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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 8:30am - 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
  • | 8:30am - 12:15pm | Local Events, VBS, Operation Arctic, Summer FUN Week, FREE, Kids
    - June 19th - June 22nd
    8:30am - 12:15pm

    Kids 4 Years Old - 6th Grade are invited to attend Summer Fun Week! Games, snacks, crafts, and relative Bible teaching will make a fun memorable week for your kids!

    Grab your parka and snow boots! We’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! We’ll be learning all about a breathtakingly beautiful Book that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore!
    Lake Hills Baptist Church
    9209 W. 85th Ave. Schererville IN 46375
    Cindy 219.365.4747 cindy@lakehillsonline.org
  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festival of the Lakes, Mega pass, Hammond, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes.

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

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

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

    Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center. For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 9:00am - 11:30am | Kids, Summer Camps, Sports, Baseball, Soccer, Football
    - Our Multi-Sport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 11:30am, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, craft, basket, weaving, mitten, Buckley Homestead, woven, reed
    - Join us at Buckley Homestead for a mitten basket weaving workshop Tuesday June 22 or Saturday June 24 from 9am-2pm. Classes will be taught by the experienced teacher Julie Duttlinger who guarantees a finished project by the end of the class. Registration and payment is due by June 16, payment is $34 which includes materials. Open to all age groups ( 4H Level C,D).
    Buckley Homestead County Park
    3606 Belshaw Rd. Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - June 8 & 10 and June 22 & 24
    Buckley Homestead
    3606 Belshaw Road Lowell IN 46356
    2199450543x239 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 3:45pm | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, kids, family, fun, splash pad, water
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes is hosting Kids’ Day at the Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Children ages 12 and younger can enjoy free, unlimited play at the splash pad, which is located at 2100 Calumet Avenue. The event is sponsored by the Hammond Port Authority. For more information, please call (219) 853-6378 or (219) 937-7942, or visit click for details.
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park
    2938 S Calumet Ave Hammond IN 46320
    Riley Harber 219.853.6378 parkintern@gohammond.com
  • - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will share about the parks and the animals that live there - meet some for yourself at the event! For children who have completed kindergarten to 5th grade.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Kids, Summer Camps, Sports, Baseball, Soccer, Football
    - Our Multi-Sport Program is a combination of the most popular activities from each of our programs and is designed to introduce beginner athletes to the fundamentals of baseball, soccer and football. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 11:30am, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, nwi, northwest indiana, taltree, arts, music, workshop, fun, relxation
    - Taltree Arboretum and Gardens will be hosting a music and art workshop funded by the Indiana Arts Commission. Art and music sessions will be provided for 200 Boys and Girls Club members and camp kids. Now we would like you to join us! This event is free with admission for the public and geared towards elementary-aged children.

    Learn to play a new instrument, build your own instrument, write a blues song or make a nature orchestra while finding inspiration in Taltree’s whimsical gardens. The Blues Project of Ben Franklin Middle School will be providing their expertise in the area of music with sessions on musical instruments and songwriting.

    Space limited to the first 50 registered. Sign up and reserve your space by June 21 by emailing Ekapitan@taltree.org
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree 219.462.0025
  • | 4:30pm - 6:00pm | Kids, The First Tee, Lake County, Golf, Girls, Clinic, Kids, Children, Earth Day
    - Participants will come together to enjoy outside activities.
    Lost Marsh Youth Clubhouse
    901 129th Street Hammond IN 46320
    The First Tee of Lake County 219.228.2528 info@thefirstteelakecounty.org
  • | 5:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, race
    Wicker Park Pavilion
    2215 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
  • | 6:00pm - 11:00am | Special Interest, Hope Center, cancer survivors, caregiver, encouragement, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S meets every other Thursday at 6 p.m. at Lowell Church of Christ. The support group is for cancer survivors, spouses, caregivers, teens and children.

    Adult sessions offer acceptance, compassion, coping skills and hope. Come together with those who are facing challenges similar to yours. We are often afraid of our wounds, afraid to offer them to others unless they are packaged neatly. This group is a safe space to present your challenges---even the messy ones! Feel accepted, share your experiences, help others, learn coping skills and ultimately find HOPE.

    Children's sessions offer games, crafts, snacks and fun. This group offers an environment for children to find HOPE within themselves through Jesus. Children learn about feelings and emotions---what they are what they might look like and how to handle them. No child is required to share their situation, but they will periodically be asked if they would like to share.

    All groups have at least one facilitator. Kerri Midkiff facilitates the Cancer Survivor Group. Dick and Judy Downs facilitate the Caregiver/Family/Friend group. The facilitator for the Children's Group, grades 1 to 5, is Amanda Huber. The facilitator for the Children's Group, grades 6 to 12, is Robyn Sepko.

    If this will be your first visit, please call 219-552-1640 to register!

    S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. stands for The Son Komforts with Plentiful Promises for Every Rough Season. Read more about S.K.I.P.P.E.R.S. on our website at click for details
    Hope Center (Inside Lowell Church of Christ)
    299 N. Burr Lowell IN 46356
    Kerri Midkiff 219.522.1640 hopecenter@lcoc-online.org
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Health Seminars and Screenings, Munster Med-Inn, northwest indiana, medical, orthepedics, help, presentation
    - Presentation by Dr. Joseph Spott, Orthopedic Surgeon
    *Thursday July 13th at 6pm
    *Munster Med-Inn, 7935 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Indiana
    *Complimentary Dinner will be served

    Please RSVP to Chauntisha Jakes at 219-380-4669.
    Munster Med-Inn
    7935 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Chauntisha Jakes 219.380.4669
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - 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.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Highland, Live Music, Outdoors, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Concert Lineup:
    6/15: Crawpuppies
    6/22: Bonfire
    6/29: Infinity
    7/6: Gone 2 Paradise
    7/13: Dick Diamond & The Dusters
    7/20: Rumours
    7/27: Five Guys Named Moe
    8/3: Kashmir
    8/10: Echoes of Pompeii
    8/17: Deacon Blues
    9/7: Mexican Independence Concert with Together

    $7 per Concert-Cash Only or $50 Season Pass
    Doors open at 6:30pm / Show 7:30-10:30pm
    Rain or Shine!
    21 & Over! Cash Bar/Food available for purchase. No coolers allowed. Table reservations available.
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    North Township Events 2199322530ext331
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 7:00 pm

    Playing June 16-22:

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


    10:20 pm
    Wonder Woman
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


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

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | 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
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
    click for details


    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.
    Tours are available for groups of 20 or more and are perfect for school groups, church groups, boy and girl scout troops, and business groups. "Walk-in tours" (no minimum group size) available June through September on Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
    click for details


    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. Admission is free.
    A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited for self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.
    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
    Home to a 100yr old Grand Trunk depot, E,J&E Interlocking tower, several small structures, and several rail cars. Also there is a collection of artifacts. The Park and Museum are open on the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August and for special tours.
    click for details

    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape. The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.
    click for details


    JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:00 p.m.
    1 Courthouse Sq #205, Crown Point, IN 46307
    The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
    click for details


    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City.
    Self guided, guided and behind the scenes tours are all available.
    click for details


    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. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
    click for details


    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
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details

    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.
    click for details


    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
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    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment that promotes the continued exploration of the Earth and space sciences through innovative programs that challenge how teachers educate, students learn, and businesses operate. We seek to foster in the community a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. One-Hour Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what makes our place so special. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bars, Restaurants, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy live entertainment? Search no more! Here is a list of venues in Northwest Indiana offering live music. Please check with the individual locations for specific days and times.


    Big Shots Music Venue
    391 US Hwy 6
    Valparaiso, IN
    Visit website for entertainment schedule and ticket information.
    click for details


    Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa
    777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    Blue Chip is the region’s ultimate live entertainment destination, featuring everything from local bands to A-list entertainment. It's Vegas Baby! and Rocks Lounge offer a comfortable, intimate experience with the best local entertainment the area has to offer - local bands, your favorite acts from yesteryear, hilarious comedy acts and more. Or check out the Stardust Event Center, a 15,000+ square-foot entertainment destination that attracts the biggest names music and comedy have to offer. From world-famous performers to local bands, we have it all at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa!
    click for details


    Buddy and Pal's Place (Crown Point)
    1206 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
    click for details


    Buddy and Pal's Place (Schererville)
    340 US Hwy 30
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-865-8377
    Live music, DJ and more!
    Visit website for performers and more information.
    click for details


    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live acoustic every Friday night.
    click for details


    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    click for details


    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
    click for details


    Front Porch Music
    505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-4700
    The lower level of our store has been converted into a 72 seat coffee house where many fine artists travel to perform concerts and entertain our highly appreciative audiences. We also have an open stage each week. The open stages are on Thursdays at 7:30pm.
    click for details


    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    Acoustic Jam Nights Every Sunday
    click for details


    GoodFellas
    11200 West 129th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6700
    Goodfellas offers a wide variety of live entertainment for 21 and over. Every Wednesday is "Wednesday Night Laughs," Friday and Saturday is DJ night, Saturdays also include Live Bands and Sunday is JamNight with Bad Cadillac.
    click for details


    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Visit website for live entertainment schedule.
    click for details


    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Live bands and entertainment on Wednesdays.
    click for details


    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Visit us online to see upcoming live music.
    click for details


    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    click for details


    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    click for details


    Silver Bullet
    100 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-7700
    DJ, Karaoke or live music on Friday nights. Live entertainment on Saturday nights.
    click for details


    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Check the website or visit our Facebook page click for details for more information.
    click for details


    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    Visit our Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.
    click for details


    The Room Entertainment Venue @ The Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    click for details


    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    Live bands every Friday and Saturday night
    click for details


    True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
    8940 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 836-2122
    Live Blues on Thursday nights. Live entertainment on most Fridays and Saturdays as well. Check website for schedule.
    click for details


