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Sunday, June 25th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty
    - Sundays, May 7 through October 29
    Community Hospital Outpatient Centre
    9660 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    219.365.6465
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Bugs, Garden, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - On Sunday June 25th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a free afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout our 105 acre garden park.

    Families can discover a hidden world of marvelous mini-beasts living all around us while viewing live creepy crawlies.

    Bring your nets and magnifying glasses to learn about the crucial roles insects play in our lives through hands-on citizen science and free children’s craft activities.

    For more information, contact 219 878 9885 or info@friendshipgardens.org.

    Connect with Friendship Botanic Gardens online, click for details
    Friendship Botanic Gardens
    2055 E US Highway 12 Michigan City IN 46360
    Friendship Botanic Gardens 219.878.9885 info@friendshipgardens.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, choir, concert, outdoor
    - Gospel Fest on Historic Court House East Lawn, June 25, in Crown Point.

    The Lake Court House Foundation is hosting the “Annual Gospel Fest” again this year. The Gospel Fest will be held on the East Stairs. As in the past bring your neighbors, your family and your lawn chair set back and relax as you listen to an hour or so of wonderful music of local area churches and choral groups. The music will begins at 6 pm on the East Lawn. What a nice way to wind up your weekend with a free concert. In case of rain we will gather inside the Court House.

    For further information or to help with the event call Marty Wheeler at the Lake Court House Foundation. 219-663-0660. Or check us out at lakecourthousefoundation.org
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Marty Wheeler 219.663.0660 courthouse@airbaud.net
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

    Our traditional day camp provides a summer program that meets the needs of all families. You may bring your child for full-day or half-day care, one to five days a week to fit your schedule. We provide a safe environment with friendly and qualified staff. Activities include gym/swim time daily and outdoor activities to promote physical fitness and fun; access to the Activity Center; arts and crafts and movie time. Campers may come as early as 6:00am and leave as late as 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed Kindergarten and not started 6th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 7:00 pm

    Playing June 23-29:

    8:30 pm
    Cars 3
    Starring: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt
    Rated G, Animated/Family


    10:35 pm
    Wonder Woman
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    Same great prices as last year!
    $10.00 ages 12 & up
    $5.00 ages 5-11
    4 under free for 2 great movies!

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
    click for details

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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
    click for details

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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
    click for details

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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    click for details

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    PORTER COUNTY


    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
    click for details

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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
    Sail-A-Way – 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. Classes include 12 hours of instruction (six 2-hour lessons) as well as books and materials. 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. View complete Sail-A-Way program details: click for details
    Discover Sailing – A 3-hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Revisit 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, Special Event or Educational Cruises.
    click for details


    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.
    Wild Dog, Capt. Guy Lopez 847-420-3046
    Brother Nature, Capt. Mike Schoonveld 219-394-2123
    KingSeeker Charters, Capt. John Warren 219-374-6011 or 815-641-0276
    Schellfish Charters, Capt. Bob Schell 708-672-4454 or 708-372-8201
    Just 4 Fun, Tim Morris, Owner (219) 924-2593
    Fuzzy Bear Charters, Capt. Carl Stopczynski (574) 607-2542
    Capt. Ralph Steiger Charters, Capt. Ralph Steiger, Owner 219-688-3593
    Fire Drill Charters, Capt. Kevin Malcer 219-898-8111
    Whitecap Outfitters, Capts. John & Con Dembowski 219-730-9135 & 219-798-9240
    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


    NORTHWEST INDIANA/CHICAGO AREA
    Canoe Trips on the Kankakee River for all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips offered range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even the longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
    The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 133 miles long, in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois.
    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


    WOLF LAKE, HAMMOND
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    Paddlers are welcome to launch their own crafts from the south entrance of Wolf Lake (2352 Sheffield Ave, Hammond, IN 46320).
    Rentals: Visitors may rent kayaks, canoes paddle boats or stand up paddle boards on-site for $5/hour. Life flotation devices, which are included with rental, come in adult and child sizes. Canoes, single- and double-kayaks are available.
    Please call 219.655.5212 or 219.937.7942 before planning an outing.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, rides, food, games, vendors, midway
    - JUNE 21-25, 2017

    St. Thomas More Parish announces the 26th Anniversary of Lake County’s Premier Festival, providing the best in food, fun, rides and live bands for all ages to enjoy. The St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival, June 21 through June 25, 2017 at St. Thomas More Church, 8501 Calumet Ave. in Munster.

    A beer tent, bingo, and a $15,000 cash raffle provide entertainment for the adults and children’s’ games and a large midway of carnival rides keep the younger crowd, of any age, happy. The food court features OVER 20 local favorite festival vendors with selections for dinner, desserts, beverages, and snacks. Everything for a fun family outing.

    FESTIVAL TIMES:
    Wed and Thurs, 5:00 - 11:00 pm
    Friday 5:00 - midnight
    Saturday 2:00 pm - midnight
    Sunday 1:00 – 10:00 pm


    RIDE prices and MEGAPASS available here: click for details

    Find the BAND schedule here: click for details
    St. Thomas More Church
    8501 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Miniature, Family, Kids, Outdoors, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

    Surrounding the Heron Pond trail, the exhibit features over a dozen houses created from natural and recycled material, each unique in personality with a natural landscape. Most of the material for the houses was collected from Taltree’s property.

    “The newest addition to the exhibit are houses created by Taltree’s volunteers.” Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ arborist Craig Gress said. “We are going to keep the exhibit up an extra month this year to enjoy the natural showcase even longer.

    ”A fairy castle that was donated and built by the Crown Miniature Society in 2016 will now be a permanent fixture during the exhibit in the Depot entryway. The castle made from a white pine tree that fell in a Taltree member’s yard on Halloween 2014 was an inspiration thought of after the group took a trip to view the exhibit.

    This year, Taltree is offering new features of the exhibit including several classes May 6 and 20 and June 3 and 17, where visitors can learn how to make their own fairy garden to take home. Visitors will be able to view a small fairy garden train display in the Depot area as well as purchase accessories. click for details about the Fairy House Garden exhibit and more.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Religious Events, Kids, Fun, Summer, Bible Camp, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible Scho 219.663.2255
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St. Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Family YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Adventure, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Challenger Learning Center 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    click for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

    Torres Martial Arts Academy is coming to the Sparta Dome!!
    Beginning June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will offer a kids and teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class (Mon-Fri 5-6 pm). On select dates (6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/7, 7/22) from 10-11 am there is kickboxing and MMA class for children and teens for $15 per class.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced.

    Our MultiSport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each week’s class will focus on fundamental skills for one sport. Our "SportStarter" classes are for the youngest players, ages 20-30 months, are designed for motor skill development and fitness with a very basic introduction to sports. The 2-year old (28-36 months) multisport class focuses more on sports skill development in baseball and soccer (no football), while classes for ages 3 to 6 provide an introduction to baseball, soccer and football.

    Summer Camps
    Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm). Camps are for children ages 4-7. Multisport camps include baseball, soccer and football. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.

    For more information please visit click for details or call 219-224-3663.

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read More at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
    click for details

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    Crown Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

    Lil Dribbler's & Youth Basketball Summer Camp
    Dates: M-Th, June 12th-June 22nd
    Ages: 4-5, 6-10
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 1 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
    click for details

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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details

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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details

    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    hclick for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
    click for details

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
    click for details

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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
    click for details

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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
    click for details

    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps
    Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5-day, 4-night camp in the dunes. Download the Mighty Acorns camp parent guide >
    Dates: July 17–21, July 31–August 4, 2017
    Ages: 8–12
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details


    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: June 18th - July 29th
    Ages: Children 7-14
    click for details

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
    click for details

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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - There's a Farmers Market in NWI each day Tuesday through Sunday!

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse Square, 115 W. Washington St., Rensselaer, IN 47978
    Dates: Tuesdays, July and August (See 'Saturday' list for their Saturday Farmers Market also!)
    Time: 4-6pm
    For more information: click for details

    VALPARAISO Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Times: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details

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    *WEDNESDAYS:

    DEMOTTE Market in the Park
    Crafters, Farmers, Food vendors, entertainment, civic and non-profit organization events too. Music every week!
    Location: Spencer Park, 112 Carnation Street SE (The park is located on the East side of Halleck St.)
    Dates: Wednesdays, May 3 through August 30
    Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    For more information: click for details

    HIGHLAND Midweek Music & Market
    Fruits, vegetables, organic herbs, zesty spices, artisan breads, sweets, plants and unique, homemade items. Live music and some weeks there will be a beer garden. Bring a lawn chair.
    Location: Main Square Parking Lot, 3001 Ridge Road (If inclement weather, event will be held in the Lincoln Center Fieldhouse.)
    Dates: Wednesdays, May 31-Sept 27 (off 6/28, 7/5, 7/26, 8/2)
    Time: Market 4-8pm, Music 5-9pm
    For more information: click for details

    WINFIELD Outdoor Summer Market
    Crafts, food, fresh produce, flowers and more!
    Location: Winfield Government Center parking lot, 10645 Randolph St, Winfield, IN 46307
    Dates: Wednesdays, June 28 through August 30
    Time: 3-7pm
    For more information: click for details

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    *THURSDAYS:

    HOBART Summer Market on the Lake
    Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6pm.
    Location: Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Dates: Thursdays, June 1 - September 7
    Time: 4pm-9pm
    For more information: click for details

    WHITING Pedal'rs Market
    Foods, specialty items, music, dining, and bike tours!
    Location: Sheridan Plaza, Downtown Whiting (Sheridan Avenue and 119th Street)
    Dates: Third Thursday, May through September
    Time: 5pm-8pm
    For more information: click for details

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    *FRIDAYS:

    GRIFFITH Central Market
    Food, novelties, produce, beers, wines, crafts and other specialty items.
    Location: Central Park, 600 N. Broad Street
    Dates: Every Friday, opening May 12th (weather permitting) through the last Friday in August. With the exception of Friday, July 14th which is the weekend of Park Full of Art (held annually the third weekend in July).
    Time: 4pm-10pm
    click for details

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    *SATURDAYS:

    CHESTERTON European Market
    Artisan breads and pastries, boutique creamery cheeses, ethnic foods, meats, spices, oils, rare books, clothing, accessories, jewelry and fresh-from-the-farm produce and flowers. Also enjoy live performances!
    Location: 220 Broadway (Third St. and Broadway)
    Dates: Saturdays, May 6 through October 28
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details

    CROWN POINT Farmers Market
    Vendors sell everything from fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other products.
    Location: South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut)
    Dates: Saturdays, June 3rd to September 30th
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    LA PORTE Farmers Market
    Fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and often home baked goods. Live Entertainment on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month. Kids’ Activities on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month. Rain or Shine!
    Location: City Parking Lot, Corner of Monroe St. & Lincolnway Ave.
    Dates: Saturdays, May 13 through October 14
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    LOWELL Outdoor Market
    Homegrown produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jam-jellies/salves, eggs, all handcrafted items and home-based businesses.
    Location: Lowell High School, 2051 Commercial Ave.
    Dates: Second Saturday of the month June-October, Rain or shine (Unless severe weather!)
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse Square, 115 W. Washington St., Rensselaer, IN 47978
    Dates: Saturdays, April 29 through October 28
    Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
    For more information: click for details

    VALPARAISO Market
    Visit the market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, beautiful plants and flowers.
    Location: Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette Street
    Dates: Open every Tuesday and Saturday, Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Times: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details


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    *SUNDAYS:

    MILLER BEACH Farmers Market
    Features fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, variety of handcrafted items and more.
    Location: 667 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
    Dates: Sundays, May through September
    Time: 10am-3pm
    For more information: click for details

    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Weekly kids activities! Live Music every other week beginning May 14.
    Location: Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: Sundays, May 14 through October 8
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details

    ST. JOHN Farmers Market
    Fresh produce, prepared foods, jams/jellies, perennial and annual flowers, cheeses, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods and more.
    Location: Parking lot of Community Outpatient Center, 9660 Wicker Ave.
    Dates: Sundays, May 7 through October 29
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

    This class is designed for children ages 10 months through 3 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian, or caregiver. This is a great introduction to music for you and your child. This is also a great opportunity for your littles to interact with other children their age! The class will focus on singing, lap bounces, fingerplays, and simple instrument play with rhythm sticks, maracas and shakers. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Saturdays May 13th – June 24th (Off June 10th) | 10am OR 11:15am
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 10am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 10am

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

    This class is for ages 2 years through 4 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian or caregiver. Together we will take our music making to the next level! It is recommended that your child complete Rock & Roll for the Tiny Soul 101 before moving on to 102. This class will focus on singing, finger plays, creative movement, and instrument play designed with the older toddlers in mind. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class will move at a faster pace than 101 and will encourage the students to have more independence in their music making. This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 11:15am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 11:15am

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    Rockabye Baby

    Newborn to 9 months, this is the perfect class to bond with your baby through music! Moms, Dads, and families are invited to spend 30 minutes singing and dancing with their babies. This class will teach classic lullabies, childhood favorites, and folk songs that you can share with your baby throughout your day. We will learn simple finger plays, rhymes, and songs that you and your baby will love. Please bring a blanket for your little one. Nursing, bottles, sleeping, and crying are welcome!

