THROUGH APR 30 Region United, Nation Divided—Following Lincoln, 8am-5pm, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr, Hammond. 219.989.7770. southshorecva.com. Photos, artifacts and reproductions of Northwest Indiana Civil war regimental battle flags tell the story of the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County men who fought to preserve the Union and end slavery.
MAR 22 Shelf Ice Exploration 2pm, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton. 219.926.1390. Spring is here! Come check out the breaking and calving shelf ice on Lake Michigan. Explore it's creation and then get a great vantage of it from atop the historic beach pavilion. Meet at the Beach Pavilion.
MAR 26 Living with Arthritis, 5:30pm, Valparaiso Family YMCA Y Community Room, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr, Valparaiso. 888.909.3627. valpoymca.org. Vineet Shah, DO talks about the latest treatments for arthritis and joint pain, including joint replacement during this free seminar. Registration required, by phone or at the Valparaiso Family YMCA lobby.
APR 11 Mini Taste of Munster, noon-3pm, Community Park Social Center, 8710 Lions Club Dr, Munster. 219.836.7275. munster.org. The best restaurants in Munster come together for this delicious event where attendees will be treated to samples of some of the best dishes Munster has to offer.
APR 12 The Times Ultimate Garage Sale, call for times, Porter County Expo Center, 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso. 219.464.0133. porterco.org. Open to the public, this large annual garage-type sale features collectibles and deals. Last year’s event drew thousands and featured more than 200 booths.