“A crimson light twinkles and another life is saved."
Donors and honorees are invited to the Hearts of Hope tree lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. today at St. Mary Medical Center, West Patient Tower Lobby, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart.
For a $5 donation, honor a special person in your life with a gift that will help fund vitally needed trials and studies for heart disease, right here at home. Honorees receive a card informing them that a light shines in their honor, or in memory of someone who fills our hearts with love and joy.
All funds by this program support Community Healthcare System Cardiovascular Research. Visit www.comhs.org.
Play crazy bunco
Hobart American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54, 208 S. Linda St., is hosting a Bunco Party from 1 to about 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10. There will be prizes, refreshments and a 50/50 drawing; proceeds will support veterans programs.
RSVP to Linda Kolarik at (219) 942-0149 or Louise Hiddle at (219) 947-0337.
Lenten services and lunch
A community Lenten worship service, "20 Minutes with God," will be held at 12:05 p.m. Mondays during Lent starting Feb. 15 through March 18 at First United Methodist Church, 6543 E. Fourth St., Hobart.
Each 20-minute service will be followed by soup lunch at 12:30 p.m. A free will offering will be collected at the luncheon, with proceeds benefiting the Hobart Food Pantry.
Monday's speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Reynolds, superintendent of the Indiana Methodist Church, Northern District. Future speakers are the Rev. Charles Strietelmeier of Augustana Lutheran Church on Feb. 25, the Rev. Dominic Bertino of St. Bridget Church on March 4, Chaplain Jim Stoel of St. Mary Medical Center on March 11 and Pastor Roy Richardson of Hobart Church of the Nazarene on March 18.
Call (219) 942-1601 for more information.
Photography exhibit set
Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St., is having its very first juried photography exhibit, “Captured in Time.”
Download the prospectus at www.hobartarts.net. Entry deadline is April 15, and the exhibit will be open from May 5 to 31.
Call (219) 942-3834 and leave message for a call back.
Maps detail Hobart
Hobart Chamber of Commerce has full-color city maps available at the Hobart City Hall, Fourth and Main streets, and the chamber office, 1001 Lillian St. Call (219) 942-5774 for more information
The Hobart Police Department newsletter warns residents to ask for identification when strangers come to their door. On the phone, never give out personal information to strangers; many homeowners are taken advantage of by companies or workers, paying for work that has not been done or poorly done.
To avoid such cases, before you sign a contract or pay out money, call the Hobart Building Department at (219) 942-1722 to make sure the company is licensed with the city.
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