Category Archives: Children’s Entertainment

Marian theatre Presents “A Christmas Story, the musical”

    The beloved and hilarious Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story is now a musical and will be coming to the Marian Theatre Guild in November!     And you’ll find all your favorite characters from the book/movie.  Ralphie (who will probably get his eye shot out) is played by Ava Reese.  Brother Randy is Isabella Dawes…

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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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Rogers Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides

Rogers-Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides The Valparaiso Parks Department is once again offering hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park this fall, with support from Bloomfield Mechanical. The tractor-drawn  hayride is great fun for youth groups, family gatherings, clubs, birthday parties and more. The hour and a half outing provides a wonderful setting to enjoy autumn in the woods.…

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Hooked on Art Festival Returns To Chesterton Indiana

It’s that time of year again for the coolest art festival of the season! Artists, art enthusiasts, and families of all shapes and sizes are invited to spend a beautiful Saturday listening to live music, eating delicious food, and enjoying interactive art activities.      The 7th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held on…

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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: Halloween Weekends (Ghost Trains Oct 13-14, 20-21 and Oct. 16, 27, and 28th, 2018), and select…

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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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