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Saturday, April 21st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, European Market, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Vendors, Crafts, Shopping
    - Booth Application
    We are now accepting merchants for the 2018 season of Chesterton’s European Market!

    To download application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    Chesterton’s European Market premiered in 2003. The event is organized and promoted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Market is held in historic downtown Chesterton every consecutive Saturday beginning the first Saturday of May through the last Saturday of October. Market hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This rain or shine event is held in the parking lot of the Duneland Chamber
    of Commerce at 220 Broadway, on the first block of 3rd Street and in Thomas Centennial Park. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce
    220 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Sports and Recreation, Yoga, healthy, exercise
    - Many of you know Sandra as the "Yoga Lady," and in addition to all the great training that she does around the region, she is teaching at greenCOW. Be here at greenCOW on Saturday at 9:00 am and join in the fun.

    You know that this is good for you. Give it a try! This is a friendly place, and we welcome you.

    Comment here. We appreciate your feedback!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, Earth Day, Exhibit, Contest, Things to do, Porter County Expo Center
    - Enjoy Northwest Indiana's premier environmental event! You'll discover organizations that will show you how to get in touch with nature; businesses that will educate you on earth-friendly products and services; and school groups that will communicate ways you can reduce your impact on the planet.

    And the day also features plenty of entertainment, activities, food, and lots to see!

    -Dozens of Earth Day Exhibitors
    -Main Expo Stage Earth Day Entertainment: Silly Safaris live animal show, 10 a.m. & noon; and Dumpster Drummers, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
    -Reuse Fair: Bring unwanted but usable items on the wish list for others to use.
    -Document destruction, 9 a.m.-noon.
    -Play bingo to win prizes
    -Build your own birdhouse, for children ages 7 and older
    -Complete a survey for a free tree sapling: white pine, red oak or red bud, while supplies last.
    -Vote on your favorite school designed rain barrel
    -Vote on your favorite artwork at the Re-Think Art Exhibition & Contest
    -Indiana 105.5 FM Live Remote
    -First 300 families receive FREE reusable bags
    -Alternate fuel vehicle display
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction 219.465.3694
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso, Classes, Nature, Outdoors, Things to do
    - $10M $15NM

    Come learn about the details of the double lives of Indiana’s amphibians in a richly illustrated presentation. Following the presentation, explore the arboretum with Indiana University Northwest biology professor, Dr. Spencer Cortwright. Participants will seek the unique creatures in their arboretum habitat. Commonly spotted amphibians are the Eastern Tiger Salamander (pictured above), Gray Tree frogs, and Spring Peepers- to name a few! The second portion of this class will be held outdoors, please dress for the weather. This course is geared towards adults. Register for this class by April 18.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Shopping, Crafts, jewelry, Food, Toys
    - Come out to shop for a Cause! All your favorite Direct Sale Companies and Crafters in one convenient location!

    $2 Entrance Fee (includes one raffle ticket)

    Stella and Dot
    LuLaRoe
    Senegence
    And so many more!
    We will also be having Raffles!! Baked Good!!
    All Proceeds go to help fund playground for Valparaiso Christian Academy's Current and Future Families

    Any one interested in participating please email valpochristianacademy@frontier.com for more information

    1155 South Sturdy Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    located in Back parking lot of Church across from Graceland Cemetery
    Valparaiso Christian Academy
    1155 s. Sturdy rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Adrianna DeBruhl 219.548.5799 valpochristianacademy@frontier.com
  • | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Local Events, Craft Fair, Spring, Mother's Day, Portage, Woodland Park, Shopping
    - MOTHER’S DAY MADNESS – Spring Jewelry & Craft Show Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, At Woodland Park Community Center, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. Just in time for Mother’s Day! One-stop shopping! We will have jewelry, custom gifts, and so much more! Come shop for the special woman in your life! Admission is free, but please bring an item for the Portage Food Pantry. Door prizes will be raffled every hour. For Vendor/Booth Information, click for details
    Woodland Park Community Center
    2100 Willowcreek Road Portage IN 46368
    Portage Parks Department 219.762.1675 parks@portage-in.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, nature, lake county parks, gibson woods, hammond
    - Bring the family to walk the trails with a park naturalist at Gibson Woods and learn about the oak savanna and its inhabitants. Join us each month to experience nature’s fascinating flora and fauna as the seasons change. Happening every third Saturday in March-November at 9:30 am.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Special Interest, garden, nature, tour
    - Have you ever been to Brincka Cross Gardens? It's a hidden treasure in Pine Township with a fun history, quirky house, and exceptional gardens. Join us for a tour of this beautiful property. Brincka Cross is wonderful year-round, but especially splendid in the Spring. Registration not necessary. Free. Meet in front of the house.
    Brincka Cross Gardens
    427 Furness Rd. Michigan City IN 46360
    Porter County Parks & Recreation 219.465.3586 pcparks@porterco.org
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Crafts, Banta Senior Center, Valparaiso, Soapwood Art Studio, Art Project
    - Celebrate Earth Day weekend with nature and color! Join Heather Banas from Soapwood Art Studio as she provides you with everything you need to make a quick and colorful sun catcher. All ages are welcome, but there will be small glass marbles used that are not safe around very young children. Glue will also be used, all children must be supervised. Please note that there will be some waiting time for the glue to dry.

    Please enter through the West doors. Someone will let you in and will check your name off of the list. You must register ahead of time, deadline to register is April 9, 2018. Please call the park office at 219-462-5144 or click for details.

    Just $15 per person, per piece made! We need a minimum of 5 people signed up to move forward with this class, spaces are limited to 50. If you are making more than one of these, please let them know when you register, or contact Heather directly so she can prepare enough supplies.
    Banta Activity Center
    605 Beech Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, science, hands-on activities, free, planetarium shows, earth day, astronomy day,
    - To celebrate National Astronomy Day and Earth Day Challenger is hosting a FREE, family-friendly SCIENCE open house featuring hands-on activities for kids ages 3-94! Learn how to be a better steward of our Earth as well as other relevant astronomy topics, all through easy interactive activities that spark your child's interest in science, engineering and more! Planetarium shows will be running every 15 minutes throughout the day.

    In lieu of admission fees, families are encouraged to support the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana by bringing one or more non-perishable food items.

    Registration is NOT required. However, if families register online their names will be entered in a DRAWING to WIN a one of a kind Earth, Sea and Sky Day Gift Basket. **Winner must be present.

    This event is sponsored by ArcelorMittal.
    Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana (on Purdue Northwest campus)
    2300 173rd Street Hammond IN 46323
    Lara Bates 219.989.3250 bates@clcnwi.com
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Baby & Me Time is a half hour program which includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies 0 to 23 months and their caregiver at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library Youth Services
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541Ext360
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Stocks, Trading, Finance
    - Have you ever been intrigued on how some people have been “Lucky” to turn large profits trading stocks? Ever imagine you could be so lucky? Well, Patrick Smith will be sharing his trade secrets to help you realize being lucky is not needed to increase your net worth. Join us for this event and learn industry trading tips like how to get started, what type of stock options are right for you, insider investment and retirement options and so many other great tools.

    Have a family, and don’t want to be too risky? No problem!

    Living the single life and prefer being a bit more aggressive? No problem!

    Maybe you’re close to retiring and need to protect your savings and assets? No problem!

    Patrick Smith will deliver the information you need!

    greenCOW members can attend for FREE. Log in for your free ticket!

    CALL FOR MONTHLY, WEEKLY PROMOTIONAL RATES: 708.506.0742

    Patrick Smith is a firm supporter of life-long learning and believes that an education should be gained daily just by living. He has attended South Suburban College in South Holland, IL, Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL where he studied General Studies and Computer Science, and Roosevelt University Chicago where he studied Integrated Marketing Management. He holds several non-profit certificates, works with Educational Training & Development and holds Certificates from Gentech School of Technology Social Media Integration at University of IL Chicago, Inc.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 12:00pm - | Local Events, Spring Swing Tourney, Valparaiso, Softball Leagues, Fairground Park
    - This tourney is only open to teams already registered in the Summer Softball Leagues. For an additional $100, teams play a minimum of three games. Winners of each bracket will receive either a team credit or t-shirt uniforms for the season. There are a limited number of spots available. Must be 18 years or older.
    Fairgrounds Park
    704 McCord Road Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - On April 21st from Noon til three we invite Chili Cooks everywhere to come compete in in the Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary's 6th annual Chili Cook off. It is free to enter your chili recipe into the contest we just ask that you provide 2 crockpots of chili so that there is enough for the community to try and vote on. Winner of the competition is voted on by those attending so invite your friends and family. Winners of the competition will receive a cash prize and trophy.
    Don't have a chili recipe, but love eating Chili we invite the community to attend the event and sample all of the delicious chilis and help us crown our winner.
    Admission to the event is $5 which gets you all the chili samples you can stand (full bowls available for purchase from our cooks).

    There will also be Hot dogs drinks and a bake sale for anyone who does not want chili or would like to make a chili dog.

    Finally we will have a silent auction and raffle filled with lots of wonderful prizes donated by our wonderful donors.

    So come spend the after noon with us enjoy some fun, food and music and support the Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary.
    There will also be Hot dogs and drinks available to purchase
    Griffith Fire Station #3
    Ridge and Indiana Griffith IN 46319
    Burnadette E Cope 219.487.9313 griffithfireauxiliary@gmail.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, crafts, painting
    - Join Susan for this class where you will learn to create your own watercolor painting. Light refreshments will be served. All supplies included. All skill levels welcome. Minimum 10, maximum 25 registrants. $30. Pre-registration required.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, paintings, drawings, sculpture, surrealism
    - Please join us at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District for this exciting new exhibit which runs weekends from April 6 - May 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood.

    What do the sun, the moon, ghosts, and fish have in common? They’re all objects that present aspects of LaPorte artist Gregg Hertzlieb’s personality and interests.
    “Although pictures and imagery always defy words,” Hertzlieb explained, “the sun and moon could be the two sides of my personality, with the light of the sun representing a lighter state of mind and the moon representing something darker or more mysterious. The ghosts and fish refer to my interest in spirituality, evolution, and the passage of time – all things that I think about a lot.”
    Spectators will have the opportunity to consider the artist’s fascinations April 6 – May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will present “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb,” an exhibit consisting of 30 watercolors with ink on paper, three acrylic paintings on wood, and six painted sculptures.
    Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    He said the museum’s collection has been a great influence on his art. “I see so many styles of art each day. Each style reveals something to me about the use of a medium, the method of abstraction, the use of color. Sometimes the influences are subtle and indirect. Lately, Japanese prints in the Brauer's collection have captured my imagination.”
    An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen & ink, Hertzlieb has pieces in both public and private collections. “I like the directness of drawing. I like to work on paper as opposed to canvas or wood, and watercolor is a nice way of applying color to paper,” he said. “I like the control, and I like black outlines. Ink has a lot of versatility and I can be meticulous with it. Each pen line I apply to the paper breathes more life into my chosen subjects. I enjoy the thrill of seeing these subjects emerge and proclaim their individual identities.”
    An editor of several books, teacher, and essayist, the artist is also an avid traveler and collector of art, antiques, fossils, toys, and comic books. “I collect superhero comics from the 1970s and old toys of various kinds ranging from space toys to colorful and kitschy plastic banks,” Hertzlieb said. “I like the primary colors a lot and so am drawn to stylized, colorful toys from the 1960s, 1970s, even earlier if I see something I like at a flea market or antique shop.”
    He added that all of these interests have been inspirational to his art, which takes him on a “quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery.”
    “Every time I make a picture, I learn about myself,” he said. “I gather ideas in my sketchbook and don't really question why I'm drawn to a subject or compositional approach at the time. Later on, when I look at the things I've made, I get a glimmer of the motivation or life circumstance that led to my making the picture – but, for the most part, I just do what seems right, then the subconscious attitudes rise to the surface and reveal themselves – although, as I mentioned earlier, not in a way that's always easy to articulate precisely through words.”

    Viewers can view the exhibit “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb” from Friday, April 6 - Sunday, May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary/Miller Beach, IN. An Opening Reception for the artist will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non-profit organization with a mission of the arts as a catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

    For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org
    #millerbeacharts
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 8:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, stars, spring, calumet astronomy center, lowell
    - When the season changes to spring the stars that appear in the sky change too. Join us Saturday, April 21 from 8 pm- 10pm at Calumet Astronomy Center to see what stars are in the sky this spring.
    Calumet Astronomy Center
    19100 Chase St Lowell IN 46356
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 11:30pm - 2:00pm | Kids, Family, Kids, free activities, local
    - Free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.Healthy Kids Day is an opportunity to ignite children’s imaginations so that they can imagine what they’ll accomplish this summer.The event features fun activities including: games, bounce house, photo booth, crafts and obstacle course. Meet first responders, the Rail Cats mascot and visit stations with great healthy living information. The YMCA hopes to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months.
    Valparaiso Family YMCA
    1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive Valparaiso IN 46383
    Jodi Jackson 2194624185x233 jjackson@valpoymca.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.
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    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
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    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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

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

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

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
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    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    click for details

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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana April 20- April 22.

