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Crown Point, IN 46307

Nearby communities: Lakes Of Four Seasons / Winfield

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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 8:15am - 9:15am | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Taltree, yoga, fitness, exercise
    - As a benefit of membership, Taltree offers free yoga to all Taltree Members! This Yoga class will increase vitality, flexibility, strength & balance. Beginners as well as those with experience are welcome. Instructor will individualize as needed. Taught by Suzanne Chick, MSW, certified yoga instructor of 17 years.

    Cost: Taltree Members Free/ Non-Members $5 (Donations for the instructor are encouraged)

    Capacity: 25, Registration is required.

    Register by calling the Taltree Office at 219-462-0025 or email info@taltree.org
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, Kids
    - Discover the benefits and rewards of becoming a foster parent. Call us today to learn more about foster parenting.
    National Youth Advocate Program
    1551 E 85th Avenue Merrillville Merrillville IN 46410
    Tarsha Turner 219.793.9560 tturner@nyap.org
  • | 9:15am - 10:00am | Special Interest
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Artisan Market
    - Please join us at our Artisan Market January 21st and 22nd presented by One Man's Trash. We will have everything from handmade jewelry, knits, repurposed furniture,apparel, and more!

    Check out our Facebook page One Man's Trash for more info!
    Beecher Community Hall
    660 Penfield St Beecher IL 60401
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, snowshoe, hike, nature, trails, winter
    - Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty on snowshoes. Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes. Then get a chance to try out some snowshoes on a ranger-led hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. Snowshoe are provided for free, however, a limited number of snowshoes are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead. Hike will be offered every Saturday in January and on Sunday, January 15th.

    *call before planning a hike to verify local conditions
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Rd. 49 Chesterton IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center 219.395.1882
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, wine, things to do, cheese, tastings, sample
    - Every Saturday join Good to Go by Lucrezia for their free wine and cheese tasting. Stay later for a casual dinner and nosh on small plates, flatbreads, cheeseboards and flights of wine or craft beers. Go. Shop. Eat. Drink. Stay.
    Good to Go By Lucrezia
    54 W. Lincolnway Valparaiso IN 46383
    Good to Go By Lucrezia 219.286.7668
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00am | Local Events, herbalife, essential, nutrition
    - Learn about Herbalife products. A healthier way of living.
    Essential Nutrition
    8420 Wicker Ave. Saint John IN 46373
    Essential Nutrition 219.558.0111
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - January 5- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 6- Alex Akers

    January 7- Nicholas Kazonis

    January 12-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 13- Doc Fuller

    January 14- Mark Biegel Duo

    January 19-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 20- Frank Ruvoli

    January 21- Denny Madera

    January 26- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 27- Rick Zuccarelli

    January 28- Greg Milliken Duo
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 8:00pm - | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, bands, live music, nicole jamrose, food, drinks
    - Come out to R-Bar Saturday night to enjoy the music of Nicole Jamrose and enjoy our Saturday Specials!
    $9 Serbo Burger
    $4.50 Stella Drafts
    $4.50 Gin & Tonics
    $7 Long Island
    $4 Vegas Bombs
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
    1035 Eagleridge
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 227-3777
    Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Indoor Park.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
    click for details


    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    219.963.2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
    click for details


    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.365.2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lite outside for night games. Summer Months.
    click for details


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    click for details


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
    click for details


    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
    click for details


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


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



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

    CEDAR LAKE
    *Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals are available Friday-Sunday on Cedar Lake (weather permitting).
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    *Open daily at 9 am
    *Call for reservations 219-380-2570
    *They have single and double kayaks, sit-in and sit on top.
    *Click here for $5 Off Rental Coupon-click for details


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


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


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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Toboggan Run, Day Trip, Angola, kids, family, fun
    - Looking for a fun day trip for the entire family?

    Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 25. It operates on weekends only through Feb. 26, 2017.

    Hours:
    Friday: 5:30-9 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Toboggan has extended hours during winter break and is open on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.

    Pokagon State Park is near Angola in NE Indiana. Toboggans are $13/hour and a maximum of 4 people can be on a sled. Must use toboggans provided--they are designed for the track. Sled with snow or no snow!

    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.

    You will need to carry your toboggan back to the top so make sure that you bring a friend to help. This would be difficult for a single adult with kids.

    For a video of the toboggan run: click for details

    All other details: click for details.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, music, food, drinks, things to do
    - SATURDAY SPECIALS!
    $9 Serbo Burger
    $4.50 Stella Drafts
    $4.50 Gin & Tonics
    $7 Long Island
    $4 Vegas Bombs
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, fishing, ice fishing, winter, nature, things to do
    - Ice fishing is allowed on public waterways if you enter through a public access site or have permission from a landowner to access the waterbody through their property. Please call the phone numbers provided for fishing conditions. If you'd like more info on specific lakes, contact your district fisheries biologist. For Northwest Indiana, contact Tom Bacula: tbacula@dnr.in.gov or 574-896-3673.

    When in doubt, DON'T GO OUT! BEWARE OF THIN ICE!!!

    Read more about Ice Fishing Safety click for details
    To search for more lakes throughout Indiana click for details

    Cedar Lake
    Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-374-6157
    click for details

    Upper/Lower Fish Lake
    302 Lakeside Dr., Fish Lake, Indiana
    219-369-9354
    click for details

    Wolf Lake
    2405 N. Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN
    219-853-6437
    click for details

    Kingsbury State Fish & Wildlife Area
    5344 South Hupp Rd., Kingsbury, Indiana
    219-393-3612
    click for details

    Bicentennial Park
    2571 Putnam St., Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    219-963-6378
    click for details

    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    219-963-2070
    click for details

    Soldiers Memorial Park
    250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-326-9600
    click for details

    Long Lake
    Long Lake Ln, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-772-2353
    click for details

    Loomis Lake
    5502 N. Meridian, Rd., Valparaiso, IN
    219-462-1959
    click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Improv, Comedy, Stories, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Presented at the historic Crown Point Court House in partnership with The Crown Point Courthouse Foundation. The stories are real. The comedy is makeshift. Regional business leaders, everyday heroes, and celebrities are invited to share personal stories on various topics while CPCT house team Makeshift Up performs a series of improvised scenes inspired by what's shared each night.

    JANUARY 13-14-15 & JANUARY 20-21-22
    FRI & SAT. 7:30 PM & SUN. 6:00PM
    GET TICKETS AT click for details $17 EACH
    Historic Crown Point Court House
    1 Court House Square Crown Point IN 46307
  • | NATL - Public Interest
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    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

    The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

    In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

    We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
     
           

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Artisan Market
    - Please join us at our Artisan Market January 21st and 22nd presented by One Man's Trash. We will have everything from handmade jewelry, knits, repurposed furniture,apparel, and more!

    Check out our Facebook page One Man's Trash for more info!
    Beecher Community Hall
    660 Penfield St Beecher IL 60401
  • - 1pm movie followed by discussion
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Avenue Hammond IN 46323
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, nature, tour, lakeshore, things to do
    - Join a ranger this fall or winter for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's new 16-passenger buses. This is a great way to see the park's fall colors without having to do a lot of walking. Reservations are required, call 219-395-1882.
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Rd. 49 Chesterton IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center 219.395.1882
  • | 6:00pm - | Religious Events, Prayer, Worship, A Real Church for Real People.
    - You're invited to Northwest Indiana's PRAYER & WORSHIP NIGHT as we seek God to move in NWI. New Pointe Church will also be joined with other area Churches. Everyone is Welcome, invite friends & family.
    SEEK GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART. Jeremiah 29:13
    January 22,2017
    6 PM
    New Pointe Church
    676 W Division Road
    Hebron, Indiana
    newpointe@frontier.com
    219-484-1783

    New Pointe Church is located just minutes from the front Gate of the Lake of the Four Seasons. We are on the Corner of Division & 675.
    New Pointe Church
    676 W Division Road Hebron IN 46341
    Amanda Bailey 219.484.1783 newpointe@frontier.com
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, prep, enrichment, deals
    - Back to School and Sylvan go hand in hand! Sylvan has individualized plans to meet all of your kid's academic needs, whether they need to brush up on a topic, focus on enrichment to stay ahead of the game, or even prepare for college and ACT/SAT, we're here for you! Contact us today!

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

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

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

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

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

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Shopping, NWI, Northwest Indiana, bridal, wedding, expo, cake, dresses, tuxedo,
    - The Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo is one of the largest bridal shows in Indiana. The top specialists in the region assemble in one of the largest venues in the region to help brides and grooms get the most out of their wedding planning. What separates the Northwest Bridal Expo from any other bridal show is the cost. There is no cost. For brides, grooms, or any of their guests that they bring. Louie's Tux Shop covers the entire cost of the day and some of the show features include:

    Free Admission & Free Parking
    Complimentary Coat Check Service
    Complimentary Tote Bags
    Over 140 booths
    Non Stop Fashions on 3 Separate Runways
    Cash Bar and Beverage Service
    Door prizes all throughout the day
    Food samples and demonstrations
    Incredible Show Specials
    Pre-Register Online click for details and bring your family and friends to the biggest bridal event in the region!
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Improv, Comedy, Stories, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Presented at the historic Crown Point Court House in partnership with The Crown Point Courthouse Foundation. The stories are real. The comedy is makeshift. Regional business leaders, everyday heroes, and celebrities are invited to share personal stories on various topics while CPCT house team Makeshift Up performs a series of improvised scenes inspired by what's shared each night.

