Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Prairie Magic Music Festival #PrairieMagic

The Prairie Magic Music Fest will be held on will return in August, 2022 at Sunset HIll Park in Valparaiso Indiana from 1pm – 8pm. It is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk and Americana music set right in the heart of a beautiful County Park just minutes from the expressway. The Prairie Magic Music Fest…

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Passport to Summer: A Free Kids Program

“Passport to Summer Fun” is a new FREE program for kids from ages 1-12.  Kids accompanied by their parents can pick up their free “passport” at the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department (located in the lower level of City Hall at 100 E Michigan Blvd #2).  There are 10 locations listed inside the passport…

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Sheridan Plaza Opening – Whiting Indiana

On Wednesday, July 13 the city had the official ribbon cutting to introduce Whiting’s newest downtown revitalization project, The Sheridan Plaza.   In celebration of the project’s completion refreshments and live entertainment on the new outdoor stage followed the brief program with Mayor Stahura and the talented designers and contractors who brought the vision to life.…

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Water Quality Workshop at Indiana Dunes

     On Thursday, June 23, educators, pre-service teachers, naturalists, interpreters, scout leaders, youth leaders, home schooling parents, and anyone working with middle and high school aged youth are invited to enjoy a day-long workshop investigating educational activities dealing with water quality! This session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held…

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Wetlands Festival Expands – Hammond Indiana

    More of the Wolf Lake watershed will be used at this year’s 16th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands Wind & Water festival on May 28th, 2022 Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), this year’s festival will include events at Powderhorn Lake and Prairie in Burnham, IL.       Sponsored…

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Senior Health Fair Portage

       Area agencies, organizations and community groups are invited to participate in the Portage Senior Health Fair on Thursday, May 19th 2022. The Portage Senior Health Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Woodland Park in Portage, located at 2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, 762-1675, or 764-5736.      Portage Parks is happy…

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Wildlife Rehab Birds of Prey

Humane Society Calumet Area’s Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (MRWRC) hosts an open house with fun for all ages on  Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11am and also 2pm at the Main Office, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland. Also, Saturday, March 27th, 2021 from 10am – 11am at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State…

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PanoramaNOW is 30 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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New Child Etiquette Classes Coming to NWI

As a parent, have you ever wanted to teach your child proper manners, but they just won’t listen to you? Have you ever noticed a child that has poor manners at a wedding or a formal setting that made them stand out? Well, now there’s an opportunity to teach your child and grand children the…

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Maple Syrup Time

Maple Syrup Time on the Weekends Deep River County Park General Public Program March 13th & 14th and March 20th & 21st, 2020 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. FREE      Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S. states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year.  Above freezing day…

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