10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: April 10-12, 2015

10FunThings Rotator-4-10-12We're getting into mid-April with great events this weekend! As always, if you have an event you'd like to feature, send us an email at share@ideasinmotionmedia.com!

Imagine Music Concert Series Presents Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Chuck Prophet will make his musical appearance in the Imagine Music Concert Series at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to get tickets!

The La Porte County Historical Society Presents the Maple City Four
In 2007, many recordings, photos, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia was donated to the La Porte County Historical Society. Honoring the Maple City Four has become the Spring 2015 exhibit at the museum. Rare copies of “Whispers in our Maple Tree,” the yearbook put out by the MC4 Fan Club will be shown, as well as original songbooks used by the “boys.” Also featured will be snapshots on location in Hollywood, showing Trigger himself! The display will be up for all of March, April and May. 

‘Savor the South Shore’ Restaurant Week begins Monday, April 6, 2015
‘Savor the South Shore’ Restaurant Week, a two-week event offering diners specially priced lunch and dinner menus, begins Monday, April 6, and runs through Sunday, April 19. More than 25 restaurants throughout the South Shore are participating in the inaugural Restaurant Week. 

Griffith Fire Department Chili-Cookoff
On Saturday April 11, 2015 the Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding their third annual Chili Cook-off at the Griffith Fire House #3. The Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary is a 501c Non for profit group of Griffith Firefighter family members who work together to raise money to support the Griffith Fire Department, Firefighter families, and community members effected by fire. We assist with coffee, food, water, and other needed supplies on fire scenes. We are also available to assist during funerals of fallen firefighters and other emergency personal as needed. We are also prepared to assist community families in the event that they are affected by a total loss due to a home fire. Finally, we also support the family members of our firefighters through various activities throughout the year. We would not be able to do any of these things without continued fundraising and support from our community. 

Lakeshore PAWS is Turning 4!
Come join us in celebrating our 4th year of rescuing dogs and placing them in forever homes. The birthday bash is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the adoption center, 405 Elm St. in Valparaiso. We will be sharing cake, refreshments, loads of fun, memories and a chance to meet some great dogs.

Fifth Annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser set for April 11
Members of the Valparaiso men’s soccer team will be hosting the fifth annual St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser and shaving their heads on April 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center. 

Cancer Benefit for Autumn Degard
A benefit is planned for Saturday, April 11 from 1-5 p.m. at Deep River Church of Christ in Merrillville where there will be food and fun for the whole family. One of our goals is to raise funds to help offset the cost of Degard’s medical bills, but our other goal is to bring people together - friends, family, neighbors and strangers - to show Degard how many people have her back in her latest battle. 

Blue Chip to Host Fifth Annual Blue Chip Brewfest April 11
More than 250 brews from more than 50 specialty breweries will be available to taste at the ultimate beer sampling event, Blue Chip Brewfest, sponsored by Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, on Saturday, April 11 from 1:30 to 5 pm. 

Nine-Time Grammy Award-Winner Natalie Cole Headlines Jazz Fest at Valparaiso University
Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Natalie Cole is the featured artist for Valparaiso University’s 30th annual Jazz Fest. The dynamic performance will take place April 11 at 8:30 p.m. in the Athletics–Recreation Center at Valparaiso University.

2015 Season Opening of our Alton Goin Museum
Join the Portage Community Historical Society on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 1 - 4 pm at Countryside Park (5250 US Hwy 6, Portage) for the 2015 Season Opening of our Alton Goin Museum!