    JANUARY 13-14-15 & JANUARY 20-21-22
    FRI & SAT. 7:30 PM & SUN. 6:00PM
    GET TICKETS AT click for details $17 EACH
    Historic Crown Point Court House
    1 Court House Square Crown Point IN 46307
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Chicago
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    CIRCULATION CLERK - PART TIME
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL

    Hours approximately 12-18 hours per week; includes daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. Flexible hours required including work day, evening and Saturdays. Salary: $10.05 DOQ per hour. No benefits.
    We need a vibrant and energetic customer service team member with the ability to engage our patrons! The Circulation Clerk greets library patrons, circulates library materials in accordance with established library policies and procedures, communicates library policies to patrons in an accurate and courteous manner; manages fines in ILS; issues library cards and more.

    See the full job ad and application instructions at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    YOUTH & TEEN SERVICES ASSOCIATE - PART TIME
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL

    The Lansing Public Library is looking for an outgoing new member for our library team with fresh ideas and unlimited enthusiasm to work with our teen patrons.
    Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must exhibit friendly customer service skills for patrons of all ages, but particularly teens. A love of reading is expected. A flexible schedule is ideal. This position includes evenings, weekends, and the occasional morning shift for 12-18 hours a week.

    Click on the following link for more information on how to apply. click for details No phone calls please.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    DESIGN/WEB INTERN
    mixdesign, Schererville

    Internship Description:
    This is an internship working 15 hours per week during a single semester.

    Job Requirements:
    Knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs (CS6 or CC). Knowledge of current web and digital coding/production (html, thml5, java, css, wordpress, muse). Understanding of web and new media marketing – SEO, SEM, eblast, web banner, social media. Knowledge of UX design and understanding of applications development. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Our internship is designed for individuals who are currently enrolled at an accredited college/university. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and recent work samples to info@mixdesign.com.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    ACADEMY CERTIFIED OFFICERS
    Police Department, Hammond

    The Hammond Police Department will be accepting applications for ACADEMY CERTIFIED OFFICERS ONLY, January 23, 2017 – February 3, 2017.

    Applications will be available at the HPD Chief’s Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

    The Probationary salary is $42,962 for anyone who has been an Officer for less than 3 years. An Officer with more than 3 years’ experience, would begin at $57,257.

    If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (219) 852-6329.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Human Resource Generalist with Payroll for one of our Industrial clients located in Hammond Indiana. Position is Temp To Hire, Direct Hire, 1st Shift 8am to 5pm. Ideal candidate will have 5+ of HR generalist experience with Payroll, preferably ADP and be driven and motivated HR professional. Interested candidates please submit resume and cover letter by email to apply@staffsourceusa.com

    Find more details at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Position available in Hammond, IN - Accounting Assistant, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm, $12-$14 depending on experience. Recent graduates with an Associates/Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting are encouraged to apply who may not have the hands on experience but have the fundamentals/basics of accounting from their coursework. To apply for this job email your details to apply@staffsourceusa.com

    Find more details at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    IT COORDINATOR
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton, packaging manufacturing company has an immediate opening for an IT Coordinator. This position will support administrative and operations personnel by troubleshooting and repairing computer hardware, printers, phone system issues; installing network lines and other cabling within the facility; providing custom information reports via system queries and updating user software as requested. BA/BS desirable and minimum of 2 years’ IT experience. Apply online at click for details No phone calls, please.

    (Posted January 18, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Northwest Indiana

    Immediate Positions Available
    Compensation: Pay based on experience
    Employment type: Full-time

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

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

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

    Our online application link is: click for details

    (Posted January 18, 2017)

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    BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank - Strack & Van Til, St. John

    Manage branch team and responsible for building profitable relationships through being a leader in the bank and the community, and the creation of a client sales and service environment. Responsible for the daily operation of the branch through the coaching, training, and development of branch associates. Be involved in community, social service, and volunteer organizations through leadership, attendance, and membership. Be the ambassador for the bank.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business related field. 1-3 years in banking preferred. Management experience. Customer service experience. For a complete job description and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted January 16, 2017)

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    FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CAREER FAIR
    Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee, Highland

    Financial Institution Career Fair
    9AM to 12 NOON
    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    Wicker Park Social Center
    2215 Ridge Road, Highland, In.
    Bring your resume
    For more information, call 219-803-0659
    Sponsored by: Centier Bank, First Saving Bank of Hegewisch and Horizon Bank

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    LIFEGUARDS, ADMISSION/CONCESSION STAFF, MAINTENANCE CREW, BANQUET SERVERS, BARTENDERS, LINE COOKS
    Parks and Recreation, Munster

    Munster Parks and Recreation is looking for candidates to fill the following positions for the Summer Season: Full & Part-time Lifeguards, Admission and Concession Staff, Part-time Maintenance Crew, and Centennial Park will be hiring banquet servers, bartenders and line cooks. Lifeguards must be 16 years old, currently in a class or already possess certifications. Summer maintenance must be at least 18 years of age. Centennial Park staff must be at least 17 years old for all job except bartender which is 21 years old. We are also look for part-time facility supervisors (16 years of age or older) and a Summer Enrichment Supervisor (preferably have or be working on a degree in Education). Monday, January 16, Munster Town Hall (1005 Ridge Rd.), Main Meeting Room, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Applications can be found on line at click for details or at the fair. Come prepared to interview. Questions? Please call 219-836-7275.

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Adult Development Instructor (ADI) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend the Adult Day Services Program. This individual is responsible for leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching daily living skills, academics, communication skills, and social/leisure skills while assisting with behavioral and medical issues. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred. The ADI position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance, and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Please send resumes to cflaherty@innil.net.

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    CHILD CAREGIVER
    Kuddle Bugz, St. John

    Established, state licensed in-home daycare and preschool in St. John, is looking for someone to join our staff. The ideal candidate would be a loving and caring non-smoker who enjoys working with children ages infant through five years. Flexible, part time hours are available Monday – Friday between 6:30AM – 6:00PM. The daycare offers a warm and inviting environment that includes a lovely indoor and outdoor setting and play area for the children. Moms, grandmas and individuals over 18 years are invited to contact us at kuddlebugz@comcast.net or 219-558-8600. Come join us and share your smiles!

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    PART-TIME MEMORY CARE DINING ATTENDANT
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    Residences at Deer Creek is currently looking for a part-time Memory Care Dining Attendant. Responsible for preparing the dining rooms for dinner (setting tables), bringing food from the kitchen to the dining area, stocking the memory care kitchen with juices, snacks, etc., and cleaning the tables and floors after the meal. This position works 4 days a week with weekend rotation from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for a high school or college student or someone looking to get out of the house a couple hours a day. Applicants can complete an on-line application at click for details or contact:
    Shelley Cohs, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,
    Director of Human Resources
    Residences at Deer Creek
    401 E. US Hwy 30, Schererville, IN 46375
    219-440-7502 (direct)
    219-864-0700 (w)
    scohs@residencesatdeercreek.com

    (Posted January 12, 2017)

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    FRONT DESK AND HOUSEKEEPERS
    Comfort Inn, Hebron

    Seeking motivated, customer service oriented individuals to join our team.
    Job duties for front desk include assisting guests with check in and check out, answering the phone, making reservations, handling guest requests, folding laundry, and general maintaining of the front desk area.

    Job Requirements: Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.

    No phone calls, Apply within.
    Comfort Inn
    3550 E 181st Ave, Hebron, Indiana
    (Exit 240 off of 65, behind the pilot.)

    (Posted January 11, 2017)

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    EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST HOME
    Discoveries Academic Student Homestay, Merrillville

    January 21st – end of school year. A volunteer host home is needed for a 16 year old exchange student from Spain who is attending Andrean High School in Merrillville. His present host family can no longer host. He is a student in excellent standing, polite, and enjoys sports and family activities. Transportation from most areas. Please contact dash.cp@comcast.net or 1 (844) 528-1145.

    (Posted January 10, 2017)

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    SOCCER COACHES/TRAINERS
    Crown Point Youth Soccer, Crown Point

    Crown Point Youth Soccer is seeking experienced soccer coaches/trainers to execute the curriculum provided by our club for the spring season. Hours would be Monday-Friday 5-7pm and 2 hours on Saturdays in Crown Point. Our mission is to create a positive, fun experience while focusing on advancement of skills and emphasizing a family, friendly environment. If interested, please provide a resume info@crownpointsoccer.org.

    (Posted January 10, 2017)

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    PART TIME AGENCY PRODUCER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Melissa Torres Insurance Agency, Inc., Highland

    Career Opportunity, Offering an Unlimited Income Potential

    Melissa Torres Insurance Agency, Inc., Highland, Indiana, is proud to announce that we are looking for business minded, outgoing, motivated, and driven individuals to fill the following agency role:

    Requirements/Musts:
    Bilingual is a required (English and Spanish)
    Have a minimum of 1 year industry or sales experience
    Have experience in direct marketing and have a good understanding of social media marketing.
    Possess good work ethic and be able to work unsupervised.
    Be dependable.
    Be open to change and constructive criticism.
    Qualities:
    Microsoft Proficient
    Property and Casualty license as well as licensed in Life and Health is a plus, if you are not licensed you must be willing to get licensed within 90 days of employment.

