The public can tour the Old Lake County Jail and Sheriff’s House in Crown Point, Ind., on Oct. 20 and 27, 2012. | File photo
Updated: November 20, 2012 6:06AM
The Southern Shores Brew Fest, sponsored by Northwest Indiana Sports and Entertainment Inc., features live entertainment, food and beer from local breweries, Oil City Stadium, 1700 19th St., Whiting. Admission is $30 per person.
1-5 p.m. Oct. 20
For details: www.southernshoresbrewfest.com.
The movie “Why in the Road” about historic old roads in Porter County and elsewhere in Indiana, Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $9.
2 p.m. Oct. 21
For details: 548-9137
Music will be provided by the Hoosier Recruits during the Old-time Dance, American Legion Hall, 4 W. Monroe St., Valparaiso. Doors open at 6:30. Cost is $5 per person, $15 per family, admission is free with college student ID.
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
For details: 464-0846
See the stars
Calumet Astronomical Society invites the public to explore the wonders of the universe. Volunteers guide visitors in the use of telescopes and astronomical binoculars as they observe the majesty of the skies at the Conway Observatory, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell. Admission is free.
6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 20
For details: (773) 639-5491; http://www.casonline.org
Get ready for a spooky day of fun on the farm. Games, pumpkin patch, bounce house, live entertainment and more. Costume parade for ages 3-12. Cute costume and apple-bobbing contests. Fair Oaks Farms, 856 N. County Road 600E, Fair Oaks. Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children.
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 20
For details: (219) 394-2025; http://www.fofarms.com
Sheriff’s House, Jail tours
The Old Lake County Jail and Sheriff’s House, 226 S. Main St., Crown Point, were built in 1882. The jail is known for John Dillinger’s escape in 1934 and a location for filming of the movie “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27
For details: 663-3765
Haunted Railway Garden
The Railway Garden at Taltree Arboretum, 450 W. County Road 100N, Valparaiso, is looking a little ghoulish this October. Spooky trees and creepy crawlies are taking over the rail lines. Snacks and cider available in the depot. Admission is $10 for nonmembers; free for members and children under 4.
8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for storytime and crafts; hayrides on Saturdays
For details: www.taltree.org
Join the fun and take home a furry friend this weekend during the Howlathon Adoptathon at the Albanese Candy Factory, 5441 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville. The event is sponsored by Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20
For details: 938-3339
The Crown Point Lions Club hosts casino night at the Lake County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Tickets are $15.
6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 20
For details: 577-6575