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Updated: December 11, 2013 11:36AM



The Link Bar and the Gary Health Department will hold a Health Awareness Meet and Greet, plus free confidential HIV testing, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Link Bar, 752 Broadway.

Bring a valid ID and get tested through the Gary Health Department and have refreshments while you wait for your test results.

444 Grill and the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District are bringing a “Motown Christmas Concert” to the Marshall J. Gardner Center, 540 Lake St. at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13.

There will be live performances of Motown classics with a live band and a host of singers for all to enjoy, as well as refreshments. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit www.millerbeacharts.org.

Also Friday night at 7 p.m., Grammy Award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary will be in concert at West Side Theatre inside West Side Leadership Academy, 900 Gerry St.

The sister duo — Erica and Trecina “Tina” Atkins-Campbell — are behind such mega-hits as “I’m Walking,” “Shackles,” “Go Get It” and more.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating. They can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com, or call 791-3513.

Opening act performances include dancer and choreographer Asia Dickens, singer and poet Elena Love, poet Hoodraised and more.

Enjoy some classic and current Saturday morning cartoons at the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, during the annual children’s Christmas party hosted by the Froebel Alumni Park Committee.

Instead of a bowl of cereal, buy popcorn, candy and other snacks at the concession stand. There will also be live entertainment, prizes and picture with Santa.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and tickets can be purchased at Beautiful Things, 3570 Village Court (Village Shopping Center), or call 985-8256 or 887-2046 for more information.

Marquette Park United Methodist Church, 215 N. Grand Blvd. is hosting its annual “Cookie Walk” from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday Dec. 14. Cookies can be purchased at $6 a pound.

Mount Zion AME Church, 1765 Tyler St., is hosting a soup kitchen and hat-and-gloves drive from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

If you are in need of a hat or gloves this winter season, stop by and receive them, plus get a meal from the soup kitchen.

The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District is hosting a Holiday Bazaar at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.

There will be live Christmas music and plenty of vendors with great gift ideas to purchase from arts and crafts, home and garden wares, pottery, food and more.



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