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Sunday, February 18th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place, Things to do, Cars
    - First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent.

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    McCormick Place
    2301 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60616
    McCormick Place 312.791.7000
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Religious Events, worship service, christian reformed church, childrens worship, praise
    - Come worship with us Sunday's at 10 am.
    >> Hope Community Church of Lowell
    A Ministry of the Christian Reformed Church
    Blended worship style, Casual dress, Praise team, Sound Bible teaching, Nursery and children's programs.

    10505 W 181st Ave, Lowell, IN 46356, USA (map)
    219-690-8889

    Website: click for details
    Facebook: click for details

    * Updates, events, cancelled events all can be seen on our website and facebook.
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 3:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Culver's, Relay for Life, Dinner, Things to do
    - Visit Culver's of Schererville on Sunday, February 18th from 3pm - 8pm and they will donate 10% of sales to the Relay For Life of South Lake County! Enjoy a delicious meal, benefit a great cause and feel good all over. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smart phone or simply mention us when you order!
    Culver's of Schererville
    980 W. Lincoln Hwy Schererville IN 46375
    Relay For Life South Lake County 800.227.2345
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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

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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.
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

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


    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Sail-A-Way – A learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. Classes include 12 hours of instruction (six 2-hour lessons) as well as books and materials. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember, you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out. View complete Sail-A-Way program details: click for details
    Discover Sailing – A 3-hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Revisit Sailing – A 4-hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills.
    click for details


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Special Event or Educational Cruises.
    click for details


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Wild Dog, Capt. Guy Lopez 847-420-3046
    Brother Nature, Capt. Mike Schoonveld 219-394-2123
    KingSeeker Charters, Capt. John Warren 219-374-6011 or 815-641-0276
    Schellfish Charters, Capt. Bob Schell 708-672-4454 or 708-372-8201
    Just 4 Fun, Tim Morris, Owner (219) 924-2593
    Fuzzy Bear Charters, Capt. Carl Stopczynski (574) 607-2542
    Capt. Ralph Steiger Charters, Capt. Ralph Steiger, Owner 219-688-3593
    Fire Drill Charters, Capt. Kevin Malcer 219-898-8111
    Whitecap Outfitters, Capts. John & Con Dembowski 219-730-9135 & 219-798-9240
    click for details


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


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


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


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


    WOLF LAKE, HAMMOND
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    Paddlers are welcome to launch their own crafts from the south entrance of Wolf Lake (2352 Sheffield Ave, Hammond, IN 46320).
    Rentals: Visitors may rent kayaks, canoes paddle boats or stand up paddle boards on-site for $5/hour. Life flotation devices, which are included with rental, come in adult and child sizes. Canoes, single- and double-kayaks are available.
    Please call 219.655.5212 or 219.937.7942 before planning an outing.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, play, theatre, things to do, lake courthouse foundation
    - “Talking With”, by Jane Martin. Composed of eleven short monologues, each featuring a woman who talks about her life. What lives they are. The play deals with the personal ordeals and inner thoughts of these unique women. Each one speaks as if she were speaking to a confidant. Some of the stories are very funny, some are touching and others intensely emotional, but all have a depth that allows us a sensitive insight to their personalities. They are unique, diverse and somehow very familiar. While the play is entertaining and a lot of fun, you leave with a lot to think about. Feb. 16,17,23 & 24 at 7 pm and Sun. 18 & 25 at 2 pm in the Historic Court House Courtroom.

    Purchase tickets at the Lake Court House Foundation Office, or to purchase online, click for details
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 courthouse@airbaud.net
  • | 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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    SALES EXECUTIVE
    I C U Outdoor Advertising, Valparaiso

    I C U Outdoor Advertising, LLC is seeking a driven, self-motivated sales executive to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for pursuing sales opportunities and to reach new prospects. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-focused approach are a must. For more information, click for details

    (Posted: February 13, 2018)
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    LIBRARY TEAM-MEMBER
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing

    The Lansing Public Library is looking for an outgoing new member for our library team with fresh ideas and unlimited enthusiasm.

    Hours: 12-18 hours/week including evenings and weekends.
    Wage: $13.11

    Those interested in the position must send in a cover letter and resume to emily@lansingpl.org. Applicants that do not include the cover letter, resume, and availability will not be considered for the position. No phone calls, please.

    For more information, click for details
    For availability form (please include with your cover letter and resume), click for details

    (Posted: February 12, 2018)
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    CAREGIVERS & CNA'S
    In Home Personal Care, Lake County

    In Home Personal Care, LLC. is in need of experienced caregivers and CNA's to provide care to local families. We have a large workload and not enough caretakers. Looking for both hourly and live-in positions. Must of had a physical within the last 6 months, TB test within the last year, and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test. Must have a current driver's license, and proof of current auto insurance. Please call 219-776-0733 or 219-381-0498 to schedule an interview. Please be sure to bring all of your information with you.

    (Posted: February 10,2018)
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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Residences at Coffee Creek, Chesterton

    For more information,
    click for details

    (Posted: February 8,2018)
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    HOUSEKEEPER
    Integrated Services Management, Valparaiso

    Integrated Services Management cleaning company is looking for a part-time housekeeper for K-mart in Valparaiso. Hours are from 5am to 9am, 7 days a week. Pay rate is $10.00/hour. Please contact Jenny at 219-743-0473 to apply in person.

    (Posted: February 7, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

    BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST
    Innovations In Learning is seeking a qualified Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to join our team as an ABA Supervising Therapist. ABA Supervising Therapists work in our ABA clinic designing, supervising, and implementing verbal behavior programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data analysis, report writing, treatment plan and behavior support plan development, and supervision and training of line therapists. At least 1-year experience providing verbal behavior therapy to individuals with Autism is preferred. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net

    VAN DRIVER
    The Adult Day Program at Innovations In Learning is now hiring a part-time Van Driver. The Van Driver is responsible for transporting adults diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities from the program in Merrillville to their homes in surrounding Lake County. Potential candidates must have previous experience driving a 15-passenger van, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills, dependability, and professionalism. Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 2:45-5:00pm. Additional hours may be available. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: February 2, 2018)
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    BUILDING SUPERVISOR
    Crossroads YMCA – Griffith Branch

    Operating within the policies, procedures, and practices of the Crossroads YMCA, this position is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the facility and the staff, members, and guests in the facility. Assists staff, members,
    and guests with questions and concerns and take the lead in handling all emergency situations. For more information and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: February 2, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Peoples Bank

    PART-TIME TELLER- Munster Branch
    For more information, click for details

    CREDIT ANALYST- Munster Branch
    For more information, click for details

    MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR- Valparaiso Branch
    For more information, click for details

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    SLITTER OPERATOR/MATERIAL HANDLERS
    East Lake Metals, Whiting

    East Lake Metals is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
    * machine operators with prior slitter/cut to length experience
    * material handlers with prior packaging experience
    * MUST know how to operate a forklift
    Please send resume to: eastlakemetal@yahoo.com

    (Posted: February 2, 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!

    (February 2, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    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 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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    BARBER
    Griffith

    Looking for a professional, licensed Barber for an established shop in Griffith. Part-time and may lead to full-time. Please contact Ken 219-689-2071.

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    HAIRSTYLIST
    Robert Anthony, Schererville

    We are looking for a Hairstylist. Preferable with a clientele. Robert Anthony has been in business for 24 years. Choose your own hours, full or part time. Apply in person at 2300 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN., or email resume to rahdjessica@yahoo.com.

    (Posted: February 1, 2018)
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    HOME SERVICE TECHNICIANS
    Window Genie, Lake County

    You will be performing both residential & commercial projects, running your own truck & crew with advancement based on productivity. If you’re tired of poor management and looking for a unique opportunity to make a full-time paycheck in less than 40 hours per week, we have the job for you!
    Window Genie offers flexible hours, great pay, and a professional environment. We are currently looking for motivated home service technicians who are detailed oriented and love working outdoors. Our services include window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning. We specialize in both residential & commercial work throughout Lake County. This job requires working on and with ladders up to 3 stories. If you are unable to lift 40 lbs., or are afraid of heights, you need not apply. To inquire about this position, call us at 219-798-9447

    (Posted: January 31, 2018)
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    PSYCHOLOGIST OR MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
    Anxiety & OCD Behavioral Health Center, LLC., Munster

    We are seeking a doctoral level (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) psychologist or a masters level clinical social worker/mental health counselor with experience in cognitive-behavioral treatments (such as exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavioral therapy, or acceptance and commitment therapy) for anxiety, OCD, mood, and related disorders in all ages. Those with experience in treating ADHD, eating disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance disorders, or autistic spectrum disorders are also encouraged to apply. We appreciate those who are compassionate, good-humored, dependable, adaptable, and inspiring to our clients.

    Please click for details for more information. Send all applications to Dr. Heather Chik at hchik@anxietybehavioralhealth.com.

    (Posted: January 31, 2018)
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    CASHIER/GENERAL OFFICE POSITION
    Thomas Dodge, Highland

    Thomas Dodge in Highland Indiana is looking for part time Cashier/General Office Position. Evenings and Half Day Saturdays. Approximately 20 hours per week starting pay $8.75 a hour. Call Jan to set up interview at 219-924-6100.

