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Introducing the New Region Rat Rollers Inter-League Scrimmage: Superheroes vs Villains

Double-Header-July-20Northwest Indiana's first women's flat track roller derby league, the Region Rat Rollers, will be holding their fourth home bout on July 20 at Hammond's Jean Shepherd Center. The Region Rat Rollers will be taking on the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Admission is $10, with children 5 and under admitted at no cost.

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Lakeshore PAWS Hold Adoption Event, June 22

Lakeshore-Paws-Adoption-EventLakeshore PAWS pets will be available for adoption at an adoption event held in Portage on Saturday, June 22.

The public is invited to meet the dogs of various ages and breeds available for adoption from 9 a.m. to noon at Braces for All Ages, 3204 Lancer St, Portage.

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One Night Only! Sergio Furnari Meet and Greet!

Lunch-on-a-SkyscraperFor one night only, the creator of the historic "Lunch on a Skyscraper" monument, Sergio Furnari, will be available at Industrial Revolution! On Wednesday, June 19th, from 6 pm to 9 pm, come out for a meet and greet and take your photo with Sergio!

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust 10th Annual Summer Benefit

Shirley-Heinze-10th-Benefit-1On Saturday, June 8th, Shirley Heinze Land Trust welcomed 330 friends and supporters at Sand Creek Country Club for their 10th Annual Summer benefit. This year’s benefit celebrated four of Indiana’s Natural Gems: Ambler Flatwoods, Ivanhoe South, Little Calumet Wetlands, and Meadowbrook. The evening included a champagne greeting, elegant food and hors d’oeuvre stations, a live and silent auction, and a Funding the Cause Paddle Auction. The seating was an open arrangement to promote networking and socializing.

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2013 Garden Walk to Take Place June 29

Porter-County-Garden-WalkPorter County Garden Walk, Sat., June 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CDT (Chicago Time), a horticultural treat you won't want to miss. Garden Walk hosts include Oprah Winfrey's landscaper for 16 years and 2012 Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association's Award of Excellence winner, 2012 Shirley Heinze Land Trust "Bringing Nature Home Award" winners, Mayor Daley Landscape Award winners, and master gardeners.

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3rd Annual "Livin' It Up Music Festival" to Benefit Porter County Special Olympics

Livin-It-Up-2013Livin' It Up! Sunset Hill Farm County Park (Route 6 and Meridian Rd., Valparaiso) will be rockin' and rollin' with a live music extravaganza and entertainment for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. An awesome fireworks display put on by Badaboom Fireworks, Methodist Hospitals, American Chemical Technologies, and Dr. Tom Galouzis will culminate a perfect day.

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Hobart Water Awareness Festival

state-flag-indianaInterested in paddling one of the most spectacular rivers in Northwest Indiana? The Hobart Water Awareness Festival offers a free day of family fun, games and activities, and a great time exploring beautiful Deep River. The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is sponsoring the first Deep River Family Paddling Event, part of the festival. The event will take place at Festival Park on June 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event will dedicate the opening of Deep River as one of Northwest Indiana’s network of outstanding water trails.

The paddle will begin at the Rugby Field across from Festival Park and end at Riverview Park in Lake Station, 3.5 miles downstream. The paddling tour is designed to be an optimal distance for new paddlers, families, as well as seasoned canoeists and kayakers. Participants will have the opportunity to witness one of the best birding areas on Northwest Indiana; home to a wide range of water fowl, herons, raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds.

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