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Saturday, January 19th, 2019

  • | 2:00pm - | Local Events, polar plunge, fundraising, cedar lake ministries, cedar lake
    - On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm Cedar Lake Ministries is once again having a Polar Plunge fundraising event that will challenge many brave souls to jump into the icy shores of Cedar Lake to help support this ministry.

    This exciting event will be a spectacle like no other with three ways that you can be involved:

    1.Be a plunger: Raise support and win a prize for most funds raised, wear a costume to win a traveling trophy, and take the plunge. Sign up by sending me an email at estherm@cedarlakeministries.org.

    10 Plungers: So far we have 10 Plungers - Brad Dykstra, Brent Knoll, Brian DeVries, Dave Duesing, Esther Miller, John Murphy, Ken Dalla Costa, Mike Miller, Mike Powell, and Sanusi Mutuwa.

    2. Be a spectator: Bring the whole family on Saturday, January 19, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., for an afternoon filled with fun. Activities include the Black Hole Slide, an award ceremony for best costume and highest fundraiser, dessert, and viewing the polar plungers freeze their fur off in the icy cold waters of Cedar Lake!

    3. Be a supporter: We have a $8,500 fundraising goal for this event, and we need your help. You can support our plungers by making a donation to Cedar Lake Ministries on behalf of these warm-hearted people who are willing to take the 2019 Polar Plunge.

    click for details and click on the Polar Plunge link to make your donation. Any gift amount you give is greatly appreciated. It all goes to a wonderful eternal cause, and every little bit gets us that much closer to this goal.

    We hope you will join us for this exciting event! In the meantime, think warm thoughts for the plungers as Saturday, January 19, 2019 approaches. I’m sure they will do their best to make all of the Polar Plunge supporters proud!

    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street Cedar Lake IN 46303
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, pastel drawings, sculptures, lake michigan, ecology, exhibit
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District has extended this popular exhibit which now closes on Sunday January 20th, with an Artist Talk that day from 2-2:30pm. The exhibit is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from noon. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m..at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood located at 540 S. Lake Street.


    Kevin Firme, a graduate of DePaul and Notre Dame universities whose family owns and operates Glenn L. Firme & Associates in Beverly Shores and Michigan City, is exhibiting 38 drawings and 28 sculptures that study water plants at the gallery at 540 S. Lake St. in Miller's downtown commercial district through Jan. 20.


    “I like the leaves and their relationship to the stems,” he said. “The leaves are not perfect, they are flawed. Like us, with our imperfections, they make beautiful compositions.”
    Firme teaches at Valparaiso University and creates varied artwork.


    “My works are about the search for shape,” he said. “I am trying to get abstract compositions in a shallow space, which allows for more variety. I have been drawing (water plants) for years. I am interested in their shape, gesture, and pictorial space on a reflective surface.” The forged steel structures on display were inspired by his drawings of the aquatic plants in marshes.


    “They are abstract in nature and draw on the plants for their inspiration," he said. "The pieces start with straight rods and are formed by heat into many curves and bends. Every inch of material is worked.”


    This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the non-profit arts and economic development organization are appreciated.


    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary (Miller Beach) IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Night Out, Live Entertainment, Munster, Kashmir, Theatre at the Center
    - Saturday January 19th, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.

    Kashmir was formed in late 2001 after guitarist Frank Livingston decided to form a show based on substance and feel rather than just “fitting the suit.” Livingston believes:
    It is important to look the part, but way too often, tribute bands seem to forget that without the sound, the look does nothing.” Kashmir creates a very entertaining show, bringing only the best of Led Zeppelin to their fans. The group seeks to recreate the experience of a music decade with this Zeppelin show utilizing authentic vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects with great attention to detail in what the members describe as “a non-pretentious way.” However, most importantly, Kashmir does not take liberties on improving the music. “Led Zeppelin should be played as it was using only the equipment of the era, and should be reproduced dead on with great respect and admiration,” according to Livingston. “It’s not about us, it’s about Led Zeppelin.” Kashmir performs Led Zeppelin’s entire catalog including Led Zeppelin’s classic movie “The Song Remains.”

    Tickets:
    Adults $30
    Subscribers $28
    2-show package $25 (when you purchase a ticket to this event and Echoes of Pompeii)

    *Cash Bar Available
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | 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
    Specializing in a variety of different events, Big Shots prides itself on being one of the only actual music venues in Northwest Indiana that allows artists of all ages to gain exposure without censorship..
    For upcoming event information, click for details


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


    Buddy and Pal's Place (Crown Point)
    1206 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Dance Club, Sports Bar, Live Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


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


    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live Entertainment, Live Trivia, Dj, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Acoustic Bands, Live Bands, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Music, Jam Nights, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Front Porch Music
    505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-4700
    The lower level of our store has been converted into a 72 seat coffee house where many fine artists travel to perform concerts and entertain our highly appreciative audiences. For upcoming event information, click for details


    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    GoodFellas
    11200 West 129th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6700
    Comedy shows, Live Entertainment, Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Karaoke, Live Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Karaoke, Live Bands, Dancing, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Karaoke, Live Music, Poker, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Live Entertainment, DJ's, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Silver Bullet
    100 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-7700
    DJ, Karaoke, Live Music, Live Entertainment, and More!.
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Room
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
    8940 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 836-2122
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    White Hawk Country Club Bar & River Rock Restaurant
    1001 White Hawk Dr
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-1300
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    White Rhino Bar & Grill
    101 Joliet Street
    Dyer, Indiana 46311
    219-864-9200
    Live Music, DJ, Dancing, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Singer & Songwriter Nights, Comedy Nights, and More!
    For upcoming event information, 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
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Promotional, daily specials, spa, pedicure, lashes, hair care
    - *The Specials are from January 7 - 19, 2019.
    *Each day is a different special for the days marked.
    *Our Monday massage special is wait list only right now because we are booked.
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat
    15255 W. 101st Ave. Dyer IN 46311
    Elements Salon Spa Retreat 219.558.2022 frontdesk@elementsssr.com
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 18- January 20.

    CROWN POINT

    Lunar Eclipse at Lemon Lake- January 20
    click for details
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    HAMMOND

    Digging into the Past- January 20
    click for details
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    HIGHLAND

    Teen Brown Bag Lunch and Movie: Tangled- January 19
    click for details
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Homeschool Hangout: LEGO Madness!- January 18
    click for details
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    MILLER

    Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 19, 20, 21
    click for details

    Snowshoe Hikes- January 20
    click for details
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    MUNSTER

    Chess Club (Grades 1-12) at Munster Library- January 18
    click for details
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    PORTER

    Music Heritage Series Concert- January 18
    click for details

    Art in the National Lakeshore- January 19
    click for details
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    ST. JOHN

    LEGO & DUPLO- January 19
    click for details
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate the goodness of one of America's oldest and most beloved snacks- as a healthy start to the New Year, big game crowd pleaser, or signature snack of the movie industry or awards show.
     
           

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Special Interest
    - Have you ever wondered what the Calumet region was like before it was settled by Europeans? How did traders and settlers impact the Native Americans? Les Marzalek, President Archeo Survey Corp., will be our guide on an exploration of the past. Join at Gibson Woods to learn how Native Americans lived and how their influences is seen today. Recognize Native American artifacts, learn how they were used and what is being done to preserve them. Artifacts found from local sites bring unity to the history of the Calumet area. Program is designed for ages 14 and up and is free.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, pastel drawings, sculptures, lake michigan, ecology, exhibit
    - The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District has extended this popular exhibit which now closes on Sunday January 20th, with an Artist Talk that day from 2-2:30pm. The exhibit is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays from noon. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m..at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood located at 540 S. Lake Street.


    Kevin Firme, a graduate of DePaul and Notre Dame universities whose family owns and operates Glenn L. Firme & Associates in Beverly Shores and Michigan City, is exhibiting 38 drawings and 28 sculptures that study water plants at the gallery at 540 S. Lake St. in Miller's downtown commercial district through Jan. 20.


    “I like the leaves and their relationship to the stems,” he said. “The leaves are not perfect, they are flawed. Like us, with our imperfections, they make beautiful compositions.”
    Firme teaches at Valparaiso University and creates varied artwork.


    “My works are about the search for shape,” he said. “I am trying to get abstract compositions in a shallow space, which allows for more variety. I have been drawing (water plants) for years. I am interested in their shape, gesture, and pictorial space on a reflective surface.” The forged steel structures on display were inspired by his drawings of the aquatic plants in marshes.


    “They are abstract in nature and draw on the plants for their inspiration," he said. "The pieces start with straight rods and are formed by heat into many curves and bends. Every inch of material is worked.”


    This event is free and open to the public. Donations to the non-profit arts and economic development organization are appreciated.


    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary (Miller Beach) IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events, Adults Only, Date Night, Night Out, Horseshoe, Soul, Funk, Live Entertainment
    - MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND ALL SHOWS AT THE VENUE FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FOR ALL SHOWS! The venue reserves the right to implement security procedures designed to protect the experience for all of our customers.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 26 Oct 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Ticketmaster Presale : Tue, 23 Oct 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Facebook Presale : Wed, 24 Oct 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Official Platinum : Tue, 6 Nov 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Horseshoe Hammond 866711SHOE7463
  • | 9:30pm - 12:00am | Local Events, Lunar Eclipse, lemon lake, Family events, kids events, lake county parks
    Lemon Lake
    6322 West 133rd Avenue Crown Point IN 46307
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 9:30pm - 11:55pm | Local Events
    - Due to predicted unsafe weather conditions this event has been cancelled.

    A Lunar Eclipse will be visible right here in NWI! Join us at Lemon Lake on Sunday January 20 from 9:30-midnight to see the moon pass through Earth's shadow.
    Lemon Lake
    6322 W 133rd Avenue Crown Point IN 46307
    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
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Girls Softball, Spring, kids Sports, Crown Point
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced their GIRLS SPRING-SUMMER SOFTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 3 to 18. Registration will take place at the Crown Point Civic Center. Players age on January 1, 2019 will determine their playing division. Listed below is the individual cost and family discount prices.

    Girls Spring-Summer Softball Registration

    December 9, 2018 (Sunday) 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    January 20, 2019 (Sunday) 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    February 2, 2019 (Saturday) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Held at Crown Point Civic Center

    COST FOR PARTICIPATION

    Ages 3-4 cost is $60.00

    Ages 5-6 years cost is $125

    Ages 7 and older 1 player per family $175

    Ages 7 and older 2 players from the same family $295

    3 players or more from the same family $315

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department

    at 219-661-2272 or email John Stroia: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Crown Point Civic Center
    101 S. E. Street Crown Point IN
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 18- January 20.

    CROWN POINT

    Lunar Eclipse at Lemon Lake- January 20
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    HAMMOND

    Digging into the Past- January 20
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    HIGHLAND

    Teen Brown Bag Lunch and Movie: Tangled- January 19
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    MERRILLVILLE

    Homeschool Hangout: LEGO Madness!- January 18
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    MILLER

    Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 19, 20, 21
    click for details

    Snowshoe Hikes- January 20
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    MUNSTER

    Chess Club (Grades 1-12) at Munster Library- January 18
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    PORTER

    Music Heritage Series Concert- January 18
    click for details

    Art in the National Lakeshore- January 19
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    ST. JOHN

    LEGO & DUPLO- January 19
    click for details
    *********************************************************************************

    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    CAR WASH ATTENDANT
    Easy Clean Car Wash, Griffith-Highland-Schererville

    Looking for Full Time, Mature individual. Please send resume to Highland9425@aol.com or come to any location and fill out application.

    9425 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland
    1779 US Rt. 41, Schererville
    1637 45th Street, Griffith

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    BILINGUAL (English/Spanish) BUTCHERS
    LA GAVIOTA, Cedar Lake

    Just need to call to: 219-390-7356 or come to the store 10728 W 133rd Ave , Cedar Lake, IN 46303. Ask for Teresita Barajas or Ana Davidson

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    NOW HIRING TEAM MEMBERS!
    The Adventure Club, Northwest Indiana

    Do you enjoy working with elementary aged kids? Join the best in the region! The Adventure Club is hiring team members for all locations (Schererville, St. John, Dyer, Munster, Merrillville and Lowell). Please call to set up an interview at 219-865-6283 or stop in our office at 105 E. Joliet, Schererville.

    (Posted: January 17, 2019)
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    NOW HIRING!
    The Golden Corral, Schererville

    The Golden Corral in Schererville is now hiring more multiple positions. Newly remodeled and under new ownership. Holding open interviews Sunday through Friday January 18, 9am-5pm on site or call 309-648-6847. 18 and over or within 30 days of hire turn 18— at Golden Corral (915 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville, IN).

    (Posted: January 15, 2019)
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    TRUCK DRIVER CLASS A
    Biagi Bros, Chicago

    Text "Biagi" to 2500 to apply quickly! Medical, 401k, Life, and much more. Midnight shift - shuttling trailers between the Biagi facility and the customer's plant.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The purpose of this position is the safe and efficient transport and delivery of freight by operating (driving) tractor-trailer combinations.

    (Posted: January 11, 2019)
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    HANDYMAN
    Located in Hammond

    Position open for handyman with knowledge of plumbing, basic electric, and general maintenance. Part time position, approximately 20 hours per week. Please contact us at aprtmentcentralre@gmail.com.

    (Posted: January 10, 2019)
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    INSURANCE SALES
    Allstate, Munster & Dyer

    Full-time insurance sales position opening for a long-standing insurance agency in Munster and Dyer. Duties include evaluating needs of customers to find the best insurance policies for them and to sell the policies. Policies include home, auto, renters, boat, motorcycle policies as well as others. Looking for a motivated, sales oriented person with good communication skills. Sales experience preferred. Pay structure is hourly plus commission. Some benefits offered by the Agency as well. Property and casualty license is needed. Please send resume to: marymoynihan@allstate.com.

    (Posted: January 10, 2019)
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    JOB FAIR
    Munster Med-Inn, Munster

    Munster Med-Inn is looking for dynamic employees to join our fabulous team! Stop by our Job Fair on Wednesday, January 16th 10-3pm at Munster Med-Inn, 7935 Calumet Avenue, Munster IN!

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    PART-TIME RECREATION STAFF
    Schererville Parks, Schererville

    Energetic, creative, passionate, fun, organized, positive, loves working with kids... A LEADER! Does that describe you? Then we NEED YOU! Application can be picked up at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet Street, Schererville. For more information, please contact jbarnes@schererville.org.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    RN's, LPN's, and CNA's
    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, Merrillville, IN

    We are looking for friendly faces to join our Lincolnshire Team! Full and part time available; long term care experience a plus!

    Benefits include:
    Pay for Experience
    Vacation and Sick time
    Medical/Dental, and Vision insurance
    Rotating Holiday Schedule
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Cash Comp option
    401k
    Sign on Bonus
    Referral Bonus for current employees

    Apply online or in person today! To apply online, click for details

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    BEAUTICIAN
    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, Merrillville

    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation is looking for a Beautician for every Thursday or Friday. Must be experienced with all hair types/textures. 80/20 Service agreement. Long term experience a plus, must be dependable and patient. If interested, please contact Andrea or Amy @ 219-769-9009.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    MARKET MANAGER
    Munster Parks, Munster

    Qualifications: Candidate must possess excellent driving skills & driving record, personable / friendly to interact with vendors and public, knowledgeable with park programming, Desirable candidate should be at least 20yrs old.

    Duties: (if qualified) Driving, managing vendor check in and placement, managing vendor questions / concerns, managing public questions regarding programming or events. Possibility to assist with special events held in conjunction with the Market as well.

    Schedule: Wednesday afternoon / evenings, possibility for additional hours. May – October. Seeking more than one candidate to allow for subs and flexibility of scheduling. Interested candidates should fill out an application and turn into Danielle Volk. Or contact Danielle at 219.836.6922 / dvolk@munster.org.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    WINTER SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD
    Munster Parks, Munster

    Qualifications: Candidate must demonstrate competency with competitive swim strokes, personable / friendly to interact with children, their parents, and adult participants. Desirable candidate should be at least 15yrs old.

    Duties (if qualified): Teaching / guarding swim lessons under the direction of the Swim Lessons Coordinator, filling out report card booklets, responding to parent questions.

    Schedule: Sundays in February and March.