    (Posted: January 30, 2018)
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    JOB FAIR
    14th Annual Hammond Job Fair, Hammond

    For more information, click for details

    (Posted: January 29, 2018)
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    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Residences at Coffee Creek, Chesterton

    Residences at Coffee Creek, Duneland’s newest and most vibrant senior living community, is hiring a full-time Marketing Coordinator. We are seeking a compassionate, well-connected marketing professional, who is comfortable walking potential residents and their families through the process of moving into a senior living community. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for executing and supporting the community’s sales and marketing initiatives, have a strong pulse on the local market, and supervise the concierge associates. In addition to connecting with local physicians, hospitals, senior centers, and networking groups, through various outreach efforts, the Marketing Coordinator will plan and execute a variety of events. We offer excellent compensation and benefit packages. Required experience: Must have 1 year of experience in healthcare marketing, 3+ years and community start-up experience is preferred. Excellent multi-tasking skills, professional demeanor, business etiquette, strong ability to multi-task, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms. To apply online, click for details Residences at Coffee Creek 2300 Village Point Chesterton, IN 46304

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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    TradeWinds Services, Inc., Merrillville

    Material Handler – (Part Time) Moves material between various sewing machine operator’s work stations. Must provide quick response to sewing operators. Record quantities of bundles taken off cut material racks. Make observations of fabric and garment parts to check for defects. Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Previous experience with adults with disabilities preferred. Bi-lingual: English-Spanish is favorable. Must be able to pass criminal background check. To apply, click for details

    Extended Services Support/CHIO Staff (Part Time) – Assist individuals with disabilities by supporting them to perform job tasks to their employer’s specification to maintain employment. May also provide job training, job coaching, employment advocacy and other services needed to maintain employment. Must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Applicant should have 1-3 years experience working with adults with disabilities. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. To apply, click for details

    (Posted: January 26, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Northshore Health Center, Multiple Locations

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

    -Billing Specialist, Lake Station
    -Custodian, Portage
    -Custodian, Hammond
    -Custodian, Merrillville
    -Dental Care Liaison, Portage
    -FP Medical Assistant, Lake Station
    -FP Medical Assistant, Hammond
    -OB/GYN Nurse, Portage
    -OB/GYN Nurse, Merrillville
    -Optometrist - Part-Time, Lake Station
    -PEDs Medical Assistant, Lake Station
    -Pharmacy Technician – Part-Time/PRN, Portage
    -Prenatal Care Coordinators/ Non-Stress Test Nurse, Hammond

    For more information and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: January 24, 2018)
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    CONCESSION PART-TIME/SEASONAL
    Hammond Parks Department, Hammond

    The Hammond Parks Department is now accepting applications for concession worker- seasonal/part-time. Starting pay is $7.25.

    Requirements:
    -Must be at least 18 years of age
    -Must be a resident of the City of Hammond, and be able to show proof
    -Must be able to pass a background check
    -Must have a flexible schedule: day, night, and weekend shifts are required
    -Must be able to deal with customers in a pleasant and friendly manner
    -Must have an understanding of basic math skills

    Preference will be given to applicants with ServSafe food handler certification, and those with previous food industry experience.

    Please inquire at the front desk of the Jean Shepherd Community Center located at 3031 Mahoney Dr., Hammond, Indiana, 46323. For more information, call 219-554-0155.

    (Posted: January 23, 2018)
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    METAL FABRICATOR
    Fire Service Inc., St. John

    Fire Service, Inc. is looking for a metal fabricator. Experience is preferred in stainless and aluminum (a knowledge of aluminum is best). Please stop in to fill out an application/drop off a resume at 9545 N. Industrial Dr. Or you can email your resume to info@fireserviceinc.com. We offer insurance, retirement, and time off.

    (Posted: January 23, 2018)
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    LIBRARY BRANCH CLERKS
    Lake County Public Library, Multiple Locations

    Part-time branch clerks needed for Dyer-Schererville, Griffith-Calumet Township, Highland, Merrillville, and Munster branches.

    For job requirements/description, click for details

    Mail completed applications and resumes to: Human Resources, Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410. No phone calls or e-mails.

    (Posted: January 22, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    South Shoreline, Chesterton

    *Railway Signal & Systems Engineer
    *Track Roadmaster
    *Seasonal Track Laborer/Machine Operator
    *Lineman/Signal Apprentice

    Job opportunities will be posted for a minimum of 10 days, so be sure to check back every ten days to stay current on potential positions.

    Also, details about job opportunities are available through Work One's Indiana Career Connect.

    NICTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    We strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class, assuming the individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

    To apply, click for details

    (Posted: January 22, 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 67th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
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    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - Presidential play in a super fun way! Vote for KIDS on this day off of school and bring them to Bellaboo’s to do something cool. Plenty to do with the red, white, and blue! Pin a star on your jacket for providing play…kids learn that way!
    Powdered Wig Workshop| ”Our Abe Lincoln” Sing-Song Story Time| Log Cabin| Patriotic Play!
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Library Events
    - Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Sessions include rhymes, chants, songs and stories geared to help early childhood development at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Chicago Auto Show, McCormick Place, Things to do, Cars
    - First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent.

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    McCormick Place
    2301 S. King Dr. Chicago IL 60616
    McCormick Place 312.791.7000
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Contact the library for more information about this month's featured film!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Highland Urban Tree Inventory Forest Management Plan

    Regular monthly meeting followed by speaker Richard Underkofler at 1:30.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - Would you like to help plan the St. John Library's future teen events? If
    so, join our Teen Advisory Board! You will earn volunteer hours while we
    discuss and plan future teen programs.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Hands-on learning for school-age children involving science and technology.

    Students currently in Kindergarten through 5th grade will explore science using technology, engineering, art and math. We will partake in crazy experiments and make awesome inventions. Join us on the third Monday of every month at 6pm!
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 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.
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    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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    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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  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point Apartments, the Preserve, Luxury, Merrillville, Crown Point, NWI
    - NOW LEASING ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS! (219) 736-8650

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

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

    For details, click for details
    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
  • | 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
    click for details


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


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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

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

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | 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
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
    click for details

    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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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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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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    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
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, Spring Baseball, Sparta Dome, Indoor Baseball
    - When Registering your team for Spring Classic, it is important that you properly register your team for the correct level of play. Below is information that will help during registration.
    9u - Games will be played March 23rd - 25th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2008
    10u -Games will be played March 23rd - 25th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2007
    11u - Games will be played April 6th-8th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2006
    12u - Games will be played April 6th-8th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2005

    Games will be played as early as Friday 5pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am
    Any schedule requests must be sent to info@spartadome.com at least 2 weeks prior to start date. All reasonable requests will be considered, but not guaranteed.

    9u - No leadoffs, steals only after ball crosses home. No drop 3rd strike. Balks will not award base. Very obvious balks will stop play.
    10u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will not award base. Very obvious balks will stop play.
    11u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will be called, no warning necessary.
    12u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will be called, no warning necessary.

    All pool play games will be 90 minutes in length. All players and coaches are expected to run on and off the field to maximize playing time. It will be at umpire’s discretion to speed up the game, limit pitches between innings, etc.
    a. Pool Play Games will be drop dead, finish the current at-bat.
    b. Bracket Play Games will be finish the current inning

    A ball that hits the top of the dome:
    a. In front of the pitcher’s mound, is a foul ball, dead-ball.
    b. Behind the pitcher’s mound that lands in fair territory is a live-ball, in-play.
    c. Behind the pitcher’s mound that lands in foul territory is a foul-ball.

    Questions? Please contact:

    Steve Huizenga
    219-224-DOME(3663)
    steve@spartadome.com

    Basic questions and to register as an individual, please contact our welcome desk at 219-224-DOME(3663).

    To Register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

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    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "Black" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 11:30pm | Local Events, Seminar, Carpenter, Millwright, Union, Frank J. Mrvan
    North Township Trustee – Circle of Services Building
    2835 165th Street Hammond IN 46320
    North Township Trustee 219.398.2435
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - As we celebrate Black History Month, join us for this documentary
    featuring some of Dr. Martin Luther King's family, friends and colleagues
    as they memorialize his life and work. Run time: 60 minutes. This film will be shown again from 2pm to 3pm.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and
    a craft.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Preschool children will enjoy stories, songs, a craft and other activities. Parents will join their child the last half of the program to help them with their craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 11:30am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books,
    rhymes, music, and a craft.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 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
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Learn how to find business, residential and consumer information on a database with access to millions of verified records.

    Starting up a new business and looking for the best location? Use a heat map to find local competitors. Using Reference USA you can create mailing lists to residential listings or businesses in the area and find vendors and suppliers for the goods and services you need. Reference USA has many uses for small business owners or for everyday people looking for information. This class will give you an introduction to Reference USA.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, African American History Month, Free Program
    - The Hammond Public Library's African American History Month program is Tues., Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. David Peterson, executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, discusses Pullman porters as well as A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African American labor union.

    The museum is based just across the state line in Chicago’s Pullman community. That is where George M. Pullman, after the Civil War, built a town to house employees for his railroad car company. Once his company built the cars, formerly enslaved men were hired as porters to serve passengers.

    The work was never-ending, as porters could be called upon at any time to shine shoes, carry luggage, turn down beds, and perform other tasks. Almost all porters were African American, while almost all supervisors were white. The pay was low, but it still was higher than many other African Americans were earning. Porters suffered the indignity of being called “George” — no matter their actual name — because they worked for George Pullman’s company. The porters were instrumental in establishing a Black middle class in America. Union members fought for better working conditions, better pay, and civil rights.

    Please join us at this free program to learn more about this important chapter in history. The library is at 564 State Street, at the intersection of Sibley and Sohl, in Hammond; (219) 931-5100, ext. 310. Thanks to the Friends of the Library Hammond, Ind., Inc. for funding this program.

    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | 6:45pm - 7:45pm | Local Events, Free Class, Line Dancing, Dyer Parks, Dancing, Things to do
    - FREE CLASS! Have you always wanted to learn the simple dance steps to the latest line dances? Do you have an upcoming special event that you would like to dance at? Dyer Parks & Recreation is offering line dancing classes with Linda. No partner needed, but please register with a friend for added fun. Preregistration by phone is necessary. Please call (219) 865-2505 to register for this free meet and greet class.
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church Grounds
    140 W Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, specials, mexican, margarita, drinks, savings
    - Come out and enjoy our delicious margarita on Tuesday for only .25 cents!!!
    Visit one of our El Salto locations:
    Chesterton- 757 Indian Boundary Rd (219)395-9890
    Merrillville- 5031 W Lincoln Hwy (219)940-9955
    Munster- 805 Ridge Rd (219)836-0600
    Portage- 6295 Ameriplex Dr (219)734-6463
    Valparaiso- 3304 Calumet Ave (219)462-0100

     
           
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | 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!


    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.
    click for details


    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


     
           
  • | 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
    click for details about pricing and exact dates and times.

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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
    click for details

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

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    SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK IN LA PORTE
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
    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
    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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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

     
           
  • | Local Events, Spring Break, Camp, Taltree Arboretum, Things to Do, Kids Activities
    - Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Spring Break Camp
    Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30

    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is offering a spring break camp for children in 1st through 5th grade. This science-based program will cultivate enthusiasm for the natural world through exploration and outdoor adventures. Campers will learn how to grow and care for plants, find solutions to water pollution and discover the animals that can be found in their own backyard. Daily themes include gardening, wildlife, art, and more! The week will offer time outdoors, games, crafts and plenty of projects to get hands dirty! Campers need to bring a lunch, water bottle, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Registration is available for the full week or per day.