    Please inquire by sending your resume to mtorres2@farmersagent.com. Please feel free to share.

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    PART TIME TELLER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Centier Bank, Crown Point, Gary/Miller, Plymouth and South Haven

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

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

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    PART TIME OPTICIAN
    Benavente Eyecare, Country Club Hills, IL and Munster

    Entry Level Hourly, Will Train

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

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

    Benavente Eyecare has two locations, this position is for both locations-

    9175 Calumet Ave
    Munster, IN 46321

    4005 167th St
    Country Club Hills, IL 60478

    Additional Notes: Will train Optician Responsibilities

    Contact Information: EMail Resume to nancyannma@sbcglobal.net

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
    Outpatient Imaging Center, Merrillville

    Outpatient Imaging Center in Merrillville, IN is hiring a Part Time Radiologic Technologist. Must be ARRT R.T. (R) with current CPR and Indiana X-ray Operators License. Must be MRI registered or eligible with MRI experience. CT experience also a plus. 25-32 hours a week. Day, early evening, and 1 Saturday a month will be included in the schedule. Include desired salary with resume. Email to mmann@thecng.com or fax to 219-472-8095.

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    MEDICAL INSURANCE CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

    Full-Time Experienced Medical Insurance Claims Representative for account follow up on unpaid claims and appeals. Supporting staff in a fast paced environment. Bilingual preferred.

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI - Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    MEDICAL CODER/BILLER
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

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

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI - Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

    Full-Time Credentialing Specialist for multi-specialty organization. Looking for individual who has experience with credentialing, and contracting with insurance plans and companies as it relates to initial credentialing, re-credentialing, and credential modification.

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI- Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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

    Cherie's Garden is looking for energetic, dependable Teachers/Assistants for our Child Care Centers located in Crete and St. John.

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

    -Teachers must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting.
    -Assistants must have a high school diploma.

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

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

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

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    Staff Source, Chicago, IL

    Part Time Position available in Chicago, IL (near Midway Airport) Administrative Assistant – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am to 5pm, $13-$14/hour Depending on experience. Position is temp to hire. Have administrative experience working in Construction environment required.

    Apply online! click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff source is seeking to hire a Sales Representative for one of our clients located in Hammond, IN. This position is Direct Hire Position. Base Salary is $43,000 plus commission, benefits, and car package. Ideal candidate is someone who is a go-getter attitude! Position is Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, no overtime and no weekends.

    Apply online! click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS – DAY SERVICES AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
    Opportunity Enterprises, Inc., Valparaiso and Portage

    Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), work with, and provide care for, adults with physical and mental disabilities. Ideal candidates should have enthusiasm, patience and a positive attitude. DSPs work with clients to achieve their daily goals and serve as a positive role model.

    Applicants must have the following qualifications:
    · A valid driver’s license.
    · Must provide valid auto insurance.
    · Must be 18 yrs. or older and provide a high school diploma/GED/official transcripts.
    · Pass a background check, drug screen/TB test.

    Positions are available in the Valparaiso and Portage Indiana areas.

    To apply: Please visit our website at click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS
    Comfort Keepers, Highland, IN and Tinley Park, IL

    We provide excellent care for our clients 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.
    IN-HOME SERVICES:
    · Companionship
    · Meal Preparation
    · Assist with dressing & grooming
    · Provide for activities of daily living, including home maker duties and hygiene care
    · Provide hands-on personal hygiene care, including bathing, incontinence care, toileting, transferring, etc.
    · Laundry
    · Light Housekeeping
    · Transportation

    Pre-Employment Requirements:
    · Valid Driver License
    · Auto Insurance
    · Social Security Card
    · TB Test Required
    · Experience a plus but not required

    Around the clock shifts available.
    Competitive Pay
    Sign-on Bonuses
    Flexible Hours
    Assignments within 10-15 miles of home
    Timely Reviews
    Continuous professional and clinical training
    Awards and recognition programs
    Supportive and knowledgeable staff
    Caregivers with previous experience, CNA’s, HHA’s, LPN’s, MA’s (with or without current certification) encouraged to apply.

    Apply online click for details
    Or fax your resume (Attn: Human Resources)
    Highland, IN
    PH :219-838-0808
    FX: 219-838-0101
    Tinley Park, IL
    PH :708-942-4155
    FX: 708-444-2449
    If calling, ask for Becky or Debbie.

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    Primary duties for this full time position include road repair and maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, snow plowing, mowing and operation of job related equipment.

    Applicant should possess a CDL-B or higher, strong mechanical ability and must be capable of working in a variety of weather conditions. Prior Public Works/Street Department experience is preferred. Experience with a Vactor truck and Gradall hydraulic excavator preferred. Starting wage $14-$15 per hour dependent upon experience.

    Please forward applications and resumes to: Town of Winfield, 10645 Randolph St., Winfield, IN 46307
    Town Employment Applications can be found at click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    -Hiring packers for all shifts 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
    -Pay $9.00 for 1st and $9.20 for 2nd and 3rd
    -Raise after 160 hours
    -Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check
    -Apply on our website iescorp.net then call when finished
    -Impact Employment Solutions, 219-873-1880 ext. 467

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Tumblebear Gymnastics, Dyer

    Tumblebear Gymnastics is seeking fun, passionate, & reliable members for our team! Applicants need to be energetic individuals that are excited to work with children. Our company offers Recreational Programs in Gymnastics, Karate & Dance. Our programs are available to children starting as early as walking and going through age 12.

    Immediate openings for full or part time. Previous experience is helpful but not required. We offer ongoing training & development with opportunities to grow within our organization. All applicants must have open availability Monday through Friday (no weekends or holidays), have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check.

    Submit resumes or email information about why you would be a great addition to our team. Send to Sharon or Jayme at tumblebearmobile@aol.com. See what we're all about at click for details or call us at 219.865.9698. Applications are also available on our website under the Employment tab.

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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    MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SUPERVISOR
    People's Bank, Munster

    Position includes the duties of a Mortgage Loan Originator in addition to increasing current sales volume of the Originators and recruiting new Originators. Also will work with other bank managers to increase cross sales and resolve customer complaints.

    Peoples Bank offers local mortgage processing and underwriting. Compensation includes a base salary plus a competitive commission package.

    Qualified applicants ideally will have a Bachelor’s degree in business related field, a minimum five years of Mortgage Lending experience and at least two years’ experience with EllieMae’s Encompass loan origination system. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Encompass highly desirable plus the ability to grow, train, and manage a productive sales force.

    To apply, please email a resume to HR@ibankpeoples.com

    For over 100 years, Peoples Bank has maintained a philosophy of commitment to the customer, a belief that has allowed Peoples Bank to thrive and continue to serve the people of Northwest Indiana. It’s the same philosophy that drives Peoples now as it did in 1910 when the Bank first opened for business.

    Headquartered in Munster, Indiana, Peoples Bank provides a wide range of consumer, business and wealth management products along with electronic banking services, as well as a tradition of high-quality performance to the residents of Lake and Porter Counties. Peoples was chosen as a Best Places to Work in Indiana for the past four years and a Best Bank to Work For.

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

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Your job opening will appear on our websites soon after it is received and will be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
    Thank you!

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

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour, early literacy, lap-sit program uses songs, rhymes, and finger play to encourage interaction and foster language development at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

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

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


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


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


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event! We host Monthly LIVE Pro Wrestling Events & Bowling Tournaments.
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Reminders, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Counseling
    - The Community Counseling Center offers short-term individual counseling for adults and children.

    Issues commonly presented include:
    *Anxiety
    *Depression
    *Grief/Loss
    *Substance Abuse
    *Identity/ sexual orientation
    *Trauma survivors
    *Coping skills for life events

    Providing quality, affordable counseling services to individuals in Northwest Indiana and surrounding communities.

    All Ages Welcome
    ONLY $5 PER SESSION

    For an appointment, call (219) 989-2923 or send an email to ccc@pnw.edu
    Purdue University Northwest Community Counseling Center
    2415 - 169th Street Hammond IN 46323
    219.989.2923 ccc@pnw.edu
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, winter, activities, snowboard, tubing, ski, things to do
    - Gobles, MI:
    Lessons Available!
    Timber Ridge Ski Resort
    07500 23 1/2 Street
    Gobles, Michigan 49055
    (269) 694-9449 or 1-800-253-2928
    24 Hour Snow Phone: (269) 694-9158 or 1-800-285-6525
    More details and rates available at click for details
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    Lisle, IL:
    Lessons Available!
    Four Lakes Ski & Snowboard Area
    5750 Lakeside Dr.
    Lisle IL 60532
    630-964-2550 Ski Area
    info@skifourlakes.com
    More details and rates available at click for details
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    Algonquin, IL:
    Lessons Available!
    Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park
    19-265 Western Ave
    Algonquin, IL 60102
    847-836-7243
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, food, drinks, things to do
    - Every Monday: Stop in and try our tasty shrimp or wings. Both on special today for .60 cents a piece. Also enjoy one of our many craft bottled beers we offer.

