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Sunday, August 30th, 2015

  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, market, farmers market
    Hessville Park
    7299 Kennedy Ave Hammond IN 46323
    Hessville Commerce & Community Creative 219.844.9976 hessvillebusiness@gmail.com
  • | All Day | Charity, Fundraiser, Patriot, Brunch, Prompt< Ambulance
    - Strike up the band as we conclude Patriot Week 2015 with a brunch dedicated to the red, white and blue from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Maki Ballroom at the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point.

    This year’s brunch will honor husband-and-wife duo Gary and Shar Miller, who own and operate Prompt Ambulance, which is headquartered in Highland.

    The company is the largest ambulance service in Northwest Indiana, employing 700 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, support staff and managers who work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing state-of-the-art patient care to those who are ill or injured.

    The couple, along with their staff. support nearly two dozen charities, including: March of Dimes, Hospice of the Calumet Area, Boy Scouts and the American Red Cross.

    “Gary and Shar Miller are patriots through and through,” Lake Court House Foundation President Marty Wheeler said. “Wherever there is chaos – whether that is natural or manmade – Gary and Shar don’t just volunteer; they jump in and help wherever they can for as long as they are needed. From Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy to the Gulf oil spill, Prompt paramedics and ambulances have been there to help. Their generous philanthropy enrich the lives of the community that is Northwest Indiana.”

    The brunch is open to the public and features prime rib carving stations, customized omelette stations, savory chicken crepes, mini pastries, muffins, scones and other brunch offerings. Bloody Mary-Mimosa bar rounds out the afternoon as well as the usual suspects – coffee, tea and juice.

    A $100 donation reserves your seat. Proceeds benefit the Lake Court House Foundation. Call the foundation office at (219) 663-0660 or log onto brownpapertickets.com/2080944 to reserve your seat today!
    Maki Ballroom in the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point
    One Courthouse Square Crown Point IN
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 nancy@lakecourthousefoundation.org
  • | 12:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival, East Chicago, Concerts, Northwest Indiana
    - August 28, 29 & 30, 2015
    Jeorse Beach (Behind Ameristar Casino)
    777 Ameristar Blvd. East Chicago IN 46312
    East Chicago Mayor's Office 219.391.8200
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Fresh produce, breads, flowers, crafts and food.

    Location:  
    TBD
    Dates: Open Sundays, June 7 through August 30, 2015
    Time:
    11am-3pm

    For more information: Visit http://www.inportageparks.com/portage-community-market/
    or call 219-762-1675.

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    *Please check with event
    organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special
    events.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Features fresh produce, local honey, prepared foods and a
    variety of handcrafted items.

    Location: 667 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN
    46403
    Dates: Open every Sunday, May 3 through Sept. 27, 2015
    Time:
    10am-3pm

    For more information: Visit http://www.millerbeacharts.org or call 219-938-7720. You can
    also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MillerMarket/


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    *Please
    check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for
    special events.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lake County


    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George -111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

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

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street , Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes -LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park-Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake-At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Countryside Park -5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

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


     
           
  • | All Day | Library Events, Ongoing Book Discussion for Teens Only
    - Teens can participate in this month-long, online book discussion available at any time of day from anywhere of the novel: 'City of Bones' by Cassandra Clare.
    When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, this author's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
    To join email teenreads@lcplin.org. Call 219-769-3541 Ext. 335 for more information.
    Lake County Public Library
           
    Teen Services 7693541x334 teenreads@lcplin.org
  • | Morning | Religious Events, church service
    - Have you had a bad church experience? We aim to change your perception of church! People say home is where the heart is, well we want you to feel at home(or second home) here! No matter your past, we don't judge you! We dress casual - Pastor Bill wears jeans! Our music is upbeat and our worship team works hard to bring a mix of songs old and new for all who attend. Pastor Bill is humorous, but most of all has messages that inspire and motivate! Come back to church.... Come to Crown Point Church of God at 11am Sunday service. We welcome everyone...
    Crown Point Church of God
    12628 Cedar Lake Rd Crown Point IN 46307
    Bill Cumbee pssi24@yahoo.com
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, School Supplies, NWI, Northwest Indiana
     
           
    219.763.8112
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    PART TIME HELP
    Varsity Sports, Griffith

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

    (posted Aug 23, 2015)

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

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 21, 2015)

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    RECREATION COORDINATOR
    Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valparaiso

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

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

    (posted Aug 21, 2015)

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    BAR LEAD
    18th Street Brewery, Gary

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

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

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    LICENSED NAIL TECHNICIANS
    Skin Day Spa, Crown Point

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

    Must be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

    Please email resume to skindayspa@aol.com

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

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
    In-Pact, Inc., Valparaiso

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

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    KITCHEN HELP
    Growlers On Highway, Highland

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

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

    Part Time - Primarily Evenings

    Salary Negotiable with Opportunity for Advancement

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

    Growlers On Highway
    2816 Highway Ave
    Highland, IN 46322

    (posted Aug 18, 2015)

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    NAIL TECHNICIANS
    The Nail Studio, Crown Point

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

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

    (posted Aug 17, 2015)

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    DRIVER AND IN STORE EMPLOYEE
    Edible Arrangements, Lansing, IL

    Edible Arrangements of Lansing is Hiring!

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 16, 2015)

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 15, 2015)

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    CHILD CARE-ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
    Valparaiso Family YMCA, Valparaiso

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

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


    (posted Aug 14, 2015)

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    AUTOMOTIVE TECH
    Richardson Sales & Service, Highland

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 14, 2015)

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    ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER
    Staff Source, Lansing, IL

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

    (posted Aug 12, 2015)

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    SEVERAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!
    Home Depot, Valparaiso

    Valparaiso Home Depot
    2430 Laporte Ave
    Valparaiso, IN

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

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

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

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

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

    (posted Aug 11, 2015)

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    SOFTBALL COORDINATOR
    Park Department, Schererville

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

    (posted Aug 10, 2015)

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    COOKS AND DRIVERS
    Langel’s, Highland and Schererville on 30

    Now hiring experienced cooks and drivers at our Highland and Schererville on 30 Locations. If interested, please stop in and apply today!
    Langel’s, 343 E. US Highway 30, Schererville or Langel’s, 2833 Highway Ave, Highland.