    $100 for 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 9am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 9am

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

    Join us this summer for a 4-day summer music camp. This camp is for children ages 5 & 6 years old. Camp will be Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Campers will learn about the elements of music through singing, playing instruments, movement and games. We will also be creating our very own instruments out of various recyclables. Each day we will have a special guest from the HGS staff to teach us more about the drums, guitar, violin, and voice. This is a great way to make music, learn about instruments, and have fun!

    $160 for 4-day camp.

    Highland Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 26th – June 29th | 1-3pm

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

    Payment options include: Medicaid, HIP, Commercial Insurance Plans, Cash or Check

    Toll free: 888-313-8557 or 219-763-8112
    click for details

    Valid at the following locations:
    Portage (3564 Scottsdale street)
    Portage (6450 US Highway 6)
    Chesterton (407 W. Indiana Avenue)
    Lake Station (2490 Central Avenue)
    Merrillville (6091 Broadway)
    Hammond (6920 Indianapolis Boulevard)

    *While supplies last
     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Northshore, Men, Discount, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Discounted Health Screens for men the entire month of June

    $75! $50 without PSA

    Health screening includes:
    Complete physical exam
    Heart Disease Risk Evaluation
    Blood and health assessment
    Blood test to check for colorectal cancer
    Optional prostate cancer risk evaluation
    PSA

    Space is limited. Schedule your appointment today at any of our 6 locations

    Location in:
    Portage, Chesterton, Lake Station, Hammond and Merrillville.

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | 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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    BURGER BROTHERS ATTENDANTS
    Ameristar Casino and Hotel, East Chicago

    BETTER OPPORTUNITY THAN A TYPICAL FAST FOOD JOB!

    Come and work with the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World!

    We offer:
    Great PAY - $11.65 per hour PLUS paid time off!
    FREE uniforms
    FREE meals

    Overview
    Responsible for maintaining supply and presentation of food items while providing guest service consistent with Ameristar’s standards.

    Please visit us online: click for details You can review all responsibilities and qualifications. If you want to join our team, please apply!

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    LASH STYLISTS, LASH CONSULTANTS/SALES ASSOCIATES
    Amazing Lash Studio, Schererville/Highland

    Amazing Lash Studio Schererville/Highland is coming to the region! Exciting opportunities with an ALL PAID training and a pay scale with hourly, commissions, and tips! Seeking excited individuals looking for a growing and passionate career in lash extensions to join our Amazing Lash family. For further information, applicants please visit click for details or click for details

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    SHORT ORDER COOK
    St. John Malt Brothers, St. John

    Part time position
    Available nights/weekends
    Experience preferred
    Must be 21 years of age or older
    Interested & qualified applicants should send an email to: kmartin@sjmaltbros.com

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    SALES, WAREHOUSE, PURCHASING, LOADER, DRIVERS, HARDWARE ASSOCIATE, KITCHEN EXPEDITER/ASSISTANT
    Schillings, St. John, Cedar Lake and Mokena, IL

    Want to be part of the innovative, fun, fast-paced, team at Schillings (locations-St. John, Cedar Lake and Mokena, IL)? Check out their current job openings! Excellent benefits, with no evenings or Sundays! Apply today:
    click for details

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    AGENT, CLERICAL POSITION
    State Farm-Ryan Spangler, St. John

    St. John State Farm Agent, Ryan Spangler, is hiring!

    Insurance and Financial Services Position – State Farm Agent Team Member - Part-time/Full-Time

    Clerical position - Part-time/Full-time. Responsibilities include: Greeting customers, answering phones, filing, copying, general clerical

    Dependable and outgoing applicants can send their resume to Ryan.spangler.dr1h@statefarm.com.

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    OFFICE MANAGER
    Alkon Consulting Group, Inc., St. John

    Alkon Consulting – a local web design company, in business for nearly 15 years, is looking to hire an office manager. We are a home-based business in St. John with three employees. We’re currently searching for someone to replace our Office Manager who will be retiring late summer. The candidate must have previous experience managing an office and be experienced with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office. This position is part-time, approximately 25 hours per week. The hourly rate will range from $12-$16 per hour depending on the applicant’s previous experience. Only serious applicants should apply by emailing our office - jobs@alkoncgi.com.

    (Posted June 24, 2017)

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    FINANCE MANAGER
    Every Child Ministries, Hebron

    Every Child Ministries, a Christian non-profit in Hebron, IN, seeking part time Finance Manager.

    Responsibilities:
    -Performing all bookkeeping functions, including recording income and keeping balances of funds, and payments of bills using QuickBooks.
    -All payroll functions, including paying and filing monthly, quarterly, and year-end tax forms, including 1099s and W-2s.
    -Making International Wire Transfers and obtaining funds for Director’s travel. 
    -Preparing reports for Executive Director and Board of Directors.

    Position is three days/week, reports directly to the Executive Director.

    Good working knowledge of Excel, QuickBooks and accounting practices required.

    An employment application can be found on our website at click for details

    (Posted June 22, 2017)

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    MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    Applied Systems, Inc., University Park, IL

    Applied Systems, Inc., a rapidly growing technology company, is seeking a FT Maintenance Technician to help us keep the buildings and grounds at our corporate headquarters looking their best. In this role, you will be responsible for construction buildouts from frame to finish; minor plumbing & HVAC work; basic electrical work; company vehicle maintenance; and routine building checks (i.e. alarm systems).

    This role requires 1+ years of maintenance experience; may also consider those with construction experience that are open to a maintenance role. Located out of our corporate HQ in University Park, IL.

    Please apply via our website: click for details

    (Posted June 22, 2017)

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    TEMPORARY QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN
    Calumet Carton, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton a well-established packaging company in South Holland, Illinois, is looking to fill the position of Temporary Quality Assurance Technician (July – September).

    The Temporary Quality Assurance Technician supports the day-to-day activities on the production floor to ensure all internal and external requirements of the product is being produced through each phase of the manufacturing process. This temporary position will be needed from approximately July - September 2017 on 3rd Shift (10 pm - 6 am). Basic knowledge of lab testing; score bend, open force, rub test, COF, edge caliper, gloss reading. Reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. General knowledge of computers/software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Printing, Converting, or Packaging industry experience highly preferred. Knowledge of ISO 9001, AIB and GMP standards a plus. Ability to pass color test and more.

    For a complete list of requirements and other positions visit click for details

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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    GENERAL LABOR (PACKER)
    Calumet Carton, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton a well-established packaging company in South Holland, Illinois, is looking to fill the position of General Labor (Packer).

    This full-time entry-level position requires hard-working reliable individuals who can accurately count, inspect and pack folded cartons and rigid mailing envelopes into corrugated boxes. Candidates must have a minimum of two years manufacturing experience, can work any production shift and overtime, can stand continuously 8-12 hours and have reliable transportation. Starting pay is $13.82/hour. Room for growth.

    For a complete list of requirements and other positions visit click for details

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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    EXPERIENCED PLUMBER
    Trapmasters Plumbing, Chesterton

    Looking for an experienced plumber with a minimum of 1 year experience. Drivers license is a must. Must be able to work long hours and lift heavy items. High school diploma or equivalent is required for future training purposes. We do residential, commercial, industrial, sewer, and septic installation/repair. We are located in Chesterton, IN. To apply, send resume to trapmastersbb@gmail.com

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Palko Services, Michigan City

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

    We currently have an immediate full-time opening at our Michigan City, IN facility for a Marketing Coordinator. The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the printed catalog, product images, some website maintenance and communications between Palko Services and our brands. This position will support our creative specialists and our IT manager while producing a monthly catalog and keeping our websites up-to-date and relevant.

    Additional details can be found on our website at click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Steve Palko at spalko@palkoservices.com

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    LEAD COOK
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing Company is a small brewery that brews American style craft beer. We have an inviting brewpub featuring our craft beer along with a small kitchen with a small, but creative menu. Wildrose is now hiring a lead cook who is creative in the kitchen to join our team and expand our menu. We are looking for someone to work with us, not for us. We want someone who will partner with us to grow our current menu with inventive items that will compliment our beer. If you are creative in the kitchen, have a passion for the culinary arts and craft beer, and are excited to work on expanding our menu then let's sit down and talk!

    Requirements:
    ServSafe Certification
    Ability to be a team player and to interact with our patrons
    Ability to work with the owners to create a fun and creative menu
    An energetic, friendly, and positive attitude
    Availability to work 32-37 hours weekly including weekends

    Pay is based on skills and experience with increases possible after 90 and 180 days depending on performance. Pay range is $11-$15 per hour. Please send your resume with references to the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com for consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    WEB DEVELOPER / IT ASSISTANT
    Ideas in Motion, Valparaiso

    We are looking for a smart web development mind that has the basics down and wants to grow into a leader on an expanding team. PHP, HTML/XHTML, CSS, and MySQL experience required, with strong problem solving skills looking to take that experience and grow. Please share with anyone you know that could be a good fit to join this all good news company.

    Please see full job description and how to apply here: click for details

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank, Merrillville and Winfield

    The Assistant Branch Manager assists in the supervision of the branch team and performs a lead role in helping reach predefined sales goals and deliver on defined service expectations of the Branch. As a key member of the team, they are responsible for identifying prospects, retaining and deepening existing bank client relationships and recommending value-added deposit and loan products and services. They will manage the experience end to end, by efficiently handling client service needs and new account openings for individual/business clients, identifying and acting on opportunities and making referrals to other lines of business. The Assistant Branch Manager ensures the operational soundness of the branch through completion, training, inspecting and coaching to retail policies and procedures.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    •Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred.
    •1-3 years banking experience.
    •Customer service experience.
    •Branch book of business (Loans and Deposits) less than 10 million.

    For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    OFFICE SUPPORT STAFF - LEVEL I
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

    Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The Office Support Staff - Level I, will be responsible for answering and directing incoming calls to appropriate employees, visitor screening, data entry and system maintenance, report generation, mail distribution, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.

    Qualifications include High school diploma or equivalent (GED) completion, a minimum of 2 years experience in an office setting, intermediate computer skills, strong skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access). Must be familiar with importing and exporting data between database system and Excel to generate, manipulate, and format reports. Medical billing experience is a plus.

    Salary range between $10-$12 p/hr, based on experience

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    LINE THERAPIST - ABA CLINIC
    Innovations In Learning, Michigan City and Merrillville

    HOURS: Full-Time, Monday – Friday

    Innovations In Learning is now hiring full-time 1:1 therapists to work with children with Autism in our ABA Clinic. We are hiring therapists for our Michigan City and our Merrillville locations. Experience working with children and BA degree preferred. Training provided.

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    · Hiring for packers
    · Must be able to bend, lift, and stand from 8-12 hours packaging product into boxes
    · Shift times are 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm, and 10pm-6am
    · Pay rates are: $9.00 for 1st and $9.20 for 2nd and 3rd shifts
    · Raise after 160 hours
    · Benefits: Insurance and holiday pay when qualified
    · Once you apply on our website click for details please call us at 219-873-1880 ext. 467 to set up an orientation

    (Posted June 9, 2017)

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    CNAs
    In Home Personal Care, LLC, Northwest Indiana

    In Home Personal Care, LLC is in need of caring, compassionate, experienced C.N.A.s to help us care for the needs of our aging population. Must be able to pass a physical, criminal background check and drug test. Must have own dependable vehicle. For more information call 219-776-0733 or 219-381-0498

    (Posted June 7, 2017)

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    SUMMER WORKERS
    Lake County Fair, Crown Point

    Summer Workers needed for Lake County Fair setup, teardown and working during fair. All outside work but not carnival related. Must be 16 years old and be able to work July and August. Apply in person at the Secretary’s Office from 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday in the Fine Arts Building on the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, IN.

    (Posted June 6, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT COACH
    La Porte Community Swim Club, La Porte

    The La Porte Community Swim Club is looking for an assistant coach for the Entry and Novice level swimmers beginning Fall/Winter Season 2017. The Assistant Coach should be knowledgeable, organized, empathetic, and reliable candidate. The candidate will be 18 years or older. The coach will need to be in water to assist swimmers while teaching stroke technique. Works well with 10 year olds and younger while keeping practice fun, up-beat and challenging. They will need to complete the requirements to attain and maintain USA Swimming coach’s card. Available for evening hours 5:15-7:45 with a range of 7-9 hours per week. Occasional weekend availability for team meets. Experience coaching, previous swimmer, and / or knowledge of swimming is preferred. Compensation based on experience. Send resumes to coachmegan@outlook.com.

    (Posted June 6, 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.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, soccer, FIFA, fun, watch, sports
    - Confederations Cup Schedule:

    Thursday, June 22nd- Cameroon Vs. Australia at 10 a.m. and Germany Vs. Chile at 1 p.m.

