Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In the Area

Dec. 1 — Make a Holiday Ornament, 5:30-6:30 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Dec. 2 — Ribbon cutting/new exhibit grand opening, 3-5 p.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St.

Dec. 2-4, 8-11 — “The Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon,” Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St. Times: 7:30 p.m. Thur.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets: $17/adults, $10/children 12 & younger, Dec. 8/$12. Reservations: (219) 874-4035, www.footlightplayers.org

Dec. 2-30 — Holidays at Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., closed Monday. Admission: $16.50/adults, $10/children & seniors, free/children 2 & younger, active military, veterans. Info: www.barkermansion.org

Dec. 3 — Holiday Artisan Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave.

Dec. 3 — Festival of Lights Celebration, Uptown Arts District. Parade: 5 p.m., 9th-4th streets, then tree-lighting ceremony @ Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.

Dec. 3-4 — Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m. Dec. 3/3 p.m. Dec. 4, The Holdcraft Performing Arts Center, 1200 Spring St. Free. Info: www.mcmessiah.com, Michigan City Messiah on Facebook

Dec. 5 — Family Pajama Storytime, 6-6:30 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Dec. 6 — Makerspace: open lab hours, 3:30-5 p.m., Michigan City Public Library 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Dec. 6 — Virtual Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks (adults 19+), 6-7 p.m., through LaPorte County Public Library. Registration: https://libraryc.org/laportelibrary/20770

Dec. 7 — Virtual Dungeons & Dragons, 4-6 p.m., through Michigan City Public Library. Info/reservations: dwolf@mclib.org, (219) 873-3045.

Dec. 7 — Crafty Kids (ages 6-11), 4-5 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportelibrary.org

Through Dec. 31 — Ginny Scott abstract/expressionist paintings, Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.

Through Dec. 31 — Works by Andrea Bojrab, Queen of All Saints Catholic Church’s Legacy Center, 1719 E. Barker Ave. 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: (219) 872-9196.

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.

Thursdays in December — 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.

In the Region

Dec. 3 — Chesterton’s European Market Holiday Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Chesterton. Info: www.dunelandchamber.org/holiday-markets

Dec. 3 — A Rockapella Christmas, 8 p.m. EST, The Acorn, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $50 + $7 convenience fee, free for children 12 & younger; reserved: $85 + $7 convenience fee and $35 (children). Reservations: www.acornlive.org

Dec. 3-Jan. 12, 2023 — Annual Members’ Exhibit, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Free artists’ reception: noon-2 p.m. Dec. 10. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Info: (219) 926-4711, www.chestertonart.org

Dec. 4 — Harbor Country Singers holiday sing-along, “Sounds of the Season,” 3 p.m. EST, The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Mich. Free; donations (canned goods/food items) requested. Reservations: www.schoolofamericanmusic.com

Dec. 4, 11 — “Christmas at Copshaholm,” 4-7 p.m. EST, The History Museum, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend. Tickets: $15, $10/members, $5/youth 6-17, free/5 & younger. Reservations: www.historymuseumSB.org, (574) 235-9664.

Dec. 7 — Sip+Shop, 4-7 p.m., Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. Fourth St. Info: www.chestertonart.org, (219) 926-4711.

Through Dec. 13 — Fine-arts photographer Erin Roark, The Village Gallery @ Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Info: (219) 465-1591, www.pinesvillage.org

Through Dec. 23 — 44th Elkhart Juried Regional, Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St., Elkhart. Hours (all Eastern): 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission: $10/adults, $6/8-12, $8/13-18 & college students with ID. Info: www.midwestmuseum.us, (574) 293-66

Through Jan. 8, 2023 — Annual members’ exhibit, Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd., St. Joseph, Mich. Info: (269) 983-0271, www.krasl.org

Through Jan. 8, 2023 — “Charged: The Rise, Fall & Resurgence of Electric Vehicles,” The Studebaker National Museum, 201 Chapin St., South Bend. Hours (Eastern): 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission: $10 - adults, $8.50 - seniors 60+, $6 - youth ages 6-18.  Info: www.studebakermuseum.org, (574) 235-9714.

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