10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 22-25

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 22-25
By: Kayla Hofferth, Kelsea Costello Last Updated: April 20, 2021

This weekend, enjoy live theatre, do some spring cleaning, and more. Make sure to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events! 

Go see Merrillville High School’s production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe

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It’s not too late! You can still catch the last two performances of this show on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. and 25 at 3 p.m. Find more information here.

Get all your spring cleaning done with Valpo Parks’ Kids Closet Spring Sale

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There will be a variety of vendor tables of gently used infant, toddler, and children apparel, toys, furniture, and more! They will accept cash only and encourage bringing a shopping bag for your purchases. Find more details here.

Network with featured employers at the Duneland Community Hiring Fair

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This event is a must-attend for any current job seekers! Network with employers such as Northwest Health, General Insurance Services, StoryPoint Senior Living, Franciscan Health, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, and more. Find more information here.

Head to the La Porte County Family YMCA to participate in the Les Mills GRIT workout class

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You’re sure to get a great workout from this class, which will be held starting April 23 at 6:45 p.m. at the La Porte branch

Attend Indiana University Northwest’s virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair


If you’re a job seeker in the education field, you don’t want to miss this! Twenty school corporations from Northwest Indiana will be actively recruiting candidates during the fair to fill available positions. Find more information here.

Catch Mark Ficks’ performance at Four Winds Casino New Buffalo’s Kankakee Grille

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This diverse artist brings rock, blues, country, and Christian influences to the stage with him each time he performs, as well as an energy and lyrical style that engages his audience. Find more details here.

Help keep the La Porte Parks in tip-top shape at the Soldiers Memorial Park weed wrangle


Bring family and friends with you to help the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department remove the invasive plant, garlic mustard, from the forest at Soldiers Memorial Park. Find more information here.

Attend Purdue University Northwest’s One Book, One Community program at the Hammond Public Library

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This month, they will be discussing the book “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice on Death Row,” with its author, Anthony Ray Hinton. This will be free and held on Zoom. More information here.

Learn about one of the most infamous pieces of the City of Crown Point’s history

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Recently, the sheriff’s car that famed criminal John Dillinger stole was returned to its original home in Crown Point. Learn more about Dillinger and the history of Crown Point from Lifer Kami Tupiak here.

Get moving at the Porter County Child Abuse Prevention Virtual 5K

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This event is free, and with it being virtual, you can run or walk your 5K wherever you like! Find more details about how to register here.