    (posted Aug 6, 2015)

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    BARBERS
    Barbershop Moffitt's, Munster

    Local barbershop hiring creative, motivated barbers. Message or email me if you are interested. ChristianDMoffitt@gmail.com
    Barbershop Moffitt's 223 Ridge Rd. Munster, IN 46321

    (posted Aug 6, 2015)

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    SHOP FOREMAN
    Staff Source, Gary

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Shop Foreman for one of our clients in Gary Indiana. The Shop Supervisor is responsible for all facets of shop supervision including placement of workers, work priority, health and safety, quality control, shop organization, equipment maintenance, enforcing company policies and procures, employee training and daily supervision of all shop employee and workflow.
    Position is $14.00/hr. and it is temp to hire.
    Please send your resume and cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com and mention NWI planner.

    (posted Aug 5, 2015)

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    BRANCH MANAGER
    Staff Source, Gary

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Branch manager for one of our clients in Gary, Indiana. This position is responsible for complete Branch Manage and repair facility, daily support and guidance to the shop supersaver, employees and branches and is overall responsible for final quality control on all work performed.
    This position is temp to hire, $22/hr.
    Please send your resume and cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com and mention NWI planner.

    (posted Aug 5, 2015)

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    BRANCH ADMINISTRATOR/CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Staff Source, Gary

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Branch Administrator and Customer Service for one of our clients located in Gary, Indiana. This position is Temp to Hire. This position is responsible for all administrative functions within the branch including accurate completion of paperwork, updating and maintenance of records (supplies, customers, etc., )data entry functions, reception duties and any other duties that the branch manager a required assistance with. Exceptional organization skills and communication skills are required for the success of this position as well as meticulous record keeping and data entry.
    This position is $12.00/hr. and it is temp to hire.
    Please send your resume and cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com and mention NWI planner.

    (posted Aug 5, 2015)

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    OUTSIDE SALES
    Staff Source, Gary

    Staff Source is seeking to hire an Outside Sales Representative for one of our clients located in Gary, Indiana. This position is Temp to Hire. This position is responsible for the acquisition of new sales, the building, management and maintenance of a territory through cold calling, sales visits and prompt response to inquiries. In Addition this position is responsible for the overall promotion of productions to potential customers and to the reaction of those customers after the sale.
    This position is salary based, not commission. $16-18/hr.
    Please send your resume and cover letter to garroyo@staffsourceusa.com and mention NWI planner.

    (posted Aug 5, 2015)

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

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

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at
    stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CST presents the childhood classic, Cinderella, but with an unusual new character—a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The great composer is besties with the Prince, and the pair venture outside the castle in disguise to find out who among their subjects are attending the Royal Ball. Mistaken identities and mayhem ensue as the play explores the magic and the power of music in this enchanting retelling of a fairy tale favorite!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    ********************LOCAL EVENTS********************

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

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

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

    Drink & Draw at 18th Street Brewery in Gary
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/gary/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-artists-northwest-indiana/drink-draw-at-18th-street-brewery-in-gary/20150904/148502
     
           
  • | 10:00am - | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Game Time: 10:00am
     
           
  • | 3:00pm - | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Game Time: 3:00pm
     
           

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

  • | All Day | Charity, Fundraiser, Patriot, Brunch, Prompt< Ambulance
    - Strike up the band as we conclude Patriot Week 2015 with a brunch dedicated to the red, white and blue from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Maki Ballroom at the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point.

    This year’s brunch will honor husband-and-wife duo Gary and Shar Miller, who own and operate Prompt Ambulance, which is headquartered in Highland.

    The company is the largest ambulance service in Northwest Indiana, employing 700 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, support staff and managers who work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing state-of-the-art patient care to those who are ill or injured.

    The couple, along with their staff. support nearly two dozen charities, including: March of Dimes, Hospice of the Calumet Area, Boy Scouts and the American Red Cross.

    “Gary and Shar Miller are patriots through and through,” Lake Court House Foundation President Marty Wheeler said. “Wherever there is chaos – whether that is natural or manmade – Gary and Shar don’t just volunteer; they jump in and help wherever they can for as long as they are needed. From Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy to the Gulf oil spill, Prompt paramedics and ambulances have been there to help. Their generous philanthropy enrich the lives of the community that is Northwest Indiana.”

    The brunch is open to the public and features prime rib carving stations, customized omelette stations, savory chicken crepes, mini pastries, muffins, scones and other brunch offerings. Bloody Mary-Mimosa bar rounds out the afternoon as well as the usual suspects – coffee, tea and juice.

    A $100 donation reserves your seat. Proceeds benefit the Lake Court House Foundation. Call the foundation office at (219) 663-0660 or log onto brownpapertickets.com/2080944 to reserve your seat today!
    Maki Ballroom in the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point
    One Courthouse Square Crown Point IN
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 nancy@lakecourthousefoundation.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - When: Every Tuesday 6-7:30 pm
    From June 2nd to Sept. 15th
    Where: In the Oakwood Hall at Woodland Park
    FREE ADMISSION
    Concessions Available
    For more information, contact the Portage Chamber of Commerce at 219.762.3300.

