MLK candlelight vigil slated
HAMMOND | The city holds its Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight march at 6:45 a.m. The group lines up in the City Hall parking lot, 5925 Calumet Ave., and travels to the Hammond Civic Center. A presentation will follow shortly after the march's arrival at the civic center.
Assembly salutes MLK legacy
GARY | A Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, hosted by the Ecumenical Committee of Northwest Indiana, is at 10 a.m. at West Side Leadership Academy, 9th and Gerry streets.
Bears mini-camp reader prize
LOWELL | Youngsters can participate in a five-week reading program and meet Staley, the official Chicago Bears mascot. It's from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave. They have a chance to the grand prize drawing for a chance to win one of 100 grand prizes, a mini-camp conducted by Chicago Bears players.
University admission event
CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis Crown Point Admission Department will host question-and-answer sessions on the following dates for candidates seeking information about the admission process and program requirements from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today and Feb. 27 and March 20. An admission counselor will explain entry requirements for: University of Saint Francis, USF School of Health Sciences and the Associate of Science—Medical Lab Technician Program. Candidates for admission may bring high school and college transcripts for a free evaluation. For more information, contact Sandie Phalen, (219) 488-8888, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.sf.edu/Crownpoint.
Gospel music rehearsals set
HAMMOND |The first rehearsal for the Good Friday Friends and Family Musical, intended as a citywide gospel music celebration, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Community Baptist Church, 5461 Calumet Ave., Hammond. It's open to all singers, musicians and music directors. The concert is at 6 p.m. March 29. For more information, contact Tryone Harvey, (219) 670-8338, Ty_harvey2001@yahoo.com.
Globetrotters to play in Gary
GARY | The Harlem Globetrotters play at 7 p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center. Tickets available at the Genesis Center box office , online at www.ticketweb.com or by calling 866-468-3401.
Sample international fare
HOBART | The fourth annual Adventures in International Cuisine event is from 6 to 10 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30, Hobart. It is sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Adult Guardianship Services Inc. and ACF Chefs of Northwest Indiana. Chefs will prepare foods from around the world. There will be beer and wine tastings, live entertainment by the Billy Foster Trio, and a live auction. Tickets are $100. For more information, contact Jennifer D. Norris, (219) 985-6566, email@example.com.
Outdoor Sports Show opens
HAMMOND | The Hammond Outdoor Sports Show returns for its 29th year today and Sunday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. It runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5; children under 12 admitted free. Among features, the trout pond is back by popular demand.
Communications tips offered
CROWN POINT | The Board of Communication Services at Trinity Lutheran Church and School hosts its second annual Communication's/PR Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 250 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point. Participants will learn about writing press releases enhancing the websites, photography, organizing events and much more. The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to all area churches andministries. For more information, contact Dennis Hodges, (219) 793-3370, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://trinitycp.org.
Chamber marking 58 years
MUNSTER | The Munster Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 58th anniversary with a dinner dance from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The $80 per person cost includes an open bar. For more information, contact Karen Mashura, (219) 836-5549, email@example.com. http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auxiliary hosts Family Dance
ST. JOHN | The Ladies Auxiliary Post 717 hosts its annual Family Dance featuring a disc jockey, dance contests, raffle prizes and refreshments from 6 to 9:10 p.m. at the St. John Memorial VFW Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd Ave. The cost is $6; proceeds benefit veteran's programs. For more information, contact Jackie Huppenthal, (219) 776-3072, email@example.com.