Through AUG 8 Adult Group Golf Lessons, 6:45-8:15pm Thu, Scherwood Golf, 600 E Joliet St, Schererville. activenwi.com. Students will learn all the elements of the game of golf from PGA member instructors. Instructions include the basics—grip, stance, swing, procedures, terminology and more. Students receive one free round of golf on the executive course at the conclusion of the four-week class.
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.
JUL 16 Laugh for the Health of It! 7-8pm, Lake County Public Library Merrillville Branch, 1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville. 888.303.0180. lcplin.org. Led by a certified laughter yoga instructor, this unique exercise routine encourages unconditional laughter, without jokes or comedy, to oxygenate the body, reduce stress and improve mood. No mats needed.
JUL 16-AUG 20 Pilates, 6:30-7:30pm, Schererville Community Center, 500 E Joliet St, Schererville. 219.865.5530. activenwi.com. Suitable for all levels, this mat-based class helps strengthen major muscles, improve flexibility and focus on core strengthening. The class meets weekly for six weeks and participants should bring their own mat.
JUL 20 Buckley Five Miler, 6-7:15am registration & check-in; 7:30am start, Buckley Homestead, 3606 Belshaw Rd, Lowell. 219.696.1570. lakecountyparks.com. This annual race features a challenging, picturesque course through the grounds of Buckley Homestead.
Jul 26-28 Pierogi Fest, 119th St, Whiting. 219.659.0292. pierogifest.net. Drawing almost 200,000 visitors each year, this festival celebrates all things pierogi. The weekend’s festivities include the Pierogi Parade, games, a beer garden, musical entertainment, food of all sorts, and, of course, pierogi.
JUL 31 Common Foot Problems Seminar, Noon-1pm, St. Mary Medical Center, Patient Tower, 1500 S Lake Park Ave, Hobart. Podiatrist Jared Moon, DPM, will discuss common injuries, ailments and conditions of the feet and their treatment options. Please call 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477 to register.
AUG 1 Life Line Health Screening, 9am-5pm, Portage Public Library Rooms A & B, 2665 Irving St, Portage. 800.324.1851. lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Lifeline preventative screenings and scans take a total of 60 to 90 minutes and can detect health problems related to—stroke, vascular disease, osteoporosis and heart rhythm. Appointments are limited and registration is required by phone or online.
AUG 13 Memory Screening, 10am-2pm, Hartsfield Village Senior Living Community, 10000 Columbia Ave, Munster. Early detection and recognition of mild cognitive impairment is important to improving the quality of life. Hartsfield Village Senior Living Community, a designated Memory Screening center for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, offers free, confidential memory screenings. Appointments are required. Register by calling Jill at 934-0750, ext 200.