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Friday, May 26th, 2017

  • | 8:20am - 10:20am | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for PreK and K students, we will be learning about different sea animals and where they live. We will also create crafts, perform science experiments, do some math and literacy activities as well as read interesting stories!

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-9 (Ages 11-14) or JUNE 12-16 (Ages 8-11), Monday through Friday

    In this class, students will bring their favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like "Inside Out" and "Frozen" by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected BlackRocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account.

    Munster/Dyer Residents $179 Non-Resident $184

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • - 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
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 4th-6th grade students, we will dive into learning all about the Earth's water sources and the water cycle. Students will explore the water cycle, liquid measurements, pollution, and cloud formation. Your scientists will create a working water cycle, a rain forest, a water purification system, and an edible aquifer!


    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 3:00pm - 5:30pm | Library Events, Munster
    - Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.
    Munster Public Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 7:30pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Fish Fry, Shrimp, Pierogi
    - Weekly Fish & Shrimp Fry. Fish, Shrimp, Pierogi, Chicken Fingers and Weekly Special. This week's special is: ($12) Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegetable. Family Friendly Atmosphere. Price range: $5.00-$12.00 Take out orders available. Call ahead for large groups.
    St. Michael the Archangel National Catholic Church
    6629 W. 133rd Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Rev. John P. Kowalczyk 219.374.7626 smapncc@sbcglobal.net
  • | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Kids, The First Tee, Lake County, Golf, Girls, Clinic, Kids, Children, Earth Day
    - Ever feel like you use the same techniques in the game of golf? Come and check out one of our Adult Child Clinics where we encourage our participants to explore techniques that they can use on and off the golf course.
    Lost Marsh Youth Clubhouse
    901 129th Street Hammond IN 46320
    The First Tee of Lake County 219.228.2528 info@thefirstteelakecounty.org
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Meeting, nwi, northwest indiana, lupus, support group, discussion, learning, questions
    - Our constituents asked for an online support group and we're delivering! No need to leave home! Get comfortable and share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus!

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

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

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

    The philosophy of LFA support groups is to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping, and insights into living with lupus. LFA support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a learning environment to help them develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness.
     
           
    Brandi and Mike Fabel 800.948.8806 lupuschampions@gmail.com
  • | 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
  • | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, wine and canvas, fun things to do, painting, art, classes, renovar
    - Brushes On Broad Street is excited to bring you our exclusive Pairs Nights wine and canvas event, The Sun and Moon at Renovar in Griffith. You and a partner will create these design-connected sun and moon paintings as we enjoy an evening of art and entertainment when Brushes on Broad Street returns to Renovar in Griffith for this exclusive date night. Cost is $39.99 per attendee. Complimentary drinks and appetizers included.

    Renovar is located at 100 South Broad St in downtown Griffith on the corner of Main and Broad. Doors open at 6:45pm. Parking in rear of building.
    Renovar
    100 South Broad Street Griffith IN 46319
    Marco 219.301.2418 brushesonbroadstreet@gmail.com
  • | 7:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Fireworks, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Opening Night 2017! Don't miss out as the RailCats kick of 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!!

    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, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews!

    BREWERIES

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


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



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


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


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


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


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



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


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



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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 464-4936
    A family tradition originating in 1927, Anderson’s Orchard has grown from a small roadside market to the most beautiful 40 acre family attraction spot in Porter County, Indiana. You'll love our bakery, fudge factory, and gift shop Our candles, steins, glassware. local handmade crafts, and homemade jams and jellies are just a few of the treasures you will find on your visit with us. We are also home to the largest selection of beer and wine making suppliers in the Chicago land area. In the spring visit our greenhouse.
    Hours:
    January 2 – April 14:
    Fri. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sun., 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    April 15 – December 31:
    Sun. thru Sat.: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    click for details


    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 929-1400
    Butler Winery, established in 1983, is the fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana. The winery and vineyard are located just 10 minutes from the NE side of Bloomington, which is also within the northern boundaries of the Indiana Uplands viticultural area. This region in south central Indiana produces wines of distinctive character.
    Monday - Saturday: 10 - 6pm
    Sunday: 12- 6 pm
    click for details


    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road
    Remington, IN 47977
    Phone: (219) 866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer.
    Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    click for details


    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    Phone: (219) 390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire pallet. From dry light bodied wines to our Fit Collection to our fruitier sweeter wines from our Race Collection. Visit our website for upcoming events
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    click for details


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-9463
    "A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.
    Check website for seasonal hours.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton, IN
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Daily Specials, Car Wash, Coupon, Easy Clean, Vacuum, Gift Card
    - Locations in Highland, Schererville & Lansing, IL.

