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Crown Point, IN 46307

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Tuesday, July 25th, 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
  • | 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.

    Do you want to work with animals? There are so many different types of animal careers that allow people to work with and help the animals, domestic and wild, that come into and out of our lives. This week we will explore the different animal careers that help make HSCA a community leader in animal care. Hear stories and do activities surrounding careers focused in: Animal Behavior, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Kennel Management, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Control. Our campers will work and explore the shelter during this week long camp, participating in activities and games centered around the lives of the animals that find sanctuary at HSCA until they find their forever home.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 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 - 7:00pm | Kids, adventure, zip line, challenge course, family, fun, activities, outdoor, park
    - On May 26, Edge Adventures cut the ribbon on Northwest Indiana’s first aerial adventure park. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun, ropes
    - Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures provides experienced and novice adventurers with the chance to test their skills and daring over various obstacles inter-connected by zip lines laced through the canopy of the forest. Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment - helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests will participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge Adventures ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. And an all-day adventure is $79 for adults and children 8-12.

    In addition to the larger courses, there is also a smaller kid’s course for the littler adventurers. The kid’s park includes low to the ground elements and zip lines. Tickets are $10 for the one-hour kid’s park adventure (ages 4-7).

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details


    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts featuring Castles at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
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    Children who have completed kindergarten, and older, will explore new surroundings every week with books, games and crafts.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 11:15am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts about Castles at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Learn how to protect yourself from a Zombie invasion and then save the village from zombies!

    In this fun, creative project teens will create a village and zombie catapult.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K-6 will have fun making their own unique LEGO® creations. The only requirement is imagination at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 5:00pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycle, show, rides, food
    - 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 Hebron IN 46341
    Pav's Resturant 219.996.7287
  • | 5:00pm - 9:30pm | Special Interest, waterpark, summer, sun, fun, deep river, water, outdoor, family, kids, Indiana
    - Have a Splashtastic Tuesday with us at Deep River Water Park for our Tubin’ Tuesdays. Starting June 13th every Tuesday from 5-9:30pm $15 for regular admission and $11 for seniors and those under 46”.
    Deep River Water Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, restorative stretching, yoga
    - Many practitioners believe that yoga helps ease nausea, insomnia, joint pain, and other side effects that come with chemotherapy. Additional benefits of yoga include increased circulation of lymphatic channels and flow of oxygen through the bloodstream; both are important during the healing process.

    Hope Center offers Restorative Stretching from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday---with the exception of the first Tuesday of the Month. Participants are encouraged to breathe and stretch their bodies and minds for stress management. Classes are restorative as well as therapeutic. The free classes are held at Lowell Church of Christ for those battling cancer, caregivers, family and friends. Participants should enter the building through the Hope Center entrance, ten minutes prior to class. No experience is needed. Mats are provided. Michele Johnson is the certified instructor.

    Read more about Restorative Stretching 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 - 11:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, night, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun
    - Climb and zip line under the lights until 11pm on select nights throughout the summer! The effect is magical. We call it “Night Climbing”, just enough light to climb, but retaining the nature of a forest at night. Limited space is available for these events. Reserve online at click for details For more information, call 800-590-8347.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12.

    About Edge Adventures NWI
    Edge Adventures NWI - Deep River Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Live Music
    - Portage Township Live Entertainment, Portage Chamber of Commerce and City of Portage Parks & Recreation Dept., announce the PORTAGE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES to be presented RAIN OR SHINE throughout JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST IN 2017 with a total of 26 CONCERTS performed at Portage’s WOODLAND PARK and FOUNDERS SQUARE PARK. All concerts are FREE to the public.

    Concerts at Founders Park are made possible by the City of Portage Founders Fund, a 501(c)(3) fund held by Porter County Community Foundation, and by Indiana Dunes Tourism. Concerts at Woodland Park are made possible by grants from John W. Anderson Foundation and Porter County Community Foundation, and from donations by local residents and Portage Chamber business members.

    Bring the whole family and enjoy the music … and dance if you feel like it! For more information, contact the Portage Chamber of Commerce 762-3300 or Portage Park Dept. 762-1675 or visit click for details or click for details (click on entertainment).

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd Portage IN 46368
    Jose Moreno 77381435917 jrmoreno@hoitmail.com
  • | 6:45pm - 9:15am | Local Events, line dancing lessons, excercise, country, dancing, social events music
    - On going classes every Tuesday evening.
    Great excercise, make new friends.
    Line dancing is not just Country anymore.

    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Highway 30, Schererville, IN

    Beginners
    6:45 pm – 7:40 pm
    $35 (6 wks) or $7 Nightly

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

    For More Information contact:
    Linda Scott 219-682-6548 or
    lscott0688@hotmail.com
    click for details
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - | 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 July 21-27:

    8:30 pm
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr., Donald Glover
    Rated PG-13, Action/Adventure

    11:00 pm
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer
    Rated PG-13, Action/Adventure


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

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


     
           
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  • | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, specials, mexican, margarita, drinks, savings
    - Come out and enjoy our delicious margarita on Tuesday for only .25 cents!!!
    Visit one of our El Salto locations:
    Chesterton- 757 Indian Boundary Rd (219)395-9890
    Merrillville- 5031 W Lincoln Hwy (219)940-9955
    Munster- 805 Ridge Rd (219)836-0600
    Portage- 6295 Ameriplex Dr (219)734-6463
    Valparaiso- 3304 Calumet Ave (219)462-0100

     
           
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | 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
     
           
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  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

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

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

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

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

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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, Faith, Summer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - July 24-28, 2017
    100 81st Ave
    Dyer, IN 46311
    219.864.0300x180


    faithchurchkids.org

    Completed grades: K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $189

    SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more. Camper ages and week length may vary by location.
    Faith Church
    100 E 81st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Faith Church 219.864.0300 info@wearefaith.org
  • | 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
  • | 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
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    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
    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.
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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
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    PORTER
    *** Seven Peaks Waterpark is currently closed and there is no time frame as to when it will open. We will remove this message when we know it is open. ***
    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 728-1658 or 801-377-4386
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
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  • | Kids, things to do, summer, sky zone, fun, sports, northwest indiana
    - Longer Days, Longer Jumps! Our Summer Hours at Sky Zone are here! Be sure to check out our full calendar online here: click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Park, Entertainment, Free, Fun, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Movies in the Park 2017

