Category Archives: Animals

Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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Paws in the Park

Humane Indiana’s 26th annual “Paws in the Park“ event is set for Saturday, September 22nd at Munster’s Community Park.         The one-mile walk and vendor fun fair raises money to care for the animals of Humane Indiana. “It’s our biggest event of the year,” says Development Officer, Lisa Carpenter. “We are grateful for the enthusiastic support…

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Super Shrine Circus Comes To LaPorte

The all-new Carden International Circus is coming to town! Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is…

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Breakfast with the Birds

The winter blue’s got you down, Shake it off and come visit your park friends inside the Nature Center at Luhr Park.  Let this be an invitation to bundle up and grab the whole family; we promise it will be an explorative morning with the wonders of nature and the wildlife.  So come visit and…

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Whiting Parks Saves Snowy Owl

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Hopefully, “Owl” be Back!        Officer Milford Hale with the WPD found a beautiful Snow Owl in Lakefront Park.  It appeared that its wing had been broken.      Ann Canning of the Park Department said that after many hours of calls, they found a wildlife rescue that was willing to take…

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Boo At The Zoo

Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year?  Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 19th

The Porter County Fair runs July 19th thru July 28th, 2018. Lots of things have changed at the fair, and we have focused these changes below. The Grandstand features top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more!…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Festival – Hammond Indiana

       The 17th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind and Water festival will be held on Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. AND from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday May 29th at the William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area, Shelter #2,…

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Spring Out to Sunset Festival – #Valpo

Spring Out To Sunset Hill for their Annual Spring Out Festival held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from Noon to 4pm. You’ll find lots of Family Fun from the Porter County Parks and Recreation in Valparaiso Indiana. Featuring: Laser Ball, Inflatables, Meet the Animals, Vintage Baseball, Live Music, Wagon Rides, Homebrew Competition, Craft Beer Garden.…

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Washington Park Zoo Opens with New Born Otters

On January 31st, 2017 a pair  of otter pups were born at Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City Indiana. This is the fourth time in seven years that the Washington Park Zoo has welcomed the birth of River Otters.  Although we are giving the mom plenty of privacy to raise her pups, our keeper staff are…

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