Updated: March 19, 2014 12:51PM
Civil War Exhibit: The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail’s exhibit “Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln,” runs through Wednesday, April 30 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond. The Indiana Welcome Center is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.southshorecva.com/civilwartrail for more information.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation event: Emma Bailey, a fourth-grade student at South Haven Elementary School, is hosting her second St. Baldrick’s Foundation event to help kids with cancer from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Clancy’s Public House, 2542 Portage Mall, Portage. Head-shaving is $20, or there is a $2 cover charge for the dance party with a DJ. Also planned is a silent auction, and T-shirts, baked goods and other items for sale. Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/emmabailey for more information. Send advance donations to Clancy’s Public House or Cesar’s Chop Shop 1649 E. 37th Ave, Hobart.
Pet Rock fundraiser: A family-friendly event that benefits the homeless animals of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the County Line Orchard big barn, 200 S. County Line Rd., Hobart. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the ticket page for “Pet Rock 2014” at www.eventbrite.com/e/pet-rock-2014-tickets-10724572485.
“Romeo and Juliet” auditions: Gary Shakespeare Company auditions for “Romeo and Juliet” are 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Gary Shakespeare Co., 500 S. Lake St., Gary. For an audition appointment, visit the company’s Facebook page or email email@example.com and leave contact information.
“Beauty and the Beast”: Lowell High School, 2051 E. Commercial Ave., is presenting “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Friday, March 7, and Saturday, March 8, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The cost is $7 for adults/seniors and $5 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door.
“Bye Bye Birdie”: The Crown Point High School Theatre Department presents the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 14, Saturday, March 15, Thursday, March 20, Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the school auditorium, 1500 S. Main St., Crown Point. Cost is $12 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be reserved by phone, online, or in person. Call 663-4885, Ext. 11604, visit www.cphstheatre.com or the box office between 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 performance: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster. Single tickets will be available the night of the performance for $25. For information, call Christine Small at 923-7879 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Babs Zandstra at 924-2890 or email@example.com.
Four Winds Casino trip: Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department is planning a trip to Four Winds Casino, in New Buffalo, Mich. The bus departs at 9 a.m. from Pruzin Park, 5750 Tyler St. and returns by 4 p.m., Friday, March 28. Cost is $30 residents, and $35 for non-residents. Register online at www.activenwi.com or in person at Pruzin Park. For more information call 980-5911.