Indiana

Please see the events and club meetings listed below and on page 2. 
Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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September 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/sp-Dunes_September.pdf

September 1:  Gary.  Family Day at the Douglas Center, hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 1 - 29:  Hammond.  Paint the Parks, daily, Indiana Welcome Center, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 1:  Hesston. 58th Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show, http://hesston.org 

September 1 - 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://neoninc.org/education/projectbudburst

September 1 - October 31:  Valparaiso.  Night Hikes, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

September 2 - 30:  Valparaiso.  Farmers' Market, Tuesdays, Central Park Plaza, http://valparaisoevents.com 

September 3 - 24:  DeMotte.  Market in the Park at Spencer Park, East side of Halleck St, Wednesdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 4 - 25:  Hobart.  Summer Market on the Lake, Thursdays, Festival Park, www.cityofhobart.org

September 4 - 25:  Schererville.  Schererville International Farmers' Market, Thursdays, Redar Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 5 - 26:  Griffith.  Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 5:  Hammond.  Look for Migrating Songbirds on Fall Hike, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 5:  Lowell.  Fall Harvest Festival & 13th Annual Grateful Gathering, The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

September 5, 12, 19:  St John.  Fall Container Workshop, Alsip Nursery, www.alsipnursery.com

September 6 - 20:  Cedar Lake.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Town Complex Grounds, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 6 - October 25:  Chesterton.  Chesterton's European Market, Saturdays, Third Street & Broadway, www.chestertonseuropeanmarket.com

September 6 - October 18:  Crown Point.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays (except no market on 10/4), downtown - south block of Main St, http://crownpoint.in.gov/specialevents.htm

September 6 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

September 6:  Hammond.  "Thinking of your yard habitat as a headwater of a 1000 mile river system" presented by Ders Anderson, Greenways Director at Openlands; Wild Ones meeting, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 6 - October 18:  Highland.  Street Market, Saturdays, Main Square Park, www.highlandparks.org/programs/Street-Market.html

September 6 - October 25:  Michigan City.  Farmer's Market, Saturdays, corner of 8th & Washington Sts, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 6 - October 25:  Remington.  Main Street Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 36 S Ohio St, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 6:  Valparaiso.  Popcorn Festival, http://valparaisoevents.com/popcorn festival/ 

September 6 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 7 - 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 7 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 7 - 28:  Portage.  Community Market, Sundays, Founders' Square Park, www.inportageparks.com

September 7 - October 26:  St John.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot, 9660 Wicker Ave, www.southshorecva.com/events

September 8:  Hobart.  Fall Perennial Plant Swap, Deep River County Park, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 9:  Griffith.  Great Decisions Discussion Group 'Food & Climate', Griffith Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

September 9:  Hammond.  Flight Adventures, Laser U2; Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet, www.clcnwi.com/programs/

September 10:  Munster.  Winter Seed Sowing, presented by Master Gardener Victoria Jostes, Munster Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 10:  Schererville.  Wild Ones, Gibson Woods Chapter is holding its 5th Biennial Native Plant Symposium with many great speakers and Silent Auction on September 27 at the St John Twp Community Center.  Today is the last day for late registration.  See flyer and registration form for more information, www.gw-wildones.org/Native_Plant_Sale.html

September 11, 23, 25:  Crown Point.  Home Food Preservation Classes at the Purdue Extension-Lake County Office, registration deadline is 9/2.  Contact Linda Curley, Extension educator, lcurley@purdue.edu, 219-755-3240.

September 11:  Merrillville.  Pesticide Usage, presented by Nikky Witkowski, Extension educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture; Northwest Indiana Butterfly Club meeting, Merrillville Branch Library, dfruth@comcast.net or lauratucker2@frontier.com 

September 12 & 13:  Cedar Lake.  Hunter's Education Safety Course, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 13:  Merrillville.  The Lake County Master Gardeners presents a Symposium "The Seven Wonders of Gardening―To See, To Hear, To Smell, To Taste, To Touch, To Harvest and To Learn, Avalon Manor.  Registration form, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 13:  Michigan City.  Hoosier Farm Day, Washington Park Zoo, www.michigancityparks.com/index.php/zoo-home

September 13:  Valparaiso.  Project WET: Environmental Education, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

September 15:  Griffith.  Vegetable & Herb Gardening: Bringing it to the Table, presented by Master Gardener Joy McCullough, Griffith Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 15 - November 29:  Medaryville.  Greater Sandhill Cranes Fall Migration, Jasper-Pulaski State Fish & Wildlife Area, www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3109.htm

September 15:  St John.  Biblical Herbs, presented by Master Gardener Susan Radovich, St John Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

September 16:  Merrillville.  Bulbs, presented by Master Gardeners William and Jennifer Tobin, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 17:  Portage.  Wildflower Workshop "Wow'em with Wildflowers", presented by the Northwest District of the Garden Club of Indiana, Inc.  Woodland Park on Willowcreek Rd, contact Lori Higgins for further information, 219-762-0861 or lorhggns@msn.com; registration ends 9/1.

September 18:  Highland.  Easy Pruning for the Gardener, presented by Master Gardener Dolly Foster, Highland Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 20 - 21:  Fort Wayne.  Johnny Appleseed Festival, http://johnnyappleseedfest.com

September 20:  Hammond.  Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 20:  LaPorte.  Sunflower Fair, www.michigancitylaporte.com/events

September 21 - October 26:  Lowell.  Non-reserved hayrides for individuals and families, Saturdays and Sundays (except 10/11 & 10/12), Buckley Homestead, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 22 - 25:  Statewide.  International MG Conference, "Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland," held in Council Bluffs, IA; http://mastergardener.unl.edu/imgc2015

September 26 - 28:  Crown Point.  Covered Bridge Harvest Fest, Lake County Fairgrounds, www.coveredbridgeharvestfest.org

September 26 - 28:  Valparaiso.  Northern Indiana Historical Power Association 38th Annual Fall Harvest Festival featuring John Deere Tractors and Equipment, www.nihpa.org

September 26 - 29:  Valparaiso.  Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show, Sunset Hill Farm, www.porterco.org

September 26 - 28:  Wanatah.  Scarecrow Festival, www.scarecrowfest.org

September 27:  Hammond.  Department of Nature Preserves Field Days hike at Seidner Dune and Swale, co-led by Emily Stork and Jim Erdelac, www.heinzetrust.org/hike-program.html

September 27:  Lowell.  Free Public Observing at Conway Observatory, www.casonline.org, www.lakecountyparks.com

September 27:  Lowell.  Fall Harvest Festival & 13th Annual Grateful Gathering, free seminars, The Gardens at Niemeyer's, www.niemeyerstone.com

September 27:  Valparaiso.  Preparing Roses for Winter, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

September 28:  Griffith.  CSRI Wheelchair Accessible Hayride, Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, www.lakecountyparks.com

October 1 - 31:  Valparaiso.  Trail of Scarecrows, daily, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Continued

Revised:  September 01, 2014