    CROWN POINT

    Purdue Varsity Glee Club Concert- April 20
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Fire Department Chili Cook Off- April 21
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    HAMMOND

    Nature Playdate: Gibson Woods County Park- April 20
    click for details

    Mayor’s Fishing Derby @ Hammond Marina- April 21
    click for details

    Earth, Sea and Sky Day at Challenger Learning Center- April 21
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    HIGHLAND

    Murder Mystery Dinner And Dance- April 20
    click for details

    Park Pride Day - April 21
    click for details

    I'm With Frank at R-Bar and Grill- April 21
    click for details

    FREE! Wacky Wild Fun Run & Walk- April 21
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION

    Earth Day Re-Booted- April 22
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    LOWELL

    Stars of Spring- April 21
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Wild Edibles of the Dunes- April 21
    click for details

    Brincka Cross House and Gardens Tour- April 21
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    MUNSTER

    CVPA Comedy Night- April 20
    click for details

    Park Pride Day- April 22
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

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

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    VALPARAISO

    The Lives & Time of Indiana's Amphibians at Gabis Arboretum- April 21
    click for details

    13th Annual Celebration & Reuse Fair- April 21
    click for details

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    WHITING

    Party Like a Pirate- April 21
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Recognize the importance of play, games and creative activities in children's education. The first kindergarten in a public school in the US was started in 1873, at St. Louis.
     
           

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

  • | 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 - 2:00pm | Local Events, bella boos, lake station, earth day, robot
    - It’s the little things (and people!) that can make a big difference to our planet. On Sunday, April 22 from 10 am to 2 pm Bellaboo’s will be filled with activities to that invoke good earth stewardship. Put your recycling skills to use and make a Recycled Trash Robot, or Mechanical Litter Picker. Tree Tee Pee Time is sure to be buckets of fun as we celebrate our Mother Earth!
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - | Local Events, Spring Swing Tourney, Valparaiso, Softball Leagues, Fairground Park
    - This tourney is only open to teams already registered in the Summer Softball Leagues. For an additional $100, teams play a minimum of three games. Winners of each bracket will receive either a team credit or t-shirt uniforms for the season. There are a limited number of spots available. Must be 18 years or older.
    Fairgrounds Park
    704 McCord Road Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Local Events
    - It’s Earth Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a walk through the woods! Join a Lake County Parks Naturalist to learn about the unique habitat at Gibson Woods. You’ll also get some info about other amazing nature gems throughout Lake County for you to visit in the future!
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, health, reiki, eastern medicine
    - Reiki is a Japanese technique for working with the life energy that flows through our bodies. This Reiki Level I class teaches techniques to increase and direct that energy for relaxation and optimal wellbeing. Minimum 5 participants. $50. Pre-registration, pre-payment required.
    Brincka Cross Gardens
    427 Furness Rd. Michigan City IN 46360
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, paintings, drawings, sculpture, surrealism
    - Please join us at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District for this exciting new exhibit which runs weekends from April 6 - May 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood.

    What do the sun, the moon, ghosts, and fish have in common? They’re all objects that present aspects of LaPorte artist Gregg Hertzlieb’s personality and interests.
    “Although pictures and imagery always defy words,” Hertzlieb explained, “the sun and moon could be the two sides of my personality, with the light of the sun representing a lighter state of mind and the moon representing something darker or more mysterious. The ghosts and fish refer to my interest in spirituality, evolution, and the passage of time – all things that I think about a lot.”
    Spectators will have the opportunity to consider the artist’s fascinations April 6 – May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will present “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb,” an exhibit consisting of 30 watercolors with ink on paper, three acrylic paintings on wood, and six painted sculptures.
    Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    He said the museum’s collection has been a great influence on his art. “I see so many styles of art each day. Each style reveals something to me about the use of a medium, the method of abstraction, the use of color. Sometimes the influences are subtle and indirect. Lately, Japanese prints in the Brauer's collection have captured my imagination.”
    An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen & ink, Hertzlieb has pieces in both public and private collections. “I like the directness of drawing. I like to work on paper as opposed to canvas or wood, and watercolor is a nice way of applying color to paper,” he said. “I like the control, and I like black outlines. Ink has a lot of versatility and I can be meticulous with it. Each pen line I apply to the paper breathes more life into my chosen subjects. I enjoy the thrill of seeing these subjects emerge and proclaim their individual identities.”
    An editor of several books, teacher, and essayist, the artist is also an avid traveler and collector of art, antiques, fossils, toys, and comic books. “I collect superhero comics from the 1970s and old toys of various kinds ranging from space toys to colorful and kitschy plastic banks,” Hertzlieb said. “I like the primary colors a lot and so am drawn to stylized, colorful toys from the 1960s, 1970s, even earlier if I see something I like at a flea market or antique shop.”
    He added that all of these interests have been inspirational to his art, which takes him on a “quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery.”
    “Every time I make a picture, I learn about myself,” he said. “I gather ideas in my sketchbook and don't really question why I'm drawn to a subject or compositional approach at the time. Later on, when I look at the things I've made, I get a glimmer of the motivation or life circumstance that led to my making the picture – but, for the most part, I just do what seems right, then the subconscious attitudes rise to the surface and reveal themselves – although, as I mentioned earlier, not in a way that's always easy to articulate precisely through words.”

    Viewers can view the exhibit “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb” from Friday, April 6 - Sunday, May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary/Miller Beach, IN. An Opening Reception for the artist will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non-profit organization with a mission of the arts as a catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

    For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org
    #millerbeacharts
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 1:30pm - 4:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, crafts, painting
    - Join Susan to create your own masterpiece based on a well-known artwork. Light refreshments will be served. All skill levels welcome. All supplies included. Minimum 10 registrants. $30. Please pre-register.
    Hawthorne Park
    500 Ackerman Dr. Porter IN 46304
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN
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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
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    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675
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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

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

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
    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.
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    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    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.
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    VALPARAISO:

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    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!
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

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

    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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    Sledding
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  • | Special Interest, gardening nature environment
    - Join us for a variety of education and fun at this beautiful garden planted with flowers known to attract and sustain butterflies, hummingbird and bees.
    TriTown Safety Village
    1350 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
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    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
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    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
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    Garage Mahal- WHITING
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    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
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    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana April 20- April 22.

    CROWN POINT

    Purdue Varsity Glee Club Concert- April 20
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Fire Department Chili Cook Off- April 21
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    HAMMOND

    Nature Playdate: Gibson Woods County Park- April 20
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    Mayor’s Fishing Derby @ Hammond Marina- April 21
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    Earth, Sea and Sky Day at Challenger Learning Center- April 21
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    HIGHLAND

    Murder Mystery Dinner And Dance- April 20
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    Park Pride Day - April 21
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    I'm With Frank at R-Bar and Grill- April 21
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    FREE! Wacky Wild Fun Run & Walk- April 21
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    LAKE STATION

    Earth Day Re-Booted- April 22
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    LOWELL

    Stars of Spring- April 21
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Wild Edibles of the Dunes- April 21
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    Brincka Cross House and Gardens Tour- April 21
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    MUNSTER

    CVPA Comedy Night- April 20
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    Park Pride Day- April 22
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    PORTAGE

    Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show- April 21
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    VALPARAISO

    The Lives & Time of Indiana's Amphibians at Gabis Arboretum- April 21
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    13th Annual Celebration & Reuse Fair- April 21
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    WHITING

    Party Like a Pirate- April 21
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  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    MARKETING COORDINATOR/PRODUCTION ARTIST
    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 Marketing Coordinator/Production Artist.

    For more information, click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes and portfolios via email to Becky Pomales at creative@palkoservices.com.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    SEASONAL MAINTENANCE/GROUNDSKEEPER
    ATG Property Management, Highland

    ATG Property Management is looking for a seasonal part-time Maintenance/ Groundskeeper to assist maintenance team 20-30 hours per week in Highland, IN.
    Primary focus and duties grounds but also includes: Cleans, sweeps, and generally removes all trash and litter from the grounds, parking areas, common areas, amenities and other assigned work areas. Assist with HVAC, electrical, plumbing and apartment turnovers. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to power washing, special projects and necessary repairs throughout the property.
    You must be able to work as part of a team and provide excellent customer service to our residents.

    Background Check and Valid Driver's License required. Please fax resumes to 219-924-3456 or email tdvorscak@atgpropertymanagement.com.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    STORE CLERK
    Cakes by Karen, Highland

    Looking for an energetic person with good customer service skills. Must
    be able to stand long hours, wash dishes and be a team player. Must be
    able to work Saturdays. Basic cake decorating skill a plus. This person
    will be taking orders, packaging orders and cleaning. Perfect position for
    someone starting in the pastry field, but we are willing to train any
    qualified individual. Please come in to fill out an application and speak with Tammy at 8632 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN 46322. Store hours are Mondays and Tuesdays: 430am-1pm, Wednesday – Saturday: 430a-3pm.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    HIRING EVENT
    Griffith YMCA, Griffith

    Come for on the spot interviews on April 27 from 4-6pm! Hiring camp counselors for summer camp & afternoon assistant teachers for our early learning center! Applicants should be 18 & over. Griffith Branch YMCA, 201 N Griffith Blvd, Griffith, Indiana.

    (Posted: April 19, 2018)
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    FRONT DESK SCHEDULING ATTENDANT
    Morris Baseball and Softball Center, Schererville

    Morris Baseball and Softball Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic and dependable college or high school age student to join our team as a Front Desk Scheduling Attendant.

    Job Description:

    Customer Service:
    -Answers the phones, takes messages/delivers messages
    -Greets customers and makes sure each customer is satisfied with their visit
    -Multi-tasking
    Scheduling & Payment Handling:
    -Schedules and collects payments for lessons, cage rentals and programs/camps
    Maintenance:
    -Maintains clean appearance of scheduling desk, turf area
    -Nightly equipment lock up

    Applicants must be available to work weekdays from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a part-time position and we are willing to work around class schedules. If you are interested in this position, please contact Karen at Morris Baseball and Softball Center at 219-227-5250.

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    WEB DESIGNER
    Schillings, St. John

    Full-time with excellent benefits and growth opportunity. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm. Please note that Schillings will need a portfolio in order to go further in the interview process for the Web Designer role. Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    PURCHASING BUYER
    Schillings, St. John

    Full-time with excellent benefits and growth opportunity. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm. Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    CDL DRIVER
    Schillings, St. John

    Offers excellent benefits, growth potential, with no nights or Sundays! Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    HAIRSTYLIST
    Robert Anthony Hair and Day Spa, Schererville

    Part or full time available. Pick your own hours. Commission or booth rental available. Apply at 2300 Cline Ave, Schererville, or send resumes to Rahdjessica@yahoo.com, Attention: Jessica.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    KITCHEN HELP
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing is hiring part-time kitchen help. We are looking for someone with a friendly, outgoing personality as well as the ability to work well with others and be a team player. Prior kitchen experience is required. Must be able to work weekends in addition to some weekdays/nights. The starting wage is $8 per hour with increases after 90 and 180 days based upon performance.

    If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to Karen at the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    SERVER
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing is hiring a part-time server. Duties include greeting patrons, serving tables, bussing tables, and some bar-tending if needed. Applicants must be 21 or over, have an Indiana alcohol server's permit, and have prior experience. We are looking for someone with a friendly, outgoing personality who works well with others and is a team player. Cicerone server certification is preferred. Applicants who are not certified must be willing to get Cicerone Server certified within 90 days of employment with reimbursement for the certification once certified. Must be able to work weekends. The starting wage is $2.50 per hour if not Cicerone Server certified with an increase to $5.00 per hour upon certification.

    If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to Karen at the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    OPEN INTERVIEWS
    Meals On Wheels, Merrillville

    Meals On Wheels is holding open interviews on Thursday, April 19 from 1-3p for a assistant cook and dishwasher at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. Please call Beth with any questions at 219-756-3663 or email beth@mownwi.org.

    (Posted: April 13, 2018)
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    SWIM TEACHER
    Patti's All-American, Dyer

    Now hiring smiling faces- Summer swim teachers needed at Patti's All-American for Saturday afternoons. Excellent Pay. Swim teaching experience preferred. Please click for details for swim teacher application or pass this email to a friend who might be interested. We prefer you to fill out application and bring it to Patti's, 1530 Joliet St, Dyer. Call Tracy at (219) 865-2274 if you have any questions about this position.

    (Posted: April 10, 2018)
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    HAIR STYLIST/COLORIST
    Salon Voltaire, 3431 Ridge Road, Lansing- IL

    Established salon in Lansing seeking Hair Stylist/Colorist. Salon operates Tuesday through Saturday. Please call to set up a appointment to fill out a application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message along with phone number. Your call will be returned promptly. Call Gail at 708-418-8044.

    (Posted: April 9, 2018)
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    MANICURIST
    Salon Voltaire, 3431 Ridge Road, Lansing- IL

    Established salon in Lansing seeking Hair Manicurist. Salon operates Tuesday through Saturday. Please call to set up a appointment to fill out a application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message along with phone number. Your call will be returned promptly. Call Gail at 708-418-8044.

