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Crown Point, IN 46307

Nearby communities: Lakes Of Four Seasons / Winfield

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

  • | 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 Ann Sytsma 219.314.9904 crownpointalc@innovativeworkforce.com
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, book sale, donations, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Humane Societ Calumet Area presents its annual Spring Book Sale at Paws Resale Shoppe! (8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland)

    Wednesday April 26th: 10am - 4pm (Presale 10am to 12pm for $5 donation)
    Thursday April 27th: 10am - 4pm
    Friday April 28th: 10am - 6pm
    Saturday April 29th: 10am - 6pm

    Donations of genrly used adult and youth books, CDs, DVDs appreciated.
    Proceeds benefit the animals of Humane Society Calumet area

    For more information, contact HSCA at 219.513.8911 or click for details
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave Highland IN 46322
    Mari Nunez, HSCA 219.513.8911 mnunez@hscalumet.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, Book Sale
    - Grab some great deals on gently used books, DVDs and CDs at Humane Society Calumet Area's Book Sale being held on April 26-29 daily at Paws Resale Shoppe in Highland. Hours are from noon to 4 pm on Wednesday; 10 am to 4:00 pm Thursday; 10 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit our pre-sale on Weds. April 26 at 10 am for a $5 donation. On Saturday, shoppers can purchase a bag of books for just $5! Donations are appreciated and may be brought to the shelter or Resale Shoppe during open hours. Paws Resale Shoppe is located at 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland. Call 219-922-3811 for more information.
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave. Highland IN 46322
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 11:00am - 11:35am | Kids, Music, sing, dance, listen, toddler,
    - Musikgarten for Toddlers
    Ages: 15 months-3 years with caregiver present
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 26--May 31
    Time: 11:00-11:35 (toddlers)
    Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

    New to "Mommy & Me" music classes? Explore music with your active child. We sing, play, listen, and dance. Children delight in making music with jingles, maracas, rhythm sticks, drums, etc. Come give it a try! There is no charge for a FREE Preview Class, but online registration is required; space is limited.

    Tuition: $65 / Take-home materials: $25

    For more information or to register, please visit our website at ImmanuelValpoMusikgarten.org
     
           
  • | 2:00pm - 3:30pm | Library Events, Author Event
    - Gary native, author Ken Svengalis, will give a talk on his newest book. It takes place in 1942 and starts out with a Swedish-American girl detective, Ellen Anderson and a young Russian woman, Natalia Boroskova aboard the 20th Century Limited out of Grand Central Station -- headed to Gary, Indiana!
    Refreshments served!
    Munster Public Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
  • | 3:00pm - 3:45pm | Kids, Music, sing, dance, listen, preschool, preschooler
    - Musikgarten for Preschoolers
    Ages: 3 - 4 years with caregiver present
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 26--May 31
    Time: 3:00-3:45
    Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

    New to "Mommy & Me" music classes? Explore music with your active child. We sing, play, listen, and dance. Children delight in making music with jingles, maracas, rhythm sticks, drums, etc. Come give it a try! There is no charge for a FREE Preview Class, but online registration is required; space is limited.

    Tuition: $100 / Take-home materials: $25

    For more information or to register, please visit our website at ImmanuelValpoMusikgarten.org
     
           
  • | 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
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Paint, wine and canvas, nite out, artist
    - The next Wine & Canvas is right around the corner so grab a friend and get your tickets today becasue these classes sell out fast!
    All supplies are included to create your very own 16x20 acrylic painting. You will receive detailed instruction and paint right along with Melinda Velasco from Paint with Me.
    One drink is included with your ticket purchase. You can choose from wine, beer or soda. Food is also available for purchase.
    Come out to Zao Island for a fun and relaxing evening. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
    Zao Island
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave Valparaiso IN 46385
    Melinda Velasco paintwithme412@yahoo.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, things to do, girl's night, northwest indiana, events, specials, crown point
    - Join us for a Special Event at MATEY'S IRISH PUB! Follow along with our guided professional artist as she walks you through the selected painting step-by-step, or break out and paint whatever your heart desires!
    We encourage creativity and would love to see your version of the painting.
    Absolutely no experience required. You just bring your fun-loving friends and have a few drinks to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum.

    Must be 21+ to paint. Food and drink may be purchased at the event.
    WEDNESDAY SPECIALS:
    $1.25 PORK/BEEF TACOS
    $3 CHIPS/SALSA
    $6 QUESADILLAS
    $3.50 DOS EQUIS/CAPTAIN/BACARDI DRINKS/TIJUANA SWEET HEAD SHOTS

    If you're planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the bartender that you're with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats.
    Matey's Irish Pub
    419 N Grant St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Ashley Reeves 219.669.3816 ashley.reeves@paintnite.com
  • | 8:00pm - 12:00pm | Local Events, Things to do, local events, live entertainment
    - Live DJ every Wednesday 8 P.M. - 12 A.M.
    Half price appetizers and drink specials
    Vill Del Sol
    2225 W Lincoln Hwy Merrillville IN 46410
    Vill Del Sol 219.472.8060
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

    Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
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    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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







     
           
  • | Kids, nwi, northwest indiana, toddlers, kids, nature, stories, activities, crafts
    - Toddlers will experience the natural world through stories, crafts, and hands-on activities led by Taltree’s Education staff. Activities vary weekly.

    Pre-registration is required.

    Cost: Non-Members: $15 per session or $80 for all sessions January-April

    Taltree Members: $10 per session or $50 for all sessions January-April

    Includes admission for children and one adult

    To register click for details then click on classes.

