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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, April 18

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Updated: April 16, 2013 3:17PM



Happy Birthday

April 17: was Michael Foster’s birthday. My birdie must have fallen out of the tree

April 18: Fr. Tom Mischler & Jim Poling share this day

April 19: Sabrina Boilot

April 20: Todd Kleven

April 22: Luke Fassoth is 9 today. He shares with Jack Allendorf and Scott Brandush

April 23: Kim Goletz

April 20: “An Evening of Inspiration and Entertainment,” from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lake County Kimbrough Center work-release facility, Positive Impact Room, 2600 W. 93rd Ave. in Crown Point. The afternoon will feature dramatic skits, mime, poetry reading, choir and solo singing. The participants include both inmates and staff from the female work release facility, as well as folks from a local church. This event is free and the public is welcome. Contact Lisa Rice at 755-3385 or evangpate@aol.com.

April 21: The Indiana Dunes State Park is hosting three beach glass jewelry workshops at the park’s nature center. For more information and to register call 926-1390.

April 22: Crown Point Parks is hosting the local qualifying event for Scott’s Pitch Hit & Run. It is at 5:30 p.m. with registration at 5:15 at the Sportsplex. It’s open to boys and girls ages 7-14. They will compete separately and in four age groups. It is free, but parents must provide a copy of the participant’s birth certificate prior to registration. Advance registration is encouraged. Call Jeff Jensen at 661-2271.

April 27: Garden, Pond and Patio Expo, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

May 5: Hub Run — the largest 5K run in Crown Point — is coming. Get ready. Since there is also a 2K walk this event has a great family party atmosphere.

May 5: Lowell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s annual Spring Bunco. Tickets are $10 before May 1 or $15 at the door and include food and an afternoon of crazy Bunco at the fire station on Commercial Avenue. The fun starts at 1 p.m. For ticket information call Teresa Parker at 613-7284.

June 7: South Shore Arts’ 20th annual Beaux Arts Ball. This year the theme is the Roaring 20s. Save this date. For more information call Tricia Hernandez, director of Marketing and Development, at 836-1839. This will be at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts on Ridge Road in Munster. Sounds like fun, and at the same time this will benefit the “everykid” education programs.

The Crown Point Fire-Rescue Canine Unit is continuing to get ready for K-9 Jake’s arrival and they still need some help. They need to build some agility equipment. They need lumber, hardware, barrels and other items. If you think you can help, give them a call at 662-3248, Ext. 0. Just remember, you or someone you love may need to be rescued someday. It will be nice to know that our own Fire-Rescue men will be able to get to you faster, because Jake found you.



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