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Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Egg Hunts in Northwest Indiana

For the kiddies - Easter Egg Hunts in Northwest Indiana

CEDAR LAKEEaster Egg Hunt,  Saturday,  April 16,  Noon, (RAIN DATE April 23, Held behind Holy Name School, 13209 Schneider.Open to children 12& under. Bring a basket or bag to collect your eggs. FREE, co-sponsored by Cedar Parks Department, Cedar Lake Kiwanis, and  Hanover Key Club, 374-4444.
Decorating Easter Eggs, Saturday, April 23,(New) 9:30am - 11am, ages 4-7, 11am - 12:30 ages 8 and older, children will decorate 6 eggs, cost is $3, Cedar Lake Parks Dept.,374-4444.

CHESTERTON Sunday, April 24, 11:00am, Crocker Bible Baptist Church, 275 W. County Road 1050 north, Chesterton Easter Sunday morning egg hunt for kids at 11 a.m. And 2 different age divisions. Every child will leave with some candy filled eggs! The church is located at 275 W 1050 N. Chesterton.(219) 395-6607

The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
The event will take place at the Old Courthouse in the Maki Ballroom and on the Courthouse lawn in downtown Crown Point, Indiana. A continental breakfast and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny will be available from 9:00-11:30 a.m. with Egg Hunts at 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Cost of the event is $4.00 per person and children under 1 year of age are free. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged due to the limited number of tickets that are available.
A very limited number of tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $5.00. There will be great door prizes, face painting, and fun games for the children to enjoy!
Tickets can be purchased at the Crossroads Regional Chamber offices: 255 W. 80th Place, Merrillville, and Old Court House Square, RM 206, Crown Point. Tickets may also be purchased at First Midwest Bank, 11275 Broadway, and First Midwest Bank, 1100 N. Main St., Crown Point, Rosemary's Heritage Flowers, 51 W. Walnut Street, Crown Point, and the Lake Court House Foundation, Inc. office in the Old Court House Square, Rm 200, Crown Point.
For more information or to register, please contact Farren @ 219.663.1800 or via

DEMOTTEEaster Egg Hunt   Field of Dreams   April 16, 2011 10:00 AM  Sharp!
Children ages 1-10 are welcome to come and race around the field in search of Easter Eggs.  Cost is $1.00 or 3 canned good.  All proceeds go to the DeMotte Food Pantry

DYERDyer Parks and Recreation is having their 23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 16 at 2PM Sharp at Northgate Park. This event is for ages 8 and under and is free of charge. We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event. If you are interested, please call 865-2505 with your name and number. Bring a bag to collect your goodies. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by the Dyer Chamber of Commerce, will be available at the shelter starting at 1pm on the same day.
Friday, April 15, 2011 (7:00-8:30pm)
Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt - Town Hall
Dyer Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt will begin and end from inside Town Hall. Bob & Jacks Pizza and pop will be served to the participants before the hunt. All participants need to bring their own flashlight and bag. After hunting in Elmer Miller Park, the event will conclude with a raffle held back inside Town Hall. The registration deadline is Wed. April 13th if space is still available. A maximum of 60 participants is available for this program. Advance registration is required.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Washington and Koscuiszko Park, East Chicago, Candy, special prizes and the Easter Bunny.  For ages 3-12 years.(219) 391-8474

APR 16 Annual Easter Egg Hunts, various locations: 9am, Morton High's football field, 6915 Grand Ave; 10am, Edison Park, Spruce and Jackson St; 11am, Columbia Park, Columbia Ave and Michigan St; noon, Irving Park, Chicago St and Columbia Ave; 1pm, Forsythe Park, west on 119th St; Hammond. 219.853.6378. Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr and Hammond Parks and Recreation invite Hammond residents to bring children ages 12 and under. Please bring Easter basket and valid State ID or Driver's License with Hammond address.

