Class teaches bully prevention
CROWN POINT | 360 Family Martial Arts presents an after-school karate program that teaches bully prevention, helps to develop character, confidence, and focus and adds a little martial arts. No fee for the four-week session. The first session is at 4 p.m. at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.
Students let Freedom sing
GARY | The students at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy Elementary School, 975 W. Sixth Ave., Gary, present their annual music program, Freedom, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Career center open house
HAMMOND | The Area Career Center of Hammond holds its Career Night/Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. at the center, 5727 Sohl Ave. It's for all sophomores and juniors and their parents. Students who currently attend Clark, Gavit, Hammond and Morton high schools in Hammond or Calumet, Edison, Griffith, Highland, Lake Central, Munster and Whiting high schools are invited. For more information, contact Cindy Lewis at (219) 933-2428, email@example.com. http://www.hammond.k12.in.us.
Preschool options showcased
HOBART | The annual Showcase of Preschools at the Early Learning Center at George Early School, 400 N. Wilson St., provides parents an opportunity to meet preschool and day care providers and obtain information and answers about school philosophy, curriculum, tuition and enrollment procedures. No registration required. It's from 5 to 7 p.m. Park in front of the school and enter through Door 1.
Ancient Future exhibit opens
HAMMOND | The Ancient Future, an exhibit by Chicago artist Charles Deeda DeShields, has its opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hammond Arts Center, 5832 Hohman Ave., Hammond. It includes live music and refreshments.
Sweets, Treats tour offered
WHITING | The Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce businesses will serve samples of sweets and treats during a Second Saturday event, Sweets and Treats tour. It's from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along 119th Street in downtown Whiting. For $3, stop in and sample treats at more than a dozen participating stores. For more information, contact Karen, (219) 659-0292, Karen@wrchamber.com.
School sponsors vendor fair
MERRILLVILLE | John Wood Elementary School hosts a vendor fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school, 6100 E. 73rd Ave., Merrillville.
Posts challenge chili cooks
WHITING | Whiting American Legion Post 80 and Walter Kleiber VFW Post 2724 host a chili cook-off from 2 to 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 80, 2003 Indianapolis Blvd., Whiting. All chili entries must be in by 1 p.m.; cost is $5 per person to taste. Proceeds benefit rehabilitation and the Indiana Veterans Home.
20 booths at women's fair
HOBART | The Hobart Elks Lodge hosts a Ladies Exhale party from 4 to 8 p.m. at the lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. It features 20 vendors especially selected for women with concessions, a cash bar, shopping, manicures, massage, raffle, 50/50 and vendor demonstrations. Admission is $2 and includes one free raffle ticket. For more information, contact Tiffaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.vend4acause.com.
Relay for Life serves supper
HAMMOND | The Northlake Relay for Life holds its spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. at Galaxy Banquet Hall, 6723 Kennedy Ave. Cost is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, contact Laurie Albright, (219) 303-5168, email@example.com. http://www.relayforlife.org/northlakein.
Couples paint on canvas
CROWN POINT | It's Couples, Canvas & Cabernet from 6 to 9 p.m. at South Shore Arts, 123 N. Main St., Crown Point. Each couple will be provided with supplies to create their own 16-by-20-inch acrylic painting. Bring a favorite wine (or other beverage) and a snack to share (optional). Class is limited to 10 couples. Instructor is Leona Jurincie. Cost is $90 per couple. For more information, contact Donna Catalano, (219) 836-1839, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.southshoreartsonline.org.
Attend Hair of the Dog gala
MERRILLVILLE | The Humane Society Calumet Area hosts its annual gala, Hair of the Dog, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Merrillville. Sample an international menu featuring food from Italy, India and the Mediterranean while sipping one of more than 20 wines or complimentary beer provided by Three Floyds Brewing. After dinner, it's a hair show. Tickets are $65 each or two for $100 and can be purchased at the shelter or Ben Mollin Hair Education, 140 S Broad St. in Griffith. Call the shelter at (219) 922-3811 for more information.
Auction helps fire victims
HAMMOND | Quarters 4 a Cause hosts an auction to benefit a young family who lost their home and three young children in a fire Jan. 5. Doors open at noon at the Hammond FOP Lodge, 7527 Kennedy Ave., Hammond. Auction starts at 1 p.m. There will be food and bake sale. Cost is $5.