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Friday, May 25th, 2018

  • - 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. $7.00 for members and each sibling. $14.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist May 25th and June 8th at 9:30 am for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our native flora. See the many varieties of colors and forms that these flowers produce. Gain a few identification tips and discover how flowers are a benefit to the environment. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent are recommended.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Griffith, Vendors, Crafts, Market, Live entertainment, Things to do
    - The Griffith Central Market is held every Friday 4-10pm, May through September. It features live music from the best bands in the area, an expanded family-friendly beer garden, and a heated and enclosed pavilion on those chilly nights. Market patrons can find hand crafted wares, artisan foods, food trucks, and kid’s activities. For more information, click for details
    Central Park
    600 N. Broad St Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Town Hall 219.924.7500
  • | 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 - 8:00pm | Local Events, food, fundraiser, tacos, dinner, school, travel
    - At the next stop on our international food tour, we'll sample Goldstar Cafe's best Mexican dishes including delicious braised chicken tacos, “Mexican Lasagne,” and much more. Just $15 per person includes dessert and select beverages. Plus, games, door prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Eric A's journey into ASSE's exchange student program.
    Gold Star Cafe
    1336 E Commercial Avenue Lowell IN 46356
    Cathie 219.306.0945 cathie1968@yahoo.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! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    ILLIANA BREW BUS
    Laporte Street, Highland
    219-595-9633
    Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland's ORIGINAL Craft Brewery, Winery and Distillery
    ​Tour Provider!
    click for details


    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
    click for details


    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
    click for details


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
    click for details


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
    click for details


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
    click for details


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
    click for details


    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    click for details


    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
    click for details


    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
    click for details


    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
    click for details


    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
    click for details


    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
    click for details


    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
    click for details


    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
    click for details


    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
    click for details


    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
    click for details

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    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
    click for details


    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking
    at its finest!
    click for details


    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
    click for details


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


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


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


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


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


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


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


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
    click for details


    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
    click for details


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


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of Northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


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


    HAMMOND


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


    Wicker Park Golf Course
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    (219) 838-9809
    Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course offers great golf at some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the region. The course is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 80/94 on the corner of Ridge Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. This par 72 course offers tree-lined fairways, a practice green and driving range.
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    HOBART


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


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


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


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michi­gan City Munic­i­pal Golf Course fea­tures two beau­ti­ful 18-​hole courses set in a tran­quil wooded set­ting. Rec­og­nized as one of the pre­mier pub­lic courses for lovers of golf in Indi­ana, the Michi­gan City Golf Course offers a chal­leng­ing day of play for every age and skill level.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
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    SCHERERVILLE


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


    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
    click for details


    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
    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
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
    click for details


    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, swim, play, kids, summer, NWI, fun, activities
    - Pools and Splash Pads are weather permitting! Please call or check the website of your destination before heading out! Enjoy!

    CHESTERTON

    Splash Pad at Chesterton Park
    Northwest Corner of Porter Avenue and 5th Street
    219-926-3000
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    CROWN POINT

    Hub Municipal Pool
    1000 E South St., Crown Point
    219-663-3309
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    DEMOTTE

    Spencer Park Pool
    112 Carnation St SE, De Motte
    219-987-3831
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    219-391-8474
    click for details

    Splash Pad at Jeorse Park
    3301 Aldis Ave, East Chicago
    219-391-8496
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    219-937-7942
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad
    Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    219-838-3420
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    HOBART

    Hobart Community Pool
    810 W. 10th St., Hobart
    219-942-2395
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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station's Riverview Water Park
    2701 Ripley St., Lake Station
    (219) 963-1463
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Oasis Splash Pad
    Washington Park - 115 Lake Shore Drive, Michigan City
    219-873-1548
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Munster Pool
    8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster
    (219) 836-7275
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    6300 South Founders' Square Park, Portage
    219-762-1675
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Hebron Lake Splash Pad
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
    (219) 365-6465 option 7
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    68 Lafayette Street
    219-548-4888
    click for details

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    Also check out our list of WATERPARKS in Northwest Indiana: click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, NWI, Shows, Night Out, Theatre at the Center, Munster
    - Performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances (call the Theatre regarding select night performances).

    Spring welcomes Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018), one of the most popular and beloved of musical revues. “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Promotional, Fried Chicken, R-Bar & Grill, Fridays, Schererville, Northwest Indiana
    - We serve Fried Chicken every Friday...a favorite of our R-Bar & Grill guests!

    Looking for other regular events at R-Bar & Grill?
    R-Bar Football Sunday-click for details
    R-Bar Taco Tuesday & Bar Bingo-click for details
    R-Bar Thursday Night Karaoke-click for details

    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

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

    For more information or to register, click for details
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - CEDAR LAKE

    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    July 4-8
    click for details

    Family Fun Fest
    August 26
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON

    Party in the Park
    August 4
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Beer Fest 2018
    June 16
    click for details

    Crown Point Food & Arts Festival
    June 15-16
    click for details

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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park
    June 7-10
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Kielbasa Fest
    August 25
    click for details

    Rhythm & Soul Fest
    June 16
    click for details

    Fusic Fest
    August 3
    click for details

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    GARY

    Gospel Music Fine Arts Festival 2018
    June 16
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival
    JUNE 29- JULY 1
    click for details

    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival
    AUGUST 30- SEPTEMBER 2
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Festival of the Lakes 2018
    July 18-22
    click for details

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    HESSVILLE

    Live in the Ville
    June 1 & June 2
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival
    June 29- July 4
    click for details

    Pints in the Park
    June 30
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    St. Thomas More Fun Days
    June 20-24
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Bacon Fest
    September 15
    click for details

    German Fest
    September 29
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Family 4th of July Fest
    July 4
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    June 13-17
    click for details

    Feast Your Face- Party in the Park
    April 27
    click for details

    Cinco de Mayo Party in the Park
    May 4
    click for details

    Mom's Day Party in the Park
    May 11
    click for details

    Dairy Day Party in the Park
    May 18
    click for details

    Donuts & Descendants Party in the Park
    June 1
    click for details

    Pick Your Poison Party in the Park
    June 8
    click for details

    Hocus Pocus Party in the Park
    July 13
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    VALPARAISO

    8th Annual LIVIN' IT UP Music Festival
    July 8
    click for details

    Brew Fest
    September 29
    click for details

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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Harvest Festival
    October 13
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
    click for details

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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
    click for details

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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
    click for details

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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
    click for details

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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, El Salto Express, Schererville, Open Late Restaurant, Dinner
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    El Salto Express 219.515.2971
  • | Local Events, Circus, Animals, Porter County Expo, Family Fun, Valparaiso
    - Ready for a show stopping, heart pounding family adventure? Circus Pages has finest international circus acts and performers for a spectacular show each year!

    Our show-owned animals enjoy starring in the circus ring and include elephants, rare white tigers, camels, acrobatic dogs, liberty ponies, horses, and rare white lions! These highlight our fabulous aerial, juggling and clown acts to complete the family experience and whenever possible Earhart's Globe of Death makes an appearance with adrenaline rushing motorcycle mayhem.

    Your circus experience will last approximately an hour and a half. Of course we love to show off, so the more noise you make, the more we do! We love to ask for volunteers. Be ready to make some noise if you want Ringmasters James or Colleen to notice you.

    Circus souvenirs are available before, during and after the show. Be sure to get your official CIRCUS PAGES COLORING BOOK and color your own memories.

    We also offer Elephant rides for $7.00 a person and wonderful photo opportunities for just $5.00 each!

    NORMAL SHOW PRICES: $16.00. 2 FREE children (14 yrs. And under) per paid adult with merchant coupons found at local area merchants. Additional children $2.00 each.

    CASH ONLY for all circus transactions.

    For more information, click for details
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Porter County Expo Center 219.464.0133
  • | Local Events, Memorial Day, Holiday, Northwest Indiana, Memorial Day Ceremonies
    -
    CHESTERTON

    Memorial Day Movie Heroes On Deck- May 28
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    2018 Candlelight Vigil for Law Enforcement in Lake County- May 26
    click for details

    Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony- May 28
    click for details

    Memorial Day Service- May 28
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Blessings of the Water- May 28
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Annual Police Memorial- May 23
    click for details

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    HEBRON

    Memorial Day Service- May 28
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Memorial Ceremony- May 28
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Wine & Wreath, Memorial Day Ed.- May 25
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Memorial Day Picnic Favorites- May 22
    click for details

    OSH Memorial Veteran Ride- May 26
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    3rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Event!- May 26
    click for details

    Memorial Day 2018 | Special Hours- May 28
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Memorial Day, Crafts, Hobart,
    - You've heard of Wine & Canvas, come out to Wine & Wreath, Memorial Day Edition!

    Wine & Wreath is a fun, unique, make and take event that allows you to create your own Patriotic Sunflower Wreath with helpful, detailed instruction from Momma Makins' & WreathArrangeables! Bring a friend or come solo to get your craft on!

    A beverage (wine, pop) is included with your paid ticket along with all the materials, tools and supplies you'll need for this great, Patriotic adornment for your front door! Hang for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Flag Day, Labor Day and Veteran's Day!

    Momma Makins' shop will be setup for shopping. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. This wreath is very detailed. Therefore, the crafting time will take the entire duration of the event, 6 to 9:30 pm.

    Tickets are $45 and limited to space capacity. To avoid the $4 EventBrite fee, you may email the instructor at MommaMakins@gmail.com to pay securely by other means (PayPal, Chase QuickPay/Zelle, Facebook Messenger Pay). Return Policy: a full refund/cancellation or credit for a future event can be made up until a week before the event.

    Grab a friend or come solo to get your Memorial Day craft on!
    Hobart Community Center
    111 E Old Ridge Rd. Hobart IN 46342
    Momma Makins' & Wreath Arrangeables MommaMakins@gmail.com
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana May 25- May 27.

    Memorial Day Events in Northwest Indiana
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    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off- May 26
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Watch The Cedar Lake Yacht Club Sailboat Races- May 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Family Fun Day- May 26
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    GARY

    DJ Darknite at Majestic Star Casino- May 26
    click for details

    White Party on the Pier- May 27
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    HAMMOND

    Wildflower Walks- May 25
    click for details

    Go Outdoors & Hometown Heroes Event at Cabela's- May 26 & 27
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Pinhook Bog Open House- May 26
    click for details

    Swale Music Fest- May 26
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    VALPARAISO

    Family Fishing Days at Gabis Arboretum- May 26
    click for details

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

     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass! Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL.

    And a glass of wine won’t add to your waist line. According to Delish.com, a five ounce glass of wine has just 100 calories, and its fat-free and cholesterol free.

    So...Raise your glass and celebrate the day!
     
           

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

  • | 11:00am - | Local Events, swimming, pool, things to do, nwi things to do, summer
    Munster Community Pool
    8837 Calumet Avenue Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - All children and their families are invited to come and read to these certified therapy dogs.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 11:00am - | Local Events, Kid's, Crafts, Elzinga, Farm Stand, Greenhouse, Garden, Dyer, Schererville
    - Kids Craft Classes Saturday’s 11:00a @ Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 1587 Joliet Street (Rt 30) Dyer, IN.

    $12 per class. Sign up at the farm or by calling 219-865-1181 during business hours. Monday thru Saturday 8:30a – 6:00p, Wednesday’s til 7:00p.

    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Joyriders Bicycle Riding Training Program
    - The Joyriders will be starting a new summer session bicycle instructional training program for beginner, intermediate or advanced 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 May 26 10th at 11:00 AM
     -Friday June 1st at 6:00 PM
     -Saturday June 9th at 11:00 AM

    The program begins Wednesday, June 20th 2018.

    Sign up on line at: click for details

    For questions or more information, please contact Joyridersnwi@gmail.com.

    Cost of the summer session is $65 until June 9th, then $75 dollars afterward.

    Also, visit the Joyrider Facebook page: click for details

    Trek Bicycle Store
    651 E US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
  • | 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Local Events, Candelight Vigil, Lake County, Police, Crown Point
    - The date is set! Just want to get the word out and more deatails will follow for this annual event that gets bigger every year.

    For those of you who never been to it before, please come! This is a casual event to help celebrate the lives of police officers who gave their lives protecting the citizens throughout Lake County. It end on a month where so many memorial tributes are held for police officers. This event is very casual and laid back to promote the celebration of life as opposed to mourning of death. All though it's still sad, the fellowship is rewarding.

    Bring a lawn chair and a cooler of your favorite beverages. Food will be provided at no charge. Every year we try to do new things, so if anyone has any ideas feel free to reach out. This event is done through donations and cops pockets, so if anyone has a hook up for donations feel free to contact me. Check back for updates. Thank you.
    Lake County Government Building
    2293 N Main St Crown Point IN 46307
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Allen Wronko Band, R-Bar & Grill, Entertainment
    R-Bar & Grill
    9521 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    R-Bar and Grill 219.922.8008
  • | 9:00pm - | Local Events, DJ, Dancing, Majestic Casino, Live Entertainment, Gary, Girls Night
    - DJ Dark Nite is taking over Saturdays at Lakeshore Lounge A.D.!
    Expect great mixes to keep you on the floor all night long!

    And as always enjoy Premier Drink Specials, a transcended Dance Floor and Bottle Service!

    Don't forget to tag your pictures with #LakeShoreLoungeAD so we can share the fun!

    The Lakeshore Lounge After Dark is a 21 and over Venue, located in Majestic Star Casino (near Harbor View Buffet). Only $5 Admission on Saturdays.

    To book your VIP Bottle Service now, click for details
    Majestic Star Casino
    1 Buffington Harbor Drive Gary IN 46403
    Majestic Star Casino 888.225.8259
  • | 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!


