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Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events, kids, flowers, plant, grow, learn, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Visit the park this May to plant and 'adopt' a Deep River sunflower.

    The flowers will be planted by YOU in the park, and throughout the summer you can come back and visit you special flower.

    Watch it grow... you might be surprised to find who is going to be taller by the end of the summer... You, or your sunflower?
    Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Celebration, Oyster, Seafood, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Become Part of the Oysterfest Family!

    We look forward to this fest because many of the same customers come back year after year and bring more friends! We are offering our traditional menu of pre-paid tickets for Oysters, Lobsters, Peel N Eat Shrimp and now Ribs (by request) from the non-seafood eaters! We can't wait to welcome back our good friend Johnny V, along with Paul Bolger from Mr Blotto, who will be playing. We will of course have our Buckin' Good Bloody Marys and something special on tap!

    The cost of your ticket will include a buffet of salads and side dishes and one FREE drink.

    This is the party to come on out and launch summer!
    Please note that anyone out on the deck will need a food ticket to enter. Kids meal tickets are $10.
    Bartlett's Gourmet Grill
    131 E Dunes Hwy Beverly Shores IN 46301
    Bartlett's Gourmet Grill 219.879.3081
  • | 6:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Fireworks, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Don't miss this special Sunday Night Fireworks show! Make sure you're here when gates open for Pre- Game Catch on the Field! It's McDonald's Family Sunday, so visit your NW Indiana McDonald's for reserved seat tickets! Take a selfie while you're there and post on social media with #mcdonaldsfamilysunday for your chance to win a first pitch experience! Bring a ball and glove for your chance to play catch on the field before the game!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | 6:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, movies, NWI, Northwest Indiana, outdoor, family, things to do
    - Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers

    Box Office opens at 6:30 pm

    Playing May 26 - 28:

    8:15 pm:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure

    10:40 pm:
    Guardians of the Galaxy 2
    Starring: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, David Bautista
    Rated PG13, Action/Adventure


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

    Try our home made 16" family size pizza. Many new menu items to choose from!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49) Valparaiso IN 46383
    219.462.6122
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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

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

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    PORTER COUNTY


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Youth Sailing: Throughout the summer, The Hammond Marina and the Illiana Yacht Club will hold youth sailing events at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The program is open to all between the ages of 10 & 16 years old.
    The Youth Sailing Program uses a Vanguard pram, a single-sail boat, which supports two small children or a single youth. Safety equipment is included. To learn more, please contact the Hammond Marina Office at (219) 659-7678.
    Lake Michigan Sailing Classes: Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. 12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember……..you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.
    Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills
    click for details


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise or Special Event Cruise.
    Sailing from the Hammond Marina, 30 foot Jannie Anne is captained by Lee Watson, a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain with more than 35 years of sailing experience. The ship accommodates up to four excited guests, not including crew. Let them handle the work so you can sit back and feel the wind and gentle rocking of the lake.


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Brother Nature Charters: 219-394-2123
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Just 4 Fun Charters: 219-924-2593
    Shadow Perch Charters: 219-789-4072
    Wild Dog Charters 847-420-3046
    Fuzzy Bear Charters 574-607-2542
    KingSeeker Charters 815-641-0276
    Ralph Steiger Charters 219-688-3593
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY YACHT CLUB SAILING PROGRAMS
    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    click for details


    NORTH POINT BOAT RENTALS
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 374-7216
    North Point offers many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals.
    click for details


    THE NORTHWEST INDIANA PADDLING ASSOCIATION
    109 West 700 North
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    E-mail: nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    Individual one year membership: $15
    Family one year membership: $25
    click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Miniature, Family, Kids, Outdoors, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

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

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

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

    This year, Taltree is offering new features of the exhibit including several classes May 6 and 20 and June 3 and 17, where visitors can learn how to make their own fairy garden to take home. Visitors will be able to view a small fairy garden train display in the Depot area as well as purchase accessories. click for details about the Fairy House Garden exhibit and more.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - There's a Farmers Market in NWI each day Tuesday through Sunday!

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

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

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

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    *WEDNESDAYS:

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

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

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

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    *THURSDAYS:

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

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

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    *FRIDAYS:

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

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    *SATURDAYS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    *SUNDAYS:

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

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

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


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • | Celebration, Memorial Day, Weekend, Military, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Crown Point

    May 27
    107th Cobe Cup Cruise Sponsored By Regional Streeters
    Time: 8am-1pm
    Location: Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S. Court Street, Crown Point
    click for details


    May 27
    3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    Time: 8am (9am Shotgun start)
    Location: Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    3838 W. 141st Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

    May 29
    Crown Point Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
    Time: 10:30am - 8pm
    Location: Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S. Indiana Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

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    Dyer
    May 27
    Free Gardening Seminar Today at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse!
    Time: 10am
    Location: Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street, Dyer
    click for details

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    Gary
    May 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
    EXPLOSIVE OPENING DAY WEEKEND W/FIREWORKS & CRAWFISH AS RAILCATS KICK OFF 2017
    Location: Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza, Gary
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    Griffith
    May 26
    Griffith Central Market
    Time: 4-10pm
    Location: Central Park
    698 N. Broad Street, Griffith
    click for details

    May 26
    Wine and Canvas Night with Brushes On Broad Street
    Time: 7-9:30pm
    Location: Renovar
    100 South Broad Street, Griffith
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    Highland
    May 27
    Teen GAME ON - Play Wii & PlayStation, card games and board games, ages 10-18
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Highland Branch Library
    2841 Jewett Ave., Highland
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    Hobart
    May 28
    Sunflower Sunday at Deep River County Park
    Time: 1pm
    Location: Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart
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    Merrillville
    May 24
    Lake County's Musical Tribute to Our Veterans
    Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
    Location: Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville
    click for details

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    Michigan City
    May 27
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    Time: 11am - 8pm
    Location: Fedders Alley
    click for details

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    North Judson
    May 27
    Hoosier Valley Train Rides
    Train Rides at - 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm (must arrive at least 30 minutes early)
    Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
    507 Mulberry Street, North Judson
    click for details

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    Schererville
    May 27-29
    Special Deal at Sky Zone all Memorial Day Weekend!
    Location: Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville
    click for details

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    Valparaiso
    May 26-31
    Fairy House Garden Exhibit
    Time: 10am-noon
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 26, 27 & 28
    49er Drive-In Movies
    8:15 pm: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    10:40 pm: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
    Location: 49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49), Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    Butterfly Walk
    Time: 10am-noon
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    American Legion Post 94 Multi Vendor Shopping Event
    Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Location: American Legion Post 94
    4 Monroe St, Valparasio
    click for details

    May 27
    Bat Appreciation Day (Kid-friendly event will include crafts, activites, and educational displays)
    Time: 12pm - 3pm
    Location:Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
    570 N 450 E, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    Car, Truck & Custom Motorcycle Show
    Location: Currie Motors Ford of Valparaiso
    Time: 11am to 2pm
    click for details

    May 29
    Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens!
    Time: 8am - 7pm
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

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    And here's even more fun activities to take in this weekend!

    PUBLIC POOLS & SPLASH PADS begin opening in Northwest Indiana this weekend!
    click for details

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK in Crown Point is open this weekend!
    click for details

    FARMERS MARKETS are open this weekend!
    click for details

    Food, Amenities & Gaming Fun at Northwest Indiana CASINOS this weekend!
    click for details

    FAMILY FUN CENTERS are open!
    click for details

    Try a new Wine or Microbrew at one of the NWI Breweries & Wineries!
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Things to do, Memorial Day Weekend, Northwest Indiana, Sky Zone
    - Come jump with us all Memorial Day weekend including Monday 5/29 from 10am - 5pm! Sky Zone will be OPEN for Memorial Day Weekend with great deals Saturday, Sunday, and Monday! Buy one 60 minute pass and get a 30-minute pass for FREE!

    *This deal is walk-in only. SkySocks not included. 30-minute pass is for future use. click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Chicago
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    UNIVERSAL BANKER
    Centier Bank, St. John

    A front line customer ambassador for Centier, the Universal Banker is crossed trained to provide a World-Class experience for clients. They will educate customers about Centier’s financial product options and refer or sell the appropriate products and services matching the customer’s needs. This position participates in the daily operations of the branch, which could include, assisting customers with account openings, account management and other financial service needs and maintenance. This position proactively participates in the sales/quality referral process of the branch as directed by management.

    Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Banking experience is a plus, but not required. Minimum of six months customer service/cash handling experience is desirable. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted May 27, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank, Winfield

    The Assistant Branch Manager assists in the supervision of the branch team and performs a lead role in helping reach predefined sales goals and deliver on defined service expectations of the Branch. As a key member of the team, they are responsible for identifying prospects, retaining and deepening existing bank client relationships and recommending value-added deposit and loan products and services. They will manage the experience end to end, by efficiently handling client service needs and new account openings for individual/business clients, identifying and acting on opportunities and making referrals to other lines of business. The Assistant Branch Manager ensures the operational soundness of the branch through completion, training, inspecting and coaching to retail policies and procedures.

    Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred. •1-3 years banking experience. •Customer service experience. •Branch book of business (Loans and Deposits) less than 10 million. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted May 27, 2017)

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    TEACHERS/ASSISTANTS
    Cherie's Garden, Crete and St. John

    Cherie's Garden is looking for Teachers/Assistants for our Crete and St. John locations.

    ***St. John is looking for a Infant/Toddler/2's Teacher & Assistants***

    Looking for energetic, dependable Teachers/Assistants for our Child Care Centers.

    Teacher's must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting.

    Assistants must have a high school diploma.

    Crete and St. John have different requirements, if interested please call for more specific information.

    *Willing to work with school schedules if needed. CDA also excepted.

    If you have any requirements and are interested in either position, please contact Holley at Crete location (708) 672-8100 or Jenn for St. John location (219)365-9700.

    (Posted May 23, 2017)

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    PREP COOKS, LINE COOKS, DISHWASHERS
    Lighthouse Restaurant, Cedar Lake

    The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake is currently hiring prep cooks, line cooks, and dishwashers. Please apply in person at The Lighthouse Restaurant, 7501 Constitution Ave. Cedar Lake, IN Experience preferred but not necessary.

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    FOOD SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVERS
    Ameristar Casino and Hotel, East Chicago

    Now Hiring!

    Part-Time FOOD SERVERS and COCKTAIL SERVERS to join the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World ®

    Perks of Working at Ameristar:

    Safe and fun working environment
    FREE Meals
    Tuition Reimbursement
    FREE Uniforms
    Team Member Referral Program

    Apply Today! Accepting Job Applications at click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    TEAM MEMBERS, SERVERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    TEAM MEMBERS & SERVERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    TEAM MEMBERS & SERVERS:
    *You’re a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do.
    *You’ve got a positive attitude and understand the need to be on time, all the time. With loads of energy, you understand that work is easier – and more fun – with some teamwork.
    *And you’re at least 16 years old.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    DELIVERY DRIVERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    DELIVERY DRIVERS:
    *Give service with a Smile.
    *Deliver food that you are proud to serve.
    *Our delivery drivers need to be at least 18 years old.
    *The desire to work as part of a team.
    *Acceptable driving record & proof of insurance.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    SHIFT MANAGERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    SHIFT MANAGERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    SHIFT MANAGERS:
    *You're the honest, energetic and approachable type; able to get along and communicate with people at all levels. You're never short of a smile and take real pride in your work; cope well under pressure and thrive on a challenge.
    *A natural leader, you sincerely value customers and champion teamwork. You set high standards for yourself and the people you work with.
    *And, you’re at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    HAIR STYLISTS
    Great Clips, Portage

    Great Clips has Stylist positions available at our salon located in Portage.

    We offer:
    - Guaranteed base pay
    - Strong customer flow
    - Bonus incentives
    - Product sales commission
    - Productivity bonus
    - Paid on-going training
    - Paid holidays
    - Paid vacation time

    Please apply at gm_dana.bennett@greatclips.net or call 219-762-0808.

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES POSITION, CLERICAL POSITION
    State Farm Insurance Agent Ryan Spangler, St. John

    St. John State Farm Agent, Ryan Spangler, is hiring!

