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Crown Point, IN 46307

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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

  • | 8:30am - 10:30am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Human Resources, Hiring,
    - Workshop details hiring decisions, best practices by Jim Jorgensen, of Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans Attorneys at Law, and Allison Bertl, WorkOne Business Service Manager on behalf of the Center of Workforce Innovations Inc., will detail the hiring process for small business owners. The NWI Society of Human Resources Management team will also offer insights. Topics include: When you can use independent contractors and when you cannot. How to conduct and use background checks on applicants, including criminal checks. The extent to which you can use social media to gather information about applicants. The questions you can, and cannot ask during the interview process and numerous other topics as well as a question and answer session.
    Center of Workforce Innovations
    2804 Boilermaker Court, Suite E Valparaiso IN 46383
    Lorri Feldt 219.644.3515 lfeldt@isbdc.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "Elephants" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library Youth Services
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories,
    music and crafts. "Elephants"
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 219.769.3541
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Library Events
    - Meet other members of our great community and join in a talk about St.
    John and local and national concerns. Refreshments will be served.
    Please register. Sponsored by the Legacy Foundation.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Local Events
    - Sponsored by the Knight Foundation and the Legacy Foundation.

    Munster residents and businesses are invited to stop in for a conversation about our community. This is a countywide discussion. We will focus on understanding our community better and looking for ways Munster can be improved and enhanced. Please Register! A light lunch will be provided.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Children will enjoy stories, music, and a craft designed to foster literacy skills.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events
    - Join the one day county-wide conversation to explore ways in which we
    can make Lake County stronger, safer and more dynamic.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events
    - Join the one day county-wide conversation to explore ways in which we
    can make Lake County stronger, safer and more dynamic.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 219.769.3541
  • | 3:30pm - 4:30pm | Local Events
    - Ages 12 to 18 will make an LED sign that will light up using LEDs, paper clips, a clear acrylic tag, and a battery. This is a moderately difficult project.
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading,
    writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information
    to prepare for American citizenship.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, restorative stretching, yoga
    - Many practitioners believe that yoga helps ease nausea, insomnia, joint pain, and other side effects that come with chemotherapy. Additional benefits of yoga include increased circulation of lymphatic channels and flow of oxygen through the bloodstream; both are important during the healing process.

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

    Read more about Restorative Stretching on our website at click for details
    Hope Center (Inside Lowell Church of Christ)
    299 N. Burr Lowell IN 46356
    Kerri Midkiff 219.522.1640 hopecenter@lcoc-online.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" YA Book Club: Join us as we discuss the story,
    themes, and meaning behind the selected book. Ages 12-18.
    Registration is required.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Teen Services 219.769.3541
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Local Events
    - Will U.S. - Latin America relations get better or worse in the next five years?

    Once known for economic and political turmoil, the majority of nations in Latin America are now constitutional democracies. Shifting away from the 'revolutionary' leftist economic policies, Latin Americans are combining left-leaning social agendas with more pragmatic governance.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Library Events, Hispanic Heritage Month, Music, Mexican and Puerto Rican Culture
    - All ages are welcome to learn more about the diverse and complex history of Mexican and Puerto Rican cultures with our guest speaker Professor Eliza Gonzales. Also enjoy the Latin sounds of Trio Rivera. Refreshments will be served. Please Register.
    Griffith-Calumet Township Branch
    1215 E. 45th Avenue Griffith IN 46319
    Melissa Boothe 219.838.2825
  • | 10:30pm - 11:30pm | Library Events
    - Children will enjoy stories, music, and a craft designed to foster literacy skills.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

     
           
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

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


    PORTER
    *** Seven Peaks Waterpark is currently closed and there is no time frame as to when it will open. We will remove this message when we know it is open. ***
    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 728-1658 or 801-377-4386
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, dog runs, NWI, Lake, Porter, La Porte
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region.


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


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


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive - Munster, IN
    Fees: $40 per year Residents /$ 25 each additional dog (Residents must obtain a town tag as well for $10 that can be purchased in the Clerk Treasurers office.)
    Fees: $115 per year Non-Residents / $35 for second dog / $25 for third dog (New prices Effective 1/1/2016. Highland residents can receive the Munster resident rate. You must possess a current driver's license showing residency. No exceptions.
    click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
    click for details


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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

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

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

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

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

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

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    Highland, Indiana

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

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    Hobart, Indiana

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

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    Lowell, Indiana

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

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, fall, hikes, birds
    - Wednesdays at 9:30 am
    August 16, 23,30
    September 6,13,20,27
    October 4
    Free, ages 12 +
    Reservations Required: 219-844-3188
    In the fall, many migrating songbirds have a completely new look as their plumages change for the winter. It can be challenging to figure out who is who. Join a naturalist for a walk on the trails at Gibson Woods to learn a few tips on identifying these long distant travelers as they make their way south for the winter.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Local Events
    - September 6- October 25
    Fall into some fun on Wednesdays at 10 am. Every Preschool in the Park session will include a story time, in addition to hands-on activity or craft. Geared towards children ages 5 and under, this event is totally free and registration is not required.
    September 6 Water Wheels are Wacky Fun! Make your own water wheel like the one here at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill. (Activity does include water)
    September 13 Waiting for Wings Learn about the life of a butterfly and make a catapultier- butterfly craft!
    September 20 Life-size Lincoln Logs Hear a story about the president they are named after. Then get the chance to play with the classic Lincoln Logs ad some extra large ones too!
    September 27 Button Fun Play old fashioned games with buttons and make your own whirligig!
    October4 C is for Campfire Learn the camping alphabet and make a campfire craft.
    October 11 Nature is a-MAZE-ing Play in nature made mazes while learning how amazing nature can be!
    October 18 Little Red at the Mill? Will you help us work by shelling and grinding corn then sifting the cornmeal. Try a sample of our cornbread after all the work is done.

    October 25 It’s Unbe-LEAF-able! Before we close for the season, one more day of fun. I will be unbe-LEAF-able!
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour lap-sit program uses songs and rhymes to foster
    language development.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - This is a program filled with stories, songs, rhymes, and games designed especially for babies ages birth to 23 months with a parent or caregiver.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great
    company while you create!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 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 - 8:00pm | Local Events, silver buckle saloon, bingo, prizes, highland, northwest indiana
    - $3000.00? Are you kidding me? Chance to win the tonight! BAR BINGO every Wednesday! And amazing specials including $9 buckets of domestic beer!
    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Silver Buckle Saloon 219.838.5909
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - English classes are for participants who are learning English as a
    second or third language. Different levels of instruction are available.
    Classes are free.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - Enjoy coloring - alone or with the whole crew! We'll provide the materials
    for coloring or tangling. You can use our materials or bring your own!
    Cookies and beverages will be provided.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, comedy, improv, stand up comedy, sketch comedy
    - NWI's oldest comedy club hosts NWI's only Comedy Open Mic & now Variety Show. Ever wanted to try stand up comedy? Are you a current stand-up comedian or a sketch or improv performer? Do you just love to laugh. Come on out to the Lake Street Arts district in Miller to the D Performance Comedy Theatre. No admission fee to watch or perform. All you pay for is your food & drink. All Comedians are guaranteed 5 mins but usually get 8-10 min. I will guarantee the first 5 sign ups 10 if you contact me to reserve a slot in advance assuming you are not a first timer. Come get seen by guys who book shows in Northwest Indiana. Did I mention it's FREE? There's no reason not to come on down! Message the King to reserve a slot in advance or sign up at 8 pm after the doors open. Poets, Spoken Word Artists, Rappers, Singers are also welcome too. Every Wednesday in #MillerBeach #GaryIn #GaryIndiana hosted by King-David Lane & Darryl Perfor Mance.
    D Performance Comedy Theatre
    500 S Lake St, Gary (Miller) IN 46403
    David Lane 219.613.4585 kingdavidlane@gmail.com
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
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    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
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    Beer & Wine Tastings
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    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.
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    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!
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    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St
    Michigan City, Indiana
    (219) 874-4035
    Community Theatre - primarily fall, winter and spring productions
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point, Apartments, Merrillville, Northwest indiana, NWI, Luxury
    - Call Prairie Point Apartments for a tour! (219) 736-8650

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

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

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    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
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  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

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

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

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

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

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

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Park, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Over 20 Parks & Gardens to Visit in Northwest Indiana

    LAKE COUNTY

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road ,Lowell, Indiana 46356
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more
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    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, Indiana 46342
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more
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    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46323
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more
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    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
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    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
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    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
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    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
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    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more
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    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage, IN 46368
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
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    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
    Visit Lake Lucerne, a spring fed lake and home to muskrats, geese and turtles. The woods are home to deer, raccoons, groundhogs, squirrels, foxes, coyotes and wild turkeys. The songs of birds are heard in the quiet of this valley surrounded by hills. The grounds are accessed by walking earthen trails and lawns.
    Open from May through the end of October on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am-6pm CST. Admission is $6, children under 12 are FREE. Members have access to grounds year round from dawn to dusk.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City 46360
    Watch the Great Blue Herons return to their "rookery" in mid-March when they repair their nest. The herons are visible until early May when the new leaves on the trees block the view. The rest of the summer and into the fall they can be seen feeding in the shallow waters throughout the Dunes Region. Spring wild flowers are in bloom from late March until early June. Bird watch during the spring and fall migration. You can also fish and watch fish swim in the Little Calumet River.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150W
    LaPorte, Indiana
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres, Luhr Park offers upland forest, prairie, wetland and stocked pond. The park offers picnicking, shelter rentals, playground, nature center and trails. There is a free full-service nature center, no-leash dog area, adult exercise equipment and 3 pods of playtrail.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
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    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
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    PORTER COUNTY


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS- 427 Furness Road, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Gardens, Meeting Rooms, Trails and more
    click for details


    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6
    Portage, IN
    Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum.
    click for details


    DUNN'S BRIDGE- 500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts, IN 46347
    Boat Launch and Fishing
    click for details


    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
    click for details


    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    (219) 762-1675
    Imagination Glen is the largest of the parks in Portage, covering 256 acres. It has softball and soccer complexes and the 10 mile "Outback Trail", which is perfect for mountain bikers and walkers. The trails stretch through beautiful forest area along Salt Creek. Also see the "Iron Horse Heritage Trail" at the south end, which now is connected to the "Prairie Duneland Trail". There is also a playground for children.
    click for details


    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49
    Porter, IN 46304
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
    click for details


    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK- 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Campground, Program Center, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Pond, Trails and more
    click for details


    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-0025
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly* oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round. Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
    click for details


    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Every Wednesday April 12th – October 25th (Weather Permitting)
    Schererville Car Cruise
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    Every Wednesday from April – October from 4pm – 7:45pm
    Suzy’s Diner Cruise Nights in Hebron
    Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct. Free admission. Call 219-996-3463. 407 S. Main Street in Hebron
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    Every Tuesday from April - August
    Pav’s Summer Car Nites (Trucks and Bikes, too) in Hebron
    A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to August. Pav's Restaurant. 46 Gaslite Park in Heborn
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    Every Thursday from May 11th – September 28th from 5pm – 8pm
    Car Cruise in Crown Point

    ** Please note: Due to the Lake County Fair - The Crown Point car cruise will be moved to the Wittenberg Village on August 3rd and 10th. Wittenberg Village is located at 1200 East Luther Drive. The cruise will take place from 4p.m. – 8 p.m. The Crown Point car cruise will return to the square on August 17th.

    Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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    Last Saturday of each month, May – September from 5pm-9pm
    Chesterton Cruise Night at Thomas Centennial Park – Calumet and Broadway
    An evening of family fun with cars of all kinds: vintage, sport, foreign and more. Last Saturday of each month, May to September, 5-9 PM CST. Free admission. Info:call 219-926-1641.
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    Second Saturday of every month June – August from 6pm – 10pm
    Denny Flanigan Cruise Nights in downtown Lansing, Illinois. Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 6 to 10 p.m. once a month (2nd Saturday) starting June thru August along downtown Ridge Road.
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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
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    Dream Wheelin’ Car/Bike Show
    July 30th from 11am-4pm in Valparaiso
    Chasing Dreams, Inc is a non-profit organization benefiting children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. We strive to enlighten our community on the abilities of our children while enriching their lives to be the abled superheroes they want to be. We are having a car/bike show on July 30, 2017 at Sunset Hill county Park in Valparaiso. We are looking for car show participants, vendors, crafters, swappers, food trucks and more.
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    August 3rd from 3pm-8pm in Fair Oaks
    South Shore Regional Car Show
    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting this car show. Numerous cars will take over Fair Oaks Farms for a unique car show experience. The car show includes awards, music, food, Fair Oaks Farms attractions and fun for the whole family!
    Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 5:30 PM. The cost is $20 per car. The awards will begin at 7:30PM.
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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
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    August 6th - 3pm-6pm in Crown Point
    Lake County Fair - VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW CONTEST– Special Activities Area
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    August 19th - 11am-5pm in Highland
    CARS ☆ CRAFTS ☆ CONCERT - presented by Silver Buckle Saloon/The Room
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    August 26th
    Mommy's Haven 4th Annual Benefit, Car & Bike Show!
    11am-3pm
    Faith Church: 100 W. 81st Avenue, Dyer
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    September 16th Downtown La Porte
    Michiana Antique Auto Club Car Show
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

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

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Shows, Night Out
    - Theatre at the Center in Munster announced their 2018 season mainstage productions!

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, DK Barbell & Performance Training, Personal Training, Exercise, lose weight
    - Dave Knoerzer is the owner of DK Barbell & Performance Training. He has over 10 years of experience and holds the highly respected CSCS credential. Dave has an eye for details and a knack for cueing clients to help them get the most out of every exercise while minimizing stress on the joints.

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

    For our coupon: click for details

    For more information, send an email to dkbarbell@gmail.com or click for details
    DK Barbell & Performance Training
    8450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Dave Knoerzer 219.746.3108 dkbarbell@gmail.com
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

    Hidden Creek Pumpkin Farm
    7211 W. 87th Avenue, Crown Point
    (219) 545-4570
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    Highland, Indiana

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
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    Lowell, Indiana

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

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters 1st quarter phase at 10:53 PM, EDT
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Thursday, September 28th, 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
  • | 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. "Elephants"
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 219.769.3541
  • - Little Lessons l Silly Songs l Messy Art l Fun Games l Creative Movements l Interactive Stories on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11. Activities are designed for ages walking to 4 yrs.

    Sessions are Thursdays:
    February 23-March 16
    April 20-May 11
    September 28-October 19
    October 19 - November 9


    $64 for the first child
    $15 for each additional child from the same immediate family
    All adults included in class price
    Play Pass holders receive 10% OFF the session fee.
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
  • | 10:30am - | Health Seminars and Screenings, Northshore, health, free, nutrition, seminar, things to do, nwi,
    - Join us for free and fun nutrition lessons all September.

    When: September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. Meeting weekly at 10:30am at the Hammond Public Library.

    Space is limited so RSVP today to Erin Dickinson at 219-763-8112 ext:5171
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Erin Dickinson 2197638112ext5171
  • | 10:30am - 12:00pm | Local Events
    - With Linda Curley of Purdue University Extension
    Description

    After this session you will know what organs make up the digestive tract and how the general digestive process works. Learn the role fiber and water play, the function of bacteria, and natural sources and supplementation benefits of probiotics and prebiotics. Keep your digestive system healthy!!

    Linda Curley is a Purdue University Extension Educator in Health & Human Services. She will be leading the classes.
    Registration is Required.

    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Join us for a lively discussion of 'How It All Began' by Penelope Lively . This book can be picked up at the Munster Branch.

    The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant to reinvent his life.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events
    - Come join us for a movie and a snack as we watch the classic
    newsroom comedy from 1940, featuring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Running time: 92 min.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, history, museum, tour, cemeteries, exhibit
    - Cedar Lake Historical Association will feature a temporary exhibit at its museum -
    Let the Dead Speak: The History of Lake County Through its Cemeteries. Enjoy the exhibit for free with your museum admission all month (September 2017).

    Exhibit designer Rhiannon Cizon will give a special presentation on Sunday, September 17th at 2pm at the museum.
    Cedar Lake Historical Association Museum
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Julie Zasada 219.390.9423 clhamuseum@yahoo.com
  • | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading,
    writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information
    to prepare for American citizenship.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - School-age children are invited to make different slimy concoctions! Is it
    messy, sticky, stretchy, or slick? Come and find out!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike.

    Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

    For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
     
           
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Health, Insurance, Seminar
    Munster Med-Inn
    7935 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Chauntisha Jakes 219.730.3864 cjakes@munstermed-inn.com
  • - Participants will follow the instructor's example and create an original piece of art. A $20 cash fee for materials is paid to the instructor at the time of class. Registration is required, limit 10 people.

    Description
    For ages 8 to 14. Paint with acrylics & canvas on an easel. Participants will follow the instructor's example and create an original piece of art.

    Space is limited
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Celebration, Police, Appreciation, Parade, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - FREE EVENT!!! This event was created to show appreciation for those who serve in our law enforcement Community. There will be a parade starting at Lake Central H.S. Staging for Police, Fire and motorcycles will take place at 5:30PMl.

    All vehicles must be in place by 6:15pm. The parade rt. will be Rt.41 N. to 77th, E. to Cline Ave., N. to Rt. 30 and proceed to The Patrician. Residents are encouraged to line the parade route with flags and signs supporting law enforcement. Once at the Patrician there will be a short presentation and entertainment provided. There is no charge to attend this event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
    Patrician Banquet Center
    410 E US Highway 30 Schererville IN 46375
  • | 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
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
    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.
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    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Ride our 1/4 scale and 1/8 scale steam railroads. Both meander over bridges and through an enchanting wooded landscape. The Hesston Steam Museum is filled with other steam powered machinery including a steam-powered saw mill, a railroad steam crane, steam powered electric power plant, steam traction engines and more.
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    JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:00 p.m.
    1 Courthouse Sq #205, Crown Point, IN 46307
    The John Dillinger Museum takes visitors on an interactive, historical adventure through the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters of the 1930s depression era. Through the stories of the infamous gangsters, visitors will also learn of the rise of the FBI and advancements made in crime fighting technology.
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City.
    Self guided, guided and behind the scenes tours are all available.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    LAKE OF THE RED CEDARS MUSEUM (self-guided and special tours are available by appointment only...not necessarily open without appt.)
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum houses many interesting exhibits of Cedar Lake and the surrounding area. It is open May through September, and special tours are available by appointment. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
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    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment that promotes the continued exploration of the Earth and space sciences through innovative programs that challenge how teachers educate, students learn, and businesses operate. We seek to foster in the community a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. One-Hour Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what makes our place so special. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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  • | 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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live acoustic every Friday night.
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    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
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    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Visit our Facebook page for entertainment schedule.
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    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.
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    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    Acoustic Jam Nights Every Sunday
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    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.
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    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Visit website for live entertainment schedule.
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    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Live bands and entertainment on Wednesdays.
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    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Visit us online to see upcoming live music.
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    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Visit our Facebook page for live entertainment schedule.
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    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
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    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.
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    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Check the website or visit our Facebook page click for details for more information.
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    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    Visit our Facebook page for upcoming entertainment.
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    The Room at Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
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    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    Live bands every Friday and Saturday night
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Visit our Facebook page click for details or our website for upcoming events.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field at 2pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
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    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
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    MICHIGAN CITY LAKERS BASEBALL
    Marquette Athletic Complex
    8466 W Pahs Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The City Lakers are part of the Michiana Amateur Baseball League and play a 40-45 game schedule in June & July. Our home games on weekends are always double headers with start times at noon on most dates. The City Lakers use only real wood bats for a true sound and feel of ‘Real Baseball’.
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    NW INDIANA OILMEN
    1700 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 659-1000
    Whiting is home to the 8th addition to the Midwest Collegiate Baseball Club. The Oilmen play in Oil City Stadium located in downtown Whiting. The summer wooden-bat team is comprised of baseball players from junior colleges and four-year universities.
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    SOUTH SHORE ROLLER GIRLS
    Jean Shephard Community Center
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr
    Hammond, IN 46323
    The South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) are Northwest Indiana’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Season runs from February through October.
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    STEEL WHEELS BMX
    Imagination Glen Outdoor Track
    2190 State Road 149 (3/4 mile south of 20 on 149)
    Portage, Indiana 46304
    (219) 406-9833
    The outdoor track is co-sponsored by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department With their support – we offer practice nights, clinics, racing, camps full concession facilities, picnic and play areas and lots of fun activities from May through the end of September on our lighted 1,100-foot track.

