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Saturday, October 20th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 11:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, Aukiki Flapjack Breakfast, Kankakee Valley Historical Society Collier Lodge
    - The Aukiki Flapjack Breakfast will feature “Conservations on the Kankakee” with local Kankakee historian and story-teller and Founder of the Society, John Hodson, who will speak on the hour at 8 AM, 9 AM and 10 AM. Mr. Hodson will present project updates and engage the public in conversations about Kankakee history and why it matters today. Other highlights include viewing the Everglades of the North video, interactive displays, archaeological finds, Kids activities and the “Collier Store.”

    The All you can eat, family friendly, Aukiki Flapjack Breakfast is a fundraiser for the Society and all proceeds will support preservation of Collier Lodge.

    Tickets available at door $7 Children under 3 eat free!!

    Bring your appetite and stories to share!!


    American Legion Post#301
    959 W. Indiana Street Kouts IN 46347
    John Hodson 219.766.2302 jophod@gmail.com
  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Whiting, Farmer's Market, Fresh, Local, Produce, Vegetables
    - Join us every Saturday May-Oct in Downtown Whiting in front of Whiting City Hall from 8am – 2pm • RAIN OR SHINE • for a variety of fresh goods! (NOTE: some produce items are seasonal and may not be available every weekend.)
     
           
    Whiting City Hall 219.659.7700
  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Soccer
    - Whether you are an individual or have a soccer team during the winter you should register for the Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues at the Sparta Dome. Registration for Session 1 ends on 10/28/18 and is posted on our website. Please check out more information on our leagues at click for details If you have questions please feel free to contact the General Manager, James Hinson, at j.hinson@spartadome.com. Times for Youth are from 8am -6pm Saturdays starting November 10. Times for Adult are from Sundays 7:30-10pm and Wednesdays 9-11pm starting on November 4 and 7.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    James Hinson 219.224.3663 j.hinson@spartadome.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, nature, lake county parks, gibson woods, hammond
    - Bring the family to walk the trails with a park naturalist at Gibson Woods and learn about the oak savanna and its inhabitants. Join us each month to experience nature’s fascinating flora and fauna as the seasons change. Happening every third Saturday in March-November at 9:30 am.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Cedar Lake, Trick or Treat, Halloween, Trunk or Treat, Candy, Kids
    Cedar Lake Town Grounds
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Cedar Lake Town Hall 2193747400ext119 events@cedarlakein.org
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Meditation
    - Get your Zen on with meditation through Sahaja Yoga. The FREE class will teach you how to manage stress and see both mental and physical health benefits through regular practice. This class is welcome to all skill levels. Instructor is Archana Gupta. Sign up at the Community Center or call (219)865-5530 ext 6102.

    DATES:
    Saturdays, October 20, 27 (10 — 11 AM)
    Saturdays, November 10, 17 (10 — 11 AM)
    Saturdays, December 8 (10 —11 AM)
    Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 (10 —11 AM)
    Saturdays, February 16, 23 (10 — 11 AM)
    Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (10 —11 AM)
    Saturdays, April 27 (10—11 AM)
    LOCATION: Schererville Community Center FEE: FREE
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Irene Mireles 2198655530ext6102 imireles@schererville.org
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for fun activities going on at Deep River County Park during our Fall Break Fun! This event will take place over TWO weekends: October 19-21 and again October 26-28 from 11-4 each day. Go on a hayride, watch corn being grind in the Historic Grist Mill, get some apple cider or maybe some apple and pumpkin butter in the Deep River General Store, kid's favorites are leaf crafts and an “October Obstacle Course” with pumpkin stacking, hay hurdles and leaf piles, and experience much more at this event! Hayrides will be available at 12, 1 and 2 PM. Hayride seating is limited so secure your spot by purchasing your tickets well in advance of the hayride you would like to ride. Hayride tickets are $2 per person and can be purchased in the Visitors Center throughout the day.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, pumpkin patch, hayrides, carnival, donuts, kids, country music, Eliana Weston
    - Upcoming Country Music Star, Eliana Weston, returns for her third performance on the Harvest Tyme stage. Hot off of performances with the Southshore Railcats, Nashville Star and Hoosier Star, Eliana will entertain guests with her country music style. Show time is 11am to 1pm.

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch is located less than half mile north of the intersection of IN 55 and Rt 2 in Lowell, Indiana. We're open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Parking, admission and hayrides to the pumpkin patch are always free.
    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant Street Lowell IN 46356
    Harvest Tyme 219.440.2386 media@HarvestTymeFun.com
  • | 11:00am - 9:30pm | Local Events, Kitaro, Sushi, Munster, Sweetest Day, Date, Lunch, Dinner
    - Share a 5 course dinner with your sweetheart
    $128 per couple
    Reservation Required
    10/20/2018

    First Course
    Garden Salad
    Organic spring greens, lettuce, carrots, white, purple cabbage, grape tomato, served with homemade ginger dressing

    Second Course
    Brussels Sprouts
    Flash-fried brussels sprouts tossed in sweet lemon chili sauce

    Third Course, choice of
    Norway Kiss
    Salmon, king crab, spicy shrimp, cilantro, avocado, cucumber, pickled jalapeno, with sweet soy

    Knucklehead
    Crunchy lobster tempura, king crab, avocado and cucumber, drizzled with spicy mayo and unagi sauce

    Main
    King Crab Legs
    2 lb. Steamed Premium Alaskan Red King Crab Legs to share

    Dessert
    Limoncello Raspberry Cake
    Layers of Limoncello soaked sponge cake filled with lemon cream and raspberry marmalade, decorated with raspberry & white chocolate
    Kitaro Surf & Turf
    9625 Calumet Ave. Ste. A Munster IN 46321
    Kitaro Surf & Turf 219.301.5090
  • | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Vendor craft event
    - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2018
    FROM 12PM-5PM
    13335 MORSE ST
    CEDAR LAKE, IN 46303
    WE HAVE THIRTY-ONE AVON,LULAROE, PAPARAZZI, SCENTSY AND SO MUCH MORE

    THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES, 50/50, AND MENTION THE WORD “VETERAN" AND BE ENTERED IN A SPECIAL 2ND DOOR PRIZE DRAWING. WE WILL HAVE A DELICIOUS SLOPPY JOE MEAL AVAILABLE!! ALL PROCEEDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO OUR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND TO OPERATION COMBAT BIKE SAVER HERE IN CEDAR LAKE IN
    Amvets post #15
    13335 MORSE STREET Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Alia RANDHAN redhead0981@yahoo.com
  • | 12:00pm - | Local Events, Crown Point Police department, running, race, Crown Point sportsplex, fundraiser
    - The Crown Point Fraternal Order of Police Donald L. Melcher Lodge #176 is hosting a .5k run to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Yes, it is a half kilometer run/walk for those of us lacking lung capacity or just like to have a cold beer and a stroll. The event is on Saturday October 20th at the Crown Point Sportsplex located at 1313 E. North St. Registration is at 10:00 A.M. with the race starting at 12:00 P.M. Cost is $20 per entrant and includes two beer tickets. Run participants must be 21 years old. Beer for the race is provided by Crown Brewing. .5k Marathoners, wear your favorite Halloween costume because we will have a contest for best costume. There will be bounce houses and games for kids provided by our friends at First United Methodist Church of Crown Point. Carriage Court Pizza will be there with their delicious pizza. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities who help families of sick children find comfort and support when they need it the most. So lace up your running shoes, make sure that hammy is good to go, and join us in what’s sure to be a good time with the family.


    For more information please contact Ryan Olson at the Crown Point Police Department 219-661-2131.
    Crown Point Sportsplex
    1313 E. North Street Crown Point IN
    Officer Olson 219.663.2131
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events, Indiana Dunes, Nature, Kid's Activities, Gary
    - Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join a ranger at the Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education's Nature Play Zone to build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, or just have fun exploring nature. This program is a great way to get kids of all ages playing and having fun in the great outdoors. Dress for the weather and be ready for an adventure.

    For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or click for details
    Paul H. Douglas Center
    100 N. Lake St. Miller IN 46403
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Take a hayride and spend the day seeing the historic park Buckley Homestead. On weekends from Sunday September 23 to Sunday October 28 at 1 and 2 PM. Hayride is $2 per person with paid admissions except for Fall Fest dates (October 13 & 14).
    Buckley Homestead County Park
    3606 Belshaw Rd. Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Parks Deparment
    - Come see our new addition and paint a pumpkin for $2, enjoy refreshments, games and fun times for the whole family. Located at Brian Novreske Memorial Park 505 W Church Street Hebron.
    Brian Novreske Memorial Park
    505 W Church St Hebron IN 46341
    Cody Zelisko vogt.cody1@gmail.com
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, Halloween, Kids, Highland, Costume, Lincoln Center
    - Saturday, October 20st, 2-5pm. Bring the kids in their Halloween costumes and enjoy games, food and activities. Tickets $5 per person - all attendees must have a ticket. Tickets may be purchase from any MHTK member, at the Lincoln Center or at the door.
    Lincoln Community Center
    2450 Lincoln St. Highland IN 46322
    Friends of Munster - Highland Tri Kappa Epsilon Omicron Chap mhtrikappa@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, Halloween, Party, Costumes, Schererville Community Center, Things to do
    - Wear your super costume and get ready for a heroic time! Participants and family members will enjoy Halloween games, crafts and music, decorate a real pumpkin and enjoy a live magic show!

    Fee: $5 per person (adults must pay)
    Schererville Community Center
    500 E. Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Trunk or Treat, Candy, Kids, Costume, Halloween, Schererville
    Mckinley Masonic Lodge
    330 68th Pl Schererville IN
    Mike Sutherland mgsutherlandjr@gmail.com
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Trunk or treat, candy, halloween, Merrillville
    - Bring your buckets and wear your costumes for some Trunk or Treat fun. Food, refreshments, crafts, giveaways, and lots of fun.

    There will be a family costume contest for the most original and creative. Hope your family wins!
    Chasing Dreams Learning Center
    8380 Louisiana Street Merrillville Merrillville IN 46410
    Chasing Dreams Learning Center 219.299.9049
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, halloween, family fun, things to do, things to do nwi, nwi, party
    Schererville Community Center
    500 E. Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Halloween, Haunted House, Haunted Forest, Knights of Columbus, Cedar Lake
    Knights of Columbus Hall
    13039 Wicker Ave. Cedar Lake IN
    Knights of Columbus 219.374.4294
  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
    click for details

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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
    click for details

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, family fun, fall, hayrides, things to do
    - $2 weekends with paid admission, except for Fall Fest dates. 1pm & 2pm. Take a hay ride and spend the day seeing the historic park, Buckley Homestead.
    Call 219-769-7275 for more information!

    Buckley Homestead
    3606 Belshaw Road Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Halloween, Haunted, Hayride, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, NWI
    - Haunted Houses & Hayrides in Northwest Indiana!

    **Northwest Indiana

    Cryptic Manor Haunted House
    3401 W 40th Pl., Gary
    click for details

    EC HALLOW
    October 25-26
    5100 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago
    click for details

    Haunted Hills Hospital
    4700 Central Ave., Lake Station
    click for details

    Old Sheriff's House Haunted House
    226 South Main Street, Crown Point
    click for details

    Reapers Realm
    626 177th St, Hammond
    click for details

    St. John Bosco Youth Group TWO STORY Haunted House
    October 19, 20, 26, 27
    click for details

    The Haunted Forest
    October 19-20 & 26-27
    13039 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    click for details

    Tour of Terror
    563 W 600 N, Hobart
    click for details

    Woodland Park Annual Haunted Hayride
    2100 Willocreek Road, Portage
    click for details

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    **Chicago Area

    13th Floor Haunted House
    1940 George St., Melrose Park
    click for details

    Basement of the Dead
    42 W. New York St., Aurora
    click for details

    Dungeon of Doom
    600 29th St., Zion
    click for details

    Evil Intentions
    900 Grace Street, Elgin
    click for details

    Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America
    1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee
    click for details

    Haunted Ghost Ship at Navy Pier
    click for details

    Hellsgate Haunted House
    1300 South State St., Lockport
    click for details

    House of Torment
    8240 Austin Ave., Morton Grove
    click for details

    Midnight Terror Haunted House
    5520 West 111th Street, Oak Lawn
    click for details

    Ravens Grin Inn
    411 N. Carroll St., Mount Carrol
    click for details

    Realm of Terror
    421 W Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach
    click for details

    Statesville Haunted Prison
    17250 S. Weber Road, Crest Hill
    click for details

    The Massacre
    299 Montgomery Road, Montgomery
    click for details

























     
           
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 19-21.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 19
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat in Cedar Lake- October 20
    click for details

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    DYER

    17th Annual Halloween Parade- October 21
    click for details

    Snow White and the Seven Werewolves Hayride Today at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- Hayrides Wednesday thru Friday 3-6, Saturdays 10-5.
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Hammond Monster Mash- A Halloween Celebration- October 19
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    MHTK BOO Blast!- October 20
    click for details

    Got Issues at R-Bar and Grill in Highland- October 20
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Trunk or Treat in Merrillville- October 20
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Trunk or Treat at Mckinley Masonic Lodge- October 20
    click for details

    Halloween Party at the Schererville Community Center- October 20
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Cabelas, Free, Halloween Event, Kids Events, Family Events, Portage, Bass Pro
     
           
    Cabela's 219.845.9071
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Flea market, antiques, collectibles
    - Barn & Field Flea Market
    Open every Sunday at 8 a.m.

    We are a family owned flea market located in Cedar Lake Indiana. There is a big red barn with two floors of merchandise, barnside sheds, and outdoor vendors. Free parking & free admission.

    Items for sale:
    Antiques, collectibles, furniture, old coins, jewerly, trunks, albums, clocks, iron wheels, electronics, old toys, pictures, kitchen decor, kids toys, appliances, and much much more......

    Located at 151st and and Parrish Ave.
    Our address is 15049 Parrish Cedar Lake Indiana 46303
    Phone: 1-219-696-7368
    Barn & Field Flea Market
    15049 Parrish Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Patti Toomey 219.696.7368
  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Soccer
    - Whether you are an individual or have a soccer team during the winter you should register for the Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues at the Sparta Dome. Registration for Session 1 ends on 10/28/18 and is posted on our website. Please check out more information on our leagues at click for details If you have questions please feel free to contact the General Manager, James Hinson, at j.hinson@spartadome.com. Times for Youth are from 8am -6pm Saturdays starting November 10. Times for Adult are from Sundays 7:30-10pm and Wednesdays 9-11pm starting on November 4 and 7.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    James Hinson 219.224.3663 j.hinson@spartadome.com
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for fun activities going on at Deep River County Park during our Fall Break Fun! This event will take place over TWO weekends: October 19-21 and again October 26-28 from 11-4 each day. Go on a hayride, watch corn being grind in the Historic Grist Mill, get some apple cider or maybe some apple and pumpkin butter in the Deep River General Store, kid's favorites are leaf crafts and an “October Obstacle Course” with pumpkin stacking, hay hurdles and leaf piles, and experience much more at this event! Hayrides will be available at 12, 1 and 2 PM. Hayride seating is limited so secure your spot by purchasing your tickets well in advance of the hayride you would like to ride. Hayride tickets are $2 per person and can be purchased in the Visitors Center throughout the day.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Local Events, wheelchair, CSRI, Hayrides, Fall, Lake County Parks, Oak Ridge Prairie
    - $3 fee for all attending
    Advance registration is necessary.

