Clean Cities to host meeting
HOBART | South Shore Clean Cities Inc. will hold its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Avalon Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. Tickets are $20 a person, and lunch will be served. To register, call (219) 644-3690, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the SSCC events page at www.southshorecleancities.org/events.
Attend scholarship boot camp
EAST CHICAGO | Communities In Schools of Lake County will sponsor a Scholarship Success Bootcamp for parents of East Chicago Central High School students from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. at East Chicago Central High School mini theater, 1100 W. Columbus Drive. The program is an interactive, motivational youth development seminar that focuses on scholarships. RSVP to Siara Burks at (219) 378-9114. Free copy of "Scholarship 101 — The Real World Guide to Getting Cash for College'' to first 15 students who complete the workshop. Contact Burks at (219) 378-9114 or email@example.com. http://www.cisoflc.org.
Hobart band presents review
HOBART | The Hobart High School Band will present its “Musicals and More” concert from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the High School theater, entrance 20, 2211 E. 10th St. Admission is $5 for adults. Children and students will be admitted free.
Mardi Gras gala planned
EAST CHICAGO | I Too Sing America Organization of NWI Inc. will present its annual scholarship fundraiser, Masquerade Mardi Gras, from 6 p.m. to midnight in the Discovery Ballroom at Ameristar Casino and Hotel, 777 Ameristar Blvd. There is live entertainment, dancing and a mask contest. Cost is $50 a person. For more information, contact Stacy Winfield, (219) 397-3734, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youths to showcase talent
SCHERERVILLE | Leap into the Arts, a fundraising gala to benefit and showcase youth vocal, dance and orchestra organizations in Northwest Indiana, is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville. Doors open at 6 p.m.; cost is $50 a person and includes a complimentary cocktail house, dinner, a silent auction and performances by the Southlake Children's Choir, South Shore Dance Alliance and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy Schoon, (219) 395-6226, email@example.com. http://www.leapintothearts2014.org/index.html.
More than movies at film fest
GARY | The Glen Theatre hosts its third annual Black Film Festival featuring Gary native and Hollywood actor William L. Johnson, a graduate of Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Reggie Gaskins, actor, writer, producer and director. It's from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Glen, 20 W. Ridge Road. Four film producers/actors will answer questions following movies each night. The Gary Branch of the NAACP will host an opening night reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The feature movie is "Note to Self," preceded by two movie shorts. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from members of the NAACP or by calling (219) 949-5565. Cost at the door is $30. Clark Road Church Foundation, the Froebel Park Committee, Brothers2Brothers, and Brothers’ Keeper will join the Achievers to host Saturday night. Featured movies will be "The Divorce" and "American Promise." Tickets for Saturday are $15; admission at the door is $20. Tickets may be purchased from any of the sponsors. Tickets for both nights are available at Beautiful Things in the Village Shopping Mall in Gary. Combo tickets for both nights are $35.
Free health screenings at fair
EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital will host a free Heart Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the hospital, POB Conference Room, North Entrance, 4321 Fir St.
Antique show is next weekend
CROWN POINT | The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts is spring antique and collectibles show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Admission is $4 for those 13 and older.
Railroaders celebrate 35th
HIGHLAND | The Ridge Model Railroaders Club are celebrating 35 years as a Model Railroad Club with a Model Railroad Show and Swap Meet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. James the Less Church hall, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland.
Winter extravaganza on tap
HAMMOND | St. John Bosco School will host a winter extravaganza featuring the interactive comedy "Late Nite Catechism." There will be a silent auction, gaming tables and cash bar. There also will be a winter raffle drawing after the show. It's from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $30.
Ball benefits Cancer Kids
SCHERERVILLE | A masquerade ball benefiting the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation is from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Patrician, 410 U.S. 30, Schererville. Tickets at $75 each and available at www.eventbrite.com (search Masquerade Ball in Schererville, IN). For more information, contact Suzie Blissmer at (219) 689-2162.
Lithuanians to celebrate
GRIFFITH | The annual Lithuanian Independence Day celebration, hosted by Northwest Indiana Lithuanian organizations, is from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. at the Griffith American Legion Post 66, 132 N. Wiggs Ave. Cost is $15. RSVP to Birute Vilutis at (219) 322-4533 or Joanna Rudzevicius at (219) 884-2220.