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April 11 Career Fair 5:30p.m.
The Office of Career Services at Indiana University Northwest invites the community to its 13th Annual Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway.
April 12 Smart Money Resource Fair _8:00a.m.
The Smart Money Resource Fair is free to the public and will be held on the campus of Indiana University Northwest, Saturday, April 12, 3400 Broadway, 8:00a.m. – 12:15p.m. The public is invited.
April 12 Brunswick Garden Club Meeting 1:00p.m.
There will be a Brunswick Garden Club Meeting Saturday April 12th at 1:00p.m. at the Brunswick Public Library, 4030 W. 5th Avenue. See flyer below.
April 12 Mommy and Me Event 2:00p.m.
There will be a “Mommy and Me” event for expectant moms, new moms and babies Saturday, April 12 at Christ Temple Church, 4201 Washington St. from 10a.m. – 2:00p.m. See flyer below.
April 12 5x5x5 Clean-up Program Launch 9:00a.m.
Kick off of the 2014 5x5x5 Clean-up Program Hosted by the City of Gary and Councilwoman Carolyn Rogers (Marshalltown neighborhood) will take place Saturday, April 12 from 9am – 1pm. Volunteers are asked to meet at the fire station at 1901 Mississippi St. Call Anika Johnson at (219) 881-4815 to get involved! See flyer below.
April 12 Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, Run 10:00a.m.
The Gary Parks Dept. will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run event Saturday, April 12 at 10:00a.m.at Gilroy Stadium, 34th & Harrison St. in Gary. Gary youth are encouraged to come out and play! For more information, contact Ezra Alexander at (219) 886-7094.
April 12 Douglas Center Open House 10:00a.m.
The Miller Woods is awakening! This week’s Douglas Center open house (100 S. Lake St.) will feature the dynamic environmental projects of local non-profit Save the Dunes on Saturday, April 12. Cathy Martin, Land and Advocacy Specialist, will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to discuss the projects her organization is currently doing to protect the environment of Northwest Indiana.
April 12 Roosevelt Open House 12:00p.m.
The community is invited to an Open House at Roosevelt High School, 730 W. 25th Avenue, Saturday, April 12 from 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. See flyer for details.
April 12 NSP Open House 12:00p.m.
There are homes for sale through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The City of Gary’s Community Development Dept. will host an Open House of these homes Saturday, April 12. For a list of the homes, see flyer below.
April 12 Outstanding Community Service Awards 4:00p.m.
The Gary Muslim Center presents “Outstanding Community Service Awards Fundraiser” Saturday, April 12 from 4pm – 7pm, at the Soul Food Restaurant, 411 E. 5th Avenue, Tickets are $30. The public is welcome.
April 12 “Stop Making Sense” 7:00p.m.
The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District presents the Film “Stop Making Sense” Saturday, April 12 7:00p.m. at the Marshall J. Gardner Arts Center at 540 S. Lake St. Admission is $10. See flyer below for details.
April 14 Mayor on WGVE Radio 7:30a.m.
Catch Mayor Freeman-Wilson on WGVE Radio 88.7FM at 7:30a.m. Monday, April 14th. She will give updates on the city of Gary.
April 14 Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 12:00.m.
The Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon will be held Monday, April 14 at 12p.m., Majestic South Shore Events Center at Majestic Star Casino. Tickets are $20. The speaker is Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdouck.
April 15 Purple Up! Day
Everyone is asked to wear purple on Purple Up! Day Tuesday, April 15 in honor of Month of the Military child. Visit indianamomc.weebly.com for details.
April 16 Music Festival 6:00p.m.
The Gary Community School Corporation’s Annual Music Festival will be held Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00p.m. at West Side H.S., 9th & Gerry St. The public is welcome.
April 17 Healthy Path at Gleason 7:30a.m.
The IUN School of Nursing will host a Healthy Path at Gleason Park Thursday, April 17 from 8am – 2pm. Citizens will get free health screenings while they walk around Gleason. See flyer below for details.
April 17 Launch of the Mentoring Trust 6:00p.m.
The Launch of the Mentoring Trust Reception will take place Thursday, April 17 at Marquette Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd., 6p – 9m RSVP at garymentoringtrust.eventbrite.com. See flyer below for more details.
DID YOU KNOW???
