MDWise pointers offered
HAMMOND | Kim Eldridge, MDWise Outreach consultant, holds a session on insurance coverage options from 4 to 6 p.m. at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, 5454 Hohman Ave. It's for people who are uninsured or looking for more affordable health coverage. Instruction will focus on using the MDWise Marketplace, offered under the Affordable Care Act. This event will be held in the Health Resource Center Conference Room on the first floor of the hospital. For more information, call the Health Resource Center, (800) 931-3322, email@example.com.
Parents schooled on baby care
EAST CHICAGO | Pediatrician Dr. Rajaraman Iyer offers pointers on keeping baby safe and healthy in a program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. For more information, contact Angela Moore, (219) 392-7014, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obamacare options discussed
GARY | Methodist Hospital's Affordable Care Act navigators and/or certified application counselors will present an Affordable Care Act seminar from 3 to 6 p.m. at Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus Administration Building, 550 Grant St., Gary. The event will include information about health insurance marketplaces; navigating Healthcare.gov; required enrollment information; subsidies and support. Educational presentations are set for 3:30 and 5 p.m. For additional questions, call (219) 886-4584 or (219) 738-5508. Walk-ins are welcome.
Program seeking mentors
EAST CHICAGO | Communities In Schools of Lake County S.T.A.R.S. mentoring program hosts a session for those who would like to volunteer as mentors to high school students. A mentor is a caring adult willing to make a personal commitment to be involved with a student for four to six hours per month for one year. Mentors serve as a role model and help students see the importance and relevance of his/her education to career and life goals. Mentors also act as a resource in helping students find direction and exposing them to career opportunities. No experience is necessary. The session is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at East Chicago Central High School, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. For information, call Patricia Simes, (219) 378-9114, email@example.com. http://www.cisoflc.org.
Club hosts trivia night
GRIFFITH | The Lake Central Gridiron Club sponsors a Trivia Night fundraiser to raise funds to host pasta dinners for the football team. Trivia is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1400 S. Broad St. Each trivia team consists of eight people at $25 per person. The entry fee includes beer, wine, food, raffles and silent auctions. Tickets are sold in advance for $25. Door sales will be determined on ticket presale. For more information, contact Linda Scott, (219) 682-6548, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lcgridironclub.com.
Ballet teacher to visit class
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Ballet Theatre hosts two master ballet classes with Russian ballet teacher Valery Lantratov from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Indiana Ballet Theatre, 8888 Louisiana St. Space is limited. Tickets are $30. Call Michelle, (219) 755-4444, email@example.com. http://www.ibtnw.org.
Church's soup kitchen open
GARY | Mt. Zion AME Church, 1765 Tyler St., Gary, feeds the public at its soup kitchen and hosts a clothing drive from 1 to 3 p.m.
Ballet theater holds auditions
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Ballet Theatre holds auditions for its spring production from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Indiana Ballet Theatre, 8888 Louisiana Ave., Merrillville. Auditions are open to any dancer age 6 and older. Wear rehearsal clothing, with hair secured out of face. For information, call Michelle, (219) 755-4444, INFO@IBTNW.ORG. http://www.ibtnw.org.
K of C serves spaghetti
MERRILLVILLE | Knights of Columbus Monsignor Ryder Council 4047 serves a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Church's Ameling Hall, 801 W. 73rd Ave. Dinner will be spaghetti with red or white sauce, salad and garlic bread. Tickets are are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Call Bob Garity at (219) 980-4644 or Steve Jaros at (219) 712-0793 for information, reservations and tickets.
Christmas Tree Bonfire
CROWN POINT | Crown Point's annual Christmas Tree Bonfire, sponsored by Mayor David Uran's Office of Special Events and Geisen Funeral Home, is at 6 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Admission is free; hot chocolate and popcorn are complimentary.