shopping experience for our guests. They have chef demonstrations, jewelry, rare books, fine art and so much more!
    Location: 220 Broadway (Third St. and Broadway)
    Dates: 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 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/ 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: Lowell High School, 2051 Commercial Ave.
    Dates: Second Saturday of the month June-October
    Time: 9am-2pm
    For more information: Visit https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEvent2013 or Call Cathy @ 219-545-4348 or Kelly @ 219-218-3407

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

    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 at https://www.facebook.com/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
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun
    - A Great Day for Racing FUN and Feeling THANKFUL!
    DIY Snack at 12, 2:30 & 4:30: “S” Car Go with the “Batty” 500 at 1:30
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Disney, Theater, Family
    - Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Cadillac Palace Theatre!

    Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com
    Cadillac Palace Theatre
    151 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60601
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Kids, Fun, Things to do
    - May 1-31
    Take a walk around Heron Trail and enjoy fairy houses crafted from natural materials along with whimsical garden displays.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwesr Indiana, Kids, Family, Things to do
    - Open May 1-October 31, 2016

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

    The Railway Garden is open May to October with trains running from 10 am to close. Trains do not run in inclement weather, including strong winds. If weather is questionable, call 219.462.0025 day of your visit to verify trains are running.

    For rates and additional information, please visit http://www.taltree.org.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 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
  • | 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
  • | Promotional, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Shopping, Gardening, Outdoor, Flowers, Planting
    Elzinga Farm Market
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Robin 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Things To Do
    - Ready to ride the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana? Then you'll definitely want to plan your visit around one of our popular tourist trains.

    Ride behind a vintage diesel locomotive in various styles of railroad cabooses, an open-air sightseeing car or sit in the air-conditioned comfort of coach seating.

    Our train schedule is subject to change without notice and we reserve the right to substitute equipment. Remember, all trains operate on Central Time (Chicago time). Please arrive at least 30 minutes early - late boarding is not permitted!

    Family/Group Rates: Buy 6 or more tickets and receive $2 off per ticket! (All tickets must be purchased in the same order.)

    English Lake Trips (EL) - These trains travel from the depot in North Judson across the Kankakee River bridge at English Lake and then return to North Judson. Passengers do not disembark from the train on this trip until returning to the depot. The trip takes about 45 minutes and the round-trip distance is 10 miles.

    Regular Fares: English Lake Trains (EL) - Adult $12, Youth (6-15 years) $10, Child (1-5 years) $6

    Train Schedule:
    EL - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm
    Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
    507 Mulberry Street North Judson IN 46366
    574.896.3950
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to http://www.amnesty.org.
     
           

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 8:00am - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Things to do
    - What does Indiana think of on Memorial Day weekend? The Indy 500 and beaches!! Well, we have created an event that represents both. Welcome ot the first annual Memorial 5 miler. This awesome course will start and end at beautiful Marquette Beach. In between them wil be and oval start, that resprecnts the running of the 500, and paved streets.
    This event will be chip timed for fast and accurate results at the finish line.
    There will be overall winners , masters winners and five year age group awards for top three finishers in each respecive age.
    Overall winners will be awarded their cup at victory lane along side the beach area.
    After the run stick around and go for a swim on the beach area.
    Marquette Park Pavillion
    1 N Grand Blvd Gary IN 46403
  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Market, Produce, Community Event,
    - Produce, plants, home-made jams and jellies, baked goods, cheese, food vendors, drinks, local crafts and artwork, jewelry, clothing, bath and beauty products, direct sales businesses and more. LIVE MUSIC every other Sunday. For vendor information call (219) 837-PARK
    Centennial Park, North Lot
    1005 S. Centennial Dr. Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Paint, Art, Things to do
    - Let this Japanese-inspired garden be your inspiration and learn about oil painting while creating your own masterpiece!

    Cost:

    $50 members/$55 non-members

    Registration information:

    Call (219) 462-0025 or email info@taltree.org
    Stroll Garden
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 2:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Musical, Performance, NWI, Things to do, Northwest Indiana
    - The champagne flows and the gin fizzes May 5 through June 5 with the Chicago area premiere of George and Ira Gershwin’s new musical hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

    Set in the Roaring Twenties, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is a sparkling musical filled with exciting dance numbers, glittering costumes and a wonderful love story between newly married New York playboy Jimmy Winter and the feisty bubbly bootlegger, Billie Bendix, who melts his heart. This new Broadway musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “’S Wonderful”). This first area production since Broadway of the madcap musical full of laughter and romance runs May 5 through June 5. Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi and Danny Herman will once again join forces to co-direct, as they did for last season’s hit production of ALL SHOOK UP.



    Performances for the 2016 season are Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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

    To purchase season tickets, individual tickets and/or gift certificates, call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com (for single tickets only) at 800.511.1552. Group discounts for groups of 11 or more are also available by calling 219.836.3258. For more information on Theatre at the Center visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
    Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center 219.836.3255
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, smooth jazz, jazz music, keenan baxter, freddy's steakhouse, last sunday jazz
    - What can be better than the best steak in the Region combined with the best Jazz in the Region to round out your weekend? Freddy’s Steakhouse is pleased to announce their “Last Sunday Jazz Nights” featuring local Grammy Contender, Keenan Baxter, who ranks #1 in jazz in Valparaiso and #10 in Chicago in Jazz on Reverbnation. “Last Sunday Jazz Nights” start with Sunday, April 24th from 5-7pm.
    Keenan Baxter, a local jazz pianist of the Chicagoland – Northwest Indiana area, is a Grammy Contender (2006) and also an arranger/composer/producer. Keenan offers a Full Band Sound performing original music & a few favorites. As a composer, he had over a dozen CDs to his credit by the age of 21. He is # 1 in the Valparaiso in Jazz by Reverbnation where you can listen, see videos & connect: http://www.reverbnation.com/keenanbaxter.
    Freddy’s Steakhouse has been a Hammond, Indiana landmark now for nearly half a Century, with the reputation for quality steaks and entrees at an exceptional value. This widely acknowledged throughout the surrounding communities and local media, with accolades such as the “Best Steak House” and “Best Business Lunch” in the region.
    Their menu offerings have something for every taste, from the relish tray and fresh baked bread, all the way through to their delightful desserts. Rounding out your experience at Freddy’s is a fine selection of wines, alcoholic concoctions, popular beers and premium liquors.
    A 35 year veteran of the meat trade, owner Jim Kamradt and his wife Tammy personally oversees the running of the restaurant. Together, Jim and Tammy strive to maintain the tradition of excellence that has made Freddy’s the “Premier Steakhouse and fine & casual dining establishment in the area.” Their distinctive touches grace each and every dish, whether they are offerings from from their extensive menu, or their daily lunch and dinner “specials.”
    Freddy’s is conveniently located just 1.6 miles north of I-80 from the Kennedy Ave. exit, at the intersection 165th and Kennedy Avenue. Ample free parking surrounds three sides of the building. Freddy’s is waiting to treat your ears to great jazz music while treating you’re your taste buds to a great dining experience. Their Website is http://www.freddyssteakhousehammond.com/ located at 6442 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, IN 46323 and can be reached by calling (219) 844-1500 or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FreddysSteakhouseHammond/?fref=ts

    Freddy's Steakhouse
    6442 Kennedy Ave Hammond IN 46323
  • - Now Open Friday thru Sunday May 27-29

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

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Try our home made 14" family size pizza

    Many new menu items to choose from

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

    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult

    Starts at 8:15 pm, Rated PG13, Action/Adventure

    The Huntsman: Winter's War

    Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Nick Frost

    Starts at 10:55 pm, Rated PG13 Action/Adventure

    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122 Info@49erDriveIn.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


     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Disney, Theater, Family
    - Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Chicago! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Cadillac Palace Theatre!

    Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com
    Cadillac Palace Theatre
    151 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60601
  • | Sports and Recreation, City, Chicago, event, fun
    - people on two wheels own Lake Shore Drive during MB Bike the Drive! See a sunrise over Lake Michigan, hear the birds chirp and enjoy the views of Chicago’s skyline as you experience the best of the city by bike. Join us to celebrate 15 years of this iconic summertime starter!

    Sunday Morning, May 29th, 2016

    Register Early and Save!

    You can save $2.00 with early-bird discounts if you sign up before March 28th!

    Your Ride Supports a Good Cause

    The event benefits Active Transportation Alliance which is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit safe, convenient and fun. Active Trans is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. We hope you will consider joining us when you register for the event, and let your ride make an even greater impact on our region.
    LakeShore Drive
           
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do
    - Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 8pm
    Sundays: 2:30pm

    Sisters Trudy and Enola have been bickering all their adult lives over childhood resentments and diff erences in religion and lifestyle. The arrival in town of Arlene, a tattoo artist, brings the possibility of change.

    $20 adults; $17 seniors (62+) and students
    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.464.1636
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Activities
    - CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 13-17
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 13-17
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    https://www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/liberty-bible-church-chesterton-in


    CROWN POINT
    Toddler Summer Classes
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. north Street
    Dates: 8 Weeks beginning June 3rd and 5th
    Ages: 2 - 6
    http://www.townplanner.com/crown-point/in/event/kids-kids-activities-sports-athletics-youth-toddlers-moms-families/toddler-classes-at-the-sparta-dome/20160721/216985

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lake Street Elementary School
    475 Lake Street
    Dates: June 6-10
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Drama Kids Kinder Adventureland (Half Day)
    Trinity Lutheran
    250 S. Indiana Ave.
    Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15
    Ages: 4-6
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/" target="_blank">http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Drama Kids Superheroes/Villains Camp (Half Day)
    Trinity Lutheran
    250 S. Indiana Ave.
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: Grades 1-5
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/" target="_blank">http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Drama Kids Make Them Laugh (Half Day)
    Trinity Lutheran
    250 S. Indiana Ave.
    Dates: July 11-15
    Ages: Grades 1-5
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 3-12
    http://fpc-cp.org/vacation-bible-school

    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 2 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    http://www.slymca.org/y-programs/youth-development/camps

    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    http://www.slymca.org/y-programs/youth-development/camps

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    http://www.slymca.org/y-programs/youth-development/camps

    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
    http://www.slymca.org/y-programs/youth-development/camps

    DYER
    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 7-July21 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    http://www.townofdyer.net/edc/

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 6-July 21 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    http://www.townofdyer.net/edc/

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    https://www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/faith-church-dyer-in-dyer-in


    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    http://www.griffithymca.org/

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins May 26 and runs through summer
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    http://www.griffithymca.org/

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    http://www.griffithymca.org/

    True Light Summer Camp (Full Day/Half Day
    True Light Early Childhood Education
    1257 N. Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 6-August 19
    Ages: Summer Camp: 3 - 16 years old and Basketball Camp: 8-18 years old
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/True-Light-Child-Care-Ministry/104024799629207


    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    http://www.clcnwi.com/programs/summer-camps/

    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    http://www.hammondareaymca.org/" target="_blank">http://www.hammondareaymca.org/

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    http://www.hammondareaymca.org/" target="_blank">http://www.hammondareaymca.org/

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    http://www.hammondareaymca.org/

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    http://www.hammondareaymca.org/

    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June through August (please call 219-853-6378 for exact dates)
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only


    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 22- 26
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: July 5-8
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    https://www.springhillcamps.com/experiences/day-camps/locations/faith-highland-highland-in

    Summer Camp with Highland Parks & Rec
    Lincoln Community Center
    2450 Lincoln St.
    Dates: May 31-August 5
    Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm (Pre-Camp Care available)
    Ages: Children ages 5-12
    http://www.highlandparks.org/


    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: June 6 through August 12
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
    http://www.hobartymca.org/

    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 20 through August 11/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
    http://www.mybellaboos.com/

    Riverview Park Adventure Camp (Full Day)
    Riverview Park
    2701 Ripley Street
    Dates: June 6th through August 12
    Ages: Children must be 8 by June 1st of the current year
    http://www.ymcaofportage.org/youth-development/child-care/school-age-summer-camp.html


    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    http://www.laporteairport.com/

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 31 through August 10
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
    http://www.lpymca.org/


    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Invention Project (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    http://campinvention.org/


    MICHIGAN CITY
    Adventure Camp (Full day)
    Michigan City Elston Branch of the La Porte County Family YMCA
    317 Detroit St. Door K
    Dates: June 10-August 12
    Ages: Entering Kindergarten through 8th grade
    http://www.lpymca.org/michigan-city/youth-development/day-camps

    Famous Artists Art Camp @ LCA (Half day)
    Lubeznik Center for the Arts
    101 W 2nd St
    Dates: August 5-9
    Ages: 7-13
    http://www.lubeznikcenter.org/

    Inspired by Nature @ LCA (Half day)
    Lubeznik Center for the Arts
    101 W 2nd St
    Dates: July 11-22
    Ages: 7-13
    http://www.lubeznikcenter.org/


    MUNSTER
    All About Sports Camp or Kids Camp Original (Full Day/Half Day/Before and After Care)
    Frank H. Hammond School
    1301 Fran Lin Pkwy
    Dates: May 31-August 5
    Ages: 6-12
    http://www.munster.org/egov/documents/1461250340_92169.pdf

    Counselors in Training (Full Day/Half Day/Before and After Care)
    Frank H. Hammond School
    1301 Fran Lin Pkwy
    Dates: May 31-August 5
    Ages: 12-14
    http://www.munster.org/egov/documents/1461250340_92169.pdf


    PORTAGE
    Portage Township YMCA No Bummer Summer Camp (Full day)
    3100 Willowcreek Road
    Dates: June 6 through August 12
    Ages: Boys and girls entering grades 1-8 next school term.
    http://www.ymcaofportage.org/

    Woodland Park K-5th Summer Camp (Full Day)
    2100 Willowcreek Road
    Dates: Six Different One Week Sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 15th
    Ages: 4-11
    http://www.inportageparks.com/


    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 27–July 1, August 1–5, 2016
    Ages: 9–13
    http://duneslearningcenter.org/summer/

    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: July 5–8, 2016
    Ages: 14–17
    http://duneslearningcenter.org/summer/

    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: July 11–15 (currently closed), July 25–29, 2016
    Ages: 8–12
    http://duneslearningcenter.org/summer/


    SAINT JOHN
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Kolling Elementary
    8801 Wicker Avenue
    Dates: June 6-10
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    Drama Kids Kinder Adventureland (Half Day)
    Kolling Elementary
    8801 Wicker Ave
    Dates: July 12-22
    Ages: 4-6
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/" target="_blank">http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Drama Kids Superheroes/Villains Camp (Full Day or Half Day Available)
    Kolling Elementary
    8801 Wicker Ave
    Dates: July 18-22
    Ages: Grades 1-5
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/" target="_blank">http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    St. John Parks and Recreation Summer Camps
    Lake Hills Park/Heartland Park/Parks and Recreation Office
    Dates: Throughout the summer (see specific camps for dates and times)
    Ages: 2-12
    https://www.stjohnin.com/Parks/ParkPrograms.php


    SCHERERVILLE
    Technology Camp
    Reading Camp
    Space Camp
    Math Camp

    Session Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Pre K-1st Grade
    Session Time 1:00-3:00 p.m. 2nd Grade-5th Grade

    Cost is $89 for a TWO WEEK session!