    2015 Line-up

    6/2/2015
    Jim Bulanda/Harley Hehr
    Oakwood
    Salute to the Stars song and comedy

    6/9/2015 Relics
    Oakwood Classic
    60s and 70s rock

    6/16/2015
    Wolffgang
    Sycamore
    Girls Choral group – favorite tunes (6:00 to 7:00)
    Jazsmine School of Dance
    Sycamore
    Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop Dancers (7:00 to 7:30)

    6/23/2015
    Hobart Area Concert Band
    Oakwood
    60 pc band, music for all ages

    6/30/2015 Rum Boogie Band
    Oakwood
    Blues

    7/7/2015
    Oscar & The Majestics
    Oakwood
    60s 70s 80s and more

    7/14/2015
    Chris & Lou
    Oakwood
    Acoustic music 60s to now

    7/21/2015
    New Element
    Oakwood
    Celtic/Irish/folk/rock/bluegrass

    7/28/2015
    The Keys
    Oakwood
    Music and song, 20’s to 60’s

    8/4/2015
    Larry Spurlock Little Big Band
    Oakwood
    Big Band music

    8/11/2015
    Summer Symphony
    Oakwood
    Portage and Chesterton Schools Orchestras

    8/18/2015
    Island 49
    Oakwood
    Jimmy Buffett Tribute show

    8/25/2015
    Monterrey
    Oakwood
    Music and Song Past and Present

    9/1/2015
    Emily Ann Thompson Duo
    Oakwood
    Celtic music and vocals

    9/8/2015
    J Squared Entertainment
    Oakwood
    Blues Brothers, Neil Diamond, Sinatra & Elvis

    9/15/2015
    The Difference
    Oakwood Music
    from 60s & beyond

    9/22/2015
    Ronn Barany Duo
    Oakwood
    Music and Songs of all ages

    9/29/2015
    PHS Band
    Oakwood
    Concert/Jazz Band
    Oakwood Hall at Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road Portage IN 46368
    219.762.3300
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Bariatric Surgery, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Learn about the most comprehensive program for medical, surgical and lifestyle weight loss solutions from Northwest Indiana's leading team of bariatric professionals. Weight-Loss Surgery: Is it Right for Me? will be held on Sept. 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Community Hospital Medical Office Building, located at 801 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, Ind.



    This program is FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866‑836-3477. For information on other programs offered by Community Healthcare System visit our website at http://www.comhs.org.
    Community Hospital Medical Office Building
    801 MacArthur Blvd Munster IN 46321
    Community Hospital 219.836.3477
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce,
    handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.

    Location: Central Park
    Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open Saturdays & Tuesdays, June through
    mid-October
    Times:
    8am-Noon on Saturdays
    8am - 2pm on
    Tuesdays

    For more information: Visit http://www.valparaisoevents.com or call
    219-464-8332.


    **********************************************
    *Please check with event
    organizer to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special
    events.
     
           
  • - Join the Calumet Region Striders for running groups on the new Wolf Lake Trails. The Cal Striders group will meet weekly on Thursdays beginning April 2 at 6:30 pm in front of the Pav. This group is free and open to the public. All levels of ability are encouraged to participate. Contact Celina at gro.redirtslac@anilec for more information.

    Like and follow The Pav (The Pavilion at Wolf Lake) on Facebook for updates and other upcoming events.
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    2324 Calumet Ave. Hammond IN 46320
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Park, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - LAKE COUNTY

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road ,Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, Indiana 46342
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH-
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
    http://www.rosstownship.org/hlp.htm
    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html
    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
    http://marquetteparkgary.org/
    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html

    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/index.html

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

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

    LAPORTE COUNTY

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

    INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to International Friendship Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from Mother’s Day in May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $5, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
    http://www.friendshipgardens.org/

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

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

    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
    http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pinhook-bog.htm" target="_blank">http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/pinhook-bog.htm

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

    PORTER COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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
    The Hammond Marina Sail-A-Way program 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.
    http://hammondmarina.com/hammond-marina/sail-a-way-program/


    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: 877-725-6665
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Southern Belle Charters: 574-993-0368
    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
    Just 1 More Charters 219-877-4803
    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/pages/Acting-Theatre-of-Michigan-City/14453491890753

    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond, Indiana 46324
    219-852-0848
    Open Most Weekends! Plays, Variety Shows, Music, Comedy
    Coffee, cookies, cake
    Reservations strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome!
    http://beatniksonconkey.com/


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

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


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


    Festival Player's Guild/Mainstreet Theatre
    807 Franklin Street in Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    The Mainstreet Theatre offers an intimate setting with reminiscences of the past and conveniences of the present. With its bright green roll-up awning, leaded glass on the facade, tin ceilings, and turn-of-the-century-style lighting fixtures and fans, the building reflects its past. But with modern restrooms, handicap accessibility, central air conditioning--all part of recent renovations--the theatre is modern and comfortable.
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series focuses on community and area programming, presenting our audiences with a variety of performing arts experiences, including drama, music and comedy.
    http://www.festivalplayersguild.org/


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

    Gary Shakespeare Company
    Performances will take place at Theatre Northwest
    3400 Broadway
    Gary, IN 46408
    and Miller Beach
    (219)-938-4565
    Gary Shakespeare Company was founded in 2013 by a group of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Since then GSC has worked tirelessly to bring the Bard to Steel City.
    http://www.garyshakesco.org/


    Highland Parks Performing Arts Group Summer Theatre
    Performances are held at:
    Main Square Gazebo
    Fifth St. and Ridge Road
    Highland, IN 46322
    219.838.0114
    The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group puts on a summer production on the lawn at Main Square.
    http://www.highlandparks.org/programs/misc_theatre.html


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-937-8780
    The Towle Theater, serving NW Indiana:
    •Challenges its talent and audiences
    •Demands unwavering quality
    •Nurtures both young and seasoned;
    While consistently providing unparalleled experiences through performance and education.
    http://www.towletheater.org/


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

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






     
           
  • | Kids, Fun Center, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Discounts, Family
    - 2 Cans + 1 Paid Child Admission = 1 FREE Adult Admission. On Tuesdays through November bring in two cans of non-perishable and not expired food and receive one Free Adult Admission per each paid child. Not valid with any other discount. All food items are donated to the NWI Food Bank. Helping you & those in need, thanks for the good deed!


