Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Feb. 6
By Kitty Conley February 4, 2014 1:00PM
Updated: February 4, 2014 1:03PM
Feb. 6: L. B. Angel
Feb. 9: Ann Fletcher
Woof Life, 1190 E. Summit St. between Nason’s and Buddy N Pals, will host a fund-raising Valentine photo shoot by Megan Wells Photography on Saturday, Feb. 8 to benefit homeless animals. Visit www.sunshinePAWS.org. Your donation of $10 per dog or person in the photo includes one 4-by-6 color print. Schedule an appointment for photos by calling 663-6985.
Pope Francis is on the cover of the Feb. 13, 2014 edition of Rolling Stone magazine. He was also the Time magazine Person of the Year. Pope Francis may be traveling to the U.S. sometime in 2015. It would be fun to be at the eighth World Meeting of Families held every three years. This one will be Sept. 22-27, 2015 in Philadelphia. I wonder if the Pontiff will be there, and maybe he will be the celebrant for the Mass on its last day.
“Godspell” weekends will run through Feb. 15 at the Crown Point Community Theatre. The theater is a non-profit corporation located at 1125 Merrillville Road, behind and to the south of Jewel Foods. Tickets are just $15, but there is limited seating. Check out www.cpct.biz or call them at 805-4255. There will be a special dinner theater for Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. Dinner theater tickets are $60 and include dinner and the show.
As of Jan. 31, a few more people had filed to run in their party’s primary election on May 6. On the Democratic side are: Shelli Vandenburgh, the incumbent for state representative district 19; Jesus L. Ortiz of East Chicago for Lake County assessor; Mary Joan Dickson for Hanover Township trustee; and Pamela Castner for Hanover Township board. On the Republican ballot are: Michael Mears for state representative district 11; Kim Krull and Kate Webster for Center Township board; Rollie Brauer, Jr., the incumbent for Winfield Township trustee; Margaret Brauer and Sherry Gasparovic for Winfield Township board; Bob Carnahan, the incumbent for Cedar Lake Town Council ward 1; Leann Angerman, Lowell Town Council ward 2. The last day to file is Feb. 7, so the final names will all be in the Feb. 13 paper.
RIP Pete Seeger. His first protest started before World War II and ended abruptly after Pearl Harbor when he enlisted on Dec. 8, 1941. After that war was ended he went back to being a protestor. He spent three quarters of a century working for social justice, the environment, against war, and nuclear weapons, and even recently as a leading member of Occupy Wall Street. Some of the songs this folk musician gave us were: “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” “If I Had a Hammer,” Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” and on and on. He was 94 when he died.
Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 am Feb. 15 at the Salem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 756 West 350 South across from the church and south of Lakes of the Four Seasons, in Hebron. Adults $7, children 5-12 $5 and 4 and under are free. Frozen whole hog sausage will be available for a donation of $3 per pound and there will also be a bake sale.
Keep this date: June 18, 2014 for Art of Autism 2014. Place: The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cedar Lake. The Cost: $45 per person includes food and entertainment. Art work created by people on the spectrum will be auctioned to raise both money and awareness of these people we need to care for.