Category Archives: Kid Friendly

Dunes Learning Center Gears Up for a Summer of Fun

    In just a few weeks, schools around northwest Indiana will be ringing their final dismissal bells, officially signifying the start of summer break.            While students anxiously await summer, Dunes Learning Center’s staff are busy lacing up their hiking boots and gathering ingredients for s’mores as they prepare for summer campers. “Summer is almost…

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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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Kesling Park Redesigns And Rebuilds Fort La Play Porte

La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crowdfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by LaPorte Parks and Recreation. “Unfortunately, playgrounds…

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Crown Point Opens New Skating Venue at Bulldog Park

     The City of Crown Point, Parks and Special Events Departments are excited to announce that Bulldog Park will be opening to the public for ice skating! The ribbon cutting took place at  Saturday, December 22nd prior to open skating at 6pm. Concessions will be available with plenty of hot chocolate and wintery treats.        The…

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Shutdown Affects On Indiana Dunes

Due to the current government shutdown, you may have questions about their services. During the shutdown the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as it always is. However, there will be no visitor services, scheduled programs or events. All offices and contact stations will be closed, and parking…

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Mascot Hall of Fame Grand Opening!

     The Mascot Hall of Fame officially opened its doors to the public on December 26th . Folks are invited to explore two floors of fully interactive exhibits in the Department of Phuzzical Education, Science of Silliness Lab, Department of Furry Arts, and more. Compete against family, friends, and other museum guests while firing t-shirt cannons, racing mascots, and…

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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, 2018 for a “sneak peek” or a “furst look.”     Mayor Joe was on hand to answer questions and greet people as families with kids poured into…

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LaPorte Spring Garden Show

     La Porte County Master Gardeners SPRING GARDEN SHOW is Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Michigan City High School from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Susan Martin will be the Keynote Speaker with other adult sessions and programs for children.           The Keynote Speaker, Susan Martin will present two talks: “Lessons Learned under the Trees”from 11:15 – 12:15…

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Family Fun Entertainment Centers and Amusement Parks

WIN FREE BASEBALL TICKETS: Find the Letters “B-A-S-E-B-A-L-L” Below & Email the Locations TO US HERE!     Plan to Visit Indiana – Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway weekend for the family! Most…

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Ice Skating In Northwest Indiana

 Skating is freedom and exercise and beauty and fun. It is a great way to embrace winter while experiencing the joy of gliding over the ice with friends and family. In order to experience the joy of skating, you have to learn the sport. It might seem an easy concept – just put on a…

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