    Cedar Lake

    Lego Batman Movie at St. Micheal the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    August 5
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    Dyer

    Movie Under the Stars-Beauty & the Beast
    DJ, Refreshments, Popcorn, & Food Vendors
    Dyer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sheffield Avenue, Dyer
    July 21
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    Griffith

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

    Thursday Night Movie at Pruzin Park-Jungle Book
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville
    July 20
    click for details

    Thursday Night Movie at Pruzin Park-Secret Life of Pets
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville
    August 10
    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
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  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Sports and Recreation, soccer, youth, adult, open soccer, sports
    - Come join us on Tuesday nights for Open Soccer!! Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Cost is $10/person or you can pre-pay 8 people for $65!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 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
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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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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    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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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
    click for details

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

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


    LAKE COUNTY
    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Call for fee amounts and information: (219) 661-2271


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
    Daily Hours: 7 a.m. until one-half hour before sunset
    One time try fee: $10 per dog (keep receipt so payment can be subtracted from the annual Pooch Pass)
    Annual Pooch Pass:
    •$70 for Indiana State resident
    •$90 Out-of-State resident
    •$60 Indiana State senior (over 60) resident
    •$75 Out-of-State senior (over 60)
    •All rates include parking pass*
    •Fees are for the first dog with $10 for each additional dog
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    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive - Munster, IN
    Fees: $40 per year Residents /$ 25 each additional dog (Residents must obtain a town tag as well for $10 that can be purchased in the Clerk Treasurers office.)
    Fees: $115 per year Non-Residents / $35 for second dog / $25 for third dog (New prices Effective 1/1/2016. Highland residents can receive the Munster resident rate. You must possess a current driver's license showing residency. No exceptions.
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    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
    click for details


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Aerial Adventure Park
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Kids, kids, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football,
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old. The classes are for baseball, soccer and flag football!

    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.

    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/about
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com

Wednesday, July 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
  • | 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.

    Do you want to work with animals? There are so many different types of animal careers that allow people to work with and help the animals, domestic and wild, that come into and out of our lives. This week we will explore the different animal careers that help make HSCA a community leader in animal care. Hear stories and do activities surrounding careers focused in: Animal Behavior, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Kennel Management, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Control. Our campers will work and explore the shelter during this week long camp, participating in activities and games centered around the lives of the animals that find sanctuary at HSCA until they find their forever home.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 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 - 7:00pm | Kids, adventure, zip line, challenge course, family, fun, activities, outdoor, park
    - On May 26, Edge Adventures cut the ribbon on Northwest Indiana’s first aerial adventure park. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun, ropes
    - Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures provides experienced and novice adventurers with the chance to test their skills and daring over various obstacles inter-connected by zip lines laced through the canopy of the forest. Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment - helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests will participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge Adventures ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. And an all-day adventure is $79 for adults and children 8-12.

    In addition to the larger courses, there is also a smaller kid’s course for the littler adventurers. The kid’s park includes low to the ground elements and zip lines. Tickets are $10 for the one-hour kid’s park adventure (ages 4-7).

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details


    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:30am - 7:30pm | Schools and Education, Crown Point Adult Learning Center
    - The Crown Point Adult Learning Center (an affiliate of the Center of Workforce Innovations) is having open registration Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-12:30, 1-4, and 5:30-7:30 for individuals wanting to attain their high school equivalency and to learn to speak, read, and write English. Learn about the skill training available in welding, certified nursing assistant, CDL, entry level manufacturing, emergency management technician, pharmacy technician, and hospitality. Information: 219-314-9904; 122 North Main Street (inside the Crown Point Community Library).
    Crown Point Adult Learning Center (housed in Crown Point Community Library)
    122 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Mary Sytsma 219.314.9904 crownpointalc@cwicorp.com
  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinosaur, Dragon, Dinos, Summer, Exhibit, Zoo, Chicago, Family, Friends, Fun
    - Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! Starting May 6, guests of all ages can step back in time and walk amongst these famous historical creatures and their mythical dragon friends at the zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons temporary exhibit.

    The exhibit will feature 17 lifelike animatronic creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus rex and Chinese dragon, alongside engaging signage that explores the myths and legends of these fearless creatures. A dinosaur dissection lab, excavation site and other hands on activities will be onsite; as well as an indoor area where zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a 6-foot-long Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo.
    Brookfield Zoo
    8400 31st Street Brookfield IL 60513
  • | 10:00am - 10:00am | Kids, summer, outside, nature, history, park, learn, children
    - Join as at Deep River Park every Wednesday at 10 am starting June 14th – August 9th for FREE summer programs. Programs are designed for children age 10 and under along with family members. Events have fun themes that get children outside learning about nature or history. Themes include learning about flags, art in nature, and many more! Check out our website for more information!
    Deep River Park
    7302 Ainsworth Road Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Business, Entrepreneur, Social Media, Networking, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
    - This 6-part course, taught by Barbara Caine of FUSE Business Training, covers intermediate level tips and tricks to show you how to use social media to properly market your business in order to reach maximum growth and success.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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





    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Dakota McCoy 219.501.0501 info@lifesuccess.com
  • -
    Learn new ways to play with your baby while stimulating mental growth. Sessions include rhymes, chants, songs and stories geared to help early childhood development.


    Come early and play with the library's toys at 10:00 am.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • - Learn new ways to play with your baby while stimulating mental growth. Sessions include rhymes, chants, songs and stories geared to help early childhood development.