    Insurance and Financial Services Position – State Farm Agent Team Member - Part-time/Full-Time

    Clerical position - Part-time/Full-time. Responsibilities include: Greeting customers, answering phones, filing, copying, general clerical

    Dependable and outgoing applicants can send their resume to Ryan.spangler.dr1h@statefarm.com

    (Posted May 21, 2017)

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    TEACHER'S ASSISTANT
    Montessori Academy of NWI, Merrillville

    Montessori Academy of NWI
    Merrillville, IN
    Is hiring for the 2017-2018 School Year

    The Montessori Teachers Assistant works one on one with children in the classroom. This is not a daycare environment. The assistant is responsible for assisting all children in the classroom with all areas of education. Math, reading, science, social studies, as well as maintaining a clean and efficient class.
    Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Starting wage $8.50/hour
    Only Serious/Qualified candidates please apply. Send resume to info@montessorinwi.com

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    CULTURAL EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE
    Discoveries Academic Student Homestay (DASH), Lake County

    Hiring! Individual to work from their home office part time helping us develop high school placements for international high school students who will arrive to the US in August. Placement stipend, full training, free annual international travel. Must live in Lake County. If interested, please call 1-844-528-1145.

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    OFFICE RECEIVING CLERK
    Palko Services, Michigan City

    Palko Services is a family owned and operated nationwide wholesale distributor of natural products. We have been doing business in Northwest Indiana for over 30 years.

    We currently have an immediate full-time opening at our Michigan City, IN facility for an Office Receiving Clerk. The Office Receiving Clerk supports the Warehouse, Accounts Payable Department, and the Purchasing Manager by processing the paperwork for all purchase orders and facilitating communications with our vendors in regards to incoming inventory.

    Additional details can be found on our website at click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Michelle Palko at mpalko@palkoservices.com

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    LIFE INSURANCE ADVISOR / FINANCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
    Transamerica Agency Network, Inc., Mokena IL

    We are expanding our firm for agents in IL & IN and have an opening for a Life Insurance Advisor / Financial Services Representative in our Mokena IL location.
    Our employees enjoy these valuable benefits:
    · Base Salary + Commissions
    · Monthly / annual bonus programs
    · Guaranteed level introductory pay
    · Comprehensive benefits - medical, dental, vision, paid time off
    · Company matched 401K and pension plan
    · Established client base
    · Professional training and development programs
    · Personalized one-on-one training
    · Significant opportunities for growth and advancement through our Leadership Succession Program
    · Technology based sales presentations and productivity tools
    · Trips that take you around the world
    Please check us out at click for details for more information about our company.
    If you are interested in hearing more you can send an email to Nicholas.Janke@Transamerica.com or Call (779) 803-3434

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    SERVICE CREW LEADERS, LANDSCAPE INSTALLERS AND LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
    Matt's Lawn Care and Landscaping, Northwest Indiana and Illinois

    Matt's is seeking to hire employees for the 2017 season.

    We are a well established Lawn Care & Landscaping Company, serving commercial and residential clients in NW Indiana, and Illinois, interviewing candidates for service crew leaders, landscape installers, and lawn care maintenance personnel.

    We pride ourselves in providing exceptional work using high quality machines such as Caterpillar, John Deere and Scag, and maintaining long term relationships with our customers by understanding and exceeding their needs.

    To get more information and to apply please go to: click for details or call 219-838-8900

    (Posted May 18, 2017)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE CLERICAL ASSISTANT
    American Family Insurance, St. John

    Administrative clerical assistant for established and growing Saint John Insurance Agency BARB GULDEN AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE. Starting at 16 hours per week with potential to expand. Days and hours will be determined to meet the needs of all parties involved. Office skills with emphasis to details and ability to multi task. Excellent and efficient customer service practices and phone skills. One on one training provided in all facets of job. Ability to develop into a full time career for qualified individual.
    Call Barb Gulden @ 219-365-9909

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    PART-TIME, FULL-TIME AND SEASONAL POSITIONS
    Schillings, Cedar Lake, St. John and Mokena IL

    Bring your passion to Schillings! We are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and friendly individuals to join our company!

    Career Opportunities
    St John:
    Sales-Contractor
    Sales Assistant
    Kitchen Sales Asst.
    Purchasing Agent
    Purchasing Buyer
    CDL-Class B Driver
    Driver Helper
    AP/AR Clerk (PT)
    Cleaner (PT)

    Cedar Lake:
    Warehouse
    Driver Helper (PT)

    Mokena, IL:
    Sales-General & Contractor
    Kitchen Expediter
    Driver Helper
    Purchasing Assistant
    Loader
    Hardware Association
    CDL-Class B Driver
    Yard Help (PT)
    Cleaner (PT)

    BENEFITS:
    No Nights, No Sundays, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, 401k, Profit Sharing, Medical Insurance

    Schillings offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our full time employees.

    Job descriptions and how to apply available online: click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT BREWER/CELLARMAN
    St. John Malt Brothers, St. John

    Responsibilities & Requirements:
    Minimum age requirement 18
    Hours vary Monday - Friday; some weekends
    Must be able to lift 75 lbs. consistently
    Be able to handle 165 lb. kegs
    Standing/walking for the majority of the work day
    Clean equipment, floors, facility, etc.
    Must be responsible, dependable and able to follow detailed instructions
    Must be a self-starter

    If interested and qualified, please email Dan Breed, Head Brewer, at dbreed@sjmaltbros.com to schedule an interview.

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    TEACHERS
    Discovery Charter School, Porter

    4th Grade Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    5th Grade Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    Physical Education Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN
    Fire Service, Inc., St. John

    Fire Service, Inc. is accepting employment applications for entry level body shop technician. Duties and responsibilities will be assisting body shop technicians, general shop maintenance/clean up, assisting in transporting vehicles, inspections, and truck washing and detailing. Advancement training is available. Position will require a clean driving record. Email resume info@fireserviceinc.com or pick up an application at our office (9545 N. Industrial Dr.)

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    PLANT CONTROLLER
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff source is seeking to hire a Plant Controller. Direct Hire!
    click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    BILINGUAL INSURANCE SALES TRAINEE
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Great opportunity for someone who is looking to change careers!
    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Bilingual Sales Representative for an insurance Company – Auto, Life, Home.
    Candidate must be Bilingual in Spanish.
    This position is ideal for anyone that wants to become a Sales agent! Training provided! Apply today!
    click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    MASSAGE THERAPIST
    Absolute Chiropractic Clinic, St. John

    Massage therapist wanted at Absolute Chiropractic Clinic, 9161 Wicker Ave., St. John.
    Apply with resume by email, chirocorlin@yahoo.com or by fax to 219-365-0267.

    (Posted May 13, 2017)

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    AERIAL GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

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

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

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

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    ADVENTURE GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

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

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

    The Adventure Guide is a customer service type of position

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

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    EXPERIENCED SERVICE PLUMBER
    Downing Plumbing, Merrillville

    Downing Plumbing is seeking an experienced plumber in NW Indiana. Downing Plumbing is an established full service plumbing company that services NW Indiana and the South Suburbs of Chicago. Ideal applicant should possess several years of experience in the plumbing service industry, and the ability to diagnose and repair residential and commercial plumbing systems. Clean driving, drug & criminal record are required. Journeyman Plumbers License is preferred. Position is full time with some weekend and on call hours. Competitive wages, benefits, vacation, and performance based bonuses available.

    Interested applicants please email resumes to office@theduckteam.com

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    We are in need of a high energy, dynamic person who will be responsible for repair and new installations of manufacturing equipment electronics; perform installation and troubleshooting of data collection and computer systems; assist in development of new equipment and data systems; documentation of systems and procedures. Ideal candidates will have 3 - 5 years of hands-on industrial manufacturing experience, be able to troubleshoot both analog and digital circuitry, and a high degree of skill at analyzing problems and developing solutions.

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

    (Posted May 9, 2017)

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    INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRIBUTOR SALES
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    We need an aggressive, confident, high energy, dynamic person, who will be responsible for selling our full line of products to distributors and channel partners. Key areas include developing and executing a sales plan consistent with business strategy. This is an entry-level inside sales position with opportunity to grow your career, learn the folding carton business and advance into an outside sales role. Excellent presentation & telephone skills and attention to detail required. Able to coordinate multiple priorities and projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, MS Office & Windows. Ability to work in a team environment without supervision.

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

    (Posted May 9, 2017)

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

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

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

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | Seniors, Retirement, parkinsons, boxing, rock steady boxing, seniors, fitness, exercise, health
    - Fight Parkinson's with Rock Steady Boxing! Slow the progression of Parkinson's through non-contact boxing style fitness. Classes include: heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, focus mitts, jump rope, core work, circuit training and stretching. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:30 AM. Fore more information, please call (219) 902-9177.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Marjorie 219.902.9177 marjorie@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, things to do, kids, opening day, northwest indiana
    - FRIDAY, MAY 26TH
    OPENING NIGHT!
    FIFTH THIRD BANK FIREWORKS FRIDAY!
    MAGNET SCHEDULE GIVEAWAY (first 1,000 fans) presented by Great Lakes Orthopedics
    Opening Night 2017! Don't miss out as the RailCats kick off 2017 with their eye on the championship! The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Magnet Schedule courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics! Stick around after the game for an explosive Fifth Third Bank Fireworks show!! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    SATURDAY, MAY 27TH
    CRAWFISH FESTIVAL!
    MAGNET SCHEDULE GIVEAWAY (first 1,000 fans) presented by Great Lakes Orthopedics
    PRE-GAME AUTOGRAPHS!
    KIDS RUN THE BASES!
    Don't miss the first ever Crawfish Fest presented by Berey Bros. - a New Orleans-style crawfish boil with all of the fixins and craft beer! The festival starts at 1:30pm and includes 5lb of crawfish with all you can drink beer for ONLY $35! This includes your ticket to the game! Get your Crawfish Fest tickets here. The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Magnet Schedule courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics! Make sure you're here early as the team will be on the concourse for Pre-Game Autographs when gates open! Stick around after the game as Kids Run the Bases! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 2:00 p.m. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    SUNDAY, MAY 28TH
    SPECIAL SUNDAY NIGHT GAME!
    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!
    MCDONALD’S FAMILY SUNDAY!
    PRE-GAME CATCH ON THE FIELD!
    Don't miss this special Sunday Night Fireworks show! Make sure you're here when gates open for Pre- Game Catch on the Field! It's McDonald's Family Sunday, so visit your NW Indiana McDonald's for reserved seat tickets! Take a selfie while you're there and post on social media with #mcdonaldsfamilysunday for your chance to win a first pitch experience! Bring a ball and glove for your chance to play catch on the field before the game! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 5:00 p.m. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    MONDAY, MAY 29TH
    MEMORIAL DAY!
    ALL YOU CAN EAT DAY!
    METROPCS MONDAY!
    MICHIGAN CITY & LAPORTE COMMUNITY NIGHT!
    KIDS RUN THE BASES!
    It’s Memorial Day, so come celebrate at the stadium with this special 4:10pm game! Visit your NW Indiana MetroPCS locations for reserved seat ticket voucher on every MetroPCS Monday! Stop by the RailCats Box Office and purchase an $8 wristband good for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts all around the ballpark! It’s Michigan City and LaPorte Community Night, so visit Anytime Fitness, BrightStar Care, McDonald’s (LaPorte only), and MetroPCS locations around Michigan City & LaPorte for complimentary tickets! Stick around after the game as Kids Run the Bases! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 3:00 p.m. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    The RailCats homestand continues with CHN Tuesday and $2 tacos on Hammond, East Chicago, and Whiting Community Night on May 30th, NorthShore Wednesday with $2 hot dogs on Lansing and Calumet City Community Night on May 31st , and Gerber Thursday with $2 domestic drafts on Schererville, Griffith & Highland Community Night on June 1st!

    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    David Kerr 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | Military, Memorial Day, Weekend, Military, Ceremony, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Crown Point

    May 27
    Candle Light Vigil/All Fallen Officers in Lake County, Indiana
    Time: 7pm - 12am
    Location: Lake County Police Station
    2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point
    click for details

    May 29
    Crown Point Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
    Time: 10:30am - 8pm
    Location: Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S. Indiana Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

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    Hebron

    May 29
    Memorial Day Service at Stoney Run County Park
    Time: 2:30pm
    Location: Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue, Hebron
    click for details

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    Highland

    May 29
    Memorial Day Service at Main Square Park
    Time: 10am - 11am
    Location: Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Road, Highland
    click for details

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    St. John
    May 29
    Memorial Day Service
    Veteran's Civic Park, 8am

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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to click for details.
     