    More info: Call Programs Manager Ellen Kapitan at (219) 742-8147 or email ekapitan@taltree.org.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 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

    click for details
    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

    Classes for kids and adults at 3 locations (Munster, Crown Point and Hammond)
    Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Photography and more!

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Things To Do, Fun, Activity, Event
    - Open jump lets you fly high! That means full access to all Sky Zone activities, including the Main Court (free jump), the Foam Zone (freestyle jumping into foam), Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam, and more! Open jump is available during normal operating hours. All ages are welcome, and a Sky Zone liability waiver is required for each jumper (those under 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian). Weekends can get busy, so book your spot online and fill out a waiver in advance. Park offerings vary by location.

    -Walk-ins welcome!
    -Jump times start every 30 minutes

    OPEN JUMP HOURS:
    TUESDAY - THURSDAY: 3PM - 8PM
    FRIDAY: 12PM-9PM
    SATURDAY: 10AM - 10PM
    SUNDAY: 10AM - 8PM

    OPEN JUMP PRICING:
    30 minutes: $10
    60 minutes: $15
    90 minutes: $19
    120 minutes: $22
    Superpass is $119


    Skysocks are required for all participants and are not included in the price. New skysocks are $2 per pair.

    We accept walk-in customers during all open hours of operation (subject to availability). Reservations are HIGHLY recommended for a confirmed number of jumpers and time, but are not required. To make a reservation, please call us at 219-227-3777.

    click for details



    Sky Zone Schererville
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777
  • | Celebration, half price, margarita
    - Every Wednesday! 1/2 Price margarita special at ALL El Salto locations!
    El Salto
    ALL LOCATIONS
  • | Kids, kids, classes, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football
    - We offer 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).

    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, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

    Sunday June 11th, 2017
    2 Divisions: Adult (18+) / Youth (12yo-17yo)
    Adult: $120/team / Youth ($100/team)
    Coed Divisions for both
    4 Game Guarantee

    For more information 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
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Striving to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New moon phase at 8:16 AM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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

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

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

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

    Apply online at click for details
    Or call us at 219-444-2000.
     
           
    Nurse-Family Partnership 219.444.2000 nfplake@goodwillindy.org
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Special Interest, nwi, northwest indiana, nature, plants, wildlife, outdoors, education
    - Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is excited to offer the Indiana Master Naturalist program. IMN is a certification program through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Come enrich your love for the outdoors and expand your knowledge of plants, wildlife, and other natural resources in Indiana. The ten-week, hands on course will provide introductions to Hoosier natural resources from expert instructors in our region.

    Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 session. The course begins on March 9 and will be held on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. There are nine classroom sessions and the final exam. Students are required to attend 80%, or 8 out of 9, classes to be eligible for certification. Cost is $100 per person.

    Classes cover topics including wildlife, geology, trees, and the human impact on our natural resources. Each class is designed by the instructor and includes a quiz.

    Participants must perform 30 hours of volunteer service for a natural resource agency or organization in order to obtain certification through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. You can also complete your volunteer hours with Taltree. For more information please contact Ellen Kapitan at ekapitan@taltree.org or at (219)742-8147.

    Cost: $100

    Who: Adults 18+

    Return the registration form and payments to our business office by February 28. Class size is limited, sign up today! Registration form- click for details

    Business Office Address:
    Ellen Kapitan c/o
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    71 N 500 W
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, book sale, donations, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Humane Societ Calumet Area presents its annual Spring Book Sale at Paws Resale Shoppe! (8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland)

    Wednesday April 26th: 10am - 4pm (Presale 10am to 12pm for $5 donation)
    Thursday April 27th: 10am - 4pm
    Friday April 28th: 10am - 6pm
    Saturday April 29th: 10am - 6pm

    Donations of genrly used adult and youth books, CDs, DVDs appreciated.
    Proceeds benefit the animals of Humane Society Calumet area

    For more information, contact HSCA at 219.513.8911 or click for details
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave Highland IN 46322
    Mari Nunez, HSCA 219.513.8911 mnunez@hscalumet.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts as they get ready to read at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, Book Sale
    - Grab some great deals on gently used books, DVDs and CDs at Humane Society Calumet Area's Book Sale being held on April 26-29 daily at Paws Resale Shoppe in Highland. Hours are from noon to 4 pm on Wednesday; 10 am to 4:00 pm Thursday; 10 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit our pre-sale on Weds. April 26 at 10 am for a $5 donation. On Saturday, shoppers can purchase a bag of books for just $5! Donations are appreciated and may be brought to the shelter or Resale Shoppe during open hours. Paws Resale Shoppe is located at 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland. Call 219-922-3811 for more information.
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave. Highland IN 46322
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 11:30am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Selfie, Hartsfield, Lunch, Learn, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Thursday, April 27th
    11:30am - 2pm

    Lunch is at 12pm. Presentation at 12:30pm

    Tours available. Independent and assisted living residences

    Limited Seating! RSVP by April 20th! 219.934.0750
    Hartsfield Village
    10000 Columbia Ave. Munster IN 46321
    Hartsfield Village 219.934.0750
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, kids events, RC Flying Fields, Remote Control Flying, NWI, foamies
    - Every Monday and Thursday from 12pm to 3pm at Sparta Dome.

    All ages welcome and your kids will love this too!

    Flyers must bring your AMA (American Modelers Association)card...$5 per participant (this includes anyone on turf).

    Spectators...FREE Entry!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Support group, moms, birth, baby, kids, childbirth
    - This peer support group is for moms who are getting ready to give birth AND moms who have recently given birth. This is a safe space to talk about your birth, your plans, fears, concerns, questions, etc.