AIRPORT P3 COMMUNITY FORUMS
Want to learn more about the Public Private Partnership (P3) at the Gary/Chicago International Airport? Then attend one of the community forums listed below: Monday April 21st from 5:30-7p at Gary Neighborhood Services, 300 W. 21st Avenue, Councilwoman Carolyn Rogers, 4th District and Councilwoman Kimberly Robinson, 5th District Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Ivy Tech Multi-Purpose Room, 1440 E. 35th Avenue, Ronier Scott, 6th District Wednesday April 23rd from 5:30-7p at Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Boulevard, Councilwoman Mildred Shannon, 1st District
MAYOR KAREN SERVES ON POLITICO MAGAZINE PANEL WITH CHICAGO & PITTSBURGH MAYORS
Earlier this week, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson sat on a panel hosted by nationally acclaimed Politico Magazine. Other panelists included the Mayors of Chicago and Pittsburgh. They engaged in a lively discussion on what works in American cities. To watch the discussion, click on the link below:
RAILCATS TO HOST TRYOUTS
The Gary South Shore RailCats will host an Open Player Tryout Camp at U. S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, April 30th. The tryout is free and registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 12:00 noon for pitchers. All players 18 and older are eligible to register for the camp, there is a $40 registration fee. Players who are trying out must bring their own baseball equipment, including cleats, gloves, wooden bats and catcher’s gear. Upon arriving at U. S. Steel Yard, players should enter through the RailCats Entry Gate on Stadium Plaza – between Fourth and Fifth Avenue – and head to the field for registration. There is no need to pre-register before the day of the tryout and players must tryout at just one position.For more information on tryouts, call the RailCats at 219-882-2255 or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com.
DRIVE-IN MOVIES ON THE LAKE RETURN TO MARQUETTE PARK – VENDORS WANTED
The Gary Parks Department is excited to announce the return of Drive-In Movies by the Lake beginning the first Friday in May and every first Friday through October! The first movie we will show is the super popular “Frozen.” We need your feedback on what other movies should be shown! Visit “Marquette Park Pavilion” on Facebook and post your choices or call LaShawn Brooks at (219) 938-7362. Vendors are also needed.
APPLY FOR THE JAY-Z SCHOLARSHIP
The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships. Students who have either graduated from high school or earned their G.E.D. may apply. Minimum grade point average is 2.0. Students must have a strong desire to go to college and earn their degree. Students must also have a desire to give back to their communities. The scholarship fund was established by Gloria Carter and and her son Shawn Carter (Shawn Carter is better known as hip-hop rapper Jay-Z) to offer a unique opportunity to students who have been incarcerated or faced particular life challenges but still want to pursue higher education. The program gives them a chance that most other programs do not offer. The Carter Foundation is a firm believer in helping young people not only reach their career goals but also establish a secure future. Students up to age 25 may apply. The scholarship can be used for tuition, room and board, books, fees and other college-related expenses. All high school seniors, undergraduate students at two-year or four-year institutions and vocational or trade school students are eligible. The deadline for the 2014 application is April 30, 2014. The award amount is usually $1,500 - $2,500. Scholarship/Grant Amount: $2,500 Scholarship/Grant Deadline: Majors Targeted: Scholarship/Grant Sponsor: Shawn Carter Foundation Award Type: Scholarship Money Contact Person: Email Address: Scholarship/Grant Site: http://www.shawncartersf.com
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
APRIL IS PARENTING AWARENESS MONTH INDIANA (PAMI) and FAIR HOUSING MONTH
April 11 -- The Office of Career Services at Indiana University Northwest invites the community to its 13th Annual Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway
April 12 – Smart Money Resource Fair, Free at IUN, Library Conference Ctr 3400 Broadway, 8:00a.m. – 12:15p.m.
April 12 – Mommy and Me event for expectant moms, new moms and babies, Christ Temple Church, 4201 Washington St. 10a.m. – 2:00p.m. See flyer.
April 12 – Kick off of the 2014 5x5x5 Clean-up Program Hosted by the City of Gary (Marshalltown neighborhood) 9am – 1pm. Call Anika Johnson at (219) 881-4815 to get involved!
April 12 – The Gary Parks Dept. will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run event, 10:00a.m.at Gilroy Stadium in Gary. For more information, contact Ezra Alexander at (219) 886-7094.
April 12 – Douglas Environmental Center Open House, 10:00a.m., 100 S. Lake St. Admission is free.
April 12 – Open House at Roosevelt High School, 730 W. 25th Avenue, 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. Community invited. See flyer for details.
April 12—Community Development NSP Open House, 12:00p.m. See flyer for houses for sale.
April 12—Gary Muslim Center presents “Outstanding Community Service Awards Fundraiser” 4pm – 7pm, Soul Food Restaurant, 411 E. 5th Avenue, Tickets are $30
April 12 – Miller Beach Arts and Creative District presents the Film “Stop Making Sense”, 7:00p.m., 540 S. Lake St., $10 See flyer
April 14 – Mayor Freeman-Wilson appears on WGVE Radio 88.7FM at 7:30a.m.