           

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 7:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Military, Memorial Day, Things to do, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Memorial Day– Free admission for veterans and active military.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Military, Memorial Day, Highland, Veterans, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Join our Veterans as they salute those who have served our country on Monday, May 29th, 10am, at Main Square Park.
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
  • | 10:30am - | Local Events
    - Join the City of Crown Point and the American Legion as they host a Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29th at 10:30am departing from the Municipal Lot on Joliet St and proceed to Main St ending at the Maplewood Cemetery for a Ceremony at 11am honoring all those who have sacrificed for our freedom.
    Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S Indiana Ave Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Military, veteran, freedom, remember, NWI, Northwest Indiana, honor
    - Remember and honor those who have given so much for our freedoms. Presented by the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Committee and hosted by the Lake County Parks Department.
    Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue Hebron IN 46341
    2199450543x239 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, All You Can Eat, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Visit your NW Indiana MetroPCS locations for reserved seat ticket voucher on every MetroPCS Monday! Stop by the RailCats Box Office and purchase a wristband good for All You Can Eat options all around the ballpark!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

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

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point Apartments, the Preserve, Luxury, Merrillville, Crown Point, NWI
    - NOW LEASING ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS! (219) 736-8650

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

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

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

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Celebration, Memorial Day, Weekend, Military, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Crown Point

    May 27
    107th Cobe Cup Cruise Sponsored By Regional Streeters
    Time: 8am-1pm
    Location: Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S. Court Street, Crown Point
    click for details


    May 27
    3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    Time: 8am (9am Shotgun start)
    Location: Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    3838 W. 141st Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

    May 29
    Crown Point Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
    Time: 10:30am - 8pm
    Location: Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S. Indiana Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

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    Dyer
    May 27
    Free Gardening Seminar Today at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse!
    Time: 10am
    Location: Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street, Dyer
    click for details

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    Gary
    May 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
    EXPLOSIVE OPENING DAY WEEKEND W/FIREWORKS & CRAWFISH AS RAILCATS KICK OFF 2017
    Location: Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza, Gary
    click for details

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    Griffith
    May 26
    Griffith Central Market
    Time: 4-10pm
    Location: Central Park
    698 N. Broad Street, Griffith
    click for details

    May 26
    Wine and Canvas Night with Brushes On Broad Street
    Time: 7-9:30pm
    Location: Renovar
    100 South Broad Street, Griffith
    click for details

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    Highland
    May 27
    Teen GAME ON - Play Wii & PlayStation, card games and board games, ages 10-18
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Highland Branch Library
    2841 Jewett Ave., Highland
    click for details

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    Hobart
    May 28
    Sunflower Sunday at Deep River County Park
    Time: 1pm
    Location: Deep River County Park - Wood's Historic Grist Mill
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart
    click for details

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    Merrillville
    May 24
    Lake County's Musical Tribute to Our Veterans
    Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
    Location: Lake County Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville
    click for details

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    Michigan City
    May 27
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    Time: 11am - 8pm
    Location: Fedders Alley
    click for details

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    North Judson
    May 27
    Hoosier Valley Train Rides
    Train Rides at - 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm (must arrive at least 30 minutes early)
    Location: Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
    507 Mulberry Street, North Judson
    click for details

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    Schererville
    May 27-29
    Special Deal at Sky Zone all Memorial Day Weekend!
    Location: Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive, Schererville
    click for details

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    Valparaiso
    May 26-31
    Fairy House Garden Exhibit
    Time: 10am-noon
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 26, 27 & 28
    49er Drive-In Movies
    8:15 pm: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    10:40 pm: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
    Location: 49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. (Old S.R. 49), Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    Butterfly Walk
    Time: 10am-noon
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    American Legion Post 94 Multi Vendor Shopping Event
    Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Location: American Legion Post 94
    4 Monroe St, Valparasio
    click for details

    May 27
    Bat Appreciation Day (Kid-friendly event will include crafts, activites, and educational displays)
    Time: 12pm - 3pm
    Location:Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
    570 N 450 E, Valparaiso
    click for details

    May 27
    Car, Truck & Custom Motorcycle Show
    Location: Currie Motors Ford of Valparaiso
    Time: 11am to 2pm
    click for details

    May 29
    Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens!
    Time: 8am - 7pm
    Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso
    click for details

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    And here's even more fun activities to take in this weekend!

    PUBLIC POOLS & SPLASH PADS begin opening in Northwest Indiana this weekend!
    click for details

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK in Crown Point is open this weekend!
    click for details

    FARMERS MARKETS are open this weekend!
    click for details

    Food, Amenities & Gaming Fun at Northwest Indiana CASINOS this weekend!
    click for details

    FAMILY FUN CENTERS are open!
    click for details

    Try a new Wine or Microbrew at one of the NWI Breweries & Wineries!
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Things to do, Memorial Day Weekend, Northwest Indiana, Sky Zone
    - Come jump with us all Memorial Day weekend including Monday 5/29 from 10am - 5pm! Sky Zone will be OPEN for Memorial Day Weekend with great deals Saturday, Sunday, and Monday! Buy one 60 minute pass and get a 30-minute pass for FREE!

    *This deal is walk-in only. SkySocks not included. 30-minute pass is for future use. click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Seniors, Retirement, parkinsons, boxing, rock steady boxing, seniors, fitness, exercise, health
    - Fight Parkinson's with Rock Steady Boxing! Slow the progression of Parkinson's through non-contact boxing style fitness. Classes include: heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, focus mitts, jump rope, core work, circuit training and stretching. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:30 AM. Fore more information, please call (219) 902-9177.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Marjorie 219.902.9177 marjorie@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, things to do, kids, opening day, northwest indiana
    - FRIDAY, MAY 26TH
    OPENING NIGHT!
    FIFTH THIRD BANK FIREWORKS FRIDAY!
    MAGNET SCHEDULE GIVEAWAY (first 1,000 fans) presented by Great Lakes Orthopedics
    Opening Night 2017! Don't miss out as the RailCats kick off 2017 with their eye on the championship! The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Magnet Schedule courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics! Stick around after the game for an explosive Fifth Third Bank Fireworks show!! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 6:00 p.m. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    SATURDAY, MAY 27TH
    CRAWFISH FESTIVAL!
    MAGNET SCHEDULE GIVEAWAY (first 1,000 fans) presented by Great Lakes Orthopedics
    PRE-GAME AUTOGRAPHS!
    KIDS RUN THE BASES!
    Don't miss the first ever Crawfish Fest presented by Berey Bros. - a New Orleans-style crawfish boil with all of the fixins and craft beer! The festival starts at 1:30pm and includes 5lb of crawfish with all you can drink beer for ONLY $35! This includes your ticket to the game! Get your Crawfish Fest tickets here. The first 1,000 fans through the gates receive a Magnet Schedule courtesy of Great Lakes Orthopedics! Make sure you're here early as the team will be on the concourse for Pre-Game Autographs when gates open! Stick around after the game as Kids Run the Bases! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 2:00 p.m. First pitch is at 3:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    SUNDAY, MAY 28TH
    SPECIAL SUNDAY NIGHT GAME!
    MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA!
    MCDONALD’S FAMILY SUNDAY!
    PRE-GAME CATCH ON THE FIELD!
    Don't miss this special Sunday Night Fireworks show! Make sure you're here when gates open for Pre- Game Catch on the Field! It's McDonald's Family Sunday, so visit your NW Indiana McDonald's for reserved seat tickets! Take a selfie while you're there and post on social media with #mcdonaldsfamilysunday for your chance to win a first pitch experience! Bring a ball and glove for your chance to play catch on the field before the game! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 5:00 p.m. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    MONDAY, MAY 29TH
    MEMORIAL DAY!
    ALL YOU CAN EAT DAY!
    METROPCS MONDAY!
    MICHIGAN CITY & LAPORTE COMMUNITY NIGHT!
    KIDS RUN THE BASES!
    It’s Memorial Day, so come celebrate at the stadium with this special 4:10pm game! Visit your NW Indiana MetroPCS locations for reserved seat ticket voucher on every MetroPCS Monday! Stop by the RailCats Box Office and purchase an $8 wristband good for All You Can Eat hot dogs, popcorn, and peanuts all around the ballpark! It’s Michigan City and LaPorte Community Night, so visit Anytime Fitness, BrightStar Care, McDonald’s (LaPorte only), and MetroPCS locations around Michigan City & LaPorte for complimentary tickets! Stick around after the game as Kids Run the Bases! Tickets start at only $6.00 and parking is FREE! Gates open at 3:00 p.m. First pitch is at 4:10 p.m. To purchase tickets, click for details

    The RailCats homestand continues with CHN Tuesday and $2 tacos on Hammond, East Chicago, and Whiting Community Night on May 30th, NorthShore Wednesday with $2 hot dogs on Lansing and Calumet City Community Night on May 31st , and Gerber Thursday with $2 domestic drafts on Schererville, Griffith & Highland Community Night on June 1st!

    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    David Kerr 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | Military, Memorial Day, Weekend, Military, Ceremony, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Crown Point

    May 27
    Candle Light Vigil/All Fallen Officers in Lake County, Indiana
    Time: 7pm - 12am
    Location: Lake County Police Station
    2293 N. Main Street, Crown Point
    click for details

    May 29
    Crown Point Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
    Time: 10:30am - 8pm
    Location: Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S. Indiana Avenue, Crown Point
    click for details

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    Hebron

    May 29
    Memorial Day Service at Stoney Run County Park
    Time: 2:30pm
    Location: Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue, Hebron
    click for details

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    Highland

    May 29
    Memorial Day Service at Main Square Park
    Time: 10am - 11am
    Location: Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Road, Highland
    click for details

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    St. John
    May 29
    Memorial Day Service
    Veteran's Civic Park, 8am

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  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - If you are interested in volunteering for our Summer Reading Program from June 1st-July 31st, you must attend one of our volunteer meetings at the Merrillville library. Ages 11-18.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | 6:45pm - 9:15am | Local Events, line dancing lessons, excercise, country, dancing, social events music
    - On going classes every Tuesday evening.
    Great excercise, make new friends.
    Line dancing is not just Country anymore.

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

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

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

    For More Information contact:
    Linda Scott 219-682-6548 or
    lscott0688@hotmail.com
    click for details
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Taco Tuesday, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Visit NW Indiana Community HealthNet locations for complimentary reserved seat tickets to every CHN Tuesday game! It's Taco Tuesday, so don't miss out on our special $2 beef tacos!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    Address
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
    Contact
    Phone: (219) 926-2255
    About
    Want to find out about which beach will best meet your needs? Just stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. Our front desk destination concierges are very knowledgeable and can explain beach options, provide directions to each, and help you find the perfect location for you. If you happen to drop by after hours, the brochure-stocked vestibule is open around the clock and you can find maps there. You can also walk through our ever-changing exhibit room, learn about the history and ecology of the Dunes at our in-house movie theatre and pick out educational mementos in our bookstore. Don’t miss… taking a walk around our building and learning about its eco-friendly architecture. Go to each station to learn about rain gardens and native landscaping, and get ideas of environmentally friendly things you can do at home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

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


    PORTER

    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    219-881-8464
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, things to do, summer, sky zone, fun, sports, northwest indiana
    - Longer Days, Longer Jumps! Our Summer Hours at Sky Zone are here! Be sure to check out our full calendar online here: click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | Seniors, Retirement, parkinsons, boxing, rock steady boxing, seniors, fitness, exercise, health
    - Fight Parkinson's with Rock Steady Boxing! Slow the progression of Parkinson's through non-contact boxing style fitness. Classes include: heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, focus mitts, jump rope, core work, circuit training and stretching. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:30 AM. Fore more information, please call (219) 902-9177.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Marjorie 219.902.9177 marjorie@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, soccer, youth, adult, open soccer, sports
    - Come join us on Tuesday nights for Open Soccer!! Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Cost is $10/person or you can pre-pay 8 people for $65!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinosaur, Dragon, Dinos, Summer, Exhibit, Zoo, Chicago, Family, Friends, Fun
    - Dinosaurs are roaring back to life at Brookfield Zoo! Starting May 6, guests of all ages can step back in time and walk amongst these famous historical creatures and their mythical dragon friends at the zoo’s new Dinos & Dragons temporary exhibit.

