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Share a meal, join the jury or see a movie in Crown Point

2014-01-05T00:00:00Z Share a meal, join the jury or see a movie in Crown PointBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
January 05, 2014 12:00 am  • 

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are over. It always seems we put so much work into getting ready for the holidays, and then they are over so quickly. The new year has us often making resolutions. I stopped doing this because I could never follow through. I hope that you have better luck.

Share a meal

With wintry weather keeping us indoors, it is easy to get cabin fever. St. John United Church of Christ, 1288 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host its Breakfast and Blessing on two Saturdays this month.

Enjoy a free meal from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Jan. 25 at the church. Those in need of companionship are encouraged to come and visit with others. A free will offering will be accepted.

Join the jury

Another fun evening brought to us by the Lake Courthouse Foundation and Crown Point Community Theatre will be the play “The Night of January 16th” in the courtroom of the Old Lake Courthouse on the downtown square.

Written by Ayn Rand and directed by Marion Kellum, the show opens Jan. 16 (naturally) with an opening reception at 7:15 p.m. The performance will begin at 8.

Become a part of the jury, as selection will take place from the audience. Additional performance dates are Jan. 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, available from the Lake Courthouse Foundation Office, 1st floor of the Old Courthouse, at or, or by calling (219) 663-0660.

See a movie

The Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., offers film screenings throughout the month. Enjoy Movie Matinees beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. For the title, call (219) 663-0270.

Share a Film Movement movie beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 15. This month’s title is “Key of Life.”

On Jan. 21, enjoy Destination on DVD at 2 p.m., with this month’s film visiting Illinois.

Get involved this year

If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to get more involved in your community, here are a few suggestions. The Old Sheriff’s House Foundation Inc. is always looking for volunteers, needed for restoration work and as tour guides. To learn more about the Old Sheriff’s House or to sign up, visit

If you are a women, then think about joining the Crown Point Community Foundation’s “The Power of the Purse,” a Women’s Giving Circle Fund. Members meet once a year to enjoy a meal, a purse raffle and fellowship. To learn more about the foundation, call (219) 662-7252 or visit

The Crown Point Mayor's Office of Special Events will soon be looking for volunteers to help with the many festivals, weekly car cruise and other events held in the city. To learn more, call (219) 662-3290.

The Crown Point 4th of July Committee is always looking for volunteers. Helping set up the parade or spend the evening at the Lake County Fairgrounds helping at the gate for the fireworks display. To learn more, visit

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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About Crown Point

City Hall
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
(219) 662-3248

Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-3371

Crown Point Parks and Recreation
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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