    Saturday, June 24th- New Zealand Vs. Portugal at 10 a.m. and Mexico Vs. Russia at 10 a.m.

    Sunday, June 25th- Chile Vs. Australia at 10 a.m. and Germany Vs. Cameroon at 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, June 28th- TBD at 1 p.m.

    Thursday, June 29th- TBD at 1 p.m.

    Sunday, July 2nd- TBD at 7 a.m. and TBD at 1 p.m.
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
    The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China, with assistance from the Soviet Union, came to the aid of North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the First Amendment's separation of Church and state.
     
           

Monday, June 26th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Children will have a balanced day of activities, learning, play time and quiet time all based around a weekly theme. Children swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will need to bring a bathing suit and towel on these days. Camp is held 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Camp is open to children 3-5 years - MUST be fully potty-trained.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival of the Lakes, Mega pass, Hammond, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes.

    The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m.

    Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Beginning this year, Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online, click for details.

    Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 19-23 from open until close. Turn in your pass or online bar code paperwork at the Modern Midways office on the Festival grounds at Wolf Lake Memorial Park beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. and you will receive a wristband that must be worn for the entirety of the Festival.

    Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center. For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Summer Camp
    - Critter Camp is a five-day camp that provides a fun, safe, hands-on environment for kids, ages 7-12, to learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals. Camp takes place each day from 9 a.m. to noon at HSCA, 421 45th St., Munster, Ind. Critter camp is limited to 10-12 students. The cost per week is $100.

    About Critter Camp - Keeping out pets safe and healthy:
    Whether it’s a hike in the woods or a game in our own back yard, a lot goes into making sure our pets stay happy and healthy! During this week long camp our campers will be introduced to different animal behaviors and training tips that will encourage a healthy relationship with our own pets and others we may interact with. Our campers will have the opportunity to explore our shelter, learn from our behaviorists, and interact with some of our animals as we explore the ins and outs of healthy and safe pet ownership.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer Camps, Sports, Baseball, Soccer, Football
    - Our Multi-Sport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 11:30am, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Merrillville: The Lake County Public Library is looking for volunteers to help out in the Book Sale Room on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm or a Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4pm. The commitment is preferably once a month (or more). A volunteer must like working with patrons, be capable of working alone or with others, and have the ability to make correct change; all in a very pleasant atmosphere. Contact the Public Relations Department at 219-769-3541 ext. 317 any weekday between 9am and 5pm for more details.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue (US 30) Merrillville IN 46410
    Megan Harms 2197693541Ext317 mharms@lcplin.org
  • | 9:30am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer art, Arts and crafts, Art camp, Art in Gary, Children's art activities
    - Come have a blast at ArtsCamp 2017! Aspiring artists will enjoy a fantastic sizzlin' summer while making works of art that are fun, functional and fabulous!!! Create exciting projects which include painting, drawing, mosaics, printmaking, woodcraft & more. Classes for children ages 4yrs to 7yrs. are 9:30 to 11:00. Classes for youth ages 8yrs. to 18 yrs. are 9:30-11:30. Spaces are limited. Register today!
    LiveArts Studio
    4760 Broadway Gary IN 46408
    Desire'e Simpson 219.884.2770 liveartsstudio1@gmail.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour early literacy lap-sit program uses songs, rhymes, and finger plays to encourage interaction and foster language development for babies 0-23 months and a caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Library Events
    - Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Library Events
    - Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Fun, Summer, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Church, Outdoor, Activities
    - A Drop-off Camp for Children Ages 3 to 7 (potty trained please)

    Camp Runs June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Ultimate “Flexible Registration.” Sign up for full camp or pick on a “Per Day” Basis!
    Don’t forget about our Early Registration Discount – Call 219-963-2070 for Rates!
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Resume, Writing, Training, Workshop, Skills, Classes, Cover Letter
    - This course is a six part series taught by personal branding expert, Miranda Morley, that focuses on building your perfect resume! Whether you’re just entering the workforce, successfully climbing the corporate ladder, or hoping to change industries, an effective resume is essential to achieving your goals. Unfortunately, the majority of applicant resumes aren’t even half as interesting as their authors! You’re bright, you’re passionate, you’re excited, and you’re qualified, but how do you communicate that on paper?

    The Resume Master course will teach you the art of writing, editing, and distributing your resume and cover letter.

    Class 1: The Basics
    Class 2: Experience and Accomplishments
    Class 3: Career Profile & Areas of Expertise (ATS & Keywords)
    Class 4: Red Flags
    Class 5: Cover Letters
    Class 6: Putting it Together and Distributing Your Resume

    Please visit our website or call for more information and to reserve your place.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Dakota McCoy 219.501.0501 info@lifesuccess.com
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

    Our traditional day camp provides a summer program that meets the needs of all families. You may bring your child for full-day or half-day care, one to five days a week to fit your schedule. We provide a safe environment with friendly and qualified staff. Activities include gym/swim time daily and outdoor activities to promote physical fitness and fun; access to the Activity Center; arts and crafts and movie time. Campers may come as early as 6:00am and leave as late as 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed Kindergarten and not started 6th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 7:00 pm

    Playing June 23-29:

    8:30 pm
    Cars 3
    Starring: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt
    Rated G, Animated/Family


    10:35 pm
    Wonder Woman
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    Same great prices as last year!
    $10.00 ages 12 & up
    $5.00 ages 5-11
    4 under free for 2 great movies!

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

    Ameristar Casino Hotel is located at 777 Ameristar Blvd., East Chicago

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | 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
  • | Religious Events, Kids, Fun, Summer, Bible Camp, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible Scho 219.663.2255
  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips each week: $130/week members; $155/week non-members
    Trip Schedule (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th Zig-e's Funland//Forest View
    Week 2: June 12-16th Oilmen Game//South Bend Chocolate Factory
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Gismo's Fun Center//Douglas Environment Center
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Fair Oaks
    Week 5: July 3-7th MSI
    Week 6: July 10-14th Midwest Ice & Gym//Michigan City Zoo
    Week 7: July 17-21st Thunderbolts//Barker Mansion
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Garfield Conservatory
    Week 9: July 31-Aug. 4 Musnter Pool//AMC Theater Movie TBD
    Week 10: August 7-11th Hub Pool//Zao Island

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, summer, camp, fun, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Our Junior High Camp is for students who need a safe place to go during the summer while school is out. Our campers participate in many fun activities in and outside of the Y with an emphasis on volunteerism, giving back to their community and learning and living our four core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. We travel for field trips on Monday/Wednesdays with community service on Fridays. Camp is held 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed 6th grade and not yet started 9th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips & community service each week: $90/week members; $115/week non-members

    Trip Schedule & Community Service (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th AMC Movie Theater//Lemon Lake//Meals on Wheels
    Week 2: June 12-16th MSI//Midwest Gym & Ice//NWI Food Bank
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Zao Island//Railcats game//Munster Humane Society
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Federal Reserve//Caring Hearts Adult Day Care
    Week 5: July 3-7th Douglas Environmental Center//Inmans//Symphony of Crown Point
    Week 6: July 10-14th Michigan City Zoo//Gismo's//YMCA Camp Cookout
    Week 7: July 17-21st Barker Mansion//Thunderbolts//Hoosier Café
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Munster Pool//CP Parks and Rec
    Week 9: July 31-Aug 4 Forest View Farms//Hub Pool//Jr. Leaders Car Wash
    Week 10: Aug 7-11th Lincoln Park Zoo//Lake County Fair//Lake County Animal Control

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Sports, Fun, Summer, YMCA, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - YMCA Sports Camp focuses on improving sport skills through teamwork and friendly competition for preschool and youth age groups. There will be a variety of sports to choose from with each session lasting one week. Sports campers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and play games.

    Times: Monday-Fridays, Toddlers 9-10:00am (3-5yrs); Youth 10:30am-12:00pm (K-5th)
    Ages/Grades: 3-5 years (Toddler), Kindergarten-5th grade (Youth)
    Weekly Camp Fees: $40 members; $70 non-members
    2017 Schedule
    #1 6/5-6/9 T-ball (toddler); Wiffleball (youth)
    #2 6/12-6/15 Kickball (all)
    #3 6/19-6/23 Soccer (all)
    #4 6/26-6/30 Basketball (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #5 7/3-7/7 T-ball (toddler); Dodgeball (youth)
    #6 7/10-7/14 Gymnastics (toddler); Soccer (youth)
    #7 7/17-7/21 Basketball (all)
    #8 7/24-7/28 Soccer (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #9 7/31-8/4 Aerobics/Games (toddler); Flag Football (youth)

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St. Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Family YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Adventure, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Challenger Learning Center 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    click for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

    Torres Martial Arts Academy is coming to the Sparta Dome!!
    Beginning June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will offer a kids and teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class (Mon-Fri 5-6 pm). On select dates (6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/7, 7/22) from 10-11 am there is kickboxing and MMA class for children and teens for $15 per class.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced.

    Our MultiSport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each week’s class will focus on fundamental skills for one sport. Our "SportStarter" classes are for the youngest players, ages 20-30 months, are designed for motor skill development and fitness with a very basic introduction to sports. The 2-year old (28-36 months) multisport class focuses more on sports skill development in baseball and soccer (no football), while classes for ages 3 to 6 provide an introduction to baseball, soccer and football.

    Summer Camps
    Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm). Camps are for children ages 4-7. Multisport camps include baseball, soccer and football. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.

    For more information please visit click for details or call 219-224-3663.

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read More at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
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    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
    click for details

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    Crown Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

    Lil Dribbler's & Youth Basketball Summer Camp
    Dates: M-Th, June 12th-June 22nd
    Ages: 4-5, 6-10
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 1 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
    click for details

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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details

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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details

    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    hclick for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
    click for details

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
    click for details

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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
    click for details

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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
    click for details

    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps
    Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5-day, 4-night camp in the dunes. Download the Mighty Acorns camp parent guide >
    Dates: July 17–21, July 31–August 4, 2017
    Ages: 8–12
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details


    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: June 18th - July 29th
    Ages: Children 7-14
    click for details

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
    click for details

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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

    This class is designed for children ages 10 months through 3 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian, or caregiver. This is a great introduction to music for you and your child. This is also a great opportunity for your littles to interact with other children their age! The class will focus on singing, lap bounces, fingerplays, and simple instrument play with rhythm sticks, maracas and shakers. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Saturdays May 13th – June 24th (Off June 10th) | 10am OR 11:15am
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 10am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 10am

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

    This class is for ages 2 years through 4 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian or caregiver. Together we will take our music making to the next level! It is recommended that your child complete Rock & Roll for the Tiny Soul 101 before moving on to 102. This class will focus on singing, finger plays, creative movement, and instrument play designed with the older toddlers in mind. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class will move at a faster pace than 101 and will encourage the students to have more independence in their music making. This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 11:15am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 11:15am

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    Rockabye Baby

    Newborn to 9 months, this is the perfect class to bond with your baby through music! Moms, Dads, and families are invited to spend 30 minutes singing and dancing with their babies. This class will teach classic lullabies, childhood favorites, and folk songs that you can share with your baby throughout your day. We will learn simple finger plays, rhymes, and songs that you and your baby will love. Please bring a blanket for your little one. Nursing, bottles, sleeping, and crying are welcome!

    $100 for 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 9am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 9am

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

    Join us this summer for a 4-day summer music camp. This camp is for children ages 5 & 6 years old. Camp will be Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Campers will learn about the elements of music through singing, playing instruments, movement and games. We will also be creating our very own instruments out of various recyclables. Each day we will have a special guest from the HGS staff to teach us more about the drums, guitar, violin, and voice. This is a great way to make music, learn about instruments, and have fun!

    $160 for 4-day camp.

    Highland Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 26th – June 29th | 1-3pm

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Local Events, fourth, independence day, NWI, family, fun, celebrate, entertainment
    - June 30th:
    SCHERERVILLE
    4th of July Fireworks Show at Rohrman Park
    click for details



    June 30th-July 4th:
    CEDAR LAKE
    Summerfest
    click for details


    June 30th-July 4th:
    HIGHLAND
    4th of July Festival
    click for details



    July 3rd:

    EAST CHICAGO
    Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show
    click for details


    GARY
    Fourth of Juluau Pig Roast at Gary Railcats! Fireworks! Hawaiian Fire Dancers!
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE
    Ross Township Independence Day Festival
    click for details


    MUNSTER
    Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
    click for details


    WHITING
    Fireworks & Party in the Park
    click for details



    JULY 4th:

    CROWN POINT
    4th of July Parade & Fireworks
    click for details


    GARY
    Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at Gary Railcats! XPOGO Stunt Team!
    click for details


    HAMMOND
    July 4th Celebration at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake
    click for details


    HEBRON
    Annual 4th of July Parade
    click for details


    LA PORTE
    Annual 4th of July Parade
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE
    2017 Independence Day Parade
    click for details


    MUNSTER
    4th of July Parade
    click for details


    PORTAGE
    Independence Day Parade and Festival
    click for details


    PORTER
    Family 4th Fest at Hawthorne Park
    click for details


    VALPARAISO
    4th of July Blast 5K Run/Walk
    click for details


    VALPARAISO
    4th of July Blast Celebration Fireworks Show
    click for details


    VALPARAISO
    $10 per non-member carload at Taltree!
    click for details


    WHITING
    98th Annual 4th of July Parade
    click for details



    FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FIREWORKS IN NORTHWEST INDIANA, PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK: click for details

     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

    Payment options include: Medicaid, HIP, Commercial Insurance Plans, Cash or Check

    Toll free: 888-313-8557 or 219-763-8112
    click for details

    Valid at the following locations:
    Portage (3564 Scottsdale street)
    Portage (6450 US Highway 6)
    Chesterton (407 W. Indiana Avenue)
    Lake Station (2490 Central Avenue)
    Merrillville (6091 Broadway)
    Hammond (6920 Indianapolis Boulevard)

    *While supplies last
     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Northshore, Men, Discount, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Discounted Health Screens for men the entire month of June

    $75! $50 without PSA

    Health screening includes:
    Complete physical exam
    Heart Disease Risk Evaluation
    Blood and health assessment
    Blood test to check for colorectal cancer
    Optional prostate cancer risk evaluation
    PSA

    Space is limited. Schedule your appointment today at any of our 6 locations

    Location in:
    Portage, Chesterton, Lake Station, Hammond and Merrillville.

