Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In the Area

April 11 — Duneland Stamp Club, 4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 11 — Scratch Club (ages 7-17), 4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3045.

April 12 — World Creativity & Innovative Week kickoff, 8 a.m., A.K. Smith Career Center and Technical Education Center, 317 Detroit St.

April 12-May 6 — Works by Jane Cowley, Ellen Firme Gallery, 92 W. U.S. 12, Beverly Shores. Opening reception: 4-7 p.m. April 12.

April 13 — Spring Fling Open Art Studio, 1:30-4:30 p.m., second floor at St. Mary’s Art Studios, 326 W. 10th St.

April 14 — Kiwanis Club of LaPorte pancake breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m., LaPorte National Guard Armory, 2391 W. Indiana 2. Donations accepted.

April 14 — Spring Artisan Fair, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Admission: donation. Also: LaPorte County Draft Horse Association annual Plow Day.

April 15 — Mario Kart in Real Life (ages 9-17), 4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 15 — Macrame Gnome Craft, 4-5 p.m., Coolspring Library Branch, 6925 W. County Road 400 North. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

April 16 — Angels Among Us, 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 16 — LaPorte County Trivia Night, 7 p.m., LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Reservations: info@laportecountyhistory.org

April 17 — Opening reception, Michigan City Area Schools Student Art Exhibit, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Info: www.lubeznikcenter.org

April 17 — Stretch and Refresh Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Coolspring Library Branch, 6925 W. County Road 400 North. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

April 17 — Women in Poetry, 5:30 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 17 — Corny’s Birthday Celebration, 5-6:30 p.m., Luhr County Park, 3178 S. County Road 150 West, LaPorte. Info: www.laportecountyparks.org,  (219) 325-8315.

April 17 — Virtual Author Talk with Xochitl Gonzalez, 7-8 p.m., through LaPorte County Public Library. Registration: www.laportelibrary.org

In April — “Whimsical Warhol: Pop Portraits by Exceptional Learners of Chesterton High School”/“How the Depot was Saved and How it Survives Today,”  The Beverly Shores Depot Museum & Art Gallery, 525 S. Broadway. “Whimsical Warhol” runs through April 21/“How the Depot was Saved” through April 28. Info: www.bsdepot.org

Through June — Work by Julie Kasniunas, The Legacy Center Gallery at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 1719 E. Barker Ave. Legacy Center hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Reception: after 10:30 a.m. Mass on May 5. Info: lucia@qas.org

First and Third Mondays — Singing Sands Toastmasters Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Senior Health/Wellness Center (old hospital ER, Barker/Buffalo).

Mondays in Michigan City — Bingo, Moose Family Lodge 980, 2107 Welnetz Road. Doors open/8:30 a.m., early birds/9:30 a.m., regular Bingo/10 a.m.

Mondays in LaPorte — Weekly line dance lessons, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1130, 181 W. McClung Road. Cost: $5. Beginner lessons, 2-3 p.m. Improver lessons, 3-4 p.m. Info: (219) 363-8301.

Tuesdays — Bingo, St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 109 Ann St. Doors open: 3:30 p.m. Bingo: 6 p.m. $45 entrance fee (includes all cards). Info: (219) 336-3099.

Tuesdays in April — Genealogy Help with Pat Harris, 1-4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Tuesdays in April — Creative Tech Activities (ages 6-17), 3:30-5 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Thursdays in April — Needle Arts Club to Warm Up America Joining Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Fridays — Overeaters Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Info: Jan at (219) 241-8757, Paula at (219) 588-3127, www.oa.org

Saturdays in LaPorte — Guided tours, 2-3 p.m., LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Info: (219) 324-6767.

Second Tuesday of the Month — Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers, 2 p.m., Mother Maria Theresia Room, Franciscan Health Michigan City, 3500 Franciscan Way. Info: Kelly Wise at Kelly.wise@franciscanalliance.org

In the Region

April 11 — Chili Walk, 5-6:45 p.m. EDT, downtown Buchanan, Mich. Cost: $5. Info: kzelmer@moveyourhorizon.com,  call/text (574) 302-7111.

