10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Tours at the New Hospital, Triathlon, and Life Fest

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: August 9, 2012


Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do!

{valpo}Last Weekend of the Lake County Fair {/valpo}{portage}Last Weekend of the Lake County Fair {/portage}{laporte}Last Weekend of the Lake County Fair{/laporte}
This weekend is your last chance to experience the fun of the Lake County Fair! Tons of fun things to do will finish out the fair's run, with demolition derbies, musical stage shows, a cornhole tournament, various contests and so much more! Be sure to take advantage of the rides wristband and experience the thrill all day!

{valpo}Tours at the New Porter Hospital {/valpo}{portage}Tours at the New Porter Hospital {/portage}{laporte}Tours at the New Porter Hospital {/laporte}
Get a sneak peek inside the all new Porter Regional Hospital. This is your chance to experience the innovative patient-centered design, advanced technology, beautiful architecture, and healing environment of this unique hospital. Over 450,000 square feet of health and wellness - all for you.

{valpo} City by the Lake Triathlon{/valpo}{portage}City by the Lake Triathlon {/portage}{laporte}City by the Lake Triathlon {/laporte}
The 2012 City by the Lake Triathlon will take place in Washington Park in Michigan City Indiana on August 10th and 11th, 2012. On Friday, two Kids’ Triathlons will take place. On Saturday, the adults will compete with a .75K swim, 16.1K bike, and 3.9K run triathlon.

August Jewelry Making Classes at the Portage Library
Mara Wible, formerly of MegaBeads will lead jewelry making classes Fridays in August. The August 10 bracelet is a Byzantine Bracelet. A Byzantine chain is a 4 in 1 chain meaning that each chain passes through four others. This chain is supple and flexible draping gracefully like rope.

{valpo}2nd Saturdays Taking Place During 2012 Taste of LaPorte {/valpo}{portage}2nd Saturdays Taking Place During 2012 Taste of LaPorte {/portage}{laporte}2nd Saturdays Taking Place During 2012 Taste of LaPorte {/laporte}
LaPorte residents and visitors are in store for a busy Saturday afternoon on August 11, with the Pyrotechnics Guild International 2012 Conference, the popular 2nd Saturday! event, and the Taste of LaPorte and Blues Festival. Experience art, live music, handmade goods and antiques, tastes from local restaurants, and much more!

{valpo}First Trust Tree House Kids Club {/valpo}{portage}First Trust Tree House Kids Club {/portage}{laporte}First Trust Tree House Kids Club {/laporte}
First Trust's Tree House Kids Club is designed to help kids learn the importance of saving money, as well as earning good grades as they begin school. Stop in at any First Trust Credit Union location in Valparaiso, Michigan City, La Porte, Wheatfield or Rensselaer on Friday, August 10 for a special community celebration. Enjoy great food, door prizes, special events, and fun for the whole family!

VHS Scrimmages on Saturday
Helps Local Food Pantries Saturday, August 11 the VHS boys tennis team will scrimmage Plymouth at 10am at home. Admission to the match is a non-perishable food item. Also on August 11 the VHS boys varsity soccer team will scrimmage Plymouth at 10am at TJMS. Admission to the game is a non-perishable food item.

{valpo}Life Fest 2012 Held in Chesterton This Weekend {/valpo}{portage}Life Fest 2012 Held in Chesterton This Weekend {/portage}{laporte}Life Fest 2012 Held in Chesterton This Weekend {/laporte}
A handful of young Chesterton residents will be holding an event called Life Fest 2012 throughout the town of Chesterton on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Inspiration for this charitable event stemmed from the recent and growing number of suicides throughout the community. All proceeds of this awareness-oriented event will benefit the American Center for Suicide Prevention. Life Fest will include an assortment of happenings that are meant to appeal to a wide variety of individuals.

{valpo}Ronnie Wilkins Benefit 'Refuse to Lose' {/valpo}{portage}Ronnie Wilkins Benefit 'Refuse to Lose' {/portage}{laporte}Ronnie Wilkins Benefit 'Refuse to Lose' {/laporte}
Come support the Ronnie Wilkins Medical Fund and enjoy a day of fun and activities. Ronnie is being treated for Leukemia and will be undergoing long term treatment. Events that day will feature a cornhole tournament, a horseshoe tournament, food and prizes, and other entertainment.

Baptist Children's Home Bike-a-Thon
The Baptist Children's Home in Valparaiso will host its 32nd Annual Bike-a-thon on Saturday, August 11. Ride 20 miles or walk 2 miles on the beautiful Prairie Duneland Trail. Each year the Bike-a-thon funds help provide for the needs of children in care. Make a difference in the lives of hurting children and broken families around the world!

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