Category Archives: ValpoLife

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Chefs Around the Table

Join us for this fabulous night of food and fun while raising money to strengthen families and support children throughout Porter County. Let your tastebuds be tempted by the 78 amateur chefs who will prepare samplings of their favorite recipe for you to try on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. All proceeds from Chefs 2021 directly…

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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

    The 13th Annual World Cultural Festival will transform Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza into a colorful spectacle of cultural diversity from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Sponsored by The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC), the family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world, great shopping for international art and…

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Valpo Car Show And Swap Meet

    The Valparaiso Car Show & Motorcycle Show and Swap Meets kicks off on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 and it’s back bigger and better than ever before. And, it’s only $5 to show your Car! ($5 admission fee for everyone).      Hosted by Region Rides the show is open from 9 am – 2 pm,…

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“Heathers: The Musical” – Review by Carol Moore

Chicago Street Theatre is welcoming audiences back into the theater with their production of “Heathers: The Musical.” Based on a cult classic film from the ‘80.s, “Heathers” might not be your cup of tea, but the talented cast will reach out and pull you right in. The music sounds pop light, but the lyrics are…

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Atlantic City Boys & Dean Martin Tribute at Memorial Opera House

Two Big Shows are coming the Memorial Opera House this summer in Valparaiso Indiana – the “Dean Martin Show” on July 17th and  the “Atlantic City Boys” on August 14th.  Back by popular demand, and in celebration of the reopening of Memorial Opera House, Dean Martin impersonator Felix J. Deneau, Jr. will take the stage at the…

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VU Removes Face Mask Requirement for Vaccinated Students & Employees

Fully vaccinated Valparaiso University students and employees will not be required mask or face coverings use for effective Aug. 6, 2021. All students and employees, except those with a qualifying exemption were previously required to have COVID-19 vaccinations.  The decision to lift the face covering requirement in the fall follows updated guidance from the Centers…

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Valparaiso Indiana Extends Covid Restrictions

     The City of Valparaiso is extending the mask requirement and COVID social-distancing guidelines for City buildings, services and meetings, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “To get us to the finish line, the City of Valparaiso supports Porter County Health Department guidelines of continued vigilance,” said Mayor Matt Murphy.      The Porter County Health…

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Active Kids Day – Valparaiso

Valpo Parks is teaming up with local organizations to promote and encourage kids to “get active” and “be healthy!” The 1st Annual Active Kids Day is a free event at Central Park Plaza under the Urschel Pavilion for people to learn about various activities and opportunities for kids in Porter County. Stop by Sunday and…

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Valparaiso Announces Summer Concert Series

Valparaiso Events is currently working on guidelines to safely host these concerts, please stay tuned. Featuring a fabulous variety of artists and musical styles, this summer concert series is a treat for music lovers of all ages. On special Thursday nights throughout the summer, concertgoers gather under a beautiful night sky at The Porter Health…

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Several Community Members Receive Awards from LaPorte County Parks

      The LaPorte County Parks staff, Park Board and Foundation has selected their annual community awards. These awards were presented at the March 2, 2021 Park Board meeting at Red Mill County Park.             The 2020 Organization of the Year goes to Family Express for their continued support for our many programs and…

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