    (Posted: April 9, 2018)
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    Dick's Restaurant, St. John (under new ownership)

    Looking for servers, bartenders, hosts, and busboys for Dick's Restaurant in St. John. Looking for part and full time employees.

    To apply for any of the positions at Dick's Restaurant, please fill out an application at Theo's Steaks & Seafood, 9144 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland or email your application to pete@theoshighland.com. Dick's Restaurant, 10808 Wicker Ave., St. John is under new ownership and is currently closed for remodeling. Dick's is now owned by the Klideris family who also own Theo's Steaks & Seafood (Highland), Prime Steakhouse (Crown Point), Umi Sushi (Crown Point) and Ted's Family Restaurant (Calumet City).

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    PART-TIME SERVER
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    We are currently looking for a part-time Server to work 5 shifts a week from 4-7:30 p.m. with weekend and holiday rotation. PERFECT for a student or someone looking to work a few hours each day.

    Server responsibilities-Takes food and beverage orders for residents in the restaurant. Serves food/drinks. Completes side work i.e. filling dressings, wrapping silverware, etc., clears dishes, sets tables, sweeps floors.

    To apply, click for details or contact me, Shelley Cohs Director of Human Resources @ 219-440-7502 (direct).

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CONCIERGE
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    Responsible for greeting guests, serving as a resource to residents, giving tours to potential residents, coordinating bus transportation for residents, answering telephone, data entry, and performing general clerical duties. Part-time, approximately 8-16 hours per week, available to work shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., participate in weekend and holiday rotation. Must have previous administrative/clerical experience, excellent telephone skills, professional demeanor, business etiquette, ability to multi-task, be proficient in Word and have good data entry skills.

    To apply, click for details or contact me, Shelley Cohs Director of Human Resources @ 219-440-7502 (direct).

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    DIESEL MECHANIC
    Staff Source, Crown Point

    Our client in Crown Point is seeking an experienced diesel mechanic. Experience with hydraulics a plus. Will be performing repairs on commercial sweepers
    Must have your own tools. Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen. $20/hour. Email resume to cdelaurentis@staffsourceusa.com. Subject line Diesel Mechanic.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CLASS A CDL DRIVER WITH HAZMAT
    Staff Source, East Chicago

    Our client in East Chicago is seeking an experienced class A CDL driver.
    Hazmat endorsement required. Tanker endorsement preferred. Current DOT physical.
    Temp to hire opportunity. Must have flexible schedule (OT and weekends as needed). Overnight stays as required (drivers will not be home every night).
    Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen. $22-$24/hour.
    Email resume to cdelaurentis@staffsourceusa.com. Subject line CDLA/hazmat.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    BerylMartin, Griffith

    Looking for reliable, friendly person for taking customer orders and data entry. Growing business, with a fast paced environment. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, part-time working hours available. Must be able to work overtime if need arises. Job entails entering orders for customers, answering phones, communicating with customers and taking orders in person. Candidates should have:

    - The ability to multi-task,
    - A friendly disposition with a team mentality,
    - Good computer skills,
    - Good phone etiquette, with the ability to manage customers in difficult situations.

    To apply, email a resume to printjobsgriffith@gmail.com.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    BILLING SPECIALIST
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    POSITION TITLE: Billing Specialist – Level 1
    DEPARTMENT: Operations
    HOURS: Weekdays, varies
    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: April 6, 2018)
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    VAN DRIVER
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    POSITION TITLE: Van Driver
    DEPARTMENT: Day Services
    HOURS: Monday through Friday 2:45pm – 5:00pm, additional hours may be available.
    The Adult Day Program at Innovations In Learning is now hiring a part-time Van Driver. The Van Driver is responsible for transporting adults diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities from the program in Merrillville to their homes in surrounding Lake County. Potential candidates must have previous experience driving a 15-passenger van, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills, dependability, and professionalism. Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 2:45-5:00pm. Additional hours may be available. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    Cleaner Options, Northwest Indiana

    We are Cleaner Options, a national chain of home delivery dry cleaning services. We are looking for a part time or full time sales representative to introduce our service to homeowners. The position is flexible - reps create their own schedules. Paid mileage and phone!

    The position will be in neighborhoods Gary, Merrillville, Schererville, etc. Applicants can apply by sending a resume to lori@cleaneroptions.com.

    (Posted: April 5, 2018)
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    CHILDCARE WORKER
    Cline Ave Fellowship Childcare, Highland

    Our child care ministry is looking for a caring, compassionate one year old class teacher to work 10:00am-6:00pm. We are committed to providing top quality care and education for students who are enrolled in our program. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends our facility. If you are a patient, caring person, we hope you will get in touch about this position. Training available. Feel free to stop by and fill out an application or call (219)923-4804 to set up an interview. We are located at 8600 Cline Avenue Highland, In.

    (Posted: April 4, 2018)
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    CUSTOMER SERVICE & FOOD PREPARATION
    Edible Arrangements, Schererville

    Edible Arrangements in Schererville, IN is need of additional in-store help! The job entails customer service and food preparation for 25 to 30 hours a week. There are usually 2 day shifts and 2 afternoon/evening shifts, one of those being a weekend shift, but with flexibility to fit your schedule. There are mandatory days on our busy holidays. If you are hard working, flexible, a team player, and enjoy helping others, consider applying today! You can either fax your resume to 219-864-4159 or stop in the store to fill out an application (300 W Lincoln Hwy)! We would love to meet you!

    (Posted: April 2, 2018)
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    REGIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    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 Regional Sales Representative. For more information, click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Sally Jo Reagor at sallyjo@palkoservices.com.

    (Posted: April 2, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Hartsfield Village, Munster

    Food Service, Full & Part-time: click for details

    Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants, Full & Part-time: click for details

    Assisted Living and Memory Support, Full & Part-time: click for details

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    HVAC INSTALLER & HVAC SERVICE TECHNICIAN
    Cliff's Heating, Schererville

    HVAC Installer:
    -Applicants must be EPA certified.
    -Applicants must be able to install furnaces, air conditioners, & boiler systems.
    -Must be able to fabricate sheet metal plenums, pans, duct pipe threading.
    -Proficient at electrical connections and meter usage.
    -Ability to work in extreme heat or cold weather.
    -Frequent walking or standing for long periods of time.
    -Repetitive bending, twisting, reaching, and lifting motions.
    -Ability to work as a team player in a fast paced environment with excellent strong work ethic, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
    -Overtime will be required.
    -Must have valid driver’s license.
    -Job Type: Full Time

    HVAC Service Technician:
    -Service, repair, change-out, and/or propose replacement of warm air furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, related piping and electrical.
    -Be able to service and startup equipment, and adjust to the manufacturers and job specification.
    -Be able to troubleshoot, adapt, and resolve/repair all issues that arise that would keep the equipment from functioning properly.
    -Communicate to the consumer on the proper operation and owner’s maintenance of the installed equipment. Answer related questions as to operation, features, and functions to the homeowner.
    -Perform required documentation for each call, recording repairs, accurate readings, and observations. Have client sign necessary paper work and collect payments as directed.
    -Perform follow up calls on estimates.
    -Overtime will be required.
    -Have a valid driver’s license.
    -EPA Certified.
    -Ability to work in extreme heat or cold.
    -Frequent walking or standing for long periods of time.
    -Repetitive bending, twisting, reaching, and lifting motions.
    -Required experience: 3 years
    -Job Type: Full-time

    Please send resume to leah@cliffsheating.com.

    (Posted: March 29, 2018)
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    MEDICAL ASSISTANT/NURSE & MASSAGE THERAPIST
    Healing Arts Center, Valparaiso

    Medical Assistant or Nurse
    To work in fast-growing alternative care clinic in Valparaiso, IN. IV experience a plus! Must be motivated, organized, and give great customer service. Non-smoking environment. Email resume to RKimberling@healingartsvalpo.com

    Massage Therapist
    To work as an independent contractor developing a full practice at our fast-growing alternative medical clinic in Valparaiso, IN. Non-smoking environment. Email resume to RKimberling@healingartsvalpo.com

    (Posted: March 29, 2018)
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    PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINER
    TradeWinds Services, Merrillville

    Responsible for training participants based on their individual pre-vocational goals. Provides training to enable the person served to maximize their performance on a variety of production jobs. Job accommodations and daily written documentation is required regarding participants’ progress and related service issues. Participation in participant’s meetings is required. Minimum High school diploma or GED; post-secondary/training preferred. One year experience working with people with developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in education and/or teacher’s aide experience. To apply online, click for details

    (Posted: March 27, 2018)
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    MULTIPLE POSITIONS
    Campagna Academy, Schererville

    Our agency is hiring for multiple positions including Youth Care Specialist, Behavior Health Tech., and RN's. All of these positions can be applied for directly from our website by clicking careers on the toolbar. To view all current openings, and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: March 26, 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: March 26, 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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    SEASONAL STAFF MEMBERS
    Yogi Bear Campground, Portage

    Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resorts in Portage is looking for energetic staff members to add to our Yogi Bear family. Jobs are seasonal and can go anywhere from April through October. If you have experience in maintenance, recreation, customer service, life-guarding, cleaning, grounds-keeping, retail, or food service, we may have a position for you. Holidays and Weekends are a must. Shifts vary, some departments are staffed 24/7.

    Stop at the office located at 5520 Old Porter Rd., Portage, to fill out an application, or click for details to fill out an application online. Call 219-762-4141 for more information, office is open Tuesday-Saturday 9-5.

    (Posted: March 26, 2018)
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    ASSISTANT MANAGER
    Ace Hardware, Winfield

    Opening for an Assistant Manager, 1-3 years manager experience required.
    Retail or Hardware experience a plus. Open availability, must be able to work all shifts. Please apply in person at Winfield Ace Hardware located at 11702 Randolph St., Winfield.

    (Posted: March 26, 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.
     
           
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    - Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
     
           
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Monday, April 23rd, 2018

  • | 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
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Salsa Dancing
    - The Benefits of Beginners Salsa Lessons:
    1.Anti-Aging. Dancing is fantastic at keeping your body young. Not only does it benefit your heart and cardiovascular system, it helps to increase lung capacity.
    2.Social Interaction. You’ll meet more people dancing than with any other activity.
    3.Self Confidence. As you feel more comfortable in your moves, you will naturally emit self-esteem.
    4.Self-expression. Dancing is one of the few activities that once you learn the basic moves, you can then add your own style.
    5.Flexibility and Coordination. As you learn the moves, you will also feel your body relax and you will gain coordination and with that, more flexibility.
    6.What better way to lose weight? Dancing helps you burn calories while having fun. The Salsa Dance moves will help torch more calories than any other type of dancing.
    7.Happiness. How can you not be happy while you are dancing?
    Each session runs for 10 weeks, with a new session beginning after June 11. You must register by March 29! Fee is $40 Merrillville Residents/$50 Non-Residents.
    click for details


    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | 6:15pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Dancing, Wedding, Dance Classes, Fred Astaire, Valparaiso
    - Come learn a variety of dance steps perfect to impress at a wedding or social gathering. Includes: Night club two step, Rumba, and a traditional slow dance. Must be 16 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Fred Astaire Valparaiso
    2759 W. Morthland Dr. Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Fitness
    - Dance those calories away all while having fun. We will use weights to help torch those calories, dancing our way into fitness with easy moves that even the most inexperienced person can do. This is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosting energy with a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Join us while we laugh, dance, just move and feel good about getting fit. (Each session runs for 10 weeks). You must register by April 9. Fee is $55 Merrillville Residents/$65 Non-Residents
    We will start another 10 week session after June 25!
    click for details
    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | 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
    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

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
    click for details

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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    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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  • | Local Events, Summer camp, camp invention, chesterton, duneland schools
    - Liberty Intermediate School will be hosting Camp Invention again this
    summer for any children going into grades K-6 next year. If you have a
    child that is interested in participating in Camp Invention, we would love
    to have him/her join us for the week. Camp will be June 11-15, 2018.

    To register, click for details
    Liberty Intermediate School
    50 West 900 North Chesterton IN 46304
    Camp Invention 800.968.4332
  • | Local Events, Mother's Day, Moms Day
    - EVENTS ARE POSTED IN DATE ORDER. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

    May 4

    Annual Mother & Son Event: Dinner and a Movie- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    May 5

    Mother's Day Flower Sale at Cedar Lake Eagles- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

    Mother's Day Open Class- LA PORTE
    click for details

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

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    May 6

    Mother/Son Fun Bowl at Stardust Dyer- DYER
    click for details

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    May 10

    Pre-Mother's Day Dinner- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 11

    Mom's Day Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    click for details

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    May 12

    Pre-Mothers Day Paint Party- GARY
    click for details

    Mother's Day at Veteran's Cafe and Grill- MERRILLVILLE
    click for details

    Mother's Day Painting in the Garden- MICHIGAN CITY
    click for details

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    May 13

    A Mother's Day Celebration Starring Kirk Franklin & Tamela Mann- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Mother's Day at Washington Park Zoo- MICHIGAN CITY
    click for details

    Mother's Day Brunch- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Mother's Day Brunch at Villa Cesare- SCHERERVILLE
    click for details

    Mother's Day Brunch at Halls of St. George- SCHERERVILLE
    click for details

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    May 16

    Make and Take - Wooden Wonders - DIY Wooden Floral Class- SCHERERVILLE
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Birthday, Freebies, Coupons
    - Freebies you can get on your birthday! Freebies and coupons may be subject to the discretion of franchise owners, please check with your local franchise before using your coupon! Enjoy!