    White Hawk Country Club Bar & River Rock Restaurant
    1001 White Hawk Dr
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-1300
    Open to the public! Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
    click for details


    White Rhino Bar & Grill
    101 Joliet Street
    Dyer, Indiana 46311
    219-864-9200
    Live music on Thursday evenings. Check the website for dates and performers.
    click for details


    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Visit our Facebook page click for details or our website for upcoming events.
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, rides, food, games, vendors, midway
    - JUNE 21-25, 2017

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

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

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


    RIDE prices and MEGAPASS available here: click for details

    Find the BAND schedule here: click for details
    St. Thomas More Church
    8501 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field at 2pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
    click for details


    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY LAKERS BASEBALL
    Marquette Athletic Complex
    8466 W Pahs Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The City Lakers are part of the Michiana Amateur Baseball League and play a 40-45 game schedule in June & July. Our home games on weekends are always double headers with start times at noon on most dates. The City Lakers use only real wood bats for a true sound and feel of ‘Real Baseball’.
    click for details


    NW INDIANA OILMEN
    1700 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 659-1000
    Whiting is home to the 8th addition to the Midwest Collegiate Baseball Club. The Oilmen play in Oil City Stadium located in downtown Whiting. The summer wooden-bat team is comprised of baseball players from junior colleges and four-year universities.
    click for details


    SOUTH SHORE ROLLER GIRLS
    Jean Shephard Community Center
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr
    Hammond, IN 46323
    The South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) are Northwest Indiana’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Season runs from February through October.
    click for details


    STEEL WHEELS BMX
    Imagination Glen Outdoor Track
    2190 State Road 149 (3/4 mile south of 20 on 149)
    Portage, Indiana 46304
    (219) 406-9833
    The outdoor track is co-sponsored by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department With their support – we offer practice nights, clinics, racing, camps full concession facilities, picnic and play areas and lots of fun activities from May through the end of September on our lighted 1,100-foot track.

    Steel Wheels Indoor
    709 North Hobart Road
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 947-3556
    Open from October - April. Racing every Thursday & Saturday. Practice on Friday Night.
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Invention, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!

    Saturday, April 22

    Schererville
    Forest Ridge Academy Rummage Sale
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Forest Ridge Academy, Schererville

    click for details

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    Friday, May 5th & Saturday, 6th

    Schererville
    Estates of Auburn Meadow Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Time: 8am - 2pm
    Location: Estates of Auburn Meadow


    click for details

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    Saturday, May 6

    Cedar Lake
    Treasure Hunt Lawn Sale
    click for details

    KOUTS
    Annual Spring Garage Sale
    Time: 8 am - 5 pm
    Location: Kouts, IN 46347

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 6th

    LaCrosse Annual Town Sale!

    click for details

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    Wednesday, May 10th, Thursday, May 11th, Friday, May 12th

    Portage
    25 Cent Rummage Sale
    Time: 8am-3pm
    Locations: Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage, IN 46368

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    HOBART
    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: Everywhere in Hobart
    It's that time of year again!! Time to register your home for Hobart's Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale! Travel the streets of Hobart to find your treasure. Last year we had over 90 listings!!!

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    MUNSTER
    "Cash for Clutter" - Community Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Munster Pool Parking Lot (8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321)

    click for details

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    Saturday, June 17th

    Dyer
    Kids Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, June 17
    Time: 10am - 1pm


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    Thursday, June 22nd, Friday, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th

    Winfield
    Town of Winfield 10th Annual Communtiy Garage Sale
    Date: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24


    click for details

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    Saturday, August 5th

    Cedar Lake
    Cedar Lake Townwide Yard Sale
    Date: Saturday, August 5th
    Location: Cedar Lake

    click for details

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    Saturday, October 14

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details

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    Saturday, November 18

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!

    Free Admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, outside, NWI, fun, family, things to do, what to do, ride, water, adventure
    - AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK
    click for details

    BEACHES
    click for details

    FISHING
    click for details

    GOLF
    click for details

    FAMILY FUN CENTERS
    click for details

    HORSEBACK RIDING
    click for details

    PAINTBALL & LASER TAG
    click for details

    PARKS & GARDENS
    click for details

    POOLS & SPLASH PADS
    click for details

    RUNS/RACES/WALKS
    click for details

    TRAILS - Walk, Bike, Skate or Run
    click for details

    WATER RECREATION - Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride
    click for details

    WATERPARKS
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - LaPorte
    Arts in the Park - Summer Concert Series

    June 7: La Porte City Band
    June 8: Youth Concert Nate Squared from IUSB, Laurel Taylor & Kaden Slay
    with People & Songs
    June 14: La Porte City Band
    June 15: Me & the Boys
    June 21: La Porte City Band
    June 22: Black Masala
    June 28: La Porte City Band featuring New Prairie Highschool Band
    June 29: Hoosier Stars at Arts in the Park
    July 5 La Porte City Band
    July 6: Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Concert
    July 12: La Porte City Band
    July 13: PT & the Cruisers
    July 19: La Porte City Band
    July 20: Pierce Avenue
    July 26: La Porte City Band sponsored by Arts in the Park
    July 27: Island 49
    August 2: La Porte City Band
    August 3: Nawty
    August 9: La Porte City Band
    August 10: Kennedy's Kitchen
    August 16: Junior & the Igniters
    PreConcert Show: LaPorte High School Marching Band, 6pm start
    August 17: Midwest Hype
    August 23: Dr. Groovy & the Soul Surgeons
    August 24: People & Songs with Laurel & Kaden
    *August 30*: TBA/Rain Date
    *August 31*: The Tom Milo Big Band
    Fox Park
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Park, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Concerts In The Park 2017

    Cedar Lake

    Cedar Lake Summerfest 2017 Live Concert Series at Cedar Lake Town Complex
    7408 Constitution Avenue, Cedar Lake
    click for details
    Shotgun Whisky and Allen Wronko - June 30
    Classic Rock and Ribute to Rush - July 1st
    The Justin King Thing, Mr. Funnyman and Pink Floyd Tribute Bad - July 2nd
    Night Moves & Tribute to The Who - July 3rd
    Cousin Dave Jam Band and The Relics - July 4

    Symphony on the Lawn at Town Grounds
    7408 Constitution Avenue, Cedar Lake
    Free NWI Symphony Outdoor Concert, click for details - July 22nd

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    Crown Point

    CROWN POINT
    Lake of the Four Seasons Summer Concerts
    1048 N. Lakeshore Drive
    click for details
    June 8 - Neverly Brothers (Rock N Roll - Elvis to the Beatles)
    June 15 - 360 to Sunrise (Alternative Rock)
    June 22 - Overdue (Party Rock)
    June 29 - Eaten Alive (Rock)
    July 6 - Breaking Dawn Band (Classic Rock, 80s & Pop)
    July 13 - Mr. Funnyman (Rock N Roll & Pop Rock)
    July 20 - Island 49 (Rock N Roll & Trop Rock)
    July 27 - Crawpuppies (Pop Rock)
    August 3 - Crossroads (Classic Rock & Top 40 Country)
    August 10 - Unstoppables (Classic Rock)
    August 18 - Compass (Classic Rock)

    Symphony on the Lawn at St. Anthony Home
    203 W. Franciscan Drive, Crown Point
    Free NWI Symphony Outdoor Concert, click for details - July 29th

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    Highland
    Summer Concert Series at Wick Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland
    click for details
    6/15: Crawpuppies
    6/22: Bonfire
    6/29: Infinity
    7/6: Gone 2 Paradise
    7/13: Dick Diamond & The Dusters
    7/20: Rumours
    7/27: Five Guys Named Moe
    8/3: Kashmir
    8/10: Echoes of Pompeii
    8/17: Deacon Blues
    9/7: Mexican Independence Concert with Together

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    Hobart
    Hobart Concerts in the Park
    414 Main St., Hobart
    Thursday, June 2nd through Sept 1st
    click for details

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    LaPorte
    Arts in the Park - Summer Concert Series
    Fox Park Dennis Smith Amphitheater
    Truesdell Ave, LaPorte
    click for details
    June 7: La Porte City Band
    June 8: Youth Concert Nate Squared from IUSB, Laurel Taylor & Kaden Slay with People & Songs
    June 14: La Porte City Band
    June 15: Me & the Boys
    June 21: La Porte City Band
    June 22: Black Masala
    June 28: La Porte City Band featuring New Prairie Highschool Band
    June 29: Hoosier Stars at Arts in the Park
    July 5 La Porte City Band
    July 6: Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Concert
    July 12: La Porte City Band
    July 13: PT & the Cruisers
    July 19: La Porte City Band
    July 20: Pierce Avenue
    July 26: La Porte City Band sponsored by Arts in the Park
    July 27: Island 49
    August 2: La Porte City Band
    August 3: Nawty
    August 9: La Porte City Band
    August 10: Kennedy's Kitchen
    August 16: Junior & the Igniters
    PreConcert Show: LaPorte High School Marching Band, 6pm start
    August 17: Midwest Hype
    August 23: Dr. Groovy & the Soul Surgeons
    August 24: People & Songs with Laurel & Kaden
    *August 30*: TBA/Rain Date
    *August 31*: The Tom Milo Big Band

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    Munster
    Summer Concert Series at Heritage Park
    1154 Ridge Rd, Munster
    click for details
    The Soul Committee - June 11

    Music in the park - Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster
    click for details
    June 16 - KASHMIR (Led Zepplin Tribute) with special guest TBA

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    Valparaiso
    Acorn Concert Series at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
    The Steepwater Band and JJ & Dre, click for details June 10th
    The Black Lillies and The Way Down, click for details - July 8th
    Joe Marcinek Band and Chester Brown, click for details - August 12th
    Mr. Blotto and The Planetary Blues Band, click for details - September 2nd
    Carl Weathersby & The Corey Dennison Band, click for details - September 16th

    Summer Rhapsody Music Festival
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette St., Valparaiso
    click for details
    July 13- Hoosier Highway
    July 20-Summer Rhapsody Festival Orchestra, A Tribute to John Williams
    July 27- The Corey Dennison Band
    August 3- Libido Funk Circus
    August 10- Kashmir
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Park, Entertainment, Free, Fun, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Movies in the Park 2017

    Griffith

    Movie in Central Park - Beauty and the Beast
    698 N. Broad Street, Griffith
    June 21
    click for details

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    Highland
    2450 Lincoln St., Highland
    June 16th
    click for details

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    Hobart

    Movies in the Park in Hobart
    414 Main Street, Hobart
    June 8, 15, 22, July 6, 13, 20, 27
    click for details

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    LaPorte

    Friday Night at the Movies in Downtown LaPorte
    Downtown LaPorte, Corner of Monroe and State Street
    July 7
    click for details

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    Munster

    Movies in the Park at Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster
    June 5, July 10 & August 7
    click for details

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    Schererville

    Movie Party in the Park
    Redar Park - Austin Avenue & Gregory Street
    June 9th & July 7
    click for details

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    Valparaiso

    Summer Outdoor Movies in Downtown Valparaiso at the Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette St., Valparaiso
    June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25
    click for details

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  • - Photography by Joe Ladendorf is displayed during May and June at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. His work may be viewed in the three galleries on the first and second floors of the library.

    Ladendorf calls himself "an electrician by trade, and a photographer for love. I always say I am a wandering photographer trapped in an electrician’s body."

    According to his artist statement, "I became interested in photography at the age of 18, when my father gave me my first real camera as a Christmas gift. I had always loved the outdoors, constantly finding myself in the woods, whether camping, fishing, hunting, or just exploring. I instantly fell in love with the camera, and recording my ever-expanding travels. After working in the steel mills for awhile, I started traveling regularly, and discovered a love for hiking in the mountains. Never were two hobbies more compatible, hiking through the wilderness, and photography.

    "At the beginning, failures were more common than successes, but those failures formed the basis of my successes today. I feel as if I am still just getting started in the learning process as I strive to master my craft. Being accepted to display my work, here in the Hammond Public Library, is an accomplishment that I am very proud of. Within the last two years, I decided that I wanted to share my art with the public. I started showing my art at various local art fairs, and it was well received. Many people suggested I get involved with galleries, and I have made attempts, successfully, at being accepted. I certainly hope it grows from here."

    Ladendorf has had success in his local camera club, winning some awards, and a print of the year award for his image “John Oliver Place,” a black and white rendition of a snow-covered landscape that was captured at an old homestead in the Smoky Mountains. In 2012, his photo “Pricket Lake Sunrise,” a gorgeous sunrise scene captured on a chilly October morning in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, won an award in the B&H Photo Video Fall Color contest. He is now being represented by Courtyard Gallery in New Buffalo, Mich., as well as at Paul Henry's Art Gallery in Hammond.

    "My motto is, 'Inspiring Images That Make You Wish You Were There,'" says Ladendorf. "It is a thrill to me when I have someone looking at one of my photos, and saying, 'I wish I could be here to see this!'"
    His work may be viewed during library hours: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Information is with the library's graphic artist, Scott Kingery, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 302.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

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

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

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

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

    $75! $50 without PSA

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

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

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

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Every Wednesday April 12th – October 25th (Weather Permitting)
    Schererville Car Cruise
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • | 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
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  • | Promotional, kids, flowers, plant, grow, learn, NWI, Northwest Indiana, food
    - Midseason Sale this week at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse! All 4.5” accent plants, vegetable plants and herbs are on sale all week! BUY 2 GET ONE FREE. Take advantage of this sale to add to your garden, enhance your flower bed and get those herbs ready for summer grilling. Stop in Monday thru Saturday 8:30-6 and grab some more flowers and vegetable plants!

    This Saturday, June 24 is our final kids class of the season. Sign up now for our 11:00a “tea party on the farm”! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a tea sandwich lunch with Tim Elzinga, second generation Elzinga farmer as he tells you about his father starting Elzinga’s back in the 1930’s and what it was like growing up on a farm. And how his son, Chris, is the current farmer, carrying on the family tradition. Prizes awarded to those who remember details of Tim’s story. Sign up at the farm or call 219-865-1181. $12 per class, your spot guaranteed when paid. Parents must stay on premises.
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, soccer, FIFA, fun, watch, sports
    - Confederations Cup Schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

    Sunday, July 2nd- TBD at 7 a.m. and TBD at 1 p.m.
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 18 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center. For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • - 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. $6.00 for members and each sibling. $12.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Library Events
    - Drop in anytime during this hour to meet Rusty the RailCat! He's the mascot of the Gary Southshore RailCats baseball team and he will be here to take pictures with you at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 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
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 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!

    BREWERIES

    The Illiana Brew Bus is Nothwest Indiana's Original Craft Brewery touring company. It's so much fun! Check out all the different touring options! click for details


    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry
    La Porte, IN 46350
    219.362.7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery. Chuck Krcilek (Co-owner/president) started home brewing in 1990. He found he had a love for making beer. This began an idea that changed the craft brewing scene in LaPorte, Indiana. A small production craft brewery was conceived. Today, sixteen years later, the 7-barrel brewery still operates simply and efficiently.
    Thurs/Fri 3:30-7pm
    Saturday 1-5pm
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    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 655-5284
    Bulldog Brewing Co. is a microbrewery offering a full menu and full bar. We have 5 signature brews as well as a variety of seasonal brews.
    Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing was established in February 2013. We are striving to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with, along with our never-ending passion of the brewing industry to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region. Comforting the disturbed and the disturbing the comfortable.
    Monday-Thursday: 2PM-8PM CST
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM-10PM CST
    Sunday: 11AM-8PM CST
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    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street
    Crown Point, IN
    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. Tours of the brewery are given the first Monday of every month. Sign up at the bar.
    Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:00am-Midnight
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    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 477-2000
    A fun brewpub on the Courthouse Square in downtown Valparaiso. We have 11 of our handcrafted brews on tap, homemade root beer and a light menu of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts and are family friendly.
    We not only offer 6 different year-round beers, but over 30 seasonal beers throughout the year so that you never need to fear the mundane, “hum-drum”, or the monotonous. We utilize over 40 different hop varieties across our craft to create the perfect profile in every beer.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    219-464-9712
    Four Fathers Brewing opened its doors in 2014 in Valparaiso. Their brewery anchors a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway Road.
    Wednesday and Friday: 4pm – 9 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
    Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
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    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nanobrewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel system, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    Open Mon-Thurs 4pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm - 9pm, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.
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    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    1-219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing opened for business on August 16, 2013. 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.
    This is not a sports bar; there are no TV’s on the premises! However, wi-fi is available.
    Ironwood beers are best described as “true-to-style” with an occasional twist. The beers are all generally malt-forward but balanced with a nice variety of hops.
    Local ingredients used in the brewing process include blueberries, cherries, honey, and even hops.
    Hours:
    Monday and Tuesday 4-9pm**
    Tuesday and Wednesday 4-9pm
    Friday Saturday 2-10pm
    Sunday 1-6pm
    Call for holiday hours
    **Denotes extra hours Memorial Day through Labor Day
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    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith and features seating for 60 visitors inside and an outdoor patio for another 30 guests. We offer brewery tours most Saturdays (email ahead of your visit). You may also enjoy New Oberpfalz on draft at a variety of restaurants and taverns around NWI or purchase bottles in your local liquor store.
    Hours:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 3PM - 10PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM- 10PM
    Sunday: 11AM- 7PM
    TAP ROOM CLOSED ON MONDAYS
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    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brewmaster visiting with customers in one of the tasting rooms, discussing one of his 4-6 beers on tap. Our front 2 tasting rooms offer a cozy, old-world European feel, while our back area offers a jukebox, board games, boards & bags, vintage multicade, & dartboard.
    Hours:
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues & Wed: 2-10pm
    Thurs: 2-11pm
    Fri: 2pm-12am
    Sat: 12pm-12am
    Sun: 12-8pm
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    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Hours:
    Thur: 4pm-9pm
    Fri. 4pm- 9pm
    Sat: 12pm - 8pm
    Sun: 11am - 7pm
    Those lucky enough to be friends and neighbors of Christopher and Gwendolyn Fast have been enjoying the benefits of his homebrewing hobby for 15 years. Now, others can join in as Fast pours his energy into Route 2 Brews, Lowell's first craft brewery which opened officially November 29, 2014.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
    Friday 2pm-11pm
    Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery is a brewery and restaurant located near the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Twelve beers are always on tap, including the World Beer Cup Award winning Beltaine Scottish Ale and Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, and seasonal beers such as Samuel Jackson's Black IPA, Bavarian Bombshell Black Lager, and the Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Lost Sailor. In the eight years of existence, Shoreline Brewery has evolved and grown into so much more than just a brewery.
    The ever growing list of beers is the main focus to pleasing those who enjoy a pint, but the restaurant is also as important to those who enjoy a wonderful dining experience as well. The chef at Shoreline Brewery has vast knowledge and experience in fine dining and brings that element to the pallet of those who visit the brewery.
    Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am
    Fri & Sat 11am - 1am
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 576-7118
    With our destination brewery and taproom, The Devil’s Trumpet welcomes the craft beer lover. Our brewery opened in 2014, but our brewers have been perfecting their recipes for over ten years. Visit our taproom for a few pints and take some home! Cheers!
    Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm
    Friday 3pm – 11pm
    Saturday 12pm – 11pm
    Sunday 12pm – 8pm
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 595-5054
    Wildrose aims at American-style beers that are hoppy but traditionally balanced. The brewpub features a seven-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot bar with restaurant seating, and a spacious patio with cornhole and a garage door that opens into the bar.
    Mon - Thu: 3pm - 11pm
    Fri: 3pm - Midnight
    Sat: 12pm - Midnight
    Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon-Thurs 11:00am–11:15pm
    Fri-sat 11:00am–1:15am
    Sun 11:00am–11:15pm
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave. Gary, IN 46403
    219-939-8802
    18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families.
    Monday-Thursday: 11am – 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 12am
    Sunday: 11pm – 8pm
    Check their Facebook page at click for details for different hours of operation on Holidays.
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    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 464-4936
    A family tradition originating in 1927, Anderson’s Orchard has grown from a small roadside market to the most beautiful 40 acre family attraction spot in Porter County, Indiana. You'll love our bakery, fudge factory, and gift shop Our candles, steins, glassware. local handmade crafts, and homemade jams and jellies are just a few of the treasures you will find on your visit with us. We are also home to the largest selection of beer and wine making suppliers in the Chicago land area. In the spring visit our greenhouse.
    Hours:
    January 2 – April 14:
    Fri. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sun., 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    April 15 – December 31:
    Sun. thru Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 929-1400
    Butler Winery, established in 1983, is the fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana. The winery and vineyard are located just 10 minutes from the NE side of Bloomington, which is also within the northern boundaries of the Indiana Uplands viticultural area. This region in south central Indiana produces wines of distinctive character.
    Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6pm
    Sunday: 12- 6 pm
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road
    Remington, IN 47977
    Phone: (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.
    Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire pallet. From dry light bodied wines to our Fit Collection to our fruitier sweeter wines from our Race Collection. Visit our website for upcoming events
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (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.
    Check website for seasonal hours.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!

