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Today is August 27, 2016

Hobart, IN 46342

Featured Events

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, Chicago, Event, Exercise, Workout, Health, Fitness
    Millennium Park
    201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60601
  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - 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

    This year’s Farmers Market will treat the community to various demonstrations. The 2016 season will begin June 4 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to locally grown organic produce, organic vegan meals, beautifully cut flowers, potted herbs, and fresh hot breakfast sandwiches, participants will have the opportunity to watch local organizations live, in action.
    After you enjoy the wonderful classic sounds of Art Handley and Friends, stay and enjoy our afternoon demo. On June 4 from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. Creative Woodworks will kick things off with an impressive chainsaw carving. Prime Steakhouse will present a sushi demo on June 18. Carriage Court Pizza will join us in July demonstrating how to make a pizza using nothing but Farmers Market ingredients.
    For a complete list of vendors go to http://www.crownpoint.in.gov. If you are interested in presenting a demo or would like to see your favorite organization present a demo contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

    South Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Event, Things to do, Food, Music
    - August 27, 2016 makes the 40th annual Porkfest in downtown Kouts. Events will be happening all day throughout the downtown area. There is something for everyone of all ages in your family. A few highlights will be the Country Classic 5K run, Porkburger eating contest, Hammy Award presentation, Parade, Kids area with bounce houses, Tie dying tshirts, and live entertainment all day. Don’t forget to sign up for the Corn Hole Tournament or Guess the Weight of the Pig contest.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    All Day 8-5
    Arts and Craft Vendors
    Food Vendors
    Kids area with inflatables
    Antique Tractor show

    8:00 Country Classic Run (Kouts High School)

    10:30 Parade

    2:00 Cornhole Tournament (sign up at Hospitality Tent)

    4:00 Kiss the Pig Contest


    Entertainment Stage Line-up

    8:15 Revived

    9:30 Buddy Parson

    11:30 Good Time Cloggers

    12:30 Pork Burger Eating Contest (sign up at Hospitality Tent)

    12:45 SRB

    2:00 Shotgun Whiskey

    3:30 Afflicted and Faithful
    Downtown Kouts
    State Road 8 and State Road 49 Kouts IN 46347
    219.766.0720
  • | 8:30am - | 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
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - Location: 3001 Ridge Road, Highland
    Saturdays: 6/4/2016 – 10/15/2016 (off 7/2)

    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
    Highland Parks & Rec @ Lincoln Community Center 219.838.0114 info@highlandparks.org
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show
    - Show n shine car show, all proceeds go to (ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP )
    Saturday August 27 2016,9000 taft street merrillville in, 9-11 registration, 11-3pm show, 22 classes, 1,2,3 place trophies, 3 best of show - truck 🏆, car 🏆, custom 🏆.stock - modified - 4x4 - custom - lowrider - bicycle - truck - rats - mini - pro - donk - etc long distance award with gas card, goodie bags, door prizes, music, food, $20 entry, $15 pre entry.
    questions contact Joe Padilla 219 - 712 - 9512 please look for me day of show like to thank you personally. 👌✌👍
    Living hope church
    9000 taft street Merrillville IN 46410
    Joseph Padilla 219.712.9512 Josephsdecorating@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - The Cutest Baby Contest Preliminaries sponsored by Cavanaugh & Nondorf Orthodontics will be held on Saturday, August 27 at the Indiana Beverage Activities Center in the William E. Urschel Pavilion as part of the 38th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival.

    Registration forms and criteria information are available online at http://valparaisoevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016_Cutest_Baby_Contest.pdf Forms may also be completed upon arrival.

    There is a $10 registration fee. Porter County babies ages 9-24 months qualify for this contest. Babies will be judged on dress, facial appearance and personality.

    There will be 6 boys and 6 girls selected for the finals which will be held during Popcorn Festival Week in the Chicagoland Popcorn Area on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30pm. Winning babies, along with their parents, will ride in the Popcorn Festival Parade on Saturday, September 10, 2016.
    William E. Urschel Pavillion
    70 Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
  • | 9:30am - 4:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, book sale, library, Friends, fundraiser
    - The Hammond Public Library Friends offer a half price sale on the last Saturday of most months. Find great bargains on books, magazines, movies and music. Sale excludes specially priced items and sets. Sales raise funds for programs and services that the library could not otherwise afford.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State St. Hammond IN 46320
    Linda Swisher 2199315100Ext310 swishl@hammond.lib.in.us
  • | 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.

    Saturday Dragonfly walks will be held at 10 a.m. at Gibson Woods on May 21, June 11, August 27, & September 10 and at Oak Ridge Prairie Fishing Pond on June 18 and August 20.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@LakeCountyParks.com
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Things to do, Music, Food, Vendors
    - Road Zombies Rukus Car & Bike Show at Campagna Academy. Proceeds to benefit Campagna Academy.

    Join us for a day full of fun Saturday, August 27th from 10am – 3pm. Rain date Sunday, August 28th. Road Zombies Rukus Car & Bike Show will be located on our track behind our gym at 7403 Cline Ave. in Schererville, IN.

    We have car and vendor spots open for this event! Early Bird Car Registration is $15 through July 31st and $20 after. For more info call Bob at 219-781-0521 or Denny 219-313-5403 from Road Zombies. Car registration is from 8am – 10am.

    Vendor/Craft space is available for $20. Vendor registration is from 6am – 8am. Contact Sandy at 219-613-6028 to register.

    General Public is Welcome at 10am

    Tons of Awards and Trophies. Goodie Bags to the 1st 100 Car Entries.
    FREE Tricycle Drag Racing for Kids & Adults with Awards!
    Food Vendors, Crafts/Vendors, DJ, 50/50 and Raffles.

    Fun for the entire family!
    Campagna Academy
    7403 Cline Ave. Schererville IN 46375
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events, songs, stories, sensory play
    - This half hour program includes songs, stories, and sensory play for infants and toddlers from birth to 23 months accompanied by their parent or caregiver.

    Please sign up by phone or online http://www.lcplin.org/branches/cnl.htm
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Food, Entertainment, Things to do
    - Dyer’s Hometown Celebration will be held
    on Saturday, Aug. 27th from 11am-11pm. This
    event will include: A car show, entertainment, beer garden, information
    booth, craft vendors and food vendors.
    Pheasant Hills Park
    Hart Street at Park Manor Dr. Dyer IN 46311
    Town of Dyer 219.865.2505
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - With a goal of 100 adoptions, Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will head to the farm on Aug. 27 for the second annual Hoof and Tail Adoption Event.

    The mega adoption event will feature animals with hooves and paws available for adoption from noon to 4 p.m. at Happy Note Farm, 10623 Cline Ave., Crown Point, Ind. Participating organizations include Alsip to the Rescue, CPR Fund Rescue (IN & IL), Hooved Animal Humane Society, HSCA and Lakeshore PAWS.

    Made possible through grant funding from the Crown Point Community Foundation, the event also will include a farmers' market, a dog scavenger hunt where dogs can search for treats and prizes, a corn roast and live music from Bourbon Aristocracy.

    HSCA’s Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic will offer nail clipping and pet care and wellness information will be available for the public. Attendees also will have the chance to meet ambassador animals from HSCA’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and learn more about wildlife rehabilitation and humane interaction with native wildlife and the environment.

    Each dog or cat adopted at the event will be sent to his or her new home with an adoption pack—including toys, treats, a bandana, and a leash and collar for dogs or a temporary carrier for cats.

    HSCA's Adoption Center at 421 45th Ave, Munster, will be closed Aug. 27 for this special adoption event.

    For more information, visit http://www.hscalumet.org or contact Mari Angotti at (219) 513-8911 or mangotti@hscalumet.org.
    Happy Note Tack Shoppe
    10623 Cline Ave Crown Point IN 46307
    Mari Angotti 219.513.8911
  • | 12:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, arts, beer, NWI, Whiting, shopping
    - Join us at the 2nd Annual Arts on the Ave
    Saturday, August 27, 2016
    12-8 pm
    At EAT, 5201 Hohman Avenue, Downtown Hammond, Indiana
    (Outdoor event at the corner of Sibley and Hohman Avenue)

    -Free admission
    -Free and convenient parking
    -All ages welcome

    -Watch artists (including Felix Maldonado) paint "live" during the event
    -Enjoy live music all day
    -Shop from artists at our Pop-up Market
    -Beer and wine tent
    -Enjoy yummy food including State Line Pizza, Eddie's Food Truck, Cone-cepts, Elotes, and more!
    -and many more artistic surprises!

    Why celebrate with us?
    ...because the earth without art is just "eh"!
    Downtown Hammond
    5201 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN
    2195124298Callsacceptedb itsjustserendipity@att.net
  • | 12:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Fun, Performance, Things to do, Entertainment
    - The 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute (2016) in partnership with the Gary Indiana School District is the Official MJ tribute started by Mrs. Katherine Jackson in Michael Jackson's home town. This is the 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute (7 was MJ's favorite number), and this year's event will be in honor of Mrs. Katherine Jackson and the entire Jackson Family.

    The event will be held at Theodore Roosevelt High School's football field directly behind the Jackson Family house. Events include Tito Jackson "featuring his new album Get It Baby", a College Marching Band, MJ7 100 Voice Children's Choir, an Orchestra, Marching Parade, Vendors, CharityDinner, White Party, Fan Afterhour Celebration and Special Musical Guest & Jackson Family Members.

    The 7th Annual MJ Tribute takes place August 26-27 from 12pm to 8pm, and is a FREE EVENT, but Special Event Prices include:

    Charity Dinner - $100 Fans & Supporters of the Charity Dinner will be able to meet and greet attending celebrities and family members while supporting a Gary Charity, as well as supporting the event. Saturday, August 27, 8pm - 11pm.


    White Party - $50 per person - A closing White Party with attending celebrities and family members, while supporting the event. Sunday, August 28, 1pm - 6pm.


    MJ Fans After Party at Que's Lounge - $20 per person. A place for MJ fans to meet and socialize. Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27, 8pm - 1am.


    Gold VIP Pass - $150 - Includes the Charity Dinner, the White Party and VIP seating for both days at the 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute.


    VIP Seating - $20 per day - Includes seating in front of the stage at the 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute.


    *** ALSO ***

    VENDOR BOOTHS: Limited space - Come and sell your food or merchandise at the 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute. All vendors must have their own booth & generator.

    $300 (both days) and $175 (one day) *must meet city requirements re permit & food handlers card


    Vendors must 1) fill out Vendor Application; once approved must 2) Pay money; and 3) set up booth on Aug 25th for inspection.


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    SPONSORS: Become a Proud Sponsor for the 7th Annual Michael Jackson Tribute. Sponsorship packages are available.
    HOTELS: We have discounted hotels rooms in Merrillville, Indiana. Please inquire about hotel rooms.
    TRANSPORTATION: We have transportation to and from the airport, to your hotels in Merrillville, to the Friday & Saturday MJ Tribute @ Roosevelt Hight School, to the Fan After Party, and to the White Party.




    Theodore Roosevelt High School Football Field
    730 W. 25th Street Gary IL 46407
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Nature, Outdoor, Things to do
    - Learn the right plants to utilize in seasonal container gardening.
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Day Trip, Fun, Things to do, Fun, Family, Event
    Grayslake Central Park
    100 Library Lane Grayslake IL 60030
  • | 4:30pm - 8:30pm | Local Events, northwest indiana, nwi, washington park zoo, family fun
    - Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Please Don’t Feed the Zookeepers… Let Them Feed YOU!

    Join Us For Some Family Fun!

    * Dinner featuring fried chicken, hot dogs, and all the fixings

    * Meet some animal ambassadors

    * Entertainment from Silly Safari
    A Silly Safaris LIVE Animal show is the perfect blend of fact and fun for all ages! Our shows use a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs for an experience everyone will remember. Our funologists keep the entire audience involved and special guests from the audience join each animal for a game that teaches about the natural world. Teachers and Families love Silly Safaris, teens enjoy our hip cultural references, and adults try to catch our comedy!

    * A wildly fun Silent Auction

    Advance tickets are required. Call (219) 873-1510 for more information.

    Prices:
    Adults- $15
    Children- $10
    Washington Park Zoo
    115 Lakeshore Dr. Michigan City IN 46360
    Washington Park Zoo 219.873.1510
  • | 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 - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Things to Do, Beach, Outdoor, Northwest Indiana Symphony
    - Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national parks with a free concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony. Join us to help kick off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks. Bring folding chairs for seating.

    Free admission
    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Road Gary IN 46403
    219.395.1882
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | 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
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun, Bands, Adults, Summer
    - Every Friday and Saturday Zao Island will have live music playing from 7 to 10 pm! If you're looking for something fun to do come down and enjoy some pizza, brews, games, and good Jams!
    Zao Island
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave Valparaiso IN 46385
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Fun, Things to do, Event
    - Great Food, Craft Beer and Live music with Denny Madera!
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, music, outdoor, entertainment
    - 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 46375

    Saturday, August 27 at 7:30pm
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – West Beach, N County Line Road, Portage, IN 46368
     
           
    Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra 219.836.0525 info@nisorchestra.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | 7:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI Symphony Orchestra, beach, national park, Northwest Indiana
    - Help us celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will be performing at West Beach on August 27 at 7:30pm. That's 75 rostered professional musicians under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor, Kirk Muspratt, absolutely FREE!

    There will be 300 chairs set up,but just in case, please bring your own to sit on or to help out another to enjoy the concert.

    For more details, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm
    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Road Gary IN 46403
    219.395.1882
  • | 7:45pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Movie, Summer, Things to do, Outdoor
    - Now Open Weekends Only!

