Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Hobart community. The commitment can be for as little as one or two days per month and, depending on the route, takes between 1 to 2 hours in the middle of the day to deliver.
There are three routes in Hobart and some extremely dedicated drivers have volunteered for more than 25 years. However, drivers sometimes need a day off for illness or personal business and yes, even occasionally, a vacation, so the need for substitute drivers is critical.
A one-hour orientation is provided and a new driver is paired with an experienced driver for the necessary training for door-to-door delivery.
For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Joan Vith at (219) 756-3663 or email@example.com.
State legislators host meeting
Area state legislators invite the public to a Town Hall meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hobart City Council Chambers, 414 Main St.
State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, State Senator Earline Rogers, D-Gary, and State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, will update area residents on the current legislative session in Indianapolis. They are also interested in hearing concerns constituents want them to address for Northwest Indiana.
Call Robert Fulton, assistant to the mayor, at (219) 942-6112.
Play crazy bunco
Make reservations for a Crazy Bunco Party sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., Hobart.
Cost is $10, and proceeds help military veterans and men and women currently serving in the U.S. military. Call Linda at (219) 942-0149 or Louise at (219) 947-0337 for reservations.
Spaghetti for supper
The 27th annual Mama Mia Spaghetti Supper, sponsored by Hobart Community Foundation, will be held Feb. 27 at St. Bridget Church Hall, 107 Main St., Hobart.
Tickets are available from any foundation member and at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Lillian St.
An $8 ticket includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, dessert and coffee. Wine and beer will be available for an extra charge.
This city-wide event raises funds for grants to Hobart nonprofit entities serving the community. Bring your friends and neighbors to enjoy a great evening out and contribute to this worthy cause.
Walking in winter
Shake off your cabin fever by participating in the Winter Walk-A-Thon sponsored by Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited at 11 a.m. March 1. Sign-up sheets are available from participating Hobart merchants.
The mission of EEU is to provide educational and therapeutic horseback riding activities to those with special needs for an improved quality of life.
Weather safety concerns
During this cold spell, if you know of an issue not being addressed concerning the safety or well-being of someone in your neighborhood, please share that concern with someone at Hobart City Hall. Call Mayor Brian Snedecor at (219) 942-6112 or the Hobart police or fire department. Hobart cares for its own with the help of concerned citizens.