    Canine companions are welcome.

    Call for time-slot by October 17, 2018. Space is limited!

    Contact Lake County Parks at (219) 945-0543 for more information and to register.
    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 South Colfax Street Griffith IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Take a hayride and spend the day seeing the historic park Buckley Homestead. On weekends from Sunday September 23 to Sunday October 28 at 1 and 2 PM. Hayride is $2 per person with paid admissions except for Fall Fest dates (October 13 & 14).
    Buckley Homestead County Park
    3606 Belshaw Rd. Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, pumpkin patch, hayrides, fall, carnival, donuts
    - Please join us in welcoming Chicago's Joe Monahan to Harvest Tyme's free Live Music Sundays series.

    A native Chicagoan, Joe has been performing across the Midwest for over twenty years. An acoustic guitarist and singer, he has acquired a repertoire of hundreds of songs. These include popular country & western favorites, classic rock and Irish ballads.

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch is located in beautiful Lowell, Indiana. We're open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 6pm. There's never a parking or admission charge and hayrides to the pumpkin field are always free.
    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant Street Lowell IN 46356
    Harvest Tyme 219.440.2386 media@HarvestTymeFun.com
  • | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Hike, Miller Woods, Gary, Indiana Dunes, Nature
    - Join a park ranger for a hike through the beautiful oak savanna of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Miller Woods. Hikes will vary in length depending on the interest and abilities of visitors. This ranger-led hike starts at the Paul H. Douglas Center and continues through Miller Woods to the shore of Lake Michigan. This amazing hike goes through a globally rare black oak savanna and around towering sand dunes and interdunal wetlands. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and insect repellent.

    The Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or click for details
    Paul H. Douglas Center
    100 N. Lake St. Miller IN 46403
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Yoga, Exercise, Cedar Lake
    - Learn to let go, tune into your breath and gentle stretchy your body.

    Where: Cedar Lake Town Hall Meeting Room, 7404 Constitution Ave.
    When: Sunday evenings
    Time: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm for ALL Ages
    Cost: $8.00 per class to be paid upon arrival, pre-registration is not required.
    What to bring: Mat, water and a small towel. Come join us for some gentle yoga.

    Appropriate for everybody. Brand-new to yoga? Always wanted to try? Over 40? Perfect! Classes led by a registered yoga teacher, Kandi Bredar.
    For further information call Patsy Casassa 374-7400 ext. 119, email patsy.casassa@cedarlakein.org.
    Cedar Lake Town Grounds
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Patsy Casassa 3747400ext119 patsy.casassa@cedarlakein.org
  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
    click for details

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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
    click for details

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Farmer's Market, Eat Local, Produce, Food, St. John
    - We hope you will join us at the start of our Market on Sunday, May 6, 2018 and continue through Sunday, October 28, 2018.

    The market will be open on Sunday's between 8:00am and 1:00pm in the parking lot of the Community Outpatient Center located at 9660 Wicker Ave in St. John, IN.
    Community Hospital Outpatient Centre
    9660 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    St. John Municipal Offices 219.365.6465
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 19-21.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 19
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat in Cedar Lake- October 20
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    DYER

    17th Annual Halloween Parade- October 21
    click for details

    Snow White and the Seven Werewolves Hayride Today at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- Hayrides Wednesday thru Friday 3-6, Saturdays 10-5.
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Hammond Monster Mash- A Halloween Celebration- October 19
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    MHTK BOO Blast!- October 20
    click for details

    Got Issues at R-Bar and Grill in Highland- October 20
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Trunk or Treat in Merrillville- October 20
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Trunk or Treat at Mckinley Masonic Lodge- October 20
    click for details

    Halloween Party at the Schererville Community Center- October 20
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    FRONT DESK
    Paun Chiropractic, Highland

    Busy Chiropractic Office in Highland, IN Needs PM Front Desk. We are a privately owned husband and wife Chiropractic and Wellness practice located in Highland, IN. We have been in practice for 11 years and are looking for a part time (~20-25 hours/week) Front desk/Chiropractic Assistant Position. The position will include a combination of office work and helping doctors' care for patients. Examples of job duties includes collecting payments, directing patients where to go next for treatment, and setting up electric stimulation therapy (training provided). Some project management work as well. THIS POSITION CAN BE VERY BUSY AT TIMES AND DOES REQUIRE SOMEONE WHO THRIVES IN WHAT CAN BE A FAST PACED OFFICE. Pay will be based on experience and will generally start at $11.00/hr with a reevaluation at 3-6 months.

    Watch our short video about the position being offered here:
    click for details

    (Posted: October 19, 2018)
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    National Hiring Event
    Cabela's & Bass Pro Shop

    National hiring event on October 18 at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shop. For more information, click for details

    (Posted: October 17, 2018)
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    MEDICAL ASSISTANT
    Indiana Sports and Medical Science Institute, Crown Point

    -Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts.
    -Assists with injections or treatments, and performs routine laboratory tests.

    *Full time
    *Flexible hours (anytime between 8am-8pm)
    *Occasional Saturdays
    *Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance available
    *Short Term Disability optional
    *Retirement available
    *Great Customer Service Experience

    ~Submit resume to mullally.ismsi@gmail.com or Fax to: 877-715-2312.

    (Posted: October 17, 2018)
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    MAINTENANCE PERSON
    East Lake Metals, Whiting

    Person must have the following experience: welding, light mechanical and forklift maintenance. We offer competitive salary. Applicants can apply at: East Lake Metals, PO Box 454, Whiting, IN. 46394.

    (Posted: October 16, 2018)
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    NURSE
    Merrillville Community School Corp., Merrillville

    The Merrillville Community School Corporation is seeking a Nurse for Merrillville Intermediate School. Job responsibilities and qualifications can be viewed on their website: click for details

    (Posted: October 12, 2018)
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    HOSTS AND BUSSERS
    Prime Steakhouse, Crown Point

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR HOSTS AND BUSSERS TO JOIN OUR FAMILY AT PRIME. PLEASE APPLY WITHIN. 109 W Joliet St., Crown Point.

    (Posted: October 8, 2018)
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    HAIR STYLIST
    HoneyCuts, St. John

    We are seeking a men's hair cutting specialist. The right candidate will be comfortable with fades, scissor cuts, beard trims, waxing, etc. HoneyCuts is a relaxed environment with a garage theme. Comfy and casual uniforms. We do not rent booths; all employees are regular employees and receive W-2’s no 1099’s. Hourly ($9-$10) plus tips and commission. 401K retirement plan, and paid vacation available to all employees. (Full and Part-time) Open Monday through Friday 10 - 8, Saturday 9 - 5, closed Sundays. Join our team and find out why everyone LOVES HoneyCuts! Part-time. $9.00 to $10.00 /hour. 8331 Wicker Ave, St. John.

    (Posted: October 6, 2018)
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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Adult Development Instructor (ADI) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities who attend the Adult Day Services Program. This individual is responsible for leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching vocational, daily living, academic, communication, and social/leisure skills while assisting with behavioral and medical issues. Experience working with individuals with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities is preferred. The ADI position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, at least eighteen (18) years of age, valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and ability to work Monday through Friday from 8:30-3:30pm. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    OFFICE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Office Support Associate will be responsible for data entry and system maintenance, assist with the billing process, report generation, mail distribution, requisition of supplies, answering and directing incoming calls to appropriate employees, visitor screening, as well as additional clerical duties. This position will also provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks, including responsibilities to assist in our billing process. Qualifications include High school diploma or equivalent (GED) completion, a minimum of 2 years experience in an office setting, 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 preferred. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    AUDIT MANAGER
    Centier Bank Corporate Centre, Merrillville

    Under the direction of the Audit Director, manage the day-to-day execution audits. Responsible for the independent accomplishment of work assignments. Manage daily audit questions and ensure that all audit members are productive and engaged.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor Degree with a major in Accounting or Finance/Business or other relevant area. Understanding of the banking industry and bank operations. At least 7 years of bank auditing experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory/management role. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, click for details

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    JUNIOR PORTFOLIO ANALYST
    Centier Bank Corporate Centre, Merrillville

    Within the Risk Management Division and reporting to Vice President, Group Manager, Risk Management or the Portfolio Analytics Officer, the Junior Loan Portfolio Analyst shall be responsible for portfolio analytics consisting of an extensive use of mathematics and statistics, the use of descriptive techniques and predictive models to gain valuable knowledge from the Bank’s portfolios and processes.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with 1-2 years of credit underwriting, financial analysis and/or economic analysis experience required. Similar prior work experiences with another financial institution a plus or considered in lieu of stated requirements.
    For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, click for details

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    TEACHERS/ASSISTANTS
    Cherie's Garden, St. John

    ***St. John is looking for a Infant/Toddler/2's Teacher & Assistants***
    Looking for energetic, dependable Teacher's/Assistants for our Child Care Centers. Teacher's must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting. Assistants must have a high school diploma. Willing to work with school schedules if needed. CDA also excepted. If you have any requirements and are interested in either position, please contact Jenn at the St. John location at (219)365-9700.

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

    **Accepting resumes from college-students through seasoned musicians and educators.**
    A successful candidate will have these qualities:
    - proficiency on their instrument
    - comfortable with all ages and personalities
    - able to work 1-2 weeknights, and/or Saturday mornings
    - comfortable in a professional environment

    For more information about our school, click for details

    Please be prepared to play two pieces for us during an interview.
    Please EMAIL only. NO phone calls. Send resume or detailed info to info@hgsmusic.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    FULL-TIME & PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

    Starting at $10 to $18/hour after 90 days of Training.

    Work 25-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 19 years and counting. Now we are adding new, cutting-edge technology in both window and gutter cleaning. Glass and gutters that were once unreachable can now be done more efficiently and safely. This will open up new opportunities without having to travel outside of our service area. Be part of our growing company and apply today!

    • We provide complete training, equipment, uniforms
    • Weekly performance bonuses!
    • Direct Deposit
    • Flexible Schedule--College students welcome!!!
    • Year-Round Work
    • Appreciation for a Job Well Done
    • FREE Keurig beverages, Gatorade, Fully Stocked Candy Bowl
    • Monthly Breakfasts to celebrate Birthdays/Anniversaries
    • Mileage Reimbursement

    Required: Valid Driver's License, Vehicle to drive to job site, and Current Proof of Car Insurance

    For the complete job description and to apply with our one-page application, click for details

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    DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go!:

    *Give service with a Smile.
    *Deliver food that you are proud to serve.
    *Our delivery drivers need to be at least 18 years old.
    *The desire to work as part of a team.
    *Acceptable driving record & proof of insurance.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. To apply, click for details

    (Posted: October 5, 2018)
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    SIDING INSTALLERS
    EENIGENBURG EXTERIORS, INC., Cedar Lake

    We are looking to add to our Siding team.
    *Experience is necessary.
    *Must be able to follow instructions AND company rules
    *Must be able to understand there IS accountability
    *Must have a valid drivers license

    We pay 100% of health insurance after 90 days of full-time employment. Dependents can be added at employees expense. Bonus incentives are available to all employees. We are always looking for incentives to help our employees grow. We believe family, communication, and understanding is important. We ask for respect, honesty, and motivation. To apply, click for details

    (Posted: October 4, 2018)
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    NOW HIRING PART-TIME TEAM MEMBERS!
    The Adventure Club, Northwest Indiana

    Do you enjoy working with elementary aged kids? Join the best in the region! The Adventure Club is hiring team members for all locations (Schererville, St. John, Dyer, Munster, Merrillville and Lowell). Please call to set up an interview at 219-865-6283 or stop in our office at 105 E. Joliet, Schererville.

    (Posted: October 3, 2018)
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    MARKETING COORDINATOR/PRODUCTION ARTIST
    Michigan City, IN

    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 / Production Artist. For more information, click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes and portfolios via email to Becky Pomales at creative@palkoservices.com. If you have questions or need any additional information, please just let me know.

    (Posted: October 2, 2018)
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    PART-TIME TELLER
    Peoples Bank, Hammond & Merrillville

    Peoples Bank has part-time teller positions available in Hammond and Merrillville. Qualified applicants need prior customer service and cash handling experience plus enjoy talking with people. Prior banking or retail experience is helpful. Responsibilities include acknowledging customers’ needs with suggestions of appropriate Bank’s products and services and processing financial transactions. For more information, click for details

    Email resumes to hr@ibankpeoples.com. Peoples is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    (Posted: September 27, 2018)
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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
    In-Pact, Crown Point

    Help People with Disabilities. In-Pact is looking for dedicated and hard-working people to work as Direct Support Professional. You will be helping people with developmental disabilities with daily living skills, community involvement and leisure activities. We have several opening in Valparaiso and throughout Lake County. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, good work ethic and a desire to help others. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear criminal history. We offer opportunities for growth, flexible schedules and a good benefit package for F-T employees. If you’re ready to join a team doing important and interesting work, apply at 12300 Marshall St., Crown Point, IN. 46307 or click for details.

    (Posted: September 27, 2018)
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    INSIDE SALES POSITION
    Industrial Mineral Supply, Griffith

    Duties will include: Over the phone sales calls, Receiving orders, and Completing paperwork to process new orders. Flexible hours. Will train. Please contact Kevin at Kevinjr@imsblasting.com.

    (Posted: September 25, 2018)
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    CAR WASH ATTENDANT
    Easy Clean, Northwest Indiana & Chicagoland

    Now Hiring Car Wash Attendant. 1-9pm shift. Please fill out application at any Easy Clean location and they can also email a resume to Highland9425@aol.com.

    Locations:
    1637 45th Street, Griffith, IN
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland, IN
    2628 Bernice Road, Lansing, IL
    1779 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, IN
    1625 Western Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL

    (Posted: September 24, 2018)
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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. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

    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.

    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.
     
           
  • | Local Events, Cabelas, Free, Halloween Event, Kids Events, Family Events, Portage, Bass Pro
     
           
    Cabela's 219.845.9071

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 11:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Halloween
    - Do you have what it takes to be the most frightening house decorations in our first ever Schererville Halloween House Decorating Contest. We will be awarding by People’s Choice. Winners will receive a Town Of Schererville Prize Package. Schererville residents only. Entrance fee is $5.



    October 22nd-Deadline to register *Registration can be completed at Town Hall



    October 23rd-6pm-9pm-Entries gathered *Schererville Parks will visit each registered house to document your hard work (take photos, videos, etc).



    October 24th-October 31st-Voting period *Patrons may vote on Facebook & in person at the Schererville Community Center



    November 1st-Winners announced *Winners will be announced on social media and published through local media
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Irene Mireles 2198655530ext6102 imireles@schererville.org
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, things to do, family fun, fall activities, pumpkins
    - Daily in October! This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. It’s a full month of fall fun that’s just the right size for your little one!
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills at the Merrillville library. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, BINGO
    - Come join us for Weekly Monday Bingo. Every Monday (except when Monday is a Holiday) Tri-Town Safety Village along with our friends at Patrician Banquets will host a Monday Night Bingo. Great payouts, reserved seating is available by calling 219-865-9600 and asking for Jodi.