    Friday thru Sunday
    August 26-28

    Pete's Dragon
    Starring: Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley, Michael C. Hall
    Starts at 7:45 pm, Rated PG , Family

    The BFG
    Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton, Bill Hader
    Starts at 9:40 pm, Rated PG, Family


    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

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

    Named one of the Top Ten Drive-Ins USA TODAY.
    Two time recipient of the "Rose Award"
    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers
    Try our home made 14" family size pizza
    Many new menu items to choose from
    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, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    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/


    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: Tuesdays, June 28-August 30(See 'Saturday' list for their Saturday Farmers Market also!)
    Time: 4-6pm
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-2pm on Tuesdays ; 8am-Noon on Saturdays
    For more information: Visit 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: Wednesdays, 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: Wednesdays, 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: Wednesdays, June 29 through August 31
    Time: 3-7pm


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    *THURSDAYS:

    HOBART Summer Market on the Lake
    Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 7pm.
    Location: Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Dates: Thursdays, June 2nd - September 1st
    Time: 4pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit 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. Entertainment and Live Music will also be a major part of the market and will begin at 6 PM in the beer and wine Garden.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: Thursdays, June 2 - September 15
    Time: 3pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Every Friday, 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, 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.

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

    HIGHLAND Street Market
    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Location: Main Square Parking Lot, 3001 Ridge Road
    Dates: Saturdays, June 4 – October 15 (off July 2)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, April 30 through October 29
    Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-Noon on Saturdays ; 8am to 2pm on Tuesdays
    For more information: Visit 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: Saturdays, 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:

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

    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Live Music every other week beginning May 8.
    Location: Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: Sundays, May 1 through September 25
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Sundays, June 5, July 24, August 28 and September 18
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    To learn more about our #SundayFunday and our newly expanding Farmers Market, follow us on Facebook at 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: Sundays, 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.
     
           
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Fun, Food, Drink, Music, Over 21, Things to do, Event
    - Enjoy bears and beers, lions and lagers, anteaters and ales...all at Brookfield Zoo's fifth annual ZooBrew on Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, 2016. Zoo Brew is a one-of-a-kind, 21 and over*, unique beer-tasting event featuring over 80 beers.

    More information and tickets available soon!

    Entertainment

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    U.F.C. Band

    Saturday, August 27, 2016
    No Alternative

    2016 Ticket options include:

    General Admission Tickets: $45 (Members $35)
    •Free Parking
    •Admission to the zoo (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
    •Admission to the Zoo Brew tent (5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    •3 oz. samplings from over 80 beers
    •Commemorative tasting glass

    Designated Driver Tickets: $25 (Members: $15)
    •Free Parking
    •Admission to the zoo (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
    •Admission to the Zoo Brew tent (5:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    •Unlimited soft drinks
    •PLEASE NOTE: Designated Drivers will NOT be allowed to sample beer

    VIP Tickets: $75 (Members: $65)
    •Free Parking
    •Admission to the zoo (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
    •Exclusive access to the VIP Beer Garden (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    •VIP early admission to the ZooBrew tent (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and unlimited access thereafter until 9:00 p.m.
    •3 oz. samplings from over 80 beers
    •Exclusive samplings of select specialty brews in VIP Beer Garden
    •Snacks and food in the VIP Beer Garden
    •Visit with Animal Ambassadors in the VIP Beer Garden

    VIP Designated Driver Tickets: $35 (Members $25)
    •Free Parking
    •Admission to the zoo (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
    •Exclusive access to the VIP Beer Garden (4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
    •VIP early admission to the ZooBrew tent (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and unlimited access thereafter until 9:00 p.m.
    •Visit with Animal Ambassadors in the VIP Beer Garden
    •Unlimited soft drinks
    •Snacks and food in the Beer Garden
    •PLEASE NOTE: Designated Drivers will NOT be allowed to sample beer


    *ALL TICKET HOLDERS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE EVENT. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES AND NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE. EVENT WILL PROCEED RAIN OR SHINE. PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
    ANIMAL BUILDINGS CLOSE AT 5:30 P.M. SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING TICKET SALES MAY BE DIRECTED TO marketingteam@czs.org

    Brookfield Zoo
    8400 31st St. Brookfield IL 60513
    708.688.8000
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Step back in time to a day filled with events unique to this spot and
    set from the mid 1700s through the 1930s. French voyageur and Native
    American re-enactors. Learn about equipment used to hunt, trap and
    trade along the Kankakee River.
    Kankakee Valley Historical Grounds
    1099 Baums Bridge Rd. Kouts IN 46347
    219.766.2302
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, shows
    - A small Norwegian town wins wealth through its medicinal spring waters, but a doctor discovers the waters are poisoned and is shocked to find himself an enemy.

    General admission $18; call for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Food, Drink, Prizes
    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 E 129th Street Hammond IN 46320
    219.322.0080
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, gary, baseball, local, railcats, sports
    -
    August 4th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Food Truck Rally, Nic Cage Night, Summer Reading Program Night, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 5th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Scout Night Campout, Faith & Family Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 6th at 6:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Midget Wrestling, Kids Run the Bases

    August 7th at 2:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Sell Your Stuff Day, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    August 8th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints

    August 9th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Sport Your Colors Day

    August 10th at 1:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Businessperson’s Special, Youth & Senior Day

    August 15th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Silent Night for Domestic Violence Awareness

    August 16th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- White Pants Wednesday

    August 17th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries

    August 18th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Remote Control Dig, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 19th at 7:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Zombie Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 20th at 6:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- 3rd Annual Clunker Car Night, Kids Run the Bases, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, E-Cycle

    August 21st at 2:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Rusty’s Birthday, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the field

    August 26th at 7:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Fan Designed T-Shirt Giveaway, Union Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 27th at 6:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Jimmy Buffett Night, Stand Up to Cancer, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks

    August 28th at 2:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Team Card Set Giveaway, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    September 2nd at 7:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Country/Western Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday, Idol Singing Day

    September 3rd at 6:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Star Wars Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, Whole Team Autograph Session

    September 4th at 2:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Photo with at RailCat Day, Kids Run the Bases

    September 5th at 1:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Fan Appreciation Day, Whole Team Autograph Session


    U.S. Steel Yard
    1 Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    219.882.2255
  • | Sports and Recreation, youth, basketball, NWI, registration, Lake Central
    - LAKE CENTRAL YOUTH BASKETBALL SIGN UPS
    Walk In Registration Dates / Location
    SAT - AUG. 27th (10am - 1pm) @ Grimmer. WED - SEPT. 7th (6pm - 8pm) @ Grimmer. IF YOU ARE A NEW PLAYER or did not play last season: Please bring to Walk In Registration : (1) Child/Player for evaluation and (2) Proof of residency and/or grade.
    Go to: http://www.lc-youth-basketball.com for further information.
    Grimmer Middle School
    225 West 77th Avenue Schererville IN 46375

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Market, Produce, Community Event, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Vendors, Things To Do
    - 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
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Wellness, Exercise, Relaxation, Things to do, Summer
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Hall 219.926.4204
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - 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/

    667 S. Lake Street Gary IN 46403
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Religious Events, churchservice, christianchurch, servegod, sundayservice
    - Our church service starts at 11am each Sunday morning! Pastor Bill Cumbee and his lovely wife Erin Cumbee lead church service. Our worship team plays upbeat music. Pastor Cumbee has brought his passionate and powerful preaching to our church a few years ago and has brought a much needed breath of fresh air to this quaint church! For over 50 year Crown Point Church of God has served this community! Come check us out you won't be disappointed!

    Crown Point Church of God
    12628 Cedar Lake Rd Crown Point IN 46307
    Bill Cumbee pssi24@yahoo.com
  • | 11:00am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, car show, food, free
    - Youth Group sponsored Car Show. Registration at 10:30 a.m. Car Show from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AND FREE Community BBQ at 11:00 a.m. until food runs out. FOOD - FUN - GAMES - CRAFTS
    Griffith Lutheran Church
    1000 N. Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    Loretta Jones 319.838.1626 GLC1000@griffithlutheran.org
  • | 2:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Baseball, Fun, Family, Things to do, Outdoor
    - The Deep River Grinders vintage base ball home games are played on Grinder Field at 2 pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.


    Vintage ball is unlike most games of base ball, as it’s limited to the original 37 rules of 1858. The striker is out if the ball is caught on the fly or on one bound, fair or foul. There are no called balls and strikes, and the Rover (shortstop) may play anywhere on the field. Enjoy America’s game as it should be played . . . by gentlemen.

    Pack up the lawn chairs or blankets for seating and bring the entire family. Following each home game children line up to take their turn at bat and run the base paths while Grinders play the field. One little guy told the players, “When I grow up I want to be a Grinder.” Isn’t that what base ball is all about? Don’t miss this year’s Deep River Grinders games. They are a treat for young and not-so-young alike.
    Grinder Field
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    LAKE COUNTY PARKS 219.769.PARK info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | 7:45pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Movie, Summer, Things to do, Outdoor
    - Now Open Weekends Only!

    Friday thru Sunday
    August 26-28

    Pete's Dragon
    Starring: Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Oakes Fegley, Michael C. Hall
    Starts at 7:45 pm, Rated PG , Family

    The BFG
    Starring: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton, Bill Hader
    Starts at 9:40 pm, Rated PG, Family


    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

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

    Named one of the Top Ten Drive-Ins USA TODAY.
    Two time recipient of the "Rose Award"
    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers
    Try our home made 14" family size pizza
    Many new menu items to choose from
    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, and skating
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
    https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/marquette.htm
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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
    https://www.traillink.com/trail/veterans-memorial-bikeway-(in).aspx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Oak Savannah Trail
    Cities: Porter & Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 8.82
    Total Length of all segments: 10.6 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Parks &natural areas, nature preserves, lake overlook.
    Impediments: some steep areas. Winding connection to Erie Lackawanna at Griffith
    West Endpoint – General: South Arbogast Street - Griffith
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Erie Lackwanna Trailhead
    East endpoint – General: Porter/Lake County Line
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Wisconsin Street - Hobart
    Agency, Group Owned: Lake Co. Parks & Rec.
    Telephone: 219-769-7275
    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: 10 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
    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 Trail (2.5 miles) and Greenbelt Trail (2 miles)
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Fish, NWI, Northwest Indiana Things to do, Pond, River, Lake
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George -111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

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

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street , Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes -LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park-Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake-At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Countryside Park -5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

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


     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Step back in time to a day filled with events unique to this spot and
    set from the mid 1700s through the 1930s. French voyageur and Native
    American re-enactors. Learn about equipment used to hunt, trap and
    trade along the Kankakee River.
    Kankakee Valley Historical Grounds
    1099 Baums Bridge Rd. Kouts IN 46347
    219.766.2302
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, shows
    - A small Norwegian town wins wealth through its medicinal spring waters, but a doctor discovers the waters are poisoned and is shocked to find himself an enemy.

    General admission $18; call for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Animals, Pets, Places, Walking
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region.


    LAKE COUNTY
    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Residents $60 first/$20 additional; Non-Residents $120 first/$40 additional; Weekend Pass $15
    http://www.crownpoint.in.gov/egov/documents/1464710046_6703.pdf

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

    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    http://www.townofdyer.net/edc/Departments/ParksRecreation/DyerDogPark.aspx

    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive - Munster, IN
    Fees: $40 per year Residents /$ 25 each additional dog (Residents must obtain a town tag as well for $10 that can be purchased in the Clerk Treasurers office.)
    Fees: $115 per year Non-Residents / $35 for second dog / $25 for third dog (New prices Effective 1/1/2016. Highland residents can receive the Munster resident rate. You must possess a current driver's license showing residency. No exceptions.
    http://www.munster.org/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item&id=1263

    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West
    Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
    http://lowell.net/ParksDept/p/townparks

    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    500 E Joliet St, Schererville, IN 46375
    The annual cost is $60 for one dog and an additional $15 for each additional dog for residents. Non-Residents’ annual cost is $100 for one dog and an additional $25 for each additional dog. Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership runs through the calendar year; that being January 1 through December 31.
    http://www.schererville.org/town-government/parks-and-recreation/perry-ferrini-dog-park/

    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond, IN
    Free
    http://www.gohammond.com/

    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    Dog Park Rates
    Township Resident $25 1st dog $10 additional dog
    Out of Township $60 1st dog $20 addtional dog
    Out of State $100 1st dog $30 additional dog
    http://www.wickermemorialpark.com/index.php?page=your-park


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John, IN 46373
    $25/year for residents; $100/year for non-residents
    https://www.stjohnin.com/Parks/DogPark.php


    LAPORTE COUNTY
    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html" target="_blank">http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html

    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan, City
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte, IN
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html" target="_blank">http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html

    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2 , LaPorte, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html" target="_blank">http://www.laportecountyparks.org/bark.html


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


    Lakeland Park Dog Run
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is a $5 parking fee from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or a season pass may be purchased for $20. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    http://burnsharbor-in.gov/253/Park-Department


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    Free
    http://www.ci.portage.in.us/egov/docs/1327954125_965393.pdf






     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, gary, baseball, local, railcats, sports
    -
    August 4th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Food Truck Rally, Nic Cage Night, Summer Reading Program Night, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 5th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Scout Night Campout, Faith & Family Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 6th at 6:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Midget Wrestling, Kids Run the Bases

    August 7th at 2:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Sell Your Stuff Day, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    August 8th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints

    August 9th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Sport Your Colors Day

    August 10th at 1:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Businessperson’s Special, Youth & Senior Day

    August 15th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Silent Night for Domestic Violence Awareness

    August 16th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- White Pants Wednesday

    August 17th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries

    August 18th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Remote Control Dig, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 19th at 7:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Zombie Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 20th at 6:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- 3rd Annual Clunker Car Night, Kids Run the Bases, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, E-Cycle

    August 21st at 2:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Rusty’s Birthday, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the field

    August 26th at 7:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Fan Designed T-Shirt Giveaway, Union Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 27th at 6:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Jimmy Buffett Night, Stand Up to Cancer, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks

    August 28th at 2:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Team Card Set Giveaway, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    September 2nd at 7:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Country/Western Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday, Idol Singing Day

    September 3rd at 6:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Star Wars Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, Whole Team Autograph Session

    September 4th at 2:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Photo with at RailCat Day, Kids Run the Bases

    September 5th at 1:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Fan Appreciation Day, Whole Team Autograph Session


    U.S. Steel Yard
    1 Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    219.882.2255
  • | Special Interest, Astronomy, Things to do, Stars, Planets, Night Sky, Observation
     
           
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    PART-TIME TELLER
    First State Bank, Porter

    Part-time Teller position at our Pines Office @ 4136 W US Hwy 12. 20-25 hours per week. Experience preferred but not required. Requires great customer service skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Salary commensurate with experience. Send Resume to jperkins@porterstatebank.com or stop by the Porter Office to complete an application and interview at 230 Lincoln St, Porter IN 46304. Inquires can be made to Jackie Perkins 219-926-2136, ext. 1231.