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Field Museum, Dinosaurs, Jurassic World, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Chicago
    - This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

    Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.

    Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.

    Don’t miss the awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition. The Field Museum hosts the Midwest debut of the exhibition starting May 26, 2017 and running through January 7, 2018.

    To buy tickets, click for details

    Jurassic World is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
    Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60605
    Field Museum 312.922.9410
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


    Jasper County Veterans Memorial
    Northwest Corner Courthouse Lawn
    Washington & Van Rensselaer St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

    Community Veterans Memorial
    Corner of Calumet, Columbia and Superior Avenues
    Munster
    click for details

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    WW-II Triangle Memorial
    North Main & East Goldsborough St.
    Crown Point
    click for details


    Hobart Patriotic Honor Rolls
    Lincoln & Main St.
    Hobart
    click for details


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | Promotional, flowers, vegetable, plants, special, grow, garden, gifts
    - All this week at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse, all flats are BUY ONE GET ONE HALF OFF! That’s flower and vegetable flats! Mix and Match!

    Today through Saturday July 1, all flats, regularly $12.99 are now 2 for $19.48. We have other flowers on sale this week too. Drop on by and see what’s “blooming to go home with you”! Enhance your garden, fill in that one last spot, or buy a “blooming” gift. We have garden supplies, birdhouses, and windchimes too!

    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Promotional, nwi, northwest indiana, el salto, specials, food, mexican
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    El Salto Mexican Restaurant 219.462.0100

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Children will have a balanced day of activities, learning, play time and quiet time all based around a weekly theme. Children swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will need to bring a bathing suit and towel on these days. Camp is held 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Camp is open to children 3-5 years - MUST be fully potty-trained.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival of the Lakes, Mega pass, Hammond, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes.

    The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m.

    Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Beginning this year, Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online, click for details.

    Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 19-23 from open until close. Turn in your pass or online bar code paperwork at the Modern Midways office on the Festival grounds at Wolf Lake Memorial Park beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. and you will receive a wristband that must be worn for the entirety of the Festival.

    Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center. For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Summer Camp
    - Critter Camp is a five-day camp that provides a fun, safe, hands-on environment for kids, ages 7-12, to learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals. Camp takes place each day from 9 a.m. to noon at HSCA, 421 45th St., Munster, Ind. Critter camp is limited to 10-12 students. The cost per week is $100.

    About Critter Camp - Keeping out pets safe and healthy:
    Whether it’s a hike in the woods or a game in our own back yard, a lot goes into making sure our pets stay happy and healthy! During this week long camp our campers will be introduced to different animal behaviors and training tips that will encourage a healthy relationship with our own pets and others we may interact with. Our campers will have the opportunity to explore our shelter, learn from our behaviorists, and interact with some of our animals as we explore the ins and outs of healthy and safe pet ownership.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer Camps, Sports, Baseball, Soccer, Football
    - Our Multi-Sport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 11:30am, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer art, Arts and crafts, Art camp, Art in Gary, Children's art activities
    - Come have a blast at ArtsCamp 2017! Aspiring artists will enjoy a fantastic sizzlin' summer while making works of art that are fun, functional and fabulous!!! Create exciting projects which include painting, drawing, mosaics, printmaking, woodcraft & more. Classes for children ages 4yrs to 7yrs. are 9:30 to 11:00. Classes for youth ages 8yrs. to 18 yrs. are 9:30-11:30. Spaces are limited. Register today!
    LiveArts Studio
    4760 Broadway Gary IN 46408
    Desire'e Simpson 219.884.2770 liveartsstudio1@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • | 11:15am - 12:00pm | 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
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Library Events, Ana Grandfield Route 66 Travel Highlights
    - Explore the main street of America with Ana Grandfield. She'll share the highlights of her heartwarming journey on Route 66 that spanned eight states from Illinois to California. Please register for this program online click for details or by calling (219) 769-3541.
    Lake County Public Library: Merrillville Branch
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Lake County Public Library: Merrillville Branch 219.769.3541 dwalker@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K-6 will have fun making their own unique LEGO creations. The only requirement is imagination at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 5:00pm - 9:30pm | Special Interest, waterpark, summer, sun, fun, deep river, water, outdoor, family, kids, Indiana
    - Have a Splashtastic Tuesday with us at Deep River Water Park for our Tubin’ Tuesdays. Starting June 13th every Tuesday from 5-9:30pm $15 for regular admission and $11 for seniors and those under 46”.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

    Our traditional day camp provides a summer program that meets the needs of all families. You may bring your child for full-day or half-day care, one to five days a week to fit your schedule. We provide a safe environment with friendly and qualified staff. Activities include gym/swim time daily and outdoor activities to promote physical fitness and fun; access to the Activity Center; arts and crafts and movie time. Campers may come as early as 6:00am and leave as late as 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed Kindergarten and not started 6th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, All Ability, coloring, gaming, games, inclusion
    - People of All Abilities are invited to enjoy free coloring pages and supplies as well as board games during this open house.
    Griffith/Calumet Twp Branch (Lake County Public Library)
    1215 E. 45th Avenue GRIFFITH IN 46319
    Beth Alyea 219.838.2825 balyea@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - Teens will make a Word Cloud to hang on their wall. You will learn how to make word clouds, hammer in picture hangers, and use some paints! Wood is provided. This is one you won't want to miss!!
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:45pm - 9:15am | Local Events, line dancing lessons, excercise, country, dancing, social events music
    - On going classes every Tuesday evening.
    Great excercise, make new friends.
    Line dancing is not just Country anymore.

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    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
    click for details
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, things to do, girl's night, northwest indiana, events, creative, girls night out
    - Have you seen all the new paintings hitting the Paint Nite calendar?!

    Join us for creativity, conversations and cocktails this summer!
    Absolutely no experience is ever required. All step-by-step instructions are provided by our guided professional artist and party host. We encourage creativity and would love to see your version of the painting.

    **Tickets are ONLY $29 when you enter code PAINT219 at checkout.
    Reserve your spot today here >> click for details

    Must be 21+ to paint. All supplies provided.

    #drinkcreatively #girlsnightout
    Ameristar Casino
    777 ALDIS AVE EAST CHICAGO IN 46312
    Ashley Reeves 219.669.3816 ashley.reeves@paintnite.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 7:00 pm

    Playing June 23-29:

    8:30 pm
    Cars 3
    Starring: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt
    Rated G, Animated/Family


    10:35 pm
    Wonder Woman
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    Same great prices as last year!
    $10.00 ages 12 & up
    $5.00 ages 5-11
    4 under free for 2 great movies!

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | 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.


     
           
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  • | Religious Events, Kids, Fun, Summer, Bible Camp, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible Scho 219.663.2255
  • | Local Events, Elzinga, Dyer, Kids, Northwest Indiana, Planting, Flowers
    - From April through July you'll find sensational hanging baskets and patio pots that will instantly beautify your home, and gorgeous bedding plants to give a splash of color that will last all summer long. We are open Monday – Saturday 8:30a-6:00p.

    Come on in and take a look, smell the flowers, and start thinking of warm weather and how you’ll plant your garden. We have a retail garden décor display with garden art, wind chimes, birdhouses and garden supplies for sale. Again this year we’ll have our Saturday kids craft classes beginning May 13, with a Mother’s Day tea cup gift for Mom (or Grandma).

    As always, we have combination planters, flower pouches, accent plants, bedding plants, perennials, and vegetable plants. For your convenience, we also offer custom planting. Purchase ours or bring in your empty clean pots and we’ll plant whatever you like. You can also plant yourself in our DIY planting station. No more guess work on what to buy, just bring your pots and plant away!

    Come on by and see what we have going on. Our friendly staff will help you make your home beautiful or help you pick out the perfect gift. Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live Music, Summer, Concerts, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Ravinia 2017 Season - click for details - 847-266-5100

    Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

    The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. Children up to age 15, high school and college students are admitted free to the lawn for classical performances.

    The Ravinia Festival is located at 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, Illinois.


    JUNE 3
    11:00a Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)
    1:00p Magical Strings of Youth of the Betty Haag Academy of Music (Kids)
    2:00p Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)
    5:00p Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)

    JUNE 10
    7:30p John Legend \ Gallant: Darkness and Light tour

    JUNE 14
    7:30p Pat Metheny

    JUNE 15
    8:00p Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic—A Tribute to David Bowie

    JUNE 16
    6:00p RSMI Jazz Grandstand
    7:30p Willie Nelson \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    JUNE 17
    11:00a Ko-Thi Dance Company (Kids)
    6:00p Alon Goldstein & Fine Arts Quartet: Mozart Concertos 23 & 24
    8:30p Aretha Franklin

    JUNE 18
    8:00p La La Land in concert: The Oscar-winning score live with the film

    JUNE 19
    8:00p Sammy Hagar & The Circle \ Andrew Hagar

    JUNE 20
    7:30p Juilliard Quartet: Bartók Quartet 1; Beethoven Quartet 13

    JUNE 23
    8:00p Gipsy Kings

    JUNE 24
    7:30p Common

    JUNE 27
    7:00p Boz Scaggs \ Michael McDonald

    JUNE 28
    8:00p Diana Krall

    JUNE 29
    8:00p The Stars of the Peking Acrobats (Kids)

    JUNE 30
    8:00p The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed 50th anniversary

    JULY 1
    7:30p Lila Downs

    JULY 2
    6:00p The Beach Boys \ The Temptations

    JULY 3
    7:30p Ryan Speedo Green: Schubert, Wolf, Liszt, Mahler & more

    JULY 5
    7:30p Miriam Fried & Friends: Mozart Piano Quartet 2 & String Quintet 5;
    Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello

    JULY 6
    7:30p Booker T. Jones \ Surprise headliner to be announced

    JULY 7
    7:30p Sheryl Crow \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    JULY 10
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák

    JULY 11
    8:00p CSO with Lionel Bringuier: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition;
    Yuja Wang plays Brahms Concerto 1

    JULY 12
    8:00p CSO with Andrey Boreyko: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet; Joshua Bell plays
    Bruch Scottish Fantasy

    JULY 14
    6:30p OneRepublic \ Fitz & The Tantrums \ James Arthur

    JULY 15
    11:00a Laurie Berkner (Kids)
    6:30p OneRepublic \ Fitz & The Tantrums \ James Arthur

    JULY 16
    5:00p CSO with Dima Slobodeniouk—Tchaikovsky spectacular: 1812 Overture
    with cannons; Romeo and Juliet; Simon Trpčeski plays Concerto 1

    JULY 17
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák
    7:30p Angela Hewitt: Bach “Goldberg Variations”

    JULY 18
    8:00p CSO with Edward Gardner: Elgar “Enigma” Variations; Yefim Bronfman plays
    Brahms Concerto 2

    JULY 19
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák

    JULY 20
    8:00p CSO with Susanna Mälkki: Beethoven “Eroica” Symphony; Vadim Repin plays
    Sibelius Concerto

    JULY 21
    8:00p CSO with Susanna Mälkki: Sibelius Symphony 2; Kirill Gerstein plays
    Beethoven Concerto 3

    JULY 22
    6:30p Blondie \ Garbage \ John Doe & Exene Cervenka: The Rage and Rapture tour

    JULY 23
    6:00p Cristina Gómez Godoy: Bach & Dutilleux sonatas; Bozza Fantasie pastorale;
    Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
    7:00p Andrew Bird \ Esperanza Spalding \ Mucca Pazza

    JULY 24
    7:30p Emerson & Calidore Quartets: Shostakovich & Mendelssohn octets

    JULY 25
    8:00p CSO with Kent Nagano: John Adams Harmonielehre; Nikolai Lugansky plays
    Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto

    JULY 26
    8:00p Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema

    JULY 27
    7:30p Apollo’s Fire: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered

    JULY 28
    8:00p CSO with Christoph Eschenbach: Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn Concerto;
    Marisol Montalvo sings Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915;
    Mendelssohn “Reformation” Symphony

    JULY 29
    11:00a Joyous String Ensemble (Kids)
    7:00p CSO with Christoph Eschenbach—Gala Benefit Evening: Dvořák Carnival
    Overture & Symphony 8; Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 1

    JULY 31
    7:00p Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Messiaen Catalogue d’oiseaux

    AUGUST 1
    8:00p CSO with Gianandrea Noseda: Smetana The Moldau; Strauss Rosenkavalier;
    Ravel La valse; Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody

    AUGUST 2
    7:30p Danish Quartet & Juho Pohjonen: Shostakovich Piano Quintet;
    Haydn & Beethoven quartets

    AUGUST 3
    6:00p RSMI Singers: Celebrating Finnish independence in song
    8:00p CSO with Pinchas Zukerman: plays and conducts Mozart Concerto 3 &
    Elgar Chansons; Tchaikovsky Symphony 4

    AUGUST 4
    8:30p Tony Bennett

    AUGUST 5
    7:30p Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster

    AUGUST 6
    5:00p CSO with Steven Reineke & Sir James Galway: Tribute to Henry Mancini

    AUGUST 7
    7:30p Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway: Duets

    AUGUST 8
    8:00p CSO with James Levine: Haydn The Creation with Chicago Symphony Chorus,
    Nadine Sierra, Matthew Polenzani & John Relyea

    AUGUST 9
    7:30p Morris Robinson: Classic songs & American spirituals

    AUGUST 10
    6:00p RSMI Singers: Schumann & Brahms
    8:00p CSO with Krzysztof Urbański: Shostakovich Symphony 10;
    Garrick Ohlsson plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 3

    AUGUST 11
    7:30p Santana

    AUGUST 12
    11:00a Opera for the Young: Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love (Kids)
    7:30p Santana

    AUGUST 13
    5:00p CSO with Emil de Cou, Kevin Cole, Sylvia McNair & Ryan VanDenBoom:
    Tribute to Ira Gershwin, with songs from Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire films
    8:30p Leslie Odom Jr.

    AUGUST 14
    6:00p RSMI Singers: American Music Theater—songs by Adams, Bernstein & Bolcom
    8:00p Punch Brothers \ I’m With Her \ Julian Lage: American Acoustic

    AUGUST 15
    6:00p Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 1

    AUGUST 16
    6:00p Lincoln Trio: Beethoven Piano Trio 3; John Adams Shaker Loopss
    7:30p Vladimir Feltsman: Schubert final sonata; Brahms late piano miniatures

    AUGUST 17
    6:00p Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 2
    7:30p The Knights: John Adams Common Tones in Simple Time & Chamber Symphony;
    Susan Graham sings Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne

    AUGUST 18
    6:00p Harriet Krigh: Chopin & Myaskovsky cello sonatas; Schumann Romances;
    Rachmaninoff Elegy
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Ring live with film

    AUGUST 19
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Two Towers live with film

    AUGUST 20
    1:00p St. Charles Singers: Dominick Argento Walden Pond
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Return of the King live with film

    AUGUST 21
    7:30p Behzod Abduraimov: Bach Toccata and Fugue; Liszt & Prokofiev sonatas

    AUGUST 22
    6:00p Martina Filjak: Liszt fantasies & legends; Haydn sonata & variations
    8:00p Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Brahms Symphony 1;
    Rossini William Tell Overture; InMo Yang plays Bruch Concerto 1

    AUGUST 23
    8:00p Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Beethoven Symphony 4;
    Wagner Siegfried Idyll; Behzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 2

    AUGUST 24
    6:00p Christina & Michelle Naughton: John Adams Roll Over Beethoven &
    Hallelujah Junction for two pianos; Mendelssohn & Mozart variations

    AUGUST 25
    6:00p Spider Saloff: Tribute to Peggy Lee
    8:00p Alanis Morissette

    AUGUST 26
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 27
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 28
    7:30p Pentatonix

    AUGUST 29
    6:00p Adrienne Haan: Tehorah
    7:30p Lifehouse \ Switchfoot

    AUGUST 30
    6:00p Chad Hoopes & David Fung: John Adams Road Movies; Dvořák Romantic Pieces;
    Mozart & Beethoven violin sonatas
    7:30p John Butler Trio \ The Waifs

    AUGUST 31
    6:00p Daniel Schlosberg & Inna Faliks: Mahler Symphony 6, arr. for four-hands piano

    SEPTEMBER 1
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 1
    7:30p Gladys Knight \ Michael Bolton

    SEPTEMBER 2
    1:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 2
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 3

    SEPTEMBER 3
    1:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 4
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 5

    SEPTEMBER 4
    6:00p Simón Bolívar Quartet: Haydn, Ginastera & Shostakovich quartets

    SEPTEMBER 5
    6:00p Bryan Wallick: Bach Italian Concerto; Brahms Handel Variations;
    Liszt Norma Fantasy

    SEPTEMBER 7
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.

    SEPTEMBER 8
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.
    8:00p Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

    SEPTEMBER 9
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 10
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 14
    8:00p National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel:
    Prokofiev Symphony 5; orchestral dances by Latin-American composers

    SEPTEMBER 15
    8:00p Smokey Robinson

    SEPTEMBER 16
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    5:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    7:00p TLC \ Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath \ Biz Markie \ All-4-One \ O-Town \ Snap!:
    I Love the ’90s: The Party Continues tour

    SEPTEMBER 17
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    6:00p Los Tigres del Norte \ Natalia Jiménez
     
           
    847.266.5100
  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips each week: $130/week members; $155/week non-members
    Trip Schedule (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th Zig-e's Funland//Forest View
    Week 2: June 12-16th Oilmen Game//South Bend Chocolate Factory
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Gismo's Fun Center//Douglas Environment Center
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Fair Oaks
    Week 5: July 3-7th MSI
    Week 6: July 10-14th Midwest Ice & Gym//Michigan City Zoo
    Week 7: July 17-21st Thunderbolts//Barker Mansion
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Garfield Conservatory
    Week 9: July 31-Aug. 4 Musnter Pool//AMC Theater Movie TBD
    Week 10: August 7-11th Hub Pool//Zao Island

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, summer, camp, fun, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Our Junior High Camp is for students who need a safe place to go during the summer while school is out. Our campers participate in many fun activities in and outside of the Y with an emphasis on volunteerism, giving back to their community and learning and living our four core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. We travel for field trips on Monday/Wednesdays with community service on Fridays. Camp is held 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed 6th grade and not yet started 9th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips & community service each week: $90/week members; $115/week non-members

    Trip Schedule & Community Service (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th AMC Movie Theater//Lemon Lake//Meals on Wheels
    Week 2: June 12-16th MSI//Midwest Gym & Ice//NWI Food Bank
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Zao Island//Railcats game//Munster Humane Society
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Federal Reserve//Caring Hearts Adult Day Care
    Week 5: July 3-7th Douglas Environmental Center//Inmans//Symphony of Crown Point
    Week 6: July 10-14th Michigan City Zoo//Gismo's//YMCA Camp Cookout
    Week 7: July 17-21st Barker Mansion//Thunderbolts//Hoosier Café
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Munster Pool//CP Parks and Rec
    Week 9: July 31-Aug 4 Forest View Farms//Hub Pool//Jr. Leaders Car Wash
    Week 10: Aug 7-11th Lincoln Park Zoo//Lake County Fair//Lake County Animal Control

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    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Sports, Fun, Summer, YMCA, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - YMCA Sports Camp focuses on improving sport skills through teamwork and friendly competition for preschool and youth age groups. There will be a variety of sports to choose from with each session lasting one week. Sports campers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and play games.

    Times: Monday-Fridays, Toddlers 9-10:00am (3-5yrs); Youth 10:30am-12:00pm (K-5th)
    Ages/Grades: 3-5 years (Toddler), Kindergarten-5th grade (Youth)
    Weekly Camp Fees: $40 members; $70 non-members
    2017 Schedule
    #1 6/5-6/9 T-ball (toddler); Wiffleball (youth)
    #2 6/12-6/15 Kickball (all)
    #3 6/19-6/23 Soccer (all)
    #4 6/26-6/30 Basketball (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #5 7/3-7/7 T-ball (toddler); Dodgeball (youth)
    #6 7/10-7/14 Gymnastics (toddler); Soccer (youth)
    #7 7/17-7/21 Basketball (all)
    #8 7/24-7/28 Soccer (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #9 7/31-8/4 Aerobics/Games (toddler); Flag Football (youth)

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    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
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    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
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    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St. Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
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    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
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    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
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    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Family YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Adventure, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
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    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Challenger Learning Center 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    click for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

    Torres Martial Arts Academy is coming to the Sparta Dome!!
    Beginning June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will offer a kids and teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class (Mon-Fri 5-6 pm). On select dates (6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/7, 7/22) from 10-11 am there is kickboxing and MMA class for children and teens for $15 per class.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced.

    Our MultiSport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each week’s class will focus on fundamental skills for one sport. Our "SportStarter" classes are for the youngest players, ages 20-30 months, are designed for motor skill development and fitness with a very basic introduction to sports. The 2-year old (28-36 months) multisport class focuses more on sports skill development in baseball and soccer (no football), while classes for ages 3 to 6 provide an introduction to baseball, soccer and football.

    Summer Camps
    Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm). Camps are for children ages 4-7. Multisport camps include baseball, soccer and football. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.

    For more information please visit click for details or call 219-224-3663.

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read More at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
    click for details

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    Crown Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

    Lil Dribbler's & Youth Basketball Summer Camp
    Dates: M-Th, June 12th-June 22nd
    Ages: 4-5, 6-10
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 1 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
    click for details

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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details

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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details

    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    hclick for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
    click for details

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
    click for details

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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
    click for details

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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
    click for details

    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps
    Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5-day, 4-night camp in the dunes. Download the Mighty Acorns camp parent guide >
    Dates: July 17–21, July 31–August 4, 2017
    Ages: 8–12
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details


    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: June 18th - July 29th
    Ages: Children 7-14
    click for details

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
    click for details

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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK
    9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 947-7850
    There's a lot to do at the Chicagoland's Largest and the Midwest's Favorite Family Waterpark!
    All of our attractions are designed to provide activities for all ages and intensity levels... from easy flowing river rides to speed slides at near free-fall...we have it all!
    click for details


    PORTER

    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    219-881-8464
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, things to do, summer, sky zone, fun, sports, northwest indiana
    - Longer Days, Longer Jumps! Our Summer Hours at Sky Zone are here! Be sure to check out our full calendar online here: click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

    This class is designed for children ages 10 months through 3 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian, or caregiver. This is a great introduction to music for you and your child. This is also a great opportunity for your littles to interact with other children their age! The class will focus on singing, lap bounces, fingerplays, and simple instrument play with rhythm sticks, maracas and shakers. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Saturdays May 13th – June 24th (Off June 10th) | 10am OR 11:15am
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 10am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 10am

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

    This class is for ages 2 years through 4 years old to be taken with a parent, grandparent, guardian or caregiver. Together we will take our music making to the next level! It is recommended that your child complete Rock & Roll for the Tiny Soul 101 before moving on to 102. This class will focus on singing, finger plays, creative movement, and instrument play designed with the older toddlers in mind. We will also have tons of movement, bouncy balls, bubbles, and parachute time! This class will move at a faster pace than 101 and will encourage the students to have more independence in their music making. This class runs 45 minutes.

    $125 for a 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 11:15am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 11:15am

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    Rockabye Baby

    Newborn to 9 months, this is the perfect class to bond with your baby through music! Moms, Dads, and families are invited to spend 30 minutes singing and dancing with their babies. This class will teach classic lullabies, childhood favorites, and folk songs that you can share with your baby throughout your day. We will learn simple finger plays, rhymes, and songs that you and your baby will love. Please bring a blanket for your little one. Nursing, bottles, sleeping, and crying are welcome!

    $100 for 6-week session.

    Highland Location:
    Wednesdays June 21st – August 2nd (Off July 5th) | 9am

    Crown Point Location:
    Tuesdays June 20th – August 1st (Off July 4th) | 9am

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

    Join us this summer for a 4-day summer music camp. This camp is for children ages 5 & 6 years old. Camp will be Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. Campers will learn about the elements of music through singing, playing instruments, movement and games. We will also be creating our very own instruments out of various recyclables. Each day we will have a special guest from the HGS staff to teach us more about the drums, guitar, violin, and voice. This is a great way to make music, learn about instruments, and have fun!

    $160 for 4-day camp.