    Come early for the Patricians fantastic food at great prices, and stay for the fun and excitement.
    Proceeds go to help fund Tri-Town Safety Village, and to keep surrounding community children safe. Our children are our future.
    Patrician Banquets
    410 E US HWY 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Jodi Kobak 12198659600 admin@safetyvillage.us
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Monday, Walk Group, Wicker Park, Highland
    - Join us for walk group every Monday night at 6:00 PM. We meet by the volleyball courts. One loop around Wicker Park is 2.2 miles on a paved bike trail. If you prefer, there is also a smaller inner loop that is approximately .6 miles. Leashed furry friends & strollers are welcome.

    Group Leader is: Lisa Moreno Caccavale
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Calumet Region Striders pr@calstrider.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, sledding, fun, winter, family, things to do
    - Lets Go Sledding!

    BEECHER, IL:
    Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
    Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road., Beecher
    Times: 8 a.m.-Sunset
    For current sledding conditions call: 708.946.2216.
    Inner tubes for sledding are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center for use on the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve when conditions allow after December 1. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID. Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 3 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4 p.m.
    Activity Fee: $2/tube
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    CHESTERTON:
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton
    219.926.1952
    Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil's Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the lakeshore.
    click for details
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    CROWN POINT:
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St., Crown Point
    219.663.3617
    A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages.

    Lemon Lake County Park
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Lemon Lake will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Call Lemon Lake at 219-663-7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at 219-663-2418.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
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    DYER:
    Northgate Park
    Calumet Ave. at Harrison Place, Dyer
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    GRIFFITH:
    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 S. Colfax Street, Griffith
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Oak Ridge Prairie will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty.
    Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Oak Ridge Prairie at 219-884-7238.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
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    HAMMOND:
    Dowling Park
    175th & Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    click for details

    Forsythe Park
    119th Street and Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    219.659.7678
    Time: Dawn to dusk daily
    Outdoor recreation isn’t only for the summer! Each winter, hundreds enjoy activities in and around the Hammond Port Authority properties.
    click for details

    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St., Hammond
    219.932.4653
    click for details
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    LAPORTE:
    Red Mill County Park
    0185 South Holmesville Road, La Porte
    219.325.8315
    click for details

    Kesling Park
    18th Street, La Porte
    219.326.9600
    click for details
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    LEROY:
    Stoney Run County Park
    142nd and Union St., Leroy
    219.996.6500
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski. Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.
    Cross country ski rentals open at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run on Fri, Sat, Sun and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Weather and snow conditions permitting. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Note: Closing times may vary due to darkness. The equestrian trail is clossed at Stoney Run from December through March. Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run when there is at least a four inch snow base.
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    LOWELL:
    Liberty Park
    W Main St & N Liberty St., Lowell
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    MERRILLVILLE:
    Hidden Lake Park
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    219.980.8790
    click for details
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    MUNSTER:
    Centennial Park
    901 N. Centennial Dr., Munster
    219.836.6930
    click for details
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    PORTAGE:
    Countryside Park
    5250 U.S. 6, Portage
    219.762.1675

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
    219.762.1675
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    PORTER:
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter
    219.926.7561
    Time: Sunrise to sunset daily
    Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the wintertime. Visitors must bring their own snowshoes and cross-country skis, as there are no rentals available. A 4-6 inch snow base is recommended. Trails are not groomed.
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    ST. JOHN:
    Heron Lake Park
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
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    VALPARAISO:
    Forest Park Golf Course near Discovery Cottage
    1158 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    Once the golf course closes for the season, families can bring their skis and sleds for some winter fun.

    Rogers-Lakewood Park
    3210 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    This popular sledding hill attracts families each year to this 122-acre park. Families must bring their own sleds.
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    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
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    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
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    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
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    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
    click for details


    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
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    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    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!
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    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    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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  • | 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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) 395-1882
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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: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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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
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  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
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    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
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    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.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
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    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
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    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
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    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
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    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    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.
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    MICHIGAN CITY:

    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake, Michigan City
    (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.
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    VALPARAISO:

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    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.
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    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
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    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer 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 our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
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  • | Sports and Recreation, airsoft, games, entertainment, adults, family, kids, fun, NWI
    - PAINTBALL:

    BLAST CAMP PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT
    563 West 600 North
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 759-7733
    support@blastcamp.com
    Open All Year
    Chicagoland's longest running and most unique Paintball & Airsoft field. Over our 25 years in business we've entertained thousands of players from around the country. Blastcamp is a historic national landmark that served as a Nike missile defense base during the Cold War that has now been turned into a one of a kind paintball field.
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    SHERWOOD PAINTBALL INC.
    3497 North US HWY 35
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-8060
    info@sherwoodpaintball.com
    Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm
    Sherwood Paintball Inc. is one of Indiana's oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood's fields the best around.
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    LASER TAG:

    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN.
    Your adventure begins in a custom designed 4,000 square foot arena, with black lights, and other special effects. Using state of the art equipment, we guarantee you an experience your children will be talking about for days!
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
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    TEAM COMBAT
    8183 Grand Blvd.
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 895-1221
    Your Fully Immersive Tactical Laser Tag Experience for Adults, Teens and 8-12 Year Olds. Sessions start every hour. Reservations recommended.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, play laser tag, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | 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.
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    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
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    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
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    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
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  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Birthday, Freebies, Coupons
    - Freebies you can get on your birthday! Freebies and coupons may be subject to the discretion of franchise owners, please check with your local franchise before using your coupon! Enjoy!

    FOOD & TREATS:

    AMC (Theaters)
    Free Birthday Popcorn with membership.
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    A&W
    Free Root Beer Float for your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
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    Abuelo’s
    Free entree on your birthday when you sign up for Mi Abuelo’s Rewards.
    click for details

    Applebees
    Birthday coupon with e-mail sign up.
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    Auntie Anne’s
    Free pretzel on your birthday when you join My Pretzel Perks.
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    Baskin Robbins
    Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
    click for details

    Cinnabon
    Cinnabon will send you a coupon for a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for Cinnabon Offers.
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    Dairy Queen
    An extra-special coupon emailed for your b-day and surprise on your anniversary.
    click for details

    Dippin’ Dots
    Free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.
    click for details

    Dunkin’ Donuts
    Sign up for the Dunkin’ Donuts birthday club for free ice cream on your birthday.
    click for details

    Firehouse Subs
    Free medium sub on your birthday when you join the Firehouse Subs Birthday Club here.
    click for details

    Friendly’s- Most Jewel-Osco Stores Carry Friendly's Brand
    Free Sundae on your birthday when you join the BFF Club.
    click for details

    Hooters
    Free birthday gift with eclub membership.
    click for details

    Houlihan's
    Free entree on your birthday with e-mail club sign up.
    click for details

    IHOP
    Free meal on your birthday when you subscribe to IHOP's e-mail list. You will also receive a free meal just for signing up.
    click for details

    Jersey Mike’s Subs
    Jersey Mike’s Subs will send you a coupon for a free regular sub and fountain drink on your birthday when you join their Email Club.
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    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Free dessert on your birthday with rewards program sign up.
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    Noodles & Company
    Get a free dish from Noodles & Company on your birthday when you sign up for their eclub.
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    Olive Garden
    Free dessert on your birthday with club sign up.
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    Orange Leaf
    Receive a free $3 reward on your birthday when you sign up for the Ounce Back Card.
    click for details

    Panera Bread
    Panera Bread will give you a free pastry for your birthday when you join the MyPanera rewards program.
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    Red Lobster
    Birthday surprise offer with rewards sign up.
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    Red Robin
    Free Birthday burger when you join their royalty rewards program.
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    Starbucks
    Get a birthday reward at Starbucks on your birthday when you join Starbucks Rewards.
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    Steak & Shake
    Birthday surprise with club sign up.
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    Toast & Jam- Schererville
    Free meal on the day before, day of, or day after your birthday.
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    Texas Roadhouse
    Free Gift on your birthday with e-mail sign up.
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    Tcby
    Tcby will send you an email for a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.
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    Wing Stop
    Free gift on your birthday with club sign up.
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    RETAIL FREEBIES:

    Bare Minerals
    Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
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    Barnes & Nobles
    Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake on his/her birthday.
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    Payless
    Special birthday offer with rewards program sign up.
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    Sephora
    Register with Sephora, and receive a free gift on your birthday.
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    Ulta
    Free birthday gift with reward program membership.
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  • | Local Events, Museum, Northwest Indiana, Chicago
    - NORTHWEST INDIANA:

    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.

    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    CHICAGO:

    Adler Planetarium
    1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 922-7827
    The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe.
    click for details

    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 443-3600
    From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and drawings, an internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculptures, photographs, Asian, African and American arts, architectural drawings, textiles and more. Many pieces are on loan from the famed Terra Foundation for American Art. Educational programs and guided museum tours are available. Art books, reproductions, postcards and other items are available in the museum shop. Free public lectures are given during weekends.
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    Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
    6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 582-6500
    Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. The Balzekas Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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    Bronzeville Children's Museum
    9301 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 721-9301
    A museum in the southern side of Chicago, it is the first and only African American children’s museum in the country
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    Charnley-Persky House Museum
    1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 915-0105
    The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
    click for details

    Chicago Children's Museum
    700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 527-1000
    Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect
    click for details

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (312) 642-4600
    The Museum continues to share the stories of the city and its people through exhibitions, programs, publications, and digital media. Thousands of school groups from Chicago and the surrounding area visit annually. The Research Center serves thousands each year, from schoolchildren working on History Fair projects to PhD students writing dissertations to filmmakers researching documentaries.
    click for details

    Chicago Maritime Museum
    1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 376-1982
    Located on the historical Bubbly Creek, the Chicago Maritime Museum is the only museum that tells the story of how Chicago was founded and shaped based solely by waterways. The first European explorers to settle on the land of what is now Chicago, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, sparked the beginning age of Chicago becoming one of the busiest sea ports in this nation. The Museum features replicas of Schooner ships, such as the famous David Dows, artifacts uncovered from the Eastland Dissaster, the biggest fatal ship sinking in Chicago history, the famous Ralph Freese canoe collection, and so much more
    click for details

    Depaul University Art Museum
    2350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 325-7457
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    DuSable Museum of African American History
    740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 947-0600
    To promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.
    click for details

    Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605
    (312) 922-9410
    The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
    click for details

    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 326-1480
    A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
    click for details

    Halim Time & Glass Museum
    1560 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
    (224) 714-5600
    Halim Time & Glass Museum houses over 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time.
    click for details

    Illinois Holocaust Museum
    603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 967-4800
    The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
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    International Museum of Surgical Science
    1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 642-6502
    The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically thematized exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.
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    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
    756 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 243-9088
    Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to celebrate the power of outsider art. Intuit defines "intuitive and outsider art" as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.
    click for details

    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (630) 833-1616
    The Lizzadro Museum displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits.
    click for details

    Loyola University Museum of Art
    1200 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
    (312) 915-7600
    The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. LUMA is located on the Magnificent Mile in Lewis Towers, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. The museum, with 25,000 square feet contains eight main exhibition galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Shop, the Push Pin Gallery, and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.
    click for details

    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
    2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 475-1030
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of only a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on the art, history, and culture of Native American and First Nation peoples from throughout the United States and Canada. It promotes public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives.
    click for details

    Museum of Broadcast Communications
    360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 245-8200
    The mission of The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications, and online access to its resources.
    click for details

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 280-2660
    Founded in 1967 as a Kunsthalle, or noncollecting art gallery, the MCA is now one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to art since 1945. Since our inception, it has been our mission to exhibit new and experimental work artists in all media, paired with ambitious education programs.
    click for details

    Museum of Science & Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 684-1414
    Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
    click for details

    National Hellenic Museaum
    333 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL, 60661
    (312) 655-1234
    The mission of the museum is to share the legacy of Hellenism and to preserve the stories and honor the contributions to the United States of Greek immigrants and Americans of Greek heritage.
    click for details

    National Museum of Mexican Art
    1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 738-1503
    Come to The National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago. Whatever your background, you’ll connect to this museum on a very personal level.
    click for details

    Northwestern Block Museum of Art
    40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
    (847) 491-4000
    The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. The museum also reaches national and international audiences through its traveling exhibitions, publications and website. Its growing permanent collection of approximately 6,000 works focuses primarily on prints, photography, and drawings.
    click for details

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 755-5100
    Known for its iconic Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and providing more hands-on science instruction than any other museum in Chicago, the Nature Museum has become one of the city's most attended institutions. The Nature Museum has given visitors the opportunity to create an authentic connection to nature, and has provided the Academy with a new opportunity to build on its legacy of hands-on science education, scientific research, and citizen science.
    click for details

    Pritzker Military Museum
    104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603
    312.374.9333
    The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.
    click for details

    Renaissance Society Museum
    5811 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-8670
    The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
    click for details

    Smart Museum of Art
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-0200
    AN INTIMATE MUSEUM FOR BOLD ENCOUNTERS WITH ART. As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects, including modern masterpieces, millennia-old Chinese artworks, rich examples of European painting, and provocative works of contemporary art.
    click for details

    Swedish American Museum
    5211 N Clark St., Chicago Illinois, IL 60640
    (773) 728-8111
    The Swedish American Museum thrives on the generosity of donors and volunteers. Nearly all of the artifacts in our collections have been donated by individuals, businesses and organizations. The Swedish American Museum collects items that contribute to the narrative we tell about immigration, the Swedish communities here in North America, and Swedish and Swedish-American culture.
    click for details

    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
    99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 977-0227
    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.
    click for details

    The Oriental Institute
    1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-9514
    The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
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    The American Toby Jug Museum
    910 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
    (877) 862-9687
    The American Toby Jug Museum houses over 8000 Toby and Character jugs in ninety-seven cabinets, and is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Tracing the development of the Toby Jug and its derivative the Character Jug from its origin in the mid 18th Century into the present 21st Century, major sub-collections include over 300 antique Toby Jugs, the World’s finest collection of French majolica pitchers, a superb collection of Royal Bayreuth German jugs, complete collections of over one hundred fifty 20th Century makers, and the World’s largest collection of more than 1500 Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs and Derivatives. Included herein are the World’s largest Toby (40 inches tall), smallest Toby (3/8 inch), and certainly one of the oldest (c. 1760).
    click for details

    Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
    2320 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago IL 60622
    (773) 227-5522
    The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity.
    click for details

    Ukrainian National Museum
    2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 421-8020
    The Ukrainian National Museum is a symbol and reminder of the rich culture and history of Ukraine. Established in 1952, this museum houses a large collection of Ukrainian artwork, artifacts, folk costumes and many miscellaneous artifacts which are all related to the Ukrainians and its culture.
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  • | Local Events, Fall, Festival, Autumn, Harvest, Northwest Indiana
    - PAST:

