FEB 5, 12, 19 Origami Folding Class, 6:30-8:30pm, Chesterton Art Center, 115 S 4th St, Chesterton. 219.926.4711. chestertonart.com. Leslie Cefali teaches this three-week class where students will learn the secrets of the ancient art of Japanese paper folding.
FEB 5 Wellness Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am, Crown Point Library, 122 N Main St, Crown Point. 219.306.4599. crownpointlibrary.org. The first Wednesday of each month, the Crown Point Public Library offers a variety of health screenings and seminars. This month’s screenings include: free blood pressure screenings from Home Care Services of NWI offers, complimentary chair massages from Crystal Martin of CJ Warren Salon and Spa, and a free spinal health screening from True Health Chiropractic and Rehabilitation.
FEB 8 Hair of the Dog Gala, 6-11pm, Radisson Plaza, 800 E 81st Ave, Merrillville. 219.922.3811. hscalumet.org. Animals and fashion collide at this gala to benefit Humane Society Calumet Area. The evening begins with an international menu featuring food from Italy, India and the Mediterranean; a complimentary beer provided by Three Floyds Brewing and a selection of more than 20 wines. After dinner, a hair show hosted by award-winning atylist Ben Mollin showcases 50 unique styles created by students from five local Mario Tricoci hair schools and a silent auction benefits the homeless animals at the shelter.
FEB 8 Maple Syrup Tapping Workshop, 1pm, Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart. 219.769.PARK. lakecountyparks.com. Visitors of all ages can learn how to make maple syrup at this workshop. Instructions include how and when to tap the trees, how to collect and preserve the sap, and what it takes to produce pure maple syrup.
FEB 8 Vintage Bicycle Show & Swap Meet, 8am-5pm, Crown Point Fairgrounds Industrial Building, 889 S Court St, Crown Point. 219.374.5722. Open to the public, this free event features a bicycle show with free entry, vendors, hot food and drinks, and a raffle table.
FEB 9 Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:30am-12:30pm, Crown Point First Presbyterian Church, 219 S Court St, Crown Point. 219.663.2399. This blood drive benefits the Red Cross.
FEB 10 Bowling Fundraiser, 6:30-9:30pm, Stardust II Bowl, 3925 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville. 219.756.5656 ext. 317. lakeshorepublicmedia.org. Single bowlers and foursomes are invited to a fun night of bowling, with the opportunity to bowl with a consumer of TradeWinds or a member of Lakeshore Public Media at this fundraiser for the two organizations.
FEB 10 Butterfly Gardening, 7-8pm, Lake County Public Library Griffith-Calumet Branch, 1215 E 45th Ave, Griffith. 219.838.2825. lcplin.org. Landscape horticulturist, master gardener and certified arborist Dolly Foster leads this program on butterfly-attracting plants and the caterpillar/butterfly life cycle.