    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

    http://www.educationstationnwi.com

    Reserve your spot by calling or sending an email:
    info@educationstationnwi.com 219-319-0940


    SCHERERVILLE
    Invention Project (Full Day)
    Grimmer Middle School
    225 West 77th Avenue
    Dates: June 6-10
    Ages: For children entering grades 6 through 8
    http://campinvention.org/

    Drama Kids Kinder Adventureland (Half Day)
    Forest Ridge Academy
    7300 Forest Ridge Dr
    Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15
    Ages: 4-6
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Drama Kids Superheroes/Villains Camp (Half Day)
    Forest Ridge Academy
    7300 Forest Ridge Dr.
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: Grades 1-5
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Drama Kids Make Them Laugh (Half Day)
    Forest Ridge Academy
    7300 Forest Ridge Dr.
    Dates: July 11-15
    Ages: Grades 1-5
    http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/" target="_blank">http://dramakids.com/crown-point-merrillville-in/camps-events-2/

    Schererville Parks and Recreation Camps
    Redar Park/Stephen Park/Schererville Community Center
    Dates: Throughout the summer (see specific camps for dates and times)
    Ages: 4-15
    http://www.schererville.org/


    VALPARAISO
    Adventure Camp in Valparaiso (Full day/Half day)
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 6 - August 12
    Ages: 3 to 5
    http://www.valpoparks.org

    Camp Quercus (Full day)
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 W. 100 North
    Dates: June 13 through the week of July 25
    Ages: Open to rising K-8th graders.
    http://www.taltree.org/programs/summer-camp/

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 20-24
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    http://campinvention.org/

    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: Week long camps running June 19-July 30
    Ages: Children 7-14
    http://www.nwicyo.org/camp-lawrence.html

    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso (Full day)
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 6 - August 12
    Ages: Groups by grade for children entering grades K-9
    http://www.valpoparks.org

    LIT Program (Full day)
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 W. 100 North
    Dates: June 13 through the week of July 25
    Ages: 12-14 years old
    http://www.taltree.org/programs/summer-camp/

    Summer Smart Summer Fun Camp 2016 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 13-June 24
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
    http://www.valpo.edu/youth-camp/


    WHITING

    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 26 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps" target="_blank">http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps

    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps" target="_blank">http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
    http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps" target="_blank">http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins June 6 and runs through summer
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    http://whitingymca.org/programs/youth-development/camps
     
           
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    REAL ESTATE
    The Kim Odegard Team, Northwest Indiana

    The Kim Odegard Team, one of Northwest Indiana’s Top Real Estate Teams, is looking for professional, hard-working candidates to join this fast paced team dedicated to providing a high level of standards and service. Candidates must be a team player, strong enthusiasm and dedication to the success of the team. The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be goal-oriented, dependable, reliable, driven and self-motivated. Possess strong communication, negotiation, networking and people skills and tenaciously prospect, qualify and follow up with team leads. Must be willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends. Details and to apply: http://wp.me/p2WhJ5-1gU

    http://www.KimOdegardTeam.com | http://www.facebook.com/kimodegardteam
    (Posted May 27, 2016)

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    PROCESS TECHNICIAN
    Staff Source, Harvey, IL

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Process Technician for one of our clients in Harvey, IL. This position is Temp to Hire. Pay rate is $18.00/hour.

    Interested candidates can summit their resumes AND cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com referencing the job position, job posting and experience for the position.

    Key Responsibilities include Monitor and control chemical baths, reaction cells, and pumping systems, Monitor and audit tube manufacturing process, Transport and maintain inventories of hazardous chemicals, Initiate and/or perform equipment repair, preventive maintenance, or modifications, Interact with paint and mill manufacturing groups, Head up or drive continuous improvement teams, TPM and IPM activities Requirements Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline preferred, Minimum of two years of related job experience or equivalent education and field experience in a manufacturing environment, Strong knowledge of tools and mechanical systems, Strong mechanical aptitude, Ability to operate a forklift, Knowledge of basic chemistry and/or chemical handling preferred, Supervisory and leadership experience in a manufacturing environment preferred, Lean manufacturing experience a plus, Good written and verbal communication skills, Computer literate in spreadsheets and Microsoft applications

    (Posted May 27, 2016)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    · Packer positions available
    · All shifts available 8 hours and 12
    · Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
    · Please apply at http://iescorp.net/ and call 219-873-1880 ex. 467 when finished with application

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

    (Posted May 25, 2016)

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    PART-TIME SALESPERSON
    NWI Town Planner, Northwest Indiana

    Looking for a part-time salesperson to sell ads for both our online and direct mail products. Work from your home computer for tasks such as conducting research to find potential new clients and building clientele through phone calls. You will also call on clients in person, so you need reliable transportation.

    Must be proficient in using the computer, including using Word, Excel, and email delivery. The ability to write short letters with good grammar and a friendly tone plus being familiar with social media is essential. A selling background is strongly recommended for this position in addition to being a self-starter, organized and motivated.

    Earn a generous commission structure while maintaining a flexible schedule for other things in your life. 15-20 hours a week. Northwest Indiana area. You can learn more about us on http://www.TownPlanner.com and http://www.Facebook.com/nwiTownPlanner

    Please send your resume to stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    (Posted May 23, 2016)

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    BUSINESS BANKING OFFICER
    Centier Bank, Valparaiso

    Generate new loan business by calling on new and current clients to discuss their financial needs, gathering pertinent data, making on-site visits and making the loan decision or presentation to the proper committee. Primary focus will be on small business relationships with credit exposure of $1 million or less. It is the expectation that a lender in this position generate between $3 to $5 million in net loan portfolio growth per year. Develop a new business referral network by calling on Centers of Influence within the Communities you serve. May provide input in supervision of Administrative Assistant.

    Bachelor's degree in business preferred. One year of formal credit training is a prerequisite with 6-12 months of Lending/Risk Management experience is preferable. For a complete job description and/or to apply, visit us on line at: http://www.centier.com/careers

    (Posted May 20, 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 May 20, 2016)

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE/LICENSED SALES SPECIALIST
    Lisa Williams Agency-American Family Insurance, Schererville

    Looking for a professional and outgoing self-starter Customer Service Representative or Licensed Sales Specialist. The Customer Service Representative provides an excellent customer experience for potential and existing customers. Identifies opportunities to cross sell and coordinates follow-up. Assists the agency owner with attaining service goals. Experienced with PC software applications i.e. Microsoft Office Suites. FT position 32-40hrs wk. Please send resumes to Lwilli21@amfam.com.

    (Posted May 18, 2016)

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    DELIVERY DRIVERS, DISHWASHERS, COOKS, SANDWICH COOKS, PIZZA COOKS, PHONE/CASHIERS
    Langel's Pizza, Crown Point

    Now Looking to add a few good Team members to our staff....Mostly Nights and Weekends. Apply within at Langel's Pizza in Crown Point...On Summit, half mile west of Broadway!!!

    All employees multi task and help throughout the restaurant.

    Langel's Pizza
    1198 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, Indiana
    Half Mile West of Broadway, Next to Buddy N Pals in Millennium Plaza.

