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Crown Point's Grand Old Lady celebrates 135 years

2013-09-21T20:15:00Z Crown Point's Grand Old Lady celebrates 135 yearsBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
September 21, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

Take time this afternoon to visit the Old Lake Courthouse for its 135th anniversary. A free celebration will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 5.

Visit the Lake County Historical Museum in the courthouse on the downtown square. Enjoy sitting in the ballroom as Jim Bielefeld works his magic on the piano while you look through scrapbooks detailing courthouse history. Visit with historic impersonators as they walk around the square. Enjoy choral music by Merrillville and Crown Point high school students. The Courthouse Shops will be open.

Crown Point native and retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross will sign copies of his book beginning at 2:30 p.m., and a copy of his DVD will play in the courtroom. Beck’s Bakery will serve cake at 3:30.

Indian Maidens hold round-up

Also today from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Indian Maidens will hold its annual round-up at Solon Robinson Elementary School, 601 Pettibone St.

Indian Maidens is a mother/daughter organization for girls 5 and older with their mothers. The cost is $65 for one mother/daughter and $10 for each additional daughter.

As a former Nation Chief for Indian Maidens, I truly recommend this organization. My daughter and I enjoyed our years in Maidens and still enjoy the friendships we made.

Call Diane at (219) 928-1966.

Be artistic

Take time this fall to learn something new. South Shore Arts has announced its fall class schedule. Visit for a complete list, along with cost and class descriptions.

South Shore Arts at 123 N. Main St., Crown Point, offers classes for children and adults.

Scouts sell Tupperware

Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 54 will hold a Tupperware fundraiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 20, 1401 N. Main St., Crown Point. Venture Crew scouting is open to boys and girls 12 and older. Call Dale McGaughey at (219) 746-8553.

Go garage saling

The Crown Point Classical Association and Crown Point High School Latin Club will host their annual fall garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 1004 Coldstream Court, Crown Point (first right inside main gate of Lakes of Four Seasons subdivision).

Also, stop in at the St. Matthias Fall Garage, Antique and Bake Sale, 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point, from 8:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 to 1 p.m. Friday. They are accepting donations through Monday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the church.

Golf and dinner

St. John United Church of Christ, 1288 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host its 28th annual Golf Outing and Steak Dinner. For more information, call the office at (219) 663-1608.

Join vigil against violence

St. Jude House will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil on Sept. 30 to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Gather at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, by 6:30 p.m. to march to the First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St., for a 7 p.m. ceremony honoring the survivors and those who lost their lives due to domestic violence.

For more information, call Joy Heminger at (219) 662-7066, ext. 17.

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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