THROUGH JUL 28 Summer of Art, Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.879.4980. southernshoreartassociation.com. This annual salon-style exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of art created by members.
THROUGH AUG 19 Bird Exhibition, Dunes Learning Center, 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton. 219.395.9555. duneslearningcenter.org. This exhibit by artist Melissa Washburn features a series of mixed media pieces depicting some of the migratory bird species that can be seen in the Dunes area of Northwest Indiana.
THROUGH AUG 16 Summer Rhapsody Music Festival, Porter Health Amphitheatre, Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso. 219.464.8332. valparaisoevents.com. From classical to jazz, this musical festival offers a feast for senses of musical lovers of all ages. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic, a blanket and chairs to the event. Jul 17: Middle of the Road Band; Jul 24: Middle School Band; Aug 8: Chicago Rat Pack; Aug 16: Spazmatics.
THROUGH OCT 26 Chesterton’s European Market, 8am-2pm, Broadway & 3rd St, Chesterton. 219.926.5513. dunelandchamber.com. Artists, chefs, merchants and farmers from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois offer an array of products and services—artisan breads and pastries, boutique creamery cheeses, ethnic foods, meats, spices, oils, rare books, clothing, accessories, jewelry and fresh-from-the-farm produce and flowers—at this market. The day also features food vendors and live performances.
JUL 17 Bone Health/Back and Neck Pain Seminar, 5:30pm, Valparaiso Family YMCA Community Room, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr, Valparaiso. 888.909.3627. valpoymca.org. Presented by Kristy Darnell, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CNRN Methodist Hospitals Spine Care Center Manager, this seminar covers overall bone health and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Attendees will learn how to identify back and neck pain, and about the most effective treatments available.
JUL 17-21 Festival of the Lakes, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Ave, Hammond. 219.853.6378. festival.gohammond.com. There’s fun for the whole family with rides, live entertainment, a polka party, a fishing derby, vendors, games and more at this annual event.
JUL 18-27 Porter County Fair, Porter County Expo Center, 217 E Division Rd, Valparaiso. portercountyfair.com. Carnival rides, food vendors, exhibits, livestock and entertainment are staples at this county-wide fair.