Karate lessons teach bully prevention
CROWN POINT | 360 Family Martial Arts conducts an after-school karate program that teaches bully prevention, helps to develop character, confidence, and focus and adds a little martial arts. The four-week session is free and is at 4 p.m. Mondays in Meeting Room 3 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. It's for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Register by calling Scott at (219) 661-0360.
Sign language classes offered
HOBART | TradeWinds' Deaf Services offers a Beginning I sign language class from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday, today through May 21. (219) 945-0100, ext. 204 to register. Cost is $75. For more information, contact Lisa Daugherty, (219) 945-0100, ext. 247,email@example.com, http://www.tradewindsnwi.org.
Asthma awareness day scheduled
GARY | Community HealthNet, 1021 W. Fifth Ave.,Gary, joins with the Global Initiative for Asthma for an asthma day workshop from 3 to 6 p.m. at HealthNet.
Pantry on the Go heads to Whiting
WHITING | Whiting American Legion Post 80, 2003 Indianapolis Blvd., hosts Pantry on the Go from 4 to 6 p.m. Free grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein will be distributed while supplies last. Bring bags or boxes to carry items. It's open to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance. Bring valid proof of Indiana residence for service. For more information contact the Northwest Indiana Food Bank, (219) 980-1777.
Girls Night Out emphasizes health
MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals, Southlake Campus, 101 E. 87th Ave., sponsors a Healthy Night Out with the Girls from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free stroke risk assessments and bone health screenings offered; space is limited. Contact Evelyn Morrison, (219) 886-4412, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.methodisthospitals.org.
Youth violence prevention session set
GARY | The Community Organizations for Families and Youth holds its annual youth violence prevention conference, The Right to Peace, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary.For more information, contact Jerome Flagg, (219) 883-0431, email@example.com. http://www.coffy.org.
Variety of plants offered at benefit
HIGHLAND | Respite Care Services Inc. holds its Spring Blossom Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 2703 Jewett Ave. A variety of plants are offered. For more information, contact Linda Schell, (219) 972-8172, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://respitecareservices.org.
Expectant mother feted at shower
EAST CHICAGO | MDWise and Lake County Covering Kids & Families throw a Bluebelle's Baby shower for expecting mothers with MDWise health insurance. It's from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Chicago Central High School Room M112, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. Moms will receive lunch and gifts. Free transportation is available for all MDWise members. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance if in need of transportation. For transportation, call (800) 356-1204.
PUC holds commencement exercises
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet holds two commencement exercises, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Hammond Civic Center.
Garden club conducts plant sale
ST. JOHN | The St. John Garden Club hosts its annual Springtime in the Park plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Prairie West Park, 93rd Street west of U.S. 41. For more information, contact John Holmes, (219) 365-6076, email@example.com. http://www.stjohngardenclub.com.
Peace walk leaves from Tolleston Park
GARY | A Walk for Peace leaves from Tolleston Park, 1709 Ellsworth Place, Gary, and travels down 15th Avenue to Mt. Zion AME Church, 1765 Tyler St. Political leaders, youth leaders and families who have experienced gun violence will be in attendance.
Hobart Jaycess host expo, auction
HOBART | The Hobart Jaycess hold a Women's Expo & Quarter Paddle Auction from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. It benefits the Hobart Jaycees and the Hobart Food Pantry. There is no cost to shop but bring nonperishable item for the Hobart Food Pantry. Free admission for shoppers, $5 per paddle for auction. For more information, contact Jan Luken, (219) 510-5418, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.hobartjaycees.com.
BNI benefit helps fund graduation costs
HAMMOND | The Bishop Noll Institute Class of 2014 sponsors Ladies Day Out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BNI, 1519 Hoffman St., Hammond. If offers a day of therapy just in time for Mother's Day. Proceeds will held fund graduation expenses. For more information, contact Cathy Pizana, (708) 243-0398, email@example.com.
Dyer Parks & Recreation sponsors Spring Appraisal Show
DYER | MIR Appraisal Services, INC., in conjunction with Dyer Parks & Recreation, sponsor a Spring Appraisal Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dyer Town Hall Main Meeting Room, 1 Town Square. Only a verbal evaluation will be given to participants about each item. A fine art appraiser and a gemologist will be on hand. Provide Dyer Parks & Recreation with information about the items being evaluated (such as the type of medium, artist's name and a brief description of the item) prior to the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. $15 per item (limit 2 items per person).