Updated: June 26, 2013 1:06PM
Having experienced the severe weather in the last couple of days, citizens of Gary are encouraged to report fallen trees and other storm emergencies by calling 881-1311.
If you have loss of power or downed electrical power lines please call NIPSCO at (800) 464-7726 or go to their website at www.nipsco.com.
Also, the City of Gary’s Citizen 3-1-1 Responder now has available to download to smartphones a City of Gary 311 app at no cost by visiting www.gary.in.us.
It can be used to report non-emergency situations like potholes, fallen trees, abandoned homes, etc.
You can also go to www.gary.in.us and click on “Report a Problem” or call 881-1311.
The Gary Historical Cultural Society’s Summer Enrichment for Learning Program is underway through Friday, July 19, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2235 W. 10th Ave.
Set for children ages 6-14, the program is sponsored by the GHCS and includes high quality enrichment in arts and crafts, violin, drums, anger management, tae kwon do, creative writing, speech, history, beginning French, piano, sewing and crochet, table etiquette and reading and Math skills. There will also be weekly “Fun and Learning” field trips and a free lunch daily.
The program is $10 a week, free classes for qualifying low-income families.
All students, whether from Gary, Northwest Indiana or visiting from elsewhere are welcomed to participate in the program.
For more information, contact the Gary Historical & Cultural Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-0524.
Webb House, Inc. is hosting a Community Mobilization Veterans Workshop and Job Fair from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 at the Merrillville branch of the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
The event is free and geared toward military men and women transitioning into civilian life.
The workshops include VA benefits discussion, job interview tips, Internet job hunting, resume writing, apprenticeship programs and more.
Scheduled keynote speaker is Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honore’, U.S. Army(Ret.), known as the “Category 5 General” who led Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.
For more information call 769-3541, Ext. 317 or 980-4681.