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Crown Point Car Cruise revs into downtown tonight

2014-05-15T00:00:00Z Crown Point Car Cruise revs into downtown tonightBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
May 15, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Crown Point Mayor David Uran’s Office of Special Events welcomes the 2014 season of the annual Car Cruise from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night, today through Sept. 25th on the downtown square.  

Attendees should arrive no earlier than 4 p.m. to begin setting up as the square is transformed back to the cool era of hot rods and muscle cars while oldies music fills the air. The family-friendly event is open to the public and car enthusiasts alike. All classic cars are welcome.

Five Star DJ is being sponsored by Mike Adams, The Hot Dog Guy. For more information or to volunteer, contact Diana Bosse, Special Events director, at (219) 662-3240 or 

Trip to museum

The Friends of the Crown Point Library have organized a bus trip to the Chicago Field Museum on June 2. The cost is $40 and includes the transportation and an All-Access Pass to the museum.

The pass allows entry to "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics," "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair,"  "Titans of the Ice Age 3D," "Underground Adventure" and all the permanent exhibitions like dinosaur Sue and Inside Ancient Egypt.

The bus will depart from the Crown Point Sports Complex, 1212 E. North St., promptly at 9 a.m.; boarding will begin at 8:45. The bus will leave the museum at 3 p.m. to return. Lunch is not included, but there are two dining options available at the museum or bring a sack lunch.

Tickets can be purchased at the Circulation Desk and checks should be made out to "Friends of the Crown Point Library." Refunds will not be granted after May 26. The Friends of the Crown Point Library are funding  a portion of each museum pass to make this a more  affordable trip.

Looking to Go Green?

South Shore Clean Cities is looking for six governmental fleets in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties to participate in its Green Fleet Program. South Shore Clean Cities and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission want to help the communities mitigate barriers to adopting alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and create policies that support petroleum and vehicle emission reductions.

The goal of the program is to significantly improve the environmental performance of business and government vehicle fleets. Applications are being accepted through May 30. For more information, call (219) 644-3690.

Best of the Northwest expo

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Business and Consumer Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. May 28 to give Northwest Indiana residents the opportunity to discover businesses and organizations that are among the best in NWI.

The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza and is free  to the public. View demos, receive health screenings, enter raffles, and enjoy samples. Entertainment will be provided by Five Star DJ and a cash bar will be available.

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Tristen Comegys, membership director, at or (219) 769-8180.

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.

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About Crown Point

City Hall
101 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3240

Police Department
124 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-2131

Fire Department
126 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3248

Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-3371

Crown Point Parks and Recreation
11065 Broadway, Suite F
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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