Missions Against Violence Run/Walk
The Stepping Stone Shelter for Women is walking to stand against domestic violence and sexual assault! Run a 5K or walk/run a mile with the team at Kesling Park on May 18th at 10am. Men, are you up for a challenge? Walk a mile in the shoes of the women you love and do the mile in high heels!! Everyone is invited to wear heels for either trail and superhero costumes are welcome!! Prizes for best heels, creative costume and more. Pie throwing, kids activities, snacks, and give-aways! Join us! Free T-shirt with paid registration.
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Indiana’s Open Door Public Access Law Conference
On Saturday, May 11, the League of Women Voters of La Porte County and the Better Government Study Group of La Porte County will co-sponsor a conference on Indiana’s Open Door Public Access Laws at the Dwarkin Center at Purdue Northwest.
Jammin’ with Save the Dunes – June 1st
It’s time again for Jammin with Save the Dunes!! Jammin is the signature fundraiser for Save the Dunes which brings hundreds of dunes lovers to beautiful Washington Park in Michigan City on the Lake Michigan shoreline. The festival features many of your favorite local breweries, local wineries and local food. We also are delighted to bring back awesome bands with local ties!
This year’s incredible lineup includes: Waco Brothers, The Blisters, Steal the Farm, River Kittens & Robert Rolfe Feddersen at the Beer Tent!
Get your tickets today! Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. All beer is only $5 each and includes a signature recyclable plastic cup. Food and beverages are available for an additional cost. Not only is this an amazing deal to see these bands, but it supports a worthy cause!
To learn more about Save the Dunes’ efforts, visit www.savedunes.org.
Spring Out to Sunset Festival
Join the Porter County Parks Department for their annual celebration of Spring at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on May 18th! The festival runs from 12-4pm and includes family activities, farm animal visits, crafts, bounce houses, food vendors, and more. The Sunset Hill Colonels vintage baseball team will also play their home opener.
Entrance to the festival is only $5 per car.
Visit www.portercountyparks.org/springout to learn more.
La Porte Firefighters – Rock the Park
The Pat Travers Band will be the headliner for the La Porte Firefighters Rock the Park concert!
The event will be held on July 20th at Fox Park in La Porte. Doors open at noon and music starts at 3:30pm with The Remedy band, followed by Pointn’ Fingers at 6:00pm, and The Pat Travers Band at 8:30pm.
Tickets are $10 before April 30th and will be $15 after May 1st.
Team WIMS will be broadcasting throughout the event!
For more updates and details on the event, join the Facebook group athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/276818599037/
Or pickup tickets at any La Porte fire station or Roxy Music.
LOS LOBOS HEADLINES FOURTH PRAIRIE MAGIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Los Lobos will be the 2019 Prairie Magic Music Festival headliner, Porter County Parks and Recreation announced this week. The Prairie Magic Music Festival, held each August at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, is a celebration of Rock, Blues, and Americana music. Working with long time Porter County Memorial Opera House collaborator Rob Harkel of Brightside Music, the department has grown the festival to attract high quality, national-headlining acts, alongside local favorites as opening acts. The department and Park Board work to increase the number of quality performances at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park amphitheater. This year’s headliner is sure to attract visitors from far beyond Porter County, though.
Originally from LA, Los Lobos’ music is a rock-and-roll, Tex-Mex blend. They first gained international fame in the late 1980’s with a cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and have been creating music for more than 40 years. The three-time Grammy award winning group has also received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
This year’s Prairie Magic Music Festival will be Saturday, August 17 from 1-7pm. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. Food vendors and a beer garden will be on site. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.portercountyparks.org/prairie.
Great Lakes Grand Prix – August 2nd – 4th
The Great Lakes Grand Prix will be back in Michigan City for 3 days of events and boat races. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/375994033150321/ for the details and links to the full schedule.