    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
    click for details


    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
    click for details


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


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
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    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
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    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
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    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
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    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: (219)322-5333
    VALPARAISO: (219)242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: (219)769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: (219)809-0888
    HEBRON: (219)696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
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    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
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    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor Park.
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    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
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    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
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    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City
    219-879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
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    FOUR WINDS
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, Michigan
    866-494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
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    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    866-711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
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    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, NWI, Shows, Night Out, Theatre at the Center, Munster
    - Performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances (call the Theatre regarding select night performances).

    Spring welcomes Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018), one of the most popular and beloved of musical revues. “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
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  • | Local Events, Cabela's, Memorial Weekend, Sales, Hammond
    Cabela's
    7700 Cabela Drive Hammond IN 46324
    Cabela's 219.845.9040
  • | Local Events, NWI, Fresh, U-Pick, Berries, Produce, Fun, Things To Do, Family, Strawberries
    - 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, click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Family Fun Day, Crown Point, Connect Christian Camp & Retreat Center, Pool
    - We hope that you make this free camp open house part of your family's Memorial Day Weekend plans. The pool will be open, the grass will be mowed, the food will be cooked, the dean's will be ready for the dunk tank, and for the first time ever at camp, human foosball will be played. Come join us!
    Connect Christian Camp & Retreat Center
    7007 E 117th Ave. Crown Point IN 46307
    Connect Christian Camp & Retreat Center 219.663.2530
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana May 25- May 27.

    Memorial Day Events in Northwest Indiana
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    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off- May 26
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Watch The Cedar Lake Yacht Club Sailboat Races- May 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Family Fun Day- May 26
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    GARY

    DJ Darknite at Majestic Star Casino- May 26
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    White Party on the Pier- May 27
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    HAMMOND

    Wildflower Walks- May 25
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    Go Outdoors & Hometown Heroes Event at Cabela's- May 26 & 27
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Pinhook Bog Open House- May 26
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    Swale Music Fest- May 26
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    VALPARAISO

    Family Fishing Days at Gabis Arboretum- May 26
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Elzinga, Farmstand, Greenhouse, Memorial Day Sale, Flowers, Dyer, Schererville
    - Remembering those we lost serving our country on Memorial Day, Elzinga offers 10% off all day Saturday May 26 and Monday, May 28 to military veterans and current servicemen. We have beautiful geraniums to honor your lost loved ones, patriotic planters to celebrate the day and 10% off for our military. We’re open Monday, May 28, 2018, 8:30a – 6:00p. Business hours: Monday thru Saturday 8:30a – 6:00p, Wednesdays til 7:00p. 1587 Joliet Street (Rt 30) Dyer, IN 46311. 219-865-1181.
    Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, market, farmers market, munster, shop local, fresh produce, vendors
    - Fresh, weekly, local fun!
    Centennial Park
    900 N. Centennial Drive Munster IN 46321
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Flea market, antiques, collectibles
    - Barn & Field Flea Market
    Open every Sunday at 8 a.m.

    We are a family owned flea market located in Cedar Lake Indiana. There is a big red barn with two floors of merchandise, barnside sheds, and outdoor vendors. Free parking & free admission.

    Items for sale:
    Antiques, collectibles, furniture, old coins, jewerly, trunks, albums, clocks, iron wheels, electronics, old toys, pictures, kitchen decor, kids toys, appliances, and much much more......

    Located at 151st and and Parrish Ave.
    Our address is 15049 Parrish Cedar Lake Indiana 46303
    Phone: 1-219-696-7368
    Barn & Field Flea Market
    15049 Parrish Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Patti Toomey 219.696.7368
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, Sailboat, Races, Cedar Lake, Lemon Lake, Cedar Lake Yacht Club
    - Enjoy the morning summer sun! Come out to Cedar Lake and watch the sailboat races every Sunday at 10a!
    Cedar Lake Yacht Club
    5700 Cedar Street Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Cedar Lake Yacht Club 12193749812
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, St Jude Children Research Hospital, childhood cancer
    - For one day only - Sunday, May 27th - Five Guys in Munster, Schererville and Portage will be holding a fundraiser for St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Five Guys will donating 20% of fundraiser sales and an additional $1 for every milkshake to St Jude. Please notify cashier of St Jude fundraiser prior to ordering on at Munster, Schererville & Portage locations. TOGETHER WE CAN END CHILDHOOD CANCER.
    FIVE GUYS
    1575 US HWY 41 SCHEREVILLE IN 46375
    Yvonne Poselmans (St Jude Volunteer) ypostelman@gmail.com
  • | 1:00pm - | Local Events, things to do, nwi things to do, flowers, spring
    - Visit the park to plant and 'adopt' a Deep River sunflower every Sunday in May at 1 pm for FREE. The flowers will be planted by YOU, and throughout the summer you can come back and visit your special flower. Watch it grow... you might be surprised how quickly it becomes taller than you!
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 1:00pm | Local Events
    - Visit the park to plant and 'adopt' a Deep River sunflower every Sunday in May at 1 pm for FREE. The flowers will be planted by YOU, and throughout the summer you can come back and visit your special flower. Watch it grow... you might be surprised how quickly it becomes taller than you!

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:00pm - | Local Events, White Party, Majestic Casino, Pier, Live Entertainment, DJ, Gary
    - WHITE PARTY ON THE PIER

    with DJ Mike Flexx

    Sunday, May 27

    $10 Cover Charge from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

    $15 Cover Charge from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    $10 for Casino Employees (must present Casino Badge)

    DJ Mike Flexx will be spinning the best House / Steppin’ Music from the 80’s and 90’s.
    Majestic Star Casino
    1 Buffington Harbor Drive Gary IN 46403
    Majestic Star Casino 888.225.8259
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN
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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    LAPORTE COUNTY


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


    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675
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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
    click for details

    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
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    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
    click for details

    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
    click for details

    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY:

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


    VALPARAISO:

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


    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
    click for details


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






     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, airsoft, games, entertainment, adults, family, kids, fun, NWI
    - PAINTBALL:

    BLAST CAMP PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT
    563 West 600 North
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 759-7733
    support@blastcamp.com
    Open All Year
    Chicagoland's longest running and most unique Paintball & Airsoft field. Over our 25 years in business we've entertained thousands of players from around the country. Blastcamp is a historic national landmark that served as a Nike missile defense base during the Cold War that has now been turned into a one of a kind paintball field.
    click for details

    SHERWOOD PAINTBALL INC.
    3497 North US HWY 35
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-8060
    info@sherwoodpaintball.com
    Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm
    Sherwood Paintball Inc. is one of Indiana's oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood's fields the best around.
    click for details


    LASER TAG:

    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN.
    Your adventure begins in a custom designed 4,000 square foot arena, with black lights, and other special effects. Using state of the art equipment, we guarantee you an experience your children will be talking about for days!
    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

    TEAM COMBAT
    8183 Grand Blvd.
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 895-1221
    Your Fully Immersive Tactical Laser Tag Experience for Adults, Teens and 8-12 Year Olds. Sessions start every hour. Reservations recommended.
    click for details

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


    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, NWI, Shows, Night Out, Theatre at the Center, Munster
    - Performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances (call the Theatre regarding select night performances).

    Spring welcomes Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018), one of the most popular and beloved of musical revues. “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

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

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Cabela's, Memorial Weekend, Sales, Hammond
    Cabela's
    7700 Cabela Drive Hammond IN 46324
    Cabela's 219.845.9040
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana May 25- May 27.

    Memorial Day Events in Northwest Indiana
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    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off- May 26
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Watch The Cedar Lake Yacht Club Sailboat Races- May 27
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    CROWN POINT

    Family Fun Day- May 26
    click for details

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    GARY

    DJ Darknite at Majestic Star Casino- May 26
    click for details

    White Party on the Pier- May 27
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    HAMMOND

    Wildflower Walks- May 25
    click for details

    Go Outdoors & Hometown Heroes Event at Cabela's- May 26 & 27
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Pinhook Bog Open House- May 26
    click for details

    Swale Music Fest- May 26
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    VALPARAISO

    Family Fishing Days at Gabis Arboretum- May 26
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    LAWN MAINTENANCE CREW MEMBER
    All Seasons Landscaping and Lawn care, Inc., Valparaiso

    Lawn maintenance crew member will be responsible for maintaining lawns for various accounts throughout Lake and Porter County. Maintenance includes and not limited to cutting grass, trimming, blowing grass off grounds, etc. Some landscaping is required as needed which could include planting shrubs, brick and edging installation, mulching, etc. We are a year round full service Lawn Care business and provide snow plowing in winter months. All Seasons has been in business for over 27 years.

    Experience preferred and driver’s license required. Email Nick at malouhos68@comcast.net.

    (Posted: May 22, 2018)
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    DRIVER/WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE
    Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Merrillville

    Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is seeking a full-time driver to support hunger relief operations across Lake and Porter counties. Position will be responsible for retrieving local donations, loading/offloading company vehicles as required, preparing and making deliveries, and other warehouse operations duties as assigned.

    Qualified candidates should possess a valid CDL Class C license or higher, with no moving violations.

    This is a full-time opportunity; $12/hour. To apply, email resume and cover letter to jobs@foodbanknwi.org. For a full job description, foodbanknwi.org/careers.

    (Posted: May 22, 2018)
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    MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER
    Discovery Charter School, Porter

    Discovery Charter School, located in Porter, is a K-8 elementary school serving 500 plus students. Going into its 9th year, Discovery has established itself as one of the highest performing charter schools in the State of Indiana. As the Middle School Science teacher you will:
    - teach 2 sections of 6th grade daily
    - teach 2 sections of 7th grade daily
    - teach 1 section of 8th grade daily
    - integrate place based education into your instruction

    Job Requirements:
    The ideal candidate will:
    - Be a creative, enthusiastic, and have a passion for helping students reach their personal best
    - Demonstrate content knowledge through lesson planning and engaging instruction
    - Develop positive and productive relationships with students, colleagues and families

    Interested applicants should email Mr. Ernesto F. Martinez at emartinez@discoverycharter.org and
    include resume, cover letter, license, and recommendations.

    (Posted: May 22, 2018)
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    MAINTENANCE 1
    Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc., Valparaiso

    Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. is an EOE. This is a 32/per week position consisting of two shifts 2:30p – 10:30p and two 10:30p – 6:30a, on a rotating schedule. An independent and assisted living community for seniors, our residents are our number one priority whom we serve. Applicants must be team oriented and self-motivated; require minimal supervision and possess a dedication to quality. Minimum of high school diploma required. Salary commensurate with experience. If you have a mission heart and enjoy celebrating life each day, this is the position you have been looking for! This position includes a great benefit package including health, dental, vision, PTO, and short and long term disability. To download and application, click for details

    (Posted: May 21, 2018)
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    LANDSCAPE SALES AND PRODUCTION MANAGER
    C & T Lawn and Landscape, Lynwood, IL

    C&T Lawn and Landscape; serving Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland since 1993, seeks a full time Landscape Sales and Production Manager. Estimate, propose, sell, and oversee installation crews for residential and small commercial landscapes. Projects include pavers and retaining walls, plantings, maintenance, and snow. Requirements include a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, a fast learner, and able to handle flexible hours. We offer competitive wage plus commission and benefit package. Please submit resume to tim@CTlawn.net or fax to 219-881-8806.

    (Posted: May 21, 2018)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

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

    For more information about our school, click for details

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

    (Posted: May 21, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

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

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

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

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

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

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

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

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    ELEMENTARY TEACHER
    Discovery Charter School, Porter

    Job Description:
    Discovery Charter School, located in Porter, is a K-8 school serving 500+ students from Northwest Indiana. Going into our 9th year, Discovery has established itself as one of the top performing charter schools in the State of Indiana.As an Elementary Teacher you will:
    - Create a positive learning environment for all students
    - Collaborate with grade level team to create engaging and authentic learning experiences for your students
    - Integrate place-based education into your instruction

    Job Requirements:
    The ideal candidate will:
    - Be creative, enthusiastic, and have a passion for helping students reach their personal best
    - Demonstrate content knowledge through lesson planning and engaging instruction
    - Develop positive and productive relationships with students, colleagues, and families
    - Demonstrate strong instructional skills and classroom management

    Job Qualifications:
    - A current Indiana Teacher’s License
    - Pass a background check

    Application Instructions: Interested applicants should email Mr. Ernesto F. Martinez at emartinez@discoverycharter.org with their resume, cover letter, license, and recommendations.

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    JOB FAIR
    Wicker Park Social Center, Highland

    R&R Sports Bar & Grill will be holding a job fair on May 30 from 10a-1p. For more information, click for details

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    AUTO BODY REPAIR
    Schepel Buick GMC, Merrillville

    Schepel Buick GMC is seeking an experienced body man for their Auto Body Shop in Merrillville, IN. Applicants can stop by the shop located at 3209 W. Lincoln Hwy (Rte 30) for an application, or send resume to 219-755-0346.

    (Posted: May 18, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    State Line Pizza- 183 Matteson, Dyer

    Counter/hostess:
    Take orders, seat customers. Must be friendly, reliable and have good customer service skills. Apply within.

    Server:
    Looking for a friendly, reliable server. Liquor license required if over 21. Must have a great attitude and love interacting with customers. Apply within.

    Delivery Driver:
    Deliver pizzas. Must have your own transportation and insurance. Clean driving record is important. Part time. Apply within.

    Cook:
    Pizza maker and cook. No experience necessary, but helpful. Must be reliable and hardworking. Good attitude important in our laid back environment. Apply within.

    Assistant Manager:
    Reliable, and responsible person to help with the daily management of the restaurant. Open and closing duties. Must be able to manage a small staff. Full time. Apply within.

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    FLOATING MSR 1 (TELLER)
    Members Source Credit Union, Northwest Indiana

    This position is expected to work every Saturday and float between offices once fully trained. Please forward resume to ContactUs@ms-cu.com if interested.

