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Thu, February 11th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ballroom Dance Classes are taught by Patty Kolvek, owner of Dance Sophisticates in LaPorte, and held in the upper level of the LaPorte Civic Auditorium (enter through door main doors on Ridge Street). During each six-week session, participants will learn two different dance styles. The East Coast Swing and the Rumba dances will be taught on Thursdays (January 7-February 11).
The fee for the session is $70 per couple. To protect our staff and participants, masks are required for this indoor program. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Park Office, 250 Pine Lake Avenue, or by calling 219-326-9600 with your credit card.
Location: Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street, LaPorte.
Fri, February 12th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Zoom link
Wed, March 31st
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
The Legacy Center Gallery is proud to host the artwork of Dale Cooper in their next installation. Located on the campus of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City, the Legacy Center serves as a multi-use gathering space for community and parish functions. The Gallery seeks to incorporate the parish with the greater arts community.
Dale has worked at the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau for 19 years. As Curator, she has been able to create a beautiful space that not only serves visitors but serves local artists. She believes there is nothing better than being able to purchase something handmade from your own community.
Dale has taught art classes within the local community, both at the Visitors Bureau and farther afield. She taught herself to make the paper flowers after seeing one for sale in a store. Now, she custom designs them for friends and family members.
The public is invited to view Dale’s artwork during regular Legacy Center hours, 6 am to 8 pm CST. The building is located at 1719 E. Barker Ave. in Michigan City, and visitors should enter through the doors off Esther Street.
The artwork will be displayed through March 31, 2021, at which time the Gallery will change with a new artist. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Location: Legacy Center at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church
Fri, March 5th
Register now for the La Porte Park and Recreation Department's youth sports programs. Because of restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, we will not be holding our Youth Sports Registration Nights scheduled for January 19 and 21. However, we are offering three ways to sign up for your favorite sports programs beginning January 19:• ON-LINE through League Lineup at https://bit.ly/3qeGssr;• BY PHONE with credit card at 219-326-9600 during regular office hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday);• AT THE PARK OFFICE (250 Pine Lake Avenue) during regular hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday). Cash/checks/credit cards accepted.We are offering Boys Baseball (ages 7-15), Girls Fastpitch Softball (ages 7-14), Girls Slowpitch Softball (ages 7-17), T-Ball (ages 5-6) and Tennis (ages 4 and older).
Location: 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte, IN 46350
Fri, January 29th
Wed, January 29th
3:00 PM - 9:14 PM
Location: LaPorte Civic Auditorium @ 1001 Ridge St, La Porte
Sat, January 30th
Sat, June 5th
Considering how place and loss affect us all, artists included in Lost and Looking confront the reality of our pasts and our futures. Places from our collective and personal histories help define who we are even as they remain fluid and ever-changing in our mind’s eye. These artists consistently explore how true or fictionalized our memories can be, and how accurate or inaccurate recorded history truly is. Searching for and finding our place, both spiritually and physically, often drives an entire life’s meaning. The ever-shifting landscape, filled with false histories, be they personal or historical, drive these artists in their quest for higher meaning.
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City
Sat, January 30th
Sun, January 31st
The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 30-31, 2021, Although several favorite events will not be held due to restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, we hope the community joins us in our annual WinterFest event. It will look and feel different than in the past; however, there are events available for everyone. We hope you enjoy this blast of winter fun!
Snowflake String Art for Kids - Ready to get your child's artistic juices thawed out? Join Parties on the Gogh owner Kristi Chadderdon during WinterFest's make-and-take art project. The class will be held in the Civic Auditorium's Ceramics Room beginning at noon. Enter through the outside door at the corner of Woodward and Plain Streets. This event is for ages 8 & up. Pre-registration is required by January 25 with a limit of 8 participants. The fee for the class is $10.
Let It Snow Wall Hanging Art - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Don't like the wet outdoor snow? Here is a WinterFest event just for you! Join Parties on the Gogh owner Kristi Chadderdon during WinterFest's Let It Snow Wall Hanging art project for adults (photo of the project is in the comments). The class will be held in the Civic Auditorium Ceramics Room from 2-4 p.m. Enter through the outside door at the corner of Woodward and Plain Streets.
Register by calling the Park Office (219-326-9600) with your credit card. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Location: City of La Porte
Wed, April 28th
Thu, April 29th
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM