Activities to Explore

In the Area:

Nov. 5 — “Shifting Sands” movie screening, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882.

Nov. 7 — “History on Tap,” 6 p.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Info:

Nov. 7-10 — Neil Simon’s “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets: $15, $10/Thursday, 12 & younger. Reservations:, (219) 874-4035.

Nov. 8 — Culture Fair, 5-7 p.m., Queen of All Saints School, 1715 E. Barker Ave. Info:

Nov. 8 — Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m., St. Luke United Lutheran Church, 2000 E. Coolspring Ave. Cost: $10/person. Team space reservation: (219) 879-9415.

Nov. 8 — The Billy Elton Band Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel and Elton John, 8 p.m. EST, The Acorn, 107 Generation Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $30. Reservations:

Nov. 8-11 — Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Now showing: “Pain and Glory.” Rated R. In Spanish with subtitles. Times: 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Also: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.” Rated PG-13. Times: 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. All times Eastern. Info:, (269) 756-3522.

Nov. 9 — MCHS Parent Network Craft and Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Michigan City High School cafeteria, 8466 Pahs Road.

Nov. 9 — Interwoven Expressions 35th annual fiber celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton. Info:

Nov. 9 — Duneland Weavers’ Guild, 10 a.m.-noon, Three Moons Fiberworks, 402 Broadway, Chesterton. Info:

Nov. 9 — Happy 50th Anniversary, Sesame Street!, 1-3 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info:

Nov. 9 — Free “Living Architecture” exhibit events, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Curator-led tour/11 a.m.-noon. Family Day/1-4 p.m. Info:, (219) 874-4900.

Nov. 9 — “Spinning Into Butter,” 7 p.m., Canterbury Theatre, 807 Franklin St. Tickets: $20/general admission, $18/seniors, $10/students. Reservations:, (219) 874-4269.

Nov. 9 — LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, “Dance!/Veteran’s Tribute,” 7:30 p.m., LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St. Doors open/6:30 p.m. Tickets: $30/table seats, $20/adult balcony seats, $18/senior balcony seats. Reservations:, Roxy’s Music, Civic, Visit Michigan City LaPorte tourism bureau in Michigan City, @ door.

Nov. 10 — WPL Movies in November: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” 1:30 p.m., The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.


Nov. 11 — JROTC-hosted Veterans Day ceremony, 1:30 p.m., Michigan City High School gym, 8466 Pahs Road.

Nov. 11 — Veterans Day Film & Talk, 2-3 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882.

Nov. 11 — Friends of New Buffalo Library Community Forum, World War II program, 6 p.m. EST, New Buffalo library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info:

Nov. 12 — Dinner With the League, Dalia Zygas, 6 p.m., Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin St. Info:

In the Region

Nov. 6 — “Insights in History,” 1:30 p.m. EDT, The History Museum, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend. Admission: $3, $1/members. Info: (574) 235-9664,

Nov. 6-8 — Soup’s On! fundraiser, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT,  Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mich. Info:

Nov. 8 — Erick Fisher & Friends in Concert, 7 p.m. EST, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Tickets: $8/advance, $10/door. Reservations:, (269) 983-3688.

Nov. 9 — Series 7 Gallery Walk, noon-2 p.m. EST, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Info:, (269) 983-3688.

Nov. 9 — Holiday Printmaking Class, 2-4 p.m. EDT, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, Mich. Cost: $32, $27/members. Registration: (269) 695-6491,

Nov. 10 — Hiking the Camino de Santiago: A Lecture with WVPE’s Tom Labuzienski, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, Mich. Cost: $15, $12/members. Registration: (269) 695-6491,

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./Franciscian Hospital Clair of Assisi Room, 3500 Franciscan Way; 9 a.m. Fri./First United Methodist Church, 121 E. Seventh St. Info:, (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.

Thursdays — Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families, 6 p.m., Franciscan Health Michigan City, Maria Theresia Conference Room C, 3500 Franciscan Way. Info: (219) 801-1296.