    MONDAY SPECIALS!
    ¢60 Wings or Shrimp
    $4 Sam Adams Drafts
    $2 Domestic Bottles
    $3.50 Import Bottles
    $4 Captain Drinks
    $3.50 Fireball Shots
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, painting, things to do, Harry Potter, going out
    - Harry Potter Hedwig Painting at 95ate5 Brew Pub

    Tuesday, January 24th 6-9pm

    $35.00 and includes 1st drink!

    Click here to check it out click for details
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 6:45pm - 9:15pm | Local Events, Dancing, line dancing, exercise, activities, meeting new people
    - Immanuel Presbyterian Church

    New Class Starting
    Jan 3 2017​

    140 W US Highway 30, Schererville, IN

    Beginners
    6.45 pm – 7:40 pm
    $35 (6 wks) or $7 Nightly

    Intermediate
    7:45 - 9:15 pm
    $40 (6 weeks) or $7 Nightly

    For More Information contact:
    Linda Scott 219-682-6548 or
    lscott0688@hotmail.com
    KickinItWithLinda.com
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Things to do, What to do, Winter, Activities, Fun, Famiy, Kids
    - Don't let the cold weather keep you on the couch. Northwest Indiana has over 10 ice skating facilities to choose from! There are indoor and outdoor options if the weather isn't quite cooperating.

    DEEP RIVER SKATE THE PLAZA IN CROWN POINT
    9001 E. US Hwy 30
    (219)947-7850
    November 25, 2016- February 26, 2017
    Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
    Fridays: 2pm - 10pm
    Saturday: Noon - 10pm
    Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm
    Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
    Visit the website for pricing and exact dates & times at click for details
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    CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX
    1313 E North Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219.661.2271
    The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.
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    HAMMOND AREA PARKS
    Edison Park
    Madison Ave. & Mulberry Street

    Hessville Park
    173rd St. & Kennedy Avenue

    Irving Park
    Hoffman St. & Columbia Avenue

    Pulaski Park
    139th St. & Sheffield Avenue

    Riverside Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North

    Weather permitting contact the Civic Center at (219)853- 6378
    click for details
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is Northwest Indiana's largest state-of- the-art training facility. For the general public, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers open skate sessions and drop-in hockey.
    click for details
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    THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN MICHIGAN CITY
    115 Lakeshore Dr.
    (219) 873-1506
    Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times.
    click for details
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    SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK IN LA PORTE
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
    click for details Park-6
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    WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION ICE RINK AT CENTRAL PARK PLAZA IN VALPARAISO
    68 Lafayette St
    Open Skate Times
    Sundays - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Mondays - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Two for Tuesdays)
    Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursdays - 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Fridays - 12:00 p.m.(Noon) - 10:00 p.m. (Rock'n Skate - 7 - 10 p.m.)
    Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    **PLEASE NOTE** These times are tentative and subject to change due to holidays, weather and/or private rentals. Please check the calendar page for actual daily times and specials. Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or visit click for details
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  • | Celebration, banquet, wedding, baby, shower, business, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Theo’s Steaks & Seafood, wants to make your next event a memorable one.

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

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

    Accommodations up to 125 guests - Available parking for any size party.
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood
    9144 Indianapolis Boulevard Highland IN 46322
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood 219.838.8000
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, jump, Sky Zone, things to do, activity
    - We have a 3 month unlimited skyrobics pass for $129.

    SKYROBICS
    Burn up to 1,000 calories an hour on our wall-to-wall trampolines! SkyRobics is low-impact, healthy fun that combines calisthenics, core exercises and strength-building aerobics. SkyRobics is one of the most dynamic, effective and active workouts you can get!

    Skyrobics happen on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm and 7pm, Saturdays at 9am and Sundays at 10am.
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Amanda Deckinga 219.227.3777 amanda.deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, MLK, exhibit, bell, things to do
    - The MARTIN Bell: A Communication to MLK in Form, Sound, & Action exhibition will be held in the Education Room. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
    Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
    1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Brauer Museum of Art 219.464.5365
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Valentine, dance, mom, dad, daughter, son, things to do
    - Step out to a dance with your daughter or son in honor of Valentine's Day in Northwest Indiana. Take a look at the following activities:

    CEDAR LAKE

    My Mom is My Superhero Mother/Son Formal Dance
    1/14 6-9pm
    click for details
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    CROWN POINT

    My Son Rocks
    2/18 6-9pm
    click for details
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    DYER

    Daddy Daughter Dance
    2/18 6-8pm
    click for details
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    HIGHLAND

    Daddy Daughter Dance at Lincoln Community Center (Highland Residents Only)
    2/10 7-9pm
    click for details
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    MUNSTER

    Daddy/Daughter Date Night
    2/11 6-9pm
    click for details
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    PORTAGE

    Daddy Daughter Dance
    2/10 6-8:30pm
    click for details
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Daddy/Daughter Dance at Schererville Community Center
    2/3 6-9pm
    click for details

    Mother/Son Dance at Schererville Community Center
    2/4 6-9pm
    click for details
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    VALPARAISO

    Daddy, Daughter Date Night
    1/28 6:30-9pm
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, activities, things to do, karate, dance, classes
    - Crown Point Parks has many winter programs kicking off soon! To register call the Parks Dept. office at (219) 661-2271 or go to click for details for more information in our HUB CITY brochure.

    Mat Pilates
    Saturdays, 9 am to 10 am Jan. 21 - Feb. 25

    Kinder Tumbling
    Tuesdays, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Jan. 24 - Feb. 14

    Beginner Parkour
    Tuesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm Jan. 24 - Feb. 14

    Mommy and Me
    Thursdays, 10 am to 11 am Jan. 26 - March 2

    Bowl The Day Away
    Wednesdays, 4 pm to 5 pm Feb. 1-22

    Kid's Canvas Painting Class
    Tuesdays, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Kid's Karate
    Tuesdays, Jan. 31 - Feb. 21
    (Ages 3-4) 5:40 pm - 6:10 pm
    (Ages 5-12) 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm

    Couples Adult Dance Class
    Thursdays, 7 pm to 8 pm Jan. 26 - March 2
     
           
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, kids, toddlers, kids activities, youth, recreation, sports, instructional, play
    - Keep your kids active during the winter months with the awesome soccer & baseball instructional classes for kids 2 - 6 years old at the Sparta Dome in Crown Point!
     
           
    Jill Wichert 219.224.3663 jill@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Special Interest, Parenting, children, Love & Logic, Danny Silk
    - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KEEP YOUR LOVE ON?

    Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non–negotiable. Adults and children alike thrive in healthy relationships where it is safe to love and be loved, to know and be known. Yet for many, relationships are anything but safe, loving, or intimate. They are defined by anxiety, manipulation, control, and conflict. The reason is that most people have never been trained to be powerful enough to keep their love on in the face of mistakes, pain, and fear.

    Keep Your Love On reveals the higher, Jesus–focused standard defined by mature love—love that stays ‘on’ no matter what. Danny Silk’s practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can love against all odds. As a result, your relationships will be radically transformed for eternity. When you learn to keep your love on, you become like Jesus.
    #KYLO

    Wednesdays at 9:30am from Jan4th through Febuary 22.
    First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso Indiana
    103 Franklin Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Heather Novak 219.465.1661 connections@valpofumc.org
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

    Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
    click for details

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Open jump lets you fly high! That means full access to all Sky Zone activities, including the Main Court (free jump), the Foam Zone (freestyle jumping into foam), Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, and more! Open jump is available during normal operating hours. All ages are welcome, and a Sky Zone liability waiver is required for each jumper (those under 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian). Weekends can get busy, so book your spot online and fill out a waiver in advance. Park offerings vary by location.

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

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

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


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

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

    click for details



    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, volleyball, adults, sports, active, things to do
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced the format and dates for their "Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday Night Happy Hour" adult volleyball league. Co-ed and Women's teams will play in a mixed league and separate into two divisions for their season ending tournament on Tuesday, and Wednesday night. Friday night will consist of a co-ed division and women's division. All volleyball matches will be played at “Spark Fitness” located at 1516 North Main Street in Crown Point, Indiana. Team entry fee is as follows:

    Co-ed and Women's MIXED League starts January 17 to March 14 (Tuesday ) Maximum 8 teams

    Co-ed and Women's MIXED League starts January 25 to March 22 (Wednesday ) Maximum 8 teams

    Co-ed Division and Women's Division starts January 13 to March 10 (Friday League)

    All Friday Matches played on the State of the Art Ignite Elite Volleyball Courts

    $325 Team Entry Fee for Crown Point residents (inside city limits of Crown Point)
    $400 Team Entry Fee for non-Crown Point residents
    **Questions regarding residency, please contact the Parks office**

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 12, 2017

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VERIFY RESIDENCY, OR TO REGISTER CONTACT:
    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department
    at 219-661-2272 or email John Stroia: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Spark Fitness
    1516 North Main Street Crown Point IN
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, snowshoe, winter, outdoor, things to do
    - Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty on snowshoes. Join a ranger for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes when there is at least 3 inches of snow on the ground. Then, get a chance to try out some snowshoes on a ranger-led hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. Kids can build a snowman at the nature play zone, too. Hot coffee or hot chocolate will warm you up after your outdoor excursion.

