Microchip, vaccinate pets
MUNSTER | The Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic is offering a vaccine and microchip clinic for low-income and other categories of pet owners.
The clinic runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at 421 45th Ave., Munster.
The program is for pet owners on government assistance (such as food stamps, Medicaid, unemployment or disability), owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes, residents of Gary, animal shelters, animal controls, rescue groups and seniors 65 and older on government assistance (other than Social Security).
Distemper and kennel cough vaccines will be available for $10. Microchips, with registration, will be available for $20. Flea treatments and nail trims will be available for $15 and $5. Bring dogs on a leash and cats in a secure carrier.
Call Samantha Bogusz, (219) 924-7140, for an appointment.
Laugh for the health of it
MERRILLVILLE | Participants will learn the power of laughter from a certified Laughter Yoga instructor from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. U.S. 30.
The instructor will lead an exercise routine where anyone can laugh unconditionally, without jokes or comedy, to oxygenate their bodies, reduce stress and change their moods, organizers said. No mats or yoga postures will be needed.
Register by phone or online at (219) 769-3541, ext. 315, or http://WWW.LCPLIN.ORG/BRANCHES/CNL.HTM.
RSVP for autism benefit
CEDAR LAKE | Wednesday is the deadline to RSVP for a cocktail party and art auction that will benefit MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome from 6 to 9 p.m. June 27 at the Lighthouse Restaurant, 7501 Constitution Ave.
The $45 ticket cost includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet and wine.
To RSVP, call MAAP Services at (219) 662-1311.
Purdue scholarship reception
SCHERERVILLE | Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana is honoring its scholarship applicants and winners from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1200 U.S. 41.
The event will celebrate accomplishments of students who are and will be attending Purdue in the fall. Tickets are $5 and include appetizers and choice of a nonalcoholic beverage.
For more information, call Laura at (219) 779-8012.
St. Thomas More festival
MUNSTER | The St. Thomas More Church festival begins Wednesday.
The festival at 8501 Calumet Ave., Munster, runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
The festival will include bands, food and fun. Nicole Jamrose will perform.
For more information, call (219) 836-8610.
BP luncheon scheduled
HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and BP are scheduled to present the annual BP luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Calumet Ave.
A presentation at the luncheon will provide an update on the Whiting Refinery project. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20.
For more information, call Monique Ruiz at (219) 931-1000.
Legion serves up meatloaf
WHITING | The Whiting American Legion Post 80 has scheduled a meatloaf dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Dinner at the post, 2003 Indianapolis Blvd., includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, bread and butter, dessert, coffee and milk. Proceeds support veterans programs. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children.
For more information, call Harry Triplett at (219) 659-0215.
Don't miss wine tasting
LOWELL | The Zeta Chi Chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will host its fourth annual Zeta Chi Wine Tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The event at Gardens on the Prairie, 3242 W. 169th Ave., Lowell, will include sampling a variety of wines, hors d'ouevres, a basket raffle and door prizes.
The gardens will be open to tour and make purchases. Only 130 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available by calling Betty at (219) 696-4266 (evenings).
Elks host Polish Night
HIGHLAND | The Highland Elks have scheduled the annual Polish Night Dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The dinner at the lodge, 3120 45th St., will include two pieces of sausage (smoked or fresh), four pierogi (potato or cheese), stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut, rye bread and a dessert. The cost is $12 for adults.
For more information, call the Highland Elks at (219) 922-8253.
St. Bridget festival opens
HOBART | The St. Bridget Parish Summer Festival is set to begin Friday.
The event at the church, 107 Main St., Hobart, will run from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and will feature the Crawpuppies at 8 p.m. Friday and Together at 8 p.m. Saturday.
A beer garden, food, bingo, Children's Fun Fair and cash raffle with $4,000 to the grand prize winner will be available.
For more information, call Lisa Fox at (219) 947-0229.
Rummage, book sale
ST. JOHN | The AAUW Rummage and Book Sale is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. John Township Community Center, 1515 U.S. 30.
The sale will include household items, books, jewelry, glassware and china, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, electrical appliances, tools, decorative items, linens, artwork and holiday items. Proceeds will fund scholarships.
For more information, call Janet Trusty at (219) 924-2074.