Crown Point salutes veterans
CROWN POINT | Crown Point American Legion Post 20 and the city of Crown Point host a Veterans Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on the east steps of the Old Lake County Courthouse.
M'ville holds Veterans Day rite
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville conducts a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. There's a special focus on honoring women in the military.
E.C. community forum slated
EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago holds a community discussion on economic development, housing and public services at 5 p.m. at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
Oberweis speaks at luncheon
MERRILLVILLE | Jim Oberweis, owner of Oberweis Dairy, is the keynote speaker at the 21st annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza. It is sponsored by he Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center. The cost is $40.
Fashions key Girls Night Out
CROWN POINT | Luxury Living Fashion sponsors a Girls Night Out from from 5 to 9 p.m. at White Hawk Country Club, 1001 White Hawk Drive, Crown. It supports Childrens Memorial Hospital and includes unique fashions, wine, food and dancing. The cost is $65. For more information, contact Danielle at (305) 401-6643, email@example.com. http://www.luxurylivingfashion.com.
Donate Life Rose ceremony
MUNSTER | A Donate Life Rose Dedication ceremony will be held by Community Healthcare System, a corporate sponsor of the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. It runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Organ donors and their families are invited to accept a rose and complete a dedication on a flower vial, which will be sent to Pasadena to have a rose placed into them. It will be included in Dedication Garden on the float. Attendance is free, but registration is required by phone. Community Healthcare System, (219) 836-3477 or toll-free (866) 836-3477, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.comhs.org.
IUN hosting Scholarship Gala
GARY | Indiana University Northwest thanks donors, friends and alumni and celebrates 26 years of scholarship at the annual Scholarship Gala Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. It includes food, spirits and a program. The cost is $125.
C.P. lighting holiday tree, tank
CROWN POINT | Crown Point kicks off the holiday season with tree and tank lighting ceremonies. The tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of the old courthouse; the tank lighting follows immediately.
M'ville parade lights the night
MERRILLVILLE | The town of Merrillville conducts of parade of lights and holiday tree lighting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. Entertainment, vendors and pictures with Santa included.
East Chicago holds run/walk
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago hosts its fourth annual 5K Run/Walk, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Block Junior High School, 2700 Cardinal Drive. Race forms can be downloaded online. Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. on race day. The cost is $18.
Science Olympiad tips offered
GARY | To kick off the upcoming Science Olympiad season, Indiana University Northwest hosts the fourth annual Science Olympiad Mini Clinic, a training session for students and coaches. It runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at IUN's Savannah gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Registration is required; submit the online form at https://www.iun.edu/~olympiad/Mini-Clinic/registration.shtml.
Chocolate Lovers Bingo benefit
MUNSTER | The annual Chocolate Lovers' Bingo Fundraiser is from noon to 4 p.m. at Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave., Munster. It's to benefit Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana and hosted by Indiana Harbor Athletic and Recreation Association. Tickets are $20 tickets for lunch and bingo, which begins at 1:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, send a check payable to ADSNI by Wednesday to: Barbara Pfister, 302 Beacon Place, Munster, IN 46321
Lego League tourney at IUN
GARY | Indiana University Northwest hosts the FIRST Lego League Indiana Qualifying Tournament from 1 to 6 p.m. at Savannah gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. It includes at least 32 teams competing for a chance to advance their team to the Indiana Championship Tournament in December in Fort Wayne.
Thanksgiving prayer service
WHITING | An interdenominational Thanksgiving Prayer Service is at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1739 LaPorte Ave. A free will offering will benefit the Whiting Food Pantry.
Legion retires flags in Munster
MUNSTER | American Legion Post 16 conducts a flag retirement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial, 9710 Calumet Ave. A drop box for tattered flags is in the parking lot of Munster Town Hall.
'Christmas Story' gala theme
HAMMOND | The Downtown Hammond Council gets into the holiday spirit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Hohman Avenue. It's themed along "A Christmas Story."