Category Archives: Family Fun

Miller Beach Farmer’s Market 2018

     For 2018 the Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer. Along with a newly revised Sunday schedule, they’re introducing three First Friday evening markets this year. For our opening weekends – you’ll get to experience the market TWICE!      Here are highlights for the season:     • The Sunday market now…

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Free Beach Shuttles at Indiana Dunes

: Two Dune Buggies will be rolling through the park this summer. They won’t be 4-wheeling over the sand; instead they will be picking up South Shore train passengers and Dunewood campground visitors and providing free shuttle service to the park’s beaches. Working in partnership with the Dunes Learning Center and the South Shore Line,…

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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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Friendship Botanic Gardens Draws Thousands

Surprised by massive crowds on Easter Sunday 2018, Friendship Botanic Gardens was ready with 10,000 Easter Eggs! Held on Easter Sunday, 2018, it just happened to be the ONLY Public Easter Egg Hunt in Northwest Indiana. Friendship Botanic Gardens hosted a free Easter egg hunt in which families from across the region hunted for over…

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Spotlight Associate Nancy Henke-Konopasek reviews “Annie” …

Footlight Theatre’s production of Annie, directed by Robert W. Komendera, was simply delightful from the orphanage to the mansion…from start to finish! Maddi Reese Ames, in the title role, was one of the best Annies I have seen in this role (including Chicago productions). Amy Crane, as Miss Hannigan, gave a hilarious performance with her…

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“FUR” Your Enjoyment – the Mascot Hall of Fame

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      No, it’s not a typo.  You’ll find the word fur cleverly used throughout the upcoming Whiting Mascot Hall of Fame which was opened on April 7th for a “furst look.”     Mayor Joe was on hand to answer questions and greet people as families with kids poured into the huge…

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Bring Your Family to “The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician”

**** Highly Recommended **** My friend Helen and I had a wonderful time watching Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz’s brand of magic in “The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician”. We were seated at one of the cabaret tables, up close and personal, maybe even close enough, we thought, to spot some sleight of hand, but that just didn’t…

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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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St. Patrick’s Celebration in Crown Point

Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2018. The 11th  annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at dusk featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest…

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