    Camp runs from Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. Drop off begins at 8:30am and camp runs from 9:00am-3:30pm. Full week cost is $140 for Taltree Members; $150 for Nonmembers. Daily cost is $30 for Taltree Members; $35 for Nonmembers.

    Registration and payment are due Monday, March 19. Forms can be downloaded at Taltree.org. Contact Ellen Kapitan for more information at (219) 742-8147 or ekapitan@taltree.org.

    All proceeds go to further Taltree’s mission of environmental education, conservation, restoration and sustainability.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Ellen Kapitan 219.742.8147 ekapitan@taltree.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Softball, Sparta Dome, Registration
    - Saturday Night Fever Pitch are Saturday evening Round Robins involving 2 ages, with 4 teams. Each team will play the other 3 teams in their age group. Games will be played in one night, with games being played throughout the night! (start times as early as 5:00pm and as late as 1:30am) Opportunities to scrimmage teams during your off season! Don't stop your training, just bring it indoors! Sign up as an individual team, or sign up as a group of teams!

    Registration Fee: $525 per team
    4 Teams Per Age Group - 2 Ages a Night
    3 Game Guarantee
    75 minute games - drop dead

    To register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • - Looking for a sophisticated atmosphere and world class sushi? Look no further, located above Prime Steakhouse on the Crown Point Square, Umi Sushi boasts the best sushi in the region.
    Umi Sushi & Lounge
    109 W. Joliet Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Umi Sushi & Lounge 219.262.7652
  • | Local Events, Logo Contest, St. Patrick's Day, Crown Point, Kid's Contest
    - This annual logo contest is for children up to the age of 17. The winner of the contest is invited to be the Jr. Grand Marshall of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All entries must be received by The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, located at 11035 Broadway – Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307 by March 1, 2018. Any entry received after March 1, 2018 will not qualify.

    Requirements:

    Each entry must be submitted on the front of the template provided by The City of Crown Point. All requested information must be completed. Information includes, the child’s name, age, guardian’s name, address, phone number, and email.

    Logo Requirements:

    THE LOGO MUST BE HAND DRAWN IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE USING THE TEMPLATE PROVIDED ON THE CROWN POINT CITY WEBSITE. THE LOGO MUST NOT INCLUDE TRACING, OR COMPUTER GENERATED ARTWORK.

    The logo must include:

    A St. Patrick’s Day themed picture
    The color green
    The words: “St. Patrick’s Day Parade”
    1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners:

    All three winners will be recognized at the March 5, 2018 City Council Meeting. The 1st place winner will be the Junior Grand Marshall during the parade with 30 seats on Molly the trolley for friends and family. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive VIP tickets for their immediate family for special seating to view the parade and a T-shirt the day of the event. For more information contact The Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

    FOR THE LOGO TEMPLATE, click for details
    The Mayor's Office of Special Events
    11035 Broadway – Suite E Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

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    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
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    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
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    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
    click for details
     
           

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Religious Events, seemless bible study, hope community church, women of the word
    - Hope Community Church of Lowell is excited to announce the start of WOW - Women of the Word this Wednesday morning 9-11am and Thursday night 6:30-8:30pm!

    All studies will happen at the church led by Linda Foster. Contact her if you are interested in joining this Bible study: 219-987-7989

    We will be working through the 7-session Bible study Seamless by Angie Smith to help understand the Bible as one complete story.

    If you are not currently part of a Bible study group, would you consider joining us?

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them." -Matthew 18:20
     
           
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Health Fair, Hartsfield Village, Vendors, Community Healthcare
    - Join us for our Annual Health Fair!

    • Over 20 Vendors
    • First 50 attendees receive a special gift
    • Light snacks & refreshments

    R.S.V.P. REQUIRED.

    Please RSVP to 219-836-3477 OR 866-836-3477
    Hartsfield Village
    10000 Columbia Ave. Munster IN 46321
    Hartsfield Village 219.836.3477
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Enjoy coloring - alone or with the whole family! We'll provide the
    materials for coloring, or you can bring your own! Cookies and
    beverages will be provided.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Preschool children will enjoy stories, songs, a craft and other activities. Parents will join their child the last half of the program to help them with their craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great
    company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what
    craft you enjoy!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Jean Shepherd, Seniors, Senior Activities, Dancing
    Jean Shepherd Community Center
    3031 Mahoney Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Hammond Parks Department 219.554.0155
  • | 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 - 6:45pm | Library Events
    - Storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas to the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • - Join us for a discussion of some of the great writings of Western
    literature and how it can apply to us today. This month: "Self-Reliance"
    by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Books available for purchase.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | 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

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

    Schedule

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 24. It operates through Feb. 25, 2018.

    Hours

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

    Fees & General Information

    Toboggan sled rental per hour: $13 (including tax). Toboggan Run gift certificates.
    Toboggan renters are guaranteed one ride per hour during peak times.
    Friday Special: Rent three toboggans in the same hour, the third one is free (except during winter break).
    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.
    During winter, fees are collected Friday nights and on weekends when the run is open.
    Park closes at 11 p.m. Opens at 7 a.m.
    Driver’s license is required as deposit, rents up to four toboggans.
    Must use park’s sleds. Rented on first-come, first-served basis.
    Maximum of four people per toboggan (no exceptions).
    Cash, check and Visa/MasterCard accepted.
    No all-day rentals.
    No group reservations or group rates.
    There are no specific age or height restrictions, but children must be able to understand and abide by rules.
    No cameras or video equipment allowed on ride.
    Toboggan will close if temperature drops to 0 degrees F or below.
    Warming Center concession available (carry-in food prohibited).
    Nature Center is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday; and open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The park office, (260) 833-2012, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | 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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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

     
           
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Free Blood Pressure Check, NorthShore, Heart Health
    - From February 1- February 28
     
           
    NorthShore Health 219.763.8112
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

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    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts. "Black" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • - Please join us for a relaxed, informal discussion of these titles. Copies are available at the Munster Branch.

    The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

    Two South African widows, one white, the other black, are neighbors that have always been hostile to one another, until an unexpected event brings them together and they discover they have more in common than they thought.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Health, Free, Vendors, Schererville Community Center
    - February is American Heart month so take care of yours and join us for an afternoon of valuable information and demonstrations that are good for you!

    There will be resource booths, screenings, lectures, massages, stress relief techniques, healthy cooking demos, and heart healthy refreshments.

    This is a FREE EVENT!!

    Interested vendors can contact the park office at 219.865.5530 extension 6103.
    Schererville Community Center
    500 E. Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | Local Events
    - Disguises! Secret messages! Invisible ink! Children from kindergarten
    through 5th grade can come hone their spy skills.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • - For ages 8 to 14. Paint with acrylics & canvas on an easel. Participants will follow the instructor's example and create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee for materials is paid to the instructor at the time of class.

    Registration is required. Space is limited
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, seemless bible study, women of the word, hope community church, crc, lowell
    - Hope Community Church of Lowell is excited to announce the start of WOW - Women of the Word this Wednesday morning 9-11am and Thursday night 6:30-8:30pm!

    All studies will happen at the church led by Linda Foster. Contact her if you are interested in joining this Bible study: 219-987-7989 or 219-690-8889

    We will be working through the 7-session Bible study Seamless by Angie Smith to help understand the Bible as one complete story.

    If you are not currently part of a Bible study group, would you consider joining us?

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them." -Matthew 18:20

    Tags: Religious Events, Seemless Bible Study, Hope Community Church, Women Of The Word
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events, Dance, Work-out, Exercise, Town of Dyer, Mari Z Fitness
    - WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop & hip hop music. It's a non-stop workout with fresh dance steps, and repetitive athletic moves mixed in so you get the best sweat! Fee $28.00.

    To register, click for details
    Mari Z Fitness
    425 Joliet St #100 Dyer IN 46311
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events, Author, Dan Helpingstine, Books, Images of America, Lincoln Center
    Lincoln Community Center
    2450 Lincoln St. Highland IN 46322
    Highland Historical Society 219.838.9935
  • | 7:30pm - | Local Events, Zumba, Exercise, Town of Dyer, Mari Z Fitness, Things to do
    - Zumba takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low & high intensity moves into a calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness Classes are often called exercise in disguise!
    Fee $28.00.
    To register, click for details
    Mari Z Fitness
    425 Joliet St #100 Dyer IN 46311
  • | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Ultimate Frisbee, Crown Point Sparta Dome, Indoor
    - NWI Ultimate is running our first ever Indoor Mixed (all genders) Winter League. This league will include 8 teams playing 5 v 5 Ultimate Frisbee on beautiful indoor fields located at the Crown Point Sparta Dome. The league will run for 8 weeks starting January 18th. Play will take place on Thursday nights from 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. All levels of play are welcome! Ages 16 and up can participate. Cost: $70/individual

    Our goal as a non for profit organization is to help connect ultimate players throughout Northwest Indiana. We are starting off with our inaugural Winter League. In the near future, we will be running a summer league outdoors. As our community grows, we plan on running tournaments and clinics.

    You can find more information at Indiana.ultimatecentral.com


    Send questions to NWIUltimate@gmail.com
    Crown Point Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point, IN IN 46373
    Eric Hallow 219.613.7892 erhallow@gmail.com
  • | 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.
    click for details


    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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    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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    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


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


    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!
    click for details

     
           
  • | 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
    Spire Farm to Fork
    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
    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    click for details



    PORTER
    Wagners Ribs
    click for details



    SAWYER
    Greenbush
    click for details



    VALPARAISO
    Sage
    click for details


    Original article by Dig the Dunes can be found at: click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Yoga, Fitness, Exercise, NWI, St. John, Now Yoga Club
    - We offer a variety of classes such as vinyasa, restorative, family classes, sunrise classes, special workshops & more! Check out the current schedule at NowYogaClub.com. For our coupon: click for details

    Now Yoga Club
    8450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Sarah Johnson 219.227.0651 sarah@nowyogaclub.com
  • | Local Events, winter, ice skating, family, fun, outdoors
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Admission fees are $5 for adults (anyone over 14 years) and $4 for anyone under 14 years, and seniors 62+. Skate rental is $6 for everyone, but skaters are welcome to bring their own skates. Admission fees apply to all skaters, but spectators can come out for free! The Ice Plaza is open Thursdays 4-9, Fridays 4-10, Saturdays Noon-10 and Sundays Noon-9 pm. The plaza will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but is open during all school holidays. For the most up to date information about skating, like Deep River Waterpark on Facebook, or visit the website at click for details

    Call 219-947-7850 ext. 604 about group discounts and birthday party reservations. There is a one dollar discount on admission and skate rental to Waterpark season pass holders. Parking is free. Food, beverage and coolers are not permitted into the park and alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on the Park Department property. Hockey games and hockey sticks are not permitted on the ice.

