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Mall invites families to trick-or-treating Spooktacular

2013-10-24T00:00:00Z Mall invites families to trick-or-treating SpooktacularBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
October 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Bring your little ones to Westfield Southlake Mall, 2109 Southlake Mall, Hobart for trick-or-treating at participating retailers from 5 to 7 p.m. Halloween day, Oct. 31. All ghosts and goblins are welcome.

An Evening Under The Stars

Members of the community are invited to attend the social event of the season, An Evening Under The Stars, on Nov. 16 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville.

The festivities hosted by the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce start at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour. There will be a short program at 7 in which awards will presented to the Firefighter and Police Officer of the year from the Merrillville and Crown Point communities, the Inspiring Educator of the Year and the prestigious ATHENA award winner.

A gourmet meal will be served immediately after the program, with wine donated by Wise Guys Discount Liquors. There will a open bar and dancing to tunes provided by Standing Room Only Orchestra from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Reservations are $75 if made by Nov. 1 and can be made by calling (219) 769-8180. This is a black tie optional event.

COPD Awareness Day

In recognition of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Day on Nov. 20, St. Mary Medical Center is holding an educational health fair and seminar for the community in the auditorium, West entrance, at 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart.

COPD is a medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year and includes diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma.

Pulmonologist Gaurav Kumar, MD, will discuss symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment for COPD in an informational seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend the health fair, participate in free screenings as well as attend the seminar. Call (219) 836-3477 for more information or to register.

Angel Tree needs donors

Opportunity Enterprises is kicking off its annual Angel Tree Program and invites donors to show their holiday spirit by providing Christmas gifts for OE clients with little or no family. Without this program, many of the clients would not receive any Christmas gifts.

This is a great way to directly affect someone’s life in a very positive way. Individuals can support the program in one of three ways: request to purchase gifts for a specific participant; make monetary donations or donations of gift cards that will be used to purchase gifts for clients; or purchase an Angel Sampler through Opportunity Enterprises Simply Amazing Market.

Angel Samplers include three small bags of gourmet popcorn and one pound of fudge, and a portion of sales will support the Angel Tree Program. Samplers may be purchased by visiting the Simply Amazing Market at 2801 Evans Ave., Valparaiso.

Individuals interested in supporting OE’s Angel Tree Program may contact Lisa Ashton at (219) 464-9621, ext. 294 or

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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