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August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Jay Leno brings laughs tonight

Stand-up comedian and television host Jay Leno will perform at 7 tonight at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Centre Drive. Tickets range from $46 to $88.50. Visit

Croatian Picnic planned


Croatian Lodge 170 will present its annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Croatian Center, 8550 Taft St., Merrillville. Featured will be barbecued lamb sold by the pound, along with lamb, stuffed cabbage, cevap (sausage) and more. Baked goods also will be available. Drina Orchestra will perform live tamburitza music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Plavi Vjetar will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. Call (219) 736-1819.

Chicago Dancing Fest continues

The Chicago Dancing Festival runs through Saturday at various venues. While admission is free to performances, tickets for indoor events must be reserved in advance. No tickets are needed for the grand finale performance in Millennium Park. For more details, visit

Fantasy Football fans unite


ESPN1000's Fantasy Football Convention will be Saturday at The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino. ESPN personalities Stephania Bell, Chris Harris and John Clayton will appear. Doors open at 8 p.m. Visit

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