    This group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month in Crown Point.

    Fee: $10
    Childbirth Melodies
    138 S. Main St., Suite 200 Crown Point IN 46307
    Celeste Chapko 219.742.4149 celeste.mtdoula@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, trivia, food, drinks, things to do, singing
    - Every Thursday:

    Trivia/karaoke night.
    Stop by for a fun filled evening at the R Bar. Trivia starts at 7pm followed by karaoke 10 pm.

    THURSDAY SPECIALS!
    $7 Italian Beef with Fries
    $3.50 Bud Light Talls
    $12 Domestic Buckets
    $6 Martinis
    $4 Jameson Shots
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - April 1- Nicholas Kazonis

    April 6- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 7- Katt House

    April 8- David Blixt Duo

    April 13- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 14- Brian Munde

    April 15- Doc Fuller + Nicholas Kazonis

    April 20- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 21- Pete and Kelly

    April 22- Mitch and Jess

    April 27- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 28- Rick Zuccarelli

    April 29- Denny Madera
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Religious Events, Grief, loss, support group, death
    - It hurts to lose someone.
    Find help at GriefShare.

    GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

    Our 13 week journey starts March 9th and will end on June 1st.

    GriefShare is free to attend.

    If you are interested in purchasing the workbook that coincides with the video series we will have them on hand for $20.

    Please call our church office to register. (219) 365-4747
    Lake Hills Baptist Church
    9209 W. 85th Ave. Schererville IN 46375
    Brianne Bayliff 219.365.4747 brianne@lakehillsonline.org
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
    click for details

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
    click for details


    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal.
    Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around.
    Tours are available for groups of 20 or more and are perfect for school groups, church groups, boy and girl scout troops, and business groups. "Walk-in tours" (no minimum group size) available June through September on Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
    click for details


    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5 acre park featuring bronze and granite sculptures, and life-size monuments to depict the major military conflicts that shaped the 20th Century. Admission is free.
    A commemorative brick pathway leads visitors on their journey through history. Individuals and groups are invited for self-guided tours in which several stations provide pre-recorded information about the defining wars of the 20th Century. Guided tours are also available.
    click for details


    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
    click for details

    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Home to a 100yr old Grand Trunk depot, E,J&E Interlocking tower, several small structures, and several rail cars. Also there is a collection of artifacts. The Park and Museum are open on the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August and for special tours.
    click for details

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


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


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


    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
    click for details


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


    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details

    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
    click for details


    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
    click for details

    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details

    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
    click for details


    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
    click for details


    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    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!
    click for details




     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bars, Restaurants, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy live entertainment? Search no more! Here is a list of venues in Northwest Indiana offering live music. Please check with the individual locations for specific days and times.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Visit our Facebook page click for details or our website for upcoming events.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Create, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids, Family, Class, Taltree
    - Event will be held May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Bring Mom out to Taltree and join artist Susan Young in creating a beautiful painting. Mom and child will work together to paint their 16 x 20 inch canvas. Susan will inspire creativity and instruct at a pace for all ages. The image shown is a sample of the painting and participants can choose their own colors. Pricing is per canvas. Additional children pay admission.

    **Register by April 30.**
    To register, call (219) 462-0025, email info@taltree.org or click here: click for details

    May is a wonderful time to explore the arboretum! Before your paint class, hike one of our trails and discover the flowers blooming and listen for migrating birds.

    Cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Special Interest, Travel, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Entertainment, Aladdin Broadway Show, Gardens
    - Schererville Parks and Recreation is excited to offer several new spring bus trips. Bus trips include round trip transportation and the cost of any tickets for admission. “Our bus trips are a relaxing way to travel to iconic destinations without the stress of driving,” said Maddie Grimm, Recreation Coordinator.

    Each trip is an individual trip. All bus departures are from Rohrman Park located at 6750 Rohrman Road, Crown Point. Registrants can sign up at click for details. General questions can be directed to Schererville Parks and Recreation staff, at (219) 865-5530 ext. 6103 or parks@schererville.org.

    Trips Offered, Spring 2017:

    1. Aladdin Broadway Show:
    Sunday, April 23, 2017
    Departs 3:30pm, Returns 10:45pm
    Show at 6:30pm
    $99 Resident, $108 Non-Resident

    2. Fernwood Botanic Gardens:
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Departs 8am, Returns 5pm
    $45 Resident, $49 Non-Resident
     
           
    Schererville Parks and Recreation 2198655530ext6103 parks@schererville.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

    Classes for kids and adults at 3 locations (Munster, Crown Point and Hammond)
    Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Photography and more!

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, kids, classes, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football
    - We offer 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).

    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, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

    Sunday June 11th, 2017
    2 Divisions: Adult (18+) / Youth (12yo-17yo)
    Adult: $120/team / Youth ($100/team)
    Coed Divisions for both
    4 Game Guarantee

    For more information 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
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A public education campaign sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation in which children aged 8-18 to work with adult hosts-parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
     
           

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  • - 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
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, book sale, donations, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Humane Societ Calumet Area presents its annual Spring Book Sale at Paws Resale Shoppe! (8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland)

    Wednesday April 26th: 10am - 4pm (Presale 10am to 12pm for $5 donation)
    Thursday April 27th: 10am - 4pm
    Friday April 28th: 10am - 6pm
    Saturday April 29th: 10am - 6pm

    Donations of genrly used adult and youth books, CDs, DVDs appreciated.
    Proceeds benefit the animals of Humane Society Calumet area