Indiana Dunes National Park

A free Youth Novel Writing Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.
With November being National Novel Writing Month, local writer Jessica Renslow will share her new middle-grade novel, Dragonfly Detectives, and offer writing and publishing tips. There are 50 slots, with registration at
Renslow has taught writing, podcasting and filmmaking workshops. She has been published in a variety of publications, including an upcoming article in Cricket Media’s Muse magazine. She received the 2002 David Letterman Award for her original screenplay “Stained Glass Graffiti,” adapted/translated the 2013 Sundance International Filmmaker award-winning script “Spectacled Tiger” and received a 2020 Individual Advancement Program Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for Dragonfly Detectives.

Art in the National Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 9 at Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, 100 Riverwalk Road.
Learn how to paint the dunes. A canvas and paint are provided for the free class. Registration is required, and the class is limited to 20 adult painters. Be prepared to park in auxiliary sites during the summer due to parking congestion. Call (219) 395-1882 for more information and to register.

Miller Woods Hike from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24 at Paul H. Douglas Center.
The ranger-led stroll explores a rare black oak savanna, with views of Lake Michigan and Chicago.

Veterans Day Film & Talk from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.
The program includes the film “Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delaney” in the auditorium. It includes personal accounts from eight nurses who helped save the lives of soldiers.

Parents and toddlers can participate in the Nature Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Paul H. Douglas Center.
Children 2-4 will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts and outdoor play.

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.

LaPorte County Public Library

904 Indiana Ave.

Happy 50th Anniversary, Sesame Street! from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
The program includes games and music to celebrate the iconic TV series.

Resume Rescue from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Learn how to create a professional-looking resume using Cypress Resume. Additional assistance includes cover letter writing, job searches and interviewing resources.

Maker Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays.
Each month highlights a different skill and lab equipment. November focuses on 2-D design and December on circuits.

STEAM Sandbox from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday through Dec. 19.
Students in third grade and older move up through levels, earning a certificate for each completed. They work independently and chart their progress as they complete hands-on projects that include web literacy, fixer skills, circuitry, game design and coding.

NaNoWriMo Come Write In! at all locations in November.
The library is an official Come Write In! location during November’s National Novel Writing Month. Those interested can use library space, with free high-speed WiFi, to work on a novel.

Visit for more info.

6925 W. County Road 400 North

Caregiver University from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
The schedule is: Nov. 19 — End of Life Care and Planning.

Visit for more details.

Michigan City Public Library

100 E. Fourth St.:

Makerspace: open lab hours from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays.
Youth ages 6-18 can create with LEGO WeDo, Micro Bits, paper circuits and Ozobots. Children 12 and younger must have a parent or guardian attend with them.

Story Time at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays in November.
Children birth to age 5 and adults will enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag.

• Learning Center Volunteers Needed.
The Learning Center needs volunteer tutors for children and adults. Students need assistance in: reading, math, high school equivalency and English as a Second Language. All supplies and training are provided. All that’s required are two hours a week. Contact Jessica Hoffmaster at (219) 873-3043 or stop by the center for more information.

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

Westchester Public Library

NorthShore Health Center free blood-pressure screenings from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 14, at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.
Interested patrons also can receive help calculating Body Mass Index.

Bits & Bytes series, Windows 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Thomas Library Serials/Automation Department.
Registration is required by visiting or calling the IT Department at (219) 926-7696, or registering at Click on the Bits & Bytes link.

Creation Station from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Thomas Library Children’s Department.
Children 4-5 with a parent explore shapes through stories and songs. They also draw shape art, all while developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, early literacy and math readiness. Registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.

Lego Club from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Thomas Library Children’s Department.
Children build around a different theme using the library’s Legos. Registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.

WPL Movies in November: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
The film is Rated PG-13. Free popcorn is served.

Popular Books at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Thomas Branch Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
The focus is David McCullough’s “Johnstown Flood.”

What the Fork: Teen Cooking Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Thomas Branch.
Teens in grades 6-12 can make avocado toast four different ways, and play the game “Telestrations.”