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Weekend To Do list, March 8

Ranger Bill Smith talks about process making maple syrup during program IndianDunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm. | Provided photo

Ranger Bill Smith talks about the process of making maple syrup during a program at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm. | Provided photo

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Updated: April 9, 2013 10:59AM



‘Postcards’ exhibit

“Postcards from My 621/2-Year Vacation,”
an exhibit of artwork and illustrations by Mitch Markovitz, known for his South Shore Line poster series, is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Avenue, Hammond.

Display runs through March 22Details:

www.southshorecva.com

Maple Syrup Time

Maple Syrup Time weekday field trips available at Deep River County Park, with the experience adjusted to fit the needs of first-grade students through adults.

9:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 12-14Details: $2 per person; $20 deposit for group reservations; 769-7275 for reservations

‘FDR’

Ed Asner stars in “FDR,” a one-man show at the Pavilion at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary; sponsored by the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and Mas Media 7. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

7 p.m. March 12
Details:
www.Eventbrite.com or Ayers Realty, 646 S. Lake St., 938-1188

Music celebration

Tune up your vocal cords for a sing-along with Save the Tunes Council for a monthly celebration of traditional American music at
the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49.

7:30-9 p.m. March 15
Details: 395-1882 or
www.nps.gov/indu

Home trends

Get information on home improvement, remodeling and home purchasing at the Home Builders Assocation of Northwest Indiana’s Home & Lifestyle Show at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division St., Valparaiso.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10
Details:
www.homeandlifestyleshows.com

Family science program

Take a mini space mission, see a laser light show or a planetarium show at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the Purdue University Calumet campus in Hammond.

1-3 p.m. March 9; individual planetarium shows begin at 3:15 p.m. and 5:05 p.m.; individual laser shows begin at 4:10 p.m. and 6 p.m.Details: $15 per person for all three events; skip the mini mission and the cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children for either the light show or planetarium show; take in both shows for $8 for adults and $5 for children; 989-3250;

www.clcnwi.com .

Shipshewana

Artisans, crafters, flea market dealers and retail business owners set up shop at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division St., Valparaiso.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16 and 17; admission $4
Details:
www.shipshewanaontheroad.com

Home Show Expo

Get ideas for home and garden improvements at the Home Show Expo sponsored by the Builders Association of LaPorte County at Marquette Mall in Michigan City.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 22, 23, 24
Details: www.balc.org; 325-0624

Pampered Woman

The Pampered Woman Show takes place at the Jean Shepherd Center, J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24; admission $5
Details: 853-6378; www.gohammond.com

Scotty McCreery

Hear “American Idol” Season 10 winner perform in concert at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

8 p.m. March 30
Details: Tickets cost $27-$47;
www.ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000

B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King performs at Four Winds Casino’s Silver Creek Event Center, New Buffalo, Mich.

8 p.m. CST April 6
Details: Ticket prices start at $40;
www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000

Ponds, gardens

The 12th annual Pond Expo featuring exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars to inspire and educate outdoor enthusiasts takes place in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

6-9 p.m. April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 and 28
Details: $20 admission on April 26 benefits the American Cancer Society; $5 admission on April 27 and 28, free for children up to age 15;
www.illianagardenpond.org or contact the Kathy Bartley at 789-6207.



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