Help the Hobart Police Department celebrate National Night Out and meet your neighbors, local police and community leaders from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the City of Hobart Community Pool, 400 W. 10th St.
Pool admission is free, with free hot dogs and soft drinks. Activities include K-9 and S.W.A.T. Unit demonstrations, Child Identification Cards and child seat inspections and a 50-50 raffle.
On display will be police equipment and patrol cars, mountain bikes, ATV’s and fire trucks. Information will be available on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, tips for Home & Personal Safety, and copies of the Hobart Police Department newsletter.
For more information, call (219) 942-1125, ext. 1070.
Seniors enjoy second home
The Maria Reiner Senior Center, 705 E. Fourth St., Hobart, is a home away from home to many senior citizens in the area.
The center offers many programs, yoga, arts, a weekly book club with reviews, an exercise area - last week there was a trip to a casino. Each Tuesday breakfast is served from 9 to 11 a.m. at a cost of $3 to members. On Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a healthy lunch is served, also at a cost of $3.
To become a member, just stop in for an application. The fee is $25 a year. For more information, visit www.hobartseniors.com.
Concerts in the park
The Hobart City Improvement Committee concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Revelli Band Shell in Hobart's Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Road, features the popular Jack D’Amico with his Frank Sinatra tribute. On Aug. 8, David Amalillo will present his One-Man Band show. Free blood pressure testing will be provided by the Visiting Nurses Association.
Build a bear
Miller’s Senior Living Community, 5911 Lute Road, Portage, is hosting a Build-A-Bear Workshop at 3 p.m. Aug. 9. Before school starts, come to create a bear with your child or grandchild. The cost is $5 for one bear. Register by Sunday by calling Gwen Kaiser at (219) 764-0628.
Hobart Kiwanis Club presented scholarship awards of $1,500 each to Heather Easton of River Forest High School, Katelyn Erdelac and Seth Hamilton, both from Hobart High School, and Ashley Abila from Lake Station High School.
Adopt a duck
The Hobart Community Foundation is selling Dam Duck Race tickets. They can be purchased from any foundation member, in front of the Hobart Post Office on Saturday mornings, and at the Summer Market on the Lake every Thursday. The race is set for Aug. 18
Cost is $5. Contact Leni Vinzant, (219) 942-5781, for more information.
Pig roast planned