    Come early and play with the library's toys at 10:00 am.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Enjoy a movie during summer break. Bring the whole family! Rated G ; 85 minutes Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)! *Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18+ at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Library Events
    - You bring lunch, we have the coffee & cookies. Join us for an inspiring TED talk each week! Talk begins at 12:15. click for details
    Description
    Ann Morgan considered herself well read — until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here: go.ted.com/readtheworld

    Extra bonus: Kid President commands you to wake up, listen to the beating of your heart and create something that will make the world awesome. This video from SoulPancake delivers a soul-stirring dose of inspiration that only a 9-year-old can give.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Family Event
    - Grab your friends and family and join Legacy Foundation on Wednesday, July 26 for a FREE celebration for Lake County Teens and their families!

    Learn what Legacy Foundation has to offer for teens, while enjoying a private, all access, experience at Zig-E's Funland!

    By attending, you will receive:
    •2 hours of unlimited attractions, including mini golf, laser tag, go karts, and more!
    •A light lunch (Hot dog meal)
    •Connect with fellow Lake County teens
    •Learn about Legacy Foundation's youth programs, including the Teen Action Group and scholarship opportunities

    Registration is required! Please RSVP at: click for details

    All Lake County, Indiana teenagers (ages 13-18) and their families, including siblings, are invited to attend this free event!

    If you have any questions, please email mfishback@legacyfdn.org or call 219.736.1880.
    Zig-E's Funland
    8176 Wicker Avenue Saint John IN 46373
    Maranda Fishback 219.736.1880 mfishback@legacyfdn.org
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - Wednesdays, June 28 through August 30
    Winfield Government Center parking lot
    10645 Randolph St Winfield IN 46307
    219.663.7027 office@winfieldtwp.com
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, cars, show, music, diner, classics
    - Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct.
    Suzy's Diner
    407 S. Main St. Hebron IN 46341
    Suzy's Diner 219.996.3463
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - Complimentary event for all ages-Food, Fun, and Entertainment!
    Spring Mill Health Campus
    101 W 87th Avenue Merrillville IN 46410
    Kelly Petty 219.779.1033 Kpetty@extendedcarellc.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 - 8:00pm | Local Events, silver buckle saloon, bingo, prizes, highland, northwest indiana
    - $3000.00? Are you kidding me? Chance to win the tonight! BAR BINGO every Wednesday! And amazing specials including $9 buckets of domestic beer!
    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Silver Buckle Saloon 219.838.5909
  • | 7:00pm - | 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 July 21-27:

    8:30 pm
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr., Donald Glover
    Rated PG-13, Action/Adventure

    11:00 pm
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer
    Rated PG-13, 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
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Throwback, Things to do, NWI, Northwest
    - Join the RailCats as we throw it back to a simpler time – we turn down the music and bring concession prices back in time with $2 hot dogs, $2 popcorn, $2 peanuts, $2 12oz domestic drafts, and $2 sodas! Visit NW Indiana NorthShore Health Centers for complimentary tickets to every Wednesday home game! Stick around after the game as all kids will have the chance to run the bases!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Night, Hike, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Explore the arboretum after hours! What creatures will we hear or see in the night? How can they survive in the darkness? Join a Taltree Naturalist and find out! $5 per adult/$3 per child. Pre-registration is required.

    June 28th, 8pm-9pm
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







     
           
  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point, Apartments, Merrillville, Northwest indiana, NWI, Luxury
    - Call Prairie Point Apartments for a tour! (219) 736-8650

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

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

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    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
  • | 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, Summer, Camp, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Spend the week with hands-on projects! We will design and build our own inventions. Each day involves hiking on the trails, hands-on science activities, art and more! Pricing per week: Member: $140 first camper, $125 for additional camper/ Nonmember: $150 first camper, $135 for additional camper.

    To register, click for details There will be a link to register and/or to fill out the camp registration form. For questions, please call (219) 462-0025.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | Celebration, half price, margarita
    - Every Wednesday! 1/2 Price margarita special at ALL El Salto locations!
    El Salto
    ALL LOCATIONS
  • | 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)

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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, Faith, Summer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - July 24-28, 2017
    100 81st Ave
    Dyer, IN 46311
    219.864.0300x180


    faithchurchkids.org

    Completed grades: K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $189

    SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more. Camper ages and week length may vary by location.
    Faith Church
    100 E 81st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Faith Church 219.864.0300 info@wearefaith.org
  • | 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
  • | 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
    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
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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

    Cedar Lake- 2 miles east of US 41 at Cline Avenue in Cedar Lake (fishing by boat only)

    Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center- 7925 Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

    Fancher Lake- Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S Court St., Crown Point

    Grand Boulevard Lake- Grand Blvd and Marquette Rd Near Central Ave., Lake Station

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

    Lake Hills Park- 8640 Lake Hills Dr., St. John

    Lemon Lake- 6322 W. 133rd Avenue , Crown Point

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

    Prairie West Park- 9359 West Oakridge Dr., St. John

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

    Stoney Run County Park- 142nd and Union Street, Leroy

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

    Clear Lake- From US 35 / 39, north 1 mile on Truesdale Avenue, then 0.25 miles east in LaPorte

    Creek Ridge County Park- 7943 West 400 North, Michigan City

    Fish Lake- Off SR 4, 3.5 miles east of SR 104

    Fox Memorial Park- Fox Park Drive & Truesdell Avenue in LaPorte

    Hog Lake- 2.5 miles north of Rolling Prairie on CR 700 North

    Kankakee River- Off River Road, 2 miles south of Hupp Road at Kingsbury FWA

    Luhr County Park- 3178 South County Road 150 West, LaPorte

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

    Burns Ditch- Portage Marina, 0.25 mi. S of US 12 off SR 249

    Flint Lake- 2 miles outside of Valparaiso (Fishing by boat only)

    Indian Springs Park (small pond)- West of Fire Department / Public Works Building at 550 Beam Street in Porter

    Lake Charles Park (small pond)- Washington & Vine Streets in Porter

    Long Lake- 1 mile north of Valparaiso on West Long Lake Drive

    Loomis Lake- Rogers Lakewood Park, 4 miles north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - LaPorte
    Arts in the Park - Summer Concert Series

