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Basketball, tumbling, boxing and pampering fill Hammond venues

2014-03-07T00:00:00Z Basketball, tumbling, boxing and pampering fill Hammond venuesBy Michelle Turchany Times Columnist
March 07, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Spring is just around the corner, although you can't tell it by the weather. Mark your calendars for the great events coming up in Hammond.

Boys Basketball Sectionals

The Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave., is proud to host the IHSAA 3A Boys High School Basketball Sectionals this week.

Action kicked off Tuesday with Hammond Gavit defeating Hammond Clark and Lew Wallace besting Gary Roosevelt. Wednesday saw a Griffith win over Hammond High and a Bowman Academy victory over Lighthouse CPA.

Today's games pit Gavit against Lew Wallace at 6 p.m. and Griffith vs. Bowman Academy at 8, with the championship tilt at 7 p.m.Saturday.

For more information contact the Hammond Civic Center at (219) 853-6378 or visit

Tumbling and Trampolining

The Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, will host the TwistStars Pot O Gold Tumbling and Trampoline Invitational Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Doors open at 8 a.m. both days.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for senor citizens and children 4 to 12, while children 3 and younger enter free. Call (219) 554-0155 for more information.

Pampered Woman Show

The 12th annual Pampered Woman Show will be held  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and from 11a.m. 4 p.m. March 23 at the Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

Tickets are $5, but children 12 and younger enter free. Tickets can be purchased at the Hammond Civic Center or the Jean Shepherd Center. Enjoy a day of luxury and shop 'til you drop.

Coming in April

Charity Slugfest

Come to the Hammond Civic Center on April 5 to support a great cause. Slugfest is a Police vs. Fire departments charity boxing event with funds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with fights starting at 7. General admission tickets are available at the Hammond Civic Center Box Office at $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Easter Egg Hunt

Free to city of Hammond residents, the community's  annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Dowling Park and noon at Pulaski Park. Please bring your own Easter basket to collect eggs. Age groups for this event are 2-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, and 11-12 years.

Contact Gabby at (219) 853-6378 for more information.

Music concert

Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Motley Crue, is coming to the Hammond Civic Center in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Warrant has been slated as the opening act.

All tickets are general admission. The cost is $25, and they are available at the Hammond Civic Center and at

Michelle Turchany is special events coordinator for the city of Hammond. Her opinions are her own. Contact her at

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