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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

NWI Symphony Orchestra coming to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Friday nights in August

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 in Uncategorized

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, IN welcomes the Northwest Indiana Symphony three Friday nights in August. Each night will feature a different musical ensemble. The concert schedule is as follows: ·         August 8 – The string ensemble will play nature-inspired classical music, including selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. ·         August 22 – A brass quintet … 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

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens snowman building competition now through March 2

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 in Nature, Winter

  Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso is hosting a snowman building competition now through March 2, 2014. In order to participate, snowman entries must be built onsite at Taltree. Participants should take a picture and submit their entry via email to with the following information: name, phone, snowman title, date built and Taltree location … Continued

Winter is a great time to visit our nature sites

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in Indiana Dunes, Nature, Winter

Shelf ice is a site to see along Lake Michigan. By Ken Kosky My favorite time along the Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail is autumn. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is right now, with a blanket of snow covering … Continued

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