AN EVENING OUT
Special needs dance: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Pavilion at Wolf Lake, 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Free, no registration required. Bring a chair, have a picnic. Hosted by the Hammond Port Authority. Originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 30.
Education celebration: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 Morehouse College Marching Band performance, at West Side High School Football Stadium, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street, Gary, free, and Saturday, Sept. 21, parade, 21st Broadway to 6th Avenue, Gary, Buffington Park, entertainment in the park, free school supplies while they last, sponsored by Gary Community School Corporation, Gary. For more information about participating or sponsorship opportunities call 881-5481.
Crown Point Classical Association fundraisers: Annual car wash 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, O’Reilly Auto Part, 1111 N. Main St., Crown Point, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Crown Point High School Latin programs and students.
Fall garage sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 1004 Coldstream court, Crown Point.
Benefit for Butch: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, St. Mary’s Hildebrandt Hall, 525 N. Lafayette St., Griffith. Spaghetti dinner, cost, $10 at the door, cash bar, entertainment, raffles and more. Richard “Butch” Fortner was recently diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer. To make a donation, call Nancy Stout at 922-6594 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Fortner Young at 688-9300 or email her at email@example.com.
Zombie Bridge Run 5K/walk and Mini Monster Dash: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Cost $30 for run/walk, register by Saturday, Sept. 21 to receive a shirt. $5 per child for the Mini Monster Dash. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Northwest Indiana. Register or for more information visit www.fuelnwi.com.
Indoor Sale extravaganza: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Local 150 Operators Hall, 2193 W. 84th Place, Merrillville. Vendors donate 5 percent of the sales to the Children’s Christmas Fund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pork Chop dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, St. Joan of Arc Hall, 200 E. 78th Ave., Merrillville. Cost is $10 and includes, pork chops, potatoes, salad, green beans and bread. Carry out dinners are available. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Msgr Hoffman Council. Call 742-8378 or 942-3320.
Lake County Taste of Care: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. Lincoln Hwy., Hobart. $10 at the door. Benefits Honor Flight Chicago to send a WWII veteran to Washington D.C.