    Steel Wheels Indoor
    709 North Hobart Road
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 947-3556
    Open from October - April. Racing every Thursday & Saturday. Practice on Friday Night.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, outside, NWI, fun, family, things to do, what to do, ride, water, adventure
    - BEACHES
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    FISHING
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    GOLF
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    FAMILY FUN CENTERS
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    HORSEBACK RIDING
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    PAINTBALL & LASER TAG
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    PARKS & GARDENS
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    POOLS & SPLASH PADS
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    RUNS/RACES/WALKS
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    TRAILS - Walk, Bike, Skate or Run
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    WATER RECREATION - Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride
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    WATERPARKS
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Every Wednesday April 12th – October 25th (Weather Permitting)
    Schererville Car Cruise
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    Every Wednesday from April – October from 4pm – 7:45pm
    Suzy’s Diner Cruise Nights in Hebron
    Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct. Free admission. Call 219-996-3463. 407 S. Main Street in Hebron
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    Every Tuesday from April - August
    Pav’s Summer Car Nites (Trucks and Bikes, too) in Hebron
    A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to August. Pav's Restaurant. 46 Gaslite Park in Heborn
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    Every Thursday from May 11th – September 28th from 5pm – 8pm
    Car Cruise in Crown Point

    ** Please note: Due to the Lake County Fair - The Crown Point car cruise will be moved to the Wittenberg Village on August 3rd and 10th. Wittenberg Village is located at 1200 East Luther Drive. The cruise will take place from 4p.m. – 8 p.m. The Crown Point car cruise will return to the square on August 17th.

    Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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    Last Saturday of each month, May – September from 5pm-9pm
    Chesterton Cruise Night at Thomas Centennial Park – Calumet and Broadway
    An evening of family fun with cars of all kinds: vintage, sport, foreign and more. Last Saturday of each month, May to September, 5-9 PM CST. Free admission. Info:call 219-926-1641.
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    Second Saturday of every month June – August from 6pm – 10pm
    Denny Flanigan Cruise Nights in downtown Lansing, Illinois. Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 6 to 10 p.m. once a month (2nd Saturday) starting June thru August along downtown Ridge Road.
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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
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    Dream Wheelin’ Car/Bike Show
    July 30th from 11am-4pm in Valparaiso
    Chasing Dreams, Inc is a non-profit organization benefiting children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. We strive to enlighten our community on the abilities of our children while enriching their lives to be the abled superheroes they want to be. We are having a car/bike show on July 30, 2017 at Sunset Hill county Park in Valparaiso. We are looking for car show participants, vendors, crafters, swappers, food trucks and more.
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    August 3rd from 3pm-8pm in Fair Oaks
    South Shore Regional Car Show
    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting this car show. Numerous cars will take over Fair Oaks Farms for a unique car show experience. The car show includes awards, music, food, Fair Oaks Farms attractions and fun for the whole family!
    Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 5:30 PM. The cost is $20 per car. The awards will begin at 7:30PM.
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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
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    August 6th - 3pm-6pm in Crown Point
    Lake County Fair - VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW CONTEST– Special Activities Area
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    August 19th - 11am-5pm in Highland
    CARS ☆ CRAFTS ☆ CONCERT - presented by Silver Buckle Saloon/The Room
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    August 26th
    Mommy's Haven 4th Annual Benefit, Car & Bike Show!
    11am-3pm
    Faith Church: 100 W. 81st Avenue, Dyer
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    September 16th Downtown La Porte
    Michiana Antique Auto Club Car Show
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  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES
    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
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    CHESTERTON
    Duneland Pizza
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    Lemon Tree
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    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
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    LA PORTE
    Spire Farm to Fork
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    MICHIANA SHORES
    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
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    MICHIGAN CITY
    Bridges
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    Fiddlehead
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    Fire & Water (pictured above)
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    Overboard at the Marina
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    Tree House Cafe
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    MILLER
    Wells Street Beach
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    NEW BUFFALO
    Bentwood Tavern
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    Brewster’s
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    Casey’s
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    Stray Dog
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    PORTAGE
    Latitudes at Marina Shores
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    PORTER
    Wagners Ribs
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    SAWYER
    Greenbush
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    VALPARAISO
    Sage
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  • | Special Interest, homes for sale, nw indiana, traci dvorscak, selling the 219, coldwell banker
    - HOMES FOR SALE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA!
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    For questions, contact Traci Dvorscak, realtor with Coldwell Banker, at (219) 613-7785 or Traci.Dvorscak@cbexchange.com.
     
           
    Traci Dvorscak, Broker 219.613.7785 Traci.Dvorscak@cbexchange.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SUMMER
    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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  • | Local Events, Villa Cesare, Banquet Hall, Wedding, NWI, Special Event
    - Reserve Villa Cesare for your next event! Located in Schererville, IN.

    Villa Cesare offers style and sophistication for up to 800 guests. It's more than just a venue for your wedding ceremony and reception, but also available for conferences, showers, parties, and other special events.

    The venue features a flowing water fountain upon the entrance, a grand foyer reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance, and a picturesque outdoor gazebo and courtyard.

    For more information, give us a call at 219-322-3011 or click for details
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

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    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Fall, Autumn
    - A great way to raise money for your non-profit, youth group, community organizations and more!

    Click here to download your entry form click for details
    Residences at Deer Creek
    401 E. US Highway 30 Schererville IN 46375
    219.864.0700
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

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

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    Highland, Indiana

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

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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
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    Lowell, Indiana

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

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, farmers market, produce, free, things to do, food
    - Join us every Friday from 12pm to 3pm at Pulaski Park (the corner of Pulaski Road and Wentworth Ave) for our Farmers Market.

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

    Pulaski Park
    pulaski road and wentworth ave Calumet City IL 60409
    nicki 219.322.7190 nicki@choosehappyday.com
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, history, museum, tour, cemeteries, exhibit
    - Cedar Lake Historical Association will feature a temporary exhibit at its museum -
    Let the Dead Speak: The History of Lake County Through its Cemeteries. Enjoy the exhibit for free with your museum admission all month (September 2017).

    Exhibit designer Rhiannon Cizon will give a special presentation on Sunday, September 17th at 2pm at the museum.
    Cedar Lake Historical Association Museum
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Julie Zasada 219.390.9423 clhamuseum@yahoo.com
  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Local Events
    - Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 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 with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, booksigning, halloween
    - Join us for a ghostly book signing with Mark Marimen, author of Haunted Indiana.

    He will share with us stories and tales from his seven books.

    Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm.

    The event will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Crown Point, 352 S. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307.

    $25 per person and reservations are required - call 219-662-9500 to make yours.

    Witchy hor d'oeuvres, enchanted sweets, and a cauldron of spicy cider will be served. The proceeds will be donated to St. Jude House in Crown Point. The event is sponsored by Master Photographer Edda Taylor; Katen Antink, Attorney; Lourdes Castellanos, Creative Solutionz; Mary Costello, ComForCare Homecare; Joy Heminger.
    First United Methodist Church of Crown Point
    352 S. Main St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Edda Taylor Photographie 219.662.9500 eddataylor@sbcglobal.net
  • | 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
  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews!

    BREWERIES

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


    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry
    La Porte, IN 46350
    219.362.7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery. Chuck Krcilek (Co-owner/president) started home brewing in 1990. He found he had a love for making beer. This began an idea that changed the craft brewing scene in LaPorte, Indiana. A small production craft brewery was conceived. Today, sixteen years later, the 7-barrel brewery still operates simply and efficiently.
    Thurs/Fri 3:30-7pm
    Saturday 1-5pm
    click for details



    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 655-5284
    Bulldog Brewing Co. is a microbrewery offering a full menu and full bar. We have 5 signature brews as well as a variety of seasonal brews.
    Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    Fri - Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
    Sun: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
    click for details


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing was established in February 2013. We are striving to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with, along with our never-ending passion of the brewing industry to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region. Comforting the disturbed and the disturbing the comfortable.
    Monday-Thursday: 2PM-8PM CST
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM-10PM CST
    Sunday: 11AM-8PM CST
    click for details


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street
    Crown Point, IN
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN. They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan. Tours of the brewery are given the first Monday of every month. Sign up at the bar.
    Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 11:00am-Midnight
    click for details


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 477-2000
    A fun brewpub on the Courthouse Square in downtown Valparaiso. We have 11 of our handcrafted brews on tap, homemade root beer and a light menu of sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts and are family friendly.
    We not only offer 6 different year-round beers, but over 30 seasonal beers throughout the year so that you never need to fear the mundane, “hum-drum”, or the monotonous. We utilize over 40 different hop varieties across our craft to create the perfect profile in every beer.
    Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    click for details


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    219-464-9712
    Four Fathers Brewing opened its doors in 2014 in Valparaiso. Their brewery anchors a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway Road.
    Wednesday and Friday: 4pm – 9 pm
    Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm
    Sunday: 11am – 6 pm
    click for details



    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN 46304
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nanobrewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel system, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    Open Mon-Thurs 4pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm - 9pm, and Sunday 11am - 6pm.
    click for details


    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    1-219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing opened for business on August 16, 2013. Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
    This is not a sports bar; there are no TV’s on the premises! However, wi-fi is available.
    Ironwood beers are best described as “true-to-style” with an occasional twist. The beers are all generally malt-forward but balanced with a nice variety of hops.
    Local ingredients used in the brewing process include blueberries, cherries, honey, and even hops.
    Hours:
    Monday and Tuesday 4-9pm**
    Tuesday and Wednesday 4-9pm
    Friday Saturday 2-10pm
    Sunday 1-6pm
    Call for holiday hours
    **Denotes extra hours Memorial Day through Labor Day
    click for details



    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith and features seating for 60 visitors inside and an outdoor patio for another 30 guests. We offer brewery tours most Saturdays (email ahead of your visit). You may also enjoy New Oberpfalz on draft at a variety of restaurants and taverns around NWI or purchase bottles in your local liquor store.
    Hours:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 3PM - 10PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM- 10PM
    Sunday: 11AM- 7PM
    TAP ROOM CLOSED ON MONDAYS
    click for details


    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brewmaster visiting with customers in one of the tasting rooms, discussing one of his 4-6 beers on tap. Our front 2 tasting rooms offer a cozy, old-world European feel, while our back area offers a jukebox, board games, boards & bags, vintage multicade, & dartboard.
    Hours:
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues & Wed: 2-10pm
    Thurs: 2-11pm
    Fri: 2pm-12am
    Sat: 12pm-12am
    Sun: 12-8pm
    click for details


    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Hours:
    Thur: 4pm-9pm
    Fri. 4pm- 9pm
    Sat: 12pm - 8pm
    Sun: 11am - 7pm
    Those lucky enough to be friends and neighbors of Christopher and Gwendolyn Fast have been enjoying the benefits of his homebrewing hobby for 15 years. Now, others can join in as Fast pours his energy into Route 2 Brews, Lowell's first craft brewery which opened officially November 29, 2014.
    click for details