    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • | Daily Specials, Car Wash, Coupon, Easy Clean, Vacuum, Gift Card
    - Locations in Highland, Schererville & Lansing, IL.

    For Printable Coupons:
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    Easy Clean Car Wash
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Jill 219.922.7900 highland9425@aol.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, rides, food, games, vendors, midway
    - JUNE 21-25, 2017

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

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

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


    RIDE prices and MEGAPASS available here: click for details

    Find the BAND schedule here: click for details
    St. Thomas More Church
    8501 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321
  • | 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
  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

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

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live Music, Summer, Concerts, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Ravinia 2017 Season - click for details - 847-266-5100

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

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

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


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

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

    JUNE 14
    7:30p Pat Metheny

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

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

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

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

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

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

    JUNE 23
    8:00p Gipsy Kings

    JUNE 24
    7:30p Common

    JUNE 27
    7:00p Boz Scaggs \ Michael McDonald

    JUNE 28
    8:00p Diana Krall

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

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

    JULY 1
    7:30p Lila Downs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 4
    8:30p Tony Bennett

    AUGUST 5
    7:30p Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 11
    7:30p Santana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 26
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 27
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 28
    7:30p Pentatonix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SEPTEMBER 7
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.

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

    SEPTEMBER 9
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 10
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

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

    SEPTEMBER 15
    8:00p Smokey Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
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    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
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    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
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    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St. Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
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    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
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    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
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    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Family YMCA 219.750.1082
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Adventure, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
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    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Challenger Learning Center 219.989.3250 questions@clcnwi.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
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    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
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    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
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    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Fun, Invention, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
  • | Kids, jiu-jitsu, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football, kickboxing
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old and camps for ages 4-7. The classes and camps are for baseball, soccer and football! Camps are weekly, Monday through Thursday with the option of morning (9am-11:30am) or afternoon (1pm-3:30pm).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read More at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
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    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
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    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
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    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
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    Crown Point

    First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point Vacation Bible School
    218 South Court Street
    Dates: June 25-29
    Ages: 3-12
    Contact the church office at 219-663-2255
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    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    Lil Dribbler's & Youth Basketball Summer Camp
    Dates: M-Th, June 12th-June 22nd
    Ages: 4-5, 6-10
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    Southlake YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 1 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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    Southlake YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
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    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
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    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
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    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
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    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
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    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
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    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
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    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
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    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
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    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
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    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
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    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
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    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
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    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
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    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
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    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

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

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
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    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
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    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Morgan Township Elementary
    299 South State Rd 49
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    CYO Camp Lawrence Overnight Camp in Valparaiso
    Camp Lawrence
    68 E 700 N
    Dates: June 18th - July 29th
    Ages: Children 7-14
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    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
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    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
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  • - Region entertainment, Big shots music venue, the Marshall family, and by a thread bring you....

    A Tribute to Lollapalooza charity concert event.
    Performing are...

    THE UNFORGIVEN (Metallica)
    NOW I'M NOTHING (Nine inch nails)
    BULLS ON PARADE (Rage against the machine)
    CHAMBERS (Eminem)
    FREAK ON A LEASH (Korn)
    FACELIFT (Alice in chains)
    SUCCUBUS (Incubus)
    BIG BANG BABY (stone temple pilots)
    NO COASTAL (Ice Cube)
    CLIQUE (Twenty one pilots)
    3 LEGGED DOG (Soundgarden)
    STOP DROP REWIND (Weezer)
    FRIZZLE FRIED (Primus)
    CARNETT (Paramore)

    Friday June 23rd click for details
    All Ages (21+ Drink w/ID - 2pm - midnight $5 at door or online.
    ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES AND INFEAT AUTISM AWARENESS
    Big Shots
    391 US HWY 6 Valparaiso IN 46385
    Edward Roseberry 219.308.5432 stdpromos@yahoo.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!

    Saturday, April 22

    Schererville
    Forest Ridge Academy Rummage Sale
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Forest Ridge Academy, Schererville

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    Friday, May 5th & Saturday, 6th

    Schererville
    Estates of Auburn Meadow Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Time: 8am - 2pm
    Location: Estates of Auburn Meadow


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    Saturday, May 6

    Cedar Lake
    Treasure Hunt Lawn Sale
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    KOUTS
    Annual Spring Garage Sale
    Time: 8 am - 5 pm
    Location: Kouts, IN 46347

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    Saturday, May 6th

    LaCrosse Annual Town Sale!

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    Wednesday, May 10th, Thursday, May 11th, Friday, May 12th

    Portage
    25 Cent Rummage Sale
    Time: 8am-3pm
    Locations: Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage, IN 46368

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    Saturday, May 13

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

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    Saturday, May 13

    HOBART
    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: Everywhere in Hobart
    It's that time of year again!! Time to register your home for Hobart's Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale! Travel the streets of Hobart to find your treasure. Last year we had over 90 listings!!!

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    Saturday, May 13

    MUNSTER
    "Cash for Clutter" - Community Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Munster Pool Parking Lot (8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321)

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    Saturday, June 17th

    Dyer
    Kids Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, June 17
    Time: 10am - 1pm


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    Thursday, June 22nd, Friday, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th

    Winfield
    Town of Winfield 10th Annual Communtiy Garage Sale
    Date: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24


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    Saturday, August 5th

    Cedar Lake
    Cedar Lake Townwide Yard Sale
    Date: Saturday, August 5th
    Location: Cedar Lake

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    Saturday, October 14

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

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    Saturday, November 18

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!

    Free Admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-365-2902
    Driving range with more than 15,000 square feet of bluegrass tees and 20 artificial "golfer friendly" artificial turf mats. The driving range can accommodate over 50 golfers at one time. The nine-hole executive course consists of five par 3's and four par 4's for a length of 1742 yards from the white tees and 1606 from the red tees for a par of 31.The mini golf course is an 18 hole adventure style miniature golf course. This course allows all members of the family to get into the action. The mini golf course is used for group activities, birthday parties and family outings. FootGolf is an up and coming sport that combines the skills of soccer with the rules of golf. Players kick a soccer ball into a hole on a modified course. The course can be used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings of all ages and skill levels.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-4331
    Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
    We are the Proud Home of the Lake Central Indians, and the Illiana Christian Boys Golf Teams.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 921–1192
    The Brassie Golf Club is a semi-private 18-hole championship facility open to the public that is considered by many to be one of the best golfing values in Northwest Indiana. Featuring gently rolling terrain, strategic bunkering, wide fairways and tall fescue rough areas, The Brassie has a very distinctive links style that offers a unique golf experience.
    Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have made Sand Creek one of the finest private country clubs in the country. Challenge and beauty are the hallmarks of Sand Creek’s award winning golf courses. The 27 holes of beautiful golf include the Marsh, Creek, and Lake Courses which are ranked among the best for golf in the state of Indiana. The original 18 holes were designed by renowned Chicago golf course architects Killian and Nugent.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    (219) 988-2201
    Within the gates of Lakes of the Four Seasons Community sits Four Seasons Country Club an 18 hole championship par 72 private golf course. A unique feature to the golf course layout is the fact that nearly the entire front nine holes of the course falls in Porter County, Indiana while the complete back nine layout stretches over Lake County, Indiana. The golf course itself winds throughout the natural landscape of the fully developed Lakes of the Four Seasons community and features a traditional setup with many elevation changes, mature tree lined fairways, green side bunkers, water hazards and a greens ranging from relatively flat smaller raised greens to heavily sloped and double tiered larger greens.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of Crown Point, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities.
    Our Club House features a full service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities offer the perfect venue for your next outing. Make a tee time or book an outing; and let our staff take care of every detail.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
    White Hawk Country Club features some of the best golf holes in the region and continues to be highly rated each year. Multiple tee options allow golfers of all abilities to enjoy their day at the course. Outstanding and creative Nugent course architecture makes every hole unique at this wonderful golf destination.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-1418
    The Youche golf course is a par 71, and plays from 4900 yards from the forward tees, to 6,700 yards from the tips. Our greens are manicured to perfection. Sixty-four sand bunkers are positioned in strategic locations requiring player accuracy from all areas of the course. Multiple ponds come into play while walking the fairways at YCC, and two forced carries over wetlands test a player’s resolve and character.
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    GARY