    Deep River Waterpark is located at 9001 East U.S. 30 only 4 ½ miles east of I-65 on Route 30 in Merrillville. GPS coordinates: 41.47063,-87.230138
    Deep River Waterpark
    9001 East U.S. 30 Crown Point IN 46307
    2199477850ext604
  • | 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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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

     
           
  • | 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
  • | Local Events, Nutrition, Cooking Classes, Health, Things to do, Purdue
    - "Join us for free and fun nutrition and cooking lessons. Learn about healthy food options, reading labels and food safety. Learn how to cook a sample dish and you’ll get a free gift for coming to class! For more information on the program please click for details

    Presented by Purdue University Nutrition Education Program. This is a certificate eligible program - participant would need to complete all 6 lessons."

     
           
    Beth Noel 219.755.3240 bsnoel@purdue.edu
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Logo Contest, St. Patrick's Day, Crown Point, Kid's Contest
    - This annual logo contest is for children up to the age of 17. The winner of the contest is invited to be the Jr. Grand Marshall of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All entries must be received by The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, located at 11035 Broadway – Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307 by March 1, 2018. Any entry received after March 1, 2018 will not qualify.

    Requirements:

    Each entry must be submitted on the front of the template provided by The City of Crown Point. All requested information must be completed. Information includes, the child’s name, age, guardian’s name, address, phone number, and email.

    Logo Requirements:

    THE LOGO MUST BE HAND DRAWN IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE USING THE TEMPLATE PROVIDED ON THE CROWN POINT CITY WEBSITE. THE LOGO MUST NOT INCLUDE TRACING, OR COMPUTER GENERATED ARTWORK.

    The logo must include:

    A St. Patrick’s Day themed picture
    The color green
    The words: “St. Patrick’s Day Parade”
    1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners:

    All three winners will be recognized at the March 5, 2018 City Council Meeting. The 1st place winner will be the Junior Grand Marshall during the parade with 30 seats on Molly the trolley for friends and family. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive VIP tickets for their immediate family for special seating to view the parade and a T-shirt the day of the event. For more information contact The Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

    FOR THE LOGO TEMPLATE, click for details
    The Mayor's Office of Special Events
    11035 Broadway – Suite E Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

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    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
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    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
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    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
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    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 7:30am - 2:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Work, worship, faith, simulcast, retreat, speakers
    - The public is invited to attend a one-day “Work as Worship” retreat hosted by Hillside Community Church, 5201 W 109th Ave, Crown Point, Indiana on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. The local simulcast retreat originates live from Dallas, TX.

    Produced by RightNowMedia, the power-packed field of nationally known dynamic speakers includes Phil Vischer, Matt Chandler, Patrick Lencioni and more.

    Thousands of business leaders across the nation attending this simulcast retreat event will hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect faith and work.

    Hillside Community Church is one of dozens of churches hosting a local simulcast site across the Chicagoland area in Illinois and Indiana, but HCC is the only host site in Lake County, Indiana. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs through 2:30 p.m. CST. Registration is $25 with retreat information and registrations taking place at click for details.

    Other Work as Worship retreat sites can be found at: click for details

    We spend about a quarter of our time at work. This retreat will show how our faith interacts with and affects our work.
    Hillside Community Church
    5201 W 109th Ave Crown Point IN 46308
    Pastor Tony Suitor 219.663.0312 info@hillsidecrownpoint.org
  • - A Preschool Open Gym) On Fridays we hold an open gym for current students and their family or friends ages walking to 6 year old.----Parent participation is required.---- The instructor in the gym is Miss Rhonda. $7.00 for members and each sibling. $14.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, Flowers, Things to do
    - Look for sun-lit orchids under colorful handmade parasols, listen for the trickle of water from a bamboo spout, and take in a Japanese-style dry garden surrounded by burnt cedar in the shou sugi ban tradition. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Orchid Show is an homage to the rich culture of Asia and its stunning array of native orchids. Come see 10,000 orchids in bloom.

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    1000 Lake Cook Rd. Chicago IL 60022
    Chicago Botanic Garden 847.835.5440
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating take place 7 days a week. Admission: $5; $3 skate rental; $3 helmet rental; $2 lockers; $3 and $5/hr. skate aid
    Urschel Pavilion & Central Park Plaza
    Lincolnway and Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.5144
  • | 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
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry!
    - St. Catherine of Siena is hosting a fish fry every Friday, excluding Good Friday, during lent! 4pm to 7pm
    Great food, great prices and lots of fun!
    Hope to see you there!!
    St. Catherine of Siena
    6525 Kentucky Avenue Hammond IN 46323
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, CHN Open House; Jazz and Art Events; Community Resource
    - Open House Mix and Mingle. Take a guided tour of our headquarters and meet the dynamic CHN staff. Featured local artists will add their creative genius to the event through paintings, photography and live jazz. We'll unveil a brand new website and share exciting plans for expansion. We hope you can join us February 23rd!


    Dr. Janet Seabrook
    Founder/CEO
    Community HealthNet, Inc.


    Light refreshments will be served....and some of the art will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the art...
    Community HealthNet Health Centers
    1021 W. 5th Ave Gary IN 46307
    Tonya Carter-Sanders 219.886.8980 lsanders@garychc.org
  • | 8:00pm - 9:15pm | Arts and Entertainment, improv, comedy, theatre, makeshift up, spanish, english
    - Improductions Presents headliners Makeshift Up w/ special guest Improñol! Improv comedy at its finest!

    Improñol combines the life experiences of the U.S. and Venezuela together in a seamless improvised narrative where language knows no borders. This duo uses English and Spanish interchangeably while providing memorable characters and relationships in a fast-paced show.
    On The Square Sports Academy
    105 N. Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Nelson Velazquez 773.828.9117 nelson@improductionsllc.com
  • | 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.
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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.
    click for details
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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
    click for details
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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.
    click for details

    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
     
           
  • | 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

    ILLIANA BREW BUS
    Laporte Street, Highland
    219-595-9633
    Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland's ORIGINAL Craft Brewery, Winery and Distillery
    ​Tour Provider!
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details

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    WINERIES

    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details
     
           
  • | 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, IN 46350
    219-778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! It’s a great family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
    click for details


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


    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
    click for details


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


    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!
    click for details


    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N
    Walkerton, IN 46574
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
    click for details


    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    219-778-9592
    Transitions has a fun, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere with a strong diverse riding program that is affordable and meets the needs of every horse and horseman. Students may also partial lease a lesson horse, giving an alternative to horse ownership that is more affordable. In addition to providing several different options and packages to fit your budget, the variety of disciplines and services we can provide reach far beyond that of your typical stable.
    click for details


    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
    click for details
     
           
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Shows, Night Out
    - Steel Magnolias (February 22 – March 25, 2018) is a hilarious and heart-warming play set in a Louisiana beauty shop. It follows the hopes, dreams, triumphs and tragedies of six colorful characters and inspired the 1989 film which starred Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton. It’s a story exploring the bond between a mother and daughter, and friendships of those who feel like family.

    Founded in 1991, the 410 seat Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana, offering downtown caliber performance in an accessible venue with plenty of free parking. Theatre at the Center is located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago.

    SHOWTIMES: Theatre at the Center mainstage show performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays and select Thursday and Sunday evenings.

    TICKETS: Individual ticket prices range from $42 - $46. To purchase individual tickets, call the Box Office at 219-836-3255 or contact Tickets.com at 800-511-1552 or click for details
    Group discounts are available for groups of 11 or more and gift certificates are also available.

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Local Events, play, theatre, things to do, lake courthouse foundation
    - “Talking With”, by Jane Martin. Composed of eleven short monologues, each featuring a woman who talks about her life. What lives they are. The play deals with the personal ordeals and inner thoughts of these unique women. Each one speaks as if she were speaking to a confidant. Some of the stories are very funny, some are touching and others intensely emotional, but all have a depth that allows us a sensitive insight to their personalities. They are unique, diverse and somehow very familiar. While the play is entertaining and a lot of fun, you leave with a lot to think about. Feb. 16,17,23 & 24 at 7 pm and Sun. 18 & 25 at 2 pm in the Historic Court House Courtroom.

    Purchase tickets at the Lake Court House Foundation Office, or to purchase online, click for details
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 courthouse@airbaud.net
  • | Local Events
    Hanover Central High School
    10120 W. 133rd Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Hanover Central High School 219.374.3800
  • | Sports and Recreation, basketball, winter activities, things to do, nwi things to do
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department have announced the registration for their Little Dribblers pre-school to third grade youth winter basketball program. All Little Dribblers sessions will be held on Friday’s for eight weeks starting January 19th, to -March 9, 2018.