    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
    Friday 2pm-11pm
    Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
    click for details


    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery is a brewery and restaurant located near the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Twelve beers are always on tap, including the World Beer Cup Award winning Beltaine Scottish Ale and Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, and seasonal beers such as Samuel Jackson's Black IPA, Bavarian Bombshell Black Lager, and the Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Lost Sailor. In the eight years of existence, Shoreline Brewery has evolved and grown into so much more than just a brewery.
    The ever growing list of beers is the main focus to pleasing those who enjoy a pint, but the restaurant is also as important to those who enjoy a wonderful dining experience as well. The chef at Shoreline Brewery has vast knowledge and experience in fine dining and brings that element to the pallet of those who visit the brewery.
    Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am
    Fri & Sat 11am - 1am
    click for details


    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 576-7118
    With our destination brewery and taproom, The Devil’s Trumpet welcomes the craft beer lover. Our brewery opened in 2014, but our brewers have been perfecting their recipes for over ten years. Visit our taproom for a few pints and take some home! Cheers!
    Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm
    Friday 3pm – 11pm
    Saturday 12pm – 11pm
    Sunday 12pm – 8pm
    click for details


    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 595-5054
    Wildrose aims at American-style beers that are hoppy but traditionally balanced. The brewpub features a seven-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot bar with restaurant seating, and a spacious patio with cornhole and a garage door that opens into the bar.
    Mon - Thu: 3pm - 11pm
    Fri: 3pm - Midnight
    Sat: 12pm - Midnight
    Sun: 12pm - 8pm
    click for details


    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon-Thurs 11:00am–11:15pm
    Fri-sat 11:00am–1:15am
    Sun 11:00am–11:15pm
    click for details


    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave. Gary, IN 46403
    219-939-8802
    18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families.
    Monday-Thursday: 11am – 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 12am
    Sunday: 11pm – 8pm
    Check their Facebook page at click for details for different hours of operation on Holidays.
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    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 464-4936
    A family tradition originating in 1927, Anderson’s Orchard has grown from a small roadside market to the most beautiful 40 acre family attraction spot in Porter County, Indiana. You'll love our bakery, fudge factory, and gift shop Our candles, steins, glassware. local handmade crafts, and homemade jams and jellies are just a few of the treasures you will find on your visit with us. We are also home to the largest selection of beer and wine making suppliers in the Chicago land area. In the spring visit our greenhouse.
    Hours:
    January 2 – April 14:
    Fri. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sun., 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    April 15 – December 31:
    Sun. thru Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 929-1400
    Butler Winery, established in 1983, is the fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana. The winery and vineyard are located just 10 minutes from the NE side of Bloomington, which is also within the northern boundaries of the Indiana Uplands viticultural area. This region in south central Indiana produces wines of distinctive character.
    Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6pm
    Sunday: 12- 6 pm
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road
    Remington, IN 47977
    Phone: (219) 866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer.
    Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire pallet. From dry light bodied wines to our Fit Collection to our fruitier sweeter wines from our Race Collection. Visit our website for upcoming events
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-9463
    "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
    Check website for seasonal hours.
    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
     
           
  • | 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
  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-365-2902
    Driving range with more than 15,000 square feet of bluegrass tees and 20 artificial "golfer friendly" artificial turf mats. The driving range can accommodate over 50 golfers at one time. The nine-hole executive course consists of five par 3's and four par 4's for a length of 1742 yards from the white tees and 1606 from the red tees for a par of 31.The mini golf course is an 18 hole adventure style miniature golf course. This course allows all members of the family to get into the action. The mini golf course is used for group activities, birthday parties and family outings. FootGolf is an up and coming sport that combines the skills of soccer with the rules of golf. Players kick a soccer ball into a hole on a modified course. The course can be used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings of all ages and skill levels.
    click for details


    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-4331
    Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
    We are the Proud Home of the Lake Central Indians, and the Illiana Christian Boys Golf Teams.
    click for details


    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


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


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


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


    HAMMOND


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


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


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


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
    click for details


    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
    click for details


    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 324-4777
    The course was originally established in 1904. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, Inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf! So come to Legacy Hills Golf Club, and be one of the first to play on one of Indiana’s oldest courses, one of Indiana’s newest golf courses, and of course, one of Indiana’s best golf courses!
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE


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


    MICHIGAN CITY


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


    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    The Pottawattomie Indians who roamed the shores of Trail Creek and the shores of Lake Michigan truly appreciated the natural beauty of this area; they spent many summers enjoying the fruits of both the land and the lake. At Pottawattomie Country Club, you’ll find a fabulous 18-hole golf course taking full advantage of this natural beauty - just as the Native Americans did over 200 years ago. The course’s water hazards, towering oaks and maples, breathtaking tee shots, and rolling greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.
    click for details


    SCHERERVILLE


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


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


    VALPARAISO


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


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


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


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


    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

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

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, fest, fun, fall, things to do
    - September 16
    Acorn Concert Series: Carl Weathersby and The Corey Dennison Band at Taltree
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    September 16
    Country-a-Fair/Dairy Day Mashup
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    September 16
    Hobart Brews and Blues
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    September 16
    Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show in Wheatfield
    click for details

    September 16
    19th Annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte
    click for details

    September 16
    World Cultural Festival
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    September 17
    Polish Heritage Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    September 22
    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest
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    September 22-24
    Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show
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    September 22-24
    2nd Annual Riverview Park Festival in Lake Station
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    September 22-24
    Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
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    September 23
    Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival
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    September 29-October 1
    Westville Pumpkin Festival
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    September 30
    Rensselaer OktoberFest
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    October 6-8
    Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage
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    October 7
    Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm
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    October 14
    Munster Ale Fest 2017
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    October 14
    Porter’s Perfect Pint Festival 2017
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    October 14
    Wickedly Whiting
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    October 14
    Winfield Harvest Festival
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    October 14
    2017 Highland Festival of the Trail
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    October 14-15
    Buckley Homestead Fall Festival “Lasting Traditions” in Lowell
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    October 20-21
    Fall Harvest Festival in Valparaiso
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    October 22
    Dyer’s 16th Annual Halloween Parade
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Vendors, Booth Space, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Women
    - Limited booth space available at our Super Soul Saturday event on September 30, 2017. click for details

    For more information, contact Christine Neal at Christine@FabulousOver50.com.
    Unity of NWI
    740 River Drive Hammond IN 46324
    Christine Neal 219.670.2111 christine@fabulousover50.com
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

    Hidden Creek Pumpkin Farm
    7211 W. 87th Avenue, Crown Point
    (219) 545-4570
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    Highland, Indiana

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
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    Lowell, Indiana

    Kregel's Pumpkin Patch
    7705 W 159th Ave, Lowell
    (219) 663-6745
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    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Fischer Farm
    2400 North Fail Rd, LaPorte
    (219) 362-8661
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    Merrie Acres
    2900 S US 35, LaPorte
    (219) 369-6088
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    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Popular observance for coffee drinkers, celebrated by the coffee industry and coffee shops and houses (often with free cups of coffee.) Probably first observed in 2005 in the United States.
     
           

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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

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

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

    Interested vendors can obtain the 2017 Farmers Market Application at click for details or contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219-662-3290.
    Downtown Crown Point
    South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut) Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, yard sale, fair grounds, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Indoor location at the "sheep building" at the Lake County Fairgrounds

    Find us inside The Sheep Building at Gate #2.

    889 South Court St. - Crown Point

    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Humane Society of NWI 219.938.3330
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, wine, things to do, cheese, tastings, sample
    - Experience the delicious wares being featured at Good To Go by Lucrezia. Sample our cheeses, jams, crackers and artisan meats and see our specials for the month!
    Good to Go By Lucrezia
    420 S. Calumet Chesterton IN 46304
    Good to Go By Lucrezia 219.926.3866
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Culinary, Workshops
    - CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR (CBI)

    Restaurateur development including culinary workshops and training, mentorship opportunities, and wrap-around business growth services are offered through the ArtHouse Culinary Business Incubator (CBI). The CBI helps support early and mid-stage food-based entrepreneurs as they transition through all phases of business development.

    Summer/Fall 2017 free workshops are every Saturday beginning August 12 - October 21, 2017 with the exception of September 2, 2017 due to the holiday weekend.

    Workshop Times: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    411 East 5th Ave Gary IN 46402
    Melinda Johnson-Martin 219.979.8156 melinda@arthousegary.com
  • | 10:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, health, super soul saturday, hammond, NWI, things to do, women, friends
    - Feed your SOUL…

    Taking time out for yourself is one of the most giving things you can do for those you love. When we are joyful, whole and happy we are able to give more and serve those we love better.

    Enjoy a few hours feeding your soul with by attending this Fabulous Event.
    Come and experience...
    • Meditation
    • Massage
    • Reiki
    • Yoga
    • Essential Oils
    • Powerful Crystals
    • Healthy Snacks
    • Inspirational Speakers
    • Creative and Expressive Movement
    • Joyous Connections and New Friends
    • Meet the Authors
    • Try new products for healthy living and skin care.

    Leave the event feeling fabulous with new friends, increased vitality, and joy!

    Admission: $10 at the door or a donation from the St. Jude House Wish List: click for details

    FOR TICKETS: click for details

    For additional information: click for details

    Limited Booth Space Available. Contact Christine@FabulousOver50.com for details.
    Unity of NWI
    740 River Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Christine Neal 219.670.2111 christine@fabulousover50.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Special Interest, nwi, northwest indiana, valpo, brewfest, ale, beer
    - Valpo Brewfest
    Saturday, September 30, 2017: 1-4:30 pm
    Downtown Valparaiso, Central Park Plaza
    Tickets on Sale: Monday, February 13 at noon at ValparaisoEvents.com

    Join us for the 8th Annual Valpo Brewfest! This annual event is a celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Sample over 200 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers. Vote for your favorite Indiana craft beer as we award the coveted Hoosier Brew Award to the top voted. Your Valpo Brewfest tickets not only get you access to great craft beer, but you can raise your glass to supporting an organization that works year round to create a vibrant, thriving community! Limited tickets are available. Must be 21 to enter with valid ID. All tickets are presale.
    Valparaiso Central Park
    70 Lafeyette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.464.8332
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, history, museum, tour, cemeteries, exhibit
    - Cedar Lake Historical Association will feature a temporary exhibit at its museum -
    Let the Dead Speak: The History of Lake County Through its Cemeteries. Enjoy the exhibit for free with your museum admission all month (September 2017).