    (Posted May 18, 2016)

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    CAREGIVERS
    Senior Helpers, Northwest Indiana

    Senior Helpers provides professional caregivers to seniors so they can remain in their homes longer instead of having to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. We allow them to enjoy the comforts of their home and to spend more quality time with their families.

    We are looking for kind, caring, trustworthy, and dependable people to help us assist the elderly in need. We offer part-time or full-time employment with flexible schedules (days, evenings and/or weekends), and competitive wages.

    Some of the services that you will provide as a caregiver are: Caring companionship, running errands & shopping, Medication reminders, Meal planning & preparation, light housekeeping, bathing & grooming assistance. Positions available throughout NW Indiana. Experience, drivers license, and reliable transportation required.

    If this rewarding opportunity sounds interesting to you, please call us at
    (219) – 662-2999
    or you can apply online at:
    http://www.seniorhelpers.com/nwindiana

    (Posted May 18, 2016)

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    PROFESSIONAL CASE MANAGERS
    Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG), Northwest Indiana

    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

    To apply, please contact:
    Jennifer Ewalt
    765.463.5508
    hr@gotoipmg.com

    (Posted May 18, 2016)

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    TRAVELING TELLER/PRIME TIME BANKER
    Centier Bank, Lake and Porter Counties

    This position requires daily travel among ALL Centier Bank branches in Lake and Porter Counties, filling in on the teller line at branches to cover staffing shortages. This position requires the ability to work at both traditional and in-store branches (which are open 7 days per week).

    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 May 14, 2016)

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    OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
    Staff Source, Chicago, IL

    Staff Source is seeking to hire an all-around Office Administrator for one of our clients located in Chicago, IL, steel/manufacturing industry.

    Position is temp to hire, 1st shift. Pay rate depends on experience.

    Requirements: Purchasing Background, A/R and A/P,MS office, word, excel, Processing Benefits, Receptionist/Phones, Be able to multitask, work independent and take initiative,2-3 years in office management experience, manufacturing background, Kronos experience preferred, Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

    Interested candidates, please apply online at http://www.staffsourceusa.com and include a cover letter referencing the job position, job posting and experience as an Office Administrator.

    (Posted May 14, 2016)

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    HAIR STYLIST/COLORISTS AND MANICURIST
    Salon Voltaire, Lansing, IL

    Established Salon in Lansing
    Seeking to hire:

    HAIR STYLIST/COLORISTS
    MANICURIST
    EXPERIENCED AND RECENT GRADUATES

    Salon Voltaire
    3431 Ridge Road
    Lansing, IL
    708-418-8044
    Contact: Gail

    Salon Days of Operation: Wednesday through Saturday

    Please call to set up an appointment to fill out an application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly.

    (Posted May 14, 2016)

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    CAREGIVERS
    Companion Care, Northwest Indiana

    Wanted experienced Caregivers to join our team! Competitive pay and 401K to be discussed during interview. All Shifts available. Our caregivers receive flexible schedules, pay raises, and attendance bonuses. We service Northwest Indiana, caregivers must live within 15 miles of Munster IN and be available to work full-time and part-time (min of 25 hours)

    Caregiver duties include:
    Companionship
    Meal Preparation
    Personal Hygiene assistance
    Run errands, groceries, medication reminders
    Light housekeeping
    If you are an experienced caregiver with a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives we would love for you to join our team.

    Please feel free to stop by our office between 9am to 3pm to fill out an application or call us with any questions you may have. Please bring a valid drivers license, proof of care insurance, and current TB test.
    9245 Calumet Ave Suite 202, Munster, IN 46321

    Our online application link is:
    https://generations.idb-sys.com/OnlineApplication.aspx?aid=comp1579

    (Posted May 12, 2016)

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    ALL POSITIONS
    95ate5 Brew Pub, St. John

    Here's the job that you have been waiting for. 95ate5 Brew Pub is currently hiring for all positions. Experienced line cooks, closing dish washers, cleaning & maintenance personnel, servers, and banquet servers & bartenders. Apply at 9585 N Industrial Drive St. John, IN. 219-365-6506

    (Posted May 12, 2016)

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    PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
    Multiwall Packaging, Gary

    Multiwall Packaging has an immediate opening for 2nd shift Production Supervisor in its Gary, Indiana facility. 

    Ideal candidates will exhibit sound leadership skills, be customer focused, and be proficient in the utilization of Excel, Outlook, etc.

    Candidates should also be self-starters with 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience in lean manufacturing and inventory management programs are desired.

    Requirements
    - Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. 
    - Able to handle multiple tasks with capability of prioritizing and planning work activities. 
    - Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness with ability to improve and promote safety and quality.

    Send Resume to pacevedo@multiwall.com

    (Posted May 12, 2016)

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    RETAIL BANKING GROUP LEADER
    Peoples Bank, Munster

    Peoples Bank has a senior level Retail position available reporting directly to the Chief Banking Officer.

    This position will oversee a number of locations within Lake County, coach the managers, have budget responsibilities, assist with planning any new locations and be active in the community. Ideally the person would have past experience with remotely managing a number of managers, making strategic decisions regarding the direction of Retail, previously handled acquisitions and remodeling and building of branches plus able to partner on sales calls with other lines of business.

    Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Finance with a Masters’ degree preferred plus a minimum 15 years of banking experience with at least 10 years of Retail leadership experience. Prior experience as a Banking Center manager and a graduate of a recognized banking school helpful.

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

    For more information visit our website http://www.ibankpeoples.com. Resumes may be submitted to hr@ibankpeoples.com.

    (Posted May 12, 2016)

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    MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR
    Peoples Bank, Valparaiso

    Peoples Bank is seeking a Mortgage Loan Originator for the Valparaiso market with 3 to 5 years of mortgage lending experience in Northwest Indiana. This individual will originate high quality residential real estate loans for portfolio and for sale, cross sell Peoples Bank, its products and services to our customers and the community, build and maintain relationships with builders, realtors, and consumers to enhance future business opportunities and to provide homeownership education to the prospective homeowners. A Bachelor's degree in a business related field is preferred.

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

    For more information visit our website http://www.ibankpeoples.com. Resumes may be submitted to hr@ibankpeoples.com.

    (Posted May 12, 2016)

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    COLD CALLER
    Alpha Prime Communications, Monee, IL

    Looking for a part time employee to work 3 days a week, 4 hours, start times vary.

    Tasks include:
    * cold call prospecting
    * Follow Up Calls
    * information gathering
    * prospect researching

    Skills Required:
    Basic computer skills including Internet explorer, Microsoft word, Microsoft excel
    Clear speaking skills
    Able to work under some pressure

    Send resume to ashlee@alphaprimecomm.com

    (Posted May 11, 2016)

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    CNAs, HOME HEALTH AIDES, RNs, LPNs, ADON
    Loving Hands R On The Way - A Home Health Agency, Hammond

    Privately owned agency with a very friendly, family oriented atmosphere, currently looking for passionate people to join our team as we deliver professional, respectful care to our clients and reach our goal of giving quality home care. You must be licensed in the State of Indiana. If you are interested please stop by or give us a call. Immediate openings available. Also looking for an ADON.

    445 W. 169th St. (169th & Harrison)
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-228-1262

    (Posted May 11, 2016)

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    LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE STAFF
    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 May 11, 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 May 10, 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 May 10, 2016)

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    EXPERIENCED LAWN MAINTENANCE/LANDSCAPER
    Mesquite Lawn Maintenance, Hammond

    We are currently seeking to hire EXPERIENCED LAWN MAINTENANCE/LANDSCAPER.
    Must pass background check and be drug free. Contact Olga (219) 381-4445
    This position is for Saturdays only.

