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Events for the month of September 2012 in Porter County



Arts and Crafts

Art Exhibits

Book signing: Book signing: "Talking Landscapes: The Indiana Dunes." - 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012

Northwest Indiana native Paula McHugh will sign copies of her book, "Talking Landscapes: The Indiana Dunes."


Elite Young Writer's ClubElite Young Writer's Club - 09/24/2012 - 10/09/2012

Grades 4-8 register now for the Elite Young Writer's Club at Hageman Library.

Friday Night at the Movies: Hunger GamesFriday Night at the Movies: Hunger Games - 09/14/2012 - 05/11/2013

Friday Night at the Movies takes place the second Friday of each month from September-May.

Lego ClubLego Club - 09/14/2012 - 09/15/2012

Lego Club is a monthly activity for kids at Thomas Library.


Plant Problem SleuthingPlant Problem Sleuthing - 09/15/2012 - 09/16/2012

Learn to diagnose your plants' problems and where to find more information on what's bugging them.

Spill Journaling and Creative WritingSpill Journaling and Creative Writing - 09/12/2012 - 09/20/2012

Spill Journaling for Young Adults takes place in two sessions at Thomas Library.

Environment / Nature

Donor Appreciation DayDonor Appreciation Day - 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012

Donor Appreciation Hike and Luncheon at John M. Coulter Nature Preserve. Bringing Nature Home Individual Awards Saturday — September 8, 2012 9:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m. Please RSVP by September 5th with the numb

Volunteering at Kankakee SandsVolunteering at Kankakee Sands - 09/13/2012 - 11/30/2012

Come join staff and volunteers for a morning of volunteering on the prairies of Kankakee Sands.


Girl Scouts: A 100th Anniversary DisplayGirl Scouts: A 100th Anniversary Display - 09/05/2012 - 09/17/2012

Celebrate the Girl Scouts' centennial with a visit to the Westchester Township History Museum.


Valparaiso Popcorn FestivalValparaiso Popcorn Festival - 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival is located in beautiful downtown Valparaiso.

Wizard of Oz FestivalWizard of Oz Festival - 09/14/2012 - 09/17/2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Chesterton for the largest celebration of MGM’s classic Wizard of Oz.

Farmers Markets

Chesterton's European MarketChesterton's European Market - 05/05/2012 - 10/28/2012

Chesterton’s European Market provides a strong tradition of quality shopping and live entertainment within a festive community experience.

Portage Community Farmer's MarketPortage Community Farmer's Market - 06/03/2012 - 10/01/2012

The Portage Community Farmer's Market is a great place to buy fresh picked produce, breads, jams, jellies, hand made pastries and much more.

Schoolhouse Shop Farmer's MarketSchoolhouse Shop Farmer's Market - 05/04/2012 - 10/07/2012

Labriola artisan bread, gourmet foods, gifts; candies, contemporary apparel at Dune Clothiers, cards & stationery, floral shop, toys & games, home accents, patio plate lunches.

Food / Beverage

Eat Up Wine Down - First ThursdaysEat Up Wine Down - First Thursdays - 11/03/2011 - 12/07/2012

$5 Food and Drink Specials at Valpo Dining Restaurants the First Thursday of EVERY Month.

Pines Supper ClubPines Supper Club - 09/15/2012 - 09/16/2012

Pines Village will turn Porter County Expo Center into a supper club as a fund raiser for their emergency shelter for older adults.

Tailgate Chili ChallengeTailgate Chili Challenge - 09/21/2012 - 09/22/2012

Held in the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce parking lot, the Chili Challenge takes place just prior to the CHS Homecoming Parade.

Taste of DunelandTaste of Duneland - 09/01/2012 - 09/02/2012

The 5th annual Taste of Duneland will highlight the many cuisines in the Duneland area.


Fall Harvest FestivalFall Harvest Festival - 09/28/2012 - 10/01/2012

Demonstration of farming in the early 1900’s with steam and gas powered equipment.

History Comes Alive!History Comes Alive! - 09/08/2012 - 09/10/2012

An entire weekend of history themed programming at Indiana Dunes State Park.

The Gettysburg CampaignThe Gettysburg Campaign - 09/20/2012 - 09/21/2012

Thomas Murphy will present a program about the Gettysburg Campaign and the Indiana regiments involved.

Wolf Mansion ToursWolf Mansion Tours - 04/27/2012 - 12/24/2012

Wolf Mansion Victorian Italianate, built in 1875, is listed on the national historic register.


9/11 Tribute Concert9/11 Tribute Concert - 09/11/2012 - 09/12/2012

The Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy is hosting a free concert on Sept. 11, 2012.

Performing Arts

SHOUT! The Mod MusicalSHOUT! The Mod Musical - 09/28/2012 - 10/08/2012

From cover-to-cover SHOUT! Travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women.

The Music of Frank LoesserThe Music of Frank Loesser - 09/19/2012 - 09/20/2012

You may or may not have heard of this man, but you have most definitely heard of his music! Loesser will leave you wanting more!

Sporting Events Participant

Popcorn Panic Run/WalkPopcorn Panic Run/Walk - 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012

The Popcorn Panic is a 5 mile run or 5 mile walk that is running for the 34th year. Held in conjunction with the Popcorn Festival.

Salmon Slam Fishing TournamentSalmon Slam Fishing Tournament - 09/15/2012 - 09/16/2012

The Salmon Slam is set for Sept. 15 with a big bump in payouts thanks to the city of Portage.


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