    Exhibit designer Rhiannon Cizon will give a special presentation on Sunday, September 17th at 2pm at the museum.
    Cedar Lake Historical Association Museum
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Julie Zasada 219.390.9423 clhamuseum@yahoo.com
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, nwi, northest indiana, crown point, music, blues, BBQ
    - Adults- $10
    Children- Free
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Shows, Festivals, Fairs, Blues, Brews, Barbeque, BBQ, Music
    - Mark Your Calendars! Crown Point Rotary's Annual Blues, Brews & Barbeque | Saturday, September 30th, 2017

    Stay tuned for news and other exciting event details on Crown Point Rotary's Facebook page as well as the event page @BBBQ2017

    Live Entertainment by:
    Jamiah Rogers Band (formerly Jamiah on Fire & The Red Machine)
    UpsideDown & Backwards
    Matt Hendricks

    Admission $10, Children 12 and under FREE

    Food as well as beverages, wine & Craft Beers will be available for purchase
    Lake County Fairgrounds, Industrial Building
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Katherine Chariton 219.663.0110 katherine@kbcpa.com
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, rensselaer, oktoberfest, fun, beer, german
    - Main Street Rensselaer invites you to enjoy a festive night of German and American cuisine from local eateries, try wines from our local winery and sample seasonal beer at our beer garden. Enjoy live entertainment on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer square. $5 donation requested. Kids 10 and under are free. Proceeds from OktoberFest are used to further enhance downtown Rensselaer.
    Jasper County Courthouse Square
    115 W. Washington St. Rensselaer IN 47978
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Football, Education
    - Invite your friends, family, and neighbors!
    Our undefeated FUMC Monsters of Main Street are taking on a team from Crown Point School Administration. The football teams will face off in a benefit football game on Sunday, September 30. All proceeds raised will benefit Project Inspire click for details

    This event is part of our Project Inspire project to help local students. Please also check out Culver's Donate While You Dine Project Inspire or visit click for details
    Crown Point Sportsplex
    1313 E North Street Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Live music, Entertainment, Bands, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Saturday, September 30th - See Lake Effect at R-Bar and Grill in Highland, Indiana!
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 9:00pm - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Live music, Band, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    The Room at Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    The Room 219.838.5909 info@theroomvenue.com
  • | 10:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, DJ, music, Entertainment, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Starts at 10pm
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902
  • | 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!


    EDGEWATER ADVENTURE PARKS
    11800 Koteewi Drive.
    Noblesville, IN 46060
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
    click for details


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


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


    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties
    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





     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Hometown Fest has been canceled for 2017 due to lack of funds and volunteers.
    Town Grounds
    7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, Railroad, Fun
    - Ride behind a vintage diesel locomotive in various styles of railroad cabooses, an open-air sightseeing car or sit in the air-conditioned comfort of coach seating. Travel from the depot in North Judson across the Kankakee River bridge at English Lake and then return to North Judson. Passengers do not disembark from the train on this trip until returning to the depot. The trip takes about 45 minutes and the round-trip distance is 10 miles.

    Saturdays, May - October
    (plus Special Events)

    Regular Departure Times at 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm
    Please arrive at least 30 minutes early - late boarding is not permitted!

    Adult $12
    Youth (6-15 years) $10
    Child (1-5 years) $6
    Family/Group Rates: Buy 6 or more train tickets and receive $2 off per ticket! (All tickets must be purchased in the same order.)
    Special Fares are $3 more per ticket.

    Check SCHEDULE and SPECIAL FARES online here: click for details
    Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
    507 Mulberry Street North Judson IN 46366
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
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    Schererville Car Cruise
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    Every Wednesday from April – October from 4pm – 7:45pm
    Suzy’s Diner Cruise Nights in Hebron
    Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct. Free admission. Call 219-996-3463. 407 S. Main Street in Hebron
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    Every Tuesday from April - August
    Pav’s Summer Car Nites (Trucks and Bikes, too) in Hebron
    A wide variety of rides, good food and music can be found at this cruise-in. Held on Tuesdays from April to August. Pav's Restaurant. 46 Gaslite Park in Heborn
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    Every Thursday from May 11th – September 28th from 5pm – 8pm
    Car Cruise in Crown Point

    ** Please note: Due to the Lake County Fair - The Crown Point car cruise will be moved to the Wittenberg Village on August 3rd and 10th. Wittenberg Village is located at 1200 East Luther Drive. The cruise will take place from 4p.m. – 8 p.m. The Crown Point car cruise will return to the square on August 17th.

    Attendees should arrive no earlier than 5 p.m. to begin setting up. This family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. Five Star DJ Wayne Para will fill the air with the classic sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.For more information or to volunteer, contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 219- 662-3290. Businesses interested in sponsoring the DJ can also contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
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    Last Saturday of each month, May – September from 5pm-9pm
    Chesterton Cruise Night at Thomas Centennial Park – Calumet and Broadway
    An evening of family fun with cars of all kinds: vintage, sport, foreign and more. Last Saturday of each month, May to September, 5-9 PM CST. Free admission. Info:call 219-926-1641.
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    Second Saturday of every month June – August from 6pm – 10pm
    Denny Flanigan Cruise Nights in downtown Lansing, Illinois. Are you a classic car or hot rod owner or fan? Show them off or just view them from 6 to 10 p.m. once a month (2nd Saturday) starting June thru August along downtown Ridge Road.
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    July 23rd
    9am Registration begins / 12pm-3pm Hot Rod and Custom Car Show
    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S Calumet Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320
    Follow Festival of the Lakes on Facebook or click for details
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    Dream Wheelin’ Car/Bike Show
    July 30th from 11am-4pm in Valparaiso
    Chasing Dreams, Inc is a non-profit organization benefiting children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities. We strive to enlighten our community on the abilities of our children while enriching their lives to be the abled superheroes they want to be. We are having a car/bike show on July 30, 2017 at Sunset Hill county Park in Valparaiso. We are looking for car show participants, vendors, crafters, swappers, food trucks and more.
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    August 3rd from 3pm-8pm in Fair Oaks
    South Shore Regional Car Show
    The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting this car show. Numerous cars will take over Fair Oaks Farms for a unique car show experience. The car show includes awards, music, food, Fair Oaks Farms attractions and fun for the whole family!
    Registration will begin at 3PM and end at 5:30 PM. The cost is $20 per car. The awards will begin at 7:30PM.
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    August 5th from 8am to 2:30pm in DeMotte
    Kougar Klassic Car Show
    click for details

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    August 6th - 3pm-6pm in Crown Point
    Lake County Fair - VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW CONTEST– Special Activities Area
    click for details

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    August 19th - 11am-5pm in Highland
    CARS ☆ CRAFTS ☆ CONCERT - presented by Silver Buckle Saloon/The Room
    click for details

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    August 26th
    Mommy's Haven 4th Annual Benefit, Car & Bike Show!
    11am-3pm
    Faith Church: 100 W. 81st Avenue, Dyer
    click for details

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

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

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, fest, fun, fall, things to do
    - September 16
    Acorn Concert Series: Carl Weathersby and The Corey Dennison Band at Taltree
    click for details

    September 16
    Country-a-Fair/Dairy Day Mashup
    click for details

    September 16
    Hobart Brews and Blues
    click for details

    September 16
    Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show in Wheatfield
    click for details

    September 16
    19th Annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte
    click for details

    September 16
    World Cultural Festival
    click for details

    September 17
    Polish Heritage Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    September 22
    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest
    click for details

    September 22-24
    Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show
    click for details

    September 22-24
    2nd Annual Riverview Park Festival in Lake Station
    click for details

    September 22-24
    Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
    click for details

    September 23
    Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival
    click for details

    September 29-October 1
    Westville Pumpkin Festival
    click for details

    September 30
    Rensselaer OktoberFest
    click for details

    October 6-8
    Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage
    click for details

    October 7
    Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm
    click for details

    October 14
    Munster Ale Fest 2017
    click for details

    October 14
    Porter’s Perfect Pint Festival 2017
    click for details

    October 14
    Wickedly Whiting
    click for details

    October 14
    Winfield Harvest Festival
    click for details

    October 14
    2017 Highland Festival of the Trail
    click for details

    October 14-15
    Buckley Homestead Fall Festival “Lasting Traditions” in Lowell
    click for details

    October 20-21
    Fall Harvest Festival in Valparaiso
    click for details

    October 22
    Dyer’s 16th Annual Halloween Parade
    click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

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

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    Highland, Indiana

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
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    Lowell, Indiana

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

    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Sept 29.
     
           

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Humane society, yard sale, fair grounds, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Indoor location at the "sheep building" at the Lake County Fairgrounds

    Find us inside The Sheep Building at Gate #2.

    889 South Court St. - Crown Point

    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Humane Society of NWI 219.938.3330
  • - Daily in October
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - October 1 – November 1
    Regular Admission Prices
    This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. It’s full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one!
    Sponsored by: click for details

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, nwi, northwest indiana, highland, pierogis, food, fun, family
    - We moved! Last year, we were at the American Legion in Highland, and it was amazing. So amazing, we outgrew the building! So this year, we are going to be at the Wicker Park pavilion, rain or shine (or snow, or sleet...). We will have limited tickets again this year, so like the event, say you're interested, and keep up to date so that you can nab your tickets as soon as they come up for sale - we sold out quick last year!
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Second Annual Pit Bulls & Pierogi!

    We sold out in advance last year (150 tickets). We've moved venues to accomodate more people. This year will be BIGGER, BETTER, and BOLDER!

    Join us Sunday, Oct. 1st at the pavilion in Wicker Park, Highland, IN.
    $12 for adults, $6 for children

    Dinner includes: chicken PLUS your choice of stuffed cabbage or sausage and kraut PLUS your choice of cabbage and noodles or dumplings or potato pancake PLUS pierogi (of course) PLUS dessert and beverage.

    * We will have vegan and gluten-free options *

    Music, bake sale, raffles and fun - all for a really good cause!
    There is no payroll in this rescue, everything is run by those who volunteer their time. When we say every penny we raise goes DIRECTLY to the care of the animals in our rescue, we mean it.
    Please come out and join us for a great time!

    We highly encourage purchasing your tickets early as last year we did have disappointed people once we sold out. Also, if you will be eating vegan or gluten-free options, please comment on the event page so we make sure everyone has plenty to eat.

    To buy tickets: click for details
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    ABRA, INC.
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - The money class that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE
    CLASSES STARTING SOON!
    Sundays @ 5:30pm
    September 10th, 2017
    Through
    November 5th, 2017
    Harvest Ridge Church
    9495 Keilman Street
    Saint John, IN 46373   
    (Next to Welch’s Stop & Shop)

    Register Now at:
    click for details
    or
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    Harvest Ridge Church
    9495 Keilman St. St. John IN 46373
    Trudy Wells 219.558.2488 hrccalendar@gmail.com
  • | 11:00pm - 11:55pm | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome Winter Indoor Dome Soccer League
    - Youth Soccer League at the SpartaDome!

