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Join Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce on Saturday and Sunday for our Fall Antiques and Collectibles Show in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court Street, Crown Point.

Hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sunday. Admission is $4, but children 12 and younger attend free.  

There will be musical entertainment from Five Star DJ and attendees can purchase snacks or lunch from Bubba Q Bar-B-Que. For more information, call (219) 769-8180.

Business After Hours

Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, on the upper level of Westfield Mall, U.S. 30, Hobart, invites everyone to join them from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday as they celebrate their new location. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Sara Brown at (219) 322-2700.

Clinic raises funds

Smith Animal Clinic staff, family and friends came together as Team Smith, walking as a team during a recent Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville.

They received recognition during the opening ceremony for raising such a large amount as a small business participating for the first year. Walk pledges and additional monies raise during a silent auction at their client appreciation event totaled more than $8,000.

Winter Market vendors

The Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events is looking for craft vendors for the Winter Market, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Matthias Church, 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point.

The Winter Market offers shopping for holiday crafts, custom gift baskets, jewelry, homemade items, baked goods, seasonal coffees, Christmas trees and more. For information on how to rent a 10-by-10-foot booth space, call (219) 662-3290.

Give Day

Opportunity Enterprises is one of 17 local nonprofits to benefit from the Porter County Community Foundation’s upcoming GIVE Day, a one-day giving holiday which will take place on Nov. 8, beginning at 12:01a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m.

On this one day only, gifts made to Opportunity Enterprises as part of GIVE Day will apply for matching funds from a pool of more than $50,000 contributed by generous sponsors through the Porter County Community Foundation.

Donations made to Opportunity Enterprise as part of this event will support the construction of an integrated apartment building which includes fully handicapped-accessible apartments at its lakeside property.

Donors can give online at, or drop off checks in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Times office, 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso. Only gifts received Nov. 8 through GIVE Day will qualify for matching funds.

For more information, call Allison Thomas at (219) 464-9621, ext. 239.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.