At the crossroads

Crossroads chamber to host antique and collectibles show

2014-02-13T00:00:00Z Crossroads chamber to host antique and collectibles showBy Sue Reed Times Columnist nwitimes.com
February 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its semi-annual Antiques and Collectibles Show on Feb. 22 and 23 at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

The event will feature more than 50 vendors for from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older. A $1 off coupon is available at www.crossroadschamber.org.

Vendor space is still available, and non-chamber members are welcome. Call Program Director Farren Felus at (219) 769-8180.

American English perform

It has been 50 years since The Beatles landed in the U.S., and to celebrate the occasion, Lakeshore Public Media is hosting their own British Invasion with American English at 8 p.m. Friday, Valentine's Day, at the Star Plaza Theater, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville. 

Tickets start at $25 through Ticketmaster or the Star Plaza Box Office. All proceeds support Lakeshore Public Radio 89.1 FM.

Those attending can purchase tickets to win an autographed Ringo Starr photo, autographed photo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, or a night stay at the Radisson Hotel and show tickets. A Beatles Trivia Contest will be held before the show in the lobby. Call Lindsey at (219) 756-5656, ext. 317.

Adult softball registration

The Ross Township Trustee’s office is accepting registration for adult softball leagues at Hidden Lake Park.

The team fee is $500, with an early bird special of $450 if signed up by April 18. The men’s league plays Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the co-ed league plays Wednesday evenings.

For details, call (219) 769-2111 or visit rosstownship.org.

Using Social Media

Michael Finney of Mystic Waters Media will present an informational workshop for small business owners who do not have a social media strategy or want to learn to expand their understanding from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Tri Kappa Room of the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., Crown Point.

The presentation will explore the concepts that the participants will be putting into action during this hands-on workshop. Bring questions, and a laptop and Smartphone are recommended.

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

Participate in a Panel Build with Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana to build a safe, decent and affordable home for a low-income family.

A Panel Build is a Habitat event, usually in a parking lot, where a group of volunteers frame up a house. The house is put together temporarily so that it can be taken apart, stacked in “panels” and loaded on a truck. After that, the house is ready to be transported and permanently assembled on the construction site.

Depending on the size of the house, about 75 volunteers participate, and the house is built in about six hours. Panel builds are an excellent team-building event and a great way for an organization to engage its community.

Habitat coordinates and runs the event, brings pre-made and pre-marked lumber packages, so that the experience is enjoyable for every volunteer. Call Marsha at (219) 923-7265 for more information.

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

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