Hobart Happenings

Hobart Y opens new afternoon classes for preschoolers

2013-08-21T00:00:00Z Hobart Y opens new afternoon classes for preschoolersBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
August 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Hobart Family YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place, is accepting registration for its Fall Developmental Preschool program.

A $60 non-refundable registration fee, along with birth certificate and immunization records, are requested at registration.

Since morning classes have filled, new afternoon 3- and 4-year-old and pre-k classes have been added with limited openings.

Class begins Sept. 3, 2013 for the pre-k class and Sept. 4 for the 3- and 4-year-olds. An important parent meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 28 for the parents of 3- and 4-year-olds and at 1 p.m. Aug. 28 for pre-K parents.

Children learn through a variety of fun academics, social and developmental activities such as learning centers, music, arts and crafts, computers, i-Pads, character development, swim time, gym time, field trips and parties. For more information, call the YMCA at (219) 942-2183 and ask for Sharon Tarry.

Fundraiser successful

The Friends of Robinson Lake appreciate all of the supporters who participated in its garage sale last week, especially St. Bridget Church for renting its gym  and the Knights of Columbus for its help and contributions.

Proceeds will be used to add new programs to  Robinson Lake in cooperation with the Hobart Parks and Recreation Department. Visit the lake on Liverpool Road and the Oak Savanna Trail. Call Sandy O'Brien at (219) 743-0679.

Sale benefits military

The Marine Corps League Auxiliary is hosting a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 7527 Independence St., Merrillville. Proceeds will be used to supply the critical needs of U.S. military and their families.

Promote safe neighborhoods

The Hobart Police Department thanks everyone who participated in this year’s National Night Out Against Crime at the Hobart Community Pool.

Contact the HPD Public Relations Department to start a Neighborhood Watch group at (219) 942-1125, ext. 1070 or jgrennes @ cityofhobart.org.

There are many money wiring scams active right now, police report.

Wiring money is like sending cash. Scams alert would-be victims that they have won a sum of money but must pay the taxes on it first by sending in a specified amount of money, or scare families that their adult child or grandchild child has been injured or arrested and needs money. Do not send money to people you do not know, warn police.

Blues concert this week

Hobart City Improvement Committee’s summer concert season continues at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Revelli Band Shell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.  This week's entertainer is Samuel Lozada with Mo' Town Blues, along with free massages by Accord.

Meet The Beatles, a tribute to The Beatles, follows Aug. 29 and the last concert of the year features Bob Heckler, The Piano Man, on Sept. 5.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Contact June with Hobart community news at (219) 942-4062 or JuneNgerry@aol.com.

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