    Interested candidates should fill out an application and turn it into Danielle Volk. Or contact Danielle at 219.836.6922 / dvolk@munster.org

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    OFFICE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    Full-Time, Weekdays. $12 - $14 per hour. The Office Support Associate will be responsible for data entry and system maintenance, assist with the billing process, report generation, mail distribution, requisition of supplies, answering and directing incoming calls to appropriate employees, visitor screening, as well as additional clerical duties. This position will also provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks, including responsibilities to assist in our billing process. Qualifications include High school diploma or equivalent (GED) completion, a minimum of 2-years experience in an office setting, strong skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access). Must be familiar with importing and exporting data between database system and Excel to generate, manipulate, and format reports. Medical billing experience preferred. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    TEACHER ASSISTANTS & LEAD TEACHERS
    Empowered Minds Childcare Center, Dyer

    Lead Teacher qualifications:
    18 years of age & CDA OR Bacherlor Degree w/at least 15 hours in early childhood OR Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education & minimum of 3 years experience

    Assistant Teacher qualifications:
    18 years of age. High school diploma or GED. 15 hours of in-service training hours completed. The best way to apply for the job is to send a resume to us by email at empowered15295@gmail.com.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
    In-Pact, Lake & Porter County

    In-Pact is looking for dedicated and hard-working people to work as Direct Support Professional. You will be helping people with developmental disabilities with daily living skills, community involvement and leisure activities. We have several openings in Lake and Porter County. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, good work ethic and a desire to help others. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear criminal history. We offer opportunities for growth, flexible schedules and a good benefit package for F-T employees. If you’re ready to join a team doing important and interesting work, apply at 12300 Marshall St., Crown Point, IN. 46307 or click for details.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    CHILD SPONSORSHIP/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
    Every Child Ministries-a Christian non-profit, Hebron

    Highlights of this detail-oriented position include, but are not limited to:

    * Contacting child sponsors behind on their commitments, including by phone.
    * Keeping children and sponsor information updated in Excel charts, on our website, online giving pages, and in our Donor Management System.
    * Creating social media postings and regularly posting to social media.

    Ability to work with Excel and Word required. Ability to work with videos and Publisher is a plus. This position is four days/week. Contact Monica Miles at mmiles@ecmafrica.org for an employment application.

    (Posted: January 2, 2019)
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    EXPERIENCED SERVERS & HOSTS
    The Pancake Club, Schererville

    GREAT HOURS!! We are Open 6am-3pm. Walk- ins Welcome.

    The Pancake Club -
    2257 Highway 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219)864-8457

    (Posted: January 2, 2019)
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    NOW HIRING
    Aurelio's, Schererville

    Cook 3-4 days a week, no experience required 3:30 till 10.
    2 Bus shifts 3-4 days a week no experience required 3:15 til 10.
    Carry out 3-4 days a week no experience required 3:30 til 10.
    Server 2 days a week Friday and Saturday. Liquor license and over 21. 4:30 til 10:30.

    To apply, stop in to fill out an application at 1412 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville, IN 46375.

    (Posted: December 31, 2018)
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    PART-TIME THERAPIST
    Graham Psychological Consulting, Inc., Schererville

    We are seeking a part-time master’s or doctoral level therapist, highly qualified therapist to join our group. This therapist shares the values of clinical excellence when providing therapy to patients. Must be fully licensed in Indiana. Licensure in Illinois will be considered. Graham Psychological Consultation specializes in treating trauma and underlying trauma attachment issues. The ideal candidate will have additional training in treating trauma and/or be willing to take CEU’s focusing in this area.

    The position is for 2-3 days/week and has the potential to grow into full-time. Please send cover letter and cv to: pgrahampsyd@sbcglobal.net.

    (Posted: December 31, 2018)
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    NOW HIRING!
    Horseshoe Casino, Hammond

    BECOME PART OF OUR LEGENDARY TEAM AND RECEIVE LEGENDARY PERKS! Horseshoe Casino has been voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana since 2011, making our team legendary! Horseshoe Casino offers the best careers in the casino and hospitality industry. As part of Caesars Entertainment, you just can’t beat our winning combination.

    Currently hiring for the following positions:

    * Banquet Server (On Call)
    * Beverage Server (Part-time)
    * Cleaning Services Attendant (Full-time)
    * Banquet Lead Cook (Full-time)
    * Buffet Host (Part-time)
    * EDR Cook (Full-time)
    * Main Production Cook (Full-time)
    * Noodle Bar Cook (Full-time)
    * Pastry Cook (Full-time)
    * Steakhouse Cook (Full-time)
    * The Eatery Cook (Full-time)
    * Count Room Representative (Full-time)
    * Poker Dealer (Part-time/On Call)
    * Poker Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)
    * Security Ambassador (Full-time)
    * SDS Administrator (Full-time)
    * Slot Technician (Full-time)
    * Table Games Dealer (Full-time/Part-time/On Call)
    * Table Games Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)

    To view job openings and apply, click for details

    *Location: Hammond

    (Posted: December 28, 2018)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

    **Accepting resumes from college-students through seasoned musicians and educators.**
    A successful candidate will have these qualities:
    - proficiency on their instrument
    - comfortable with all ages and personalities
    - able to work 1-2 weeknights, and/or Saturday mornings
    - comfortable in a professional environment

    For more information about our school, click for details

    Please be prepared to play two pieces for us during an interview.
    Please EMAIL only. NO phone calls. Send resume or detailed info to info@hgsmusic.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted: December 28, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    FULL-TIME & PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

    Starting at $10 to $18/hour after 90 days of Training.

    Work 25-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 19 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!

    • 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: December 28, 2018)
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    Now Hiring Caregivers!
    Right at Home, Home Care & Assistance, Merrillville

    If you are a high-quality caregiver, CNA, or HHA, you'll love working for Right at Home! Our caregivers receive competitive pay and benefits, including flexible schedules, caregiver advancement, pay raises, paid time off, and more. Duties typically include: • Companionship and conversation • Meal preparation and light housekeeping • Dressing and grooming • Transferring and positioning • Bathing and showering. Requirements include: • A minimum of 1-year caregiving experience• Warmth and compassion • Ability to competently perform assigned tasks • Completion of a criminal background check, BMV check, TB test, and drug screen • Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation. To apply, click for details

    (Posted: December 27, 2018)
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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held, and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com. We accept up to 2 job openings at a time for free. If you would like to learn more about advertising an unlimited number of job openings every week, contact Stacy at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015, we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Get ready for an epic moon event this month. Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse. During a special nocturnal hour, the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange color of sunset.

    The Jan. 21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021, and the last one visible from the United States until 2022; the most recent total lunar eclipse previous to this one appeared in July 2018.
     
           

Monday, January 21st, 2019

  • | 6:30am - | Local Events, Hammond, MLK Day, Martin Luther King, March, Candlelight March
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and Hammond’s Department of Planning & Development invite the public to attend a candlelight march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21st.

    Participants are to meet in the Hammond City Hall parking lot located at 5925 Calumet Avenue to lineup at 6:30 a.m. The group will walk to the Hammond Civic Center located at 5825 S. Sohl Avenue beginning promptly at 6:45 a.m. Please bring your own flashlights or candles.

    A community commemoration will be held at the Hammond Civic Center immediately following the march. The annual Legacy Awards will be presented at this ceremony. Please call 219.853.6358 x2 or visit click for details for more information.

    Hammond City Hall
    5925 Calumet Avenue Hammond IN
    Gloria Mabry 2198536358ext2
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Nature is full of lots of surprises-maybe even fairies! Come to Oak Ridge Prairie to build a house in the woods for fairies and nature’s friends to visit.The simple challenge of creating a fairy house gives children a unique activity that encourages them to go outside and connect with the natural world, while nurturing care and respect for the environment. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Please dress warmly for the weather.
    Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail
    301 S Colfax St Griffith IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events
    - This Diversity Daycation is warm with kindness for friends of all shapes and shades. Celebrate the late and great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a kid-friendly, educational and immersive manner.
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Local Events, Oak Ridge Prairie, Winter Fairy Houses, Lake County Parks
    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 South Colfax Street Griffith IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills at the Merrillville library. You must register to attend the program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:30am - 3:00pm | Local Events, Martin Luther King, MLK Day, Chicago, Art Institute, Family Events
    - Drop in 10:30–3:00

    Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this special day. Visit the exhibition Night Coming Tenderly, Black featuring photographs by Chicago artist Dawoud Bey. Take a journey through the museum and explore the idea of freedom through creative art making and collaborative activities with artists, musicians, poets, teens, and families from across Chicago.

    Our King Day Festival is free to all, and Illinois residents receive free museum admission during this event as part of Free Winter Weekdays

    Activities in the Ryan Learning Center


    Night Comes On Gently—THE FAMILY ROOM

    Explore silhouettes and shadows while drawing on black paper.


    Give and Take—INTERACTIVE GALLERY

    Make a drawing or sculpture and leave it for someone else, take a work of art made by another visitor, or contribute to a collective assemblage.


    Mixed-Media Collage—CLASSROOM 5

    Layer textured papers together to create collaged portraits of power.


    The Little Studio—CLASSROOMS 3 AND 4

    (AGES 5 AND UNDER)

    Fairness and friendship, diversity and dreams—our youngest festivalgoers explore big concepts through sensory–rich experiences and art making.


    Darkness and Light—STUDIO B

    Create a mixed-media artwork combining drawing and collage in response to Dr. King’s words.


    Dreaming the Future—STUDIO A

    Learn about the journey of Dr. King and create your own “journey book” by mapping places you have been and would like to go.



    ACTIVITIES IN THE MUSEUM GALLERIES

    Performance: Reborn Poetry Ensemble—GRIFFIN COURT

    12:15 AND 1:15 (30 MINUTES)

    Artists ages 9–14 from the award–winning poetry slam team perform original work in tribute to Dr. King and inspired by the photography of Dawoud Bey.


    Collaborative Project: Folded Map—GRIFFIN COURT

    Englewood photographer and activist Tonika Johnson invites visitors to think about the qualities of the spaces where they live. Learn about her Folded Map project; then create your own family portrait and add it to an oversized map of Chicago.


    Express Talk: Connecting Past and Present—MEET IN GRIFFIN COURT

    ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 12 AND UP

    12:00 AND 2:00 (30 MINUTES)

    Visit two artworks that speak across culture or time to illuminate themes of creativity, place, and power.


    Interactive Performance: Sonic Tops—CHICAGO GALLERY

    11:00–2:30

    Drop in to enjoy sound and movement performances with composer and musician Douglas Ewart on sonic tops, flute, didjeridu, voice, and other instruments. Choreographer and dancer Nicole “Nikki” Nolan and percussionist Coco Elysses join in. Between sessions, you can learn to spin the tops, too!


    Picture Book Reading—GALLERY 144

    AGES 7 AND UNDER

    12:00 (20 MINUTES) That Is My Dream! by Langston Hughes and Daniel Miyares

    1:30 (20 MINUTES) Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold


    Darkness and Light—GALLERY 100

    Create a mixed-media artwork combining drawing and collage in response to Dr. King’s words.


    Art and Identity: Freedom in Being

    Galleries 263, 289, 293, 295

    Explore ideas of identity and freedom as you experience the collection and make art in conversation with young people from the Art Institute’s Teen Council, Teen Lab, and Marwen Internship.

    Ryan Learning Center, located in the museum’s Modern Wing
    159 East Monroe Street Chicago IL 60603
    The Art Institute 312.443.3600
  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - Explore the Oak Ridge Prairie trails in the winter with us Monday, January 21 from 1:30-3 PM with a guided snowshoe hike. Must bring own snowshoes. If there is not enough snowshoeing, we will offer a traditional hike instead.
    Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail
    301 S Colfax St Griffith IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Bingo
    - Come join the fun. Monday Nights Bingo Doors open at 5pm, Early Bird 6pm, Regular Games 7pm. Cash Prizes, Pull Tabs, Door Prize, Progressive Pots. Set up for regular games is $20.00. Patrician Banquets 410 E us Hwy 30 Schererville, IN. Enjoy the Patricians great food, an adult beverage all while supporting a really great cause(food and beverages at an additional cost). Call Jodi at 219-865-9600 for reservations or more information.
    Patrician Banquets
    410 E US HWY 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Jodi Kobak 12198659600 admin@safetyvillage.us
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, sledding, fun, winter, family, things to do
    - Lets Go Sledding!

    BEECHER, IL:

    Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
    Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road., Beecher
    Times: 8 a.m.-Sunset
    For current sledding conditions call: 708.946.2216.
    Inner tubes for sledding are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center for use on the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve when conditions allow after December 1. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID. Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 3 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4 p.m.
    Activity Fee: $2/tube
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    CHESTERTON:

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton
    219.926.1952
    Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil's Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the lakeshore.
    click for details
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    CROWN POINT:

    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St., Crown Point
    219.663.3617
    A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages.

    Lemon Lake County Park
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Lemon Lake will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Call Lemon Lake at 219-663-7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at 219-663-2418.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
    click for details
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    DYER:

    Northgate Park
    Calumet Ave. at Harrison Place, Dyer
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    GRIFFITH:

    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 S. Colfax Street, Griffith
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Oak Ridge Prairie will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty.
    Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Oak Ridge Prairie at 219-884-7238.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
    click for details
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    HAMMOND:

    Dowling Park
    175th & Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    click for details

    Forsythe Park
    119th Street and Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    219.659.7678
    Time: Dawn to dusk daily
    Outdoor recreation isn’t only for the summer! Each winter, hundreds enjoy activities in and around the Hammond Port Authority properties.
    click for details

    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St., Hammond
    219.932.4653
    click for details
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    LAPORTE:

    Red Mill County Park
    0185 South Holmesville Road, La Porte
    219.325.8315
    click for details

    Kesling Park
    18th Street, La Porte
    219.326.9600
    click for details
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    LEROY:

    Stoney Run County Park
    142nd and Union St., Leroy
    219.996.6500
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski. Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.
    Cross country ski rentals open at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run on Fri, Sat, Sun and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Weather and snow conditions permitting. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Note: Closing times may vary due to darkness. The equestrian trail is clossed at Stoney Run from December through March. Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run when there is at least a four inch snow base.
    click for details
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    LOWELL:

    Liberty Park
    W Main St & N Liberty St., Lowell
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    MERRILLVILLE:

    Hidden Lake Park
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    219.980.8790
    click for details
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    MUNSTER:

    Centennial Park
    901 N. Centennial Dr., Munster
    219.836.6930
    click for details
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    PORTAGE:

    Countryside Park
    5250 U.S. 6, Portage
    219.762.1675

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
    219.762.1675
    click for details
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    PORTER:

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter
    219.926.7561
    Time: Sunrise to sunset daily
    Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the wintertime. Visitors must bring their own snowshoes and cross-country skis, as there are no rentals available. A 4-6 inch snow base is recommended. Trails are not groomed.
    click for details
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    ST. JOHN:

    Heron Lake Park
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
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    VALPARAISO:

    Forest Park Golf Course near Discovery Cottage
    1158 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    Once the golf course closes for the season, families can bring their skis and sleds for some winter fun.

    Rogers-Lakewood Park
    3210 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    This popular sledding hill attracts families each year to this 122-acre park. Families must bring their own sleds.
    click for details

    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    -
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
    click for details


    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
    click for details


    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
    click for details


    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
    click for details


    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    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!
    click for details


    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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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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    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
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    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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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: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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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
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  • | 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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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
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    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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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
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
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    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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    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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    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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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
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    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
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    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
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    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
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    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
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    MICHIGAN CITY:

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

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
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    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
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    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
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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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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, No School, Hanover Schools, School Schedules
     
           
    Hanover Community School Corp. 219.374.3500
  • | Local Events, NO SCHOOL, Crown Point Community School Corporation, School Schedule
     
           
    Crown Point Community School Corp. 219.663.3371
  • | Local Events, Horseshoe Casino, Games Dealer School, Jobs, Hiring, Careers
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Horseshoe Hammond 866711SHOE7463
  • | Local Events, Valentine's Day, Family Events, Valentine
    - January 31

    Lovely Paper Heart Craft Class at Sweet Home Indiana!- ST. JOHN
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    February 7

    Teen Valentine's Food Challenge at Munster Library- MUNSTER
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    February 9

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
    click for details

    Chicago Snow Tubing & Brewery Trip- CHICAGO
    click for details

    Valentine Candy Hunt Kids Night Out- DYER
    click for details

    Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Friends and Family Sweetheart Dance- HIGHLAND
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    Valentine's Day Dance- MERRILLVILLE
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    Daddy Daughter Date Night- MUNSTER
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    February 10

    Couples Painting Party (18 and up)- DYER
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    Valentines With Your Galentines Painting Class- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 11

    ROSES AND MOONLIGHT ADULT PAINTING CLASS AGES 18 & UP- Schererville
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    February 12

    Storytime Valentine's Theme: Ages 2-3- MERRILLVILLE
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    February 13

    VALENTINE COOKING CLASS AGES 4-6 & 7-11- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 14

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    Valentine Cooking Class (Ages 7-12)- SCHERERVILLE
    click for details

    MakerStation: Plastic Canvas Hearts (Grades K-5)- ST. JOHN
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    February 16

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    I HEART Maple Syrup - Backyard Sugaring Workshop- HOBART
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
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    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
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    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of winter, the wolves howl in hunger. The January Full Moon.
     
           
  • - Black civil rights leader, minister, advocate of nonviolence and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1964). Born at Atlanta, GA, he was assassinated at Memphis, TN, Apr 4, 1968.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters full moon phase at 12:16AM, EST
     
           

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. "Letter N" is the theme at the Merrillville library. You must register to attend this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Soccer, Hammond, Kids Sports, Kids Events
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area soccer enthusiasts to come out on Tuesday nights from November through March to play and/or be coached in soccer. Come out and play, no matter what your skill level, at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive from 6:00 – 9:30p. Here is the current schedule:
    Every Tuesday Evening
    November 20 through December 18
    January 8 through March 26

    The cost is $4 per youth player, $3 for the second child and $5 per adult player. There no charge for Jean Shepherd Center Annual Members. Daily members do not receive a discount. Players need to bring shin guards and a ball. U8, U10 and U12 use Size 4 ball; U14 use Size 5 ball. All children under age 18 must have the waiver form completed. Call 219-554-0155 for more information.

