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Remote-controlled planes to fly in Hammond

HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive, will host the annual Remote Control Pilot Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Watch these planes controlled by pilots on the ground, and enjoy a special plane performing a candy drop for children. Admission is free, and concess…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

New Science Sundays begin at Gibson Woods

HAMMOND | Drop in for a fun, impromptu demonstration, an experiment, a craft, an activity or game about science in nature as the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department begins hosting Science Sundays at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave. Lesson topics will vary with the amou…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Challenger center features storytelling session and planetarium shows

HAMMOND | Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana, on the campus of Purdue University Calumet, will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Science Program beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. Highlights this month include a storytelling session and two planetarium shows.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road. Directors C. Dale Kelly and Valerie Wotkun, with Choreographer Catherine …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Clean Water Festival set for Saturday at Marquette Park

GARY | During Gary’s 10th annual Clean Water Celebration Awareness Month, everyone is encouraged to head outdoors for a “Celebrating Our Coast” Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd. Free to the public, there will be canoeing, biking, hiking, creative ar…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Family Library Cinema and Night at the Movies

EAST CHICAGO | Family Library Cinema will be held at two locations of the East Chicago Public Library. Family-oriented movies will be shown at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, and at 5 p.m. May 22 at the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. Gather for “Nig…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Annual Voyageur Rendezvous returns to Grand Kankakee Marsh

HEBRON | The 28th annual Voyageur Rendezvous will be held from from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. Saturday and May 18 at Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, 21690 Range Line Road.  Admission is $3 with children 7 and younger admitted free. Peek into the lives of those who would have lived or traded along…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Treat Mom to a free round of mini golf on Mother’s Day

CEDAR LAKE | Treat Mom on Mother’s Day, Sunday, when mothers play miniature golf free from 8 a.m. to closing at Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Children of all ages can join their hard working moms for a fun and relaxing round of mini golf. "She gets to play for free and …

May 09, 2014 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center hosts activity, laser and planetarium shows

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host its monthly Second Saturday Family Science Program on Saturday. Beginning at 2 p.m., guests can participate in a hands-on activity followed by a planetarium and laser light show. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am

Families invited to learn about safety and Explore the South Shore

HAMMOND | To kick-off National Tourism Week, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host Family Safety Education Day on Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond YMCA to host National Healthy Kids Day

Hammond YMCA to host National Healthy Kids Day

HAMMOND | Registration for National Healthy Kids Day continues all weekend at the Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch for the program open to children 5 to 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7322 Southeastern Ave.

April 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Green Gary Celebration set for National Lakeshore and Marquette Park

GARY | Join in the celebration of Earth Day and National Park Week with the annual Green Gary event from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at both the Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St., and the lakefront's Marquette Park. This free event features family-friendly activities and is presented…

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

Children learn to protect the Mother Earth at Bellaboo's

LAKE STATION | Mother Earth Education Week will be recognized at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center starting Monday through April 27. Special activities are included in the regular admission prices. Call (219) 963-2070 or visit for times and admission costs. Daily activ…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Eggs mark the spot for a Pirate Egg Hunt

LAKE STATION | “An After Hour’s Interactive Theater Experience. . .and Egg Hunt, Of Course!” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, inside Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., with special activities are designed for children 9 and younger.…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
Chamber of Commerce hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Chamber of Commerce hosts Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

HIGHLAND | Visit the Easter Bunny and all his friends when the Highland Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday at the Highland High School cafeteria, 9135 Erie St. Seatings are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and children and must be pu…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Explore Earth at planetarium's new family show

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents "The Water Planet," a public program beginning Friday and continuing through April 26. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, April 11, 18, and 25, and Saturdays, April 19 and 26 inside Pierce Middle School, 199 E. 70th…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Library Mini Golf fundraiser returns to Crown Point

Library Mini Golf fundraiser returns to Crown Point

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Library will kick off National Library Week, April 13-19, with its second annual mini golf event, “A Hole Lot of Fun,”  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Hop to Easter Bunny breakfast

Hop to Easter Bunny breakfast

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
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