    The exhibit will feature 17 lifelike animatronic creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus rex and Chinese dragon, alongside engaging signage that explores the myths and legends of these fearless creatures. A dinosaur dissection lab, excavation site and other hands on activities will be onsite; as well as an indoor area where zoogoers can get up-close views of live reptiles, including a 6-foot-long Komodo dragon, seen for the first time at Brookfield Zoo.
    Brookfield Zoo
    8400 31st Street Brookfield IL 60513
  • | 11:00am - 11:35am | Kids, Music, sing, dance, listen, toddler,
    - Musikgarten for Toddlers
    Ages: 15 months-3 years with caregiver present
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 26--May 31
    Time: 11:00-11:35 (toddlers)
    Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

    For more information or to register, please visit our website at ImmanuelValpoMusikgarten.org
     
           
  • | 3:00pm - 3:45pm | Kids, Music, sing, dance, listen, preschool, preschooler
    - Musikgarten for Preschoolers
    Ages: 3 - 4 years with caregiver present
    Dates: Wednesdays, April 26--May 31
    Time: 3:00-3:45
    Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

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

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

    For more information or to register, please visit our website at ImmanuelValpoMusikgarten.org
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - If you are interested in volunteering for our Summer Reading Program from June 1st-July 31st, you must attend one of our volunteer meetings at the Merrillville library. Ages 11-18.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, NorthShore, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Visit NW Indiana NorthShore Health Centers for complimentary reserved seat tickets to every NorthShore Health Centers Wednesday game!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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



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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso
    (219) 548-9137
    Built in 1893 as a memorial to Civil War veterans, this historic landmark theatre continues a long tradition of opening its doors to local and national talent. With each season specifically selected to delight and entertain our patrons, we know even the most discerning theater enthusiast will be captivated.
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    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St
    Hobart, Indiana
    (219) 947-4922
    Ross Music Theatre is a Community Theatre Group whose goal is to involve everyone who wants to in the magic known as Theatre. Ross Music Theatre in association with M & M Productions puts on a two musical show season every year with an occasional third musical. Our summer show, known as RSMT is usually the last weekend of July and the first weekend of August and our winter show normally takes place in December. In addition, we now offer theatre classes and youth workshops.
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    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    Theatre at the Center (TATC) is the resident theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts. Its 5 Mainstage productions attract an audience of over 50,000 annually. TATC operates on an Actors Equity contract and regularly employs the finest performers in the greater Chicago area for its year-round seasons of classic American musicals, new plays and comedies. Other programming includes 4 Theatre for Young Audiences productions annually, theatre classes for young people and special events, including music, comedy and limited run theatrical works.
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    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street
    Gary, IN
    (888-968-7486)
    Theatre Northwest on Grant is an intimate, flexible performance venue which is home to the Fall and Summer IUN productions as well as numerous special events each year. Newly renovated in 2011, this space was once a Hollywood Video! Now completely refurbished, it seats up to 77 audience members as close as 5 feet from the action onstage.
    Located two blocks west and half a block south of the IUN Campus near AutoZone and IUN Arts on Grant in the Old Village Shopping Center.
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    The Star Plaza Theatre
    8001 Delaware Place
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-6311
    Star Plaza Theatre is an intimate 3400-seat theatre, conveniently located just outside Chicago where I-65 and US30 meet. The auditorium has two seating levels in a semi-circle around the stage. The Main Floor Level seats 2,000 people and the Mezzanine Level, which overhangs the main level about midway, seats 1,400. The furthest seat in the auditorium is only 120 feet from the stage thrust.
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    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    219-937-8780
    The Towle Theater, serving NW Indiana:
    •Challenges its talent and audiences
    •Demands unwavering quality
    •Nurtures both young and seasoned;
    While consistently providing unparalleled experiences through performance and education. We do not admit anyone under the age of 6 years old. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
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    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road in Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Valparaiso University Theatre is a 280-seat facility for plays, musicals and small operas. Under the stage apron is a 25-seat orchestra pit; equipped with a full-trapped mainstage and double-decked side stages for environmental staging. It is the venue for the Theatre Department's major productions. The theater features four main stage productions and musical productions sponsored by the Department of Theater and Television.
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    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219)926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church until a fire burned the church down in 1998. Our second location, now the Fourth Street Theater, opened its doors in the fall of 1999. Our first performance was a revival of Footlight Players production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, abridged” in 2000. We then produced our first show in the spring of 2001: "The Good War." In the summer of 2002, we joined the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation, or NIETF, from whom we have since received over 120 nominations and 40 awards for excellence in all aspects of theatrical production.
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    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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    Sky Zone Schererville
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.deckinga@skyzone.com
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
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    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
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    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

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

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

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

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
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    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
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    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
    click for details

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

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
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    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

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

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

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
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    Whiting YMCA Adventure Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

    Whiting YMCA Junior Leaders Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 6th - 8th Grade
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    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
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  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

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

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

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

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

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

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

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

    LAKE COUNTY

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


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


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


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron, Indiana 46341
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddleboats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46406
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more
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    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more
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    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary, IN 46403
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
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    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith, Indiana 46323
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more
    click for details


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


    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage, IN 46368
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
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    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
    click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY


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


    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City 46360
    Watch the Great Blue Herons return to their "rookery" in mid-March when they repair their nest. The herons are visible until early May when the new leaves on the trees block the view. The rest of the summer and into the fall they can be seen feeding in the shallow waters throughout the Dunes Region. Spring wild flowers are in bloom from late March until early June. Bird watch during the spring and fall migration. You can also fish and watch fish swim in the Little Calumet River.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150W
    LaPorte, Indiana
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres, Luhr Park offers upland forest, prairie, wetland and stocked pond. The park offers picnicking, shelter rentals, playground, nature center and trails. There is a free full-service nature center, no-leash dog area, adult exercise equipment and 3 pods of playtrail.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
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    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The Pinhook Bog area features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich Beech and Maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The Bog Trail has Restricted Access. Access to the Bog Trail requires advance approval and accompaniment by authorized staff.There are ranger-led open houses on weekends in the summer. Open house dates and times can be obtained by calling the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at (219) 395-1882. Hike the upland trail, join a ranger led tour, view spring wild flowers, or bird watch during spring and fall migration.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
    click for details


    PORTER COUNTY


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd
    Portage, IN
    This picturesque wooded park is home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Seniors, Retirement, parkinsons, boxing, rock steady boxing, seniors, fitness, exercise, health
    - Fight Parkinson's with Rock Steady Boxing! Slow the progression of Parkinson's through non-contact boxing style fitness. Classes include: heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, focus mitts, jump rope, core work, circuit training and stretching. Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30-11:30 AM. Fore more information, please call (219) 902-9177.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North St. Crown Point IN 46307
    Marjorie 219.902.9177 marjorie@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, fireworks, navy pier, chicago, nwi, northwest indiana, things to do
    - Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.
    Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier!

    For more information, click for details
    Navy Pier
    600 E. Grand Ave Chicago IL 60611
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 24th annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Special Interest, Hammond, Realtors, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - The Breakfast for Realtors® is an opportunity to learn about the Home Bound, economic development, College Bound programs, the United Neighborhoods Inc., Housing Projects, Hammond City Parks & Recreation, and the School City of Hammond. Golfing is free for Registered Realtors®! Be sure to mark your calendars to join us for this very informative program. Call 219.853.6378 for more information or view the schedule online, click for details.

    Breakfast for Realtors®
    Thursday, June 1, 2017
    9 am to 11:00

    Hammond Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001-129th Street
    Hammond, IN
    46320

    Please RSVP by calling Owana at:
    (219) 853-7326
    Or by emailing millero@gohammond.com
    By Friday, May 26, 2017
    Hammond Lost Marsh Golf Course
    1001 129th Street Hammond IN 46320
    Owana Miller 219.853.7326 millero@gohammond.com
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, trains, railway, steam engine, railroads
    - Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

    Admission: $10 adults; $8 senior (55+), military, college students; $5 child (5-12), children free (4 & under)
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree 219.462.0025
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Blood Drive
    - RCS Home Healthcare and Symphony of Chesterton are looking for a few good donors.
    Come out and enjoy hors d'oeuvres made by Symphony's amazing chef, get a tour of the state of the art healthcare facility and every potential donor will receive 2 Railcats baseball flex tickets.
    Symphony of Chesterton
    2775 Village Point Chesterton IN 46304
    Donna Brandy, Director of Marketing 219.246.7181 donna@rcshomehealthcare.com
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6pm.
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
    Hobart Special Events 219.942.4511
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Thirsty Thursday, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Visit NW Gerber Collision & Glass for complimentary reserved seat tickets to every Gerber Thursday game! Don't miss our special Miller Lite Thirsty Thursday with discount domestic drafts all around the ballpark!

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gary Southshore Railcats
    US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Gary Southshore Railcats 219.882.2255 dkerr@railcatsbaseball.com
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    Visitors will feel like they are experiencing the past when greeted by hosts in period dress who share the spirit and history of past eras. Seasonal tours are available and include the 1910 farm with original buildings, garden, and farm animals; early 1900s one-room schoolhouse; and 1850s pioneer farm and garden.
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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal.
    Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around.
    Tours are available for groups of 20 or more and are perfect for school groups, church groups, boy and girl scout troops, and business groups. "Walk-in tours" (no minimum group size) available June through September on Saturday at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
    click for details


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


    LAKE OF THE RED CEDARS MUSEUM (self-guided and special tours are available by appointment only...not necessarily open without appt.)
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum houses many interesting exhibits of Cedar Lake and the surrounding area. It is open May through September, and special tours are available by appointment. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    The Porter County Museum–also known as the PoCo Muse–is a small, yet dynamic institution that aims to share the stories of Porter County and its people. The museum features permanent as well as temporary exhibits, and provides educational programs year round. Several school groups, scout troops, and organizations come from all over the county to tour the museum and learn about Porter County’s history.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    The legacy of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext. 225. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a guided tour of the homes one day in October. Visit the website for the upcoming date.
    click for details


    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    Our mission is to create an exciting learning environment that promotes the continued exploration of the Earth and space sciences through innovative programs that challenge how teachers educate, students learn, and businesses operate. We seek to foster in the community a long-term interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. One-Hour Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes to find out what makes our place so special. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field at 2pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
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    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
    click for details


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


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


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


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

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

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, treetop adventures, zip lines, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Merrillville, IN: Edge Adventure Parks is excited to announce the development of their third aerial adventure park and treetop trails in Indiana.

    Deep River Aerial Park in Deep River Water Park is a combination of self guided treetop adventures, zip lines and kids adventure courses.

    The new aerial adventure park will be built in partnership with Lake County Parks on a wooded property adjacent to the Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30 in Merrillville, Indiana. This new entertainment offering is expected to bring more tourists to the area and will create dozens of new jobs for Northwest Indiana. The aerial adventure park will join Deep River Waterpark, Taltree Arboretum, Albanese Candy Factory and Zao’s Island in establishing the Merrillville/Valparaiso area as a great overnight destination for families.

    “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, they demonstrate the very best in recreation services” said Steven Doniger, owner Edge Adventure Parks.

    Local residents can participate in this new adventure by taking part in the special offers on our Kickstarter development program -- KickStarter Edge Adventure Parks. There they can find deep discounts for annual passes, entrance to all three aerial parks, participation in our scholarship funds and much more.
    Edge Adventure Parks are the owners and operators of Koteewi Aerial Adventure Treetop Trails in Noblesville, IN and Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park in South Bend, IN. The Deep River Aerial Adventure Park will feature multiple aerial treetop trails, zip line course and a kids’ adventure path. The construction process is scheduled throughout the winter and spring and the park is scheduled to open summer 2017.

    “Lake County Parks is excited to partner with Edge Adventure Parks in bringing another quality family attraction to Lake County. The Deep River Aerial Adventure Park fits well with the Park Department’s mission to provide quality outdoor experiences that challenge the family and raise the overall quality of life in Lake County. Its location adjacent to Deep River Waterpark will raise the overall excitement and attractiveness of Deep River as a family destination.” Jim Basala, CEO Lake County Parks.

    Deep River Aerial Adventure Park is a great way to extend your water park experience, create a unique family outing, provide teambuilding programs, celebrate your birthday or establish a creative fundraiser for you non-profit.

    Follow our development of the Deep River Aerial Park at click for details.

    Edge Adventure Parks – Everything we do is COOL!
    Deep River Aerial Park
    9001 East Lincoln Highway Merrillville IN 46410
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, outside, NWI, fun, family, things to do, what to do, ride, water, adventure
    - AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK
    click for details

    BEACHES
    click for details

    FISHING
    click for details

    GOLF
    click for details

    FAMILY FUN CENTERS
    click for details

    HORSEBACK RIDING
    click for details

    PAINTBALL & LASER TAG
    click for details

    PARKS & GARDENS
    click for details

    POOLS & SPLASH PADS
    click for details

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

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

    WATERPARKS
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Hobart Concerts in the Park
    Thursday, June 2nd through Sept 1st

    414 Main St. Hobart IN 46342
  • - Photography by Joe Ladendorf is displayed during May and June at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. His work may be viewed in the three galleries on the first and second floors of the library.

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

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

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

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

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

    Information is with the library's graphic artist, Scott Kingery, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 302.
    Hammond Public Library
    564 State Street Hammond IN 46320
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sand, Volleyball, League, Crown Point, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Don't miss out on the adult co-ed, corporation, men's & women's division sand volleyball league.