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

    Midweek Music & the Market
    Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland
    click for details
    7/12: Robert Rolfe Feddersen; Mason Rivers
    7/19: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle; New Odyssey
    8/9: The Influence; The Class of '68
    8/16: Michelle Josephine Velez; Flat Cats
    8/23: The Sky at Night; Oscar & The Majestics
    8/30: David Blixt; Danny Mateja & IPA Tribute Band
    9/6: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle
    9/13: Robbing Selsdon
    9/20: Dominic Ruffalo
    9/27: JD Kostyk

    Summer Concert Series at Wicker 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
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Park, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Over 20 Parks & Gardens to Visit in Northwest Indiana

    LAKE COUNTY

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road ,Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, Indiana 46342
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more
    click for details


    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
    click for details


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
    click for details


    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
    click for details


    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
    click for details


    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
    click for details


    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
    click for details


    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
    click for details


    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more
    click for details


    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage, IN 46368
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
    click for details


    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
    click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
    click for details


    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City 46360
    Watch the Great Blue Herons return to their "rookery" in mid-March when they repair their nest. The herons are visible until early May when the new leaves on the trees block the view. The rest of the summer and into the fall they can be seen feeding in the shallow waters throughout the Dunes Region. Spring wild flowers are in bloom from late March until early June. Bird watch during the spring and fall migration. You can also fish and watch fish swim in the Little Calumet River.
    click for details


    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150W
    LaPorte, Indiana
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres, Luhr Park offers upland forest, prairie, wetland and stocked pond. The park offers picnicking, shelter rentals, playground, nature center and trails. There is a free full-service nature center, no-leash dog area, adult exercise equipment and 3 pods of playtrail.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
    click for details


    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
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    PORTER COUNTY


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS- 427 Furness Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Gardens, Meeting Rooms, Trails and more
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6
    Portage, IN
    Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE- 500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts, IN 46347
    Boat Launch and Fishing
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 762-1675
    Imagination Glen is the largest of the parks in Portage, covering 256 acres. It has softball and soccer complexes and the 10 mile "Outback Trail", which is perfect for mountain bikers and walkers. The trails stretch through beautiful forest area along Salt Creek. Also see the "Iron Horse Heritage Trail" at the south end, which now is connected to the "Prairie Duneland Trail". There is also a playground for children.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49
    Porter, IN 46304
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK- 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Campground, Program Center, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Pond, Trails and more
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-0025
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly* oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | 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
  • | 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
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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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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    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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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
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    September 16th Downtown La Porte
    Michiana Antique Auto Club Car Show
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SUMMER
    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Aerial Adventure Park
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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  • | Kids, kids, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football,
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old. The classes are for baseball, soccer and flag football!

    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.

    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/about
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Shows, Night Out
    - Theatre at the Center in Munster announced their 2018 season mainstage productions!

    Steel Magnolias (February 22 – March 25, 2018) click for details

    Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018) click for details

    The Lady with All the Answers (July 12 – August 12, 2018) click for details

    Ghost The Musical (September 13 – October 14, 2018) click for details

    Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical (November 15 – December 23, 2018) click for details


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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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

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

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

    Do you want to work with animals? There are so many different types of animal careers that allow people to work with and help the animals, domestic and wild, that come into and out of our lives. This week we will explore the different animal careers that help make HSCA a community leader in animal care. Hear stories and do activities surrounding careers focused in: Animal Behavior, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Kennel Management, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Control. Our campers will work and explore the shelter during this week long camp, participating in activities and games centered around the lives of the animals that find sanctuary at HSCA until they find their forever home.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 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 - 7:00pm | Kids, adventure, zip line, challenge course, family, fun, activities, outdoor, park
    - On May 26, Edge Adventures cut the ribbon on Northwest Indiana’s first aerial adventure park. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun, ropes
    - Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures provides experienced and novice adventurers with the chance to test their skills and daring over various obstacles inter-connected by zip lines laced through the canopy of the forest. Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment - helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests will participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge Adventures ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. And an all-day adventure is $79 for adults and children 8-12.

    In addition to the larger courses, there is also a smaller kid’s course for the littler adventurers. The kid’s park includes low to the ground elements and zip lines. Tickets are $10 for the one-hour kid’s park adventure (ages 4-7).

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details


    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, trains, railway, steam engine, railroads
    - Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

    Admission: $10 adults; $8 senior (55+), military, college students; $5 child (5-12), children free (4 & under)
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree 219.462.0025
  • | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Local Events, Summer Camps, Sports, Soccer
    - KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. Each Summer camp is weekly, Monday through Thursday, 1pm to 3:30pm, and are for children ages 4-7. Camps are drop off camps, where parents may stay if they wish but it is not required. All children being dropped off for camp must be potty trained and able to use the restroom on their own without assistance.
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Library Events
    - Join us for a lively discussion of 'The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper' by Phaedra Patrick . This book can be picked up at the Munster Branch.
    Description
    Arthur Pepper stopped engaging with life a year ago, when his wife of 40 years died. The discovery of a charm bracelet he'd never seen before prompts a quest to discover the orgins of the bracelet. His adventures take him from his home in York through the English countryside, and on to Paris and India.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - 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.
     
           
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 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
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    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.
    Description
    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
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    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
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, teens, burns harbor, beach, party
    - Burns Harbor park will host a free teen beach party Thursday, July 27 from 6 to 8 PM. Sand volleyball, kayaking, paddle boats, swimming, ice cream and a DJ please join us for an evening of fun for ages 12-17.
    Lakeland Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Drive Burns Harbor IN 46304
    219.787.8126
  • | 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 July 21-27:

    8:30 pm
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey, Jr., Donald Glover
    Rated PG-13, Action/Adventure

    11:00 pm
    War for the Planet of the Apes
    Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Gabriel Chavarria, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer
    Rated PG-13, 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.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    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.
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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal.
    Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around.
    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.
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    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.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    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.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    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.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    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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  • | 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.
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    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.
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    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’.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • | 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
     
           
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  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Faith, Summer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - July 24-28, 2017
    100 81st Ave
    Dyer, IN 46311
    219.864.0300x180


    faithchurchkids.org

    Completed grades: K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $189

    SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more. Camper ages and week length may vary by location.
    Faith Church
    100 E 81st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Faith Church 219.864.0300 info@wearefaith.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Camp, Fun, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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
    - CROWN POINT
    Lake of the Four Seasons Summer Concerts
    1048 N. Lakeshore Drive
    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)
    Lakes of the Four Seasons Clubhouse
    1048 N. Lakeshore Drive Crown Point IN 46307
    Lakes of the Four Seasons Clubhouse 219.988.2582
  • | 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