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    DISHWASHER
    Meals on Wheels, Merrillville

    Hours Monday – Friday 8:00 to 4:00 Maintain the availability of sanitized dishes and kitchen equipment, maintain cleanliness of building and grounds, work with inventory. To apply, e-mail resume to beth@mownwi.org.

    (Posted: May 17, 2018)
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    PART-TIME DRIVER
    Meals on Wheels, Merrillville

    Pack and deliver meals, provide well-check and interact compassionately with clients on assigned route. Maintain your personal vehicle’s cleanliness; maintain your vehicle in ready-to-use condition. To apply, e-mail resume to beth@mownwi.org.

    (Posted: May 17, 2018)
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    HIRING EVENT
    Bed Bath & Beyond
    Schererville, Merrillville, Valparaiso

    Wednesday, May 23, 2p-7p. Hiring for Sales Associates, Cashiers, Selling Specialists, and Registry Consultants. Immediate On-Site Interviews!

    For more information, click for details

    Schererville: 124 US Highway 41, Schererville, IN
    Merrillville: 2520 E 79th Ave, Merrillville, IN
    Valparaiso: 91 Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso, IN

    (Posted: May 12, 2018)
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    BRANCH CLERK
    Lake County Public Library, Griffith-Calumet Township Branch, Highland Branch, or Munster Branch (3 positions available)

    For complete job description, click for details
    Mail completed applications and resumes to: Human Resources, Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please, no emails or telephone calls.

    (Posted: May 10, 2018)
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    JANITOR
    Lake County Public Library, Lake Station-New Chicago Branch

    For complete job description, click for details
    Mail completed applications and resumes to: Human Resources, Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please, no emails or telephone calls.

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    Lake County Public Library, Dyer-Schererville Branch

    For complete job description, click for details
    Mail completed applications and resumes to: Human Resources, Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410. Please, no emails or telephone calls.

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Allstate, Munster

    Full-time customer service position opening for a long-standing insurance agency in Munster. Duties include making customer policy changes, processing payments, making phone calls and general office duties. Good communication skills and problems solving abilities required. Property and casualty license preferred but not initially required. Please send resume to: marymoynihan@allstate.com.

    (Posted: May 8, 2018)
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    QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN- 2ND SHIFT
    Calumet Carton, 16920 State Street, South Holland, IL

    The 2nd Shift Quality Assurance Technician supports the day-to-day activities on the production floor insuring that all internal/external requirements of the product are met. Reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. Basic knowledge of lab testing; score bend, open force, rub test, COF, edge caliper, gloss reading preferred. For a complete job description, list of requirements, and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: May 7, 2018)
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    PALLET STATION OPERATOR- 1ST & 2ND SHIFT
    Calumet Carton, 16920 State Street, South Holland, IL

    Calumet Carton is seeking two Pallet Station Operators - 1st and 2nd shift (also known as Carousel Feeder Catchers) in South Holland to support our manufacturing operations. The Pallet Station Operator is responsible for the palletizing of finished goods, finished goods paperwork generation, performing minor maintenance functions, keeping the work area clean and organized, and work as assigned. This is a very physical and fast-paced position which requires quick-thinking and frequent heavy lifting of 40 pound cases. For a complete job description, list of requirements, and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: May 7, 2018)
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    REAL ESTATE AGENTS
    EXIT Strategy Realty, Northwest Indiana

    Busy office needs more Real Estate Agents. Must be ready to be very busy!
    EXIT Strategy Realty, EXIT's Top Producing Office in the Nation, is looking for Brokers who want to be trained for success. Extremely liberal pay with all the Bells & Whistles you need to work effectively, too.
    The right candidate:
    * Must be licensed or willing to be licensed;
    * Must be hard working;
    * Want to work at home AND the office;
    * Help others find the best of homes;
    * Help renters find safe and affordable housing;
    * Must like NO DESK FEES and NO FLOOR TIME.
    Ideal Candidates would possess the following traits:
    * A passion for Real Estate;
    * A large circle of contacts;
    * Highly energized;
    * Self Starter and Self Finisher;
    * Handy with new technology;
    * And most of all, Entrepreneurial Minded.
    If you can, stop and CALL 317-863-9481. The time will never be "just right" unless you're out of inventory which makes now the perfect time.

    (Posted: May 7, 2018)
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    TEAM MEMBER
    Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL

    The Lansing Public Library is looking for an outgoing new member for our library team with fresh ideas and unlimited enthusiasm. Hours: 12-18 hours/week including evenings and weekends. Wage: $13.11-$15.00 (DOQ). Those interested in the position must send in a cover letter and resume to emily@lansingpl.org. Applicants that do not include the cover letter, resume, and availability will not be considered for the position. No phone calls, please.

    For availability form, click for details
    For more information, click for details

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    LEASING CONSULTANT
    Praire Point Apartments, Merrillville

    Weiss Entities is seeking a full-time LEASING CONSULTANT for our Luxury Apartment Community at Prairie Point in Merrillville IN. The LEASING CONSULTANT is the community’s sales representative whose primary duties are to greet clients, to present professionally the features and benefits of their assigned community and properly secure lease agreements from qualified persons. A LEASING CONSULTANT is very service oriented and strives to make current residents feel welcome and comfortable in their community. The LEASING CONSULTANT will contact a person of authority should any situation warrant an action of decision not included in his or her duties and responsibilities.

    DRIVING/TRAVELING REQUIREMENTS:
    * Occasionally need to utilize personal transportation to inspect apartment community and surrounding neighborhood, attend training and leasing seminars.
    * In some cases, the leasing consultants will need to operate a property golf cart to show residences to potential customers.
    * Must have valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
    * Must be able to work weekends

    Ability to work in a FAST pace environment. Please email or fax resume and salary history to (219) 736-8670. No walk-ins or phone calls please. Please read all of the requirements before submitting your resume.

    (Posted: May 7, 2018)
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    IN-STORE HELP
    Edible Arrangements, Schererville

    Edible Arrangements in Schererville is taking applications for in-store help. In-store helps with customer service and food preparation for 20-25 hours a week, including 1 weekend shift, plus mandatory days on our busy holidays. If you are flexible, a team player and enjoy helping others, consider applying today! We work hard but have a lot of fun as well! You can either fax your resume to 219-864-4159 or stop in the store at 300 W. Lincoln Hwy (Lincoln Ridge Plaza) to fill out an application! We would love to meet you!

    (Posted: May 6, 2018)
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    DELIVERY DRIVER
    Edible Arrangements, Schererville

    Edible Arrangements in Schererville is taking applications for a delivery driver. A delivery driver must be 21 or older, have a valid drivers license with no offenses on their record, and be available 3-4 days a week, which would include weekends. If you are flexible, a team player and enjoy helping others, consider applying today! We work hard but have a lot of fun as well! You can either fax your resume to 219-864-4159 or stop in the store at 300 W. Lincoln Hwy (Lincoln Ridge Plaza) to fill out an application! We would love to meet you!

    (Posted: May 6, 2018)
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    FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIANS
    Staff Source, South Chicago

    Our long established and reputable South Chicago based client company has asked us to assist them in finding Field Service Technicians to join their team.

    -Must have Electrical/Mechanical maintenance experience
    -Knowledge in A/C motor repair and 3 phase electric motor repair
    -Crane repair experience preferred
    -Must be able to read diagrams, follow operations manuals, manufacturing instructions, and engineering specifications
    -Maintain accurate records
    -Must have reliable transportation
    -Local and distance travel expected (transportation and/or vehicle provided by the company)
    -Room and board provided for overnight stays
    -Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen
    -Steel toe shoes/boots required

    Temp to hire opportunities. To apply online, click for details or call Cris at 219-989-9675.

    (Posted: May 4, 2018)
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    BILLING SPECIALIST-LEVEL 1
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Billing Specialist is responsible for the verification of client eligibility and benefits, collection and posting of patient and insurance company payments, and follow up for outstanding payments. Bills insurance companies, other payers, and clients for all clinic based mental health services provided. Audits charts, billing sheets, obtains authorizations and performs other work associated with the billing and administrative processes. Must be familiar with importing and exporting data between database system and Excel to generate, manipulate, and format reports. Previous Medical Billing experience required. Please send resume to employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: May 4, 2018)
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    ADULT DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    The Adult Development Instructor (ADI) is responsible for providing direct services to individuals diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities who attend the Adult Day Services Program. This individual is responsible for leading activity groups with an emphasis on teaching vocational, daily living, academic, communication, and social/leisure skills while assisting with behavioral and medical issues. Experience working with individuals with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities is preferred. The ADI position requires a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED, at least eighteen (18) years of age, valid driver’s license and auto insurance, and ability to work Monday through Friday from 8:30-3:30pm. Please send resume to employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: May 4, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Enzo's Beef, Chicago Heights, IL

    We’re hiring all shifts! Come apply today! 1710 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, Illinois.

    (Posted: May 2, 2018)
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    FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
    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 a Financial Assistant. Qualified applicants can submit resumes and portfolios via email to Christi Strom at fa@palkoservices.com.

    For more information, click for details

    (Posted: May 2, 2018)
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    MANAGER
    El Salto Express, Schererville

    To apply, click for details

    (Posted: May 2, 2018)
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    KITCHEN STAFF
    El Salto Express, Schererville

    To apply, click for details

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    CASHIER
    El Salto Express, Schererville

    To apply, click for details

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    MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA COMPOSITION TEACHER
    Discovery Charter School, Porter

    Discovery Charter School, located in Porter, is a K-8 school serving 500+ students from Northwest Indiana. Going into our 9th year, Discovery has established itself as one of the top performing charter schools in the State of Indiana.

    Job Responsibilities:
     Use differentiated strategies of instruction
     Collaborate with a team of middle school teachers
     Carry out Discovery Charter School’s mission with an emphasis on place-based
    education
     Integrate other content areas into composition class

    Job Qualifications:
     Valid Indiana teaching license with middle school certification (grades 6-8)
     Must demonstrate understanding of subject area and commitment to professional
    growth

    Application Instructions: Interested applicants should email Mr. Ernesto F. Martinez, emartinez@discoverycharter.org, with their resume, cover letter, license, and recommendations.

    (Posted: May 2, 2018)
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    SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
    Tri-Creek Transportation, Lowell

    $20.97 / hour, Part-time. Tri-Creek School Corporation is looking for bus drivers! Flexible schedule! Great salary! Free CDL training! Do you know anyone who is looking for a job? Let us know! Apply at 19270 Cline Ave., Lowell, IN 46356.

    (Posted: May 1, 2018)
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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

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

    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.
     
           
  • | Local Events, J's Breakfast Club, Gary, Anniversary, Live Entertainment
    - Time flies when you're having fun feeding the folks of Northwest Indiana and beyond. J's Breakfast Club, in Gary, Indiana, will mark it's 1-year anniversary at its Broadway location on June 1st. Prior to marking this milestone, festivities will abound.

    On Saturday, May 26th, the public is invited to a "Brunch & Bling" from 10am - 12 noon. Music will be provided by DJ Darknite, and Qiana Lewis will be the featured small business with offerings from Traci Lynn Jewelry. There will be featured food specials and networking opportunities.

    On Sunday, May 27th, J's Breakfast Club will team up with Carl Rayford, the host of 88.7 WGVE-FM's "Back in the Day Block Party" Show, to host a live podcast from 2pm - 4pm. The public is invited to enjoy succulent soul food entrees and participate in an engaging discussion on family values, old school music and more.

    "J's Breakfast Club offers a loving, family-oriented vibe," says owner Joslyn Kelly. "We plan events that are designed to bring people together for a good time and some great food. Not only Gary, but the whole region needs this!"

    J's will be closed on Memorial Day and the three days that follow for deep cleaning and maintenance. The restaurant will re-open Friday, June 1st, just in time for its one-year anniversary at 3669 Broadway in Gary.

    "It's hard to believe that we have been open since 2015 and have been at this location for a year already," said Kelly. "The love we have been shown by this community is overwhelming. It makes us work even harder to deliver the best customer experience any where in the country."

    Festivities for the anniversary weekend include Celebrity Day, Small Business Saturday tributes, raffles, live entertainment and other special surprises. For more information about J's Breakfast Club, call 219-455-6959 or click for details.
    J's Breakfast Club
    3669 Broadway Gary IN 46409
    J's Breakfast Club 219.455.6959
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Monday, May 28th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, memorial day, highland, main square park
    Main Square Park
    3001 Ridge Rd Highland IN 46322
    Highland Council of Community Events Secretary, Dawn Wolak 219.923.0514 booknutt0910@sbcglobal.net
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, Blessings of the Waters, East Chicago Marina, East Chicago, Memorial Day
    - Join Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Port Authority for their Memorial Day celebration, Blessing of the Waters.
    East Chicago Marina
    3301 Aldis Avenue East Chicago IN 46312
    ECTV News 219.391.8206 echgoevents@gmail.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:30am | Local Events, Memorial Day, Memory Lane, Schererville, Crown Point
    - Memorial Day Service honoring veterans past and present.
    Memory Lane Funeral Home And Memorial Park
    6305 W Lincoln Hwy. Crown Point IN 46307
    Memory Lane Funeral Home And Memorial Park 219.322.2050
  • | 10:30am - | Local Events, Memorial Day, Parade, Ceremony, Crown Point
    - Join the City of Crown Point and the American Legion as they host a Memorial Day Parade on May 28th at 10:30am, departing from the Municipal Lot on Joliet St. and proceeding to Main St., ending at the Maplewood Cemetery for a Ceremony at 11am honoring all those who have sacrificed for our freedom.
    Maplewood Cemetery
    555 S Indiana Ave Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Lunch, Networking
    - Each Monday at lunchtime! Expand your horizons with us at greenCOW Coworking as we watch movies, short films, TED Talks, and documentaries that push us to challenge our ideas and become better people. Bring your own lunch and feel free to share.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 2:30pm - | Local Events, memorial day, holiday, things to do, nwi, nwi things to do
    - Recognize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. All are invited to attend May 28th at 2:30pm at Stoney Run Park. Presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee and Hosted by the Lake County Parks.
    Stoney Run County Park
    9230 E. 142nd Avenue Hebron IN 46341
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:10pm - | Local Events, Baseball, Gary RailCats, Gary, Relay For Life
    - Come join Ramos' Rockstars on Memorial Day to support Gary Railcats and Relay For Life of South Lake County. This an amazing opportunity. Relay gets a 40% donation on every ticket sold. Tickets are $10 per person. Please message Emily Johns-Ramos for tickets! To message Emily, click for details

    Gary SouthShore RailCats
    1 Stadium Plaza Gary IN 46402
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Monday, Walk Group, Wicker Park, Highland
    - Join us for walk group every Monday night at 6:00 PM. We meet by the volleyball courts. One loop around Wicker Park is 2.2 miles on a paved bike trail. If you prefer, there is also a smaller inner loop that is approximately .6 miles. Leashed furry friends & strollers are welcome.

