Around the square

Church offers a free breakfast and fellowship to all

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z Church offers a free breakfast and fellowship to allBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
May 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1288 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host its free Breakfast and Blessings from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Those in need of a hot meal and anyone who is lonely and in need of company  are welcome. A free will donation will be accepted. For more information, call (219) 663-1608.

Comedy on tap

The Stray Dogs Improv Comedy Club will perform a show at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.

Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds go directly to support the arts. Included in the evenings activities will be the premier of the club’s new video, “The Rights of Spring.”

Eggs for education

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School will hold its annual Egg Drop Contest for three seventh-grade teams at the end of May. The teams will be competing against each other to determine who has designed the most protective egg container.

The Crown Point Fire Department will help by dropping the containers from its lift. Students will then use their math skills on the collected data to write up their findings.

Chamber hosts expo

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold the Best of the Northwest Expo - Improving Your Health, Business and Home Starts Here from 4 to 7 p.m. May 29 at the Radission Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville. This free event is open to the public. They do still have vendor space available.

Want to say "I do?"

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is also still looking for a couple to marry during this year's Marriage Mill Celebration at 6 p.m. June 21 on the steps of the Old Lake Courthouse on the downtown square in Crown Point.

One couple will be married and then already-married  couples will renew their vows.

For more information, call Farren at (219) 769-8180 or email

Memorial Day services

On Memorial Day, May 27, St. Mathias Church will host a Roman Catholic Mass at 10 a.m. at Historic Maplewood Cemetery. Those attending the service at the corner of Wells and Pettibone streets, Crown Point, are asked to bring a lawn chair and encouraged to stay for the American Legion/Veterans of Foreign Wars program at 11 a.m.

That program will be followed by a tribute to Civil War veterans buried in Historic Maplewood Cemetery.

High school receives honor

Crown Point High School was recently recognized as one of Newsweek magazine's Best 2000 Public High Schools in the nation. These schools have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates, according to the publication.

Crown Point is one of two area schools ranked in the upper half of the list.

If you have Crown Point community news to share in this column, call Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or email Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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