Stay wet, stay active, stay happy with the new floating water park off the Lake Michigan shore of Whihala Beach in Whiting!
On Mother’s Day, giving mom a day to relax is a perfect gift; celebrating with great food and plenty of company only adds to the enjoyment. On Sunday, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted their annual Mother’s Day Brunch. The event included a full buffet for those in attendance, as well as plenty of good conversation and a relaxing atmosphere for every mother on her special day.
Northshore Health Centers celebrated mothers on Monday with an event called “We are Wild about Moms” at Bellaboo’s Play & Discovery Center in Lake Station. The event held activities mommy and child could both participate in: pampering and relaxation, shopping, education and resources as well as health screenings for both mom and child.
Chalk the Walk continues to be a fundraising and awareness building event for the Family & Youth Services Bureau. Chalk the Walk also offers local businesses and organizations the opportunity to promote their message, and gives area artists of all ages the chance to have their artwork featured in a public space. And the artwork lasts for weeks!
Sunday afternoon the Visiting Nurses Association hosted their 16th Annual VNA Stroll for Hospice at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso. Over 300 people ready to take a stroll and almost 80 volunteers gathered together in memory of loved ones and in support of the the VNA as they continue to provide compassionate care for patients and their families all around Northwest Indiana.
New and longstanding local residents came out to the Annual Explore the South Shore event at the Indiana Welcome Center. Families were invited to come and get a great tour of Indiana right in Hammond. Many organizations attended and lots of fun attractions filled the Welcome Center, like games and informational booths about what' going on in Indiana this year!
Under the direction of volunteer leader Penny Pysh, Daisy Girl Scout Troop 5128 at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Valparaiso made Easter baskets and donated them to the pediatric unit at Porter Regional Hospital.
A child's first birthday is a cause for celebration for NorthShore Health Centers. Over a dozen families joined the NorthShore team for their second annual First Birthday Party for patients at Chuck E. Cheese, marking another successful year of healthcare.
What Should You Do When You Encounter a Young, Baby Animal in the Wild? Ask the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center!
Happy Spring! With the flowers and rain comes baby animals, and the Valparaiso-based Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center wants you to know what you can do if you come across orphaned animals, and how to keep them out of your home.
Audience members enjoyed a Pro-Kids Show program of music, magic and comedy, presented by Tim Hannig; at a third Safe Kids Day celebration offered by Franciscan Health and the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point April 22.