HIGHLANDEaster Egg Hunt, Saturday, 11:30am Ages: 7-10, Join us on a spring morning to gather colorful eggs with treasures inside, Event, Sharp Athletic Complex, Registration Req, Lincoln Center Registration Deadline: one-week in advance Fee: $3/$5 per child Limit: 75 children, (219) 838-0114 .
 Breakfast with Bunny, April 16, Highland HS, Cafeteria, buy tickets $5 in advance ONLY, Centier Bank, First Financial Bank, First Midwest, Bank, Highland Chamber, 8:30am and 10:00am Seatings, Cost is $5.00 per adult Children will enjoy visiting with the Easter Bunny, and other “Characters," 923-3666.
 Easter Egg Hunt at Wicker Park, Saturday April 9, Begins at 10:30pm goes until the last egg is found, ages 1- 12, , Full day of activities, Bounce House, Easter Bunny, Dj with music, divided in to age groups, Wicker Park Pavilion, 2215 Ridge Rd., Highland, Admission is FREE.  North Township children ages 1-12, (219) 932-2530 x331.

Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23, 11am, ages 0-12, Festival Park, Hobart, Raffle, contests, Easter Bunny, Hobart Jaycees, (219) 670-3676 or the Park: 942-2987.

KOUTSEgg Hunt, Plus Sat April 16, 10:00-12, Rain or Shine, Ages 1- 10, prize bags to take home, refreshments after the hunt, Easter bunny, Prize bags will be provided. Plus raffle. First Presbyterian Church of Kouts, 195 E. County Road 700.Kouts (219) 766-2467.

Egg Hunt, Sat April 23, Registration at 9am, hunt at 10am, Bring non-perishable food items for local food pantry for chance to win a special prize, LOFS Clubhouse Grounds Children's Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes for special Eggs. Meet the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera for photos. Lakes of the Four Seasons Club House, 1048 Lakeshore Dr., Crown Point, 988-5145

APR 21 An Egg Hunt for Tiny Pirates!, 5:30-8pm, Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center at Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St, Lake Station. 219.963.2070. This one-of-a-kind EGGSTRAVAGANZA is a whimsical evening of hearty adventure, swashbuckling songs and hidden treasures.

LOWELLAnnual Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23, 10am sharp, Olde Lowell Middle School, bring your own baskets, ages 1-12, free event, no need to register, 195 Oakley Ave.,Lowell

MERRILLVILLEor Residents ONLY, , Hidden Lake Park, Merrillville,
Free for Ross Township Children through the 4th grade, Ross Township Residents Only! Magician, pony rides, clowns, a moonwalk, and an Easter Bonnet contest before the Egg Hunt, 219-769-2111.Easter at Hidden Lake Park

MUNSTERKids, Friday, April 15th, 8pm, bring your own flashlight, Reg begins at 7:30, Centennial Park, Munster, (219) 836-7275, Ages 9-13, Residents $3.00, Non-residents $5.00. Raindate: TBA,, (219) 836-6900.
 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Centennial Park, Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am seating, Hop on down the bunny trail and meet us for breakfast; Adults: $10, Children 4-12: $7 Under 3: Free,, Centennial Park Banquet Facilities; Must purchase tickets in advance. Munster (219) 836-7275
Community Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16th, 9am, Centennial park, ages 3-8 hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny, Reg. begins at 8:30 am, $3 for residents, $5 for non-residents, parents must be present, Munster Parks, 836-7275.
Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16th, 1pm sharp, Hawthorne Park, ages 1-9, Free, bring your basket, Three Age Groups, Easter Bunny, bring your own cameras, refreshments served inside the community center after the hunt, 921-1687.Flashlight Egg Hunt For Older


Breakfast Saturday April 23, 8AM-10AM, Woodland Park, Portage, ages 2-14, Admission: Breakfast $5.00 adults, $3.00 children under 12, Start the day with the Portage Kiwanis Club's Breakfast from 8:00am-10:00am. After breakfast, grab your baskets and hop in line for the parks, 762-1675.
 Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday April 23, for children ages 3-8. Free, but call to register by April 21, Easter Fun in the Park free Easter Egg Hunt follows Breakfast (Above),762-1675Easter Egg Hunt –