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    OFFICE MANAGERS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS
    H & R Block, Merrillville

    Love to work with people? We may have the opportunity you’re looking for.
    Benefits include flexible hours and opportunities for ongoing training, extra income and advancement.

    For more information about career opportunities, contact us at:
    BROADWAY PLAZA, 5390 BROADWAY
    MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410
    219-688-4109

    hrblock.com/careers
    1-800-HRBLOCK

    Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.
    Positions require successful completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course or Tax Knowledge Assessment (not a guarantee of employment).
    H&R Block is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    FULL-TIME JANITOR
    Hampton in Highland, Highland

    Excellent benefit package and competitive wage.
    Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; 2 years of verifiable experience required.
    Criminal background check and drug testing required.

    Apply in person at 2300 Azalea Drive, Highland OR fax your resume to 219-922-2783.

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    PART-TIME OFFICE/ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK
    Hampton in Highland, Highland

    Competitive hourly wage and pleasant working environment.
    Must be able to work nights and weekends.
    Criminal background check and pre-employment.
    Drug testing required.
    Office experience necessary.

    Apply in person at 2300 Azalea Drive, Highland or fax your resume to 219-922-2783.

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    CREW MEMBERS
    Culver's, Highland

    Culver's in Highland is looking for Crew Members, follow this link to apply: http://recruiting.talentreef.com/culvers/crew-member-culvers-285

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    GENERAL LABORERS
    Allen Landscape, Highland

    Allen Landscape in Highland is looking to hire general laborers. Candidates MUST have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Candidates will be required to obtain a chauffeur's license if hired. Must be available Monday through Saturday. Must have the ability to perform physical activity including bending and lifting up to 50 pounds. High school diploma or GED equivalent required. *Experience in professional mowing or lawn maintenance is preferred, but not required. To apply, visit http://www.allenlandscape.com/contact-and-employment and follow the instructions. Or to apply in-person at their Garden Center located at 2539 45th Street, Highland, IN 46322.

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Patti's All-American Gymnastics, Dyer

    HELP WANTED... we're growing! Customer Service Representative needed for the Front Office - Mon/Wed/Fri from 4-8pm and Sunday 10:30-3. Experience in Microsoft Suite a plus. Click on the link below to print and fill out an application. Please bring to Patti's Gymnastics, 1530 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN.

    http://www.pattisallamerican.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Application-for-Office-Employment.pdf

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    NEWSPAPER DELIVERY
    The Times Media Company, Northwest Indiana

    Newspaper delivery routes may be available in your area!
    • Potential gross revenues of $800 per month including tips.
    • Direct deposit available!
    • Be your own boss!
    • No collections required!

    Must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, dependable transportation and a desire to provide excellent customer service.

    Apply today!
    Online at http://www.nwi.com/carrier
    Email muncircrecruitment@nwi.com
    Or Call 219.237.5267

    When sending an email or leaving a voicemail, please include your contact information, the best time to reach you and the preferred city you would like to deliver in.

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    KITCHEN ASSISTANT
    New Oberpfalz Brewing, Griffith

    Now Hiring - Kitchen Assistant!
    Apply in person at 121 E Main St, Griffith, IN

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    CENTER ASSOCIATE
    The UPS Store, Crown Point, Dyer and Highland

    FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE: The ideal candidate will have at least six months retail experience, with excellent customer service, sales and/or print skills. Must be well-organized and professional. We offer a competitive wage, supportive management, and a fun work environment. Launch your career with the industry leader in the shipping and communications business. If you have the ability to engage customers and sell products and services, you can have a rewarding full time career with an industry leader. Computer, printing, customer service and sales skills a plus. We need a person who is flexible and able to work in any of the owner's 4 stores, multi task, and have a friendly and genuinely helpful demeanor. If interested, please send resume to fax 219-750-9599 attn: Belinda

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    OPTICIAN - WILL TRAIN
    Benavente Eyecare, Munster & Country Club Hills, IL

    Level: Entry Level Hourly
    Position Type: Part Time

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Vision Pre-Testing-Will Train
    • Billing-Will Train
    • Ability to service Patients
    • Compulink Proficiency-Will Train
    • Frame and Contact Lens Dispensing-Will Train
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications and Education Requirements:
    Associate Degree in Related Field or Equivalent Experience or
    Optical Technician Certification or Equivalent Experience or
    Customer Service Experience
    Preferred Skills
    Microsoft Office Computer Skills
    Good Communication Skills
    Service Related Skills

    Benavente Eyecare has two locations-

    9175 Calumet Ave
    Munster, IN 46321

    4005 167th St
    Country Club Hills, IL 60478

    To apply, please email resume to nancyannma@sbcglobal.net

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER
    Centier Bank-Corporate Centre, Merrillville

    Perform systems analysis of techniques and procedures, including consulting with users to determine hardware, software or system functional specifications. Troubleshoot, analyze and resolve critical infrastructure issues, i.e. network, SAN, virtualization, server, and database issues etc. Deploy Microsoft software, back office and third party applications in a repeatable and documented way; capture and maintain documentation of specifications, process, systems, and procedures. Ensure services, tooling, environment, and systems are secure, reliable, easy to deploy and maintain. We are looking for someone who can exhibit forward systems thinking and passion for producing world-class technology. Off hours availability required for occasional on call and planned maintenance procedures.

    Minimum qualifications: Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role Understanding of networking protocols and network layer troubleshooting and hands-on experience with configuring, upgrading, and troubleshooting Cisco router and switches. Certifications from Microsoft and/or Cisco are a plus.

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

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    MORTGAGE UNDERWRITING SUPERVISOR
    Centier Bank-Corporate Centre, Merrillville

    Manage daily operations and duties of underwriting staff providing guidance and assistance in working through problems/issues, etc. Provide daily assistance to Credit Underwriters and Appraisal Analysts. Review loan applications, consider banks’ risk, and approve or deny loans. Facilitate regularly scheduled staff meetings to communicate information, motivate, train, and develop the team. Provide staff training on any new products, programs, procedures or other topics affecting the underwriting department. Manage the daily responsibilities of associates including: scheduling, hiring, terminating, disciplining, conducting performance reviews, and recommending salary increases. Interpret and assure compliance with all federal, state, bank and investor regulations and guidelines.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years underwriting experience required.

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

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    SERVER
    Tyler’s Tender, Schererville

    Looking for a daytime server with availability from 10-4 Monday through Thursday.
    Call the restaurant at 322-5590 or stop in for an application.
    350 East U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375

    (Posted August 26, 2016)

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    MARKETING & SALES SPECIALIST
    National Marketing Group, Highland

    Student Jobs * Immediate openings guaranteed $400+ per week! Paid weekly. * Part time

    Apply Now at http://www.NMGinspires.com/nowhiring

    (Posted August 23, 2016)

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    DENTAL ASSISTANTS, FACILITIES, NURSES
    NorthShore Health Center, Northwest Indiana

    NorthShore Health Center is currently seeking qualified enthusiastic individuals to join our team. The following positions are currently available:

    Dental Assistant - Merrillville, Lake Station
    Facilities - Portage
    Family Nurse Practitioner - Portage, Lake Station
    Nursing - Lake Station, Merrillville, Hammond, Chesterton
    OB/GYN Nurse - Lake Station, Chesterton

    For more information about these positions and to apply, go to http://www.northshorehealth.org/join-northshore/

    (Posted August 23, 2016)

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    KITCHEN STAFF
    Gelsosomo's Pizzeria, Highland

    Gelsosomo's Pizzeria is hiring Kitchen Staff. Fill out an application at 9318 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland during business hours. Sunday-Thursday 11am-12am Friday-Saturday 11am-1am

    (Posted August 23, 2016)

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    SPORTS COORDINATOR
    YMCA, Portage

    Looking for someone who has a love of sports and working with children. Must have great organizational skills, some computer skills and creativity for building our sports department. Some of the duties are but not limited to: creating and implementing sports programs, recruiting and training volunteer coaches, creating rosters, ordering awards, communicating with parents and other coaches, get marketing materials prepared in a timely manner and teaching preschool gym class. Hours begin at 15-20 per week but will increase as the program grows. To apply stop in the Portage YMCA or go to http://www.ymcaofportage.org to fill out an application. For more info contact cathi@ymcaofportage.org

    (Posted August 22, 2016)

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    SKYROBICS INSTRUCTOR
    Sky Zone, Schererville

    Sky Zone is looking for a SkyRobics instructor! If you have a background in personal training and are looking to help others achieve their fitness goals, please email your resume to therese.arent@skyzone.com

    (Posted August 21, 2016)

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    HAIR STYLIST
    J. Nicole Salon, Hobart

    Looking for booth renters
    Must have active cosmetology license
    Call salon for details

    J. Nicole Salon
    824 E. 3rd Street
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-741-2358

    (Posted August 21, 2016)

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    CLERKS AND DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Five Eight Liquors, Merrillville

    Now hiring at Five Eight Liquors in Merrillville!
    We are hiring full-time and part-time night clerks and delivery drivers. Must be at least 21. Must be able to work late nights. Must have driver's license and insured car. Please contact us at 58liquors@gmail.com or call 219-884-6106.

    (Posted August 21, 2016)

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

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

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

    Looking for energetic, dependable Teachers/Assistants for our Child Care Centers.

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

    Assistants must have a high school diploma.

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

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

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

    (Posted August 19, 2016)

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    PART-TIME SALES ASSOCIATES
    Wild Birds Unlimited, Schererville

    Join Our Team!
    We are currently accepting applications for Part-Time Sales Associates.

    To apply visit: http://www.wbu.com/schererville or apply in person at our store.
    See any associate for details.
    138 US HWY 41, Schererville, IN 46375

    (Posted August 19, 2016)

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    TEACHERS
    Premier Childcare, Schererville

    Premier Childcare is accepting applications for full time Lead and Assistant Teachers.
    Lead Teacher Applicants must have a minimum of a CDA and experience.

    Please apply in person at 1100 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN.

    (Posted August 19, 2016)

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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Northwest Indiana

    Compensation: Pay based on experience
    Employment type: full-time
    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 August 19, 2016)

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    WAIT STAFF
    Village Woods, Crete, IL

    Village Woods, a retirement community in Crete, IL is looking for wait staff. 20-30 hrs a week. Food handlers certificate is a plus.

    Apply online at http://www.providencelifeservices.com, under Make a Difference, then APPLY.

    (Posted August 16, 2016)

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    KITCHEN HELP
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing is hiring part-time kitchen help. Some experience is preferred, but is not a requirement. We are looking for someone with a friendly, outgoing personality as well as the ability to work well with others and be a team player.
    The starting wage is $8 per hour with increase after 90 and 180 days based upon performance. If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to Karen at the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com.

    (Posted August 16, 2016)

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    BRANCH LIBRARIAN
    Lake County Public Library, Any Lake County Location

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    · Plan, publicize and implement programs
    · Supervise, instruct, schedule and evaluate assigned branch staff
    · Provide reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources
    · Promoting library collections, technology and services through presentations, programs, and displays
    · Promote library services through outreach activities such as school and community visits
    · Collection Development of the reference and circulating collection, through selecting and weeding
    · Train staff in all branch and ILS procedures

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:
    · ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree or related field
    · Indiana Library Certificate III or higher is required within 6 months of employment
    · Library experience desirable

    A full job description and information on how to apply can be found at http://www.lcplin.org/about/jobs.htm

    This job closes August 31, 2016.

    (Posted August 15, 2016)

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    DELIVERY DRIVER
    Pleasant View Dairy, Highland

    Local delivery driver wanted, class A or B CDL needed, please apply in person at Pleasant View Dairy, 2625 Highway Ave. Highland, IN 46322 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    For questions call 219-838-0155.

    (Posted August 12, 2016)

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    HOSTESS, SERVERS
    Skillets Bistro, Highland

    Skillets Bistro is looking to employ a Hostess with point of sale experience and Servers with point of sale experience. Please call Skillets Bistro at 219-924-7604 (7:00 am until 3:00 pm) or come directly to get an application, located at 2040 - 45th Street, Highland.

    (Posted August 12, 2016)

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    LIBRARIAN
    Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City

    Permanent, part-time Librarian IV. Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Library Science preferred. Candidates must be available to work some evenings and weekends. Strong customer service and communication skills, knowledge of computers, search techniques, and general office software is required. Previous library and/or customer service experience preferred.

    Apply at the Circulation Desk, Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, In 46360.

    (Posted August 12, 2016)

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    CNAs, HOME HEALTH AIDES, RNs, LPNs
    Loving Hands R On The Way, 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.

    Immediate openings available. Also looking for an ADON.

    If you are interested please stop by or give us a call.

    Loving Hands R On The Way, a home health agency
    445 W. 169th St. (169th & Harrison)
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-228-1262

    (Posted August 12, 2016)

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    ADULT CLOSER/DISH WASHER
    95ate5 Brew Pub, St John

    95ate5 Brew Pub is looking for an adult closer for a dish washer. Fast pace, growing family owned business looking for a reliable and hard worker. Apply at 9585 N Industrial Dr St John, IN 219-365-6506

    (Posted August 10, 2016)

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    American Family Insurance, Schererville

    Looking for a professional and outgoing self-starter to work as a 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, and assists the agency owner with attaining service goals. Prefer experience with PC software applications such as Microsoft Office Suites. Full-time or part-time options available. Please send resumes to Lwilli21@amfam.com.

