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Rock 'N' Rail begins Thursday; apple season comes to County Line Orchard


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The ninth annual Rock 'N' Rail Music & Street Festival in downtown Griffith features food, a two-block beer garden, KidZone and nearly 30 bands. Festivities get underway Thursday and continue to Sept. 3. Enjoy tribute bands Kashmir, American English, Old Friends and Echoes of Pompeii. Get updates online at facebook.com/rocknrail. The event is free and takes place in downtown Griffith on Broad Street. It’s Apple Season! Visit County Line Orchard's opening day on Wednesday to pick apples, visit the orchard, get lost in the corn maze and enjoy their famous doughnuts! County Line Orchard will remain open for the entire fall season. See what’s in season and hours of operation online at countylineorchard.com. The orchard is at 200 S. County Line Road in Hobart. Brauer Museum of Art Open Reception An opening reception for the upcoming exhibits will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the museum at Valparaiso University Center for the Arts. The exhibits include The Indiana Dunes Revisited: Frank V. Dudley and the 1917 Dunes Pageant; Now, then and Again: The Art of Douglas Calisch; and Old Master Prints from a Private Collection will be displayed until Dec. 10. Learn more at valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art. Ninth annual World Cultural Festival This annual event showcases the ethnic diversity of Northwest Indiana and features ethnic food and internationally-oriented activities. It is from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Valaraiso’s Central Park Plaza. Learn more at valpovic.org. Summer on the Shore You can win a brand new car this summer by visiting participating locations and checking in on your smartphone. There’s only a month left to check into six locations (or more) in the South Shore to win one of three amazing prizes, including a Subaru Forester. Download the Summer on the Shore App to get started or learn more at sspassport.com.
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