    FOOD & TREATS:

    AMC (Theaters)
    Free Birthday Popcorn with membership.
    click for details

    A&W
    Free Root Beer Float for your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
    click for details

    Abuelo’s
    Free entree on your birthday when you sign up for Mi Abuelo’s Rewards.
    click for details

    Applebees
    Birthday coupon with e-mail sign up.
    click for details

    Auntie Anne’s
    Free pretzel on your birthday when you join My Pretzel Perks.
    click for details

    Baskin Robbins
    Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
    click for details

    Cinnabon
    Cinnabon will send you a coupon for a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for Cinnabon Offers.
    click for details

    Dairy Queen
    An extra-special coupon emailed for your b-day and surprise on your anniversary.
    click for details

    Dippin’ Dots
    Free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.
    click for details

    Dunkin’ Donuts
    Sign up for the Dunkin’ Donuts birthday club for free ice cream on your birthday.
    click for details

    Firehouse Subs
    Free medium sub on your birthday when you join the Firehouse Subs Birthday Club here.
    click for details

    Friendly’s- Most Jewel-Osco Stores Carry Friendly's Brand
    Free Sundae on your birthday when you join the BFF Club.
    click for details

    Hooters
    Free birthday gift with eclub membership.
    click for details

    Houlihan's
    Free entree on your birthday with e-mail club sign up.
    click for details

    IHOP
    Free meal on your birthday when you subscribe to IHOP's e-mail list. You will also receive a free meal just for signing up.
    click for details

    Jersey Mike’s Subs
    Jersey Mike’s Subs will send you a coupon for a free regular sub and fountain drink on your birthday when you join their Email Club.
    click for details

    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Free dessert on your birthday with rewards program sign up.
    click for details

    Noodles & Company
    Get a free dish from Noodles & Company on your birthday when you sign up for their eclub.
    click for details

    Olive Garden
    Free dessert on your birthday with club sign up.
    click for details

    Orange Leaf
    Receive a free $3 reward on your birthday when you sign up for the Ounce Back Card.
    click for details

    Panera Bread
    Panera Bread will give you a free pastry for your birthday when you join the MyPanera rewards program.
    click for details

    Red Lobster
    Birthday surprise offer with rewards sign up.
    click for details

    Red Robin
    Free Birthday burger when you join their royalty rewards program.
    click for details

    Starbucks
    Get a birthday reward at Starbucks on your birthday when you join Starbucks Rewards.
    click for details

    Steak & Shake
    Birthday surprise with club sign up.
    click for details

    Toast & Jam- Schererville
    Free meal on the day before, day of, or day after your birthday.
    click for details

    Texas Roadhouse
    Free Gift on your birthday with e-mail sign up.
    click for details

    Tcby
    Tcby will send you an email for a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.
    click for details

    Wing Stop
    Free gift on your birthday with club sign up.
    click for details


    RETAIL FREEBIES:

    Bare Minerals
    Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
    click for details

    Barnes & Nobles
    Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake on his/her birthday.
    click for details

    Payless
    Special birthday offer with rewards program sign up.
    click for details

    Sephora
    Register with Sephora, and receive a free gift on your birthday.
    click for details

    Ulta
    Free birthday gift with reward program membership.
    click for details




     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
    click for details

    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
    click for details

    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
    click for details

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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
    click for details

    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

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

    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
    click for details

    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "Triangles" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Local Events
    - Warmer and sunnier days awaken the beauty we know as springtime. Explore the trails and see what signs of spring are blooming and buzzing throughout the park!
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Local Events, Yoga, Exercise, Banta Senior Center, Valparaiso
    - Vinyasa yoga teaches us how to care for ourselves. Using breath, movements, postures, and sequences, we evolve our bodies with the ability to concentrate. Vinyasa yoga stills the mind, giving it the ability to process what the practice brings up to the surface. Focus on every part of your body and be grateful for it. Make it your first stop after work and join us!

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Banta Activity Center
    605 Beech Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 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


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

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

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    LAPORTE COUNTY

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


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


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


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


    PORTER COUNTY

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


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


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


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

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    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

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
    click for details

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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    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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  • | Local Events, Lunch, Food, Chesterton, El Salto, Mexican Restaurant
    - Valid at Chesterton Location Only, Tuesday- Friday from 11a- 3p.
    El Salto
    757 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    El Salto Chesterton Location 219.395.9890 info@elsaltorestaurant.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 April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
    click for details

    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
    click for details

    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
    click for details

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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
    click for details

    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

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

    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
    click for details

    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
    click for details

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

     
           

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Schools and Education, Health, mental health, parents, teens, teenager, youth, suicide, community, kids
    - Today's youth are silently screaming for help! Their choice of coping skills include drug & alcohol use; unhealthy relationships; self-harm and more. Suicide rates amongst Indiana's youth continue to rise. This year's conference will focus on effectively communicating and helping utilize prevention and healthy coping skills.
    Andorra Banquets
    1112 US-41 Schererville IN 46375
    Crystal Angeles 219.254.2678 crystal@positiveteenhealth.org
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Teens, Youth, Health, Seminar, Portage
    - Today's youth is silently screaming for help! Their choice of coping skills include drug & alcohol use; unhealthy relationships; self-harm and more. Suicide rates among Indiana's youth continue to rise. This year's conference will focus on effectively communicating and helping utilize prevention and healthy coping skills. Our annual conference this year will focus on these issues. We are even bringing in a national speaker that will help teach us how to cope and help teens cope.
    Andorra Banquets
    1112 Rt. 41 Schererville IN 46375
  • | 9:50am - 10:50am | Local Events, Exercise Class, Banta Senior Center, Valparaiso, Qi Gong Healing
    - The revolutionary Qi Gong movements are designed to activate the healing intelligence within you to help accelerate your body to heal. No previous experience needed and all exercises can be easily modified for those who need to exercise from a seated position. Must be 18 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Banta Activity Center
    605 Beech Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, European Markets, Burn's Harbor, Food Truck Square, Vendors, Shopping, Crafts
    - Booth Application
    We are accepting merchants for the 2018 Season of Burns Harbor's European Market on the Square.

    To download an application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square premiered in 2014. The event is organized in partnership The Town of Burns Harbor and The Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square is located at the former site of the Westport Community Club, off of Rt. 149. The European Market runs every consecutive Wednesday evening, beginning on May 30th through Wednesday, September 12th. The market hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.

    A program formed within the Burns Harbors community which features regional eateries and family-friendly entertainment uniquely together for all visitors. Burns Harbor recently accepted a proposal by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to create a partnership that will bring their European Market on the road to the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square!

    Camaraderie and community engagement has been the overall goal for the Town of Burns Harbor and the development of the Food Truck Square.

    Burns Harbor has recently expanded the Food Truck Square to include themed Wednesday events (along with free themed family entertainment, free admission, bounce houses, food trucks and live music) and some themed Saturday events too. The Food Truck Square runs each Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. located at 1237 Westport Rd. — at the corner of Haglund and Westport roads, just off of S.R. 149.

    Every Wednesday evening, attendees can expect a variety of two to three food trucks to choose from, offering different cuisines and at least two food trucks offering a variety of sweet treats. Each event varies and can provide attendees with anything from craft vendors to classic cars, graffiti art to free face painting, cocktails and more.

    Recently the Arts on the Square event featured local graffiti artist Cas Perez, whom created a masterpiece with attendees using spray paint. The spray-painted canvases now serve as gateway signage near the Food Truck Square. The event also featured a variety of the region’s most popular craft vendors and live music by Johnny V.

    Classic cars also recently lined the square during the recent Better Burns Harbor: Cars Night Out. This highly attended event was sponsored by local dealerships, including Lake Shore Motors and Bosak Chevrolet of Burns Harbor. The event was also captured by drone videographer Brandon Clair of Timeless Aerial Photography, click for details

    The Food Truck Square will continue to provide attendees with a variety of Northwest Indiana’s most popular food trucks throughout the summer season and into the fall, including: The Rolling Stone Breaker, King of The Road, Bills Grill, Sizzlebox, Redemak’s, Dogs and Hogs, Lulu’s Licks, Jodis Italian Ice, Chunky Tacos and more. All are welcome to attend this unique gathering space filled with great eats, entertainment, artisans and family fun.

    Interested food trucks/vendors or sponsors may contact Councilman Marcus Rogala at mrogala@burnsharbor-in.gov or 219-406-3272. For vendor applications and sponsorship sign-up forms, click for details

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square
    1237 Westport Road Burns Harbor IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, Tobacco Discussion, Porter County, Portage
    - All are invited to join the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. at the Portage Township Schools Administration Building for a Community Conversation about tobacco at the point-of-sale and its impact on youth. Presenters will address the continuum of addiction and share information about the tobacco retail environment in Porter County, as well as the kinds of advertising youth are likely to see. Attendees are encouraged to register by emailing ryan.singh@valpo.edu as seating is limited.
    Portage Schools Administration Building
    6240 US Hwy 6 Portage IN 46368
    Ryan Singh 219.464.6722 ryan.singh@valpo.edu
  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Local Events
    - Come learn about the structure and behavior of the common dragonfly at Gibson Woods on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 pm. This class will also help familiarize you about the various species of Dragonflies common to Northwest Indiana. Take your new skills on the road by signing up for some of the “I Spy Dragonfly Hunts” which will take place across Northwest Indiana and provide hands on experience. This adult program is $10 per person. 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
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Religious Events, bible study, christian small group, community event,
    - On 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, we will discuss Kyle Idleman’s book, “Not a Fan”.

    This video-based series will help us explore our faith and challenge us to go deeper. Everyone, men and women, singles and couples, are invited.

    No prep time is required. Nursery will be provided.

    Sign-up sheet is located by the church office or call Pastor Barry at 219-690-8889.
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Pastor Barry Foster 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 9:30pm - 11:00am | Local Events, Gibson woods, birds, spring, fall, migration, lake county
    - Spring and fall are great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Adults can walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting Gibson Woods. You can join us Wednesdays in the spring at 9:30 am April 18-June 13 and in the fall August 15-October 3. 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
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

     
           
  • | 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

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

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
    click for details

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

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

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

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

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

    -All participants must complete the online waiver prior to participation.
    -Proper footwear must be worn at all times. Street shoes & metal cleats are not permitted.
    -Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
    -Absolutely no outside food or drink is allowed in to the Dome other than water in a plastic, sealed container. No gum, gatorade, seeds on the turf ever.
    -Abusive or foul language, attempted confrontation, physical confrontation or other behavior that is deemed inappropriate by management is not permitted and will result in immediate removal from the facility.
    -The Sparta Dome is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
    -Use proper etiquette and be courteous and respectful to all open play participants.
    -Pre-game warm up space may be limited depending on the Sparta Dome event schedule. Please check in with a staff member one day prior to the event for the most updated schedule.
    -Batting cage use is included during all tournaments and round robin events. -----First come, first serve basis.
    -There is no hitting or pitching into the walls of the dome. Please position players appropriately to avoid damaging the dome walls.
    -Lawn chairs are permitted. Fans can sit on the turf between the two fields or upstairs on the mezzanine to view events.
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
    click for details

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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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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
    click for details

    Camp Invention at Liberty Intermediate School
    June 11-15
    click for details

    Dunes Discovery Camps (ages 9-13)
    June 18-22
    click for details

    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 9-13
    click for details

    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 23-27
    click for details

    Critter Camp (ages 6-8)
    August 6-10
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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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    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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    PORTAGE

    Cooking Camp
    July 23-27
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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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  • | 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 April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
    click for details

    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
    click for details

    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
    click for details

    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
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    SCHERERVILLE

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

    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
    click for details

    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Thursday, April 26th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Free, Coffee
    - A refreshing start to your Thursday! Enjoy complimentary coffee, networking with the community, and an overall positive way to kick off your Thursday at greenCOW Coworking. Some mornings we watch a TED Talk and share our thoughts on the issues, other days we help come up with solutions to each others' problems. The core of coworking is community, so what are you waiting for?
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Coworking, Productive, Business, To-Do list
    - Coworking Productivity Day is a full day event, but you can come and go as you please. You can come for 1 hour, a few hours, or for the whole day! We'll work in 25 minutes increments (with 5 minute breaks in between each session) on specific tasks. After each session, we'll report to the group how much we completed of the task we intended to work on. We'll repeat this process all day long and get more work done than ever before!

    COST: $12 for non-members of greenCOW or FUSE

    greenCOW Coworking's motto is "Work from somewhere you 'want' to be, not 'have' to be" and I'm confident that this is the place that you do want to be!

    If you are a Fuse Member or a GreenCow Member, attendance is Free. If you are NOT a member of either, you will pay the one day rate for GreenCow Co-Working. You'll pay this when you sign in at the front desk. To find out the current rate, please contact GreenCow at 219.501.0501 or by email at team@greencow.space.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts. "Triangles" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 8:00pm | Local Events, Ben's, Pretzel, Highland
    - FREE Pretzel with $1 Donation to The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund!