    9 weeks of volleyball!
    June 6 - August 8 2017: Co-Ed League (TUESDAY)
    June 7 - August 2 2017: Co-Ed League (WEDNESDAY)
    June 8 - August 3 2017: Co-Ed Corporation Division, Men's 4x4, Women's (THURSDAY)

    Maximum 16 teams per league. Camptain's must register team name and roster. ALL GAME TIMES: 6pm-9pm

    $40 individual registration for Crown Point residents. $50 individual resitration for non-Crown Point residents

    Registration deadline: JUNE 1st 2017 (All matches will be held at SAUERMAN WOODS PARK. Located at 1000 East South Street, Crown Point, IN 46307

    For further information and registration contact: Crown Point Parks and Recreation. Call John Stroia @ 219-661-2272 or Email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Sauerman Woods Park
    1000 E South St Crown Point IN 46307
    John Stroia 219.661.2272 jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 8:42 AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  • - A Preschool Open Gym) On Fridays we hold an open gym for current students and their family or friends ages walking to 6 year old.----Parent participation is required.---- The instructor in the gym is Miss Rhonda. $6.00 for members and each sibling. $12.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 10:00am - | Kids, Toddlers, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Sky Zone, Schererville
    - Marshall from Paw Patrol will be visiting his favorite toddlers on June 2nd at Sky Zone! He will be here for both 10am-11am and 11am-12pm Toddler Time sessions. This event is $8 per toddler and a parent gets to assist for FREE! Spots are limited, so make your reservations today! click for details
    Sky Zone
    1035 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Sky Zone Schererville 219.227.3777 Amanda.Deckinga@skyzone.com
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews!

    BREWERIES

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


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



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


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


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


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


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



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


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



    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith, Indiana 46319
    The Tap Room is located at 121 E Main Street in downtown Griffith and features seating for 60 visitors inside and an outdoor patio for another 30 guests. We offer brewery tours most Saturdays (email ahead of your visit). You may also enjoy New Oberpfalz on draft at a variety of restaurants and taverns around NWI or purchase bottles in your local liquor store.
    Hours:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 3PM - 10PM
    Friday & Saturday: 11AM- 10PM
    Sunday: 11AM- 7PM
    TAP ROOM CLOSED ON MONDAYS
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    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brewmaster visiting with customers in one of the tasting rooms, discussing one of his 4-6 beers on tap. Our front 2 tasting rooms offer a cozy, old-world European feel, while our back area offers a jukebox, board games, boards & bags, vintage multicade, & dartboard.
    Hours:
    Mon: CLOSED
    Tues & Wed: 2-10pm
    Thurs: 2-11pm
    Fri: 2pm-12am
    Sat: 12pm-12am
    Sun: 12-8pm
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    ROUTE 2 BREWS
    141 Harding Drive, Lowell, IN 46356
    (219) 690-3080
    Hours:
    Thur: 4pm-9pm
    Fri. 4pm- 9pm
    Sat: 12pm - 8pm
    Sun: 11am - 7pm
    Those lucky enough to be friends and neighbors of Christopher and Gwendolyn Fast have been enjoying the benefits of his homebrewing hobby for 15 years. Now, others can join in as Fast pours his energy into Route 2 Brews, Lowell's first craft brewery which opened officially November 29, 2014.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue
    St. John, IN 46373
    (219) 627-4294
    St. John Malt Brothers is committed to offering a great tasting, quality and consistent beer to our region. Our tasting room showcases our different varieties and our unique brand personality.
    SJMB's facility includes high-end, computerized European brewing equipment with a 15-barrel production capacity.
    Our unique, classic tasting room showcases our craft beer, unique and rare bottled selections, fine wines, choice bites, merchandise and local art.
    Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
    Friday 2pm-11pm
    Saturday 11am-11pm
    Sunday 11am-9pm
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery is a brewery and restaurant located near the shores of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. Twelve beers are always on tap, including the World Beer Cup Award winning Beltaine Scottish Ale and Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout, and seasonal beers such as Samuel Jackson's Black IPA, Bavarian Bombshell Black Lager, and the Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Lost Sailor. In the eight years of existence, Shoreline Brewery has evolved and grown into so much more than just a brewery.
    The ever growing list of beers is the main focus to pleasing those who enjoy a pint, but the restaurant is also as important to those who enjoy a wonderful dining experience as well. The chef at Shoreline Brewery has vast knowledge and experience in fine dining and brings that element to the pallet of those who visit the brewery.
    Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am
    Fri & Sat 11am - 1am
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 576-7118
    With our destination brewery and taproom, The Devil’s Trumpet welcomes the craft beer lover. Our brewery opened in 2014, but our brewers have been perfecting their recipes for over ten years. Visit our taproom for a few pints and take some home! Cheers!
    Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm
    Friday 3pm – 11pm
    Saturday 12pm – 11pm
    Sunday 12pm – 8pm
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith, IN 46319
    (219) 595-5054
    Wildrose aims at American-style beers that are hoppy but traditionally balanced. The brewpub features a seven-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot bar with restaurant seating, and a spacious patio with cornhole and a garage door that opens into the bar.
    Mon - Thu: 3pm - 11pm
    Fri: 3pm - Midnight
    Sat: 12pm - Midnight
    Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway
    Munster, Indiana 46321
    Phone: (219) 922-3565
    There’s a great number of craft breweries worldwide and thankfully more opening almost daily. Even while utilizing only the four main ingredients, these breweries make an astonishingly wide variety of ales and lagers, all with a unique house flavor.
    Three Floyds is no different. Even with the wide variety of styles we brew, our ales and lagers will always taste like Three Floyds. Using sound techniques, the finest ingredients and innovation, we strive to make the best and most memorable beers—always setting themselves apart
    Tours are offered on Saturdays. Tours will be held at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and you can sign up with our door guy on the day of the tour.
    Brewpub Hours:
    Mon-Thurs 11:00am–11:15pm
    Fri-sat 11:00am–1:15am
    Sun 11:00am–11:15pm
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave. Gary, IN 46403
    219-939-8802
    18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families.
    Monday-Thursday: 11am – 10pm
    Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 12am
    Sunday: 11pm – 8pm
    Check their Facebook page at click for details for different hours of operation on Holidays.
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    WINERIES

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

    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
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    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer, IN 46311
    219-776-8787
    economyhomesinc@sbcglobal.net
    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N
    Walkerton, IN 46574
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    219-778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! It’s a great family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    219-778-9592
    Transitions has a fun, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere with a strong diverse riding program that is affordable and meets the needs of every horse and horseman. Students may also partial lease a lesson horse, giving an alternative to horse ownership that is more affordable. In addition to providing several different options and packages to fit your budget, the variety of disciplines and services we can provide reach far beyond that of your typical stable.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

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

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
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    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 25-30
    Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
    click for details

    Catalyst Day Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: July 10-14, July 17-21
    Ages: Kindergarden - 6th Grade
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    CHESTERTON
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    Cost: $225
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    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Liberty Bible Church
    824 N Calumet Ave
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
    Hours: 9am-4pm
    Cost: $179
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    Crown Point

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

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

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

    Southlake YMCA Junior High Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Grades 6-8
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    Southlake YMCA Preschool Summer Camp (Full Day Monday-Friday)
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through summer
    Ages: Ages 3-5 (Must be Potty-Trained)
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    Southlake YMCA Sports Camps
    1450 S. Court Street
    Dates: Camp begins June 5 and runs through the summer
    Ages: Varies - (3-5yr) (K-5th)
    click for details

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
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    Kiddy Camp-Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Days: Monday-Thursday
    Ages: 3-5
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    Outside Adventurers Camp- Dyer Parks and Recreation (Half Day)
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 12-July 20 (Monday-Thursday)
    Ages: 6-10
    click for details

    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church
    100 81st Avenue
    Dates: June 27-July 1
    Ages: Completed Grades K-4
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    GRIFFITH
    Adventure Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: June 12th
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Day Camp (Choose a Day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins the 1st day after Griffith Public Schools end!
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade.
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith Blvd
    Dates: Begins week of June 12th
    Ages: Completed 7th and not yet started 9th Grade
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    Preschool Summer Camp
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffth Blvd
    Dates: Starts June 5th
    Ages: 3-5 years, must be fully potty trained
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    Sports Camps
    Griffith Family YMCA
    201 N Griffith YMCA
    Dates: Begins June 5 - August 4
    Ages: (3-5) (K-6th grade)
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    HAMMOND
    Challenger Summer Camps (Single Day/Multiple Day/Half Day/Full Day)
    Challenger Learning Center
    2300 173rd St
    Dates: See website for various offerings
    Ages: Rising Kindergarteners through Age 15
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    Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Junior Leaders Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday) Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed 7th and not yet started 9th grade
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    Traditional Day Camp (Choose a day/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
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    Preschool Camp (Monday-Friday/Full Day/Half Day)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: 3 – 5 years old (Must be Potty trained)
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    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
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    Hammond Parks and Recreation Summer Camps (Full Day/Monday-Friday)
    Dates: June 6th - July 15th
    This is an OUTDOOR PROGRAM-WEATHER PERMITTING
    Site Locations:
    •Columbia Park – Columbia & Michigan
    •Forsythe Park – 119th& Caroline
    •Hessville Park – 173rd and Kennedy Ave.
    •Harrison Park – Homan Ave. & Waltham
    •Irving Park – Hoffman & Columbia
    •Pulaski Park – 137th & Sheffield
    •Optimist Park – Columbia & River Drive
    Ages: 5-12 years old
    *For Hammond residents only
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    Summer Program for kids at Montessori Children's School House
    Date: June 12th - July 28th, 2017
    Ages:3-9
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    HIGHLAND
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Allen J Warren Elementary School
    2901 100th Street
    Dates: June 5 - June 9
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Highland Christian School
    3040 Ridge Road
    Dates: June 19 - June 23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Spring Hill Day Camp (Full Day)
    Faith Church – Highland
    8910 Grace Street
    Dates: August 7-11
    Ages: Completed Grades K-5
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    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS - 2629 Highway Avenue
    Dates: June 22nd - June 25th
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
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    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
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    Dunes Adventure Camp (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 26–30, 2017
    Ages: 14–17
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    Mighty Acorns Nature Camps
    Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5-day, 4-night camp in the dunes. Download the Mighty Acorns camp parent guide >
    Dates: July 17–21, July 31–August 4, 2017
    Ages: 8–12
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    VALPARAISO

    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 1: Pollinators!
    Dates: June 12-16
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 2: Inspiration in Nature
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 3: Animal Adaptions
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 4: Natural History & Indiana Adventures
    Dates: July 5-7
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 5: Wonderful Water
    Dates: July 10-14
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 6: How Does My Garden Grow?
    Dates: July 17-21
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 7: Wilderness Survival
    Dates: July 24-28
    Ages: 6-11
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    TALTREE ARBORETUM & GARDENS
    Week 8: Inventors Workshop
    Dates: July 31 - August 4
    Ages: 6-11
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    Discovery Day Camp in Valparaiso
    Hickory Grove Shelter, Rogers-Lakewood Park
    5320 N. Meridian Road
    Dates: June 5 - August 11
    Ages: Kindergarten - 9th Grade (Various groups)
    click for details

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

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

    Summer Smart, Summer Fun Camp 2017 (Full day)
    Valparaiso University
    1400 Chapel Drive
    Dates: June 12-June 23
    Ages: Children entering grades 1-8
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    WHITING
    Whiting YMCA Day Camp (Select Your Days, Full day, and Half Day Available)
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins May 30
    Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
    click for details

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


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


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


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


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


    HAMMOND


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


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


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


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


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


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michigan City Municipal Golf Course fea­tures two beautiful 18-hole courses set in a tranquil wooded setting. Recognized as one of the premier public courses for lovers of golf in Indiana, the Michigan City Golf Course offers a challenging day of play for every age and skill level.
    Our North Course fea­tures executive-style golfing, including 3,531 total yards and a challenging par of 60. Featuring an exciting mixture of both par three and par four holes, this course is perfect for the beginner with fewer complex distractions. Yet, the north course also offers several golfing challenges such as hills, dog-legs, short holes, sand traps and water hazards.
    The South Course features a challeng­ing 18-hole course, featuring a par of 72. Playing to a total of 6,169 yards, the South Course is a favorite to all golfers, from the new­comer to the seasoned player alike. On the South course, you’ll find a mixture of exciting golf challenges such as hills, short holes and long holes, dog legs, sand traps and water hazards.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    The Pottawattomie Indians who roamed the shores of Trail Creek and the shores of Lake Michigan truly appreciated the natural beauty of this area; they spent many summers enjoying the fruits of both the land and the lake. At Pottawattomie Country Club, you’ll find a fabulous 18-hole golf course taking full advantage of this natural beauty - just as the Native Americans did over 200 years ago. The course’s water hazards, towering oaks and maples, breathtaking tee shots, and rolling greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.
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    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
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    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-3660
    Featuring 27 of the region’s most meticulously maintained and beautifully situated golf holes from tee green, Briar Ridge provides four sets of tees to green challenge and reward both the most avid and casual golfers alike. Combined with a staff that is committed to making your experience the very best it can be, we are confident you will find Briar Ridge to be the ultimate golf destination.
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    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Creekside Golf Course’s three-hole Meadows Course and nine-hole Glen Course provide the perfect environment to learn how to play, refine your skills, challenge your game, and enjoy a golf experience like no other. In addition to our two courses, the 48-station driving range with covered and heated tee boxes, putting green, and chipping areas are the perfect place for golfers of all ages and skill levels to practice their shots.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 462-5050
    To experience a round of golf at Aberdeen is to enjoy golf at its finest. The rough, wetlands, heather, rolling terrain and routinely well-positioned trees result in a challenging venue. Additionally, 14 water features come into play throughout the course. The course includes 4 sets of tees. Choose from the white tees at 4,949 yards, the green tees at 6,151 yards, the gold tees at 6,573 yards and the black tees at 6,917 yards.
    The 514-yard Par-5 # 10 is Aberdeen's Signature Hole. It is easily viewable from the Clubhouse, rolling down the landscape to a green surrounded by trees and a couple of bunkers. While this is not the most difficult hole on the course, it will test your nerves knowing that your play is likely under scrutiny by the crowd back at the Clubhouse!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake is a fun 9 hole regulation course located at the Mink Lake Golf Course facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 3,000 yards of golf for a par of 35. The course was designed by and opened in 1940.
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, swim, play, kids, summer, NWI, fun, activities
    - CROWN POINT