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


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond, IN 46320
    (219) 932-4046
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
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    HIGHLAND


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


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-9300
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.
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    Duck Creek Golf Course
    638 N 700 W, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-5870
    We are a 18 hole golf course par 70. It is a great course to look around at. There are woods and water that come into play all around the course.
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    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 942-6850
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.
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    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
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    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
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    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-4777
    The course was originally established in 1904. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, Inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf! So come to Legacy Hills Golf Club, and be one of the first to play on one of Indiana’s oldest courses, one of Indiana’s newest golf courses, and of course, one of Indiana’s best golf courses!
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    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-5170
    The course offers hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens that provide the golfer with a feeling of a classic golf course. Turkey Creek also features a putting green to perfect that stroke, pro shop for those things you might have forgotten, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and snack bar facilities. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the course is easily accessible off I-65.
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    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
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    MICHIGAN CITY


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


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


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


    SCHERERVILLE


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


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


    VALPARAISO


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


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


    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
    click for details


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


    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, swim, play, kids, summer, NWI, fun, activities
    - CROWN POINT

    Hub Municipal Pool
    Location: 1000 E South St
    Pool Opening May 27, 2017 (closed on July 4)
    Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily (Summer Months)
    Cost Information (Daily Rate):
    -Ages 3 & Under: Crown Point Resident $2; Non-Resident $5
    -Ages 4-12: Crown Point Resident $4; Non-Resident $8
    -Ages 13-61: Crown Point Resident $6; Non-Resident $10
    -Ages 62 & Up: Free
    Cost Information (Season Passes):
    -Individual: Crown Point Resident $85; Non-Resident $106.25
    -VIP: Crown Point Resident $175; Non-Resident $218.75
    -Additional Guest: Crown Point Resident $25; Non-Resident $31.25
    VIP Includes 5 membership passes
    Contact: click for details OR 219-663-3309

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    DEMOTTE

    Spencer Park Pool
    Location: 112 Carnation St SE, De Motte
    Pool opens Memorial Day weekend (weather permitting)
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday: Noon - 6pm
    Lap Swim: 7pm - 8pm
    Sat & Sun: Noon - 6pm
    Daily Rate:
    -$5 per person (2-62 yrs of age)
    -Under 2 & Over 62 are free
    2017 Season Pool Pass Costs:
    TOWN RESIDENTS
    -Individual (2-62yrs of age) $55.00
    -Additional Passes $30.00
    OUT OF TOWN RESIDENTS
    -Individual (2-62 yrs of age) $75.00
    -Additional Passes $45.00
    Contact: click for details OR 219-987-3831

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    EAST CHICAGO

    East Chicago Community Pool
    Locations: Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    Pools open June 20
    Hours:
    -Closed Monday
    -Tue-Sat - 1 pm to 7 pm
    -Sun - 1 pm to 5 pm
    Cost Information: $10 Season Pass (Residents only); $5 Daily Pass or $25 Season Pass (Non-Residents)
    Contact: click for details OR 219-391-8474

    Splash Pad at Jeorse Park
    Location: 3301 Aldis Ave, East Chicago
    Hours of Operation:
    One Hour Sessions every hour on the hour
    Tuesday – Thursday 1-7pm
    Friday and Saturday 12pm–7pm
    Sunday 12pm–5pm
    Cost: $2.00 per session per child/person
    Groups of 10 or more people visiting the splash pad should contact the Special Events Office at 391-8496 in advance in order to accommodate the group.
    Contact: click for details or 219-391-8496

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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    Splash Pad with sprinklers and a Dump Bucket
    The splash pad is open to kids 12 and under. Children must be accompanied and monitored by an adult at all times.
    The splash pad is available for party rentals for all ages.
    Location: 2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    Open Memorial Day through Labor Day
    Hours: 90-Minute Sessions Starting at 10 am (PLEASE CALL to verify no private parties occurring)
    Sessions are at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.
    Rates for Monday through Thursday:
    Residents of Hammond and Whiting: $1
    Other Indiana Residents: $2
    Out of State: $3
    Rates for Friday, Saturday & Sunday
    Residents of Hammond & Whiting: $2
    Other Indiana Residents: $3
    Out of State: $4

    Contact: click for details / OR 219-937-7942

    HAMMOND

    There are 4 pool locations- Pulaski (Sheffield & 137th Street), Edison (Madison & Mulberry), King (Highland & Tapper), & Hessville (173rd & Kennedy)
    Pools open June 11 through September 3 (Edison and Martin Luther King Pool close for the season on August 14)
    Season Passes must be purchased; no daily rates.
    POOL PASSES: (INCLUDES I.D. DEVELOPMENT)
    Resident ADULT 18 & Over – $20.00
    Resident CHILD 17 & Under – $15.00
    Each Additional CHILD – $10.00
    Non-Resident ADULT – $50.00
    Non-Resident CHILD – $50.00
    FAMILY PACKAGE (Hammond Residents Only)
    4 people (at least 2 must be children) – $50.00
    Each Additional person in FAMILY – $10.00

    Passes may be purchased at the following locations:
    The Hammond Civic Center
    Address-5825 Sohl Avenue
    Phone Number- 219-853-6378
    Open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    The Jean Shepherd Community Center
    Address- 3031 Mahoney Drive
    Phone Number- 219-554-0155
    Open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Pool Hours:
    Monday – CLOSED
    Tuesday – Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm
    Note: Pools may close early on Saturdays due to Pool Party Rentals

    click for details or 219-853-6378 for more information.

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    HIGHLAND

    Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad
    Location: Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Opens Memorial Day Weekend
    Hours:
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
    Open 7 days a week during the summer months.
    Cost Information-Weekday Prices:
    -In township - $1
    -Out of township - $2
    -Out of state - $3
    Cost Information-Weekend Prices:
    -In township - $2
    -Out of township - $3
    -Out of state - $4
    (The township includes Highland, Hammond, East Chicago, Munster, and Whiting)
    Pricing is per session and ID is required. Cash Only.
    **The first and third Tuesday of every Month is for children with Special Needs during the first session**
    Contact: click for details OR 219-838-3420

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    HOBART

    Hobart Community Pool
    Location: 810 W. 10th St.
    Hours:
    Weather Permitting
    Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Weekends: Noon - 5 p.m.
    Open Saturday June 3rd through Sunday, August 13th (closed July 4th)
    Cost Information (Day Pass Rates):
    -Under 3yrs old: Resident & Non-Resident FREE
    -Ages 3 to Adult: Resident $5: Non-Resident $7
    -Ages 60 and Over: Resident $3; Non-Resident $7
    Cost Information (Season Pass Rates):
    -Individual: $60
    -Couple: $110
    -Family: $200
    -Senior, Over 60: $50
    -Senior Couple, Over 60: $100
    -Nonresident Family: $300
    ** Family Season Passes have a maximum of 5 people - There is a charge of $25 for each person after the 5th **
    Contact: 219-942-2395 or click for details

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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station's Riverview Water Park
    Location: 2701 Ripley St.
    Pool Open JUNE 5 through AUGUST 19
    Regular Hours:
    Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Daily Admission Fees:
    Age 2 and under: Free
    Age 3 and older: Resident $3.00; Non-resident $6.00
    Seniors 62 & up: Resident $2.00; Non-resident $4.00
    *Must show proof of residency.
    *Any child under the age of 8yr. must be accompanied by an adult.
    Contact: click for details (219) 963-1463 or (219) 962-7508

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Oasis Splash Pad
    Location: Washington Park - 115 Lake Shore Drive
    Hours:
    The Oasis will provide (3) 2-hour sessions each day.
    -10 am to Noon
    -12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
    -3 pm to 5 pm
    Open through Labor Day (The Oasis will be open every day WEATHER PERMITTING -call ahead to see if we're open at 219.873.1548).
    Cost Information:
    -Michigan City Resident $2 per person per session
    -Indiana Resident $4 per person per session
    -Out of State $6 per person per session
    Contact: click for details OR 219-873-1548

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    MUNSTER

    Munster Pool
    Location: 8837 Calumet Avenue
    Regular Season Hours May 27 – August 12 (see website for holiday/special hours of operation)
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Cost Information (Daily Passes):
    -Ages 2 & Under: Free
    -Children & Adults: Munster Resident $7; Non-Resident $10
    -Ages 65 & Up: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8
    -After 4 pm: Munster Resident $5; Non-Resident $8
    -Visit website for season pass rates
    Contact: click for details OR (219) 836-6933 OR (219) 836-7275

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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    Location: 6300 South Founders' Square Park
    Opens Memorial Day Weekend
    Hours: 9am-Dusk
    Cost: Free
    Contact: click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Hebron Lake Splash Pad
    Location: 11960 Osage Dr.
    Hours: Open 9am – 6pm Daily (Open from the weekend after Memorial Day through the weekend after Labor Day)
    Cost: Free
    The splash pad is recommended for toddlers to 8 years of age. All kids must be supervised at all times.
    Contact: click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    Location: 68 Lafayette Street
    Hours: Open 10am to 5pm Daily (Mid-May to Mid-Oct)
    Cost Information: Free
    Check their website for any adjusted hours.
    Contact: click for details

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    Also check out our list of WATERPARKS in Northwest Indiana: click for details


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

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

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

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

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

    $75! $50 without PSA

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

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

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

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Promotional, kids, flowers, plant, grow, learn, NWI, Northwest Indiana, food
    - Midseason Sale this week at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse! All 4.5” accent plants, vegetable plants and herbs are on sale all week! BUY 2 GET ONE FREE. Take advantage of this sale to add to your garden, enhance your flower bed and get those herbs ready for summer grilling. Stop in thru Saturday 8:30-6 and grab some more flowers and vegetable plants!

