Local Events and Live Remotes
  • La Porte Hospital VIRTUAL Relay for Life

    Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser every year. However, due to COVID-19, the American Cancer Society has reinvented the event this year.

    The walking, running, and fundraising by teams in La Porte County will be taking place as a “virtual” event. Donations to the Relay for Life fund everything from breakthrough cancer research to free rides for cancer treatment appointments.

    In honor of those touched by cancer, this year the annual luminaria display will be placed on the La Porte Hospital front lawn, at 1007 Lincolnway.

    Relay for Life teams will drive their decorated vehicles from the La Porte Fairgrounds to La Porte Hospital at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 8th. Following the caravan of vehicles, there will be a brief ceremony near the luminaria display on the front lawn at La Porte Hospital with Bailey Lenig singing the National Anthem and La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody and State Representative Jim Pressel speaking.


  • HOOSIER STAR 2020

    HOOSIER STAR, which takes place Saturday, September 12, 7:00 PM CDT .
    Each finalist will sing a song of their choice with musicians from the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Alastair Willis . 1st place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. 2nd place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $500 prize.
    For the first time the event will be completely live-streamed and free to view on the following sites:
    Hoosier Star FacebookLCSO FacebookLCSO WebsiteLCSO YouTubeWIMS 1420 Facebook
    Hoosier Star will also be broadcasted via WIMS on AM 1420 , 95.1 FM and 106.7 FM (simulcast). PLUS the tunein app for WIMS
    Voting will take place during the competition by going to www.lcso.net . $10 per vote.
    The LCSO thanks V. Michael & Cherri Drayton , Duneland Media , Horizon Bank , La Porte Hospital , and NIPSCO for their generous sponsorship of this event. 
    More information about this event and other offerings by the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra can be found by going to www.hoosierstar.com or www.lcso.net .
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  • 2nd annual Bolt for the Heart Run/Walk will raise funds to place automatic external defibrillators in patrol cars

    Bolt for the Heart is pleased to announce the second annual 5K Family Run/Walk and inaugural Half Marathon sponsored by Franciscan Health.  The race is set for 9AM, Sunday, Sept. 27 at Washington Park in Michigan City, and 100 percent of the net proceeds from sponsorships and tax-deductible registrations will go to purchasing AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) to be placed into LaPorte County first responder vehicles.

    As the presenting sponsor of Bolt for the Heart – LaPorte County, Franciscan Health is committed to keeping race participants healthy and safe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adjustments to the race will include social distancing, hand sanitizing, face masks, as well as a virtual race option.

    The Play For Jake Foundation will once again be a participating sponsor in the race, aiming to increase awareness and educate parents and youth about the dangers of undetected heart conditions. The foundation is named in honor of Jake West, a LaPorte High School football player who passed away suddenly during practice from an undetected heart condition.

    Online registration and sponsorship options for the Bolt for the Heart Family 5K/Half Marathon will be available at www.boltfortheheart.com on July 29.


  • Military Stand Down

    Goodwill and its partners have organized a Military Veteran Stand Down on Friday, August 7th from Noon to 3:00 pm.  The event will be held in LaPorte at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.  Due to COVID-19, this year’s Stand Down will be held as a drive-thru event. There will be two ways for veterans to enter the event. The most preferable option is for veterans to remain in their vehicles and drive thru. Veterans will have access to most of the services as in past Stand Downs, but from the comfort and safety of their vehicles. There will be a pedestrian service tent available for those who are not able to access the event by driving thru.  Upon arrival, a volunteer will check you in, you will proceed through the event in your vehicle and stop at stations to pick up the various items that will be available. If you are a pedestrian, volunteers will assist you to access the giveaways. As in the past, we provide free items such as survival backpacks, hygiene kits, some clothing items, and a free meal To-Go.  Please bring a DD214 or a Military ID.

    Veterans are asked to pre-register for this event if possible at: https://forms.gle/62Lt4ikU6GUCZKzZ9


  • Art Barn Art Blitz September 19th

    Immerse yourself in all things creative. Roll up your sleeves or just relax and watch. Art exhibits, weavers, clay, kids activities, adult mini classes, sunflower garden, nature walks, interactive arts for all ages.

    Art Blitz helps the Art Barn highlight its educational art offerings with participatory activities and exhibitions of regional art. The festival is designed to encourage visitors and residents of all ages to actively engage in and view various art activities.  The Art Barn offers a beautiful natural setting ideal for outdoor Plein Air painting, and a variety of creative activities.  An engaging schedule of demonstrations and hands-on art activities for children and adults plus exhibitions in our galleries.

    General Information

    Festival Date: Saturday September 19, 2020 (reduced to one day this year) Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission/Gate Fee: Free. Activity tickets are available for purchase at entrance. Parking is FREE

    ONGOING INTERACTIVE ART ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES:

    • Interact with local artists as they demonstrate their process.
    • Collaborate by adding a painted panel to our Children’s Sunflower Mural.
    • Peruse the art exhibitions in the barn lobby and main gallery.
    • Visit our sunflower, peace and fairy gardens
    • Witness the process of weaving – from raw fiber to woven completion.
    • God’s Eye craft
    • Participate in a nature hike

    Scheduled activities include:

    (times will be published just prior to the event)

    • Participate in a variety of free mini-classes inside the barn
    • Experiment with clay in our new Ceramic Arts Studio
    • Learn cell phone photography tips & tricks
    • Convert a paper bag into a book
    • Painted chair project


  • ROOSEVELT PIPE ORGAN SERIES

    WIMS has teamed up George Dobie to present this series. Listen every Wednesday to a different artist through August 26th from 11:00am-11:45am on AM 1420, 95.1FM, 106.7FM Valparaiso and the tuneinapp. Also, every Wednesday at NOON at Christ Church (see below for line up and address) stop by for a FREE concert.

    Nineteenth Season – 2020WEDNESDAYS AT NOON (12:15 pm central)

    August 5 George Karst

    August 12 Oliver Rzycki – Warsaw, Poland August 19 Mark Sudeith

    August 26 Ann Taylor Dobie

    ON THE HISTORIC 1891 ROOSEVELT opus 506 TRACKER

    THE NATIONAL TREASURE, 1891 ROOSEVELT, OPUS 506 WAS BUILT BY THE RENOWNED FIRM OF HILBORNE AND FRANK ROOSEVELT. THIS 27 RANK TRACKER (MECHANICAL ACTION), ORGAN WAS RESTORED IN 1999 AND WE ARE NOW IN SEARCH FOR A SUITABLE NEW LOCATION.

    FOR INFORMATION; ANN & GEORGE DOBIE, TRUSTEES, (269) 469-0051.

    BOTH THE CHURCH BUILDING AND PIPE ORGAN HAVE BEEN ENTERED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

    PRESENTED BY THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH at CHRIST CHURCH – HOST located at 531 WASHINGTON AT SIXTH STREET in MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA


  • Paladin Golf Outing September 11th ,2020

    Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates, sponsorship, and information
    Thank you, in advance, for your understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic and strive to stay healthy! Check out www.paladin.care or call 219-874-4288