    For more information, contact HSCA at 219.513.8911 or click for details
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave Highland IN 46322
    Mari Nunez, HSCA 219.513.8911 mnunez@hscalumet.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, Book Sale
    - Grab some great deals on gently used books, DVDs and CDs at Humane Society Calumet Area's Book Sale being held on April 26-29 daily at Paws Resale Shoppe in Highland. Hours are from noon to 4 pm on Wednesday; 10 am to 4:00 pm Thursday; 10 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit our pre-sale on Weds. April 26 at 10 am for a $5 donation. On Saturday, shoppers can purchase a bag of books for just $5! Donations are appreciated and may be brought to the shelter or Resale Shoppe during open hours. Paws Resale Shoppe is located at 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland. Call 219-922-3811 for more information.
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave. Highland IN 46322
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.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. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
     
           
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 6:00pm - | Charity, Fundraiser, Trivia Tacos
    - Put together your dream team of 4 or 8
    Theme your team! Best costumes win a prize (optional)
    Cash-value prizes for top 3 teams
    Automatic free entry for grand prize drawing
    Enter Wine & Dine Raffle
    Play side games for extra prizes
    Beer & wine available for purchase
    Food & soft drinks available for purchase
    Cash Only for All Purchases at the event

    Mexico Lindo Bar & Grill will be offering all-you-can-eat tacos for $10
    Portage Township YMCA
    3100 Willowcreek Road Portage IN 46368
    Ashley Buckland 219.762.9622 ashleybuckland@live.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Auction vendor craft fair spaghetti dinner
    - Please join us for our annual Art Auction, Vendor Fair & Spaghetti dinner fundraiser. We are still accepting vendor applications and sponsors. This event will be featured in April's Mom to Mom Magazine. Please contact Jaynie at 219-980-3252 if you would like more information.
    Christian Revival Center
    805 W. 57th Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Jaynie Kohler 219.712.4426 jayniekohler@att.net
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, surrealism, reception, paintings, art,
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is pleased to host “Doug Davis: Surrealism” April 7th-30th at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts – 540 S. Lake Street in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood.

    The Exhibit will have an opening reception for First Fridays on Lake Street on April 7th from 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Please see our website for more information: click for details

    The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome!

    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 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 - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - April 1- Nicholas Kazonis

    April 6- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 7- Katt House

    April 8- David Blixt Duo

    April 13- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 14- Brian Munde

    April 15- Doc Fuller + Nicholas Kazonis

    April 20- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 21- Pete and Kelly

    April 22- Mitch and Jess

    April 27- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 28- Rick Zuccarelli

    April 29- Denny Madera
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 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.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
    Friday 2pm-11pm
    Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    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.
    click for details
     
           
  • | 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
  • Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

    Classes for kids and adults at 3 locations (Munster, Crown Point and Hammond)
    Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Photography and more!

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, kids, classes, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football
    - We offer 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).

    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, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

    Sunday June 11th, 2017
    2 Divisions: Adult (18+) / Youth (12yo-17yo)
    Adult: $120/team / Youth ($100/team)
    Coed Divisions for both
    4 Game Guarantee

    For more information 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
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 11:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Breakfast, Family, Early Childhood
    - Come join us for a Family Fun Pancake Breakfast featuring Dr. Seuss! Two sessions available - 8-9:30 am or 10-11:30 am! Activities, games, and Seuss character photo opportunities!
    Tickets on sale NOW!
    Tickets are $10 per child, $5 per adult - ticket price includes breakfast, games, activities, face-painting, and character and photo booth opportunities! A Dr. Seuss store with Seuss themed items to purchase and a $5 Cat in the Hat Photo by Classic photo will also be available. All proceeds benefit Building Brickies. Seating is limited so reserve your table today. Please note—Tables seat 6. Seating arrangements with friends and family can only be guaranteed if reservations for all tickets are placed at the same time.
    For questions or to reserve tickets contact Amanda at the Early Learning Center - 942-7263 ext 8669 or ajohnston@hobart.k12.in.us. Cash or Check only.
    Check out our Fb event page - click for details
    Hobart High School Great Hall - enter door #21
    2211 East 10th Street Hobart IN 46342
    Amanda Johnston 2199427263ext8669 ajohnston@hobart.k12.in.us
  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Daily Specials, NWI, northwest indiana, auto service, tire rotation
    - Refreshments plus:

    -- $20 OFF Any Oil Change (CC:DYCAD) --

    -- 50% OFF Tire Rotation (CC:DYRO) --

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29th ONLY

    Not valid with any other offers, call store for details.
    Express Oil Change & Service Center
    1339 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Express Oil Change & Service Center 219.440.7283
  • | 8:30am - 10:30am | Sports and Recreation, 5k, 10k, Charity Walk/Run, Hammond IN, NWI, Things To Do
    - 9th Annual Hammond 10k/5k Charity Run on April 29, 2017! For the past 14 years the Back to School Fest charity event has provided Hammond area K-5th grade students in need with FREE fingerprinting, grocery and hygiene products, haircuts, and hundreds of back packs full of school supplies. The Hammond 10k is proud to support this spectacular charity event!

