The Week Ahead -- Lake County

2013-10-20T00:00:00Z The Week Ahead -- Lake County
October 20, 2013 12:00 am


Pumpkin painting on tap

SCHERERVILLE | A children's pumpkin painting event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St.

Each child will be sent home with their own pumpkin creation. The event costs $12 for residents and $14 for non-residents.

For more information, contact Amanda Ladd, (219) 865-5530,


Hear ghost stories in DeMotte

DEMOTTE | Ghose stories will be told from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in DeMotte.

All ages are invited to hear ghost stories read by Mark Marimen, author of the Haunted Indiana series. The event will take place on the lawn of the Fairchild House, 212 9th St. SW, providing the weather cooperates. Those in attendance should bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the DeMotte Library meeting room, 901 Birch St. SW.

Hot chocolate will be served.

To register for the event, contact Evie Bristol, 987-2221,



Library advocacy panel meets

HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library Advocacy Committee is scheduled to meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 564 State St.

The committee meets one week prior to the Library Board meeting.

For more information, contact Linda Swisher at (219) 931-5100, ext. 310.


'Ghosts & Giggles' at library

CROWN POINT | Master storyteller Grant Fitch is scheduled to present “Ghosts & Giggles" from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Crown Point Library, 122 N. Main St.

Fitch will brew up some fun and laughter for children of all ages, organizers of the event said. Participants who attend in costume will be entered in a prize drawing.

For more information, contact Laura Clemons, (219) 306-4599,



Red Mass and seminar

MERRILLVILLE | The Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana has scheduled its Red Mass and free CLE/CPE Seminar to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 8303 Taft.

The event includes a free breakfast and presentation by attorney Jay Carle regarding understanding the legalities surrounding electronically stored information.

The event is open to everyone in the legal and finance community. All faiths are welcome.

For more information, contact Deborah Tatum, (219) 769-9292 ext 290,


Trunk or Treat offered

MERRILLVILLE | Spring Mill Health Campus has scheduled its Trunk or Treat and a Harvest Festival to run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at its campus, 101 W. 87th Ave..

For more information, contact Heather Shelton, (219) 756-0744,



Home buying workshop

HAMMOND | United Neighborhoods Inc. is hosting a free Homebuyer Educational Workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hammond INovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave.

The class will feature local experts and topics including shopping for a home, credit, budgeting, closing on a home and available financial resources. Completion of the workshop may qualify you for down payment assistance through Hammond's Homebound Program or UNI's Affordability Assistance Allowance Program.

Parking is at the rear of the building off Fayette Street. Space is limited.

To register, call United Neighborhoods Inc., (219) 937-0200, or send an email to


Library dedicating rooms

HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library has scheduled a ribbon cutting to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday to dedicate two rooms in memory of Lois E. Bell and James T. Bell.

James Bell was an avid reader who retired as manager of labor relations for Amoco. Lois Bell was an environmentalist, a former Hammond School Board member, a member of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area and vice president of the Friends of the Library.

For more information on the event, contact Linda Swisher at (219) 931-5100, ext. 310,


Spooky campfire scheduled

SCHERERVILLE | Children and adults are invited to an evening of spooky tales around the glow of a campfire from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St.

Members of the Northwest Storytelling Guild plan to get you in the spirit of the season. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, contact Amanda Ladd, (219) 865-5530,


'Halloween Pops' at Star Plaza

MERRILLVILLE | "Halloween Pops" presents a scary selection of movie, pop and light classical music from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Star Plaza Theatre, 800 E. 81st Ave.

Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Ticket prices range from $25 to $65. Student admission is $10.

For more information, contact the symphony office , (219) 836-0525,



Church hosts Halloween event

HAMMOND | The St. John Bosco Parish has scheduled a Halloween spectacular from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the school cafeteria on 171st Street off of Columbia Avenue.

The event will feature food, music, games, crafts, a cake walk and a child friendly haunted house. Come in your family friendly costumes. Minimal fees for food and activities apply, but admission is free.

For more information, contact the parish office, (219) 844-9027,



East Chicago to host 5K Run

EAST CHICAGO | The city is hosting its 5th annual 5k Run/Walk from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, beginning at Block Middle School, 2700 Cardinal Drive.

To participate in the race, pick up a race form at the Parks & Recreation Office. There is an early registration fee of $18 with a goodie bag and T-shirt available to those who register by Oct. 11.

The registration fee after Oct. 11 is $22 with T-shirt while supplies last. Packet pick up begins at 7 a.m. race day at Block Junior High School, with start and finish at Block.

For more information, contact Fran Nowacki, (219) 391-8476,

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