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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August 25 - September 1:  Gary.  Family Day at the Douglas Center, daily, hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 25 - 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

August 25 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://neoninc.org/education/projectbudburst

August 25 - October 31:  Valparaiso.  Night Hikes, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

August 26 - September 30:  Valparaiso.  Farmers' Market, Tuesdays, Central Park Plaza, http://valparaisoevents.com 

August 27 - September 24:  DeMotte.  Market in the Park at Spencer Park, East side of Halleck St, Wednesdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 27:  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 early registration at a discount.  See flyer and registration form for more information, www.gw-wildones.org/Native_Plant_Sale.html

August 28 - September 25:  Hobart.  Summer Market on the Lake, Thursdays, Festival Park, www.cityofhobart.org

August 28 - September 25:  Schererville.  Schererville International Farmers' Market, Thursdays, Redar Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 29 - September 26:  Griffith.  Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 29 - September 1:  Hesston. 58th Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show, http://hesston.org 

August 30, 31:  Anderson.  Mounds State Park has nature-related programs for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Mounds_August.pdf

August 30:  Beverly Shores.  Campground Program, Dunewood Campground Amphitheater, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 30 - September 20:  Cedar Lake.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Town Complex Grounds, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 30 - October 25:  Chesterton.  Chesterton's European Market, Saturdays, Third Street & Broadway, www.chestertonseuropeanmarket.com

August 30 - 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

August 30 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 30 - October 18:  Highland.  Street Market, Saturdays, Main Square Park, www.highlandparks.org/programs/Street-Market.html

August 30 - October 25:  Michigan City.  Farmer's Market, Saturdays, corner of 8th & Washington Sts, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 30 - October 25:  Remington.  Main Street Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 36 S Ohio St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 30 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 31 - September 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 31 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 31 - September 28:  Portage.  Community Market, Sundays, Founders' Square Park, www.inportageparks.com

August 31 - October 26:  St John.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot, 9660 Wicker Ave, 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:  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:  Valparaiso.  Popcorn Festival, http://valparaisoevents.com/popcorn festival/ 

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 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

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Revised:  August 25, 2014