    Group Leader is: Lisa Moreno Caccavale
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Calumet Region Striders pr@calstrider.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
    click for details


    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, and Wedding Receptions.
    click for details


    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
    click for details


    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
    click for details


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
    click for details


    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    24 lanes with automatic scoring. Billiards, darts, arcade. Party room available.
    click for details


    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
    click for details


    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
    click for details


    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
    click for details


    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
    click for details


    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
    click for details


    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    click for details


    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


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


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


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

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

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

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

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

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

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

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

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

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

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

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
    click for details

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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
    click for details

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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
    click for details

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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Dyer, Patti's All American, Toddlers, Gym, Summer
    - June 5-7: Mad Lab– Sign up your little Einstein for 3 days of biology, chemistry, and science experiments. Each day will include 30-minutes of gymnastics too! $75 nonmembers $60 members.

    June 19-21: “Where The Wild Things Are” – Bring your favorite stuffed pet as your zoologist discovers the habitat of furry creatures. Each day will include 30-minutes of gymnastics too! $75 nonmembers $60 members.

    July 10-12: All-American Road Trip – Calling all fishes ages 4-6 for 3-days of water exploration. Each day will include 30-minutes of gymnastics too! $75 nonmembers $60 members.

    July 17-19: Under the Sea- open swim included – Pack your bags as we travel the 50 states in 3 days. Each day will include 30-minutes of gymnastics too! $75 nonmembers $60 members.
    Patti's All American
    1530 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Patti's All American 219.865.2274
  • | Local Events, Memorial Day, Holiday, Northwest Indiana, Memorial Day Ceremonies
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    CHESTERTON

    Memorial Day Movie Heroes On Deck- May 28
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    CROWN POINT

    2018 Candlelight Vigil for Law Enforcement in Lake County- May 26
    click for details

    Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony- May 28
    click for details

    Memorial Day Service- May 28
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Blessings of the Water- May 28
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Annual Police Memorial- May 23
    click for details

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    HEBRON

    Memorial Day Service- May 28
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    HIGHLAND

    Memorial Ceremony- May 28
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Wine & Wreath, Memorial Day Ed.- May 25
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Memorial Day Picnic Favorites- May 22
    click for details

    OSH Memorial Veteran Ride- May 26
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    3rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Event!- May 26
    click for details

    Memorial Day 2018 | Special Hours- May 28
    click for details
     
           
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Summer Camp, BellaBoo's, Lake County, Summer, Lake Station
    - Camp Bellaboo is now enrolling and there's still time to lock in your early bird discount!

    Sign up by Monday, May 14th and your registration fee will be WAIVED for every camper. Save even more by signing up for FULL CAMP 16 full days of camp fun (a nearly $800 value) for only $500! And even less for siblings!

    Summer Camp starts June 19th. Full Day and 1/2 Day options are available. Click the banner above to register, and learn more! Have more questions? Give us a call at 219-963-2070, we're happy to help you out!
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado Street Lake Station IN 46405
    Bellaboo's 219.963.2070
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 1- June 3.

    COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's FREE Fishing Derby- June 2
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    DYER

    Soccer Fun Day- June 2
    click for details

    Kid's Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 2
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    GARY

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone- June 2
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    HAMMOND

    Live In The Ville- June 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Love and Theft at the Room- June 1
    click for details

    Family Camp Out at Wicker Park- June 1
    click for details

    The Orange Whips at R-Bar!- June 2
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    HOBART

    Deep River Grinders vs Vermillion Voles- June 3
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    LA PORTE

    Kid's Night Out- June 1
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes- June 2
    click for details

    Reptile Romp at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 3
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    PORTAGE

    Mommy & Me - Cupcakes and Canvas- June 2
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    PORTER

    Bailly / Chellberg History Hike- June 3
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
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    VALPARAISO

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 2
    click for details

    Take a Kid Fishing- June 2
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Elzinga, Farmstand, Greenhouse, Memorial Day Sale, Flowers, Dyer, Schererville
    - Remembering those we lost serving our country on Memorial Day, Elzinga offers 10% off all day Saturday May 26 and Monday, May 28 to military veterans and current servicemen. We have beautiful geraniums to honor your lost loved ones, patriotic planters to celebrate the day and 10% off for our military. We’re open Monday, May 28, 2018, 8:30a – 6:00p. Business hours: Monday thru Saturday 8:30a – 6:00p, Wednesdays til 7:00p. 1587 Joliet Street (Rt 30) Dyer, IN 46311. 219-865-1181.
    Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, summer, camps, things to do, kids activities, nwi things to do, nwi
     
           
    Munster Parks & Recreation 219.836.7275 parkoffice@munster.org
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, hike, butterflies, dragonflies, gibson woods, hammond
    - Gibson Woods is home to 23 documented species of dragonflies, as well as many butterflies. This year’s hikes will include a focus on butterflies as we walk each Tuesday from May 29-September 25 at 9:30am to find out who is flitting about. This adult program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 3:45pm - 5:15pm | Kids, golf, youth, The First Tee, Hammond, Lost Marsh, Kids, events, fun, par, player
    - May 29th - June 1st
    Tuesday to Friday
    PLAYer/PLAYer+ - 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
    (PLAYer/PLAYer+ Ages 6-13 y/o)


     
           
    The First Tee of Lake County 219.228.2528 info@thefirstteelakecounty.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - If you are interested in volunteering for our Summer Reading Program from June 1st-July 31st, you must attend one of our volunteer meetings at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Library Events
    - Teens interested in being a volunteer this summer are required to attend one of our volunteer training sessions. All volunteers must fill out an application and waiver form.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 6:30pm - 7:45pm | Local Events, Line dancing, exercise, social, Dancing, meetng
    - Ongoing Line dance classes
    Every Tuesday
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 US-30, Schererville, IN 46375
    Line dancing to all genres of music
    "We are not just country line dancing"
    $7 a class or $35 for 6 weeks

    Intermediate classes starting at 7:50 pm
    Kickinitwithlinda.com
    Info: Linda Scott 219-682-6548
    Immanuel Presbyterian Church
    140 W US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
    Linda Scott 219.682.6548 lscott0688@hotmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
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    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
    click for details


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


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


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


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


    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County getting to the Kemil Road Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or walk down to Lake View Picnic area to have a picnic or use the restroom. No lifeguards.
    click for details


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


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


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


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


    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    WSB beach front parking and concession now has a patio with table side dining serving beer, wine, and food. Located in Miller, Indian on Lake Michigan, just a short drive from Chicago, Michigan City, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Enjoy a day on the beach with family and friends. Don't forget to indulge in the season must have, our Wells Street Burger!
    click for details


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


     
           
  • - Please verify dates of times of events with event organizers. Occasionally, organizers change event dates and times or cancel events but we do not receive notification.
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

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


    PORTER
    *** Seven Peaks Waterpark is currently closed and there is no time frame as to when it will open. We will remove this message when we know it is open. ***
    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 728-1658 or 801-377-4386
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Park, Entertainment, Free, Fun, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - DYER

    Movie in the Park- Ferdinand: June 6
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    EAST CHICAGO

    Movie Night- May 24
    click for details

    Movie Night- June 21
    click for details

    Movie Night- July 26
    click for details

    Movie Night- August 23
    click for details

    Movie Night- September 27
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    HIGHLAND

    Movie in the Park- Despicable Me 3: JUNE 8
    click for details

    Movie in the Park - The Emoji Movie: JULY 13
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    HOBART

    2018 Movie Line Up- Festival Park
    Movies start at dusk
    click for details

    5/31/18- UP
    6/7/18- Wonder
    6/14/18- Beauty and the Beast Sing a Long
    6/21/18- Grease
    6/28/18- Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle
    6/29/18- The Little Mermaid
    7/12/18- Star Wars : The Last Jedi
    7/19/18- Cars 3
    7/26/18- A League of Their Own
    8/2/18- Despicable Me
    8/3/18- Free Willy
    8/9/18- Emoji Movie

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    MUNSTER

    Movie in the Park- Justice League: June 11
    click for details

    Movie in the Park- Lion King: July 23
    click for details

    Movie in the Park- CoCo: August 6
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    PORTAGE

    Movie in the Park at Founder Square- JUNE 14, JULY 12, AUGUST 9
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park: JUNE 1
    click for details

    Hocus Pocus Movie Party in the Park: JULY 13
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    VALPARAISO

    Summer Outdoor Movies
    Central Park Plaza
    click for details

    2018 Schedule:
    June 12th – Despicable Me 3
    June 19th – Lion King
    June 26th – The LEGO Ninjago Movie
    July 10th –Jumanji
    July 17th – Coco

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    WINFIELD

    The Sandlot- AUGUST 11
    click for details



     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    LAPORTE COUNTY

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


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


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


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


    PORTER COUNTY

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


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


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


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

    YEAR-ROUND

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

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
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    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
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  • - Looking for a sophisticated atmosphere and world class sushi? Look no further, located above Prime Steakhouse on the Crown Point Square, Umi Sushi boasts the best sushi in the region.
    Umi Sushi & Lounge
    109 W. Joliet Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Umi Sushi & Lounge 219.262.7652
  • | Local Events, Summer Camp, Lowell, Evergreen Park, Summer events, Things to do
    - A traditional summer day camp program for school aged youth. Enjoy games, crafts,
    special events and summer fun. Daily snacks and drinks are provided.

    Ages: 5-12
    Dates: June 19th - July 19th
    Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Time: 9am-12pm
    Place: Evergreen Park
    Fee: $ 100 res/ $105 non-res
    Enrollment: 30 min/ 48 max
    Registration Begins: May 1st at the Parks Office, 17105 Cline Ave., Lowell.
    Evergreen Park
    1318-1370 E Commercial Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Lowell Parks Department 219.696.1570
  • | Local Events, Festival of the Lakes, Hammond, Carnival, Festival, Rides, Games, Summer
    - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 15th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online beginning at 10:00 am today. To purchase online, click for details.
    Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 18-22 from open until close. Turn in your pass or online bar code paperwork at the Modern Midways office on the Festival grounds at Wolf Lake Memorial Park beginning Wednesday, July 18 at 5 p.m. and you will receive a wristband that must be worn for the entirety of the Festival. Once a Mega Pass is purchased, there will be no refunds or exchanges. Mega Passes will be on sale until Tuesday, July 17 at 4 p.m. at the Hammond Civic Center or online.
    For more information, call 219.853.6378.
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park
    2938 S Calumet Ave Hammond IN 46320
    Hammond Civic Center 219.853.6378
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Dyer, Summer Camp, Summer, Kids
    - 2018 Dyer Summer Camps

    Toddler Time 6/13 - 7/18 (Off 7/4)
    Parents or caregivers, join us during this hands-on camp that was created especially for children ages 18 months - 3 yrs. old. You and your child will join other families as they are introduced to interactive stories, nature, new friends, music, crafts and special guests. Special guests will include the Dyer Police Dept., Dyer Fire Dept, and Public Works Dept. During this 5 week camp, we will work on colors, numbers, basic sign language and take a special field trip to FunFlatables too.
    Ages: 18 months - 3 years old
    Day/Time: Wednesdays, 9:15 am - 10:00 am
    Location: Elmer Miller Park (behind Dyer Town Hall)
    Fee: $45.00

    Kiddy Kamp 6/11 - 7/19 (Off 7/4)
    Children ages 3-5 years old will be introduced to new friends, fun, sports, music, crafts, new games, songs and basic sign language. Hands-on activities are presented daily along with visits from the following list of special guests: The Dyer Police Dept., Dyer Fire Dept., Dyer Public Works Dept., Lake County Solid Waste Dept., Enbridge and the Tooth Fairy. We will also have a water day/s and take field trips to Stardust Bowl, Texas Roadhouse and FunFlatables. No extra fees for trips! All participants will receive a t-shirt and must be potty trained. Children must wear gym shoes and bring a fresh water bottle, with their name on it, on all camp days. The registration deadline is June 8th.
    Ages: 3 - 5 years old
    Day/Time: Mon - Thurs, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Elmer Miller Park (behind Dyer Town Hall)
    Fee: $120.00

    Outside Adventurers 6/11 - 7/19 (Off 7/4)
    Participant’s ages 6-10 yrs. old will enjoy this time as they play new games, learn camp songs, make special crafts, and enjoy water day/s and field trips to Funflatables, Texas Roadhouse and Stardust Bowl. No extra fees for trips! The Dyer Police Dept., Dyer Fire Dept., Dyer Public Works Dept., Lake County Solid Waste Dept., Enbridge and the Tooth Fairy are all part of our special guest participation days. With all of the activities planned and in order to be safe, children must wear gym shoes on camp days. Please don’t forget to send a fresh water bottle, with their name on it, on camp days. All participants will receive a t-shirt. The Olympic Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 12:45 pm. Please mark your calendars in order to attend.
    Ages: 6 - 10 years old
    Day/Time: Mon - Thurs, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Location: Elmer Miller Park (behind Dyer Town Hall)
    Fee: $138.00

