10 Fun Things to Do in NWI This Weekend March 27-29 2020

10 Fun Things to Do in NWI This Weekend March 27-29 2020
By: Sarah DeMars Last Updated: March 24, 2020

Don’t for a minute think it’s getting too hard to find something to do around here. The Region is still teeming with fun things to do while we take care of our community – together – by sheltering in place. Check out our guide for keeping you and your littles busy this weekend!

Kits Fitness with Tonia

People doing a fitness routine

Join the Valparaiso Family YMCA for Kid Fitness class with Tonia! It's the perfect way to burn off some of that little kid energy while having a great time! Click here to get started.

Learn Guitar Online

Hands strumming a guitar

You’ve been putting it off way too long and you know you want to learn. Pick up that dusty guitar and start with the basics here. Click here to check it out!

Make a Mask – a COVID-19 Project

N95 face mask

Join this community Facebook group of inspirational people who are donating materials, sewing, and delivering clinically approved masks to organizations who are experiencing shortages. This could make a fun project with your kids who are in scouts!  Click here to check it out.

Donate Blood at First United Methodist Church in Portage

a person's arm being sanitized for blood donation

Blood shortages are occurring, and donors are needed! It is safe to donate blood and it could save a life. Click here to get started.

Chalk Your Walk in Portage and everywhere!

pieces of multi-color chalk laying on a sidewalk atop some chalk doodles

We’ve seen some really fun examples of kiddos within the Portage Township School Corporation chalking up the driveway and sidewalks as they sneak some fresh air. Grab your chalk and click here for some inspiration!

Food Drive at Real Life Community Church

Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup cans on a cardboard pallet

Portage High School Food Pantry is still serving students who need meals while school is out, and they have arranged for donations to be dropped off at Real Life Community Church. Have each person in the family pick an item or two from your home pantry and consider dropping it off with a card for the recipient! Drop-off hours are 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Be sure to mark your donation for Portage High School. Check out details here.

How to make a Mini-Zine

A set of natural wood colored pencils. A blue one is being held by a hand.

Join Hannah from Lubeznik Center for the Arts for this fun project on making a tiny magazine with just one piece of paper. Click here to check it out!

Cabin Fever Art Contest at Residences at Deer Creek & Residences at Coffee Creek

A vertical stack of various colored pencils

Harness your household’s artistic talents and enter this fun contest that will brighten the days of seniors at Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville! Your piece of art, video or photo could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Click here to check it out! Psssst. Residences at Coffee Creek in Chesterton is holding a contest, too! Details here.

VNA Companionship Phone Program

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Know an older adult age who’s feeling isolated? Join the VNA of NWI Companionship Phone Program! Adults 60+ will receive short calls from certified VNA volunteers who have passed a thorough background check. Click here for details!

At-Home Kickboxing

A woman in a ready-stance for kickbox training

Work out some of that pent-up energy and following along with this Southlake YMCA instructor for an online kickboxing class! Click here to get started.