Updated: January 20, 2013 6:06AM
Housing forum: A fair housing forum is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Gary Annex Building, 839 Broadway.
Hope for the Holidays: Participation in the Urban League’s Hope for the Holidays event, scheduled Saturday at the Genesis Convention Center, is filled for residents of Gary.
Teen readers: The teen winter reading program continues through Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St. Each book read earns an entry into the prize drawing for a Best Buy gift card. The drawing takes place the first week of January. For more information, call the library at 931-5100.
Winter art classes: Thursday, Dec. 20, is the registration deadline to qualify for a 10 percent discount on most classes at the South Shore Arts. Unless noted, classes meet for eight weeks, from Monday, Jan. 7, to Saturday, March 2, at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster; at 435 Fayette St., Hammond; and at 138 S. Main St., Crown Point. For more information, call 836-1839 or visit www.SouthShoreArtsOnline.org.