    To download a form, click for details,
    click on Document Central, Parks & Recreation.
    Jean Shepherd Community Center
    3031 Mahoney Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Jean Sheperd Community Center 219.554.0155
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, Library, Read, Kids, Family Events, Books, Hammond
    - The Chansonettes present a free three-part harmony concert, "Getting to Know You."
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
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    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, and Wedding Receptions.
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    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
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    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
    click for details


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
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    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
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    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
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    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
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    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
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    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
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    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
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    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
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    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E, LaPorte
    (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! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave, Cedar Lake
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave, Crown Point
    (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
    (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


    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N, Walkerton
    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


    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte
    219-778-9592
    Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point
    219-661-2271
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point
    Call 219-769-PARK to purchase annual passes or stop by the Lake County Parks corporate office at 8411 E. Lincoln Highway just west of Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer
    Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area. Complete with benches, dog waste stations and a shelter in each section, the dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year).
    For annual fees, click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive, Munster
    This 3-acre dog park is located on the east side of the park, just south of the formal gardens. The dog park is a gated park for members only and is sectioned in two divisions, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The park is equipped with dog drinking fountains and dog play equipment. Munster Parks and Recreation hosts their annual doggie paddle the last day of pool season and the Pooch a Palooza Dog Fair in August each year. Registration begins in May.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell
    Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape. Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations. Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come. Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park!
    For annual fees, click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville
    Activities include equipment for obedience and agility activities. There is also open play areas for free activity such as frisbee and ball catching.
    Additional amenities include benches, drinking fountains (for dogs and people), waste disposal area, earth berms, native planting, shelters, and a sign at entry detailing the rules and regulations of the park.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond
    For fee information call 219-853-6300.
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    Our dog park – upgraded in 2016 – features pet fountains, benches for leash holders and plenty of space for your pooch to run around. One of the best features of the new dog park: a plan to preserve the verdant green turf.
    For fee information, click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John
    The dog park is located at 10051 Hedwig Drive, St John, Indiana 46373. Users are required to purchase a permit each calendar year at the St. John Town Hall, 10955 West 93rd Avenue.
    For fee information, click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso
    Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.
    For fee information, click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    For fee information, click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
    Free
    For more information, click for details


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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | 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
    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
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more.
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    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    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
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more.
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddle boats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more.
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary
    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
    (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
    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
    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
    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
    (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
    (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.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City
    The Heron Rookery Trail follows along a portion of the Little Calumet River that once featured over 100 Great Blue Heron nests. After 60 years of nesting here, the herons have moved on to new nesting grounds. These woods remain alive with dozens of birds including kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150 W., LaPorte
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond (fishing pole rental available at the Nature Center), paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, playground, boardwalks, observation tower, and a No-Leash Dog Exercise Area. There is also a geocache located in the park.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421, Michigan City
    (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
    The Pinhook Trail System 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 bog in a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The bog features an incredible habitat with unique plants.
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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
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. 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. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
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    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • - Looking for a sophisticated atmosphere and world class sushi? Look no further, located above Prime Steakhouse on the Crown Point Square, Umi Sushi boasts the best sushi in the region.
    Umi Sushi & Lounge
    109 W. Joliet Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Umi Sushi & Lounge 219.262.7652
  • | Local Events, Senior Activities, Things to do for seniors, senior citizens, senior groups
    - EVENTS:

    FREE OPEN HOUSE- St. Mary Medical Center's South Valpo PT Clinic
    January 12
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    Latest Advances in Hearing Aids Seminar- FREE
    January 31
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    Annual Senior Flower Show
    May 8
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    Spring Senior Day in Cedar Lake
    May 8
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    Fall Senior Day in Cedar Lake
    October 10
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    SENIOR CENTERS:

    CHESTERTON

    Duneland YMCA
    215 Roosevelt St. Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 926-4204
    Here at the Duneland Y, active older adults have a chance to keep active and grow in spirit, mind and body. Physical and mental activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence sor seniors. Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including risk of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Social interaction is also a key part of staying active. Here active older adults have the opportunity to socialize and stay fit
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    CROWN POINT

    SOUTHLAKE FAMILY YMCA
    1450 S. Court Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-5810
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Senior Center
    349 North Indiana Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 924-1405
    The Griffith Senior Center offers recreational programs as well as information and referrals to other senior services. Regular and scheduled activities include free coffee and donuts, pinochle tournaments, a quilters group, a retired girl scout leaders group, a grandmother's group, and a scrabble group.
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    GRIFFITH FAMILY YMCA
    201 N. Griffith Blvd., Griffith, IN 46319
    219-750-1082
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    HAMMOND

    HAMMOND FAMILY YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN 46324
    219-845-1507
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-5911
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Senior Center
    Washington Park, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1505
    We are here to help Senior's "Have More Fun" with different activities being offered. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.
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    PORTAGE

    Portage Township Senior Center
    5800 Lexington Avenue, Portage, IN 46368
    219-762-1522
    The Bonner Senior Center serves several vital roles in the Portage Township Community. As a nutrition site, the senior center provides lunch five days a week to seniors 60 years and older.
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    SCHERERVILLE

    St. John Township Community Center - Senior Center
    1515 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN 46375
    The Senior Center is open Monday thru Friday to all seniors 60 years and older. Play cards, Bingo, have lunch, exercise, and socialize with your neighbors. Blood pressure checks and other health screenings are also available. For a $1.00 donation each day, transportation will be provided to and from the community center for the seniors of St. John Township. With a suggested donation of $2.25 each day, seniors can enjoy a catered hot lunch.
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    Primetimers (Schererville Parks & Recreation)
    We have teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care, Residences at Deer Creek, primetimers_bunnySymphony of Dyer, & Symphony of Crown Point to bring you exciting afternoons to keep you busy this summer. Save the date as we fill up your social calendar with good food, company, and lots of fun! Please pre-register at 219.865.5530 ext 6103. All events are held at the Schererville Community Center (500 E. Joliet Street).
    To view the events brochure, click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Banta Senior Center
    605 Beech St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-1301
    The Banta Senior Center is Valparaiso's Senior Activity Center. We are dedicated to "Enriching lives beyond 50!"
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    WHITING

    WHITING FAMILY YMCA
    1938 Clark Street, Whiting, IN 46394
    219-370-5091
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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  • | Local Events, St. Patrick's Day, St. Pat's Day, March, Family Events
    - March 9

    St. Pat's Booze Cruises in Chicago - Celebrate on a Yacht!- CHICAGO
    MARCH 9, 15, 16, 17
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    St. Patti's Party Kids Night Out- DYER
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    March 16

    HC3 St. Patricks Day Parade 2019- HESSVILLE
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    March 17

    St. Pat's Pre-Parade One Miler | Hometown Happenings- CROWN POINT
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    CP St. Patrick's Day Parade- CROWN POINT
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    Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at CP Fire Station- CROWN POINT
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    Lucky Leprechaun Dash 5k- HAMMOND
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
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    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
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    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, moms, support, preschool,
    - Momming is hard! Looking for a group of moms to laugh with, be supported and loved by, and enjoy some mommy time while your children are being taken care of in a separate room while you enjoy a peaceful breakfast? Come check us out! We begin our new year September 12, and meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month September through May. All moms with children birth to kindergarten are welcome!

    We are part of the MOPS International group and our group is hosted at Crossroads Community Church, 1538 Janice Dr, Schererville, IN.

    Crossroads Community Church
    1538 Janice Dr., Schererville IN 46375
    Tabitha Massey 219.322.6400 cccmopsmoms@gmail.com
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Daily Specials, Great Oaks Banquet, All you can eat, chicken, whitefish, cedar lake
    - Every Wednesday 4-8pm
    ALL YOU CAN EAT
    Chicken Dinner $11.50
    Alaskan Pollock Dinner $13.50
    Dine in or Carry Out
    Great Oaks Banquets
    13109 Wicker Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Great Oaks Banquet 219.374.8000
  • | 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!

    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
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    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
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    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
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    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
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    Fair Oaks Farm
    856 N 600 E
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
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    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: (219)322-5333
    VALPARAISO: (219)242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: (219)769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: (219)809-0888
    HEBRON: (219)696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
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    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor Park.
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    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.
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    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
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    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
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    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
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    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
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    BYWAY BREWING
    2825 Carlson Dr, Hammond
    219-844-5468
    Brewery of finely crafted ales and lagers in northwest Indiana.
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    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
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    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
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    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
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    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
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    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
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    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
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    OFF SQUARE BREWING
    11000 Delaware Parkway, Crown Point
    (219) 310-8898
    Off Square Brewing is a brewery in Crown Point. We are convenient to I-65 and the patrons in Porter and Lake Counties.
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    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
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    THE SOUR NOTE BREWING
    498 Fayette Street in Hammond
    219-803-7917
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
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    WINDMILL BREWING
    2121 Gettler St., Dyer,
    (219) 440-2189
    Two words that describe who we are and what we do. Beer because we are first and foremost a brewery, a brewery dedicated to creating some of the finest ales and lagers around. Reformed because of our approach to beer. Beer isn't meant to just be consumed, it's meant to be enjoyed and shared.
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary & 5417 N Oakley Ave. Hammond
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
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    ZORN BREWS
    605 E 9th St, Michigan City
    219-243-7157
    Welcome to a craft beer experience over 145 years in the making. Inspired by the historic and iconic Michigan City microbrewery…now reborn with the finest flavors of today. Come discover the all-new selection of expertly crafted beers. And savor the smooth, satisfying experience in every glass.
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    WINERIES

    AFTERMATH CIDERY & WINERY
    15 North Washington Street, Valparaiso
    (219) 299-VINE (8463)
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    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking at its finest!
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    FOUR CORNERS WINERY
    294 E 600 N, Valparaiso
    (219) 730-5311
    Located in the the country, on 4 corners, you will find the perfect rustic, quaint and peaceful property to gather your family and friends and say "We do".
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    LAMBSTONE CELLARS
    1555 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso
    (219) 510-5673
    Located on the edge of Valparaiso we are a family owned boutique winery specializing in hand crafted small batch wines from local and west coast grapes. Stop in and experience the relaxed atmosphere of our tasting room and find the wine that fits your day categories.
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    MANIC MEADERY
    1003 E Summit St., Crown Point
    Manic Meadery is a commercially licensed micro winery in Crown Point. We craft small batch mead, wine, and cider.
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    MISBEEHAVIN' MEADS
    65 Franklin St, Valparaiso
    (219) 242-8616
    We release annually around 48 different meads, which explore different fruits and varietal honeys. Many of our meads are unconventional, featuring unusual ingredients and processes. We age lots of mead on wood or in barrels.
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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    WHYTE HORSE WINERY
    1510 S Airport Rd, Monticello
    (574) 583-2345
    We make a variety of dry, semi-dry, and sweet wines, reds and whites, all in a fruit-forward style. Our menu changes based on season and availability.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, 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.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (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
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. 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. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (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 the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (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. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (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
    (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.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


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


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond
    (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
    (219) 838-9809
    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
    (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
    (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
    (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
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
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    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
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    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte
    (219) 324-4777
    Legacy Hills Golf Club is in the unique position of being both one of Indianas oldest golf coures, and one of Indiana’s newest golf courses. The course was originally established in 1904, and has changed ownership several times. 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!
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    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville
    (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
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
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    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (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.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, 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.
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
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    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
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    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville
    (219) 322-3660
    Briar Ridge prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere. We work hard to introduce new members quickly into the Briar Ridge lifestyle and all it has to offer. Our staff is tireless in maintaining the grounds and golf course, offering up the best cuisine, and hosting special events. Briar Ridge has an active social calendar, giving our members NUMEROUS opportunities to socialize, dine and make new friends. We also have a relaxing and inviting pool where families have a wonderful time.
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    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
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  • | Local Events, family, fun, outdoor, winter, snow, sledding
    - Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    Schedule

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 23. It operates through Feb. 24, 2019.

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

    Fees & General Information
    Toboggan sled rental per hour: $13 (including tax).
    Toboggan renters are guaranteed one ride per hour during peak times.
    Friday Special: Rent three toboggans in the same hour, the third one is free (except during winter break).
    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.
    During winter, fees are collected Friday nights and on weekends when the run is open.
    Park closes at 11 p.m. Opens at 7 a.m.
    Driver’s license is required as deposit, rents up to four toboggans.
    Must use park’s sleds. Rented on first-come, first-served basis.
    Maximum of four people per toboggan (no exceptions).
    Cash, check and Visa/MasterCard accepted.
    No all-day rentals.
    No group reservations or group rates.
    There are no specific age or height restrictions, but children must be able to understand and abide by rules.
    No cameras or video equipment allowed on ride.
    Toboggan will close if temperature drops to 0 degrees F or below.
    Warming Center concession available (carry-in food prohibited).
    Nature Center is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday; and open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The park office, (260) 833-2012, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Things to do, What to do, Winter, Activities, Fun, Famiy, Kids
    - Don't let the cold weather keep you on the couch. Northwest Indiana has over 10 ice skating facilities to choose from! There are indoor and outdoor options if the weather isn't quite cooperating.

    Bulldog Park
    183 S. West Street, Crown Point
    219.661.2271
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    DEEP RIVER SKATE PLAZA IN CROWN POINT
    9001 E. US Hwy 30
    (219)947-7850
    Open skating hours of operation:
    November 24, 2017- February 25, 2018
    Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
    Fridays: 4pm - 10pm
    Saturday: Noon - 10pm
    Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm
    Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
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    CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX
    1313 E North Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219.661.2271
    The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.

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    GRIFFITH CENTRAL PARK ICE RINK
    698 N Broad St
    Griffith, Indiana 46319
    219-922-3078
    The ice skating rink is available for use in Central Park ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **

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    HAMMOND AREA PARKS

    Edison Park
    Madison Ave. & Mulberry Street

    Hessville Park
    173rd St. & Kennedy Avenue

    Irving Park
    Hoffman St. & Columbia Avenue

    Pulaski Park
    139th St. & Sheffield Avenue

    Riverside Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North

    Weather permitting. Contact the Civic Center at (219)853- 6378 or
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    MACARTHUR GOLF COURSE
    4000 Indianapolis Blvd
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 391-8362
    Thursdays and Fridays: 3 to 8 p.m. through March.
    Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March.
    $2 entry fee. Skate rental $3 per hour.

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

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    THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN MICHIGAN CITY
    115 Lakeshore Dr.
    (219) 873-1506
    Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times.
    For more information, click for details

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

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    WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION ICE RINK AT CENTRAL PARK PLAZA IN VALPARAISO
    68 Lafayette St

    For open skate dates/times, click for details

    Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or click for details

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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
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  • | Special Interest
    - Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us at Gibson Woods for this free program Wednesdays from November 7 through March 27 at 9:30 AM as we familiarize ourselves with the bird songs we hear in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. No program December 19, 26 or January 2. This program is designed for adults.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Daily Specials, FREE Delivery, Crown Point, Town Crown Grill, Sandwiches
    - Stop waiting in Drive-thru lines! Crown Town Grill offers FREE delivery within a 3-mile radius when you use our Online Ordering system. To order directly to our kitchen printer, click for details!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    The Crown Town Grill 219.661.1955 rondebj@comcast.net
  • | Local Events, Urban Legends, South Shore Arts, Art, Exhibits
    - Urban Legends is a two-part series of exhibits that showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. The exhibits will be presented at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts over a six-month period beginning this fall and in multiple venues in Gary next spring. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank.

    Urban blight and the subsequent need for regeneration are not unique to Lake County communities, which are increasingly taking cues from similar sites across America, where art and artists have been utilized as means to stimulate new life. By documenting the public artwork that Northwest Indiana artists have executed throughout our sprawling metropolitan region and elsewhere, viewers will better understand how this artwork is being used to create new environments. The images that photographers have captured among urban ruins, including Gary’s City Methodist Church, will shed light on the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for redeveloping seemingly barren places.

    Older cities often suffer from abandonment. Concerning this issue, public art projects are seen as a good strategy for regeneration. Public art can create a sense of identity or place, address community needs, tackle social exclusion, possess educational value, promote social change, and encourage economic development. Artists young and old in urban settings are creating artistic opportunities in areas where art can make a significant contribution to urban reuse and renewal. These exhibits will explore, document and promote the work being done as it transforms what has been into what can be.

    By viewing the exhibits that comprise the Urban Legends series, it is hoped that the general public will gain an increased awareness and understanding of how public art by local artists is improving communities, transforming blighted areas and specific sites into oases of rebirth for people to use and enjoy. Similarly, artists and community leaders will be provided with encouragement to further utilize art and culture in innovative ways.

    Indy Windy: A Love Story, running November 13, 2018 through January 29, 2019, will feature artists from Indiana and Chicago who execute large public artworks to create new environments in aging urban and manufacturing areas, while also documenting their experiences and creating new work in their private studios. The exhibit will be curated by Ish Muhammad, a self-taught artist from Indiana who maintains a studio at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport community on the south side. The exhibit will present an overview of creative activity currently underway by a community of Midwest artists, some of whom have been working together for nearly 30 years.

