Parents as Teachers hosts playgroup
GRIFFITH | Parents as Teachers hosts a playgroup for children up to 5 years old from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Beiriger Elementary School, 601 N. Lillian St., Griffith. It includes stories and activities and a chance to meet the parent educator and find out what this free early childhood education program has to offer families and children. For more information, contact Julie, (219) 671-9643, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power of positive thinking addressed
MUNSTER | Motivational speaker Darren Leavitt talks about how your thinking dictates your day in a session from 10 to 11 a.m. at Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road. Cost is $5 per person.
Smoking cessation classes offered
MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists, 757 45th St., Munster offers a seven-session Freedom from Smoking program. The first session is from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Franciscan Medical Specialists, (219) 933-2120, email@example.com.
Relay for Life holds kickoff meeting
CROWN POINT | South Lake County Relay for Life holds it 2014 kickoff meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crown Point Junior Bulldog Field house at Crown Point Sportxplex, 1404 E. North St. The meeting is for all team captains and those interested in learning more about the event. The South Lake County Relay for Life will be held June 13 at the Lake County Fairgrounds with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Shelly Shahbaz, (219) 742-2630, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MDWise agent talks health coverage
DYER | Kim Eldridge, an MDWise outreach consultant, discusses health care coverage in a session from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, 24 Joliet St.
Health insurance seminar scheduled
HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center hosts a health insurance seminar from 6 to 7 p.m at the medical center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave.
Courtroom drama staged at courthouse
CROWN POINT | In cooperation with the Lake Court House Foundation, Crown Point Community Theatre presents Ayn Rand's "Night of January 16th" in the second floor courtroom of the Old Lake County Courthouse. Shows are at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Call the box office or go online at www.cpct.biz for tickets. General admission tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students (with school ID), and veterans (with military ID). Crown Point Community Theatre, (219) 805-4255, email@example.com. http://www.cpct.biz.
Arts league serves AYCE soup, salad
HOBART | The Hobart Arts League serves an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. at the league, 3850 Howard St. Five homemade soups will be served, along with salad, cornbread, crackers, dessert and a drink. Cost is $7.50 for adults $5 for 9 and under.For more information, contact the Hobart Arts League, (219) 942-3834, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.hobartarts.com.