    For Tickets: click for details
    For More Information: click for details
    Hammond Civic Center
    5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond IN 46320
  • | 9:00am - 4:30pm | Kids, the first tee, lake county, golf, youth, lesson, may, summer camp
    - LESSON SCHEDULE

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

    Saturday Lessons
    April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27 (Make-up June 3)

    PLAYer $55: 9:00 am – 10:15 am

    PLAYer + $55: 10:30 am – 11:45 am

    Par $60: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    High School $60: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Birdie $65: 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
    Lost Marsh Youth Clubhouse
    901 129th St Hammond IN 46320
    Brandon White 219.228.2528 info@thefirstteelakecounty.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, book sale, donations, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Humane Societ Calumet Area presents its annual Spring Book Sale at Paws Resale Shoppe! (8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland)

    Wednesday April 26th: 10am - 4pm (Presale 10am to 12pm for $5 donation)
    Thursday April 27th: 10am - 4pm
    Friday April 28th: 10am - 6pm
    Saturday April 29th: 10am - 6pm

    Donations of genrly used adult and youth books, CDs, DVDs appreciated.
    Proceeds benefit the animals of Humane Society Calumet area

    For more information, contact HSCA at 219.513.8911 or click for details
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave Highland IN 46322
    Mari Nunez, HSCA 219.513.8911 mnunez@hscalumet.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, wine, things to do, cheese, tastings, sample
    - Experience the delicious wares being featured at Good To Go by Lucrezia. Sample our cheeses, jams, crackers and artisan meats and see our specials for the month!
    Good to Go By Lucrezia
    420 S. Calumet Chesterton IN 46304
    Good to Go By Lucrezia 219.926.3866
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Shopping, Book Sale
    - Grab some great deals on gently used books, DVDs and CDs at Humane Society Calumet Area's Book Sale being held on April 26-29 daily at Paws Resale Shoppe in Highland. Hours are from noon to 4 pm on Wednesday; 10 am to 4:00 pm Thursday; 10 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Visit our pre-sale on Weds. April 26 at 10 am for a $5 donation. On Saturday, shoppers can purchase a bag of books for just $5! Donations are appreciated and may be brought to the shelter or Resale Shoppe during open hours. Paws Resale Shoppe is located at 8149 Kennedy Avenue, Highland. Call 219-922-3811 for more information.
    Paws Resale Shoppe
    8149 Kennedy Ave. Highland IN 46322
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Special Interest, Climate, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Rally for jobs, justice, and the climate! The event will be held at Main Square Gazebo with a several speakers we will be having tables from various organizations to educate on what actions you can do after the rally to effect positive change in the realm of the climate change and other environmental issues. There will also be environmental related activities for kids. Please bring a case of bottled water to the event to donate to the victims of the East Chicago contamination crisis. click for details on how this will be occurring in cities simultaneously around the country.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, fundraiser, kids, fun, paint, church
    - Saturday, April 29, 2017
    Christ Temple Church of Holiness
    4201 Washington St
    Gary, IN 46408
    12 Noon - 3:00 PM

    Please come and tap into your creative side while you support a great cause!

    We will be painting (with instruction) a basketball related photo that you can personalize with your last name and number.

    $30 fee includes a 11 x 17 canvas (you take home), food and drinks.

    Funds Due No Later Than April 8, 2017

    This is open to children and adults.

    Space is limited!

    For more information please contact me Tiffaney 219-455-9725
    Christ Temple Church of Holiness
    4201 Washington St Gary IN 46408
    Tiffaney Patrick 219.455.9725 paintwithtiff@gmail.com
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Festival
    - Nordik Folk No. 761 is hosting its 3rd Annual Nordic Faire. There will be free live entertainment by Nordikids Children’s Club, Scandinavian Folk Dancers, a Viking weapons display and more. Vendors will be selling Scandinavian gifts and food. Tickets will be available at the door: Adults $5- 12 and under FREE.

    This “Family Friendly” Faire will include Scandinavian food, vendors, music and dancing, Culture Displays and information, free games and crafts for the kids plus KUBB (the Viking lawn game) will be set up outside for play.
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    8955 Columbia Ave. Munster IN 46321
    Katie Westlund 219.682.5187 KaitlinWestlund@gmail.com
  • | 5:00pm - | Local Events
    - American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Assoc are having A Spaghetti Dinner. See Flyer
     
           
  • | 5:30pm - 1:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, nwi, northwest indiana, cards, gambling, adult, banquet, things to do
    - Adult fundraiser. Our Semi-annual Texas Hold'em at Patrician Banquet Center. Come join us for an evening of adult fun!

    Registration begins Wednesday March 1, 2017 at click for details or visit our facebook page to register click for details or by calling 865-9600.
    Patrician Banquet Center
    410 E US Highway 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Tri-Town Safety Village 219.865.9600
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, surrealism, reception, paintings, art,
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is pleased to host “Doug Davis: Surrealism” April 7th-30th at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts – 540 S. Lake Street in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood.

    The Exhibit will have an opening reception for First Fridays on Lake Street on April 7th from 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Please see our website for more information: click for details

    The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome!

    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, NWI, Northwest Indiana, music, bands, open mic, things to do
    - April 1- Nicholas Kazonis

    April 6- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 7- Katt House

    April 8- David Blixt Duo

    April 13- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 14- Brian Munde

    April 15- Doc Fuller + Nicholas Kazonis

    April 20- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 21- Pete and Kelly

    April 22- Mitch and Jess

    April 27- All Age Open Mic with Nicholas Kazonis

    April 28- Rick Zuccarelli

    April 29- Denny Madera
    95Ate5 Brew Pub
    9585 N. Industrial Dr. Saint John IN 46373
    95Ate5 Brew Pub 219.365.6506
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Art From The Heart Art Auction and Evening Affair is a benefit for the Art Program at St Mary's Catholic Community School, located at 405 East Joliet Street in Crown Point. The event includes a silent auction of professional and student art pieces, a comedy show, beer, wine and food tasting, and music. For more information, please contact (219) 663-0676.
    St Mary's Catholic Community School
    405 E Joliet Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Jacki 219.663.0676
  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Widows Widowers
    - Open to all widows and widowers. It's a chance to go out, have fun and make new friends.
    Star Dust
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy Merrillville IN 46410
    Sally 219.677.4947
  • | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Special Interest
    Conway Observatory @ Buckley Homestead
    19120 Chase Street Lowell IN 46356
    2199450543x239 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 11:30pm - 2:00pm | Kids, health event, family, weekend, kids
    - Family fun, free event, open to all. Healthy Kids Day is the Y's largest national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body.
    Valparaiso Family YMCA
    1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive Valparaiso IN 46383
    Carol Crowe 219.462.4185 ccrowe@valpoymca.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


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


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


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


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


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


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    219.462.1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
    click for details


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


    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    219.462.1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. (Arcade Games in the Winter)
    click for details


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



     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard
    East Chicago, 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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, music, food, drinks, things to do
    - SATURDAY SPECIALS!
    $9 Serbo Burger
    $4.50 Stella Drafts
    $4.50 Gin & Tonics
    $7 Long Island
    $4 Vegas Bombs
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

    Classes for kids and adults at 3 locations (Munster, Crown Point and Hammond)
    Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Photography and more!

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, kids, classes, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football
    - We offer 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).

    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, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

    Sunday June 11th, 2017
    2 Divisions: Adult (18+) / Youth (12yo-17yo)
    Adult: $120/team / Youth ($100/team)
    Coed Divisions for both
    4 Game Guarantee

    For more information 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
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Volunteer Week has become the official time to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels.
     
           

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, entertainment, scholarships, celebration, LULAC
    - In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of DUNELAND LULAC #5016 it will host a Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Sunday, April 30th from 10am to 3pm.
    This event will take place at the American Legion Post #170 - 798 Wabash Ave., Chesterton, IN. LULAC will feature an All-You-Can-Eat "TOSTADA BAR" for only $10 per person. All proceeds will support its Scholarship Program. LULAC welcomes the public in the wonderful celebration.
    For advanced tickets call Alicia at 219-662-3966. Tickets will be available at the door.
    TOWN OF CHESTERTON
           
    ALICIA RIOS 219.662.3966 orios8@aol.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, surrealism, reception, paintings, art,
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is pleased to host “Doug Davis: Surrealism” April 7th-30th at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts – 540 S. Lake Street in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood.

    The Exhibit will have an opening reception for First Fridays on Lake Street on April 7th from 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Please see our website for more information: click for details

    BONUS: During the month of April we will also be celebrating Poetry Month with live poetry readings (open mic) every Sunday from 1-3pm. Sign up for your slot by emailing meg@millerbeacharts.org

    The exhibit is free and everyone is welcome!

    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Schools and Education, nwi, northwest indiana, St. Joseph County, sylvan, learning, prep, enrichment, deals
    - Back to School and Sylvan go hand in hand! Sylvan has individualized plans to meet all of your kid's academic needs, whether they need to brush up on a topic, focus on enrichment to stay ahead of the game, or even prepare for college and ACT/SAT, we're here for you! Contact us today!

    Find out how to save $100 on a Sylvan program!

    Schererville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 958 W US HWY 30, Schererville, Indiana 46375
    Phone Number- 219-322-5535

    Merrillville Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 1070 W 84th Drive, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
    Phone Number- 219-736-1113

    Valparaiso Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 2500 Calumet Ave, Suite F, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
    Phone Number- 219-707-5074

    Mishawaka Sylvan Learning Center:
    Address- 3005 Grape Road, Suite A, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
    Phone Number- 574-254-1055

    We also have locations in Elkhart & Fort Wayne, Indiana!
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Exercise, Specials, Active, Jump, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Schererville, Fitness
    - Burn up to 1,000 calories while having a blast. Feel that oh-so-rewarding burn in your legs, arms, and core over an hour of fitness disguised as fun. It’s one of the most dynamic, effective, and enjoyable workouts you'll ever have.

    MON. 6PM - 7PM & 7PM - 8PM
    WED. 6PM - 7PM & 7PM - 8PM
    SAT. 9AM - 10AM
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    CALL (219) 227-3777 TO RESERVE YOUR PASS!
    Sky Zone Schererville
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 scherervilleevents@skyzone.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

    Classes for kids and adults at 3 locations (Munster, Crown Point and Hammond)
    Drawing, Pottery, Painting, Photography and more!

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Celebration, Cinco de Mayo, Celebration, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - April 30th, 2017
    CHESTERTON:
    Cinco De Mayo Celebration
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    May 4th, 2017
    DYER:
    Cinco De Mayo Celebration at White Rhino
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    May 5th, 2017
    HAMMOND:
    Hammond’s 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    click for details

    SCHERERVILLE:
    Cinco De Mayo Party in the Park
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    Cinco de Mayo & Comedy Night
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    May 7th, 2017

    VALPARAISO:
    Cinco De Mayo Celebration!
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  • | Kids, kids, classes, youth, activities, sports, soccer, baseball, football
    - We offer 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).

    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
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    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

    Sunday June 11th, 2017
    2 Divisions: Adult (18+) / Youth (12yo-17yo)
    Adult: $120/team / Youth ($100/team)
    Coed Divisions for both
    4 Game Guarantee

    For more information 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
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    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
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  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Chicago
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    SEAMSTRESS
    Star Uniform, Portage

    Star Uniform is looking to hire a reliable person to fill the position of Seamstress. Our business is located at 6075 US Hwy. 20 in Portage, IN.

