Activities to Explore

In the Area:

Sept. 23 The Potawatomi Audubon Society, 6 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library Exchange, 807 Indiana Ave. Info: (219) 871-9896.

Sept. 24 — Mount Baldy Sunset Hike, 5:30-7:30 p.m., parking lot off U.S. 12. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

Sept. 24-26 — Footlight Players radio play, “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St. Times: 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets: $15, $10/children 12 & younger. Reservations: (219) 874-4035, www.footlightplayers.org

Sept. 24-26 — Wanatah Scarecrow Festival, U.S. 30 and 421. Car show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Wanatah Lions Club Park, 309 School Drive. Times/details: www.scarecrowfest.org

Sept. 25 — Peacemakers’ Sangha’s 20th Day of Mindfulness, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Taleamor Park (The Petersons’ LaPrairie Farm), 2215 E. County Road 350 North, LaPorte. Cost: $15 donation. Info: (219) 874-3754, leemalizia@gmail.com

Sept. 25 — Migration Birding Hike with the Indiana Audubon Society, 9-11 a.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

Sept. 25 — LaPorte First United Methodist Church UMW Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., LaPorte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. Indiana 2, LaPorte. Free parking/admission. Wearing masks requested.

Sept. 25 — Lubeznik Center for the Arts fundraiser, “Artbash: Repaint the Town,” 6-7 p.m., virtually. Registration: www.lubeznikcenter.home.qtego.net

Sept. 25 — Writing Out Loud, Janine Harrison, 7:30 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Sept. 25-26 — Pioneer Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Creek Ridge County Park, 7943 W. County Road 400 North. Cost: $2/adults, $1/children or seniors (4 & younger/free). Info: www.laportecountyparks.org, (219) 325-8315.

Sept. 26 — Mac & Cheese Fest, 1 p.m., street @ Zorn Brew Works, 605 E. Ninth St. Tickets: $25/general, $50/VIP, $15/children & vegetarian options, free/5 & younger. Reservations: tinyurl.com/4d83pc8h

Sept. 26 — Marram Grass Planting, 2-4 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

Sept. 28 — Readers Corner — Book Club, 6-7 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library Coolspring Branch Meeting Room, 6925 W. County Road 400 North. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Through Sept. 30 — New exhibit, “Diversity” (Madeleine Schooley), The Legacy Center Gallery  in Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 1719 E. Barker Ave. Info: jessicar@qas.org

Through Oct. 15 — Exhibit, “Bramson/Indiana/Lake,” Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Info: www.lubeznikcenter.org

Saturdays — Michigan City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Eighth and Washington streets (Uptown Arts District).

Saturdays — LaPorte Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lincolnway & Monroe (near Mucho Mas). Info: laportefarmermarket@gmail.com

First and Third Mondays — Singing Sands Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Zoom. Info: https://7269291.toastmastersclubs.org.

Second Saturdays — Free sunset yoga w/ Lauralee Sikorski, Long Beach Realty Stop 31 location. Limited parking. Updates: Long Beach Realty Facebook page.

In the Region

Sept. 23 Noon Time Talk Series, 12:20 p.m. EDT, Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St., Elkhart. Cost: $5, members/free. Info: (574) 293-6660.

Sept. 24-26 — “Doubt, A Parable,” Elkhart Civic Theatre @ The Bristol (Ind.) Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St. Times (Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Tickets: adults/$22, seniors 62+/$20, students/$16. Reservations: (574) 848-4116, www.elkhartcivictheatre.org/tix

Sept. 25 — Harbor Country Hikers, 10 a.m. EDT, Harbert Road Preserve, Three Oaks, Mich. Info: www.harborcountryhikers.com

Sept. 25 — Summer Art Market on the Green, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT, Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mich. Info: (269) 983-0271, www.krasl.org/events/art-market/

Sept. 25 — The School of American Music outdoor concert, Spring Creek Stage, Dewey Canon Park, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks, Mich. Concert/6 p.m. EDT, pre-concert dinner/5 p.m. EDT. Tax deductible tickets: $50. Reservations: www.schoolofamericanmusic.com, (269) 409-1191.

Sept. 25-26 — The Region of Three Oaks Museum virtual Elm Street stroll, 4 p.m. EDT, starting @ Three Oaks Heritage Hall, 8 E. Linden St. Masks required for unvaccinated while indoors. Donation: $12/museum members, $15/non-members. Info: (773) 991-6239.

Sept. 26 — Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Master Key Home Tour, noon-5 p.m. EDT.  Tickets: $25/advance, $30/day of. Reservations: (269) 982-4030, www.SMSO.org

Sept. 26 — Miller Woods Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center, Lake Street north of U.S. 12, Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

Sept. 28 — Program, fall bird migrations, 6:30 p.m. EDT, Pokagon Room @ New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: new.buffalo.fol@gmail.com

Through Sept. 26 — Oils by Liz Williams, The Village Gallery @ Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso. Info: www.pinesvillage.org, (219) 465-1591.

Through Sept. 30 — Area Artists Association exhibit, “A New Beginning,” Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Masks required inside. Info: (219) 926-4711, www.chestertonart.org

Through Oct. 30 — Series 5 art exhibits, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Featured: St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society, Bryce Culverhouse, Cameron Covert, Susan Sheldon, April Seybold. Artist reception: 5:30-7 p.m. EDT Oct. 16. Info: www.boxfactoryforthearts.org

The Region of Three Oaks Museum — 5 Featherbone Ave., Three Oaks Mich. Free admission; donations accepted. Hours (Eastern): noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday through October.

Vickers TheatreNow showing: “Card Counter.” Rated R. Check website or call for times. Theater address: 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Info: www.vickerstheatre.com, (269) 756-3522.