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« Friday November 24, 2017 »
Start: 11:30 pm
End: 12:30 am

The Infinite Wrench Begins Its Nonstop Run In Chicago with the Newly Launched Show from The Neo-Futurists

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:59 pm

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the Indiana State Library (ISL) announced today the invitation to Indiana high schools to participate in the 2018 Poetry Out Loud competition.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 10:59 am

View one of Indiana's greatest wildlife spectacles at Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of Sandhill Cranes visit the area's shallow marshes.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 6:00 pm

Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located at 5220 Fashion Outlets Way in Rosemont, will make the holiday season bright with the return of its innovative and experiential visit with Santa: “Santa HQ,” and the wildly popular 24-hour Black Friday shopping event, “Fashionably Late.”

Start: 12:00 pm
End: 12:59 pm

Indiana Quick Quiz
1. Who were the Overbeck Sisters?
2. What famous battle was fought in November, 1811, near Lafayette, Indiana?
3. What Indiana city is named for the Roman Goddess of the Dawn?
Answers Below

Pictured: The statue of Thomas Hendricks on the southeast corner of the Indiana Statehouse lawn. Photo by Statehouse Tour Office.

Start: 1:41 pm
End: 5:00 pm

This holiday season, the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, presented in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, will be on display until Jan. 7th at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The exhibit takes visitors to the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for author, Jean Shepherd’s, hometown Hammond.

Start: 2:58 pm
End: 4:00 pm

The 8th annual Holiday Artisan Market at Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) runs through January 5th. The Gallery Shop will spill into LCA's main lobby to accommodate thousands of unique items for the holiday season.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 3:59 pm

Throughout this holiday season, the Munster Police Department encourages residents to follow these important safety tips.

Start: 11:00 pm
End: 11:59 pm

Bolt for the Heart (BFTH) is again teaming up with the Indiana State Police to promote and participate in the 5K Run/Walk to raise money to equip ISP patrol cars with lifesaving AED’s. The event raised enough money to purchase over 200 AED’s which were placed in ISP cars that patrol Indiana’s more rural counties. This year BFTH plans to raise enough money to supply another 250 AED’s for the Indiana State Police patrol units.

Start: 2:00 pm
End: 2:59 pm

The Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers to travel safely and plan more driving time during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday. AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving from November 22 through November 26, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. Hoosier Helpers sponsored by State Farm will patrol urban interstates in Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana and Southern Indiana near Louisville during heavy travel periods this holiday.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

People who own a lamp that family and friends found to be hideous have entered them into the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Ugly Lamp Contest for a chance to win an iconic leg lamp just like Mr. Parker’s “Major Award” from the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story.

Visitors may vote on the ugliest lamp from two categories: "Born Ugly" and "Made Ugly." Voting will run until Dec. 15. All entries will be displayed through Jan. 7, 2018.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 11:59 am

The Hammond Public Library announces Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, November 22: Library closes at 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24: Library is closed.
Saturday, November 25: Library opens at 9 a.m.

Start: 10:00 am
End: 12:00 pm

Join this year's emcees, cast members from the Chicago production of Hamilton, and the Soul Children of Chicago on the Art Institute's historic Michigan Avenue steps as we reveal our beloved lions in their evergreen holiday wreaths November 24 at 10:00 am.

Start: 10:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

The refrigerated toboggan run at Pokagon State Park opens on Friday, Nov. 24. If you’ve never taken a run down this quarter-mile track at 35-40 mph, this is the year to check it off your bucket list.

Start: 11:00 am
End: 11:00 pm

As temperatures drop, MB Financial Park will kick off the holiday season with the opening of the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink and “Light Up The Park” tree lighting event Friday, November 24.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 1:59 pm

Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) is featuring the top holiday events in the Loop and giving away daily prizes from its member businesses—including The Joffrey Ballet, Godfrey Hotel, Berghoff Restaurant and Macy’s Chicago—from November 24 through December 24, 2017.

Start: 3:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

Come play chess with us! All levels of experience are welcome. We can accommodate 20 people playing at the same time. Jeffrey Graves is the program facilitator.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. ushers in the holiday season with the annual Holiday Lights Tour beginning November 24. A Chicago tradition for all ages, the Holiday Lights Tour explores the city’s iconic seasonal landmarks, such as the Macy’s Holiday Windows, Christkindlmarket and Lincoln Park ZooLights for a one-of-a-kind evening taking in the magic of the holidays.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

The Lakeshore Classic 2017, “Region Proud”, Friday & Saturday, November 24-25, is a regional family-oriented event focusing its activities on raising educational awareness and drawing on the parallels between sports participation and academic achievement to encourage the region's youth to follow a path for success

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