    *call before planning a hike or skiing to check on local conditions
    Douglas Center
    100 Lake St Miller IN 46304
    Douglas Center 219.395.1882
  • | 9:00am - 7:00am | Daily Specials, salon, spa, PCA facials, massage, buy 2 get 1, hair treatment, Brazilian bond build
    - Elements January Specials
    New Year, New You...Let us help.
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat
    15255 W 101st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat 219.558.2022 frontdesk@elementsssr.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts as they get ready to read at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, winter, trees, identify, arborist, tree ID
    - Identifying trees in winter may seem like a challenge, but in some ways it is much easier! Join Taltree’s Certified Arborist, Craig Gress, and learn to identify trees not by leaves – but by bark, twig arrangement and growth type. Class participants will learn the unique attributes of several species that will aid in a “leafless” tree ID.

    Cost: $10 for Taltree Members/ $15 for Non-Members (includes cost of admission)
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, preschool, kids, school, education, learning
    Crown Point Library
    122 N. Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Library 219.663.0270
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - January 5- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 6- Alex Akers

    January 7- Nicholas Kazonis

    January 12-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 13- Doc Fuller

    January 14- Mark Biegel Duo

    January 19-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 20- Frank Ruvoli

    January 21- Denny Madera

    January 26- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 27- Rick Zuccarelli

    January 28- Greg Milliken Duo
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

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


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


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


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


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46406
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole and Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - January 5- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 6- Alex Akers

    January 7- Nicholas Kazonis

    January 12-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 13- Doc Fuller

    January 14- Mark Biegel Duo

    January 19-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 20- Frank Ruvoli

    January 21- Denny Madera

    January 26- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 27- Rick Zuccarelli

    January 28- Greg Milliken Duo
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, sledding, fun, winter, family, things to do
    - Lets Go Sledding!

    BEECHER, IL:
    Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
    Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road.
    Times: 8 a.m.-Sunset
    For current sledding conditions call: 708.946.2216.
    Sledding tubes are available for rent at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Rd., Beecher, IL.
    Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID.
    Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 4 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4:30 p.m.
    Activity Fee: $1/tube
    click for details
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    CHESTERTON:
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E.
    219.926.1952
    Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil's Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the lakeshore.
    click for details
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    CROWN POINT:
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St.
    219.663.3617
    A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages.
    click for details

    Lemon Lake County Park
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Dates: Sledding hills will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows.
    Cost: The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty.
    $5 per vehicle for IN residents or $8 per vehicle for out of state residents.
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Rentals available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Call the park at 219.663.7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at
    219.663.2418 after 9 a.m. to see if the hills are open before you come out.
    click for details
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    DYER:
    Northgate Park
    Calumet Ave. at Harrison Place
    click for details
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    GRIFFITH:
    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 S. Colfax Street, Griffith, IN 46319
    Dates: Sledding hills will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows.
    Cost: The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. $5 per vehicle for IN residents or $8 per vehicle for out of state residents.
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Call 219.884.7238 after 9 a.m. to see if the hills are open before you come out.
    Rentals available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    click for details
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    HAMMOND:
    Dowling Park
    175th & Parrish Avenue
    click for details

    Forsythe Park
    119th Street and Calumet Avenue
    219.659.7678
    Time: Dawn to dusk daily
    Settled on Wolf Lake, this park boasts an ice skating rink and cross-country skiing opportunities. No rentals are available.
    click for details

    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St.
    219.932.4653
    This award-winning golf course transforms into a winter wonderland, allowing cross-country skiing and sledding down the course’s rolling hills as weather permits. Families must bring their own equipment and check in at the club house.
    click for details
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    HIGHLAND:
    Meadows Park
    9400 Southmoor Ave
    219.838.0114
    click for details
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    LAPORTE:
    Red Mill County Park
    0185 South Holmesville Road
    219.325.8315
    click for details

    Kesling Park
    18th Street
    219.326.9600
    click for details
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    LEROY:
    Stoney Run County Park
    142nd and Union St.
    219.996.6500
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Rentals available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
    Intermediate and advanced skiers will appreciate this trail winding through a wooded area and featuring seven miles of easy to moderate challenges. *
    click for details
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    LOWELL:
    Liberty Park
    W Main St & N Liberty St.
    click for details
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    MERRILLVILLE:
    Hidden Lake Park
    6355 Broadway
    219.980.8790
    click for details
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    MUNSTER:
    Centennial Park
    901 N. Centennial Dr.
    219.836.6930
    click for details
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    PORTAGE:
    Countryside Park
    5250 U.S. 6
    219.762.1675
    click for details

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road
    219.762.1675
    click for details
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    PORTER:
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1100 N. Mineral Springs Road
    219.926.7561
    Time: Sunrise to sunset daily
    Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter pastimes along the lakeshore trails. Glenwood Dunes Trail is the best option for cross-country skiing with 6.4 miles of interconnecting loops traveling through gently rolling wooded dunes. Advanced skiers can enjoy the three-mile Tolleston Dunes Trail, which features some difficult hills that can be tricky to navigate. Rentals are not available.
    click for details
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    ST. JOHN:
    Heron Lake Park
    11960 Osage Dr.
    click for details
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    VALPARAISO:
    Forest Park Golf Course near Discovery Cottage
    1158 Harrison Blvd.
    219.462.5144
    Once the golf course closes for the season, families can bring their skis and sleds for some wintry fun.
    click for details

    Rogers-Lakewood Park
    3210 North Campbell Street
    219.462.5144
    This popular sledding hill attracts families each year to this 122-acre park. Families must bring their own sleds.
    click for details

    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
    Families can bring their own cross-country skiing equipment and enjoy the scenery at this 238-acre park.
    click for details

    *Lake County Parks Department sledding hills and cross-country skiing trails are open through March, weather permitting. Rentals at Oak Ridge Prairie and Stoney Run close the last day of February, and weekday rentals are closed at Stoney Run when schools are in session. Families should call after 9 a.m. to see if the hills are open for sledding or if there is enough snow for cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing boots, skis and poles are available for rental, but families must bring their own tube or plastic sleds for sledding.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


     
           
  • | Local Events, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Team Building
    - We provide everything you need from the most popular games played on our state-of-the-art turf with "Party Coaches" to lead the way.

    All of our party packages end with 30 minutes in our party area once the games have ended and most of the packages include pizza, plates, drinks, napkins and
    event invitations to send out prior to the party!

    We can accommodate an unlimited amount of parties, including:
    birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, graduations,
    corporate team building, and customer appreciation events.

    Party Games!
    *Dodgeball
    *Kickball
    *Wiffleball
    *Flag Football
    *Soccer
    *Volleyball
    *Capture the Flag and more!

    SPARTA SPORTS PARTY
    o Party guests will play a series of mini games of the Birthday
    Child’s choice ran by Sparta Dome Party Coordinators.

     GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY
    o Lights are out for this party! Party guests will enjoy a variety
    of games with glow in the dark capability chosen by the
    Birthday Child. Each child will receive a glow stick and
    bracelet to stand out. Everyone is encouraged to wear neon
    and florescent to enhance their experience.

     KNOCKERBALL PARTY
    o Knockerball parties are unlike any other party you’ve ever
    had! Jump inside our inflatable balls and have fun knocking
    your friends down. Sparta Dome Party Coordinators will
    conduct a series of fun Knockerball games.

    Interested in hosting an event or party at the Sparta Dome that does not fall
    under our party descriptions? Contact us!

    For more information or questions on reservations, please contact: cathy@spartadome.com or call 219.224.3663
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Cathy Witte 219.224.3663 cathy@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, music, food, drinks, things to do
    - Every Friday:
    It's Fried Chicken Friday at the R Bar. Try the best fried chicken dinner around. Choose from 4 or 8 piece dinner.

    FRIED CHICKEN FRIDAY!
    $7.99 4 Piece Chicken Dinner
    $4 312 Drafts
    $6.50 Mules
    $5.50 Vodka Redbull
    $13 Sangria Pitcher
    $4 Cherry/Grape Bombs

    D.J. Prime Time starts at 9pm
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, basketball, kids, youth, sports, activity
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced the registration for their Lil’ Dribblers first and second grade youth winter basketball program. All Lil’ Dribblers sessions will be held on Friday’s for eight weeks starting January 13th, -March 3rd from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm.