April 12 — Kruger Brothers, 8 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $30 + $5 convenience fee, $55 + $5 convenience fee (reserved). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

April 13 — Duneland Weavers Guild, 10 a.m.-noon, Three Moons Fiberworks, 402 Broadway, Chesterton. Info: www.dunelandweaversguild.org

April 13 — Who Goes Where?, 10 a.m. & noon, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

April 13Harbor Country Hikers, 1 p.m. EDT, Love Creek County Park, 9292 Huckleberry Road, Berrien Center, Mich. Info: www.harborcountryhikers.com

April 13Walk & Talk With the Timberdoodles,  7-8:30 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

April 13 — The Fortunate Sons: A Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival, 8 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $30 + $5 convenience fee, $55 + $5 convenience fee (reserved). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

April 13Stargazing, 8-10 p.m., Kemil Beach parking area, 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

April 14Salamander Gander, 10 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

April 14 — Lecture, “Redlining in American Cities,” 2 p.m. EDT, South Bend’s The History Museum, 808 W. Washington St. Admission: $5, $3/members. Reservations: www.historymuseumSB.org

April 14 — Open Mic Night-Youth Night!, 7 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Performer signup: openmic@acornlive.org

April 16 — River Valley Garden Club, 1 p.m. EDT, Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer, Mich. Info: evpalulis@yahoo.com,  (269) 362-4564.

Through April 27 — “Duneland Weavers’ Guild’s Fiber Art ’24,” “Expressive Minds: the CAC Youth Art Exhibition,” Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Reception: “Expressive Minds” — 5-6:30 p.m. April 12. Info: (219) 926-4711, www.chestertonart.org

Through April 28 — Kevin Firme, “Sculpture and Drawings,” Midwest Museum of Art, 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.

Through May 2 — Peter Wise exhibit (oil paintings/mixed media/montages), Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso.

Through May 5 — Community Student Art Exhibition, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Hours: noon-4 p.m. EDT Thur.-Sun. Info: https://boxfactoryforthearts.org

Through May 5 — “Radiator Mascots: Art, Style & Story,” The Studebaker National Museum, 201 Chapin St. Hours (Eastern): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission:  $11/adults, $9.50/seniors 60+, $7/youth ages 6-18. Info: (574) 235-9714, (888) 391-5600, www.studebakermuseum.org

Through May 12 — “Indiana Lore,” South Bend’s The History Museum, 808 W. Washington St. Hours (Eastern): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission: $11/adults, $9.50/seniors, $7/youth 6-17, free/members. Info: www.historymuseumSB.org,  (574) 235-9664.

Through May 12 — Photo exhibit of 1926 Valparaiso fire, Porter County Museum (PoCo Muse), 20 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Free admission. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Info: www.pocomuse.org,  @pocomuse on social media.

Through May 12 — “Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mich. Also on display: Aaron Martin’s “Nébwakat Mshiké: Wise Turtle,” through 2024. Info: www.krasl.org,  (269) 983-0271.

Through May 31 — “Birds, Butterflies & the Beauty That Surrounds Them” (Pamela Kirkham’s original acrylic paintings), Fernwood Botanical Garden Clark Gallery, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, Mich. Info: www.pamkirkham.com

Through July 28 — “Family Haulers: The American Station Wagon,” The Studebaker National Museum, 201 Chapin St. Hours (Eastern): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission:  $11/adults, $9.50/seniors 60+, $7/youth ages 6-18. Info: (574) 235-9714, (888) 391-5600, www.studebakermuseum.org

Mondays — Pickleball, 5:30 p.m. EST, New Troy (Mich.) Community Center, 13372 California Road. Free, donations welcome. Info: (269) 426-3909, friendsofnewtroy@yahoo.com

Saturdays in April — Nature Play Date, 1-3 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

Saturdays-Sundays in April — Chellberg Farm Open House, 1-3 p.m., Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 12 and 20, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

Sundays in April — Miller Woods Hike, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Info: www.nps.gov/,  (219) 395-1882.

Vickers Theatre Now Showing: “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Rated G. Time: 7 p.m. April 11. Also: “Remembering Gene Wilder.” Not Rated. Times: 7 p.m. April 12, 4 p.m. April 13, 7 p.m. April 14. Also:  “Golden Years.” Not Rated. In Swiss German with English subtitles. Times: 4 p.m. April 12, 7 p.m. April 13, 4 p.m. April 14. All times Eastern. Theater address: 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Info:  www.vickerstheatre.com,  (269) 756-3522.