    Lil’ Dribblers basketball instruction will be held at Franciscan Health Crown Point Sports Medicine Institute in their Athletic Development Fieldhouse located at 12800 Mississippi Parkway (half mile east of the intersection of I-65 ad Rt. 231) in Crown Point, Indiana. Individual registration information fee is as follows:
    Little Dribblers for Boys and Girls Pre-School and Kindergarten
    4:30 pm-5:30 pm (Friday) January 19th-March 9th

    Little Dribblers for Boys and Girls 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade
    5:30 pm-6:30 pm (Friday) January 19th-March 9th

    $65 Individual registration fee for Crown Point residents
    $80 Individual registration fee for non- residents

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VERIFY RESIDENCY, OR TO REGISTER CONTACT:
    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department
    Call John Stroia at 219-661-2272 or email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Franciscan Point Sport Medicine Institute (Fieldhouse)
    12800 Mississippi Parkway Crown Point IN
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | Local Events, 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
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SPRING & SUMMER
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, fish, lent, dinner, fish fry
    - ******************************************
    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel - 6629 W. 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake 219-374-7621
    Every Friday from 4-7:30pm
    click for details

    Great Oaks Banquet Hall-13109 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake 219-374-8000
    Every Wednesday 4-8pm
    click for details

    American Legion Post #261-13050 Washington St., Cedar Lake 219-374-9815
    3rd Friday of the month
    click for details
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    DYER

    Casa Maria (St. Maria Goretti) - 500 Northgate Dr., Dyer 219-865-5482
    Fridays during Lent
    click for details
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    EAST CHICAGO

    Columbian Club Fish Fry - 1104 Roxana Drive, East Chicago
    Every Friday, except Good Friday from 4pm-7pm. For more information, please call 219-398-6700.
    **********************************************
    GARY

    St. Mary of the Lake- 6060 Miller Ave., Gary 219-938-1373
    Friday, February 16
    click for details
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    HAMMOND

    Hammond Mohawks Club-4040 Calumet Ave., Hammond 219-933-9823
    Fridays from February 16-March 30

    St. John Bosco- 1231 171st Place, Hammond 219-845-6226
    February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16

    St. Catherine of Siena- 6525 Kentucky Avenue, Hammond 219-845-1939
    Fridays from 4pm-7pm, except Good Friday.
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    HOBART

    St. Bridget - 107 Main St., Hobart 219-942-6441
    Fridays from February 16-March 23, except for Good Friday
    ***********************************************
    HIGHLAND

    Highland Elks Lodge #981 - 3120 45th St., Highland 219-922-8253
    February 16,
    click for details
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    LOWELL

    St. Edwards Church- 216 South Nichols St., Lowell 219-696-7307
    March 9 and March 23
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    MERRILLVILLE

    St. Andrew- 801 W 73rd Ave., Merrillville 219-769-8534
    Fridays from February 16-March 23

    St. Michael's Byzantine - 557 W. 57th Ave., Merrillville 219-980-0600
    Fridays year-round except holidays
    click for details

    Saint Sava- 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville 219-736-9191
    March 3- April 14
    click for details
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    PORTAGE

    Portage Moose Lodge 1900 - 3075 County Line Rd., Portage 219-763-1046
    Every Friday
    click for details

    American Legion Post 260 - 5675 Mulberry, Portage 219-762-3541
    Every Friday
    click for details
    ***********************************************
    PORTER

    VFW Post 2511- 1290 Wagner Rd., Porter 219-926-4441
    Every Friday
    click for details
    ***********************************************
    SCHERERVILLE

    Descent of the Holy Spirit- 545 East 77th Ave., Schererville 219-864-1529
    Every Friday Through March 30
    click for details

    Scherwood Golf - 600 East Joliet St., Schererville 219-865-2554
    Every Friday
    click for details
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    VALPARAISO

    Our Lady of Sorrows Parish - 356 West 700 North, Valparaiso 219-759-2400
    Fridays, February 23- March 23
    click for details
    **********************************************
    WANATAH

    Scared Heart Church- 204 Ohio Street. Wanatah (219) 733-2955
    February 23 4-7pm
    click for details

    THIS LIST IS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE EVERY FRIDAY! ENJOY!
     
           
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 3:09 AM, EST.
     
           

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fishing, Boating, Outdoor, Hunting,
    - The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Fish On-Portage’s Fishing & Outdoor Show, a fishing and outdoor show in Northwest Indiana. Back for a second year the event will be held on Saturday, February 24th 9a-4p and Sunday, February 25th 9a-3p at the Portage High School Fieldhouse.

    Students and parents involved with the Band Booster Club will be providing concessions for the crowd. The show will also feature door prizes, a children’s area- complete with Petey the Perch, Information Booths, and the opportunity to purchase locally made equipment. Seminars will run throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

    Booths are currently available. All booths should be affiliated with an outdoor activity, suggestions include-Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Biking, Birding, Golf, Kayaking, Camping, etc. The cost for the two day booth space is $100.
    New for 2018 is the Swap Meet addition, by popular request we have added a Swap Meet area to the show. This area will only be open on Sunday and will be a cost of $40 per table.

    For more information, visit the Greater Portage Chamber website at:
    click for details
    The event location address is:
    6450 U.S. Highway 6 Portage, IN 46368.
    Admissions:
    Adults: $6.00
    Children (7 to 18): $4.00
    Children (6 and under): Free
    Seniors $5.00
    Free Parking!
    Portage High School Fieldhouse
    6450 U.S. Highway 6 Portage IN 46368
    Jessica 219.762.3300 jbailey@portageinchamber.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Baby & Me Time is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - All children and their families are invited to come and read to these
    certified therapy dogs.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    United Methodist Church
    7124 W 137th Pl Cedar Lake IN 46303
    United Methodist Church 374.7312
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Gala, Indiana Humane Society, First Midwest Bank, Avalon Manor, Things to do
    Avalon Manor
    3550 U.S. 30 Merrillville IN 46410
    Humane Indiana 219.922.3811
  • | 8:00pm - 11:55pm | Local Events, The Room, Things to Do, Music, Band, Elton John, Billy Joel
    - To purchase tickets, click for details
    The Room - Entertainment Venue
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    The Room 219.838.5909 info@theroomvenue.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Horseshoe Casino, Tyler Henry, Things to do
    - MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND ALL SHOWS AT THE VENUE
    Make sure to select our VIP Suite Package for inclusive food, drinks, private seating and restrooms. The venue reserves the right to implement security procedures designed to protect the experience for all of our customers. Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment's hit television show, Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled 5 Life Lessons I've Learned From The Departed. This exclusive show will feature Tyler discussing his unique gift and how it affects his everyday life, and also includes a multi-media video presentation and interactive audience Q&A. This will be an amazing evening not to be missed, so buy tickets early!

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 17 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook/ Ticketmaster Presales : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Total Rewards/ Play By TR Presales : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

    American Express : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Official Platinum : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Horseshoe Hammond
    777 Casino Center Dr. Hammond IN 46320
  • | 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


    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
    click for details


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


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


    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!
    click for details


    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
    click for details


    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
    click for details


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


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
    click for details


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


    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
    click for details


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



     
           
  • | 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.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Local Events, play, theatre, things to do, lake courthouse foundation
    - “Talking With”, by Jane Martin. Composed of eleven short monologues, each featuring a woman who talks about her life. What lives they are. The play deals with the personal ordeals and inner thoughts of these unique women. Each one speaks as if she were speaking to a confidant. Some of the stories are very funny, some are touching and others intensely emotional, but all have a depth that allows us a sensitive insight to their personalities. They are unique, diverse and somehow very familiar. While the play is entertaining and a lot of fun, you leave with a lot to think about. Feb. 16,17,23 & 24 at 7 pm and Sun. 18 & 25 at 2 pm in the Historic Court House Courtroom.

    Purchase tickets at the Lake Court House Foundation Office, or to purchase online, click for details
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 courthouse@airbaud.net
  • | 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
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SPRING & SUMMER
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************
    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
    click for details

    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
    click for details
     
           

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fishing, Boating, Outdoor, Hunting,
    - The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Fish On-Portage’s Fishing & Outdoor Show, a fishing and outdoor show in Northwest Indiana. Back for a second year the event will be held on Saturday, February 24th 9a-4p and Sunday, February 25th 9a-3p at the Portage High School Fieldhouse.

    Students and parents involved with the Band Booster Club will be providing concessions for the crowd. The show will also feature door prizes, a children’s area- complete with Petey the Perch, Information Booths, and the opportunity to purchase locally made equipment. Seminars will run throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

    Booths are currently available. All booths should be affiliated with an outdoor activity, suggestions include-Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Biking, Birding, Golf, Kayaking, Camping, etc. The cost for the two day booth space is $100.
    New for 2018 is the Swap Meet addition, by popular request we have added a Swap Meet area to the show. This area will only be open on Sunday and will be a cost of $40 per table.

    For more information, visit the Greater Portage Chamber website at:
    click for details
    The event location address is:
    6450 U.S. Highway 6 Portage, IN 46368.
    Admissions:
    Adults: $6.00
    Children (7 to 18): $4.00
    Children (6 and under): Free
    Seniors $5.00
    Free Parking!
    Portage High School Fieldhouse
    6450 U.S. Highway 6 Portage IN 46368
    Jessica 219.762.3300 jbailey@portageinchamber.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Religious Events, worship service, christian reformed church, childrens worship, praise
    - Come worship with us Sunday's at 10 am.
    >> Hope Community Church of Lowell
    A Ministry of the Christian Reformed Church
    Blended worship style, Casual dress, Praise team, Sound Bible teaching, Nursery and children's programs.

    10505 W 181st Ave, Lowell, IN 46356, USA (map)
    219-690-8889

    Website: click for details
    Facebook: click for details

    * Updates, events, cancelled events all can be seen on our website and facebook.
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Ice skating at Deep River Waterpark returns for yet another year! Begins Friday after Thanksgiving and lasts through the last Sunday in February (weather permitting). Check our website for exact hours and pricing.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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

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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.
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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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
    click for details

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

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

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

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


    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Sail-A-Way – A learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. Classes include 12 hours of instruction (six 2-hour lessons) as well as books and materials. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember, you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out. View complete Sail-A-Way program details: click for details
    Discover Sailing – A 3-hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Revisit Sailing – A 4-hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills.
    click for details


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Special Event or Educational Cruises.
    click for details


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Wild Dog, Capt. Guy Lopez 847-420-3046
    Brother Nature, Capt. Mike Schoonveld 219-394-2123
    KingSeeker Charters, Capt. John Warren 219-374-6011 or 815-641-0276
    Schellfish Charters, Capt. Bob Schell 708-672-4454 or 708-372-8201
    Just 4 Fun, Tim Morris, Owner (219) 924-2593
    Fuzzy Bear Charters, Capt. Carl Stopczynski (574) 607-2542
    Capt. Ralph Steiger Charters, Capt. Ralph Steiger, Owner 219-688-3593
    Fire Drill Charters, Capt. Kevin Malcer 219-898-8111
    Whitecap Outfitters, Capts. John & Con Dembowski 219-730-9135 & 219-798-9240
    click for details


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


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


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


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


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

    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.
    click for details


    LASER TAG:

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

    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.
    click for details

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


    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | Special Interest, history, trains, gibson woods, south shore line
    - Sunday, February 25th at 1 pm –Film
    Register by February 23rd by calling 219-844-3188
    A documentary film about America’s last interurban, The South Shore Line, tells the history and significance of the Northern Indiana’s only commuter rail line. Viewers will learn about the line’s beginnings in the early 1900s, its near demise then resuscitation by industrial magnate Samuel Insull, the struggles though the Great Depression, World War II and a changing transportation landscape, to finally being controlled though the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District as public entity that serves 4 million rides a year.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, play, theatre, things to do, lake courthouse foundation
    - “Talking With”, by Jane Martin. Composed of eleven short monologues, each featuring a woman who talks about her life. What lives they are. The play deals with the personal ordeals and inner thoughts of these unique women. Each one speaks as if she were speaking to a confidant. Some of the stories are very funny, some are touching and others intensely emotional, but all have a depth that allows us a sensitive insight to their personalities. They are unique, diverse and somehow very familiar. While the play is entertaining and a lot of fun, you leave with a lot to think about. Feb. 16,17,23 & 24 at 7 pm and Sun. 18 & 25 at 2 pm in the Historic Court House Courtroom.

