Updated: November 6, 2013 12:52PM
Veterans Day ceremony: 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Park near city Hall, 2301 E. Columbus Dr., East Chicago, hosted by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the city of East Chicago. The ceremony will be preceded by coffee and doughnuts in the mayor’s office.
Veterans Day ceremony: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, east side courthouse steps, Courthouse Square, Crown Point , hosted by the Crown Point American Legion Post 20. For more information call 662-3240.
Disabled American Veterans mobile service office: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Calumet Harley-Davidson, 10350 Calumet Ave., Munster. The event is being held to provide counseling and claim filing assistance. Sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and the Harley-Davidson Foundation. It is part of the nationwide Harley’s Heroes tour and is free to all veterans and members of their families. For more information call (317) 916-3615.
Veterans Day commemoration: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, Purdue University North Central, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, host its annual Veterans Day program in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 2, to honor all veterans with special attention paid to PNC students, faculty and staff who are veterans. Refreshments will be served. Call 785-5200 - 462-4197.
AN EVENING OUT
Music and dancing with Greta Pope: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, Temple Israel Social Hall, 601 N. Montgomery St., Gary. Cost $20 included entertainment, dancing and appetizers. Cost at the door $25. Cash bar. Reservations requested. Make check payable to Temple Israel, 601 N. Montgomery St., Gary, IN 46403. Call 938-5232.
Holiday Craft Show/Pierogi and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, sponsored by the St. James Women’s Guild, in the hall, at 45th and Kennedy Avenue, Highland. Strudel, clothespin cookies, nut and poppy seed rolls, pierogis, kolacky and rosky and other homemade items will be available on first come first served basis. No prior orders taken. Local vendors will also display their crafts for holidays and year round needs and gifts. For more information, call Helen at 924-5783.
Valparaiso Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the United Way of Porter County, 951 Eastport Centre Dr., Valparaiso. Cost, $50 through Saturday, Nov. 9, and $55 on race day. Proceeds benefit UWPC’s Power of Youth Council. For more information, visit www.thtiming.com/valpohalfmarathon.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, New Chicago Fire Department, 127 Huber Blvd., Hobart (New Chicago) across from Town Hall. Cost, $6 adults, and $4 children up to age 12. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by the New Chicago Park Department.
The Empty Bowl Project: Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, fundraiser, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Temple Israel, 601 N. Montgomery, Gary. Cost $5 for a bottomless bowl of soup/chili and a silent auction of artistic pottery bowls. Call 512-2642, 938-0574 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday wreaths fundraiser: The Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th St., Munster, is selling fresh wreaths for the holiday season. The proceeds of the sales will benefit the shelter. The wreaths are custom made from Scotch pine by Kingma Christmas Tree Farm. The wreaths can be purchased plain or decorated with natural pine cones and a velvet bow. Wreaths of various sizes, garland and swags are available. All orders are due by Wednesday, Nov. 20. The orders will be approximately ready for pick up at the shelter on Friday, Dec. 6. For more information call 944-3811.
Wreaths to benefit scholarships for women: Valparaiso American Association of University Women (AAUW) members are taking orders for holiday wreaths and swags. Wreaths are suitable for outdoors or indoors, and will be delivered the week of Nov. 24 through 30. To order or for more information call 462-9709 or any member.
The Breakfast Club: 7 p.m. Fridays Nov. 8 and 15 and Saturday, Nov. 9, 16 at Bishop Noll Institute, 1519 Hoffman St., Hammond, Bishop Noll theater room. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for students, and $5 for senior citizens, available in front of the theater room on performance nights or in advance by calling 932-9058. The Breakfast Club is a classic comedy-drama that tells the story of five teenagers, each of a different social clique, who spend a Saturday in detention discovering they have more in common than they think.