    Muhammad states, “The inspiration for the exhibition is tied to the hustle of being an artist in Northwest Indiana and the relationships built along the way. What started out with artists building professional networks has evolved into true friendships with wedding invitations, graduations, and rent parties. Each has served as mentors, mentees, participated in exhibitions, organized events and collaborated with each other. This exhibit presents artists who respect each other and sincerely desire success for their peers.”

    Indy Windy: A Love Story will capture the relationship that Northwest Indiana artists maintain with the creative community in Chicago. Informational didactics will help viewers understand the diversity throughout this sprawling metropolitan region and how the artwork is being used to create new environments. The exhibit will showcase a dozen artists, along with two crews and a collective. Among the artworks on display will be selections from the Indiana State Museum’s Still Crazy: 30th Anniversary of CISA, an exhibition of artifacts and paintings covering the history of Crazy Indiana Style Artists, Indiana’s first Latino artist collective formed in East Chicago in 1986.

    Although Indy Windy: A Love Story will include the grit of the graffiti writing movement, it is not intended to be a graffiti-only show, nor will it be a response to whether graffiti is art or vandalism. The exhibit will include the polished work of veteran muralists, fine artists, sculptors, and woodworkers in an environment where the viewer can experience the excitement of urban communities and make connections to the creative energy embodied by the artists’ work.

    Artists featured in Indy Windy: A Love Story include Ruben Aguirre, members of the Crazy Indiana Style Artists (CISA), FAB Crew, graffiti writer Mario ZORE Gonzalez, self-taught artist Tyrue SLANG Jones, Emmet Kerrigan, Felix FLEX Maldonado, Liz Mares, Brian Presnell, Tom Torluemke, members of the artist collective The Unwonted, former steel worker Roman Villarreal, and Chicago-based street artist Zor Zor Zor.

    A Friendsgiving Party and Artist Reception will be held on November 16, 2018, 6-9pm.

    The second half of the series, Urban Ruins: Haunts, will run February 8 through April 21, 2019, with an Artist Reception on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 1-3pm. Curated by John Cain, this exhibit will feature the work of guerilla photographers who have been lured to Gary and other cities to capture the haunting beauty of architectural ruins on the verge of being repurposed as gardens and other public spaces.

    The exhibit will feature the photography of Decay Devils Tyrell Anderson and Lori Gonzalez, along with Dennis Crane, Ashley Diener, Joel Henderson, Thomas Hocker, Eric Holubow, Matthew Kaplan, Mike Kinsch, Joey Lax-Salinas, Jamie Link, Larry D. Mickow, Jr., Bob Palmieri, and Guy Rhodes.

    “Gary’s haunts lie dormant near Lake Michigan and steel mills responsible for their creation, sometimes inhabited by the homeless and visited by curiosity seekers and photographers fascinated by urban ruins,” states James B. Lane, co-director of the Calumet Regional Archives at Indiana University Northwest, in the exhibit catalogue. “Still eerily beautiful, they are representative of the grand illusions of early 20th-century city builders and symptomatic of a throw-away society with a short historical memory.”

    A combined exhibit catalogue, which will document the work of artists featured in both shows, will be more than just a record of the work on display. It will also serve as a primer on public art and opportunities for urban renewal through the arts within and beyond the Calumet Region.

    Urban Legends is the third exhibit collaboration prese­­nted by South Shore Arts and the Calumet Heritage Partnership, a diverse, bi-state partnership of environmental, cultural and historical organizations, individuals and other entities committed to celebrating, preserving and protecting the unique heritage of the Calumet region of Illinois and Indiana.

    The Urban Legends series has been made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s Community Foundation. Additional funding has been provided by Peoples Bank, Hammond Machine Works, Indiana University Northwest, NIPSCO, and the TIMES Media Company. South Shore Arts programs are provided with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Thanks to a special grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at Legacy Foundation, both of the exhibits under the heading of Urban Legends will travel to multiple venues in Gary after they have been presented in Munster. Indy Windy: A Love Story will be presented simultaneously from February 8 through March 10, 2019, at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, 411 E. 5th Avenue; the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue; and the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District’s Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake Street. Urban Legends: Haunts will be presented simultaneously from May 31 through July 7, 2019, at the same locations.
     
           
    South Shore Arts 219.836.1839
  • | Local Events, Easter, Easter Events, Easter Sunday, Family Events
    - March 24

    Underwater Egg Hunt in Munster- MUNSTER
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    April 6

    Breakfast with the Bunny in Schererville- SCHERERVILLE
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    FAMILY BUNNIES N BOTTLES- SCHERERVILLE
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    April 12

    The Great Egg Chase- MUNSTER
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    April 13

    Breakfast with the Bunny at HCHS- CEDAR LAKE
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    HC Annual Egg Hunt- CEDAR LAKE
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    Bunny Hop Eggstravaganza Kids Night Out- DYER
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    Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dyer- DYER
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    Annual Easter Egg Hunt- EAST CHICAGO
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    Breakfast with the East Bunny in Highland- HIGHLAND
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    Community & CSRI Egg Hunt in Munster- MUNSTER
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    April 18

    Flashlight Egg Hunt- SCHERERVILLE
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
    click for details

    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Thursday, January 24th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Storytime featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-5 at the Merrillville library. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events, Substance Abuse, Hammond, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
    - January 22-27 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Addiction causes problems not only for the addicts, but also for their families and friends. That’s why it is highly important for them to get support. If you know of an adult or teen who has a problem with alcohol or drugs, The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., Hammond is offering a program on Substance Abuse Support, Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. Ronald Williams, Turning Point Counseling Services will share resources and information to promote the healing process. There will be a drawing for free gas cards. Snacks and prizes are provided by The Friends of the Hammond Public Library. To register online, click for details or contact Debra Powers, (219) 931-5100, ext. 320.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Debra Powers 2199315100ext320
  • | 9:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, improv, company
    - Come jam with some of the funniest improv actors in Chicagoland. Curious first timers & long time vets are all welcome. Free admission to participate or to just watch.
    East Wind Studios
    101 S 2nd St, Chesterton IN 46304
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.


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


    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond
    219-852-0848
    BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained. Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.
    Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM.
    Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries.
    click for details


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


    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Dunes Summer Theatre and The Dunes Youth Programs, was incorporated in the State of Indiana on January 17th, 1952. Located in Michiana Shores, the theatre is nestled on a scenic 20 acre wooded site, about a half mile from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore. It seats over 270 patrons, hosts 12 cabins for summer actors and interns, and has an outside pavilion.
    click for details


    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!
    Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
    click for details


    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4035
    Northwest Indiana's award winning community theatre.
    click for details


    Gary Shakespeare Company
    3401 Broadway, Gary
    (219) 938-4565
    Free Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana.
    click for details


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


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


    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
    click for details


    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting
    (219) 473-7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
    click for details


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


    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St, Hobart
    (219) 947-4922
    If you enjoy theatre and have not experienced it in our intimate setting you owe it to yourself to check out a show here. We Think you will love it.
    click for details


    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    The mission of Theatre at the Center, Inc. is to bring to The Center for Visual and Performing Arts disciplines of the performing arts that are at once appealing, educational, and accessible to the entire community.
    click for details


    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street, Gary
    (219) 980-6808
    Theatre Northwest at the Arts & Sciences Building houses a state-of-the-art 500-seat proscenium theater and a more intimate 100-seat Studio Theatre. Newly opened in the Fall of 2017, both facilities are located on the 2nd floor. Read more about the new theatre here.
    click for details


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 937-8780
    Towle Theater is conveniently located 1/2 block West of Dan Rabin Plaza and less than 1 mile from the South Shore Train Line for access to public transportation.
    click for details


    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Each year, the department presents an extensive season of theatrical performances featuring students of many majors.
    click for details


    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton
    (219) 926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In August of 1998, a devastating fire consumed the old church and the organization was left homeless. After spending the better part of a year on clean up, debt settlement and reorganization, NCCA was gifted with the use of a small building at 125 N. Fourth St. in downtown Chesterton. This empty building has now been converted into the intimate, 50-seat theater, which has been a performance venue for many artists in the Northwest Indiana region.
    click for details


    Genesius Guild
    First United Methodist Church
    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (877) 724-7715
    The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors.


    Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
    6915 Grand Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 989-7316 x 1889
    The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA) is an institution of rigorous
    programs committed to artistic and academic excellence.
    click for details


    Hammond Community Theatre
    P.O. Box 394, Hammond
    (219) 852-0848
    Bringing theatre to the community!
    click for details


    Highland Theatre Company of HHS
    9135 Erie Street, Highland
    Highland Theatre Company is the student-run theatre organization of Highland High School.
    click for details


    Improductions, LLC
    773-828-9117
    A company founded to help push do-it-yourself productions in the Chicagoland area. This company is together as a place where people who produce their own theatre productions find skills and resources to help make their dreams a reality. Whether it’s team management, audio/video production, theatrical instruction, or graphic art production, we have the ability to help anyone seeking expertise and experience in putting the best production possible forward.
    click for details


    Munster Theatre Company
    8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster
    (219) 838-3200
    The fully handi-cap accessible facility features an over 1000-seat theater, a fully functional proscenium stage with counter-weight fly system, shop, four dressing rooms, make-up room, DMX 512 lighting system and digitally-tuned sound system.
    click for details


    Seedlings Theatre
    (219) 281-2829
    We are planting the arts across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We are inclusive in every sense, welcoming seasoned, first-time, and non-traditional actors, directors, designers, technicians, volunteers, and audience members to engage with the performing arts in new ways. Our productions inspire growth, engage discussion, and enrich the community.
    click for details


    Valparaiso Theatrical Company
    1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso
    (219) 309-6794
    The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances have taken them to many venues. The theater is currently looking for a place to perform on a regular basis in the Porter County area until which time we find a permanent home for our performances in Valparaiso, Indiana.
    click for details

     
           
  • | 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)
    click for details


    LA PORTE

    Bistro on the Greens
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    MICHIANA SHORES

    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details


    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

    Bulldog on the Lake
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    Latitudes at Marina Shores
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    PORTER

    Wagners Ribs
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    SAWYER

    Greenbush
    click for details


    VALPARAISO

    Sage
    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
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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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    Public Beaches
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    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Open Play, Baseball, Soccer, Softball
    - Daily!

    $5*/person til 5p (Trainers/Coaches $10*)

    $10* 5p- close & on Sat/Sun 9a-2p (Sparta Sports Org League players & coaches $5 anytime)

    See "Today's Schedule" for availability, click for details

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Special Interest, Bren-Mark Window Cleaning, job opening, nwi, Northwest Indiana, jobs
    - 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
  • | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, Library, Read, Kids, Family Events, Books, Hammond
    - Sweet Reads Adult Winter Reading Program is for age 18 and above. Read three items or attend a program to earn an entry into a grand prize drawing.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
    click for details

    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           

Friday, January 25th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, Farmhouse Decor, Sweet Home Indiana, St. John, Decor, Home, Shopping
    - When the holiday decorations are down, you'll need to fill in some bare space with warm and cozy farmhouse decor! Sweet Home Indiana will be hosting our Fabulous Farmhouse Friday (and Saturday) January 25th and 26th from 10am-6pm! We'll be back from Dallas and Waco and hope to have some great give aways from Magnolia Market! Stay tuned for more! It's going to be Fabulous! #farmhousedecorating #farmhousestylewelove #beautifulhome #cozystyle #rusticcharm
    Sweet Home Indiana
    8251 Wicker Ave. St. John IN 46373
    Sweet Home Indiana 219.627.3061
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events, Genealogy Class
    - This is a free event.

    Ask library staff for help with your family history, research with others and share new websites, research or discoveries.

    Register at click for details
    Genealogy Room
           
    Lynn Jackson 219.769.3541 ljackson@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. 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
  • | 8:00pm - | Local Events, Gospel, Horsehose, Night Out, Adults Only, Hammond
    - MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND ALL SHOWS AT THE VENUE FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO FOR ALL SHOWS! The venue reserves the right to implement security procedures designed to protect the experience for all of our customers.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Horseshoe Hammond 866711SHOE7463
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
    click for details


    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City
    219-879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
    click for details


    FOUR WINDS
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, Michigan
    866-494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
    click for details


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    866-711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
    click for details


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Local Events, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Team Building
    - We provide everything you need from the most popular games played on our state-of-the-art turf with "Party Coaches" to lead the way.

    All of our party packages end with 30 minutes in our party area once the games have ended and most of the packages include pizza, plates, drinks, napkins and
    event invitations to send out prior to the party!

    We can accommodate an unlimited amount of parties, including:
    birthday parties, team parties, family reunions, graduations,
    corporate team building, and customer appreciation events.

    Party Games!
    *Dodgeball
    *Kickball
    *Wiffleball
    *Flag Football
    *Soccer
    *Volleyball
    *Capture the Flag and more!

    SPARTA SPORTS PARTY
    o Party guests will play a series of mini games of the Birthday
    Child’s choice ran by Sparta Dome Party Coordinators.

     GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY
    o Lights are out for this party! Party guests will enjoy a variety
    of games with glow in the dark capability chosen by the
    Birthday Child. Each child will receive a glow stick and
    bracelet to stand out. Everyone is encouraged to wear neon
    and florescent to enhance their experience.

     KNOCKERBALL PARTY
    o Knockerball parties are unlike any other party you’ve ever
    had! Jump inside our inflatable balls and have fun knocking
    your friends down. Sparta Dome Party Coordinators will
    conduct a series of fun Knockerball games.

    Interested in hosting an event or party at the Sparta Dome that does not fall
    under our party descriptions? Contact us!

    For more information or questions on reservations, please contact: cathy@spartadome.com or call 219.224.3663
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Cathy Witte 219.224.3663 cathy@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

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

    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Pregnant, Baby, Safe Sleep Class
     
           
    Registration 18666417181
  • | Special Interest, Benefits, Horseshoe, Casino, Job Openings, Best, Northwest Indiana
    - Horseshoe Casino has been voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana since 2011, making our team legendary! Horseshoe Casino offers the best careers in the casino and hospitality industry. As part of Caesars Entertainment, you just can’t beat our winning combination.

    Currently hiring for the following positions:
    • Banquet Server (On Call)
    • Beverage Server (Part-time)
    • Cleaning Services Attendant (Full-time)
    • Banquet Lead Cook (Full-time)
    • Buffet Host (Part-time)
    • EDR Cook (Full-time)
    • Main Production Cook (Full-time)
    • Noodle Bar Cook (Full-time)
    • Pastry Cook (Full-time)
    • Steakhouse Cook (Full-time)
    • The Eatery Cook (Full-time)
    • Count Room Representative (Full-time)
    • Poker Dealer (Part-time/On Call)
    • Poker Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)
    • Security Ambassador (Full-time)
    • SDS Administrator (Full-time)
    • Slot Technician (Full-time)
    • Table Games Dealer (Full-time/Part-time/On Call)
    • Table Games Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)

    To view job openings and apply:
    CAESARSJOBS.COM, click for details
    *Location: Hammond

    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Melissa Jones, Recruitment Specialist morr@caesars.com
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
    click for details

    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • - January 25, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Open House, Immediate Care, Munster, Physician, Urgent Care
    Community Immediate Care Munster
    1946 - 45th Street Munster IN 46321
    Community Immediate Care Munster 219.703.2420
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, Farmhouse Decor, Sweet Home Indiana, St. John, Decor, Home, Shopping
    - When the holiday decorations are down, you'll need to fill in some bare space with warm and cozy farmhouse decor! Sweet Home Indiana will be hosting our Fabulous Farmhouse Friday (and Saturday) January 25th and 26th from 10am-6pm! We'll be back from Dallas and Waco and hope to have some great give aways from Magnolia Market! Stay tuned for more! It's going to be Fabulous! #farmhousedecorating #farmhousestylewelove #beautifulhome #cozystyle #rusticcharm
    Sweet Home Indiana
    8251 Wicker Ave. St. John IN 46373
    Sweet Home Indiana 219.627.3061
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Baby & Me Time is a 1/2 hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville library. You must register to attend.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 12:30pm - 3:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Youth Sports, Flag Football, Football, Cheer leading, Dance
    - Sign-up for NFL Flag football, Spring cheer and Dance, and Fall football,cheer and dance. Check our website for more information
    Dyer-Schererville Library
    1001 W Lincoln Hwy, Schererville IN 46375
    Dane Szymanski 219.306.3844 ttpwpresident@gmail.com
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, Library, Read, Kids, Family Events, Books, Hammond
    - Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition in your family history research.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, Cedar Lake Historical Association, Cedar Lake, Lighthouse Restaurant, Winter
    - Contact us with questions at clhamuseum@yahoo.com or 219-390-9423.