    (Posted May 6, 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Veterans, Ceremony
    - The community will honor veterans from every branch of the military during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30 at the Gazebo at Main Square Park. Hear from local citizens about what Memorial Day means to them.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
  • | 10:30am - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Things to do, Celebrate
    - The Parade will be held on May 30 at 10:30 a.m. A ceremony will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The route begins at the municipal lot across from Wheeler Middle School and finishes at Maplewood Cemetery.

    555 S Indiana Ave Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | 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
  • | 2:30pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Celebration, Honor
    - Remember and honor those who gave so much for our freedoms at the annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. The program, conducted at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Stoney Run County Park, is presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee and hosted by the Lake County Parks. All are invited to attend. Hosts encourage families, school and scout groups, and homeschoolers to join the many veterans and supporters who participate. Never forget that Freedom is not free


    Stoney Run County Park is located at 9230 E. 142nd Avenue, Hebron, IN 46341 about seven miles east of Crown Point. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 Hebron/Crown Point exit. Travel east toward Hebron for about 4.5 miles to Leroy and turn left at 145th Avenue. The Korean Memorial is on your left. Continue past it on 145th for 2.5 miles to the park.
    Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue Hebron IN 46341
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@LakeCountyParks.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/
     
           
  • | Schools and Education
     
           
  • | 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
    - On Monday, May 30 join the Memorial Day Race Party includes Field Day Fun, Fly the Windsock Flag and plenty of Vroom. Veterans and active military are free. Activities are included in the regular admission price.
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

  • | 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
  • | 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
  • - Boys & Girls Elite Soccer Camp
    (Location: Purdue Northwest, Hammond Campus, Dowling Park)
    June 20-24, 5pm-7pm

    Director: Ryan Hayes, Head Coach, PNW Men's Soccer
    For boys and girls U8-U14.
    Location: Dowling Park, Hammond, Ind. For directions and maps to Dowling Park, check out our facilities page here:
    http://www.purduecalsports.com/athletics/pepsifield/

    This camp is designed for ages 8 to 14 male and female soccer players who are interested in taking their game to the next level. The curriculum is based around maximizing each player’s touches on the ball. Players will be in a fun and challenging environment where technical skills and decision making ability will be enhanced. Each player will receive a PNW Elite camp t-shirt.

    Register at:
    http://www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/soccercamp/
    Cost: $195 per camper
    For more information or to register, contact Coach Ryan Hayes at ryan.hayes@pnw.edu or 219-989-8303.
    Dowling Park
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr Hammond IN 46323
    Ryan Hayes ryan.hayes@pnw.edu
  • | 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Event, Meeting
    -
    Members $5.00 & Non-members $7.00

    We’ll be wearing Red, White and/or Blue in honor of Memorial Day as a tribute to our veterans. Dance lessons @ 7:30 and dance @ 8:00pm.

    New Horizon Singles Club is a social club for single people, 45 and over,
    ​who love to get out and have a good time.

    Members come from the Calumet Region of Northwest Indiana and South Suburban, Chicago Illinois.

    Many members are widowed, divorced or have never been married.
    We offer monthly social events such as pizza night,
    Sunday brunches, concerts and plays, picnics, movie nights and more.

    New Horizons Singles is a great way to meet and get to know single people, without resorting to the bar scene!
    St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
    9191 Mississippi St Merrillville IN 46410
    George 219.670.6814
  • | 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/
     
           
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street in Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
    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
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun
    - A Great Day for Racing FUN and Feeling THANKFUL!
    DIY Snack at 12, 2:30 & 4:30: “S” Car Go with the “Batty” 500 at 1:30
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | 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
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, area artists, gallery
    - Tuesday, May 17 – Sunday, Aug. 7

    Tuesdays - Sundays: 12pm – 5pm
    Closed Mondays

    The new exhibits include a gallery containing works by area artists, an exhibit of new acquisitions, and images of the dunes from the museum’s permanent collection.

    Free admission

    Please note the museum will be closed July 2, 3, and 4.
    Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
    1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.464.5365
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Rainout, Indoor, Facility, Facilities, Fields, NWI, Chicago, Michigan
    - No more rainouts with Sparta Dome!
    With the weather being as unpredictable as it has been why not take her out of the equation. Call today to get pricing information for utilizing the state-of-the-art indoor playing surface for you league, scrimmages and friendlies.

    -2 Full Baseball / Softball Fields
    -Soccer, Lacrosse, Football Full Size Fields
    -Batting Cages
    -Full concessions
    -Stadium seating for optimal viewing
    -Custom field sizes
    -Multiple games can be played at once depending on the age groups
    -Competitive outdoor pricing for indoor games
    -Clean, safe environment

    You can rent by the hour, day, week or more! A one of a kind, unique package can be created just for you.

    Please contact us at 219-224-3663 or info@spartadome.com for scheduling and pricing.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • | 8:30am - 12:30pm | Sports and Recreation
    - Boys High School ID Camp
    (Location: Purdue Northwest, Hammond Campus, Dowling Park)
    June 18, 8:30am-12:30pm

    Director: Ryan Hayes, Head Coach, PNW Men's Soccer
    For boys grades 9-12
    Location: Dowling Park, Hammond, Ind. For directions and maps to Dowling Park, check out our facilities page here:
    http://www.purduecalsports.com/athletics/pepsifield/

    This camp is designed for male soccer players who are looking to gain a high level training experience and college exposure. The curriculum is based around small sided activities where technical skills and decision making ability will be challenged. The ID Camp will finish with larger sided games. All participants will have free online access to video-taped scrimmages which they can use for recruiting purposes. Each player will receive a PNW ID camp t-shirt.

    Register at:
    http://www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/soccercamp/
    Cost: $95 per camper
    For more information or to register, contact Coach Ryan Hayes at ryan.hayes@pnw.edu or 219-989-8303.
    Dowling Park
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr Hammond IN 46323
    Ryan Hayes ryan.hayes@pnw.edu
  • | 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 by calling 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
  • | 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
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  • | 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/


    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, IN
    219-778-9592 or Melissa Ashcraft at (269) 923-9088
    Transitions has a fun, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere with a strong diverse riding program that is affordable and meets the needs of every horse and horseman. Students may also partial lease a lesson horse, giving an alternative to horse ownership that is more affordable. In addition to providing several different options and packages to fit your budget, the variety of disciplines and services we can provide reach far beyond that of your typical stable.
    http://transitionsequestriancenter.com/

    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
    http://truenorthtrainingstables.org/
     
           
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  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Games, Attractions
    JAKS Warehouse
    221 US Hwy 41 Schererville IN 46375
    JAKS Warehouse 219.322.5257
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things to do, Family, Fun, Summer
    - There are festivals and Fairs all around NWI this summer!