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

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    DEMOTTE

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

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    EAST CHICAGO

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

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

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    HAMMOND

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

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

    HAMMOND

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

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

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

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

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

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    HIGHLAND

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

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    HOBART

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

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    LAKE STATION

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

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    MICHIGAN CITY

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

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    MUNSTER

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

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    PORTAGE

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

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    ST. JOHN

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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


     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cabela's, Dogs, Fun, Competition, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Cabela's will be hosting the areas only DockDogs event once again this year. If you LOVE dogs, this is an event you won't want to miss. Come out and check out these amazing dogs and their amazing handlers. The dogs will flying through the air and pool for three seperate competitions, big air, speed retrieval, and extreme vertical. The kids love standing in the splash zone. Bring your own dog and see if they have what it takes to be a DockDog! It's fun for the whole family!!

    Event Schedule:

    Friday June 2nd
    3pm Practice
    6pm Big Air Wave #1

    Saturday June 3rd
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am , 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
    5pm Extreme Vertical

    Sunday June 4th
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am & 11am
    1pm Speed Retrieve
    3:30pm Big Air Finals

    For more information or to register your dog, please visit click for details.

    Don't miss out on this great event that only comes to town once a year. It's truly an incredible experience and so much fun for the whole family! It's free to come watch these amazing dogs, can't wait to see you there!! :)
    Please share this event with family and friends, I promise they will have a great time!
    Cabela's
    7700 Cabela Drive Hammond IN 46324
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 7:00am | Local Events
    - Booth Registration going on right now:
    EVENT DATE: AUGUST 26th, 2017 12:00pm TO 8:00pm
    Booths 75.00 Front Door ( 1 left )
    Booths 49.00 Everywhere else on the floor
    Call 219.299.1445 (or)
    Go to our website LNLENT.COM >>> Scroll over Events
    Next Click on YCYP Women and Men's Expo
    Fill out the application and before your submit it
    Click on the payment link - This will open a new page
    Go back to the application page submit it
    Go to the payment page and make your payment

    ALL QUESTIONS CALL 219.299.1445 OPEN 24/7
    Genesis Convention Center
    1 Genesis Center Plaza Gary IN 46402
    Jay Lew 219.299.1445 ycyp_nwi@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Create, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Kids
    - As the Fairy House Garden exhibit continues to sprout throughout May and June, visitorswill have a chance to become students and build their own fairy house garden.

    The class suitable for adults and children will be running May 20, June 3 and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. The program fee is $40 for members or $50 for non-members and it covers soil, two small plants, pathway material and a fairy. Visitors are encouraged to bring a 12x12x4 container.

    “Expect to learn the different techniques to fairy gardens, how to pick out plants, how to care for plants and how to develop a theme,” Taltree Arboretum & Gardens program manager Ellen Kapitan said. “Make your own and keep the magic year-long.

    ”The fairy houses can be seen around Heron Pond during the exhibit. The classes will be held in the classroom at Taltree located at 71 N 500 W, Valparaiso. Register by calling 462-0025 or email info@taltree.org. For more information regarding upcoming events at Taltree, click for details.
    Taltree Arboretum Classroom
    71 North 500 West Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | 11:00am - | Sports and Recreation
    Wicker Park Pavilion
    2215 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
    Highland/Griffith Chamber of Commerce 219.923.3666
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Art of Inflation
    Come enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art with Magical Balloon-Dude Dale, Art of Inflation. This is an all age show that blends comedy, audience participation, balloon twisting, and a dash of silliness with upbeat music leaving you happy and amazed. Just as a great book captivates the mind of a young reader, Dale's visual art and creativity capture the hearts and attention of the audience at the Merrillville library.

    Please RSVP with the Youth Service Desk, seating is limited.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car cruise, Highland, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Saturday June 3
    1pm - 5pm

    Rain delay is Sunday, June 4th 1pm - 5pm
     
           
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard
    East Chicago, IN 46312
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right.
    click for details


    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
    click for details


    Four Winds
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, MI 49117
    (866) 494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
    click for details


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    (866) 711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
    click for details


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive
    Gary, IN 46406
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live Music, Summer, Concerts, Fun, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Ravinia 2017 Season - click for details - 847-266-5100

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

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

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


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

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

    JUNE 14
    7:30p Pat Metheny

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

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

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

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

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

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

    JUNE 23
    8:00p Gipsy Kings

    JUNE 24
    7:30p Common

    JUNE 27
    7:00p Boz Scaggs \ Michael McDonald

    JUNE 28
    8:00p Diana Krall

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

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

    JULY 1
    7:30p Lila Downs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 4
    8:30p Tony Bennett

    AUGUST 5
    7:30p Darius Rucker \ Radney Foster

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 11
    7:30p Santana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AUGUST 26
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 27
    7:30p John Mellencamp

    AUGUST 28
    7:30p Pentatonix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    SEPTEMBER 7
    7:30p Concert Dance Inc.

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

    SEPTEMBER 9
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

    SEPTEMBER 10
    7:30p Stevie Nicks

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

    SEPTEMBER 15
    8:00p Smokey Robinson

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

    SEPTEMBER 17
    11:00a The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    2:00p The Performer’s School: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kids)
    6:00p Los Tigres del Norte \ Natalia Jiménez
     
           
    847.266.5100
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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    Crown Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - MAY 19
    Party in the Park: Dairy Day at Redar Park in Schererville
    click for details

    MAY 20
    Fetching Market in Schererville
    click for details

    MAY 21
    3rd Annual Kids Walk Festival in Schererville
    click for details

    MAY 27
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    click for details

    MAY 28
    5th Annual Oyster and Seafood Fest in Beverly Shores
    click for details

    JUNE 3
    Jammin with Save the Dunes at Washington Park in Michigan City
    click for details

    JUNE 8-11
    Dyer Summerfest
    click for details

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

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

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

    Saint Demetrios Greekfest in Hammond
    click for details

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

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

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

    JUNE 14-18
    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    click for details

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

    JUNE 17
    Hobart Water Festival
    click for details

    NWI Food Truck Festival in Portage
    click for details

    Eat, Shop & Rock in Hammond
    click for details

    Superhero Saturday in Whiting
    click for details

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

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

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

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

    JUNE 30-JULY 4
    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    click for details

    Highland 4th of July Festival
    click for details

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

    East Chicago Independence Day Celebration
    click for details

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

    JULY 4
    Portage Independence Day Parade and Festival
    click for details

    JULY 8-9
    Gary Airshow
    click for details

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

    JULY 9–15
    LaPorte County Fair
    click for details

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

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

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

    JULY 15
    Valparaiso Wine Festival
    click for details

    The Grape Escape in Munster
    click for details

    Fetching Market at Centennial Park in Munster
    click for details

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

    Blueberry Madness Festival in Hobart
    click for details

    JULY 15-21
    Jasper County Fair
    click for details

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

    JULY 20-29
    Porter County Fair
    click for details

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

    JULY 28-30
    Pierogi Fest in Whiting
    click for details

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

    AUGUST 4-5
    Dyer Corn Fest
    click for details

    Vet Fest
    click for details

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

    AUGUST 4-13
    Lake County Fair
    click for details

    AUGUST 5-6
    Chesterton Art Fair
    click for details

    AUGUST 6
    Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso
    click for details

    Underground Lit Fest in Michigan City
    click for details

    Unity Day Craft Fair in Valparaiso
    click for details

    AUGUST 11-12
    2016 Touch of Dutch in Demotte
    click for details

    AUGUST 11
    St. John Corn Roast
    click for details

    AUGUST 12
    Beatles Fest in Hammond
    click for details

    AUGUST 17-20
    Lakefront Festival in Hobart
    click for details

    St. Mary Western Days Festival in Griffith
    click for details

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

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

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

    AUGUST 26
    Annual Kouts Pork Fest
    click for details

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

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

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

    Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Fresh, U-Pick, Berries, Produce, Fun, Things To Do, Family
    - Strawberry season typically runs from late May through mid June depending on the weather and how the berries ripen.
    Please call individual locations for exact opening dates and availability.

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

    GUSEBERRIES
    click for details
    7373 W 1700 S, Wanatah, IN 46390
    Phone: (219) 733-2662

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

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

    ROSEY'S BERRY FARM
    click for details
    1066 N 1150 West, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-2981


    For information about BLUEBERRY picking, please click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, fireworks, navy pier, chicago, nwi, northwest indiana, things to do
    - Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Our biweekly Aon Summer Fireworks shows occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year.
    Whether you’re viewing them from the dock or aboard an evening cruise, fireworks are the perfect way to end your day at Navy Pier!

    For more information, click for details
    Navy Pier
    600 E. Grand Ave Chicago IL 60611
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cabela's, Dogs, Fun, Competition, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Cabela's will be hosting the areas only DockDogs event once again this year. If you LOVE dogs, this is an event you won't want to miss. Come out and check out these amazing dogs and their amazing handlers. The dogs will flying through the air and pool for three seperate competitions, big air, speed retrieval, and extreme vertical. The kids love standing in the splash zone. Bring your own dog and see if they have what it takes to be a DockDog! It's fun for the whole family!!

    Event Schedule:

    Friday June 2nd
    3pm Practice
    6pm Big Air Wave #1

    Saturday June 3rd
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am , 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
    5pm Extreme Vertical

    Sunday June 4th
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am & 11am
    1pm Speed Retrieve
    3:30pm Big Air Finals

    For more information or to register your dog, please visit click for details.

    Don't miss out on this great event that only comes to town once a year. It's truly an incredible experience and so much fun for the whole family! It's free to come watch these amazing dogs, can't wait to see you there!! :)
    Please share this event with family and friends, I promise they will have a great time!
    Cabela's
    7700 Cabela Drive Hammond IN 46324
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by May 5, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by May 9, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, food, breakfast, all you can eat, buffet, veterans
    American Legion Post 100
    1899 Central Ave. Lake Station IN 46405
    American Legion Post 100 219.962.3988
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Regional Streeters 41st Annual Rod & Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show
    - The Regional Streeters hosts one of the areas largest car, truck, and bike shows and we are inviting you to participate. This year's show will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Gary Sportsmen Club, 10101 Madison Street in Crown Point, Indiana.

    Car Show Rain Date is June 25th!!!!

    Gary Sportsmen Club
    10101 Madison Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Ray Miranda 219.545.2024
  • | 11:00am - 8:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, silent auction, NWI, Northwest Indiana, animals, motorcycles, food, live music
    - On Sunday, JUNE 4 from 11am-8pm, LEROY'S HOT STUFF (333 Hwy. 20) in Porter, Indiana will be the gathering place for animal lovers and motorcycle enthusiasts from all across the region.

    The HSNI 2017 Spring Critter Ride starts and ends at Leroy’s Hot Stuff (333 Hwy 20) in Porter, IN.

    Cost: $20/single or $30/couple -- includes a free HSNI Critter Ride t-shirt at sign up (while they last) and a complimentary food buffet at 4pm upon return. Sign-up starts 11am. Leroy’s has an AYCA Breakfast Buffet from 10am-12pm ($7). Last bike out at 12pm and return at 4pm.

    The HSNI After Party will go from 4pm-8:00pm. It includes the food buffet at 4pm for riders ($10 for non-riders), plus live musical performances donated by the popular region classic rock bands Take Back Summer and 3 Peace. Special thanks to 3 Peace for donating sound and lights.

