Category Archives: Hammond

Hammond Plans to Transform it’s Downtown

    Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City Department of Planning and Development Department presented  a Draft Master Plan of their downtown. Consultant and best-selling author, city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck presented plans last Tuesday, August at the Towle Theater.       After his initial visit to Hammond last fall and in…

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Labor Day 20 Mile Bike Ride

     The 16th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake will feature the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, September 2nd.      The 20 mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a sign-up at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond.      Sponsored…

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Towle Theater’s “String” – Review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** If you like a story with an interesting twist, then the Towle Theater’s new production, “String”, is the musical for you. Take a tiny bit of Greek mythology, drop it into a skyscraper somewhere, add a sweet love story with lush music and clever, complicated lyrics, it’s a recipe for success. My…

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Annual Eat Shop Rock Returns Sat. June 15th

The Downtown Hammond Council invites you to join us for a FAB time at the 8th Annual Eat, Shop & Rock: Browse to the Beat Fest! A celebration of the 60s, 70s, and the BEATLES on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am-7 pm! “Come Together” in Downtown Hammond for a groovy time! Take a stroll…

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“Mama’s Boy” – Review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Sometimes, I just can’t get to our local theaters on opening weekend, even though that’s always my preference. Excuses, excuses, you might say, but I really couldn’t see the Towle Theater’s production of “Mama’s Boy” until later in the run. On the other hand, I was there for a Talk-Back session with…

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Challenger Learning Center to Host Earth, Sea and Sky Day Community Open House

Families invited to attend open house in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day Hammond, IN (April 9, 2019) – The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana invites families to attend their annual community Open House on Saturday, April 27th in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day. Doors will open at 10:00…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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2019 Season at Towle Theater

  The Towle Theater is excited to announce its 16th Season.  The 2019 Season opens with the Midwest Premiere musical, “Swing State” by Dana Yeaton & Andy Mitton.  What if the people who are ruining this country were your only friends? In SWING STATE, Bonnie has promised God she’ll save every little soul in her…

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“Swing State” – Review by Carol Moore

*** Recommended *** Some people may find Towle Theater’s “Swing State” heavy going. Forget about the title, this musical is not about elections. It’s about two people who would probably never meet under normal circumstances. It’s about bigotry, intolerance and loss. It’s very well acted, but a lot of the content is uncomfortable to hear/see.…

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Towle Theater Season Preview

Early in the new year, after a couple weeks without theater, I find myself getting antsy, so I always look forward to the Towle Theater’s annual Season Preview, a lovely event. It’s a short evening, about an hour and a half, with a small reception (light hors d’oevres and drinks in the lobby) followed by…

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