Legal Services offers help
LAKE STATION | Indiana Legal Services Inc. will be at Edison Junior-Senior High School from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of the Lake Station Family Stability Project. An attorney will help with civil legal problems on housing matters, domestic abuse and other family law disputes, securing public benefits, consumer law issues and legal guardianship issues. Use the North Shore entrance on the east side of the school. Visitors must ring the buzzer and identify themselves. ILS is a not-for-profit organization that provides free legal counsel to low-income persons, seniors (60 and older) and victims of domestic violence on civil legal issues.
Forum seeks input on trails
LOWELL | A public forum seeking suggestions on how to improve biking/jogging/walking conditions in Lowell is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lowell Town Hall, 501 E. Main St. Those who can't make the meeting can take an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lowellbikeplan or call (708) 798-0788.
Luncheon hails entrepreneurs
MERRILLVILLE | The 22nd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards honors entrepreneurs in a variety of categories in a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Star Plaza. The cost is $40. For more information, contact Maggie Havens, (219) 644-3513, Havens@purduecal.edu. http://www.edayleaders.com/home.
Life Rose donors recognized
MUNSTER | Community Healthcare Systems celebrates the life and legacy of its organ, tissue and cornea donors and their families from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road. Each donor family will be presented with a replica of the rose and vial that will adorn the 2014 Donate Life Float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day 2014.
Dinner, auction aid St. Clare
CEDAR LAKE | The fourth annual St. Clare's Kitchen benefit dinner/silent auction is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Great Oaks Banquet Hall, 13109 U.S. 41, Cedar Lake. There is a cocktail hour (cash bar) and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7. Tickets are $25 (cash or check payable to St. Clare's Kitchen only). For more information, contact Kathy Georgelas, (219) 741-1591, email@example.com.
Dance assists area needy
GARY | The Chakula Ministry of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary holds a stepping for the needy event from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Calumet Township Center, 1900 W. 41st Ave. Dress is Western style and tickets are $15 each. For more information, contact Janiece Jackson, (219) 944-0500, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation holds walk/run
ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Education Foundation hosts Get Moving for Education run or 5K walk from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Lake Central High School, 8400 U.S. 41, St. John. For more information, contact Martha Sandoval, (219) 743-9672, email@example.com. http://www.lakecentralef.org.
Legion commander keynotes
LEROY | James E. Koutz, national commander of the American Legion, is the keynote speaker at a Veterans Recognition Service from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Stoney Run County Park, 142 and Union Streets, Leroy. For more information, contact Lake County Parks, (219) 769-7275, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
Elks event promotes research
HIGHLAND | The Highland Elks Lodge, in conjunction with Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant and Bulldog Brewing Co., will host a beer and wine tasting for cancer research from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Highland Elks Lodge, 3120 45th St. Tickets are $20.
'Ragtime' on stage in Highland
HIGHLAND | Carnegie Arts Center, Highland High School and South Shore Orchestra present "Ragtime the Musical" from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Monbeck Auditorium at Highland High School, 9135 Erie St. Tickets run from $14 to $50. For more information, contact Lisa Woodruff Hedin, (219) 218-3191, email@example.com. http://www.theunityevent.org.
Sorority sets scholarship gala
HAMMOND | The Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Alumnae Chapter will hold their scholarship gala from 7 to 11:30 p.m at Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4125 Calumet Ave. Tickets are $50.
Legion promotes Toys for Tots
SCHERERVILLE | American Legion Riders of Post 485, 7485 Burr St., sponsor the Toys for Kids Escorted Ride. Breakfast is served be the Ladies Auxiliary from 9 a.m. to noon Registration fee is $10 and $10 unwrapped toy is required. Toys and money will be donated to Howling Mad Detachment, Calumet Detachment and the needy families of American Legion Post 485. The cost is $10 cash or a $10 unwrapped toy. For more information, contact Smitty, (219) 308-0263.