    Highland Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 26th – June 29th | 1-3pm

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, soccer, youth, adult, open soccer, sports
    - Come join us on Tuesday nights for Open Soccer!! Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Cost is $10/person or you can pre-pay 8 people for $65!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, celebration, NWI, Northwest indiana, fun, entertainment
    - JUNE 29
    CHESTERTON
    Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. 25 E.
    Fireworks on the Lakefront
    click for details


    JUNE 30
    SCHERERVILLE
    Rohrman Park - 6750 Rohrman Road
    4th of July Fireworks Show at Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 3
    CEDAR LAKE
    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    9:30pm
    click for details


    JULY 3
    EAST CHICAGO
    Jeorse Park Beach - 3301 Aldis Ave
    Entertainment & Food at 5pm
    Fireworks at Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 3
    HEBRON
    Hebron Elementary School - 307 S. Main Street
    Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 3
    MERRILLVILLE
    Hidden Lake Park - 6355 Broadway
    Ross Township Independence Day Festival in Merrillville
    Band, Vendors & Beer Garden 1:00pm- 11:00pm
    Fireworks @ 9:00pm
    Vehicles only, check online for fees: click for details


    JULY 3
    MUNSTER
    Centennial Park - 900 N Centennial Drive
    9:30pm
    Music (“TOGETHER”), Concession & Beer Garden - Gate opens at 6pm
    click for details


    JULY 3
    WHITING
    Food, Drinks, Live Music and Fireworks
    click for details


    JULY 4
    CROWN POINT
    Lake County Fair Grounds- 889 S Court St.
    Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 4
    GARY
    Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at Gary Railcats! XPOGO Stunt Team!
    click for details


    JULY 4
    HAMMOND
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake - 2324 Calumet Avenue
    The annual Naturalization Ceremony kicks off the evening at 5:00pm.
    The Bill Porter Orchestra is guaranteed to put you in a patriotic mood when they perform at approximately 6:30pm.
    Fireworks at Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 4
    HIGHLAND
    Homestead Park - 8099 5th Street
    9pm
    click for details


    JULY 4
    HOBART
    Festival Park - 111 E. Old Ridge Road
    Live entertainment and food vendors at 6pm!
    Fireworks at Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 4
    LA PORTE
    La Porte County Fairgrounds - 2581 State Road 2
    Fireworks at Dusk (around 9:30 p.m.)
    Food Vendors
    Gates open 6pm, $5 per car load or $1 per person walk in
    click for details


    JULY 4
    LAKE STATION
    Riverview Park - 2701 Ripley Street
    Dusk
    Music and Food Vendors
    click for details


    JULY 4
    MICHIGAN CITY
    Washington Park Marina - 200 Heisman Harbor
    Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 4
    PORTAGE
    Founders Square Park Amphitheater - 6300 Founders Square
    Fireworks @ Dusk
    Parade at 11am; Festival begins at 5pm with food vendors; Live Entertainment 6-9:30pm
    click for details


    JULY 4
    PORTER
    Hawthorne Park - 500 Ackerman Drive
    Family 4th Fest all day!
    Fireworks at Dusk
    click for details


    JULY 4
    VALPARAISO
    Cumberland Loop - Valparaiso St & Vale Park Rd
    6:30 Activities & Music
    Fireworks at Dusk (9:15pm)
    Rain date July 5th
    click for details


    JULY 21 & 22
    HAMMOND
    The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park - 2324 Calumet Ave
    Festival of the Lakes Fireworks Show
    10:30pm
    click for details


    AUGUST 26
    UNION MILLS
    Mill Pond Festival - Water Street at Mound Street
    Dusk
    FIREWORKS over the pond!! A boot collection will be taken by the Fire Department as you leave the park to help defray the expenses of the fireworks.
    click for details


    SEPTEMBER 3
    PLYMOUTH
    Marshall County Blueberry Festival at Centennial Park- 1660 N. Michigan St.
    9:15pm
    click for details

     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

    Payment options include: Medicaid, HIP, Commercial Insurance Plans, Cash or Check

    Toll free: 888-313-8557 or 219-763-8112
    click for details

    Valid at the following locations:
    Portage (3564 Scottsdale street)
    Portage (6450 US Highway 6)
    Chesterton (407 W. Indiana Avenue)
    Lake Station (2490 Central Avenue)
    Merrillville (6091 Broadway)
    Hammond (6920 Indianapolis Boulevard)

    *While supplies last
     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Northshore, Men, Discount, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Discounted Health Screens for men the entire month of June

    $75! $50 without PSA

    Health screening includes:
    Complete physical exam
    Heart Disease Risk Evaluation
    Blood and health assessment
    Blood test to check for colorectal cancer
    Optional prostate cancer risk evaluation
    PSA

    Space is limited. Schedule your appointment today at any of our 6 locations

    Location in:
    Portage, Chesterton, Lake Station, Hammond and Merrillville.

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Daily Specials, Margarita, 25 cents, Tuesday, Special, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Every Tuesday at El Salto, enjoy a 25 cent margarita.

    Ask server for details or click for details
    El Salto Restaurant
    805 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    El Salto Munster 219.836.0600
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Every Wednesday April 12th – October 25th (Weather Permitting)
    Schererville Car Cruise
    click for details

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    Every Wednesday from April – October from 4pm – 7:45pm
    Suzy’s Diner Cruise Nights in Hebron
    Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct. Free admission. Call 219-996-3463. 407 S. Main Street in Hebron
    click for details

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    Every Tuesday from April - August
    Pav’s Summer Car Nites (Trucks and Bikes, too) in Hebron
    A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to August. Pav's Restaurant. 46 Gaslite Park in Heborn
    click for details

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    Every Thursday from May 11th – September 28th from 5pm – 8pm
    Car Cruise in Crown Point
    Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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    Last Saturday of each month, May – September from 5pm-9pm
    Chesterton Cruise Night at Thomas Centennial Park – Calumet and Broadway
    An evening of family fun with cars of all kinds: vintage, sport, foreign and more. Last Saturday of each month, May to September, 5-9 PM CST. Free admission. Info:call 219-926-1641.
    click for details

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    Second Saturday of every month June – August from 6pm – 10pm
    Denny Flanigan Cruise Nights in downtown Lansing, Illinois. Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 6 to 10 p.m. once a month (2nd Saturday) starting June thru August along downtown Ridge Road.
    click for details

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    Friday, June 9, 4pm-10pm
    Saturday, June 10, 10am-10pm
    Sunday, June 11, Noon-6PM

    Live in the Ville in Hammond
    Over 20 food trucks, art, music, street performers, car show, lighted motorcycle parade, kids area and more! Kennedy Avenue will be closed all three days from 169th St to 165th St.
    click for details

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    June 10th
    La Porte Car Cruise at the La Porte County Fairgrounds
    Rusted Knuckles Car and Truck Club 1st annual Laporte car show all cars are welcome. Show starts at 9, registration will be 9 to 12, Awards will be given away at 2. Please come out and show your car enjoy the day and meet some new people. After awards are giving will be lining up to go right into the Laporte car cruise that starts at 6. Any questions please call 219-477-9720$20 entry fee for show cars and first 250 cars will receive dash plaques.
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    June 11th from 12pm – 6pm
    Car Show on Kennedy. 6800-6600 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Join Slacker Car Club and Vintagious gals at the Live in the Ville car show. Free entry, trophies and fun. Pinup girl and best beard contest! Enjoy over 20 food trucks, beer gardens, and entertainment while checking out some of the most amazing cars in NWI.
    click for details

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    June 18th from 10:30am – 2:30pm
    Father’s Day Car Show at New Hope Church of God, 712n 450w, Valparaiso
    Celebrate Father’s Day with the family and vote on your favorite car. This is a free family event and there will be food, beverages inside the New Hope Church of God church. Registration begins at 10:30am, and voting is at 2:00 pm.Church: 219-759-1533
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    July 2nd
    31st Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Show
    click for details

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    July 23rd from 9am-12pm. 9am- Registration begins and 12 pm- 3 pm- Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake in Hammond. Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
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    Dream Wheelin’ Car/Bike Show
    July 30th from 11am-4pm in Valparaiso
    Chasing Dreams, Inc is a non-profit organization benefiting children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. We strive to enlighten our community on the abilities of our children while enriching their lives to be the abled superheroes they want to be. We are having a car/bike show on July 30, 2017 at Sunset Hill county Park in Valparaiso. We are looking for car show participants, vendors, crafters, swappers, food trucks and more.
    click for details

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    August 3rd from 3pm-8pm in Fair Oaks
    South Shore Regional Car Show
    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting this car show. Numerous cars will take over Fair Oaks Farms for a unique car show experience. The car show includes awards, music, food, Fair Oaks Farms attractions and fun for the whole family!
    Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 5:30 PM. The cost is $20 per car. The awards will begin at 7:30PM.
    click for details

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    September 16th Downtown La Porte
    Michiana Antique Auto Club Car Show
    click for details

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  • | Sports and Recreation, dog runs, NWI, Lake, Porter, La Porte
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region.


    LAKE COUNTY
    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Daily Hours: 7 a.m. until one-half hour before sunset
    One time try fee: $10 per dog (keep receipt so payment can be subtracted from the annual Pooch Pass)
    Annual Pooch Pass:
    •$70 for Indiana State resident
    •$90 Out-of-State resident
    •$60 Indiana State senior (over 60) resident
    •$75 Out-of-State senior (over 60)
    •All rates include parking pass*
    •Fees are for the first dog with $10 for each additional dog
    click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    click for details


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


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
    click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville, IN 46375
    The annual cost is $60 for one dog and an additional $15 for each additional dog for residents (no more than two dogs per resident). Non-Residents’ annual cost is $100 for one dog and an additional $25 for each additional dog (no more than two dogs per member). Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership runs through the calendar year; that being January 1 through December 31.
    click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond, IN 46324
    Free
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    Dog Park Rates
    Township Resident $25 1st dog $10 additional dog
    Out of Township $60 1st dog $20 addtional dog
    Out of State $100 1st dog $30 additional dog
    click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John, IN 46373
    Annual Participant/User Fee for St. John Residents: $25.00 – one dog; $10.00 each additional dog.
    Non-Resident Participant/User Fee: $100.00 – one dog; $25.00 each additional dog.
    click for details



    LAPORTE COUNTY
    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan, City
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte, IN
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
    click for details



    PORTER COUNTY
    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Privately owned dog park.
    Memberships are available for terms of one month to one year:
    1 Year Membership: $150
    9 Month Membership: $120
    6 Month Membership: $100
    3 Month Membership: $75
    1 Month Membership: $40
    Multiple dogs from the same household: second dog is half price, third dog is one third price
    All memberships require an additional $10 refundable deposit for every key FOB issued.
    Day visits available by appointment or on Fridays during business hours - we need to be here to let you into the park ($5).
    click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. There is a $5 parking fee from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or a season pass may be purchased for $20 for Porter County Residents. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    Free
    click for details


     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Garden, Nature, Things To Do, flowers
    - “A Day in the Country”

    VIEW THE GARDENS –
    Tuesday, June 27: 4pm-7pm
    Wednesday, June 28: 9am-4pm
    Thursday, June 29: 9am-4pm

    Advance WALK ONLY Tickets $15
    Tickets are available for purchase at * Crete Township Hall * Crete Ace Hardware on Exchange * The Finishing Touch Florist in Crete * Crete Garden Center on Richton Road * Crete Curves * Smits Farm on East Sauk Trail * Martin Landscape on Rt.231 Crown Point IN

    Day of WALK ONLY Tickets $17
    Tickets may be purchased on Wednesday and Thursday at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 East Richton Road, Crete IL
     
           
    708.672.9438
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Garden, Nature, plants, flowers
    - June 23-24
    11th Annual Munster Garden Club's Garden Walk
    click for details

    June 24
    Porter County Master Gardeners Association 2017 Garden Walk
    click for details

    June 27-29
    Crete Woman’s Club 27th Annual Garden Walk and Boutique Garden Faire
    click for details

    July 8
    Lake County Master Gardeners Association Garden Walk 2017
    click for details

    July 10, August 14, September 11 & October 9
    Farm and Nature Walk at Buckley Homestead
    click for details

    July 15–16
    Miller Garden Club's 17th Annual Secret Gardens Walk
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
     
           
  • - June 27, 1859. The melody of probably the most-often-sung song in the world, Happy Birthday to You," was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher born in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date. Her younger sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the author of the lyrics, which were first published in 1893 as "Good Morning to All," a classroom greeting published in the book of Song Stories for the Sunday School.
     
           

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Children will have a balanced day of activities, learning, play time and quiet time all based around a weekly theme. Children swim on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will need to bring a bathing suit and towel on these days. Camp is held 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Camp is open to children 3-5 years - MUST be fully potty-trained.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival of the Lakes, Mega pass, Hammond, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes.

    The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 5:00 p.m.

    Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Beginning this year, Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online, click for details.

    Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 19-23 from open until close. Turn in your pass or online bar code paperwork at the Modern Midways office on the Festival grounds at Wolf Lake Memorial Park beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. and you will receive a wristband that must be worn for the entirety of the Festival.

    Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center. For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Summer Camp
    - Critter Camp is a five-day camp that provides a fun, safe, hands-on environment for kids, ages 7-12, to learn about various aspects of animal care and build a sense of respect and responsibility for animals. Camp takes place each day from 9 a.m. to noon at HSCA, 421 45th St., Munster, Ind. Critter camp is limited to 10-12 students. The cost per week is $100.