    Highland & Portage Location!

    10138 Indianapolis Blvd
    Highland 46322
    (219) 513-6853

    6050 US Highway 6
    Portage, Indiana 46368
    (219) 763-6276
     
           
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, crafts, drawing
    - In this class, participants will learn to create drawings while studying famous artists' approaches to rendering. Explore mixed media techniques. All skill levels welcome. all supplies included. $45. Please pre-register.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, art, crafts, valparaiso
    - Paint and take home your masterpiece the same day. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Minimum 6 registrants, maximum 25. $10.
    Valparaiso Public Library
    103 Jefferson St. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 3:45pm - 5:00pm | Local Events
    - What animals are part of the Gibson Woods neighborhood? Learn about them, make an animal track guide, and then head out on a guided hike to see who’s been hanging around! Join us on Thursday, April 26 and May 10 from 3:45-5 PM.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Local Events, Animal, Baby Shower, Things to do in Munster, Kittens, Puppies
    - Cuteness abounds at Humane Indiana's annual Animal Baby Shower on April 26th from 4PM to 6PM. 

    Held in the style of a baby shower, the event is open to the public and all are welcome to meet the newest additions to Humane Indiana, 421 45th Ave., Munster, Ind. Visitors can tour the adoption center, enjoy treats, play games, and make toys for kittens and treats for puppies. 

    Guests to the baby shower and open house are asked to bring a gift from the wish list, which features much-needed items—including kitten and puppy formula, puppy nursing bottles and more—to help care for Humane Indiana’s newest additions. The full wish list is available at: click for details
    Humane Indiana
    421 45th Ave Munster IN 46321
    Molly Dunne 219.513.8911 mdunne@humaneindiana.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Public Speaking, Leadership Development, Networking
    - greenCOW Business Speakers is a newly forming Toastmasters group in downtown Hammond that meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the Large Conference Room at greenCOW Coworking. There is ample free parking and the entrance is in back, on Fayette Street.

    This group will focus on business topics such as writing a blog, creating podcasts, running a meeting, delegating tasks, etc. Many who have already joined are business owners. Becoming a better speaker will enable all of us to represent our business and ourselves much better. Toastmasters is about becoming better speakers and better leaders whether we are leading our family, a department, a non-profit group or our business.

    Please join us on Thursday evening at 6:00PM! We are always looking for more people to grow the core group.

    Note: Membership dues are $75 for six months OR $130 for the first year. To become an official member, you must fill out an application and pay the membership dues. For many business owners, Toastmasters counts as a business deduction and a valuable way to network.

    greenCOW Coworking provides a working space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, students, instructors, etc. as well as a place to hold conferences, meetings, and training sessions.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 6:00pm - 7:15pm | Kids, art, painting, crafts
    - Join Megan for this program geared towards children ages 5-12. Children will create their very own project with step-by-step instructions. New project every month. parents are encouraged to drop their children off, as space is limited. Minimum 10, maximum 20 participants. $8. Pre-registration is required.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, art, crafts
    - Paint and take home your masterpiece the same day. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Minimum 6 registrants, maximum 25. $10.
    Valparaiso Public Library
    103 Jefferson St. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Crafts, Card Creating, Valparaiso, Forest Park Golf Course, Things to do
    - Put your personal touch on cards for all occasions. Led by a Stampin' Up demonstrator, each student will make three cards from the Stampin' Up product line: a seasonal, birthday, and all occasion card. All supplies will be provided. The price includes all materials for three cards and refreshments. BONUS: Orders placed the night of the class receive a $10 off credit on your purchase! Also no age requirement!

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Local Events, Trivia, Housing Opportunities, Valparaiso
    - We are gearing up for our Trivia Night and we are looking for 10 community partners who also care about people in our neighborhoods who are experiencing homelessness. We have 6 local businesses/families who have already shown they care. Many thanks to: Porter-Starke Services, Inc., Jim & Penny Starin, Mardi Bra (Dr. Nicky Ali Jackson), Ozinga, Thorgren Tool & Molding, and First Merchants for joining us in serving those in need. We only need 4 more! Don't miss your chance to show that your family or your business cares too! Join us at our Trivia Night as a Big 10 sponsor and your chance to show you have the smartest Trivia Team in Porter County.

    For tickets, click for details
    Housing Opportunities
    2001 Calumet Avenue Valparaiso IN 46383
    Housing Opportunities 219.548.2800
  • | 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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. 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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    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.
    click for details


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


    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    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!
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


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


    LAKE OF THE RED CEDARS MUSEUM (self-guided and special tours are available by appointment only...not necessarily open without appt.)
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum houses many interesting exhibits of Cedar Lake and the surrounding area. It is open May through September, and special tours are available by appointment May-October. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
    click for details


    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.
    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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.
    click for details


    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


    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.
    click for details


    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


    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!
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Music, Bars, Restaurants, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Are you looking for somewhere to enjoy live entertainment? Search no more! Here is a list of venues in Northwest Indiana offering live music. Please check with the individual locations for specific days and times.


    Big Shots Music Venue
    391 US Hwy 6
    Valparaiso, IN
    Specializing in a variety of different events, Big Shots prides itself on being one of the only actual music venues in Northwest Indiana that allows artists of all ages to gain exposure without censorship..
    For upcoming event information, click for details


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • - Club Bellaboo classes are full of fun little lessons, silly songs, messy art, fun games, creative moments, and interactive stories! The spring session will run April 19-May 10 on Thursdays from 10:15 to 11. With an adult, children will get to participate in 45 minutes of guided play and then stay and play for the remainder of the day! The first child is $64 and $15 for each additional child from the same family.
    Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center
    2800 Colorado St. Lake Station IN 46405
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Open Play, Baseball, Soccer, Softball
    - Daily!

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

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

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

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

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

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
    click for details

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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    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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  • | 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!
     
           
  • | 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 April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
    click for details

    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
    click for details

    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
    click for details

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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
    click for details

    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

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

    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
    click for details

    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
    click for details

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

     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A public education campaign sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation in which children aged 8-18 to work with adult hosts-parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
     
           

Friday, April 27th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Shopping, yard sale community garage rummage thrift
    - HOARDER'S PARADISE!
     
           
  • | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Local Events, Accounting, financial, business
    - This workshop is two Fridays; April 27 and May 4 for the new or current users of the "QuickBooks Online" version, who are interested in using the "Online" accounting Software. Keep up with your books wherever you are. QuickBooks Online's mobility puts robust tools in the palm of your hand via phone or tablet while keeping the office up-to-date of your activities simultaneously. Perfect for your industry, this workshop outlines the tools used most, every day. Online Topics include: Getting Started & Setting Up, Navigating QuickBooks, Recording Transactions, Reporting Tools and Expanding Usability. Participants receive class materials and instructor follow-up as well as a certificate of completion, which may assist in finding employment.
    Purdue Technology Center of NWI
    9800 Connecticut Drive Crown Point IN 46307
    Lorri Feldt 219.644.3515 lfeldt@isbdc.org
  • | 4:30pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Fish Fry, Westchester Middle School, Chesterton
    - Annual Fish Fry tickets are on sale now. The Annual fish fry is held at Westchester Intermediate School at 1050 S. 5th St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and free for kids under 5. Tickets are available for dine in or carry out. Tickets are on sale at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, 220 Broadway- Chesterton, or from any Rotary member.
    Westchester Intermediate School
    1050 S. Fifth St. Chesterton IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Painting, Spring, Relay for Life, Portage
    - April Showers ... Bring May Flowers!
    Come join us for an evening of fun, laughter and painting.
    Registration and pre-payment is required by April 20th.
    All donations help Relay For Life.
    Donation of $40.00 includes all supplies, light snacks and beverages.

    ***Please note location change from previous events,
    Best Western
    6200 US Hwy 20 Portage IN
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, paintings, drawings, sculpture, surrealism
    - Please join us at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District for this exciting new exhibit which runs weekends from April 6 - May 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood.

    What do the sun, the moon, ghosts, and fish have in common? They’re all objects that present aspects of LaPorte artist Gregg Hertzlieb’s personality and interests.
    “Although pictures and imagery always defy words,” Hertzlieb explained, “the sun and moon could be the two sides of my personality, with the light of the sun representing a lighter state of mind and the moon representing something darker or more mysterious. The ghosts and fish refer to my interest in spirituality, evolution, and the passage of time – all things that I think about a lot.”
    Spectators will have the opportunity to consider the artist’s fascinations April 6 – May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will present “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb,” an exhibit consisting of 30 watercolors with ink on paper, three acrylic paintings on wood, and six painted sculptures.
    Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    He said the museum’s collection has been a great influence on his art. “I see so many styles of art each day. Each style reveals something to me about the use of a medium, the method of abstraction, the use of color. Sometimes the influences are subtle and indirect. Lately, Japanese prints in the Brauer's collection have captured my imagination.”
    An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen & ink, Hertzlieb has pieces in both public and private collections. “I like the directness of drawing. I like to work on paper as opposed to canvas or wood, and watercolor is a nice way of applying color to paper,” he said. “I like the control, and I like black outlines. Ink has a lot of versatility and I can be meticulous with it. Each pen line I apply to the paper breathes more life into my chosen subjects. I enjoy the thrill of seeing these subjects emerge and proclaim their individual identities.”
    An editor of several books, teacher, and essayist, the artist is also an avid traveler and collector of art, antiques, fossils, toys, and comic books. “I collect superhero comics from the 1970s and old toys of various kinds ranging from space toys to colorful and kitschy plastic banks,” Hertzlieb said. “I like the primary colors a lot and so am drawn to stylized, colorful toys from the 1960s, 1970s, even earlier if I see something I like at a flea market or antique shop.”
    He added that all of these interests have been inspirational to his art, which takes him on a “quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery.”
    “Every time I make a picture, I learn about myself,” he said. “I gather ideas in my sketchbook and don't really question why I'm drawn to a subject or compositional approach at the time. Later on, when I look at the things I've made, I get a glimmer of the motivation or life circumstance that led to my making the picture – but, for the most part, I just do what seems right, then the subconscious attitudes rise to the surface and reveal themselves – although, as I mentioned earlier, not in a way that's always easy to articulate precisely through words.”

    Viewers can view the exhibit “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb” from Friday, April 6 - Sunday, May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary/Miller Beach, IN. An Opening Reception for the artist will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non-profit organization with a mission of the arts as a catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

    For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org
    #millerbeacharts
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 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!
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    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
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    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
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    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
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    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
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    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
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    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
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    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
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    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
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    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
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    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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  • | 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.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | 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
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
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    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
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    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
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    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Feast Your Face Party in the Park- April 27
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    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
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    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Saturday, April 28th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Shopping, yard sale community garage rummage thrift
    - HOARDER'S PARADISE!
     
           
  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, European Market, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Vendors, Crafts, Shopping
    - Booth Application
    We are now accepting merchants for the 2018 season of Chesterton’s European Market!

    To download application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    Chesterton’s European Market premiered in 2003. The event is organized and promoted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Market is held in historic downtown Chesterton every consecutive Saturday beginning the first Saturday of May through the last Saturday of October. Market hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This rain or shine event is held in the parking lot of the Duneland Chamber
    of Commerce at 220 Broadway, on the first block of 3rd Street and in Thomas Centennial Park. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce
    220 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 8:00am - | Local Events, Garage Sale, Kids Things, Valparaiso, Butterfield Family Pavilion
    - Offered in both the spring and fall, patron may shop 30+ vendor tables of gently used infant, toddler, and children apparel, toys, furniture, and much more. Vendor fee: $45 per table, $20 for each additional table.

    For more information, click for details
    Butterfield Pavilion
    600 Evans Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 9:00am - 10:30am | Sports and Recreation, Yoga, healthy, exercise
    - Many of you know Sandra as the "Yoga Lady," and in addition to all the great training that she does around the region, she is teaching at greenCOW. Be here at greenCOW on Saturday at 9:00 am and join in the fun.

    You know that this is good for you. Give it a try! This is a friendly place, and we welcome you.

    Comment here. We appreciate your feedback!
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Stocks, Trading, Finance
    - Have you ever been intrigued on how some people have been “Lucky” to turn large profits trading stocks? Ever imagine you could be so lucky? Well, Patrick Smith will be sharing his trade secrets to help you realize being lucky is not needed to increase your net worth. Join us for this event and learn industry trading tips like how to get started, what type of stock options are right for you, insider investment and retirement options and so many other great tools.

    Have a family, and don’t want to be too risky? No problem!

    Living the single life and prefer being a bit more aggressive? No problem!

    Maybe you’re close to retiring and need to protect your savings and assets? No problem!

    Patrick Smith will deliver the information you need!

    greenCOW members can attend for FREE. Log in for your free ticket!