    All proceeds benefit the Cedar Lake Historical Association.
    Lighthouse Restaurant
    7501 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Cedar Lake Historical Association 219.390.9423
  • | 2:00pm - | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, Library, Read, Kids, Family Events, Books, Hammond
    - Explore cupcake decorating with Creativebug, an online resource from JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores. The workshop features video tutorials and hands-on instructions. All materials are supplied. Space is limited; please register online at the library's Events page.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

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

    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
    click for details

    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Local Events, Winter, Moto, Moto on Ice, Cedar Lake, AMA
    - Moto On Ice race number 1
    AMA sanctioned motorcycle and ATV Racing

    Race Fee: $30
    Gate Fee: $5 per person

    Moto On Ice is proud to give back to the community at the end of the year with donations to local charities like the Boys and Girls Club.

    Gates open 8:00
    Practice 10:00
    Racing 12:00

    Moto On Ice offers a 1/4 mile oval & 2.5 mile GP course
    Oval Classes - studded bikes, studded quads, rubber tire quads, and side hacks
    2.5 mile GP Course Classes - studdeds bikes and studded quads

    Mini bike classes available based on entries

    All machines must be AMA legal. Including number plates, and teather kill attached and working. Bikes must also have AMA legal tires and fenders. Studded quads must have AMA legal tires.

    South Shore Country Club will be open serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Weather permitting event

    This is an AMA senctioned event
    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr Cedar Lake IN 46303
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Sports and Recreation, 5k run
    - Get your 2019 off right by running through the street of the Town of Porter, Indiana. I have rented Hawthorne Park Community Center so we will be inside for sign ups, packet pick up, post race food and award ceremony. Coffee is the name of the game and that means Deathwish Coffee the "Strongest Coffee in the World" of course click for details We will have Deathwish Coffee brewing and some snack as well. We will have a raffle which includes Deathwish Coffee items. Time to be #fueledbydeath. Entry fee include one raffle ticket and t-shirt. Coffee mugs are also available for additional fee.

    Hawthorne Park
    500 Ackerman Drive Porter IN 46304
    Paul Stofko 219.873.6296 stofko121@yahoo.com
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, Munster, Centennial Park, Luau, Winter Wonderland, Things to do
    - Join us as we shake off cabin fever with a luau. Enjoy a kids themed buffet, island punch, games, crafts and activities as well as a screening of Moana.

    Adults: $25
    10 and under: $15
    2 and under: FREE

    Always looking for volunteers -- contact Danielle to commit -- (219) 836-6922 or dvolk@munster.org.
    Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

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

    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana January 25- January 27.

    BEVERLY SHORES

    Stargazing Through Telescopes- January 26
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Cupcake Decorating 101 at the Hammond Public Library- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    HIGHLAND

    MakerStation: Spa Science- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    LA PORTE

    Community Snow Angel Gathering FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    Breakfast with the Birds FREE!- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    MICHIGAN CITY

    Outdoor Adventures Series: Mount Baldy Winter Hike- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    MUNSTER

    Winter Wonderland Luau in Munster- January 27
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Drop-In Volunteer Program- January 26
    click for details

    Science in the National Lakeshore- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    ST. JOHN

    Power Paws for Kids- January 26
    click for details

    *********************************************************************************

    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    CAR WASH ATTENDANT
    Easy Clean Car Wash, Griffith-Highland-Schererville

    Looking for Full Time, Mature individual. Please send resume to Highland9425@aol.com or come to any location and fill out application.

    9425 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland
    1779 US Rt. 41, Schererville
    1637 45th Street, Griffith

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    BILINGUAL (English/Spanish) BUTCHERS
    LA GAVIOTA, Cedar Lake

    Just need to call to: 219-390-7356 or come to the store 10728 W 133rd Ave , Cedar Lake, IN 46303. Ask for Teresita Barajas or Ana Davidson

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    NOW HIRING!
    Horseshoe Casino, Hammond

    BECOME PART OF OUR LEGENDARY TEAM AND RECEIVE LEGENDARY PERKS! Horseshoe Casino has been voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana since 2011, making our team legendary! Horseshoe Casino offers the best careers in the casino and hospitality industry. As part of Caesars Entertainment, you just can’t beat our winning combination.

    Currently hiring for the following positions:

    * Banquet Server (On Call)
    * Beverage Server (Part-time)
    * Cleaning Services Attendant (Full-time)
    * Banquet Lead Cook (Full-time)
    * Buffet Host (Part-time)
    * EDR Cook (Full-time)
    * Main Production Cook (Full-time)
    * Noodle Bar Cook (Full-time)
    * Pastry Cook (Full-time)
    * Steakhouse Cook (Full-time)
    * The Eatery Cook (Full-time)
    * Count Room Representative (Full-time)
    * Poker Dealer (Part-time/On Call)
    * Poker Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)
    * Security Ambassador (Full-time)
    * SDS Administrator (Full-time)
    * Slot Technician (Full-time)
    * Table Games Dealer (Full-time/Part-time/On Call)
    * Table Games Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)

    To view job openings and apply, click for details

    *Location: Hammond

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

    **Accepting resumes from college-students through seasoned musicians and educators.**
    A successful candidate will have these qualities:
    - proficiency on their instrument
    - comfortable with all ages and personalities
    - able to work 1-2 weeknights, and/or Saturday mornings
    - comfortable in a professional environment

    For more information about our school, click for details

    Please be prepared to play two pieces for us during an interview.
    Please EMAIL only. NO phone calls. Send resume or detailed info to info@hgsmusic.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted: January 18, 2019)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    FULL-TIME & PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

    Starting at $10 to $18/hour after 90 days of Training.

    Work 25-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 19 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!

    • 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: January 18, 2019)
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    NOW HIRING TEAM MEMBERS!
    The Adventure Club, Northwest Indiana

    Do you enjoy working with elementary aged kids? Join the best in the region! The Adventure Club is hiring team members for all locations (Schererville, St. John, Dyer, Munster, Merrillville and Lowell). Please call to set up an interview at 219-865-6283 or stop in our office at 105 E. Joliet, Schererville.

    (Posted: January 17, 2019)
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    TRUCK DRIVER CLASS A
    Biagi Bros, Chicago

    Text "Biagi" to 2500 to apply quickly! Medical, 401k, Life, and much more. Midnight shift - shuttling trailers between the Biagi facility and the customer's plant.

    JOB SUMMARY:
    The purpose of this position is the safe and efficient transport and delivery of freight by operating (driving) tractor-trailer combinations.

    (Posted: January 11, 2019)
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    HANDYMAN
    Located in Hammond

    Position open for handyman with knowledge of plumbing, basic electric, and general maintenance. Part time position, approximately 20 hours per week. Please contact us at aprtmentcentralre@gmail.com.

    (Posted: January 10, 2019)
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    INSURANCE SALES
    Allstate, Munster & Dyer

    Full-time insurance sales position opening for a long-standing insurance agency in Munster and Dyer. Duties include evaluating needs of customers to find the best insurance policies for them and to sell the policies. Policies include home, auto, renters, boat, motorcycle policies as well as others. Looking for a motivated, sales oriented person with good communication skills. Sales experience preferred. Pay structure is hourly plus commission. Some benefits offered by the Agency as well. Property and casualty license is needed. Please send resume to: marymoynihan@allstate.com.

    (Posted: January 10, 2019)
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    PART-TIME RECREATION STAFF
    Schererville Parks, Schererville

    Energetic, creative, passionate, fun, organized, positive, loves working with kids... A LEADER! Does that describe you? Then we NEED YOU! Application can be picked up at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet Street, Schererville. For more information, please contact jbarnes@schererville.org.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    RN's, LPN's, and CNA's
    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, Merrillville, IN

    We are looking for friendly faces to join our Lincolnshire Team! Full and part time available; long term care experience a plus!

    Benefits include:
    Pay for Experience
    Vacation and Sick time
    Medical/Dental, and Vision insurance
    Rotating Holiday Schedule
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Cash Comp option
    401k
    Sign on Bonus
    Referral Bonus for current employees

    Apply online or in person today! To apply online, click for details

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    BEAUTICIAN
    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation, Merrillville

    Lincolnshire Health and Rehabilitation is looking for a Beautician for every Thursday or Friday. Must be experienced with all hair types/textures. 80/20 Service agreement. Long term experience a plus, must be dependable and patient. If interested, please contact Andrea or Amy @ 219-769-9009.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    MARKET MANAGER
    Munster Parks, Munster

    Qualifications: Candidate must possess excellent driving skills & driving record, personable / friendly to interact with vendors and public, knowledgeable with park programming, Desirable candidate should be at least 20yrs old.

    Duties: (if qualified) Driving, managing vendor check in and placement, managing vendor questions / concerns, managing public questions regarding programming or events. Possibility to assist with special events held in conjunction with the Market as well.

    Schedule: Wednesday afternoon / evenings, possibility for additional hours. May – October. Seeking more than one candidate to allow for subs and flexibility of scheduling. Interested candidates should fill out an application and turn into Danielle Volk. Or contact Danielle at 219.836.6922 / dvolk@munster.org.

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    WINTER SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR/LIFEGUARD
    Munster Parks, Munster

    Qualifications: Candidate must demonstrate competency with competitive swim strokes, personable / friendly to interact with children, their parents, and adult participants. Desirable candidate should be at least 15yrs old.

    Duties (if qualified): Teaching / guarding swim lessons under the direction of the Swim Lessons Coordinator, filling out report card booklets, responding to parent questions.

    Schedule: Sundays in February and March.

    Interested candidates should fill out an application and turn it into Danielle Volk. Or contact Danielle at 219.836.6922 / dvolk@munster.org

    (Posted: January 9, 2019)
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    OFFICE SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    Full-Time, Weekdays. $12 - $14 per hour. The Office Support Associate will be responsible for data entry and system maintenance, assist with the billing process, report generation, mail distribution, requisition of supplies, answering and directing incoming calls to appropriate employees, visitor screening, as well as additional clerical duties. This position will also provide general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks, including responsibilities to assist in our billing process. Qualifications include High school diploma or equivalent (GED) completion, a minimum of 2-years experience in an office setting, strong skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access). Must be familiar with importing and exporting data between database system and Excel to generate, manipulate, and format reports. Medical billing experience preferred. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    TEACHER ASSISTANTS & LEAD TEACHERS
    Empowered Minds Childcare Center, Dyer

    Lead Teacher qualifications:
    18 years of age & CDA OR Bacherlor Degree w/at least 15 hours in early childhood OR Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education & minimum of 3 years experience

    Assistant Teacher qualifications:
    18 years of age. High school diploma or GED. 15 hours of in-service training hours completed. The best way to apply for the job is to send a resume to us by email at empowered15295@gmail.com.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
    In-Pact, Lake & Porter County

    In-Pact is looking for dedicated and hard-working people to work as Direct Support Professional. You will be helping people with developmental disabilities with daily living skills, community involvement and leisure activities. We have several openings in Lake and Porter County. You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, good work ethic and a desire to help others. Must have a valid driver’s license and a clear criminal history. We offer opportunities for growth, flexible schedules and a good benefit package for F-T employees. If you’re ready to join a team doing important and interesting work, apply at 12300 Marshall St., Crown Point, IN. 46307 or click for details.

    (Posted: January 3, 2019)
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    CHILD SPONSORSHIP/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
    Every Child Ministries-a Christian non-profit, Hebron

    Highlights of this detail-oriented position include, but are not limited to:

    * Contacting child sponsors behind on their commitments, including by phone.
    * Keeping children and sponsor information updated in Excel charts, on our website, online giving pages, and in our Donor Management System.
    * Creating social media postings and regularly posting to social media.

    Ability to work with Excel and Word required. Ability to work with videos and Publisher is a plus. This position is four days/week. Contact Monica Miles at mmiles@ecmafrica.org for an employment application.

    (Posted: January 2, 2019)
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    EXPERIENCED SERVERS & HOSTS
    The Pancake Club, Schererville

    GREAT HOURS!! We are Open 6am-3pm. Walk- ins Welcome.

    The Pancake Club -
    2257 Highway 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219)864-8457

    (Posted: January 2, 2019)
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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held, and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com. We accept up to 2 job openings at a time for free. If you would like to learn more about advertising an unlimited number of job openings every week, contact Stacy at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015, we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 4:10PM EST
     
           

Monday, January 28th, 2019

  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Bingo
    - Come join the fun. Monday Nights Bingo Doors open at 5pm, Early Bird 6pm, Regular Games 7pm. Cash Prizes, Pull Tabs, Door Prize, Progressive Pots. Set up for regular games is $20.00. Patrician Banquets 410 E us Hwy 30 Schererville, IN. Enjoy the Patricians great food, an adult beverage all while supporting a really great cause(food and beverages at an additional cost). Call Jodi at 219-865-9600 for reservations or more information.
    Patrician Banquets
    410 E US HWY 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Jodi Kobak 12198659600 admin@safetyvillage.us
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, wine and canvas, paint night, paint party, girls night out, entertainment
    - 'For Real Doe' - join us on Monday, January 28th from 6:30-8:30pm at Matey's Irish Pub and Grill for another paint party!

    Follow along with our professional artist as she walks you step-by-step through our painting or change it up!
    We love to see YOUR version of the painting! Must be 21+ or older to paint (because we're in a bar).

    This is a 2hour party with drink&dry breaks in between.
    No experience is ever required. All supplies provided.
    Smoking is permitted.

    This is one party don't want to miss! Tickets only available online in advance here: skincolourpro.eventbrite.com.
    Reserve your spot today!
    Matey's Irish Pub
    419 N Grant St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Ashley Reeves 219.281.2436 skincolourpro@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, dancing, fun, active
    - The Public is welcome to participate in (1) free introductory square dances at the Hebron Elementary School Cafeteria 307 S. Main Hebron, IN on Monday January 28 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. A total family, singles and couples will experience just how much fun square dancing can be. No prior dancing experience required. Continuation lessons will be conducted thru the Winter/Spring each Monday night at a charge of $5pp or $12 family. More info call Larry Hakes at (219) 921-1196. click for details
    Hebron Elementary School
    307 S Main St Hebron IN 46341
    Larry Hakes 219.921.1196 Lmhakes@aol.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, sledding, fun, winter, family, things to do
    - Lets Go Sledding!

    BEECHER, IL:

    Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
    Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road., Beecher
    Times: 8 a.m.-Sunset
    For current sledding conditions call: 708.946.2216.
    Inner tubes for sledding are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center for use on the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve when conditions allow after December 1. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID. Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 3 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4 p.m.
    Activity Fee: $2/tube
    click for details
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    CHESTERTON:

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton
    219.926.1952
    Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil's Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the lakeshore.
    click for details
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    CROWN POINT:

    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St., Crown Point
    219.663.3617
    A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages.

    Lemon Lake County Park
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Lemon Lake will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Call Lemon Lake at 219-663-7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at 219-663-2418.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
    click for details
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    DYER:

    Northgate Park
    Calumet Ave. at Harrison Place, Dyer
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    GRIFFITH:

    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 S. Colfax Street, Griffith
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Oak Ridge Prairie will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty.
    Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Oak Ridge Prairie at 219-884-7238.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
    click for details
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    HAMMOND:

    Dowling Park
    175th & Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    click for details

    Forsythe Park
    119th Street and Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    219.659.7678
    Time: Dawn to dusk daily
    Outdoor recreation isn’t only for the summer! Each winter, hundreds enjoy activities in and around the Hammond Port Authority properties.
    click for details

    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St., Hammond
    219.932.4653
    click for details
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    LAPORTE:

    Red Mill County Park
    0185 South Holmesville Road, La Porte
    219.325.8315
    click for details

    Kesling Park
    18th Street, La Porte
    219.326.9600
    click for details
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    LEROY:

    Stoney Run County Park
    142nd and Union St., Leroy
    219.996.6500
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski. Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.
    Cross country ski rentals open at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run on Fri, Sat, Sun and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Weather and snow conditions permitting. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Note: Closing times may vary due to darkness. The equestrian trail is clossed at Stoney Run from December through March. Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run when there is at least a four inch snow base.
    click for details
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    LOWELL:

    Liberty Park
    W Main St & N Liberty St., Lowell
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    MERRILLVILLE:

    Hidden Lake Park
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    219.980.8790
    click for details
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    MUNSTER:

    Centennial Park
    901 N. Centennial Dr., Munster
    219.836.6930
    click for details
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    PORTAGE:

    Countryside Park
    5250 U.S. 6, Portage
    219.762.1675

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
    219.762.1675
    click for details
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    PORTER:

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter
    219.926.7561
    Time: Sunrise to sunset daily
    Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the wintertime. Visitors must bring their own snowshoes and cross-country skis, as there are no rentals available. A 4-6 inch snow base is recommended. Trails are not groomed.
    click for details
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    ST. JOHN:

    Heron Lake Park
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
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    VALPARAISO:

    Forest Park Golf Course near Discovery Cottage
    1158 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    Once the golf course closes for the season, families can bring their skis and sleds for some winter fun.

