The Week Ahead Lake County

2014-04-12T21:00:00Z 2014-04-12T21:27:58Z The Week Ahead Lake CountyTimes Staff
April 12, 2014 9:00 pm  • 


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,

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

Accomplishments highlighted

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,


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,

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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
126 N. East Street
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
11065 Broadway, Suite F
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 661-2271