    Valparaiso Popcorn Festival- VALPARAISO
    September 8
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    20th Annual Sunflower Fair- LA PORTE
    September 15
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    Indiana Dunes Apples Festival- PORTER
    September 15 & 16
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    Bacon Fest- PORTAGE
    September 15
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    Mexican Independence Parade & Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    September 16
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    St. John Oktoberfest- ST. JOHN
    September 21
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    Scarecrow Festival- WANATAH
    September 21-23
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    The 7th Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival- CHESTERTON
    September 22
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    Portage BrewFest & Taco Test- PORTAGE
    September 22
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    Monarch Festival- EAST CHICAGO
    September 22
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    Antique Tractor Show & Fall Festival- CHESTERTON
    September 28-30
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    Oktoberfest- LOWELL
    September 28-29
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    Westville Pumpkin Festival- WESTVILLE
    September 28-September 30
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    Pumpkin Fest- CROWN POINT
    September 29
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    Oktoberfest- MERRILLVILLE
    September 29
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    Brewfest Valpo- VALPARAISO
    September 29
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    German Fest- PORTAGE
    September 29
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    Food Truck Fest- LOWELL
    September 30
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    Fort-tastic Autumn Harvest Celebration at Bellaboos- LAKE STATION
    10/1/18-10/31/18
    click for details

    Oktoberfest- VALPARAISO
    October 5
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    Griffith Oktoberfest- GRIFFITH
    October 5-7
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    Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival 2018- CHESTERTON
    October 5-7
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    Family Fall Festival- DYER
    October 6
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    Crown Point Oktoberfest- CROWN POINT
    October 6
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    Harvest Festival- PORTAGE
    October 6
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    Fast Dog Fall Festival- HAMMOND
    October 13
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    Buckley Homestead Fall Fest- LOWELL
    October 13
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    Festival of the Owls- VALPARAISO
    October 13
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    Wickedly Whiting- WHITING
    October 13
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    Winfield Harvest Festival- WINFIELD
    October 13
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    2018 Highland Festival of the Trail- HIGHLAND
    October 13
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    UPCOMING:

    Fall Harvest Festival- PORTAGE
    October 20
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    Fall Greek Fest
    November 2 & 3
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  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, Race, 5k, Run, October, Fall
    - Royal Family Kids Fall FRenzy 5k and Fun Run- CROWN POINT
    October 7
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    Monster Dash 5k- WHITING
    October 12
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    Winfield Great Pumpkin Dash 5k Run/Walk- WINFIELD
    October 13
    click for details

     
           
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • | Local Events, Parade, Lowell, Christmas, Holidays, Parade of Lights, Family Event
    - Deadline is November 9, 2018.
    To sign up, click for details
    Submit Applications to:
    PO Box 157 Lowell IN 46356
    Lowell Parks Department 219.696.1570
  • | Local Events, Christmas, Holidays, Lowell, Family Event, Sponsor, Marketing, Advertising
    - Deadline is November 1, 2018.
    To obtain a copy of the form, click for details
    Mail Checks To:
    PO Box 157 Lowell IN 46356
    Lowell Parks Department 219.696.1570
  • | Local Events, hiring, delivery drivers, pizza hut, job
    - The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go!:

    *Give service with a Smile.
    *Deliver food that you are proud to serve.
    *Our delivery drivers need to be at least 18 years old.
    *The desire to work as part of a team.
    *Acceptable driving record & proof of insurance.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today!

    To apply, click for details
    Pizza Hut
    715 N. Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Pizza Hut 219.663.8838
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 26-28.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 26 & 27
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- October 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Pumpkin Walk in Crown Point- October 27
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    DYER

    Kid's Pumpkin Painting at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse in Dyer- October 27
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    EAST CHICAGO

    EC Hallow- October 25
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    HAMMOND

    Great Pumpkin Celebration: Free Halloween Event at Cabela's & Bass Pro!
    October 26-31
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    HIGHLAND

    Halloween Party and Costume Contest at R-Bar- October 27
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    HOBART

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- October 27
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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- October 26
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    PORTAGE

    Annual Haunted Hayride- October 25-27
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Murder Mystery Dinner at the Villa Cesare- October 26
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    Halloween Party at El Salto Schererville- October 27
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    Trick or Treat at the Villa- October 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

  • | 9:15am - 10:00am | Local Events, Cedar Lake, Fitness, Exercise Class, Cedar Lake Clubhouse
    - For those who need a more Gentle Exercise – try sitting while working out. It’s easy and you still get the benefits of a work out.

    Where: Cedar Lake Clubhouse, 9800 W. 129th Avenue
    When: 9:15 am – 10:00am Tuesday and Thursday
    What to bring: Hand weights and water. We provide the chair.

    Please feel free to call with any questions: Kim Defrancseco at (219)775-9885 or
    Patsy Casassa 374-7400 ext. 119, email patsy.casassa@cedarlakein.org.
    Cedar Lake Clubhouse
    9800 W. 129th Ave Cedar Lake IN
    Kim Defrancseco 219.775.9885
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Spiders, skunks, and snakes, oh my! Learn about these amazing animals and make a craft to take home with you. Note: Live animals are not part of this program. Join us a for this hour-long program at Gibson Woods Tuesday, October 23 or Monday, October 29 starting at 10 AM or 2 PM both days.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. "Letter G" is the theme at the Merrillville library. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:30pm - | Local Events, Cedar Lake, town meeting, storm board, water board
    Cedar Lake Town Hall
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Cedar Lake Town Hall 2193747400ext119 events@cedarlakein.org
  • | 6:30pm - 7:45pm | Local Events, Line dancing, exercise, social, Dancing, meetng
    - Ongoing Line dance classes
    Every Tuesday
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 US-30, Schererville, IN 46375
    Line dancing to all genres of music
    "We are not just country line dancing"
    $7 a class or $35 for 6 weeks

    Intermediate classes starting at 7:50 pm
    Kickinitwithlinda.com
    Info: Linda Scott 219-682-6548
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
    click for details


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


    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
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    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
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    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
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    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    24 lanes with automatic scoring. Billiards, darts, arcade. Party room available.
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
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    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
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    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
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    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
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    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
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    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
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    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
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    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
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    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E, LaPorte
    (219) 778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave, Cedar Lake
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave, Crown Point
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
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    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer
    (219) 776-8787
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    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N, Walkerton
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte
    219-778-9592
    Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point
    219-661-2271
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point
    Call 219-769-PARK to purchase annual passes or stop by the Lake County Parks corporate office at 8411 E. Lincoln Highway just west of Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer
    Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area. Complete with benches, dog waste stations and a shelter in each section, the dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year).
    For annual fees, click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive, Munster
    This 3-acre dog park is located on the east side of the park, just south of the formal gardens. The dog park is a gated park for members only and is sectioned in two divisions, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The park is equipped with dog drinking fountains and dog play equipment. Munster Parks and Recreation hosts their annual doggie paddle the last day of pool season and the Pooch a Palooza Dog Fair in August each year. Registration begins in May.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell
    Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape. Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations. Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come. Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park!
    For annual fees, click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville
    Activities include equipment for obedience and agility activities. There is also open play areas for free activity such as frisbee and ball catching.
    Additional amenities include benches, drinking fountains (for dogs and people), waste disposal area, earth berms, native planting, shelters, and a sign at entry detailing the rules and regulations of the park.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond
    For fee information call 219-853-6300.
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    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    Our dog park – upgraded in 2016 – features pet fountains, benches for leash holders and plenty of space for your pooch to run around. One of the best features of the new dog park: a plan to preserve the verdant green turf.
    For fee information, click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John
    The dog park is located at 10051 Hedwig Drive, St John, Indiana 46373. Users are required to purchase a permit each calendar year at the St. John Town Hall, 10955 West 93rd Avenue.
    For fee information, click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso
    Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.
    For fee information, 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. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    For fee information, click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
    Free
    For more information, click for details


     
           
  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Park, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Over 20 Parks & Gardens to Visit in Northwest Indiana

    LAKE COUNTY:

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more.
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    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more.
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    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more.
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    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more.
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddle boats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more.
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more.
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    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more.
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    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
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    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more.
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    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more.
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    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
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    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
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    LAPORTE COUNTY:


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City
    The Heron Rookery Trail follows along a portion of the Little Calumet River that once featured over 100 Great Blue Heron nests. After 60 years of nesting here, the herons have moved on to new nesting grounds. These woods remain alive with dozens of birds including kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150 W., LaPorte
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond (fishing pole rental available at the Nature Center), paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, playground, boardwalks, observation tower, and a No-Leash Dog Exercise Area. There is also a geocache located in the park.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421, Michigan City
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
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    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd., Michigan City
    The Pinhook Trail System features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich beech and maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a bog in a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The bog features an incredible habitat with unique plants.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
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    PORTER COUNTY:


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS
    427 Furness Road, Michigan City
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
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    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Kids, Montessori, Montessori Children's Schoolhouse, NWI, kids, school
    - THIS IS NOT A PRE-SCHEDULED EVENT, BUT TOURS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. CALL ANYTIME FOR A TOUR AT (219) 932-5666.

    OUR CURRICULUM
    The curriculum in a Montessori environment is integrated and open-ended to permit each student to learn at his or her own pace and to explore areas of interest. The school day is structured to enable the student to work in several of the curriculum areas. View our Faculty and Staff or view our Programs.


    PRACTICAL LIFE
    Practical Life can best be characterized as exercises in daily living. Using the child’s natural desires, exercises are structured for care of the environment, for care of self, and for basic lessons in grace and courtesy. It is through these activities in the practical life area that the child develops order, concentration, coordination, independence, and self-confidence. Engaging in these activities enables the child to become more aware of details and to begin to develop good work habits.


    SENSORIAL
    Exercises in the Sensorial area allow the child freedom for spontaneous discoveries as he concentrates on the training of his senses. The materials increase the child’s ability to perceive, categorize, and understand impressions of his world. These materials enable the child to refine discriminatory skills regarding form, size, color, weight, taste, texture, temperature, and sound.


    MATHMATICS
    Mathematics in the Montessori environment begins with exercises using concrete material. The child associates the quantity to the number symbol by holding the quantity in his hand. Manipulation of the concrete materials in all facets of mathematics enables the child to gain an understanding of mathematical operations and processes. The child is able to work at his own pace to fully utilize concrete material to understand abstract concepts.


    LANGUAGE ARTS
    Vocabulary enrichment, self-expression, and auditory development are integral parts of the Language Arts area. Curricular activities demonstrate a true phonetic approach to reading. Manipulative exercises with concrete materials expose the child to key sounds, composition, penmanship, grammar, and word studies. The goal of the language arts area is to open the entire world, with all its possibilities, to the child who has mastered reading, no matter at what age.


    GEOGRAPHY
    Geography provides the child with a perspective of the world and its countries. Globes and puzzle maps enable the child to explore the world, continents, and countries. Areas in the world are presented to the child by comparing basic needs and similarities. The child is exposed to a country’s customs, clothing, food, and shelter. Types of vegetation, animal life, soil, and climates of countries are also introduced.


    SCIENCE
    Science includes general science, botany, and zoology. The child is encouraged to analyze and to become more aware of the natural world around him through identification, classification, and experimentation.


    ART
    Art gives the child an opportunity to express himself creatively. Throughout the school year, various media is presented to give the child a free choice in his exploration of style and form.


    HISTORY
    History is studied as the story of our common heritage as members of the human family. The study of history helps students to develop a perspective and understanding of global cultures. The goal is to help the students realize their importance in the world-wide community.


    MUSIC
    Music stresses exploration of rhythm, sound, and pitch through movement, singing, and the use of instruments and recordings. The child experiences music as both participant and audience.


    MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
    Motor development offers exercises in small muscle coordination, as well as gross motor activities. The weekly physical education activities for our elementary students are designed to stimulate interest in activities that last a lifetime.


    SPANISH
    MCS contracts with Language Stars to provide Spanish instruction for our kindergarten and elementary students. For additional information about Language Stars visit their website at click for details.


    MCS EXTRAS
    Field trips
    Classroom speakers
    Young Rembrandt
    Chess club
    We the People
    Upper Elementary Science Fair
    Junior Achievement
    MCS Fun Fair
    All School Picnic
    Greater Hammond Food Drives
    Geography Bee
    Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
    5935 Hohman Ave. Hammond IN 46320
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse 219.932.5666 mcs@mcshammond.com
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • | Local Events, Northshore, Accepting Patients, Healthcare, Telepsychiatry
     
           
    NorthShore Health 219.763.8112
  • | Charity, Fundraiser, Fundraiser, NICK, Ryan Spangler, State Farm, NWI, St. John
    - Get a quote and help a neighbor! In recognition of September Life Insurance Awareness and October Health Insurance Open Enrollment, we want to give back to our community!

    For every Life & Health quote my team and I complete in September and October, we'll donate $20 to the NICK Foundation. NICK provides hope and support for anyone affected by pediatric cancer in Northwest Indiana. Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation
    Ryan Spangler State Farm Insurance
    10210 Wicker Ave. St. John IN 46373
    219.627.3996
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 26-28.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 26 & 27
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- October 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Pumpkin Walk in Crown Point- October 27
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    DYER

    Kid's Pumpkin Painting at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse in Dyer- October 27
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    EAST CHICAGO

    EC Hallow- October 25
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    HAMMOND

    Great Pumpkin Celebration: Free Halloween Event at Cabela's & Bass Pro!
    October 26-31
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    HIGHLAND

    Halloween Party and Costume Contest at R-Bar- October 27
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    HOBART

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- October 27
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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- October 26
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    PORTAGE

    Annual Haunted Hayride- October 25-27
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Murder Mystery Dinner at the Villa Cesare- October 26
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    Halloween Party at El Salto Schererville- October 27
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    Trick or Treat at the Villa- October 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, cookies, cookie walk, holidays, christmas
    - Deacons Christmas Cookie Walk in Valparaiso
    December 10
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Soccer
    - Whether you are an individual or have a soccer team during the winter you should register for the Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues at the Sparta Dome. Registration for Session 1 ends on 10/28/18 and is posted on our website. Please check out more information on our leagues at click for details If you have questions please feel free to contact the General Manager, James Hinson, at j.hinson@spartadome.com. Times for Youth are from 8am -6pm Saturdays starting November 10. Times for Adult are from Sundays 7:30-10pm and Wednesdays 9-11pm starting on November 4 and 7.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    James Hinson 219.224.3663 j.hinson@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, moms, support, preschool,
    - Momming is hard! Looking for a group of moms to laugh with, be supported and loved by, and enjoy some mommy time while your children are being taken care of in a separate room while you enjoy a peaceful breakfast? Come check us out! We begin our new year September 12, and meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month September through May. All moms with children birth to kindergarten are welcome!

    We are part of the MOPS International group and our group is hosted at Crossroads Community Church, 1538 Janice Dr, Schererville, IN.

