Category Archives: Children’s Entertainment

Take Your ‘Munchkins’ to see “The Wizard of Oz”

*** Recommended *** A charming production of “The Wizard of Oz” blew into Chicago for a short stay at the beautiful Chicago Theatre. All of your favorite characters sing all of your favorite songs, and there’s a couple of surprises, too. I thought the special effects, mostly projections, were disappointing – and rather fake. As…

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Hesston Steam Museum

     Hesston Steam Museum is an outdoor museum operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society in Hesston, Indiana. The Hesston Steam Museum is open several Holiday Weekends as well as every weekend in the Summer. Holiday Weekends Include: Memorial Day Weekend, (select steam show) Father’s Day Weekend, July 4th Weekend, Labor Day Weekend (with…

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Free Drop-In Summer Program for LaPorte Kids 5-12 yrs

The La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s Summer Playground program returns this year, with double the hours for double the fun! Thanks to a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, this FREE drop-in recreation program will be offered four days per week at five neighborhood parks. Their staff is planning different themes for…

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Everyone loves “Just Dance Live”

**** Recommended **** “Just Dance Live” is a family dance extravaganza. In case you didn’t know – and I didn’t – “Just Dance” is a popular video game in which the players mimic the choreography shown on the screen. Almost everyone else in the Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier – moms, dads, and kids of…

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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes!

by Flo Lawnicki    The National Park Service hosts the event at Chellberg Farm. Chellberg Farm once belonged to Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna Chellberg, who arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1863.  They purchased the 40 acres of land to establish the farm in 1869 and added forty additional acres five years later. Chellberg Farmhouse…

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Emerald City Theatre’s “Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare” – Review by Carol & Molly Moore

**** Recommended **** I took my granddaughter, Molly, to see Emerald City Theatre’s “Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare”, subtitled “A Musical Adventure on a Midsummer’s Night!”. Since she’d read the book, “Stage Fright on a Summer Night”, Magic Tree House Book 25, by Mary Pope Osborne, it was a good choice for her. Overall,…

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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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Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is a Lot of Fun

**** Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple of things off my list…

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First Weekend In December Has Over 80 Holiday Events!

This is the BIGGEST WEEKEND Of The Holidays! Please Share! Our Sponsors: Bright Star Care Valparaiso, Regional Federal Credit Union & Minder Benders Puzzles and Games. More info Click Here: https://panoramanow.com/calendar/ FRIDAY DECEMBER 1st • 6:30-9:30pm, Orak Shrine Circus, Hammond Civic Center, • 4- 7pm, Christmas the Park – Spencer Park, Demotte • 5- 8pm,…

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Holidays At Taltree Arboretum

Bring the whole family to Taltree and celebrate the holidays in our vintage Railway Depot. Step off the trails, out of the cold and into Santa’s workshop. Families are encouraged to bring cameras and snap a photograph with Santa. While waiting to meet with Kris Kringle, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa, create a holiday…

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