    CALL FOR MONTHLY, WEEKLY PROMOTIONAL RATES: 708.506.0742

    Patrick Smith is a firm supporter of life-long learning and believes that an education should be gained daily just by living. He has attended South Suburban College in South Holland, IL, Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL where he studied General Studies and Computer Science, and Roosevelt University Chicago where he studied Integrated Marketing Management. He holds several non-profit certificates, works with Educational Training & Development and holds Certificates from Gentech School of Technology Social Media Integration at University of IL Chicago, Inc.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Kids, Egg Hunt, spring, merrillville
    - SPECIAL NEEDS SPRING EGG HUNT

    Saturday April 28th, 2018
    Registration starts at 11am
    Ages 2-5 begins at 11:30
    Ages 6-12 immediately following
    Ages 13 & up immediately following
    The hunts will go fast please give yourself time to get
    Registered and have refreshments and be ready to go at 11:30
    Innovations In Learning
    8200 Georgia Street Merrillville IN 46410
    This free event is special needs friendly
    & open to the community.
    Please come join in the fun!!

    Bring a Basket or bag to collect eggs
    Candy & Prizes & Refreshments
    Will be provided
    Please call 219-791-1400 to register
    or e-mail Maryann at
    mfrumento@innil.net
    Innovations In Learning
    8200 Georgia St Merrillville IN 46410
    Maryann Frumento 219.791.1400 mfrumento@innil.net
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, Chocolate Walk, Downtown Valparaiso, Valparaiso
    - Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! The 4th Annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s dream. Ticket holders will be able to visit some of Downtown Valparaiso's treasured destinations and receive a tasty chocolate sample at each one. Since this is a "walk" you can take your time to stroll through beautiful downtown, the unique stores and stop for lunch along the way. Many downtown restaurants will also offer specials during this popular event. Limited tickets available.

    Tickets on sale Monday, March 12 at noon.

    Tickets are $22 each with a limit of 4 per transaction. Tickets will be sold online via Eventbrite. For more information, click for details

    Valparaiso Events is a non-profit organization which hosts over 103 days of community events throughout the year and the majority of them are free to attend. This is made possible with your support of events such as the Chocolate Walk. Please know that by purchasing a ticket, you are not only getting a day of chocolate bliss, you are also helping us create a vibrant, thriving community! Valparaiso Events organizes the Valparaiso Market, Outdoor Movies, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival, Popcorn Festival, Fall Harvest Festival, Holly Days and more.

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Downtown Valparaiso
    Intersection of Washington and Lincolnway Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valparaiso Events 219.464.8332 info@valparaisoevents.com
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Library Events
    - Come read to Darling, a friendly yellow lab who loves listening to stories at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 4:00pm - 8:30pm | Local Events, Horseback riding, show, NWI, La Porte
    - Barrel Racing and Pleasure Classes

    $5 Youth Walk Trot Pleasure (12 and under)
    $10 Open Walk Trot Pleasure
    $10 Open Pleasure (BUCKLE SERIES)
    $3 Expo Barrels (Limit one per horse)
    $15 Youth 3-D Barrels (12 and under)
    $15 Open 3-D Poles
    $15 Open 3-D Barrels (BUCKLE SERIES)
    $40 Big Money 3-D Barrel Race HUGE PAYBACK

    $10 Grounds Fee Per Horse-Rider Combo

    Stateline Stables
    10411 N 200 E La Porte IN 46350
    Stateline Stables 219.778.9020 statelinestables@comcast.com
  • | 5:30pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Sports, Family Friendly, All Ages, Non-Profit, Region
    - Northwest Indiana’s roller derby team the South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) host a double header event. On Saturday, April 28, 2018 SSRG will host their second home bout of the season at the Diggz of NWI located at 4590 W 61st Ave, Hobart, IN 46342. Watch as SSRG Runaways take on Kokomo City of Fists, followed by another action packed game with the SSRG Derailers against the Vindicated Vixens! Doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door at $10/adult or $5/children age 6-10. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

    Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Additional parking will be at Key West Inn Hotel located nearby at 1855 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN. There will be a free shuttle service to and from the venue.

    A portion of the proceeds will go to the Dunes Learning Center. Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, Inc., now doing business as “Dunes Learning Center,” was established as a regional resource dedicated to residential environmental education. Dunes Learning Center provides a classroom without walls in which students interact directly with the natural environment. The setting provides a unique exposure to a globally significant natural environment and one of the world’s great urban/industrial regions. Students gain new knowledge and understanding about how improving the quality of life is dependent upon our success in sustaining and integrating these two environments.


    To learn more about the South Shore Roller Girls, find us on Facebook or visit our website at click for details.
    The Diggz of Northwest Indiana
    4590 W 61st Ave Hobart IN 46342
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, paintings, drawings, sculpture, surrealism
    - Please join us at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District for this exciting new exhibit which runs weekends from April 6 - May 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood.

    What do the sun, the moon, ghosts, and fish have in common? They’re all objects that present aspects of LaPorte artist Gregg Hertzlieb’s personality and interests.
    “Although pictures and imagery always defy words,” Hertzlieb explained, “the sun and moon could be the two sides of my personality, with the light of the sun representing a lighter state of mind and the moon representing something darker or more mysterious. The ghosts and fish refer to my interest in spirituality, evolution, and the passage of time – all things that I think about a lot.”
    Spectators will have the opportunity to consider the artist’s fascinations April 6 – May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will present “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb,” an exhibit consisting of 30 watercolors with ink on paper, three acrylic paintings on wood, and six painted sculptures.
    Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    He said the museum’s collection has been a great influence on his art. “I see so many styles of art each day. Each style reveals something to me about the use of a medium, the method of abstraction, the use of color. Sometimes the influences are subtle and indirect. Lately, Japanese prints in the Brauer's collection have captured my imagination.”
    An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen & ink, Hertzlieb has pieces in both public and private collections. “I like the directness of drawing. I like to work on paper as opposed to canvas or wood, and watercolor is a nice way of applying color to paper,” he said. “I like the control, and I like black outlines. Ink has a lot of versatility and I can be meticulous with it. Each pen line I apply to the paper breathes more life into my chosen subjects. I enjoy the thrill of seeing these subjects emerge and proclaim their individual identities.”
    An editor of several books, teacher, and essayist, the artist is also an avid traveler and collector of art, antiques, fossils, toys, and comic books. “I collect superhero comics from the 1970s and old toys of various kinds ranging from space toys to colorful and kitschy plastic banks,” Hertzlieb said. “I like the primary colors a lot and so am drawn to stylized, colorful toys from the 1960s, 1970s, even earlier if I see something I like at a flea market or antique shop.”
    He added that all of these interests have been inspirational to his art, which takes him on a “quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery.”
    “Every time I make a picture, I learn about myself,” he said. “I gather ideas in my sketchbook and don't really question why I'm drawn to a subject or compositional approach at the time. Later on, when I look at the things I've made, I get a glimmer of the motivation or life circumstance that led to my making the picture – but, for the most part, I just do what seems right, then the subconscious attitudes rise to the surface and reveal themselves – although, as I mentioned earlier, not in a way that's always easy to articulate precisely through words.”

    Viewers can view the exhibit “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb” from Friday, April 6 - Sunday, May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary/Miller Beach, IN. An Opening Reception for the artist will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non-profit organization with a mission of the arts as a catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

    For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org
    #millerbeacharts
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 10:00pm - 2:30am | Local Events, Dick Diamond, It's Vegas Baby, Blue Chip, Michigan City
    - Dick Diamond and The Dusters
    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    10:00pm - 2:30am

    Tribute to the Glory Days of the 70's Music!

    For more information, click for details

    $5 Cover Charge.
    IT'S VEGAS BABY! @ BLUE CHIP CASINO
    777 Blue Chip Dr Michigan City IN 46360
    It's Vegas Baby! 888.879.7711
  • | 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.
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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.
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

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

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

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
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    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
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    Garage Mahal- WHITING
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    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
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    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
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    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
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    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
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    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Feast Your Face Party in the Park- April 27
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    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
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    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Sunday, April 29th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 6:00pm | Shopping, yard sale community garage rummage thrift
    - HOARDER'S PARADISE!
     
           
  • | 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
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Health Seminars and Screenings, health, meditation, yoga, relaxation
    - Join us for this gentle invitation to open the heart through relaxing stretches, guided meditation, sacred silence, sound healing, and healthy snacks. Please bring a mat or blanket, capped water bottle, and slip-on shoes. $45. Pre-registration required.
    Brincka Cross Gardens
    427 Furness Rd. Michigan City IN 46360
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, gibson woods, hammond, lake county parks, scavenger hunt, spring
    - “Doc Woods” is prescribing some fresh air, and time in nature to better your health and well-being. Join us and celebrate the end of National Park Week and Environmental Education Week with this fun photo scavenger hunt. Bring a camera or phone and pick up a scavenger hunt list at the Environmental Awareness Center (EAC) at Gibson Woods. Hit the trail and see what you can spy... catch it with your camera and bring your completed list back to the EAC for a small prize.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Special Interest, gardening butterflies bees conservation
    - Learn what you can do at home to help butterflies and bees !! Add to your existing garden/landscape to attract beautiful butterflies and helpful bees !!
    TriTown Safety Village
    1350 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville IN 46375
    Lake Co. Master Gardeners 219.755.3240 EventBFG@gmail.com
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, paintings, drawings, sculpture, surrealism
    - Please join us at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District for this exciting new exhibit which runs weekends from April 6 - May 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
    Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood.

    What do the sun, the moon, ghosts, and fish have in common? They’re all objects that present aspects of LaPorte artist Gregg Hertzlieb’s personality and interests.
    “Although pictures and imagery always defy words,” Hertzlieb explained, “the sun and moon could be the two sides of my personality, with the light of the sun representing a lighter state of mind and the moon representing something darker or more mysterious. The ghosts and fish refer to my interest in spirituality, evolution, and the passage of time – all things that I think about a lot.”
    Spectators will have the opportunity to consider the artist’s fascinations April 6 – May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will present “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb,” an exhibit consisting of 30 watercolors with ink on paper, three acrylic paintings on wood, and six painted sculptures.
    Hertzlieb is the director/curator of the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Ind. He has a master’s degree in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    He said the museum’s collection has been a great influence on his art. “I see so many styles of art each day. Each style reveals something to me about the use of a medium, the method of abstraction, the use of color. Sometimes the influences are subtle and indirect. Lately, Japanese prints in the Brauer's collection have captured my imagination.”
    An exhibiting artist working primarily in watercolor and pen & ink, Hertzlieb has pieces in both public and private collections. “I like the directness of drawing. I like to work on paper as opposed to canvas or wood, and watercolor is a nice way of applying color to paper,” he said. “I like the control, and I like black outlines. Ink has a lot of versatility and I can be meticulous with it. Each pen line I apply to the paper breathes more life into my chosen subjects. I enjoy the thrill of seeing these subjects emerge and proclaim their individual identities.”
    An editor of several books, teacher, and essayist, the artist is also an avid traveler and collector of art, antiques, fossils, toys, and comic books. “I collect superhero comics from the 1970s and old toys of various kinds ranging from space toys to colorful and kitschy plastic banks,” Hertzlieb said. “I like the primary colors a lot and so am drawn to stylized, colorful toys from the 1960s, 1970s, even earlier if I see something I like at a flea market or antique shop.”
    He added that all of these interests have been inspirational to his art, which takes him on a “quirky, surreal journey of self-discovery.”
    “Every time I make a picture, I learn about myself,” he said. “I gather ideas in my sketchbook and don't really question why I'm drawn to a subject or compositional approach at the time. Later on, when I look at the things I've made, I get a glimmer of the motivation or life circumstance that led to my making the picture – but, for the most part, I just do what seems right, then the subconscious attitudes rise to the surface and reveal themselves – although, as I mentioned earlier, not in a way that's always easy to articulate precisely through words.”

    Viewers can view the exhibit “Time Ghost: Gregg Hertzlieb” from Friday, April 6 - Sunday, May 6 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary/Miller Beach, IN. An Opening Reception for the artist will take place Saturday, April 7 from 6-9 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm and Sundays 1-4pm. Exhibit is free and open to the public.

    Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non-profit organization with a mission of the arts as a catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

    For more information, visit millerbeacharts.org
    #millerbeacharts
    Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
    540 S. Lake Street Gary / Miller Beach IN 46403
    Meg Roman 773.822.8086 meg@millerbeacharts.org
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - The Deep River Grinders vintage baseball team invites you to their upcoming match on Sunday, April 29th at 2 p.m. Played by 1858 rules complete with traditional uniforms, Grinders’ games provide a fun look at how baseball when it first started out. Bring the whole family out for the free match to enjoy some old-fashioned baseball. Stick around after the match as kids can take a turn at bat and run the bases. This week’s friendly competitors: Indianapolis Blues

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN
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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
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    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675
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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

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

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

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
    click for details

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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
    click for details

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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    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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  • | 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 April 27- April 29.

    Chesterton- Porter Rotary Club Fish Fry- April 27
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Park Rx Day Scavenger Hunt- April 29
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    The Relics at R-Bar and Grill- April 28
    click for details

    Infinity With Pandora Rocks at The Room- April 28
    click for details

    Highland's 6th Annual St. Baldrick's- April 29
    click for details

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    HOBART

    ROLLER DERBY DOUBLE HEADER: SPRING BREAKAGE- April 28
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Special Needs Spring Egg Hunt- April 28
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    The Last 5 Years- Musical- April 27
    click for details

    Dick Diamond and The Dusters- April 28
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

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

    Create-Your-Own-Pollinator-Garden- April 29
    click for details

    Strutting & Sipping Fashion Affair- April 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Kids Closet Sale- April 28
    click for details

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

     
           
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!