    (Posted August 10, 2016)

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    CARE GIVER
    La Porte County Family YMCA, Rolling Prairie, IN and Westville, IN

    Looking for a part-time job that works with children? The Y has the perfect job for you. We are looking for candidates to work at our Rolling Prairie Before/After School site and Westville After School Site. Help take care of our future leaders. For further information please contact Sandy Stefanko at 219-325-9622 or sstefanko@lpymca.org. These positions need to be filled immediately.

    The Y. Where kids are valued.

    (Posted August 10, 2016)

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    COUNTER HELP, PIZZA MAKER AND KITCHEN HELP
    Arrenello’s Pizza, Highland

    -Open positions include counter help, pizza maker and kitchen help. Customer service and/or kitchen help preferred.
    -Applicants must be able to lift 25 pounds and will perform quickly during peak business hours.
    -Apply in person during regular business hours at Arrenello’s Pizza, 2556 - 45th Street, Highland, IN.
    -Pay rate based on experience.

    (Posted August 10, 2016)

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    The Moynihan Agency/Allstate Insurance Agency, Munster

    Set up appointment for policy review
    Processing payments and reporting claims
    Maintain and organize agency files
    Making past due calls
    Works well with other employees and is a team player with positive attitude
    $10 per hour
    Part time 30 to 35 hours per week
    Hours 9 pm to 4 pm Monday thru Friday

    Requirements
    Excellent communication skills
    Computer literate
    Must have the ability to multi-task
    Bilingual a plus (English/Spanish)
    Previous Allstate experience is a plus

    To apply, please contact Dennis Moynihan at dmoynihan@allstate.com or 219-836-0515.

    (Posted August 10, 2016)

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    PHONE OPERATOR
    Capri's Pizza, Schererville

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

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

    Please send a resume to caprischererville@gmail.com / stop in and fill out an application in person.

    (Posted August 6, 2016)

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    REGIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    Palko Services, Michigan City

    Palko Services is a family owned and operated nationwide wholesale distributor of natural products. We have been doing business in Northwest Indiana for over 30 years.

    We currently have an immediate full-time opening at our Michigan City, IN facility for a Regional Sales Representative.

    Details can be found on our website at http://www.palkoservices.com/aboutpalko/job-opportunities
    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Steve Palko at spalko@palkoservices.com.

    (Posted August 6, 2016)

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    HAIR STYLIST
    Spa Pointe and Hair Studio, Munster

    Spa Pointe and Hair Studio's philosophy is to provide a professional and educational atmosphere for the enhancement of self-renewal, stress management, and overall well-being.  It is our mission and passion to provide each guest with a unique experience of extremely personalized service and attention to detail. Our team-oriented approach delivers clients expertise in all areas of hair and spa services.

    Position Purpose: Provide hair coloring, hair cutting, perming, scalp and conditioning treatments, facial waxing and nail services.   

    Education/Experience: High school diploma and a cosmetology license. Active participant in continuing education. Active participation in professional organization related to the cosmetology industry. Three years of industry experience.

    Please visit our website to apply: http://www.comhs.org/careers/

    (Posted August 6, 2016)

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    PILATES REFORMER PERSONAL TRAINER
    YMCA, Valparaiso

    Deliver a wellness program specific to client’s needs.
    Develop and implement exercise programs to include all components of fitness.
    Demonstrate and instruct clients on proper exercise.
    Pilates Reformer personal training certification by Balanced Body, STOTT or other nationally recognized certifying agency required.
    Minimum 6 months’ work experience in fitness industry preferred.
    Part-time/ Hourly

    Apply to mfryer@valpoymca.org

    (Posted August 6, 2016)

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    BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISOR
    YMCA, Valparaiso

    Supervise and Encourage School age kids to learn and Grow!

    Supervise before and after school programs.
    · Ensure the safety of all children; maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    · Create curriculum and activities.
    · Supervise program staff including but not limited to ensuring adherence to work schedule, monitoring staff performance, and ensuring staff follows policies and procedures.
    · Document attendance.
    · Perform opening and/or closing procedures as required and outlined in guidelines
    · Follow emergency procedures and safety precautions. Follow procedures for reporting all accidents, incidents and hazards.
    · Accept additional assignments as deemed appropriate, within the scope of the job description.

    High school diploma or equivalent required.
    Minimum age 21 required.
    Previous child care experience and supervisory experience preferred.

    Apply to mfryer@valpoymca.org

    (Posted August 6, 2016)

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    14 PASSENGER BUS DRIVER
    YMCA, Valparaiso

    This is a unique opportunity to start a career with the Valparaiso YMCA! This person will work to ensure the safety of the children by driving them to and from Valparaiso Schools and the Valparaiso YMCA. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays from 8:15-9:00am and 2:30 -4pm and on Wednesdays from 8:45-9:30am and 2:30-4pm.

    Must have or obtain Chauffeur’s license. The Y will pay for license once you pass.

    Apply to mfryer@valpoymca.org

    (Posted August 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 will be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
    Thank you!

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at
    stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           

Monday, August 29th, 2016

  • | 9:00am - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, family, community, kids activities, adult fun, sports, recreation, activities
    - These events at the Sparta Dome occur daily and/or weekly! We welcome all ages and from all towns to our facility to practice their favorite recreational sport. Bring a friend, or two, or a whole team!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 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
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Exercise, Fun, Kids, Things to do
    - Calling all moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas and everyone else! Bring the kids out to our new FREE fitness class!

    Our newest instructor, Celina, is certified for both adult and children Zumba and is a certified personal trainer.
    Spend your Mondays at the Wolf Lake Greenhouse with the whole family.

    *CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT*

    Please use the Aquatic Play Center Entrance Gate at 121st Street and Calumet Avenue. Parking is available at the greenhouse. This is an outdoor class.

    Stay tuned to the Pav on Facebook for updates and schedule changes.
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave. Hammond IN 46320
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes
    - South Shore Arts FALL CLASSES

    Classes for Preschoolers, Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors

    Pottery, Photography, Yoga, Painting, Cartooning and more!

    Easy ONLINE registration, 3 convenient locations (Munster, Hammond & Crown Point)
    VISIT our website for a full catalog with class descriptions and instructor bios.
    http://www.SouthShoreArtsOnline.org
    (219)836-1839 ext.103

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Come join us for some fun this spring and summer! Bowling, Bean Bag League, Music, good company, and more are waiting for you at City Lanes!
    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/
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Fun
    - REGISTRATION IS OPEN! http://act.alz.org/lakecounty
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Alzheimer’s is an epidemic devastating our families, our finances and our future. The disease is all around us — but the power to stop it is within us. Join us for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and be inspired by all the footsteps that fall into place behind yours. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

    Want to volunteer or join the Walk planning committee? Email IndianaVolunteer@alz.org for details.

    Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. #ENDALZ
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    http://www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail/


    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?Marker=27706

    Jasper County Veterans Memorial
    Northwest Corner Courthouse Lawn
    Washington & Van Rensselaer St.
    Rensselaer
    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?Marker=27713

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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

    Community Veterans Memorial
    Corner of Calumet, Columbia and Superior Avenues
    Munster
    http://www.communityveteransmemorial.org/

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    WW-II Triangle Memorial
    North Main & East Goldsborough St.
    Crown Point
    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?Marker=43408

    Hobart Patriotic Honor Rolls
    Lincoln & Main St.
    Hobart
    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?Marker=43460

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    http://www.ci.valparaiso.in.us/index.aspx?NID=426
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, School Supplies, Physicals, Immunizations
    - Make sure you call today to schedule your appointment to get your backpack full of school supplies.
    The first 500 appointments also receive a tablet cover and earbuds. Don't miss yours!
     
           
    219.763.8112
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Event, Things to do
    - The dead have risen, and they’re hungry. Consumed with a ravenous desire for human flesh, they are everywhere. All they do is kill, and the people they kill awaken, infected with whatever it is that is causing the newly dead to rise. Society is crumbling. The streets are in ruins. Your own family and friends may have joined the ranks of the undead. And they’re coming right at you...

    Join us in Whiting, Indiana for the second annual Wickedly Whiting Festival and Zombie 5K! Located 17 minutes south of the Chicago Loop, this Halloween festival is the first of its kind in the region. The 5K is located at Whiting Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan, which is just a couple of blocks away from the fest. Once you get through the 5K, hopefully alive, visit our festival, a festival of food, fun, and shopping!


    Click here to register: http://www.active.com/whiting-in/running/distance-running-races/wickedly-whiting-zombie-run-5k-event-2016


    Event details and schedule:

    Runners will endure a 5K run through a zombie-infested, tree lined course. Test your speed while trying to avoid ravenous zombies! Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?

    Runners will have flags that represent their health. Zombies will try to steal those flags. Runners must make it to the finish line with at least one flag or become one of the walking dead!

    All participants receive a long sleeve, dri-wick t-shirt, tickets to our festival beer garden, and a chance at a medal!

    Five Reasons to Choose Zombie Run 5K

    •AFFORDABLE: A fraction of the cost of a typical zombie run
    •LOCATION: Located 17 minutes from Chicago's Loop on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan
    •ZOMBIES: Free professional makeover for all zombies! All of our zombies undergo a free transformation by professional make-up artists to help make them the most realistic-appearing zombies ever!
    •FUN: Run from zombies or be a zombie and chase runners!
    •FESTIVAL: A fun, Halloween festival afterwards

    SCHEDULE

    •8 am: Zombies and make-up artists arrive at the Whihala Beach Life Guard station (entry to beach through Whiting Park)
    •8:15 am: Zombies begin free transformation by on-site makeup artists.
    •9:30 am: Runners arrive and begin checking in.

    •10:30 am: On-site check-in ends. Runners and zombies, please be on-site and checked in by this time (30 minutes prior to the start of the race).

    •10:40 am: Zombies are directed to their locations along the course.
    •10:50 am: Runners start to line up.
    •11:00 am: The 5KRunDead race begins!
    •12:00 pm: Wickedly Whiting Festival and Beer Garden
    Whiting Park
    East 119th St. & North Front St Whiting IN 46394

Tuesday, August 30th, 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
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | 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/parks.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/parks.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/parks.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/parks.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/hidden-lake-park.html

    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/parks.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/parks.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/parks.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/parks.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.
    https://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.
    https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/hr16.htm

    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
    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. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
    https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pb16.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://www.washingtonparkzoo.com/

    PORTER COUNTY

    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6
    Portage, IN
    Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum.
    http://www.inportageparks.com/category/parks-trails/parks/" target="_blank">http://www.inportageparks.com/category/parks-trails/parks/

    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/category/parks-trails/parks/" target="_blank">http://www.inportageparks.com/category/parks-trails/parks/

    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/

    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
    http://www.inportageparks.com/category/parks-trails/parks/
     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE
    *Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals are available Friday-Sunday on Cedar Lake (weather permitting).
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    *Open daily at 9 am
    *Call for reservations 219-380-2570
    *They have single and double kayaks, sit-in and sit on top.
    *Click here for $5 Off Rental Coupon-http://www.townplanner.com/crown-point/in/coupon/parks-recreation/lake-toy-rentals/kayak-and-stand-up-paddle-boards-in-cedar-lake-/5710

    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Youth Sailing: Throughout the summer, The Hammond Marina and the Illiana Yacht Club will hold youth sailing events at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The program is open to all between the ages of 10 & 16 years old.
    The Youth Sailing Program uses a Vanguard pram, a single-sail boat, which supports two small children or a single youth.Participants must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. The cost for a two-hour lesson (1/2 hour of instruction, 1 1/2 hours of sailing) is $15. Safety equipment is included. To learn more, please contact the Hammond Marina Office at (219) 659-7678.
    Lake Michigan Sailing Classes: Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. 12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember……..you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.
    Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills
    http://hammondmarina.com/hammond-marina/sail-a-way-program/


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise or Special Event Cruise.
    Sailing from the Hammond Marina, 30 foot Jannie Anne is captained by Lee Watson, a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain with more than 35 years of sailing experience. The ship accommodates up to four excited guests, not including crew. Let them handle the work so you can sit back and feel the wind and gentle rocking of the lake.


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Brother Nature Charters: 219-394-2123
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Just 4 Fun Charters: 219-924-2593
    Shadow Perch Charters: 219-789-4072
    Wild Dog Charters 847-420-3046
    Fuzzy Bear Charters 574-607-2542
    KingSeeker Charters 815-641-0276
    Ralph Steiger Charters 219-688-3593
    http://www.charterfish.org/


    MICHIGAN CITY YACHT CLUB SAILING PROGRAMS
    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    http://www.mcyc.com/


    NORTH POINT BOAT RENTALS
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 374-7216
    North Point offers many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals.
    http://www.northpointboatrentals.com/


    THE NORTHWEST INDIANA PADDLING ASSOCIATION
    109 West 700 North
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    E-mail: nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    Individual one year membership: $15
    Family one year membership: $25
    http://www.nwipa.org/
     
           
  • | 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/Acting-Theatre-of-Michigan-City-144534918907539/

    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/

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


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

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

    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 Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
    http://www.whitingindiana.com/


    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. We do not admit anyone under the age of 6 years old. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
    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/






     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Fun, Events, Family
    - Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 21 – August 30, at 6:30pm. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    (1986; PG-13, 103 min)
    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this iconic ‘80s classic of a Chicago-area high school wise guy who is determined to have a day off from school


    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    Soul Food
    (1997; R*, 115 mins)
    Follows the trials of a close-knit Chicago family that gets together to have Sunday dinner every week


    Tuesday, July 5, 2016
    A League of Their Own
    (1992; PG, 125 mins)
    Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it success amidst their own growing rivalry. A special presentation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the USO will take place before the film.