    *****SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center will be closed August 31 through September 4, 2015 for building maintenance. The popular center will open on Saturday, September 5 at 10 a.m. See http://www.MyBellaboos.com or call 219-963-2070 for further information.


    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    219.963.1030
  • | Local Events, Fall, Special Needs, Lake County Park, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do
    - The C.S.R.I. Fall Fun Wheelchair Accessible Hayride for families with special needs will be conducted at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park on Sunday, September 6 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person with a limit of 80 participants. Pre-registration is required by September 3 at 4:30 p.m. Call Lake County Parks and Recreation Department at 219-769-7275.

    All aboard! Our specially designed handicap accessible hay wagon is ready to take you on a fall adventure! Crafts, music, games and treat bags will round out the afternoon fun. Each ride is approx. 20 minutes long. The hay wagon can accommodate two guests in wheelchairs with an additional 15 guests per ride. The last ride departs at 4 p.m., or when all in attendance have had a ride, whichever comes first. Guests with wheelchairs will be assigned their hayride time slot during registration. All others will be assigned hayride time slot upon arrival at park. Lake County Parks is a member of the Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative.
    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 South Colfax Street Griffith IN 46323
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CST presents the childhood classic, Cinderella, but with an unusual new character—a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The great composer is besties with the Prince, and the pair venture outside the castle in disguise to find out who among their subjects are attending the Royal Ball. Mistaken identities and mayhem ensue as the play explores the magic and the power of music in this enchanting retelling of a fairy tale favorite!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    ********************LOCAL EVENTS********************

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

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

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

    Drink & Draw at 18th Street Brewery in Gary
    Friday, September 4, 2015
    http://www.townplanner.com/gary/in/event/arts-and-entertainment-artists-northwest-indiana/drink-draw-at-18th-street-brewery-in-gary/20150904/148502
     
           

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Postnatal, Workout, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - This postpartum class enables new parents to share their fitness with baby ages six weeks through crawling. Our postnatal fitness expert takes you through an enjoyable workout and provides you with a series of exercises to do at home. Baby & Me will be held on Sept. 2 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, located at 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster, Ind.



    This program is FREE, but registration is required. Call 219-836-3477 or toll free 866‑836-3477. For information on other health-related programs offered by Community Healthcare System visit our website at http://www.comhs.org.
    Community Hospital Fitness Pointe
    9950 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Community Hospital 219.836.3477
  • | All Day | Charity, Fundraiser, Patriot, Brunch, Prompt< Ambulance
    - Strike up the band as we conclude Patriot Week 2015 with a brunch dedicated to the red, white and blue from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Maki Ballroom at the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point.

    This year’s brunch will honor husband-and-wife duo Gary and Shar Miller, who own and operate Prompt Ambulance, which is headquartered in Highland.

    The company is the largest ambulance service in Northwest Indiana, employing 700 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, support staff and managers who work tirelessly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing state-of-the-art patient care to those who are ill or injured.

    The couple, along with their staff. support nearly two dozen charities, including: March of Dimes, Hospice of the Calumet Area, Boy Scouts and the American Red Cross.

    “Gary and Shar Miller are patriots through and through,” Lake Court House Foundation President Marty Wheeler said. “Wherever there is chaos – whether that is natural or manmade – Gary and Shar don’t just volunteer; they jump in and help wherever they can for as long as they are needed. From Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy to the Gulf oil spill, Prompt paramedics and ambulances have been there to help. Their generous philanthropy enrich the lives of the community that is Northwest Indiana.”

    The brunch is open to the public and features prime rib carving stations, customized omelette stations, savory chicken crepes, mini pastries, muffins, scones and other brunch offerings. Bloody Mary-Mimosa bar rounds out the afternoon as well as the usual suspects – coffee, tea and juice.

    A $100 donation reserves your seat. Proceeds benefit the Lake Court House Foundation. Call the foundation office at (219) 663-0660 or log onto brownpapertickets.com/2080944 to reserve your seat today!
    Maki Ballroom in the historic Lake Court House in downtown Crown Point
    One Courthouse Square Crown Point IN
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 nancy@lakecourthousefoundation.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, WHAT TO DO, events, festival, things to do, NWI, family, fun
    - SEPTEMBER 3-6
    Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival in Downtown GRIFFITH
    https://www.facebook.com/RockNRail


    SEPTEMBER 4-6
    LAKE STATION Septemberfest at City Hall
    http://www.lakestation-in.gov/parks.html


    SEPTEMBER 4-7
    Marshall County Blueberry Festival in PLYMOUTH, Indiana
    http://blueberryfestival.org/index.html


    SEPTEMBER 4-7
    LOWELL Labor Day Festival
    https://www.facebook.com/LowellLaborDayFest


    SEPTEMBER 4-7
    MICHIGAN CITY Labor Dayz Festival
    http://mcsummerfest.org/index.php/calendar-of-events/g-3-pvd3skcdch0nvgsig7jgi7gb04_20150904


    SEPTEMBER 4-7
    Hesston Steam & Power Show 2015 in LAPORTE
    http://www.hesston.org/events/Labor_day_steam_and_power_show.html

    SEPTEMBER 5
    Taste of Duneland in Downtown CHESTERTON
    http://www.dunebig.com/
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, fireworks in schererville, dyer, st. john, munster, highland, griffith, hammond
    - JULY 3
    CEDAR LAKE @ Cedar Lake Summerfest at LAKEFRONT @ 9:30pm
    JULY 2nd Fireworks also!!!
    http://www.cedarlakesummerfest.com/schedule.php