    For Printable Coupons:
    click for details
    Easy Clean Car Wash
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Jill 219.922.7900 highland9425@aol.com
  • | Local Events, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Team Building
    - We provide everything you need from the most popular games played on our state-of-the-art turf with "Party Coaches" to lead the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information or questions on reservations, please contact: cathy@spartadome.com or call 219.224.3663
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Cathy Witte 219.224.3663 cathy@spartadome.com
  • | Promotional, job openings, Ameristar Casino Hotel, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Apply Online at click for details

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

    AMERISTAR PERKS:
    •Competitive Pay
    •FREE meals
    •FREE uniforms
    •Paid Time Off
    •FREE parking
    •Tuition reimbursement
    •Employee Referral Bonus program
    •Recognition programs
    •Full-Time Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401(k) investment plan, short and
    long term disability benefits, etc.)
    •Safe work environment
    •Advancement Opportunities
    •Discounts at Ameristar outlets and other corporate partnerships
    •Team member community service events
    •Fun and engaging work environment
     
           
    Allison Springer 219.378.3281 allison.springer@ameristar.com
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, music, food, drinks, things to do
    - Every Friday:
    It's Fried Chicken Friday at the R Bar. Try the best fried chicken dinner around. Choose from 4 or 8 piece dinner.

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

    D.J. Prime Time starts at 9pm
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 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
    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
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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
    3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    Time: 8am
    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
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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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    LaPorte
    May 26 - May 29
    1st Annual Spring Fling Festival
    Location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds
    2581 Indiana 2, LaPorte
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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
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    Michigan City
    May 27 & 28
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    Time: 11am - 8pm
    Location: Fedders Alley
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    Valparaiso
    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
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


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


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


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


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    LAPORTE


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


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


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


    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY


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


    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975 and 1989, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.bg
    click for details


    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    The Pottawattomie Indians who roamed the shores of Trail Creek and the shores of Lake Michigan truly appreciated the natural beauty of this area; they spent many summers enjoying the fruits of both the land and the lake. At Pottawattomie Country Club, you’ll find a fabulous 18-hole golf course taking full advantage of this natural beauty - just as the Native Americans did over 200 years ago. The course’s water hazards, towering oaks and maples, breathtaking tee shots, and rolling greens sliced from what once was sandy dunes, provide truly challenging play to all.
    click for details


    SCHERERVILLE


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


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


    VALPARAISO


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


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


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


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


    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a fun 18 hole regulation course located at the Robbinhurst Golf Club & Driving Range facility in Valparaiso, IN. From the longest tees it features 5,629 yards of golf for a par of 68. The course was designed by Stuart Elderkin and opened in 1975.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Promotional, Tequila, La Quesadilla Mexican Grill, Discount, Crown Point, St. John
    - 10% off at La Quesadilla Restaurant when you mention that you used to go to Tequilla Restaurant. Offer Valid through the Month of May 2017.

    La Quesadilla, 10033 Wicker Blvd., St. John, IN 46373 (219) 365-7357
    La Quesadilla, 10761 Broadway, Crown Point, IN 46307 (219) 226-4540
    La Quesadilla Mexican Grill,
    10761 Broadway Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 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 14
    Hours:
    -Closed Monday
    -Tue-Sat - 1 pm to 7 pm
    -Sun - 1 pm to 5 pm
    Cost Information: $10 Season Pass (Residents only); $5 Daily Pass or $25 Season Pass (Non-Residents)
    Contact: click for details OR 219-391-8474

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

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    HAMMOND

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

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

    HAMMOND

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

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

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

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

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

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    HIGHLAND

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

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    HOBART

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

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    LAKE STATION

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

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    MICHIGAN CITY

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

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    MUNSTER

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

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    PORTAGE

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

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    ST. JOHN

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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


