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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: November 3rd - 5th, 2017

There’s still a lot going on this coming weekend even after the fun of Halloween. Whether you’re looking to have a night out without the kids, or maybe you think you can dance like the stars? From a comedy show, to even more haunted places to visit, there is still a lot going on in The Region. Bundle up for fun!

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Amhurst Asylum: The Most Deranged Haunted Attraction to Hit the Midwest - Friday - Sunday, Valparaiso
Dubbed by the locals as The Amhurst Asylum, the building has now been abandoned for decades and Dr. Amhurst was never found. Throughout the years many have tried to break into the old Amhurst Asylum, attempting to see if any remnants were left behind, testing the myth. Many who enter the Amhurst Asylum mysteriously disappear. Do you have what it takes to survive The Amhurst Asylum?!

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt - Friday - Sunday, Chesterton
Looking for something different to do? The Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt is your guide to discovery and adventure in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Duneland Family YMCA Parents Night Out - Friday, Chesterton
Every Friday night 6:00-9:30 PM, Parents can utilize the Parent’s Night Out program and stop worrying about finding a sitter while you are out for the evening! Trained YMCA staff have organized and fun activities planned to keep each child’s attention. Cost for members - $10 for first child; $5 for ea. addl. Non-member - $20 for first child; $10 for ea. additional child. Please call the Y by noon on Thursday ensure proper staffing levels, 926-4204.

Duneland Family YMCA Dancing with the Stars - Saturday, Michigan City
The Duneland Family YMCA will host the 6th Annual Dancing Like the Stars on Saturday, November 4 in the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino. Join us on this memorable evening as local celebrities and their professional dancing partners face off to raise funds which will support the Y mission and provide programming and membership subsidy. The doors will open at 5pm for a social hour followed by dinner and the amazing performances of our eight specially chosen 2017 Stars.

2nd Annual Comedy Benefit featuring WGN TV's Mike Toomey & Pat Tomasulo – Saturday, Valparaiso
The comedy of WGN TV's very own Mike Toomey & Pat Tomasulo will be performing a live show at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, IN on Saturday, November 4th. Doors open at 7:30 with showtime at 8:00pm. General Admission is $50. VIP tickets are $100 which includes exclusive dinner at Parea Restaurant and prime orchestra seating. Tickets available at For more information, call St. Iakovos Church 219-462-4052. Proceeds to benefit St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church.

Dia de los Muertos at NEO – Saturday, Portage
Come celebrate el Dia de los Muertos. Join us for a festive & joyous celebration of life.

Rittenhouse Village at Portage Vera Bradley Bingo – Saturday, Portage
Join us at Rittenhouse Village At Portage for our Charity Event: Vera Bradley Bingo! Bingo players will win Vera Bradley purses and bags. Tickets must be purchased FIRST to guarantee seating All proceeds will be donated to local senior centers.

Lost Marsh Golf Course 6th Annual Chili Open Golf Classic – Saturday, Hammond
Enjoy golf, prizes, food & an 18 Hole 4-Person Scramble. Greens Fee includes 18 holes, cart, prizes and all-you-can-eat chili and hot dogs. Bring your own chili for a chance to win "Best Original Chili."

Region Gourmet Presented by Crown Brewing – Saturday, Crown Point
Crown Brewing presents "Region Gourmet" where the best of the Region come together in celebration of food & drink. Join us November 4th from 6-9pm at the Lake County Fairgrounds 4-H building to celebrate the best of the best. Tickets are $49 and include unlimited sampling from Asparagus, Tavern on Main, Provecho, Docs BBQ, Cute as a Cupcake, Journeymans, Three Floyds, Burn Em Brewing, Crown Brewing, Wine & Spririts. Entertainment will be provided by The Rebecca Anne Band.

Great American Smokeout Day – Sunday, Michigan City
Residents will have three ways to be entered to win a frozen Thanksgiving turkey. Two names will be drawn on November 16th, Great American Smokeout Day.

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