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November

Annual Craft and Vendor Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Craft and Vendor Fair

Date: Saturday, November 10 9am-3pm (CT)

Shop with local vendors and enjoy a day of shopping fun. 

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

Date: Saturday, November 10 8:30-10:30am (CT)

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

Christmas Bazaar has been added to your travel planner!
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Christmas Bazaar

Date: Saturday, November 10 9am-3pm (CT)

The Bazaar will feature handmade crafts from over 100 vendors. Chili and sloppy joes are available for lunch. All food proceeds benefit students who attend the school. Free sign up for hourly...Read More

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, November 10 5:30-7:30pm (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets,...Read More

Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, November 11 9-11am & 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

Sky Viewing at Gabis Arboretum has been added to your travel planner!
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Sky Viewing at Gabis Arboretum

Date: Monday, November 12 6:30-8pm (CT)

Join Purdue University Northwest astronomy professors Adam Rengstorf, Ph.D., Aaron Warren, Ph.D., and Jessica Warren, Ph.D., for an evening of stargazing and night sky viewing. Participants...Read More

Veterans Day Film & Talk has been added to your travel planner!
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Veterans Day Film & Talk

Date: Monday, November 12 2-3pm (CT)

Join us as we show a Veteran's Day-related film in the Visitor Center's auditorium followed by a short presentation.

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Star Spangled Cabaret - A Veteran's Day Salute has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Star Spangled Cabaret - A Veteran's Day Salute

Date: Wednesday, November 14 1-3pm (CT)

The Memorial Opera House wouldn't be where she is without the brave men and women who have fought for freedom! Join as they enjoy the anniversary of their great memorial by saluting those who made it...Read More

Nature Tots Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program

Date: Wednesday, November 14 10am-noon (CT)

Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's new Nature Tot's program. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts...Read More

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Miller Woods has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Miller Woods

Date: Saturday, November 17 9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided.  

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, November 17 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

Saturdays @ PoCo Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Saturdays @ PoCo Muse

Dates: January 20 - December 15, 2018 1-4pm (CT)

On the third Saturday of each month, the Porter County Museum features a story that is given a special emphasis. These are often exhibit openings, highlights of future exhibit topics, or developed...Read More

Smithsonian Museum Day at the PoCo Muse has been added to your travel planner!
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Smithsonian Museum Day at the PoCo Muse

Dates: October 20 - December 15, 2018 11am-4pm (CT)

Stop by the PoCo Muse during Smithsonian Museum Day to see Selling the Dream: Bartletts' Beverly Shores one last time before it closes forever. Peruse three original, incredibly detailed...Read More

Winter Lights Night Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Winter Lights Night Festival

Date: Saturday, November 17 3-8pm (CT)

Come enjoy holiday magic for the whole family. Meet Santa, make crafts, decorate cookies, sing carols, take a wagon ride to preview the light displays and enjoy a dazzling fireworks display.

Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Hill Farm - Lights Drive Through

Dates: November 22 - January 01, 2019 Dusk-9pm (CT)

Drive through Northwest Indiana's top holiday light display.  

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