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May

Valpo Film Festiv@l has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo Film Festiv@l

Date: Friday, May 10 6:30-8pm (CT)

This event exhibits film talent and provides an opportunity for VCS students of all ages to submit short films. "One Minute to Film It" is a contest that consists of five...Read More

Art in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Art in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, May 11 2-4pm (CT)

Edward Burns. Meet local artists who use the dunes as inspiration to create their art. Learn how they photograph, paint, draw and write. Programs may be inside or outside. 

Migration Birding Hike with the Indiana Audubon Society has been added to your travel planner!
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Migration Birding Hike with the Indiana Audubon Society

Date: Saturday, May 11 8-10am (CT)

Join birding expert and Indiana Audoubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner for his migration birding series. Meet at the Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. Bring...Read More

Mother's Day Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, May 12 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

Date: Sunday, May 12 10-11:30am & 1-2:30pm (CT)

Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Heron Rookery for a two-hour wildflower hike to see that woodland flowers are blooming. The Heron Rookery is perhaps the best location in the...Read More

Live Entertainment Concert Series - Mehran - Spanish Guitar & Flamenco Dancers has been added to your travel planner!
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Live Entertainment Concert Series - Mehran - Spanish Guitar & Flamenco Dancers

Date: Monday, May 13 7pm (CT)

Mehran is the premier Flamenco guitarist with the soothing sounds of solo Flamenco and classical guitar mixed with a fiery and intense collaboration with Flamenco dancers. Mehran has published two...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Rock Around the Opera House: A Rockabilly Afternoon has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Rock Around the Opera House: A Rockabilly Afternoon

Date: Wednesday, May 15 1-3pm (CT)

Johnny Cash. Bill Haley. Buddy Holly. Wanda Jackson. Elvis Presley. These are some of the great artists that helped plant the seeds of what would develop into the music that defined...Read More

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

Dates: May 16 - May 19, 2019 Check website for times (CT)

Join in four days of fantastic birding at Indiana's number one birding attraction. Celebrate the amazing spring migration on Lake Michigan's southern shore with field trips, presentations, live bird...Read More

Corey Hagelberg: No Beauty in This has been added to your travel planner!
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Corey Hagelberg: No Beauty in This

Dates: May 17 - August 04, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

 

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea has been added to your travel planner!
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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Dates: May 17 - June 01, 2019 Times vary by date (CT)

Set in the Bronx, this iconic play, written by Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley collides two of society's beautiful, yet dysfunctional city misfits. After a chance encounter in a forgotten...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, May 17 7:30-9pm (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection has been added to your travel planner!
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Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection

Dates: May 17 - August 04, 2019 10am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 10am-8:30pm Wednesday; Noon-5pm Saturday & Sunday (CT)

An exhibition of new acquistions in the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the...Read More

Senior Health Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Senior Health Fair

Date: Friday, May 17 9am -noon (CT)

Free health screenings and over 70 vendors.

VIP Bonfire 'n' Smores Social has been added to your travel planner!
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VIP Bonfire 'n' Smores Social

Date: Friday, May 17 6-8pm (CT)

Come out to the Park Connection office for a night of socializing, s'mores, and more. Take some time after a day at the Birding Fest and hang out with your fellow volunteers. They will also...Read More

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection Office

Date: Saturday, May 18 9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers in surveying maple trees that willl be part of a national sugar maple research study. If the weather permits, we will start "tapping" the study trees. This...Read More

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