    There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a few special silent auction items to bid on at the party. All proceeds from this full day event will benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana and the homeless and abused animals in their care.

    “We appreciate Leroy Flores and his staff at Leroy's Hot Stuff for partnering with The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana once again on this event, which helps raise funds to keep us strong in our mission to care for the region’s homeless and unwanted animals, and to find them new forever homes,” said HSNI Director Frieda White.

    The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana survives entirely upon public donations, adoption fees, and fundraisers. Please save lives by supporting this event.
    Leroy’s Hot Stuff
    333 W US Hwy 20 Porter IN 46304
    219.938.3339
  • Buckley Homestead
    3606 Belshaw Road Lowell IN 46356
    2199450543x239 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art gallery, art exhibition, artists
    - In the tradition of the old masters, Dana Dabagia’s oil paintings will be on exhibit at The Village Gallery. Kicking off the solo exhibit, Dana will be featured at the Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, June 4 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through July 10.

    Growing up in Crown Point, Indiana, Dana’s first memories of the world of art began as she watched her artist father draw. She recalls being mesmerized as each stroke brought to life a moment in time. Her professional career in the hospitality industry took her to Denver, Colorado where she developed her own artistic identity through the Arts Students League of Denver. Through the years, Dana explored different mediums with her odyssey in oils beginning in 2000.

    Whether it's a painting of a face, flower, vista, or still life, Dana paints with an eye for detail, always exploring their exquisite beauty. Her interpretations of seemingly familiar things, allows the viewer to respond to such ordinary things in a more meaningful way.

    Currently residing in northwest Indiana, just a stone's throw from Lake Michigan, Dana is busy taking portrait commissions of children and adults. Engagement with her clients allows Dana to paint them in the traditional manner while revealing not just an image, “but their inner beauty, their souls”. Dana is an active member of the Southern Shore Art Association. To learn more visit click for details.

    The Village Gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities showcases artists from around the region and U.S. Located at 3303 Pines Village Circle (off Calumet Avenue just north of Cumberland Crossing) in Valparaiso, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information, call Pines Village Retirement Communities at (219) 465-1591.
    The Village Gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc.
    3303 Pines Village Circle Valparaiso IN 46383
    Amy Page 219.465.1591 a.page@pinesvillage.org
  • | 6:00pm - 6:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Camp, YMCA, Summer, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Day Camp begins the 1st day after Crown Point Schools ends school!

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - -League runs June 5 - July 24 with games played on Monday nights
    -2 games per week
    -Single elimination playoffs in the last week with prizes for 1st and 2nd place
    -4 player teams - $140/team ($35/person)
    -Register by June 2nd

    Email villabocce@gmail.com for registration
    Villa Cesare
    900 Eagle Ridge Dr Schererville, IN 46375 IN 46375
    Jon Biancardi 219.616.4842 villabocce@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

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

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

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

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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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


    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: 219-465-3586

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


    HAMMOND MARINA SAIL-A-WAY PROGRAM
    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive
    Hammond, IN 46320
    Phone: 219.659.7678
    Email: marina@hammondmarina.com
    Youth Sailing: Throughout the summer, The Hammond Marina and the Illiana Yacht Club will hold youth sailing events at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The program is open to all between the ages of 10 & 16 years old.
    The Youth Sailing Program uses a Vanguard pram, a single-sail boat, which supports two small children or a single youth. Safety equipment is included. To learn more, please contact the Hammond Marina Office at (219) 659-7678.
    Lake Michigan Sailing Classes: Sail-A-Way is a learn-to-sail program that provides classroom and on-water sailing instruction for both the able bodied and disabled. Sailing is enjoyed aboard uniquely designed Freedom Independence 20-foot sailboats. Active students are encouraged to learn to sail independently on Lake Michigan. 12 hours of Instruction (six 2-hour lessons) plus books and materials are included. Lesson times can be reserved in advance and scheduled to your convenience. One-to-four instructor/student ratio is emphasized. Remember……..you are eligible to rent the sailboats once you complete the course and pass the Skipper Check Out.
    Discover Sailing: A 3 hour introduction to sailing on Lake Michigan.
    Re-Visit Sailing: A 4 hour program designed to refresh your sailing skills
    click for details


    HAMMOND MARINA
    (219) 659-7678
    Day Cruise, Sunrise Cruise, Sunset Cruise or Special Event Cruise.
    Sailing from the Hammond Marina, 30 foot Jannie Anne is captained by Lee Watson, a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain with more than 35 years of sailing experience. The ship accommodates up to four excited guests, not including crew. Let them handle the work so you can sit back and feel the wind and gentle rocking of the lake.


    INDIANA'S NORTH COAST CHARTER ASSOCIATION
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR licensed captains.
    All boats are fully inspected and insured for your safety. Most important, all member captains are experienced fisherman to bring you the best Lake Michigan salmon and trout fishing possible.
    INCCA members work out of several of Indiana's modern harbors. Multiday and multiple boat outings can be arranged for large groups. Discount motel arrangements can be made for overnight stays.
    Each captain has his own pricing and trip structure. Please contact one of the members listed for more information pertaining to his operation.
    Brother Nature Charters: 219-394-2123
    Schellfish Charters: 708-672-4454
    Anglers Adventure Charters: 404-787-7823
    Fire Drill Charters: 317-710-0409
    Just 4 Fun Charters: 219-924-2593
    Shadow Perch Charters: 219-789-4072
    Wild Dog Charters 847-420-3046
    Fuzzy Bear Charters 574-607-2542
    KingSeeker Charters 815-641-0276
    Ralph Steiger Charters 219-688-3593
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY YACHT CLUB SAILING PROGRAMS
    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    219-879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    click for details


    NORTH POINT BOAT RENTALS
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 374-7216
    North Point offers many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals.
    click for details


    THE NORTHWEST INDIANA PADDLING ASSOCIATION
    109 West 700 North
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    E-mail: nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    Individual one year membership: $15
    Family one year membership: $25
    click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Miniature, Family, Kids, Outdoors, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

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

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

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

    This year, Taltree is offering new features of the exhibit including several classes May 6 and 20 and June 3 and 17, where visitors can learn how to make their own fairy garden to take home. Visitors will be able to view a small fairy garden train display in the Depot area as well as purchase accessories. click for details about the Fairy House Garden exhibit and more.
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    219.462.0025 Info@taltee.org
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Art Classes Art Camps Adults and Kids painting pottery photography drawing
    - South Shore Arts Summer Classes and Camps begin June 12.

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer, Camp, Fun, Kids, Adventure, Invention, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE
    Catalyst Overnight Camp
    Cedar Lake Ministries
    13701 Lauerman Street
    Dates: June 18-23
    Ages: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    HGS Music Summer Camp
    HGS Crown Point: 1111 Breuckman Drive, Crown Point
    Dates: June 12 - June 15
    Ages: 5 & 6 Years Old
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    DYER
    Toddler Time Camp
    Elmer Miller Park
    222 Schulte St.
    Dates: June 14 - July 12 (5 wks)
    Time: 9:15am-10:00am
    Days: Wednesdays
    Ages: 18 months - 3 yrs. old
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp (Full day)
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave
    Dates: May 30 through August 9
    Ages: Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through eighth grade
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    LOWELL
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Lowell Middle School
    19250 Cline Avenue
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
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    PORTER
    Dunes Discovery Camps (overnight)
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd.
    Dates: June 19–23, July 10–14, July 24–28, 2017
    Ages: 9–13
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, knockerball, soccer, 3v3, tournament
    - June 11th SpartaBallz Bubble Soccer

    SpartaBallz Bubble 3v3 Soccer Tournament

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

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

    The Sparta Sports Dome offers many great opportunities for training, leagues,tournaments, special events and indoor camps & youth programs year-round regardless of any weather conditions. With over 120,000 square feet under one roof we offer a state-of-the-art, climate controlled environment with the best playing surface in the Midwest....Read more at click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Steve Huizenga 219.224.3663 steve@spartadome.com
  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - There's a Farmers Market in NWI each day Tuesday through Sunday!

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

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    *TUESDAYS:

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

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

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    *WEDNESDAYS:

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

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

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

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    *THURSDAYS:

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

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

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    *FRIDAYS:

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

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    *SATURDAYS:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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    *SUNDAYS:

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

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

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


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    *Please check with event organizers to confirm dates. Farmers Markets occasionally close for the day for special events.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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.
    click for details

    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.
    click for details


    LASER TAG:

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

    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.
    click for details

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


    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cabela's, Dogs, Fun, Competition, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Cabela's will be hosting the areas only DockDogs event once again this year. If you LOVE dogs, this is an event you won't want to miss. Come out and check out these amazing dogs and their amazing handlers. The dogs will flying through the air and pool for three seperate competitions, big air, speed retrieval, and extreme vertical. The kids love standing in the splash zone. Bring your own dog and see if they have what it takes to be a DockDog! It's fun for the whole family!!

    Event Schedule:

    Friday June 2nd
    3pm Practice
    6pm Big Air Wave #1

    Saturday June 3rd
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am , 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
    5pm Extreme Vertical

    Sunday June 4th
    8am Registration/Practice
    Big Air Waves at:
    9am & 11am
    1pm Speed Retrieve
    3:30pm Big Air Finals

    For more information or to register your dog, please visit click for details.

    Don't miss out on this great event that only comes to town once a year. It's truly an incredible experience and so much fun for the whole family! It's free to come watch these amazing dogs, can't wait to see you there!! :)
    Please share this event with family and friends, I promise they will have a great time!
    Cabela's
    7700 Cabela Drive Hammond IN 46324
  • | Special Interest, Jobs, Employment, Hiring, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Chicago
    - Check out the latest job openings in the Northwest Indiana & Chicago areas!

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    UNIVERSAL BANKER
    Centier Bank, St. John

    A front line customer ambassador for Centier, the Universal Banker is crossed trained to provide a World-Class experience for clients. They will educate customers about Centier’s financial product options and refer or sell the appropriate products and services matching the customer’s needs. This position participates in the daily operations of the branch, which could include, assisting customers with account openings, account management and other financial service needs and maintenance. This position proactively participates in the sales/quality referral process of the branch as directed by management.

    Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Banking experience is a plus, but not required. Minimum of six months customer service/cash handling experience is desirable. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted May 27, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER
    Centier Bank, Winfield

    The Assistant Branch Manager assists in the supervision of the branch team and performs a lead role in helping reach predefined sales goals and deliver on defined service expectations of the Branch. As a key member of the team, they are responsible for identifying prospects, retaining and deepening existing bank client relationships and recommending value-added deposit and loan products and services. They will manage the experience end to end, by efficiently handling client service needs and new account openings for individual/business clients, identifying and acting on opportunities and making referrals to other lines of business. The Assistant Branch Manager ensures the operational soundness of the branch through completion, training, inspecting and coaching to retail policies and procedures.

    Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferred. •1-3 years banking experience. •Customer service experience. •Branch book of business (Loans and Deposits) less than 10 million. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, visit us on line at: click for details

    (Posted May 27, 2017)

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    TEACHERS/ASSISTANTS
    Cherie's Garden, Crete and St. John

    Cherie's Garden is looking for Teachers/Assistants for our Crete and St. John locations.

    ***St. John is looking for a Infant/Toddler/2's Teacher & Assistants***

    Looking for energetic, dependable Teachers/Assistants for our Child Care Centers.

    Teacher's must have an AA degree with at least six hours in EC OR 30+ credit hours from an accredited college with six hours in EC and 1 year experience in daycare setting.

    Assistants must have a high school diploma.

    Crete and St. John have different requirements, if interested please call for more specific information.

    *Willing to work with school schedules if needed. CDA also excepted.

    If you have any requirements and are interested in either position, please contact Holley at Crete location (708) 672-8100 or Jenn for St. John location (219)365-9700.

    (Posted May 23, 2017)

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    PREP COOKS, LINE COOKS, DISHWASHERS
    Lighthouse Restaurant, Cedar Lake

    The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake is currently hiring prep cooks, line cooks, and dishwashers. Please apply in person at The Lighthouse Restaurant, 7501 Constitution Ave. Cedar Lake, IN Experience preferred but not necessary.

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    FOOD SERVERS, COCKTAIL SERVERS
    Ameristar Casino and Hotel, East Chicago

    Now Hiring!

