Early Bird Fitness
ONGOING, 5:30-6:15 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Whiting Family Y, 1938 Clark St., Whiting. 219.370.5091. whitingymca.org. Participants can start the day off right with a dose of fitness — including low-impact floor exercises that focus on toning major muscle groups, tightening the core and stretching for increased flexibility.
Greet the Day Yoga with Jo
THROUGH AUTUMN, 7-8:30 a.m., Harrison Park, Hohman Avenue and Waltham Street, Hammond. 219.853.6378. gohammond.com. These free weekly yoga classes meet at the white gazebo. Attendees should bring their own mat.
Ride the Night
SEPT. 22, 8-10 p.m., Wicker Park, 2000 Ridge Road, Highland. 219.923.3666. highlandgriffithchamber.com. Participants can enjoy a night-time ride with glow sticks and prizes for the best decorated bike. Participants can choose from three distances: a short, medium or long ride.
The Giving Games Inflatable Fun Run
SEPT. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Camp LRCA, 7007 E. 117th Ave., Crown Point. thegivinggamesnow.org. This 5K run/walk takes place on an inflatable obstacle course. Money raised goes to participating local nonprofits.
Hometown Happenings Space Race 5K & 2K Glow Run
SEPT. 23, 7 p.m., Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St., Hammond. 219.662.9840. hometownhappenings.net. This out-of-this-world 5K run/2K walk boasts laser light shows, glow items for participants, a DJ and science experiments that glow. Proceeds benefit Challenger Learning Center.
Sapper Six Memorial 5K Run
SEPT. 23, 5 p.m., Porter Health Amphitheater Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso. runsignup.com. This 5K run travels through downtown Valparaiso.
LaPorte Chain of Lakes Paddle
SEPT. 24, 1-5 p.m., Stone Lake Beach, LaPorte. nwipa.org. Paddlers can explore the connected lakes of LaPorte and learn about local conservation efforts. Stone, Pine and Hennesy lakes are all connected by channels within easy reach of one another.
Learn to Square Dance
SEPT. 25, 7-9 p.m., Hebron Elementary School Cafeteria, 307 S. Main St., Hebron. 219.921.1196. wrongwaysquares.com. This interactive dance class is designed for those looking for an active, social lifestyle. No prior experience required.