    Midweek Music & the Market
    Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland
    click for details
    7/12: Robert Rolfe Feddersen; Mason Rivers
    7/19: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle; New Odyssey
    8/9: The Influence; The Class of '68
    8/16: Michelle Josephine Velez; Flat Cats
    8/23: The Sky at Night; Oscar & The Majestics
    8/30: David Blixt; Danny Mateja & IPA Tribute Band
    9/6: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle
    9/13: Robbing Selsdon
    9/20: Dominic Ruffalo
    9/27: JD Kostyk

    Summer Concert Series at Wicker 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

    Cedar Lake

    Lego Batman Movie at St. Micheal the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    August 5
    click for details

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    Dyer

    Movie Under the Stars-Beauty & the Beast
    DJ, Refreshments, Popcorn, & Food Vendors
    Dyer Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sheffield Avenue, Dyer
    July 21
    click for details

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    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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    Merrillville

    Thursday Night Movie at Pruzin Park-Jungle Book
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville
    July 20
    click for details

    Thursday Night Movie at Pruzin Park-Secret Life of Pets
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville
    August 10
    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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  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Doubleheader, Things to do, NWI, Northwest
    - Game 1: 1:10pm - Opposite Day!
    Game 2: 7:10pm - Comics Night!


    That’s right – we’ll have a day/night doubleheader at the Steel Yard! During the first game, it’s Opposite Day! We’ll score the game from the 9th inning to the first inning, players will ask fans for autographs, and the ‘Cats will wear road uniforms! Come back for Game 2 when it’s Comics Night at the ballpark! Do you love cosplay and comicon? Don’t miss your chance to show off your costumes at the ballpark! It’s Gerber Collision & Glass Thursday, so visit NW Indiana Gerber Collision and Glass locations for complimentary ticket vouchers! Stick around after the game as all kids will have the chance to run the bases! Stick around after the game as all kids will have the chance to run the bases!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | 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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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
    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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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
    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
    click for details



    VALPARAISO
    Sage
    click for details


    Original article by Dig the Dunes can be found at: click for details
     
           
  • | Special Interest, homes for sale, nw indiana, traci dvorscak, selling the 219, coldwell banker
    - HOMES FOR SALE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA!
    click for details

    For questions, contact Traci Dvorscak, realtor with Coldwell Banker, at (219) 613-7785 or Traci.Dvorscak@cbexchange.com.
     
           
    Traci Dvorscak, Broker 219.613.7785 Traci.Dvorscak@cbexchange.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Aerial Adventure Park
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Kids, kids, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football,
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old. The classes are for baseball, soccer and flag football!

    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.

    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/about
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Friday, July 28th, 2017

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

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

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

    Do you want to work with animals? There are so many different types of animal careers that allow people to work with and help the animals, domestic and wild, that come into and out of our lives. This week we will explore the different animal careers that help make HSCA a community leader in animal care. Hear stories and do activities surrounding careers focused in: Animal Behavior, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Kennel Management, Veterinary Medicine, and Animal Control. Our campers will work and explore the shelter during this week long camp, participating in activities and games centered around the lives of the animals that find sanctuary at HSCA until they find their forever home.
    Humane Society Calumet Area
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Kids, adventure, zip line, challenge course, family, fun, activities, outdoor, park
    - On May 26, Edge Adventures cut the ribbon on Northwest Indiana’s first aerial adventure park. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun, ropes
    - Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures provides experienced and novice adventurers with the chance to test their skills and daring over various obstacles inter-connected by zip lines laced through the canopy of the forest. Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment - helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests will participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge Adventures ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. And an all-day adventure is $79 for adults and children 8-12.

    In addition to the larger courses, there is also a smaller kid’s course for the littler adventurers. The kid’s park includes low to the ground elements and zip lines. Tickets are $10 for the one-hour kid’s park adventure (ages 4-7).

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details


    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.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 - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Come enjoy your lunch and Zootopia on our movie screen.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, farmers market, produce, free, things to do, food
    - Join us every Friday from 12pm to 3pm at Pulaski Park (the corner of Pulaski Road and Wentworth Ave) for our Farmers Market.

    The market features fresh produce, jellies and jams, clothing and food vendors and much more.

    Pulaski Park
    pulaski road and wentworth ave Calumet City IL 60409
    nicki 219.322.7190 nicki@choosehappyday.com
  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Local Events
    - Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Local Events
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    Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 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. 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
  • | 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, night, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun
    - Climb and zip line under the lights until 11pm on select nights throughout the summer! The effect is magical. We call it “Night Climbing”, just enough light to climb, but retaining the nature of a forest at night. Limited space is available for these events. Reserve online at click for details For more information, call 800-590-8347.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12.

    About Edge Adventures NWI
    Edge Adventures NWI - Deep River Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Meeting, nwi, northwest indiana, lupus, support group, discussion, learning, questions
    - Our constituents asked for an online support group and we're delivering! No need to leave home! Get comfortable and share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus!

    The online support group meetings will be held the last Friday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm. The first meeting will be held on February 24th. Each monthly meeting is limited to the first 10 people who register so we encourage you to register early. Learn how to register at click for details

    The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter is fortunate to have LFA professionally-trained volunteers to facilitate our support group meetings. Meet the facilitators who lead our support group meetings.

    We hope you'll join the group for an upcoming meeting! Receive a welcome packet with lots of resources and information after attending your first meeting.

    The philosophy of LFA support groups is to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping, and insights into living with lupus. LFA support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a learning environment to help them develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness.
     
           
    Brandi and Mike Fabel 800.948.8806 lupuschampions@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 11:00pm | Special Interest, nwi, northwest indiana, porter, county, fair, demolition, derby
    - An evening of DESTRUCTION, as vehicles smash into one another to see who can outlast the other. Events include Regular Demolition Derby (Cars), Trucks and Vans, Figure 8, Lawn Mower, and 'Kids Power Wheels.'

