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MONDAY

Pizza Palooza aids chamber

HIGHLAND | The Highland Chamber of Commerce hosts Pizza Palooza from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Ridge Road, Highland. Tickets for the 21 and older pizza sampling event are $20 and include pizza and samples of Three Floyds Brewery beer or pop. Guests vote for the best pizza; winner announced at end of event. Tickets available at the chamber, 8535 Kennedy Ave.

TUESDAY

State police memorial service

LOWELL | The Indiana State Police hold a memorial service for fallen officer at 11 a.m. at the state police post, 1550 E. 181st St., Lowell.

WEDNESDAY

Military academies showcased

HAMMOND | Applicants from the 1st Congressional District who are interested in attending a military academy are encouraged to attend Military Academy Night hosted by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville.  It's from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Purdue University Calumet Student Union Library Building, 2200 169th St., Hammond. For more information, contact Celina Weatherwax, (219) 795-1844, Celina.Weatherwax@mail.house.gov. http://visclosky.house.gov.

THURSDAY

C.P. car cruise returns

CROWN POINT | The weekly car cruise returns to the Crown Point Square from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through the summer. Free admission.

PU Coaches Caravan featured

MERRILLVILLE | The Purdue University Coaches Caravan rolls into town from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville. Guests include Morgan Burke, athletics director; Darrell Hazell, head football coach; Matt Painter, head men's basketball coach; Brian Cardinal, a former NBA standout and Join Purdue Club director; and Dave Shondell, head women's volleyball coach. The cost ranges from $15 to $22. For more information, contact Laura, (219) 779-8012, pcnwi@purduealumni.org. http://www.purduealumni.org/nwindiana/.

FRIDAY

Legion honors fallen heroes

SCHERERVILLE | Brunswick American Legion Post 485, 7485 Burr St., Schererville, honors fallen heroes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the post.

Spring fest opens to 3-day run

HAMMOND | St. Casimir School sponsors its three-day spring festival on school grounds, 4329 Cameron Ave. It's from 6 p.m. to midnight tonight, which is adult night with live entertainment; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, which is Family Day and Latin Night with food, music and games; and noon to 8 p.m Sunday, which is Polish Day. For more information, contact Lorenza Jara Pastrick, (219) 932-2686, lpastrick@stcasschool.org. http://www.stcasschool.org.

SATURDAY

Mental health clients benefit

HIGHLAND | Regional Mental Health Center sponsors a 5K Fun Walk/Run at Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland. Check-in/race day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 9. Proceeds benefit outings, events for clients who are not covered by insurance. Visit www.RegionalMentalHealth.org for more information. Registration is $30. Contact Amy Lopez, (219) 736-7182, amy.lopez@regionalmentalhealth.org. http://www.RegionalMentalHealth.org.

Family walk at fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana presents its 14th annual Family Walk from 8:30 a.m. to noon from Franciscan Communities at St. Anthony Campus, 203 Franciscan Drive, through the Lake County Fairgrounds South Gate.

Garage Mahal offers sales citywide

WHITING | More than 200 homes will be offering a variety of items for sale, from antiques and collectibles, to books, housewares, tools and clothing at the Garage Mahal from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Whiting/Robertsdale community. Maps and sale listings are available in front of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, 1417 119th St., and at major intersections in town. For more information, contact the chamber at (219) 659-0292, karen@wrchamber.com.

Fur trade re-enactors camp

HEBRON | Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park, 21690 Range Line Road, holds an 18th century fur trading re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. Admission is $3 per person, free to those 6 and younger.

Crown Beer Fest returns

CROWN POINT | The Crown Beer Fest returns to the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. The beer fest is from 1 to 6 p.m.; there is a bike ride from 10 a.m. to noon and a 5K race at noon. For more information, visit www.crownbeerfest.com.

Cruise benefits Campagna

CHICAGO | The fourth annual Campagna Cruise for Charity nautical fundraiser leaves from Navy Pier on the Odyssey Yacht. It's from noon to 3:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. The cost is $125. For more information, contact Nikki Wielgos, (219) 322-8614, ext. 453, NWielgos@cahope.org. http://www.campagnaacademy.org.

Racing for Babies at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | The annual Racing for Babies is from 4 to 9 p.m. at Illiana Motor Speedway, 7211 U.S. 30, Schererville. It includes big and small ticket items donated for the silent auction and a variety of events sponsored by the Nathan C. Splant Foundation. Admission is $12, children 6 and younger enter free. For more information, contact Kim Splant, (219) 365-5800, ksplant@ncsplantfoundation.org. http://www.ncsplantfoundation.org.

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