The Rebuilding Together Hobart/Lake Station work day is Saturday. Volunteers are to meet at 8 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 891 S. Linda St., Hobart, to be assigned to one of 10 pre-selected homes in the area.
The goal is to assist homeowners who may not have the means or expertise to make necessary repairs so they may continue to live in their homes. Both skilled craftsmen and non-skilled workers are needed. This is a great one-day project for highschoolers 16 and older. More information is available at www.rebuildingtogetherhobart-lakestation.com or contact the Hobart Chamber of Commerce at (219) 942-5774.
Foundation accepting grant requests
Hobart nonprofit organizations are reminded by Ann O’Meara, Grant Committee chair of the Hobart Community Foundation, that Monday is the deadline to submit a grant request.
The foundation raises funds through the annual Hobart Dam Duck Race and Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner. Its mission is to support projects and activities which will improve the quality of life of the citizens of Hobart.
Applications are available at www.hobartcommunityfund.org. Monthly meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday at Hobart Chamber of Commerce office, 1001 Lillian St. Membership dues for individuals are $10 per year.
Early holiday shopping
Hobart Presbyterian Church, 60 N. Washington St., is holding its Annual Bazaar/Craft Show and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5.
Call (219) 942-5502 for more details. This annual event reminds us of the fast approaching holidays. Perhaps you’ll find just the right item for your home or that perfect Christmas gift.
Hobart Chamber of Commerce will host its Business Expo on Oct. 10 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. Luncheon begins at 1 p.m., with the Business-to-Business Get Together from 2 to 4.The public is invited to attend free from 4 to 6.
For booth reservations, contact the chamber at (219) 942-5774 or Info@hobartchamber.com.
Open house planned
The first open house for prospective members will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Maria Reiner Senior Center, 705 E. 4th St. All active folks 55 and older are invited to tour the center and learn about its many programs, including exercise and educational classes, dinner club and trips, Tuesday breakfast and Thursday lunch.
The center is also taking pre-orders for holiday pies for pick up in November. For details, call (219) 947-1864.
Black Tie event
“We Care From The Heart” of Hammond asks you to hold the date open for its 10th Annual Black Tie Event on Nov. 22 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. You won’t want to miss the organization's seniors and developmentally disabled individuals showcasing their fashions and dancing the night away.
For reservations, call (219) 933-7111.
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