    About Critter Camp - Keeping out pets safe and healthy:
    Whether it’s a hike in the woods or a game in our own back yard, a lot goes into making sure our pets stay happy and healthy! During this week long camp our campers will be introduced to different animal behaviors and training tips that will encourage a healthy relationship with our own pets and others we may interact with. Our campers will have the opportunity to explore our shelter, learn from our behaviorists, and interact with some of our animals as we explore the ins and outs of healthy and safe pet ownership.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer Camps, Sports, Baseball, Soccer, Football
    - Our Multi-Sport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 11:30am, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer art, Arts and crafts, Art camp, Art in Gary, Children's art activities
    - Come have a blast at ArtsCamp 2017! Aspiring artists will enjoy a fantastic sizzlin' summer while making works of art that are fun, functional and fabulous!!! Create exciting projects which include painting, drawing, mosaics, printmaking, woodcraft & more. Classes for children ages 4yrs to 7yrs. are 9:30 to 11:00. Classes for youth ages 8yrs. to 18 yrs. are 9:30-11:30. Spaces are limited. Register today!
    LiveArts Studio
    4760 Broadway Gary IN 46408
    Desire'e Simpson 219.884.2770 liveartsstudio1@gmail.com
  • - Wednesdays June 14 - August 9 (except for July 5)
    Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinosaur, Dragon, Dinos, Summer, Exhibit, Zoo, Chicago, Family, Friends, Fun
    - Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! Starting May 6, guests of all ages can step back in time and walk amongst these famous historical creatures and their mythical dragon friends at the zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons temporary exhibit.

    The exhibit will feature 17 lifelike animatronic creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus rex and Chinese dragon, alongside engaging signage that explores the myths and legends of these fearless creatures. A dinosaur dissection lab, excavation site and other hands on activities will be onsite; as well as an indoor area where zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a 6-foot-long Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo.
    Brookfield Zoo
    8400 31st Street Brookfield IL 60513
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Sports and Recreation, Art, Craft, 3D, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - String art is a beautiful technique to create a 3D masterpiece! Perfect for families and students of all ages. Our instructor, Heather, will help you create a one-of-a-kind piece to proudly display in your home. $20 Member/$25 Non-Member.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:00am | Kids, summer, outside, nature, history, park, learn, children
    - Join as at Deep River Park every Wednesday at 10 am starting June 14th – August 9th for FREE summer programs. Programs are designed for children age 10 and under along with family members. Events have fun themes that get children outside learning about nature or history. Themes include learning about flags, art in nature, and many more! Check out our website for more information!
    Deep River Park
    7302 Ainsworth Road Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Business, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Networking, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
    - This 6-part course, taught by Barbara Caine of FUSE Business Training, covers intermediate level tips and tricks to show you how to use social media to properly market your business in order to reach maximum growth and success.

    Class 1 (June 28) Facebook: Facebook is still today's easiest and most effective marketing tool. If you're not capitalizing on it's best features, you're going to miss out. Facebook is where most people search for events to attend and groups to participate in. While Facebook has made changes to their system to encourage businesses to advertise with them, you don't have to spend money to make money on Facebook.

    Class 2 (July 5) LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the most professional of all the social media platforms, but so few people understand how to really maximize their results through strategic networking and advanced searching.
    In this course, you'll master all of that. We'll also cover how to build better relationships through your notifications tab, creating a company page on LinkedIn, and some of the best things you can include in your profile to help your profile stand out from the crowd.

    Class 3 (July 12) Twitter: It's a fact that today's youth is the future of our nation. Would you love to work with this market, learn from them, and share your opportunity with them? In this course, you'll learn the proper manner in which to interact on Twitter, how to use #Hashtags to grow your business, and the power of Twitter Lists to expand your audience and your network.

    Class 4 (July 19) YouTube: Video marketing is a powerful tool for business exposure, engagement, and success! Video trumps all other forms of media because people enjoy watching more than reading. You'll learn some insider secrets to creating different types of videos, including tips, promotions, tutorials, and more. You WILL create a video in this course and learn what to do with it after it's completed.

    Class 5 (July 26) Instagram: Did you know that Instagram is the easiest way to connect with literally anyone? As one of my mentors, Gary Vee says, " Instagram DM (Direct Message) is the single biggest networking or business development opportunity of this decade." Most people don't know that - or how to utilize it! You'll learn the secrets to grow your audience and your network with Instagram in this course. You'll also learn how to capitalize on #Hashtags in Instagram!

    Class 6 (August 2) Pinterest: Stop using Pinterest as a time sucking addiction of loving other peoples pins and start creating your own! Drive people from your Pinterest page back to your website where they can learn more about you and what you do and buy your products/services all over the world. It's easier than it sounds and I have a secret tool to show you how to make it even more simple - it's going to change the way you do business forever!


    Visit our website to reserve your spot and for more information on each individual class!





    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Dakota McCoy 219.501.0501 info@lifesuccess.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - A program of stories, songs, rhymes and games designed especially for babies ages Birth to 23 months and a parent or caregiver.
    Please Register!
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • - You bring lunch, we have the coffee & cookies. Join us for an inspiring TED talk each week! Talk begins at 12:15.

    "A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events
    - Enjoy a movie during summer break. Bring the whole family at the Merrillville library!

    Rated PG ; 97 minutes

    Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)! *Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 5:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Natural, History, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pack your bag for a week of exploring plants and the natural history behind our region. Each day involves hiking on the trails, hands on science activities, art and more! Pricing per week: Member: $140 first camper, $125 for additional camper/ Nonmember: $150 first camper, $135 for additional camper.

    To register, click for details There will be a link to register and/or to fill out the camp registration form. For questions, please call (219) 462-0025.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

    Our traditional day camp provides a summer program that meets the needs of all families. You may bring your child for full-day or half-day care, one to five days a week to fit your schedule. We provide a safe environment with friendly and qualified staff. Activities include gym/swim time daily and outdoor activities to promote physical fitness and fun; access to the Activity Center; arts and crafts and movie time. Campers may come as early as 6:00am and leave as late as 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed Kindergarten and not started 6th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
    Weekly themes to come in Spring 2017

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, silver buckle saloon, bingo, prizes, highland, northwest indiana
    - $3000.00? Are you kidding me? Chance to win the tonight! BAR BINGO every Wednesday! And amazing specials including $9 buckets of domestic beer!
    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Silver Buckle Saloon 219.838.5909
  • | 7:00pm - 8:15pm | Kids, Free Music Camp
    - Harvest Ridge Church Presents…
    It’s annual FREE CHILDREN’S SUMMER MUSIC CAMP – THE STAR FACTOR, a musical for K – 7th grade. The setting is Camp Heart & Soul, a summer arts camp. There are clever story lines, humorous characters, and memorable songs!
    Summer Music Camp begins Wednesday, June 7th and will meet every Wednesday evening through July 19th, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. at Harvest Ridge Church, 9495 Keilman St., St. John, Indiana. Children will learn singing technique, drama skills, and Bible truths while preparing to perform The Star Factor.

    Registration deadline: June 7th, 2017

    Free performance for the community on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:00 p.m.
    at St. John Township Community Center ▪ 1515 W. Lincoln Hwy ▪ Schererville, IN

    For more information and registration, go to:
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    Harvest Ridge Church
    9495 Keilman St. St. John IN 46373
    Trudy Wells 219.558.2488 hrccalendar@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 8:15pm | Religious Events
    - Are you happy? Would you like to be?
    For many, happiness is measured in moments.
    Experiences. It’s elusive. Unsustainable.
    What about you?
    What makes you happy?
    Drop the kids off at summer music camp and join us for our summer series Wednesday evenings, June 7th through July 12th @ 7 p.m.

    Harvest Ridge Church
    9495 Keilman St., St. John, IN
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    Harvest Ridge Church
    9495 Keilman St. St. John IN 46373
    Trudy Wells 219.558.2488 hrccalendar@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 7:00 pm

    Playing June 23-29:

    8:30 pm
    Cars 3
    Starring: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt
    Rated G, Animated/Family


    10:35 pm
    Wonder Woman
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


    Same great prices as last year!
    $10.00 ages 12 & up
    $5.00 ages 5-11
    4 under free for 2 great movies!

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Night, Hike, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Explore the arboretum after hours! What creatures will we hear or see in the night? How can they survive in the darkness? Join a Taltree Naturalist and find out! $5 per adult/$3 per child. Pre-registration is required.

    June 28th, 8pm-9pm
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.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*
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    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

    LAKE COUNTY
    46403 Cedar Lake
    46307 Crown Point
    46311 Dyer
    46312 East Chicago
    46402 Gary
    46403 Gary
    46304 Gary
    46406 Gary
    46407 Gary
    46408 Gary
    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
  • | 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.
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  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point, Apartments, Merrillville, Northwest indiana, NWI, Luxury
    - 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
    Outdoor Grilling Area
    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

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    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
  • | Religious Events, Kids, Fun, Summer, Bible Camp, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
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    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible Scho 219.663.2255
  • | 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.

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    Sky Zone Schererville
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live Music, Summer, Concerts, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Ravinia 2017 Season - click for details - 847-266-5100

    Ravinia, North America's oldest music festival, stands today as its most musically diverse, presenting over 140 different events throughout the summer. These concerts run the gamut from Yo-Yo Ma to John Legend to the annual summer residency of the nation's finest orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

    The 36-acre park is nestled in a gently wooded area that makes it an enchanting place to experience music. Guests can bring their own picnics or eat at one of the park restaurants. Children up to age 15, high school and college students are admitted free to the lawn for classical performances.

    The Ravinia Festival is located at 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, Illinois.


    JUNE 3
    11:00a Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)
    1:00p Magical Strings of Youth of the Betty Haag Academy of Music (Kids)
    2:00p Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)
    5:00p Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain and Brother Sun (Kids)

    JUNE 10
    7:30p John Legend \ Gallant: Darkness and Light tour

    JUNE 14
    7:30p Pat Metheny

    JUNE 15
    8:00p Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic—A Tribute to David Bowie

    JUNE 16
    6:00p RSMI Jazz Grandstand
    7:30p Willie Nelson \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    JUNE 17
    11:00a Ko-Thi Dance Company (Kids)
    6:00p Alon Goldstein & Fine Arts Quartet: Mozart Concertos 23 & 24
    8:30p Aretha Franklin

    JUNE 18
    8:00p La La Land in concert: The Oscar-winning score live with the film

    JUNE 19
    8:00p Sammy Hagar & The Circle \ Andrew Hagar

    JUNE 20
    7:30p Juilliard Quartet: Bartók Quartet 1; Beethoven Quartet 13

    JUNE 23
    8:00p Gipsy Kings

    JUNE 24
    7:30p Common

    JUNE 27
    7:00p Boz Scaggs \ Michael McDonald

    JUNE 28
    8:00p Diana Krall

    JUNE 29
    8:00p The Stars of the Peking Acrobats (Kids)

    JUNE 30
    8:00p The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed 50th anniversary

    JULY 1
    7:30p Lila Downs

    JULY 2
    6:00p The Beach Boys \ The Temptations

    JULY 3
    7:30p Ryan Speedo Green: Schubert, Wolf, Liszt, Mahler & more

    JULY 5
    7:30p Miriam Fried & Friends: Mozart Piano Quartet 2 & String Quintet 5;
    Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello

    JULY 6
    7:30p Booker T. Jones \ Surprise headliner to be announced

    JULY 7
    7:30p Sheryl Crow \ Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

    JULY 10
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák

    JULY 11
    8:00p CSO with Lionel Bringuier: Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition;
    Yuja Wang plays Brahms Concerto 1

    JULY 12
    8:00p CSO with Andrey Boreyko: Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet; Joshua Bell plays
    Bruch Scottish Fantasy

    JULY 14
    6:30p OneRepublic \ Fitz & The Tantrums \ James Arthur

    JULY 15
    11:00a Laurie Berkner (Kids)
    6:30p OneRepublic \ Fitz & The Tantrums \ James Arthur

    JULY 16
    5:00p CSO with Dima Slobodeniouk—Tchaikovsky spectacular: 1812 Overture
    with cannons; Romeo and Juliet; Simon Trpčeski plays Concerto 1

    JULY 17
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák
    7:30p Angela Hewitt: Bach “Goldberg Variations”

    JULY 18
    8:00p CSO with Edward Gardner: Elgar “Enigma” Variations; Yefim Bronfman plays
    Brahms Concerto 2

    JULY 19
    6:00p RSMI Piano & Strings: Music of Dvořák

    JULY 20
    8:00p CSO with Susanna Mälkki: Beethoven “Eroica” Symphony; Vadim Repin plays
    Sibelius Concerto

    JULY 21
    8:00p CSO with Susanna Mälkki: Sibelius Symphony 2; Kirill Gerstein plays
    Beethoven Concerto 3