    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Thelma & Louise
    (1991; R**, 120 mins)
    The Academy Award-winning film of two friends who embark on a road trip with disastrous consequences


    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (Full Moon Double Feature)
    Moonstruck & Silence of the Lambs
    (Moonstruck: 1988, PG, 102 mins / Silence of the Lambs: 1991, R‡, 118 mins)
    A special double feature event beginning with the classic romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” followed by a late-night showing of the iconic thriller “Silence of the Lambs”


    Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    Kartemquin Films 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Celebrating 50 years of democracy through documentary, this special screening will celebrate the legacy of the acclaimed Chicago filmmaking organization


    Tuesday, August 2, 2016
    West Side Story
    (1961; Unrated, 152 mins)
    The award-winning adaptation of the Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”—screened as part of Shakespeare 400


    Tuesday, August 9, 2016
    Grease
    (1978; PG-13, 110 mins)
    A special sing-along presentation of this romantic musical comedy set in the 1950s


    Tuesday, August 16, 2016
    Finding Nemo
    (2003; G, 100 mins)
    After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home


    Tuesday, August 23, 2016
    Purple Rain
    (1984; R, 111 min)
    Starring Prince, this is the story of a musician escaping a tumultuous home life through music; presented with WBEZ’s Sound Opinions


    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (Audience Choice)
    Favorite Chicago Film
    Audience members will vote on their favorite Chicago film to be shown; details of voting to be announced at a later date


    *Rated R for strong sexuality and language

    **Rated R for strong language, and some violence and sensuality

    ‡Rated R for Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes

    ^Rated R for adult situations, language, nudity and violence


    All films are FREE and made possible by the Millennium Park Foundation. The Summer Film Series is co-curated with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

    All films will be screened with English subtitles or captioning.
    Jay Pritzker Pavilion
    201 E Randolph St Chicago IL 60601
  • - Thank you to all El Salto’s loyal patrons throughout the years. We appreciate your continued business and acknowledge that we couldn’t be voted number one in the region without you!

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

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

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

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


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

    Chesterton: 219.395.9890
    Valparaiso: 219.462.0100
    Merrillville: 219.940.9955
    Munster: 219.836.0600
     
           
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Food, Fun, Entertainment, Things to do
    - Showcasing the finest cuisine and culinary expertise, the Healthcare communities of our region compete for Top Chef 2016, to support Honor Flight Chicago!

    $10 in advance
    $15 after September 9th
    WWII veterans Free!

    Don't miss this year's culinary showdown and chance to support our veterans!
    Avalon Manor
    3550 U.S. 30 Merrillville IN 46410
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Familys, Schools, Things to do, Fun, Show
    - As families are busily preparing for the new school year,
    Theatre at the Center is ready for its new season of Theatre for Young
    Audiences. This year's array of productions takes audiences on an
    incredible journey. First it is up into clouds in the exciting adventure of
    Jack and the Beanstalk. Then audiences are off to a magical realm with the
    charming holiday classic The Story of the Nutcracker. Next, embark on a
    trip back in time to the Civil War in Four Score and Seven Years Ago.
    Finally, all ages are invited to travel to a glorious grotto under the sea
    in The Tail of the Little Mermaid.

    According to Charlie Misovye, Group Sales and Theatre for Young Audiences
    Coordinator, "We are very excited to present live theatre for school groups
    and families to enjoy. Theses classic stories will both educate and
    entertain as they leap from the page to the stage."

    The season kicks off with Jack and the Beanstalk October 6-8, a musical that
    follows Jack's adventure that begins with five magic beans. Young
    audiences are encouraged to participate with the performers as they watch
    the Beanstalk grow on stage and meet Jack's dancing and Spanish-speaking cow
    Carmelita. The production also features the goose that lays the golden
    eggs, a beautiful singing harp, a silly giant and his wacky wife and is
    produced by Chicago Kids Company. Attending groups can enter a coloring
    contest for a chance to win tickets to the upcoming production of The Story
    of the Nutcracker. The show is recommended for Pre-School through 5th
    Grade.

    The Story of the Nutcracker December 5-17, is a holiday treasure that
    invites audiences on a journey where they will meet all sorts of delightful
    characters from the traditional holiday tale of a young girl, a magical
    Nutcracker who comes to life and defeats the Mouse King, and the Prince, who
    whisks her away to his kingdom. It's a treat for the entire family,
    written by Michele L. Vacca and produced by Charlie Misovye. Attending
    groups can enter The Story of the Nutcracker- My Magic Nutcracker contest
    for a chance to win a $25 Target Gift Card donated from Target, Munster, IN
    location. The show is recommended for Pre-School through 5th Grade.

    The New Year launches with Four Score and Seven Years Ago January 17-19,
    2017. Two men of different races and on different sides in the Civil War
    learn they have much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty in this
    exciting and suspenseful musical. Young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in
    Georgia, finds life in Gettysburg everything he had dreamed it would be.
    His idea about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a
    free man, are challenged when he befriends Jacob, a young Confederate
    soldier. Produced by Arts Power. Attending groups can enter the Four
    Score and Seven Years Ago essay contest for a chance to win a $100, $50 or
    $25 Youth Savings Account from Peoples Bank in Munster. The show is
    recommended for Grades 4th through 12th.

    The season concludes with The Tail of the Little Mermaid April 3-9, 2017.
    Based on the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, this musical adaptation
    tells of the adventure of the Little Mermaid who falls in love with the
    handsome "human" Prince. With the help of her friends on land and under
    the sea, she sacrifices part of her world to join him and live happily ever
    after. It's produced by Charlie Misovye and attending groups can enter The
    Tail of the Little Mermaid coloring contest for a chance to win tickets to
    Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, IN. The show is recommended for Pre-School
    through 5th Grade.

    Theatre for Young Audiences celebrates the end of the season with The Prince
    and Princess Party on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon with an
    opportunity for children to dress up as their favorite Prince and Princess.
    Guests can enjoy activities, food and fun including a buffet lunch of
    chicken tenders, fries, juice box and chocolate sundae for $12.00 per
    person. Tickets for the day's performances of The Tail of the Little Mermaid
    are available for an additional cost.

    All performances are one hour. School performances are weekdays at 9:30 a.m.
    and 11:15 a.m. with additional performances of Four Score and Seven Years
    Ago on January 19 and 20 at 1 p.m. Story Guides are available for all
    productions at http://www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com on the Theatre for Young Audiences
    page. Public performances are held Saturdays at 10 a.m. and noon with
    additional performances of The Tail of the Little Mermaid on April 9 at 10
    a.m. and noon.

    Public performance prices are only $7.50 per student and $9.50 for adults.
    School group prices are $6.50 per student, $8.00 per adult and groups of 100
    or more are only $5.50 per student and $8.00 per adult. One complimentary
    ticket will be issued for every 25 paid students.

    Guests can enjoy lunch at 12:15 p.m. in the dining venue for Jack and the
    Beanstalk on October 6 or for The Story of the Nutcracker on December 5, 9,
    13 or 16 with a menu of all beef hot dog, potato chips, fruit rollups,
    cookies and an orange drink for an additional $4.50 per person.
    Reservations required.

    To purchase group tickets, call 219-836-3258. For public performances, call
    219-836-3255 or Tickets.com at 800-511-1552. For more information on Theatre
    at the Center, visit http://www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

    All performances are held at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040
    Ridge Road, Munster, IN. Everyone attending a school performance must have
    a reservation. Call Charlie for reservations at 219-836-3258. Tickets for
    public performances are available at the Box Office: Call 219-836-3255 or
    visit http://www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
    Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Center for Visual and Performing Arts Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Drink, Auction, Prizes
    Scherwood Golf Course
    600 East Joliet Schererville IN 46375
    Paul Gergets 219.333.1125

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

  • | 9:30am - | Sports and Recreation, Migration, Hike, NWI, Gibson Woods, Nature, Fall, trees
    - Watch the Seasons, and the Birds Change this Fall

    A series of Fall Migration Hikes will take place at Gibson Woods starting August 31st at 9:30 a.m. The hikes will occur every Wednesday at this time for three weeks, through September 14th.
    Much like the leaves on the trees migrating songbirds also take on a new look in the fall. As these birds’ plumage changes for the winter, it can become challenging to figure out who is who. Join a Lake County Parks Naturalist for a walk through the trails at Gibson Woods to learn a few tips on identifying these long distance travelers. But hurry! They’re making their way south for the winter, and won’t be around for too long.

    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323. From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the 169th Street exit then west to Parrish and north to the park. Coming from Chicago exit I/80/94 at exit 3 Kennedy north for 1.5 miles then east for ½ mile on 165th to Parrish then north to the park entrance. GPS coordinates: 41.599352,-87.45186
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Things to do
    - Tickets for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Buckley Homestead go on sale at Deep River Waterpark Wednesday, August 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Performance dates are Friday, September 16, Saturday, September 17, Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24. Performance times each evening are 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10, an d 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person (one person may purchase up to 15 tickets)

    Opening day ticket sales are in person sales only at Deep River Waterpark, 9001 E. U.S. 30 in Merrillville (4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30, just east of the Lake County Parks Business Office). After that time, remaining tickets may be purchased at the business office or by phone at 219-769-7275. Tickets sell out quickly and may be sold out the first day. There are no tickets available at the program. Please for safety reasons no patio/beach umbrellas are allowed in the ticket line; personal umbrellas only.

    Ticket holders must park in the visitor center lot on Hendricks Road (GPS coordinates 41.283566,-87.377509). Using the Buckley Homestead mailing address will take you to the wrong location. Check in at the campfire near the Visitor Center at least 15 minutes prior to your performance time. Performances begin PROMPTLY and you don't want to be left behind. If you get to the park after your tour has begun you will not be able to join your tour.

    Meet the Townsfolk: For four magical nights, Buckley Homestead is transformed into Tarrytown, NY, a quiet, dreamy little village known to many as Sleepy Hollow. The village abounds with stories and superstitions, the most famous of which is of a Hessian soldier who lost his head in the war and rides each night in search of a new one. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Headless Horseman?

    Visitors will walk with a guide through Sleepy Hollow as they meet and interact with the townsfolk in search of Ichabod Crane, the one person who can tell them all about the stories of this quaint village. You become part of the storybook scenes, but be careful! There’s no telling what may cross your path in the night besides the occasional black cat. It may be the Headless Horseman himself! This program is a great way to experience the excitement of classic literature come to life.



    Be prepared for your journey: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is outdoors and requires walking a bark chip trail lit by luminaries. It has proven a challenge for those who have walking difficulties. NOT RECOMMENDED for those who have a hard time walking the uneven and hilly ground or for strollers. A short hayride is part of the program if trail conditions permit. If not, we will walk the entire nearly one mile trail. Wheelchairs have made it around the trail if conditions are dry but will have to follow the hayride as there is no room on the hay wagon for the wheelchair. Visitors should dress for the weather.



    Deep River Waterpark
    9001 East U.S. 30 Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@LakeCountyParks.com
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Health, Welness, Things to do
    - Aug 17, Aug 24, Aug 31, Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21

    This beginner-level class, led by seasoned instructor Brian Hill, will guide you through one of China’s premier martial and healing arts.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Relaxation, Wellness, Health, Things to do, Active
    - Yoga returns to Wolf Lake. Join our certified yoga instructor for this free all- levels class.

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

    Follow Yogahh for class updates and information.

    The Wolf Lake Greenhouse is located at 2100 Calumet Avenue.
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave. Hammond IN 46320
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K-6 are invited to get together to play Wii, PlayStation 2, and board games at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
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    Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
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    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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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
    Driving range with more than 15,000 square feet of bluegrass tees and 20 artificial " golfer friendly" artificial turf mats. The driving range can accommodate over 50 golfers at one time. The nine-hole executive course consists of five par 3's and four par 4's for a length of 1742 yards from the white tees and 1606 from the red tees for a par of 31.The mini golf course is an 18 hole adventure style miniature golf course. This course allows all members of the family to get into the action. The mini golf course is used for group activities, birthday parties and family outings. FootGolf is an up and coming sport that combines the skills of soccer with the rules of golf. Players kick a soccer ball into a hole on a modified course. The course can be used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings of all ages and skill levels.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/cedar_creek_family_golf_center.html

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

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


    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.golflink.com/golf-courses/course.aspx?course=396945

    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
    901 E 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-4046
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
    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) 942-9300
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.
    http://www.indianagolf.com/golfcourses/coursedetail.cfm?recordid=3682

    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) 942-6850
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.



    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
    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, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
    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
    (219)531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
    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. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
    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/

    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N
    Walkerton, IN 46574
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
    http://eottnet.sites.qwestoffice.net/
    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 46350
    219-778-9592
    Transitions has a fun, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere with a strong diverse riding program that is affordable and meets the needs of every horse and horseman. Students may also partial lease a lesson horse, giving an alternative to horse ownership that is more affordable. In addition to providing several different options and packages to fit your budget, the variety of disciplines and services we can provide reach far beyond that of your typical stable.
    https://www.facebook.com/TransitionsEquestrianCenter/home

    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/
     
           
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Open jump lets you fly high! That means full access to all Sky Zone activities, including the Main Court (free jump), the Foam Zone (freestyle jumping into foam), Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, and more! Open jump is available during normal operating hours. All ages are welcome, and a Sky Zone liability waiver is required for each jumper (those under 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian). Weekends can get busy, so book your spot online and fill out a waiver in advance. Park offerings vary by location.

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

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

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


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

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

    http://www.skyzone.com/Schererville



    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Jen Krol 219.227.3777 Jen.Krol@skyzone.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things to do, Family, Fun, Summer
    - There are festivals and Fairs all around NWI this summer!

    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
    SEPTEMBER 3-4
    Ship and Shore Blues Festival in Michigan City
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20160903/220495
     
           
  • | 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!