    This Saturday, June 24 is our final kids class of the season. Sign up now for our 11:00a “tea party on the farm”! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a tea sandwich lunch with Tim Elzinga, second generation Elzinga farmer as he tells you about his father starting Elzinga’s back in the 1930’s and what it was like growing up on a farm. And how his son, Chris, is the current farmer, carrying on the family tradition. Prizes awarded to those who remember details of Tim’s story. Also, prizes awarded for Fruits & Veggies Bingo. Sign up at the farm or call 219-865-1181. $12 per class, your spot guaranteed when paid. Parents must stay on premises.
    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Promotional, nwi, northwest indiana, mexican, food, specials, deals
     
           
    El Salto Mexican Restaurant 219.462.0100
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Garden, Nature, plants, flowers
    - June 23-24
    11th Annual Munster Garden Club's Garden Walk
    click for details

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

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

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

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

    July 15–16
    Miller Garden Club's 17th Annual Secret Gardens Walk
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate how great of a companion a dog is, as well as encouraging people to adopt from a shelter.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:31 PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Community Sale
    - Two connecting subdivisions are having a yard sale with 20-plus homes on Saturday June 24th from 8 to 2 rain or shine!
    85th and Burge Drive in Burge Estates all the way through Harvest Acres at Harvest and Route 30!
     
           
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, wine, things to do, cheese, tastings, sample
    - Experience the delicious wares being featured at Good To Go by Lucrezia. Sample our cheeses, jams, crackers and artisan meats and see our specials for the month!
    Good to Go By Lucrezia
    420 S. Calumet Chesterton IN 46304
    Good to Go By Lucrezia 219.926.3866
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Tree, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Join Taltree’s certified Arborist for a walk amongst the trees. Free with admission.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 11:00am - | Kids, Craft classes, Spring, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Elzinga Farm Kid Craft Classes!

    Ages: 4-12
    All classes start at 11am

    Week 1: May 13 - Mother's Day Tea Cup Gift
    Week 2: May 20 - DIY Bubble Wand
    Week 3: June 3 - Stained & Decorated Birdhouse
    Week 4: June 10 - Handprint Art
    Week 5: June 17 - Jar of Kisses for Dad
    Week 6: June 24 - Tea Part on the Farm

    Sign up at the farm or call 219-865-1181
    $12 per class, your spot guaranteed when paid.
    Parents must stay on premises.
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, pregnant, mom, baby, infant, toddler, children, family, fitness, mom's club
    - Mama, we're still celebrating you and your family! Invite your mommy friends and bring your children to FIT4MOM at Babies "R" Us, Merrillville. Sign in for your chance to get an amazing BOB stroller giveaway!! Happy Family products and swag bag giveaways too! Free and open to the public.
    Babies "R" Us
    1335 East 79th Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Marilyn Devine 219.682.8759 marilyndevine@fit4mom.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Special Interest, space, outdoor, astronomy, sun, solar eclipse,
    - On June 24th from 1-3pm the Calumet Astronomy Center will be hosting an event preparing for the upcoming Solar Eclipse. The Eclipse will happen on August 21 and can be seen from across the US. The program will provide guests with information all about solar eclipses from safety all the way to how the eclipses happen. Also some local members will bring their telescopes equipped with special filters to view the sun at this day program.
    Calumet Astronomy Center
    19100 Chase St Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:00pm - 12:00am | Celebration, El Salto, Entertainment, band, dj, Northwest Indiana, Merrillville
    El Salto Restaurant
    5031 E Lincoln Hwy Merrillville IN 46410
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | 9:00pm - 3:00am | Arts and Entertainment, Live music, Band, Entertainment, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - A Night of Non Stop Music with:
    Jerica Paliga
    Jerod Bolt
    R.T.B.
    Krystal Kadar
    Seldom Told (unplugged)
    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Silver Buckle Saloon 219.838.5909
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


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


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


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


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


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


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
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    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    219.462.1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. (Arcade Games in the Winter)
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right.
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    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
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    Four Winds
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117
    (866) 494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
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    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (866) 711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
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    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46406
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, rides, food, games, vendors, midway
    - JUNE 21-25, 2017

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

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

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


    RIDE prices and MEGAPASS available here: click for details

    Find the BAND schedule here: click for details
    St. Thomas More Church
    8501 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321
  • | Kids, the first tee, lake county, golf, clinic, White Hawk, Crown Point, lesson
    - The First Tee of Lake County at White Hawk Country Club

    -Participants age 6 through 10 with no previous golf experience will be assigned to the PLAYer
    -New enrollees to the Par Program must complete certification before beginning lessons.
    -It is mandatory that parents sign one orientation form per child each calendar year.
    -To register the day of class, please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of lessons.
    -TARGET Clinic is $15 PER class
    -Please contact The First Tee of Lake County Staff at 219-228-2528 with any questions.
    -Payment must be made on or BEFORE the first day of class. No Refunds on Participant Fees.

    TARGET Clinic – $15 per class

    Saturday’s – June 10, 17, 24 (Make-up TBA)
    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr. Crown Point IN 46307
    Brandon White 219.228.2528 info@thefirstteelakecounty.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live Music, Summer, Concerts, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Ravinia 2017 Season - click for details - 847-266-5100

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

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

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


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

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

    JUNE 14
    7:30p Pat Metheny

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

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

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

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

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

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

    JUNE 23
    8:00p Gipsy Kings

    JUNE 24
    7:30p Common

    JUNE 27
    7:00p Boz Scaggs \ Michael McDonald

    JUNE 28
    8:00p Diana Krall

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

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

    JULY 1
    7:30p Lila Downs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 4
    8:30p Tony Bennett

    AUGUST 5
    7:30p Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 11
    7:30p Santana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 26
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 27
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 28
    7:30p Pentatonix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SEPTEMBER 7
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.

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

    SEPTEMBER 9
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 10
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

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

    SEPTEMBER 15
    8:00p Smokey Robinson

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

    SEPTEMBER 17
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    6:00p Los Tigres del Norte \ Natalia Jiménez
     
           
    847.266.5100
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Summer, Dyer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
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    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!

    Saturday, April 22

    Schererville
    Forest Ridge Academy Rummage Sale
    Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Location: Forest Ridge Academy, Schererville

    click for details

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    Friday, May 5th & Saturday, 6th

    Schererville
    Estates of Auburn Meadow Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Time: 8am - 2pm
    Location: Estates of Auburn Meadow


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    Saturday, May 6

    Cedar Lake
    Treasure Hunt Lawn Sale
    click for details

    KOUTS
    Annual Spring Garage Sale
    Time: 8 am - 5 pm
    Location: Kouts, IN 46347

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    Saturday, May 6th

    LaCrosse Annual Town Sale!

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    Wednesday, May 10th, Thursday, May 11th, Friday, May 12th

    Portage
    25 Cent Rummage Sale
    Time: 8am-3pm
    Locations: Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage, IN 46368

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    HOBART
    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 9:00 am
    Location: Everywhere in Hobart
    It's that time of year again!! Time to register your home for Hobart's Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale! Travel the streets of Hobart to find your treasure. Last year we had over 90 listings!!!

    click for details

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    Saturday, May 13

    MUNSTER
    "Cash for Clutter" - Community Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, May 13
    Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Munster Pool Parking Lot (8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321)

    click for details

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    Saturday, June 17th

    Dyer
    Kids Garage Sale
    Date: Saturday, June 17
    Time: 10am - 1pm


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    Thursday, June 22nd, Friday, June 23rd & Saturday, June 24th

    Winfield
    Town of Winfield 10th Annual Communtiy Garage Sale
    Date: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24


    click for details

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    Saturday, August 5th

    Cedar Lake
    Cedar Lake Townwide Yard Sale
    Date: Saturday, August 5th
    Location: Cedar Lake

    click for details

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    Saturday, October 14

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!
    Free admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details

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    Saturday, November 18

    HIGHLAND
    Huge indoor garage sale / card & comic show!
    Time: 9am-3pm
    Location: Lincoln Community Center-2450 Lincoln St., Highland, IN 46322

    Over 150 Vendors including: Toys, TY Beanies, Yankee, Sports Cards, Coins, McFarlanes, Sport Supplies, Sports Memorabilia & More!

    Free Admission!

    Garage Sale Spaces-Call Highland Parks @ 219-838-0114
    Collectible Tables-Call Roger Parker @ 219-662-8029

    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - JUNE 3
    Jammin with Save the Dunes at Washington Park in Michigan City
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    JUNE 7-11
    Dyer Summerfest
    click for details

    Queen of All Saints Parish Festival in Michigan City
    click for details

    JUNE 9-10
    Corn Roast in Crown Point
    click for details

    JUNE 9-11
    Live in the Ville in Hammond
    click for details

    Saint Demetrios Greekfest in Hammond
    click for details

    JUNE 10
    Porter's Annual Summer Safety Fest
    click for details

    Dog-a-Palooza at Fair Oaks Farm
    click for details

    JUNE 10-11 & 17-18
    Strawberry Madness Festival @ Johnson’s Farm Produce in Hobart
    click for details

    JUNE 14-18
    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    click for details

    JUNE 16-17
    2017 Food & Arts Festival in Downtown Crown Point
    click for details

    JUNE 17
    Hobart Water Festival
    click for details

    NWI Food Truck Festival in Portage
    click for details

    Eat, Shop & Rock in Hammond
    click for details

    Superhero Saturday in Whiting
    click for details

    JUNE 21-25
    St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival in Munster
    click for details

    JUNE 24
    Portage Community Historical Summer Festival
    click for details

    JUNE 24
    Midsummer Celebration at Chellberg Farm in Porter
    click for details

