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Seniors head to the Crown Point Civic Center for fun and fellowship

2014-03-30T00:00:00Z Seniors head to the Crown Point Civic Center for fun and fellowshipBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
March 30, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Senior citizens tired of being cooped up all winter can enjoy activities close to home by joining others at the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St.

A variety of programs, including low-impact exercise, bingo, pinochle, line dancing, Scrabble, AARP chapter meetings, free blood pressure screening and afternoon movies, are available.

For a list of activities, days and times, check out the Hub City Monthly, The Times, or visit, click on "Flyers/Brochures" and select Hub City Monthly and scroll down yo "Senior Corner."

School open house

Trinity Lutheran School, 250 S. IndianaAve., Crown Point, will host an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on April 13. Families can tour the school and meet the teachers and staff. Open enrollment is available for the 2014-15 school year.

Enjoy the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus, the Southlake Children’s Chorus and the premier bluegrass ensemble Monroe Crossing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point.

They will perform “The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass and More.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Foundation offers tips

If you haven’t checked out the Crown Point Community Foundation’s website lately, visit to  find applications for the latest grant cycle that ends June 1.

The website also provides a history of the foundation as well as different ways to make a donation. It is an informative and interesting website.

Check out the library

While you are on the computer, also visit the Crown Point Community Library’s website,

On the library’s webpage you will find out all the activities that are happening at the Crown Point library and its Winfield branch for adults and children. You can connect to the library’s catalog, research information, find books, music and movies, download audiobooks for adults or tumble books for kids, and a whole lot more.

You do need to have a current Crown Point Community Library card and pin number for downloads, to reserve books or to renew items, so stop in at 122 N. Main Street and get your card today.

Estate planning

We always believe that we will see our children grow into adults, but it's good to be prepared just in case that doesn't happen.

Thrivent Financial will provide parents with information they need for estate planning at 6 p.m. April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 250 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point. Child care will be provided to parents who RSVP by April 21 to Susan at or (219) 663-1578.

Looking for Spring

This week Crown Point Community School Corp. students will enjoy a Spring break. Let’s hope for some Spring-like weather.

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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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
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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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
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