    Crossroads Community Church
    1538 Janice Dr., Schererville IN 46375
    Tabitha Massey 219.322.6400 cccmopsmoms@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Kids
    - Join us for our Descendants Halloween Ball dance camp – we promise it will not be rotten to the core! Have fun learning a dance for the Halloween Ball, make a Halloween themed craft, and play a wicked game of villain charades. Apple slices served for snack. Come dressed in your Descendants best or in your Halloween costume! Parents come watch their dance at pickup time. Non-members: $25/child $22/sibling Members: $22/child $19/sibling. Girls ages 3-6
    Patti's All-American
    1530 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Patti's All American 219.865.2274 customerservice@pattisallamerican.com
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, preschool, toddler activities, fall activities, free
    - Fall into some fun on Wednesdays at 10 am. Every Preschool in the Park session will include a story time, in addition to hands-on activity or craft. Geared towards children ages 5 and under, this event is totally free and registration is not required.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Have fun with all of your favorite fall activities. Program is designed for children 5 and under along with their families. Check out our other Pre-School in the Park programs happening every Wednesday from September 5 - October 31 at 10 am ! Each includes a story time, in addition to hands-on activity or craft. This event is free and registration is not required.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Local Events, Griffith Good Will, Griffith Career Center, Business Class
    Griffith Goodwill/ Career Center
    1601 W 45th Ave. Griffith IN 46319
    Yiakeshia Adams 2195139307ext7409
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Local Events, Health, Walking, Walker's Club, Exercise, St. Catherine's, East Chicago
    St. Catherine Hospital Professional Office Building
    4320 Fir Street East Chicago IN
    Community Hospital 219.836.3477
  • | 11:30am - | Local Events, Lunch, Hartsfield Village, Free, Healthcare, Independent Living
    Hartsfield Village
    10000 Columbia Ave. Munster IN 46321
    Community Healthcare 866.836.3477
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Celebrate Bat week us at Gibson Woods by learning more about these fantastic, yet misunderstood flyers and some of the current troubles they face, as well as make a craft and play a bat-tastic game. Program is Wednesday October 24 and Tuesday October 30 from 4-5pm. Note: Live animals are not part of this program.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Local Events, Babies, Pregnancy, Labor Class, Baby Class, Babies R Us, NorthShore
    - To reserve your seat, click for details
    Babies R Us
    1335 East 79th Street Merrillville IN 46410
    NorthShore Health 219.763.8112
  • | 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
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, halloween, family fun, things to do, things to do nwi, nwi, campfire
    - Children and adults are invited to an evening of spooky tales around the glow of a campfire, led by Cindy Horgash and the Northwest Indiana Storytelling Guild.

    Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets and we will provide the snacks
    This is a FREE EVENT!

    In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors.
    Schererville Community Center
    500 E. Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Halloween
    - Children and adults are invited to an evening of spooky tales around the glow of a campfire, led by Cindy Horgash and the Northwest Indiana Storytelling Guild. Bring your lawn chair and blankets and we will provide the snacks FREE EVENT!
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Irene Mireles 2198655530ext6102 imireles@schererville.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
    click for details

    Fair Oaks Farm
    856 N 600 E
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
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    SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
    1035 Eagleridge
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 227-3777
    Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Indoor Park.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
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    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
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    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
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    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
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    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: (219)322-5333
    VALPARAISO: (219)242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: (219)769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: (219)809-0888
    HEBRON: (219)696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    click for details


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor Park.
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    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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  • | 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
  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
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    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
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    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
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    BYWAY BREWING
    2825 Carlson Dr, Hammond
    219-844-5468
    Brewery of finely crafted ales and lagers in northwest Indiana.
    click for details


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
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    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
    click for details


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
    click for details


    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    click for details


    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
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    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
    click for details


    OFF SQUARE BREWING
    11000 Delaware Parkway, Crown Point
    (219) 310-8898
    Off Square Brewing is a brewery in Crown Point. We are convenient to I-65 and the patrons in Porter and Lake Counties.
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    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
    click for details


    WINDMILL BREWING
    2121 Gettler St., Dyer,
    (219) 440-2189
    Two words that describe who we are and what we do. Beer because we are first and foremost a brewery, a brewery dedicated to creating some of the finest ales and lagers around. Reformed because of our approach to beer. Beer isn't meant to just be consumed, it's meant to be enjoyed and shared.
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
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    ZORN BREWS
    605 E 9th St, Michigan City
    219-243-7157
    Welcome to a craft beer experience over 145 years in the making. Inspired by the historic and iconic Michigan City microbrewery…now reborn with the finest flavors of today. Come discover the all-new selection of expertly crafted beers. And savor the smooth, satisfying experience in every glass.
    click for details

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    WINERIES

    AFTERMATH CIDERY & WINERY
    15 North Washington Street, Valparaiso
    (219) 299-VINE (8463)
    click for details


    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking at its finest!
    click for details


    FOUR CORNERS WINERY
    294 E 600 N, Valparaiso
    (219) 730-5311
    Located in the the country, on 4 corners, you will find the perfect rustic, quaint and peaceful property to gather your family and friends and say "We do".
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    LAMBSTONE CELLARS
    1555 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso
    (219) 510-5673
    Located on the edge of Valparaiso we are a family owned boutique winery specializing in hand crafted small batch wines from local and west coast grapes. Stop in and experience the relaxed atmosphere of our tasting room and find the wine that fits your day categories.
    click for details


    MANIC MEADERY
    1003 E Summit St., Crown Point
    Manic Meadery is a commercially licensed micro winery in Crown Point. We craft small batch mead, wine, and cider.
    click for details


    MISBEEHAVIN' MEADS
    65 Franklin St, Valparaiso
    (219) 242-8616
    We release annually around 48 different meads, which explore different fruits and varietal honeys. Many of our meads are unconventional, featuring unusual ingredients and processes. We age lots of mead on wood or in barrels.
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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    WHYTE HORSE WINERY
    1510 S Airport Rd, Monticello
    (574) 583-2345
    We make a variety of dry, semi-dry, and sweet wines, reds and whites, all in a fruit-forward style. Our menu changes based on season and availability.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of Northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


    South Gleason Golf Course
    3400 Jefferson St, Gary
    (219) 980-1089
    18-hole Bent grass course with water in play.
    Weekday green fees for non-members are $17 for 18 holes and $12 for 9 holes during peak season.
    Weekend green fees for non-members are $19 for 18 holes and $13 for 9 holes during peak season.
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    HAMMOND


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond
    (219) 932-4046
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
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    HIGHLAND


    Wicker Park Golf Course
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    (219) 838-9809
    Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course offers great golf at some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the region. The course is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 80/94 on the corner of Ridge Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. This par 72 course offers tree-lined fairways, a practice green and driving range.
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    HOBART


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart
    (219) 942-9300
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.
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    Duck Creek Golf Course
    638 N 700 W, Hobart
    (219) 759-5870
    We are a 18 hole golf course par 70. It is a great course to look around at. There are woods and water that come into play all around the course.
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    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart
    (219) 942-6850
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.
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    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
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    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
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    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte
    (219) 324-4777
    Legacy Hills Golf Club is in the unique position of being both one of Indianas oldest golf coures, and one of Indiana’s newest golf courses. The course was originally established in 1904, and has changed ownership several times. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf!
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    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville
    (219) 980-5170
    The course offers hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens that provide the golfer with a feeling of a classic golf course. Turkey Creek also features a putting green to perfect that stroke, pro shop for those things you might have forgotten, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and snack bar facilities. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the course is easily accessible off I-65.
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    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
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    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michi­gan City Munic­i­pal Golf Course fea­tures two beau­ti­ful 18-​hole courses set in a tran­quil wooded set­ting. Rec­og­nized as one of the pre­mier pub­lic courses for lovers of golf in Indi­ana, the Michi­gan City Golf Course offers a chal­leng­ing day of play for every age and skill level.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
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    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
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    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville
    (219) 322-3660
    Briar Ridge prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere. We work hard to introduce new members quickly into the Briar Ridge lifestyle and all it has to offer. Our staff is tireless in maintaining the grounds and golf course, offering up the best cuisine, and hosting special events. Briar Ridge has an active social calendar, giving our members NUMEROUS opportunities to socialize, dine and make new friends. We also have a relaxing and inviting pool where families have a wonderful time.
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    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE

    32 Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Car, Truck, and Cycle Show
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    American Legion Riders 7th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show in Cedar Lake- July 22
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point Car Cruise- Every Thursday
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    DEMOTTE

    Jasper County Veterans Council 4th Annual Veterans Car Show- JUNE 9
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    Kougar Klassic Car Show- AUGUST 4
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    Car, Truck & Bike Show at the Touch of Dutch- August 11
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    HAMMOND

    3rd Annual Gov Fest- May 19
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    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show- July 22
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    HIGHLAND

    Cruise Nights at Wicker Park- June 27, July 25, August 22
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Car and Bike Show- May 20
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Car Night- Every Saturday
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    MUNSTER

    Car Show at Munster Community Pool- May 5
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    Rev Up to Unite & Fight Cancer- June 16
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    Pumped Up! The Art of Wheels, Rigs, & Hogs- Cruise Night in Munster- August 26
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    PORTAGE

    Portage Parks Cruise Night - Woodland Park- Every Tuesday
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Schererville Car Cruise- Every Wednesday
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    ST. JOHN

    Classic Car Show- June 9
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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride in Valparaiso- June 30
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    Chi-Town Large Cars Truck Show- August 17- August 19
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    WHITING

    Whiting Cruise Night- September 19
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  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Things to do, What to do, Winter, Activities, Fun, Famiy, Kids
    - Don't let the cold weather keep you on the couch. Northwest Indiana has over 10 ice skating facilities to choose from! There are indoor and outdoor options if the weather isn't quite cooperating.

    DEEP RIVER SKATE PLAZA IN CROWN POINT
    9001 E. US Hwy 30
    (219)947-7850
    Open skating hours of operation:
    November 24, 2017- February 25, 2018
    Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
    Fridays: 4pm - 10pm
    Saturday: Noon - 10pm
    Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm
    Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
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    CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX
    1313 E North Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219.661.2271
    The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.

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    GRIFFITH CENTRAL PARK ICE RINK
    698 N Broad St
    Griffith, Indiana 46319
    219-922-3078
    The ice skating rink is available for use in Central Park ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **

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    HAMMOND AREA PARKS

    Edison Park
    Madison Ave. & Mulberry Street

    Hessville Park
    173rd St. & Kennedy Avenue

    Irving Park
    Hoffman St. & Columbia Avenue

    Pulaski Park
    139th St. & Sheffield Avenue

    Riverside Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North

    Weather permitting. Contact the Civic Center at (219)853- 6378 or
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is Northwest Indiana's largest state-of- the-art training facility. For the general public, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers open skate sessions and drop-in hockey.
    For more information, click for details

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    THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN MICHIGAN CITY
    115 Lakeshore Dr.
    (219) 873-1506
    Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times.
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    SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK IN LA PORTE
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
    For more information, click for details

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    WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION ICE RINK AT CENTRAL PARK PLAZA IN VALPARAISO
    68 Lafayette St

    For open skate dates/times, click for details

    Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or click for details

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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Baseball, Indoor Baseball, Register
    - Sparta Baseball Events!

    Featuring full-size, indoor baseball fields, unrestricted by walls or ceilings, we can run two games simultaneously with ease and deliver the best turf surface available for your athletes' to compete like the pros.

    Age Groups: 9U | 10U | 11U | 12U |

    -All participants must complete the online waiver prior to participation.
    -Proper footwear must be worn at all times. Street shoes & metal cleats are not permitted.
    -Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
    -Absolutely no outside food or drink is allowed in to the Dome other than water in a plastic, sealed container. No gum, gatorade, seeds on the turf ever.
    -Abusive or foul language, attempted confrontation, physical confrontation or other behavior that is deemed inappropriate by management is not permitted and will result in immediate removal from the facility.
    -The Sparta Dome is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    -Use proper etiquette and be courteous and respectful to all open play participants.
    -Pre-game warm up space may be limited depending on the Sparta Dome event schedule. Please check in with a staff member one day prior to the event for the most updated schedule.
    -Batting cage use is included during all tournaments and round robin events. -----First come, first serve basis.
    -There is no hitting or pitching into the walls of the dome. Please position players appropriately to avoid damaging the dome walls.
    -Lawn chairs are permitted. Fans can sit on the turf between the two fields or upstairs on the mezzanine to view events.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - Eat local and fresh! Shopping opportunities may include fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, homemade jams, crafts, baked goods, and more!

    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor European Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton European Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    Coffee Creek Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    DEMOTTE

    Demotte Market in the Park- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    GARY

    Miller Beach Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    GRIFFITH

    Central Market- EVERY FRIDAY
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    HIGHLAND

    Midweek Music & Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake- EVERY THURSDAY
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    LA PORTE

    La Porte Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MUNSTER

    Sunday Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    PORTAGE

    Market on the Square- EVERY FRIDAY
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    WESTVILLE

    European Market- EVERY THURSDAY
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    WHITING

    Whiting’s Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Outdoor Summer Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    VALPARAISO

    Valparaiso Market- EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY
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  • | Celebration, wedding shower, corporate function, banquet, theos
    - Theo’s Steaks & Seafood, wants to make your next event a memorable one.

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

    We welcome you to invite your friends and family to celebrate your next event at Theo’s!

    – Accommodations up to 110 guests – Available parking for any size party

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    Theo's Steaks & Seafood
    9144 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood 219.838.8000
  • | Local Events, Beer Garden, Northwest Indiana, Summer, Outdoors
    - BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off
    May 26th, June 20th, August 15th, Sept 15th, Oct 18th
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    July 4-8
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    CHESTERTON

    Party in the Park
    August 4
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    CROWN POINT

    Corn Roast
    June 8- June 9
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    Crown Beer Fest 2018
    June 16
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park
    June 7-10
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Central Market
    Every Friday
    click for details

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival
    June 29-July 1
    click for details

    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival
    August 30- September 2
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Venetian Night
    July 7
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park
    June 30
    click for details

    Highland's "Last Call For Summer"- August 11
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake
    Every Thursday
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    FOX PARK MUSIC FEST 10
    August 25
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes
    June 2
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    June 13- June 17
    click for details

    Festa Italiana
    August 10-12
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Oktoberfest
    September 21- September 23
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Party in the Park 2018
    June 15
    click for details

    Valparaiso Wine Festival
    July 14
    click for details

    NWI Food Truck Fest Main Event
    June 16
    click for details

    Three Little Birds Market
    July 20
    click for details

    Valpo Margarita Fest
    July 28
    click for details

    Valpo Corn Roast Fest 2018
    August 4
    click for details

    2018 Valpo Brewfest
    September 29
    click for details

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    WESTVILLE

    Market on Main | 2018
    June 2
    click for details

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    WHITING

    July 3rd Party in the Park
    July 3
    click for details

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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Harvest Festival
    October 13
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Parades, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family Fun, Celebration
    - ***PAST

    Schererville's Bad to the Bone Parade 2018- SCHERERVILLE
    June 16
    click for details

    Michigan City Kiddie Parade- MICHIGAN CITY
    June 23
    click for details

    Michigan City Patriotic Parade
    June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- HIGHLAND
    July 1
    click for details

    Highland Twilight Parade- HIGHLAND
    July 3
    click for details

    99th Annual 4th of July Parade in Whiting- WHITING
    click for details

    Munster 4th of July Kiddie Parade- MUNSTER
    July 4
    click for details

    Gary Independence Day Parade- GARY
    July 4
    click for details

    City of Hobart 4th of July Festivities- HOBART
    July 4
    click for details

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

    Griffith 4th of July Parade- GRIFFITH
    July 4
    click for details

    Independence Day the Hebron Way- HEBRON
    July 4
    click for details

    Independence Day Parade & Festival- PORTAGE
    July 4
    click for details

    La Porte 72nd Annual 4th of July Parade- LA PORTE
    July 4
    click for details

    Munster 4th of July Parade- MUNSTER
    July 4
    click for details

    Porter Family 4th of July Fest- PORTER
    July 4
    click for details

    **** UPCOMING:

    Kiddie Parade- LOWELL
    September 2
    click for details

    Labor Day Parade- LOWELL
    September 3
    click for details

    Valparaiso Popcorn Festival- VALPARAISO
    September 8
    click for details

    Mexican Independence Parade & Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    September 16
    click for details

    Veteran Appreciation Day Parade and Ceremony- HAMMOND
    November 10
    click for details

    Crown Point Santa Parade- CROWN POINT
    November 24
    click for details

    Chesterton Hometown Holiday Celebration- CHESTERTON
    November 24
    click for details

    Hammond Holiday Parade- HAMMOND
    December 1
    click for details

    New Year's Eve Bellabaration 2018: A Glitterific Gala- LAKE STATION
    December 31
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Pixar, Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry
    - Get a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind these beloved animated films and their characters.

