Learn to manage stress
EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital hosts a stress management fair from 4 to 6 p.m. at Catherine Hospital Professional Office Building Conference Room, 4321 Fir St. It offers pointers in how to destress, massages and refreshments. For more information, contact Community Healthcare System, (219) 836-3477 or (866) 836-3477, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIRPC representative to talk
CROWN POINT | The American Association of University Women, Calumet Branch, meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. A speaker from the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission will discuss regional planning matters regarding highway changes, travel/tourism, business, green ways and the 2040 Plan. Snacks will be provided.
Communal penance service
WHITING | The Whiting-Robertsdale Catholic community holds a communal penance service from 7 to 8:15 p.m at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave., Whiting. A prayer service, inspirational music and a message of God's merciful forgiveness will be followed by individual confessions available in English and Spanish.
E.C. Library holds open house
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive, hosts an open house from 1 to 4 p.m in honor of National Library Workers Day. It's also a chance to meet Ophelia Roop, the new library director. Refreshments are provided.
Gary schools stage music fest
GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. sponsors its annual music festival from 7 to 8 p.m. at West Side Leadership Academy, 900 Gerry St. It includes festival choirs, bands and an orchestra. Admission is $5.
Mentoring initiative unveiled
GARY | The Mentoring Trust and Urban League of Northwest Indiana introduces its mentoring initiative from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 Grand Blvd. It introduces a network of mentoring organizations that strive to promote mentoring as an effective strategy to positively impact the lives of youths.
Egg hunt has pirate theme
LAKE STATION | Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center conducts a pirate-themed Easter egg hunt from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the center, Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St. Registration required. Cost varies. Contact group sales at (219) 963-2070 or email@example.com.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library hosts a Night of Stars from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. It highlights the positive accomplishments and contributions made by East Chicago's youths. A reception will be followed by a formal award ceremony. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Cheryl L. Smith, (219) 397-2453, ext. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.ecpl.org.
Good Friday service
WHITING | The Whiting Assembly of God Church, 2018 White Oak St., hosts the 18th annual interdenominational Good Friday prayer service from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Follow Stations of Cross
ST. JOHN | St. John the Evangelist Church follows the Stations of Cross at 3 p.m. at the church, 10701 Olcott Ave. Thousands of people attend the annual event.
Prizes at stake in egg hunt
CROWN POINT | More than 300,000 eggs will be hidden at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, for a massive Easter EGGstravaganza from 9 to 11 a.m. Those eggs will include 200 prize eggs, which include 100 bicycles, iPods and baskets. There will be two helicopter candy drops, bounce houses and a visit by the Easter bunny.
Roller Derby opens season
HAMMOND | The South Shore Roller Girls square off against the Barbed Wire Betties, of Dekalb County, Ill., in the home opener of the season at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., competition begins at 7. Food and beer will be available for purchase. Captain America and a princess will be there for children, along with a craft table and local vendor tables. At half-time, an Easter egg hunt will be held for all children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Chasing Dreams, a charity that helps children and families with Down syndrome. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10, free for children 4 and younger. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Brous, (219) 306-1756, email@example.com. http://www.southshorerollergirls.com.