    Rogers-Lakewood Park
    3210 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    This popular sledding hill attracts families each year to this 122-acre park. Families must bring their own sleds.
    click for details

    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    -
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
    click for details


    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
    click for details


    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
    click for details


    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
    click for details


    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    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!
    click for details


    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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

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

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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
    click for details

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

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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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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
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  • | 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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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
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    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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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
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
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    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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    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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    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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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
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    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
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    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
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    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
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    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
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    MICHIGAN CITY:

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

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
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    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
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    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
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  • | Sports and Recreation, airsoft, games, entertainment, adults, family, kids, fun, NWI
    - PAINTBALL:

    BLAST CAMP PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT
    563 West 600 North
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 759-7733
    support@blastcamp.com
    Open All Year
    Chicagoland's longest running and most unique Paintball & Airsoft field. Over our 25 years in business we've entertained thousands of players from around the country. Blastcamp is a historic national landmark that served as a Nike missile defense base during the Cold War that has now been turned into a one of a kind paintball field.
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    SHERWOOD PAINTBALL INC.
    3497 North US HWY 35
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-8060
    info@sherwoodpaintball.com
    Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm
    Sherwood Paintball Inc. is one of Indiana's oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood's fields the best around.
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    LASER TAG:

    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN.
    Your adventure begins in a custom designed 4,000 square foot arena, with black lights, and other special effects. Using state of the art equipment, we guarantee you an experience your children will be talking about for days!
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
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    TEAM COMBAT
    8183 Grand Blvd.
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 895-1221
    Your Fully Immersive Tactical Laser Tag Experience for Adults, Teens and 8-12 Year Olds. Sessions start every hour. Reservations recommended.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, play laser tag, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Birthday, Freebies, Coupons
    - Freebies you can get on your birthday! Freebies and coupons may be subject to the discretion of franchise owners, please check with your local franchise before using your coupon! Enjoy!

    FOOD & TREATS:

    AMC (Theaters)
    Free Birthday Popcorn with membership.
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    A&W
    Free Root Beer Float for your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
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    Abuelo’s
    Free entree on your birthday when you sign up for Mi Abuelo’s Rewards.
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    Applebees
    Birthday coupon with e-mail sign up.
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    Auntie Anne’s
    Free pretzel on your birthday when you join My Pretzel Perks.
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    Baskin Robbins
    Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
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    Cinnabon
    Cinnabon will send you a coupon for a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for Cinnabon Offers.
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    Dairy Queen
    An extra-special coupon emailed for your b-day and surprise on your anniversary.
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    Dippin’ Dots
    Free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.
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    Dunkin’ Donuts
    Sign up for the Dunkin’ Donuts birthday club for free ice cream on your birthday.
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    Firehouse Subs
    Free medium sub on your birthday when you join the Firehouse Subs Birthday Club here.
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    Friendly’s- Most Jewel-Osco Stores Carry Friendly's Brand
    Free Sundae on your birthday when you join the BFF Club.
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    Hooters
    Free birthday gift with eclub membership.
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    Houlihan's
    Free entree on your birthday with e-mail club sign up.
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    IHOP
    Free meal on your birthday when you subscribe to IHOP's e-mail list. You will also receive a free meal just for signing up.
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    Jersey Mike’s Subs
    Jersey Mike’s Subs will send you a coupon for a free regular sub and fountain drink on your birthday when you join their Email Club.
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    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Free dessert on your birthday with rewards program sign up.
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    Noodles & Company
    Get a free dish from Noodles & Company on your birthday when you sign up for their eclub.
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    Olive Garden
    Free dessert on your birthday with club sign up.
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    Orange Leaf
    Receive a free $3 reward on your birthday when you sign up for the Ounce Back Card.
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    Panera Bread
    Panera Bread will give you a free pastry for your birthday when you join the MyPanera rewards program.
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    Red Lobster
    Birthday surprise offer with rewards sign up.
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    Red Robin
    Free Birthday burger when you join their royalty rewards program.
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    Starbucks
    Get a birthday reward at Starbucks on your birthday when you join Starbucks Rewards.
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    Steak & Shake
    Birthday surprise with club sign up.
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    Toast & Jam- Schererville
    Free meal on the day before, day of, or day after your birthday.
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    Texas Roadhouse
    Free Gift on your birthday with e-mail sign up.
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    Tcby
    Tcby will send you an email for a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.
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    Wing Stop
    Free gift on your birthday with club sign up.
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    RETAIL FREEBIES:

    Bare Minerals
    Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
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    Barnes & Nobles
    Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake on his/her birthday.
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    Payless
    Special birthday offer with rewards program sign up.
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    Sephora
    Register with Sephora, and receive a free gift on your birthday.
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    Ulta
    Free birthday gift with reward program membership.
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  • | Local Events, Horseshoe Casino, Games Dealer School, Jobs, Hiring, Careers
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Horseshoe Hammond 866711SHOE7463
  • | Local Events, Valentine's Day, Family Events, Valentine
    - January 31

    Lovely Paper Heart Craft Class at Sweet Home Indiana!- ST. JOHN
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    February 7

    Teen Valentine's Food Challenge at Munster Library- MUNSTER
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    February 9

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    Chicago Snow Tubing & Brewery Trip- CHICAGO
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    Valentine Candy Hunt Kids Night Out- DYER
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    Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon- HAMMOND
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    Friends and Family Sweetheart Dance- HIGHLAND
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    Valentine's Day Dance- MERRILLVILLE
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    Daddy Daughter Date Night- MUNSTER
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    February 10

    Couples Painting Party (18 and up)- DYER
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    Valentines With Your Galentines Painting Class- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 11

    ROSES AND MOONLIGHT ADULT PAINTING CLASS AGES 18 & UP- Schererville
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    February 12

    Storytime Valentine's Theme: Ages 2-3- MERRILLVILLE
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    February 13

    VALENTINE COOKING CLASS AGES 4-6 & 7-11- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 14

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    Valentine Cooking Class (Ages 7-12)- SCHERERVILLE
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    MakerStation: Plastic Canvas Hearts (Grades K-5)- ST. JOHN
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    February 16

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    I HEART Maple Syrup - Backyard Sugaring Workshop- HOBART
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  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. "Letter O" is the theme at the Merrillville library. You must register for this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Soccer, Hammond, Kids Sports, Kids Events
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area soccer enthusiasts to come out on Tuesday nights from November through March to play and/or be coached in soccer. Come out and play, no matter what your skill level, at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive from 6:00 – 9:30p. Here is the current schedule:
    Every Tuesday Evening
    November 20 through December 18
    January 8 through March 26

    The cost is $4 per youth player, $3 for the second child and $5 per adult player. There no charge for Jean Shepherd Center Annual Members. Daily members do not receive a discount. Players need to bring shin guards and a ball. U8, U10 and U12 use Size 4 ball; U14 use Size 5 ball. All children under age 18 must have the waiver form completed. Call 219-554-0155 for more information.

    To download a form, click for details,
    click on Document Central, Parks & Recreation.
    Jean Shepherd Community Center
    3031 Mahoney Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Jean Sheperd Community Center 219.554.0155
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
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    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, and Wedding Receptions.
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    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
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    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
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    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
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    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
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    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
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    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
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    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
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    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
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    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
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    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
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    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
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    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E, LaPorte
    (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! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave, Cedar Lake
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave, Crown Point
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
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    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer
    (219) 776-8787
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    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N, Walkerton
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte
    219-778-9592
    Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point
    219-661-2271
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point
    Call 219-769-PARK to purchase annual passes or stop by the Lake County Parks corporate office at 8411 E. Lincoln Highway just west of Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer
    Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area. Complete with benches, dog waste stations and a shelter in each section, the dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year).
    For annual fees, click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive, Munster
    This 3-acre dog park is located on the east side of the park, just south of the formal gardens. The dog park is a gated park for members only and is sectioned in two divisions, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The park is equipped with dog drinking fountains and dog play equipment. Munster Parks and Recreation hosts their annual doggie paddle the last day of pool season and the Pooch a Palooza Dog Fair in August each year. Registration begins in May.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell
    Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape. Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations. Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come. Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park!
    For annual fees, click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville
    Activities include equipment for obedience and agility activities. There is also open play areas for free activity such as frisbee and ball catching.
    Additional amenities include benches, drinking fountains (for dogs and people), waste disposal area, earth berms, native planting, shelters, and a sign at entry detailing the rules and regulations of the park.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond
    For fee information call 219-853-6300.
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    Our dog park – upgraded in 2016 – features pet fountains, benches for leash holders and plenty of space for your pooch to run around. One of the best features of the new dog park: a plan to preserve the verdant green turf.
    For fee information, click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John
    The dog park is located at 10051 Hedwig Drive, St John, Indiana 46373. Users are required to purchase a permit each calendar year at the St. John Town Hall, 10955 West 93rd Avenue.
    For fee information, click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso
    Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.
    For fee information, click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    For fee information, click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
    Free
    For more information, click for details


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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | 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
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more.
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more.
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    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more.
    click for details


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more.
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddle boats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more.
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary
    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
    (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
    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
    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
    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
    (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
    (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.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City
    The Heron Rookery Trail follows along a portion of the Little Calumet River that once featured over 100 Great Blue Heron nests. After 60 years of nesting here, the herons have moved on to new nesting grounds. These woods remain alive with dozens of birds including kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150 W., LaPorte
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond (fishing pole rental available at the Nature Center), paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, playground, boardwalks, observation tower, and a No-Leash Dog Exercise Area. There is also a geocache located in the park.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421, Michigan City
    (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
    The Pinhook Trail System 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 bog in a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The bog features an incredible habitat with unique plants.
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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
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. 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. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
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    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Local Events, Senior Activities, Things to do for seniors, senior citizens, senior groups
    - EVENTS:

    FREE OPEN HOUSE- St. Mary Medical Center's South Valpo PT Clinic
    January 12
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    Latest Advances in Hearing Aids Seminar- FREE
    January 31
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    Annual Senior Flower Show
    May 8
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    Spring Senior Day in Cedar Lake
    May 8
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    Fall Senior Day in Cedar Lake
    October 10
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    SENIOR CENTERS:

    CHESTERTON

    Duneland YMCA
    215 Roosevelt St. Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 926-4204
    Here at the Duneland Y, active older adults have a chance to keep active and grow in spirit, mind and body. Physical and mental activity is essential in maintaining a higher quality of life and independence sor seniors. Regular exercise provides many practical benefits, including risk of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease and high blood pressure. Social interaction is also a key part of staying active. Here active older adults have the opportunity to socialize and stay fit
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    CROWN POINT

    SOUTHLAKE FAMILY YMCA
    1450 S. Court Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-5810
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Senior Center
    349 North Indiana Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 924-1405
    The Griffith Senior Center offers recreational programs as well as information and referrals to other senior services. Regular and scheduled activities include free coffee and donuts, pinochle tournaments, a quilters group, a retired girl scout leaders group, a grandmother's group, and a scrabble group.
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    GRIFFITH FAMILY YMCA
    201 N. Griffith Blvd., Griffith, IN 46319
    219-750-1082
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    HAMMOND

    HAMMOND FAMILY YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, IN 46324
    219-845-1507
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-5911
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Senior Center
    Washington Park, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1505
    We are here to help Senior's "Have More Fun" with different activities being offered. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.
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    PORTAGE

    Portage Township Senior Center
    5800 Lexington Avenue, Portage, IN 46368
    219-762-1522
    The Bonner Senior Center serves several vital roles in the Portage Township Community. As a nutrition site, the senior center provides lunch five days a week to seniors 60 years and older.
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    SCHERERVILLE

    St. John Township Community Center - Senior Center
    1515 W. Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN 46375
    The Senior Center is open Monday thru Friday to all seniors 60 years and older. Play cards, Bingo, have lunch, exercise, and socialize with your neighbors. Blood pressure checks and other health screenings are also available. For a $1.00 donation each day, transportation will be provided to and from the community center for the seniors of St. John Township. With a suggested donation of $2.25 each day, seniors can enjoy a catered hot lunch.
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    Primetimers (Schererville Parks & Recreation)
    We have teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care, Residences at Deer Creek, primetimers_bunnySymphony of Dyer, & Symphony of Crown Point to bring you exciting afternoons to keep you busy this summer. Save the date as we fill up your social calendar with good food, company, and lots of fun! Please pre-register at 219.865.5530 ext 6103. All events are held at the Schererville Community Center (500 E. Joliet Street).
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    VALPARAISO

    Banta Senior Center
    605 Beech St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-1301
    The Banta Senior Center is Valparaiso's Senior Activity Center. We are dedicated to "Enriching lives beyond 50!"
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    WHITING

    WHITING FAMILY YMCA
    1938 Clark Street, Whiting, IN 46394
    219-370-5091
    Please call or visit the website to view current activities and schedules.
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  • | Local Events, St. Patrick's Day, St. Pat's Day, March, Family Events
    - March 9

    St. Pat's Booze Cruises in Chicago - Celebrate on a Yacht!- CHICAGO
    MARCH 9, 15, 16, 17
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    St. Patti's Party Kids Night Out- DYER
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    March 16

    HC3 St. Patricks Day Parade 2019- HESSVILLE
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    March 17

    St. Pat's Pre-Parade One Miler | Hometown Happenings- CROWN POINT
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    CP St. Patrick's Day Parade- CROWN POINT
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    Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at CP Fire Station- CROWN POINT
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    Lucky Leprechaun Dash 5k- HAMMOND
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Schools and Education, Kindergarten
    - Immanuel Lutheran's Kindergarten Information Day is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th with three sessions: 10 am, 1 pm and 6 pm (childcare provided at 6 pm). Families who are interested in enrolling their child for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to learn more about Immanuel’s caring and nurturing kindergarten program at our information day. For questions, please call 462-8207.

    1700 MONTICELLO PARK DR VALPARAISO IN 46383
    Rachelle Schmidt 12194628207 rschmidt@immanuelvalpo.org
  • | 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Daily Specials, Great Oaks Banquet, All you can eat, chicken, whitefish, cedar lake
    - Every Wednesday 4-8pm
    ALL YOU CAN EAT
    Chicken Dinner $11.50
    Alaskan Pollock Dinner $13.50
    Dine in or Carry Out
    Great Oaks Banquets
    13109 Wicker Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Great Oaks Banquet 219.374.8000
  • | 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!

    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
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    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
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    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
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    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
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    Fair Oaks Farm
    856 N 600 E
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
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    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: (219)322-5333
    VALPARAISO: (219)242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: (219)769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: (219)809-0888
    HEBRON: (219)696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
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    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor Park.
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    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.
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    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
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    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
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    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
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    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
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    BYWAY BREWING
    2825 Carlson Dr, Hammond
    219-844-5468
    Brewery of finely crafted ales and lagers in northwest Indiana.
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    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
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    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
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    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
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    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
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    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
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    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
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    OFF SQUARE BREWING
    11000 Delaware Parkway, Crown Point
    (219) 310-8898
    Off Square Brewing is a brewery in Crown Point. We are convenient to I-65 and the patrons in Porter and Lake Counties.
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    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
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    THE SOUR NOTE BREWING
    498 Fayette Street in Hammond
    219-803-7917
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
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    WINDMILL BREWING
    2121 Gettler St., Dyer,
    (219) 440-2189
    Two words that describe who we are and what we do. Beer because we are first and foremost a brewery, a brewery dedicated to creating some of the finest ales and lagers around. Reformed because of our approach to beer. Beer isn't meant to just be consumed, it's meant to be enjoyed and shared.
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary & 5417 N Oakley Ave. Hammond
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
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    ZORN BREWS
    605 E 9th St, Michigan City
    219-243-7157
    Welcome to a craft beer experience over 145 years in the making. Inspired by the historic and iconic Michigan City microbrewery…now reborn with the finest flavors of today. Come discover the all-new selection of expertly crafted beers. And savor the smooth, satisfying experience in every glass.
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    WINERIES

    AFTERMATH CIDERY & WINERY
    15 North Washington Street, Valparaiso
    (219) 299-VINE (8463)
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    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking at its finest!
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    FOUR CORNERS WINERY
    294 E 600 N, Valparaiso
    (219) 730-5311
    Located in the the country, on 4 corners, you will find the perfect rustic, quaint and peaceful property to gather your family and friends and say "We do".
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    LAMBSTONE CELLARS
    1555 West Lincolnway, Valparaiso
    (219) 510-5673
    Located on the edge of Valparaiso we are a family owned boutique winery specializing in hand crafted small batch wines from local and west coast grapes. Stop in and experience the relaxed atmosphere of our tasting room and find the wine that fits your day categories.
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    MANIC MEADERY
    1003 E Summit St., Crown Point
    Manic Meadery is a commercially licensed micro winery in Crown Point. We craft small batch mead, wine, and cider.
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    MISBEEHAVIN' MEADS
    65 Franklin St, Valparaiso
    (219) 242-8616
    We release annually around 48 different meads, which explore different fruits and varietal honeys. Many of our meads are unconventional, featuring unusual ingredients and processes. We age lots of mead on wood or in barrels.
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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    WHYTE HORSE WINERY
    1510 S Airport Rd, Monticello
    (574) 583-2345
    We make a variety of dry, semi-dry, and sweet wines, reds and whites, all in a fruit-forward style. Our menu changes based on season and availability.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, 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.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (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
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. 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. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (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 the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (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. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (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
    (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.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


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


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond
    (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
    (219) 838-9809
    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
    (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
    (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
    (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
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
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    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
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    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte
    (219) 324-4777
    Legacy Hills Golf Club is in the unique position of being both one of Indianas oldest golf coures, and one of Indiana’s newest golf courses. The course was originally established in 1904, and has changed ownership several times. 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!
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    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville
    (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
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
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    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (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.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, 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.
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
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    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
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    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville
    (219) 322-3660
    Briar Ridge prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere. We work hard to introduce new members quickly into the Briar Ridge lifestyle and all it has to offer. Our staff is tireless in maintaining the grounds and golf course, offering up the best cuisine, and hosting special events. Briar Ridge has an active social calendar, giving our members NUMEROUS opportunities to socialize, dine and make new friends. We also have a relaxing and inviting pool where families have a wonderful time.
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    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
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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.
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    Bren-Mark Window Cleaning 219.364.1118 customerservice@bren-mark.com
  • | Local Events, family, fun, outdoor, winter, snow, sledding
    - Pokagon State Park's refrigerated Toboggan Run near Angola, Indiana, has about 90,000 riders every season. With the 30-foot tower and dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.