    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: April 23, 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

    (Posted: April 23, 2018)
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    MARKETING COORDINATOR/PRODUCTION ARTIST
    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 Marketing Coordinator/Production Artist.

    For more information, click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes and portfolios via email to Becky Pomales at creative@palkoservices.com.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    STORE CLERK
    Cakes by Karen, Highland

    Looking for an energetic person with good customer service skills. Must
    be able to stand long hours, wash dishes and be a team player. Must be
    able to work Saturdays. Basic cake decorating skill a plus. This person
    will be taking orders, packaging orders and cleaning. Perfect position for
    someone starting in the pastry field, but we are willing to train any
    qualified individual. Please come in to fill out an application and speak with Tammy at 8632 Kennedy Avenue, Highland, IN 46322. Store hours are Mondays and Tuesdays: 430am-1pm, Wednesday – Saturday: 430a-3pm.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    SEASONAL MAINTENANCE/GROUNDSKEEPER
    ATG Property Management, Highland

    ATG Property Management is looking for a seasonal part-time Maintenance/ Groundskeeper to assist maintenance team 20-30 hours per week in Highland, IN.
    Primary focus and duties grounds but also includes: Cleans, sweeps, and generally removes all trash and litter from the grounds, parking areas, common areas, amenities and other assigned work areas. Assist with HVAC, electrical, plumbing and apartment turnovers. Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to power washing, special projects and necessary repairs throughout the property.
    You must be able to work as part of a team and provide excellent customer service to our residents.

    Background Check and Valid Driver's License required. Please fax resumes to 219-924-3456 or email tdvorscak@atgpropertymanagement.com.

    (Posted: April 20, 2018)
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    HIRING EVENT
    Griffith YMCA, Griffith

    Come for on the spot interviews on April 27 from 4-6pm! Hiring camp counselors for summer camp & afternoon assistant teachers for our early learning center! Applicants should be 18 & over. Griffith Branch YMCA, 201 N Griffith Blvd, Griffith, Indiana.

    (Posted: April 19, 2018)
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    FRONT DESK SCHEDULING ATTENDANT
    Morris Baseball and Softball Center, Schererville

    Morris Baseball and Softball Center is looking for a hardworking, energetic and dependable college or high school age student to join our team as a Front Desk Scheduling Attendant.

    Job Description:

    Customer Service:
    -Answers the phones, takes messages/delivers messages
    -Greets customers and makes sure each customer is satisfied with their visit
    -Multi-tasking
    Scheduling & Payment Handling:
    -Schedules and collects payments for lessons, cage rentals and programs/camps
    Maintenance:
    -Maintains clean appearance of scheduling desk, turf area
    -Nightly equipment lock up

    Applicants must be available to work weekdays from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a part-time position and we are willing to work around class schedules. If you are interested in this position, please contact Karen at Morris Baseball and Softball Center at 219-227-5250.

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    WEB DESIGNER
    Schillings, St. John

    Full-time with excellent benefits and growth opportunity. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm. Please note that Schillings will need a portfolio in order to go further in the interview process for the Web Designer role. Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    PURCHASING BUYER
    Schillings, St. John

    Full-time with excellent benefits and growth opportunity. The schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm. Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    CDL DRIVER
    Schillings, St. John

    Offers excellent benefits, growth potential, with no nights or Sundays! Apply today! To apply, click for details

    (Posted: April 18, 2018)
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    HAIRSTYLIST
    Robert Anthony Hair and Day Spa, Schererville

    Part or full time available. Pick your own hours. Commission or booth rental available. Apply at 2300 Cline Ave, Schererville, or send resumes to Rahdjessica@yahoo.com, Attention: Jessica.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    KITCHEN HELP
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing is hiring part-time kitchen help. We are looking for someone with a friendly, outgoing personality as well as the ability to work well with others and be a team player. Prior kitchen experience is required. Must be able to work weekends in addition to some weekdays/nights. The starting wage is $8 per hour with increases after 90 and 180 days based upon performance.

    If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to Karen at the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    SERVER
    Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith

    Wildrose Brewing is hiring a part-time server. Duties include greeting patrons, serving tables, bussing tables, and some bar-tending if needed. Applicants must be 21 or over, have an Indiana alcohol server's permit, and have prior experience. We are looking for someone with a friendly, outgoing personality who works well with others and is a team player. Cicerone server certification is preferred. Applicants who are not certified must be willing to get Cicerone Server certified within 90 days of employment with reimbursement for the certification once certified. Must be able to work weekends. The starting wage is $2.50 per hour if not Cicerone Server certified with an increase to $5.00 per hour upon certification.

    If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume to Karen at the_chik@wildrosebrewing.com.

    (Posted: April 16, 2018)
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    SWIM TEACHER
    Patti's All-American, Dyer

    Now hiring smiling faces- Summer swim teachers needed at Patti's All-American for Saturday afternoons. Excellent Pay. Swim teaching experience preferred. Please click for details for swim teacher application or pass this email to a friend who might be interested. We prefer you to fill out application and bring it to Patti's, 1530 Joliet St, Dyer. Call Tracy at (219) 865-2274 if you have any questions about this position.

    (Posted: April 10, 2018)
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    HAIR STYLIST/COLORIST
    Salon Voltaire, 3431 Ridge Road, Lansing- IL

    Established salon in Lansing seeking Hair Stylist/Colorist. Salon operates Tuesday through Saturday. Please call to set up a appointment to fill out a application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message along with phone number. Your call will be returned promptly. Call Gail at 708-418-8044.

    (Posted: April 9, 2018)
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    MANICURIST
    Salon Voltaire, 3431 Ridge Road, Lansing- IL

    Established salon in Lansing seeking Hair Manicurist. Salon operates Tuesday through Saturday. Please call to set up a appointment to fill out a application. If no answer, please be sure to leave a message along with phone number. Your call will be returned promptly. Call Gail at 708-418-8044.

    (Posted: April 9, 2018)
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    Dick's Restaurant, St. John (under new ownership)

    Looking for servers, bartenders, hosts, and busboys for Dick's Restaurant in St. John. Looking for part and full time employees.

    To apply for any of the positions at Dick's Restaurant, please fill out an application at Theo's Steaks & Seafood, 9144 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland or email your application to pete@theoshighland.com. Dick's Restaurant, 10808 Wicker Ave., St. John is under new ownership and is currently closed for remodeling. Dick's is now owned by the Klideris family who also own Theo's Steaks & Seafood (Highland), Prime Steakhouse (Crown Point), Umi Sushi (Crown Point) and Ted's Family Restaurant (Calumet City).

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    PART-TIME SERVER
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    We are currently looking for a part-time Server to work 5 shifts a week from 4-7:30 p.m. with weekend and holiday rotation. PERFECT for a student or someone looking to work a few hours each day.

    Server responsibilities-Takes food and beverage orders for residents in the restaurant. Serves food/drinks. Completes side work i.e. filling dressings, wrapping silverware, etc., clears dishes, sets tables, sweeps floors.

    To apply, click for details or contact me, Shelley Cohs Director of Human Resources @ 219-440-7502 (direct).

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CONCIERGE
    Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville

    Responsible for greeting guests, serving as a resource to residents, giving tours to potential residents, coordinating bus transportation for residents, answering telephone, data entry, and performing general clerical duties. Part-time, approximately 8-16 hours per week, available to work shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., participate in weekend and holiday rotation. Must have previous administrative/clerical experience, excellent telephone skills, professional demeanor, business etiquette, ability to multi-task, be proficient in Word and have good data entry skills.

    To apply, click for details or contact me, Shelley Cohs Director of Human Resources @ 219-440-7502 (direct).

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    DIESEL MECHANIC
    Staff Source, Crown Point

    Our client in Crown Point is seeking an experienced diesel mechanic. Experience with hydraulics a plus. Will be performing repairs on commercial sweepers
    Must have your own tools. Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen. $20/hour. Email resume to cdelaurentis@staffsourceusa.com. Subject line Diesel Mechanic.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CLASS A CDL DRIVER WITH HAZMAT
    Staff Source, East Chicago

    Our client in East Chicago is seeking an experienced class A CDL driver.
    Hazmat endorsement required. Tanker endorsement preferred. Current DOT physical.
    Temp to hire opportunity. Must have flexible schedule (OT and weekends as needed). Overnight stays as required (drivers will not be home every night).
    Must pass pre-employment drug test and background screen. $22-$24/hour.
    Email resume to cdelaurentis@staffsourceusa.com. Subject line CDLA/hazmat.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    BerylMartin, Griffith

    Looking for reliable, friendly person for taking customer orders and data entry. Growing business, with a fast paced environment. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, part-time working hours available. Must be able to work overtime if need arises. Job entails entering orders for customers, answering phones, communicating with customers and taking orders in person. Candidates should have:

    - The ability to multi-task,
    - A friendly disposition with a team mentality,
    - Good computer skills,
    - Good phone etiquette, with the ability to manage customers in difficult situations.

    To apply, email a resume to printjobsgriffith@gmail.com.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    BILLING SPECIALIST
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    POSITION TITLE: Billing Specialist – Level 1
    DEPARTMENT: Operations
    HOURS: Weekdays, varies
    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: April 6, 2018)
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    VAN DRIVER
    Innovations in Learning, Merrillville

    POSITION TITLE: Van Driver
    DEPARTMENT: Day Services
    HOURS: Monday through Friday 2:45pm – 5:00pm, additional hours may be available.
    The Adult Day Program at Innovations In Learning is now hiring a part-time Van Driver. The Van Driver is responsible for transporting adults diagnosed with Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities from the program in Merrillville to their homes in surrounding Lake County. Potential candidates must have previous experience driving a 15-passenger van, a clean driving record, good interpersonal skills, dependability, and professionalism. Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 2:45-5:00pm. Additional hours may be available. Please send resume to: employment@innil.net.

    (Posted: April 6, 2018)
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    SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    Cleaner Options, Northwest Indiana

    We are Cleaner Options, a national chain of home delivery dry cleaning services. We are looking for a part time or full time sales representative to introduce our service to homeowners. The position is flexible - reps create their own schedules. Paid mileage and phone!

    The position will be in neighborhoods Gary, Merrillville, Schererville, etc. Applicants can apply by sending a resume to lori@cleaneroptions.com.

    (Posted: April 5, 2018)
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    CHILDCARE WORKER
    Cline Ave Fellowship Childcare, Highland

    Our child care ministry is looking for a caring, compassionate one year old class teacher to work 10:00am-6:00pm. We are committed to providing top quality care and education for students who are enrolled in our program. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends our facility. If you are a patient, caring person, we hope you will get in touch about this position. Training available. Feel free to stop by and fill out an application or call (219)923-4804 to set up an interview. We are located at 8600 Cline Avenue Highland, In.

    (Posted: April 4, 2018)
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    CUSTOMER SERVICE & FOOD PREPARATION
    Edible Arrangements, Schererville

    Edible Arrangements in Schererville, IN is need of additional in-store help! The job entails customer service and food preparation for 25 to 30 hours a week. There are usually 2 day shifts and 2 afternoon/evening shifts, one of those being a weekend shift, but with flexibility to fit your schedule. There are mandatory days on our busy holidays. If you are hard working, flexible, a team player, and enjoy helping others, consider applying today! You can either fax your resume to 219-864-4159 or stop in the store to fill out an application (300 W Lincoln Hwy)! We would love to meet you!

    (Posted: April 2, 2018)
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    REGIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
    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 Regional Sales Representative. For more information, click for details

    Qualified applicants can submit resumes via email to Sally Jo Reagor at sallyjo@palkoservices.com.

    (Posted: April 2, 2018)
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    VARIOUS POSITIONS
    Hartsfield Village, Munster

    Food Service, Full & Part-time: click for details

    Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nurse Assistants, Full & Part-time: click for details

    Assisted Living and Memory Support, Full & Part-time: click for details

    (Posted: April 2, 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Named by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the season wildflowers, especially the pink ground phlox, herald the newly arrived spring. The April Full Moon.
     