    JULY 22
    6:30p Blondie \ Garbage \ John Doe & Exene Cervenka: The Rage and Rapture tour

    JULY 23
    6:00p Cristina Gómez Godoy: Bach & Dutilleux sonatas; Bozza Fantasie pastorale;
    Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
    7:00p Andrew Bird \ Esperanza Spalding \ Mucca Pazza

    JULY 24
    7:30p Emerson & Calidore Quartets: Shostakovich & Mendelssohn octets

    JULY 25
    8:00p CSO with Kent Nagano: John Adams Harmonielehre; Nikolai Lugansky plays
    Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto

    JULY 26
    8:00p Stephen Stills \ Judy Collins \ Numa Edema

    JULY 27
    7:30p Apollo’s Fire: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered

    JULY 28
    8:00p CSO with Christoph Eschenbach: Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn Concerto;
    Marisol Montalvo sings Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915;
    Mendelssohn “Reformation” Symphony

    JULY 29
    11:00a Joyous String Ensemble (Kids)
    7:00p CSO with Christoph Eschenbach—Gala Benefit Evening: Dvořák Carnival
    Overture & Symphony 8; Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 1

    JULY 31
    7:00p Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Messiaen Catalogue d’oiseaux

    AUGUST 1
    8:00p CSO with Gianandrea Noseda: Smetana The Moldau; Strauss Rosenkavalier;
    Ravel La valse; Denis Matsuev plays Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody

    AUGUST 2
    7:30p Danish Quartet & Juho Pohjonen: Shostakovich Piano Quintet;
    Haydn & Beethoven quartets

    AUGUST 3
    6:00p RSMI Singers: Celebrating Finnish independence in song
    8:00p CSO with Pinchas Zukerman: plays and conducts Mozart Concerto 3 &
    Elgar Chansons; Tchaikovsky Symphony 4

    AUGUST 4
    8:30p Tony Bennett

    AUGUST 5
    7:30p Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster

    AUGUST 6
    5:00p CSO with Steven Reineke & Sir James Galway: Tribute to Henry Mancini

    AUGUST 7
    7:30p Sir James & Lady Jeanne Galway: Duets

    AUGUST 8
    8:00p CSO with James Levine: Haydn The Creation with Chicago Symphony Chorus,
    Nadine Sierra, Matthew Polenzani & John Relyea

    AUGUST 9
    7:30p Morris Robinson: Classic songs & American spirituals

    AUGUST 10
    6:00p RSMI Singers: Schumann & Brahms
    8:00p CSO with Krzysztof Urbański: Shostakovich Symphony 10;
    Garrick Ohlsson plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 3

    AUGUST 11
    7:30p Santana

    AUGUST 12
    11:00a Opera for the Young: Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love (Kids)
    7:30p Santana

    AUGUST 13
    5:00p CSO with Emil de Cou, Kevin Cole, Sylvia McNair & Ryan VanDenBoom:
    Tribute to Ira Gershwin, with songs from Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire films
    8:30p Leslie Odom Jr.

    AUGUST 14
    6:00p RSMI Singers: American Music Theater—songs by Adams, Bernstein & Bolcom
    8:00p Punch Brothers \ I’m With Her \ Julian Lage: American Acoustic

    AUGUST 15
    6:00p Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 1

    AUGUST 16
    6:00p Lincoln Trio: Beethoven Piano Trio 3; John Adams Shaker Loopss
    7:30p Vladimir Feltsman: Schubert final sonata; Brahms late piano miniatures

    AUGUST 17
    6:00p Jonathan Biss: Three-year Beethoven sonata cycle, part 2, program 2
    7:30p The Knights: John Adams Common Tones in Simple Time & Chamber Symphony;
    Susan Graham sings Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne

    AUGUST 18
    6:00p Harriet Krigh: Chopin & Myaskovsky cello sonatas; Schumann Romances;
    Rachmaninoff Elegy
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Fellowship of the Ring live with film

    AUGUST 19
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Two Towers live with film

    AUGUST 20
    1:00p St. Charles Singers: Dominick Argento Walden Pond
    7:00p CSO: The Lord of the Rings—The Return of the King live with film

    AUGUST 21
    7:30p Behzod Abduraimov: Bach Toccata and Fugue; Liszt & Prokofiev sonatas

    AUGUST 22
    6:00p Martina Filjak: Liszt fantasies & legends; Haydn sonata & variations
    8:00p Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Brahms Symphony 1;
    Rossini William Tell Overture; InMo Yang plays Bruch Concerto 1

    AUGUST 23
    8:00p Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with James Gaffigan: Beethoven Symphony 4;
    Wagner Siegfried Idyll; Behzod Abduraimov plays Rachmaninoff Concerto 2

    AUGUST 24
    6:00p Christina & Michelle Naughton: John Adams Roll Over Beethoven &
    Hallelujah Junction for two pianos; Mendelssohn & Mozart variations

    AUGUST 25
    6:00p Spider Saloff: Tribute to Peggy Lee
    8:00p Alanis Morissette

    AUGUST 26
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 27
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 28
    7:30p Pentatonix

    AUGUST 29
    6:00p Adrienne Haan: Tehorah
    7:30p Lifehouse \ Switchfoot

    AUGUST 30
    6:00p Chad Hoopes & David Fung: John Adams Road Movies; Dvořák Romantic Pieces;
    Mozart & Beethoven violin sonatas
    7:30p John Butler Trio \ The Waifs

    AUGUST 31
    6:00p Daniel Schlosberg & Inna Faliks: Mahler Symphony 6, arr. for four-hands piano

    SEPTEMBER 1
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 1
    7:30p Gladys Knight \ Michael Bolton

    SEPTEMBER 2
    1:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 2
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 3

    SEPTEMBER 3
    1:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 4
    6:00p Pacifica Quartet: Complete Beethoven quartets, part 5

    SEPTEMBER 4
    6:00p Simón Bolívar Quartet: Haydn, Ginastera & Shostakovich quartets

    SEPTEMBER 5
    6:00p Bryan Wallick: Bach Italian Concerto; Brahms Handel Variations;
    Liszt Norma Fantasy

    SEPTEMBER 7
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.

    SEPTEMBER 8
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.
    8:00p Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

    SEPTEMBER 9
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 10
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 14
    8:00p National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with Gustavo Dudamel:
    Prokofiev Symphony 5; orchestral dances by Latin-American composers

    SEPTEMBER 15
    8:00p Smokey Robinson

    SEPTEMBER 16
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    5:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    7:00p TLC \ Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath \ Biz Markie \ All-4-One \ O-Town \ Snap!:
    I Love the ’90s: The Party Continues tour

    SEPTEMBER 17
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    6:00p Los Tigres del Norte \ Natalia Jiménez
     
           
    847.266.5100
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    - Every Wednesday! 1/2 Price margarita special at ALL El Salto locations!
    El Salto
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  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips each week: $130/week members; $155/week non-members
    Trip Schedule (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th Zig-e's Funland//Forest View
    Week 2: June 12-16th Oilmen Game//South Bend Chocolate Factory
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Gismo's Fun Center//Douglas Environment Center
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Fair Oaks
    Week 5: July 3-7th MSI
    Week 6: July 10-14th Midwest Ice & Gym//Michigan City Zoo
    Week 7: July 17-21st Thunderbolts//Barker Mansion
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Garfield Conservatory
    Week 9: July 31-Aug. 4 Musnter Pool//AMC Theater Movie TBD
    Week 10: August 7-11th Hub Pool//Zao Island

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, summer, camp, fun, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Our Junior High Camp is for students who need a safe place to go during the summer while school is out. Our campers participate in many fun activities in and outside of the Y with an emphasis on volunteerism, giving back to their community and learning and living our four core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. We travel for field trips on Monday/Wednesdays with community service on Fridays. Camp is held 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed 6th grade and not yet started 9th grade.

    Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
    Five days per week with two field trips & community service each week: $90/week members; $115/week non-members

    Trip Schedule & Community Service (schedule subject to change):
    Week 1: June 5-9th AMC Movie Theater//Lemon Lake//Meals on Wheels
    Week 2: June 12-16th MSI//Midwest Gym & Ice//NWI Food Bank
    Week 3: June 19-23rd Zao Island//Railcats game//Munster Humane Society
    Week 4: June 26-30th Hobart Bison Ranch//Federal Reserve//Caring Hearts Adult Day Care
    Week 5: July 3-7th Douglas Environmental Center//Inmans//Symphony of Crown Point
    Week 6: July 10-14th Michigan City Zoo//Gismo's//YMCA Camp Cookout
    Week 7: July 17-21st Barker Mansion//Thunderbolts//Hoosier Café
    Week 8: July 24-28th Irons Oaks//Munster Pool//CP Parks and Rec
    Week 9: July 31-Aug 4 Forest View Farms//Hub Pool//Jr. Leaders Car Wash
    Week 10: Aug 7-11th Lincoln Park Zoo//Lake County Fair//Lake County Animal Control

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Sports, Fun, Summer, YMCA, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - YMCA Sports Camp focuses on improving sport skills through teamwork and friendly competition for preschool and youth age groups. There will be a variety of sports to choose from with each session lasting one week. Sports campers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, and play games.

    Times: Monday-Fridays, Toddlers 9-10:00am (3-5yrs); Youth 10:30am-12:00pm (K-5th)
    Ages/Grades: 3-5 years (Toddler), Kindergarten-5th grade (Youth)
    Weekly Camp Fees: $40 members; $70 non-members
    2017 Schedule
    #1 6/5-6/9 T-ball (toddler); Wiffleball (youth)
    #2 6/12-6/15 Kickball (all)
    #3 6/19-6/23 Soccer (all)
    #4 6/26-6/30 Basketball (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #5 7/3-7/7 T-ball (toddler); Dodgeball (youth)
    #6 7/10-7/14 Gymnastics (toddler); Soccer (youth)
    #7 7/17-7/21 Basketball (all)
    #8 7/24-7/28 Soccer (toddler); Floor Hockey (youth)
    #9 7/31-8/4 Aerobics/Games (toddler); Flag Football (youth)

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St. Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Family YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Adventure, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Challenger Learning Center 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    click for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

    Torres Martial Arts Academy is coming to the Sparta Dome!!
    Beginning June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will offer a kids and teens Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class (Mon-Fri 5-6 pm). On select dates (6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/7, 7/22) from 10-11 am there is kickboxing and MMA class for children and teens for $15 per class.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced.

    Our MultiSport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each week’s class will focus on fundamental skills for one sport. Our "SportStarter" classes are for the youngest players, ages 20-30 months, are designed for motor skill development and fitness with a very basic introduction to sports. The 2-year old (28-36 months) multisport class focuses more on sports skill development in baseball and soccer (no football), while classes for ages 3 to 6 provide an introduction to baseball, soccer and football.

    Summer Camps
    Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm). Camps are for children ages 4-7. Multisport camps include baseball, soccer and football. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.

    For more information please visit click for details or call 219-224-3663.

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read More at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
    click for details

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    Crown Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

    Lil Dribbler's & Youth Basketball Summer Camp
    Dates: M-Th, June 12th-June 22nd
    Ages: 4-5, 6-10
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 1 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
    click for details

    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
    click for details

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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
    click for details

    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
    click for details

    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details

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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
    click for details

    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
    click for details

    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
    hclick for details

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details

    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
    click for details

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
    click for details

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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
    click for details

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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
    click for details

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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
    click for details

    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps
    Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5-day, 4-night camp in the dunes. Download the Mighty Acorns camp parent guide >
    Dates: July 17–21, July 31–August 4, 2017
    Ages: 8–12
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
    click for details


    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: June 18th - July 29th
    Ages: Children 7-14
    click for details

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
    click for details

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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

    Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center- 7925 Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

    Prairie West Park- 9359 West Oakridge Dr., St. John

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

    Stoney Run County Park- 142nd and Union Street, Leroy

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - LaPorte
    Arts in the Park - Summer Concert Series

    June 7: La Porte City Band
    June 8: Youth Concert Nate Squared from IUSB, Laurel Taylor & Kaden Slay
    with People & Songs
    June 14: La Porte City Band
    June 15: Me & the Boys
    June 21: La Porte City Band
    June 22: Black Masala
    June 28: La Porte City Band featuring New Prairie Highschool Band
    June 29: Hoosier Stars at Arts in the Park
    July 5 La Porte City Band
    July 6: Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Concert
    July 12: La Porte City Band
    July 13: PT & the Cruisers
    July 19: La Porte City Band
    July 20: Pierce Avenue
    July 26: La Porte City Band sponsored by Arts in the Park
    July 27: Island 49
    August 2: La Porte City Band
    August 3: Nawty
    August 9: La Porte City Band
    August 10: Kennedy's Kitchen
    August 16: Junior & the Igniters
    PreConcert Show: LaPorte High School Marching Band, 6pm start
    August 17: Midwest Hype
    August 23: Dr. Groovy & the Soul Surgeons
    August 24: People & Songs with Laurel & Kaden
    *August 30*: TBA/Rain Date
    *August 31*: The Tom Milo Big Band
    Fox Park
           

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