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Globetrotters usher in new year of events in Hammond

2014-01-03T00:00:00Z Globetrotters usher in new year of events in HammondBy Michelle Turchany Times Columnist
January 03, 2014 12:00 am  • 

As we start a new year, the city of Hammond also starts a new calendar of events.

Saturday with the Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters “Fan’s Rule” World Tour will return to the Hammond Civic Center at 7 p.m.  Saturday. With a roster showcasing stars such as Special K. Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite Bruton and Dizzy Grant, join us for this one-of-a-kind family entertainment guaranteed to please all ages.

Tickets are on sale at the Hammond Civic Center, and

Public forum Wednesday

The College Bound Scholarship Program, created as a 10-year promise to the city of Hammond, will expire at the end of the 2015-16 school year. The city is considering new revenue sources to continue providing scholarships for another 10 years.

As part of the renewal process, a series of public forums is planned, the next from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lost Marsh Golf Course in the North banquet room, 901 129th St.

Anyone with thoughts or questions regarding the program is encouraged to attend. Call College Bound Coordinator LeAnne Munoz at (219) 853-6503.

Outdoor Sports Show

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. and the Hammond Parks & Recreation Department present the 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11 and  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

Cost of admission is $5, but children 12 and younger attend free.

Free seminars, free parking and door prizes. Free antler scoring from Buckmaster’s along with a trout pond, minnow races and a 30-foot rock climbing wall. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase. For a list of free seminars and topics, visit or call (219) 554-0155.

WWE goes live

WWE returns to Hammond with the WWE LIVE Tour at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

See your favorite wrestling superstars in action, including a special appearance by John Cena, CM Punk, Paul Haymen, Alberto Del Rio and The Wyatt Family (card subject to change).

Tickets are available at the Hammond Civic Center. For ticket prices and questions, call (219) 853-6378.

Mayor's Night Out

Join us for our first Mayor’s Night Out for 2014, Jan. 29 in the 2nd District at Washington Irving Elementary School cafeteria, 4727 Pine Ave. Ask the mayor and the city department heads questions or express concerns.

For more information, call (219) 853-6378.

Upcoming events

The annual Sweetheart Dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Jean Shepherd Community Center. Live DJ, photographer, food and refreshments available thanks to the Hammond Parks Foundation.

Tickets are $5 per couple, on sale the at Jean Shepherd Community Center and the Hammond Civic Center. Call (219) 853-6378.

Also, Common, an American hip-hop artist, poet and actor, will perform Feb. 22 at the Hammond Civic Center. Purchase tickets for $50 online at, or at the Hammond Civic Center. Visit or call (219) 853-6378 for more information.

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

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