    HEBRON @ Hebron High School-509 S. Main Street @ Dusk
    http://www.hebronindiana.org/

    MERRILLVILLE @ Hidden Lake Park - 6355 Broadway @ 9:00pm
    Band, Vendors & Beer Garden 9:00am - 11:00pm
    Check website for fees.
    http://www.rosstownship.org/fourthofjuly.htm

    MUNSTER @ Centennial Park - 900 N Centennial Drive @ 9:00pm
    Music (Jamrose), Concession & Beer Garden
    http://www.munster.org/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?view=detail;id=1202

    PORTAGE @ Trumble Field at Willowcreek Middle School - 5962 Central Avenue @ Dusk
    The Portage Township Food Pantry will be collecting non-perishable items as well as cash donations at the entrance of the festival and also along the Portage parade route. Volunteers will be pushing shopping carts. Thank you for the support!
    Festival opens at 5pm. Live Music 6-9pm.
    http://www.inportageparks.com/4th-of-july-parade-and-festival/

    SCHERERVILLE @ Rohrman Park - 6750 Rohrman Road @ Dusk
    DJ & Food begin at 7pm (Rain Date Sunday, July 5th)
    http://www.schererville.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1222&Itemid=128

    WHITING @ Whiting Lakefront Park Pavilion @ 10:00pm
    Pre-Fireworks Part 7-10pm
    Food, Music, & Beer Garden
    http://www.whitingindiana.com/government/parks-recreation/

    JULY 4
    CHESTERTON @ Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive @ DUSK
    Parade, Food, Games, Music and Beer Garden
    http://www.townofporter.com/

    CROWN POINT @ Lake County Fair Grounds @ DUSK
    http://www.cpjuly4.com/fireworks.php

    GARY @ Market City Flea Market-4121 Cleveland Street @ Dusk
    Food, Rides, Games and Fun

    HAMMOND @ The Pavilion at Wolf Lake - 2324 Calumet Avenue @ Dusk
    A naturalization ceremony kicks off the evening at 6:00pm
    and the Bill Porter Orchestra will round off the night with a fireworks show.
    http://www.wolflakepavilion.com/

    HIGHLAND @ Homestead Park - 8099 5th Street @ 9:00pm
    http://www.highlandparks.org/brochures/latestbrochure.pdf

    HOBART @ Festival Park - 111 E. Old Ridge Road @ DUSK
    http://www.cityofhobart.org/index.aspx?NID=146

    LAKE STATION @ Riverview Park - State Road 51 @ DUSK
    http://www.lakestation-in.gov/parks.html

    LAPORTE @ LaPorte County Fairground @ 9:30pm
    Gates open 6pm, $5 per car load.
    http://www.laportejaycees.org/

    MICHIGAN CITY @ Washington Park Marina @ DUSK
    http://www.michigancityparks.com/

    VALPARAISO @ Thomas Jefferson Middle School @ 9:15
    6:30 Activities & Fun
    8:30 Music
    http://www.valpoparks.org

    AUGUST 1
    HAMMOND @ Hammond Marina Venetian Night @ 9:15
    http://hammondmarina.com/

    AUGUST 8
    DEMOTTE @ Touch of Dutch Festival in Spencer Park @ dusk (around 9pm)
    http://www.demottechamber.org/

    AUGUST 11
    CROWN POINT @ Lake County Fair @ 9:30 pm
    http://lake-county-fair.com/

    SEPTEMBER 6
    LOWELL @ Lowell Labor Day Festival-Athletic field behind Oak Hills Elementary School
    425 S. Nichols
    http://www.shoplowellindiana.com/events.php

     
           
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter,
    - Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
    https://www.townplanner.com/newsletter
    We list:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Movies in the Park
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!


    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

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

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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Golf, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.

    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-365-2902
    The nine-hole executive course consists of five par 3's and four par 4's for a length of 1742 yards from the white tees and 1606 from the red tees for a par of 31.
    http://www.lakecountyparks.com/parks/cedar_creek_family_golf_center.html

    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 365-4331
    Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
    We are the Proud Home of the Lake Central Indians, and the Illiana Christian Boys Golf Teams.
    http://www.palmiragolf.com/

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

    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 921 – 1192
    The Brassie Golf Club is a semi-private 18-hole championship facility open to the public that is considered by many to be one of the best golfing values in Northwest Indiana. Featuring gently rolling terrain, strategic bunkering, wide fairways and tall fescue rough areas, The Brassie has a very distinctive links style that offers a unique golf experience.
    Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled.
    http://www.thebrassie.com/

    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have made Sand Creek one of the finest private country clubs in the country. Challenge and beauty are the hallmarks of Sand Creek’s award winning golf courses. The 27 holes of beautiful golf include the Marsh, Creek, and Lake Courses which are ranked among the best for golf in the state of Indiana. The original 18 holes were designed by renowned Chicago golf course architects Killian and Nugent.
    http://www.sandcreek.com/

    CROWN POINT


    Lakes of the Four Seasons
    1048 North Lakeshore Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    219.988.2201
    Within the gates of Lakes of the Four Seasons Community sits Four Seasons Country Club an 18 hole championship par 72 private golf course. A unique feature to the golf course layout is the fact that nearly the entire front nine holes of the course falls in Porter County, Indiana while the complete back nine layout stretches over Lake County, Indiana. The golf course itself winds throughout the natural landscape of the fully developed Lakes of the Four Seasons community and features a traditional setup with many elevation changes, mature tree lined fairways, green side bunkers, water hazards and a greens ranging from relatively flat smaller raised greens to heavily sloped and double tiered larger greens.
    http://www.lofscc.org/


    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of Crown Point, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities.
    Our Club House features a full service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities offer the perfect venue for your next outing. Make a tee time or book an outing; and let our staff take care of every detail.
    http://www.golfoakknoll.net/