April 14 – Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon, 12p.m., Majestic South Shore Events Center, tickets $20
April 15 – Purple Up! Day in honor of Month of the Military child; visit indianamomc.weebly.com for details
April 16 – Gary Community School Corporation 64th Annual Music Festival, 6:00p.m. at West Side H.S., 9th & Gerry St.
April 17 – IUN School of Nursing Healthy Path, Gleason Park, 8am – 2pm Get free health screenings while you walk!
April 17 – Launch of the Mentoring Trust Reception, Marquette Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd., 6p – 9m RSVP at garymentoringtrust.eventbrite.com; See flyer.
April 18 – Good Friday; Government Offices will be closed
April 18 – Senior Lunch Series hosted by Devoted to Healing, YWCA of NWI, 150 W. 15th Avenue, 12:00p.m. (see flyer)
April 18 – Mentoring Graduation Program, Trinity Baptist Church, 1831 Virginia St. 6:00p.m. Public welcome (see flyer)
April 18 – Gary Prayer Gathering, God First Ministries, 1119 Grant St. 7pm See flyer
April 18 – IUN Alumni Exhibition Reception, 6-9p.m., Marshall J. Gardner Arts Center, 540 S. Lake St. (see flyer)
April 18 – “The Eve of Jackie” starring Gary Native and Broadway Star Chester Gregory, 7p.m., West Side Theater, 9th & Gerry St.
April 18 – Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes in Concert at Majestic Star Casino, 7:30p.m. Purchase Tickets at Majestic Box Office. See flyer
April 19 – Pancake Breakfast and Fly a Kite Event, Trinity Baptist Church, 1831 Virginia St. 7:00a.m. – 12 noon, $5 Donation, Every child will receive a free kite. Public welcome (See flyer)
April 19 – Earth Day Clean-up, 8:30a.m. -1:00p.m. Meet at IUN Parking lot 3400 Broadway, see flyer
April 19 – Christ Baptist Church Food Pantry Ministry food distribution (first come, first served), 10:00 am – 12:00p.m., 4700 E. 7th Avenue. Call the church office at 219-938-5504 for more info.
April 19 -- St. John Spiritual Church, 1921 W.45th Avenue,” will be feeding the homeless from 2 to 5pm.
April 19 – Peace and Justice Dinner, Temple Israel, 6:30p.m., 601 Montgomery St., see flyer for details
April 19 – Enchantment in Concert at Majestic Star Casino, 7:30p.m. Purchase Tickets at Majestic Box Office. See flyer
April 19 – 26 – Gary Community School Corporation Community School Clean-up Week Curb Appeal Plan See flyer
April 20 – Easter Sunday
April 20 – Resurrection Day Service, Trinity Baptist Church, 1831 Virginia St. 10:30a.m. Public invited (see flyer)
April 20 – 26 – 28th Annual Historically Black College Tour, Cost $500, Call James Piggee for details (219) 771-1992 or Urban League of NWI at (219) 887-9621.
April 21 – Gary Human Relations Commission Meeting, 5:00p.m., 839 Broadway, Suite S107
April 21 -- Gary Airport P3 Community Forum, 5:30p.m. Gary Neighborhood Services, 300 W. 21st Avenue, Councilwoman Carolyn Rogers, 4th District and Councilwoman Kimberly Robinson, 5th District
April 22 – Mayor Freeman-Wilson appears on WLTH Radio 1370AM at 8:00a.m.
April 22 -- Gary Airport P3 Community Forum, 5:30-7 p.m. at Ivy Tech Multi-Purpose Room, 1440 E. 35th Avenue, Ronier Scott, 6th District
April 23 -- Gary Airport P3 Community Forum, 5:30-7p at Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Boulevard, Councilwoman Mildred Shannon, 1st District
April 24 -- National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Mix and Mingle Membership Drive, Dubois Library, 1835 Broadway - 4:00p.m. - 6:30p.m. Free to all, Men welcome too!. Refreshments, games and prizes.
April 24 -- Neighborhood Spotlight Training #2 Session to be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza, Merrillville, Indiana. This training is the second of three sessions that are required to submit a successful Letter of Interest by September 1. There is no charge to attend. Continental breakfast will be provided.
April 24 – 27 – IUN Festival of Dance, Theatre Northwest on Grant, 3660 Grant St., located one mile west of the main campus at 37th Avenue and Grant Street. Tickets are $10. Call (219) 980-6808 for details.
April 25—8th Annual Parenting Fair, Baber Youth Center, 2005 Massachusetts St. 11am – 3pm See flyer
April 25 -- Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and its community partners will host the 24th Annual Forum on Child Abuse and Neglect, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center.
April 25 – Couples Golf League begins at Gleason every Friday at 5:30p.m. for 10 weeks. For more info, see flyer or call 219-484-5108.