           

Monday, April 30th, 2018

  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - Learn new ways to play with your baby (birth to 23 months), while stimulating mental growth. Sessions include rhymes, chants, songs and stories geared to help early childhood development at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 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
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Salsa Dancing
    - The Benefits of Beginners Salsa Lessons:
    1.Anti-Aging. Dancing is fantastic at keeping your body young. Not only does it benefit your heart and cardiovascular system, it helps to increase lung capacity.
    2.Social Interaction. You’ll meet more people dancing than with any other activity.
    3.Self Confidence. As you feel more comfortable in your moves, you will naturally emit self-esteem.
    4.Self-expression. Dancing is one of the few activities that once you learn the basic moves, you can then add your own style.
    5.Flexibility and Coordination. As you learn the moves, you will also feel your body relax and you will gain coordination and with that, more flexibility.
    6.What better way to lose weight? Dancing helps you burn calories while having fun. The Salsa Dance moves will help torch more calories than any other type of dancing.
    7.Happiness. How can you not be happy while you are dancing?
    Each session runs for 10 weeks, with a new session beginning after June 11. You must register by March 29! Fee is $40 Merrillville Residents/$50 Non-Residents.
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    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | 6:15pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Dancing, Wedding, Dance Classes, Fred Astaire, Valparaiso
    - Come learn a variety of dance steps perfect to impress at a wedding or social gathering. Includes: Night club two step, Rumba, and a traditional slow dance. Must be 16 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Fred Astaire Valparaiso
    2759 W. Morthland Dr. Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Fitness
    - Dance those calories away all while having fun. We will use weights to help torch those calories, dancing our way into fitness with easy moves that even the most inexperienced person can do. This is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosting energy with a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Join us while we laugh, dance, just move and feel good about getting fit. (Each session runs for 10 weeks). You must register by April 9. Fee is $55 Merrillville Residents/$65 Non-Residents
    We will start another 10 week session after June 25!
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    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

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

    YEAR-ROUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
    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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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Mother's Day, Moms Day
    - EVENTS ARE POSTED IN DATE ORDER. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

    May 4

    Annual Mother & Son Event: Dinner and a Movie- PORTAGE
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    May 5

    Mother's Day Flower Sale at Cedar Lake Eagles- CEDAR LAKE
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    Mother's Day Open Class- LA PORTE
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    2nd Annual Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show- MICHIGAN CITY
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    May 6

    Mother/Son Fun Bowl at Stardust Dyer- DYER
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    May 10

    Pre-Mother's Day Dinner- VALPARAISO
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    May 11

    Mom's Day Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
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    May 12

    Pre-Mothers Day Paint Party- GARY
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    Mother's Day at Veteran's Cafe and Grill- MERRILLVILLE
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    Mother's Day Painting in the Garden- MICHIGAN CITY
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    May 13

    A Mother's Day Celebration Starring Kirk Franklin & Tamela Mann- HAMMOND
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    Mother's Day at Washington Park Zoo- MICHIGAN CITY
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    Mother's Day Brunch- MUNSTER
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    Mother's Day Brunch at Villa Cesare- SCHERERVILLE
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    Mother's Day Brunch at Halls of St. George- SCHERERVILLE
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    May 16

    Make and Take - Wooden Wonders - DIY Wooden Floral Class- SCHERERVILLE
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Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts. "Triangles" is the theme at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, art, crafts
    - Paint and take home your masterpiece the same day. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Minimum 6 registrants, maximum 25. $10.
    Hebron Public Library
    201 W. Sigler St. Hebron IN 46341
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Local Events, Yoga, Exercise, Banta Senior Center, Valparaiso
    - Vinyasa yoga teaches us how to care for ourselves. Using breath, movements, postures, and sequences, we evolve our bodies with the ability to concentrate. Vinyasa yoga stills the mind, giving it the ability to process what the practice brings up to the surface. Focus on every part of your body and be grateful for it. Make it your first stop after work and join us!

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Banta Activity Center
    605 Beech Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Meeting, Photography, Photo, Camera, Club, Teaching, Class
    - Please Join Us!

    The Duneland Photography Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park. The club's purpose is to help photographers of all levels increase their understanding of digital photography. The park is located in Valparaiso, Indiana at the corner of Meridian Road & Route 6. The park's entrance is located just south of Route 6 on Meridian Road. In addition we also offer a group mentoring program. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook.

    Duneland Photography Club is a Teaching Club, all levels of camera knowledge are welcome.

    Doors open at 6:30, meetings are from 7-9.

    First meeting is Free, Dues are $10 per Year, Individual, and $20 per Year, Family.

    You can check our our Facebook Page for special events: click for details

    Meetings are held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park @ 755 Meridian Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    755 Meridian Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Steve Bensing, President dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    -

    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
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    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    A unique beach you can access by paved road or wooded trail. Here, you can see a buried forest created by wind-blown sands. Nearby, you can access the Calumet Bike Trail. Nearby, you can access the northeast end of the Calumet Bike Trail. This 9.1-mile gravel trail passes flower-filled fields, marshes, and woodlands. Lifeguards are not provided at Central Avenue Beach.
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    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    If you are the type that will WALK MILES TO GET TO A SECLUDED BEACH, this is your spot. On your way to the beach you will walk through the remnant of the once-widespread wetland system called Cowles Bog. The bog encompasses a marsh surrounding a small fen, where a stand of tamaracks and white pines grows on a floating mat of peat moss. Starting near the guardhouse in the northeastern part of the site, a boardwalk trail passes marshes and ponds that host horned grebes, black-crowned night herons, buffleheads, and a myriad of other water birds. You can hike right out to the beach and back on 4.5 miles of interconnecting loop trails. Two trailheads serve the trail system, each with a portable toilet. Parking is very limited and needless to say there are no lifeguards making the trek out to this secluded beach.
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    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    Parking is limited at this prime spot near the Lake View Picnic Area and the historic Century of Progress homes. A beautiful beach in a residential neighborhood where there are no lifeguards.
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    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
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    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County getting to the Kemil Road Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or walk down to Lake View Picnic area to have a picnic or use the restroom. No lifeguards.
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    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.
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    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
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    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
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    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and catching some rays. Bathrooms and small foot wash. Limited parking. No lifeguards.
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    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    WSB beach front parking and concession now has a patio with table side dining serving beer, wine, and food. Located in Miller, Indian on Lake Michigan, just a short drive from Chicago, Michigan City, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Enjoy a day on the beach with family and friends. Don't forget to indulge in the season must have, our Wells Street Burger!
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    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    A bath house nestled among dunes and a wide sandy beach makes this a popular spot for enjoying Lake Michigan. From the beach, hike the Dune Succession Trail that includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake with Chicago on the horizon. Covered picnic shelters and grills offer a great spot to relax over a meal after a day’s worth of activities. Lifeguards available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, 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!
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Park, Entertainment, Free, Fun, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - 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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    PORTAGE

    Movie in the Park at Founder Square- JUNE 14, JULY 12, AUGUST 9
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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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  • | 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

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

    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

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

    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
    click for details
     
           
    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
    click for details

    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
    click for details

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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
    click for details

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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
    click for details

    Garage Mahal- WHITING
    click for details

    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
    click for details

    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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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, Lunch, Food, Chesterton, El Salto, Mexican Restaurant
    - Valid at Chesterton Location Only, Tuesday- Friday from 11a- 3p.
    El Salto
    757 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    El Salto Chesterton Location 219.395.9890 info@elsaltorestaurant.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mental Health Month was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health American to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.
     
           
  • - A month to focus on skin cancer. Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. You can prevent and detect skin cancer with (1) prevention: seek shade, cover up and wear sunscreen; (2) detection: look for new or changing spots on your skin; and (3) awareness: see a dermatologist if you spot anything changing, itching, or bleeding.
     
           

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

  • | 9:50am - 10:50am | Local Events, Exercise Class, Banta Senior Center, Valparaiso, Qi Gong Healing
    - The revolutionary Qi Gong movements are designed to activate the healing intelligence within you to help accelerate your body to heal. No previous experience needed and all exercises can be easily modified for those who need to exercise from a seated position. Must be 18 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Banta Activity Center
    605 Beech Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, European Markets, Burn's Harbor, Food Truck Square, Vendors, Shopping, Crafts
    - Booth Application
    We are accepting merchants for the 2018 Season of Burns Harbor's European Market on the Square.

    To download an application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square premiered in 2014. The event is organized in partnership The Town of Burns Harbor and The Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square is located at the former site of the Westport Community Club, off of Rt. 149. The European Market runs every consecutive Wednesday evening, beginning on May 30th through Wednesday, September 12th. The market hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.

    A program formed within the Burns Harbors community which features regional eateries and family-friendly entertainment uniquely together for all visitors. Burns Harbor recently accepted a proposal by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to create a partnership that will bring their European Market on the road to the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square!

    Camaraderie and community engagement has been the overall goal for the Town of Burns Harbor and the development of the Food Truck Square.

    Burns Harbor has recently expanded the Food Truck Square to include themed Wednesday events (along with free themed family entertainment, free admission, bounce houses, food trucks and live music) and some themed Saturday events too. The Food Truck Square runs each Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. located at 1237 Westport Rd. — at the corner of Haglund and Westport roads, just off of S.R. 149.

    Every Wednesday evening, attendees can expect a variety of two to three food trucks to choose from, offering different cuisines and at least two food trucks offering a variety of sweet treats. Each event varies and can provide attendees with anything from craft vendors to classic cars, graffiti art to free face painting, cocktails and more.

    Recently the Arts on the Square event featured local graffiti artist Cas Perez, whom created a masterpiece with attendees using spray paint. The spray-painted canvases now serve as gateway signage near the Food Truck Square. The event also featured a variety of the region’s most popular craft vendors and live music by Johnny V.

    Classic cars also recently lined the square during the recent Better Burns Harbor: Cars Night Out. This highly attended event was sponsored by local dealerships, including Lake Shore Motors and Bosak Chevrolet of Burns Harbor. The event was also captured by drone videographer Brandon Clair of Timeless Aerial Photography, click for details

    The Food Truck Square will continue to provide attendees with a variety of Northwest Indiana’s most popular food trucks throughout the summer season and into the fall, including: The Rolling Stone Breaker, King of The Road, Bills Grill, Sizzlebox, Redemak’s, Dogs and Hogs, Lulu’s Licks, Jodis Italian Ice, Chunky Tacos and more. All are welcome to attend this unique gathering space filled with great eats, entertainment, artisans and family fun.

    Interested food trucks/vendors or sponsors may contact Councilman Marcus Rogala at mrogala@burnsharbor-in.gov or 219-406-3272. For vendor applications and sponsorship sign-up forms, click for details

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square
    1237 Westport Road Burns Harbor IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 6:00pm - 6:45pm | Library Events
    - Storytime for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas to the Merrillville branch!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Religious Events, bible study, christian small group, community event,
    - On 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, we will discuss Kyle Idleman’s book, “Not a Fan”.

    This video-based series will help us explore our faith and challenge us to go deeper. Everyone, men and women, singles and couples, are invited.

    No prep time is required. Nursery will be provided.

    Sign-up sheet is located by the church office or call Pastor Barry at 219-690-8889.
    Hope Community Church of Lowell
    10505 West 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356
    Pastor Barry Foster 219.690.8889 hopechurchlowell@gmail.com
  • | 9:30pm - 11:00am | Local Events, Gibson woods, birds, spring, fall, migration, lake county
    - Spring and fall are great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushes, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Adults can walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting Gibson Woods. You can join us Wednesdays in the spring at 9:30 am April 18-June 13 and in the fall August 15-October 3. 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
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

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

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

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


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

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

    LAKE COUNTY:

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


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


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS
    427 Furness Road, Michigan City
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
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    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
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    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
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    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
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    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
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    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
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    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
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    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
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    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Arts and Entertainment, art classes; painting, drawing, photography, pottery, ceramics
    - South Shore Arts Spring Art Classes, Camps & Workshops begin on June 11.

    Classes for Kids, Teens, Adults & Seniors!

    Pottery, Drawing, Painting, Felting, Photography & more!

    Munster, Crown Point & Hammond locations.


    Register today!
    (219) 836-1839 ext. 102
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    Kelly Freeman 2198361839x103 kelly@southshoreartsonline.org
  • | 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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    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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    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, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    March 10

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    Garage Sale / Card & Comic Show- HIGHLAND
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    Rummage Sale- CEDAR LAKE
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    April 14

    Indoor Garage Sale- HAMMOND
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    Spring Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale- VALPARAISO
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    April 27

    City Wide Yard Sale- PORTAGE
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    April 28

    Kid's Closet Sale- VALPARAISO
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    May 3

    Town Wide Garage Sale- ST. JOHN
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    May 12

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    May 19

    Cash for Clutter- MUNSTER
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    Garage Mahal- WHITING
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    Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale-HOBART
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    2018 Schmidt Farms Annual Subdivision Garage Sale- CROWN POINT
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    June 2

    Kid's Garage Sale & Town Wide Garage Sale- DYER
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    October 13

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17

    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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  • | Local Events, Cooking Class, Adult, Nana Clare's Kitchen, Valparaiso, Dinner, Lunch
    - Adult only healthy eating program includes two workshops, a hands-on cooking class, recipes, and handouts. Have to be 18 years or older.

    For class start times, click for details

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Nana Clare's Kitchen
    3907 Calumet Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 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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    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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    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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    PORTAGE

    Cooking Camp
    July 23-27
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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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Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Free, Coffee
    - A refreshing start to your Thursday! Enjoy complimentary coffee, networking with the community, and an overall positive way to kick off your Thursday at greenCOW Coworking. Some mornings we watch a TED Talk and share our thoughts on the issues, other days we help come up with solutions to each others' problems. The core of coworking is community, so what are you waiting for?
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, art, crafts
    - Join Marsha for this series that will used mixed media (oil pastels, watercolors, colored pencils, etc.) to enhance illustrations and drawings. All skill levels welcome. Includes all supplies. $45/series.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org

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