Don’t miss Glow event at arboretum, history exhibit at museum

Enjoy all that glows at Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso.
Enjoy all that glows at Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso.

There are two great events in late summer, early fall in Indiana Dunes Country: Taltree Arboretum’s GLOW: Art After Dark, and Westchester Township History Museum’s exhibit “Celebrating 125 Years of Chesterton High School.”

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GLOW: Art after Dark is August 13 to 15, 2015. GLOW features three nights of visual artists, vendors, crafts and exhibits. Several artists will showcase their own glow-in-the-dark artwork. The artists will include Zack and Desi Rote of Language of Light, Emma’s Adventures in Art, Michelle Brown, Maidena Young, Natasha Holesinger, Amanda Dittami with Cynamon Shop, Marco Salazar of Marcoart, Wings Aglow Copters, Sharon Marcano, Hot Shop Valpo, James Erb, NIPSCO and Pam Ridings State Farm.

IMG_0708 copyVisitors can also look forward to glow-in-the-dark LED hula hoop performances from Ebonie Hoops on Thursday and Friday, a unique grounds firework show by ACE Pyro on Friday, a fire and fireworks show from Creative Flames on Friday and Saturday, an Evil Waves performance on Saturday, and zorbing on Friday and Saturday.

Main events will occur in the The SideTrack, Taltree’s event lawn venue. GLOW begins at 8 p.m. each night. Gate opens at 7:45 pm. All 3 nights are open to the public. Tickets and more information can be found here. Taltree is located at 450 West 100 North, near Valparaiso, IN.

Celebrating 125 Years of Chesterton High School

The Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, IN would like to invite the public to view their new temporary exhibit, Celebrating CHS, on Sunday, August 9 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception, and the exhibit will run through November 8 .

In May 1890, Chesterton High School held its first graduation. Over the next 125 years, CHS grew into an award-winning, widely-respected school. Join the museum for a celebration of 125 years of CHS students, teachers, education, sports, and more at the opening of the new exhibit. On display will be numerous photographs, a jacket, a cheerleader uniform, albums, and more from past CHS students. Visitors can also help the museum identify the people, events, and dates of many of the CHS photos. The museum is a free cultural and educational service of Westchester Public Library and is open to the public Wednesday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information please call the Westchester Township History Museum at 219 983-9715.

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