LAUW hosts Texas Hold 'Em tourney
HAMMOND | Lake Area United Way hosts a charity Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m.; the tournament begins at 6 p.m. It's limited to 400 seats. All proceeds benefit Lake Area United Way.
Daniels addresses Lakeshore Chamber
HAMMOND | Purdue University President Mitch Daniels addresses the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at Dynasty Banquets. Cost is $20. Call Monique Ruiz at (219) 931-1000.
Daniels talks about Purdue initiatives
MERRILLVILLE | Purdue University President Mitch Daniels hits the road to talk about his set of important new initiatives, Purdue Moves, which are aimed at enhancing the University’s strengths and preparing Purdue for the future. it's from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. Admission is $10.
Parent Advisory Council sets meeting
GARY | The District Parent Advisory Council of the Gary Community School Corp. meets from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Gary Career Center, Resource Center, 1800 E. 35th Ave.
Beatniks on Conkey goes Noir
HAMMOND | Beatniks on Conkey presents "She's No Angel - A Murder in Noirville" at 2 p.m. today and Saturday at Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St. The show has seven performances on three weekends at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and Oct. 25 and Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3, doors open half hour early. Refreshments included in ticket price. For more information or reservations call or go online. $15.
German food on the menu at fest
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Central Lions Club's 14th annual Octoberfest is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. John Township Center, 1515 U.S. 30, Schererville. The menu includes smoked pork chops, homemade spatzle, sweet & sour red cabbage, sauerkraut/potatoes/onions. Dessert will be served for $1 per slice. There will be cash bar, raffle. One chop dinner $9, two chop dinner $13.
Indiana Ballet Theatre holds gala
MERRILLVILLE | The Indiana Ballet Theatre hosts its annual gala from 6 to 11 p.m. at St. Elijah Serbian-American Hall, 8700 Taft St. The Harry James Orchestra performs. Cost is $70 for a single, $600 for a table. For more information, contact Indiana Ballet Theatre, (219) 755-4444, INFO@IBTNW.ORG. http://www.ibtnw.org/gala.html.
Havenwood Hustle hits Cedar Lake
CEDAR LAKE | The Havenwood Hustle is from 8 a.m. to noon through the Havenwood subdivision in Cedar Lake. It includes a 5K run/walk and there also will be a 1 mile run/walk for kids ages 12 & under. Funds collected go to college scholarships and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, contact John Zurisk, (219) 314-3127, Havenwood5k@yahoo.com. http://www.HH5k.com.
BBB offers free paper shredding service
ST. JOHN | The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana hosts a paper shred day from 9 a.m. to noon at Centier Bank, 9151 U.S. 41, St. John.
Runs for the Roses benefits Campagna
SCHERERVILLE | A Run for the Roses at 9 a.m. at Campagna Academy, 7403 Cline Ave., Schererville benefits the therapeutic and educational needs of at-risk youth at Campagna. For more information, contact Beth Szamatowicz, (219) 322-8614 ext. 332, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.campagnaacademy.org.
Purdue Alumni Club hosts game watch
CROWN POINT | The Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana hosts a game watch/beer testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carriage Court Pizza/Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St. Purdue plays Michigan State. Cost is $5 for food and soft drinks and $20 for the food and beer tasting.Wine is available to buy. For more information, contact the Purdue Alumni Club of NWI, (219) 779-8012, email@example.com. http://www.purduealumni.org/nwindiana.
K of C Council serves Polish fall fest
MERRILLVILLE |Monsignor Ryder Knights of Columbus Council serves a Polish fall fest dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, 801 W. 73rd Ave. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. $10 in advance, $11 at the door. For more information, contact Bob Garity, Steve Jaros, (219) 980-4644, (219) 712-0793, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tamburitzans perform in concert
MERRILLVILLE | The Hoosier Hrvati Tamburitzans present a fall concert with a guest performance from the Prijatelji Orchestra of Chicago from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Croatian Center, 8550 Taft St., Merrillville. Concert tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and can be purchased in advance from John Pruzin by calling (219) 616-2828 or at the door the day of the concert. Doors open at 1 p.m. and seating is limited. A cash bar will be available throughout the afternoon and after the concert, traditional Pljeskavica (Balkan burger) and Croatian potato salad dinners will be sold along with strudels and nut rolls.