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

    Lil’ Dribblers for Boys and Girls 1st and 2nd Grade
    $65 Individual registration fee for Crown Point residents
    $80 Individual registration fee for non- residents

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VERIFY RESIDENCY, OR TO REGISTER CONTACT:
    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department
    Call John Stroia at 219-661-2272 or email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Franciscan Point Sport Medicine Institute (Fieldhouse)
    12800 Mississippi Parkway Crown Point IN
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Promotional, apartments, nwi, merrillville, clubhouse, pool
    - Call Prairie Point Apartments for a tour! (219) 736-8650

    COMMUNITY AMENITIES:
    24-Hour Online Resident Portal
    Community Encouraged Recycling
    Resort Style Clubhouse
    Dynamic On-Site Management and Service Personnel
    On-Site Maintenance
    Amazing Concierge Services
    Accommodating Bike Racks
    Courtyard
    Personal Attached or Detached Garages w/ Automatic Remote
    Complimentary Wireless High Speed Internet at the Clubhouse
    Sundeck
    Handy Business Center Providing Copier, Printer & Fax Machine
    Free Weights
    Community Play Area
    Professional Maid Services Available
    Convenient Package & Parcel Delivery
    Complimentary 24 Hour Fitness Center with State-of-the-Art Equipment
    Complimentary Coffee Bar
    Courtesy Valet Drop-off/Pick-up Dry Cleaning Services
    Heated Outdoor Olympic Swimming Pool w/ Lap Lane and Lavish Sun Deck
    Housekeeping
    Recreation Room
    Regulation Size Sand Volleyball Court

    APARTMENT AMENITIES:
    Fully Loaded Kitchens with Frigidaire Appliances
    Balcony/Patio with Additional Storage
    Complimentary Full Size Washer/Dryer in Your Suite
    Private Entrances
    Window Treatments Furnished
    Abundant Drive-In Closets
    Air Conditioner
    Cable Ready
    Carpeting
    Cozy Fireplaces
    Dishwasher
    Disposal
    Dramatic 9 to 10 Foot and Vaulted Ceilings
    Electronic Thermostat
    Extra Storage
    Furnished Suite Program Available
    Garden
    Gas Range
    In-Suite Microwave
    Refrigerator
    Security Systems Available
    Serene Views
    Wheelchair Access

    click for details
    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, gardening, gardener, flowers, nature, things to do
    - The Annual Gardening Show, sponsored by the Porter County Master Gardeners Association. This award-winning event features local gardening experts, special lodging & dining packages, a seed & bulb exchange, garden photography contest, children's corner, food service, door prizes, and 100 exhibitors and vendors of products and services about gardens and gardening.

    Check out their website here: click for details
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Porter County MG Association 219.465.3555
  • | 8:15am - 9:15am | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Taltree, yoga, fitness, exercise
    - As a benefit of membership, Taltree offers free yoga to all Taltree Members! This Yoga class will increase vitality, flexibility, strength & balance. Beginners as well as those with experience are welcome. Instructor will individualize as needed. Taught by Suzanne Chick, MSW, certified yoga instructor of 17 years.

    Cost: Taltree Members Free/ Non-Members $5 (Donations for the instructor are encouraged)

    Capacity: 25, Registration is required.

    Register by calling the Taltree Office at 219-462-0025 or email info@taltree.org
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, Kids
    - Discover the benefits and rewards of becoming a foster parent. Call us today to learn more about foster parenting.
    National Youth Advocate Program
    1551 E 85th Avenue Merrillville Merrillville IN 46410
    Tarsha Turner 219.793.9560 tturner@nyap.org
  • | 9:30am - | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, ice skating, party, outdoor, things to do
    - $6 per person for all attending
    Fee includes skate rental if needed.
    Please pay at the door. 80 People max.

    Contact Lake County (Indiana) Parks at (219) 945-0543 for more information
    Deep River Waterpark
    9001 East U.S. 30 Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour program includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, snowshoe, hike, nature, trails, winter
    - Learn a little bit about nature in winter and how to explore its beauty on snowshoes. Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes. Then get a chance to try out some snowshoes on a ranger-led hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. Snowshoe are provided for free, however, a limited number of snowshoes are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead. Hike will be offered every Saturday in January and on Sunday, January 15th.

    *call before planning a hike to verify local conditions
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Rd. 49 Chesterton IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center 219.395.1882
  • | 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Local food, Beer, Beer festival, Fundraiser
    - This is a great event for an even greater cause! You will have a chance to sample some of the best craft beer from all over the region while supporting The Lake Area United Way, Hobart Food Pantry, and Portage Township Food Pantry. In addition to unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers, there will also be a food buffet and live music.

    The Lake Area United Way, Hobart Food Pantry, and Portage Township Food Pantry all do important work throughout the region and have partnered with County Line Orchard to be this year’s beneficiary of the Big Barn Beer Fest. We ask that all guests bring can goods to support the cause!

    ****Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. $50 general admission / $15 designated driver****
    Click here to purchase tickets click for details

    (Must be 21 or over to attend this event.)
    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road Hobart IN 46342
  • | 2:00pm - | Library Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Chinese, culture, China, art, language, education
    - Children ages 6-10 are invited to welcome in the year of the Rooster while experiencing the culture of China through art, language, music, and food.
    Crown Point Community Library
    122 N. Main St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Community Library 219.663.0270 bhouk@crownpointlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - January 5- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 6- Alex Akers

    January 7- Nicholas Kazonis

    January 12-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 13- Doc Fuller

    January 14- Mark Biegel Duo

    January 19-All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 20- Frank Ruvoli

    January 21- Denny Madera

    January 26- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    January 27- Rick Zuccarelli

    January 28- Greg Milliken Duo
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
    1035 Eagleridge
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 227-3777
    Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Indoor Park.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
    click for details


    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    219.963.2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
    click for details


    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.365.2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lite outside for night games. Summer Months.
    click for details


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    click for details


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
    click for details


    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
    click for details


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


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



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

    CEDAR LAKE
    *Kayak and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals are available Friday-Sunday on Cedar Lake (weather permitting).
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    *Open daily at 9 am
    *Call for reservations 219-380-2570
    *They have single and double kayaks, sit-in and sit on top.
    *Click here for $5 Off Rental Coupon-click for details


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


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


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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Toboggan Run, Day Trip, Angola, kids, family, fun
    - Looking for a fun day trip for the entire family?

    Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 25. It operates on weekends only through Feb. 26, 2017.

    Hours:
    Friday: 5:30-9 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Toboggan has extended hours during winter break and is open on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day.

    Pokagon State Park is near Angola in NE Indiana. Toboggans are $13/hour and a maximum of 4 people can be on a sled. Must use toboggans provided--they are designed for the track. Sled with snow or no snow!

    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.

    You will need to carry your toboggan back to the top so make sure that you bring a friend to help. This would be difficult for a single adult with kids.

    For a video of the toboggan run: click for details

    All other details: click for details.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Northwest Indiana, fishing, ice fishing, winter, nature, things to do
    - Ice fishing is allowed on public waterways if you enter through a public access site or have permission from a landowner to access the waterbody through their property. Please call the phone numbers provided for fishing conditions. If you'd like more info on specific lakes, contact your district fisheries biologist. For Northwest Indiana, contact Tom Bacula: tbacula@dnr.in.gov or 574-896-3673.

    When in doubt, DON'T GO OUT! BEWARE OF THIN ICE!!!

    Read more about Ice Fishing Safety click for details
    To search for more lakes throughout Indiana click for details

    Cedar Lake
    Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-374-6157
    click for details

    Upper/Lower Fish Lake
    302 Lakeside Dr., Fish Lake, Indiana
    219-369-9354
    click for details

    Wolf Lake
    2405 N. Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN
    219-853-6437
    click for details

    Kingsbury State Fish & Wildlife Area
    5344 South Hupp Rd., Kingsbury, Indiana
    219-393-3612
    click for details

    Bicentennial Park
    2571 Putnam St., Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    219-963-6378
    click for details

    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    219-963-2070
    click for details

    Soldiers Memorial Park
    250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-326-9600
    click for details

    Long Lake
    Long Lake Ln, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-772-2353
    click for details

    Loomis Lake
    5502 N. Meridian, Rd., Valparaiso, IN
    219-462-1959
    click for details
     
           

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, games, food, drinks, things to do, football
    - Every Sunday:
    Come watch all the NFL games.
    30 hi def tv's and 2 big screens.
    We have the NFL package!!!

    SUNDAY SPECIALS!
    $11.99 Lamb Sandwich
    $5.50 Vodka Redbull
    $5 Bloody Mary’s
    $11 Domestic Buckets
    $3.50 Miller Talls
    $4 Jager Bombs
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, art, artwork, inspiration, Indiana Dunes, lakeshore
    - Sand & Steel: Visions of Our Indiana Shore features artwork inspired by the beauty of the Indiana Dunes beginning in the early 20th century, the industry that followed and the balance struck between the two with the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 1966. The exhibition will be held in the Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the public through April 2, 2017.

    Image above:
    Frank V. Dudley (1868-1957)
    The Magic Hour, 1950
    Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches
    Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
    1709 Chapel Dr. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Brauer Museum of Art 219.464.5365
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    CIRCULATION CLERK - PART TIME
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL

    Hours approximately 12-18 hours per week; includes daytime, evening, and Saturday hours. Flexible hours required including work day, evening and Saturdays. Salary: $10.05 DOQ per hour. No benefits.
    We need a vibrant and energetic customer service team member with the ability to engage our patrons! The Circulation Clerk greets library patrons, circulates library materials in accordance with established library policies and procedures, communicates library policies to patrons in an accurate and courteous manner; manages fines in ILS; issues library cards and more.

    See the full job ad and application instructions at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    YOUTH & TEEN SERVICES ASSOCIATE - PART TIME
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing, IL

    The Lansing Public Library is looking for an outgoing new member for our library team with fresh ideas and unlimited enthusiasm to work with our teen patrons.
    Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must exhibit friendly customer service skills for patrons of all ages, but particularly teens. A love of reading is expected. A flexible schedule is ideal. This position includes evenings, weekends, and the occasional morning shift for 12-18 hours a week.

    Click on the following link for more information on how to apply. click for details No phone calls please.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    DESIGN/WEB INTERN
    mixdesign, Schererville

    Internship Description:
    This is an internship working 15 hours per week during a single semester.

