Category Archives: places to go

Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins Jan 16th

Brown Bag Gardening Series Begins with a Panel Discussion on Local Food Growers Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on aspects of…

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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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Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest is Family Fun!

**** Recommended **** If you have kids, you definitely need a family outing to the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Instead of sporting events, trade shows or expose, Festival Hall (170,000 sq. ft.) has been transformed into Winter WonderFest, kind of a summer-time carnival dropped into the North Pole. Everywhere you look,…

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New Observation Deck at Sunset Hill Park

A new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is ready for visitors. Located on the northeast side of the pond, the viewing platform provides access for birdwatching and observing wetland wildlife. It will also serve as a place to provide educational programming about wetland plants and animals, which has become a popular…

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Lake Michigan Beaches

A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was…

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Summer Music Fest – Portage

Enjoy  a fabulous variety of FREE live musical entertainment! Don’t miss a fabulous summer music fest, outdoors at Founders Square Park in Portage, Indiana! Keytarjeff,  Oscar & The Majestics, and Dixie Crush will be performing on Sunday, August 5, 2018, between 3:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at  the Indiana American Water Company Pavilion at Founders…

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Stanley Cup is Came to Valpo!

The most coveted trophy in sports, the iconic Stanley Cup, came to Valparaiso’s William E. Urschel Pavilion, Thursday, July 26; 4:00-6:00  p.m.  Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden, who called Valparaiso home for more than a decade, and wife Shelby, a Valparaiso High School graduate, will be bringing the cup back to the area to…

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This ‘Horse-mad’ Reviewer loved the Tempel Lipizzans

**** Highly Recommended **** Growing up, like many other tweens and teens, I was horse-mad. I read every book about horses I could get my hands on, and I think I saw every movie about horses ever made. Ever since I saw Disney’s 1963 movie, “The Miracle of the White Stallions”, I’ve wanted to see…

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Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia: A Walking Dream of Mexico”

**** Highly Recommended **** Cirque du Soleil’s newest production, “Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico” is truly spectacular.  If you’ve never seen a Cirque show, you will think it’s amazing.  On the other hand, to a Cirque devotee, which I am, it’s a tad disappointing.  Cirque’s customary colorful costumes, masks and scenery are here, as…

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Chesterton Art Fair

The Annual Chesterton Art Fair features more than 80 “juried” artists including residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties and is THE Art Event of the year will be held August 4th and 5th, 2018. The benefit of having a “juried art show” is that you really get quality art when it’s a juried fair.…

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