    Part-Time FOOD SERVERS and COCKTAIL SERVERS to join the Best Casino Entertainment Company in the World ®

    Perks of Working at Ameristar:

    Safe and fun working environment
    FREE Meals
    Tuition Reimbursement
    FREE Uniforms
    Team Member Referral Program

    Apply Today! Accepting Job Applications at click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    TEAM MEMBERS, SERVERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    TEAM MEMBERS & SERVERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    TEAM MEMBERS & SERVERS:
    *You’re a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do.
    *You’ve got a positive attitude and understand the need to be on time, all the time. With loads of energy, you understand that work is easier – and more fun – with some teamwork.
    *And you’re at least 16 years old.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    DELIVERY DRIVERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    DELIVERY DRIVERS:
    *Give service with a Smile.
    *Deliver food that you are proud to serve.
    *Our delivery drivers need to be at least 18 years old.
    *The desire to work as part of a team.
    *Acceptable driving record & proof of insurance.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    SHIFT MANAGERS
    Pizza Hut, Crown Point

    What are we looking for?
    SHIFT MANAGERS
    The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go-

    SHIFT MANAGERS:
    *You're the honest, energetic and approachable type; able to get along and communicate with people at all levels. You're never short of a smile and take real pride in your work; cope well under pressure and thrive on a challenge.
    *A natural leader, you sincerely value customers and champion teamwork. You set high standards for yourself and the people you work with.
    *And, you’re at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

    If you want a fun, flexible job with an innovative company, look no further than Pizza Hut. Apply today online! click for details

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    HAIR STYLISTS
    Great Clips, Portage

    Great Clips has Stylist positions available at our salon located in Portage.

    We offer:
    - Guaranteed base pay
    - Strong customer flow
    - Bonus incentives
    - Product sales commission
    - Productivity bonus
    - Paid on-going training
    - Paid holidays
    - Paid vacation time

    Please apply at gm_dana.bennett@greatclips.net or call 219-762-0808.

    (Posted May 22, 2017)

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    INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES POSITION, CLERICAL POSITION
    State Farm Insurance Agent Ryan Spangler, St. John

    St. John State Farm Agent, Ryan Spangler, is hiring!

    Insurance and Financial Services Position – State Farm Agent Team Member - Part-time/Full-Time

    Clerical position - Part-time/Full-time. Responsibilities include: Greeting customers, answering phones, filing, copying, general clerical

    Dependable and outgoing applicants can send their resume to Ryan.spangler.dr1h@statefarm.com

    (Posted May 21, 2017)

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    TEACHER'S ASSISTANT
    Montessori Academy of NWI, Merrillville

    Montessori Academy of NWI
    Merrillville, IN
    Is hiring for the 2017-2018 School Year

    The Montessori Teachers Assistant works one on one with children in the classroom. This is not a daycare environment. The assistant is responsible for assisting all children in the classroom with all areas of education. Math, reading, science, social studies, as well as maintaining a clean and efficient class.
    Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Starting wage $8.50/hour
    Only Serious/Qualified candidates please apply. Send resume to info@montessorinwi.com

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    CULTURAL EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE
    Discoveries Academic Student Homestay (DASH), Lake County

    Hiring! Individual to work from their home office part time helping us develop high school placements for international high school students who will arrive to the US in August. Placement stipend, full training, free annual international travel. Must live in Lake County. If interested, please call 1-844-528-1145.

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    OFFICE RECEIVING CLERK
    Palko Services, Michigan City

    Palko Services is a family owned and operated nationwide wholesale distributor of natural products. We have been doing business in Northwest Indiana for over 30 years.

    We currently have an immediate full-time opening at our Michigan City, IN facility for an Office Receiving Clerk. The Office Receiving Clerk supports the Warehouse, Accounts Payable Department, and the Purchasing Manager by processing the paperwork for all purchase orders and facilitating communications with our vendors in regards to incoming inventory.

    Additional details can be found on our website at click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Michelle Palko at mpalko@palkoservices.com

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    LIFE INSURANCE ADVISOR / FINANCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
    Transamerica Agency Network, Inc., Mokena IL

    We are expanding our firm for agents in IL & IN and have an opening for a Life Insurance Advisor / Financial Services Representative in our Mokena IL location.
    Our employees enjoy these valuable benefits:
    · Base Salary + Commissions
    · Monthly / annual bonus programs
    · Guaranteed level introductory pay
    · Comprehensive benefits - medical, dental, vision, paid time off
    · Company matched 401K and pension plan
    · Established client base
    · Professional training and development programs
    · Personalized one-on-one training
    · Significant opportunities for growth and advancement through our Leadership Succession Program
    · Technology based sales presentations and productivity tools
    · Trips that take you around the world
    Please check us out at click for details for more information about our company.
    If you are interested in hearing more you can send an email to Nicholas.Janke@Transamerica.com or Call (779) 803-3434

    (Posted May 19, 2017)

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    SERVICE CREW LEADERS, LANDSCAPE INSTALLERS AND LAWN CARE MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL
    Matt's Lawn Care and Landscaping, Northwest Indiana and Illinois

    Matt's is seeking to hire employees for the 2017 season.

    We are a well established Lawn Care & Landscaping Company, serving commercial and residential clients in NW Indiana, and Illinois, interviewing candidates for service crew leaders, landscape installers, and lawn care maintenance personnel.

    We pride ourselves in providing exceptional work using high quality machines such as Caterpillar, John Deere and Scag, and maintaining long term relationships with our customers by understanding and exceeding their needs.

    To get more information and to apply please go to: click for details or call 219-838-8900

    (Posted May 18, 2017)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE CLERICAL ASSISTANT
    American Family Insurance, St. John

    Administrative clerical assistant for established and growing Saint John Insurance Agency BARB GULDEN AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE. Starting at 16 hours per week with potential to expand. Days and hours will be determined to meet the needs of all parties involved. Office skills with emphasis to details and ability to multi task. Excellent and efficient customer service practices and phone skills. One on one training provided in all facets of job. Ability to develop into a full time career for qualified individual.
    Call Barb Gulden @ 219-365-9909

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    PART-TIME, FULL-TIME AND SEASONAL POSITIONS
    Schillings, Cedar Lake, St. John and Mokena IL

    Bring your passion to Schillings! We are looking for hardworking, dedicated, and friendly individuals to join our company!

    Career Opportunities
    St John:
    Sales-Contractor
    Sales Assistant
    Kitchen Sales Asst.
    Purchasing Agent
    Purchasing Buyer
    CDL-Class B Driver
    Driver Helper
    AP/AR Clerk (PT)
    Cleaner (PT)

    Cedar Lake:
    Warehouse
    Driver Helper (PT)

    Mokena, IL:
    Sales-General & Contractor
    Kitchen Expediter
    Driver Helper
    Purchasing Assistant
    Loader
    Hardware Association
    CDL-Class B Driver
    Yard Help (PT)
    Cleaner (PT)

    BENEFITS:
    No Nights, No Sundays, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, 401k, Profit Sharing, Medical Insurance

    Schillings offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our full time employees.

    Job descriptions and how to apply available online: click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    ASSISTANT BREWER/CELLARMAN
    St. John Malt Brothers, St. John

    Responsibilities & Requirements:
    Minimum age requirement 18
    Hours vary Monday - Friday; some weekends
    Must be able to lift 75 lbs. consistently
    Be able to handle 165 lb. kegs
    Standing/walking for the majority of the work day
    Clean equipment, floors, facility, etc.
    Must be responsible, dependable and able to follow detailed instructions
    Must be a self-starter

    If interested and qualified, please email Dan Breed, Head Brewer, at dbreed@sjmaltbros.com to schedule an interview.

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    TEACHERS
    Discovery Charter School, Porter

    4th Grade Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    5th Grade Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    Physical Education Teacher
    Job description, requirements and how to apply can be found online: click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN
    Fire Service, Inc., St. John

    Fire Service, Inc. is accepting employment applications for entry level body shop technician. Duties and responsibilities will be assisting body shop technicians, general shop maintenance/clean up, assisting in transporting vehicles, inspections, and truck washing and detailing. Advancement training is available. Position will require a clean driving record. Email resume info@fireserviceinc.com or pick up an application at our office (9545 N. Industrial Dr.)

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    PLANT CONTROLLER
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Staff source is seeking to hire a Plant Controller. Direct Hire!
    click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    BILINGUAL INSURANCE SALES TRAINEE
    Staff Source, Hammond

    Great opportunity for someone who is looking to change careers!
    Staff Source is seeking to hire a Bilingual Sales Representative for an insurance Company – Auto, Life, Home.
    Candidate must be Bilingual in Spanish.
    This position is ideal for anyone that wants to become a Sales agent! Training provided! Apply today!
    click for details

    (Posted May 17, 2017)

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    MASSAGE THERAPIST
    Absolute Chiropractic Clinic, St. John

    Massage therapist wanted at Absolute Chiropractic Clinic, 9161 Wicker Ave., St. John.
    Apply with resume by email, chirocorlin@yahoo.com or by fax to 219-365-0267.

    (Posted May 13, 2017)

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    AERIAL GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

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

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

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

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    ADVENTURE GUIDE
    Edge Adventures, Crown Point

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

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

    The Adventure Guide is a customer service type of position

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

    Apply online at click for details

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    EXPERIENCED SERVICE PLUMBER
    Downing Plumbing, Merrillville

    Downing Plumbing is seeking an experienced plumber in NW Indiana. Downing Plumbing is an established full service plumbing company that services NW Indiana and the South Suburbs of Chicago. Ideal applicant should possess several years of experience in the plumbing service industry, and the ability to diagnose and repair residential and commercial plumbing systems. Clean driving, drug & criminal record are required. Journeyman Plumbers License is preferred. Position is full time with some weekend and on call hours. Competitive wages, benefits, vacation, and performance based bonuses available.

    Interested applicants please email resumes to office@theduckteam.com

    (Posted May 11, 2017)

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    ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    We are in need of a high energy, dynamic person who will be responsible for repair and new installations of manufacturing equipment electronics; perform installation and troubleshooting of data collection and computer systems; assist in development of new equipment and data systems; documentation of systems and procedures. Ideal candidates will have 3 - 5 years of hands-on industrial manufacturing experience, be able to troubleshoot both analog and digital circuitry, and a high degree of skill at analyzing problems and developing solutions.

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

    (Posted May 9, 2017)

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    INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRIBUTOR SALES
    Calumet Carton Company, South Holland, IL

    We need an aggressive, confident, high energy, dynamic person, who will be responsible for selling our full line of products to distributors and channel partners. Key areas include developing and executing a sales plan consistent with business strategy. This is an entry-level inside sales position with opportunity to grow your career, learn the folding carton business and advance into an outside sales role. Excellent presentation & telephone skills and attention to detail required. Able to coordinate multiple priorities and projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, MS Office & Windows. Ability to work in a team environment without supervision.

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

    (Posted May 9, 2017)

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

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

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

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015 we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Special Interest, jobs, employment, hiring
    - We list job openings every Sunday on our website! New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. So, check the Sunday list regularly!

    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 travis@townplanner.com.
    Your job opening will appear on our websites soon after it is received and be visible for three weeks. If you need the opening re-posted just resend it to us!
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, mascot, teams, sports, things to see
    - The National Mascot Hall of Fame will be opening its doors in 2017 in Whiting, Indiana. The 25,000 square foot, multi-million dollar facility will be a state-of-the-art, interactive, family fun zone, with a wide range of exhibits, activities and events that celebrate mascot fun.

    Original and memorable mascot interactions and performances will entertain, teach and enthuse children and their families year-round. Check back soon as we unveil more details about the Mascot Hall of Fame and its features, fun, and what’s to come!

    Groundbreaking Ceremony for the National Mascot Hall of Fame is set for October 21, 2016 at 11am! (check website for additional details)
     
           
  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

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

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | Personal Events, Prairie Point Apartments, the Preserve, Luxury, Merrillville, Crown Point, NWI
    - NOW LEASING ONE AND TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS! (219) 736-8650

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

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

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

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, camp, fun, adventure, summer, things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp runs from 9:00am- 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available for Adventure Campers from 6:00am and ends at 6:30pm. Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 6th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    click for details to register!
    Southlake YMCA
    1450 S Court St Crown Point IN 46307
    Southlake YMCA 219.663.5810 cmallers@crymca.org
  • | Promotional, Buy a home, Northwest Indiana, Crown Point, Schererville, Tina
    - Search here for a new home:
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    For questions, you can reach Tina Howarth, Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams NW Indiana, at (219) 776-7682 or tinahowarth@kw.com.
     
           
    Tina Howarth 219.776.7682 tinahowarth@kw.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, YMCA, Summer, Camps, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Adventure Day Camp (Full Day/Monday through Friday)
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: Beings 1st day after School City of Hammond Schools end
    Ages: Must have completed Kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade
    click for details

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

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

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

    Sports Camp
    Hammond Branch YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Ave.
    Dates: June5th - August 4th
    Ages: (3-5) (K-5th)
    click for details
    Hammond YMCA
    7322 Southeastern Avenue Hammond IN 46324
    Hammond YMCA 219.845.1507

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