10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Open Mic Night, Fitness Friday, and Christmas Display Ends

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: January 2, 2014


Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend an open mic night, fitness event, 5K training, fun Friday, sports camp, day at the park, Christmas display, winter camp, art exhibit, craft day, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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Start the New Year by sharing your talent with others. Local poet and musician Tim Rounds will be the emcee for the night at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts' first open mic night of the year.

Fitness Fridays Return to La Porte
Don't let the winter blues get you down! Continue the tradition of Fitness Fridays indoors. The next scheduled healthy living event will take place at the La Porte County Family YMCA, Friday, January 3rd at 4:15pm and is FREE AND OPEN to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

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Have you been running on the roads? Are you ready to try something different? Join an RRCA certified running coach and experienced trail runner at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to train for the Foot Pursuit 5K on Saturday, March 1st! Training sessions begin January 4th.

Fun Fridays
Westchester Public Library’s Fun Fridays will continue in January with lots of fun ideas for kids. Kick off the New Year with a Wii Dance Party at Hageman Library, 100 Francis Street, Porter, on January 3, from 2-4 pm. Usually the library is a place to be quiet – but Wii Dance Party attendees are invited to get loud and have fun with Just Dance, Disney Dance, and more dance games.

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The Courts will offer Basketball Open Gym and Jump Day Combo on January 3 from 1-5 pm. Junior Youth Basketball Camp will also take place on January 3, from 11 am to 1 pm.

Spend the Day at Taltree
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be recycling Christmas trees from January 2 through January 12. Come out, drop off your tree, and enjoy the rest of your day exploring winter in the park!

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Catch the yearly popular display before it is packed away until next Christmas! "A Christmas Story" Comes Home will be up until January 5th.

VU Men’s Soccer to Host Winter VIP Futsal Camp
The Valparaiso university men’s soccer program is excited to announce their first VIP Winter Futsal Camp. This one day camp, to be held on Saturday, Jan. 4th, will provide male college bound soccer players with a unique opportunity to experience a high-intensity, high-pressure training environment similar to that of the college level.

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The Chesterton Art Center is hosting the Small Works Member's Exhibit until January 3. Come view the great talent of our region!

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Children of all ages can enjoy this free drop in program. Seasonal crafts and puppets are among the many crafts that have been offered through this fun program.

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