    Tiny Tot Sports Camp - Thursdays, 6/14 - 7/19
    This camp is geared towards the active 3 year old (must be 3 by 6/14). During this six week summer camp, participants will be introduced to various sports including: soccer, basketball, tee ball, tennis and bowling. On the last day of camp, an obstacle course will be set up for all to enjoy. Each week, the basics of each sport will be taught in an entertaining and educational environment. Children should bring water bottles each week and participants must wear gym shoes to every class. Registration deadline is June 12th. Picture Day will be held on June 21st. Please arrive 15min prior to the start of class.
    Ages: 3 year olds
    Day/Time: Thursdays, 9:15 am – 10:00 am
    Location: Northgate Park (Field East of tennis courts)
    Fee: $60.00

    Tee 3 - Thursdays, 6/14 - 7/19
    Tee 3 is Tee Ball for 3 year olds, MUST BE 3 BY 6/14 . This program is designed to teach the basics of tee ball to 3 year old boys & girls. Games will not be played as this is strictly an instructional skill program. Skills to be covered are: stepping and throwing, catching, hitting off a tee, running the bases and more. Mitts won’t be used as we’ll play with a rag ball. Participants must wear gym shoes to every class. Registration deadline is June 12th. In order for this program to run smoothly, volunteer parent coaches are needed. Picture Day will be held on June 28th. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of tee ball.
    Ages: 3 year olds
    Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
    Location: Northgate Park (Field East of tennis courts)
    Fee: $60.00

    Soccer Buddies - Tuesdays, 6/12 – 7/17
    During this introductory soccer program, boys & girls ages 4 & 5 yrs. old will practice skill development and teamwork. Soccer skills will be practiced and improved upon using various drills and techniques. Participants should wear shin guards and bring a water bottle to each class. Participants must wear shoes to every class. Registration deadline is June 8th. Picture day will be held on Tuesday, June 19th. Please arrive 15 min. prior to the start of this program.
    Ages: 4 & 5 years old
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Location: Northgate Park (Field East of tennis courts)
    Fee: $60.00

    Tee Ball – Mondays & Wednesdays 6/11 – 7/18 (Off 7/4)
    This introductory Tee Ball program for 4 & 5 year old boys & girls will emphasize instruction and teamwork. Participants will work on catching, throwing, ground balls, & running the bases. After these basics are established, batting will be introduced in a safe, proper and encouraging manor. Once games begin, scores will not be kept and every child will run, bat or field each inning. Mitts won't be necessary as we'll play with a rag ball. Participants must wear gym shoes to every class. Registration deadline is June 8th if spots still remain. Parent coaches are needed Picture Day will be held on June 18th. Please arrive 15 min prior to the start of tee ball.
    Ages: 4 & 5 years old
    Day/Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
    Location: Northgate Park (Field East of tennis courts)
    Fee: $75.00

    Sporties for Shorties – Thursdays, 6/14 – 7/19
    During this six week program, participants will be introduced to various sports including: soccer, basketball, tee ball, tennis, and bowling. On the last day of camp, an obstacle course will be set up for all to enjoy. Knowledge of the game and sportsmanship-like play will be taught in an entertaining and educational way. Please wear gym shoes and bring a water bottle to each class. Sign your active youngster up before the June 12th registration deadline. Picture day will be held on Thursday, June 21st. Please arrive 15 min. prior to the start of this program.
    Ages: 4 & 5 years old
    Day/Time: Thursdays, 10:15 am – 11:00 am
    Location: Northgate Park (Field East of tennis courts)
    Fee: $60.00

    Preschool Drawing – Tuesdays, 6/12 – 7/3
    Young Rembrandts provides a nurturing and strong learning environment that expands Preschoolers' image vocabulary as they draw familiar images such as fish, teddy bears, rainbows and cowboys. We’ll concentrate on the skills of drawing and coloring while we develop fine motor skills, focus, listening, staying on task, patience and spatial organization.
    Ages: 4 & 5 years old
    Day/Time: Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 10:15 am
    Location: Town Hall, Room a
    Fee: $43.00
     
           
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | Local Events, Summer, Camp, Summer Camp, Basketball, Crown Point
    - Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced their dates for the Lil’ Dribblers and Youth Ages summer basketball youth sports camp for the month of June and July. All camp sessions will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for two weeks. Dates are listed below:

    June 11 to June 22, 2018

    Lil’ Dribblers (ages 4-5 years old) session is held from 10:00 am-11:00 am
    Youth Ages (6-10 years old) session is held from 11:15 am-12:15 pm.
    Basketball camp sessions are held at “Solon Robinson Park” outdoor basketball courts in Crown Point, IN.

    July 9 to July 20, 2018
    Lil’ Dribblers (ages 4-5 years old) session is held from 10:00 am-11:00 am
    Youth Ages (6-10 years old) session is held from 11:15 am-12:15 pm.

    Basketball camp sessions are held at “Sauerman Woods Park” outdoor basketball courts in Crown Point, IN.
    Individual registration fee is as follows:

    Lil’ Dribblers Ages 4-5 years old
    $36 Individual registration fee for Crown Point residents
    $45 Individual registration fee for non- residents

    Youth Ages 6-10 years old
    $48 Individual registration fee for Crown Point residents
    $60 Individual registration fee for non- residents

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VERIFY RESIDENCY, OR TO REGISTER CONTACT: Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department at (219) 661-2272 or email John Stroia: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov.
    Sauerman Woods Park
    1000 E South St Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation 219.661.2272 jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 1- June 3.

    COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's FREE Fishing Derby- June 2
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    DYER

    Soccer Fun Day- June 2
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    Kid's Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 2
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    GARY

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone- June 2
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    HAMMOND

    Live In The Ville- June 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Love and Theft at the Room- June 1
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    Family Camp Out at Wicker Park- June 1
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    The Orange Whips at R-Bar!- June 2
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    HOBART

    Deep River Grinders vs Vermillion Voles- June 3
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    LA PORTE

    Kid's Night Out- June 1
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes- June 2
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    Reptile Romp at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 3
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    PORTAGE

    Mommy & Me - Cupcakes and Canvas- June 2
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    PORTER

    Bailly / Chellberg History Hike- June 3
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
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    VALPARAISO

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 2
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    Take a Kid Fishing- June 2
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because by this time of the year, flowers are everywhere. The May Full Moon.
     
           

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

  • | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Local Events, schererville, lincoln park zoo, bus trip, things to do, northwest indiana
    - Lions, Tigers, Bears, LET’s GO!

    Calling all zoo lovers! Take a trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo and enjoy a day on the “wild” side. Cost includes round trip transportation only.

    Admission to the zoo is free.

    Date: Wednesday, May 30
    Depart Rohrman @ 8:30 AM
    Return @ 4 PM
    Fee: $14 Residents/ $16 Non-Residents

    To sign up, click for details
    Rohrman Park
    6750 Rohrman Road Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Job Fair, Gary, Lake County, Job, Hiring, Highland, Wicker Park
    Wicker Park Social Center
    2215 Ridge Road Highland IN 46322
  • | 12:30pm - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great
    company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Adult Services 219.365.5379
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Library Events
    - Teens interested in being a volunteer this summer are required to attend one of our volunteer training sessions. All volunteers must fill out an application and waiver form.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, Lyme disease, alternative health
    - May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! 💚

    Healing Arts Center would like to take this opportunity to educate the community, spread awareness of the disease, and explain more about what we have to offer Lyme patients.

    Please join us for our Lyme Awareness Night on May 30th from 5 - 8 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
    Healing Arts Center
    2307 LaPorte Avenue, Suite 10 Valparaiso IN 46383
    Jasmine Cervik 219.510.5623 jcervik@healingartsvalpo.com
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, silver buckle saloon, bingo, prizes, highland, northwest indiana
    - $3000.00? Are you kidding me? Chance to win the tonight! BAR BINGO every Wednesday! And amazing specials including $9 buckets of domestic beer!
    Silver Buckle Saloon
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd. Highland IN 46322
    Silver Buckle Saloon 219.838.5909
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events
    - If you are interested in volunteering for our Summer Reading Program from June 1st-July 31st, you must attend one of our volunteer meetings at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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


    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street, Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
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    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond
    219-852-0848
    BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained. Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.
    Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM.
    Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries.
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    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-1636
    Our award-winning theatre company began a new chapter of its history in 1997 when we purchased the Chicago Street Theatre, located at 154 West Chicago Street in Valparaiso, Indiana. The theatre underwent an extensive renovation completed February 1, 2008. The intimate 130-seat theatre now features brand new stadium seating that makes it an incredible space to enjoy live theatre.
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    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Dunes Summer Theatre and The Dunes Youth Programs, was incorporated in the State of Indiana on January 17th, 1952. Located in Michiana Shores, the theatre is nestled on a scenic 20 acre wooded site, about a half mile from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore. It seats over 270 patrons, hosts 12 cabins for summer actors and interns, and has an outside pavilion.
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    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!
    Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
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    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4035
    Northwest Indiana's award winning community theatre.
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    Gary Shakespeare Company
    3401 Broadway, Gary
    (219) 938-4565
    Free Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana.
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    Highland Parks Performing Arts Group Summer Theatre
    Performances are held at:
    Main Square Gazebo
    Fifth St. and Ridge Road
    Highland, IN 46322
    219.838.0114
    The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group puts on a summer production on the lawn at Main Square.
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    LaPorte Little Theatre Club
    218 A. St., LaPorte
    (219) 362.5113
    La Porte Little Theatre Club is family fun and friendly. We encourage everyone to take part in community theatre, whether you are on stage or part of the crew, you just can't beat live theatre for fun and excitement!
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    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
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    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting
    (219) 473-7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
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    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso
    (219) 548-9137
    Built in 1893 as a memorial to Civil War veterans, this historic landmark theatre continues a long tradition of opening its doors to local and national talent. With each season specifically selected to delight and entertain our patrons, we know even the most discerning theater enthusiast will be captivated.
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    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St, Hobart
    (219) 947-4922
    If you enjoy theatre and have not experienced it in our intimate setting you owe it to yourself to check out a show here. We Think you will love it.
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    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    The mission of Theatre at the Center, Inc. is to bring to The Center for Visual and Performing Arts disciplines of the performing arts that are at once appealing, educational, and accessible to the entire community.
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    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street, Gary
    (219) 980-6808
    Theatre Northwest at the Arts & Sciences Building houses a state-of-the-art 500-seat proscenium theater and a more intimate 100-seat Studio Theatre. Newly opened in the Fall of 2017, both facilities are located on the 2nd floor. Read more about the new theatre here.
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    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 937-8780
    Towle Theater is conveniently located 1/2 block West of Dan Rabin Plaza and less than 1 mile from the South Shore Train Line for access to public transportation.
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    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Each year, the department presents an extensive season of theatrical performances featuring students of many majors.
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    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton
    (219) 926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In August of 1998, a devastating fire consumed the old church and the organization was left homeless. After spending the better part of a year on clean up, debt settlement and reorganization, NCCA was gifted with the use of a small building at 125 N. Fourth St. in downtown Chesterton. This empty building has now been converted into the intimate, 50-seat theater, which has been a performance venue for many artists in the Northwest Indiana region.
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    Genesius Guild
    First United Methodist Church
    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (877) 724-7715
    The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors.


    Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
    6915 Grand Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 989-7316 x 1889
    The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA) is an institution of rigorous
    programs committed to artistic and academic excellence.
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    Hammond Community Theatre
    P.O. Box 394, Hammond
    (219) 852-0848
    Bringing theatre to the community!
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    Highland Theatre Company of HHS
    9135 Erie Street, Highland
    Highland Theatre Company is the student-run theatre organization of Highland High School.
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    Improductions, LLC
    773-828-9117
    A company founded to help push do-it-yourself productions in the Chicagoland area. This company is together as a place where people who produce their own theatre productions find skills and resources to help make their dreams a reality. Whether it’s team management, audio/video production, theatrical instruction, or graphic art production, we have the ability to help anyone seeking expertise and experience in putting the best production possible forward.
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    Munster Theatre Company
    8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster
    (219) 838-3200
    The fully handi-cap accessible facility features an over 1000-seat theater, a fully functional proscenium stage with counter-weight fly system, shop, four dressing rooms, make-up room, DMX 512 lighting system and digitally-tuned sound system.
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    Seedlings Theatre
    (219) 281-2829
    We are planting the arts across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We are inclusive in every sense, welcoming seasoned, first-time, and non-traditional actors, directors, designers, technicians, volunteers, and audience members to engage with the performing arts in new ways. Our productions inspire growth, engage discussion, and enrich the community.
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    Valparaiso Theatrical Company
    1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso
    (219) 309-6794
    The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances have taken them to many venues. The theater is currently looking for a place to perform on a regular basis in the Porter County area until which time we find a permanent home for our performances in Valparaiso, Indiana.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

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

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

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

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

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

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

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

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

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

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

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

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

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Parks and Gardens
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Park, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Over 20 Parks & Gardens to Visit in Northwest Indiana

    LAKE COUNTY:

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


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City
    The Heron Rookery Trail follows along a portion of the Little Calumet River that once featured over 100 Great Blue Heron nests. After 60 years of nesting here, the herons have moved on to new nesting grounds. These woods remain alive with dozens of birds including kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150 W., LaPorte
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond (fishing pole rental available at the Nature Center), paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, playground, boardwalks, observation tower, and a No-Leash Dog Exercise Area. There is also a geocache located in the park.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421, Michigan City
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
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    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd., Michigan City
    The Pinhook Trail System features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich beech and maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a bog in a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The bog features an incredible habitat with unique plants.
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    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
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    PORTER COUNTY:


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS
    427 Furness Road, Michigan City
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
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    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - Eat local and fresh! Shopping opportunities may include fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, homemade jams, crafts, baked goods, and more!

