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Senior Citizen Center at Merrillville High School

In Merrillville, senior citizens who live in town as well as those from elsewhere in the Region can enjoy fellowship, guest speakers and more at the Merrillville Senior Citizens Center, which is located at the high school. It opens at 10 am most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. More information is available on the Merrillville Community […]

Applications Accepted Now for Parade Entries, Food Vendors for Nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade

In Crown Point, Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is now accepting applications for both parade entries and food vendors for the 13th annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade happening March 17th, 2020, featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event […]

Numerous Upcoming Blood Drives Scheduled Around the Region

The American Red Cross says winter is notoriously a difficult time to collect enough blood and platelet donations and this year is no exception. Right now, the American Red Cross has a critical type O blood shortage and urgently needs donors of all blood types. Numerous blood drives are scheduled across northwest Indiana over the […]

Upcoming Fundraisers for Best Buddies Pet Pantry

Rico’s Annual Chili Cook Off (over 21 event) ~ free to enter, must be 4 quart minimum and be dropped off at Leroy’s Hot Stuff, 333 US Hwy 20, Porter, at 4pm. Prizes for top 3 winners. $5 all you can eat chili. Call Leroy’s Hot Stuff to sign up (219) 926-6211 ~ Bake Sale […]

Valparaiso to Host Neighborhood Workshop

In Valparaiso, the city is hosting a Neighborhood Workshop early next month.  The workshop is Tuesday, February 4th , 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Welter Room. “We look forward to sharing updates on city services and celebrating stories of success from our neighborhoods,” said Maggie Clifton, Valpo’s Director of Community Engagement. Featured […]

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Local Bar Associations Taking Part in “Talk to a Lawyer Today” on Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

About eighty attorneys from Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties will provide brief legal consultations at no cost to the general public at ten northwest Indiana locations on the Martin Luther King Holiday this Monday January 20, 2020. “Talk to a Lawyer Today” is a annual public service program of the Indiana State Bar Association […]

Purdue Extension-Porter County Accepting Applications for Master Gardener Classes

Purdue Extension – Porter County is accepting applications for the winter Master Gardeners class, which will be held Monday evenings from February 10 through May 18, 2020 (no class March 23). Classes will be held 5:30pm – 8:30pm CDT at Pinney Purdue Ag Center on South County Line Rd in Wanatah.  Anyone with a green […]

Stargazing Program at Indiana Dunes National Park

Region residents are invited to join members from several astronomical societies as they share their telescopes and introduce visitors to the night sky this Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Central Time at Indiana Dunes National Park’s Kemil Beach parking lot. This program is outside so everyone is asked to please […]

16th Annual Porter County Master Gardeners Gardening Show

The 16th Annual Porter County Master Gardeners Gardening Show is Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. The award-winning event, sponsored by Purdue Master Gardeners, features nationally-known speakers, regional experts and demonstrators, the region’s largest Seed & Bulb Exchange and more than 120 exhibitors […]

Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana Upcoming Light Show

In Hammond, the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be holding their next adults only, 18+, laser light show spectacular this Friday, January 17th, with two showtimes, 7 pm and 8 pm, this one featuring the music of Metallica. General admission is $10 per person and space is limited, so participants are encouraged to […]