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March is a month full of events planned for Hammond

2013-03-01T00:00:00Z March is a month full of events planned for HammondBy Michelle Turchany Times Columnist nwitimes.com
March 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 

It will be easy to stay busy in Hammond this month, with everything from boys basketball to pampered women on the schedule. Here's the line-up offered by the City of Hammond:

Today and Saturday, catch the 2012-13 IHSAA Class 3A Boys Basketball Sectional at the Hammond Civic Center. Hosted by Hammond High School, doors open at 5 p.m. today for the semi-finals, featuring Hammond High vs. Gavit at 6 and Lew Wallace vs. Griffith at (approx.) 7:30. The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with the doors opening at 6.

For more information, contact the Civic Center at (219) 853-6378. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Awards banquet set

Please join us for the City of Hammond Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Annual Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. March 7 at Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4125 Calumet Ave.

For tickets, call (219) 853-6371.

Tennis anyone?

Tennis serves up new fun for kids starting March 8. Join the Hammond Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Tennis Association at our Tennis Festivals.

Children can learn about tennis and the new programs in the City of Hammond. from 1 to 3 p.m. March 8 at Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive; 1 to 3 p.m. March 16 at Forsythe Park, 117th Street and Caroline Avenue, and noon to 2 p.m. March 30 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

For more information,m call (219) 853-6378 or (219) 554-0155.

Shave your head

Join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. for the head shaving event for childhood cancer research, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, at 10 a.m. March 16 at the Hammond Academy of Science & Technology, 33 Meunich Court. Show your support for this fundraising event and see the mayor help by getting his head shaved for a great cause.

Easter egg hunt

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr., and the Hammond Parks and Recreation Department present the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 16. Free for Hammond residents, the first hunt will be held at 10 a.m. at Dowling Park (behind Jean Shepherd Community Center). The second egg hunt will be at noon at Pulaski Park, 137th and Sheffield St.

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

Smackdown in action

Don’t miss the WWE SmackDown Tour coming to Hammond at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at the Hammond Civic Center. See all of your favorite Smackdown Superstars live in action.

Tickets start at $15, and are available at the Hammond Civic Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster. For information, call (219) 853-6378.

All about women

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. and the Hammond Parks and Recreation Department present Girls Just Want to Have Fun, the 11th annual Pampered Woman Show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Jean Shepherd Community Center.

Shop with more than 100 Vendors. Admission is $5, while children 11 and younger attend free. For more information, call (219) 853-6378.

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

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