    Both Team and Individual Registrations for ages 6 - HS. Register at click for details.

    Register as a team by October 1st and Save $50 with Registration Code EarlyBird50!
    Register as an individual by October 1st and Save $10 with Registration Code 10off!

    8 Games per session. All games played inside on our SlideMax Elite Turf Fields. No boarded fields! Games primarily played on Saturdays, starting November 11th. All participants receive a SpartaDome League T-Shirt.

    Call Sparta Dome at 219-224-DOME(3663) for more information!
    The Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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


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

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

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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
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, games, food, drinks, things to do, football
    - Every Sunday:
    Come watch all the NFL games.
    30 hi def tv's and 2 big screens.
    We have the NFL package!!!


    Check out some of our other weekly events at R-Bar & Grill!
    R-Bar Taco Tuesday & Bar Bingo--click for details
    R-Bar Thursday Night Karaoke--click for details
    Fried Chicken Fridays--click for details

    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - There's a Farmers Market in NWI each day Tuesday through Sunday!

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

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

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

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    *WEDNESDAYS:

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

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

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

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    *THURSDAYS:

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

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

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    *FRIDAYS:

    GRIFFITH Central Market
    Food, novelties, produce, beers, wines, crafts and other specialty items.
    Location: Central Park, 600 N. Broad Street
    Dates: Every Friday, opening May 12th (weather permitting) through the last Friday in August. With the exception of Friday, July 14th which is the weekend of Park Full of Art (held annually the third weekend in July).
    Time: 4pm-10pm
    click for details

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    *SATURDAYS:

    CHESTERTON European Market
    Artisan breads and pastries, boutique creamery cheeses, ethnic foods, meats, spices, oils, rare books, clothing, accessories, jewelry and fresh-from-the-farm produce and flowers. Also enjoy live performances!
    Location: 220 Broadway (Third St. and Broadway)
    Dates: Saturdays, May 6 through October 28
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details

    CROWN POINT Farmers Market
    Vendors sell everything from fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other products.
    Location: South Main Street (between Hack Court / Walnut)
    Dates: Saturdays, June 3rd to September 30th
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    LA PORTE Farmers Market
    Fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and often home baked goods. Live Entertainment on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month. Kids’ Activities on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month. Rain or Shine!
    Location: City Parking Lot, Corner of Monroe St. & Lincolnway Ave.
    Dates: Saturdays, May 13 through October 14
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    LOWELL Outdoor Market
    Homegrown produce, fruits, baked goods, honey, jam-jellies/salves, eggs, all handcrafted items and home-based businesses.
    Location: Lowell High School, 2051 Commercial Ave.
    Dates: Second Saturday of the month June-October, Rain or shine (Unless severe weather!)
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details

    RENSSELAER Farmers Market
    Fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen beef and pork, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, flowers, plants, homemade soaps and herbs!
    Location: Jasper County Courthouse Square, 115 W. Washington St., Rensselaer, IN 47978
    Dates: Saturdays, April 29 through October 28
    Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
    For more information: click for details

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


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    *SUNDAYS:

    MILLER BEACH Farmers Market
    Features fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, prepared foods, variety of handcrafted items and more.
    Location: 667 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
    Dates: Sundays, May through September
    Time: 10am-3pm
    For more information: click for details

    MUNSTER Sunday Market
    Fresh, weekly, local fun! Weekly kids activities! Live Music every other week beginning May 14.
    Location: Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Drive, Munster
    Dates: Sundays, May 14 through October 8
    Time: 8am-2pm
    For more information: click for details

    ST. JOHN Farmers Market
    Fresh produce, prepared foods, jams/jellies, perennial and annual flowers, cheeses, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods and more.
    Location: Parking lot of Community Outpatient Center, 9660 Wicker Ave.
    Dates: Sundays, May 7 through October 29
    Time: 8am-1pm
    For more information: click for details


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • - The Deep River Grinders vintage baseball team invites you to their upcoming match on Sunday, October 1st at 2 p.m. Played by 1858 rules complete with traditional uniforms, Grinders’ games provide a fun look at how baseball when it first started out (back when it was still two words!). Bring the whole family out for the free match to enjoy some old-fashioned baseball... and maybe even an ice cold sarsaparilla. Stick around after the match as kids can take a turn at bat and run the bases. This week’s friendly competitors: Rock Springs Ground Squirrels.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, nwi, northwest indiana, fest, fun, fall, things to do
    - September 16
    Acorn Concert Series: Carl Weathersby and The Corey Dennison Band at Taltree
    click for details

    September 16
    Country-a-Fair/Dairy Day Mashup
    click for details

    September 16
    Hobart Brews and Blues
    click for details

    September 16
    Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show in Wheatfield
    click for details

    September 16
    19th Annual Sunflower Fair in La Porte
    click for details

    September 16
    World Cultural Festival
    click for details

    September 17
    Polish Heritage Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    September 22
    St. John the Evangelist Parish Oktoberfest
    click for details

    September 22-24
    Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show
    click for details

    September 22-24
    2nd Annual Riverview Park Festival in Lake Station
    click for details

    September 22-24
    Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
    click for details

    September 23
    Hooked on Art- Live Street Art Festival
    click for details

    September 29-October 1
    Westville Pumpkin Festival
    click for details

    September 30
    Rensselaer OktoberFest
    click for details

    October 6-8
    Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage
    click for details

    October 7
    Cowtober Fest at Fair Oaks Farm
    click for details

    October 14
    Munster Ale Fest 2017
    click for details

    October 14
    Porter’s Perfect Pint Festival 2017
    click for details

    October 14
    Wickedly Whiting
    click for details

    October 14
    Winfield Harvest Festival
    click for details

    October 14
    2017 Highland Festival of the Trail
    click for details

    October 14-15
    Buckley Homestead Fall Festival “Lasting Traditions” in Lowell
    click for details

    October 20-21
    Fall Harvest Festival in Valparaiso
    click for details

    October 22
    Dyer’s 16th Annual Halloween Parade
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Jobs, Hiring, Openings
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

    ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION
    Bren-Mark Window Cleaning, Valparaiso

    Job Summary:
    Customer Service with Heavy phone work
    3-5 days per week
    Starting Wage $9/hour

    Details:
    Punctuality is vital
    Keep cell phones out of the workplace
    Be trainable
    Be flexible
    Utilize great verbal communication skills
    Read and Follow Directions
    Remember and Utilize information
    Have basic computer and email skills
    Communicate with customers professionally
    Enjoy great coffee and a full candy dish
    Co-exist with our big goofy office dog

    ***Extra Credit given for experience in Collections, Cold-Call Phone Sales, Social Media &/or Email Marketing Campaigns.

    To apply for the administrative position, please go to this link and fill out the application: click for details
    (Please note that the application was set up for window cleaners. The info regarding vehicle usage for the job is N/A for the admin position).

    (Posted September 25)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning....Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

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

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

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

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

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

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

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

    (Posted September 25)

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    BAKER'S ASSISTANT AND SALES ASSOCIATE
    Marilyn's Bakery, Hobart

    Baker's Assistant Seasonal, part-time position. $12/hour must be able to lift 100# 7am - 1pm 3 or 4 days a week. Email work history and availability to info@marilynsbakery.com

    Sales Associate. Part-Time Permanent Position. Set schedule includes one weekend shift a week. Must have experience in customer service. Email work history and availability to info@marilynsbakery.com

    (Posted September 25)
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    KITCHEN STAFF
    Capri's Pizza, Crown Point and Schererville

    Seeking experienced Kitchen Staff to join our robust team! Flexibility, fast paced work environment and multi tasking skills a must.

    Please apply in person at 1234 N. Main St. In Crown Point or 837 Main Street Schererville or send resume and references via email at caprischererville@gmail.com.

    (Posted September 23)
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    PART-TIME POSITIONS
    Ameristar Casino and Hotel, East Chicago

    VALET ATTENDANTS, COOKS and COCKTAIL SERVERS to join the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World®. Perks of Working at Ameristar:
    · Safe and fun working environment
    · FREE Meals
    · Tuition Reimbursement
    · FREE Uniforms
    · Team Member Referral Program

    To Apply Today click for details

    (Posted September 21)
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    RETAIL SALES AND INTERNET SALES PACKAGER
    Schillings, St. John

    Great news! Schillings is Hiring!

    Part-Time Internet Sales Packager Associate, who would be scheduled Mondays-Thursdays. Lots flexibility with no nights or weekends, under 30 hours a week!
    As an Internet Sales Packager Associate, one will perform a variety of packing and stocking tasks, along with other tasks as needed.

    Full-time Retail Sales associate who is strong at building relationships and driving sales. Must be able to work Saturdays (3 times a month, 8am-4pm). No evenings or Sundays!

    Apply today click for details

    (Posted September 21)
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    CAREGIVERS
    Companion Care, Munster

    Wanted experienced Caregivers to join our team! Competitive pay to be discussed during interview. All Shifts available. Our caregivers receive flexible schedules, pay raises, and attendance bonuses. We service Northwest Indiana, caregivers must live within 15 miles of Munster IN and be available to work full-time and or part-time (min of 25 hours), including weekends, and holidays.

    Caregiver 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, 9245 Calumet Ave. Suite 202 Munster IN.

    ** No phone calls please, we would rather meet you in person
    **Please bring valid Drivers License, car insurance, SS card, current TB test

    For our online application click for details

    (Posted September 21)
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    CDL-A OTR TRUCK DRIVERS
    FedEx, Northwest IN

    FedEx Ground Contractor is looking for Drivers. Money, Miles, & Benefits! Sign on BONUS! Between 4,000-7,000 miles weekly. Must have clean MVR, drug free, & minimum 1 year experience! Call Bob @ 219-802-0010 to apply!

    (Posted September 21)
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    PRINT MANAGER AND PACKER
    Calumet Carton, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton a well-established packaging company in South Holland, Illinois and is looking to fill the following positions.

    Print Manager
    Full Time Print Manager to work in our plant. This person will report directly to the Plant Manager. The ideal candidate will be technically astute and hands on, capable of overseeing the day to day activities for a multi-shift packaging company, which operates both wide format flexo and sheet fed litho presses. Familiarity with AIB, ISO, SQF, G7; and ability to lead training initiatives in any of these areas preferred. 5+ years’ experience preferably with wide web flexo and sheet fed lithography, in a supervisor or management role. Folding carton, background in graphics/pre-press and Union experience preferred.