    For two nights at the Porter County Fair:
    Sunday, July 23...5:00pm
    Friday, July 28...7:00pm

    TICKET PRICES
    Adults $12.00
    Children (Under 12) $6.00
    Porter County Fair
    217 E. Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.0321
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Throwback, Things to do, NWI, Northwest
    - Experience RailCats baseball a quarter of a mile at a time - It’s Fast & Furious Day! Make sure you’re here as the sights and sounds of the ballpark pay homage to the blockbuster movie series! Bring the whole family to the Steel Yard with this one time only special: 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, and a family size popcorn for only $25! Make sure you stick around after the game for our explosive on-field fireworks show, presented by Fifth Third Bank!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Beauty and the Beast, musical, family, theatre
    - Ross Summer Music Theatre brings Disney’s Beauty and the Beast back to the Reinhart Auditorium in Merrillville, IN. It was last produced by the group in 2006, and played sold out crowds. This year’s performances will be July 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm, July 23 and 30 at 3:00pm.

    Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

    The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costumes and elaborate sets. Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.


    Beauty and the Beast runs July 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm and July 23 and 30 at 3:00pm in Reinhart Auditorium in Merrillville. Ticket prices are Adult $12.00 in advance, $14.00 at the door; Students ages 13-18 are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Children 12 and under are always $8.00

    Tickets can be purchased on line at click for details or call 219-413-1213.

    Reinhart Auditorium at Merrillville HS
    276 East 68th Place Merrillville IN 46410
    Melinda Reinhart 219.413.1213 reinhartmelinda@gmail.com
  • | 8:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Movies in the Park(ing) Lot on July 28th at dusk
    Showing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    2&7 Coffee Bar will be selling butter beer and the Winfield Community Foundation will be selling popcorn!
    Event is located at the government center back parking lot
    Bring a lawn chair and come early!
    Winfield Government Center
    10645 Randolph Street Winfield IN 46307
    219.662.2665
  • | 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
    click for details



    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details



    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.
    click for details


    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
    click for details



    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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.
    click for details



    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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
    click for details


    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.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!

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


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


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


    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
    click for details


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

    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! It’s a great family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
    click for details


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


    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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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
  • | 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
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, music, food, drinks, things to do
    - Every Friday:
    It's Fried Chicken Friday at the R Bar. Try the best fried chicken dinner around. Choose from 4 or 8 piece dinner.

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

    D.J. Prime Time starts at 9pm
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 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, Faith, Summer, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - July 24-28, 2017
    100 81st Ave
    Dyer, IN 46311
    219.864.0300x180


    faithchurchkids.org

    Completed grades: K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $189

    SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more. Camper ages and week length may vary by location.
    Faith Church
    100 E 81st Ave Dyer IN 46311
    Faith Church 219.864.0300 info@wearefaith.org
  • | 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
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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
  • | 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
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    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
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    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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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Things To Do, Event, Beer Garden, dancing, food
    - July 28-30, 2017
    Friday: Noon - 8pm
    Saturday: 11am - 8pm
    Sunday: 11am - 3:30pm

    The Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Whiting presents Pierogi Fest!

    Each year Pierogi Fest features all of your favorites, including the wacky Polka Parade on Friday night, Mr. Pierogi and friends, food and arts + crafts vendors, beer garden (must be 21+ years of age to enter), games, daily entertainment and fun for all ages!

    The full schedule of events and a list of vendors is available here: click for details
    Downtown Whiting
    119th Street Whiting IN 46394
  • | 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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave.
    Valparaiso, 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.
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    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
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    CHESTERTON

    Splash Pad at Chesterton Park
    Location: Northwest Corner of Porter Avenue and 5th Street
    Cost: Free
    Contact: click for details or 219-926-3000

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    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


     
           
  • | Kids, Live music, Education, Fun, Camp, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 101 – A baby/toddler music class!

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | Arts and Entertainment, nwi, northwest indiana, valpo, art, fun, family, community
    - Valparaiso Events and The Enclave Project join together to bring the 2nd Annual Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience. The Pop-Up will not only bring amazing art and culture to Valparaiso for 18 days, July 20 – August 6. 2017, but also emphasize the Arts that already call Valparaiso home.

    For more information please visit The Pop-Up Website.

    PRESENTED BY: LAKES OF VALPO
     
           
    219.464.8332
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Aerial Adventure Park
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Kids, kids, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football,
    - Sparta Sports Organization of Crown Point offers kids classes for ages 20 months - 6 years old. The classes are for baseball, soccer and flag football!

    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.

    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/about
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

  • - This year’s market will begin June 3, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on South Main Street. The Farmers Market will continue through September 30.

    Crown Point’s favorite vendors will be returning in addition to a few new faces.

    Mayor David Uran says that, “In addition to the health benefits of eating locally grown produce, farmers markets are a great way to communicate with those who grow the food we feed our families. For that reason, we would like to add more farmers to the market.”

    Interested vendors can obtain the 2017 Farmers Market Application at click for details or contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.
    Downtown Crown Point
    South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut) Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Kids, adventure, zip line, challenge course, family, fun, activities, outdoor, park
    - On May 26, Edge Adventures cut the ribbon on Northwest Indiana’s first aerial adventure park. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 9:00am - 6:00pm | Sports and Recreation, zip line, climbing, aerial park, adventure, outdoor, family, kids, fun, ropes
    - Edge Adventures Aerial Park is a tree-to-tree adventure course that features over 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines that provide thrills for guests at every skill level. It also features a kid’s park, with elements closer to the ground that are designed for children ages 4-7. Edge Adventures Aerial Park is open seven days a week now through late fall.

    Visitors can harness up and climb up into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, climbing on cargo nets and much more. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees. The aerial park is positioned beside Deep River Water Park, giving visitors the opportunity to visit two major attractions in one day.

