At the crossroads

Learn about The Sun’s Family at planetarium show

2013-07-04T00:00:00Z Learn about The Sun’s Family at planetarium showBy Sue Reed Times Columnist nwitimes.com
July 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Merrillville Community Planetarium presents The Sun’s Family, a public program, July 12 to 27, inside Clifford Pierce Middle School, 199 E. 70th Ave., Merrillville.

The S5-12, the planetarium's special computer, will take attendees on a tour of the different bodies that make-up the solar system. Learn about the Earth's sun and the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that are held by the sun’s gravity.

This is a family presentation of one of the planetarium’s school programs.

Shows will be held on at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26 and Saturdays, July 20 and 27. Seating opens 30 minutes prior to the show. Seats can be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

Hot Dog Days

Show your support for the Merrillville Boys & Girls Club on July 13 as members of the club sell hot dogs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Strack & Van Til grocery store, 7201 Taft St., Merrillville. All proceeds benefit the programs of the Merrillville club.

Raise a glass to end Alzheimer's

Comfort Keepers is hosting its third annual Wine and Beer Tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Entertainment will be provided by Peter Oprisko.

Cost is $35 and dinner will be served. Call (219) 838-0808 for more information.

The Indiana Room

Rediscover Crown Point by browsing the Indiana Room, located on the second floor of the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., Crown Point.

Did you ever wonder how Crown Point received its name, what the oldest standing structure is, or where  Ruffle Shirt Hill is and how it received its name?

The library has books on the history of Crown Point, genealogies, old directories, even old Crown Point High School yearbooks where you can find pictures of parents, teachers and even a famous local astronaut.

You might even find out where our local ghosts are hanging out by browsing the Haunted Indiana series.

The Lake County Star newspaper is preserved on microfilm, offering a great resource for searching obituaries of family and friends.

Genealogists can take advantage of thr Ancestry.com (available only at the library) and Heritage Quest databases. Indexes for Crown Point marriages, cemetery, and land transfers could provide clues to that elusive "brick wall" and the pamphlet file is full of many hidden gems.

For more information, call the library at (219) 663-0270.

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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