    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor European Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton European Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    Coffee Creek Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    DEMOTTE

    Demotte Market in the Park- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    GARY

    Miller Beach Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    GRIFFITH

    Central Market- EVERY FRIDAY
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    HIGHLAND

    Midweek Music & Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake- EVERY THURSDAY
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    LA PORTE

    La Porte Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MUNSTER

    Sunday Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Outdoor Summer Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    VALPARAISO

    Valparaiso Market- EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY
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  • | Local Events, celebration, NWI, Northwest indiana, fun, entertainment
    - CEDAR LAKE:

    Cedar Lake Summerfest & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    CHESTERTON

    Fireworks on the Lakefront- JULY 2
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point 4th of July Parade & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest Fireworks- JUNE 10
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- JUNE 29 & JUNE 30
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland Fireworks- JULY 4
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    MUNSTER

    Fireworks & Celebration at Centennial Park- JULY 4
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Schererville Fireworks Celebration- JULY 3
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    VALPARAISO

    Fourth of July Celebration- JULY 4
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
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    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
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  • | Local Events, Summer Camps, Summer, Northwest Indiana, Kid's Activities
    - CHESTERTON

    Summer Camp Open House: Explore Dunes Learning Center
    April 7
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    Camp Invention at Liberty Intermediate School
    June 11-15
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    Dunes Discovery Camps (ages 9-13)
    June 18-22
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    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 9-13
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    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 23-27
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    Critter Camp (ages 6-8)
    August 6-10
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    CROWN POINT

    Lil’ Dribblers and Youth Ages Summer Basketball Camp
    June 11- June 22 & July 9- July 20
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    DYER

    Dyer 2018 Summer Camps
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    GARY

    Arts in the Park Camp*
    June 18- June 21
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    Summer Day Camp
    June 11- August 3
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    HAMMOND

    Montessori Children's School House Summer Program
    June 11-July 27
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    Hammond’s Summer Camp
    June 11- July 13
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    HIGHLAND

    Blast Off! DSA Summer Camp 2018
    June 11- June 14
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    LAKE STATION

    Camp BELLABOO
    Begins June 19
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    LOWELL

    Summer Day Camp at Evergreen Park
    June 19th-July 19th
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    MUNSTER

    Theatre at the Center's Theatre Camp
    June 18–June 29 & July 16–July 27
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    Munster Parks Summer Camp
    May 30- August 3
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    PORTAGE

    Cooking Camp
    July 23-27
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    PORTER

    Chellberg Farm Camp
    June 7- July 26
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Scherer-daze - SPACE WEEK
    June 4- June 7
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    Scherer-Daze - VILLAINS WEEK
    June 11- June 14
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    Scherer-daze - Superheroes Week
    June 25- June 28
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    Scherer-Daze - Mystery Week
    June 16- June 19
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    Scherer-Daze - SAFETY WEEK
    July 8- July 12
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    Scherer-Daze - Zombie Survival
    July 23- July 26
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    Scherer-Daze - DINO WEEK
    July 30 - August 2
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    VALPARAISO

    Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp
    Week 1: June 11-15 - Welcome to the Wild!
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Amazing Animals
    Week 3: June 25-29 - What’s in the Water?
    No camp July 2-6
    Week 4: July 9-13 - Wild Creatures, Big and Small
    Week 5: July 16-20 - Growing Gardens
    Week 6: July 23-27 - Wilderness Survival
    Week 7: July 30-Aug 3 - Nature’s Inspiration
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  • | Kids, Montessori, School, NWI, Hammond, Best, Toddler, Early Childhood, K-8
    - Thank you for your interest in the Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse (MCS), the ONLY Accredited Montessori in Northwest Indiana and South Chicago Suburbs. We are excited to share our school with you.

    Since 1968, MCS has provided guidance and educational opportunities as vast as a child’s desire to discover. We offer toddler, early childhood, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Stimulating classroom environments promote creativity and exploration that help students develop a love for learning. We emphasize respect for others, respect for oneself, and respect for the environment to help prepare our students for a lifetime of success, both inside and outside of the classroom. MCS welcomes children of any age, race, religion, color, national, and ethnic origin.

    We invite you to schedule a visit! click for details
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse
    5935 Hohman Ave. Hammond IN 46320
    Montessori Children's Schoolhouse 219.932.5666 mcs@mcshammond.com
  • | Local Events, Women's Health, Mammogram Screenings, Community Hospital, Munster, Valparaiso
     
           
    Community Hospital Women's Diagnostic 219.836.4599
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, volleyball, crown point, summer, Sauerman Woods Park
    - Crown Point, Indiana-Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department has announced their dates for the adult summer co-ed and women's sand volleyball league starting June 5th to August 8th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The adult summer co-ed and women's division will consist of 9 weeks of matches and tournament competition. Maximum 16 teams per night. All matches are played at "Sauerman Woods Park" outdoor sand volleyball courts located at 1000 East South Street in Crown Point, Indiana. Individual entry fee is as follows:

    $40 Individual Entry Fee for Crown Point residents

    $50 Individual Entry Fee for non-Crown Point residents

    June 5 to August 7, 2018 (Co-ed League) Tuesday night

    June 5 to August 7, 2018 (Women's League) Tuesday night

    June 6 to August 8, 2018 (Co-ed League) Wednesday night

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2018

    For Further information, verify residency, or to register contact:
    Crown Point Parks and Recreation
    John Stroia at (219) 661-2272 or email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
    Sauerman Woods Park
    1000 E South St Crown Point IN 46307
    John Stroia 219.661.2272 jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 1- June 3.

    COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's FREE Fishing Derby- June 2
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    DYER

    Soccer Fun Day- June 2
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    Kid's Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 2
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    GARY

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone- June 2
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    HAMMOND

    Live In The Ville- June 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Love and Theft at the Room- June 1
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    Family Camp Out at Wicker Park- June 1
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    The Orange Whips at R-Bar!- June 2
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    HOBART

    Deep River Grinders vs Vermillion Voles- June 3
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    LA PORTE

    Kid's Night Out- June 1
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes- June 2
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    Reptile Romp at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 3
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    PORTAGE

    Mommy & Me - Cupcakes and Canvas- June 2
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    PORTER

    Bailly / Chellberg History Hike- June 3
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
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    VALPARAISO

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 2
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    Take a Kid Fishing- June 2
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Beer Garden, Northwest Indiana, Summer, Outdoors
    - BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off
    May 26th, June 20th, August 15th, Sept 15th, Oct 18th
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    July 4-8
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    CHESTERTON

    Party in the Park
    August 4
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    CROWN POINT

    Corn Roast
    June 8- June 9
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park
    June 7-10
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Central Market
    Every Friday
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    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival
    June 29-July 1
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    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival
    August 30- September 2
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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake
    Every Thursday
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    LA PORTE

    FOX PARK MUSIC FEST 10
    August 25
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes
    June 2
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    June 13- June 17
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Oktoberfest
    September 21- September 23
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    VALPARAISO

    Party in the Park 2018
    June 15
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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Harvest Festival
    October 13
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 24th annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Day Trip
    - This tour includes "A Few Kicks on Route 66". Travel along the original world famous Rt. 66 from Joliet to Pontiac. We will have photo ops of some of the icons on the route, including the Polk-A-Dot Restaurant; the Gemini Giant, and many others. We will hear the history of the famous road along with that of the towns along the way. There will be museum stops in Joliet and the Rt. 66 Museum in Pontiac. Included is a Buffet Lunch at Bernardi's Restaurant in Pontiac before turning around and heading back home. Each person will also receive an Illinois Route 66 Map. Check-in between 7:30-7:45 am before boarding the Motor Coach for our day long fun trip. You must register by April 30! Fee is $69 per person. click for details
    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - Do you know what butterflies are common to this area? Can you spot the difference between butterflies and moths? Want to learn more about what attracts local butterflies? All this, and more, can be learned at Butterfly Basics at Gibson Woods May 24 and 31 & June 7 from 9:30-11am.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:30pm - | Local Events, Walk, Highland, Wicker Park, Fransican
    - Walk with a Doc is back for another season this spring!
    Our goal is to give patients and their families, as well as employees and their families an opportunity to walk with our fantastic team of medical professionals for one hour each week.

    Walks are led by physicians who speak for 3-5 minutes and then walk with the participants for 45-55 minutes.

    Walkers who participate in 6 walks will receive a prize.

    All activities will occur, regardless of the weather (unless conditions are deemed dangerous).
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Franciscan Health Dyer 219.865.2141
  • | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Local Events, El Salto, Smoothies, Happy Hour, Schererville
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    El Salto Express 219.515.2971
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Farmer's Market, Summer, Shop Local, Hobart, Vendors, Crafts, Fresh Produce
    - Every Thursday come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, children's craft area, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more!

    After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment featuring some of the regions best bands, in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6 pm.

    If that's not enough, stay for our FREE Movie in the Park!

    2018 Movie Line Up
    Movies start at dusk

    5/31/18 - UP
    6/7/18 - Wonder
    6/14/18 - Beauty and the Beast Sing a Long
    6/21/18 - Grease
    6/28/18 - Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle
    6/29/18 - The Little Mermaid
    7/12/18 - Star Wars : The Last Jedi
    7/19/18 - Cars 3
    7/26/18 - A League of Their Own
    8/2/18 - Despicable Me
    8/3/18 - Free Willy
    8/9/18 - Emoji Movie


    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
    Hobart Parks Department 219.942.2987
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Hobart, Things to Do, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Outdoor Activities, Family Fun
    - We are kicking off the Summer Market on the Lake this year with tethered hot air balloon rides!! We will be showing the movie UP afterwards.
    This activity is limited to 130 people so it will be a ticketed event. Each ticket will be $10. Tickets sales will start February 5 in the Mayor's Office. Please call 942.4511 with any questions you may have.
    Festival Park
    111 E. Old Ridge Road Hobart IN 46342
    Hobart Special Events 219.942.4511
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Library Events, music, dancing, teens
    - A "silent disco" is a noise-free alternative to a usual music-filled party. Instead of music blasting through large speakers, each attendee brings their own device and headphones (or earbuds), and listens to music from their personal device or transmitted wirelessly. The effect is that, from the outside, it looks like a room full of people dancing to nothing. But for anyone participating-- it's a party pumping your favorite songs!

    Attendees must bring their own mobile devices (phones, MP3 players, tablets, etc.) to participate, and should have their own playlist of songs saved or available on said device. While earbuds will be available, attendees are encouraged to have their own headphones or earbuds handy.

    Please register. Refreshments will be provided.

    AGES 12-18!
    Lake County Public Library - Merrillville Branch
    1919 west 81st Avenue Merrillville IN 46410
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, sip and paint, canvas, star wars
    - Sign up online at click for details or at the Winfield Town Hall, 10645 Randolph Street. Space is limited, Sign up today!
    Winfield Nutrition
    10660 Randolph St. Suite B Winfield IN 46307
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Bingo, Dyer, Beggars, Pizza
    - Bar Bingo Thursdays starts at 6pm and is completely free of charge with a progressive cash jackpot between $3000 and $10,000 with great nightly prizes as well! We hope to see you there!!
    Beggar's Pizza Dyer
    3344 Hart Street Dyer IN 46311
    Beggars Pizza Dyer 219.322.4448
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, zumba, nwi, fitness classes
    - Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves to create one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Regardless of fitness level, Zumba is fun and energizing! This class is instructed by Sue Bourget

    Fee: $42R/$46NR
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 8:15pm - | Local Events, Drive In, 49er, Outdoor Movies, Valparaiso
    - Open Friday thru Sunday! Box Office opens at 6:30pm. Same great prices as last year! $10.00 ages 12 & up, $5.00 ages 5-11, 4 & under free for 2 great movies!

    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers. Cash Only!
    ATM available in concession stand.

