Center resources discussed
MERRILLVILLE | The Business and Professional Women (INFBPW-Merrillville/Duneland) hosts a dinner meeting and presentation by Kathy DeGulio-Fox, director of the Purdue Technology Center of NW Indiana from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Patio Restaurant, 7706 Broadway, Merrillville. She will discuss resources available at the center for local businesses. Cost is $19.
Mardi Gras Spaghetti Feast
GRIFFITH | The Knights of Columbus offer a Mardi Gras Spaghetti Feast from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1400 S. Broad St., Griffith. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad and garlic bread. Homemade desserts will complete the meal. This event will have a free will donation box set up, with all proceeds going to Share Foundation in support of the villagers and campers of Sharing Meadows.
Pancakes, sausage served
DYER | Zion United Church of Christ serves a pancake and sausage supper from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, 14804 W. 113th Ave., Dyer. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, free to those 5 and younger.
Elks offer Fat Tuesday spread
HIGHLAND | The Highland Elks serve a Fat Tuesday dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 3120 45th St. The menu is red beans and rice with sausage, chicken etouffee, shrimp gumbo, Cajun pulled pork, cabbage, edamame and pineapple salad, corn bread and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 7 to 12 years old.
Roz Varon keynotes luncheon
MUNSTER | Roz Varon, Emmy Award winning traffic/transportation reporter is the keynote speaker for the Share the Love Event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The are vendors for the entire program and lunch at non. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Cancer Resource Centre. Cost is $50. For more information, visit http://www.cancerresourcecentre.com./2013-share-the-love-asp.
Albert's wedding vows slated
SCHERERVILLE | Twenty-two couples will tie the knot at Albert's Diamond Jewelers. Marriages are between noon and 6 p.m. and must have reserved a spot at the Schererville stores, 711 Main St. Couples are required to have a valid Indiana marriage license. Albert's provides flowers, cake, video.
Love Your Business Event
MUNSTER | The Munster, Highland, Dyer and Griffith chamber of commerce sponsor a Love Your Business Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, call Karen Mashura, (219) 836-5549.
Crockpot chefs cook-off
CROWN POINT | Bethel Church sponsors a crockpot cook-off from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point. It's a fundraiser for the church's student ministry, to raise scholarship funds for middle school and high school students going on mission trips all over the world.There is no charge for attending the cook-off, though donations are appreciated. Those interested in competing in the cook-off can register atbethelweb.orgor by calling the church at (219) 663-9200. Entries must be at least 5 quarts (the size of a standard crockpot). Attendees will vote on their favorite dish, and the top three entrants will win a prize. For more information, contact Julia Huisman, (219) 663-9200, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bethelweb.org/news/crock-pot-cook-off/.
Photo Club conducts clinic
MUNSTER | The Calumet Region Photo Club conducts a photography clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Nationally recognized speakers will present information on enhancing digital camera skills. Advanced registration is required. Clinic details and registration forms are available online at www.calregionphoto.org. The cost is $60 for photographers, $15 for students.
MUNSTER | Munster parks officials hold their annual Business/Consumer Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave. Concessions available by the Munster Rotary Club. Admission and parking are free.
Dads, daughters share special night
DYER | Dyer parks officials sponsor their Daddy Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Parish.
Historical Society event
HIGHLAND | The Historical Society turns back the clock with The Old Time Radio Program, presented by Andrew Finick, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, Room 108, 2450 Lincoln St., Highland. Finick will share with portions of some of these programs as well as have radios and related items from this era on display. Refreshments will be served.