    Schedule

    It opens for the season, with or without snow at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 23. It operates through Feb. 24, 2019.

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

    Fees & General Information
    Toboggan sled rental per hour: $13 (including tax).
    Toboggan renters are guaranteed one ride per hour during peak times.
    Friday Special: Rent three toboggans in the same hour, the third one is free (except during winter break).
    Park entrance fees: $7 in-state vehicles, $9 out-of-state vehicles, $2 a person on a bus.
    During winter, fees are collected Friday nights and on weekends when the run is open.
    Park closes at 11 p.m. Opens at 7 a.m.
    Driver’s license is required as deposit, rents up to four toboggans.
    Must use park’s sleds. Rented on first-come, first-served basis.
    Maximum of four people per toboggan (no exceptions).
    Cash, check and Visa/MasterCard accepted.
    No all-day rentals.
    No group reservations or group rates.
    There are no specific age or height restrictions, but children must be able to understand and abide by rules.
    No cameras or video equipment allowed on ride.
    Toboggan will close if temperature drops to 0 degrees F or below.
    Warming Center concession available (carry-in food prohibited).
    Nature Center is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; closed Monday and Tuesday; and open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The park office, (260) 833-2012, is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
    Pokagon State Park
    450 Lane 100 Lake James Angola IN 46703
    260.833.2012
  • | Sports and Recreation, NWI, Things to do, What to do, Winter, Activities, Fun, Famiy, Kids
    - Don't let the cold weather keep you on the couch. Northwest Indiana has over 10 ice skating facilities to choose from! There are indoor and outdoor options if the weather isn't quite cooperating.

    Bulldog Park
    183 S. West Street, Crown Point
    219.661.2271
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    DEEP RIVER SKATE PLAZA IN CROWN POINT
    9001 E. US Hwy 30
    (219)947-7850
    Open skating hours of operation:
    November 24, 2017- February 25, 2018
    Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
    Fridays: 4pm - 10pm
    Saturday: Noon - 10pm
    Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon - 9pm
    Closed Monday - Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals
    click for details about pricing and exact dates and times.

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    CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX
    1313 E North Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Phone: 219.661.2271
    The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.

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    GRIFFITH CENTRAL PARK ICE RINK
    698 N Broad St
    Griffith, Indiana 46319
    219-922-3078
    The ice skating rink is available for use in Central Park ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **

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    HAMMOND AREA PARKS

    Edison Park
    Madison Ave. & Mulberry Street

    Hessville Park
    173rd St. & Kennedy Avenue

    Irving Park
    Hoffman St. & Columbia Avenue

    Pulaski Park
    139th St. & Sheffield Avenue

    Riverside Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North

    Weather permitting. Contact the Civic Center at (219)853- 6378 or
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    MACARTHUR GOLF COURSE
    4000 Indianapolis Blvd
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    (219) 391-8362
    Thursdays and Fridays: 3 to 8 p.m. through March.
    Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March.
    $2 entry fee. Skate rental $3 per hour.

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

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    THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK IN MICHIGAN CITY
    115 Lakeshore Dr.
    (219) 873-1506
    Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times.
    For more information, click for details

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

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    WILLIAM E. URSCHEL PAVILION ICE RINK AT CENTRAL PARK PLAZA IN VALPARAISO
    68 Lafayette St

    For open skate dates/times, click for details

    Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or click for details

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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Baseball, Indoor Baseball, Register
    - Sparta Baseball Events!

    Featuring full-size, indoor baseball fields, unrestricted by walls or ceilings, we can run two games simultaneously with ease and deliver the best turf surface available for your athletes' to compete like the pros.

    Age Groups: 9U | 10U | 11U | 12U |

    -All participants must complete the online waiver prior to participation.
    -Proper footwear must be worn at all times. Street shoes & metal cleats are not permitted.
    -Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
    -Absolutely no outside food or drink is allowed in to the Dome other than water in a plastic, sealed container. No gum, gatorade, seeds on the turf ever.
    -Abusive or foul language, attempted confrontation, physical confrontation or other behavior that is deemed inappropriate by management is not permitted and will result in immediate removal from the facility.
    -The Sparta Dome is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    -Use proper etiquette and be courteous and respectful to all open play participants.
    -Pre-game warm up space may be limited depending on the Sparta Dome event schedule. Please check in with a staff member one day prior to the event for the most updated schedule.
    -Batting cage use is included during all tournaments and round robin events. -----First come, first serve basis.
    -There is no hitting or pitching into the walls of the dome. Please position players appropriately to avoid damaging the dome walls.
    -Lawn chairs are permitted. Fans can sit on the turf between the two fields or upstairs on the mezzanine to view events.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Celebration, wedding shower, corporate function, banquet, theos
    - Theo’s Steaks & Seafood, wants to make your next event a memorable one.

    We have been in the food service industry for over 20 years and are ready to make your next banquet, wedding shower, or corporate function one to remember for many years to come.

    We welcome you to invite your friends and family to celebrate your next event at Theo’s!

    – Accommodations up to 110 guests – Available parking for any size party

    click for details
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood
    9144 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Theo's Steaks & Seafood 219.838.8000
  • | Special Interest
    - Increase your birding lists by enhancing your birding skills! Join us at Gibson Woods for this free program Wednesdays from November 7 through March 27 at 9:30 AM as we familiarize ourselves with the bird songs we hear in Northwest Indiana throughout the year. No program December 19, 26 or January 2. This program is designed for adults.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Daily Specials, FREE Delivery, Crown Point, Town Crown Grill, Sandwiches
    - Stop waiting in Drive-thru lines! Crown Town Grill offers FREE delivery within a 3-mile radius when you use our Online Ordering system. To order directly to our kitchen printer, click for details!
    The Crown Town Grill
    107 N. Main Street Crown Point IN 46307
    The Crown Town Grill 219.661.1955 rondebj@comcast.net
  • | Local Events, Easter, Easter Events, Easter Sunday, Family Events
    - March 24

    Underwater Egg Hunt in Munster- MUNSTER
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    April 6

    Breakfast with the Bunny in Schererville- SCHERERVILLE
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    FAMILY BUNNIES N BOTTLES- SCHERERVILLE
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    April 12

    The Great Egg Chase- MUNSTER
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    April 13

    Breakfast with the Bunny at HCHS- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

    HC Annual Egg Hunt- CEDAR LAKE
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    Bunny Hop Eggstravaganza Kids Night Out- DYER
    click for details

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Dyer- DYER
    click for details

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt- EAST CHICAGO
    click for details

    Breakfast with the East Bunny in Highland- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Community & CSRI Egg Hunt in Munster- MUNSTER
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    April 18

    Flashlight Egg Hunt- SCHERERVILLE
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Thursday, January 31st, 2019

  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Narcan Training, Wicker Park, Highland, Free Event
    - Free Narcan Training -you will learn how to properly respond to an opioid overdose by identifying an overdose, the steps on how to respond, and how to use the Naloxone NARCAN nasal spray. Each participant will also receive a nasal spray along with a Deterra drug deactivation pouch. This easy to use pouch will deactivate any opioid medication.

    This training is also open to the general public, pass along the information to anyone who might benefit from this course! Questions? Call 219-932-2530 x329.
    Wicker Park Social Center
    8554 Indianapolis Avenue Highland IN 46322
    Frank J. Mrvan, North Township Trustee 2199322530Ext331
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Crafts, Sweet Home Indiana, St. John, Valentine's Day
    - Join us at Sweet Home Indiana to create this lovely paper heart piece for Valentine's Day! You will learn how to make paper roses that will be used for the heart. You can paint your boards different shades of cremes or pinks and wrap it up with a sweet bow. The easel will also be included with the materials so it will sit beautifully on a counter, table or mantle. The event is $40 per person. You won't want to miss this one!
    Sweet Home Indiana
    8251 Wicker Ave. St. John IN 46373
    Sweet Home Indiana 219.627.3061
  • | 9:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, improv, company
    - Come jam with some of the funniest improv actors in Chicagoland. Curious first timers & long time vets are all welcome. Free admission to participate or to just watch.
    East Wind Studios
    101 S 2nd St, Chesterton IN 46304
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.


    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street, Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
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    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond
    219-852-0848
    BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained. Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.
    Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM.
    Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries.
    click for details


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


    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Dunes Summer Theatre and The Dunes Youth Programs, was incorporated in the State of Indiana on January 17th, 1952. Located in Michiana Shores, the theatre is nestled on a scenic 20 acre wooded site, about a half mile from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore. It seats over 270 patrons, hosts 12 cabins for summer actors and interns, and has an outside pavilion.
    click for details


    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!
    Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
    click for details


    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4035
    Northwest Indiana's award winning community theatre.
    click for details


    Gary Shakespeare Company
    3401 Broadway, Gary
    (219) 938-4565
    Free Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana.
    click for details


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


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


    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
    click for details


    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting
    (219) 473-7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
    click for details


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


    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St, Hobart
    (219) 947-4922
    If you enjoy theatre and have not experienced it in our intimate setting you owe it to yourself to check out a show here. We Think you will love it.
    click for details


    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    The mission of Theatre at the Center, Inc. is to bring to The Center for Visual and Performing Arts disciplines of the performing arts that are at once appealing, educational, and accessible to the entire community.
    click for details


    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street, Gary
    (219) 980-6808
    Theatre Northwest at the Arts & Sciences Building houses a state-of-the-art 500-seat proscenium theater and a more intimate 100-seat Studio Theatre. Newly opened in the Fall of 2017, both facilities are located on the 2nd floor. Read more about the new theatre here.
    click for details


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 937-8780
    Towle Theater is conveniently located 1/2 block West of Dan Rabin Plaza and less than 1 mile from the South Shore Train Line for access to public transportation.
    click for details


    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Each year, the department presents an extensive season of theatrical performances featuring students of many majors.
    click for details


    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton
    (219) 926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In August of 1998, a devastating fire consumed the old church and the organization was left homeless. After spending the better part of a year on clean up, debt settlement and reorganization, NCCA was gifted with the use of a small building at 125 N. Fourth St. in downtown Chesterton. This empty building has now been converted into the intimate, 50-seat theater, which has been a performance venue for many artists in the Northwest Indiana region.
    click for details


    Genesius Guild
    First United Methodist Church
    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (877) 724-7715
    The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors.


    Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
    6915 Grand Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 989-7316 x 1889
    The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA) is an institution of rigorous
    programs committed to artistic and academic excellence.
    click for details


    Hammond Community Theatre
    P.O. Box 394, Hammond
    (219) 852-0848
    Bringing theatre to the community!
    click for details


    Highland Theatre Company of HHS
    9135 Erie Street, Highland
    Highland Theatre Company is the student-run theatre organization of Highland High School.
    click for details


    Improductions, LLC
    773-828-9117
    A company founded to help push do-it-yourself productions in the Chicagoland area. This company is together as a place where people who produce their own theatre productions find skills and resources to help make their dreams a reality. Whether it’s team management, audio/video production, theatrical instruction, or graphic art production, we have the ability to help anyone seeking expertise and experience in putting the best production possible forward.
    click for details


    Munster Theatre Company
    8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster
    (219) 838-3200
    The fully handi-cap accessible facility features an over 1000-seat theater, a fully functional proscenium stage with counter-weight fly system, shop, four dressing rooms, make-up room, DMX 512 lighting system and digitally-tuned sound system.
    click for details


    Seedlings Theatre
    (219) 281-2829
    We are planting the arts across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We are inclusive in every sense, welcoming seasoned, first-time, and non-traditional actors, directors, designers, technicians, volunteers, and audience members to engage with the performing arts in new ways. Our productions inspire growth, engage discussion, and enrich the community.
    click for details


    Valparaiso Theatrical Company
    1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso
    (219) 309-6794
    The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances have taken them to many venues. The theater is currently looking for a place to perform on a regular basis in the Porter County area until which time we find a permanent home for our performances in Valparaiso, Indiana.
    click for details

     
           
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES

    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    click for details


    CHESTERTON

    Duneland Pizza
    click for details

    Lemon Tree
    click for details

    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
    click for details


    LA PORTE

    Bistro on the Greens
    click for details


    MICHIANA SHORES

    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY

    Bridges
    click for details

    Fiddlehead
    click for details

    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    click for details

    Overboard at the Marina
    click for details

    Tree House Cafe
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    MILLER

    Wells Street Beach
    click for details


    NEW BUFFALO

    Bentwood Tavern
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    Brewster’s
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    Casey’s
    click for details

    Stray Dog
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    PORTAGE

    Bulldog on the Lake
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    Latitudes at Marina Shores
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    PORTER

    Wagners Ribs
    click for details


    SAWYER

    Greenbush
    click for details


    VALPARAISO

    Sage
    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
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Open Play, Baseball, Soccer, Softball
    - Daily!

    $5*/person til 5p (Trainers/Coaches $10*)

    $10* 5p- close & on Sat/Sun 9a-2p (Sparta Sports Org League players & coaches $5 anytime)

    See "Today's Schedule" for availability, click for details

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Toddler Playtime, Preschool Playtime, Sparta Dome, Open Play
    - Sparta Dome offers Toddler/Preschool Playtime ages 0-5, Tuesday-Thursday 9am-12pm for $5* per child/$3* per additional sibling. Schedule subject to change, check "Today's Schedule" under Home tab or click for details FREE for all currently registered LPG participants w/Family Membership!

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Hammond Public Library, Library, Read, Kids, Family Events, Books, Hammond
    - Sweet Reads Adult Winter Reading Program is for age 18 and above. Read three items or attend a program to earn an entry into a grand prize drawing.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Public Library 219.931.5100
  • | Promotional, rent, lake, log home, summer, fall, memorial day, vacation, cedar lake
    - LOG HOME ON THE LAKE -- CEDAR LAKE, INDIANA

    LUXURY LOG HOME
    2800 sq foot Log Home
    2 large decks
    Lakefront Pier and Access


    BEDROOMS
    5 Bedrooms
    Bedroom 1 = 1 King Bed
    Bedroom 2 = 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 = 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 = 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5 = 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds


    SLEEPS
    14 in beds
    16 with Air Mattresses


    OTHER AMENITIES
    3 Full Bathrooms
    2 Kitchens with cookware
    Washer/Dryer
    Driveway Parking
    2 Fire Places


    MINIMUM STAY
    2- 7 nights
    June - August = 7 nights
    September = 3 nights
    October to May = 2 nights
    Extended Stay Available


    LAKE FUN
    Lake View
    Waterfront
    Fishing
    Swimming
    Boating, Tubing, Wave Runner Rental Available

    For rates and details, click for details
     
           
    219.613.7527

Friday, February 1st, 2019

  • | 8:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, Dental, Northshore, Kids, Kids Health, Free Teeth Cleaning
     
           
    Northshore 219.763.8112
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Homeschool families can meet to play fun games together. The library has some great board games to play, but families can bring their own games as well to the Merrillville library. You must register to attend this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@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: Chicken a la King, Rice, Tossed Salad. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 4:30pm - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Soup, Fundraiser, Chamber
    - Mark your calendars! Friday, February 1st for the Lowell Chamber of Commerce SOUP 'R BOWL 2019! We will be offering up Piping Hot Soups, Salad, Dinner Roll & Dessert. Cash Bar available. Raffles & Entertainment Also!
    Lowell VFW Post 6841
    17401 Morse Street Lowell IN 46356
    Lowell Chamber of Commerce 219.696.0231 secretary@lowellinchamber.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, DANCES
    - CHOOSE A DATE AND GET READY FOR A PREHISTORIC EVENING AT THE DINOS AND DIVAS DADDY DAUGHTER , MOTHER SON AND FAMILY COSTUME BALLS. EXPERIENCE A NIGHT MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO WHERE DINOS AND DIVAS RULED... DINNER IS BEING CATERED BU "CAPRI'S", DANCING ,DESSERT, COSTUME CONTESTS AND MORE. COSTUMES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, LET YOUR JURASSIC IMAGINATION ROAR!!! THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY... GIFTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AND PICTURES TOO...WE WILL HAVE A PHOTO BOOTH AND PARTY FAVORS THIS IS CASH ONLY, NO ATM AVAILABLE....

    FEE IS PER PERSON (ADULTS MUST PAY TOO) $23 RES +10% NON RES
    TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!!!

