It's HUMPDAY and you know what that means? Our weekend guide is here! The Region is jam-packed with fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Check it out!
June 29th - PCMGA Garden Walk 2019
Porter County Master Gardeners Association - Valparaiso, IN
Visit 8 lovely select private gardens--all in and around Valparaiso in Porter County Indiana! Your ticket booklet will give you the addresses of the gardens, which you can visit in any order you choose. Tickets may be purchased on day of Walk for $10 at Kmart Parking Lot 2801 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Master Gardeners will be on hand at each garden to answer questions and explain plantings.
June 28th - The Magic of Dry Ice with the Challenger Learning Center
Porter County Public Library System - Valparaiso, Indiana
The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana presents a LIVE and interactive science demonstration featuring the amazing magic of dry ice. Join us for this exciting and educational event!
June 28th - Fourth Friday Open Mic
Art Barn School of Art - Valparaiso, Indiana
Tim Rounds, Michigan City's Open Mic host extraordinaire, brings his talent to the Art Barn for rousing monthly performances.
Singers, songwriters, musicians, poets and more will delight the audience with original material and covers. Discover a new performer, hear an old favorite, or try out your own material at the mic. Admission is $4 for guests, $2 for performers with lite bites and a cash bar (beer, wine & soft drinks). Performers must register in advance to secure their spot.
June 29th - Blackbird Cafe Presents: Essence of a Byrd
blackbird cafe - Valparaiso, IN
Flight carries personal meaning for artist and elementary art teacher Jessica Corral, whose artwork reflects a process of inner transformation that can only be experienced through grace. She's been led to share her journey through visual translation of this powerful yet humble season of flight. Enjoy a reception with artist present on June 29 from 2-6pm.
June 30th - Jaws at Portage IMAX 16 + GDX
Portage IMAX Theatre - Portage, IN
A killer shark is terrorizing the vacationers at Amity Island in this adaptation of Peter Benchley's best-selling novel. Jaws dominated the box office throughout the summer of '75 and made Steven Spielberg a household name. Composer John Williams turned two ominous notes into an Academy Award-winning score. It's been over 40 years and folks still think twice about going into the water. ("You're going to need a bigger boat.")
June 29th - "Paint the Town" at Lubeznik Center for the Arts Annual ArtBash
Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City, IN
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) announces its annual ArtBash gala to be held on Saturday, June 29th with a theme of "Paint the Town." Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City, IN will be especially dazzling that night, as guests are asked to wear brightly colored clothing and the decor will be bold and lively.
Festivities will include dancing, a free photo booth, a silent auction and an elegant buffet with an open bar. NBC 5 Chicago News Reporter Mary Ann Bergerson Ahern is returning as emcee.
June 29th - Michigan City PRIDE Fest 2019
Guy Foreman Amphitheatre - Michigan City, IN
We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Michigan City PRIDE Fest! Come join us in celebration on June 29th from 1-9pm for a full line up of entertainment, food, drinks, and children's activities.
June 28th - LPCSC Presents: The Wizard of Oz
La Porte High School - La Porte, IN
Mark your calendars and stop by the Performing Arts Center for the first ever corporation wide production. "Wizard of Oz," directed by Rich Snyder, can be see on the following dates and times:
June 29th - Habitats of the Valparaiso Moraine
Pinhook Bog and Upland Trial - La Porte, Indiana
Harbor Country Hikers (HCH) will hike the Indiana Dunes National Park Pinhook Trail System which features two very different habitats.
We will begin our adventure by hiking the Bog Trail which leads to a depression in the Valparaiso Moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. As part of an National Park Service sponsored open house, rangers will be stationed along the trail to help us understand this unique place filled with carnivorous plants.
June 30th - Love Is Love 5k Run and non-competitive Walk
Bluhm County Park - Westville, Indiana
The Crazy Legs Race Series is proud to present the Love Is Love 5k Run and non-competitive Walk. It will be held at beautiful Bluhm County Park in Westville, IN on June 30th beginning 8:00 am. The 5k run/walk will be on the pavement bike trail across the street from the shelter located in the park. Parts of the proceeds benefit NWI Pride Events Inc. please visit their website, www.nwi-pride.org or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nwiprideevents. Come celebrate diversity, acceptance, inclusion and individual expression of truth.