    Purchase tickets at the Lake Court House Foundation Office, or to purchase online, click for details
    Lake County Courthouse
    Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake Court House Foundation 219.663.0660 courthouse@airbaud.net
  • | 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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    Dick's Restaurant, St. John (under new ownership)

    Looking for servers, bartenders, hosts, and busboys for Dick's Restaurant in St. John. Looking for part and full time employees.

    To apply for any of the positions at Dick's Restaurant, please fill out an application at Theo's Steaks & Seafood, 9144 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland or email your application to pete@theoshighland.com. Dick's Restaurant, 10808 Wicker Ave., St. John is under new ownership and is currently closed for remodeling. Dick's is now owned by the Klideris family who also own Theo's Steaks & Seafood (Highland), Prime Steakhouse (Crown Point), Umi Sushi (Crown Point) and Ted's Family Restaurant (Calumet City).

    (Posted: February 19, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Pine Village Retirement Communities, Valparaiso

    Stock Inventory/Cafe:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a full-time Stock Inventory/Café candidate who takes inventory, puts product away and maintains an organized working environment. The stocker needs to work with other members of the PVRC staff to assure a positive dining experience for all residents and guests of PVRC in our cafe. Qualifications/Skills: high school graduate or GED; prior dining services and/or food production experience; possess computer skills; maintain a valid Indiana driver’s license and proof of insurance; have current sanitation certification or be willing to attend training. Comprehensive benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term insurance, paid time off and 7 paid holidays. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    Server:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking part-time servers to work with other PVRC employees to assure a positive dining experience for all residents and guests of PVRC. Qualifications/Skills: high school diploma, GED or presently attending high school; previous serving/dining experience preferred and must learn correct procedures and follow those procedures with minimal supervision. PVRC offers a scholarship program for employees who qualify. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    Lead Server:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a full-time Lead Server to work with other PVRC employees to assure a positive dining experience for all residents and guests of PVRC. The Lead Server is responsible for the supervision of the other servers and to train new servers. Qualifications/Skills: high school graduate or GED; prior supervision, server/dining services and/or food production experience; and possess computer skills. Comprehensive benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term insurance, paid time off and 7 paid holidays. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    CNA/Home Health Aide/Days:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a full-time CNA/Home Health Aide (day shift with alternating weekends) to provide compassionate personal Care to seniors in an independent and assisted living environment. We are looking for a candidate who wants to be part of our outstanding team who has provided over 35 years of excellent service to our residents and community. Qualifications/Skills: high school graduate or GED; registered in the State of IN in good standing as a CNA or Home Health Aide; currently enrolled in nursing student who has completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course with a grade of “C” or above; CPR certified and experience in home health care preferred. Comprehensive benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term insurance, paid time off and 7 paid holidays. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    CNA/Home Health Aide/Midnights:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a part-time CNA/Home Health Aide to provide compassionate personal care to seniors in an independent and assisted living environment. We are looking for a candidate who wants to be part of our outstanding team who has provided over 35 years of excellent service to our residents and community. Qualifications/Skills: high school graduate or GED; registered in the State of IN in good standing as a CNA or Home Health Aide; currently enrolled in nursing student who has completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course with a grade of “C” or above; CPR certified and experience in home health care preferred. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    Housekeeper/Days:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a full-time housekeeper who can work effectively and efficiently to ensure a clean and attractive environment in all Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. (PVRC) properties. Housekeeper will be required to respect confidentiality and have a positive, willing and helpful attitude. Qualifications/Skills: high school diploma or GED. general housekeeping experience, preferably for an employer rather than an individual; must be able to learn correct procedures, follow those procedures and work independently without much supervision. Comprehensive benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term insurance, paid time off and 7 paid holidays. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

    Maintenance/Midnights:
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, long standing senior living community is seeking a full-time Maintenance I candidate to work midnight shift. Maintenance I candidate will need to work effectively and efficiently to assist in maintaining, organizing and coordinating all aspects of the buildings and grounds maintenance and security; ensures that Pines Village Retirement Communities and all its’ properties are clean, safe and attractive environments to all those who reside, visit, and work here. Qualifications/Skills: high school diploma or GED, previous maintenance, security and/or janitorial experience, preferably for retirement community, long-term care facility or apartment complex; working knowledge of floor and/or carpet maintenance and equipment; must be able to learn correct procedures/schedules, follow those procedures/schedules and to work independently with minimal supervision. possess a valid State of Indiana driver’s license; have reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance and be CPR certified. Comprehensive benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life, short and long-term insurance, paid time off and 7 paid holidays. To apply, download an application which can be mailed to 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, IN 46383, or email application and/or resume to: p.platt@pinesvillage.org. To download an application, click for details

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    SEASONAL GARDEN ASSOCIATES
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse, Dyer

    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse, 1587 Joliet St Dyer, IN is hiring seasonal employees for the 2018 spring/summer season. Business hours are Monday – Saturday 8:30a-6:00p. Most or all Saturdays are required. The spring season is April through mid July.

    Requirements:

    -Flower Knowledge and Plant Care Experience is a Plus
    -Great Customer Service Skills
    -Basic Computer Skills
    -Ability to Perform Moderate Physical Activity

    This is an Outdoor Position. To apply, email us at elzingafarms@gmail.com or call/text Robin at 219-805-3254. Remember, Life Began in a Garden!

    (Posted: February 19, 2018)
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    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE WRITER
    Staff Source, Gary

    Staff Source is looking for an experienced automotive service writer for our client in Gary, IN. Must be customer focused. High school diploma is required.
    Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen. 2nd shift position 1:30pm to 10:00pm. $12 - $14 per hour depending on experience.

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    -Write up vehicle problems clearly and accurately. Verify customer information and obtain signature.
    -Establish customer method of payment
    -Create repair order
    -Notify foreman of incoming work
    -Ensure vehicles are parked in assigned areas, are locked, and all keys are marked and put away using key tags
    -Check on progress of repairs throughout the day and communicate with customers
    -Handle phone inquires
    -Review repair orders to ensure work is completed
    -Other duties as assigned

    Email resume to cdelaurentis@staffsourceusa.com or to apply online, click for details

    (Posted: February 19, 2018)
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    SALES EXECUTIVE
    I C U Outdoor Advertising, Valparaiso

    I C U Outdoor Advertising, LLC is seeking a driven, self-motivated sales executive to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be responsible for pursuing sales opportunities and to reach new prospects. Strong interpersonal skills and a customer-focused approach are a must. For more information, click for details

    (Posted: February 13, 2018)
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    LIBRARY TEAM-MEMBER
    Lansing Public Library, Lansing

    The Lansing Public Library is looking for an outgoing new member for our library team with fresh ideas and unlimited enthusiasm.

    Hours: 12-18 hours/week including evenings and weekends.
    Wage: $13.11

    Those interested in the position must send in a cover letter and resume to emily@lansingpl.org. Applicants that do not include the cover letter, resume, and availability will not be considered for the position. No phone calls, please.

    For more information, click for details
    For availability form (please include with your cover letter and resume), click for details

    (Posted: February 12, 2018)
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    CAREGIVERS & CNA'S
    In Home Personal Care, Lake County

    In Home Personal Care, LLC. is in need of experienced caregivers and CNA's to provide care to local families. We have a large workload and not enough caretakers. Looking for both hourly and live-in positions. Must of had a physical within the last 6 months, TB test within the last year, and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test. Must have a current driver's license, and proof of current auto insurance. Please call 219-776-0733 or 219-381-0498 to schedule an interview. Please be sure to bring all of your information with you.

    (Posted: February 10,2018)
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    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Residences at Coffee Creek, Chesterton

    For more information,
    click for details

    (Posted: February 8,2018)
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    HOUSEKEEPER
    Integrated Services Management, Valparaiso

    Integrated Services Management cleaning company is looking for a part-time housekeeper for K-mart in Valparaiso. Hours are from 5am to 9am, 7 days a week. Pay rate is $10.00/hour. Please contact Jenny at 219-743-0473 to apply in person.

    (Posted: February 7, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

    BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST
    Innovations In Learning is seeking a qualified Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to join our team as an ABA Supervising Therapist. ABA Supervising Therapists work in our ABA clinic designing, supervising, and implementing verbal behavior programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data analysis, report writing, treatment plan and behavior support plan development, and supervision and training of line therapists. At least 1-year experience providing verbal behavior therapy to individuals with Autism is preferred. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net

    VAN DRIVER
    The Adult Day Program at Innovations In Learning is now hiring a part-time Van Driver. The Van Driver is responsible for transporting adults diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities from the program in Merrillville to their homes in surrounding Lake County. Potential candidates must have previous experience driving a 15-passenger van, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills, dependability, and professionalism. Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 2:45-5:00pm. Additional hours may be available. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: February 2, 2018)
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    BUILDING SUPERVISOR
    Crossroads YMCA – Griffith Branch

    Operating within the policies, procedures, and practices of the Crossroads YMCA, this position is responsible for the supervision and monitoring of the facility and the staff, members, and guests in the facility. Assists staff, members,
    and guests with questions and concerns and take the lead in handling all emergency situations. For more information and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: February 2, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Peoples Bank

    PART-TIME TELLER- Munster Branch
    For more information, click for details

    CREDIT ANALYST- Munster Branch
    For more information, click for details

    MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR- Valparaiso Branch
    For more information, click for details

    (Posted: February 2, 2018)
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    SLITTER OPERATOR/MATERIAL HANDLERS
    East Lake Metals, Whiting

    East Lake Metals is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
    * machine operators with prior slitter/cut to length experience
    * material handlers with prior packaging experience
    * MUST know how to operate a forklift
    Please send resume to: eastlakemetal@yahoo.com

    (Posted: February 2, 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!

