Join the Relay for Life Team Scheub/Sherri’s Warriors  Friday at the Illiana Garden and Pond Society's Waterscape Weekend Preview Night from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point.

This is a great evening with a great cause, raising funds to help battle cancer. Donations are $25 per person, and beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more information, call Gerry at (219) 689-2000 or Paul at (219) 776-6639.

Spaghetti for dinner

The sixth annual Spaghetti Dinner for the Ross Township Food Pantry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 9 at SS Constantine and Helen Cultural Center, 8000 Madison St., Merrillville.

Dinner includes choice of meat marinara or Greek style sauce on a generous plate of spaghetti, salad, a roll and dessert.

There will also be a Greek pastry sale and various on-site vendors. A cash raffle will support the Cathedral Helping Fund that helps local residents with necessities. 

The dinner is sponsored by the St. Helen’s Ladies Philoptochos Society and they work very hard to get everything donated so that all proceeds go to the Ross Township Food Pantry. For more information, call (219) 613-8380.

Morning Business Hour

“Personal and Business Coaching for Profitable Success, Is it worth the Investment?” will be the Morning Business Hour topic from 8 to 9 a.m. May 17 at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway, Crown Point.

This seminar will be presented by Kealah Parkinson, author and CEO of Kiki Productions, a communications coaching practice in Northwest Indiana. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Judith Mariola at (219) 226-2062.

Cruise for Charity

The third annual Campagna Cruise for Charity takes place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 18 in Chicago.

This nautical fundraiser leaves from Navy Pier on the Odyssey yacht, where guests will enjoy a gourmet menu, premium open bar, live band, dancing and a silent auction.

The event is open to the public and reservations are required. Tickets are $125 per person. Proceeds directly benefit the youth of Campagna Academy. For more information or to order tickets, call (219) 322-8614, ext. 308.

Business Expo coming

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 29 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet representatives and learn about services provided by  many local businesses and will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad2. Vendor space is still available. Call Farren at (219) 769-8180.

Business After Hours

Don't forget that A.J. Specialties, 1308 E. 85th Ave., Merrillville, will host an evening of networking and celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Refreshments will be served. Call (219) 736-0367 for more information about this Business After Hours event.

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