    DADDY DAUGHTER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1ST 2019 6-9 PM
    DADDY DAUGHTER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH 2019 6-9 PM
    MOTHER & SON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 2019 6-9 PM
    FAMILY BALL FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH 2019 6-9 PM

    click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 2198655530ext6103 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
    click for details


    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City
    219-879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
    click for details


    FOUR WINDS
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, Michigan
    866-494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
    click for details


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    866-711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
    click for details


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
    click for details





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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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

    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    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

    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Kids Classes, Kids Sports, Kids Activities, Register
    - WHY REGISTER FOR OUR CLASSES?
    -Great opportunities for kids to learn soccer, baseball, flag football and basketball in a small group setting with 6-8 kids per class.
    -Instructors (not volunteers) are experienced in the sports and trained in classroom management methods.
    -Kids will develop their teamwork and social skills in a structured environment.
    -The classes are a progression. Kids will learn new and more defined concepts of the sports as they grow older through the different age group classes.
    -All classes are indoor - climate controlled - no cancellations!

    For more information or to register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Special Interest, Benefits, Horseshoe, Casino, Job Openings, Best, Northwest Indiana
    - Horseshoe Casino has been voted as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana since 2011, making our team legendary! Horseshoe Casino offers the best careers in the casino and hospitality industry. As part of Caesars Entertainment, you just can’t beat our winning combination.

    Currently hiring for the following positions:
    • Banquet Server (On Call)
    • Beverage Server (Part-time)
    • Cleaning Services Attendant (Full-time)
    • Banquet Lead Cook (Full-time)
    • Buffet Host (Part-time)
    • EDR Cook (Full-time)
    • Main Production Cook (Full-time)
    • Noodle Bar Cook (Full-time)
    • Pastry Cook (Full-time)
    • Steakhouse Cook (Full-time)
    • The Eatery Cook (Full-time)
    • Count Room Representative (Full-time)
    • Poker Dealer (Part-time/On Call)
    • Poker Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)
    • Security Ambassador (Full-time)
    • SDS Administrator (Full-time)
    • Slot Technician (Full-time)
    • Table Games Dealer (Full-time/Part-time/On Call)
    • Table Games Dual Rate Supervisor (Full-time)

    To view job openings and apply:
    CAESARSJOBS.COM, click for details
    *Location: Hammond

    Horseshoe Casino Hammond
    777 Casino Center Drive Hammond IN 46320
    Melissa Jones, Recruitment Specialist morr@caesars.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Health Seminars and Screenings, Lyme disease
    - Our first Lyme Disease Support Group will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 10 –11:30 am at Healing Arts Center.

    The mission for this group is to create a space for you to share your stories of challenges and successes, gain more information on Lyme disease, and discover the best journey to healing for you.

    In this preliminary meeting, we will set goals and plans for moving forward, providing a space for you to have the support you need from us, each other, and the community.

    All are welcome!

    For more information, please call our office at 219-510-5623.
    Healing Arts Center
    2307 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 10 Valparaiso IN 46383
    Jasmine Cervik 219.510.5623 jcervik@healingartsvalpo.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Chili Contest Cook-Off
    - Chili Cook-off Contest & Tasting Event

    Hosted by the Crown Point High School National Honor Society and The Self Sufficiency Project.

    There will be fun games for the kids, raffle baskets to win, music, concessions, bake sale and more! Come and bring the whole family. Sample a variety of the "best" chili in Northwest Indiana. Cast your vote for your favorite! Or come join us and be a contestant! Register at our website: click for details

    CELEBRITY JUDGE IS PHILIP POTEMPA
    Come see "Rusty" from the Gary Railcats!
    Crown Point High School
    1500 S Main St Crown Point IN 46307
    Ric Holtz 219.629.5599 sspchilicontest2019@gmail.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Women's Sports, rugby, fitness, women
    - So you have heard about rugby, but not sure what it is all about. Come on out and meet the team! We are so excited that our spring season will be taking off soon and we would love to bring you onboard.

    What to expect: This is very casual, we are here to answer questions, explain how the season works and what to expect at practice.

    What to bring: Yourself and maybe some money if you are thirsty!

    We believe that rugby is one of the greatest sports out there, especially for women. Here are some reasons to join:

    1. Lifelong friendships
    2. Let’s face it, it’s badass!
    3. Stress release, seriously rugby players are very happy people in normal life!
    4. Get in shape. It is a crazy good motivator!
    5. Meet new people. After each match, we socialize with our competition. Yeah that’s right, you will meet people from all over
    6. It is a sport for all shapes, sizes, and speeds!
    7. No one expects you to know what you are doing! Haha
    8. It empowers you in your daily life. It’s like, if you can tackle the biggest person on the other team, you know you can ask for a raise
    9. It’s fun! We love being goofy. We laugh at every practice, play games, and sometimes even dress up silly together
    10. It’s hot. You’ll come to see, there is nothing better than a rugby body!

    We could probably keep naming reasons, but we’d rather let you see! Come on out and make a decision that will change your life forever. What are you waiting for?

    click for details
    Buffalo Wild Wings
    2942 Carlson Dr Hammond IN 46323
    Illiana Rugby 815.735.5499 IllianawomensRugby@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, music, motown, tribute artist
    - Don’t miss this amazing show starring Bobby Brooks Wilson, the Son of R&B legend Jackie Wilson and special guest Spaniels Forever. Enjoy an evening full of everybody’s favorite Motown hits. Coming to Theatre at the Center this February.

    Makes a great holiday gift for the person who has everything! Or something fun to do to celebrate Groundhog Day 😃.

    Tickets on sale now for the February 2nd “Motown in Munster” show featuring Bobby Wilson and his band complete with backup singers and horn section !! A great time for all ages.

    Visit click for details or give us a call at 708-846-4080.

    click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Terri Sparks 708.846.4080 info@sparksproductions.net
  • | 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
    Specializing in a variety of different events, Big Shots prides itself on being one of the only actual music venues in Northwest Indiana that allows artists of all ages to gain exposure without censorship..
    For upcoming event information, click for details


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


    Buddy and Pal's Place (Crown Point)
    1206 E. Summit St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    Dance Club, Sports Bar, Live Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


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


    Bullpen Luxury Bar
    1013 W. Lincoln Hwy
    Schererville, IN 46375
    Phone: 219-322-7788
    Live Entertainment, Live Trivia, Dj, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Bullpen Winfield
    10685 Randolph St
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-0088
    Acoustic Bands, Live Bands, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Finnegans Pub
    1074 Joliet St
    Dyer, Indiana
    Music, Jam Nights, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Front Porch Music
    505 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 464-4700
    The lower level of our store has been converted into a 72 seat coffee house where many fine artists travel to perform concerts and entertain our highly appreciative audiences. For upcoming event information, click for details


    Gastro 49 Pub & Eatery
    361 North Calumet Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    GoodFellas
    11200 West 129th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
    219-374-6700
    Comedy shows, Live Entertainment, Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Growlers on Highway
    2816 Hwy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
    (219) 924-0245
    Karaoke, Live Music, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Jalapenos
    200 US Route 41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    219-864-8862
    Karaoke, Live Bands, Dancing, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Kountry WILD Saloon
    1050 Broadway
    Chesterton, Indiana
    (219) 250-2461
    Karaoke, Live Music, Poker, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    R-Bar
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 922-8008
    Live Entertainment, DJ's, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Silver Bullet
    100 N Main St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-7700
    DJ, Karaoke, Live Music, Live Entertainment, and More!.
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Social 219
    2350 Cline Ave
    Schererville, IN 46375
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Mill Bar & Grill
    295 Melton Rd
    Burns Harbor, Indiana
    (219) 841-9475
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Room
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd.
    Highland, Indiana
    (219) 838-5909
    Great lineup of live music most weekends.
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    The Track Lounge
    318 N Jackson St, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-9838
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    True BBQ and Whiskey Bar
    8940 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN 46321
    (219) 836-2122
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    White Hawk Country Club Bar & River Rock Restaurant
    1001 White Hawk Dr
    Crown Point, Indiana
    (219) 661-1300
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    White Rhino Bar & Grill
    101 Joliet Street
    Dyer, Indiana 46311
    219-864-9200
    Live Music, DJ, Dancing, and More!
    For upcoming event information, click for details


    Zodiac Cafe & Lounge
    113 N Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    219-663-0303
    Singer & Songwriter Nights, Comedy Nights, and More!
    For upcoming event information, 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
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    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
    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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Girls Softball, Spring, kids Sports, Crown Point
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced their GIRLS SPRING-SUMMER SOFTBALL REGISTRATION for ages 3 to 18. Registration will take place at the Crown Point Civic Center. Players age on January 1, 2019 will determine their playing division. Listed below is the individual cost and family discount prices.

    Girls Spring-Summer Softball Registration

    December 9, 2018 (Sunday) 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    January 20, 2019 (Sunday) 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    February 2, 2019 (Saturday) 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Held at Crown Point Civic Center

    COST FOR PARTICIPATION

    Ages 3-4 cost is $60.00

    Ages 5-6 years cost is $125

    Ages 7 and older 1 player per family $175

    Ages 7 and older 2 players from the same family $295

    3 players or more from the same family $315

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

    Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department

    at 219-661-2272 or email John Stroia: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Crown Point Civic Center
    101 S. E. Street Crown Point IN
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2271
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Monday, February 4th, 2019

  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills at the Merrillville library. You must register to attend this program.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Bingo
    - Come join the fun. Monday Nights Bingo Doors open at 5pm, Early Bird 6pm, Regular Games 7pm. Cash Prizes, Pull Tabs, Door Prize, Progressive Pots. Set up for regular games is $20.00. Patrician Banquets 410 E us Hwy 30 Schererville, IN. Enjoy the Patricians great food, an adult beverage all while supporting a really great cause(food and beverages at an additional cost). Call Jodi at 219-865-9600 for reservations or more information.
    Patrician Banquets
    410 E US HWY 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Jodi Kobak 12198659600 admin@safetyvillage.us
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, Art, Crafts, Multicultural, K-5th grade
    - Kids (K-5th grade) will create a fun project and learn something new about art. Call to register at (219)838-2825 or go to events.lcplin.org.
    Griffith-Calumet Township Branch
    1215 E. 45th Avenue Griffith IN 46319
    Melissa Melendez 219.838.2825 griffith@lcplin.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, nwi, northwest indiana, sledding, fun, winter, family, things to do
    - Lets Go Sledding!

    BEECHER, IL:

    Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve
    Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road., Beecher
    Times: 8 a.m.-Sunset
    For current sledding conditions call: 708.946.2216.
    Inner tubes for sledding are available for rental at Plum Creek Nature Center for use on the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve when conditions allow after December 1. Renters must be 18 years old and bring a valid driver's license or state ID. Tubes may be limited to one tube per license/ID. Tubes are rented until 3 p.m. and must be returned to the Nature Center by 4 p.m.
    Activity Fee: $2/tube
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    CHESTERTON:

    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E., Chesterton
    219.926.1952
    Adventure seekers can enjoy a thrilling 100-ft ride down Devil's Slide, the only location where sledding is permitted in the park. Hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing also are available on the 16 miles of trails along the lakeshore.
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    CROWN POINT:

    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S Court St., Crown Point
    219.663.3617
    A longtime favorite among sledders, the hill at Fancher Lake offers fun for all ages.

    Lemon Lake County Park
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Lemon Lake will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty. Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Call Lemon Lake at 219-663-7627 or the Lemon Lake Ski Rental building at 219-663-2418.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
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    DYER:

    Northgate Park
    Calumet Ave. at Harrison Place, Dyer
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    GRIFFITH:

    Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
    301 S. Colfax Street, Griffith
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    The sledding hill at Oak Ridge Prairie will be open December 1 through March when adequate snow base allows. The gate fee is charged when a gatekeeper is on duty.
    Call after 9 a.m. to see if the hill is open before you come out. Oak Ridge Prairie at 219-884-7238.
    There are no rentals, so bring your own tube or plastic sled. No wooden or metal runner sleds or snowboards are allowed for safety purposes.
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    HAMMOND:

    Dowling Park
    175th & Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    click for details

    Forsythe Park
    119th Street and Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    219.659.7678
    Time: Dawn to dusk daily
    Outdoor recreation isn’t only for the summer! Each winter, hundreds enjoy activities in and around the Hammond Port Authority properties.
    click for details

    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th St., Hammond
    219.932.4653
    click for details
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    LAPORTE:

    Red Mill County Park
    0185 South Holmesville Road, La Porte
    219.325.8315
    click for details

    Kesling Park
    18th Street, La Porte
    219.326.9600
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    LEROY:

    Stoney Run County Park
    142nd and Union St., Leroy
    219.996.6500
    Time: 7 a.m. to sunset daily
    Looking for a great way to exercise in a beautiful setting? Then come out to your Lake County Parks and cross country ski. Each park that offers this activity has several miles of trails through wooded areas as well as open fields. The trails are designed for a beginner as well as the experienced skier, so don't worry if you have never tried cross country skiing before.
    Cross country ski rentals open at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run on Fri, Sat, Sun and school holidays 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Weather and snow conditions permitting. All equipment must be returned by 4:30 p.m. Note: Closing times may vary due to darkness. The equestrian trail is clossed at Stoney Run from December through March. Ski trails are groomed at Lemon Lake and Stoney Run when there is at least a four inch snow base.
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    LOWELL:

    Liberty Park
    W Main St & N Liberty St., Lowell
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    MERRILLVILLE:

    Hidden Lake Park
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    219.980.8790
    click for details
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    MUNSTER:

    Centennial Park
    901 N. Centennial Dr., Munster
    219.836.6930
    click for details
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    PORTAGE:

    Countryside Park
    5250 U.S. 6, Portage
    219.762.1675

    Woodland Park
    2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
    219.762.1675
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    PORTER:

    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
    1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter
    219.926.7561
    Time: Sunrise to sunset daily
    Hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the wintertime. Visitors must bring their own snowshoes and cross-country skis, as there are no rentals available. A 4-6 inch snow base is recommended. Trails are not groomed.
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    ST. JOHN:

    Heron Lake Park
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
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    VALPARAISO:

    Forest Park Golf Course near Discovery Cottage
    1158 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    Once the golf course closes for the season, families can bring their skis and sleds for some winter fun.

    Rogers-Lakewood Park
    3210 North Campbell Street, Valparaiso
    219.462.5144
    This popular sledding hill attracts families each year to this 122-acre park. Families must bring their own sleds.
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    Sunset Hill Farm
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    219.465.3586
    Time: Dawn to dusk
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    -
    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
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    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
    click for details


    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
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    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
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    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
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    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    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.
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    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    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!
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    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    A bath house nestled among dunes and a wide sandy beach makes this a popular spot for enjoying Lake Michigan. From the beach, hike the Dune Succession Trail that includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake with Chicago on the horizon. Covered picnic shelters and grills offer a great spot to relax over a meal after a day’s worth of activities. Lifeguards available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
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    PORTER COUNTY


    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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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: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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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
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  • | 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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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
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    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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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
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
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    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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    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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    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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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
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    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
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    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
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    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
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    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
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    MICHIGAN CITY:

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

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
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    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
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    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
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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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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    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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    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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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
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  • | Local Events, Valentine's Day, Family Events, Valentine
    - January 31

    Lovely Paper Heart Craft Class at Sweet Home Indiana!- ST. JOHN
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    February 7

    Teen Valentine's Food Challenge at Munster Library- MUNSTER
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    February 9

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    Chicago Snow Tubing & Brewery Trip- CHICAGO
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    Valentine Candy Hunt Kids Night Out- DYER
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    Fly Your Sweetie to the Moon- HAMMOND
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    Friends and Family Sweetheart Dance- HIGHLAND
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    Valentine's Day Dance- MERRILLVILLE
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    Daddy Daughter Date Night- MUNSTER
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    February 10

    Couples Painting Party (18 and up)- DYER
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    Valentines With Your Galentines Painting Class- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 11

    ROSES AND MOONLIGHT ADULT PAINTING CLASS AGES 18 & UP- Schererville
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    February 12

    Storytime Valentine's Theme: Ages 2-3- MERRILLVILLE
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    February 13

    VALENTINE COOKING CLASS AGES 4-6 & 7-11- SCHERERVILLE
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    February 14

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    Valentine Cooking Class (Ages 7-12)- SCHERERVILLE
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    MakerStation: Plastic Canvas Hearts (Grades K-5)- ST. JOHN
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    February 16

    Cupid's Booze Cruise- CHICAGO
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    I HEART Maple Syrup - Backyard Sugaring Workshop- HOBART
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. "Letter P" is the theme at the Merrillville library. You must register to attend.
    Merrillville Public Library Youth Services
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 6:00pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Soccer, Hammond, Kids Sports, Kids Events
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation invite all area soccer enthusiasts to come out on Tuesday nights from November through March to play and/or be coached in soccer. Come out and play, no matter what your skill level, at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive from 6:00 – 9:30p. Here is the current schedule:
    Every Tuesday Evening
    November 20 through December 18
    January 8 through March 26

    The cost is $4 per youth player, $3 for the second child and $5 per adult player. There no charge for Jean Shepherd Center Annual Members. Daily members do not receive a discount. Players need to bring shin guards and a ball. U8, U10 and U12 use Size 4 ball; U14 use Size 5 ball. All children under age 18 must have the waiver form completed. Call 219-554-0155 for more information.

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