    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hegangolf.com/

    Summertree Golf Course
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/


    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
    White Hawk Country Club features some of the best golf holes in the region and continues to be highly rated each year. Multiple tee options allow golfers of all abilities to enjoy their day at the course. Outstanding and creative Nugent course architecture makes every hole unique at this wonderful golf destination.
    http://www.whitehawkcountryclub.com/

    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-1418
    The Youche golf course is a par 71, and plays from 4900 yards from the forward tees, to 6,700 yards from the tips. Our greens are manicured to perfection. Sixty-four sand bunkers are positioned in strategic locations requiring player accuracy from all areas of the course. Multiple ponds come into play while walking the fairways at YCC, and two forced carries over wetlands test a player’s resolve and character.
    http://www.youchecc.com/guest-welcome

    GARY


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

    HAMMOND


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-4653
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
    http://www.lostmarshgolf.com/

    HIGHLAND


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

    HOBART


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-7711
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.


    Duck Creek Golf Course
    636 N 700 W, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-5870
    We are a 18 hole golf course par 70. It is a great course to look around at. There are woods and water that come into play all around the course.
    http://www.duckcreekgolfcourse.com/

    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-2577
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.
    http://www.hegangolf.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hegangolf.com/

    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
    http://www.thebeechwoodgolfcourse.com/

    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
    http://briarleaf.com/

    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-4777
    The course was originally established in 1904. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, Inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf! So come to Legacy Hills Golf Club, and be one of the first to play on one of Indiana’s oldest courses, one of Indiana’s newest golf courses, and of course, one of Indiana’s best golf courses!
    http://www.legacyhillsgolf.com/

    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-5170
    The course offers hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens that provide the golfer with a feeling of a classic golf course. Turkey Creek also features a putting green to perfect that stroke, pro shop for those things you might have forgotten, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and snack bar facilities. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the course is easily accessible off I-65.
    http://www.turkeycreekgolf.com/

    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
    http://www.innsbrookcc.com/

    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michigan City Municipal Golf Course fea­tures two beautiful 18-hole courses set in a tranquil wooded setting. Recognized as one of the premier public courses for lovers of golf in Indiana, the Michigan City Golf Course offers a challenging day of play for every age and skill level.
    Our North Course fea­tures executive-style golfing, including 3,531 total yards and a challenging par of 60. Featuring an exciting mixture of both par three and par four holes, this course is perfect for the beginner with fewer complex distractions. Yet, the north course also offers several golfing challenges such as hills, dog-legs, short holes, sand traps and water hazards.
    The South Course features a challeng­ing 18-hole course, featuring a par of 72. Playing to a total of 6,169 yards, the South Course is a favorite to all golfers, from the new­comer to the seasoned player alike. On the South course, you’ll find a mixture of exciting golf challenges such as hills, short holes and long holes, dog legs, sand traps and water hazards.
    http://www.michigancitygolfcourse.com/

    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Long Beach, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
    http://www.longbeachcc.org/

    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    The Pottawattomie Indians who roamed the shores of Trail Creek and the shores of Lake Michigan truly appreciated the natural beauty of this area; they spent many summers enjoying the fruits of both the land and the lake. At Pottawattomie Country Club, you’ll find a fabulous 18-hole golf course taking full advantage of this natural beauty - just as the Native Americans did over 200 years ago. The course’s water hazards, towering oaks and maples, breathtaking tee shots, and rolling greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.
    http://www.pottawattomie.com/

    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
    http://www.scherwood.com/

    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-3660
    Featuring 27 of the region’s most meticulously maintained and beautifully situated golf holes from tee green, Briar Ridge provides four sets of tees to green challenge and reward both the most avid and casual golfers alike. Combined with a staff that is committed to making your experience the very best it can be, we are confident you will find Briar Ridge to be the ultimate golf destination.
    http://www.briarridgecc.com/

    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Creekside Golf Course’s three-hole Meadows Course and nine-hole Glen Course provide the perfect environment to learn how to play, refine your skills, challenge your game, and enjoy a golf experience like no other. In addition to our two courses, the 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, and chipping areas are the perfect place for golfers of all ages and skill levels to practice their shots.
    http://www.valparaisogolf.com/

    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-5050
    To experience a round of golf at Aberdeen is to enjoy golf at its finest. The rough, wetlands, heather, rolling terrain and routinely well-positioned trees result in a challenging venue. Additionally, 14 water features come into play throughout the course. The course includes 4 sets of tees. Choose from the white tees at 4,949 yards, the green tees at 6,151 yards, the gold tees at 6,573 yards and the black tees at 6,917 yards.
    The 514-yard Par-5 # 10 is Aberdeen's Signature Hole. It is easily viewable from the Clubhouse, rolling down the landscape to a green surrounded by trees and a couple of bunkers. While this is not the most difficult hole on the course, it will test your nerves knowing that your play is likely under scrutiny by the crowd back at the Clubhouse!
    http://www.golfataberdeen.com/index.php

    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
    http://www.valparaisogolf.com/

    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake is a fun 9 hole regulation course located at the Mink Lake Golf Course facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 3,000 yards of golf for a par of 35. The course was designed by and opened in 1940.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mink-Lake-Golf-Course/146473742055479

    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W 875 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
    http://robbinhurst.com/
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!

    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
    http://www.fvfarms.com/locations/


    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
    http://www.horses4seasonsstable.com/


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


    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
    http://shiloranchhobart.com/

    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! It’s a great family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
    http://www.statelinestables.com/
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fall Festival, Fair, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, What to do
    - Fall is upon us and so are these great festivals in Northwest Indiana!


