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Relay for Life benefit Sunday offers wine and vendors

2013-04-11T00:00:00Z Relay for Life benefit Sunday offers wine and vendorsBy Sue Reed Times Columnist nwitimes.com
April 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Team Cancer Health Treatment Center the The Vital Ones are hosting a Wine Tasting/Vendor event from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday to support the Relay For Life of South Lake County.

This fundraiser will take place at Buddy and Pals Place La Cantina, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point. 

Tickets are $15, which includes food, one drink and a door prize ticket. The wine tasting will be provided by Coopers Hawk. Thirty-One, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Mary Kay and Miche purses are some of the vendors that will be on hand.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call Dawn at (219) 808-1484 or Kim at (219) 313-5223.

Pitch, Hit and Run

Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department will host the local qualifying event for Scott’s Pitch, Hit and Run at at 5:30 p.m. April 22. Registration is at 5:15 on the Junior Bulldogs Football Field at the Crown Point Sportsplex on East North Street.

Boys and girls will compete separately in four age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. There is no entry fee. Those who qualify may advance to sectional competition.

Registration in advance is encouraged. A copy of the participant’s birth certificate is required at or prior to registration. For more information, call Jeff Jensen at (219) 661-2271.

Afraid Of Networking?

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar on Speed Networking on April 24 at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8415 Georgia St., Merrillville. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.

Attendees will learn techniques of how to comfortably and properly meet and make future business contacts.

Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Visit www.crossroadschamber.org to register or call (219) 769-8180.

Family science fun

Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana,  on the campus of Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., Hammond, will continue its Second Saturday Family Science Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Attendees may participate in the family mini mission package, which includes a laser light show and a planetarium show, for $15 per person. Beginning with the mini mission, families will work together to restore communications with the Curiosity Rover on Mars. Once the mission is complete, a planetarium show will explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. After the planetarium show, a laser light show, iPop Laser, will feature light art set to the music from popular artists like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and more.

Attendees may also purchase tickets to see just the laser light show or the planetarium show for $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information or to make a reservation, call (219) 989-3250.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or geninq@crossroadschamber.org. Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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