Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In the Area

July 17-18 — Arts in the Park, LaPorte’s Fox Park. Wednesdays: LaPorte City Band, 7 p.m. July 18: Memphis Underground (jazz & blues.) Preconcert: 6-6:45 p.m., main band: 7-8:30 p.m.

July 17-27 — Canterbury Summer Theatre, “Country Is: The Music of Main Street in Concert,” Canterbury Theatre, 807 Franklin St. Times: 2 p.m. Wed., 7 p.m. Thur.-Sat. Tickets: $20/regular admission, $18/seniors, half-price/students & military personnel. Reservations: info@canterburytheatre.org, (219) 874-4269.

July 18 — Film showing: “Labyrinth,” 10 a.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

July 18 — Dedication, Muskegon wreck as Underwater Nature Preserve, 1:30-4 p.m., Michigan City’s Old Lighthouse Museum, 100 Heisman Harbor Road. Free.

July 18 — Cooking With Kids, 5-6 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

July 18 — Bad Art Night for Adults, 5-7 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

July 18 — Family Fishing Nights, 6-8 p.m., Luhr County Park, 3178 S. County Road 150 West, LaPorte. Free. Info: www.laportecountyparks.org, (219) 325-8315.

July 19 — Movie Showing: “Ordinary Angels,” 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

July 19 — Movies in Washington Park: “Wish,” dusk (about 8:30 p.m.), Washington Park’s North Pointe Pavilion. Info: (219) 873-3049.

July 20 — Enchanted Garden Hour, “Fairyland in the Garden,” 10 a.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Info: https://barkermansion.org

July 20 — 16th Annual Old Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Cost to register vehicle: $20. Visitor cost: $3, Historical Society members/children 18 & younger/free.

July 20 — Craft show, noon-6 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2536, 1101 Earl Road. Info: etcooney@comcast.net

July 21 — LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra free outdoor concert, “Music Under the Stars,” 7:30 p.m., Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 E. U.S. 12. Info: (219) 362-9020.

July 22 — Adventures with April, 10 a.m., Bluhm County Park, 3855 S. County Road 1100 West, Westville. Info: www.laportecountyparks.org, (219) 325-8315.

July 22 — Yoga and Storytime in the Reading Wi-Fi Garden, 5-5:30 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

July 23 — Nature’s Tiny Tots, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Luhr County Park, 3178 S. County Road 150 West, LaPorte. Free. Info: www.laportecountyparks.org, (219) 325-8315.

July 23 — Summer Author Series Viewing Party: Elizabeth Acevedo, 12:45-2 p.m., through LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Registration: www.laportelibrary.org

July 23 — Angels Among Us, 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3045.

July 24 — Roosevelt Pipe Organ Series, John Gouwens, 12:15 p.m., Christ Church, 531 Washington St. Free. Info: (219) 629-5853.

July 24 — “Painting” With Fabric: Fiber Arts Space Scene, 2-4 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Registration: www.laportelibrary.org

July 24 — Tinkercad 3-D Modeling, 4-5 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 874-3754.

Through July 31 — “Towns of LaPorte County Pop-Up” exhibit (focus: Trail Creek), LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave.

Through Aug. 5 — South Shore Line artist Mitch Markovitz, The Ellen Firme Gallery, 92 W. U.S. 12, Beverly Shores.

Through Aug. 11 — “Learning the Land: Stewarding Beauty” (Joel Sheesley), The Beverly Shores Depot Museum & Art Gallery, 525 S. Broadway. Info: www.bsdepot.org

Through Sept. 2 — Oasis Splash Park, Washington Park. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Free admission. Info: (219) 873-1506, www.emichigancity.com/315/Oasis-Splash-Park

Through September — Work by Bill Cavalier, 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. 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, 1506 Washington St. Doors open: 3:30 p.m. Bingo: 6 p.m. $30 entrance fee (includes specials except Winner Takes All & Jackpot). Info: (219) 336-3099.

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

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

Wednesdays — Al-Anon meeting for Friends/Family of Alcoholics, 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 Franklin Square. Enter at Sixth Street Barker Hall side. Info: Candy at (708) 927-5287.

Thursdays through Aug. 8 — Michigan City Municipal Band 156th season, 7:30 p.m., at Guy F. Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater, Washington Park.

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

Fridays through Aug. 9 — Mount Baldy Summit Hike, 5-6:30 p.m., parking lot off U.S. 12. Info: (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

Saturdays through Oct. 26 in Michigan City — Michigan City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Eighth & Franklin streets. Info: tinyurl.com/bdd5mxxr

Saturdays in LaPorte — Farmed & Forged Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lincolnway & Monroe, LaPorte.

