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Updated: September 10, 2013 1:23PM



Happy Birthday

Sept. 13: Grant Holsti is 1
Sept. 15: Mike Goletz
Sept. 16: Tim Kuiper
Sept. 17: Bob Kulesa
Sept. 18: Carla Verde

Saturday, Sept. 14 is Winfield CommunityFest at the Government Center on Randolph. There will be a parade, lots of booths with information about community organizations, a Red Cross Blood Donation, a food drive for the Winfield pantry and a drive for Lake County Animal Control food and blankets. There will also be music and lots of food, the Community Foundation 5K run and 2K Walk with registration at 7 a.m. and a start time of 8 a.m., a Fire Department beer garden, and fun and games for all ages. The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the parade at 11 a.m.

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. The U.S. Constitution has 4,400 words. It is the oldest and shortest written Constitution of any major government in the world. Give our country a try — read the Constitution. Let us hope that all our elected officials do also.

Jerry Ross is coming to Crown Point for a book signing and fundraising event at the old Lake County Court House on Sunday, Sept. 22. They will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of the building. Ross will be signing his book in the rotunda, and all proceeds of book and CD sales will be donated by Crown Point’s very own astronaut to the Courthouse Foundation. There will also be a silent auction, and a cake reception, and games on the lawn for kids. Lots of fun to be had by all.

Franciscan St. Anthony Health is offering Diabetes Education Classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September, October and November. Tuesday hours are 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday classes begin on Oct. 8 and Nov. 5th and Wednesday classes begin on Oct. 9 and Nov. 5. There are four sessions for each class and participants need to start with the first session. The classes will take place in the Burrell classrooms, located on the hospital’s lower level. Registration is required. Program fees are covered by most insurance companies. If you are interested, check with your insurance before registering. Medicare A and B does cover a series of classes one time and individual appointments yearly, if needed, after classes. Call 757-6268.

Andrew Kyres is inviting everyone to come to First Financial Bank’s September Morning Business Hour, 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Crown Point Banking Center located at 11890 Broadway. That is where Broadway ends at U.S. 231. Congressman Pete Visclosky will be the guest speaker. While there is no charge to attend please RSVP to Judith Mariola at Judith.mariola@bankatfrist.com. When you are there say congratulations to Councilman Kyres for being named head of both of the Crown Point branches of First Financial Bank.

Be on the watch out for a murder mystery dinner/auction coming in October at the Halls of St. George. For those of you that can afford $50 per ticket, a great Western murder mystery will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. It is called “Bullets in the Bathtub.” More to come, keep watching.

October 5 is Oktoberfest in Crown Point from 3 to 11 p.m. on South Main Street — mark your calendar. The city is also accepting applications for vendors. Contact Special Events at 662-3290. Spaces fill up quickly.

October 5 is a popular day for events. Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 7667 East 109th Avenue, Winfield (Crown Point for Google Map) is hosting its annual Fall Fantasy. The dinner this year is catered by Teibel’s and there is a fashion show for men as well as the women, and both live and silent auctions. For ticket information call Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to the parish office at 661-0644.

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is coming to Ft. Ouiatenon, West Lafayette Oct. 5 and 6 — be ready. Check it out at www.tippecanoehistory.org or www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm. This is the 46th year for the festival held along the banks of the Wabash River. The Feast gets its name from the moon cycles of the Miami Indian calendar. Recreated military units, period artisans, craftspeople musicians, voyager canoeists, civilian encampments, and Native American cultural presentations about the time period portrayed. Great for all ages and people that love to eat. They even have free parking and shuttle buses from Ross-Ade Football Stadium at PU.



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