    DYER
    Dyer Free Summer Concert Series
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte Street, Dyer, IN 46311
    219-865-2505
    Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a picnic type snack to enjoy during the concerts.
    August 28 The Beatnix

    HOBART
    Hobart Concerts in the Park
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road
    219- 942-4511
    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 2 - September 1.
    August 25 - FOX
    September 1 – The Relics

    LA PORTE
    Arts in the Park
    Fox Park Dennis Smith Amphitheater
    Truesdale Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
    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)

    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


    PORTAGE
    Music in the Park in the Oakwood Hall at Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd.
    219-762-1675
    Every Tuesday 6-7:30 pm
    June 7th - August 30th
    FREE ADMISSION, but please bring an item for the Portage Food Pantry.
    Concessions and bar will be open.
    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


    VALPARAISO
    Acorn Concert Series at Taltree Arboretum
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North
    219-462-0025
    Time: 6-10 pm
    Admission: $15 for members/$20 for non-members (July 2 concert is $40 per car load at the gate)
    September 17: John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band headline this outdoor blues concert
    http://www.taltree.org


    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

    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



    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 Cedar Lake, Crown Point, Griffith, Schererville, Miller Beach in Gary, Valparaiso and Wolf Lake in Hammond.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, shows
    - A small Norwegian town wins wealth through its medicinal spring waters, but a doctor discovers the waters are poisoned and is shocked to find himself an enemy.

    General admission $18; call for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Event, Family, Things to do
    Munster High School Football Field
    8808 Columbia Ave Munster IN 46321
    219.836.3349
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, NWI, Dinner, Auction, Concert, Event, Things to do
    Radisson at Star Plaza
    800 E 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Fun, Things to do
    - One the first Thursday of the month May through October, enjoy a free cup of coffee while you meet the Miller, learn the history of Wood’s Mill and see how cornmeal is ground. Thursdays are also senior citizen day (age 60+) in the General Store next door. That means 10% off merchandise including clearance items and our fresh cornmeal for all senior citizens (discount cannot be applied to maple syrup, jellies or butters).
    Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, kids events, RC Flying Fields, Remote Control Flying, NWI, foamies
    - Every Monday and Thursday from 12pm to 3pm at Sparta Dome.

    All ages welcome and your kids will love this too!

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

    Spectators...FREE Entry!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 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 Market

    The Schererville 2016 Farmers Market will begin on June 2nd. The Schererville Farmers market will be open from 3 PM until 8 PM on Thursday's and once a month on a Sunday (for our #SundayFunDay), from 11 AM until 5 PM. Attendees will be able to experience summer’s harvest with fresh produce, artisan baked goods, specialty foods, food trucks, locally farmed honey, craft beers from local breweries, crafts, and much more. The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department is eager to implement new plans for the market through increasing the number of vendors and providing a wider variety of goods. Entertainment and Live Music will also be a major part of the market and will begin at 6 PM in the beer and wine Garden. Additionally, entertainment and live music will be provided for attendees beginning at 2 PM on our #SundayFunDay. Farmers and vendors will be present at both markets.

    The Market will be located at Redar Park (217 Gregory Street) in Schererville Indiana.

    Parking spaces near the event are located along Reiplinger Road across the street from the Market and South Park Street on the other side of Redar Park. Those traveling to the market on the Pennsy Trail will find bike racks for your convenience.

    Times and dates are weather permitting.

    For more information, Interested Vendors can contact the Parks Department at 219.865.5530.
    Redar Park
    Austin Avenue & Gregory Street Schererville IN 46375
    219.455.1744
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Events, Food, Fun, Drink, Entertainment
    - 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.
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Special Interest, Foster Care, Foster to Adopt,
    - Learn how to become a foster parent with Indiana MENTOR. By becoming a foster parent you can make a difference in the life of a child who really needs a family and a place to call home. Our foster parents come from all walks of life… Whether you’re a single mom, empty nester or have never had children in your home before…it doesn’t matter. Make a difference in the life of child by Fostering! RSVP with Kathelene at kathelene.ursery@thementornetwork.com or call 219-769-8821 x 212
    IN MENTOR
    1551 East 85th Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Music, Fun, Outdoor, Family
    - 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 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
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, film screening, Being Mortal Documentary, Valparaiso University
    - A free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal will be held on Thursday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Valparaiso University. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD this film explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness. Following the screening, panelists will engage audience members in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps prior to a medical crisis. Hosted by Valparaiso University College of Nursing & Health Professions and Pines Village Retirement Communities Inc and sponsored by VNA of Northwest IN. Reservations are requested at http://bit.ly/BeingMortalValpo or call 219/465-9966.
    Valparaiso University - Grand Ballroom - Harre Union
    1509 Chapel Dr Valparaiso IN 46383
    Amy Page 219.465.1591 a.page@pinesvillage.org
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Fun, Performance, Things to do
    - Every Thursday, June 2– Sep 15

    Taltree hosts a variety of performers each Thursday night. This series, based in the pavilion, offers a magical atmosphere and exceptional talent.
    Individual tickets: $10 per event; $15 for Duke Tumatoe Trio, Harpist Rising and An Evening With Sinatra


    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

    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Movie, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Showing for One Week Only!

    Bad Moms
    Rated R
    Amy (Mila Kunis) has a great husband, overachieving children, beautiful home and successful career. Unfortunately, she's also overworked, exhausted and ready to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other stressed-out mothers (Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn) to get away from daily life and conventional responsibilities. As the gals go wild with their newfound freedom, they set themselves up for the ultimate showdown with PTA queen bee Gwendolyn and her clique of seemingly perfect moms.

    Digital Cinema

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

    Tickets: All seats are just $7.00. Kids 11 and younger and seniors 62 and up are $5.00
    Hoosier Theatre
    1335 119th Whiting IN 46394
    219.659.0567
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
    http://www.albanesecandy.com/

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/buckley_homestead.html

    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal.
    Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around.
    Tours are available for groups of 20 or more and are perfect for school groups, church groups, boy and girl scout troops, and business groups. "Walk-in tours" (no minimum group size) available June through September on Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
    http://www.brokenwagonbison.com/


    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. Admission is free.
    A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited for self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.
    http://www.communityveteransmemorial.org/

    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
    http://fofarms.com/

    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Home to a 100yr old Grand Trunk depot, E,J&E Interlocking tower, several small structures, and several rail cars. Also there is a collection of artifacts. The Park and Museum are open on the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August and for special tours.
    http://www.griffithhistoricalsociety.org/index.html

    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape. The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.
    http://www.hesston.org/

    HOOSIER BAT COMPANY (guided tours)
    4511 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 531-1006
    You can set up a free tour (for ages 8 and older) to see how blocks of wood like ash, maple and hickory are turned into beautiful works of art that just happen to be very useful in smacking baseballs.
    The tour shows everything from start of the bat-making process (the cutting and sanding) to the finish (the painting and the adding of the words Hoosier Bat).
    http://www.hoosierbatco.com/

    JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:00 p.m.
    1 Courthouse Sq #205, Crown Point, IN 46307
    The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
    http://www.southshorecva.com/dillinger-museum/

    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City.
    Self guided, guided and behind the scenes tours are all available.
    http://www.emichigancity.com/cityhall/departments/barkermansion/

    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
    http://jtshrimp.com/

    LAKE OF THE RED CEDARS MUSEUM (self-guided and special tours are available by appointment only...not necessarily open without appt.)
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum houses many interesting exhibits of Cedar Lake and the surrounding area. It is open May through September, and special tours are available by appointment. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
    http://www.cedarlakehistory.org/museum.php

    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
    http://www.oldlighthousemuseum.org/

    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
    http://www.mcpstars.org/

    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
    http://pocomuse.org/

    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
    http://shrineofchristspassion.org/

    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    http://www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail/

    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
    http://www.tft.com/company/default.cfm?action=company

    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
    http://www.casonline.org/conway.html

    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/learn/historyculture/centuryofprogress.htm

    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment that promotes the continued exploration of the Earth and space sciences through innovative programs that challenge how teachers educate, students learn, and businesses operate. We seek to foster in the community a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. One-Hour Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what makes our place so special. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
    http://www.clcnwi.com/




     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right.
    http://www.ameristar.com/east-chicago

    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
    http://www.bluechipcasino.com/

    Four Winds
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117
    (866) 494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
    http://www.fourwindscasino.com/


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (866) 711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
    https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond/

    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46406
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bars, Restaurants, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy live entertainment? Search no more! Here is a list of venues in Northwest Indiana offering live music. Please check with the individual locations for specific days and times.


    Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
    777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    Blue Chip is the region’s ultimate live entertainment destination, featuring everything from local bands to A-list entertainment. It's Vegas Baby! and Rocks Lounge offer a comfortable, intimate experience with the best local entertainment the area has to offer - local bands, your favorite acts from yesteryear, hilarious comedy acts and more. Or check out the Stardust Event Center, a 15,000+ square-foot entertainment destination that attracts the biggest names music and comedy have to offer. From world-famous performers to local bands, we have it all at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa!
    http://www.bluechipcasino.com/entertain

    Buddy and Pal's Place (Crown Point)
    1206 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
    http://buddyandpals.com/crownpoint/default.html

    Buddy and Pal's Place (Schererville)
    340 US Hwy 30
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-865-8377
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
    http://buddyandpals.com/schererville/default.html

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

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

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

    Front Porch Music
    505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-4700
    The lower level of our store has been converted into a 72 seat coffee house where many fine artists travel to perform concerts and entertain our highly appreciative audiences. We also have an open stage each week. The open stages are on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
    http://www.frontporchmusic.com/

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

    GoodFellas
    11200 West 129th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6700
    Goodfellas offers a wide variety of live entertainment for 21 and over. Every Wednesday is "Wednesday Night Laughs," Friday and Saturday is DJ night, Saturdays also include Live Bands and Sunday is JamNight with Bad Cadillac.
    http://www.goodfellascedarlake.com/

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

    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Live bands and entertainment on Wednesdays.
    http://eatatjalapenos.com/

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

    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Visit us online to see upcoming live music.
    https://www.facebook.com/KountryWILDSaloon

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

    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    http://silverbucklesaloon.com/index.html

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

    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Check the website or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Social219Bar for more information.
    http://socialtwoonenine.com/

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

    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    Visit our Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.
    https://www.facebook.com/themillbargrill

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

    The Quest Eatery & Spirits
    1204 U.S. 30, Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-4812
    Acoustic on Tuesdays.
    http://thequesteatery.com/

    T.J. Maloneys Authentic Irish Pub
    800 East 81st Avenue
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    219-769-6311
    T.J. Maloney's features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening. Shows begin at 9:30 p.m.
    http://www.radisson.com/merrillville-hotel-in-46410/merrillv/optional2/tjmaloneys/detail

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

    White Hawk Country Club Bar & River Rock Restaurant
    1001 White Hawk Dr
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-1300
    Open to the public! Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    https://www.facebook.com/whitehawkcountryclub

    White Rhino Bar & Grill
    101 Joliet Street
    Dyer, Indiana 46311
    219-864-9200
    Live music on Thursday evenings. Check the website for dates and performers.
    http://www.whiterhinoonline.com/

    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/zodiaclounge or our website for upcoming events.
    http://www.zodiaccafelounge.com
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Winery, Brewery, Over 21, Drink, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews!


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

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

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

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


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

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

    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 655-5284
    Bulldog Brewing Co. is a microbrewery offering a full menu and full bar. We have 5 signature brews as well as a variety of seasonal brews.
    Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    http://www.bulldogbrewingco.com/


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing was established in February 2013. We are striving to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with, along with our never-ending passion of the brewing industry to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region. Comforting the disturbed and the disturbing the comfortable.
    Monday-Thursday: 2PM-8PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM-10PM
    Sunday: 11AM-8PM
    http://burnembrewing.com/


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

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


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 477-2000
    A fun brewpub on the Courthouse Square in downtown Valparaiso. We have 11 of our handcrafted brews on tap, homemade rootbeer and a light menu of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts and are family friendly.
    We not only offer 7 different year-round beers, but over 35 seasonal beers throughout the year so that you never need to fear the mundane, “hum-drum”, or the monotonous. We utilize over 40 different hop varieties across our craft to create the perfect profile in every beer.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Mon/Tues closed
    http://figureeightbrewing.com/blog/


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    219-464-9712
    Four Fathers Brewing opened its doors in 2014 in Valparaiso. Their brewery anchors a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway Road.
    Monday-Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
    Thursday and Friday: 4pm – 9 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
    Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
    http://www.fourfathersbrewing.com/


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


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


    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith. Family seating is available in the upstairs or outside patio sections of our Tap Room. We have hi chairs, car seat slings, and changing tables in both the men's and women's rest rooms to accommodate people with young children. If our food menu is not appealing to your little ones, our kitchen will put together simple grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices, and other simple foods for kids- just ask. You may also enjoy New Oberpfalz on draft at a variety of restaurants and taverns around NWI or purchase bottles in your local liquor store.
    Tuesday-Thursday: 3pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am- 10:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm
    http://www.newoberpfalz.com/


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


    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Route 2 Brews is a small production microbrewery on the edge of farm country in Lowell, Indiana. Our main focus is quality of our beers. We are committed to providing our customers with a cozy atmosphere in our evolving tasting room. A place where you can sit down and have a pint in comfort.
    Fridays 4pm - 9pm
    Saturdays 12 noon - 8pm
    Sundays 11am - 7pm
    Mondays 12 noon - 6pm
    http://www.route2brewery.com/home.html


    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday & Wednesday 4pm-11pm
    Thursday-Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    http://www.sjmaltbros.com/


    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery is a brewery and restaurant located near the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Twelve beers are always on tap, including the World Beer Cup Award winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, as well as several seasonal brews. Along with the twelve beers on tap, Shoreline offers a diverse Barrel Aged Series.
    The ever growing list of beers is the main focus to pleasing those who enjoy a pint, but the restaurant is also as important to those who enjoy a wonderful dining experience as well. The chef at Shoreline Brewery has vast knowledge and experience in fine dining and brings that element to the pallet of those who visit the brewery.
    Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am
    Fri & Sat 11am - 1am
    http://shorelinebrewery.com/


