The last Friday every month, including this Friday, a ceremony is held at 5 p.m. at the Doughboy Monument, Seventh and Lincoln streets, Hobart, to honor U.S. service members recently fallen in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.
Howlin Mad Detachment 93 of the Marine Corps League conducts the ceremony, where the rank, name and home state of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice are read aloud and a bell sounded.
The ceremony concludes with a volley of three rounds fired by the honor guard and the playing of taps. Veterans and all other interested residents are invited to take a few moments of time to attend this remembrance.
Beef and art
Dine on Italian beef from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St., Hobart.
The menu includes beef (and toppings), chips, a drink and dessert for a donation of $7 for adults and $4 for children 9 and younger. Extra desserts are available to feed your sweet tooth for a donation. Dine in or carry out.
Before or after your meal, take time to view the artwork covering the walls, greeting cards and prints from some of the northwest Indiana’s finest artists. For more information, call (219) 942-3834 or email email@example.com. Handicapped accessible, and free parking is available.
Bring quarters to auction
Hobart Little League is hosting a Quarter Auction at at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Main Gym, 705 E. Fourth St., Hobart. Profits will help fund the 2014 baseball season.
Doors open at noon, admission is $5 . Bring a roll or two of quarters to bid on items you might like to purchase.
God and soup
"20 Minutes for God" Lenten services continue Monday as the Rev. Charles Strietelmeier, of Augustana Lutheran Church, is guest speaker. Service is from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m., followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 654 E. Fourth St., Hobart. Donations given for lunch will benefit the Hobart Food Pantry.
Register to vote
The last day to register to vote in the May 6 primary election is April 7. In order to exercise this important civic duty, you must be registered and if you have a new residence or a new name, you need to update that registration.
Unsure whether your registration is up-to-date? Visit www.IndianaVoters.in.gov. Select "Lake County" and after inputting your name and date of birth, the website will tell you where you vote and who is on the ballot in your precinct.
No computer access? Call the Lake County Board of Elections at (219) 755-3795 or visit their office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Lake County Government Center, 2293 N. Main St., Crown Point. Early voting opens April 8.
Coming up in April
April events to mark on your calendar include the April 13 “Bark & Meow” Vendor & Craft Show on behalf of the Humane Society of Hobart and the Spring Concert of the Hobart Area Concert Band on April 27.