Updated: February 27, 2013 4:26PM
AN EVENING OUT
Ed Asner: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Marquette Park pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary; $35 in advance, $40 at the door; a one-man show “FDR,” sponsored by Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and Mas Media 7; sponsorship packages available; purchase tickets online at www.Eventbrite.com or Ayers Realty, 646 S. Lake St. 2, or call 938-1188.
Lincoln Day dinner: 6 p.m. doors open, 7 dinner, Thursday, March 7, Aberdeen Manor, 216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso; $50, cash bar; sponsored by Porter County Republican Party and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis; www.portercountygop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Hoyle Quintet featuring Bobbi Wilsyn: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Room 43 Club, 1043 E. 43rd, Chicago, hosted by Hyde Park Jazz Society, $10 at the door, www.hydeparkjazzsociety.com.
Sock hop: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Valparaiso Moose Lodge, 108 Indiana Ave.; $2 at the door; wear poodle skirts, letter jackets or jeans and T-shirts; 462-2311.
Maple syrup weekday field trips: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, through Thursday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 12, through Thursday, March 14, Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, $2 per person, $20 advance deposit required to hold reservation, 769-7275 to reserve tour.
Zumbathon party: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 9, Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch, 7322 Southeastern Ave., Hammond, $10, snacks and water provided, call Karyn Mascio at 845-1507, Ext. 234.
Sand-and-Sea fashion show and luncheon: noon doors open for bake sale, 1 p.m. lunch, Sunday, March 24, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30 Merrillville, $30, sponsored by Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church; 663-2134 or 365-6360.
Soup-and-bread luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, all-you-can-eat (dine in only), Peace United Church of Christ, 1001 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, $6 adults, $3 ages 4-10, free for children up to age 3, $4 carryout, 769-4585.
PeeWee Prom: for children up to age 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, Portage Township YMCA’s Preschool Academy, 3100 Willowcreek Road, $20 per couple plus $7 for each additional person, dressy or semi-casual attire, 762-9622 or email email@example.com.
World bazaar: 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, Crown Point High School cafeteria, 1500 S. Main St., Girl Scouts annual World Bazaar to commemorate World Thinking Day, $1 per person, free for children up to age 2, patches available for $1 per one pet item, cake walk, bake sale and fun activities; 472-1953, www.hubcitygirlscouts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Dillinger Museum free day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, view the “wooden gun” clip from Mysteries at the Museum, www.southshorecva.com.
“Spring into Action” Community Volunteer Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Crown Point High School cafeteria, 1500 S Main St., www.spring-into-action.org.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Saturday, March 16; seatings from 8 to 8:45 a.m., 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m., Lake County Courthouse Maki Ballroom, Crown Point; $5 in advance, $8 at the door, free for children up to age 1; tickets available at chamber offices, 255 W. 80th Place, Merrillville, and Old Courthouse Square, Room 206, Crown Point, and also at First Midwest Bank, 1100 N. Main St., Crown Point, and Horizon Bank branches at 8590 Broadway, Merrillville, and 1300 N. Main St., Crown Point. For information: 769-8180 or www.crossroadschamber.org.
Pond Expo: sneak peek 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26; show hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28; Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point; sneak peek $20; regular show is $5 adults, free for children up age 15; exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars for outdoor enthusiasts; 780-6207, www.illianagardenpond.org.
Pre-Easter luncheon: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Polish Women’s Alliance, “Swieconka” pre-Easter luncheon, noon doors open, $35 adults, $17.50 children up to age 11, reservation deadline Monday, March 18, call Delphine Huneycutt at 398-9069.
“The Spirit of the Baobab Tree”: 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, an original DancExcel “danceumentary,” West Side Theater, 900 Gerry St., Gary, $10 tickets on sale at 2345 Grant St.; 944-8066.
“Belle Gunness Mystery”: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Rittenhouse Senior Living, 1300 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, free admission, popcorn and beverages provided, limited seating, R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, March 19; Bruce Johnson shows the documentary and discusses his research on Belle Gunness, a deadly gold digger who lured wealthy Chicago men to her house in LaPorte County with classified advertising; 531-2484.
“Once on This Island”: 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2; Thursday, March 7, through Saturday, March 9 (senior scholarship night March 7, alumni night March 2); Lake Central High School, 8400 Wicker Ave., St. John; $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7 children up to age 12; 365-8551, Ext. 226, or www.lcdrama.org.
“The Less Than Human Club”: 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3; Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso; opening night party after the show Friday, March 1, at The South Bend Chocolate Co., 57 Franklin St., Valparaiso; tickets at www.chicagostreet.org or 464-1636, Ext. 1.
Dyer Historical Society speaker: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Dyer Town Hall meeting room , U.S. 30, just east of Hart Street; actor and historian Terry Lynch portrays Henry Ford; free; refreshments served; 865-6108 or email email@example.com.
Northeast Indiana Kidney Walk and kidney health risk assessment: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, Saturday, March 23, Westfield Southlake mall, J.C. Penney lower level court, Hobart; free 15-minute kidney health risk assessment includes blood-pressure measurement, body mass index calculation, and free clinical consultation about chronic kidney disease (no registration required); (260) 456-0654 or register for the walk at www.kidneywalk.org.
Beer-and-wine-tasting fundraiser: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, hosted by Chesterton High School Parent Band Boosters Association at WaterBird Lakeside Banquet Center, 556 Indian Boundary Road, Chesterton; $35 each, $60 couples; age 21 and older; tickets on sale at banquet center and Pat’s Liquors, 1 W. U.S. 20; limited number of tickets sold at the door.
“Once Upon a Shoe”: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, Hammond Community Theater and Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St., Hammond; open to school-age children, no experience needed, performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at Beatniks on Conkey; call 852-0848 or visit Beatniksonconkey.com.
Friends bus trip to Chicago Flower Show: Wednesday, March 13, 8:45 a.m. boarding, 9 a.m. departure (and return) from Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., $35 per person includes show admission, 306-4599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tunica, Miss.: Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4; sponsored by Roosevelt class of 1965; $300 based on double occupancy, additional $50 for single rooms; $50 final payment due by Sunday, March 3; mail checks and money orders (payable to Roosevelt Class of 1965) to: Roosevelt Class of 1965, 2129 Marshall St., Gary, IN 46404; for more information, call James Rucker, 882-0716.
New York City “The Big Apple”: Thursday, Dec. 5, through Tuesday, Dec. 10; sponsored by Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department; $569 double occupancy, final payment due Sept. 20, $75 deposit due immediately; price includes transportation, room, meals, guided tours and more; call 980-5911.