    (February 2, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    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 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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    BARBER
    Griffith

    Looking for a professional, licensed Barber for an established shop in Griffith. Part-time and may lead to full-time. Please contact Ken 219-689-2071.

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    HAIRSTYLIST
    Robert Anthony, Schererville

    We are looking for a Hairstylist. Preferable with a clientele. Robert Anthony has been in business for 24 years. Choose your own hours, full or part time. Apply in person at 2300 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN., or email resume to rahdjessica@yahoo.com.

    (Posted: February 1, 2018)
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    HOME SERVICE TECHNICIANS
    Window Genie, Lake County

    You will be performing both residential & commercial projects, running your own truck & crew with advancement based on productivity. If you’re tired of poor management and looking for a unique opportunity to make a full-time paycheck in less than 40 hours per week, we have the job for you!
    Window Genie offers flexible hours, great pay, and a professional environment. We are currently looking for motivated home service technicians who are detailed oriented and love working outdoors. Our services include window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning. We specialize in both residential & commercial work throughout Lake County. This job requires working on and with ladders up to 3 stories. If you are unable to lift 40 lbs., or are afraid of heights, you need not apply. To inquire about this position, call us at 219-798-9447

    (Posted: January 31, 2018)
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    PSYCHOLOGIST OR MASTERS LEVEL CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER/MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR
    Anxiety & OCD Behavioral Health Center, LLC., Munster

    We are seeking a doctoral level (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) psychologist or a masters level clinical social worker/mental health counselor with experience in cognitive-behavioral treatments (such as exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavioral therapy, or acceptance and commitment therapy) for anxiety, OCD, mood, and related disorders in all ages. Those with experience in treating ADHD, eating disorders, trauma-related disorders, substance disorders, or autistic spectrum disorders are also encouraged to apply. We appreciate those who are compassionate, good-humored, dependable, adaptable, and inspiring to our clients.

    Please click for details for more information. Send all applications to Dr. Heather Chik at hchik@anxietybehavioralhealth.com.

    (Posted: January 31, 2018)
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    CASHIER/GENERAL OFFICE POSITION
    Thomas Dodge, Highland

    Thomas Dodge in Highland Indiana is looking for part time Cashier/General Office Position. Evenings and Half Day Saturdays. Approximately 20 hours per week starting pay $8.75 a hour. Call Jan to set up interview at 219-924-6100.

    (Posted: January 30, 2018)
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    JOB FAIR
    14th Annual Hammond Job Fair, Hammond

    For more information, click for details

    (Posted: January 29, 2018)
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    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Residences at Coffee Creek, Chesterton

    Residences at Coffee Creek, Duneland’s newest and most vibrant senior living community, is hiring a full-time Marketing Coordinator. We are seeking a compassionate, well-connected marketing professional, who is comfortable walking potential residents and their families through the process of moving into a senior living community. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for executing and supporting the community’s sales and marketing initiatives, have a strong pulse on the local market, and supervise the concierge associates. In addition to connecting with local physicians, hospitals, senior centers, and networking groups, through various outreach efforts, the Marketing Coordinator will plan and execute a variety of events. We offer excellent compensation and benefit packages. Required experience: Must have 1 year of experience in healthcare marketing, 3+ years and community start-up experience is preferred. Excellent multi-tasking skills, professional demeanor, business etiquette, strong ability to multi-task, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media platforms. To apply online, click for details Residences at Coffee Creek 2300 Village Point Chesterton, IN 46304

    (Posted: January 29, 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, 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 February 23- February 25.

    CEDAR LAKE

    St. Michael the Archangel Fish & Shrimp Fry- February 23
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    GARY

    Community HealthNet Health Centers Open House Mix & Mingle- February 23
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    HAMMOND

    Tyler Henry at the Horseshoe Casino- February 24
    click for details

    Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line- February 25
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    HIGHLAND

    5 N Time Band at R-bar and Grill- February 24
    click for details

    Simply Elton John & Billy Joel Tribute at The Room- February 24
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    MERRILLVILLE

    15th Annual Take a Walk on the Wild Side Gala- February 24
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    PORTAGE

    Fish-On Portage's Annual Fishing & Outdoor Show, February 24
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    VALPARAISO

    Community Health Fair- February 24
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    Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion
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Monday, February 26th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Local Events
    - Young children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregiver will enjoy stories, songs and a craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


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


    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    24 lanes with automatic scoring. Billiards, darts, arcade. Party room available.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


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


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


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


    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
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    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    click for details


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


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


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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

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

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | 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
    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

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    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

    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, 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, Spring Baseball, Sparta Dome, Indoor Baseball
    - When Registering your team for Spring Classic, it is important that you properly register your team for the correct level of play. Below is information that will help during registration.
    9u - Games will be played March 23rd - 25th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2008
    10u -Games will be played March 23rd - 25th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2007
    11u - Games will be played April 6th-8th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2006
    12u - Games will be played April 6th-8th. ALL players must be born after May 1st, 2005

    Games will be played as early as Friday 5pm and Saturday/Sunday 8am
    Any schedule requests must be sent to info@spartadome.com at least 2 weeks prior to start date. All reasonable requests will be considered, but not guaranteed.

    9u - No leadoffs, steals only after ball crosses home. No drop 3rd strike. Balks will not award base. Very obvious balks will stop play.
    10u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will not award base. Very obvious balks will stop play.
    11u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will be called, no warning necessary.
    12u - Leadoffs, steals, drop 3rd apply. Balks will be called, no warning necessary.

    All pool play games will be 90 minutes in length. All players and coaches are expected to run on and off the field to maximize playing time. It will be at umpire’s discretion to speed up the game, limit pitches between innings, etc.
    a. Pool Play Games will be drop dead, finish the current at-bat.
    b. Bracket Play Games will be finish the current inning

    A ball that hits the top of the dome:
    a. In front of the pitcher’s mound, is a foul ball, dead-ball.
    b. Behind the pitcher’s mound that lands in fair territory is a live-ball, in-play.
    c. Behind the pitcher’s mound that lands in foul territory is a foul-ball.

    Questions? Please contact:

    Steve Huizenga
    219-224-DOME(3663)
    steve@spartadome.com

    Basic questions and to register as an individual, please contact our welcome desk at 219-224-DOME(3663).

    To Register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "White" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, family fun, kids activities, learning fun, things to do
    - Reservations are required because space is limited. There is a $2 fee for children and adults participating.
    Join us for a program where Curious George will teach your little monkeys about maple syrup. The program will be 45 minutes but is filled with songs and activities designed to keep kids busy.
    • Curious George teaches us about how maple syrup is made
    • Tour the trees and learn to tap
    • Stop by the Sugar Shack to learn how sap becomes syrup
    • Try a sample of Pure Maple Syrup
    • Make a maple leaf craft to take home Call 219-947-1958 to reserve your spot today!
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and
    a craft.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and
    a craft.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 5:00pm - | Local Events, Basketball, Hammond Civic Center, IHSAA,
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to announce that the 2018 IHSAA Class 3A Boys Basketball State Tournament will be held at the Hammond Civic Center on Tuesday, February 27; Friday, March 2; and Saturday, March 3. Here is the game schedule:

    Tuesday, February 27: Doors open at 5:00 pm and the games start at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

    Friday, March 2: Doors open at 5:00 pm and the games start at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

    Saturday, March 3: is the Championship Game. Doors open at 6pm, and the game starts at 7pm.

    Single Session Tickets are $6.00 or just $10 for all games.

    Tickets are available ONLY at the door.

    Participating schools include: Hammond High, Gavit, Clark, Light House, Griffith and Gary West side.

    For more information, call the Hammond Civic Center at (219) 853-6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 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
  • - Pax Americana or "America First"?

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, specials, mexican, margarita, drinks, savings
    - Come out and enjoy our delicious margarita on Tuesday for only .25 cents!!!
    Visit one of our El Salto locations:
    Chesterton- 757 Indian Boundary Rd (219)395-9890
    Merrillville- 5031 W Lincoln Hwy (219)940-9955
    Munster- 805 Ridge Rd (219)836-0600
    Portage- 6295 Ameriplex Dr (219)734-6463
    Valparaiso- 3304 Calumet Ave (219)462-0100

     
           
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | 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!


    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.
    click for details


    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


     
           
  • | 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
    click for details about pricing and exact dates and times.

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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
    click for details

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

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    SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK IN LA PORTE
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
    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
    click for details

    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
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Spring Break, Camp, Taltree Arboretum, Things to Do, Kids Activities
    - Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Offers Spring Break Camp
    Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30

    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is offering a spring break camp for children in 1st through 5th grade. This science-based program will cultivate enthusiasm for the natural world through exploration and outdoor adventures. Campers will learn how to grow and care for plants, find solutions to water pollution and discover the animals that can be found in their own backyard. Daily themes include gardening, wildlife, art, and more! The week will offer time outdoors, games, crafts and plenty of projects to get hands dirty! Campers need to bring a lunch, water bottle, closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Registration is available for the full week or per day.

    Camp runs from Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. Drop off begins at 8:30am and camp runs from 9:00am-3:30pm. Full week cost is $140 for Taltree Members; $150 for Nonmembers. Daily cost is $30 for Taltree Members; $35 for Nonmembers.

    Registration and payment are due Monday, March 19. Forms can be downloaded at Taltree.org. Contact Ellen Kapitan for more information at (219) 742-8147 or ekapitan@taltree.org.

    All proceeds go to further Taltree’s mission of environmental education, conservation, restoration and sustainability.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Ellen Kapitan 219.742.8147 ekapitan@taltree.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Logo Contest, St. Patrick's Day, Crown Point, Kid's Contest
    - This annual logo contest is for children up to the age of 17. The winner of the contest is invited to be the Jr. Grand Marshall of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. All entries must be received by The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, located at 11035 Broadway – Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307 by March 1, 2018. Any entry received after March 1, 2018 will not qualify.

    Requirements:

    Each entry must be submitted on the front of the template provided by The City of Crown Point. All requested information must be completed. Information includes, the child’s name, age, guardian’s name, address, phone number, and email.

