Business success tips offered
HIGHLAND | Standard Bank of Highland hosts a Breakfast for Business Success meeting from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the bank, 2930 Ridge Road, Highland. Melissa Garcia, Strategic Marketing Services, will discuss Marketing 101 for small businesses. Admission is free, and breakfast will be served. RSVP recommended, but not required. Contact Carrie Upchurch, (219) 838-1812, ext. 63510, or CARRIE.UPCHURCH@STANDARDBANKS.COM. http://www.standardbanks.com.
Geisen salutes vets, families
CROWN POINT | Geisen Funeral Home hosts its annual Veterans Dinner to honor local veterans and their spouses. It's at the Geisen Reception Centre, 600 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point. Registered guests can arrive at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 5:30. There is a speaker, and dinner follows the program. Guests must register with Geisen Funeral Home, (219) 663-2500. Space is limited.
Library materials up for sale
GRIFFITH | The Lake County Public Library is offering items that remain at the closed Griffith branch in a sale from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Griffith branch library, 940 N. Broad St. Items include chairs, file cabinets, tables, computer desks, counter, wood desk, bulletin boards, artwork, rugs, wall cabinets and miscellaneous wooden cabinets. For more information, contact Public Relations, (219) 769-3541, ext. 317, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn 'Elevator Speech' basics
MERRILLVILLE | The Young Professionals of the Urban League present the "Elevator Speech: Getting Off at the First Floor, or at the Top?" at 5:30 p.m. at Jelly Pancake House, 399 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville. Networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30. For more information, contact Crystal O'Brien, (219) 644-6446.
Vigil part of national effort
CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point hosts a Shine a Light Lung Cancer Vigil from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Marian Education Center, 1201 S. Main St. It's part of a national campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer. There will be guest speaker, a moment of reflection and light refreshments. For more information, contact Health Resource Center, (800) 931-3322, email@example.com. http://crownpointvigil.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1089957.
Community band performs
HIGHLAND | The Highland Community Band performs a benefit concert for the Highland Emergency Fund from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Highland High School's Monbeck Auditorium, 9135 Erie St. Items needed include cleaning supplies or paper products (no food).
Pizza fundraiser for new group
CROWN POINT | A pizza fundraiser to support the new anti-abortion political action committee Working Families United for Traditional Values in Northwest Indiana is from 4 to 9 p.m. at Carriage Court Pizza, 211 S. East St. The all-you-can-eat pizza and soft drink meal is $20 per person, $30 per couple and $40 per family.
C.P. starts holiday celebration
CROWN POINT | Crown Point kicks off the holiday season with a tree and tank lighting ceremony. Trees will be lighted at the Old Lake County Courthouse at 5:30 p.m. There will be carols sung by the Crown Point High School choir and a special presentation by the Harmony Hand Bells. Refreshments provided by Wittenberg Village. Directly after the tree lighting, the ceremony moves to Main and Goldsborough streets to join the city in lighting the military tank in support of U.S. troops.
Play poker for Safety Village
SCHERERVILLE | A Texas Hold 'Em tournament to benefit the Tri-Town Safety Village First Station Museum is from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at the Patrician Banquet Center, 410 E. U.S. 30, Schererville. Cost is $60 to buy in. For more information, contact Bill Jarvis, (219) 865-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.safetyvillage.us.
Ladies night at Arts Center
CROWN POINT | A Wine, Women & Song painting workshop and ladies' night out for guests 21 and older is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the South Shore Arts Crown Point branch, 123 N. Main St. Guests are invited to bring a favorite wine or other beverage and a snack to share. Students will be provided with all supplies needed to create their own 16-by-20-inch acrylic painting of a winter scene. Class is limited to 20. Registration is required; cost is $45. Contact Kim McKinley, (219) 836-1839, ext. 103, email@example.com. http://www.southshoreartsonline.org.
CPHS thespians stage drama
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School Drama Department presents "Twelve Angry Men" at 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 22 and 23 at the high school. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.
FOP showcases collectibles
HAMMOND | Hammond FOP 51 sponsors a collectible convention from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FOP Lodge, 7527 Kennedy Ave. Admission is $1. Children get in free if accompanied by an adult.
Enjoy Evening Under Stars
MERRILLVILLE | The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce presents An Evening Under The Stars from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at Radisson Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st St., Merrillvile. Live entertainment by Standing Room Only Orchestra. The cost is $85 per person. For more information, contact Farren Felus, (219) 769-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.crossroadschamber.org.