    Edge Adventures provides experienced and novice adventurers with the chance to test their skills and daring over various obstacles inter-connected by zip lines laced through the canopy of the forest. Edge Adventures provides all safety equipment - helmet, harnesses, belays and gloves. Guests will participate in a safety briefing and practice course, and are assisted by Edge Adventures ACCT-trained staff throughout each of the course routes.

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight 40lbs and a maximum of 275lbs. Hands must reach 66" high with feet flat on the ground. The two-hour adventure is $39 for adults and $29 for children 8-12. The three-hour adventure is $49 adults, $39 children 8-12. And an all-day adventure is $79 for adults and children 8-12.

    In addition to the larger courses, there is also a smaller kid’s course for the littler adventurers. The kid’s park includes low to the ground elements and zip lines. Tickets are $10 for the one-hour kid’s park adventure (ages 4-7).

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last adventure beginning at 5 p.m.

    For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook click for details or go to our website: click for details


    Edge Adventures NWI – Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN 46307
    Carolyn Jacobs 800.590.8347 info@edgeadventureparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Baby & Me Time is a 1/2 hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 12:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser, kids, chesterton, obstacle course, zombie, children, run, race, fun
    - Pre Apocalypse Training

    Join us for an action packed obstacle course. Run fast, jump high & don't let a zombie get you!!!!


    FREE with a donation of non perishable food item to benefit the food pantry.

    Saturday July 29, 2017
    Session 1 12:00
    Session 2 1:30
    1 session per person
    pre registration is required!

    Day of will only be accepted based on availability and exclusively by phone.
    James O'Connor Martial Arts
    534 Broadway chesterton IN 46304
    Tera O'Connor 219.926.5534 chestertonmaa@yahoo.com
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Come out and enjoy some family fun!!!
    There will be food truck vendors. Free bounce house, face painting, games and balloon twisting.
    Wittenberg Village
    1200 E. Lutheran Dr Crown Point IN 46307
    Donna Brandy, Director of Marketing 219.246.7181 donna@rcshomehealthcare.com
  • | 3:00pm - 6:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Bowling, Fun, Family friendly, Raffles, Africa, Kids, Children, Things to do
    - The Super Bowl in Crown Point, IN
    Food, soft drinks, shoes, and unlimited bowling!
    3:30 pm-6:30 pm, $25 per person
    Check in begins at 3:00
    All proceeds help bring hope and help to African children and their families with Every Child Ministries (Hebron, IN)
    Register on our event page before it's sold out! click for details
    Questions info@ecmafrica.org or (219) 996-4201
    The Super Bowl
    218 S. East St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Sandi Enyeart 219.996.4201 info@ecmafrica.org
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, hammond, region, party, music
    - Bring a friend and come party at the Pav.

    Mayor Thomas M. Mcdermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to host the Region Reunion with Dick Diamond and the Dusters!

    Head to the Pav on Saturday, July 29th for the first Region Reunion. What better setting to catch up with your friends than a party on the lake with Dick Diamond and the Dusters providing the soundtrack for the evening? The party starts at 5 pm with Dick Diamond taking the stage from 7 pm- 10 pm.

    News You Can Use:
    FREE event
    FREE parking
    Open beer garden
    Food and drink for purchase
    All ages event

    For more info call 219-937-7942 or check out the PAV(the Pavilion at Wolf Lake) on Facebook.
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park Pavillion
    2324 S. Calumet Avenue Hammond IN
    Jill Gajewski 219.937.7942 gajewskij@hammondmarina.com
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, nwi, northwest indiana, porter, fair, school, bus, derby, fun
    - NEW to the Porter County Fair...Sandberg's Towing & Recovery School Bus Figure 8 Derby!

    TICKET PRICES
    Adults $12.00
    Children (Under 12) $6.00
    Porter County Fair
    217 E. Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Porter County Fair 219.462.0321
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things to Do, music
    - NWI Symphony performs outdoors on the lawn of St. Anthony Home CP. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the symphony under the stars.
    St. Anthony Home
    203 W Franciscan Dr Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Community Foundation 219.662.7252 info@thecpcf.org
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Symphony, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Free, Concert, Live music, Orchestra
    - Enjoy the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra for FREE summer concerts!

    Please join us for a series of free outdoor concerts in towns across the Region.
    The summer program features a mix of patriotic songs, light classical pieces, and movie and Broadway tunes.

    KIDS! Join us 1 hour before show time to play instruments brought by Plum Grove Music. The Instrument Garden provides an opportunity for children and adults to try their hand at playing an orchestral instrument.
    This event is free.

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    July 22, 2017

    Cedar Lake at 7:30 p.m.
    Town Complex Grounds (7408 Constitution Ave.)
    Rain Location: Hanover High School, 10120 W. 133rd Ave
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    July 29, 2017

    Crown Point at 7:30 p.m.
    Franciscan Communities (Corner of Main and Franciscan)
    Rain Location: Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main Street
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    August 4, 2017

    Portage at 7:30pm
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, West Beach
    Rain Location: Chesterton High School Auditorium
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    Aug. 5, 2017

    Griffith at 7:30 p.m.
    Central Park (600 N. Broad Street)
    Rain Location: Griffith High School, 600 N. Wiggs Street
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    Aug. 11, 2017

    Hammond at 7:30 p.m.
    Wolf Lake Pavilion (Calumet Ave. and Sheffield Ave.)
    Rain Location: Calumet College of St. Joseph Athletic Center
    2400 New York Avenue, Whiting
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    Aug. 12, 2017

    Schererville at 7:30 p.m.
    Redar Park (Austin Street north of U.S. 30)
    Rain Location: Lake Central High School
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  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Beauty and the Beast, musical, family, theatre
    - Ross Summer Music Theatre brings Disney’s Beauty and the Beast back to the Reinhart Auditorium in Merrillville, IN. It was last produced by the group in 2006, and played sold out crowds. This year’s performances will be July 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm, July 23 and 30 at 3:00pm.

    Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

    The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

    This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costumes and elaborate sets. Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.


    Beauty and the Beast runs July 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm and July 23 and 30 at 3:00pm in Reinhart Auditorium in Merrillville. Ticket prices are Adult $12.00 in advance, $14.00 at the door; Students ages 13-18 are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Children 12 and under are always $8.00

    Tickets can be purchased on line at click for details or call 219-413-1213.

