10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 17-19

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 17-19
By: Kelsea Costello Last Updated: April 14, 2020

You can still have plenty of fun from home. Check out these 10 Fun Things to keep you entertained and having fun this weekend!

Take a free tour of a museum, park, heritage site or opera thanks to the La Porte County Historical Society!

Smithsonian Museum

The La Porte County Historical Society has compiled a list of free virtual tours of Museums, Parks, Heritage Sites, Operas, and more for families and individuals confined to home during this pandemic. Find the list here. Museums from the following cities are included: Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Florence, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and Seoul.

Join the search for "Sand"squatch with the Dunes Learning Center!

Indiana Dunes Learning Center

This nine-part series follows chief naturalist Anthony Escobedo on his hunt for the elusive "Sand"squatch. Watch as he tracks the never-before-seen creature, looking for the footprints, scat and clues it leaves behind here.

It’s just like your favorite morning shows! The Hobart High School Radio and TV class will be doing “Live at Home” broadcasts every week to bring their school community updates.

Hobart High School Indiana

Click here to tune in to their first-ever live from home broadcast, or here to view their most recent broadcast.

Follow along with Portage High School art teacher Trinitie Braner's YouTube videos providing step-by-step drawing lessons.

Post Malone drawing

She created the YouTube channel to provide step-by-step drawing lessons to her Drawing 2 students! So far, they’ve rendered some amazing celebrity portraits! Check out her tutorials here.

Watch as two Valparaiso High School teachers perform the “Les Miserables” parody they wrote with a few of their theater friends.

Les Miserables parody

Colleen Peluso, a Valparaiso High School English teacher and Drama Club Sponsor, and her husband John, a Valparaiso Speech, Debate, and Mock Trial coach are the creators of this parody. Watch it here.

Color to your hearts’ content with these print-outs from Korellis Roofing!

Korellis Roofing coloring page

Find the pages here.

Rent some athletic equipment from Valpo Parks to take your pickup basketball game to the next level!

Basketball game at home

Find details on what is available for rent here.

Participate in the Habitat for Humanity of NWI Virtual Run for Home 3K.

Woman running outside

Your participation in this Virtual Run will help support the mission of Habitat to build homes, community and hope! You may run or walk your 3K anywhere starting Saturday, April 18 at 5:30 am through April 19, 2020 ending at 10:30 pm. Run in your yard, on your treadmill, down your street, in a local park. Find more information here.

Workout from home with La Porte County Family YMCA!

Woman doing push ups

Try this 35 minute cardio workout to get your heart pumping!

Donate to someone in need with the Angel Bag Project!

Angel Bag project

This amazing non-profit is an organization whose main purpose is to provide men, women, children, and families with everyday essential items that we take for granted. They raise funds and collect items to create care packages that are distributed to organizations, such as St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen, Haven House, The Gary Crisis Center, and the Hammond Rescue Mission. Visit their Facebook here to see how you can donate.