    JUNE 4
    Jammin with Save the Dunes at Washington Park in Michigan City
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160604/204789

    June 5
    Craft Beer Festival and Car Show at Taltree in Valparaiso
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160605/206746

    JUNE 5
    2nd Annual Kids Walk Festival in Munster
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160605/213546

    JUNE 9-12
    Dyer Summerfest
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160609/167905

    June 9-12
    Queen of All Saints Parish Festival in Michigan City
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160609/214913

    JUNE 10-12
    Saint Demetrios Greekfest in Hammond
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160610/215690

    June 10-11
    Corn Roast in Crown Point
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160610/169008

    JUNE 11
    Dog-a-Palooza at Fair Oaks Farm
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160611/217943

    JUNE 11-12
    Strawberry Madness Festival @ Johnson’s Farm Produce in Hobart
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160611/216747

    JUNE 15-19
    Celebrate Schererville
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160615/167661

    JUNE 17-18
    2016 Food & Arts Festival in Downtown Crown Point
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160617/214794

    JUNE 22-26
    St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival in Munster
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160622/205711

    JUNE 24-26
    St. Elijah Serb Fest in Merrillville
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160624/217709

    JUNE 25
    Eat, Shop & Rock in Hammond
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160625/216490

    June 25
    Midsummer Celebration at Chellberg Farm in Porter
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160625/205291

    June 25
    Portage Community Historical Society Festival
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160625/115795

    JUNE 26
    Gospel Fest at the Old Court House East Lawn in Crown Point
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160626/218039

    JUNE 30-JULY 3
    Hobart Jaycee Fest
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160630/218033

    JUNE 30-JULY 4
    Highland 4th of July Festival
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160630/169335

    JULY 1-4
    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160701/170069

    JULY 2
    Taste of the Region at Taltree in Valparaiso
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160702/206696

    JULY 2-3
    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival in Griffith
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160702/217942

    JULY 3
    Lightning Bug Music Festival at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160703/216763

    JULY 3
    Ross Township Independence Day Festival in Merrillville
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160703/219631

    JULY 3
    Red, Wine and Brew Festival in LaPorte
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160703/219884

    JULY 4
    Family 4th Fest in Porter
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160704/216767

    JULY 7-10
    51st Annual NativityFest at Nativity of our Savior Church in Portage
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160707/216772

    JULY 10
    Native American Heritage Festival & Education Day
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160710/217710

    JULY 10-12
    SS Constantine & Helen Grecian Festival in Merrillville
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160708/217705

    JULY 10-16
    LaPorte County Fair
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160710/213056

    JULY 14-17
    St. George Greek Festival in Schererville
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160714/217706

    JULY 16
    Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160716/212475

    July 16
    The Grape Escape in Munster
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160716/169739

    JULY 16-22
    Jasper County Fair
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160716/217708

    JULY 20-24
    Festival of the Lakes @ Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160720/202331

    JULY 21-30
    Porter County Fair
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160721/214139

    JULY 28-31
    St. John the Evangelist Festival in St. John
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160728/169069

    JULY 29-31
    Pierogi Fest in Whiting
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160729/202872

    JULY 30
    Awestruck Festival in Crown Point
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160730/199763

    July 30
    5th Annual Taste of La Porte
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160730/217874

    AUGUST 5
    St. John Corn Roast
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160805/169072

    AUGUST 5-6
    Dyer Corn Fest
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160805/167914

    August 5-6
    Vet Fest in South Haven
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160805/217737

    August 5
    Taste of Michigan City
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160805/217738

    AUGUST 5-14
    Lake County Fair
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160805/167834

    AUGUST 6-7
    Chesterton Art Fair
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160806/214144

    AUGUST 7
    Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160807/217869

    AUGUST 12-13
    2016 Touch of Dutch in Demotte
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160812/195204

    AUGUST 13
    Beatles Fest XI in Hammond
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160813/217533

    AUGUST 18-21
    Lakefront Art Festival in Hobart
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160818/197548

    August 20-23
    St. Mary Western Days Festival in Griffith
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160818/217878

    AUGUST 20
    Pints in the Park - Craft Beer Fest at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160820/199778

    AUGUST 27
    Annual Kouts Pork Fest
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160827/214146

    AUGUST 27-28
    Aukiki River Festival in Kouts
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160827/214149

    SEPTEMBER 1-4
    Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival in Downtown Griffith
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160901/217881

    SEPTEMBER 2-5
    Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160902/217885

    September 2-5
    Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160902/217886

    SEPTEMBER 3
    Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160903/217366
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family, Fun, Outdoor
    - Grab your lawn chair and head on over to one of these summer concerts in the park!

    CHESTERTON
    Westchester Public Library Bandstand & Family Film Series
    Thomas Centennial Park
    Corner of Calumet and Broadway
    Friday, June 17
    Patti Shaffer & Friends at 7 pm
    Family Film: Transylvania 2 (PG) at Dusk
    Bring the whole family, lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, a picnic basket dinner (or a pizza) and join your neighbors for live music and a family friendly film Friday nights.
    *In the event of rain, the Chesterton concert and film will take place in the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton.

    CROWN POINT
    Lake of the Four Seasons Summer Concerts
    Lakes of the Four Seasons Clubhouse Lawn
    1048 N. Lakeshore Drive
    June 2- Carlos Ramos (Motown R&B Funk)
    June 9 -Eaten Alive (Rock)
    June 16-Unstoppables (Classic Americana Rock)
    June 23-Crawpuppies (Pop Rock)
    June 30-Compass (Classic Rock)
    July 7-BAM (Rock)
    July 14-Mr. Funnyman (Rock)
    July 21-Pawnz (Classic Rock)
    July 28-Allen Wronko Band (Classic Rock0
    August 4-The Highway Band (Classic Rock)
    August 11-The Resonators (50’s & 60’s Classic Rock)
    August 19-Nawty (Rock/Dance)

    DYER
    Dyer Free Summer Concert Series
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic type snack to enjoy during the concerts.
    June 26 The Sting Rays
    July 24 The Kritters
    August 28 The Beatnix

    HIGHLAND
    Highland Summer Concert Series
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd
    Thursdays, 7-9pm at Main Square Park. Bring a Lawn chair.
    Concessions available. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the
    Lincoln Community Center fieldhouse (still bring chair).
    Phone: 219-838-0114 Email: parkinfo@highland.in.gov Website: http://highlandparks.org
    June 2 Community Band Concert (Classical and Modern)
    June 9 The Beverly Brothers (Rock and Roll)
    June 16 Wild Daisy (Country)
    June 23 Meet the Beetles (Rock)
    July 14 SODA (Modern
    July 21 Fast Eddie and the Corvettes (50’s-70’s)

    Wicker Park Summer Concert Series
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd
    Thursdays: June 16th through August 18th
    Join us for the first of our 2016 series! $7 admission, bring your own chair or blanket. Must be 21 or over!! No coolers allowed! Cash bar and food available for purchase. Rain or Shine! Questions? Call 219-932-2530 x331
    June 16 The Crawpuppies
    June 23 Hairbangers Ball
    June 30 Gone to Paradise
    July 7 Wedding Banned
    July 15 Dick Diamond and the Dusters
    July 21 Bonfire
    July 28 Tippin Billies
    August 4 Infinity
    August 11 Kashmir
    August 18 Echoes of Pompeii

    HOBART
    Hobart Concerts in the Park
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Join us during the Hobart Summer Market on the Lake for 13 weeks of Free Concerts in Festival Park! Concerts start at 6pm in Revelli bandshell every Thursday June 1 - September 2.
    June 2 - Jim Bulanda
    June 9 - The Code Names
    June 16 - TBA
    June 23 - Eaten Alive
    June 30 - Island 49
    July 7 - Buck Daddy
    July 14 - Crossroads
    July 21 - String of Pearls
    July 28 - The Difference
    August 4 - The Relics
    August 11 - Gerry Hundt & Kenny Kinsey
    August 25 - TBA
    September 1 – TBA

    LA PORTE
    Arts in the Park
    Fox Park Dennis Smith Amphitheater
    Truesdell Ave
    Most Wednesdays the LaPorte City Band is featured starting at 7 p.m.
    On Thursday evenings a different band is featured each week throughout the summer. Preconcert show at 6:15 and featured performer at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
    June 1: Junior & the Igniters
    June 2: LPHS Choral, NPHS Jazz
    PreConcert Show: Driven by Leisure...Trevor McDonald & Matt Winters

    June 8: La Porte City Band
    June 9: The Bare Facts
    SLICER NIGHT!


