Pantry on the Go stops in Lowell
LOWELL | The Pantry on the Go stops from 3 to 5 p.m. at the VFW Memorial Post 6841, 17401 Morse St. Free grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and protein are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. Bring bags or boxes to carry items home. This service is available to all Northwest Indiana residents in need of food assistance. Bring valid proof of Indiana residence (driver’s license, state ID, utility bill, etc.) for service.
Munster Chamber heads to RailCats
GARY | The Munster Chamber of Commerce has an outing to the RailCats game from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The $25 ticket price includes a pregame picnic and a box seat. The pregame picnic begins at 5:30 p.m. and the game time is 7:10 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Mashura, (219) 836-5549, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://email@example.com.
North Township freedom run steps off
HIGHLAND | North Township's Run 4 Freedom 5-Miler steps off at 6 p.m. at Wicker Memorial Park Pavilion, 2215 Ridge Road. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. All registered participants will gain free entry to a concert by Jimmy Buffett cover band Gone to Paradise at the Wicker Park Social Center immediately following the race. Fireworks will also take place during the concert. American Red Cross Blood Drive will accept blood donations at the Wicker Park Clubhouse from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on race day. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Cost is $20 ($18 for CRS members). For more information, contact Anna Wineinger, (219) 932-2530, ext. 331, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.northtownshiptrustee.com.
RSMT celebrates 50 years of music
HOBART | Ross Summer Music Theatre is celebrating 50 summers of musicals and in keeping with that theme, the youth camp will be performing songs from the past 50 years of musicals. The performance will be complete with videos and slides. Cost is $8. Shows are at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Center Stage Studio Theatre, 227 Center St., Hobart.
Program aids Wounded Warriors
HIGHLAND | The Silver Buckle Saloon, 8355 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland presents American Made Throwdown, a weekend filled with live country music. The $5 entry fee benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. Logan Mize performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday and JJ Lawhorn performs at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. For more information, call Silver Buckle Saloon, (219) 838-5909, email@example.com. http://www.silverbucklesaloon.com.
Gardens showcased in Lowell tour
LOWELL | The Lowell Garden Club's 17th annual Garden Walk is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Tickets are available at Gardens On The Prairie, 3242 W. 169th Ave., Lowell; Leo’s Feed & Garden Center in Cedar Lake, The Artful Garden in Crown Point, and Martin Landscaping in Cedar Lake. A garden luncheon will be available for $10 at Gardens On The Prairie from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make reservations for lunch at (219) 690-0911. For more information, contact Terry Smutniak, (219) 696-8282, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lowellgardenclub.com.
Kids bike parade celebrates holiday
ST. JOHN | The annual Independence Day Kids Bike Parade, sponsored by the GFWC St. John Women's Club, lines up at 9:30 a.m. at Prairie West Park, 93rd and Oakridge. For more information, contact Betty Seline., (219) 558-0069, email@example.com. http://www.stjohnwomensclub.lakenetnwi.org.
Chalk artists take to the sidewalks
HOBART | Miller's Merry Manor of Hobart hosts its fourth annual Sidewalk Art Fair from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. today and Sunday. Artists of various ages and talent are invited to display their artistic abilities of any level through chalk art on the sidewalk. For more information, contact Michelle Turpin, (219) 942-9868, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic offers ethnic specialties
MERRILLVILLE | The Hungarian American Citizens Club hosts its picnic at 11 a.m. at St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, 8700 Taft St., Merrillville.