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

Sundays through Aug. 25 — Mount Baldy Open House, 1-3 p.m., parking lot off U.S. 12. Info: (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu

Sundays through Sept. 1 — Pinhook Bog Open House, 9-11 a.m., 700 N. Wozniak Road, Michigan City. Info: (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu

In the Region

July 18 — World Listening Day, 7-8:30 p.m., The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

July 18 — The Brit Pack, 7 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $35 + $5.50 convenience fee, $60 + $5.50 convenience fee (reserved). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

July 19 — The Spaniels Forever, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Tickets: $12 at www.ticketstripe.com/spanielsforever. Walk-in tickets: $15, free/children 12 & younger. Info: www.boxfactoryforthearts.org

July 19 — The Save the Tunes Council, 7:30-9 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

July 19 — 2024 Singer-Songwriter Competition Finals, 7 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Optional reserved seating donation: $25. Reservations: www.acornlive.org

July 19 — “The Sandburgs and the Nisei,” 6:30 p.m. EDT, Chikaming Town Hall, 13535 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Mich. Cost: $5/Region of Three Oaks Museum members, $20/non-members ($20 includes museum membership).

July 20 —         Project 1966: Hike Every Trail in the Park, 8-11 a.m., Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk, 100 Riverwalk Road. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov

July 20 — “Feed the Birds B-I-N-G-O,” 9 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

July 20Gardening at Chellberg Farm, 9-11 a.m., Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 12/20, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov

July 20 — Junior Wildland Firefighter Program, 9-11 a.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882, www.nps.gov/

July 20 — Summer Reading: Culture Shock, 11 a.m. EDT, New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933.

July 20Harbor Country Hikers/Chikaming Open Lands, 10 a.m. EDT, Burns Prairie Preserve, 18185 Mount Zion Road, Galien, Mich. Info: www.harborcountryhikers.com

July 20Box Turtle Walkabout, noon, Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

July 20 — Swearingen & Kelli with The Music of Simon & Garfunkel, 8 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $25 + $4.50 convenience fee, $55 + $4.50 convenience fee (reserved). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

July 20Full Moon Hike, 9 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

July 21 — Beach Mysteries Hike, 10 a.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

July 21Smammals, 2 p.m., Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

July 21Kelly Hoppenjans: Midwest Made, 7 p.m. EDT, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $15 + $3.50 convenience fee, $40 + $3.50 convenience fee (reserved). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

July 22 — Harbor Country Film Group with Eve Moran, “Shadow Over Tibet: Stories in Exile,” 6 p.m. EDT, New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933.

July 23One Hundred Sixty Minutes to Save the RMS Titanic, 6 p.m. EDT, New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933.

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

Through Aug. 1 — Area Artists Association exhibit, “Knee High by the Fourth of July,” Valparaiso’s Art Barn School of Art, 695 N. County Road 400 East. Info: www.artbarnschool.org, (219) 462-9009.

Through Aug. 22 — Duneland Plein Air Painters, The Village Gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso.

Through Aug. 25 — Art exhibit, “The Drama of the Dunes,” Porter County Museum (PoCo Muse), 20 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Free admission. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sun. (through Labor Day, until 6 p.m. Thur). Info: www.pocomuse.org

Through Aug. 25 — “Traditional Echo: Contemporary Pokagon Artists & The Ones Who Came Before,” Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mich. Info: www.krasl.org

Through Sept. 1 — “Beneath the Surface” (LaPorte artists Jon Hook & Andrea Peterson), Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Reception: 4-7 p.m. July 19 (artist talk: 5:30 p.m.). Info: (219) 926-4711, www.chestertonart.org

Through Sept. 8 — Series 4 exhibit, Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Opening reception: 5:30-7 p.m. EDT July 19. Info: www.boxfactoryforthearts.org

Through September — Monthly visual art shows, The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Mich. Schedule: July/Phyllis Norris; August/David Baker; September/Bill Boyce. Hours (Eastern): 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun. Info: www.Mediatorharbert.com

Through Oct. 6 — “Against the Grain,” Montague/Urschel Gallery at Porter County Museum (PoCo Muse), 20 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Info: www.pocomuse.org, @pocomuse on social media.

Through Oct. 20 — “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: The Studebaker-Packard Corporation,” 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 Oct. 13 — “Resist!” exhibit, Beutter-Kernan Hall, Community Learning Center, St. Joe County Public Library, 305 S. Michigan St. Info: www.historymuseumSB.org, (574) 235-9664, Ext. 6256..