    The Science Behind Pixar is an interactive exhibition showcasing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

    This exhibition is not included in Museum Entry, and requires an additional, timed-entry ticket:

    Adults and seniors: $14
    Children (ages 3-11): $11
    MSI Members: $7

    For museum hours, click for details
    Museum of Science and Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60637
    Museum of Science and Industry 773.684.1414
  • | Local Events, Halloween, Pumpkins, Hayrides, Haunted Houses, Crafts, Northwest Indiana
    - PAST:

    Make a Canning Jar Band Pumpkin- VALPARAISO
    September 1
    click for details

    Pumpkin Basket Workshop- LOWELL
    September 6 & 8
    click for details

    Pumpkins, Witches and Hayrides OH MY!- MUNSTER
    October 6
    click for details

    Coffee & Canvas: Pumpkin Witch- VALPARAISO
    October 6
    click for details

    Flashlight Corn Maze Nights at Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch- LOWELL
    October 12 & 13
    click for details

    Monster Dash 5k- WHITING
    October 12
    click for details

    Nativity Boo Fest 2018- PORTAGE
    October 13
    click for details

    Haunted Trails and Ghost Stories at Friendship Botanic Gardens- MICHIGAN CITY
    October 13
    click for details

    Flashlight Corn Maze- LOWELL
    October 13
    click for details

    Wickedly Whiting- WHITING
    October 13
    click for details

    Falltastic Bash- GRIFFITH
    October 14
    click for details

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    UPCOMING:

    Garden Spirits: Fall Family Fun at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    October 1- 31: Saturdays & Sundays
    click for details

    Snow White and the Seven Werewolves Hayride Today at Elzinga's- DYER
    Hayrides Monday – Friday 3:00p – 6:00p (last ride out at 5:30), Saturdays and fall break (Oct 25 & 26) 10:00a – 5:00p.
    click for details

    MHTK BOO Blast!- HIGHLAND
    October 20
    click for details

    17th Annual Halloween Parade- DYER
    October 21
    click for details

    Mini Lights & Itty Bites- DYER
    October 23
    click for details

    Frights, Lights & Bites- DYER
    October 24
    click for details

    Annual Haunted Hayride- SCHERERVILLE
    October 25
    click for details

    Old Fashion Halloween- HAMMOND
    October 26
    click for details

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- MUNSTER
    October 27
    click for details

    Halloween Egg Hunt at Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch- LOWELL
    October 27
    click for details

    Halloween Party at the Schererville Community Center- SCHERERVILLE
    October 27
    click for details

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- HOBART
    October 27
    click for details

    Halloween Hoopla & Monster March- LOWELL
    October 27
    click for details

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- CHESTERTON
    October 27
    click for details

    Pumpkin Walk- CROWN POINT
    October 27
    click for details

    Trick or Treat at the Villa- SCHERERVILLE
    October 28
    click for details

    Trick or Treat at Zao Island- VALPARAISO
    October 28
    click for details

    Pumpkin Plod Race- HIGHLAND
    November 22
    click for details

    Hayride at Elzinga Farm Market (for kids and adults)
    click for details

    Zombie Zip Lines- CROWN POINT
    Every Friday in October
    click for details

    Non-reserved Hayrides- LOWELL
    September 1- October 27
    click for details

    Haunted Houses
    click for details

    Pumpkin Patches
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

    Hidden Creek Pumpkin Farm
    7211 W. 87th Avenue, Crown Point
    (219) 545-4570
    click for details

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    Dyer, Indiana

    Elzinga Farm Market
    Pumpkin Patch – Hayrides – Corn Maze – KidZone
    1587 Joliet St., Dyer
    (219) 865-1181
    click for details

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    Highland, Indiana

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
    click for details

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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
    click for details

    Merrillville Farms
    6716 S Colorado St, Hobart
    (219) 947-0223
    click for details

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    Lowell, Indiana

    Kregel's Pumpkin Patch
    7705 W 159th Ave, Lowell
    (219) 663-6745
    click for details

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
    click for details

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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Fischer Farm
    2400 North Fail Rd, LaPorte
    (219) 362-8661
    click for details

    Merrie Acres
    2900 S US 35, LaPorte
    (219) 369-6088
    click for details

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details

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    OTHER PUMPKIN PATCHES:

    Bengstons Pumpkin Farm- Homer Glen, IL
    click for details

    Exploration Acres- Lafayette
    click for details
     
           
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Special Interest, Bren-Mark Window Cleaning, job opening, nwi, Northwest Indiana, jobs
    - BREN-MARK WINDOW CLEANING
    Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES
    Work 15-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    We are hiring 10+ New Window Cleaners in the next year. Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 18 years and counting. Now we are adding new, cutting-edge technology in both window and gutter cleaning. Glass and gutters that were once unreachable can now be done more efficiently and safely. This will open up new opportunities without having to travel outside of our service area. Be part of our growing company and apply today!

    Starting at $10/hour earning up to $16/hr after 90 days of Training.

    • We provide complete training, equipment, uniforms
    • Weekly performance bonuses!
    • Direct Deposit
    • Flexible Schedule--College students welcome!!!
    • Year Round Work
    • Appreciation for a Job Well Done
    • FREE Keurig beverages, Gatorade, Fully Stocked Candy Bowl
    • Monthly Breakfasts to celebrate Birthdays/Anniversaries
    • Mileage Reimbursement

    Required: Valid Driver's License, Vehicle to drive to jobsites, and Current Proof of Car Insurance

    For the complete job description and to apply with our one page application.
    click for details
     
           
    Bren-Mark Window Cleaning 219.364.1118 customerservice@bren-mark.com
  • | Local Events, Trick or treat, northwest indiana, halloween, candy, kids
    - Trick or Treat Times in Northwest Indiana 2018:

    Burns Harbor Oct. 31st, 5:30-7:30p
    Cedar Lake – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Chesterton – Oct. 31st, 5:30-7:30p
    Crown Point – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    DeMotte – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Dyer – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    East Chicago – Oct. 31st, 4-6pm
    Gary -Oct. 31st, 4-7pm
    Griffith – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Hammond – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Hebron – Oct. 31st, 5:30-7:30pm
    Hobart – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Highland – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Kouts – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    La Porte – Oct. 31st, 6-8pm
    Lake Station – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Lakes of the Four Seasons – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Long Beach -Oct. 31st, TBA
    Lowell – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Michigan City – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Merrillville – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Munster – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    New Chicago: Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Ogden Dunes – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Portage – Oct. 31st, 5:30-7:30pm
    Porter – Oct. 31st, TBA
    Schererville – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    St. John – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Trail Creek – Oct. 31st, TBA
    Unincorporated Calumet Township - TBA
    Valparaiso – Oct. 31st, 5:3O-7:30pm
    Wanatah – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Westville – Oct. 31st, 6-8pm
    Whiting – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
    Winfield – Oct. 31st, 5-7pm
     
           
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • | Local Events, Northshore Health, Flu Shot, Flu Season, Healthcare
     
           
    NorthShore Health 219.763.8112
  • | Daily Specials, Dairy Belle, Hammond, Schererville, Cedar Lake
    - SCHERERVILLE LOCATION:
    Dairy Belle
    2034 Austin Avenue
    Schererville, IN
    (219) 440 - 7233
    11:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday - Sunday
    Open March - October


    CEDAR LAKE LOCATION:
    Dairy Belle
    13134 Lakeshore Dr.
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219) 401-8166
    11:00AM - 9:00PM
    Monday - Sunday
    Open April - September


    HAMMOND LOCATION:
    Dairy Belle
    7102 S. Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, IN​
    (219) 931-4550
    11:00AM - 10:00PM
    Monday - Sunday
    Open April - September

    For our coupon, click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 26-28.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 26 & 27
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- October 27
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    Pumpkin Walk in Crown Point- October 27
    click for details

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    DYER

    Kid's Pumpkin Painting at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse in Dyer- October 27
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    EC Hallow- October 25
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Great Pumpkin Celebration: Free Halloween Event at Cabela's & Bass Pro!
    October 26-31
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Halloween Party and Costume Contest at R-Bar- October 27
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- October 27
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- October 26
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Annual Haunted Hayride- October 25-27
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Murder Mystery Dinner at the Villa Cesare- October 26
    click for details

    Halloween Party at El Salto Schererville- October 27
    click for details

    Trick or Treat at the Villa- October 28
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase 12:45 PM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5 at the Merrillville branch. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events, Local event, Games, Mahjong
    - Enjoy playing this ancient Chinese game each Thursday afternoon in the Library. Basic instruction is provided.
    Crown Point Community Library
    122 N. Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Peter Lewis 219.306.4597 plewis@crownpointlibrary.org
  • | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - A Kids Costume Party & Afterhours Glow Show!
    Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30-8 (Bellaboo’s closes to general admission & doors open at 5-show starts at 6)Grab your costumes & come set the night a-glow at this truly sparkle-tacular afterhours show! With Glow H20, light creations, neon splatter paint & glow face paint there’s plenty to do while you “GLOW” play then stay to dance the night away. Make the most of your costume this season – quality time spent with your family is the BEST reason! Limited Availability- Tickets go on sale Friday, September 17, 2018 on our website: click for details
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - Families can join us for pirate-themed games, crafts and activities! Feel free to come dressed as a pirate to the Merrillville library! You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Community Healthcare, Healthcare, Sore Throat, Cancer, ENT, Community Hospital
    Community Hospital
    901 MacArthur Blvd Munster IN 46321
    Community Hospital 219.836.3477
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, HALLOWEEN
    -
    Join the Schererville Parks to kick off your Halloween festivities. It’s the 25th anniversary of the “Nightmare Before Xmas,” so let’s PARTY! This shindig will have pumpkin painting, costume contests, sweet treat bar, Halloween scavenger hunt and a FREE MOVIE on the big screen. This is a pre-registered event. All attendees must purchase a ticket. SCHERERVILLE.ORG

    NIGHTMARE PACKAGE INCLUDES: PERSONAL PUMPKIN TO PAINT, COSTUME CONTEST ENTRY, HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT, SWEET BAR & FREE MOVIE!
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Irene Mireles 2198655530ext6102 imireles@schererville.org
  • | 8:15pm - | Local Events, Drive In, 49er, Outdoor Movies, Valparaiso
    - Open Friday thru Sunday! Box Office opens at 6:30pm. Same great prices as last year! $10.00 ages 12 & up, $5.00 ages 5-11, 4 & under free for 2 great movies!

    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers. Cash Only!
    ATM available in concession stand.

    To see what's playing next, click for details
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    49er Drive-In Theatre Info@49erDriveIn.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, 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
    219-852-0848
    BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained. Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.
    Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM.
    Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries.
    click for details


    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso
    (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


    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Dunes Summer Theatre and The Dunes Youth Programs, was incorporated in the State of Indiana on January 17th, 1952. Located in Michiana Shores, the theatre is nestled on a scenic 20 acre wooded site, about a half mile from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore. It seats over 270 patrons, hosts 12 cabins for summer actors and interns, and has an outside pavilion.
    click for details


    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!
    Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting 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
    (219) 874-4035
    Northwest Indiana's award winning community theatre.
    click for details


    Gary Shakespeare Company
    3401 Broadway, Gary
    (219) 938-4565
    Free Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana.
    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
    (219) 374-8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
    click for details


    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting
    (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
    (219) 947-4922
    If you enjoy theatre and have not experienced it in our intimate setting you owe it to yourself to check out a show here. We Think you will love it.
    click for details


    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    The mission of Theatre at the Center, Inc. is to bring to The Center for Visual and Performing Arts disciplines of the performing arts that are at once appealing, educational, and accessible to the entire community.
    click for details


    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street, Gary
    (219) 980-6808
    Theatre Northwest at the Arts & Sciences Building houses a state-of-the-art 500-seat proscenium theater and a more intimate 100-seat Studio Theatre. Newly opened in the Fall of 2017, both facilities are located on the 2nd floor. Read more about the new theatre here.
    click for details


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 937-8780
    Towle Theater is conveniently located 1/2 block West of Dan Rabin Plaza and less than 1 mile from the South Shore Train Line for access to public transportation.
    click for details


    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Each year, the department presents an extensive season of theatrical performances featuring students of many majors.
    click for details


    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton
    (219) 926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In August of 1998, a devastating fire consumed the old church and the organization was left homeless. After spending the better part of a year on clean up, debt settlement and reorganization, NCCA was gifted with the use of a small building at 125 N. Fourth St. in downtown Chesterton. This empty building has now been converted into the intimate, 50-seat theater, which has been a performance venue for many artists in the Northwest Indiana region.
    click for details


    Genesius Guild
    First United Methodist Church
    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (877) 724-7715
    The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors.


    Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
    6915 Grand Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 989-7316 x 1889
    The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA) is an institution of rigorous
    programs committed to artistic and academic excellence.
    click for details


    Hammond Community Theatre
    P.O. Box 394, Hammond
    (219) 852-0848
    Bringing theatre to the community!
    click for details


    Highland Theatre Company of HHS
    9135 Erie Street, Highland
    Highland Theatre Company is the student-run theatre organization of Highland High School.
    click for details


    Improductions, LLC
    773-828-9117
    A company founded to help push do-it-yourself productions in the Chicagoland area. This company is together as a place where people who produce their own theatre productions find skills and resources to help make their dreams a reality. Whether it’s team management, audio/video production, theatrical instruction, or graphic art production, we have the ability to help anyone seeking expertise and experience in putting the best production possible forward.
    click for details


    Munster Theatre Company
    8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster
    (219) 838-3200
    The fully handi-cap accessible facility features an over 1000-seat theater, a fully functional proscenium stage with counter-weight fly system, shop, four dressing rooms, make-up room, DMX 512 lighting system and digitally-tuned sound system.
    click for details


    Seedlings Theatre
    (219) 281-2829
    We are planting the arts across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We are inclusive in every sense, welcoming seasoned, first-time, and non-traditional actors, directors, designers, technicians, volunteers, and audience members to engage with the performing arts in new ways. Our productions inspire growth, engage discussion, and enrich the community.
    click for details


    Valparaiso Theatrical Company
    1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso
    (219) 309-6794
    The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances have taken them to many venues. The theater is currently looking for a place to perform on a regular basis in the Porter County area until which time we find a permanent home for our performances in Valparaiso, Indiana.
    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
     
           
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES

    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    click for details


    CHESTERTON

    Duneland Pizza
    click for details

    Lemon Tree
    click for details

    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
    click for details


    LA PORTE

    Bistro on the Greens
    click for details


    MICHIANA SHORES

    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY

    Bridges
    click for details

    Fiddlehead
    click for details

    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    click for details

    Overboard at the Marina
    click for details

    Tree House Cafe
    click for details


    MILLER

    Wells Street Beach
    click for details


    NEW BUFFALO

    Bentwood Tavern
    click for details

    Brewster’s
    click for details

    Casey’s
    click for details

    Stray Dog
    click for details


    PORTAGE

    Bulldog on the Lake
    click for details

    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    click for details


    PORTER

    Wagners Ribs
    click for details


    SAWYER

    Greenbush
    click for details


    VALPARAISO

    Sage
    click for details


    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
    click for details

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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
    click for details

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Open Play, Baseball, Soccer, Softball
    - Daily!

