The Old Lake County Sheriff’s House and Jail, 226 S. Main St., opens this week for tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May through September.
Cost is $5 for adults, and $2 for children 12 and younger. See the cell from where John Dillinger escaped. Come out and see the new chandeliers and all the restoration work that has taken place in the house by the Old Sheriff's House Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The foundation is planning its first Jailhouse Art and Jazz Event from 4 to 7 p.m. June 7. The event will feature local artists and The Billy Foster Jazz Trio will provide music. Hors d' oeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets are $40.
On June 8, guests may enjoy Sunday Art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. View and purchase artwork through out the day while the Crown Point High School Jazz Quartet will provide music.
Summer travel tips
I would like to think that summer is right around the corner. While many of us will be staying home this summer, some may be traveling to enjoy Disney World or other popular vacation spots. Cynthia Pandoff from Pampalone Travel and Cruise will be sharing tips and information on how to best enjoy these vacation destinations at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., in the Tri Kappa Meeting Room.
Space is limited, so call (219) 661-0135 to reserve your spot.
Play in tennis tourney
Tennis anyone? Enter the Hub City’s first tennis tournament.
The Crown Point Classic will be held June 21 and 22 at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St. Open to everyone including USTA members, expired members and non-USTA members, there is a $28 entry fee.
Players must register by June 18 with a visit to tennislink.usta.com/TOURNAMENTS/Common/Default.aspx. To go straight to the tournament from the searchable schedule home page tab, enter the tournament ID 850014314, otherwise enter zip code 46307 or the Tournament Name "Crown Point Classic."
For more information, call the Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department at (219) 661-2271.
Visit Field Museum
Tickets are on sale for the annual Friends of the Crown Point Library’s trip to the Chicago Field Museum on June 2. The cost is $40, which includes the bus ticket and an All-Access Pass to the museum.
Lunch is not included; dine on your own at the museum or bring a sack lunch. The bus will depart from the Crown Point Sports Complex, 1212 E. North St., promptly at 9 a.m. The bus will leave the museum at 3 p.m. for the return trip. For more information, call Laura Clemons at (219) 306-4599.
Congratulations to Renee Brigham, a senior at Crown Point High School who was recently selected as an Academic All-Star and recognized at the Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Star Awards Ceremony in April.
Renee chose Jason McGee, AP Calculus teacher at CPHS as her most influential teacher.