    General Labor (Packer)
    Full-time entry-level position with hard-working reliable individuals who will accurately count, inspect and pack folded cartons and rigid mailing envelopes into corrugated boxes. Candidates must have a minimum of two years manufacturing experience, can work any production shift, can stand continuously 8-12 hours and have reliable transportation.

    For a full list of positions, requirements and to apply, click for details.

    (Posted September 19)
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    WAITRESS
    La Quesadilla Mexican Grill, Crown Point

    Day-time waitress needed. Part-time or Full-time.

    For more information or to apply, call Steve at 773-418-5115.

    (Posted September 18, 2017)
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    APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    ATG Property Management, Highland

    The right candidate should live 25 minutes from Highland for emergencies call outs and have a positive team player personality.

    RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:
    Experience with HVAC, plumbing, electrical and appliance repairs.
    Maintaining the condition on the property – grounds keeping, snow/ice removal.
    On call rotation for emergencies required.
    Compete all service requests within 24-hours.
    Prepare vacant apartments for new resident.
    Additional duties as assigned.
    MUST be dependable and hard-working

    Please fax resume to 219-924-3456 or email tdvorscak@atgpropertymanagement.com

    (Posted September 18)
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    HAIR STYLIST/COLORISTS AND MANICURIST
    Salon Voltaire, Lansing IL

    Established Salon in Lansing Illinois is seeking Hair Stylist/Colorist and Manicurist, experienced and recent graduates. Salon Days of Operation: Wednesday through Saturday. Please call Gail to set up an appointment to fill out an application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message along with phone number. Your call will be returned promptly. 708 418 8044

    (Posted September 15)
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    SALES COORDINATOR
    Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn, Munster

    Seeking a candidate for the position of Sales Coordinator to work jointly with the Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn located in Munster, IN. This position is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Sales. We are looking for a highly energetic, organized individual to provide administrative assistance to the DOS and Sales Managers, as well as finalization of groups and small meetings. This will involve communication with the clients to determine group and meeting details with the preparation of contracts to communicate the group’s needs to the hotel’s operation departments. Please send resumes and salary requirements to Sblissmer@genhotels.com

    (Posted September 15)
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    OFFICE ASSISTANT DAY SHIFT
    Prairie Square, Highland

    Prairie Square looking for a Part-Time Office Assistant with a flexible schedule, 8-12 hours a week, mostly Tuesday, Thursday and some Fridays 10am – 2pm. This position will support our staff members and new and current residents. Duties include, but not limited to; greeting visitors upon entering our office, answering phone calls and emails, assist in initiating work orders, showing apartments and community features, filling and organizing files.

    Requirements:
    Great customer service and communication skills
    Proficient operating computer systems
    Experience operating standard office equipment
    Must be reliable and able to manage a flexible schedule

    We are looking for someone who is Honest, Organized, Detail-Oriented, and Proactive!

    Please email to tdvorscak@atgpropertymanagement.com or fax to 219-924-3456

    (Posted September 15)
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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
    In-Pact Inc.,Valparaiso and Lake County

    Help People with Disabilities

    In-Pact, Inc. is looking for dedicated, caring, hard-working people to work as Direct Support Professionals. You will be helping people with disabilities like Autism, Mental Retardation and Downs Syndrome. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, good work ethic and a desire to help others. We have several openings in Valparaiso and also Lake County. You must be available evenings and weekends. Experience with DD population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear criminal history. If you’re ready to join a team doing important and interesting work apply at 12300 Marshall St., Crown Point, IN 46307 or online click for details


    (Posted September 15)
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    MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    AvPorts,Gary/Chicago International Airport

    Able to perform journeyman level work in servicing and repairing HVAC systems, plumbing, carpentry, asphalt work and grounds maintenance. Ability to operate mobile equipment proficiently, perform inspections, adjustments, and repairs to facilities, operating equipment and airport infrastructure.

    Requirements
    Operate construction equipment i.e.: front-end loaders, hi-speed mobile sweepers and tractors.
    Operate all major snow removal/ice control equipment.
    Valid Class “B” Driver’s License.
    3-5 years’ experience in varied building and utility systems maintenance work.
    Irregular hours and/or under adverse weather and working conditions.
    Heavy lifting or pushing.
    Able to work at extreme heights.

    Send resume to ralynn@gciairport.com

    (Posted September 14)
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    LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR AND THERAPIST
    Graham Psychological Consulting, Inc.,Schererville/Chicago, IL

    Graham Psychological Consulting, Inc. is seeking a Part-Time Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Provider to join its growing Chicago and Northwest Indiana based practice.

    The position requires the therapist to provide individual, couple and family therapy services to clients of all ages. Candidates will:
    Be a licensed therapist in either Illinois or Indiana. (dual state licenses preferred, but not required).
    Be interested in practicing from a mind/body/spirit approach.
    Understand income commensurate with reimbursement for an independent contractor.
    Be available for a minimum of two evenings/weekly or on the weekend.
    Have a Master's Degree in Psychology or related field.

    Practice required for licensure: 1 year
    Required license or certification: social work, psychology, family therapy

    To apply online click for details

    (Posted September 12)
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    TELECOMMUNICATOR
    Porter County Central Communications (PCCC E911),Valparaiso

    Applicant must (requirements not inclusive):
    Citizen of the USA at least 21 years of age
    High school graduate or possess a GED certificate
    Be of good reputation and character
    Not have been found guilty of any felony charges
    Have a good past work record
    Must be willing to work varying shifts, mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays
    Touch typing skills of 35 words per minute (wpm)
    Pass FBI criminal history screening and an extensive background investigation
    Valid Driver’s License
    Valid CPR Certificate or ability to obtain certification within prescribed time after hire
    Ability to obtain necessary certification for Emergency Dispatch Protocol

    Porter County Central Communications application form, including the
    Applicant Prerequisites information sheet is available
    1. ONLINE click for details
    2. EMAIL request: jgehrels@pc911.porterco.org with “application form” in Subject line
    3. At 2755 ST RD 49, Valparaiso, IN. The “Records Division counter” has a supply
    4. At 155 Indiana Avenue, Porter County Administration Building - Lobby Desk

    Porter County Central Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    (Posted September 11)
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    CAREER FAIR
    North Township Trustee, Highland

    When: September 12th 9:00 AM until 2:00PM

    Where: Wicker Park Social Center 2215 Ridge Rd. Highland

    Sponsored by BY Frank J. Mrvan

    Dress Professional and Bring Multiple Copies of Your Resume

    Call Cindy 219-803-0659 with questions

    (Posted September 9)
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    DEALERS AND CASINO OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP
    Ameristar Casino Hotel, East Chicago

    Come work with the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World! ®

    Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago, IN is hosting a Casino Jobs Hiring Event.

    We seek the best talent where all qualified candidates will be guaranteed an interview!

    When: Wednesday, September 13th 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Where: Ameristar Casino Hotel, East Chicago. Human Resources – Ground Level

    Positions:
    Experienced Dealers

    Dealer School Students – No experience necessary – we train! - $500 Bonus

    Casino Operations Leadership – Table Games Floor Supervisors + Pit Manager

    We offer:
    Great Pay
    Benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and many more!
    FREE Meals
    FREE Uniforms
    Paid Time-Off
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Must be 21. An application is required to attend the interviews.
    To apply online today click for details

    (Posted September 6)
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    RN, LPN, and CNA POSITIONS, PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME
    HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR, FULL-TIME
    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, Merrillville, IN

    Must have some experience. Long term care experience a plus for all positions.
    Knowledge of medical supplies a plus!

    RN's, LPN's, and CNA's
    ** New Sign on Bonus **

    Benefits include:
    Pay for Experience
    Vacation and Sick time
    Medical/Dental, and Vision insurance
    Rotating Holiday Schedule
    Tuition Reimbursement
    401k

    Apply online or in person today!

    click for details

    (Posted September 5)
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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Your job opening will appear on our website soon after it is received and will be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
    Thank you!

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, NFL, Football, Specials, Sunday, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Lots of specials available!
    Coyote Cantina
    1090 US HWY 41 Schererville IN 46375
    Coyote Cantina 219.319.0902
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

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

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    Highland, Indiana

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

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    Hobart, Indiana

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

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    Lowell, Indiana

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

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Monday, October 2nd, 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 Sytsma 219.314.9904 crownpointalc@cwicorp.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - October 1 – November 1
    Regular Admission Prices
    This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. It’s full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one!
    Sponsored by: click for details

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Birthday, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Birthday, Party, Adventure, Ninja
    - For parents looking for a different kind of birthday experience for kids 8 years old and up, there is now a “Treetop Ninja Birthday Party” at Edge Adventures Aerial Park at Deep River NWI in Crown Point.

    Admission for the Birthday boy/girl is free. All other guests (adults or children) are $25 per person with no minimum number of people required for this two- hour adventure. You can reserve picnic tables and bring your own cake, drinks and snacks.

    There are more than 50 challenging treetop obstacles and zip lines to provide thrills for birthday guests at every skill level.

    Beginning Labor Day Weekend, Edge Adventures Aerial Park – Deep River NWI will be open weekends through Sunday, November 5. Birthday Party guests can harness up and climb into the trees to embark on adventures that include traversing across rope bridges, balancing on log beams, or climbing on cargo nets. They can also glide along on zip lines as they explore the beauty of nature while hanging out high up in the trees.

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

    Certain age, height and weight limits apply for the larger courses. Adventurers must be at least 8-years old, with a minimum weight of 40 lbs and a maximum of 275 lbs. Hands must reach 66” high with feet flat on the ground.

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

    Edge Adventures Aerial Park-Deep River NWI is located at 9001 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, IN 46307. The park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with last adventure beginning at 4 p.m. all weekend long. For general and advanced ticket information for Edge Adventures, call 800-590-8347, email us at info@edgeadventureparks.com, like us on Facebook https://.click for details ; follow us on Instagram click for details or go to our website: click for details
    Edge Adventures Aerial Park - Deep River NWI
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway Crown Point IN
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Kids, things to do, special needs, fun, NWI, Schererville
    - Must have an invitation flyer to enter. These can be picked up at JAK's anytime before the event date.
    Jak's Warehouse
    221 Indianapolis Blvd. Schererville IN 46375
    Jak's Warehouse 219.322.5257
  • | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - Are you a fan of anime or manga? Come to the St. John Branch Teen
    Anime Club! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 4:30pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - Children and their families can enjoy a variety of board games and card
    games. Feel free to bring a favorite game from home, or try something
    new by playing one of ours.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - English classes are for participants who are learning English as a
    second or third language. Different levels of instruction are available.
    Classes are free.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fun, Chili, Contest, Munster, Chamber of Commerce, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - So you think your chili is the greatest? Maybe it’s time to put it to the test!! Chili chefs are needed to participate in the Touchdown Chili Challenge presented by the Munster Chamber of Commerce!!