    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 576-7118
    With our destination brewery and taproom, The Devil’s Trumpet welcomes the craft beer lover. Our brewery opened in 2014, but our brewers have been perfecting their recipes for over ten years. Visit our taproom for a few pints and take some home! Cheers!
    Thursday 4 pm – 10 pm
    Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 9 pm
    Friday 3 pm – 11 pm
    Saturday 12 pm – 11 pm
    Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm
    http://thedevilstrumpet.com/


    TWISTED K-8 BREWING
    610 Monroe St, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 369-6279
    Twisted K8 Brewing is a brew pub. That means we make and serve our own beer on the premises. At this time we do not have a liquor license so we cannot serve wine, liquor, or any other brands of beer. Maybe someday.
    Tue. Wed. & Thur. 4pm to 8pm
    Friday 4pm to 10pm
    Saturday Noon to 9pm
    Sunday Noon to 5pm
    http://twistedk-8.com/


    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 595-5054
    Wildrose aims at American-style beers that are hoppy but traditionally balanced. The brewpub features a seven-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot bar with restaurant seating, and a spacious patio with cornhole and a garage door that opens into the bar.
    Mon – Thurs: 3PM - 11PM
    Friday: 3PM - 12AM
    Saturday: 12PM - 12AM
    Sunday: 12PM - 8PM
    https://www.facebook.com/Wildrosebrewing


    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon 11:00am–11:15pm
    Tue 11:00am–11:15pm
    Wed 11:00am–11:15pm
    Thur 11:00am–11:15pm
    Fri 11:00am–1:15am
    Sat 11:00am–1:15am
    Sun 11:00am–11:15pm
    http://www.3floyds.com/


    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave. Gary, IN 46403
    219-939-8802
    18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families.
    Monday-Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm
    Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 12 am
    Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
    Check their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/18thStreetBrewery for different hours of operation on Holidays.
    http://www.18thstreetbrewery.com/

    18TH STREET BREWERY (Hammond Location)
    5417 N Oakley Ave. Hammond, IN
    219-803-0820
    Our Hammond brewpub is where all the magic (of brewing and packaging) happens. We have a taproom and kitchen here. Families are welcome but we do not have high chairs nor booster seats.
    http://www.18thstreetbrewery.com/

    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 464-4936
    A family tradition originating in 1927, Anderson’s Orchard has grown from a small roadside market to the most beautiful 40 acre family attraction spot in Porter County, Indiana. You'll love our bakery, fudge factory, and gift shop Our candles, steins, glassware. local handmade crafts, and homemade jams and jellies are just a few of the treasures you will find on your visit with us. We are also home to the largest selection of beer and wine making suppliers in the Chicago land area. In the spring visit our greenhouse.
    January 2 – April 14:
    Closed: Mon., Tues., Wed.
    Weds. & Fri., 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    April 15 – December 31:
    Sun. thru Sat., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    http://www.andersonswinery.com/


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


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


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


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-9463
    "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
    Monday - Wednesdays 11AM to 6PM
    Thursdays 11 AM to 8 PM
    Fridays and Saturdays 11 AM to 6 PM
    Sundays Noon to 5 PM
    http://www.shadycreekwinery.com/
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Music, Fun, Event
    - Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E. Washington St., Chicago IL 60602
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Event, Food, Entertianment
    - This event is September 1-4, 2016
    Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.
    Downtown Griffith
    100-200 N Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    219.924.7500
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES
    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    http://eatatbartletts.com/


    CHESTERTON
    Duneland Pizza
    http://www.dunelandpizza.com/
    Lemon Tree
    http://www.lemontreegrill.com/
    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
    http://lucreziacafe.com/


    LA PORTE
    Spire Farm to Fork
    http://spirefarmtofork.com/


    MICHIANA SHORES
    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    http://www.stop50woodfiredpizzeria.com/


    MICHIGAN CITY
    Bridges
    http://bridgeswatersidegrille.com/
    Fiddlehead
    http://www.fiddleheadmc.com/
    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    https://www.facebook.com/fireandwaterstreetfood/?fref=ts
    Overboard at the Marina
    http://www.overboardinmc.com/
    Tree House Cafe
    http://www.treehousefoodfun.com/


    MILLER
    Wells Street Beach
    https://www.facebook.com/WellsSt.Beach/info/?tab=overview


    NEW BUFFALO
    Bentwood Tavern
    http://www.marinagrandresort.com/bentwood
    Brewster’s
    http://brewstersitaliancafe.com/
    Casey’s
    http://www.caseysnewbuffalo.com/
    Stray Dog
    http://thestraydog.com/


    PORTAGE
    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    http://www.latitudesatmarinashores.com/


    PORTER
    Wagners Ribs
    http://wagnersribs.com/


    SAWYER
    Greenbush
    http://www.greenbushbrewing.com/


    VALPARAISO
    Sage
    http://www.sagerestaurant.net/

    Original article by Dig the Dunes can be found at: http://digthedunes.com/get-outside-and-eat-top-20-outdoor-patios-in-the-dunes/
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Family, Fun, Things to do, Outdoor, Summer
    - Grab the family and a blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies start at dusk.

    6/30 - Tomorrowland
    7/7 - Minions
    7/14 - The Wizard of Oz
    7/21 - Cars
    7/28 - Where the Wild Things Are
    9/1 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
    Hobart Parks Department 219.942.2987
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, prep, enrichment, deals
    - Each school year brings new adventures and we at Sylvan want to be with you every step of the way. Offering individualized programs for Pre K through High School, we will work with you to create a plan that helps your student thrive! Contact us today!

    Click here for our $25 off coupon:
    http://www.townplanner.com/merrillville/in/coupon/education/sylvan-learning/-25-off-sylvan-skills-assessment-/7600

    CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    educationstationnwi.com

    219-313-1431

    Like us on Facebook

    We are located behind Red Robin
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive
    Schererville, IN 46375
    The Education Station
    1435 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Rachel Paplomatas 219.313.1431 info@educationstationnwi.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  • | 7:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - As part of The Village Gallery CULTURAL TRIPS, a day trip is planned for Monday, October 3. We will visit one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. We will travel by chartered bus to the Chicago Botanic Garden, take the Grand Tram tour, enjoy lunch together and then the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore until we board the bus for home. The cost of the day trip is $85.00 per person. Reservation Deadline is Thursday, September 1. This trip is open to the public, so you are welcome to invite family and friends.A minimum of 27 people is required. Departure time is 7:00 a.m. For reservations, contact Amy Page at 465-1591.
    The Village Gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc.
    3303 Pines Village Circle Valparaiso IN 46383
    Amy Page 219.465.1591 a.page@pinesvillage.org
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Library Events
    - Homeschool families can meet to play fun games together. The library has some great board games to play, but families can bring their own games as well at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Food, Family, Fun, Things to do
    - Fish fry is every Friday from 5-7:30
    Hobart Moose Lodge 783
    143 S Hobart road (state road 130) Hobart IN
  • | 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 June 4 (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/department/index.php?structureid=15/ 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: Noon - 6pm
    Lap Swim: 7pm - 8pm
    Sat & Sun: Noon - 6pm
    Daily Rate:
    -$5 per person (2-62yrs of age)
    -Under 2 & Over 62 are free
    2016 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://townofdemotte.com/parks-and-recreation OR (219) 987-2906

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    EAST CHICAGO

    East Chicago Community Pool
    Locations: Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    Pools open June 14
    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 or $25 Season Pass (Non-Residents)

    Contact: http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page11/index.html OR 219-391-8474

    Splash Pad at Jeorse Park
    3301 Aldis Ave
    Please call the Special Events office at 391-8496 for additional information.
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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    Splash Pad with sprinklers and a Dump Bucket
    Location: 2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
    Hours: 90-Minute Sessions Starting at 10 am (PLEASE CALL to verify no private parties occurring)
    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: https://www.facebook.com/AquaticPlayCenterAtWolfLake / OR 219-937-7942

    HAMMOND

    There are 4 pool locations- Pulaski (Sheffield & 137th Street), Edison (Madison & Mulberry), King (Highland & Tapper), & Hessville (173rd & Kennedy)
    Pools open June 11 through September 3 (Edison and Martin Luther King Pool close for the season on August 14)
    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.

    Hessville and Pulaski Pool Hours Starting August 17:
    Closed on Mondays
    Tuesday through Friday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sunday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Special packages and visitor punch cards available to Hammond residents.
    http://www.gohammond.com/departments/parks-and-recreation/neighborhood-parkspoolstrails/ or 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.
    **The second Tuesday of every Month is for children with Special Needs during the first 2 sessions**
    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 4th!
    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
    Daily Admission Fees
    Under 2 Free
    Age 3 and older: Resident $3.00; Non-resident $6.00
    Seniors 62 & up: Resident $2.00; Non-resident $4.00
    *Must show proof of residency.
    *Any child under the age of 8yr.must be accompanied by an adult.
    Contact: http://www.lakestation-in.gov/departments/park-department/ (219) 963-1463 or (219) 962-7508


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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 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 28 – August 14 (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
    -Visit website for season pass rates
    Contact: http://www.munster.org/egov/documents/1462542005_95355.pdf OR 219-836-7275

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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    Location: 6300 South Founders' Square Park
    Hours: 9am-Dusk
    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 (First weekend in June through Labor Day)
    Cost: Free
    Contact: https://www.stjohnin.com/Documents/Parks/2016SummerFlyer.pdf
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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    Location: 68 Lafayette Street
    Hours: Open 10am to 5pm Daily (Mid-May to Mid-Oct)
    Cost Information: Free
    Contact: http://www.centralparkplazavalpo.com/2154/Hours
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    Address
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-1952
    Fax: (219) 926-9113
    About
    Indiana Dunes State Park encompasses 2,182 acres of beach, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood forests, and white pine groves and is surrounded by National Lakeshore lands. The park's 16.5 miles of trails allow you to explore all these habitats, which shelter diverse wildlife and provide excellent birding. Even on the busiest summer days, if you head away from the public beach house, you'll quickly lose the crowds. Scan the open water for ships, beachcomb, and take in the sweeping backdrop of the dunes. Watch birds on the open water, feeding at the water's edge, or from the small bird observatory in the park’s Nature Center. The park provides camping, picnicking, showers, snack bar, camp store, and a park naturalist. In summer, the park offers a small gift shop and swimming beach with lifeguards. Interpretive naturalist programs are held daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and on weekends the rest of the year. View the schedule at 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 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.

    Mount Baldy
    Address
    U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    Mt. Baldy is closed except for scheduled ranger-led tours, but all other Indiana Dunes beaches and sand dunes are open. Visitors wanting to see or hike tall sand dunes are encouraged to visit Indiana Dunes State Park and do The 3 Dune Challenge (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 Access
    Address
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    About
    A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and catching some rays. Bathrooms and small foot wash. Limited parking. No lifeguards.

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

    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.


     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Music, Fun, Event
    - Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E. Washington St., Chicago IL 60602
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, shows
    - A small Norwegian town wins wealth through its medicinal spring waters, but a doctor discovers the waters are poisoned and is shocked to find himself an enemy.

    General admission $18; call for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Event, Food, Entertianment
    - This event is September 1-4, 2016
    Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.
    Downtown Griffith
    100-200 N Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    219.924.7500
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Family, Fun, Enertainment
    - September 2-5, 2016

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


    Visit http://blueberryfestival.org/index.html for a full schedule of the festivities!
    Centennial Park
    1660 N. Michigan Street Plymouth IN 46563
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Family, Fun, Summer, 4th of July
    -
    AUGUST 27
    UNION MILLS
    Mill Pond Festival -Water Street at Mound Street
    Dusk
    http://myplace.frontier.com/~wellstc/UMICC/festival.htm

    SEPTEMBER 4
    PLYMOUTH
    Marshall County Blueberry Festival at Centennial Park- 1660 N. Michigan St.
    9:15pm
    http://www.blueberryfestival.org/pg/fireworks.html

    LOWELL (DATE TBA)
    Lowell Labor Day Fireworks-Athletic field behind Oak Hills Elementary School (425 S. Nichols)
    http://lowell.net/Home
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Water, Event, Fun, Things to do, Activity
    - Join NWIPA and HCC for a weekend of camping, and paddling and whatever at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

    RSVP will be required and also a small fee to help cover the registration expense.
    No alcohol is permitted anywhere in the state park.
    Camping will be primitive (outhouse only) in the group camping area.
    Paddlers need their own boats and equipment and be comfortable on big open water.
    Paddle as much or as little as you wish, this is an informal social gathering.
    A favorite part is a Saturday evening pot luck dinner, bring your best camping cuisine.
    Jim Sprandel of HCC will coordinate this event. email: merlin-3d@sbcgl​obal.net
    Full details coming later.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, gary, baseball, local, railcats, sports
    -
    August 4th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Food Truck Rally, Nic Cage Night, Summer Reading Program Night, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 5th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Scout Night Campout, Faith & Family Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 6th at 6:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Midget Wrestling, Kids Run the Bases

    August 7th at 2:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Sell Your Stuff Day, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    August 8th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints

    August 9th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Sport Your Colors Day

    August 10th at 1:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Businessperson’s Special, Youth & Senior Day

    August 15th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Silent Night for Domestic Violence Awareness

    August 16th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- White Pants Wednesday

    August 17th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries

    August 18th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Remote Control Dig, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 19th at 7:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Zombie Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 20th at 6:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- 3rd Annual Clunker Car Night, Kids Run the Bases, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, E-Cycle

    August 21st at 2:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Rusty’s Birthday, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the field

    August 26th at 7:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Fan Designed T-Shirt Giveaway, Union Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 27th at 6:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Jimmy Buffett Night, Stand Up to Cancer, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks

    August 28th at 2:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Team Card Set Giveaway, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    September 2nd at 7:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Country/Western Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday, Idol Singing Day

    September 3rd at 6:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Star Wars Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, Whole Team Autograph Session

    September 4th at 2:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Photo with at RailCat Day, Kids Run the Bases

    September 5th at 1:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Fan Appreciation Day, Whole Team Autograph Session


    U.S. Steel Yard
    1 Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    219.882.2255
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, football, high school, hobart, home games, schedule
    - All games start at 7

    HOME GAMES:

    Griffith High School on September 2nd

    Andrean High School on September 16th

    Hammond Morton High School on October 7th

    Highland High School on October 14th
    Hobart High School
    2211 E. 10th Street Hobart IN 46342
    Hobart High School 219.942.8521
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, school, plan, specials
    - Feeling stressed about back to school? We've got your back! Sylvan is your partner for all your education needs! From remediation to enrichment to college prep, we can make an individual plan that will make your school year a breeze! Back to school specials going on now! Contact us today!

