Elks host Notre Dame dinner
HIGHLAND | The Highland Elks host a Notre Dame Bowl Championship Game Tailgate Dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The menu includes all-you-can-eat burgers, brats and hot dogs, draft beer and soda. Watch the Notre Dame vs. Alabama championship game on the big screens. Admission is $10.
Vocal Ensemble seeks singers
HAMMOND | Books, Brushes and Bands for Education is enrolling students (grades three through high school) for the Vocal Ensemble directed by Jade Maze from the Merit School of Music. Choir rehearsal is every Monday from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Hammond Public Library. The Vocal Ensemble performs throughout the year at events. The cost is $145 for 20 weeks. For more information, contact Georgia Geis, (219) 932-3232, email@example.com. http://bbb4e.org.
Relay for Life kickoff party
HOBART | Relay For Life of Hobart is hosting a Kickoff Party for this year's relay from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., Hobart.
Career Connect tips offered
WHITING | Work One presents Getting More Out of Indiana Career Connect from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Whiting Public Library, 1735 Oliver St. The interactive, hands-on workshop introduces visitors to Indiana Career Connect. Register for the free workshop by calling (219) 659-0269, ext. 10.
Coaches aiding cancer fight
HOBART | Money will be raised for the American Cancer Society at Coaches vs. Cancer from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St. T-shirts will be available in the athletic office at the high school, and any student who wears the shirt the night of the game is admitted free. The Crawpuppies perform and there are plenty of activities. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Diane Glidewell, (219) 689-8403, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://hobart.schoolwires.com.
Wounded Healers resuming
HIGHLAND | The Wounded Healers winter series of grief support group sessions begins, with seven separate groups for Death of a Spouse, Death of a Parent, Sibling or Friend, Death of a Child or Grandchild, and other relationships. Sessions are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. James Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland. For information or reservations, call (219) 924-5577.
Class counsels homebuyers
HAMMOND | The Hammond Housing Authority offers a free homebuyer education class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hammond Housing Authority, 1402-173rd St. Those who complete the class will receive a certificate that qualifies them to receive first-time buyer's down payment assistance in the city of Hammond. Space is limited, so register by calling Julie Rivera, (219) 989-3265, ext. 310, email@example.com. http://www.hammondhousing.org.
Elks serve all-you-can-eat chili
HIGHLAND | The Highland Elks host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at the lodge, 3120 45th St. Admission is $7.
Student dance teams face off
MUNSTER | Munster High School dance teams host the 15th annual Munster Dance Invitational from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the high school field house, 8808 Columbia Ave. Approximately 30 high school dance teams from Northern Indiana will compete in a variety of areas, including pom, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and kick. There also will be solo, ensemble and duet performances. A variety of vendors also will be on hand. The event is open to the public. Admission is $7.
Arts League holds fundraiser
HOBART | The Hobart Arts League hosts a chili and hot dog lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the league office, 3850 Howard St. The cost for adults is $6; children 9 years old and younger are $3. Menu includes chili or hot dog, noodles, cornbread, drink and dessert. Additional desserts are available for purchase.