Food bank stops in Highland
HIGHLAND | The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana sets up its mobile market from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Wicker Park Pavilion, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. This special distribution for those in need of food assistance includes produce, bread, meat and canned and dry goods. It will be set up like a farmers market, and participants will receive Food Bank Bucks to buy the food they want. Bring bags or boxes to carry supplies. For more information, contact Megan Sikes, (219) 980-1777, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.foodbanknwi.org.
Midwest Zest Fest opens
HIGHLAND | The Midwest Zest Fest opens to a three-day run at Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road, Highland. It includes carnival rides, festival food, arts and craft booths, a beer tent, live music and a crowning of a king and queen. Stop in at the Sour Note Karaoke Bar (the beer tent) for a beverage and karaoke. Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Check www.midwestzestfest.com for a complete entertainment schedule.
Antique watch, clock show
CROWN POINT | An antique watch and clock information house is from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Matthias Church Hall, 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point. Bring old clocks and watches for free evaluations (not appraisals) by members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. For more information, contact Elliott Spearin, (219) 663-3168, email@example.com.
Townwide garage sale on tap
DYER | The Dyer Recycling Commission sponsors a townwide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northgate Park, 618 Northgate Drive.
LOFS hosts Harvest Time Sale
LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS | A Harvest Time Sale, featuring garage sale items, crafts and vendors items, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Lakes of the Four Seasons Clubhouse, 1048 N. Lakeshore Drive. Rain date is Sept. 14. Proceeds fund community projects sponsored by the LOFS Women's Golf Association. For more information, call Debbie at (219) 988-5451 or (219) 742-8644.
Bike run benefits hospice
CROWN POINT | The seventh annual Lil Lear Memorial Bike Run is from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Buddy & Pal's, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point. Sign-ups start at 10:30 a.m., the last bike out is 12:30 p.m. The $20 fee includes T-shirts to the first 100 people to sing up, free dinner and entertainment, ride prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Calumet Area. For more information, call Christine Boyer, (219) 309-7090, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate at Dyer festival
DYER | Dyer's Hometown Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Jewel parking lot, Calumet Avenue and U.S. 30, and includes a VFW beer garden, 5K, music by a disc jockey, a live band, food and vendor booths, car show, sports memorabilia silent auction and a celebrity appearance. For more information, contact Shawna Barbush, (630) 388-9522, email@example.com.
Wine, Dine and Shop
WHITING | It's Wine, Dine and Shop time from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Whiting. Buy a passport to travel the downtown business district of Whiting, enjoying free samples of wines from the businesses, tastes of food from the restaurants and visiting shops for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $10. Advance tickets are available at The Junkyard, 1504 119th St., and the Chamber of Commerce, 1417 119th St. Last year tickets were not available the day of the event. For information, contact the Whiting/Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce or Kathleen Ulm at The Junkyard, (219) 473-1501.
GARY | State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, hosts a back-to-school jamboree from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Indiana University Northwest. A variety of events are planned through the day, including three-on-three basketball and a film festival.
Heart walk steps off in C.P.
CROWN POINT | The American Heart Association's Lake County Heart Walk is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point. For more information, call (219) 996-4958.
Heavenly Harps concert
WHITING | A free Heavenly Harps concert is from noon to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Whiting Library, 1735 Oliver St. Box lunches with a drink and dessert will be sold. Picnic tables will be provided. In case of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors. Sponsored by Friends of the Whiting Library and Art's Alive.
Library mural dedicated
LOWELL | The new murals in the children's room of the Lowell Public Library will be dedicated from 3 to 6 p.m. at the library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave. Refreshments will be provided.
Hog roast helps horse riders
HOBART | Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited serve a pig roast from noon to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 73rd Avenue and Ind. 51. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children. There is also a bake sale, disc jockey and games. EEU is a therapeutic horseback riding facility for children and adults with special needs. For more information, call (219) 945-0726. $8 for adults; $5 for children.