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April

Spring into the Arts has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring into the Arts

Dates: April 22 - May 20, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Valparaiso Community Schools month-long celebration of the arts and creativity in schools will Spring into the Arts! They will showcase the intersections of art, technology, education, and history,...Read More

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special...Read More

The 3 Dune Challenge has been added to your travel planner!
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The 3 Dune Challenge

Dates: January 02 - December 29, 2017 Self guided, can be done any day that the Visitor Center/park is open (CT)

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed challenge that can be done any time of the year. There is...Read More

Botanical Lore, Legend and Transformation: Works by Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson has been added to your travel planner!
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Botanical Lore, Legend and Transformation: Works by Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Jon Hook is a ceramic artist in LaPorte, where he creates sculptural and functional pottery. Andrea Peterson is an internationally exhibiting artist and educator. Her work is multifaceted exploring...Read More

The Art of Ernst Schwidder has been added to your travel planner!
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The Art of Ernst Schwidder

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Ernst Schwidder's principal medium is carved mahogany wood, but he designed objets d'art in repousse, metal sculpture, fabric art, concrete and stone. He collaborated in executing his designs with...Read More

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 11 - May 14, 2017 Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Current Valparaiso University art students display works at the Brauer Museum of Art. Held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Prehistoric Porter County has been added to your travel planner!
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Prehistoric Porter County

Dates: January 04 - December 30, 2017 Wed. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

In 1909, Porter County farmer Myron Benedict was plowing his field when he came across what appeared to be a massive tooth. It was harvest season, and the busy farmer threw the tooth in a corncrib...Read More

Taltree Toddlers has been added to your travel planner!
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Taltree Toddlers

Dates: January 18 - April 26, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)

Bring your toddlers for a nature-themed story followed by a related activity or craft. Pre-registration is required. Held every other Wednesday; Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, April...Read More

Spring Friends of the Library Sale has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring Friends of the Library Sale

Dates: April 28 - April 30, 2017 Fri. 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

There will be thousands of books of all sorted and spread throughout a number of rooms and hallways on the second floor of the library. Prices for newer and special books will be individually marked....Read More

Sylvia has been added to your travel planner!
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Sylvia

Dates: April 28 - April 30, 2017 Fri. 8:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

This student-directed production is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. A street-smart mixture of lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

The Drowsy Chaperone has been added to your travel planner!
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Dates: April 28 - May 14, 2017 Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical that revolves around a lonely, melancholy man in his apartment as he tries to cheer himself up by listening to a recording of his favorite 20's musical. Watch as...Read More

Bus Tour of Shirley Heinze Land Trust Nature Preserves has been added to your travel planner!
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Bus Tour of Shirley Heinze Land Trust Nature Preserves

Date: Saturday, April 29 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host an educational bus tour of its nature preserves. Staff, board members and guest speakers will provide insights on land conservation and the ecology, geology, and...Read More

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: January 07 - December 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...Read More

Dunes Glamping Weekend & Vintage Camper Rally has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Glamping Weekend & Vintage Camper Rally

Dates: April 29 - April 30, 2017 Call for times (CT)

Indiana Dunes State park will offer a special themed weekend to explore the natural and cultural resources in the dunes from a glamping perspective. Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to...Read More

Eagle Aircraft Spring Open House & Learn to Fly Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Eagle Aircraft Spring Open House & Learn to Fly Day

Date: Saturday, April 29 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Stop in to see the aircraft, talk with instructors and take a tour. Lunch is provided. There will be deals, prizes and discounted Discovery Flights.

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.

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