    Job Requirements:
    Knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs (CS6 or CC). Knowledge of current web and digital coding/production (html, thml5, java, css, wordpress, muse). Understanding of web and new media marketing – SEO, SEM, eblast, web banner, social media. Knowledge of UX design and understanding of applications development. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Our internship is designed for individuals who are currently enrolled at an accredited college/university. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and recent work samples to info@mixdesign.com.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    ACADEMY CERTIFIED OFFICERS
    Police Department, Hammond

    The Hammond Police Department will be accepting applications for ACADEMY CERTIFIED OFFICERS ONLY, January 23, 2017 – February 3, 2017.

    Applications will be available at the HPD Chief’s Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

    The Probationary salary is $42,962 for anyone who has been an Officer for less than 3 years. An Officer with more than 3 years’ experience, would begin at $57,257.

    If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (219) 852-6329.

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Human Resource Generalist with Payroll for one of our Industrial clients located in Hammond Indiana. Position is Temp To Hire, Direct Hire, 1st Shift 8am to 5pm. Ideal candidate will have 5+ of HR generalist experience with Payroll, preferably ADP and be driven and motivated HR professional. Interested candidates please submit resume and cover letter by email to apply@staffsourceusa.com

    Find more details at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Position available in Hammond, IN - Accounting Assistant, Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm, $12-$14 depending on experience. Recent graduates with an Associates/Bachelors Degree in Finance/Accounting are encouraged to apply who may not have the hands on experience but have the fundamentals/basics of accounting from their coursework. To apply for this job email your details to apply@staffsourceusa.com

    Find more details at click for details

    (Posted January 19, 2017)

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    IT COORDINATOR
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton, packaging manufacturing company has an immediate opening for an IT Coordinator. This position will support administrative and operations personnel by troubleshooting and repairing computer hardware, printers, phone system issues; installing network lines and other cabling within the facility; providing custom information reports via system queries and updating user software as requested. BA/BS desirable and minimum of 2 years’ IT experience. Apply online at click for details No phone calls, please.

    (Posted January 18, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Northwest Indiana

    Immediate Positions Available
    Compensation: Pay based on experience
    Employment type: Full-time

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

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

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

    Our online application link is: click for details

    (Posted January 18, 2017)

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    BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank - Strack & Van Til, St. John

    Manage branch team and responsible for building profitable relationships through being a leader in the bank and the community, and the creation of a client sales and service environment. Responsible for the daily operation of the branch through the coaching, training, and development of branch associates. Be involved in community, social service, and volunteer organizations through leadership, attendance, and membership. Be the ambassador for the bank.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business related field. 1-3 years in banking preferred. Management experience. Customer service experience. For a complete job description and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted January 16, 2017)

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    FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CAREER FAIR
    Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee, Highland

    Financial Institution Career Fair
    9AM to 12 NOON
    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    Wicker Park Social Center
    2215 Ridge Road, Highland, In.
    Bring your resume
    For more information, call 219-803-0659
    Sponsored by: Centier Bank, First Saving Bank of Hegewisch and Horizon Bank

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    LIFEGUARDS, ADMISSION/CONCESSION STAFF, MAINTENANCE CREW, BANQUET SERVERS, BARTENDERS, LINE COOKS
    Parks and Recreation, Munster

    Munster Parks and Recreation is looking for candidates to fill the following positions for the Summer Season: Full & Part-time Lifeguards, Admission and Concession Staff, Part-time Maintenance Crew, and Centennial Park will be hiring banquet servers, bartenders and line cooks. Lifeguards must be 16 years old, currently in a class or already possess certifications. Summer maintenance must be at least 18 years of age. Centennial Park staff must be at least 17 years old for all job except bartender which is 21 years old. We are also look for part-time facility supervisors (16 years of age or older) and a Summer Enrichment Supervisor (preferably have or be working on a degree in Education). Monday, January 16, Munster Town Hall (1005 Ridge Rd.), Main Meeting Room, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Applications can be found on line at click for details or at the fair. Come prepared to interview. Questions? Please call 219-836-7275.

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Adult Development Instructor (ADI) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals with intellectual disabilities who attend the Adult Day Services Program. This individual is responsible for leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching daily living skills, academics, communication skills, and social/leisure skills while assisting with behavioral and medical issues. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred. The ADI position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance, and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Please send resumes to cflaherty@innil.net.

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    CHILD CAREGIVER
    Kuddle Bugz, St. John

    Established, state licensed in-home daycare and preschool in St. John, is looking for someone to join our staff. The ideal candidate would be a loving and caring non-smoker who enjoys working with children ages infant through five years. Flexible, part time hours are available Monday – Friday between 6:30AM – 6:00PM. The daycare offers a warm and inviting environment that includes a lovely indoor and outdoor setting and play area for the children. Moms, grandmas and individuals over 18 years are invited to contact us at kuddlebugz@comcast.net or 219-558-8600. Come join us and share your smiles!

    (Posted January 14, 2017)

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    PART-TIME MEMORY CARE DINING ATTENDANT
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    Residences at Deer Creek is currently looking for a part-time Memory Care Dining Attendant. Responsible for preparing the dining rooms for dinner (setting tables), bringing food from the kitchen to the dining area, stocking the memory care kitchen with juices, snacks, etc., and cleaning the tables and floors after the meal. This position works 4 days a week with weekend rotation from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for a high school or college student or someone looking to get out of the house a couple hours a day. Applicants can complete an on-line application at click for details or contact:
    Shelley Cohs, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,
    Director of Human Resources
    Residences at Deer Creek
    401 E. US Hwy 30, Schererville, IN 46375
    219-440-7502 (direct)
    219-864-0700 (w)
    scohs@residencesatdeercreek.com

    (Posted January 12, 2017)

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    FRONT DESK AND HOUSEKEEPERS
    Comfort Inn, Hebron

    Seeking motivated, customer service oriented individuals to join our team.
    Job duties for front desk include assisting guests with check in and check out, answering the phone, making reservations, handling guest requests, folding laundry, and general maintaining of the front desk area.

    Job Requirements: Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.

    No phone calls, Apply within.
    Comfort Inn
    3550 E 181st Ave, Hebron, Indiana
    (Exit 240 off of 65, behind the pilot.)

    (Posted January 11, 2017)

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    EXCHANGE STUDENT HOST HOME
    Discoveries Academic Student Homestay, Merrillville

    January 21st – end of school year. A volunteer host home is needed for a 16 year old exchange student from Spain who is attending Andrean High School in Merrillville. His present host family can no longer host. He is a student in excellent standing, polite, and enjoys sports and family activities. Transportation from most areas. Please contact dash.cp@comcast.net or 1 (844) 528-1145.

    (Posted January 10, 2017)

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    SOCCER COACHES/TRAINERS
    Crown Point Youth Soccer, Crown Point

    Crown Point Youth Soccer is seeking experienced soccer coaches/trainers to execute the curriculum provided by our club for the spring season. Hours would be Monday-Friday 5-7pm and 2 hours on Saturdays in Crown Point. Our mission is to create a positive, fun experience while focusing on advancement of skills and emphasizing a family, friendly environment. If interested, please provide a resume info@crownpointsoccer.org.

    (Posted January 10, 2017)

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    PART TIME AGENCY PRODUCER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Melissa Torres Insurance Agency, Inc., Highland

    Career Opportunity, Offering an Unlimited Income Potential

    Melissa Torres Insurance Agency, Inc., Highland, Indiana, is proud to announce that we are looking for business minded, outgoing, motivated, and driven individuals to fill the following agency role:

    Requirements/Musts:
    Bilingual is a required (English and Spanish)
    Have a minimum of 1 year industry or sales experience
    Have experience in direct marketing and have a good understanding of social media marketing.
    Possess good work ethic and be able to work unsupervised.
    Be dependable.
    Be open to change and constructive criticism.
    Qualities:
    Microsoft Proficient
    Property and Casualty license as well as licensed in Life and Health is a plus, if you are not licensed you must be willing to get licensed within 90 days of employment.

    Please inquire by sending your resume to mtorres2@farmersagent.com. Please feel free to share.

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    PART TIME TELLER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Centier Bank, Crown Point, Gary/Miller, Plymouth and South Haven

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

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

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    PART TIME OPTICIAN
    Benavente Eyecare, Country Club Hills, IL and Munster

    Entry Level Hourly, Will Train

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

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

    Benavente Eyecare has two locations, this position is for both locations-

    9175 Calumet Ave
    Munster, IN 46321

    4005 167th St
    Country Club Hills, IL 60478

    Additional Notes: Will train Optician Responsibilities

    Contact Information: EMail Resume to nancyannma@sbcglobal.net

    (Posted January 9, 2017)

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    RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
    Outpatient Imaging Center, Merrillville

    Outpatient Imaging Center in Merrillville, IN is hiring a Part Time Radiologic Technologist. Must be ARRT R.T. (R) with current CPR and Indiana X-ray Operators License. Must be MRI registered or eligible with MRI experience. CT experience also a plus. 25-32 hours a week. Day, early evening, and 1 Saturday a month will be included in the schedule. Include desired salary with resume. Email to mmann@thecng.com or fax to 219-472-8095.

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    MEDICAL INSURANCE CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

    Full-Time Experienced Medical Insurance Claims Representative for account follow up on unpaid claims and appeals. Supporting staff in a fast paced environment. Bilingual preferred.

