Activities to Explore

In the Area:

March 31 — Wild Women and Wine, 7-9 p.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Cost: $25. Registration: Eventbrite, (219) 873-1520.

March 31 — Artist reception, “Sketching Rome,” 5-7 p.m., Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St. Related program: slide lecture, “Frammenti: Fragments of Rome,” 2 p.m. April 2.

March 31 — Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, 8 p.m. EDT, The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Ticket: adults/$20, children/$15. Info: www.acorntheater.com, (269) 756-3879.

March 31-April 3 — Vickers Theatre,6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Now showing: “The Founder.” Rated PG-13. Times: 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Also: “The Salesman.” Rated PG-13. In Farsi with English subtitles. Times: 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:45 p.m. Sat.-Sun.  Info: vickerstheatre.com

March 31-April 2, April 6-9 — “Lettice and Lovage,” Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St. Times: 7:30 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets: $12/adults, two/$20 with coupon @ website, 12 & younger & Thursday/$10. Reservations: (219) 874-4035/footlightplayers.org

April 1 — April Fool’s Day.

April 1 — Berrien County Orthodox Women Greek Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT, Annunciation-St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church, 18000 Behner Road, New Buffalo, Mich. Info/orders: (269) 469-0081.

April 1 — Children’s Sensory Friendly Movie: “The BFG,” 10 a.m., Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

April 1 — Season opening, Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lakeshore Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: www.washingtonparkzoo.com

April 1 — Women of the Moose rib dinner,  11 a.m.-3 p.m., Moose Family Lodge 980, 1108 Franklin St. Cost: $12. Orders: 861-2798.

April 2 — Jewish Film Festival, 1:30 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 2 — Duneland Weavers Guild annual Fashion Show, 2 p.m., Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Info: www.chestertonart.com, (219) 926-4711.

April 3 — Sand Art Sculpture, 10 a.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 3 — Popular Books, Ron Rash’s “Serena,” 2 p.m., Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

April 4 — ImprovPlayhouse Presents: “Hansel and Gretel,” 10 a.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 5 — Hedgehog Hannah, 10 a.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Through April 2 — Temporary Exhibit: “The Invisible Project,” Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.

Through December — World War I exhibit, La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportecountyhistory.org, (219) 324-6767.

In the Region

April 1 — Independent Cat Society April Fool’s  Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Valparaiso’s Rogers Lakewood Park, 5502 Campbell St. Info: www.catsociety.org

April 1 — Comedy Criminals Improv Festival and Competition, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Bristol (Ind.) Opera House,210 E. Vistula St. Tickets: $15. Reservations: (574) 848-4116, elkhartcivictheatre.org

April 3 —Israel’s Atar Trio, 7:30 p.m., Valparaiso University’s Duesenberg Recital Hall. Free. Info/reservations: tinyurl.com/msrjghe

Support Groups

Mondays — Codependents Anonymous (CoDA), 6 p.m., Franciscan Alliance-St. Anthony Health. Info: (219) 879-3817.

Mondays, Fridays — Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mon./Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 301 W. Homer St., 9 a.m. Fri./First United Methodist Church, 121 E. Seventh St. Info: https://oa.org, (219) 879-0300.

Wednesdays — Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers, 2 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Rittenhouse Senior Living, 4300 Cleveland Ave. Info: (888) 303-0180.

Wednesdays — Al-Anon meetings, 6-7 p.m., Franciscan Alliance-St. Anthony Health. Info: (708) 927-5287.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Dunewood Campground Opening Day 2017 on Saturday, April 1.
Open through Oct. 31, Dunewood Campground 645 Broadway Ave., Beverly Shores, has 66 campsites: 54 drive-in sites and 12 walk-in sites, with four fully accessible. Visit tinyurl.com/m6co2hs for more information.

The Visitor Center is at 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. The Paul H. Douglas Center is at 100 N. Lake St. in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Call (219) 395-1882 for more information.

Michigan City Public Library

Free Gentle Flow Yoga at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Certified yoga instructor Lauralee Sikorski emphasizes deep breathing and releasing stress. Take a mat and wear comfortable attire, and come on an empty stomach.

Jewish Film Festival at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2.
The free screenings are in conjunction with the Purdue Northwest Odyssey Art Series and Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple. The first film, “Remember,” follows an elderly Holocaust survivor who embarks on a quest to execute a Nazi commandant, but his mission is slowed by his advancing Alzheimer’s. The movie is Rated R. “Dough” features a Jewish widower who hires a Muslim teen to help at his kosher bakery in London. Sales skyrocket when the latter’s marijuana is accidentally mixed into the dough. The film is not rated. A refreshment break is planned between movies.

The following spring break programs are planned, each 10 a.m.:

• Sand Art Sculpture on Monday, April 3.
Create a sand art sculpture.

ImprovPlayhouse Presents: “Hansel and Gretel” on Tuesday, April 4.
The play offers a comical take on the traditional tale.

• Hedgehog Hannah on Wednesday, April 5.
Animals present possibly include a wallaby, arctic fox, chinchilla, hedgehog and ferret.

Contact Robin Kohn at (219) 873-3049 for more information on library programming.

Westchester Public Library

Knit Wits and Pearls of Wisdom at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.
The weekly meeting is open to the skilled and novices, with no registration required.

Bits & Bytes series, Computer Security: Part 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Thomas Library Serials/Automation Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
Registration is required by visiting or calling the IT Department at (219) 926-7696, or registering at www.wpl.lib.in.us. Click on the Bits & Bytes link.

Rainbow Loom on Friday, March 31, at Thomas Library Children’s Department.
Children in grades 3-6 create rainbow loom bracelets. Looms and rubber bands are supplied, but participants can take their own. Supplies are limited. Advanced loomers are invited from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and beginner loomers from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Registration is required in person or by calling (219) 926-7696.

Children’s Sensory Friendly Movie: “The BFG” at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
The screening will include the captions turned on, lights turned up, sound turned down and attendees invited to get up, dance, walk or shout. A craft and free popcorn are planned.

Knitting Together from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.
Area knitters, and those who crochet or do needlework, are invited.

Popular Books at 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Thomas Library Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
The focus is Ron Rash’s “Serena.” Extra copies of the book are available at the Thomas Branch.

Adult Coloring Program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Hageman Library.
Registration is necessary and can be done in person or by calling (219) 926-9080.

Bits & Bytes series, Picture This!, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Serials/Automation Department at Thomas Library.
Registration is required by visiting or calling the IT Department at (219) 926-7696, or registering at www.wpl.lib.in.us. Click on the Bits & Bytes link.

Pokemon League from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Thomas Library.
The program is aimed at children in first grade and older. Attendees learn to make decks of 60 cards. They don’t need to take anything unless wanting to take a starter pack of cards.

Children’s Crochet Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Thomas Library Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
Aimed at children in third grade and older, attendees learn beginning crochet from Sadie Steciuch. Children should take a size G crochet hook and skein of medium weight yarn. Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.

Minecraft Meet-up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5 and 19, at Thomas Library.
Registration is required and must be done in person. The WPL Gaming Policy and Rules of Conduct must be signed upon registration as well. Parents are welcome to attend, but required for youth 10 and younger.