    June 15: La Porte City Band
    June 16: Middle of the Road

    June 22: La Porte City Band
    June 23: Kashmir-A Led Zeppelin Tribute Band

    June 29 La Porte City Band
    June 30: Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Concert
    PreConcert Show: Zumba on the Beach with Tom Coe

    July 6: La Porte City Band
    July 7: Hoosier Stars at Arts in the Park
    Preconcert Show: The Code Names

    July 13: La Porte City Band
    July 14: Elwood Splinters Blues Band

    July 20: La Porte City Band
    July 21: 80's Enough-Come dance & listen to the best music from the 80's!

    July 27: La Porte City Band
    July 28: Dr Groovy & the Soul Surgeons

    August 3: La Porte City Band
    August 4: Henhouse Prowlers

    August 10: LaPorte City Band
    August 11: Me & the Boys
    PreConcert: Miranda Steele

    August 17: James Neary
    Singer/Songwriter Evening
    PreConcert Show: LPHS Marching Band


    August 18: Windiana Concert Band
    PreConcert Show: Park & Canvas

    August 24: Christian Worship Band (CONCERT AT 6:30 p.m.)
    PreConcert Show: VBS Sing-A-Long

    August 25: The Tom Milo Big Band (CONCERT AT 6:30 p.m.)
    PreConcert Show: Ballroom Dance Instruction with Patty Kolvek of Dance Sophisticates
    National Anthem: Nanda Danitschek
    http://www.artsintheparklaporte.com/band_schedule

    MERRILLVILLE
    Merrillville Park Department will sponsor FREE outdoor concerts at Pruzin Park
    5750 Tyler Street
    July 21 Latin Satin Soul
    Time: 7-9 pm
    August 4 Neverly Brothers
    Time: 7-9 pm
    http://merrillville.in.gov/docs/Merrillville%20Summer%202016.pdf

    MUNSTER
    Music in the Park at Centennial Park Amphitheater
    900 N Centennial Dr
    7-11 pm
    June 17 - Shake, Rattle & Roll
    July 15 - Blues & Brews
    August 12 - Get Ready to Rock
    Concessions available for purchase.
    For more information call (219) 836-PARK
    Free parking
    $5 Admission to beer tent
    http://www.munster.org

    Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park
    Columbia and Ridge Road (Inclement Weather Rain Location-South Side Christian Church)
    6:30-8:00 pm
    June 12 Second Hand Soul Band
    June 26 High Noon Band
    July 10 Swing Forward
    July 24 Bagshot Row
    August 7 Cirrus Falcon
    August 21 Final Groove
    http://www.munster.org

    PORTAGE
    Music in the Park in the Oakwood Hall at Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd.
    Every Tuesday 6-7:30 pm
    June 7th - August 30th
    FREE ADMISSION, but please bring an item for the Portage Food Pantry.
    For more information, contact the Portage Chamber of Commerce at 762-3300.
    http://www.inportageparks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Program-guide-2016-b.pdf

    PORTER
    Westchester Public Library Bandstand & Family Film Series
    Hawthorne Millennium Park
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Friday, June 10
    Valparaiso Community Band at 7 pm
    Family Film: Minions (PG) at Dusk
    Bring the whole family, lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, a picnic basket dinner (or a pizza) and join your neighbors for live music and a family friendly film Friday nights.
    In the event of rain, the Porter concert and film will be held in Community Building at Hawthorne Park in Porter.

    SAINT JOHN
    2016 Sunset Concert at Lake Hills Park
    85th Avenue and Lake Hills Drive
    All concerts are held Saturday evenings at the LAKE HILLS PARK AMPHITHEATRE beginning at 7pm. Bring your family & friends, chair, blanket, picnic basket and enjoy a free summer of concerts by the lake.
    June 11: ‘FRANK RUVOLI’ Guitar
    June 18: ‘JACK WHITTLE’ Blues and Soul
    June 25: ‘CAPERNAUM’ Country and Classic
    July 9: ‘MAVERICK’ Alternative Rock Guitar
    July 16: ‘JESSICA BOUMA’S STRING QUARTET’

    VALPARAISO
    Acorn Concert Series at Taltree Arboretum
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North
    Time: 6-10 pm
    Admission: $15 for members/$20 for non-members (July 2 concert is $40 per car load at the gate)
    July 2: Cory Dennison and Seth Walker headline this Americana-style concert
    July 23: Chester Brown and headliner Mr. Blotto
    September 17: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band headline this outdoor blues concert
    http://www.taltree.org

    Summer Rhapsody Music Festival
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette St.
    Admission is FREE and all concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.
    July 14: Summer Rhapsody Music Festival Orchestra
    July 21: Classical Blast
    July 28: Spazmatics
    August 4: Triple Dose
    August 11: Nicole Jamrose Band
    http://valparaisoevents.com/summer-rhapsody-music-festival/

    Under the Stars at Taltree
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 West 100 North
    Every Thursday, June 2– September 15 from 7-10 pm
    Taltree hosts a variety of performers each Thursday night. This series, based in the pavilion, offers a magical atmosphere and exceptional talent.
    Season tickets: $99 for members/$125 for non-members
    Individual tickets: $10 per event; $15 for Duke Tumatoe Trio, Harpist Rising and An Evening with Sinatra
    June 2: Improv Comedy Night with Disposable Theater
    June 9: Valpo Has Talent: Variety Show Contest
    June 16: Duke Tumatoe Trio
    June 23: Wine & Cheese Night with music by the TJ Rosa Trio
    June 30: Comedy Club with Xavier Lamont
    July 7: A Tribute to Marilyn Monroe
    July 14: Valpo Has Talent: Variety Show Contest
    July 21: Comedy Club with Amy Schwartz
    July 28: Tapas & Sangria Night with music by Nicky Rudd Duo
    August 4: A Cool Night of Jazz
    August 11: Tacos & Margaritas Night with music by Jeff Anderson Duo
    August 18: Harpeth Rising: Jam with classic folk music
    September 1: Wacky Vaudevillian World of Kyle & Candy: What happens when Abbott & Costello, The 3
    Stooges, Benny Hill and Monty Python collide? A night of hilarious fun!September 8: An Evening with
    Sinatra: Sway to America’s Songbook
    September 15: Improv Comedy Night with Disposable Theater
    http://www.taltree.org/event/under-the-stars-series

    WHITING
    Symphony in the Park
    Whiting Lakefront Park Pavilion
    East 119th St. & North Front St
    Join the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra for a “Summer with the Symphony” evening concert at Whiting Lakefront Park Pavilion. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Relax along the hillside and enjoy the wonderful concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Lakefront Park. Refreshments are available at the concession stand.
    July 23
    August 6
    http://www.whitingindiana.com/

    VARIOUS LOCATIONS
    Southshore Summer Music Festival
    Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra
    Enjoy the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at FREE summer concerts!
    Please join us for a series of free outdoor concerts in towns across the Region.
    The summer program features a mix of patriotic songs, light classical pieces, and movie and Broadway tunes.

