Green energy meeting: The League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area meeting on green energy, focusing on efficient lighting, is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Woodmar United Methodist Church, 7320 Northcote Ave. The speaker will be Hilary Snover. Call 288-1899.
Cops and kids holiday shopping: The Lowell Police Department is seeking donations throughout November for the inaugural Cops and Kids holiday shopping event. Make checks payable to FOP Lodge 186 (memo line: Cops and Kids), and mail to: Lowell Police Department, c/o Cpl. Robert Hornickel, 1333 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, IN 46356. For more information, call 696-0411, Ext. 112, or email email@example.com.
Tree lighting: The Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, starting at Pierce Middle School, 199 E. 70th Place, and traveling south on Broadway to Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. The festivities include refreshments, entertainment, vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and horse-and-buggy rides. Applications for participants and vendors are available at Merrillville Parks, 5750 Tyler St. Call 980-5911.