Updated: March 9, 2013 6:08AM
Governor talks jobs
Gov. Mike Pence delivers an address about jobs in Northwest Indiana; Feb. 8 at the Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary; sponsored by Gary Chamber of Commerce.
10 a.m. networking reception; 11 a.m. address.
Details: Admission is free; R.S.V.P. by calling 885-7407
Photos on display
“Latinas’ Fifteenth: Photographs by Tom Hocker” is on display at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster.
To March 1; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Details: Admission is free
“Swept Away” concert features violinist Corey Cerovsek and the Symphony Chorus performing at The Auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; preconcert talk begins at 6:15; tickets $25-$65, $10 for students
Details: 836-0525, Ext. 200; www.nisorchestra.org
For music lovers
The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District presents “Leontyne Price Sings” at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 Lake St., Gary. Followed by discussion, wine and desserts.
7 p.m. Feb. 9
The Glen Theatre’s annual Stellar Gospel Awards program takes place at the theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary.
7 p.m. Feb. 9
Details: $20; 887-2046
Leap Into the Arts
This event, which includes dinner, silent auction and dancing, benefits the South Shore Dance Alliance, Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and Southlake Children’s Choir, at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville.
6-11 p.m. Feb. 15; $50 per ticket, $500 per table
Details: www.leapintothearts.org; 836-0525, Ext. 200
Shirley Heinze Land Trust holds a volunteer workday at Bur Oak Woods Nature Preserve in Hobart, an 84-acre remnant of bur oak savanna, one of the rarest habitat types found in Indiana. Volunteers use chainsaws, brushcutters and loppers to remove exotic/invasive shrubs like buckthorn, bush honeysuckle and multiflora rose. All tools and personal protective equipment provided; bring work gloves.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9
Details: R.S.V.P to email@example.com or call 879-4725; tools and lunch provided
Tune up your vocal cords for a sing-along with Save the Tunes Council for a monthly celebration of traditional American music at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49.
7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 15 and March 15
Details: 395-1882 or www.nps.gov/indu
Hear Sedrick Newbern read from his book “Unconditional Forgiveness — Lessons for Letting Go to Build Better Relationships” about growing up without his father’s influence in his life; actor Malik Yoba is scheduled to attend; book signing and open discussion included in the event at The Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary.
1-3 p.m. Feb. 16; books available for $9.95 in advance through Amazon or $15 at the door
Take in a performance of “No Child” by Nilaja Sun, one-woman show that explores a teaching artist’s attempt to engage a class of underachieving students in a tough Bronx high school, at Indiana University Northwest.
4:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Black Box Theatre at Arts on Grant, 3660 Grant St., Gary
Details: $10; call 980-7761 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts its Spring Antique and Collectibles Show in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 23;
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 24
Details: $4 admission; free for children up to age 12
Due to ongoing construction at Memorial Opera House, the lunchtime cabaret “Be My Valentine: Love Duets” scheduled Feb. 13 has been rescheduled to March 6.
1 p.m. March 6, Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso
Details: Feb. 13 tickets honored; tickets available at 548-9137
Maple Syrup Time
Maple Syrup Time weekday field trips beging March 5 at Deep River County Park, with the experience adjusted to fit the needs of first-grade students through adults.
9:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 5-7 and March 12-14
Details: $2 per person; $20 deposit for group reservations; 769-7275 for reservations
“Postcards from My 621/2 Vacation,” an exhibit of artwork and illustrations by Mitch Markovitz, known for his South Shore Line poster series, is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center, Kennedy Ave., Hammond.
Through March 22