Updated: January 19, 2013 6:05AM
Tree of Hope: Sojourner Truth House, a day center for homeless and at-risk-women and children, is seeking donations for its Tree of Hope. Mark donations Sojourner Truth House, and mail to: 410 W. 13th Ave., Gary, IN 46407. To pay by credit card, visit
Applications accepted: The Schererville Town Council is accepting applications to fill the vacancies on the Park Board, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Police Commission. Applications are available from 7:30 to 4:30 daily at the Town Hall, Administration Office, 10 E. Joliet St., or download at www.schererville.org. Applications must be returned by Wednesday, Dec. 19, to the Administration Office.
Christmas time at the Brauer: The Brauer Museum of Art and the South Shore Youth Orchestra will host a special open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the museum, 1709 Chapel Drive. Admission is a suggested donation of one nonperishable food item to benefit the Hilltop Neighborhood Village Food Pantry. Refreshments and Christmas cookies will be provided. Visit hilltophouse.org, valpo.edu/artmuseum or southshoreyouth.org for more information.