It’s time to clean out those closets, drawers and garages and have a garage sale! The City of Hobart’s Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Participating Hobart residents register to have their garage sales all on the same day. Visitors can pick up a listing of participating addresses and main items that will be sold at each garage sale on their way into town.
Last year there were more than 80 individual garage sales in the city and many, many visitors roaming through the trash or treasures!
Applications to register a garage sale are available on the city website, www.cityofhobart.org, or in the Special Events office in Hobart City Hall. The registration fee is $10, which includes garage sale listing, main items listing and one yard sign. Additional yard signs will be available for purchase.
For more information, call the Hobart Special Events Office at 942-4511.
Hobart Summer Market on the Lake: Opening day for the Hobart Summer Market is Thursday, June 6, in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.
New changes this year to the market include market hours are now 3 to 8 p.m., a children’s craft area will be available sponsored by Rhythm, Rhyme & Party Time, and a book cart will be there collecting and selling used books.
Applications for vendors are still being accepted; call 942-4511 for more information.
Senior swim at the Hobart Pool: The Hobart Pool is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 8. New this year, the pool will be open to Maria Reiner Senior Center members from 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for an open swim. To enter, members will need to show their Senior Center membership card.
The Hobart Pool is on the corner of 10th and Wisconsin streets.
Community garden: Attention all gardeners: Get ready for spring!
The Hobart Parks Department is now offering a community garden. Reserve your 10-by-10 area now! Grow all of your healthy foods for the summer.
The lots are ready to reserve with limited space available. The garden is located at 200 W. Eighth St. in our Fred Rose Park. Participants will be responsible for planting and pruning their area and the Parks Department will take care of fertilizer and watering.
Reserve your space by calling 942-2987.
Correction: Shipshewana Flea Market: In my previous column the cost of the Hobart Parks Department Shipshewana Flea Market bus trip price was listed incorrectly. The cost of the trip is $20 per person and will be on Tuesday, May 21. Call to make your reservation: 942-2987.
Friends of Robinson Lake tree giveaway: In honor of Earth Day, Friends of Robinson Lake will be sponsoring a tree giveaway. Some of the trees available will be sugar maple, nine bark bushes and hazelnut bushes ready for planting.
Dates for the giveaway have not been set; keep a lookout for more details or contact Zeta Allen at 313-5272.
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