Oldtime Dances Return in February

  The Valparaiso Oldtime Dance will be the 3rd Saturday of each month from 7-10 pm on the third Saturday of the month in 2019.   Contras, squares and circle dances will be taught to live music.  No experience or partner is needed.  Layered clothing is recommended. Dances are held at the Valparaiso YMCA.  (Click…

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Second Saturday – A Valentine’s Celebration

     Come celebrate Valentine’s in class and with style. Dress up and visit the Small Works Art Show, and mingle and meander around the three story building with your loved one, sipping on Wine from the Wine Tasting, and enjoy a Smooth Jazz  concert performed  by Grammy Contender Keenan Baxter. This also will be the…

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Puppet Shows Return!

South Shore Arts presents the return of puppeteers Jim West & Ian Antal in a new puppet compilation featuring The Tortoise and the Hare… Come see these timeless characters from Aesop’s famous fables, as only internationally-acclaimed puppeteer Jim West and his side kick, “Puppet Man,” can bring them to life!Children in Pre-K through 4th grades…

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Spring Master Recycler program to feature Pratt tour

The Porter County Master Recycler Program has added a new feature to its already full spring schedule; a tour of Pratt Industries paper mill and corrugated recycling plant. “We are so excited Pratt has offered to give Master Recycler class number five students a tour of their plants here in Valparaiso,” Donna Stuckert, program coordinator,…

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6 Northwest Indiana Winter Articles

     Here’s a Compilation of our Latest Six NWI WINTER ARTICLES for you to pick and choose from – Enjoy:   WINTER WONDERLAND JANUARY 19TH, HAMMOND, INDIANA — 15th annual Winter Wonderland at Wolf Lake on January 19th, 2019. The morning session will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond, Indiana…

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Teens write Amazing Plays at the 29th Young Playwrights Festival

**** Recommended **** When I went to Pegasus Theatre Chicago’s 29th Young Playwrights Festival, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  After I saw the three winning plays written by high school students, I was totally in awe!  I give the Young Playwrights 4 Spotlights. **** Recommended **** When I went to Pegasus Theatre Chicago’s 29th…

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Food – Craft Series at Barker Mansion

     New this winter, the public is invited to become a member of “Mrs. Barker’s Club” which pays tribute to Katherine Barker’s involvement in planning the mansion’s menus and parties. Katherine was the wife of freight car industrialist John H. Barker and lived at the mansion until her death in 1910. Mrs. Barker’s Club will…

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Master Gardener Classes to Begin

     The Porter County Master Gardener Training class will begin February 4th and run through to May 12th. This year our class will be held in a new room at the Porter County Administration Building. We are recruiting right now for class attendees (capacity 30). The cost of the class is $200.00. The Master Gardener…

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Freddy’s Steakhouse Is A Great Place to Dine!

     As a Hammond, Indiana landmark now for nearly half a Century, Freddy’s Steakhouse has a reputation for quality steaks and entrees at an exceptional value. This widely acknowledged secret comes from the surrounding communities and local media, with accolades such as the  “Best Steak House” and “Best Business Lunch” in the region! Also Named…

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The Love Boat – Musical

          Northwest Indiana has an advantage over many other parts of the Midwest; it’s snuggled right up again one the Great Lakes of North America.  Lake Michigan continues to be a vital waterway for many people in recreation and commercial boating.  People are used to having quick and easy access to…

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