    Logo Requirements:

    THE LOGO MUST BE HAND DRAWN IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE USING THE TEMPLATE PROVIDED ON THE CROWN POINT CITY WEBSITE. THE LOGO MUST NOT INCLUDE TRACING, OR COMPUTER GENERATED ARTWORK.

    The logo must include:

    A St. Patrick’s Day themed picture
    The color green
    The words: “St. Patrick’s Day Parade”
    1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners:

    All three winners will be recognized at the March 5, 2018 City Council Meeting. The 1st place winner will be the Junior Grand Marshall during the parade with 30 seats on Molly the trolley for friends and family. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive VIP tickets for their immediate family for special seating to view the parade and a T-shirt the day of the event. For more information contact The Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.

    FOR THE LOGO TEMPLATE, click for details
    The Mayor's Office of Special Events
    11035 Broadway – Suite E Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Photography, Food
    - The Duneland Photography Club will be displaying photographs with the theme, "The Familiar from Different Views" from Monday, February 5, 2018 through the end of February at the Red Cup Cafe.

    The exhibit will focus on the 49er Drive-Inn in Chesterton; Chellberg Farm in Porter; The Michigan City Lighthouses; and The Porter County Lighthouses in Valparaiso.

    Many pieces will be for sale to the public. The Cafe is located at 115 Broadway; Chesterton, Indiana. Hours are from 7 AM - 4 PM. Please note that the Cafe is closed on Sunday.

    For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook under Duneland Photography Club.
    click for details
    Or
    The Red Cup Café on Facebook:
    click for details
    Red Cup Cafe
    115 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Religious Events, seemless bible study, hope community church, women of the word
    - Hope Community Church of Lowell is excited to announce the start of WOW - Women of the Word this Wednesday morning 9-11am and Thursday night 6:30-8:30pm!

    All studies will happen at the church led by Linda Foster. Contact her if you are interested in joining this Bible study: 219-987-7989

    We will be working through the 7-session Bible study Seamless by Angie Smith to help understand the Bible as one complete story.

    If you are not currently part of a Bible study group, would you consider joining us?

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them." -Matthew 18:20
     
           
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:30pm | Local Events, Landlord Law, Tenant Law, Owning a home, Renting a home, Credit Repair
    North Township Trustee – Circle of Services Building
    2835 165th Street Hammond IN 46320
    North Township Trustee 219.398.2435
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, family fun, kids activities, learning fun, things to do
    - Reservations are required because space is limited. There is a $2 fee for children and adults participating.
    Join us for a program where Curious George will teach your little monkeys about maple syrup. The program will be 45 minutes but is filled with songs and activities designed to keep kids busy.
    • Curious George teaches us about how maple syrup is made
    • Tour the trees and learn to tap
    • Stop by the Sugar Shack to learn how sap becomes syrup
    • Try a sample of Pure Maple Syrup
    • Make a maple leaf craft to take home Call 219-947-1958 to reserve your spot today!
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster
    language development.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Sessions include rhymes, chants, songs and stories geared to help early childhood development.

    Come early and play with the library's toys at 10:00 am
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - This program is for individuals who want to learn more about preventing heart disease and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes.

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women. This program is for individuals who want to learn more about preventing heart disease and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. The program will teach you how to monitor risk factors for heart disease and how to make simple changes to your daily routine that can improve your heart health. Become heart smart and reduce your risk for heart disease!

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great
    company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what
    craft you enjoy!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Jean Shepherd, Seniors, Senior Activities, Dancing
    Jean Shepherd Community Center
    3031 Mahoney Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Hammond Parks Department 219.554.0155
  • | 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, bridal, bridal fair, wedding, centennial park, things to do, munster
    - Visit our Bridal Fair and let our expert vendors help you plan and finalize all the details for your big day! From clothing to flowers to music and decor, you can coordinate all your wedding plans here. Visit with our vendors, sample entrees and desserts, win prizes and more!

    The first 100 brides will receive a FREE gift bag compliments of Dunhill Tuxedos.

    FREE admission and parking.

    Still seeking vendors. Contact Danielle at 219-836-6922.

    Sponsored by Dunhill Tuxedos and Party People Photo Fun.
    Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Special Interest, social security benefits, workshop, workshops, free workshops,
    - As you age and start to think about your financial future, understanding your Social Security benefits, including retirement benefits and disability benefits, is extremely important. The more that you understand about your benefits, the greater will be your ability to maximize your benefit amount and ensure that you are prepared for the future. At Harvest Social Security QA, we care about providing those in our community with the information and resources they need to make smart Social Security decisions. When you attend one of our free Harvest Social Security QA Social Security workshops, you will learn:

    *How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Claiming Your Social Security Benefits

    *How Survivors’ Benefits Work

    *The Different Ways to Claim SS Benefits and Strategies for Maximizing Your Benefit Amount

    *Types of Social Security Benefits and How to Claim Each

    *How to Claim Social Security Benefits on an Ex-Spouse’s Record

    *How to Determine Which Benefits You Are Eligible For

    *How to Potentially Increase Your Benefits Over the Course of Your Life


    Don’t wait any longer to sign up for one of the workshops offered by Harvest Social Security QA. Our workshops are offered free of charge, and you have no obligation to work with any of the financial professionals that present at our workshops. Learn more about our upcoming workshops and reserve your spot today by visiting our website at click for details
    Indiana Wesleyan University – Merrillville
    8415 Georgia Street Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Coyote Cantina, Dinner, Tequila, Things to do, Schererville
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | 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, DK Barbell & Performance Training, Personal Training, Exercise, lose weight
    - Dave Knoerzer is the owner of DK Barbell & Performance Training. He has over 10 years of experience and holds the highly respected CSCS credential. Dave has an eye for details and a knack for cueing clients to help them get the most out of every exercise while minimizing stress on the joints.

    He has worked with clients with a number of challenges such as knee replacements, shoulder surgeries, hip replacements, spinal injuries, and diabetes. His clients have lost weight, gotten stronger, gotten off prescription medications, and accomplished things they never dreamed they could do. Whether you're looking for a personal trainer to rehab an injury or take your fitness to the next level, Dave is your guy.

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    DK Barbell & Performance Training
    8450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Dave Knoerzer 219.746.3108 dkbarbell@gmail.com
  • Faith Church
    6729 W. 133rd Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Faith Church 219.864.0300 info@wearefaith.org
  • | Local Events, family, fun, outdoor, winter, snow, sledding
    - Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    Schedule

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 24. It operates through Feb. 25, 2018.

    Hours

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

    Fees & General Information

    Toboggan sled rental per hour: $13 (including tax). Toboggan Run gift certificates.
    Toboggan renters are guaranteed one ride per hour during peak times.
    Friday Special: Rent three toboggans in the same hour, the third one is free (except during winter break).
    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.
    During winter, fees are collected Friday nights and on weekends when the run is open.
    Park closes at 11 p.m. Opens at 7 a.m.
    Driver’s license is required as deposit, rents up to four toboggans.
    Must use park’s sleds. Rented on first-come, first-served basis.
    Maximum of four people per toboggan (no exceptions).
    Cash, check and Visa/MasterCard accepted.
    No all-day rentals.
    No group reservations or group rates.
    There are no specific age or height restrictions, but children must be able to understand and abide by rules.
    No cameras or video equipment allowed on ride.
    Toboggan will close if temperature drops to 0 degrees F or below.
    Warming Center concession available (carry-in food prohibited).
    Nature Center is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday; and open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The park office, (260) 833-2012, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | 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
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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
    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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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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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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    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
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Free Blood Pressure Check, NorthShore, Heart Health
    - From February 1- February 28
     
           
    NorthShore Health 219.763.8112
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes begin on March 19.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
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    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • | 8:30am - 5:00pm | Local Events, pregnant, pregnancy, mom, baby, nurse, assistance, mother, infant, toddler
    - Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) of Lake County is offering first time pregnant mothers a free personal nurse who is specially trained to help new moms face the challenges of pregnancy and parenthood. Your nurse will visit you in your home until your baby is two years old! Call 219-444-2000 for more information!

    Your nurse will help you:
    - Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
    - Build a strong support system
    - Make the home a safe place for baby
    - Find resources to help with childcare, school, jobs, housing, etc.
    - Set and reach goals

    An NFP Nurse is someone to talk to about:
    - Your questions, concerns, hopes, fears
    - What to expect during pregnancy, labor, parenting
    - What you can do to care for yourself and baby

    Who qualifies?
    - Less than 28 weeks pregnant
    - No previous live births
    - Eligible for programs such as Medicaid, HIP, WIC, SNAP, TANF
    - Resident of Lake County Indiana

    Apply online at click for details
    Or call us at 219-444-2000.
     
           
    Nurse-Family Partnership 219.444.2000 nfplake@goodwillindy.org
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    Faith Church
    6729 W. 133rd Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Faith Church 864.0300
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, family fun, kids activities, learning fun, things to do
    - Reservations are required because space is limited. There is a $2 fee for children and adults participating.
    Join us for a program where Curious George will teach your little monkeys about maple syrup. The program will be 45 minutes but is filled with songs and activities designed to keep kids busy.
    • Curious George teaches us about how maple syrup is made
    • Tour the trees and learn to tap
    • Stop by the Sugar Shack to learn how sap becomes syrup
    • Try a sample of Pure Maple Syrup
    • Make a maple leaf craft to take home Call 219-947-1958 to reserve your spot today!
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Local Events
    - Hang out at the library like it's your living room! We'll have video games, board games, activities and, of course, snacks and drinks! Stay for the whole time or just a few minutes.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Local Events
    - As winter comes to a close you can sense nature’s readiness to burst into spring. Come see what changes are already starting as you enjoy a sunset walk to watch the full moon rise on Thursday, March 1 from 5:30-6:30 pm at Gibson Woods.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Religious Events, seemless bible study, women of the word, hope community church, crc, lowell
    - Hope Community Church of Lowell is excited to announce the start of WOW - Women of the Word this Wednesday morning 9-11am and Thursday night 6:30-8:30pm!

    All studies will happen at the church led by Linda Foster. Contact her if you are interested in joining this Bible study: 219-987-7989 or 219-690-8889

    We will be working through the 7-session Bible study Seamless by Angie Smith to help understand the Bible as one complete story.

    If you are not currently part of a Bible study group, would you consider joining us?

    "For where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them." -Matthew 18:20

    Tags: Religious Events, Seemless Bible Study, Hope Community Church, Women Of The Word
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Hope Community Church of Lowell 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com

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