    UPCOMING MOVIES:

    MAY 25-27

    Life of the Party
    Starring: Debby Ryan, Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs
    Rated PG13
    8:15 PM
    Comedy

    Deadpool 2
    Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz
    Rated R
    10:15 PM
    Action/Adventure
    Comedy
    This feature is not suitable for children!
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    49er Drive-In Theatre Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
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    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
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    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
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    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
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    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
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    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.
    click for details


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
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    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
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    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
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    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
    click for details


    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
    click for details



     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    CEDAR LAKE YACHT CLUB SAILBOAT RACES
    Cedar Lake Yacht Club (On Cedar Lake)
    5700 Cedar Street
    Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-374-9812
    Watch sailboat races every Sunday at 10a on the lake beginning May 27!
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field at 2pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
    click for details


    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
    click for details


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


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


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


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

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

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


    BEVERLY SHORES
    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    click for details


    CHESTERTON

    Duneland Pizza
    click for details

    Lemon Tree
    click for details

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


    LA PORTE

    Spire Farm to Fork
    click for details


    MICHIANA SHORES

    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY

    Bridges
    click for details

    Fiddlehead
    click for details

    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    click for details

    Overboard at the Marina
    click for details

    Tree House Cafe
    click for details


    MILLER

    Wells Street Beach
    click for details


    NEW BUFFALO

    Bentwood Tavern
    click for details

    Brewster’s
    click for details

    Casey’s
    click for details

    Stray Dog
    click for details


    PORTAGE

    Bulldog on the Lake
    click for details

    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    click for details


    PORTER

    Wagners Ribs
    click for details


    SAWYER

    Greenbush
    click for details


    VALPARAISO

    Sage
    click for details


    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Yoga, Fitness, Exercise, NWI, St. John, Now Yoga Club
    - We offer a variety of classes such as vinyasa, restorative, family classes, sunrise classes, special workshops & more! Check out the current schedule at NowYogaClub.com. For our coupon: click for details

    Now Yoga Club
    8450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Sarah Johnson 219.227.0651 sarah@nowyogaclub.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

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

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

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

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

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
    click for details

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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
    click for details

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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
    click for details

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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
    click for details

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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Car Cruise, Cars, Crown Point Square, Things To Do, Summer
    - The Car Cruise is a fun, family friendly event in which residents and guests can come to Crown Point and see all that we have to offer. Every Thursday from May 10- September 27.
    Crown Point, On the Square
    1 Courthouse Square Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | Local Events, Craft Shows, Vendors, Fairs, Shopping, Northwest Indiana
    - 6th Annual Spring Jam Vendor & Craft Show- CROWN POINT
    April 7
    click for details


    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    April 14
    click for details


    Spring Fever Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 14
    click for details


    Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show- PORTAGE
    April 21
    click for details


    6th Annual Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 29
    click for details


    Spring Fling Craft Show & Flea Market
    April 29
    click for details


    2nd Annual Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show- MICHIGAN CITY
    May 5
    click for details


    Spring Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    May 5
    click for details


    3rd Annual Gov Fest- HAMMOMD
    May 19
    click for details


    Summer Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    August 18
    click for details


    Holiday Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    November 3
    click for details


    17th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree & Craft Fair- DYER
    November 17
    click for details


    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    November 24
    click for details


    Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair- MUNSTER
    December 12
    click for details


    Don't forget to check back as we are always updating this list! Happy Shopping!
     
           
  • | Daily Specials, Air Duct Cleaning
    - The Reasons to call QUALITY AIR Keep Getting Better!

    *OUR COMPLETE SOURCE REMOVAL PROCESS
    Utilize state-of-the-art vacuum equipment and specialized brushes to help eliminate years of accumulated allergens, dirt, and debris.

    *IMPROVES HEATING/COOLING SYSTEMS EFFICIENCY
    With our Full System Decontamination Cleaning of your Furnace, Blower and Evaporated Coil you can count on years of proper Efficiency and Reliability.
     
           
    Quality Air 219.226.5017
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, garage sale, yard sale, rummage sale, crown point
    - MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE!!

    Crown Point Classical Association
    Supporting Crown Point High School Latin Students and Programs

    209 Maple Street, Crown Point
    (Liberty Park Subdivison, across from Jewel)

    Thursday, May 31, 8 – 3
    Friday, June 1, 8 – 3
    Saturday, June 2, 8 - 3
    Liberty Subdivision
    209 Maple Street, Crown Point Crown Point IN 46307
  • | Local Events, Planting, Volunteer, IU Northwest, Gary, Garden
    - Calling all volunteers! All are welcome to come out and help with planting. Don't have a green thumb? That's okay, we'll lend you ours! Gloves and tools will be provided.

    If you would like to be involved in the Garden, but cannot attend this event, then please contact CURE by emailing cureiun@iun.edu.
    Northwest Community Garden
    3400 Broadway Gary IN 46408
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 1- June 3.

    COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!
    click for details

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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's FREE Fishing Derby- June 2
    click for details

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    DYER

    Soccer Fun Day- June 2
    click for details

    Kid's Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 2
    click for details

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    GARY

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone- June 2
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Live In The Ville- June 1
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Love and Theft at the Room- June 1
    click for details

    Family Camp Out at Wicker Park- June 1
    click for details

    The Orange Whips at R-Bar!- June 2
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Deep River Grinders vs Vermillion Voles- June 3
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Kid's Night Out- June 1
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes- June 2
    click for details

    Reptile Romp at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 3
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    PORTAGE

    Mommy & Me - Cupcakes and Canvas- June 2
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Bailly / Chellberg History Hike- June 3
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 2
    click for details

    Take a Kid Fishing- June 2
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - May 31st- June 3rd. Shoal, Creek Alabama - Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club. For information visit click for details
     
           

Friday, June 1st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, CASTLEWOOD SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALE
    - FRIDAY JUNE 1ST 2018 8AM - 4PM
    SATURDAY JUNE 2ND 2018 8AM - 4PM

    DIRECTIONS: 1/2 MILE EAST OF CALUMET AVE. AND ROUTE 30 OR 2 BLOCKS WEST OF ALLEN LANDSCAPING ON ROUTE 30 (ACROSS THE STREET FROM POPS RESTAURANT/DUNKIN DONUTS NEXT TO MEYERS CASTLE). LOOK FOR THE CASTLEWOOD SIGN ON THE PILLARS OF THE ENTRANCE WAY AND THE BANNER ON THE FENCE ALONG ROUTE 30 OR COME IN THE BACK OF THE SUBDIVISION OFF OF 77TH AVE.

    MAPS OF PARTICIPATING HOMES AVAILABLE AT 1528 E. VALLEY PLACE
     
           
    THOMAS GADUS 219.677.7899
  • - 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. $7.00 for members and each sibling. $14.00 for non-members.

    1530 Joliet St Dyer IN 46311
  • | 11:00am - 6:00pm | Local Events, Golf, NICK Foundation, White Hawk, Crown Point
    - The NICK Foundation is hosting our 3rd Annual Mark Hill Memorial Golf Outing on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at White Hawk Country Club, 1001 White Hawk Drive, Crown Point, IN 46307. Mark passed away on May 1, 2015 after a two year battle with stomach cancer.

    Mark was an avid golfer and a very strong supporter of NICK and its mission. All proceeds will benefit the NICK Foundation in Mark’s honor. To register today, click for details
    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr Crown Point IN 46307
    Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation 219.351.5129
  • | 3:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Taste of Mexico, Chicago, Carnival, Rides, Music, Food, Things to do
    - Hours:
    - Thursday: 5-10pm (Carnival only)
    - Friday: 3-10pm (Festival & carnival)
    - Saturday/Sunday: Noon-10pm (Festival & carnival)

    Call it Chicago’s “Taste of Mexico.” Lovers of South-of-the-Border foods will be in culinary heaven when the third annual Flavors of Mexico turns 26th Street in the heart of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood into a flavorful food and music happening.

    Beyond authentic Mexican treats (tacos, gorditas, flautas, enchiladas and tortas) from nearly a dozen Chicago restaurants, there’s also a non-stop music lineup, carnival rides and arts/crafts.

    Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
    Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

    If you have additional questions, please contact Rosy Robinson at 773-584-6633.

    2550 S California Ave, Chicago Chicago IL 60608
    Rosy Robinson 773.584.6633
  • | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Contact the library for more information about this month's featured film!
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Youth Services 219.365.5379
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Griffith, Vendors, Crafts, Market, Live entertainment, Things to do
    - The Griffith Central Market is held every Friday 4-10pm, May through September. It features live music from the best bands in the area, an expanded family-friendly beer garden, and a heated and enclosed pavilion on those chilly nights. Market patrons can find hand crafted wares, artisan foods, food trucks, and kid’s activities. For more information, click for details
    Central Park
    600 N. Broad St Griffith IN 46319
    Griffith Town Hall 219.924.7500
  • | 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: Meatloaf, Mashes Potatoes, 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
  • | 4:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, #familyFun #HC3 #Hammond #Hessville #Carshow #foodvendors #beergarden #livemusic
    - Live in the Ville Festival is in Hessville/ Hammond area on Kennedy Ave between 169th and 165th St. Live performers, Beer tent, food trucks, art & craft vendors, car show, and much more!! Visit our website to see everything LITV is bringing this year.

    Kennedy Ave, Between 169th & 165th St Hammond IN 46323
    Amy Radolak 219.682.8679 amyhc3hessville@gmail.com
  • | 5:00pm - 10:30pm | Local Events, disney descendants, food trucks, free movie, live entertainment, redar park
    - Do you love Donuts 🍩?!? How about the Descendants?!?

    We’ve created this Yummy Villainous Mash Up just for you....and all your family/friends of course 😜

    Donuts & Descendants Party in the Park is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth and you make you “ROTTEN TO THE CORE!!!”

    Grab your appetite, your costumes and that “Bad to the Bone” attitude for a MAGICAL EVENING!!

    The Party starts at 5pm and the festivities are as follows:
    Food Trucks
    Crafters & Vendors
    Live DJ
    Balloon Artist
    Face Painter
    Costume Contest
    Free Descendants Movie @ 9pm!

    Interested Crafters and Vendors can reach out to us at Jbarnes@Schererville.org!
    Redar Park
    Austin Avenue & Gregory Street Schererville IN 46375
    Schererville Parks Department 219.865.5530
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, YMCA, La Porte, Kids, Parent's Night Out
    - Kids will join in on fun games and activities outside on the track while parents get a night out. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, shoes and bring a sack dinner. Lots of fun is planned for this evening...you don't want to miss it.
    La Porte County Family YMCA
    901 Michigan Ave La Porte IN 46350
    La Porte County Family YMCA 219.325.9622
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, Joyriders Bicycle Riding Training Program
    - The Joyriders will be starting a new summer session bicycle instructional training program for beginner, intermediate or advanced 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 May 26 10th at 11:00 AM
     -Friday June 1st at 6:00 PM
     -Saturday June 9th at 11:00 AM

    The program begins Wednesday, June 20th 2018.

    Sign up on line at: click for details

    For questions or more information, please contact Joyridersnwi@gmail.com.

    Cost of the summer session is $65 until June 9th, then $75 dollars afterward.

    Also, visit the Joyrider Facebook page: click for details

    Trek Bicycle Store
    651 E US Hwy 30 Schererville IN 46375
  • | 6:30pm - | Local Events, The Room, Love and Theft, Live Entertainment, Highland
    - Love and Theft launched with the No.1 country smash "Angel Eyes" and top 10 hit "Runaway". The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high energy shows, infectious harmonies and signature songwriting. To purchase tickets, click for details.
    The Room - Entertainment Venue
    8355 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    The Room 219.838.5909 info@theroomvenue.com
  • | 8:30pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, comedy, improv, stand up comedy
    - Live comedy returns to Miller Beach June 1st! This month's show features King-David Lane as your host with a stacked line up of Chicago/NWI/Michigan/Michiana talent including the very funny Victoria Manthei Mansberger, Mista Brown, 38 Dee, Chris Rahe, Darryl Perfor Mance, Comedian Junior, & special Guest LaToya Stats! Tickets can be bought from King David or on BrownPaperTickets.com at the link below. $7 in advance or $10. Doors open at 7:30! Show starts at 8:30. Music playing before & after the show. click for details #NWIndiana #TeamGary #MillerBeach
    D Performance Comedy Theatre
    500 S Lake St, Gary (Miller) IN 46403
    D Performance Comedy Lane 219.613.4585 kingdavidlane@gmail.com
  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    ILLIANA BREW BUS
    Laporte Street, Highland
    219-595-9633
    Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland's ORIGINAL Craft Brewery, Winery and Distillery
    ​Tour Provider!
    click for details


    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
    click for details


    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
    click for details


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
    click for details


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
    click for details


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
    click for details


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
    click for details


    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
    click for details


    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
    click for details


    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
    click for details


    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
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    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking
    at its finest!
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    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
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    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E, LaPorte
    (219) 778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave, Cedar Lake
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave, Crown Point
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
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    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer
    (219) 776-8787
    economyhomesinc@sbcglobal.net
    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N, Walkerton
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
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    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte
    219-778-9592
    Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of Northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


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


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


    Wicker Park Golf Course
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    (219) 838-9809
    Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course offers great golf at some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the region. The course is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 80/94 on the corner of Ridge Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. This par 72 course offers tree-lined fairways, a practice green and driving range.
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    HOBART


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


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


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


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michi­gan City Munic­i­pal Golf Course fea­tures two beau­ti­ful 18-​hole courses set in a tran­quil wooded set­ting. Rec­og­nized as one of the pre­mier pub­lic courses for lovers of golf in Indi­ana, the Michi­gan City Golf Course offers a chal­leng­ing day of play for every age and skill level.
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    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.
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    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
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    SCHERERVILLE


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


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
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    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
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    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
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    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
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    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, swim, play, kids, summer, NWI, fun, activities
    - Pools and Splash Pads are weather permitting! Please call or check the website of your destination before heading out! Enjoy!

    CHESTERTON

    Splash Pad at Chesterton Park
    Northwest Corner of Porter Avenue and 5th Street
    219-926-3000
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    CROWN POINT

    Hub Municipal Pool
    1000 E South St., Crown Point
    219-663-3309
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    DEMOTTE

    Spencer Park Pool
    112 Carnation St SE, De Motte
    219-987-3831
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    EAST CHICAGO

    Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    219-391-8474
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    Splash Pad at Jeorse Park
    3301 Aldis Ave, East Chicago
    219-391-8496
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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    219-937-7942
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    HIGHLAND

    Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad
    Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    219-838-3420
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    HOBART

    Hobart Community Pool
    810 W. 10th St., Hobart
    219-942-2395
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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station's Riverview Water Park
    2701 Ripley St., Lake Station
    (219) 963-1463
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Oasis Splash Pad
    Washington Park - 115 Lake Shore Drive, Michigan City
    219-873-1548
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    MUNSTER

    Munster Pool
    8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster
    (219) 836-7275
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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    6300 South Founders' Square Park, Portage
    219-762-1675
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    ST. JOHN

    Hebron Lake Splash Pad
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
    (219) 365-6465 option 7
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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    68 Lafayette Street
    219-548-4888
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, NWI, Shows, Night Out, Theatre at the Center, Munster
    - Performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances (call the Theatre regarding select night performances).