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

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | 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
  • | Schools and Education, Montessori, Jump Rope for Heart
    - Students at Montessori Children's Schoolhouse in Hammond will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event on June 1 to help raise donations for the American Heart Association. If you are interested in donating, please contact us at 219.932.5666.
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
    5935 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Kathleen Hill 219.932.5666 mcs@mcshammond.com
  • | Promotional, flowers, northwest indiana, nwi, summer, elzinga
    - The weather is warmer and darn it, you just can’t have too many flowers! Stop by Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse and check out all we have to offer. Flats, flower pouches, vegetable plants, perennials, hanging baskets, garden décor and more! Tomorrow at 10:00a is our free seminar on “The Benefits of Using Native Plants in the Home Landscape”, with guest speaker, Karl Ackermann.
    Come on in Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse and support small businesses in our area.
    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 107th Cobe Cup Cruise Car Show
    - The Regional Streeters Car Club of Indiana hosts the 107th Cobe Cup Celebration and Cruise on Saturday May 27, 2017 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Crown Point, IN

    The annual event commemorates the 1909 Cobe Cup Race, a predecessor of the Indianapolis 500.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cruise leaves the fairgrounds at 12 p.m and travels through Cedar Lake, Lowell and Crown Point.

    The cost to participate is $15.

    The Regional Streets is a car enthusiast organization that promotes good citizenship in the community by providing help to deserving individuals and organizations while promoting interest in various forms of street-rodding and a better understanding of street-rodding as a constructive hobby.

    For more information, visit click for details
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S. Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Ray Miranda 219.545.2024
  • | 8:00am - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Golf, Outing, Golf Course
    - Please join us for our 3rd Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, May 27th at Pheasant Valley Golf Course located at 3838 W 141st Ave. Crown Point. 9a.m. Shotgun start & $75/golfer includes full round of golf, cart, Halfway snack, lunch buffet & door prizes. Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, Longest Drive, 50/50 drawings & many Hole in One prizes. Corporate & Hole sponsorship's available. If you are unable to golf, we are looking for raffle items and small items for our goody bags. Please contact the chamber office for more information - 219-696-0231
    Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    3838 W 141st Avenue Crown Point IN 46307
    Lisa DeBoer, secretary 219.696.0231 secretary@lowellinchamber.com
  • | 8:20am - 10:20am | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for PreK and K students, we will use superheros as a the theme to incorporate all areas of learning including: math, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory, science, and more! Come join us and learn how to be a superhero!

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, wine, things to do, cheese, tastings, sample
    - Experience the delicious wares being featured at Good To Go by Lucrezia. Sample our cheeses, jams, crackers and artisan meats and see our specials for the month!
    Good to Go By Lucrezia
    420 S. Calumet Chesterton IN 46304
    Good to Go By Lucrezia 219.926.3866
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Butterfly, Nature, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - With the prairie beginning to bloom, butterflies are sure to be out enjoying the flowers. Join John Henry Drake with The Nature Conservancy and learn more about these impressive pollinators. We’ll explore different species, life cycles, and how you can bring butterflies to your home garden. $5 Member/$15 NonMember
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    450 West 100 North Valparaiso IN 46385
    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens 219.462.0025 info@taltree.org
  • | 10:00am - | Special Interest, Elzinga, seminar, gardening, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dyer
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181 elzingafarms@gmail.com
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 2nd and 3rd grade students, we will help students build confidence in their reading and writing fluency. Great reading, fun activities, and group projects will make for an adventurous experience.

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 6th-8th grade students, we will read, discuss, and critique The Outsiders. Instruction will include the elements of narrative and the novel's historical background. A final writing assignment will be required. (Students will receive a copy of the book in advance.)

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 11:00am - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fun, Food, Truck, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - MAY 27 & 28, 2017

    Join us for the inaugural Michigan City Food Truck Festival featuring Gourmet Food Trucks, live entertainment, delicious beverages & more.

