Updated: February 26, 2013 12:02PM
Feb. 28: Scotty Foster has to share this day with John Byrne
March 1: Diane Kozlowski
March 2: Heather Evans
March 5: Bruce Woods
Fish fries — all have carry outs
Fridays during Lent, 4-7 p.m., St. Andrew’s, 801 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, with pierogis
Knights of Columbus: 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield; 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 15, St. Mary’s, Crown Point.
The cooking for the Knights is all being done by the K of C men from Lowell.
Representative Shelli VanDenburgh has introduced a bill to prevent using schools as voting places for the safety of the children in that school. It would be better use of facilities to keep the ADA accessible schools as polling place and perhaps making Election Day in Indiana a state-mandated holiday for all the schools. Then the building could be used without any children in those buildings. Just a thought to save money and protect our children.
Teacher of the Year nominations: March 1 is the last day to nominate anyone for Teacher of the Year or Employee of the Year for the Crown Point Community School Corp. Teacher awards are in two sections, one for elementary through fifth-grade and one for secondary, sixth- through 12th-grades. Forms are online at www.cp.k12.in.us. The winners will be announced at the May 2013 School Board meeting.
Girl Scout 2013 World Bazaar at the Crown Point High School cafeteria, 5 to 8:30 p.m. March 1. $1 admission fee. Nineteen booths with traditional foods and crafts for sale. Fun activities. For more information go to www.hubcitygirlscouts.org.
Crown Point Jr. Bulldog Football sign-ups, 12 to 5 p.m. March 2, 3, 9, 10
For more info go to www.cpjrbulldogs.com.
Cheerleader sign-up at Lake Street Elementary School, 475 Lake St. Girls must live in CP or Hanover school districts.
Returning girls, 5 to 7 p.m. April 12; new girls, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13.
For more cheer information go to www.crownpointjrbcheer.org.
Crown Point is strange. Who ever heard of a St. Patrick’s Day Parade without politicians? It just doesn’t seem Irish. Oh Sigh! It is a fun event anyway. No one else has a nighttime parade. From the premiere charity event, the St. Baldrick’s head shaving for childhood cancer research, to the corned beef dinner ($10 adults, $9 seniors and a $4 kids meal, get your tickets at the Park District office), both at the fire station, to venders around the square with more food and crafts, to the after-dusk parade, it is a long and fun day. I love my drummer boy, Paul Long with the Band of Brothers Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums. I like the Lake County Police band also.