Home-schoolers' input sought
MERRILLVILLE | Parents who home-school their children are invited to a 2 p.m. meeting at the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave., Merrillville, to talk about programming especially designed for home-schooled families.
Dine at Wittenberg Village
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department hosts dinner and entertainment at Wittenberg Lutheran Village, 1200 Luther Drive, Crown Point. Dinner is served at 5 p.m., followed by music and entertainment. The cost is $7. Call Jordan Brumm, (219) 661-2271 to make reservations.
Habitat home is displayed
GARY | Habitat for Humanity holds a model home dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. at 3337 Colfax St., Gary. Refreshments will be served.
Gala shows library remodeling
MERRILLVILLE | A Sneak Peek Gala of the newly remodeled Central Library of the Lake County Public Library is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the library, 1919 W. 81st Ave., Merrillville. It includes hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, desserts, open bar and music entertainment. The cost is $50 per person; black tie optional.
Library holds spring festival
DEMOTTE | The Friends of the DeMotte Library hold a spring festival from 5 to 7 p.m. It includes face painting, popcorn, Nintendo Wii, a Friends of the Library book sale and basket raffle and a special Playaway View demonstration from 3 to 7 p.m.
Crab on menu at Lions dinner
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Central Lions Club serves its all-you-can-eat crab boil featuring Pacific crab from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. John Community Center, 1515 U.S. 30, Schererville. Admission is $30 for adults.
NWISO performs Mahler
CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra performs "Mahler 2 The Resurrection" featuring the Symphony Chorus. It's from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point. Tickets range from $25 to $65. Students pay $10. For more information, contact the symphony office, (219) 836-0525, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.nisorchestra.org.
C.P. troupe takes stage
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Theatre presents Robert Fulghum's "All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten." Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and April 19 and 20 and 3 p.m. Sunday and April 21. Tickets are from $12 to $15. For more information, call the box office at (219) 805-4255, email@example.com. http://www.cpct.biz.
Firefighters hold chili cook-off
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary hosts a chili cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. at Fire Station No. 3, 1600 N. Indiana Ave. It includes a bake sale and silent auction. Hot dogs and chips available. The cost is $5 per person at the door.
Candlelight Bowl aids stipends
DYER | The St. John's Women's Club sponsors a Candlelight Bowling Night. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and bowling starts promptly at 7. The evening includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, snacks, soft drinks and desserts for $20. Proceeds benefit the college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors living in St. John-Dyer-Schererville area. Call (219) 365-0979 to make reservations. $20.
Hawaiian theme adult prom
CROWN POINT | First United Methodist Church hosts a Sand In Your Toes adult prom from 7 to 11 p.m. at the church, 352 S. Main St., Crown Point. Catered food, disc jockey and photographer are included for $12.50 per person. Proceeds benefit St. Jude House. For tickets and more information, call (219) 663-1515.
Friendship Tea at Cal College
HAMMOND | Calumet College of St. Joseph serves its annual Friendship Tea, Nurturing Friendships from the Heart. It's from 2 to 4 p.m. at the college, 2400 New York Ave., Hammond. All proceeds benefit Education Scholarships at the College. Admission is $25.
Spring fashions featured
HOBART | Chicagoland Christian Village holds its annual fashion show from noon to 4 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 W. U.S. 30. Dinner and spring fashions are featured. Admission is $25. For more information, Frank Klobucar, (219) 789-2961, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art history discussions
ST. JOHN | The Steeple Gallery Ltd. hosts three consecutive art history discussions from 2 to 4 p.m. today and April 21 and 28. Topics include the mysteries of the Paleolithic caves, life and art in Roman Pompeii and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings.Reservations are requested for materials. Call Sam Dalkilic-Miestowski, (219) 365-1014, email@example.com. http://www.thesteeplegallery.com.