Local Events and Live Remotes
  • Tour de La Porte 2020-August 21, 22, 23

    HELP THE LAPORTE FAMILY YMCA GO THE DISTANCE FOR HEALTHY LIVING AT THE 18TH ANNUAL TOUR DE LAPORTE ON AUGUST 21,22, AND 23RD.  THE TOUR DE LAPORTE IS A BIKING, RUNNING AND WALKING EVENT AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS RAISED PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TO LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH THE YMCA’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND. AT THE Y, NO ONE IS TURNED AWAY FOR THE INABILITY TO PAY.  REGISTER FOR TOUR DE LAPORTE AT WWW.TOURDELAPPORTE.ORG, ALL EVENTS BEGIN AT CUMMINGS LODGE IN LAPORTE . THERE IS A DRIVE THROUGH PACKET PICK UP PROCESS. ALL AWARD WINNERS WILL RECEIVE THEIR AWARD IN THE MAIL  WITH THE EXCEPRION OF THE GOLDEN SHOE AWARD WINNERS.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT , THE SPONSORS AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED AS A VOLUNTEER, VISIT THE WEBSITE AT  tourdelaporte.org. TEAM WIMS LIVE Saturday August 22nd. Stay tuned for details.


  • ROOSEVELT PIPE ORGAN SERIES

    Nineteenth Season – 2020

    WEDNESDAYS AT NOON (12:15 pm central)

    THE 2020 SEASON WILL BE SHORTENED AND BEGIN ON July 8th

    July 8 Matt Gerhard July 15 Carol Garrett

    July 22 Lee Meyer

    July 29 Kent Jager

    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

    531 WASHINGTON AT SIXTH STREET

    MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA 46361


  • A reminder from GOODWILL

    The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations.  Applications must be received by Monday, July 13th for classes beginning July 20th.  All sites are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines as set forth by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education.

    Those interested can apply online at: www.ExcelCenterHS.org.  The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.  New students are encouraged to contact The Excel Center for more information and assistance completing their application.  Visitors are welcome at the South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm any day they are open. 


  • The Barker Mansion Offers Free Fun for All Ages on July 4th

    The Barker Mansion is hosting ‘First Floor Free’ on Saturday, July 4th. Visit from 11am-3pm on July 4th for a free self-guided tour of the first floor, access to the gardens, and a free popsicle. 

    The first floor of the mansion includes such rooms as the library and the dining room. Guests will also be welcome to watch a short video in the basement before their self-guided tour.

    The garden and mansion tour are enjoyable for all ages, and popsicles will be available to all attendees. To access all three floors of the mansion, self-guided tour tickets can be purchased at the price of $8 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors.

    Self-guided tours will follow social distancing, and visitors are required to wear masks while in the Mansion. Capacity is limited to 30 people at a time.

    The Barker Mansion serves to interpret the history of the Barker legacy and its context within Michigan City Indiana, working-class history, immigration history, and Gilded Age culture. The Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street, downtown Michigan City.

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    If you would like more information about this topic, please call Emma Woodbury at 219-873-1520 or email [email protected]


  • Sunflower Fair set for weekend of September 19th

    For the latest go to sunflowerfair.com. Check out FACEBOOK LIVE Video from 6/15/2020 on WIMS FACEBOOK page with Michael Riehle and Lindsay Jongkind. TEAM WIMS LIVE that weekend. Stay tuned for more details.


  • LCSO ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED VOCAL AUDITIONS FOR 2020 HOOSIER STAR COMPETITION

    The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has re-scheduled auditions for the 15th annual Hoosier Star Competition . Sponsored by Horizon Bank, NIPSCO, La Porte Hospital and V. Michael & Cherri Drayton , Hoosier Star is open to amateur singers of all musical styles and ages. Competitors can compete individually or as a duet. Auditions will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church , 102 G Street, La Porte, IN, on Saturday, July 11 , 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (CDT) and Sunday, July 12 from Noon – 5:00 PM (CDT).   Audition times are only available for Saturday, July 11. Strict social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the weekend of auditions. Contestants will be given instructions to follow before entering the audition space. The mission of the LCSO is to enrich the lives of people of all ages within and beyond La Porte County through the experience of excellent live orchestra performances. The LCSO is also supported by the Indiana Arts Com mission, South Shore Arts, La Porte Herald-Argus, Michigan City News Dispatch and WIMS AM 1420, 95.1FM, 106.7FM Valparaiso. Visit us at www.lcso.net .


  • La Porte Jaycees Announce Virtual 4th of July Celebration


    La Porte, IN- For 74 years, the Jaycees, an organization comprised of all volunteers has hosted the premier family-friendly 4th of July Celebration that encompasses an arts and crafts festival, community fireworks, and
    the largest 4th of July parade in the state of Indiana. While the actual 4th of July Parade has been postponed, the Jaycees would like to invite the La Porte Community to celebrate with the spirit that we always do.

    The Jaycees will be hosting a Virtual 4th of July Parade which will be live streamed through Facebook on Saturday, July 4th. All members and businesses of the La Porte Community are invited to submit a 30-60
    second video highlighting favorite 4th of July traditions and why the community is La Porte Proud.



  • 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