    SEPTEMBER 12-13


    Applefest at Garwood Orchard in La Porte
    5911 W 50 S
    Arts, crafts, free live music, u-pick apples and pumpkins, horse and tractor drawn wagon rides, full bakery and Garwood grill concession stand.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/119036

    Door Village Harvest Festival in La Porte
    Scipio Township Park
    3501 W Joliet Rd
    History, tours, antique cars and tractors, food, demonstrations, musical entertainment, Saturday pancake breakfast and Sunday pork chop dinner.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150912/118958

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    SEPTEMBER 13


    Polish Fest in Michigan City
    International Friendship Gardens
    2055 U.S. Highway 12
    12:00pm-5:00pm
    Polish Fest returns to International Friendship Gardens! There will be a polka band, folk dancers, wood carving and several other vendors. Polish food will be available throughout the day along with a beer tent and polish pastries from Baker’s Dozen
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150913/144162

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    SEPTEMBER 18 – 20


    Greek Fest in Valparaiso
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd.
    Enjoy food, music and drinks while sampling a wide array of delicacies, including kabobs, Greek chicken, homemade Greek desserts and barbecue lamb.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150918/115527


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    SEPTEMBER 19


    Apples, Apples, Apples at Chellberg Farm in Porter
    618 N. Mineral Springs Rd.
    1:00pm-4:00pm
    Celebrate apples through traditional music, crafts and farming demonstrations. Free admission.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132613

    Country-A-Fair at Redar Park in Schererville
    1722 S. Park Ave.
    11:00am-4:00pm
    Join us for a fall day full of activities, crafts, produce, games, food, and fun! All ages will enjoy shopping, toe-tapping music, petting zoo, pony rides, and pumpkin roll races.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/128331

    Folk, Blues & Brews at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso
    450 W. 100 North
    6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Spend the evening enjoying excellent bands and beers. This is a 21+ event.
    Admission: Pre-sale, members $10, non-members $12; at the door members $12, non-members $15
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132622

    Hammond Hops Fest and 10K Beer Run
    The PAV
    2324 Calumet Avenue
    Fest Admission: VIP Entry $60, General Admission $40, Designated Driver $10
    Run and Fest Combo Packages Available too
    Register online at http://www.ticketweb.com or purchase tickets at the Hammond Marina
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132609

    Hebron Block Party
    North of Hebron along Front Street and the Hebron Community Center
    Time to be determined
    Hebron's Annual Block Party consists of food vendors, kids games, live bands, and a beer garden. The day ends with a laser light show. Free admission
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132623

    Hobart's Brews & Blues
    Festival Park
    111 E Old Ridge Road
    2pm-9pm
    Sample some of the best craft beer from the Region and beyond while enjoying the soulful sounds of The Kinsey Report & a FREE Dr. Duke Tumatoe concert. This is a 21 and over event.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/123544

    Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show
    Downtown Wheatfield
    Starts at 10am
    The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce's annual Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show will take over downtown Wheatfield.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132612

    Winfield Township Community Fest at Winfield Township/Town Building
    10645 Randolph Street
    5k begins 7am, Market 10am, and Parade 11am
    Food, kids games, Vendors to shop from, Music, our 5k (so don't forget to register!!!!) The Lakes of the Four Seasons Volunteer Fire Force is hosting their Beer Garden, and a Corn Hole Tournament sponsored by Farmer's Insurance! Come join the fun! There's something for everyone - including a parade!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/145387

    World Cultural Festival in Valparaiso
    Central Park Plaza
    63 Lafayette Street
    12pm-5pm
    A celebration of food, dance and music from around the world. Families are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening and dress in cultural clothes. Free Admission
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/115584

    10th Annual DHC Bizarre Bazaar at Harrison Park in Hammond
    Waltham Street and Hohman Avenue
    10am-4pm
    Admission is free. Attractions include bands, vendors, children's games and art activities and a car show. Join the unexpected, outrageous, and whimsically bizarre extravaganza that offers something for everyone!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/132607

    17th Annual Sunflower Fair in Downtown LaPorte
    Downtown LaPorte
    8:00am
    Food and crafts, kiddie rides, live entertainment, car show, 5k run/walk, contests and more!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/119035


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    SEPTEMBER 19 – 20


    27th Annual Celebration of the Arts at Schoolhouse Shop in Chesterton
    278 E. 1500 North
    Time: Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST); Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)
    A two-day multimedia outdoor art fair. Free admission
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150919/115581

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    SEPTEMBER 25-27


    Fall Harvest Festival & Antique Equipment Show at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso
    775 Merdian Road
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Farming demonstrations include steam engines, shingle mill, saw mill, field cooking, parade of power, flea market, antique cars, trucks on Sunday and much more.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150925/115587

    Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
    Scarecrow Square
    North Main Street between Cross and High Streets
    Enjoy arts and crafts, rides for children, a pork chop dinner, fish fry and pancake breakfast, a parade, scarecrow sculpting, fun runs for children and adults, music and variety acts, a car show, community merchant drawings, bingo and more!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150925/132625

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    SEPTEMBER 26


    Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival in Chesterton
    Thomas Centennial Park
    109 Broadway
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Experience fall in the Midwest with a festival that celebrates live street art in progress. Join as participants complete a work of art, from start to finish, over the course of a day. Live art, music and family-friendly activities are just a few of the highlights.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150926/115588

    OktoberFest on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer Square
    Downtown Rensselaer Square
    Washington Street
    5:00pm-10:00pm
    Come enjoy a festive night of German and American cuisine from local eateries, try wines from our local winery and sample seasonal beer at our beer garden. Enjoy live entertainment on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer square. $5 donation requested. Kids 10 and under are free.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150926/127357

    Valpo Brewfest
    Central Park Plaza
    63 Lafayette Street
    1:00pm-5:00pm
    A celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. At this event you can sample over 125 different styles of beers. This is a 21+ event. No one under age 21 will be admitted.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150926/115541

    Valpo-Fest Motorcycle/Car Show & Swap Meet
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd.
    9 am – 4 pm
    Buy/sell/trade cars, bikes, parts, leather, trophy awards, a bike rodeo, food, beer, and live bands
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20150926/115589