    Duties: General alterations of uniform clothing including hems, sewing patches, and tapering of shirts.

    Position: Full Time

    Email resumes to donhorvat@yahoo.com or call 219-763-2998 with any questions.

    (Posted April 24, 2017)

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    TEACHERS, ASSISTANTS
    KidZone Learning Center, Winfield

    KidZone Learning Center in Winfield is hiring for full time Lead Teachers and Assistants. Lead Teachers must have CDA or Early Childhood degree with 1 yr experience. Please send resumes to kidzone-lc@att.net or stop in to fill out application. For more information you may call 219-661-0665.

    (Posted April 24, 2017)

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    CAFE ATTENDANT
    Centier Bank-Corporate Campus, Merrillville

    This position is part-time and would involve working approximately 15-20 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday-Friday.

    Summary: Prepare and serve Café food. Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the Café, kitchen, and dining area. Sanitize dishes, equipment, and tables. Maintain cash drawer. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficient in a Windows environment and basic knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel. Calculator and basic mathematical skills are necessary. Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds. Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Prior customer services and/or food handling experience. Flexible schedule availability. Must be or become ServSafe Certified.

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

    (Posted April 22, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank, Portage Town & Country

    Summary: Assist in the supervision of branch team. Perform lead role in helping reach predefined sales goals and deliver on defined service expectations of the Branch. Responsible for identifying prospects, retaining and deepening existing bank client relationships and recommending value-added deposit and loan products and services. Manage the experience end to end, by efficiently handling client service needs and new account openings for individual/business clients, identifying and acting on opportunities and making referrals to other lines of business. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred. 1-3 years banking experience. Customer service experience. Branch book of business (Loans and Deposits) less than 10 million.

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

    (Posted April 22, 2017)

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    MAINTENANCE, CASHIERS, RESTAURANT/DELI ASSOCIATES
    Pilot Flying J, Lake Station

    Must be 18 yrs.
    Apply within the location or online jobs.pilotflyingJ.com store #650.
    Weekly pay, benefits, full and part-time positions, starting pay 9.00 and up depending on experience!

    Pilot Flying J
    1401 Ripley Street
    Lake Station IN, 46405
    219 962-6555

    (Posted April 22, 2017)

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    PACKERS
    Impact Employment Solutions, Michigan City

    -Currently hiring for packers
    -Hiring for all shifts
    -Offers are health insurance, holiday pay when qualified, overtime when available
    -Pay rate 1st shift $9.00 2nd and 3rd $9.20
    -Raise after 160 hours completed

    Any questions please call 219-873-1880 ext.467. We ask that everyone go on the website first click for details and apply then call to set up an orientation.

    Impact Employment Solutions
    Michigan City,In 46385
    219-873-1880 ext. 467

    (Posted April 22, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT COOK
    Meals on Wheels, Merrillville

    Prepare nutritious meals in recommended portions for our clients; following the daily production sheet paying careful attention to food safety and timely completion. Food service experience and certified in Serv-Safe’s is a plus; ability to carry 30 pounds, reliable, team player only need apply.

    Please email your resume to beth@mownwi.org

    Part time Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    (Posted April 21, 2017)

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    DIETARY AIDE
    Meals on Wheels, Merrillville

    Dietary Aide is responsible for preparation of meals as specified by daily production sheets: assists with tray line assembly, responsible for packaging meals for delivery, completing necessary paperwork and fulfilling other duties as assigned. Food service experience and certified in Serv-Safe is a plus, ability to carry 30 pounds, reliable, team player only need apply.

    Please email your resume to beth@mownwi.org

    Part time Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    (Posted April 21, 2017)

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    JOB FAIR
    St. Joseph Carmelite Home, East Chicago

    Saturday, April 29, 2017
    8:30am - 11:30am
    Carmelite Home Gymnasium
    4840 Grasselli Avenue
    East Chicago, Indiana

    -Meet and interview with the Carmelite administrators.
    -Candidates must be at least 21 years of age.
    -Position openings in childcare, nursing, food services, housekeeping, certified life guard and seasonal.
    -Bring a valid drivers license, resume, diploma, GED, college transcripts and any certificates (CPI, CPR, etc.).
    -Hourly pay for childcare positions range from $10-$13 based on education.

    For more information visit click for details or call 219-397-1085.

    (Posted April 19, 2017)

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    NIGHT CLERKS/DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Five Eight Liquors, Merrillville

    Now hiring at Five Eight Liquors in Merrillville!
    We are hiring full-time and part-time night clerks/delivery drivers. Must be at least 21. Must be able to work late nights. Must have driver's license and insured car. Must have smart phone with data. Please contact us at 58liquors@gmail.com.

    (Posted April 18, 2017)

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    AERIAL GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

    Edge Adventures Northwest Indiana – Deep River Park is looking for quality individuals that share in our core beliefs of extraordinary customer service, unwavering focus on safety and desire for adventure.

    Currently hiring part time seasonal Aerial Guides Hourly Rate: $13-16 /hour

    Minimum Requirements:
    Must be 18 years old
    Red-Cross First Aid and CPR certification
    Successfully obtained Aerial Park Certification (Edge will train)
    Comfortable with working outdoors (different weather conditions), climbing and traversing aerial obstacle course at heights above 60 feet and preforming first response emergency task
    Ability to work on-call hours, weekend, evening and holiday shifts.

