Chef's tips aid arthritis battle
MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists offers a free program on rheumatoid arthritis featuring celebrity chef Seamus Mullen. He does a cooking demonstration from 6 to 8 p.m. at Franciscan Medical Specialists, 757 45th St., Munster. It's sponsored by Pfizer and in partnership with the Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women initiative. For more information or to register, call (800) 931-3322.
Golfers aid Catholic Charities
MUNSTER | Catholic Charities hosts its annual golf outing, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9. The $150 cost includes green fees, range balls, club handling, use of a golf cart, breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Proceeds benefit a variety of causes. Checks can be made can be made payable to Catholic Charities, and mailed to: Catholic Charities, 940 Broadway, Gary, IN, 46402. For more information, contact J Stewart, (219) 886-3549, email@example.com. http://www.catholic-charities.org.
Gary grill holds poetry nights
GARY | The 444 Grill at 444 Lake St. in Miller kicks off its monthly Poetry Saved My Life open mic series from 7 to 9 p.m. Poetry, music, and spoken word performers and spectators are invited. For more information, contact davina, (219) 577-5567, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.dahvuhnay.com.
Historian spotlights Dunelands
DYER | The Dyer Historical Society features Ken Schoon, educator, historian, author and speaker, as he presents "Duneland Dynamics" from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dyer Town Hall lower level meeting room, 1 Town Square. For more information, contact Kathy Powers, (219) 865-6108, email@example.com. http://www.townofdyer.com.
3 minutes of fame provided
HAMMOND | Local nonprofits will receive “3 Minutes of Fame” to address the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s general membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Drive. Reservation are due by Monday and cost $20. For more information, contact Monique Ruiz, (219) 931-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lakeshorechamber.com.
Wounded Healers series starts
HIGHLAND | The fall series of Grief Support Group Sessions conducted by the Wounded Healers is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. James Church Formation Center, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland. There are seven separate groups available. The Suicide Survivors Support Group for adults also begin its sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as well as the teens ages 13-17. For information or reservations, call (219) 924-5577 or go online. For more information, contact Patricia Kish, (219) 922-7321, email@example.com. http://woundedhealers-nwi.com.
Lowell's Labor Day gala opens
LOWELL | Lowell's Labor Day celebration opens with a festival at 4 p.m. at 101 W. Oakley Ave. featuring food vendors, activities for youngsters and live entertainment. There is an 8 a.m. walk/run on Saturday, a sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the beer garden and festival from noon to 11:30 p.m., live entertainment and a car cruise starting at 5 p.m.
Kelly Miller Circus in S'ville
SCHERERVILLE | The Kelly Miller Circus opens to a two-day run on the grounds of St. Michael Catholic Church, 1 Wilhelm St. Shows are at 2 and 6 p.m. today and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $6 for children, $10 for adults and available in the church office, town clerk's office, Strack & Van Til in Schererville, Von Tobel Lumber in Schererville, First Financial Bank or by calling Two Uncles Remodeling, (219) 923-6860. Tickets bought the day of the show are $7 for children, $15 for adults.
Mexican queen hopefuls vying
EAST CHICAGO | Eight young women from Lake County are competing for Mexican Queen selection for 2013-14. A Queen Selection Dinner-Dance from 5 to 11:55 p.m. includes competition after the meal. Contestants will demonstrate poise and confidence through talent, modeling, evening wear and panel of judges questions. Tickets are $30. Contact Margaret Gomez, (219) 801-0810, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.ubmindiana.com.
All Saints holds parish festival
HAMMOND | All Saints Church holds a parish festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 570 Sibley St.
Holiday kids parade steps off
LOWELL | The Lowell Labor Day Kiddie Parade is at 1 p.m. in downtown Lowell Festival grounds open at noon at 101 W. Oakley Ave. with carnival rides, games, and live entertainment. There are fireworks at dusk. The celebration concludes with the 94th annual Labor Day Parade at 10 a.m. Monday through the downtown.