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Get ready, Regionites – the festival and event season is about to hit


Summer in the Region is everything All-American, speckled with some of the world’s most unique, whacky, and fun-filled happenings. These events draw locals to cross city and county borders without a blink and bring scores of visitors from all over the nation. Decades of tradition weave their way through events like 100-year-old parades, while newer events like nighttime bike rides reflect today’s trends.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out this preview of the most popular events about to explode in the Region in 2019 and browse the stories and photos of years past to really get the flavor.

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John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum Review

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Overview

Immediately following the events of John Wick 2, our favorite assassin (played by Keanu Reeves) is now on the run from New York City’s “High Table” of the crime underworld. With a huge bounty on his head, John Wick has every assassin in New York City after him. Wick must survive by any means and make sure he can take out as many enemies as possible in the process.

John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum is rated R for pervasive strong violence, and some language

What Worked:

From the opening scene to rolling credits, fans are flooded with what make this franchise so entertaining. The film is basically two hours of non-stop action. The fight choreography and stunt work of the last two films continues to improve with each entry. Keanu Reeves does an amazing job...

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Red Wine and Brew Local Heroes Benefit 2019, buy tickets now!


Celebrate Fourth of July weekend with La Porte at the Red Wine and Brew 2019 Local Heroes Benefit and concert on Stone Lake Beach on July 3rd, coordinated by Bethany Lutheran Church and numerous community sponsors. This year, rising country stars will be featured such as Lainey Wilson, Tenille Arts and Dillon Carmichael, alongside famous country music artist, Rodney Atkins.

The tasting includes a plethora of the area’s best wine and beer. Tasting ends at 6pm, and the cast bar will remain open until 9pm. See the array of options below.

redwineandbrew2As for food, there is so much in store. Sims Meat Packaging, Garwood Orchards, and Spire Catering will be offering BBQ sandwiches, grilled sweet corn, BBQ brats and so much more delicious summer...

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NorthShore Health Center Treats Families to Bonus Mother’s Day Fun

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At 15 minutes to opening, the Bellaboo’s Play & Discovery Center waiting area overflowed with excitement. Moms and their families crowded the entrance, eagerly awaiting the pampering, education, and play on the other side of the gate.

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Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Player Scores $330,000 Jackpot Playing Scientific Games’ Party Spin Slot Machine


Blue-Chip-Gaming-October-2017 A Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa guest recently turned a $5 slot machine bet into a $330,551 jackpot.

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Art Barn School of Art offers an array of summer camps

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From fairy gardens to magic in the woods, and everything in between, Art Barn School of Art offers many unique programs outside of their regular class schedule. Summer camps, seasonal classes and workshops are available for children ages 5-18. There are four different themes during the summer, so each week brings something fun and new for camp goers.

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Art Barn Celebrates 26th Juried Art Exhibit


Art-Barn-Celebrates-26th-Juried-Art-ExhibitThe Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce our 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from May 18 through June 27, 2019. We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition and dream of our late founder Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art. The exhibition attracted 202 entries from 85 aspiring and established artists from Northern Indiana, Chicago and its suburbs. There are 90 pieces selected for the show ranging from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and mixed media.

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Deluxe Bloody Marys are the latest savory trend in the Region

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Stop by any restaurant, and you’ll begin to notice with increasing frequency the trend of deluxe Bloody Marys. The savory cocktail isn’t just a hair-of-the-dog brunch fixture anymore. Now, you can order a Bloody Mary for your main course. Skewers stacked high with olives, pickles, sausage, cheese, bacon, peppers, even whole cheeseburgers adorn these decadent drinks, which have become staples on menus everywhere.

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The GreenHouse at Zao Island Offers Upscale, Elegant, and Entertaining Weddings and Events

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Every wedding is special thanks to the people in it, but an excellent venue can elevate a memorable wedding to an unforgettable one for the couple and everyone involved. Zao Island, one of the Region’s most iconic locations, expanded their services this year by opening the GreenHouse Wedding and Event Center, a beautiful building that offers an upscale wedding experience without sacrificing any of the unique fun Zao Island is known for.

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Methodist Hospitals pampers and encourages cancer survivors at annual Spring Spa Day

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is certainly a life-changing event, but with the help of outstanding medical care and support, it doesn’t necessarily have to be life-ending. For over ten years, Methodist Hospitals has held their annual Spring Spa Day, continuing their commitment to providing state-of-the-art medical treatment to patients, and emotional support to cancer survivors and those who continue to battle the disease.

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso welcomes moms to a day of pampering at Mom-Mosa and Makeover

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Ladies at Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso were pampered Saturday morning during the first annual “Mom-Mosa and Makeover” event. The assisted living and memory care community transformed their dining area with feminine decor as residents and their guests enjoyed brunch, mimosas, live entertainment, and a Mary Kay makeover.

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