Drug awareness program
LOWELL | The Lowell Police Department presents a Drug Awareness for Parents of Students from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave.
Group toasts end of school
HAMMOND | Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools is collaborating with Flat Rock of Hammond to host an end-of-the-school year Educator Appreciation Celebration. It's from 3 to 8 p.m. at Flat Rock, 6732 Calumet Ave. All proceeds will go to the Hammond Education Foundation. The donation is $5 for appetizers.
K of C serves pork chop dinner
MERRILLVILLE | The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Hoffmann Council serves a pork chop dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc parish, 200 E. 79th Ave., Merrillville. It includes potatoes, salad, green beans, bread and coffee. Carry-outs available and a hot dog plate for $3 for children also will be available. The cost is $10.
Greekfest opens weekend run
HAMMOND | St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts Greekfest tonight through Sunday at the church, 7021 Hohman Ave., Hammond. It features authentic Greek cuisine, live music, fireworks, a kids play area, Greek dance troupe performances, church tours and more. It runs from 5 to 11 p.m. tonight, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Sojourner Truth walk steps off
GARY | Sojourner Truth House’s main fundraiser of the year, the Walk for Sojourner Truth House, is from 8 a.m. to noon at the house, 410 E. 13th Ave., Gary. A special website has been created where individuals can register to walk or donate to help. www.walkforsth.org. or call Lillian Beasley, (219) 885-2282, email@example.com. http://www.walkforsth.org.
Society hosts Paws in the Park
HIGHLAND | The Humane Society Calumet Area hosts Paws in the Park walk-a-thon and pet fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wicker Memorial park, 8544 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. Leashed dogs with current rabies vaccine are welcome to participate in the week. The entry fee is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Registration and pledge forms are available at the shelter. For more information, contact Amanda Morrone, (219) 922-3811, ext. 306, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.hscalumet.org.
Animal Control Center aided
GRIFFITH | The Lake County Sheriff’s Department Animal Control and Adoption Center holds its annual Bicycle Ride for the Animals at Oak Ridge Prairie Park, 301 S. Colfax Ave., Griffith. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m., with the ride beginning at 11, rain or shine (in the event of all-day severe weather, however, the ride will be rescheduled for June 9) All entry fees support the animals at the shelter in Crown Point. Lunch will be provided at the end of the ride. You do not have to ride to register and participate. The cost is $20, including a T-shirt. For more information, contact Lake County Animal Control, (219) 769-7016.
150 vendors featured at sale
HIGHLAND | Highland parks officials are sponsoring an indoor garage sale and card and comic show with more than 150 vendors. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 2450 Lincoln St.
CCSJ Guild hosts spring lunch
HIGHLAND | The Women's Guild of Calumet College of St. Joseph hosts its annual spring luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at Theo's, 9144 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. Social hour begins at noon, lunch is at 1 p.m. It includes a raffle, door prizes and bake cost. Tickets are $30 and available from any guild member. For more information, contact Linda Gajewski, (219) 473-4217, email@example.com. http://www.ccsj.edu.
Church group serving tea
HIGHLAND | Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2201 Azalea Drive, serves an old-fashioned tea for the ladies from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church. The ticket, which is $15, includes the light fare of tea sandwiches, scones, strawberries and petite fours. Tea, picture and a guest speaker talking to the guests about Victorian tea etiquette are included. For more information, contact Marcia, (219) 743-3910, firstname.lastname@example.org.