10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Winter Wine Wonderland, One Night Jam, and Zumba at the Y

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: January 9, 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 a 5K run, a winter wine event, concerts, a zumba party, a theatrical preview, a winter open house, library fun, pitching lessons, tennis group, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

Ruff, Tuff, and in the Buff 5K
On Saturday January 11, 2014 at Taltree Arboretum, the Ruff, Tuff, and in the Buff 5k will be taking place. This event is the first race in the 2014 XYZ Trail Series. The first 150 participants registered will receive a Buff Neck Gator.

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Experience a magical evening of wine, dining, and fun. Taste a variety of wines and enjoy a roaring fire. Dine on Southern Italian cuisine while listening to live entertainment.

One Night Jam Presents an Intimate Concert
Come out to CST for an evening with John Carpenter and Mark Mybeck of Nomad Planets. The music that they create is intriguing. Ostensibly rock, but there's a heavy folk-rock flavor as well, presented in the intimate Edith Wood Studio theatre.

Zumba New Year's Party at the YMCA
Friday, January 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm join us for a high energy Zumba party at the La Porte Y branch! Multiple instructors will lead you through a fun workout that incorporates unique dance moves to a fusion of Latin and international music. This dynamic, exciting Zumba party is open to both Y members an non Y members.

Get a Sneak Peek at the Towle Theater’s Upcoming 11th Season!
On January 10-12, 2014, the Towle will give audiences a sneak peek at its upcoming 11th season, which features Adrift in Macao (Northwest Indiana Premiere), The Nightmare Room (Indiana Premiere), From Up Here (US Premiere) and Play Dates (Indiana Premiere). This one weekend only event will highlight scenes and musical numbers from these shows that will leave audiences hungry for more.

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Don't let shorter days and cooler temperatures keeping you inside! Dunes Learning Center has a day of adventures in nature planned for their annual Winter Open House on Saturday, January 11. Families are invited to sample a wide range of activities and explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore during this free one-day event.

Events Taking Place at the La Porte County Library
Join us for Hot Movies and Popcorn on Friday as we watch the classic family movie, The Muppet Movie. Then Saturday, come out for Storytime Stew, a mix of engaging stories, songs, and activities for young children and their caregivers.

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It's Vegas Baby! brings the Spazmatics on Saturday at 10 pm. Rocks will feature The Pack Rats on Friday and The Chicago Kingsnakes on Saturday.

Portage Softball Pitching Lessons in January
Longtime coaches Gil Arzola (35 years) and Jeff Smith (16 years) will host five girls’ softball pitching lessons at Willowcreek Middle School for girls aged 6-14. The camps will run weekends in January and February, beginning this weekend.

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An adult Intro to Tennis Group will meet on Fridays, beginning this weekend, running for four weeks. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn groundstrokes, warm ups and drills pertaining to all strokes.

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