    JUNE 25
    Gospel Fest at the Old Court House East Lawn in Crown Point
    click for details

    JUNE 30-JULY 2
    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival in Griffith
    click for details

    JUNE 30-JULY 4
    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    click for details

    JUNE 30-July 3
    Hobart Jayceefest at Brickie Bowl
    click for details

    JUNE 30-JULY 4
    Highland 4th of July Festival
    click for details

    JULY 2
    Lightning Bug Music Festival at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso
    click for details

    JULY 3
    Ross Township Independence Day Festival in Merrillville
    click for details

    East Chicago Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show
    click for details

    JULY 4
    Portage Independence Day Parade and Festival
    click for details

    JULY 4
    Family 4th Fest at Hawthorne Park in Porter
    click for details

    JULY 9
    Native American Heritage Festival & Education Day
    click for details

    JULY 9–15
    LaPorte County Fair
    click for details

    JULY 13-16
    51st Annual NativityFest at Nativity of our Savior Church in Portage
    click for details

    St. John the Evangelist Festival in St. John
    click for details

    JULY 14-16
    SS Constantine & Helen Grecian Festival in Merrillville
    click for details

    JULY 15
    Valparaiso Wine Festival
    click for details

    The Grape Escape in Munster
    click for details

    Fetching Market at Centennial Park in Munster
    click for details

    JULY 15-16
    Griffith Park Full of Art
    click for details

    Blueberry Madness Festival in Hobart
    click for details

    JULY 15-21
    Jasper County Fair
    click for details

    JULY 19-23
    Festival of the Lakes @ Wolf Lake in Hammond
    click for details

    JULY 20-29
    Porter County Fair
    click for details

    JULY 21-23
    St. Elijah Serb Fest in Merrillville
    click for details

    JULY 28-30
    Pierogi Fest in Whiting
    click for details

    JULY 29
    6th Annual Taste of La Porte
    click for details

    AUGUST 4-5
    Dyer Corn Fest
    click for details

    Vet Fest
    click for details

    Taste of Michigan City
    click for details

    AUGUST 4-6
    Saint Sava Serb Fest in Merrillville
    click for details

    AUGUST 4-13
    Lake County Fair
    click for details

    AUGUST 5-6
    Chesterton Art Fair
    click for details

    AUGUST 6
    Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso
    click for details

    Underground Lit Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    Unity Day Craft Fair in Valparaiso
    click for details

    AUGUST 11-12
    Touch of Dutch in DeMotte
    click for details

    AUGUST 11
    St. John Corn Roast
    click for details

    AUGUST 12
    Beatles Fest in Hammond
    click for details

    AUGUST 17-20
    Lakefront Festival in Hobart
    click for details

    St. Mary Western Days Festival in Griffith
    click for details

    AUGUST 19
    Pints in the Park - Craft Beer Fest at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland
    click for details

    AUGUST 19-20
    Summer Arts & Crafts/Business Fair in Munster
    click for details

    AUGUST 20
    Pooch-a-palooza in Munster
    click for details

    AUGUST 25-26
    Festa Italiana Schererville
    click for details

    AUGUST 25-27
    31st Mill Pond Festival in Union Mills
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    AUGUST 26
    Annual Kouts Pork Fest
    click for details

    AUGUST 27
    Cedar Lake Historical Association Family Fun Fest
    click for details

    AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 4
    Lowell Labor Day Festival
    click for details

    SEPTEMBER 1-4
    Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana
    click for details

    Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte
    click for details

    SEPTEMBER 16
    19th Annual Sunflower Fair in LaPorte
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, fireworks, navy pier, chicago, nwi, northwest indiana, things to do
    - Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.
    Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier!

    For more information, click for details
    Navy Pier
    600 E. Grand Ave Chicago IL 60611
  • | Sports and Recreation, kayaking, stand-up boards, summer recreation, nwi, Northwest Indiana
    - Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake, Indiana are open for the season beginning Friday, May 26th! Kayaking and Stand-Up Boards.

    click for details
    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Lake Toy Rentals 219.380.2570
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

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

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

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

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

    $75! $50 without PSA

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

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

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

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, race, run, family, all ages, NWI, Northwest Indiana, walk, fun
    - 4th Annual Chicks Fun Run
    Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Location: Central Park, 900 Central Park Blvd, Dyer, IN 46311
    click for details
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    Freedom Run 5K
    Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Location: Wicker Park Pavilion, 2215 Ridge Road, Highland, IN 46322
    click for details
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    4th Annual Family 5K Run/Walk
    Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Location: SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral, 8000 Madison Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    click for details
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    All-American Mile Run
    Date: Monday, July 3, 2017
    Location: 40th St. and Kennedy Ave., Highland, IN 46322
    click for details
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    Valparaiso 4th of July Blast 5K Run/Walk
    Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    click for details
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    24th Annual St. John Fest 5K
    Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2017
    Location: St. John Festival (corner of 93rd Avenue & Route 41), 11211 W 93rd Ave, St. John, IN 46373
    click for details
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    Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk, Run & Splash
    Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Location: Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
    click for details
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    Buckley 5 Miler
    Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Location: Buckley Homestead, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, IN 46356
    click for details
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    Country Classic 5K Run
    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017
    Location: Kouts High School, 302 E. College St., Kouts, IN 46347
    click for details
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    Stache Dash 4 Miler
    Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
    Location: Community Center at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive, Porter, IN 46304
    click for details
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    2017 Blueberry Stomp - 1-Mile Fun Run · 5K Road Race · 15K Road & Wheelchair Race
    Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
    Location: Centennial Park, 1660 N. Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
    click for details
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    2nd Annual For God & Country 0.1K Run Walk or Crawl
    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
    Location: Clock Tower Park, Corner of Grant Street and Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois 60438
    click for details
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    La Porte Sunflower Fair Kiwanis Club 5K Run and Fun Walk
    Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
    Location: Starts at La Porte County Family YMCA, 901 Michigan Avenue and proceeds down tree-lined historic Michigan Avenue to Beechwood Golf Course and return to La Porte YMCA.
    click for details
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    Big Wheel 500 Race
    Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
    Location: Frank H. Hammond Park, 1101 Fran-lin Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321
    click for details
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  • | Celebration, Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Family, Summer, Things To Do
    - Parades and summer go together!

    JUNE 17

    Celebrate SCHERERVILLE Parade
    5:00pm
    Parade Route: Begins at Roman Rd. and Joliet St. along Austin Ave., ending at Redar Park with a celebration.
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    JULY 1

    CEDAR LAKE Summerfest Boat Parade
    Registration at 5:30pm, Parade begins at 6:00pm
    click for details


    JULY 2

    HIGHLAND Kiddie Parade
    12:45pm
    Parade Route: Starts at the Municipal parking lot across from Traditions Restaurant proceed east on Highway Avenue and ends at Main Square Park.
    click for details


    JULY 3

    HIGHLAND Mile Run & Twilight Parade
    6:30pm
    Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland
    click for details


    JULY 4

    CEDAR LAKE Summerfest Land Parade
    10:00am
    Parade Route: Starts at Hanover Central High School (10120 W. 133rd Ave.) and ends at Cedar Lake Town Complex (7408 Constitution Ave.)
    click for details

    CROWN POINT 4th of July Parade
    2:00pm
    Parade Route: Main Street going North beginning at Robert A. Taft Middle School to the Army Tank at the intersection with Goldsborough St.
    click for details

    HEBRON Annual 4th of July Parade
    10:00am
    Main Street
    click for details

    LA PORTE Annual 4th of July Parade
    10:00am
    Parade Route: Parade begins on the East side of La Porte on Lincolnway and continues down a 2.5 mile route to the West Side of La Porte.
    click for details

    MERRILLVILLE Independence Day Parade
    12:00 pm
    Parade Route: Parade begins at Geisen Funeral Home (80th & Broadway) and travels North on Broadway to the Merrillville High School entrance (67th Ave & Broadway).
    click for details

    MUNSTER 4th of July Parade
    2:00pm
    Parade Route: Parade begins at Fisher/Calumet Avenue and goes north to Ridge Road then east.
    click for details

    PORTAGE Independence Day Parade
    11:00am
    click for details

    PORTER Family 4th Fest Parade
    9:00am
    Parade line-up will be at Yost Elementary School, 100 W. Beam St. Parade ends in Hawthorne Park.
    click for details

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


    JULY 28

    WHITING Pierogi Fest Polka Parade
    7:00pm
    Downtown Whiting, 119th Street
    click for details


    AUGUST 26

    KOUTS Pork Fest Parade
    10:30am
    Downtown Kouts, State Road 8 and State Road 49
    click for details


    SEPTEMBER 4

    LOWELL Labor Day Festival Parade
    108 E Commercial Ave, Lowell
    click for details

    Marshall County Blueberry Festival Parade in PLYMOUTH
    9:30am
    click for details


    SEPTEMBER 9

    Paws in the Park Pet Parade in MUNSTER
    10:15am
    Community Park, 8601 Calumet Ave, Munster
    click for details

     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Schererville Car Cruise
    click for details

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    Every Wednesday from April – October from 4pm – 7:45pm
    Suzy’s Diner Cruise Nights in Hebron
    Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct. Free admission. Call 219-996-3463. 407 S. Main Street in Hebron
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    Every Tuesday from April - August
    Pav’s Summer Car Nites (Trucks and Bikes, too) in Hebron
    A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to August. Pav's Restaurant. 46 Gaslite Park in Heborn
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    Every Thursday from May 11th – September 28th from 5pm – 8pm
    Car Cruise in Crown Point
    Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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    Last Saturday of each month, May – September from 5pm-9pm
    Chesterton Cruise Night at Thomas Centennial Park – Calumet and Broadway
    An evening of family fun with cars of all kinds: vintage, sport, foreign and more. Last Saturday of each month, May to September, 5-9 PM CST. Free admission. Info:call 219-926-1641.
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    Second Saturday of every month June – August from 6pm – 10pm
    Denny Flanigan Cruise Nights in downtown Lansing, Illinois. Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 6 to 10 p.m. once a month (2nd Saturday) starting June thru August along downtown Ridge Road.
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    Friday, June 9, 4pm-10pm
    Saturday, June 10, 10am-10pm
    Sunday, June 11, Noon-6PM