    The Touchdown Chili Challenge takes place on Monday, October 2, 2017. The event takes place from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, IN. Chef set up is 5:00 PM. Three (3) gallons of chili is needed to participate.

    Tickets for guests are $10 and chili samples from ten (10) chili chefs are complimentary!

    Prizes will be awarded for best chili and for best decorated booth! No entry fee required in order for chefs to participate!! Please give us a call at (219) 836-5549 for further details!!

    #munsterchamberofcommerce
    Center for Visual & Performing Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Munster Chamber of Commerce 219.836.5549
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events
    - New to Medicare? Using it, but want to learn more? Learn all about Medicare and what you can do.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - A 60 minute class highlighting library resources that can help parents
    with school aged children. Learn tips and tricks that can strengthen
    class projects, assignments or home school lesson plans.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Library Events
    - Express your creativity with rubber stamps and decorative paper! There
    is a $5 fee to cover the cost of materials provided, due at class time. Please register.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Square Dance Fun Dancing
    - Wrong Way Squares are inviting the public to (2) Free Introductory Dances to be held at Hebron Elementary School Cafeteria 307 S Main Hebron, IN. on Monday Sept 18 & 25 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM. We encourage everyone looking for an Active Life Style to attend either of these introductory dance opportunities. Most attendees have found the dancing experience to be a highly Social and Active fun sport interacting with a great bunch of interesting people. No prior experience required.
    FYI: Call Larry Hakes at (219) 921-1196 or visit web site click for details
    Hebron Elementary School
    307 S Main Hebron IN 46341
    Larry Hakes 219.921.1196 Lmhakes@aol.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
  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point Apartments, the Preserve, Luxury, Merrillville, Crown Point, NWI
    - NOW LEASING ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS! (219) 736-8650

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

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

    For details, click for details
    Prairie Point Apartments
    9123 Cleveland Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Prairie Point Apartments 219.736.8650 dwebb@weissentities.com
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    - Search here for a new home:
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    For questions, you can reach Tina Howarth, Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NW Indiana, at (219) 776-7682 or tinahowarth@kw.com.
     
           
    Tina Howarth 219.776.7682 tinahowarth@kw.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Field Museum, Dinosaurs, Jurassic World, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Chicago
    - This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

    Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex.

    Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.

    Don’t miss the awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition. The Field Museum hosts the Midwest debut of the exhibition starting May 26, 2017 and running through January 7, 2018.

    To buy tickets, click for details

    Jurassic World is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
    Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60605
    Field Museum 312.922.9410
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


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


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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

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

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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


    SUMMER
    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes
    - Register for Fall Art Classes!

    South Shore Arts has been providing quality art instruction since 1970!
    Classes for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS & SENIORS

    Painting / Pottery / Photography / Drawing / Cartooning & more!

    Classes begin Oct 2.

    Locations in Munster, Hammond & Crown Point

    click for details
    219-836-1839 x 103
    South Shore Arts
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

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

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    Highland, Indiana

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

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    Hobart, Indiana

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

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    Lowell, Indiana

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

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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

    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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    LaPorte, Indiana

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

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    Michigan City, Indiana

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out click for details.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events
    - October 1 – November 1
    Regular Admission Prices
    This is the time of year when our garden pumpkins at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center are fresh for the painting. The outdoor play areas are hay filled and maze-y crazy. Scarecrows are being stuffed, apples are being stamped, cinnamon is in the air…and in the drinks at the café. It’s full month of Fall Fun that’s just the right size for your little one!
    Sponsored by: click for details

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "Lions" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library Youth Services
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories,
    music and crafts.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 219.769.3541
  • | 10:15am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Bellaboo’s “Best Of” Jam Packed into 45 Minutes of Grown-Up & Me Fun. Songs, stories, dances, games, messy art….THE WORKS! For children walking to 4 years old.
    Join us for our Fall or winter session on Thursdays from 10:15- 11 then Stay & Play!

    Fall Session : September 28 to October 19
    Winter Session: January 25 to February 15

    $64 for the first child and $15 for each additional child
    (Class requires a minimum of 6, maximum of 18)
     
           
    Play Planner 219.963.2070 emilyt@mybellaboos.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy stories, music, and a craft
    at this half-hour program.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 10:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Preschool children will enjoy stories, songs, a craft and other activities. Parents will join their child the last half of the program to help them with their craft.
    Munster Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Library 219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 11:30am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy stories, music, and a craft
    at this half-hour program.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events
    - Journey with us as we explore New England. Refreshments will be served.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events
    - The class is designed to help adults improve their English reading,
    writing and speaking skills, focusing on the necessary civic information
    to prepare for American citizenship.
    Lake County Public Library
    1919 W 81st Ave Merrillville IN 46410
    Adult Services 219.769.3541
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

     
           
    El Salto-Merrillville 219.940.9955
  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, dog runs, NWI, Lake, Porter, La Porte
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region.


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


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


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer IN
    Dog Park Annual Fees
    Town of Dyer Resident: $60 1st dog/$20 additional dog
    Non-Resident: $108 1st dog/$36 additional dog
    click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive - Munster, IN
    Fees: $40 per year Residents /$ 25 each additional dog (Residents must obtain a town tag as well for $10 that can be purchased in the Clerk Treasurers office.)
    Fees: $115 per year Non-Residents / $35 for second dog / $25 for third dog (New prices Effective 1/1/2016. Highland residents can receive the Munster resident rate. You must possess a current driver's license showing residency. No exceptions.
    click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell, IN 46356
    FEES:
    Lowell residents: $60.00
    Cedar Creek, West Creek and Eagle Creek Townships
    *Lowell residents who are 65+ or on disability $30.00
    Non-residents $70.00
    *Non-residents who are 65+ or on disability $35.00
    For each additional dog please add $5.00
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    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville, IN 46375
    The annual cost is $60 for one dog and an additional $15 for each additional dog for residents (no more than two dogs per resident). Non-Residents’ annual cost is $100 for one dog and an additional $25 for each additional dog (no more than two dogs per member). Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable. Membership runs through the calendar year; that being January 1 through December 31.
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    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond, IN 46324
    Free
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    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    Dog Park Rates
    Township Resident $25 1st dog $10 additional dog
    Out of Township $60 1st dog $20 addtional dog
    Out of State $100 1st dog $30 additional dog
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    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John, IN 46373
    Annual Participant/User Fee for St. John Residents: $25.00 – one dog; $10.00 each additional dog.
    Non-Resident Participant/User Fee: $100.00 – one dog; $25.00 each additional dog.
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    LAPORTE COUNTY
    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
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    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan, City
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
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    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte, IN
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
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    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte, Indiana
    Fees:
    Daily Fee: $3.00 Per Day Per Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $4.00 Per Day Per Dog (Out of County Resident)
    Annual Fee: $30.00 First Dog (LaPorte County Resident)
    $40.00 First Dog (Out of County Resident)
    $10.00 Each Additional Dog
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    PORTER COUNTY
    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Privately owned dog park.
    Memberships are available for terms of one month to one year:
    1 Year Membership: $150
    9 Month Membership: $120
    6 Month Membership: $100
    3 Month Membership: $75
    1 Month Membership: $40
    Multiple dogs from the same household: second dog is half price, third dog is one third price
    All memberships require an additional $10 refundable deposit for every key FOB issued.
    Day visits available by appointment or on Fridays during business hours - we need to be here to let you into the park ($5).
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    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. There is a $5 parking fee from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily or a season pass may be purchased for $20 for Porter County Residents. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
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    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage, IN 46368
    Free
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND
    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SUMMER
    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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  • | Special Interest, Bren-Mark, Job, NWI, Northwest Indiana, job opening, window cleaning
    - BREN-MARK WINDOW CLEANING
    Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

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

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

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

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

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

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

    For the complete job description and to apply with our one page application. click for details
     
           
    Bren-Mark Window Cleaning 219.364.1118 customerservice@bren-mark.com
  • | Kids, sports, baseball, soccer, basketball, flag football, LPG Sports Academy, kids
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Fall II Session starting October 24th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    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. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions. click for details

    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. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play. click for details

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

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

    Register before 9/25/17 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Pumpkin, Patches, Harvest, Fall, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Pumpkin Patches in Northwest Indiana

    Crown Point, Indiana

    Hidden Creek Pumpkin Farm
    7211 W. 87th Avenue, Crown Point
    (219) 545-4570
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    Highland, Indiana

    Scheeringa Farms
    9436 Cline Ave, Highland
    (219) 838-6369
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    Hobart, Indiana

    County Line Orchard
    200 S. County Line Rd, Hobart
    (219) 947-4477
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    Lowell, Indiana

    Kregel's Pumpkin Patch
    7705 W 159th Ave, Lowell
    (219) 663-6745
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    Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch
    17904 Grant St, Lowell
    (219) 765-0258
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    LaPorte, Indiana

    Fischer Farm
    2400 North Fail Rd, LaPorte
    (219) 362-8661
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    Merrie Acres
    2900 S US 35, LaPorte
    (219) 369-6088
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    Williams Orchard
    9456 N 500 E, LaPorte
    (219) 788-2839

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    Merrillville, Indiana

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

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    Wanatah, Indiana

    Guse Cornmaze & Pumpkin Patch
    6177 W 1450 S
    Wanatah, IN 46390
    (219) 733-9346
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Apple, Picking, Upick, Fun, Fall, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apple Orchards in Northwest Indiana

    Hobart, Indiana

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

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

    Radke Orchards
    8999 W. 200 N.
    Michigan City, Indiana
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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 5-7. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase 2:40 PM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, October 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day dedicated to good works and good cheer throughout the world. The official theme is "Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile!"
     
           

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - October 7-15. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - 1871. Great fire of Chicago began, according to legend, when mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over her lantern in her barn on DeKoven street. The fire leveled 3 1/2 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving 98,500 people homeless and about 250 people dead. Financially, the loss was $200 million. On the same day, a fire destroyed entire town of Peshtigo, WI, killing more than 1,1 people.
     
           

Monday, October 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout click for details
     
           

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 8:25 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as, “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This annual day is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put and end to bullying by classroom actives and school assembly presentations. For further information check out, click for details & click for details.
     
           

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