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Memorial Day closing

City offices will be closed on May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Mayor's Night Out

Join Mayor McDermott and his executive staff for Mayor’s Night Out in Hammond’s 2nd District on May 31 in the Irving Elementary Cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit or call 219-853-6301 for details.

Six Flags tickets

The Hammond Civic Center is selling Six Flags Great America tickets at a discount. The discounted tickets will be $50 each; a 44% savings off of the park price of $71.99. Call 219-853-6378.

Prayer breakfast

Hammond’s Department of Community Development and the NWI Ministerial Alliance present their Annual Prayer Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. May 4 at the Dynasty Banquet Hall. Call 219-853-7336.

Cinco de Mayo

Tickets are on sale now for Hammond’s 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration to be held at the Hammond Civic Center on from 5 to 10 p.m. May 5. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The ticket price includes dinner, entertainment and Pepsi beverages. Call 219-853-6378 or visit

Autism walk

The Aut2Run for Autism 5K takes place at the Aquatic Play Center at Wolf Lake, 2100 Calumet Ave., on May 6. Onsite registration opens at 7:45 a.m. Register online at or call 219-902-5980.

Summer recreation program

Hammond Parks & Recreation is accepting early registrations for the 2017 Summer Recreation program beginning on May 8 through May 27. The cost is only $10 per child and must be a Hammond resident. Late registration is from May 30 through June 7 and the cost is $20 per child. Register at the Hammond Civic Center or the Jean Shepherd Community Center. Visit for more information.

Bike race

The first Region Riot Criterium Bike Race takes place at Wolf Lake Memorial Park on May 13. Visit or email for more information.

Annual flower giveaway

The City of Hammond’s Annual Flower Giveaway is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center. The event is for Hammond residents and only while supplies last. Call 219-554-0155.

Local author fair

Join the Hammond Public Library for its fourth Local Author Fair from noon to 3 p.m. May 20. Meet more than 25 authors from every genre. The library is located at 564 State St. Call 219-931-5100 ext. 310 for more information.

Yoga classes

Join us for Free Yoga Classes with Heather at the Wolf Lake Greenhouse, 2100 Calumet Avenue, from May 28 through September 3. Classes are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m. Sundays. Like "Yogahh" on Facebook for details.

Annual Memorial Day parade

The Hammond Mohawk’s Annual Memorial Day Parade takes place May 29. Lineup starts at 10 a.m. at the Cavalier Inn and the parade steps off at 11 a.m. Call Pete Bezler at 219-933-9823 to participate.


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