Activities to Explore

In the Area:

Sept. 17 — New Buffalo Library Community Forum Series, Warhol exhibit tour, 6 p.m. EDT, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Free. Advance registration: new.buffalo.fol@gmail.com

Sept. 18 — YOM KIPPUR.

Sept. 19 — Unicorn Party, 2:45-3:45 p.m., Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.

Sept. 20 — Books That Make You Think Discussion Group, “Great Expectations,” 4-5:30 p.m., Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

Sept. 21 — Bookmarks: Walter Isaacson’s “Leonardo da Vinci,” 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Sept. 21 — Save the Tunes Council, 7:30-9 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882.

Sept. 21-22 — David Hoppe’s “After Paul McCartney,” Dunes Summer Theater, 288 Shady Oak Drive, Michiana Shores. Times: 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Tickets: $18/general admission, $15/students & seniors. Tickets: DunesArtsFoundation.org, (219) 879-7509.

Sept. 21-23 — Wanatah Scarecrow Festival, Scarecrow Square off U.S. 30.

Sept. 21-24 — Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Now showing: “The Cakemaker.” Not Rated. In Hebrew, German and English with subtitles. Times: 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Also Showing: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.” Rated R. Times: 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. All times Eastern. Info: vickerstheatre.com

Sept. 22 – Yoga for Beginners, 10-11 a.m., Coolspring Branch Library, 6925 W. County Road 400 North. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Sept. 22 — Free Family Gallery Tour & Pop Art Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Registration: (219) 874-4900.

Sept. 22 – Dearest Doll Tea Party, 3-5 p.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Cost: $10/youth, $15/adult. Registration: Eventbrite, (219) 873-1520, Ext. 5. Info: www.barkermansion.com

Sept. 22 — Stand-Up Comedy for Kids, 6 p.m. EDT, Three Oaks (Mich.) Arts & Education Center, 14 Maple St. Tickets: $5, $20/family. Info: (269) 409-1191.

Sept. 22 — Free outdoors screening, “Incredibles 2,” 6:30 p.m., Michigan City Fire Station 4, 5000 Cleveland Ave.

Sept. 22 — The Wonder of Autumn Poetry Reading, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

Sept. 22 — Fall Equinox — Mostly Full Moon Hike, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

Sept. 23 — FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN.

Sept. 23 — Movable Art Feast, “Collection Obsession” series. Times: 10:30 a.m./Blink Contemporary Art, 1709 Franklin St., 11:30 a.m./The Nest, 803 Franklin St.

Sept. 23 — Lithuanian 100-Year Celebration, 1-5 p.m., Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 E. U.S. 12.

Sept. 23 -— Keith Scott Sings the Blues, 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Sept. 23 — Miss Duneland Scholarship Organization pageant, 4:45 p.m., Queen of All Saints School, 1715 E. Barker Ave. Info: www.missduneland.com

Sept. 25 — “Friends” Trivia Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.

Sept. 26 — Youth Services Grand Opening, 3 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Sept. 26 — Wonder Community Kindness Convocation, 6-8 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., LaPorte. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Through Oct. 13 — “Warhol: Icon & Influence,” Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Info: www.lubeznikcenter.org

Saturdays — St. Stanislaus of Michigan City farmers market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 27, parking lot next to tennis courts. Info: ssmcfarmersmarket@gmail.com, (219) 851-1785.

Saturdays — Michigan City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Eighth and Washington streets. Through October.

Saturdays — LaPorte Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lincolnway & Monroe. Info: www.facebook.com/laportefarmersmarket

In the Region

Sept. 22 — Acorn Concert Series, Mississippi Heat with Funk Mojo Daddy, 7-10 p.m., Gabis Arboretum, 71 N. County Road 500 West, Valparaiso. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/week of. Reservations: taltree.org

Sept. 22 — Unwrapped at the Box Concert Series, Danny Dine, 9 p.m. EDT, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Tickets: $10. Info/reservations: (269) 983-3688, info@boxfactoryforthearts.org, www.boxfactoryforthearts.org

Sept. 23 — Monarch Watch, 1-3 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Info: (219) 395-1882.

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

The Save the Tunes Council performs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
The group preserves folk songs in the traditional way, using guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, hurdy gurdy and other obscure instruments.

Bog Gone Wild from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pinhook Bog and Upland Trail.
The hike’s starting point is the Pinhook Bog parking lot, 946 N. Wozniak Road, Michigan City.

Monarch Watch from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.
Participate in the International Citizen Science program by helping search for monarchs to document their life cycle and migration.

Miller Woods Hike from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Paul H. Douglas Center.
The ranger-led stroll explores a rare black oak savanna, and offers views of Lake Michigan and Chicago.

Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm from 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28.
The farm’s current residents include cows, pigs and chickens. The animals are at the farm through a partnership with Dunes Learning Center, Friends of Indiana Dunes, 4-H Club of Porter County and the FFA of Westville. Chellberg Farm is off Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and 12 in Porter.

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.

Indiana Dunes State Park

• Prickly Pear Promenade and Beach Litter Pick Up from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Join a naturalist at the beach for a trek on Trail 3 to search out Indiana’s only native cacti that live in the dunes: the prickly pear. Participants also will pick up any litter to help celebrate National Public Lands Day.

The Wonder of Autumn Poetry Reading from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Historian and spoken-word performer Glory-June Greiff will present material that celebrates the first day of autumn, delving into works by James Whitcomb Riley and Edgar Allen Poe. The program is supported by an Indiana Arts Commission grant.

Fall Equinox — Mostly Full Moon Hike from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Meet at the Nature Center to celebrate the fall equinox for a full-moon hike to Lake Michigan and back. The Friends of the Indiana Dunes will provide snacks.

Beach Mysteries from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Meet at the Nature Center to identify items found on the beach.

• A High Tech Scavenger Hunt from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Meet at the Nature Center to learn about geocaching, and take a stab at finding one. Prizes for children are planned.

 Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 N. County Road 25 East (the north end of Indiana 49), Chesterton. Call (219) 926-1390 for more information.

Michigan City Public Library

Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.:

• Needle Arts League at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
Membership to the group, formerly known as the Knit Club, is open to anyone interested in needle arts such as crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewel, tatting and other hand stitching. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Bookmarks: Walter Isaacson’s “Leonardo da Vinci” at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
Dennis Norman is the reviewer.

Keith Scott Sings the Blues at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.
Chicago-based blues/rock guitarist Keith Scott will present the free concert.

Story Time at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Children birth to age 5 and adults will enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag.

Youth Services Grand Opening at 3 p.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 26.
 The ceremony, which also showcases the new Makerspace, includes live demonstrations and activities, a limited supply of free giveaways and light refreshments at 4 p.m.

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

Westchester Public Library

Bookmarks at the Museum at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton.
Dennis Norman will review Walter Isaacson’s “Leonardo Da Vinci.”

Books That Make You Think Discussion Group from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Thomas Library’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
The selection is Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations.” Register at the reference desk, at the upstairs computer classroom or by calling (219) 926-7696. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

Kids Science Explorer Club at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Thomas Library Children’s Department.
Duneland School Corp. teacher Kim Stahura leads the science-based program for children 6 and older. The focus this month is Newton’s “Three Laws” with masses, cars and ramps. Registration is required in person or by calling (219) 926-7696.

• “Friends” Trivia Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Westchester Township History Museum.
Teams of 1-4 people can vie for the prize. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and will remain open until the event is full. Refreshments will be served.

Bent Objects Art Party from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Thomas Library Bertha Wood room.
Children 7-11 can create “bent objects” art with construction paper, pipe cleaners, pom-poms and other available objects. Registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.