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Dec. 6: Marian Farina

Dec. 9: Jason Krampen and Steve Lockhart share this day

Tonight: a free program “Concussions in Sport,” focusing on high school athletes, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Point Sports Medicine Institute, 12800 Mississippi Parkway (east of Interstate 65 and off of U.S. 231). There will be a total of six speakers led by the institute’s own doctors, Keith Pitchford, D.O. and Timothy Mullally, D.O. There will be a Q&A session. Call now to register (800) 931-3322. Registration is required.

Slow down: The speed limit is down to 30 mph on 109th Avenue between Miami and Randolph streets in Winfield. There have been just too many accidents. It won’t be long and it will be 30 mph all the way to I-65.

The Crown Point Fraternal Order of Police is accepting donations for its annual Shop with a Cop program. Last year they were able to help almost two dozen kids from C.P. Donations can be mailed to Crown Point FOP Shop with a Cop, P.O. Box 603, Crown Point, IN 46308 or dropped off at the police department.

Santa & Mrs. Claus are in the lower level of the historic Lake County Courthouse on the square from 12 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 22.

Help needed: Lake Street Elementary School needs your help. It is part of a competition to get a $50,000 Power a Bright Future grant from the Clorox Company. The grand-prize of $50,000 goes to the school that receives the highest number of votes. Number two in the Play, Create, and Explore categories will each be awarded a $25,000 grant. In addition to that they could also win one of three judge-granted awards of $25,000 each. The parents at Lake Street are asking for you to vote. Adults and kids 13 and older can vote once per day through 11:59 p.m. EST Dec. 19. Go to https://powerabrightfuture.clorox.com/nominees/detail/?nid=1532. Please ask your friends to vote also.

Andrean High School will host an entrance exam for the class of 2017 from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. All incoming freshmen are required to take the exam before admittance is granted for the 2013-2014 school year. Enter through entrance M in the back of the school, bring $30 for the test fee and two #2 pencils. No calculators are allowed. Advance registration is not required. If you have any questions please call Dawn Wojkovich at 887-5281.

The University of Saint Francis Crown Point will host an admission information session from 5:30 to 7p.m. Dec. 11. This is for prospective students seeking entry to the associate of science nursing degree and the Licensed Practical Nurse to ASN transition programs. USF is at Franciscan Point, 12800 Mississippi Parkway Pavilion U. This is off of U.S. 231 and east of I-65. For more info contact admission at 488-8888 or email emioduski@sf.edu.

Congratulations to the University of Notre Dame Football team for their undefeated season. What a great gift in Fr. Sorin’s memory. November 26, 1842, Fr. Edward Sorin founded the University. Go Irish!

Assistant Crown Point Chief of Police Jim Janda wants everyone to have a safe and fun shopping season. All of our area officers agree. Safety tips for the holidays: Please keep your valuables inside the trunk while shopping. It is best to not keep valuables in your vehicle. Always lock your vehicle doors and park in well-lit areas. Always shop with another person or group when you can, and be wary of your surroundings. Keep your cell phone handy when walking through a parking lot. If you are having items shipped to your residence try to make arrangements for a friend or neighbor to watch for the delivery to keep from having packages sitting on the front porch for any extended time.

Dec. 15: C.P. Polar Express & Tour of Lights. Sign up now to reserve your spot for the Polar Express storytelling and the City Tour of Lights. Where: Civic Center on the southwest corner of East and Clark streets across from city hall for storytelling at the top of each hour from 4- 8 p.m. The Tour of Lights bus departs every hour on the half-hour starting at 4:30 p.m. Call the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 662-3290 to sign up. You must be registered.



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