View the South Shore Line paintings for the 20th Anniversary of the "Just Around the Corner" South Shore Line posters at the Indiana Welcome Center, now through June 18.

The Indiana Welcome Center is located at I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South in Hammond. Learn more at

31st annual Voyageur Rendezvous

Peek into the lives of those who lived or traded along the Kankakee Marsh from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Admission is $4 per person and children 7 and younger are admitted free. The 18th Century Fur-Trade Era Reenactment will take place at Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, located at 21690 Range Line Road in Hebron. Learn more at

Flag-raising ceremony

A flag donated from the family of Korean veteran Roger Van Slyke will be raised during a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day at the Lake County Korean Veterans Memorial on the corner of 145th Street and U.S. 231. The event is hosted by Veterans Memorial Parkway Commission.

Cedar Lake Sunset Cruises

Start planning your sunset cruise on Cedar Lake now. Enjoy dinner and a cruise, a private boat tour or a kid's cruise with tubing activities. Cedar Lake Sunset Cruises offers hourly or daily packages. Book online at or call 219-313-1669.

RailCat's Crawfish Fest

Don't miss the SouthShore RailCat's Crawfish Fest on May 27. Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m., and tickets include a New Orleans-style crawfish boil and plenty of craft beer. Get your tickets online at The event takes place at the U.S. Steel Yard, which is located at 1 Stadium Plaza in Gary.

Pinhook Bog Open House

Take a self-guided hike into Pinhook Bog from noon to 3 p.m. May 27 at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Along your hike you will see remnants of the last ice age, orchids, carnivorous plants and other interesting native plants. Pinhook Bog is located at 920 N. Wozniak Road in Michigan City. Learn more by calling 219-395-1882.

Speros Batistatos is the president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.