    $5*/person til 5p (Trainers/Coaches $10*)

    $10* 5p- close & on Sat/Sun 9a-2p (Sparta Sports Org League players & coaches $5 anytime)

    See "Today's Schedule" for availability, click for details

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Toddler Playtime, Preschool Playtime, Sparta Dome, Open Play
    - Sparta Dome offers Toddler/Preschool Playtime ages 0-5, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-12pm for $5* per child/$3* per additional sibling. Schedule subject to change, check "Today's Schedule" under Home tab or click for details FREE for all currently registered LPG participants w/Family Membership!

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    September 15
    35 Family Garage Sale in Crown Point
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Fall Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    November 3
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Craft Shows, Vendors, Fairs, Shopping, Northwest Indiana
    - *PAST

    6th Annual Spring Jam Vendor & Craft Show- CROWN POINT
    April 7
    click for details

    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    April 14
    click for details

    Spring Fever Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 14
    click for details

    Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show- PORTAGE
    April 21
    click for details

    6th Annual Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 29
    click for details

    Spring Fling Craft Show & Flea Market
    April 29
    click for details

    2nd Annual Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show- MICHIGAN CITY
    May 5
    click for details

    Spring Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    May 5
    click for details

    3rd Annual Gov Fest- HAMMOMD
    May 19
    click for details

    Chamber Craft Fair at the Farmers Market in La Porte- LA PORTE
    July 21
    click for details

    Summer Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    August 18
    click for details

    Chamber Craft Fair at the Farmers Market in La Porte- LA PORTE
    August 18
    click for details

    Cellblock Vendor Day Sale at the Old Jail- CROWN POINT
    September 15
    click for details

    Griffith Fall Harvest Craft Festival- GRIFFITH
    September 29-30
    click for details

    6th Annual Compassion Marketplace Craft Show in Cedar Lake
    October 6
    click for details

    Artisan & Vendor Fall Fair- PORTAGE
    October 7
    click for details

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    *UPCOMING

    Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) Pumpkin Patch and Pet Blessing
    October 13
    click for details

    Hebron Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair
    October 13
    click for details

    Hammond Library Fall Festival Craft & Vendor Fair- HAMMOND
    October 27
    click for details

    Holiday Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    November 3
    click for details

    Holiday Community Market- GRIFFITH
    November 7
    click for details

    Highland Band Booster Fall Craft Fair- HIGHLAND
    November 10
    click for details

    Snowfest Craft Show
    November 10
    click for details

    Hannah's Hope 9th Annual Craft and Vendor Fair- PORTAGE
    November 10
    click for details

    17th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree & Craft Fair- DYER
    November 17
    click for details

    7th ANNUAL CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR at SONSHINE CORNER PRESCHOOL- LOWELL
    November 17
    click for details

    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    November 24
    click for details

    Crossroads Craft and Vendor Market
    November 29
    click for details

    6th Annual Winter Jam Vendor & Craft Show
    December 1
    click for details

    Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair- MUNSTER
    December 12
    click for details

    Don't forget to check back as we are always updating this list! Happy Shopping!
     
           
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, Northwest Indiana, Football, Varsity, High School Football
    - Boone Grove High School
    click for details

    Calumet New Tech
    click for details

    Chesterton High School
    click for details

    Crown Point High School
    click for details

    East Chicago High School
    click for details

    Griffith High School
    click for details

    Hanover Central
    click for details

    Highland High School
    click for details

    Hobart High School
    click for details

    Kankakee Valley High School
    click for details

    Lake Central High School
    click for details

    La Porte High School
    click for details

    Merrillville High School
    click for details

    Michigan City High School
    click for details

    Munster High School
    click for details

    North Judson High School
    click for details

    North Newton High School
    click for details

    Portage High School
    click for details

    Rensselaer High School
    click for details

    River Forest High School
    click for details

    South Central High School
    click for details

    South Newton High School
    click for details

    Valparaiso High School
    click for details

    Wheeler High School
    click for details

    Whiting Highschool
    click for details

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    SCHEDULE NOT YET AVAILABLE:

    Hammond High School
    click for details

    Lowell High School
    click for details

    Thomas Edison High School
    click for details



     
           
  • | Local Events, trunk or treat, kids, halloween, candy, costumes
    - **LISTED IN DATE ORDER**

    GOTGM @ Burns Harbor 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat- BURNS HARBOR
    October 13
    click for details

    Hopebridge Trunk-or-Treat- MERRILLVILLE
    October 17
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat in Cedar Lake- CEDAR LAKE
    October 20
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat- MERRILLVILLE
    October 20
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at Mckinley Masonic Lodge- SCHERERVILLE
    October 20
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at the Y- GRIFFITH
    October 26
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat- CROWN POINT
    October 26
    click for details

    Lake Hills Baptist Church Trunk or Treat- SCHERERVILLE
    October 26
    click for details

    Annual Howl-O-Ween Party- CEDAR LAKE
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at Acacia Church- VALPARAISO
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church- VALPARAISO
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat- MERRILLVILLE
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat- HIGHLAND
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at Wicker Memorial Park- HIGHLAND
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at Chapel Lawn Cemetery- SCHERERVILLE
    October 27
    click for details

    Trunk Or Treat at Dyer United Methodist- DYER
    October 28
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat at Village Church- DYER
    October 28
    click for details

    Trick or Treat at the Villa- SCHERERVILLE
    October 28
    click for details

    Trunk-or-Treat- CEDAR LAKE
    October 28
    click for details

    Rusted Knuckles Annual Trunk Or Treat At Blue Top- HIGHLAND
    October 28
    click for details

    Ridge United Methodist Church TRUNK OR TREAT- MUNSTER
    October 28
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat 2018- HAMMOND
    October 31
    click for details

    Trunk or Treat- HIGHLAND
    October 31
    click for details

    Halloween Trick or Treat at Peoples Bank- VALPARAISO
    October 31
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Halloween, Haunted House, Hay Rides, October, East Chicago
    Kosciuzko Park
    5100 Indianapolis Blvd east chicago IN 46312
    East Chicago Park Department 219.391.8474
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 26-28.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 26 & 27
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- October 27
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    Pumpkin Walk in Crown Point- October 27
    click for details

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    DYER

    Kid's Pumpkin Painting at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse in Dyer- October 27
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    EC Hallow- October 25
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Great Pumpkin Celebration: Free Halloween Event at Cabela's & Bass Pro!
    October 26-31
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Halloween Party and Costume Contest at R-Bar- October 27
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- October 27
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- October 26
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Annual Haunted Hayride- October 25-27
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Murder Mystery Dinner at the Villa Cesare- October 26
    click for details

    Halloween Party at El Salto Schererville- October 27
    click for details

    Trick or Treat at the Villa- October 28
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           

Friday, October 26th, 2018

  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for fun activities going on at Deep River County Park during our Fall Break Fun! This event will take place over TWO weekends: October 19-21 and again October 26-28 from 11-4 each day. Go on a hayride, watch corn being grind in the Historic Grist Mill, get some apple cider or maybe some apple and pumpkin butter in the Deep River General Store, kid's favorites are leaf crafts and an “October Obstacle Course” with pumpkin stacking, hay hurdles and leaf piles, and experience much more at this event! Hayrides will be available at 12, 1 and 2 PM. Hayride seating is limited so secure your spot by purchasing your tickets well in advance of the hayride you would like to ride. Hayride tickets are $2 per person and can be purchased in the Visitors Center throughout the day.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Halloween, Hessville, Little Red School House, Costumes
    - We will be having an old fashion Halloween celebration! With games, costumes, treats from the turn of the century, bon fire, fortune telling, carved pumpkin contest, and tours of the schoolhouse. Bring your carved pumpkin to be on display for everyone to see!! Home made costumes are encouraged!
    The Little Red School House
    7205 Kennedy Ave Hammond IN 46323
    The Little Red School House 219.588.9059
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, dinner, theater, schererville, villa cesare
    - The Murder Mystery Company Presents...

    "Midnight at the Masquerade" - A Masquerade Murder Mystery Event!

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 26, 2018

    6PM - 9PM • $50 PER PERSON

    21 & Over Event

    Welcome Cocktail, Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Mixed Greens Salad, Sliced Beef Tenderloin OR Stuffed Chicken Marsala, Roasted Red & Gold Potatoes, Fresh Mixed Vegetables and NY Cheesecake with Fram Bois Sauce

    It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Villa Cesare 219.322.3011 events@villacesare.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Kids, children, fun, event, free,
    - Trunk or Treat at Lake Hills Baptist Church is a fun family event where children can safely go from each car's trunk in our parking lot and collect candy! There will be lots of decorated cars and LOTS of candy, so be sure to join us on Friday, October 26 from 6-8:00pm!
    Lake Hills Baptist Church
    9209 W. 85th Ave. Schererville IN 46375
    Lake Hills Baptist Church 219.365.4747 lakehills@lakehillsonline.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Trunk or Treat, Halloween, Griffith, YMCA, Family, Costumes, Candy
    - This popular event is fun for the whole family! Trunk or treat is held in our North parking lot on Friday, October 26. Kids ages 2-12 years old can come “trunk” or treat in their costumes. This event is free and open to the public. First come, first serve. Gates close at 7:30pm. Trunk or Treat hours are from 6-8:00pm or until candy runs out
    Griffith YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd. Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Halloween, Edge Adventures, Zombie Zip lines, Fall, October, Deep River
    - Zombie Zip Lines will provide new thrills throughout the month of October at Edge Adventures Aerial Park – Deep River NWI when the park will be transformed into a Halloween experience unlike any other in the Chicago/Northwest Indiana region. Zombies take up residence on Fridays beginning October 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. with the last Zip Line Adventure beginning at 8 p.m.

    Against a backdrop of fall leaves bathed in Halloween lights and spooky sounds, beginning adventurers and weekend warriors can zip line their way through more than 50 treetop obstacles while zombies roam the scary forest below and ghosts hang out in adjacent trees. All of the aerial park’s challenges provide thrills and screams for guests at every skill level. It’s a new way to celebrate Halloween all month long. Adults and kids can harness up and climb into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams or climbing on cargo nets.

    There will be a far less scary experience at the kids’ course which includes low to the ground elements, zip lines and little pumpkin adventures for children ages 4-7. Tickets are $10 for a one-hour experience.

    Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment – helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes. They have the thrill of climbing, zipping and working through the courses with the security of knowing that they are 100 percent on the safety line from start to finish.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight of 40 lbs and a maximum of 275 lbs. Hands must reach 66” high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $42 for adults and $32 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. Groups of 20+ may reserve a Group Adventure any day subject to availability. Call or email for details.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (last 2 hour adventure goes out at 8 p.m.). Zip line adventures (minus the zombies) are also available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last 2 hour adventure goes out at 4 p.m.) throughout the month of October.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com or:
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    Edge Adventures Aerial Park - Deep River NWI
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park- Deep River 800.590.8347
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, halloween activities, fall activities, Halloween, Family Event, Haunted house
    - Join Munster Parks and Recreation at Bieker Woods (park in the School Town of Munster lot on Columbia Ave. and signs will be directed towards the ticket table/entrance).

    From 6:30-7:30pm, join us for a NOT SO SCARY WALK, with decorations, lights and things that go bump in the night. This walk will tingle your senses! Little ones will love it! Ticket sales end at 7:15pm.

    From 8-10pm, join us for FRIGHT NIGHT. Tour guides will lead you to thrills and chills lurking around every turn. Ticket sales end at 10pm.

    All children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    On-site tickets sales only -- $5/person
    Volunteers needed! Contact Danielle at dvolk@munster.org or (219) 836-6922.

    This event is presented by Munster Parks and Recreation and sponsored by The Munster Girl Scouts. Help support Munster Girl Scouts by purchasing a ticket to this event!
    Bieker Woods Park
    8500 Columbia Ave Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Local Events
    - Owl be glad to see you as we invite Nicole Harmon, educator for Humane Indiana Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and you for a visit with some of our favorite nocturnal friends. Join us Friday, October 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Gibson Woods. Seating is limited. This event is co-sponsored by Wild Ones-Gibson Woods Chapter and Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society, thanks for your support!
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Halloween, Haunted House, Haunted Forest, Knights of Columbus, Cedar Lake
    Knights of Columbus Hall
    13039 Wicker Ave. Cedar Lake IN
    Knights of Columbus 219.374.4294
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
    click for details


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


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


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


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
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  • | Local Events, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Team Building
    - We provide everything you need from the most popular games played on our state-of-the-art turf with "Party Coaches" to lead the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information or questions on reservations, please contact: cathy@spartadome.com or call 219.224.3663
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Cathy Witte 219.224.3663 cathy@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana
    219-947-4477
    click for details

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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Garwood Orchards
    5911 W. 50 South
    LaPorte, Indiana
    click for details

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Kids Classes, Kids Sports, Kids Activities, Register
    - WHY REGISTER FOR OUR CLASSES?
    -Great opportunities for kids to learn soccer, baseball, flag football and basketball in a small group setting with 6-8 kids per class.
    -Instructors (not volunteers) are experienced in the sports and trained in classroom management methods.
    -Kids will develop their teamwork and social skills in a structured environment.
    -The classes are a progression. Kids will learn new and more defined concepts of the sports as they grow older through the different age group classes.
    -All classes are indoor - climate controlled - no cancellations!

    For more information or to register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Celebration, Holiday Party, Christmas, New Banquet Room, NWI, Northwest Indinana, Business
    - *****Now taking reservations for HOLIDAY PARTIES!*****

    Theo's has beautifully remodeled private rooms which can accommodate 20-125 guests!

    Theo's banquet room is also perfect for showers, business meetings, baptisms, birthday parties & more!