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

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

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

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

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

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Local Events, U-pick, Fall, Family, NWI, Apples,
    - Apple season is here! Visit one of these orchards in Northwest Indiana to pick your own apples or enjoy some fall family fun.


    County Line Orchard
    200 S County Line Rd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 947-4477
    The orchard season starts August 31, 2016 and ends November 1, 2016
    Visit the website for specific event hours
    http://www.countylineorchard.com/



    Garwood Orchard
    5911 W 50 S, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-4385
    U-Pick Hours: Daily 8:30am-5:30pm (ends October 31, 2016)
    http://appleupick.com/


    Mowry’s Fruit Farm
    2411 E 109th Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-4782
    Hours: Sun 10-4; Mon - Sat 9 – 5 (Orchard closed on Labor Day)
    http://www.apples2pick.com/


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



    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte , IN 46350
    (219) 788-2839
    Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Williams-Orchard/134561986577687
     
           
  • | Kids, maze, fall, tractor rides, apples, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Hobart
    - This year's maze features the 2016 presidential candidates with a kid friendly third candidate! ;)

    County Line Orchard will provide ballots, but your vote only counts if you make it through the maze. Kids will also learn fun facts about the election and how it works!
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    County Line Orchard, 200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana

    Gather your family and spend a day at County Line Orchard. Featuring more than 30 varieties of u-pick apples, a pumpkin patch, caramel apples, cider, kettle corn, pies and fudge. Enjoy the barnyard jams, tractor rides, a kids farm petting zoo, two corn mazes (see website for dates and times), hayrides and campfires.

    Open Seven Days a Week During Season. August 31, 2016 through October 30, 2016
    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road Hobart IN 46342
    County Line Orchard 219.947.4477

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, Chicago, Event, Exercise, Workout, Health, Fitness
    Millennium Park
    201 E. Randolph St. Chicago IL 60601
  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - 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

    This year’s Farmers Market will treat the community to various demonstrations. The 2016 season will begin June 4 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. In addition to locally grown organic produce, organic vegan meals, beautifully cut flowers, potted herbs, and fresh hot breakfast sandwiches, participants will have the opportunity to watch local organizations live, in action.
    After you enjoy the wonderful classic sounds of Art Handley and Friends, stay and enjoy our afternoon demo. On June 4 from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. Creative Woodworks will kick things off with an impressive chainsaw carving. Prime Steakhouse will present a sushi demo on June 18. Carriage Court Pizza will join us in July demonstrating how to make a pizza using nothing but Farmers Market ingredients.
    For a complete list of vendors go to http://www.crownpoint.in.gov. If you are interested in presenting a demo or would like to see your favorite organization present a demo contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

    South Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - Location: 3001 Ridge Road, Highland
    Saturdays: 6/4/2016 – 10/15/2016 (off 7/2)

    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
    Highland Parks & Rec @ Lincoln Community Center 219.838.0114 info@highlandparks.org
  • | 10:00am - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Race, Running, Fun, Things to do
    - We are callng this day "Doggie Independance Day".
    This event is for the dogs! It is a 4.5k run/walk with you and you dog or a two runner relay where each runner covers the 4.5k distance. The relay will start at 10 am and the buddy run will start at 10:15am.
    The course will be on the bike trail in Griffith where our :Little buddy" used to walk and guard as if it were his own path.

    We will have a pet adoption day at the event as well.
    All Pre registered runners will get a stuffed animal dog and a t-shirt.
    There will be finishing treats for your pets and you after the 4.5k event.
    The relay event will have awards.

    Registration is $15 plus a small bag of dog food for the Humane Society for Human/dog team and $35 plus a small bag of dog food for the two person human relay team.
    Griffith South Park
           
  • | 11:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Music, Food, Drink, Family, Fun, Things To Do
    - Taste food from local eateries and nonprofit groups in the Duneland area.
    Live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids.
    Free admission
    Thomas Centennial Park
    Corner of Broadway and N. Calumet Chesterton IN 46304
    219.728.1741
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Come spend the day at MRWRC and celebrate our native vulture species. Learn about the natural history of our local wildlife clean up crew and why they are so crucial to the health of our environment. This family friendly event will have activities and fun for all ages.
     
           
    Nicole Harmon 219.299.8027 nharmon@mrwildilferehab.org
  • | 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, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    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/


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


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



     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE
    *Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals are available Friday-Sunday on Cedar Lake (weather permitting).
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    *Open daily at 9 am
    *Call for reservations 219-380-2570
    *They have single and double kayaks, sit-in and sit on top.
    *Click here for $5 Off Rental Coupon-http://www.townplanner.com/crown-point/in/coupon/parks-recreation/lake-toy-rentals/kayak-and-stand-up-paddle-boards-in-cedar-lake-/5710

    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Youth Sailing: Throughout the summer, The Hammond Marina and the Illiana Yacht Club will hold youth sailing events at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The program is open to all between the ages of 10 & 16 years old.
    The Youth Sailing Program uses a Vanguard pram, a single-sail boat, which supports two small children or a single youth.Participants must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older. The cost for a two-hour lesson (1/2 hour of instruction, 1 1/2 hours of sailing) is $15. Safety equipment is included. To learn more, please contact the Hammond Marina Office at (219) 659-7678.
    Lake Michigan Sailing Classes: Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. 12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember……..you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.
    Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills
    http://hammondmarina.com/hammond-marina/sail-a-way-program/


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise or Special Event Cruise.
    Sailing from the Hammond Marina, 30 foot Jannie Anne is captained by Lee Watson, a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain with more than 35 years of sailing experience. The ship accommodates up to four excited guests, not including crew. Let them handle the work so you can sit back and feel the wind and gentle rocking of the lake.


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Brother Nature Charters: 219-394-2123
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Just 4 Fun Charters: 219-924-2593
    Shadow Perch Charters: 219-789-4072
    Wild Dog Charters 847-420-3046
    Fuzzy Bear Charters 574-607-2542
    KingSeeker Charters 815-641-0276
    Ralph Steiger Charters 219-688-3593
    http://www.charterfish.org/


    MICHIGAN CITY YACHT CLUB SAILING PROGRAMS
    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    http://www.mcyc.com/


    NORTH POINT BOAT RENTALS
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 374-7216
    North Point offers many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals.
    http://www.northpointboatrentals.com/


    THE NORTHWEST INDIANA PADDLING ASSOCIATION
    109 West 700 North
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    E-mail: nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    Individual one year membership: $15
    Family one year membership: $25
    http://www.nwipa.org/
     
           
  • | Local Events, fresh fruits and vegetables, market, shopping, NWI
    - Over 15 FARMERS MARKETS in Northwest Indiana!

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse, 115 W. Washington St.
    Dates: Tuesdays, June 28-August 30(See 'Saturday' list for their Saturday Farmers Market also!)
    Time: 4-6pm
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-2pm on Tuesdays ; 8am-Noon on Saturdays
    For more information: Visit 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: Wednesdays, 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: Wednesdays, 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: Wednesdays, June 29 through August 31
    Time: 3-7pm


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    *THURSDAYS:

    HOBART Summer Market on the Lake
    Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 7pm.
    Location: Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Dates: Thursdays, June 2nd - September 1st
    Time: 4pm-9pm
    For more information: Visit 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. Entertainment and Live Music will also be a major part of the market and will begin at 6 PM in the beer and wine Garden.
    Location: Redar Park, 1722 S. Park Ave. (Austin Avenue & Gregory Street)
    Dates: Thursdays, June 2 - September 15
    Time: 3pm-8pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Every Friday, 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, 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.

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

    HIGHLAND Street Market
    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items.
    Location: Main Square Parking Lot, 3001 Ridge Road
    Dates: Saturdays, June 4 – October 15 (off July 2)
    Time: 9am-1pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, 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: Saturdays, April 30 through October 29
    Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
    For more information: Call 219-866-7940.

    VALPARAISO Central Park Plaza Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 4, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016
    Times: 8am-Noon on Saturdays ; 8am to 2pm on Tuesdays
    For more information: Visit 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: Saturdays, 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:

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

    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Live Music every other week beginning May 8.
    Location: Centennial Park, 900 N Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: Sundays, May 1 through September 25
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: Visit 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: Sundays, June 5, July 24, August 28 and September 18
    Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    To learn more about our #SundayFunday and our newly expanding Farmers Market, follow us on Facebook at 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: Sundays, 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.
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Nature, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.
    Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society on the first Saturday night of each month to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In celebration of the National Park Service centennial birthday and the fiftieth birthday of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, every first Saturday of the month through November of 2016.
    The society will bring their telescopes so visitors can get a closer look at the night sky, but feel free to bring a pair of binoculars from home, too. Please be sure to dress for the weather as there is no building or restrooms to warm up.

    The Kemil Beach parking lot is located at 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park's website athttp://www.nps.gov/indu.
    Times vary by season
    Kemil Beach
    E State Park Road Beverly Shores IN 46301
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, City, Chicago, Downtown, Things to do, Music, Fun, Event
    - Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
    Chicago Cultural Center
    78 E. Washington St., Chicago IL 60602
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, shows
    - A small Norwegian town wins wealth through its medicinal spring waters, but a doctor discovers the waters are poisoned and is shocked to find himself an enemy.

    General admission $18; call for more information
    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    219.926.7875
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Event, Food, Entertianment
    - This event is September 1-4, 2016
    Every Labor Day weekend, Griffith celebrates its railroad history with the Rock ‘N' Rail Street Festival, which features a fantastic variety of food and street vendors, arts and crafts, family entertainment and non-stop live music.
    Downtown Griffith
    100-200 N Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    219.924.7500
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Event, Family, Fun, Enertainment
    - September 2-5, 2016

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


    Visit http://blueberryfestival.org/index.html for a full schedule of the festivities!
    Centennial Park
    1660 N. Michigan Street Plymouth IN 46563
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Water, Event, Fun, Things to do, Activity
    - Join NWIPA and HCC for a weekend of camping, and paddling and whatever at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

    RSVP will be required and also a small fee to help cover the registration expense.
    No alcohol is permitted anywhere in the state park.
    Camping will be primitive (outhouse only) in the group camping area.
    Paddlers need their own boats and equipment and be comfortable on big open water.
    Paddle as much or as little as you wish, this is an informal social gathering.
    A favorite part is a Saturday evening pot luck dinner, bring your best camping cuisine.
    Jim Sprandel of HCC will coordinate this event. email: merlin-3d@sbcgl​obal.net
    Full details coming later.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, gary, baseball, local, railcats, sports
    -
    August 4th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Food Truck Rally, Nic Cage Night, Summer Reading Program Night, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 5th at 7:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Specials- Scout Night Campout, Faith & Family Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 6th at 6:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Midget Wrestling, Kids Run the Bases

    August 7th at 2:10 pm vs. Winnipeg Goldeyes
    Special- Sell Your Stuff Day, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    August 8th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints

    August 9th at 7:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Sport Your Colors Day

    August 10th at 1:10 pm vs. St. Paul Saints
    Specials- Businessperson’s Special, Youth & Senior Day

    August 15th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Silent Night for Domestic Violence Awareness

    August 16th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- White Pants Wednesday

    August 17th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries

    August 18th at 7:10 pm vs. Sioux Falls Canaries
    Specials- Remote Control Dig, Tablet Giveaway Thursday

    August 19th at 7:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Zombie Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 20th at 6:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- 3rd Annual Clunker Car Night, Kids Run the Bases, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, E-Cycle

    August 21st at 2:10 pm vs. Wichita Wingnuts
    Specials- Rusty’s Birthday, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the field

    August 26th at 7:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Fan Designed T-Shirt Giveaway, Union Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday

    August 27th at 6:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Jimmy Buffett Night, Stand Up to Cancer, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks

    August 28th at 2:10 pm vs. Kansas City T-Bones
    Specials- Team Card Set Giveaway, Kids Run the Bases, Pre-Game Catch on the Field

    September 2nd at 7:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Country/Western Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks Friday, Idol Singing Day

    September 3rd at 6:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Star Wars Night, Fifth Third Bank Fireworks, Whole Team Autograph Session

    September 4th at 2:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Photo with at RailCat Day, Kids Run the Bases

    September 5th at 1:10 pm vs. Joplin Blasters
    Specials- Fan Appreciation Day, Whole Team Autograph Session


    U.S. Steel Yard
    1 Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    219.882.2255

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Market, Produce, Community Event, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Vendors, Things To Do
    - 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
  • | 9:00am - | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Wellness, Exercise, Relaxation, Things to do, Summer
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Hall 219.926.4204
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Produce, Vendors, Things to do, Fun, Family
    - 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/

    667 S. Lake Street Gary IN 46403
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Registration at 11, WALK steps off at 12, Family fun until 4
    $15.00 in advance $20.00 on event day
    Sunset Hill County Park 775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso, IN
    Please join us as we honor their fight. Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. There will be food, music, face painting, auctions, games, and surprise guests!
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd Valparaiso IN 46385
    lori estadt 219.728.6164 loriestadt@yahoo.com

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