Category Archives: Hammond

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NWI Symphony Orchestra FREE Summer Concerts Announced!

      The Free Symphony Concerts In the Park, begin in July in Crown Point and concludes on August. every year. These FREE concerts are hosted by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra in 6 communities across Northwest Indiana. Come early, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and, relax and enjoy the music!  Everyone is…

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Carol Moore reviews “Making God Laugh” at Beatniks

     I was thrilled to be at Beatniks on Conkey on Friday, June 4th for opening night of Making God Laugh, the very first show after the pandemic shut us all down. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces – in person! Making God Laugh is a laugh-out-loud (lol) comedy about coming…

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July 4th

        This year, 2021, some events have been cancelled. Below are the July 4th Celebrations in Northwest Indiana, and we will update this page periodically.   PLEASE NOTE:  2020 CELEBRATIONS are in Red, 2021 Celebrations are in Blue      CEDAR LAKE Summerfest, July 2nd – July 5th, 2021 free admission, ($5 parking…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Bike Ride – Hammond Indiana

More of the Wolf Lake watershed will be used at this year’s 18th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands Wind & Water festival on May 29th 2021. The Wetlands Wind & Water Bike Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, at the rear parking lot of Calumet college of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Ave., Whiting, Indiana.  …

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Hammond Hosts Springtime Pawp-Up

Join us at this free event in the month of National Pet Day at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl Ave.) on Saturday, April 17th from 10am – 3pm. Come and find your new fur baby while shopping local vendors & crafters. Concessions will be available for purchase. This event requires that all vendors and…

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Bishop Noll receives 10 Music Gold Medals – Makes History

Bishop Noll Institute’s band recently made history at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition. All competitors from Bishop Noll scored gold medals for the first time in school history. Students Nyree Ruiz, of Hammond; Rebecca Carlos, of Hammond; Hanna Abuzead, of Hammond; Arianna Magallanes, of Hammond; Alessandra Lopez, of Hammond; Abigail Wojtaszek, of…

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Books, Brushes & Bands Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

COVID-9 has brutally affected many around the world. BBB4E is no exception. With mandatory closing of schools and businesses, all spring and summer classes, performances, and events had to be canceled. This continued throughout the year with classes moving virtually. Despite best efforts through moving to virtual classes and pursuing grants, the loss of revenue…

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Hammond Mayor Announces Night Out Schedule

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Night Out schedule for 2021. The Mayor’s Night Out program is an open public forum that allows the residents of Hammond access to the Mayor and a representative from each city department to discuss Hammond’s current events. Be sure and mark your calendars to…

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Festival of the Lakes 2021

Everyone at Festival of the Lakes is excited to announce that as of today the 2021 fest is a go! Even though the global pandemic required the cancelation of the 2020 Festival, we’ve re-grouped and are ready to bring you the best live music festival in Northwest Indiana from July 14-18th. While it is too…

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Hammond – Whiting Kid’s Baseball League Signups

Lakeshore Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth is a Baseball/Softball League for children ages 4-18. They are now accepting sign-ups for the 2021 season. Their games take place in Hammond, Indiana at the Robertsdale Sports Complex.  2021 Season Sign Up Dates: Feb 27 (Sat) March 3 (Wed), March 6 (Sat), March 13-14 (Sat-Sun), March 16 (Tue) 2021 Season…

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