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI - Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    MEDICAL CODER/BILLER
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

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

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI - Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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    CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST
    Physician Billers, Crown Point

    Full-Time Credentialing Specialist for multi-specialty organization. Looking for individual who has experience with credentialing, and contracting with insurance plans and companies as it relates to initial credentialing, re-credentialing, and credential modification.

    Mail all resumes to:
    PBI- Physician Billers
    PO Box 1103
    Crown Point, IN 46308

    (Posted January 5, 2017)

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

    Cherie's Garden is looking for energetic, dependable Teachers/Assistants for our Child Care Centers located in Crete and St. John.

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

    -Teachers must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting.
    -Assistants must have a high school diploma.

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

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

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

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    Staff Source, Chicago, IL

    Part Time Position available in Chicago, IL (near Midway Airport) Administrative Assistant – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am to 5pm, $13-$14/hour Depending on experience. Position is temp to hire. Have administrative experience working in Construction environment required.

    Apply online! click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff source is seeking to hire a Sales Representative for one of our clients located in Hammond, IN. This position is Direct Hire Position. Base Salary is $43,000 plus commission, benefits, and car package. Ideal candidate is someone who is a go-getter attitude! Position is Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, no overtime and no weekends.

    Apply online! click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS – DAY SERVICES AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
    Opportunity Enterprises, Inc., Valparaiso and Portage

    Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), work with, and provide care for, adults with physical and mental disabilities. Ideal candidates should have enthusiasm, patience and a positive attitude. DSPs work with clients to achieve their daily goals and serve as a positive role model.

    Applicants must have the following qualifications:
    · A valid driver’s license.
    · Must provide valid auto insurance.
    · Must be 18 yrs. or older and provide a high school diploma/GED/official transcripts.
    · Pass a background check, drug screen/TB test.

    Positions are available in the Valparaiso and Portage Indiana areas.

    To apply: Please visit our website at click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS
    Comfort Keepers, Highland, IN and Tinley Park, IL

    We provide excellent care for our clients 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week.
    IN-HOME SERVICES:
    · Companionship
    · Meal Preparation
    · Assist with dressing & grooming
    · Provide for activities of daily living, including home maker duties and hygiene care
    · Provide hands-on personal hygiene care, including bathing, incontinence care, toileting, transferring, etc.
    · Laundry
    · Light Housekeeping
    · Transportation

    Pre-Employment Requirements:
    · Valid Driver License
    · Auto Insurance
    · Social Security Card
    · TB Test Required
    · Experience a plus but not required

    Around the clock shifts available.
    Competitive Pay
    Sign-on Bonuses
    Flexible Hours
    Assignments within 10-15 miles of home
    Timely Reviews
    Continuous professional and clinical training
    Awards and recognition programs
    Supportive and knowledgeable staff
    Caregivers with previous experience, CNA’s, HHA’s, LPN’s, MA’s (with or without current certification) encouraged to apply.

    Apply online click for details
    Or fax your resume (Attn: Human Resources)
    Highland, IN
    PH :219-838-0808
    FX: 219-838-0101
    Tinley Park, IL
    PH :708-942-4155
    FX: 708-444-2449
    If calling, ask for Becky or Debbie.

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    Primary duties for this full time position include road repair and maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, snow plowing, mowing and operation of job related equipment.

    Applicant should possess a CDL-B or higher, strong mechanical ability and must be capable of working in a variety of weather conditions. Prior Public Works/Street Department experience is preferred. Experience with a Vactor truck and Gradall hydraulic excavator preferred. Starting wage $14-$15 per hour dependent upon experience.

    Please forward applications and resumes to: Town of Winfield, 10645 Randolph St., Winfield, IN 46307
    Town Employment Applications can be found at click for details

    (Posted January 4, 2017)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    -Hiring packers for all shifts 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
    -Pay $9.00 for 1st and $9.20 for 2nd and 3rd
    -Raise after 160 hours
    -Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check
    -Apply on our website iescorp.net then call when finished
    -Impact Employment Solutions, 219-873-1880 ext. 467

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Tumblebear Gymnastics, Dyer

    Tumblebear Gymnastics is seeking fun, passionate, & reliable members for our team! Applicants need to be energetic individuals that are excited to work with children. Our company offers Recreational Programs in Gymnastics, Karate & Dance. Our programs are available to children starting as early as walking and going through age 12.

    Immediate openings for full or part time. Previous experience is helpful but not required. We offer ongoing training & development with opportunities to grow within our organization. All applicants must have open availability Monday through Friday (no weekends or holidays), have a valid driver's license and be able to pass a background check.

    Submit resumes or email information about why you would be a great addition to our team. Send to Sharon or Jayme at tumblebearmobile@aol.com. See what we're all about at click for details or call us at 219.865.9698. Applications are also available on our website under the Employment tab.

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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    MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR SUPERVISOR
    People's Bank, Munster

    Position includes the duties of a Mortgage Loan Originator in addition to increasing current sales volume of the Originators and recruiting new Originators. Also will work with other bank managers to increase cross sales and resolve customer complaints.

    Peoples Bank offers local mortgage processing and underwriting. Compensation includes a base salary plus a competitive commission package.

    Qualified applicants ideally will have a Bachelor’s degree in business related field, a minimum five years of Mortgage Lending experience and at least two years’ experience with EllieMae’s Encompass loan origination system. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Encompass highly desirable plus the ability to grow, train, and manage a productive sales force.

    To apply, please email a resume to HR@ibankpeoples.com

    For over 100 years, Peoples Bank has maintained a philosophy of commitment to the customer, a belief that has allowed Peoples Bank to thrive and continue to serve the people of Northwest Indiana. It’s the same philosophy that drives Peoples now as it did in 1910 when the Bank first opened for business.

    Headquartered in Munster, Indiana, Peoples Bank provides a wide range of consumer, business and wealth management products along with electronic banking services, as well as a tradition of high-quality performance to the residents of Lake and Porter Counties. Peoples was chosen as a Best Places to Work in Indiana for the past four years and a Best Bank to Work For.

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

    (Posted January 2, 2017)

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

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Your job opening will appear on our websites soon after it is received and will be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
    Thank you!

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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

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

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


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


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


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event! We host Monthly LIVE Pro Wrestling Events & Bowling Tournaments.
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Things to do, What to do, Winter, Activities, Fun, Famiy, Kids
    - Don't let the cold weather keep you on the couch. Northwest Indiana has over 10 ice skating facilities to choose from! There are indoor and outdoor options if the weather isn't quite cooperating.

    DEEP RIVER SKATE THE PLAZA IN CROWN POINT
    9001 E. US Hwy 30
    (219)947-7850
    November 25, 2016- February 26, 2017
    Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
    Fridays: 2pm - 10pm
    Saturday: Noon - 10pm
    Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm
    Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
    Visit the website for pricing and exact dates & times at click for details
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    CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX
    1313 E North Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219.661.2271
    The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.
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    HAMMOND AREA PARKS
    Edison Park
    Madison Ave. & Mulberry Street

    Hessville Park
    173rd St. & Kennedy Avenue

    Irving Park
    Hoffman St. & Columbia Avenue

    Pulaski Park
    139th St. & Sheffield Avenue

    Riverside Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North

    Weather permitting contact the Civic Center at (219)853- 6378
    click for details
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is Northwest Indiana's largest state-of- the-art training facility. For the general public, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers open skate sessions and drop-in hockey.
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    THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN MICHIGAN CITY
    115 Lakeshore Dr.
    (219) 873-1506
    Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times.
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    SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK IN LA PORTE
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
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    WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION ICE RINK AT CENTRAL PARK PLAZA IN VALPARAISO
    68 Lafayette St
    Open Skate Times
    Sundays - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Mondays - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Two for Tuesdays)
    Wednesdays - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Thursdays - 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Fridays - 12:00 p.m.(Noon) - 10:00 p.m. (Rock'n Skate - 7 - 10 p.m.)
    Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    **PLEASE NOTE** These times are tentative and subject to change due to holidays, weather and/or private rentals. Please check the calendar page for actual daily times and specials. Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or visit click for details
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  • | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be exhibiting "Winter Photography" from January 9th through 4th February at Red Cup Café. The Café is located at 115 Broadway in Chesterton, IN. Please note that the Café is closed on Sunday. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Valentine, dance, mom, dad, daughter, son, things to do
    - Step out to a dance with your daughter or son in honor of Valentine's Day in Northwest Indiana. Take a look at the following activities:

    CEDAR LAKE

    My Mom is My Superhero Mother/Son Formal Dance
    1/14 6-9pm
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    CROWN POINT

    My Son Rocks
    2/18 6-9pm
    click for details
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    DYER

    Daddy Daughter Dance
    2/18 6-8pm
    click for details
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    HIGHLAND

    Daddy Daughter Dance at Lincoln Community Center (Highland Residents Only)
    2/10 7-9pm
    click for details
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    MUNSTER

    Daddy/Daughter Date Night
    2/11 6-9pm
    click for details
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    PORTAGE

    Daddy Daughter Dance
    2/10 6-8:30pm
    click for details
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Daddy/Daughter Dance at Schererville Community Center
    2/3 6-9pm
    click for details

    Mother/Son Dance at Schererville Community Center
    2/4 6-9pm
    click for details
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    VALPARAISO

    Daddy, Daughter Date Night
    1/28 6:30-9pm
    click for details
     
           

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

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