Indiana

Indiana club meetings and farmers' markets are listed 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.

Indiana Events:

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August 14 - 20:  Indianapolis.  Indiana State Fair, Indiana State Fairgrounds, www.indianastatefair.com

August 14 - 31:  Lake Station.  Little Diggers - Kids Gardening Fun, daily, Bellaboo's, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 14:  Merrillville.  7 Days and Counting...To the Total Solar Eclipse, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 14 - 27:  Munster.  The Long View - Landscape Painting by Terry Lacy & Dan Annarino, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, www.southshoreartsonline.org

August 14:  St John.  Gardening Class, St John Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 15 - September 26:  Hammond.  Weekly Dragonfly Hunts, Tuesdays, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 16 - October 11:  Hammond.  Weekly Bird Hikes, Wednesdays, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 16 - October 26:  Hammond.  Workshops are offered for Scouting Badges on Wednesdays & Thursdays, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 17:  Merrillville.  Nearby Astronomy - Northwest Indiana Robotic Observatory, presented by Adam Rengstorf, an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University Northwest and Director of the Northwest Indiana Robotic Observatory; Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 17 - September 7:  Miller.  Sunset Paddle at Marquette Park Lagoon, each Thursday, Miller Beach, www.nwipa.org/events.html

August 17:  Munster.  Teen Eclipse Pinhole Viewer, Munster Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 18 - September 1:  Gary.  Beach Fun Friday at West Beach, each Friday, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 18 - September 8:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Guided Hike every Friday, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 19 - September 2:  Beverly Shores.  Beginning Birding, each Saturday, Great Marsh Trail Parking Lot, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 19 - December 16:  Beverly Shores.  Stargazing with members from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Kemil Beach parking lot, 3rd Saturday monthly, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 19, September 2, 16, October 7:  Gary.  Playdate in the Nature Play Zone, Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 19:  Griffith.  DIY Galaxy Craft - Have some fun preparing for Solar Eclipse 2017, Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 19 - November 18:  Hammond.  Monthly Family Nature Walks, 3rd Saturdays, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 19:  Highland.  Solar Eclipse Family Event, Highland Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 19 - September 9:  Michigan City.  Pinhook Bog Open House, Saturdays, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 19:  Valparaiso.  Shade Gardening Class, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

August 19:  Wabash.  Wabash Garden Fest, Paradise Spring Historical Park, 9a-3p, julie@1059thebash.com

August 20:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs planned for children and adults, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2420.htm

August 20:  Michigan City.  Butterfly Bonanza, Friendship Botanic Gardens, www.friendshipgardens.org

August 20 - September 10:  Porter.  Mount Baldy Ranger-led Hike, Sundays, Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 21:  Dyer.  Eclipse Viewing Party, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 21:  Griffith.  Indiana Orchids, presented by Master Gardener Sherry Kubiak, Griffith-Calumet Twp. Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 21:  Highland.  Solar Eclipse Event, Highland Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 21:  Merrillville.  Come View the Solar Eclipse, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 21:  Merrillville.  2017 All-American Solar Eclipse Viewing Open House, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 21:  Munster.  Solar Eclipse Viewing, Munster Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 22:  Dyer.  Teens - Explore the Skies, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 22:  Merrillville.  Pigs, 2 & 3 year olds, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 22:  Schneider.  Children will do Rock Painting, Schneider Branch Library, www.lowellpl.lib.in.us

August 22:  Shelby.  Children will make their own "Fufu" bird, Shelby Branch Library, www.lowellpl.lib.in.us

August 25:  Crown Point.  Sharpening Your Pruning Tools with Carrie Tauscher, Purdue Extension Office, see flyer.

August 26:  Beverly Shores.  Campground Program, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 26, September 2:  Gary.  Coffee With a Ranger, 100 N Lake St, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 26:  Griffith.  Take a Kid Fishing, presented by the Izaak Walton League of Griffith, John Talarico at 708-926-5958 or 708-466-3357.

August 26 - September 23:  Hammond.  Dragonfly Hunts each 2nd and 4th Saturday monthly, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 27:  Porter.  Canning Demonstration, Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 28:  Crown Point.  Fall Master Gardener Training begins, Purdue Extension Office, 219-755-3240.

August 29:  Merrillville.  Horses, 2 & 3 year olds, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 30:  Crown Point.  Landscape Animal Control Options with Nikky Witkowski, Purdue Extension Educator, Purdue Extension Office, see flyer.

August 30 - 31:  Valparaiso.  Purdue Rainscaping Education Program Two Day Workshop - Porter County, Meadowbrook Conservation Center, see flyer.

September 1 - 4:  Hesston.  Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show, http://hesston.org

September 7:  Hammond.  Putting Your Beds to Bed, presented by Master Gardener Dolly Foster, Hammond Public Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

September 9:  Michigan City.  Ride the Wave Regatta, Washington Park, www.nwipa.org/events.html

September 9:  Valparaiso.  Popcorn Festival, http://valparaisoevents.com/valparaiso-popcorn-festival/

September 11 - October 9:  Lowell.  Farm & Nature Walk, 2nd Monday monthly, Buckley Homestead, www.lakecountyparks.com

Please continue to page 2 for links with additional events, club meetings, farmers' markets, and other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Page 2
Please contact us three weeks in advance to have your Indiana garden/nature related events posted here.

Revised:  August 14, 2017