Updated: March 28, 2013 10:16AM
AN EVENING OUT
Fish fry: 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent, St. Bridget Parish Center, 568 E. 2nd St., Hobart, $10 to $16, sponsored by Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council 1347.
Spring fling dance: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Skwiat American Legion Post 451, 121 Skwiat Legion Ave., Michigan City, $7, first dance free to new members, bring a dish to share for 6:30 p.m. dinner, 744-4732.
Spring break Monday fun days: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, April 1 and 8, Bellaboo’s Pay and Discovery Center, Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, 963-2070, www.MyBellaboos.com for hours and admission prices.
Pond Expo: sneak peek 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26; show hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28; Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point; sneak peek $20; regular show $5 adults, free for children up age 15; exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars for outdoor enthusiasts; 780-6207, www.illianagardenpond.org.
ParKids Youth Volunteer Corps.: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has year-round volunteer services for teens ages 13 to 18; ParKids meet several times a year on Saturdays for hikes, service projects and park events; applications for year-round program or for more information, 395-9555, Ext. 7, or email Cross@nps.gov.
Spiritual Empowerment Expo vendors: Healers, psychic, bodyworks, author, holistic healers and personal vendors are needed for the Spiritual Empowerment Expo planned Saturday, May 25, at the Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave., Hobart, application deadline Wednesday, May 1, 218-1315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Easter Bake Sale: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, St. Elijah Orthodox Church, 8700 Taft St., Merrillville, fresh baked nut rolls, strudels, pastries & bread, for orders call: Millie 226-2517 or Angie 942-1484
Annual Easter egg hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Oak Hill/Old Middle School Field, 425 S. Nichols St., bring basket for eggs, children ages 1 up to 12 are welcome, area for special needs children, free event, registration not required. In the event of inclement weather, baskets will be raffled off in the gym at the Tri-Creek administration building, 195 W. Oakley Ave.
Easter egg hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, for children through 5th grade at Seberger Park, 2500 Bell St., Gary, in the event of rain the event will be held at 6807 W. 25th Ave., the event is hosted by Calvary Assembly of God.
Westfield Southlake Easter egg hunt: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Westfield Southlake mall, Hobart; free for WFamily members, on-site registration; includes face painting, children’s entertainers, petting zoo, photos with Easter Bunny; 738-2260, www.westfield.com/southlake.
Pirate egg hunt: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station; “An After Hour’s Interactive Experience ... and Egg Hunt, of Course!” for kids up to age 9 $10 for first child and $7.50 for each additional child in the family, free for infants up to age 1, $5 for children 10 and older (activities aimed at age 9 and younger); dress in pirate costumes; reservations required, 963-2070 or www.MyBellaboos.com.
Free Easter egg hunt: after 11 a.m. service Sunday, March 31, Crocker Baptist Church, 275 W. County Road 105N, Chesterton, special prize eggs for toys, all children receive candy filled eggs.
Easter eggstravaganza: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, First Baptist Church, 1309 Central Ave., Lake Station.
Easter walk: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Church of the Four Seasons, 9100 E. 109th Ave., Winfield, 663-7803 or email email@example.com.
Easter egg hunt: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Rohrman Park 6750 Rohrman Road, Schererville, sponsored by Rotary Club of Schererville, no registration required, 853-3323.
Egg hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Porter County Expo Center, 3580 W. 61st Ave. Valparaiso, 9:30 a.m. gates open, free for children up to age 12, hosted by Moms Club of Valparaiso, bake sale, raffle, face painting, photos with Easter Bunny (bring cameras), food donations accepted, 743-8750.
Easter eggstravganza: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point (gates open at 9 a.m.), children up to age 11, Living Hope Church egg drop, call 769-3601 or visit LHCweb.org.
Easter egg hunt: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2201 Azalea Dr., Highland, children up to age 12, bring your own basket, rain or shine, (will move in doors if it is raining), call 924-2100.
Hoops for Halos Donation Program: runs through March at Buffalo Wild Wings in Crown Point, Hobart, Schererville and Valparaiso; customers can donate to the Jared Tomich Halo of Hope Foundation when paying for meals at Buffalo Wild Wings or via donation boxes; Halo of Hope Foundation is devoted to improving the quality of life for children and families with pediatric cancer and/or blood disorder illnesses.
Smart chicks and old bags: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, St. Michael’s Church, 1 Wilhelm St., Schererville, auction and sale of pre-owned purses and jewelry, $5, proceeds help purchase ultrasound machines for pregnancy care centers in Indiana and women pro-life ministries, 838-3165, 838-5755, 730-9199, 558-2187 or 365-5355.
“Once Upon a Shoe”: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24; 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, Hammond Community Theater and Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St., Hammond; open to school-age children, no experience needed, performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at Beatniks on Conkey; 852-0848, Beatniksonconkey.com.
Civil war reenactments: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, April 6 13, 20, 27; Sundays, April 7, 28 and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, live demonstrations by Civil War reenactors, “Civil War in the South Shore”, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Expo opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
New York City “The Big Apple”: Thursday, Dec. 5, through Tuesday, Dec. 10; sponsored by Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department; $569 double occupancy, $75 deposit due immediately, final payment due Sept. 20; price includes transportation, room, meals, guided tours and more; 980-5911.
Spring motorcoach trip: Tuesday, April 16, one-day trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, Mich., 7 a.m. departure from Gary Sportsman’s Club, 10101 Madison, Crown Point, return about 6 p.m., $50 per person cash or check only, refundable until Monday, April 1; includes round-trip motorcoach accommodations, admission to gardens, tram tour, time for shopping and lunch on your own; mail checks (payable to Silver Bell Club #2365) to: Silver Bell Club, P.O. Box 162, Hobart, IN 46342; 947-1411, silverbellclub.com.
Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, Mich., trip: Friday, March 22, $26 residents, $30 nonresidents; 9 a.m. departure from Pruzin Park, 5750 Tyler St., Merrillville, with 4 p.m. return; register at www.activenwi.com or 7820 Broadway, Merrillville; 980-5911.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds: 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, bus departs from Pruzin Park, 5750 Tyler St., Merrillville; $68 residents, $73 nonresidents, seats, infield reserved terrace, price includes admission and round-trip transportation, register at www.activenwi.com or 7820 Broadway, Merrillville; 980-5911.
Shipshewana Flea Market: Tuesday, May 21, Hobart Parks Department bus trip to the Shipshewana Flea Market, cost $20 per person. Call the Parks office for more information and to make your reservation: 942-2987.