Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TONIGHT


SUZY'S DINER CRUISE NIGHT then.... STAY IN WHIRLPOOL/FIREPLACE SUITE
Dates: April 05 - October 25, 2017 Time: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT) Venue: Suzy's Diner
Address: 407 S. Main St., Hebron, IN 46341 Phone: 219-996-3463
Admission: Free admission
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Enjoy cool cars, music and a special discount at the diner. Every Wednesday, April to Oct.





Tuesday, April 25, 2017



CHOCOLATE WALK AND RUN TO STAY AT SONGBIRD PRAIRIE INN AND SPA
Saturday, May 6 12pm to 4pm Downtown Valparaiso TICKETS ON SALE, Monday, March 20

Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! With participating retail locations, as well as several restaurants offering special sweet treats. The third annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s paradise.
Ticket holder will be able to visit Downtown Valparaiso’s treasures destination and while you are there. You will receive a tasty chocolate sample.
This is a “walk” so take your time to stroll through downtown, the stores or stop for Lunch of dinner along the way. Be sure to take in all of what Downtown Valparaiso has to offer! Samples are donated from some of Valpo’s top candy makers, bakers and ice cream shops.
Chocolate Walk in Valparaiso, Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa an Indiana Dunes Bed and Breakfast,

Monday, April 24, 2017


                                              Mother's Day Special     Book NOW
Whether she's a "Red Hatter" or a "Tool Belt Diva", Plan a night reminiscing with Mom at Songbird Prairie Bed and Breakfast Inn and Spa.
 Remember those breakfasts in bed where you served her burnt toast and cold tea? Let us serve you both our Gourmet Hot Breakfast in our sunroom where songbirds serenade and entertain. Schedule Mom a massage while she is here for total relaxation.

Stay at Songbird Prairie with your mom in the Purple finch or Warbler suite and make her a bracelet of hand-blown glass beads and silver-plated metal beads which are topped off with a touch of rhinestone bling. Bracelet is included in package with beads of your choice up to $50.00 retail value Package Starts @ $249.00 Upgrades possible. 219-759-4274



American Goldfinch is a permanent “guest” at Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa! book now
Nicknamed “wild canary”, the American Goldfinch is a prized visitor at Songbird Prairie. This little finch is welcome and common at our feeders, where it eats primarily sunflower and nyjer seed. At Songbird Prairie, they also cover the salvia along our walkway to the Inn. They love to drink and bathe in our shallow birdbaths and are attracted to the watercourse that runs through this Indiana Dunes Bed & Breakfast’s woodlands. The American Goldfinch is a frequent visitor to our feeders and you would be assured to spot these vibrant yellow birds and hear their twittering call on your visit!
Diet:
In nature, the goldfinch feeds primarily during the day on seeds of grasses and trees. They may occasionally feed on insects and berries. They frequently visit backyard feeders – particularly those filled with thistle seed.
Size and Color:
A small bird, the American Goldfinch is generally between 4″-5″. The male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter months. The female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The brightly colored plumage of the male is to impress the female during the breeding season and attract a mate.
Song:
A long, twittering “per-chic-o-ree” or “po-ta-to chip.” The American Goldfinch is known for singing in flight, which adds to their cheerful, “wave-like” flight pattern.
Behavior:
These are active and acrobatic little finches that cling to weeds and seed socks, and sometimes mill about in large numbers at feeders or on the ground beneath them. Goldfinches fly with a bouncy, undulating pattern and often call in flight, drawing attention to themselves.
Habitat:
The goldfinch’s main natural habitats are weedy fields and floodplains, where plants such as thistles and asters are common. They’re also found in cultivated areas, roadsides, orchards, and backyards. American Goldfinches can be found at feeders any time of year, but most abundantly during winter.
Backyard Tips:
To encourage goldfinches into your yard, plant native thistles and other composite plants, as well as native milkweed. Almost any kind of bird feeder may attract American Goldfinches, including hopper, platform, and hanging feeders, and these birds don’t mind feeders that sway in the wind. You’ll also find American Goldfinches are happy to feed on the ground below feeders, eating spilled seeds. Enjoy your breakfast while hearing and watching these amazing birds.


INDIANA DUNES BIRDING FESTIVAL

Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa has whirlpool/fireplace suites and woodlands for birding                  Book now songbirdprairie.com

Dates: May 04 - May 07, 2017 Time: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Indiana Dunes National and State Parks Phone: 219-395-1882
Address: 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Admission: There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park

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Join in these four days of fantastic birding at Indiana's number one birding attraction. Celebrate the amazing spring migration on Lake Michigan's southern shore with field trips, presentations, live bird programs, young birder activities, and more.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017





Thursday, April 27, 2017   stay in an Indiana Dunes Inn and Spa near Star Plaza Theater Book Now
7:30 pm Concert
Star Plaza Theater

Bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ’n Roll hits, Under the Streetlamp is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. Singing hits like Rock Around the Clock, Blue Moon, Danke schön, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, and Cupid plus other popular pieces from The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons, Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, and The Beatles. Retro never sounded so now!