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Learn how to grow your own family tree at Hub City library

2014-03-09T00:00:00Z Learn how to grow your own family tree at Hub City libraryBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
March 09, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Have you ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Have you ever thought about "growing" your family tree?

Learn how to get started by attending "I’ll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours," a basic genealogy interactive workshop from 5 to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. 

Cindy Childress, reference assistant at the library, will teach participants basic steps to finding family connections while working independently in a group setting on your own research. Bring your own laptop or one will be provided for you. All participants are encouraged to bring a thumb drive to back up their files.

Class size is limited, so reserve your seat today. Call the Reference Desk at (219) 663-0270.

Say bye to birdie

The Crown Point High School Theatre Department is selling tickets for its Spring musical, the classic rock and roll tribute "Bye Bye Birdie," with performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and March 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. March 16.

All seats are reserved. Cost is $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be reserved calling (219) 663-4885, ext. 11604; at the box office (at the high school, 1500 S. Main St.) from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; or online at

Have coffee with a cop

Crown Point residents will be able to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee with local officers from 9 to 10 a.m. March 18 at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St., when the Crown Point Police Department hosts “Coffee with a Cop.”

Citizens of all ages are encouraged to come out and meet members of the city's police force to discuss community issues. Call Asst. Chief Janda for more information or questions at 663-2131 ext. 112.

Dinner and auctions

Trinity Lutheran Church and School of Crown Point will host its annual fundraiser March 21 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. 

Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7. The evening will also include games and prizes, and live and silent auctions.

Cost is $40 per person and $75 per couple and tickets must be purchased by Monday. Call Martha at (219) 765-9091 or email

Rested and ready

ISTEP testing begins this week in the Crown Point schools for grades 3 through 8, and parents are urged to make sure their children arrive at school on time. Also, make sure children get plenty of sleep and encourage them to eat breakfast so they are well rested and well-fed for the testing.

Art and jazz ahead

Looking ahead to summer, save the dates June 7 and 8 for the Jail House Art and Jazz Event that will be  held in the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail on South Main Street in Crown Point.

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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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
(219) 661-2271