The town will host a flashlight egg hunt for children April 21 at Town Hall, 10 E. Joliet St.
Check-in will be 7:15 p.m., and the search will last from 7:30 to 8:30. Children 9 to 13 years old can participate in the search for prize-filled eggs in the moonlight using a flashlight.
Afterward, participants will play bingo for more prizes. Pizza, pop and cookies will be served.
Participants need to bring a flashlight and a bag to collect eggs. Cost is $9 for residents and $11 for nonresidents. Registration is available at Town Hall or online at

Easter Egg Hunt, April, TBA, American Legion Post 502, 429 W. County Road 750 North, South Haven, Children ages 1 through 1- may attend. Children will be put in four different age groups. This is an outdoor event so dress for the weather. Each child can also bring their own bag or basket. (219) 759-2121.

SATURDAY, April 16th, 8:00 -9:00 am, $5-6 buy tickets in advance at Centier or First United Bank, or Standard Bank, St John, Bring your own camera, VFW Hall, 10400 W. 93rd, Tickets are $6 per Adult, $5 per child, tickets MUST be Purchased in Advance, goodie bags for each child, St. John Chamber, 365-4686.Easter Bunny Breakfast,

VALPARAISOSaturday, April 23, Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division, Valparaiso, For ages 0-12 years, bring cameras. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Mom's Club of Valparaiso , (219) 464-0133.
Easter Egg Hunt - 1:30 pm, Valparaiso Marketplace, Barnes and Noble, 150 Silhavy Road Suite 120, Valparaiso
Join in the fun! The Dunebrook Bookfair is hosting an Easter egg hunt. Put on your detective hats, and track down the goodies! 219-531-6551.
Community Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23, 10am - Noon, Rogers Lakewood Park, hosted by the First United Methodist Church, 5230 N. Meridian Rd, (Campbell St.,) 465-1661, office@valpofumc.orgAnnual Easter Egg Hunt,

Bunch of Bunnies and Easter Parade, Saturdays April 9th & April 16th 11:00am to 4:00pm, see Bunch of Bunnies all over downtown, Peep Contest, Downtown Whiting, Visit the Eater Bunny with Photos Taken (Only $10) at the Chamber Offices: 1417 - 119th Street, Plus crafts, prizes and more. Parade, Saturday, April 16th, Easter Bonnet Contest, Egg Coloring Contest, 2:00 pm. See ad inside, Presented by the Chamber, enter to win $500 Cash Drawing, (219) 659-0292.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Saturday, April 16th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Christ Presbyterian Church, 7416 E. 109th Avenue, Winfield, Admission: $3.00 per person, All Children and their parents are invited to come out and get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. In addition to pictures children will be able to make simple crafts, participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, win prizes, and eat some yummy donuts. The cost is only $3.00 per person. 219 663-0129
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Who's Promoting Your Hometown?

I LOVE Valpo Life!  Is your town represented on Facebook?  Valpo Life logo
What a great way to learn about an area!  Valparaiso, Indiana is fortunate to have a wonderful team of  people working to promote
the town. 
They have links for a weekly newsletter, contribute your photos and stories,
local businesses and local business coupons.  They are on Facebook, Twitter, and activitely promoting their website and our town businesses.


 They recently teamed  up with the Bow Coffeshop to give away an iPad.    
                              " Bow Coffeeshop and Award Jim Parsell with New iPad! "
Valpo Life IPad drawing                  
Bow Coffee Shop"The Bow Coffeeshop and partnered together to give one lucky person a chance to win an iPad! All that was needed to be entered to win was to purchase a delicious cup of coffee from the Bow Coffeeshop and say "I love ValpoLife!" and that got you an entry into the drawing. Jim Parsell hit the jackpot and walked away with a brand new iPad!"

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