Anytime Fitness Hebron Christmas Lights 5K Fun Run
DEC. 15, 6 p.m., Anytime Fitness, 822 Country Square Plaza, Hebron. 219.996.2911. runsignup.com. Runners and walkers are invited to participate in this 5K run/walk. A shortcut is available for those who would like to run or walk a shorter distance. Christmas carolers will cheer on participants throughout the route, which will feature homes decorated for the holiday season. Monetary and food donations will be collected for the Hebron Food Pantry.
Festivus 5K Run and One Mile for the Rest of Us Fitness Walk
DEC. 16, 8:30 a.m., Running Vines Winery, 119 S. Calumet Road, Chesterton. runsignup.com. This event features a 5K run and one-mile fitness walk. The post-race party tent features pancakes and mimosas. Free wine tasting will be available for those 21 and older.
Santa Dash 5K
DEC. 17, 9 a.m., Hawthorne Park Community Center, 500 Ackerman Drive, Porter. razylegsraceseries.info. This festive 5K travels through the streets of Porter. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Town of Porter Parks Department.
Yoga at the Library
DEC. 20, 7-8 p.m., Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St. Hebron. 219.996.3684. pcpls.org. People of all abilities are welcome to attend this yoga class led by Will Power Fitness.
Winter Solstice Hike
DEC. 21, 3-4:30 p.m., Kemil Beach, East State Park Road, Beverly Shores. 219.395.1882. 219.395.1882. nps.gov/indu. On the shortest day of the year, a ranger will lead this late afternoon hike, which will offer a chance to catch the sunset and enjoy sweeping views of the Great Marsh from the top of the Dune Ridge Trail.
Hip Hop Cardio
ONGOING, 6-6:50 p.m. Thursday, Franciscan Health Fitness Center Schererville Campus, 221 U.S. 41, Suite A, Schererville. 219.865.6969. franciscanalliance.org/omni. Participants can learn various styles of dance at this high-energy class featuring the latest music and movements. No experience is necessary.
Step & Sculpt
ONGOING, 6-6:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185. valpoymca.org. This cardio on the step workout includes muscle sculpting with weights and/or matwork.
Women's Open Basketball
ONGOING, Thursday evenings, Whiting Family YMCA, 1938 Clark St., Whiting. 219.370.5091. whitingymca.org. Women are encouraged to scrimmage in pick-up-style basketball games.