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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Feb. 7

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Feb. 9: Ann Fletcher

February 13 is Ash Wednesday. Get ready for fish fry season. While there will be lots more coming, the one notice I have received came from my husband Dennis Conley. The Knights of Columbus will hold their first 2013 Lenten Fish Fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, 509 W. Division Road near Lake Eliza. The second one is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7667 E. 109th Ave., Winfield. The cooking is all being done by the Knights of Columbus from Lowell. Hopefully all the other “not-for-profit” fish fries will send me their information at least two weeks in advance so they can get into the Scratching Post.

Today, Feb. 7, Andrean High School is hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for prospective students and their parents. Enter through entrance L in the back of the school, located at 5959 Broadway, Merrillville.

Feb. 12: Fat Tuesday bake sale St. Anthony double-header

7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the nursing home to benefit the Friends of St. Anthony Hospice.

7:30 am to 3 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria to benefit St. Clare Health Clinic in purchasing diabetic test strips and assisting with diabetic programs for clinic clients.

Volunteer firefighters wanted in Crown Point. The department is taking applications for volunteers. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 15. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the city or Center Township, able to pass medical and physical-ability examinations, have a valid Indiana driver’s license with a good driving record, and must pass a background check. The applicants will have an oral interview during the selection process in late February. They take an intense 300 hours of training, beginning in March 2013. Applications are online at www.crownpint.in.gov or at the firehouse at 126 N. East St. Any questions, contact Division Chief Michael Parks 662-3248.

February 20 is the last day to register for the Cedar Lake Parks Department Mother & Son Western Stomp. For children 5-12 and mothers. Details: 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Monastery Clubhouse, 9800 W. 129th Ave., $5 per person.

February 22 is the last day for kids to submit St. Patrick’s Day Parade logo designs. Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Crown Point is strange. Who ever heard of a St. Patrick’s Day Parade without politicians? It just doesn’t seem Irish. Oh sigh!

February 27 is last day to register for the Family Pirate Party at the Cedar Lake Monastery Clubhouse. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 and the cost is $5 per person.

Mardi Gras 2013 dinner and dance at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 661-0644 to reserve your tickets. Beer and soft drinks will be provided. It is indeed The Feast before the Fast.



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