Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian Lenten season. Members of all faiths are invited to worship together from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. Mondays through April 7 at Community Lenten Worship Services followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 654 E. Fourth St. (across from Maria Reiner Center).
The speaker for the first service March 10 will be Pastor Larry Whitehead, superintendent of the Indiana Methodist Church, Northern District. Speaking on March 17 will be the Rev. Dominic Bertino of St. Bridget Catholic Church; followed March 24 by Pastor Roy Richardson of the Hobart Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Charles Strietelmeier of Augustana Lutheran Church will speak March 31, and the final service will feature Chaplain Jim Stoel of St. Mary Medical Center.
Proceeds from a freewill offering will be given to the Hobart Food Pantry (more than $1,500 was donated last year). For further information, contact Michelle Allan, 20 Minutes for God coordinator, at (219) 942-0375, or the church office at (219) 942-1601.
Seniors invited to show
Hobart senior citizens are invited to attend the Hobart High School theatrical performance of "The Diary of Ann Frank" at 3 p.m. Sunday, preceded by appetizers at 2. Although this event is free to Hobart senior citizens, reservations are required by calling the Senior Hotline at (219) 942-2183.
EEU loses manager
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited would like to thank those planning to attend its walk-a-thon which had to be canceled last Saturday.
The EEU organization is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of their much beloved Barn & Equine Manager Suella "Sue" Goza, on Feb. 23.
Sue was a retired Lake Station English teacher who, after retirement, shared her lifelong love of horses through EEU activities. Although burial will be in Canton, Miss., the Hobart community will be invited to a celebration of life in the near future.
Book signing planned
Hobart Historical Society is hosting a book signing for local author Sergio Mendoza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its museum, 706 E.Fourth St.
Royalties from his new book, "Images of America Hobart," are being shared by the Hobart Historical Society Museum and the Hobart Historic Preservation Commission.
Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and by appointment. Tours and use of research files are free, but donations are welcome. The society's mission is preserving the past to benefit the future. Direct questions to the secretary, Paula, at (219) 947-2464.
Corned beef dinner
American Legion Post 54 will holds its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner beginning at 2 p.m. March 16 at 208 S. Linda St., Hobart. Corned beef dinners include boiled cabbage, carrots, potatoes, rye bread and butter, and coffee, dine in or carry out, for $8. Corned beef sandwiches will cost $5.
Proceeds will help fund services to veterans and active duty military and for a Hobart High School junior to attend Hoosier Girls State.