Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 219 Day Committee invite all Region residents over 21 years of age to join us for the fun, weird and wacky event that celebrates everything Region, 219 Day. The 219 Day is at the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 17 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. This year, the event’s theme is “Feats of Strength”. There will be a Gladiator Joust, Punching Arcade, Thumb Wrestling, Tattoo Contest, Climbing Wall, Selfie Booth, Region Rat Piñata and more. The event is free admission.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts' (LCA) spring class & workshop offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly classes are available for those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking for a little "me time" and focus their creativity for a day or two. Offerings run from March 12 through April 14. Classes fill quickly so all are encouraged to register early.
Whether it’s to see family for the holidays, a business trip, or an escape to warmer climates for the winter season, sometimes the easiest way to travel is flying to your destination. It’s much safer than driving and will reduce the amount of time you’re traveling to almost nothing. But nevertheless, flying is almost always seen as a hassle for a number of reasons, including cost and navigating the airport.
Spa Blu at the Blue Chip Casino is a hidden gem in Northwest Indiana. Boasting a variety of services and well selected products, the spa offers a unique, relaxing experience for anyone in need of a little bit of pampering.
Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks will again feature 3-course menus for specialty prices from Feb. 19 to March 4. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking restaurants to participate in the free event. More than 30 restaurants participated in last year’s 14-day culinary celebration along the South Shore.
Save the Date! Sand Creek is hosting their first ever Bridal Experience event on March 4th, guaranteed to provide a wonderful, high end experience to all in attendance.
When Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope arrived in theaters on May 25th, 1977, it became an instant hit. Millions of people went to see the first chapter of this captivating saga and, over the next few years, continued to see each movie as it premiered. Filled with amazing characters we can all connect with, an action-packed plot, and an inspiring message of hope and light triumphing over the dark, Star Wars has become one of the most successful franchises of all time, just behind series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and James Bond.
Local artist, Jay Zerbe, will be bringing his latest show,"eCollage", to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Zerbe's digital collages are constructed in photoshop using elements from his paintings and drawings ordered in many layers. He then prints the image with archival ink on 8.5x11" archival paper.
With it's cold temperatures and threats of snow, winter can put a damper on any group trying to have fun. Slick roads, cold cars, and biting winds, can make Northwest Indiana a less than glamorous place in the dead of winter. Luckily, places like Blue Chip Casino exist, making a ton of fun available under one roof!
With the temperature outside getting colder and colder, staying inside, crowded around a warm fire, sipping tea or coffee, and reading your favorite book is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy all winter long. Whether you’re into mystery, romance, science fiction, biographies, or history novels, the familiarity of your favorite book can offer refuge from whatever is happening in life and in the world and allows you to go on an adventure from the comfort of your own home.