Updated: January 16, 2013 1:52PM
Fish Fry: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 13050 Washington St., sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 261 of Cedar Lake and American Legion Post No. 261, walleye and catfish dinners $9, fantail shrimp dinners $10, chicken strip dinners $6, information and carry-out orders 374-9815
Hammond Outdoor Sports Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, $5 adults, free for children up to age 12, goodie bags daily for first 300 arrivals, tickets available at the Community Center, call 554-0155, or visit www.gohammond.com
Harlem Globetrotters game: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, tickets at Genesis Center box office or online at www.ticketweb.com or call (766) 468-3401
One Book ... One Campus ... : 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Indiana University Northwest, Bergland Auditorium, 3500 Broadway, Gary, inaugural reading program is part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, kicks off with a stage presentation of “The Meeting,” visit www.iun.edu/onebook.
Memorial breakfast: 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary Frontiers Service Club sponsors the 34th annual breakfast honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; for ticket information, call 712-1494 or 949-9216.
Celebration at National Lakeshore: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St., Gary, various hands-on activities, service opportunities and exhibits for families throughout the day; from Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 at the Douglas Center, exhibits feature various National Park Service sites that honor the civil rights movement; 395-1821 or www.nps.gov/induplanyourvisit.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, West Side Leadership Academy, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street, Gary, hosted by the Ecumenical Committee of Northwest Indiana, 977-2100.
“Perfecting the Dream”: The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity and the City of Hammond present a celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 21; candlelight march starts at 6:45 a.m. at City Hall, followed by a community celebration at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave. Call Tameka Polk at 853-6358.
Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Thursday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 1, Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., Hammond; celebrates King’s life and legacy in a series of events: 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Student Union and Library, third floor, Mayoral Roundtable on Peace, Reconciliatory Healing and Transformation, participation by mayors from East Chicago, Crown Point, Gary, Hammond, Hobart Lake Station and Portage, Lakeshore Public Television records the roundtable for later broadcast; 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, Student Union and Library, International Concourse East, “Creating a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World” exhibit opens and runs through Friday, Feb. 1; 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, Student Union and Library, third floor, convocation “Difficult Days ... The Promise of Renewal of Hope,” based on King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, features music, oratory, dance and drama. Admission is free to all activities, call Roy Hamilton at 989-2779 or (800) 478-7383, Ext. 2779, or email Hamilton@purduecal.edu.