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Bring in Your Ugly Lamps to Win a “Major Award”

Leg-Lamp-A-Christmas-StoryDo you own a lamp that your family and friends find hideous or think you have what it takes to create the ugliest lamp? Enter it into the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Ugly Lamp Contest, from Nov. 3 through Nov. 19, and have the chance to win the iconic leg lamp just like Mr. Parker’s “major award” from the holiday movie classic, “A Christmas Story.” Lamps can be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center during normal business hours Monday through Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the POCO Muse!

porter-county-museumThis traditional Mexican holiday will be commemorated with a variety of family friendly activities throughout the day, on November 1 from 10am-4pm.

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365 Things To Do In Northwest Indiana

With PortageLife, ValpoLife, LaPorteCountyLife, NWIndianaLife, we are working to communicate everything good with your help Northwest Indiana. We are adding and updating a list of activities to do in Northwest Indiana, sights to see, places to visit. So what are 365 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll add them to this list! wizard-of-oz-festival

    1. Sledding on Rogers Lakewood Park Hills in Valparaiso
    2. First Thursdays in downtown Valparaiso
    3. Taltree Arboretum
    4. Hanging out at the Dunes
    5. Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso
    6. Pork Festival in Kouts
    7. Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton
    8. Dillinger Museum at the Lake County Visitor’s Center
    9. Hesston Steam Museum in LaPorte
    10. Barker Mansion in Michigan City

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    Memorial Elementary Canvas and Kool-aid Event

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    On Wednesday afternoon, the elementary students at Memorial Elementary School were prepared, with brushes in hand, to create their masterpieces. After listening patiently and attentively to their instructor, Karyn Wenger, Art Teacher at Memorial and Parkview Elementary Schools, they were eager to begin.

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    Share Your Passion with Your Community During WVLP RadioThon

    wvlp-logoMonday, November 17 – Sunday, November 23, 2010 WVLP invites the good people of Valparaiso to come and share a half hour to an hour of what they love. Play music, interview a friend, tell about a moving experience, read a favorite story – whatever your passion dictates.

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    Moose Lodge 1357 to host Pro Wrestling Event December 7

    POSTER-DEC-7-FINALValparaiso Moose Lodge 1357 will be hosting a live professional wrestling event on December 7th, 2014 as a fundraiser for our lodge.Our fund raising benefiaries are Moosehead (The Child City) in Batavia, Illinois and (the senior retirement home) in Florida.

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    Kids of All Ages Enjoy Trick or Treating at Avalon Springs

    avalon-springs-trick-or-treat-2014-4Smiles were plentiful and parking spots were few at the third annual Avalon Springs Trick or Treat event.

    People of all ages came out dressed in their very best costumes for a night of trick or treating, games, music from a DJ, and to see special guests like Princess Elsa or even a magician!

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