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted April 15, 2017)

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    ADVENTURE GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

    Edge Adventures Northwest Indiana – Deep River Park is looking for quality individuals that share in our core beliefs of extraordinary customer service, unwavering focus on safety and desire for adventure.

    Currently hiring part time seasonal Adventure Guides Hourly Rate: $8-10 /hour

    The Adventure Guide is a customer service type of position

    Minimum Requirements:
    Must be 16 years of age or older and legally eligible to work in the states with reliable transportation
    Comfortable with working outdoors
    Ability to work flexible shifts and adapt to changing work schedules
    Ability to understand and effectively communicate information - English literacy

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted April 15, 2017)

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    PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE
    ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry, Merrillville

    Job Location: 1447 E. 86 th Place Merrillville Indiana 46410

    *Apply In Person

    Mon. – Thurs.: 6am to 4:30pm; Friday- (as needed)

    Starting Wage: $8.50/hour + Bonus

    Responsibilities:
    - Inspect, Fold and Feed Linen On Folding Equipment
    - Fold linen by Hand
    - Good attendance a must
    - Work long hours on feet
    - Some medium to heavy lifting, pushing and pulling
    - High production area, must handle large volume
    - Must hit all production rate goals
    - Keep dept. clean and organized
    - Safety oriented
    - Must be able to handle laundry heat
    - Able to follow directions well

    Required education:
    - High school or equivalent

    (Posted April 15, 2017)

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    INDEPENDENT WINE CONSULTANT
    WineShop at Home, Schererville & Positions available in NWI and surrounding area.

    As an Independent Wine Consultant with WineShop at Home you will conduct in-home wine tastings to introduce Artisan wines handcrafted by the company's Napa winery, showing how to pair them with cheese, fruit and chocolate.

    Work this business as a part-time or full-time position, your choice.

    Ideal candidate would be passionate about learning more about wine and pairing, enthusiastic and looking to join an experienced team.

    ~No Inventory
    ~Monthly commission
    ~Training provided

    TO APPLY:

    **Email: sweetpea.perdue@yahoo.com
    Answer these questions:
    1. Where are you located?
    2. Best phone number and time to reach you for a phone interview?

    **or call: 440-796-2303 to schedule a phone interview.

    For more information, interested applicants can visit our website: click for details

    Age Requirement: Must be 21 or older.

    (Posted April 10, 2017)

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    APPRAISAL ANALYST
    Centier Bank - Corporate Campus, Merrillville

    Performs analysis of residential mortgage loan appraisals. Assures compliance with the procedures and policies of the bank and investor guidelines for in-house, correspondent, and production office loan originations. Interprets compliance with all federal, state, bank and investor regulations and guidelines pertaining to appraisals. Maintains awareness of Bank underwriting policies, investor guidelines, correspondent manuals and Federal regulations. Analyzes appraisals in a timely fashion to keep the mortgage process moving efficiently in order to fulfill delivery of loans in commitments to investors. Advises loan originators and processors of any issues with the appraisals that may affect the borrower’s loan application.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor degree, 5 years underwriting experience required or Real Estate Appraiser License

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

    (Posted April 8, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Northwest Indiana

    Compensation: Pay based on experience
    Employment type: Looking for caregivers available to work weekends
    Wanted experienced Caregivers to join our team! Competitive pay and 401K to be discussed during interview. All Shifts available. Our caregivers receive flexible schedules, pay raises, and attendance bonuses. We service Northwest Indiana.

    Duties include:
    Companionship
    Meal Preparation
    Personal Hygiene assistance
    Run errands, groceries, medication reminders
    Light housekeeping

    If you are an experienced caregiver with a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives we would love for you to join our team.

    Please feel free to stop by our office between 9am to 2pm to fill out an application or call us with any questions you may have. Please bring a valid driver’s license, & proof of car insurance.
    9245 Calumet Ave Suite 202 Munster IN 46321

    Our online application link is: click for details

    The Office of Companion Care
    Munster, IN
    Phone (219) 836-2783
    Fax (219) 836-9517
    Website click for details

    (Posted April 8, 2017)

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    CAR WASH ATTENDANT
    Easy Clean Car Wash, Highland

    Paid training, holiday pay, mandatory weekends, and paid vacations after 1 year; with 401K matching 3% gross, earn $200-$500 per week weather permitting plus bonuses, commission, and tips.

    Looking for Full-Time serious mature money motivated individuals who are interested in a long-term commitment with opportunity for growth. We are not looking for part time.

    No excessive cell phone usage unless emergency conditions exist. No visible tattoos, tattoos must be covered.

    Local Applicants only please. Please send resume to Highland9425@aol.com

    Easy Clean Car Wash
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland9425@aol.com

    (Posted April 6, 2017)

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    BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN
    Lake County Public Library, Cedar Lake

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    · Plan, publicize and implement programs
    · Supervise, instruct, schedule and evaluate branch personnel and volunteers
    · Provide reference, reader’s advisory and instructional services in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources
    · Maintain collection development for the branch
    · Promote library services through outreach activities such as school and community visits
    · Supervise the physical security and maintenance of the branch and it’s equipment
    · Participate in professional meetings and workshops

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:
    · ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree or related field
    · Indiana Library Certificate is required within six months of employment
    · Library experience required
    · Three years of professional experience required
    · Supervisory experience required

    Click here for a full job description and how to apply: click for details

    (Posted April 6, 2017)

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Monday, May 1st, 2017

  • | 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 Ann Sytsma 219.314.9904 crownpointalc@innovativeworkforce.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour, early literacy, lap-sit program uses songs, rhymes, and finger play to encourage interaction and foster language development at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360

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