Enjoy a string concert at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Crown Point Community Library, 221 N. Main St. This free event will take place in Meeting Room 2 featuring Crown Point High School Orchestra graduates Dan and Madison DeGoey and students Amanda Pavot, Jordan Krause, Brandon Ritter, Blake Henson, Jessica Norlock, Leah Huffine, Savannah Schuljak, Alex Kuda, Mia Gurgievich, Suzanne Reed, Julie Stuckert, Dylan Taylor and Serena Spanglers, directed by Rovelli Grib.
Grib, of Crown Point, is the director of orchestras at the Wirt/Emerson Visual Performing Arts High Ability Academy in Gary.
Gospel music coming
Mark your calendars for Gospel Fest on June 23 on the east side of the Old Lake Courthouse on the square with variety of gospel music and singers. Bring your family, a blanket or lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner to enjoy this free event, which will begin at 6 p.m. Gospel Fest is hosted by the Lake Courthouse Foundation.
Crown Point students entering grades 7 and 8 who enjoy cooking will want to sign up for the Culinary Summer Camp from 9 a.m. to noon daily, June 24 to 28, at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.
Each day has a theme. Monday is Kitchen Basics Day, Tuesday is Breakfast Day, Wednesday is Lunch Day, Thursday is Supper Day and Friday is Picnic Day.
Cost is $77, including all food. Those attending should wear closed-toe shoes. If interested, contact Jan Rattazzi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.
Join the parade
It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is just three weeks away. Today is the last day to submit parade entries without a late fee penalty. Applications are online at www.cpjuly4.com. New this year is the availability of paying the registraion fee by pay pal.
This year’s parade theme is “Hats Off to Our Heroes.” Any veteran or current military personnel who would enjoy riding on a float in the parade should call Michelle or Bev at Geisen’s Funeral Home,(219) 663-2500.
Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville Inc. is sponsoring the fireworks again this year.
Art and eats
Tickets are still available for the “Art of Autism” on from 6 to 9 p.m. June 27 at The Lighthouse Restaurant, 7501 Constitution Ave., Cedar Lake. Enjoy hors d´oeuvres, wine and the opportunity to bid on some magnificent artwork.
Cost is $45 per person. Profits will benefit More Advanced Individuals with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Call Susan Moreno at (219) 662-1311 today for reservations.
Going to the dogs
Shop at the annual Greyhound Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 13136 Fairbanks St., Cedar Lake. Proceeds benefit retired rescued greyhounds.
Thanks for storm clean-up
I would like to say thank you to the Crown Point street, police and fire departments and our Emergency Management tTeam. I live in an area that got hit hard by the storm Wednesday evening and everyone was out in a very short time to begin the clean-up. Also, thanks to the NIPSCO employees for their fast action.
Happy Father’s Day!