    Spring welcomes Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018), one of the most popular and beloved of musical revues. “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

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

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - CEDAR LAKE

    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    July 4-8
    click for details

    Family Fun Fest
    August 26
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON

    Party in the Park
    August 4
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Beer Fest 2018
    June 16
    click for details

    Crown Point Food & Arts Festival
    June 15-16
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park
    June 7-10
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Kielbasa Fest
    August 25
    click for details

    Rhythm & Soul Fest
    June 16
    click for details

    Fusic Fest
    August 3
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    GARY

    Gospel Music Fine Arts Festival 2018
    June 16
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival
    JUNE 29- JULY 1
    click for details

    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival
    AUGUST 30- SEPTEMBER 2
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Festival of the Lakes 2018
    July 18-22
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    HESSVILLE

    Live in the Ville
    June 1 & June 2
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival
    June 29- July 4
    click for details

    Pints in the Park
    June 30
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    St. Thomas More Fun Days
    June 20-24
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Bacon Fest
    September 15
    click for details

    German Fest
    September 29
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    PORTER

    Family 4th of July Fest
    July 4
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    June 13-17
    click for details

    Feast Your Face- Party in the Park
    April 27
    click for details

    Cinco de Mayo Party in the Park
    May 4
    click for details

    Mom's Day Party in the Park
    May 11
    click for details

    Dairy Day Party in the Park
    May 18
    click for details

    Donuts & Descendants Party in the Park
    June 1
    click for details

    Pick Your Poison Party in the Park
    June 8
    click for details

    Hocus Pocus Party in the Park
    July 13
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    VALPARAISO

    8th Annual LIVIN' IT UP Music Festival
    July 8
    click for details

    Brew Fest
    September 29
    click for details

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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Harvest Festival
    October 13
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    May 24

    St. Matthias Parish Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    May 31

    CPCA Multi-Family Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    June 1

    Dyer Castlewood Subdivision- DYER
    click for details

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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
    click for details

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    June 14

    Crown Point City Wide Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    June 14-17
    click for details

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    June 21

    Winfield Community Garage Sale
    June 21- June 23
    click for details

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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, El Salto Express, Schererville, Open Late Restaurant, Dinner
    El Salto Mexican Grill Express
    820 W. US 30 Schererville IN 46375
    El Salto Express 219.515.2971
  • | Local Events, Live Entertainment, Hessville, Hammond, HC3
    - Get ready Hammond!! Live in the Ville is coming!!!

    169th & Kennedy Ave. Hammond IN 46325
  • | Kids, sports, kids, baseball, soccer, flag football, basketball, LPG Sports Academy,
    - Sparta Dome offers LPG Sports Academy classes for children ages 20 months - 6 years old! Register now for our Summer Session starting June 4th. Check out our KickStart Soccer, Lil Sluggers Baseball, LPG MultiSport & our *NEW* HoopStart Basketball!

    KickStart Soccer classes develop fundamental soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and trapping. In addition, general fitness and motor skills such as running, balancing and jumping are also emphasized. For older classes, game situations and small sided scrimmages are introduced. "Plus" classes are designed to for players with rec league experience who wish to improve their individual skills and learn more about team tactics and positions.

    Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as game situations and small sided games. Age appropriate equipment and games are used to teach the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment. “Sluggers Plus” is an progression program for children who have prior experience playing in a league or have completed one or more sessions of Lil Sluggers. "Plus" classes are designed to further develop baseball skills and prepare young players for competitive league play.

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

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

    Register before 5/21/18 to receive our Early Bird Discount!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Kelsie Weldon 219.224.3663 kelsie@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Wicker Park, Highland, Camping, Family, Things to Do
    - Our annual family camp out in the park. Registration begins May 1st by calling 219-932-2530 x331. Fees are per tent:
    North Township residents/$5 - Indiana residents outside of North Township/$10 - Out of State residents/$15. Payable by check or cash. Activities included are movie in the park "TROLLS", sing-a-long around the bonfire, and craft. Bring your own tent and camping gear excluding grills!. Park grills will be available on a first come first serve basis.
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Wicker Memorial Park 2199322530x331
  • | Local Events, garage sale, yard sale, rummage sale, crown point
    - MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE!!

    Crown Point Classical Association
    Supporting Crown Point High School Latin Students and Programs

    209 Maple Street, Crown Point
    (Liberty Park Subdivison, across from Jewel)

    Thursday, May 31, 8 – 3
    Friday, June 1, 8 – 3
    Saturday, June 2, 8 - 3
    Liberty Subdivision
    209 Maple Street, Crown Point Crown Point IN 46307
  • | Local Events, J's Breakfast Club, Gary, Anniversary, Live Entertainment
    - Time flies when you're having fun feeding the folks of Northwest Indiana and beyond. J's Breakfast Club, in Gary, Indiana, will mark it's 1-year anniversary at its Broadway location on June 1st. Prior to marking this milestone, festivities will abound.

    On Saturday, May 26th, the public is invited to a "Brunch & Bling" from 10am - 12 noon. Music will be provided by DJ Darknite, and Qiana Lewis will be the featured small business with offerings from Traci Lynn Jewelry. There will be featured food specials and networking opportunities.

    On Sunday, May 27th, J's Breakfast Club will team up with Carl Rayford, the host of 88.7 WGVE-FM's "Back in the Day Block Party" Show, to host a live podcast from 2pm - 4pm. The public is invited to enjoy succulent soul food entrees and participate in an engaging discussion on family values, old school music and more.

    "J's Breakfast Club offers a loving, family-oriented vibe," says owner Joslyn Kelly. "We plan events that are designed to bring people together for a good time and some great food. Not only Gary, but the whole region needs this!"

    J's will be closed on Memorial Day and the three days that follow for deep cleaning and maintenance. The restaurant will re-open Friday, June 1st, just in time for its one-year anniversary at 3669 Broadway in Gary.

    "It's hard to believe that we have been open since 2015 and have been at this location for a year already," said Kelly. "The love we have been shown by this community is overwhelming. It makes us work even harder to deliver the best customer experience any where in the country."

    Festivities for the anniversary weekend include Celebrity Day, Small Business Saturday tributes, raffles, live entertainment and other special surprises. For more information about J's Breakfast Club, call 219-455-6959 or click for details.
    J's Breakfast Club
    3669 Broadway Gary IN 46409
    J's Breakfast Club 219.455.6959
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 1- June 3.

    COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES THROUGHOUT NWI!
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's FREE Fishing Derby- June 2
    click for details

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    DYER

    Soccer Fun Day- June 2
    click for details

    Kid's Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 2
    click for details

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    GARY

    Playdate in the Nature Play Zone- June 2
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Live In The Ville- June 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Love and Theft at the Room- June 1
    click for details

    Family Camp Out at Wicker Park- June 1
    click for details

    The Orange Whips at R-Bar!- June 2
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    HOBART

    Deep River Grinders vs Vermillion Voles- June 3
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    LA PORTE

    Kid's Night Out- June 1
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes- June 2
    click for details

    Reptile Romp at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 3
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    PORTAGE

    Mommy & Me - Cupcakes and Canvas- June 2
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    PORTER

    Bailly / Chellberg History Hike- June 3
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
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    VALPARAISO

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 2
    click for details

    Take a Kid Fishing- June 2
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. To celebrate the rich blessing of our nation's natural beauty and to renew our commitment to protecting the environment and keeping our country's open spaces beautiful and accessible to our citizens.
     
           

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Garage Sale, Kid's Garage Sale, Dyer
    - Be a part of this huge town wide garage sale! In order to highlight your address and be included on the map, participants must register no later than 4pm on Friday, May 18th, 2018. After May 18, you can still register, but your address will not be included on the map. This event is taking place on the same day as the Kids Garage Sale. Those that live in apartments or do not wish to sell out of their home, can register for the Kids Garage Sale and sell their household items during that event in Walt's parking lot from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.
    Town Wide Garage Sale Fee: $17.00 per household.
    Kids Garage Sale (Walt's parking lot) Fee: $13.00 per space

    To register, click for details
     
           
    Dyer Parks & Recreation 219.865.2505 parks@townofdyer.com
  • | 8:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Farmers Market, Eat Local, Produce, Food, Crown Point, Summer
    - The Crown Point Farmer's Market is held on South Main St. between Walnut St. and Hack Ct. from 8am-1pm. The market runs June-September on Saturdays.

    Opening day for the 2018 Season is on June 2nd!

    Come visit us to enjoy herbs, produce, jams, cheeses, fresh cut flowers, and much more!

    Applications for the 2018 Season COMING SOON!

    Prices are as follows:

    Seasonal Entry - $240.75

    Monthly Entry - $75.00

    Weekly Entry - $32.10

    All vendors must provide a Lake County Health Dept. Permit and a copy of their Indiana Sales Tax License or a copy of their application for a 2018 Sales Tax ID Number (if applicable). All vendors must also provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Crown Point as an additional insured to participate in the market.

    *Exclusivity is not guaranteed. Additional vendors selling the same or similar products might be considered. The ultimate decision is left to the market master on a case-by-case basis.

    South Main St. between Walnut St. and Hack Ct. Crown Point IN 46307
    Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events 219.662.3290
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Soccer, Northgate Park, Dyer, Vendors, Food Trucks, Dyer Kickers
    - Soccer games, food trucks, vendor tables and more!
    Northgate Park
    618 Northgate Dr Dyer IN 46311
    Dyer Kickers dyerkickers@gmail.com
  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Local Events, Highland, Golfing, Golf Outing, Fire Department, Wicker Park
    - Join us for a great day of fun and community. All proceeds raised at this event are used to support our "Shop with a Firefighter" program during the Holidays.
    Wicker Memorial Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd Highland IN 46322
    Highland Fire Department 219.923.9876
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, CASTLEWOOD SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALE
    - FRIDAY JUNE 1ST 2018 8AM - 4PM
    SATURDAY JUNE 2ND 2018 8AM - 4PM

    DIRECTIONS: 1/2 MILE EAST OF CALUMET AVE. AND ROUTE 30 OR 2 BLOCKS WEST OF ALLEN LANDSCAPING ON ROUTE 30 (ACROSS THE STREET FROM POPS RESTAURANT/DUNKIN DONUTS NEXT TO MEYERS CASTLE). LOOK FOR THE CASTLEWOOD SIGN ON THE PILLARS OF THE ENTRANCE WAY AND THE BANNER ON THE FENCE ALONG ROUTE 30 OR COME IN THE BACK OF THE SUBDIVISION OFF OF 77TH AVE.

    MAPS OF PARTICIPATING HOMES AVAILABLE AT 1528 E. VALLEY PLACE
     
           
    THOMAS GADUS 219.677.7899
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, Indiana Dunes, Volunteer, Gary, Miller Woods
    - Join staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. Wear comfortable clothes; work gloves and equipment will be provided. This is an outdoor activity so dress for the weather and be prepared to walk off trail. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided.

    For other opportunities in volunteering at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, click for details
    Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    100 N Lake St. Gary IN 46403
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 9:30am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - This day is all about trails. Celebrate National Trails Day and meet a Lake County Parks Naturalist at Stoney Run County Park for a guided trail hike. Parking fee is waived if you pre-register by calling 219-844-3188
    Stoney Run County Park
    9230 East 142nd Avenue Hebron IN 46341
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Families are invited to drop in anytime during our fun fair. We will have games, crafts, and activities throughout the department. Keep an eye out for Rusty the RailCat at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Teens interested in being a volunteer this summer are required to attend one of our volunteer training sessions. All volunteers must fill out an application and waiver form.
    St. John Public Library
    9450 Wicker Avenue St. John IN 46373
    Teen Services 219.365.5379
  • | 11:00am - | Local Events, Kid's, Crafts, Elzinga, Farm Stand, Greenhouse, Garden, Dyer, Schererville
    - Kids Craft Classes Saturday’s 11:00a @ Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 1587 Joliet Street (Rt 30) Dyer, IN.

    $12 per class. Sign up at the farm or by calling 219-865-1181 during business hours. Monday thru Saturday 8:30a – 6:00p, Wednesday’s til 7:00p.

    Remember, life began in a garden!
    Elzinga Farm
    1587 Joliet Street Dyer IN 46311
    Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse 219.865.1181
  • | 12:00pm - 12:00am | Charity, Fundraiser, Relay
    - This is the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event! This is NOT a race! We celebrate, remember & fight back against cancer!
    Survivor dinner, silent auction, fun & games in the center, team activities & lots more! All are welcome! No pets please...
    Lake County Fairgrounds
    889 S. Court Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Wendy Mang 219.241.2348 wendy.mang@cancer.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
    click for details


    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
    click for details


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


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


    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
    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 lit 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 Park.
    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. Indoor 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
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
    click for details


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


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


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


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





     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Fresh, U-Pick, Berries, Produce, Fun, Things To Do, Family
    - Blueberry season typically runs from early July through early to mid August depending on the weather and how the berries ripen.
    Please call individual locations for exact picking dates and availability.

    BILLY BOY'S BLUEBERRY BARN
    click for details
    650 Freyer Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 872-7477

    BLUEBERRIES OF INDIANA
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    FRITTS BERRY FARM
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    10301 Indiana 10, Demotte, IN 46310
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Live Performances, Acting, NWI, Shows, Night Out, Theatre at the Center, Munster
    - Performances are 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 7:30 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, with select Thursday and Sunday night performances (call the Theatre regarding select night performances).

    Spring welcomes Forever Plaid (May 3 – June 3, 2018), one of the most popular and beloved of musical revues. “The Plaids” are a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. Their spirited antics and comic banter weave together such hits as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “Heart and Soul” and “Love is a Many Splendored Thing,” in this playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950’s.

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

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

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

    For more information about Theatre at the Center, visit click for details
    Theatre at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road Munster IN 46321
    Theatre at the Center, Box Office 219.836.3255
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    Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce 219.374.6157

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