    Reinhart Auditorium at Merrillville HS
    276 East 68th Place Merrillville IN 46410
    Melinda Reinhart 219.413.1213 reinhartmelinda@gmail.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, performance, entertainment, concert
    The Room - Entertainment Venue
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
  • | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Special Interest
    Conway Observatory @ Buckley Homestead
    19120 Chase Street Lowell IN 46356
    2199450543x239 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, night, ride, bike, family, exercise
    - 10 mile NIGHT time bike ride for all ages starting in downtown Crown Point & going up & down the bike trail. Starts with a Bike Parade around the Courthouse. Prizes for "Most Decorated/Lighted Bike(s)". Pick up a playing card at 5 stops along the route & enter our poker contest (no purchase necessary to participate). Rider support from A1 Cycle Center.

    $15 for Ages 8 & up - riding under your own power
    Free for kids being pulled in a trailer or with Mom/Dad on back of bike
    Helmets required & wil be checked prior to ride. No helmet = NO ride! As this is a new event, if we have 50 or less participants, your fee will be refunded & we will reschedule.

    Sign up today: click for details
    Downtown
           
  • | 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.
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    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties
    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.
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    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    219.365.2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lite outside for night games. Summer Months.
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    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: 219-322-5333
    VALPARAISO: 219-242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: 219-769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: 219-809-0888
    HEBRON: 219-696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
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    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, 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, 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
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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)
    click for details

    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
  • | 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
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fun, Things To Do, Event, Beer Garden, dancing, food
    - July 28-30, 2017
    Friday: Noon - 8pm
    Saturday: 11am - 8pm
    Sunday: 11am - 3:30pm

    The Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Whiting presents Pierogi Fest!

    Each year Pierogi Fest features all of your favorites, including the wacky Polka Parade on Friday night, Mr. Pierogi and friends, food and arts + crafts vendors, beer garden (must be 21+ years of age to enter), games, daily entertainment and fun for all ages!

    The full schedule of events and a list of vendors is available here: click for details
    Downtown Whiting
    119th Street Whiting IN 46394
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - 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

    July 29
    Lowell Corn Roast & Corn Hole Tournament
    click for details

    AUGUST 4-5
    Dyer Corn Fest
    click for details

    August 4-5
    Vet Fest
    click for details

    August 4-5
    Taste of Michigan City
    click for details

    August 4-5
    St. Michael Parish Fun Fest in Schererville
    click for details

    AUGUST 4-6
    FUSIC Fest (Food, Fun & Music) at Jeorse Park Beach, East Chicago
    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

    August 6
    Underground Lit Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    August 6
    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

    August 17-20
    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
    click for details

    AUGUST 26-27
    Aukiki River Festival in Kouts
    click for details

    AUGUST 26
    Annual Kouts Pork Fest
    click for details

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

    AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2
    Rock ’N’ Rail Music & Street Festival in Downtown Griffith
    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

    September 1-4
    Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte
    click for details

    SEPTEMBER 2
    Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton
    click for details

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

     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Fresh, U-Pick, Berries, Produce, Fun, Things To Do, Family
    - Blueberry season typically runs from early July through early to mid August depending on the weather and how the berries ripen.
    Please call individual locations for exact picking dates and availability.

    BILLY BOY'S BLUEBERRY BARN
    click for details
    650 Freyer Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 872-7477

    BLUEBERRIES OF INDIANA
    click for details
    2388 W 1000 N, LaPorte, IN 46350
    Phone: (219) 326-8686

    BLUE SKY BERRY FARM
    click for details
    15552 S. 1050 W., Wanatah, IN 46390
    Phone: (219) 733-2416

    EENIGENBURG'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    1 1/2 miles East of the DeMotte Junction of 10 E. and 231
    6721 W. State Road 10, DeMotte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2957

    FRITTS BERRY FARM
    click for details
    10301 Indiana 10, Demotte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2228

    GARWOOD ORCHARD
    click for details
    5911 W 50 South, La Porte, IN 46350
    Phone: (219) 362-4385

    GRANDMA'S BERRY PATCH
    click for details
    9895 W 1700 S., Lacrosse, IN 46348
    Phone: (219) 733-9080

    JOHNSON’S FARM PRODUCE
    click for details
    Hobart Location
    8960 E. Ridge Rd., Hobart, IN 46342
    Phone: (219) 962-1383

    Valparaiso Location (Please note there is no U-Pick at this location.)
    718 West HWY 30, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 759-6359

    LUEDTKE BLUEBERRY FARMS LLC
    click for details
    725 E. 1400 N., Wheatfield, IN 46392
    Phone: (219) 956-3356

    MERRILLVILLE FARMS
    click for details
    6716 Colorado Street, Hobart, IN 46342
    Phone: (219) 947-0223

    PAVOLKA FRUIT FARM
    click for details
    1776 N. Wozniak Rd., Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 210-4705

    STATELINE BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    Farm #1
    9957 N Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-7721

    Farm #2
    10404 N. Hwy 39, La Porte, IN 46350
    phone: 219-369-2420

    SUNRISE HARVEST FARM
    7194 N. U.S. 421, San Pierre, IN 46374
    click for details
    219-954-0007

    VANKLEY'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    2666 W State Road 10, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    Phone: (219) 956-3687

    ZYLSTRA'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    13000 W 1200 N, De Motte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2061
     
           
  • | 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

    Midweek Music & the Market
    Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland
    click for details
    7/12: Robert Rolfe Feddersen; Mason Rivers
    7/19: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle; New Odyssey
    8/9: The Influence; The Class of '68
    8/16: Michelle Josephine Velez; Flat Cats
    8/23: The Sky at Night; Oscar & The Majestics
    8/30: David Blixt; Danny Mateja & IPA Tribute Band
    9/6: Dennis, Andrew & Michelle
    9/13: Robbing Selsdon
    9/20: Dominic Ruffalo
    9/27: JD Kostyk

    Summer Concert Series at Wicker 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
     
           

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