At the crossroads

Learn the benefits of bringing your meeting home

2013-03-14T00:00:00Z Learn the benefits of bringing your meeting homeBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
March 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host “There’s No Place Like Home To Host Your Meeting" from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville.

Attendees will learn the value of bringing events to the South Shore to help create jobs and increase spending. If you’re a member of a state association, an organization that hosts trade shows, board meetings, conferences or family reunions, you should attend.

Refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling Megan Langel at (219) 554-2176. You have the potential to have an economic impact in your community.

Native American art

Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., hopes you will join them at 10 a.m. March 22 for a Native American Art Display and Presentation in Meeting Room 1.

Janice Koenig, a local resident and retired Crown Point teacher who has been collecting Native American art for more than 40 years, will share some of her collection, including works by artist Charlie Pratt.

Call (219) 663-0270.

History Speaks series

Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will present the History Speaks Series, featuring well-recognized performers providing a variety of historical notables.

All four programs will be presented at the Lake Etta Banquet Hall, 4801 W. 29th Ave., Gary from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $5 per person, per performance. Admission at the door is $7 if tickets are available.

The first performance in the series is “Abigail Adams – A Lifeline of Letters” on April 7, performed by Jessica Michna. As the 19th century dawned, the infant nation of the United States of America grew across the continent.

For the second time, the reins of power had been peacefully transferred to the newly-elected president. John and Abigail Adams retired into the calm life of the Adams’ farm. After 40 years of marriage, Abigail looks back to the days of her early marriage as the young wife and mother. Referring to the many letters written between the Adams couple, she recalls the days of the revolution and uncertainty.

As Mrs. Adams, Michna brings to life the early days of Washington, D.C. as seen from the windows of an unfinished White House.

Tickets are available at the Lake County Parks office, 8411 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, or by calling (219) 769-7275.

Cruise for charity

Campagna Academy hopes you will join them May 18 for the third annual nautical fundraiser, Cruise for Charity, on the luxurious Odyssey yacht, leaving from Navy Pier in Chicago.

The event features dining on the ship, premium open bar, live band, dancing and a silent auction. Coach transportation is available to and from Chicago from the Campagna campus in Schererville.

Tickets are $125. Call (219) 322-8614, ext. 308 for more information.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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101 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3240

Police Department
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Fire Department
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
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Crown Point Parks and Recreation
11065 Broadway, Suite F
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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