    Saturday, July 23 at 7:30pm
    Cedar Lake – Town Complex Grounds, 7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303

    Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm
    Crown Point – On the Lawn at Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 203 W Franciscan Dr, Crown Point, IN 46307

    Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm
    Hammond/Wolf Lake – Wolf Lake Pavilion, 2324 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320

    Saturday, August 6 at 7:30pm
    Griffith – Central Park, 600 North Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319

    Saturday, August 13 at 7:30pm
    Schererville – Redar Park, 1754 S. Park Ave., Schererville, IN 46375http://www.nisorchestra.org/
     
           
  • | Shopping, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Discount
    - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!

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    Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19

    CROWN POINT
    City wide garage sale!
    To participate, register online at http://www.crownpoint.in.gov!
    Maps will be available online July 15th at http://www.crownpoint.in.gov prior to the start of the sale!

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    Thursday, June 23 - Saturday, June 25

    WINFIELD
    For More Information, please call Winfield Town Hall at (219) 662-2665.
    Sale locations will be posted online at http://www.winfieldgov.com prior to the start of the sale!

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    Saturday, July 23

    DYER
    Kids’ Garage Sale
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location: Walt’s parking lot (1218 Sheffield Ave., Dyer, IN 46311)

    Dyer Parks and Recreation will be hosting a kids’ garage sale!
    This sale is to encourage kids to sell their unused toys, books, clothing, sports equipment, collectables, bikes and dolls to others (parental supervision is required).

    Register with Dyer Parks and Recreation at Town Hall in advance. Please bring your own table, chairs, and change. Stop by for some great deals!
    Registration deadline is July 21st.
    Fee: $11 res. / $12 non-res.
    Limit: 40 spaces

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    Saturday, September 9

    La Porte
    1st Annual LaPorte County Agricultural Association Garage Sale
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. early bird)
    Venue: LaPorte County Fairgrounds
    Address:2581 W. State Rd. 2
    Phone: 219-464-0133
    Admission: $5 for Early Bird/$2 for Regular

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    Saturday, October 15

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

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    Saturday, November 19

    HAMMOND
    Indoor Garage Sale!
    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Location: Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond, IN 46323
    Call (219) 554-0155 for more information.

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    Saturday, November 19

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!

    Free Admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Event, Food, Family
    -
    Ride Rain or Shine! Check-in begins at 10:30 am at the Wicker Park Pavilion. The bike ride will start promptly at 11am and is expected to last at least 60 minutes. Cookout lunch will begin after riders return. Safety for all participants is the prime concern for everyone. Obey all traffic laws and regulations because the bike route is not a closed course. The course will be open to vehicle traffic on the roads. We suggest using bike helmets, water bottles and wearing light clothing for general visibility and safety. Be safe—Be seen! Get your bike in perfect mechanical working order. We will provide a well-marked route, but it is up to YOU to obey the rules of the road. For your own safety as well as the safety of the cyclists, remember to stop at stop signs, yield right of way and stay to the right (single file). Highland and Griffith Police will be available to assist cyclists crossing major intersections. After the Ride Lunch provided by Texas Corral and music will be provided at the registration site. (You must be wearing the wrist band to receive food). Friends and families may join you for lunch for $5 (they will be given a wrist band upon payment). **Children under 10 may be registered at the event for $5.


    The Bike Route
    This is a chance for residents to enjoy a day of bicycling through our hometowns. This is not a race or a test of stamina. It is intended all participants ride the tour in a safe and intelligent manner. You should be in good physical shape and able to bicycle 8 miles or 10 miles. (>) From the Wicker Park Pavilion head south and follow the Wicker Park bike/walking path around the park to the east side to the bike tunnel that goes under Indianapolis Blvd. and connects to the bike trail. Turn right and the bike trail south to Grand Blvd., turn right onto Gordon Drive, to Norman, turn right onto the detour to LaPorte, turn right to Henry Street turn left to Garfield, turn right and get back on bike trail. Follow the bike trail through downtown and past Highland High School to 45th Avenue. >) For the 10.7 Mile Ride continue to Broad Street in Griffith, turn around and back on the bike trail to Wicker Park. For the 7.6 Mile Ride turn around at 45th Avenue and continue back on the bike trail to Wicker Park.

    Giveaways
    All participants in this event will get a cookout lunch sponsored by Texas Corral and a free Tour de Highland Griffith drawstring bag. One item and lunch per participant. The option to purchase a $10 Tour de Highland Griffith t-shirt will be available. There will also be a chance to enter a raffle to win a bicycle. Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20. Raffle will be drawn during lunch.


    REGISTRATION PACKET PICK UP
    You may pick up your lunch wristband and Tour de Highland Griffith drawstring bag at the Highland Griffith Chamber table at Wicker Park Pavilion at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 11. One wristband and item per participant. Spectators may purchase a lunch wristband for $5. Those who register by 6/1/2016 will be guaranteed a Tour de Highland Griffith drawstring bag. No second orders will be made for extra items. Day of sign ups will be available. Cost will be $20 and will include the bike ride and lunch, but may not include the Tour de Highland Griffith drawstring bag(limited quantity available).
    Wicker Park Pavilion
    2215 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
    Mary Luptak 219.923.3666
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Fun, Family, Food, Drink, Things to do
    - The first 10 years was just the beginning. Beatles Fest XI in Downtown Hammond on Sat, Aug 13, 2016:

    Two music stages.
    Bigger festival grounds.
    Biggest lineup yet. Over 10 bands, including American English, Dick Diamond & The Dusters, and Nicole Jamrose Band.

    All-ages. Entertainment-packed kids area, and children 10 and under get in free.

    Merch tents, including Beatles-themed art booths curated by Paul Henry’s Art Gallery.

    Expanded food and beer courts featuring craft, draft, margaritas, hard cider, and more.

    All-day passes start at just 10 dollars. More info and passes at BeatlesMusicFest.com.
    Downtown Hammond
    5246 Hohman Ave Hammond IN
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit http://www.spca.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Space, Science, STEM, Technology, Summer Camp, Northwest Indiana
    - Summer camp registration is open!

    Challenger Learning Center camps are the perfect way to avoid the brain drain and train like the astronauts! We offer a variety of sessions that are stimulating and age-appropriate. All camps are lead by professional educators.

    Go to http://www.clcnwi.com/programs/summer-camps/ to register your child for one of our out of this world camps!

    NOTE: When choosing a camp, schedule your child for the grade level that they will be rising into in the fall.
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Karen 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | 3:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Shopping, Food, Produce, Vendors, Entertainment
    - We are excited to announce the re-brand and launch of the Schererville Farmers Market. The re-brand includes changing the focus of the brand from
    Redar Park to the focus of the town of Schererville, with an emphasis on "Fresh from the region." The implementation of the re-brand has stemmed
    from a series of expansions and initiatives put on by the town as part of their 150th birthday celebration launch. The expansion of the market also
    includes the addition of themed #SundayFunday. At our expanded markets, attendees can expect to experience fresh produce, artisan baked goods, a selection of specialty foods, food trucks, locally farmed honey, unique craft vendors, entertainment, craft breweries, and much more.
    We are currently accepting vendor applications, contact marketing@schererville.org for more information and/or an application.
    Redar Park
    Austin Avenue & Gregory Street Schererville IN 46375
    219.455.1744
  • | 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
  • | 6:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Girls, Walk, Running, Event, Things to do
    - Pre-Register: Call Dyer Parks & Rec 865-2505
    Central Park
    900 Central Park Blvd Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505

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