    Call today: 219-838-8000
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood
    9144 Indianapolis Boulevard Highland IN 46322
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood 219.838.8000
  • | Local Events, Schererville, Villa Cesare, Weddings, Parties, Birthdays, Indoor, Outdoor, Venue
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Villa Cesare 219.322.3011 events@villacesare.com
  • | Local Events, Football, Varsity, Crown Point, Football Games
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Crown Point High calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Varsity Game: LOWELL High School at CPHS
    Aug. 17, 2018
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: at Highland High School
    Aug. 24, 2018
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: at Merrillville High School
    Aug. 31, 2018
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: Lake Central at CPHS
    September 7, 2018
    7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: Portage at CPHS Senior Night
    September 14
    7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: at Valparaiso High School
    September 21
    7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: at La Porte High School
    September 28
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: CHESTERTON HOMECOMING
    October 5
    7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: at Michigan City High School
    October 12
    7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

    Varsity Game: 6A Bye Week
    October 19
    TIME TBA

    Varsity Game: Sectional Round 1
    October 26
    TIME TBA

    Varsity Game: Sectional Championship
    Novmember 2
    TIME TBA

    Varsity Game: Regional Championship
    November 9
    TIME TBA

    Varsity Game: Semi-State Championship
    November 16
    TIME TBA

    Varsity Game: State Championship
    November 23
    TIME TBA
     
           
    Crown Point High School 219.663.4885
  • | Local Events, Cedar Lake, Hanover, Varsity, Football, Football Games
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Hanover Central calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Game vs. North Newton - Scrimmage
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 10th, 2018
    Starts: 6:00pm
    Location: 1641 West 250 North, Morocco

    Game vs. Bishop Noll Institute
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 17th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 1519 Hoffman Street, Hammond

    Game vs. Andrean High School
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 24th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: Hanover Central High School (Hanover Central High School)

    Game vs. River Forest Sr. High School
    Game Date: Friday, Sep 7th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location:3300 Indiana Street, Hobart

    Game vs. Boone Grove High School
    Game Date: Friday, Sep 14th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 10120 West 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake

    Game vs. Whiting High School
    Game Date: Friday, Sep 21st, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 1751 Oliver Street, Whiting

    Game vs. Wheeler High School
    Game Date: Friday, Sep 28th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 10120 West 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake

    Game vs. South Central Jr/sr High School
    Game Date: Friday, Oct 5th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 6675 Indiana 11, Elizabeth

    Game vs. Griffith High School
    Game Date: Friday, Oct 12th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: 600 North Wiggs Street, Griffith

    Game vs. Ihsaa Sectional
    Game Date: Friday, Oct 19th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Location: Hanover Central High School (Hanover Central High School)

    Game vs. Ihsaa Sectional
    Game Date: Friday, Oct 26th, 2018
    Starts: Unknown
    Location: Unknown

    Game vs. Ihsaa Sectional
    Game Date: Friday, Nov 2nd, 2018
    Starts: Unknown
    Location: Unknown

    Game vs. Ihsaa Regional
    Game Date: Friday, Nov 9th, 2018
    Starts: Unknown
    Location: Unknown

    Game vs. Ihsaa Semi-State
    Game Date: Friday, Nov 16th, 2018
    Starts: Unknown
    Location: Unknown

    Game vs. Ihsaa State Finals
    Game Date: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2018
    Starts: Unknown
    Location: Unknown



     
           
    Hanover Central High School 219.374.3800
  • | Local Events, Lake Central High School, St. John, Tri-Town, Football, Football Games
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Lake Central calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Football (Boys V) - Andrean High School (Scrimmage) (H)
    Aug 10, 7:00 PM - Aug 10, 9:00 PM
    Location: Lake Central High School
    Opponent: Andrean High School

    Football (Boys V) - Munster High School (H)
    Aug 17, 7:00 PM - Aug 17, 9:00 PM
    Location: Lake Central High School
    Opponent: Munster High School

    Football (Boys V) - Merrillville High School (A)
    Oct 5, 7:00 PM - Oct 5, 9:00 PM
    Location: Merrillville High School
    Opponent: Merrillville High School

    Football (Boys V) - Valparaiso High School (Senior Night) (H)
    Oct 12, 7:00 PM - Oct 12, 9:00 PM
    Location: Lake Central High School
    Opponent: Valparaiso High School

    Football (Boys V) - IHSAA Sectional (A)
    Oct 26, 7:00 PM - Oct 26, 9:00 PM
    Location: TBD

    Football (Boys V) - IHSAA Sectional (A)
    Nov 2, 7:00 PM - Nov 2, 9:00 PM
    Location: TBD

    Football (Boys V) - IHSAA Regional (A)
    Nov 9, 7:00 PM - Nov 9, 9:00 PM
    Location: TBD

    Football (Boys V) - IHSAA Semi-State (A)
    Nov 16, 7:00 PM - Nov 16, 9:00 PM
    Location: TBD

    Football (Boys V) - IHSAA State (A)
    Nov 23, 6:05 PM - Nov 23, 8:05 PM
    Location: Lucas Oil Stadium
     
           
    Lake Central High School 219.365.8551
  • | Local Events, Munster High School, Munster, Football, Football Games, Varsity
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Munster Schools calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    August 10- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Scrimmage Portage

    August 17- AWAY
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) @ Lake Cent.
    Location: Lake Central High School

    August 24- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Chesterton

    August 31
    7:00 PM- AWAY
    Football (Boys V) @ East Chicago
    Hall of Fame Weekend - Booster Club tailgate
    Location: East Chicago High School

    September 7- AWAY
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) @ Morton
    Location: Morton High School

    September 14- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Highland
    Pop Warner Night & Cheer Camp Night, Band Backers tailgate

    September 21- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Andrean
    Homecoming

    September 28- AWAY
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) @ Lowell
    Location: Lowell High School

    October 5- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Hobart
    Band Senior NIght

    October 12- HOME
    7:00 PM
    Football (Boys V) Vs. Kank.Valley
    Senior Night
     
           
    School Town of Munster 219.836.9111
  • - This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. As a universally designed building, Bellaboo's is the perfect environment to be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent by all people regardless of age,size, ability, or disability. Fall for All is a full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one! October 1- November 1. Sponsored by HarvestTymeFun.com
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, Football, Football Games, Griffith High School
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Munster Schools calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Friday August 31- HOME
    7p
    vs. River Forest Sr. HS

    Friday September 21- HOME
    7p
    vs. Boone Grove HS
     
           
  • | Local Events, Calumet New Tech, Gary, Varsity Football, High School Football
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Munster Schools calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Game vs. Thomas A Edison Jr./Sr. High School
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 10th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Home vs. Thomas A Edison Jr./Sr. High School
    Location: 3900 Calhoun St, Gary

    Game vs. Hammond Gavit High School
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 17th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Home vs. Hammond Gavit High School
    Location: 3900 Calhoun St, Gary

    Game vs. Roosevelt High School
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 24th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Home vs. Roosevelt High School
    Location: 3900 Calhoun St, Gary

    Game vs. South Central High School - Union Mills
    Game Date: Friday, Aug 31st, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Home vs. South Central High School - Union Mills
    Location: 3900 Calhoun St, Gary

    Game vs. Griffith High School
    Game Date: Friday, Sep 7th, 2018
    Starts: 7:00pm
    Home vs. Griffith High School
    Location: 3900 Calhoun St, Gary
     
           
    Calumet New Tech 219.989.7847
  • | Local Events, Merrillville High School, Football, Varsity Football
    - Please be advised the following schedule has been copied from the Lake Central calendar, please reference the school calendar for any changes before heading to a game!

    Fri Aug 10 Lowell Scrimmage 6:30 PM
    Lowell Away

    Fri Aug 17 Andrean 7:00 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Aug 24 Penn High School 6:30 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Aug 31 Crown Point 7:00 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Sep 7 Portage 7:00 PM
    Portage Away

    Fri Sep 14 Michigan City 7:00 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Sep 21 LaPorte 7:00 PM
    LaPorte Away

    Fri Sep 28 Valparaiso 7:00 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Oct 5 Lake Central 7:00 PM
    Merrillville High School Home

    Fri Oct 12 Chesterton 7:00 PM
    Chesterton Away

    Fri Oct 19 Bye Week 7:00 PM
    No Game Away

    Fri Oct 26 Sectional 7:00 PM
    TBA Away

    Fri Nov 2 Sectional 7:00 PM
    TBA Away

    Fri Nov 9 Regional 7:00 PM
    TBA Away

    Fri Nov 16 Semi State
    7:00 PM TBA Away

    Sat Nov 24 State 7:00 PM
    Lucas Oil Stadium Away
     
           
    Merrillville High School 219.650.5389
  • | Local Events, Halloween, Haunted House, Hay Rides, October, East Chicago
    Kosciuzko Park
    5100 Indianapolis Blvd east chicago IN 46312
    East Chicago Park Department 219.391.8474
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting November 1st. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport, HoopStart Basketball & our *NEW* Lil Sluggers Baseball League (4+ with prior experience)!

    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.

    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.

    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 & football.

    HoopStart Basketball classes for ages 3-6 teaches young children basketball fundamentals like dribbling and shooting while emphasizing motor skills development, all in a FUN and non-competitive environment.

    Register before 10/15/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, beer, American Diner
    - The Crown Town Grill has a FREE Online Ordering system! Go to click for details to see our menu and order directly to our kitchen printer! Free Delivery within a 3 mile radius. We deliver 3-4.5 miles for a $3 charge. $15 minimum. Stop sitting in the drive thru line and have your order brought to you front door!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Suite C Crown Point IN 46307
    Deb 219.661.1955
  • Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | Local Events, Halloween, Decorated Halloween Homes, Northwest Indiana, Trick or Treat
    - CROWN POINT

    4942 West 87th Lane, Crown Point
    Animated props, lighting effects, Zombies. Dusk til 10 Week Days, until 11 Weekends.
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    1005 170th St, Hammond
    Viewable from dusk-10p.
    click for details

    3952 Grover, Hammond
    Full Set up with actors only available on Halloween during trick or treat hours. The haunt could be viewed any day in October at anytime. I set up all lights, fog machines, sounds and animated props the weekend before Halloween.
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    HEBRON

    210 S. Van Buren, Hebron
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    HOBART

    824 Lake Street, Hobart
    Details coming soon....
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    820 Lake Street, Hobart
    Details coming soon....
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    3635 E 33rd Ave., Hobart
    Everyday from 7pm to 10 pm. Music playing through a speaker, turn your radio to 92.7fm and you can listen in your car.
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    KOUTS

    Ravenfell Manor Yard Haunt
    715 W. Alice St., Kouts
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    LOWELL

    Nightmare on Willow Street
    336 Willow St. Lowell
    Friday and Saturday nights we have sounds, fog and live actors as monsters. We give away toys to children, warm cider and treats.
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    MUNSTER

    Misdom Manor
    1009 Melbrook Drive in Munster, IN
    Our "Haunt" is a yard display (Much better if people actually get out of their cars and view). We are open from dusk until 9:00PM and have lighting and sound effects to accompany animatronics and occasionally will have live actor / actors.
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    PORTAGE

    The Death Depot
    2691 Teresa Street, Portage IN
    It is usually lit up 7pm-10pm. It's a great display and worth getting out of the car for a closer look.
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    ST. JOHN

    9767 Aster Cove, St. John, IN
    Lightning effects, zombie chamber, real caskets, many animated props and even a horse drawn hearse hand-built from an old amish flat wagon. 630-930p during week and 6:30-11p on weekends. You can get out of your car and look at everything.
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    VALPARAISO

    The Alfred Hitchcock Cemetery
    609 Partridge Path, Valparaiso IN
    The lights are on from 6pm to 10pm.
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  • | Local Events, Cabelas, Free, Halloween Event, Kids Events, Family Events, Portage, Bass Pro
     
           
    Cabela's 219.845.9071
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana October 26-28.

    CEDAR LAKE

    The Haunted Forest- October 26 & 27
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton's European Market Pumpkin Palooza- October 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Pumpkin Walk in Crown Point- October 27
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    DYER

    Kid's Pumpkin Painting at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse in Dyer- October 27
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    EAST CHICAGO

    EC Hallow- October 25
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    HAMMOND

    Great Pumpkin Celebration: Free Halloween Event at Cabela's & Bass Pro!
    October 26-31
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    HIGHLAND

    Halloween Party and Costume Contest at R-Bar- October 27
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    HOBART

    Pumpkins in the Park in Hobart- October 27
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    MUNSTER

    Bieker Woods Night Walk- October 26
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    PORTAGE

    Annual Haunted Hayride- October 25-27
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Murder Mystery Dinner at the Villa Cesare- October 26
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    Halloween Party at El Salto Schererville- October 27
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    Trick or Treat at the Villa- October 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Whiting, Farmer's Market, Fresh, Local, Produce, Vegetables
    - Join us every Saturday May-Oct in Downtown Whiting in front of Whiting City Hall from 8am – 2pm • RAIN OR SHINE • for a variety of fresh goods! (NOTE: some produce items are seasonal and may not be available every weekend.)
     
           
    Whiting City Hall 219.659.7700
  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Soccer
    - Whether you are an individual or have a soccer team during the winter you should register for the Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues at the Sparta Dome. Registration for Session 1 ends on 10/28/18 and is posted on our website. Please check out more information on our leagues at click for details If you have questions please feel free to contact the General Manager, James Hinson, at j.hinson@spartadome.com. Times for Youth are from 8am -6pm Saturdays starting November 10. Times for Adult are from Sundays 7:30-10pm and Wednesdays 9-11pm starting on November 4 and 7.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    James Hinson 219.224.3663 j.hinson@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Health Fair, Diabetes, Free Blood Pressure Screening, Free Glucose Screening
    219 Health Network
    100 W. Chicago Avenue East Chicago IN
    Community Healthcare 866.836.3477
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Hammond, Hammond Library, Craft Fair, Vendor Fair, Fall
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Allison Piech 2199315100ext330
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Kids, Family, Science, Halloween, Space, Mars, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, October
    - In celebration of Halloween, Challenger invites family and friends of all ages to this year's Mad Science: Journey to Mars event!

    Learn more about the Red Planet through our mad science, hands-on Journey to Mars activities, planetarium shows, Mad Lab Lara Shows and more!

    Mad Science: Journey to Mars is an open-house style event. Admission is just $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. Children under 2 years old are free. General admission includes laser light and planetarium shows and all activity rooms.

    Halloween costumes and attire are encouraged, as there will be hourly costume contests! Be sure to keep costumes public/family appropriate. And don't forget to enjoy a sweet treat from our Boo-Licious Bake Sale!

    To register you and your mad scientists today, visit our website at click for details
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana (on Purdue Northwest campus)
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Lara Bates 219.989.3250 bates@clcnwi.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Baby & Me Time is a 1/2 hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville branch. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, trick-or-treat, halloween, pumpkin, things to do, nwi things to do
    - Dress up the kids and bring them out for trick-or-treating around the Crown Point Square on the Saturday before Halloween.
    Old Lake Court House
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for fun activities going on at Deep River County Park during our Fall Break Fun! This event will take place over TWO weekends: October 19-21 and again October 26-28 from 11-4 each day. Go on a hayride, watch corn being grind in the Historic Grist Mill, get some apple cider or maybe some apple and pumpkin butter in the Deep River General Store, kid's favorites are leaf crafts and an “October Obstacle Course” with pumpkin stacking, hay hurdles and leaf piles, and experience much more at this event! Hayrides will be available at 12, 1 and 2 PM. Hayride seating is limited so secure your spot by purchasing your tickets well in advance of the hayride you would like to ride. Hayride tickets are $2 per person and can be purchased in the Visitors Center throughout the day.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 11:00am - | Local Events, Griffith, Barktoberfest, Mutt Sturt, Dogs, Pets, Festival
    New Oberpfalz Brewing
    121 E. Main Street Griffith IN
    New Oberpfalz Brewing 219.513.9341
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Back in the olden days before refrigerators were common, people had to preserve foods from the summer to last them all winter. Do you know the ways different foods were preserved? Find out as Buckley Homestead starts preparing for winter. Visit the 1910 Buckley Homestead farm and pioneer farm to also learn how to make sauerkraut (Pickling in salt) and slice pumpkins and apples to dry.
    Buckley Homestead County Park
    3606 Belshaw Rd. Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com

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