    Live in the Ville in Hammond
    Over 20 food trucks, art, music, street performers, car show, lighted motorcycle parade, kids area and more! Kennedy Avenue will be closed all three days from 169th St to 165th St.
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    June 10th
    La Porte Car Cruise at the La Porte County Fairgrounds
    Rusted Knuckles Car and Truck Club 1st annual Laporte car show all cars are welcome. Show starts at 9, registration will be 9 to 12, Awards will be given away at 2. Please come out and show your car enjoy the day and meet some new people. After awards are giving will be lining up to go right into the Laporte car cruise that starts at 6. Any questions please call 219-477-9720$20 entry fee for show cars and first 250 cars will receive dash plaques.
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    June 11th from 12pm – 6pm
    Car Show on Kennedy. 6800-6600 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Join Slacker Car Club and Vintagious gals at the Live in the Ville car show. Free entry, trophies and fun. Pinup girl and best beard contest! Enjoy over 20 food trucks, beer gardens, and entertainment while checking out some of the most amazing cars in NWI.
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    June 18th from 10:30am – 2:30pm
    Father’s Day Car Show at New Hope Church of God, 712n 450w, Valparaiso
    Celebrate Father’s Day with the family and vote on your favorite car. This is a free family event and there will be food, beverages inside the New Hope Church of God church. Registration begins at 10:30am, and voting is at 2:00 pm.Church: 219-759-1533
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    July 2nd
    31st Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Show
    click for details

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    July 23rd from 9am-12pm. 9am- Registration begins and 12 pm- 3 pm- Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake in Hammond. Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
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    Dream Wheelin’ Car/Bike Show
    July 30th from 11am-4pm in Valparaiso
    Chasing Dreams, Inc is a non-profit organization benefiting children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. We strive to enlighten our community on the abilities of our children while enriching their lives to be the abled superheroes they want to be. We are having a car/bike show on July 30, 2017 at Sunset Hill county Park in Valparaiso. We are looking for car show participants, vendors, crafters, swappers, food trucks and more.
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    August 3rd from 3pm-8pm in Fair Oaks
    South Shore Regional Car Show
    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting this car show. Numerous cars will take over Fair Oaks Farms for a unique car show experience. The car show includes awards, music, food, Fair Oaks Farms attractions and fun for the whole family!
    Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 5:30 PM. The cost is $20 per car. The awards will begin at 7:30PM.
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    September 16th Downtown La Porte
    Michiana Antique Auto Club Car Show
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  • | Promotional, kids, flowers, plant, grow, learn, NWI, Northwest Indiana, food
    - Last day of our midseason sale! All 4.5” accent plants, vegetable plants and herbs are on sale through today! BUY 2 GET ONE FREE. Take advantage of this sale to add to your garden, enhance your flower bed and get those herbs ready for summer grilling. Stop in today 8:30-6 and grab some more flowers and vegetable plants!

    Today is our last kids class of the season! Join us today at 11:00a for our “tea party on the farm”! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a tea sandwich lunch with Tim Elzinga, second generation Elzinga farmer as he tells you about his father starting Elzinga’s back in the 1930’s and what it was like growing up on a farm. And how his son, Chris, is the current farmer, carrying on the family tradition. Prizes awarded to those who can remember details of Tim’s story. Also, prizes awarded for Fruits & Veggies Bingo. Sign up at the farm or call 219-865-1181. $12 per class, your spot guaranteed when paid. Parents must stay on premises.
    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | Anniversary, nwi, northwest indiana, merrillville, anniversary, celebration, live music
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    El Salto Mexican Restaurant 219.462.0100
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, soccer, FIFA, fun, watch, sports
    - Confederations Cup Schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

    Sunday, July 2nd- TBD at 7 a.m. and TBD at 1 p.m.
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Garden, Nature, plants, flowers
    - June 23-24
    11th Annual Munster Garden Club's Garden Walk
    click for details

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

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

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

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

    July 15–16
    Miller Garden Club's 17th Annual Secret Gardens Walk
    click for details
     
           

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Summer, Camp
    - My name is Larin Childress former coach at Lowell High School, I will be hosting a speed, agility and sport performance camp this summer in Crown Point. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal trainer now in Crown Point. The camp is for ages 9-12(9-11am) and 13-18 (11am-1pm) will consist of 3 days a week for 2 hours throughout 5 weeks june till early july. We will be starting with fundamental movements, walking, running, basic coordination then building to more advanced movements, increasing fast twitch, changes of direction, hip mobility etc. If you think your athlete could benefit from this, or just want the kids out and moving this summer please shoot me a call or a text would love to talk. 219-552-5078
    Spark Fitness/ Collins Park
    1516 N Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Larin Childress 219.552.5078 lchildre66@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs
     
           
    Cedar Lake Historical Association 219.390.9423
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Bugs, Garden, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - On Sunday June 25th, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a free afternoon of invertebrate adventures in the diverse natural habitats found throughout our 105 acre garden park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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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
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: 219-465-3586

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

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

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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940

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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    click for details

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

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

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

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


    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Sail-A-Way – A learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. Classes include 12 hours of instruction (six 2-hour lessons) as well as books and materials. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember, you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out. View complete Sail-A-Way program details: click for details
    Discover Sailing – A 3-hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Revisit Sailing – A 4-hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, rides, food, games, vendors, midway
    - JUNE 21-25, 2017

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

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

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


    RIDE prices and MEGAPASS available here: click for details

    Find the BAND schedule here: click for details
    St. Thomas More Church
    8501 Calumet Ave Munster IN 46321
  • | Kids, Fun, Summer, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Church, Outdoor, Activities
    - Camp is held June 25-30, 2017 | Sunday afternoon – Friday morning

    Where fun and faith fuse!
    Catalyst Camps offers safe, overnight stays for campers going into 2nd-12th grade. Your camper will experience camp and build relationships with friends and God during a week that is geared toward his or her age group. Activities include:
    Archery
    Rec Center
    Climbing Wall
    Engaging Speakers
    Gorilla Ball
    Crafts
    Swimming
    Laser Combat
    Team Building
    Campfires
    Fun and Caring Counselors
    Black Hole Slide
    Bible Study
    Kayaking
    Music and Singing
    9-Square-in-the-Air
    Great Food
    and More!

    Register and Find More Details at: click for details
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Debbie Douglas 219.374.5941 info@cedarlakeministries.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Miniature, Family, Kids, Outdoors, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sparta Dome Kids Classes/Camp
    1355 E. North Street
    Dates: Various
    Ages: 20 months - 6 years and 4 - 7 years old
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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

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

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

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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

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

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

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

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

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    *WEDNESDAYS:

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

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

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

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    *THURSDAYS:

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

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

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    *FRIDAYS:

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

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    *SATURDAYS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    *SUNDAYS:

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

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

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


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, martial arts, sports, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, youth, women, men, kids
    - Starting Monday, June 5, Torres Martial Arts Academy will be holding classes in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts for men, women and children. Kickboxing will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM and 6 PM, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 10:30 AM and 7 PM, and Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 5 PM. For more information, please call(219) 801-1318 or (219) 588-5447. Email: migueltorresmma@gmail.com
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Torres Martial Arts Academy 2198011318or21958854 migueltorresmma@gmail.com
  • | Health Seminars and Screenings, Physicals, Sports, Kids, NorthShore, Medical, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - $25 Sports Physicals

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

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

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

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

    $75! $50 without PSA

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

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

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

    Call toll free: 888-313-8557, 219-763-8112 or click for details
     
           
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Chicago
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    FINANCE MANAGER
    Every Child Ministries, Hebron

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

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

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

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

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

    (Posted June 22, 2017)

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

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

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

    Please apply via our website: click for details

    (Posted June 22, 2017)

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    TEMPORARY QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN
    Calumet Carton, South Holland, IL

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

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

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

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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

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

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

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

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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    EXPERIENCED PLUMBER
    Trapmasters Plumbing, Chesterton

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

    (Posted June 20, 2017)

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    MARKETING COORDINATOR
    Palko Services, Michigan City

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

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

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

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

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    LEAD COOK
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

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

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

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

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    WEB DEVELOPER / IT ASSISTANT
    Ideas in Motion, Valparaiso

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

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

    (Posted June 16, 2017)

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    BURGER BROTHERS ATTENDANTS, COOKS
    Ameristar Casino and Hotel, East Chicago

    Now Hiring!

    Part-Time BURGER BROTHERS ATTENDANTS and COOKS to join the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World ®

    Perks of Working at Ameristar:
    · Safe and fun working environment
    · FREE Meals
    · Tuition Reimbursement
    · FREE Uniforms
    · Team Member Referral Program

    Apply Today! Accepting Job Applications at click for details

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank, Merrillville and Winfield

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

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

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

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    OFFICE SUPPORT STAFF - LEVEL I
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

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

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

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

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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

    HOURS: Full-Time, Monday – Friday

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

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted June 10, 2017)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

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

    (Posted June 9, 2017)

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    CNAs
    In Home Personal Care, LLC, Northwest Indiana

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

    (Posted June 7, 2017)

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    SUMMER WORKERS
    Lake County Fair, Crown Point

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

    (Posted June 6, 2017)

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

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

    (Posted June 6, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT COACH
    La Porte Community Swim Club, La Porte

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

    (Posted June 6, 2017)

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

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

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

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, soccer, FIFA, fun, watch, sports
    - Confederations Cup Schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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