Updated: September 12, 2013 6:06AM
Quarter auction: A benefit for the children’s activity center at Twin Oaks Park in New Chicago is being held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 at the American Legion Post 454, 3139 Michigan St., Hobart. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes one paddle. Advance ticket sales only available at New Chicago Town Hall. Bring several rolls of quarters. Call 962-5386
Homeless Animal Awareness Day: The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry is hosting a homeless animals awareness event from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Countryside Park, 5250 U.S. 6. Free entrance and parking. The event in its second year features a pet blessing at 2 p.m. and costume contest at 4 p.m., with pet photography and personalized paw print artwork opportunities, live entertainment, vendor booths, pet nail trims, $5 and $10 for a micro-chip. Call 734-6936.
Grandparents/kinship support group: A support group for grandparents, aunts, uncles and any relative that is raising a family member meets from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at First AME Church, 2046 Massachusetts St. The event is hosted by the Community and Faith Outreach Initiative, Inc. Children are also welcome. Call 885-3102.