    Fedders Alley Michigan City IN 46360
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events, Power Paws, Reading, Dogs
    - Children of all ages can enjoy reading to Power Paws certified therapy dogs.
    St. John Library
    9450 Wicker Ave. St. John IN 46373
    Children's Services 219.365.5379 stjohn@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Bicycle, Bike
    - The Joyriders will be starting a new summer session bicycle instructional training program for beginner or intermediate riders who are interested in getting reintroduced to their bikes and to help improve health and lifestyle.

    Information meetings will be at the Trek Bicycle Store in Schererville, IN.
     Saturday 5/27/17 at 11:00 AM
     Saturday 6/10/17 at 11:00 AM
     Wednesday 6/14/17 at 7:00 PM

    The Joyrider program begins Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

    Sign up on line at: click for details

    For questions or more information, please contact Joyridersnwi@gmail.com. Cost of the summer session is $85 with special early bird pricing offered before 5/31/17.

    Also, visit the Joyrider Facebook page: click for details

    Trek Bicycle Store
    651 East US 30 Schererville, IN IN 46375
  • | 11:30am - 12:00pm | Library Events, Munster
    - Students ages 11-18 years old who wish to volunteer over the summer will receive training.
    Munster Public Library
    8701 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    219.836.8450 munster@lcplin.org
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Animals, Education, Bats
    - Are you batty about Bats? Join MRW to learn about the different bat species in Northwest Indiana and the ways you can help protect local bat populations. This kid-friendly event will include crafts, activites, and educational displays for everyone.

    For more information, contact MRW at 219.299.8027 or info@mrwildliferehab.org.
    Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
    570 N 450 E Valparaiso IN 46383
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@hscalumet.org
  • | 3:10pm - | Sports and Recreation, Railcats, Baseball, Crawfish, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - 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 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!

    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
  • | 7:00pm - 12:00am | Special Interest, nwi, northwest indiana, fallen officers, police, rememberance, things to do
    - Planning ahead this year! The date is set and it will be on a Saturday this year so it will be easier to have A Candle Light Ride for all our motorcycle friends. Joe Hardiman will be in charge of the ride and details will be posted after we get a chance to meet and iron things out. We will probably post a separate event page for the ride. As always this is a free event, casual, and bring a cooler and a chair. I'm sure we will have food. And we are always open for new ideas and help with whatever. Open game here, no set agenda.
    Police Lake County Sheriff
    2293 N Main St. Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 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





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

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

    Visit our website for a full class catalog.
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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 26-29
    1st Annual Spring Fling Festival in LaPorte
    click for details

    MAY 27-28
    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
     
           
  • | Celebration, Memorial Day, Weekend, Military, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Crown Point
    May 27
    3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    Time: 8am
    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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    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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    LaPorte
    May 26 - May 29
    1st Annual Spring Fling Festival
    Location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds
    2581 Indiana 2, LaPorte
    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 & 28
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    Time: 11am - 8pm
    Location: Fedders Alley
    click for details

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

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | 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
  • | Schools and Education, Montessori, Jump Rope for Heart
    - Students at Montessori Children's Schoolhouse in Hammond will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event on June 1 to help raise donations for the American Heart Association. If you are interested in donating, please contact us at 219.932.5666.
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
    5935 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Kathleen Hill 219.932.5666 mcs@mcshammond.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 28
    Memorial Day Service at Stoney Run County Park
    Time: 2:30pm
    Location: Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue, Hebron
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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
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - May 27th-June 25th Begins on Islamic lunar calendar date Ramadan 1, 1438. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is holy because it was during this month that the Holy Qur'an (Koran) was revealed.
     
           

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  • | 8:20am - 10:20am | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 7th-8th grade students, we will sharpen our language skills with class sessions in grammar and usage, vocabulary, composition, and literature.

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 12-16

    In this class for 2nd-7th grade students, we will build (and take home) our very own all-terrain tracker vehicle! It travels through terrain overcoming objects in its path. Sciensational Workshops will bring its own course of sand, stones, twigs, and balls for you to conquer. You will also learn about gears. Work in a group with your new friends as you design a robot you can control. Build a Sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events. Loads of fun and education in store the Sciensational way!

