Mayors roundtable at PUC
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet kicks off its weeklong Martin Luther King holiday celebration with a mayoral roundtable discussion on the power for peace, reconciliatory healing and transformation. It features the mayors of Gary, East Chicago, Hammond and Lake Station and runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the in the Students Union and Library Building in Alumni Hall. The dialogue is an hour and followed by a ribbon cutting for the Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World Exhibition on campus.
Youth corps Gospel Awards
GARY | The African-American Achievers Youth Corps Inc. hosts the second annual Stellar Gospel Awards – Gary Style. from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary. The winners for each category, selected by public balloting, will be announced at the celebration. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Vernon Smith, (219) 887-2046, email@example.com.
Money Matters workshop
HAMMOND | A Money Matters workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hammond Housing Authority, 1402 173rd St. Participants will learn how to understand where their money goes, prepare a budget, maintain a spending diary, and find hidden savings opportunities. It is hosted by the Hammond Housing Authority along with First Midwest Bank. For more information, contact Julie Rivera, (219) 989-3265, ext. 310, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vets offered benefits pointers
CROWN POINT | Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care hosts a free seminar for wartime veterans from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. Families will learn about benefits they may be entitled to for assisted living. Learn about the Aid and Attendance Benefit for wartime benefits for veterans and their surviving spouses. Refreshments will be served. Register by calling Carrie at (219) 663-0972 or email email@example.com. Limited seating available.
K of C serves spaghetti meal
MERRILLVILLE | Msgr. Ralph Hoffmann Knights of Columbus Council 13003 serves a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall, 200 E. 78th Ave., Merrillville. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and coffee. Soft drinks will be available, as will adult beverages. Desserts also available. The council supports many ministries within the parish and beyond. The cost is $7 adults, $3 children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger.
Football players wait tables
SCHERERVILLE | The second annual Celebrity Server Night is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Amarillo Roadhouse, 1924 U.S. 41, Schererville. Lake Central High School football players serve dinner. It includes a 50/50 raffle. It's sponsored by the Gridiron Club. For more information, Linda Scott, (219) 682-6548, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lcgridironclub.com.
Foundation holds pasta meal
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools Educational Foundation holds its 22nd annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Griffith High School cafeteria, 600 N. Wiggs St. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children.
Black tie ball aids Steen center
HAMMOND | The Community Center Development Corp. presents the 27th annual Black and White Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Columbia Ave. The black tie event benefits the Ophelia Steen Family and Health Service Center. Cost is $60.
Astronaut signs book copies
VALPARAISO | Crown Point native and astronaut Col. Jerry Ross signs copies of his book "Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith" from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at 150 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso.