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Summer feeding program

HOBART — River Forest Community School Corp.'s 2017 Summer Feeding Program will begin Thursday at the River Forest Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria, 3300 Indiana St. The program ends Aug. 11. All Children 18 and under can eat breakfast and lunch at no cost. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults may purchase meals at $2 for breakfast and $3 for lunch. Meals will be served weekdays only. 

Antique/classic car show fundraiser

CROWN POINT — An antique/classic car show fundraiser will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 99 S. County Line Road. The fundraiser will include a car show, music, a 50/50 raffle and games for children. All proceeds will benefit the Cross of Christ Christian Education program. Call 219-921-3129.

Home food preservation classes

CROWN POINT — Home food preservation classes are being offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26. Individuals will get the latest information and learn the basics of safe home food preservation. Each class will consist of instruction, including lectures and hands-on food preservation techniques. The fee for the three-class series is $75. Class size is limited and there are no refunds. Deadline to register is June 28. Call 219-755-3240.

Family Fest

CALUMET CITY — Plans are underway for St. Andrew the Apostle Parish’s Family Fest, the annual summertime celebration of family, friends and community. This year marks a milestone as the Calumet City church is celebrating 125 years of faith and service to the community. The fest is from 6 to 10 p.m. June 24 and 1 to 8 p.m. June 25 at 768 Lincoln Ave. Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun and games, including an inflatable jumper, obstacle course, clown and face painting. There will be games of skill for young adults, plus bingo for adults. Call 708-862-4165.

Kemil Beach Campfire at National Lakeshore

PORTER — Join a ranger for a sunset and campfire program from 8 to 9:30 p.m. June 10 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Kemil Beach. The program will start at the Kemil Beach parking lot, followed by a short walk to the beach. If you arrive late, please walk to the beach to join the event. Call 219-395-1882.

Education session

PORTAGE — The Mayor’s Veterans Committee is hosting a free educational session for veterans from 5 to 7 tonight at Woodland Park. Marc A. Magill, medical center director of the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, will be the featured presenter. Magill will present on a variety of local VA Health Care Matters and listen to comments and concerns related to Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and community-based outpatient clinics.

Fundraiser planned

MUNSTER — The fifth annual Police & Fire Charity Softball Event will take place at 1:30 p.m. June 11 at Community Park. Tickets are $5 (available at the gates) and all proceeds will benefit the Officer Joe Pacheco Cancer Fund. The event will include two sets of games between police officers and firefighters from Munster, Highland, Dyer, Lansing, and Griffith. There will also be door prizes, rides through Community Park on the “Little Obie” Canadian National Railroad train, face painting, bounce houses, an emergency vehicle display, DJ music, a free photo booth, concessions, and an on-site blood drive in memory of fallen Indiana police officers (walk-ups are welcome). For more information, contact Officer James Ghrist at 219-836-6639 or

Spring Lake Bingo Reopens

Hobart — The Spring Lake Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America has relaunched its weekly bingo events to raise funds for conservation and youth education programs. The new bingo license was approved by the Indiana Gaming Commission in May and bingo will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the chapter clubhouse at 4700 W. 49th Ave.


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