10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Opening Day, Radio Remote and Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations

By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: May 8, 2014


Each week we bring you 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana so you are never without something to do! This Mother's Day weekend has a host of fun events for mom's and non-mom's alike, with a flower sale, farm demo day, opening day for a BMX part and a jewelry store, Marine Boot Camp 5K, fundraisers, runs and more!

Taltree Mother's Day 5K 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a healthy morning run through Taltree’s beautiful spring landscape. This family friendly 5K (3.1-mile) trail run/walk is for the serious and not-so-serious racers. Event proceeds go to support Taltree Arboretum & Gardens environmental restoration, conservation and education initiatives. Computerized timing provided by T&H Timing. No dogs. No strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, scooters or other vehicular traffic allowed on the course.

Hobart Jaycees Women's Expo & Quarter Paddle Auction on May 10 
The Hobart Jaycees 5th annual Women's Expo is May 10 at the Hobart Elk's Lodge (3580 West 61st Avenue, Hobart) from 10 - 2:30 and this year in addition to great shopping we will be holding a Quarter Paddle Auction! Come on out and help support the Hobart Jaycees and the Hobart Food Pantry, with one stop shopping, just in time for Mother's Day!

Join us for Family Adventure Day Saturday, and Friday’s Rockin’ with Red Hots Live Remote 
It's our first ever Martin Binder Family Adventure Day featuring our friends at Valpo Velvet here from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.! Yes, Valpo Velvet ice cream will be here. Come get a cone for the best afternoon ever, and it's a day for the whole family.

Hometown Happenings Beast Boot Camp 5K Will Help Send Marines to Marine Corps Ball 
These contests are among the activities planned in conjunction with the Beast Boot Camp 5K being held this Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Designed and staffed by U.S. Marines, this event features stations along the course with boot camp exercises

2014 Farm Demonstration Day 
NIHPA (Northern Indiana Historical Power Association) will be hosting a Farm Demonstration Day on Saturday May 10th at 9 a.m. at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. The group will plow and disk the remaining fields to prepare them for the planting of corn. In addition, they will be plowing and disking north of Sawmill to prepare for their annual corn maze.

La Porte Kiwanis Club 2014 Mother’s Day Flower Sale 
The Kiwanis Club of La Porte will host a Mothers’ Day flower sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014. All of the hanging baskets and potted geraniums are grown locally at Perennials Galore. Many colors and varieties will be available, just in time for Mother’s Day! The proceeds from the sale will be used to maintain and continue to beautify the park.

1st Annual Maple City Pub Crawl 
On Saturday night, May 10th take a stroll through Downtown La Porte and join in the 1st Annual Maple City Pub Crawl. From 5 – 8 p.m. participating downtown restaurants and bars will be offering specials including tastings and entertainment.

Opening Day 2014 at Imagination Glen 
On May 10, 2014 come join the BMX community for an evening of double points racing at single points prices out at Imagination Glen BMX Park 2190 State Road 149 Portage, IN 46304. Imagination Glen BMX track will be hosting future races for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Olympic Day, and the Indiana State Racing Series. The track was started in 2000 and has provided numerous levels of competition for thousands of kids and adults alike.

Treat Mom to an Aurthentic Experience 
Bring the mom in your life out to Don Quijote for Mother's Day on Sunday May 11. That day, all moms get 50% off their meals! Treat mom to a memorable meal in a delightful atmosphere. We are open fr 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. Call today to make your reservation! While you're at it, stop by the Don Quijote Imports Store and buy your mother a special gift for Mother's Day!

Celebrate Mother's Day with Miller Bakery Cafe 
Your mom deserves the best and you should let her know that. Bring her and all the great moms in your life to Miller Bakery Cafe on Mother's Day to take part in our first ever brunch service to show them how much they mean to you. Our brunch menu will be available from 11am until 2pm, and then a special dinner menu is available from 3pm until 8pm.