THROUGH JUN 30 Silent Auction DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St, DeMotte. 219.987.2221. myjcpl.org. Friends of the Demotte Library invite book collectors to bid on books and other items during this month-long auction.
JUN 5 Eat Up Wine Down 5-10pm, Lincolnway, downtown Valparaiso. 219.464.8332. valparaisoevents.com. The first Thursday of every month, Valpodining.com restaurants—Bistro 157, Bon Femme Café, Don Quijote, Margarita’s, Tommy B’s, Pikk’s Tavern, The Silver Spoon and Valley—offer five of their most popular drinks and/or dishes for $5 apiece.
JUN 5-JUL 17 Concerts in the Park 7-9 pm Thu, Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland. 219.8383.0114. highlandparks.org. Hosted by the Highland Park and Recreation Department, this evening concerts feature live music and a concession stand. Concert-goers are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse. JUN 5: Community Band; JUN 12: Tonal Attitude; JUN 19 Oscar and the Majestics; JUN 26: Neverly Brothers; JUL 10: Dan Mateja and the Downtown Sound; JUL 17: Piano Man Mike Sigman.
JUN 6 21st Annual Beaux Arts Ball 6pm, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster. 219.836.1839 ext. 100. southshoreartsonline.org. This black tie affair features cocktails, dinner and dancing, plus a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the event help support and grow the South Shore Arts everykid program, which provides art opportunities for more than 28,000 children and youths every year.
JUN 7 Cobe Cup Cruise 1-2pm, Cedar Lake Eagles #2529, 13140 Lake Shore Dr, Cedar Lake. 219.663.2134. regionalstreeters.com. The historic Cobe Cup antique car cruise returns to Northwest Indiana. The cruise route will be lengthened this year to include much of the original 23-mile race route, running from Cedar Lake, through Lowell and Crown Point, and back to Cedar Lake. The Cobe Cup Cruise is intended to feature classic antique cars and trucks, but vehicle models through the 1980s are welcome to participate.
JUN 7 Jammin with Save the Dunes 5-11pm, Washington Park, 115 Lakeshore Dr, Michigan City. 219.879.3564. savedunes.org. This annual fundraiser for Save the Dunes features four live bands and great local grub from Rolling Stonebaker Pizza, Shoreline and Soda Dog, as well as amazing local craft beer from Shoreline Brewery, Figure Eight Brewing, Burn ‘Em Brewing and Hunter’s Brewing. All ages welcome.
JUN 7 Paws in the Park 8am-2pm, Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland. 219.513.8911. hscalumet.org. This 22nd annual walk-a-thon and vendor fair helps raise much-needed funds for the animals of Humane Society Calumet Area. The one-mile walk-a-thon is family and pet-friendly, and the carnival-themed vendor fair features a variety of booths, games, activities, food and more.
JUN 8 Bartlett's 2nd Annual Oyster Fest noon-4pm, Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern, 131 E Dunes Hwy, Beverly Shores. 219.879.3073. eatatbartletts.com. Tickets are selling fast for this second annual fest with delicious oysters, beer and wine specials and live music by Johnny V and members of Mr. Blotto.
JUN 8 Deacon Jack McGuckin Golf Tournament 11am, The Course at Aberdeen, 245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso. 219.462.5050. golfataberdeen.com. Saint Paul Catholic School's 12th annual golf tournament include prizes and a silent auction. The ticket cost includes green fees, a cart, a practice range, lunch and two drink tickets per golfer.
JUN 11 Hot Rod Power Tour noon-5pm, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S Court St, Crown Point. 877.413.6515. hotrod.com. This seven-day, seven-city tour stops in Crown Point with more than 4,500 makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks and street machines.
THROUGH JUL 5 Pop-Up Shops 10am-7pm Sat, 18065 Harwood Ave, Homewood, Ill. 773.490.6046. homesweethomewood.com. Back by popular demand, the pop-up shops will feature dozens of new vendors from handmade jewelry and accessories to home décor and garden art.
THROUGH AUG 27 Demotte's Market in the Park 2-7pm Wed, Spencer Park, east side of Halleck St, Demotte. 219.964.8626. Visitors to this weekly market can enjoy crafters, food, produce and live entertainment.
THROUGH AUG 28 Arts in the Park 6:30-8pm Wed, Thu, Fox Park's Dennis Smith Amphitheater, Truesdell Ave, La Porte. 219.363.9317. artsintheparklaporte.com. Attendees to this weekly event can enjoy music, art and poetry on the beautiful hillside overlooking Clear Lake. JUN 4: La Porte City Band and Mary Allen; JUN 5: Dr Groovy & the Soul Surgeons and Mary Allen.
THROUGH SEPT 25 Schererville International Farmers Market 3-8pm Thus, Redar Park, Replinger Rd/Park St & S Park Ave, Schererville. 219.865.5503. Fresh farm produce, artisan baked goods, specialty foods, freshly ground coffee, locally grown honey, personal care products, locally farmed meats and a beer/wine garden with performances by local, acoustic performers make this market a must-see.
THROUGH SEPT 27 Schoolhouse Shop Farmers Market 10am-2pm Sat, Schoolhouse Farmers' Market, 278 E 1500 N Chesterton. 219.926.7117. schoolhouseshop.com. Shoppers can browse a wide variety of market items at this weekly event.
THROUGH SEPT 28 Miller Beach Farmers Market 10am-3pm Sun, 667 S Lake St, Gary. 219.983.7720. millerbeacharts.org. This weekly market features fresh produce, local honey, prepared foods from local vendors and a variety of handcrafted items.
THROUGH SEPT 28 Portage Community Market 11am-3pm Sun, Founders' Square Park, 6300 S Founders' Square Park, Portage. 219.762.1675. ci.portage.in.us. Produce, breads, flowers, crafts and food are all on display at this weekly market.
THROUGH SEPT 28 Town of Munster's Farmers' Market 8am-1pm Sun, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, Munster. 219.836.7275. munster.org. This weekly market features fresh produce and fun every Sunday.
THROUGH SEPT 30 Central Park Plaza Market 11am-6pm Tue, Cenral Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso. 219.464.8332. valparaisoevents.com. Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events' weekly market now features extended hours. Market-goers can enjoy fresh produce, handmade items, locally grown ingredients, live lunch-hour music and more.
THROUGH OCT 10 Central Market 3-9pm Fri, Central Park 600 N Broad St, Griffith. 219.484.6697. Patrons to this weekly night market will be treated to some of the region's finest musical artists and can browse selected foods, wines and beers, and crafted wares available for purchase.
THROUGH OCT 19 Riverside Market 10am-3pm Sat-Sun, 234 E Second St, Michigan City. 219.874.5864. Local farmers, merchants and artistic talents offer residents and tourist the opportunity to buy regionally grown fresh produce, healthy organic foods and local creative arts and crafts during this weekly market.
THROUGH OCT 25 Chesterton's European Market 8am-2pm Sat,Broadway & 3rd St, Chesterton. 219.926.5513. chestertonseuropeanmarket.com. This European Market offers a quality shopping experience, live entertainment and a festive community environment. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers come from Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.
JUN 7-OCT 18 Highland Street Market 9am-1pm Sat, Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Rd, Highland. 219.838.0114. highlandparks.org. Farmers and vendors offer produce, cheeses, honey, natural hair and skin products, pies, cakes, spices and more at this weekly market.
JUN 6-29 Fur, Feather, Skin & Scales—Artworks of the Animal Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.369.9028. southernshoreartassociation.com. Animal-inspired paintings, sculptures, photography and other media comprise this exhibit.