Come out and visit with your local firefighters as the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department and its Ladies Auxiliary present the annual Fire Prevention Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St.
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 through 12, with the theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”
Hot dogs, chips, popcorn, beverages and desserts will be available at the open house. Learn how to protect your family from fire in the EDITH (Exit Drills In The Home) Trailer and view an exciting vehicle extrication.
Children will be able to take a look inside the fire trucks and ambulances and participate in hands-on activities. There will be fire truck rides available, children can try on firefighting gear and go home with fire safety materials.
Coloring contest winners from local elementary schools will be announced and receive prizes. All coloring contest entries will be displayed for viewing. Bring your family to the fire department Oct. 6 for a fun and educational day. For more information, call (219) 662-3248.
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is seeking volunteers to finish up houses at 635 Tyler St. in Gary Gary and 7004 Monroe Ave. in Hammond on Friday and Saturday, as well as Sept. 26, 27 and 28.
They are in need of painters, carpenters, and general volunteers to finish siding, soffit, porch construction as well as painting, trim work, door hanging and trim work. For more information, call Executive Director Dan Klein at (219) 923-7265.
CowtoberFest seeking crafters, vendors
Fair Oaks Farms, 856 N. 600 East, Fair Oaks, is seeking crafters and vendors for its ninth annual CowtoberFest on Oct. 19. Vendor hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
During CowtoberFest, families are invited to wear Halloween costumes and enjoy games, hay rides and arts and crafts. Children will also be able to trick-or-treat at the vendor booths from 10 a.m. to noon.
Interested vendors may register through Oct. 4. For Contact Leslie Rusk at (877) 536-1194 or email@example.com.
Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon Sept. 26 with a panel of speakers discussing the Affordable Care Act and what it means to business. Panelists are Beth Auterman, a CPA with CliftonLarsonAllen; JoAnn Birdzell, CEO of St. Catherine Hospital; Will Glaros, president of Employer Benefits System; Thomas Gryzbek, president of Franciscan St. Margaret Health; Ian McFadden, president/CEO of The Methodist Hospitals; and Mara Candelaria Reardon, state representative.
After lunch, guests are encouraged to visit the chamber’s ninth annual Business Expo.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch is at 11:30 and the expo starts at 1 p.m. at Dynasty Banquet Center, 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Call the chamber at (219) 931-1000.