FEB. 3, 17, 1-3 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter. 219.395.1882. nps.gov/indu. This program begins with a brief indoor program on winter and the use of snowshoes before a ranger-led snowshoe hike through the fields and woods surrounding the center. Snowshoes will be provided if needed, but a limited number are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.
Donut Dash 5K/2K Run/Walk
FEB. 4, 9 a.m., Symphony of Crown Point, 1555 S. Main St., Crown Point. 219.662.9840. hometownhappenings.net. A new twist to last year’s pajama run, this year’s 5K run/walk and 2K non-timed run/walk through the streets of Crown Point will feature pajamas and doughnuts at each mile and after the run, plus mimosas, post-race snacks, a prize for the best pajamas, games, a DJ and more.
Baby & Me Exercise Class
FEB. 7, 11 a.m.-noon, Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster. 866.836.3477. comhs.org. This postpartum class enables new parents and caregivers to share their fitness with their baby ages 6 weeks through crawling. A postnatal fitness expert takes participants through a workout and provides a series of exercises to do at home. Babies should be brought in a carry sack.
ONGOING, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Northwest Athletic Club, 301 W. Kieffer Road, Michigan City. 219.879.4401. northwestathleticclub.net. A Michigan Gold Gloves four-time state champion leads participants through workouts suitable for all levels that teach proper mechanics while improving stamina and strength.
ONGOING, 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. 219.926.4204. dunelandymca.org. This fast-paced spin class provides an intense cardio workout while still catering to participants of all fitness levels.
ONGOING, 5:15-5:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. valpoymca.org. Great for beginners, this total body strength training workout uses weights, bands, stability balls gliders and/or matwork.
Step it up and Tone
ONGOING, 7-7:50 p.m. Wednesdays, World Gym Cedar Lake, 12937 Wicker Ave., Unit E, Cedar Lake. 219.390.7600. worldgym.com/cedar-lake. Participants can burn calories and tone with this cardio workout.
Tuesday Open Gym Soccer
THROUGH MARCH 27, 6-7 p.m. kindergarten-fifth graders; 7-8 p.m. sixth-eighth graders; 8-9:30 p.m. adults, Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Hahoney Drive, Hammond. 219.554.0155. gohammond.com. The gym is open to youth and adult soccer players of all skill levels. Players need to bring shin guards and a ball. A soccer coach/trainer will be available for the first hour of the night, open to kindergartners through fifth graders.