    Munster/Dyer Residents $179 Non-Resident $184

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 11:00am - 8:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Fun, Food, Truck, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - MAY 27 & 28, 2017

    Join us for the inaugural Michigan City Food Truck Festival featuring Gourmet Food Trucks, live entertainment, delicious beverages & more.

    Fedders Alley Michigan City IN 46360
  • | 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
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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
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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
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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
    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
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    HOBART
    Camp Invention (Full Day)
    Joan Martin Elementary
    301 East 10th Street
    Dates: June 26-30
    Ages: For children entering grades 1 through 6
    click for details

    Hobart Family YMCA Summer Day Camp (Choose your day/Full Day)
    Hobart Family YMCA
    601 W. 40th Place
    Dates: TBD
    Ages: completed kindergarten through the sixth grade.
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    LAKE STATION
    Camp Bellaboo (Half Day)
    Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St
    Dates: June 19 Through August 10/Tuesdays & Thursdays or Mondays & Wednesdays
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ages: Children Ages 3 to 7
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    LA PORTE
    Aviation Camp (Half day/morning or afternoon sessions)
    LaPorte Municipal Airport
    2341 St Rd 39 S
    Dates: June 19-23
    Ages: Open to students entering 6th-12th grade
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

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    VALPARAISO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Whiting YMCA Preschool Summer Camp
    1938 Clark St
    Dates: Camp begins week of June 5
    Ages: 3-5 years old, MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, 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
    3rd Annual Golf Outing at Pheasant Valley Golf Course
    Time: 8am
    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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    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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    LaPorte
    May 26 - May 29
    1st Annual Spring Fling Festival
    Location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds
    2581 Indiana 2, LaPorte
    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 & 28
    Michigan City Food Truck Festival
    Time: 11am - 8pm
    Location: Fedders Alley
    click for details

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

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rock & Roll For The Tiny Soul 102

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

    $125 for a 6-week session.

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

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

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    Rockabye Baby

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

    $100 for 6-week session.

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

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

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    HGS Music Summer Camp – Ages 5 & 6 years old

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

    $160 for 4-day camp.

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

    Crown Point Location:
    Monday through Thursday, June 19th – June 22nd | 1-3pm.
    HGS Music
    2629 Highway Ave. Highland IN 46322
    HGS Music 219.923.9210
  • | 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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    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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    HVAC TECHNICIAN
    D&K Electric, Valparaiso

    Local HVAC & Electric business located in Valparaiso seeking a full time experienced and motivated HVAC technician to join us. Work independently on service calls installing, repairing and performing preventative maintenance of heating, air condition equipment, and systems.
    Required skills -
    Mechanical and electrical aptitude, independent worker, self motivated, sound knowledge of controls, and skills to trouble shoot and resolve issues.
    Knowledge of the HVAC principals, practices, methods, tools, and equipment for HVAC
    Must be able to plan and work as a team member.
    Effective written and verbal communication skills required.

    Please call Sheri at 219-464-7576 to apply!

    (Posted May 6, 2017)

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    WAREHOUSE FREIGHT HANDLER
    Integrity Trade Services Inc., Hammond

    · Loading/unloading of material in a time sensitive, just-in-time (JIT) environment.
    · Operate hand scanner to locate proper destination for all material
    · Complete necessary reports as mandated by the company and by individual facility

    Opportunity for training and promotion to Forklift Operator for qualified and motivated employees.
    Freight Handler $10 per hour.
    Shifts: 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts available
    Applicants must be able to pass a drug screen and background check

    Apply online first at click for details

    Contact us at 219-237-4473 or 219-513-9129

    (Posted May 6, 2017)

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    CAREGIVERS, CNAs, HHAs
    Right at Home, Northwest Indiana

    Now Hiring Caregivers/CNAs/HHAs!
    If you are a high-quality caregiver, you'll love working for Right at Home of Northwest Indiana! Our caregivers receive competitive pay and benefits, including flexible schedules, caregiver advancement, pay raises, paid time off, special employee recognition, and more. Full-time, part-time, weekends, overnight and live-in shifts available!

