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Northwest Indiana Weekly Planner

AN EVENING OUT

“Faces of My People” opening reception: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Village Gallery, Pines Village, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso, presented by Margaret Burroughs, artist and co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, guest speaker Pemon Rami, call 465-9966 or visit www.pinesvillage.org

BOOKS AND ART

Book discussion: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Griffith Branch of the Lake County Public Library, 940 N. Broad St., Amor Towle’s novel “Rules of Civility will be discussed, call 838-2825 or visit www.lcplin.org/branches/gr.htm

Knitting Together: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, Westchester Township Museum in the Brown Mansion, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton, for more information, call 983-0715

FAMILY EVENTS

Christmas tree bonfire: 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., sponsored by Geisen Funeral Homes and the city of Crown Point, hot chocolate, popcorn and wagon rides around the lake, drop off real trees at the fairgrounds anytime until Jan. 13, 663-2500 for more information

Staley Da Bear at the Lowell Library: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., Staley Da Bear, official mascot of the Chicago Bears, jump-starts kids’ desire to pick up a book with comedy and fun during his 45-minute high-energy show, “Tackle Reading,” call 696-7704, Ext. 1004

Harlem Globetrotters at the Genesis Center: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary; for tickets, call 866-468-3401 or visit www.ticketweb.com

MLK PROGRAMS

Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.: 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, the Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 640 Tyler St., Gary, featuring the Wirt-Emerson Concert Choir.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, West Side Leadership Academy, 9th Avenue and Gerry St., Gary, hosted by the Ecumenical Committee of NWI.



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