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    OCTOBER 2-4


    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest
    Day Chapel Parking Lot
    Corner of 93rd Avenue & Rt. 41
    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest is great fun for everybody!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151002/132628

    Westville Pumpkin Festival
    Prairie Meadow Park
    US 421 & US 2
    Come and enjoy pumpkin pie along with food and craft booths, tractor pulls, parade, 3 on 3 tourney, car show, run/walk and live entertainment.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151002/132627

    23rd Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest in Portage
    Woodland Park Community Center
    2100 Willowcreek Rd.
    This festival honors the Elvis Presley legacy of giving by raising funds for Porter County Special Olympics. See top Elvis tribute artists for an EPE Ultimate Prequalifier contest.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151002/115593

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    OCTOBER 3


    Crown Point Oktoberfest
    South Main St
    3pm to 10pm
    Oktoberfest is a family friendly event with activities for everyone. A large variety of food vendors are available throughout the event. There is fun for all ages with a pie eating contest, chili cook-off, live music, bean bag tournament and much more
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151003/71598

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    OCTOBER 10-11


    Cowtoberfest at Fair Oaks Farm
    Fair Oaks Farms Adventure Center
    856 N. 600 E.
    10am to 6pm
    Fair Oaks Farms is also hosting its annual CowtoberFest, featuring a corn maze, carnival games, a Halloween costume parade for kids, a cute costume contest, craft vendors, live music, a pumpkin patch and a Haunted Hayride. Admission and parking is free.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151010/132693

    NW Indiana Storytelling Festival in Chesterton
    Indiana Dunes Nature Center
    1600 N. 25 E.
    Come to the Nature Center to watch some of Indiana's best storytellers weave their magic! Special sessions will go on throughout the day. Then, bring out a blanket for two special ghost story sessions at the Wilson Shelter at 5:30pm and 7pm. The first session is for younger children and their parent and the second session is for older children and adults. The programs are free. There is a park entry fee.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151010/132629

    Porter's Perfect Pint Festival
    Hawthorne Park
    500 Ackerman Drive
    1pm to 5pm
    There will be samples from over 50 Craft Breweries, food vendor and merchandise, live acoustic music, door prizes and lots of fun! Must be 21 or over to attend. Visit the website for ticket prices and more information.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151010/132630

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    OCTOBER 10-11


    Buckley Fall Festival “Lasting Traditions” in Lowell
    Buckley Homestead
    3606 Belshaw Road
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    $4 per person, children 7 & younger are FREE
    Family fun, great food, wonderful entertainment and traditional arts and crafts! Along the trail to the pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods. Wood crafters, china painter, spinners, quilters, weavers, and others will demonstrate their skills and may even sell their wares. The farmers are in the west pasture and Lake County Master Gardeners are in the garden and the root cellar. Taste freshly baked cornbread hot from the wood-burning stove then purchase Deep River stone ground cornmeal to take home and bake your own. The farm is bustling with activities. What a great way to spend the day.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151010/132631

    Indiana Gourd Society Fall Festival
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S. Court St, Crown Point, IN
    9am-3pm
    Admission is free. There will be vendors, IGS Gourd store, gourd Seeds, demonstrations, kids booth, and an auction. Mid-morning snacks and lunch are available. IGS Membership Meeting following festival at 3pm
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151010/144106

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    OCTOBER 11


    Fall Fest -Michigan City
    International Friendship Gardens
    2055 US Hwy 12
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Again this year, Fall Fest will include mini-hayrides throughout the woods, a bake sale, guided tours, a plant sale, music, arts and crafts vendors.
    The Gardens are beautiful this time of the year as the trees are taking on color and the flowers are still blooming. Crafters will be selling handmade soaps, tie dyes, decorative wood items and artists displaying their artwork. Children's art projects will be available. Folk musicians will be on the grounds providing entertainment. As always, pets on a leash are welcome!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151011/119282

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    OCTOBER 16-17


    Fall Harvest Festival - Downtown Valparaiso
    Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturday All day
    Get ready for two days of costumes, tricks, treats, spooks, and more. Trick-or-treat through Downtown Valparaiso on Friday evening and also enjoy live music or relax on a hayride. Join us on Saturday morning for the Valpo Parks Department’s 3rd Annual Monster Dash 1K.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151016/115534


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    OCTOBER 17


    Munster Ale Fest at Centennial Park
    1005 S. Centennial Drive
    1:00 pm -5:00 pm
    The town of Munster welcomes you to a most anticipated fall Ale Fest event. Bring your taste for great beer and spirit for fun as you can choose to sample from more than 100 local and nationwide craft brews. Munster Ale Fest will of course have some of the finest local food vendors serving up tasty bites to accompany your tastings. Tickets are limited, so it is highly suggested you purchase tickets early.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151017/132696

    Pumpkin Fest in Burns Harbor
    Lakeland Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr.
    4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Join us for the first annual Pumpkin 5K Dash at 4:30pm. Participation is limited so sign up early at http://www.active.com. The festival will follow with pumpkin carving, gourd painting, games, candy, pumpkin toss, hay rides, bounce houses, food, music and more.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151017/132882

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    OCTOBER 23


    BrOOFEST in Merrillville
    Radisson Star Plaza
    800 East 81st Avenue
    8pm to 11pm (VIP 7pm)
    There will be craft brewers and wineries giving tastings as well as great food, live music and much more.
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151023/132883


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    OCTOBER 24


    Flame & Flair Uptown Halloween Festival in Michigan City
    Uptown Arts District
    Franklin from 4th - 10th Sts
    5:00 pm-10 pm
    Trick or treat with the businesses downtown, enjoy live firedancers, a Thriller Street Dance, bed races and a haunted house!
    https://www.townplanner.com/event/console/view/20151024/119287





     
           

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