    Duties typically include:
    • Companionship and conversation
    • Meal preparation and light housekeeping
    • Dressing and grooming
    • Transferring and positioning
    • Bathing and showering
    Requirements include:
    • Warmth and compassion
    • Ability to competently perform assigned tasks
    • Completion of a criminal background check, BMV check, TB test, and drug screen
    • Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation

    Apply online at: click for details

    (Posted May 4, 2017)

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    LINE THERAPIST - ABA CLINIC
    Innovations In Learning, Michigan City and Merrillville

    HOURS: Full-Time, Monday – Friday

    Innovations In Learning is now hiring full-time 1:1 therapists to work with children with Autism in our ABA Clinic. We are hiring therapists for our Michigan City and our Merrillville locations. Experience working with children and BA degree preferred. Training provided.

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted May 4, 2017)

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    ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF I
    Innovations In Learning, Merrillville

    HOURS: Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

    Provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. The Administrative Support Staff I will be responsible for answering and directing incoming calls to appropriate employees, visitor screening, data entry and system maintenance, report generation, mail distribution, requisition of supplies as well as additional clerical duties.

    Qualifications include High school diploma or equivalent (GED) completion, a minimum of 2 years experience in an office setting, intermediate computer skills, intermediate skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook, Access). Must be familiar with importing and exporting data between database system and Excel to generate, manipulate, and format reports. Medical billing experience is a plus.

    Please send resume to: amanzo@innil.net

    (Posted May 4, 2017)

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    KITCHEN STAFF, DELIVERY DRIVERS
    Beggars Pizza, Dyer

    Beggars Pizza in Dyer, IN is looking for kitchen staff and delivery drivers with night and weekend availability.

    We are looking for motivated, courteous, and responsible applicants who enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Experience is welcome but not necessary. Competitive wages.

    Please come in and fill out an application at:
    3344 Hart St.
    Dyer, IN 46311

    Thanks for looking at our Ad! Hope to hear from you!!

    (Posted May 4, 2017)

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    TELLERS
    Members Source Credit Union, Merrillville, Munster and Griffith

    Northwest Indiana Credit Union looking for part-time tellers for their Merrillville, Munster and Griffith branches. The hourly rate is $ 10.00 per hour, working between 25-30 hours per week.

    If you are interested, please email your resume to cathyb@ms-cu.com

    (Posted May 4, 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
  • | Schools and Education, Montessori, Jump Rope for Heart
    - Students at Montessori Children's Schoolhouse in Hammond will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event on June 1 to help raise donations for the American Heart Association. If you are interested in donating, please contact us at 219.932.5666.
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
    5935 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Kathleen Hill 219.932.5666 mcs@mcshammond.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 28
    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
     
           
  • | 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
  • | 8:20am - 10:20am | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 2nd-8th grade students, we will learn the basics of chess. Do you know what a pawn is? Ever Castle? If you want to learn what these terms mean, now is your chance!

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.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 - 12:30pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 1st and 2nd grade students, we will read award winning books and will make snacks to recreate the Three Pigs houses, making a Pete the Cat "kabob" or building an edible "stalk" for Jack to climb not only builds fine mother skills, but reinforces comprehension skills. Your child will learn science and math as we discuss measurements, numbers, nature and healthy eating. (Pleas advise if your child has food allergies.)

    Munster/Dyer Residents $85 Non-Resident $95

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • | 10:30am - 12:30pm | Kids, Summer Enrichment
    - THIS CLASS RUNS FROM JUNE 5-16, Monday through Friday

    In this class for 1st and 2nd grade students, we will be building a boat that can float, reading about the deep blue sea, making ocean animal crafts, building a jello aquarium, and much more!

    Munster/Dyer Residents $75 Non-Resident $85

    Call (219) 836-6923 with questions or visit click for details
    Elliot Elementary School
    8718 White Oak Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Barb Holajter 219.836.6923 bholajter@munster.org
  • 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
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Bar, food, drinks, things to do
    - Every Monday: Stop in and try our tasty shrimp or wings. Both on special today for .60 cents a piece. Also enjoy one of our many craft bottled beers we offer.

    MONDAY SPECIALS!
    ¢60 Wings or Shrimp
    $4 Sam Adams Drafts
    $2 Domestic Bottles
    $3.50 Import Bottles
    $4 Captain Drinks
    $3.50 Fireball Shots
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar & Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 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

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