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South Shore Orchestra kicks off 2015 Season with “Tango Fusion” concert at Memorial Opera House

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 in Activities

VALPARAISO, IN – Members of the South Shore Orchestra (SSO) will perform a colorful assortment of South American tango and Middle Eastern music for the orchestra’s first Lunchtime Chamber Series concert at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Memorial Opera House. The “Tango Fusion” program will include music by Piazzolla, Hovhaness, Cirque du Soleil … Continued

Beaches, Indiana Dunes and so much more

Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 in Activities, Indiana Dunes

Are you interested in seeing a bog where you can traverse floating boardwalks to literally walk on water and see insect-eating plants and rare orchids? Do you want to visit a bison farm where you can get within inches of the massive animals? Are you up for hiking one of the most amazing dune trails … Continued

Taltree Arboretum announces 2014 class schedule and summer camp

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 in Nature

  Valparaiso, IN – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ 2014 class schedule is now online. The classes cover a variety of nature, health and recreation topics and our geared toward adults, children and families. Class topics include children’s science classes, Indiana Master Naturalist, birding, photography, wild edibles, fairy gardening, roses and carnivorous plants. Taltree’s educational hike … Continued

New video shows danger and beauty of Lake Michigan shelf ice; people can see it for themselves at events on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion rooftop

Posted on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

A group stands on the shore, a safe distance from the shelf ice. By Ken Kosky Shelf ice is a cold-weather phenomenon that occurs when cold temperatures freeze small areas of an open lake, forming float ice. This ice will build up over time and be pushed to shore by waves, eventually accumulating on top … Continued

Two New Exhibits at Westchester Township History Museum

Posted on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 in History

The Westchester Township History Museum will open two exhibits on Sunday, March 10, Police Departments of Westchester Township and Death in Duneland. The exhibits will run through April 28. Opening reception for both exhibits will take place from 2-4 p.m. on March 10.  Cop-inspired refreshments will be served at the opening.  The museum is housed … Continued

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