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Hub City has plenty of fun on tap next weekend

2013-09-29T00:00:00Z Hub City has plenty of fun on tap next weekendBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
September 29, 2013 12:00 am  • 

St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., has opened the school year with a flurry of activity.

The school's annual Fall Family Fun Fair will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the school with games and activities for all ages - bounce houses, raffles, karaoke, food, drinks and a few surprises.

A hog roast dinner will feature pulled pork sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

St. Mary School will show appreciation for its teachers by participating in a Walk-a-thon at 9 a.m. Oct. 11.

Students, parents, parishioners and community members will walk three miles around town, raising money through pledges for the teachers. To learn more or make a contribution, call the parish office at (219) 663-0044.

Coin show planned

Good Fellow Coin Club will host its annual Tri-Cities Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mattias Church Hall, 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point.

Admission is free. A light lunch will be available for purchase.

There will be dealers, sellers and buyers trading collectable coins, currency, gold, silver and coin collecting supplies. Club members will answer collecting questions and provide information on club membership.

Call (219) 781-9619 or email

Big weekend in Hub City

Don’t forget the Crown Point Oktoberfest sponsored by Mayor Dave Uran and Crown Brewery from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Crown Point. Also, enjoy the Pumpkin Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 on the square and the Crown Point Fire Department Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., also Oct. 6.

Church hosts breakfast

St. John United Church of Christ will host its Breakfast and Blessings from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 12 and 26  Breakfast is free, but a free will offering is accepted.

Bowling for basketball

The Crown Point High School Lady Bulldog basketball team is seeking sponsors and bowlers for its annual fundraiser at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Super Bowl, 218 S. East St.

Proceeds will buy team uniforms, equipment and other needs. The cost for bowlers is $30, which includes shoe rental, all-you-can-eat food, drinks, prizes and  more. They will also have a raffle and silent auction.

Call Cheryl at (219) 688-1254 or email

Go Western for dinner

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana is hosting a murder mystery dinner, “Bullets in the Bathtub,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville.

Guests are encouraged to dress in Western wear. 

Tickets are $50, with a cash bar. Call (219) 923-7265 for tickets.

Don't be a bully

October is Anti-Bullying Month, and all of the elementary schools in the Crown Point Community School Corp. will host activities next month to make children aware of what bullying is and how to stop it.

The Indiana Department of Education defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive and repeated behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.

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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