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Trains will fill Hub City this weekend

2013-02-14T00:00:00Z Trains will fill Hub City this weekendBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
February 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Trains, Trains and more trains! The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Lionel Modular Train Club to bring a “Trains in the City” display to the Hub City this weekend.

All ages can enjoy the huge layout of model trains at  the Crown Point Civic Center, 101 S. East St. Doors will open on this free event from 9 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call Jennie in the Crown Point Parks office at (219) 661-2271.

Picnic season

It’s difficult to think about having a picnic tin this weather, but it does mean that spring and summer are right around the corner when reservations for shelters and picnic areas at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville, are being accepted for the 2013 season.

Starting March 1, reservations will be taken at the Social Center at Hidden Lake Park from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Call the Ross Township Trustee's Office, (219) 769-2111, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for information about fees and availability.

Hospital receives grant

The March of Dimes issued a $400 grant and a rocking chair to Methodist Hospitals’ Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

The funds will be used to purchase educational materials for expectant and new moms.

Methodist Hospitals has been very committed to the March of Dimes mission of reducing preterm birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. 

The rocking chair was donated in the honor of the Tim and Lisa Stacy family, of Highland. The Stacy’s and their March for Babies walk team have done an amazing job each year in fundraising for the March of Dimes.

Educational seminars

Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., presents "Know the 10 Warning Signs" at 6 p.m. Feb. 21.

This introductory program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's and what to do if they or someone they know shows signs of the disease. Attendees will view footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

The eyes have it

The library will present “Macular Degeneration – Am I at Risk at 6 p.m. Feb. 27.

Dr. Sheila Bogart will discuss risk factors, treatments and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Bogart will present four free eye health seminars during 2013 at the library. Register by calling Bogart-Smith Optometry at (219) 663-5960.

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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