April 25 – Wine and Canvas, Marquette Park Pavilion, Cost $35, Doors open at 5:30p.m., Activity begins at 6:30p.m. See flyer.
April 25 – Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter and the Jewels of Fortitude Foundation present Jabberwock 2014, “A Celebration of Music”, 8:00p.m. – 1:00a.m., Genesis Center, tickets are $20. For more information, contact Mary Cossey at (219) 313-5072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25 – Notre Dame vs. Northeastern, 7:05p.m. U.S. Steel Yard, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth
April 26 – IUN School of Nursing Healthy Path, Gleason Park, 8am – 2pm Get free health screenings while you walk!
April 26 -- The Devine Mandate Ministry Free Community Event, Zion Progressive Cathedral 1169 Connecticut Street
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a hot meal & clothing give away. Please call 219-882-9466 with questions or to donate.
April 26 – Rainbarrel Workshop, Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake St. 1:00p.m. Free admission, see flyer
April 26 – Notre Dame vs. Northeastern, 2:05p.m. U.S. Steel Yard, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth
April 27 – Notre Dame vs. Northeastern, 1:05p.m. U.S. Steel Yard, tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth
April 27 – Stage play “The Signal” Depicts Gary in late 1950s and early 60s, Marshall Gardner Center, 540 S. Lake St. at 4:00p.m. Tickets are $20 in adv. $25 at the door. Call Bob Farag at (219) 902-6200 for more information.
April 28 – Gary Community School Corporation presents “A Gary Promise” hosted by Magic Johnson, Genesis Center, 6:30p.m. Tickets are $75 or $750 for a table. Call 881-5481 for details. See flyer.
April 28-30 -- Christ Baptist Church will host it's 2014 Revival at 7:00 p.m. each night at 4700. E. 7th Ave. Pastor Jeffrey Johnson of Eastern Star Church, Indianapolis, IN, will be the guest speaker for all three evenings. For further information,
April 30 – RailCats Try-outs, U.S. Steel Yard, 9:30a.m. for position players and 12:00p.m. for pitchers. Those interested in trying out must bring their own equipment.
May 1 – Conversation on Foster Care Education, Ivy Tech, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. See flyer
May 1 – Greater Gary Business Awards Reception, hosted by the Gary Chamber of Commerce, 5:00p.m. at Majestic Star South Shore Event Center. Tickets $30 or $300 for a table. Contact Jan Bowden for details at (219) 885-7407. See flyer
May 2—Methodist Hospitals State of the Organization Address, Genesis Center, 10:45a.m. See flyer.
May 2—Drive-in Theater at Marquette Park returns – First Feature movie – “Frozen”
May 3 – 21st Century Charter School Street Clean up, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., 556 Wash. St. See flyer. Volunteers welcome.
May 3—Mommy & Me Craft and Vendor Fundraiser, Marquette Park Pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd. 10a.m. – 3p.m., $1 See flyer May 4 – Miller Beach Farmer’s Market begins through Sept. 10 For more info, call Kathy at 219-678-0288. May 6 – Gary Citywide Music Festival, West Side H.S. May 7 – Society of Innovators Merge Mingles
May 9 – COFFY Youth Violence Prevention Conference
May 11 – Read to the Children, Elka Child Education Center, 1953 Georgia St. See flyer
May 14 -- Froebel Alumni Park Committee Field Trip to Motown the Musical in Chicago, Bus leaves Village Parking lot at 12:15p.m. Tickets are $65 which includes transportation. Call Vernon Smith (219) 805-6040. See flyer
May 17 – National Kids to Park Day
May 17 – Brother’s Keeper 5th Annual Walk Fun/Run Walk-a-thon, Froebel Park, 15th & Madison. Registration starts at 7am, and the walk begins at 8am. Call (219)882-4459 for details.
May 22 – RailCats Opening Day, U.S. Steelyard, 7:10p.m. Call 882-2255 for tickets. vs. the Wichita Wingnuts. Season Tickets, Mini-plans, and Flex ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season. For more information or to buy tickets call the RailCats at 219.882.2255 and ask to speak with one of our ticket specialists or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com.
May 23 – Cultural Competence Workshop sponsored by the Indiana Parenting Institute, IUN, Hawthorn Hall Room 107
May 23-25 – Pilgrim Rest M.B. Women’s Retreat, Cost is $90. For more information, call (219) 944-7960.
May 26 – Memorial Day, Government offices closed
May 26 – Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Gary Patriotic Memorial Association, call Earl Nickolson at (219) 742-8672 for details or to participate.
May 31—Sunset Tiki Torch 5K Race, Marquette Park, visit Cause2compete.com
June 7—Trip to Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cinncinati See Flyer
June 12 – Crisis Center Wine Fest Fundraiser, (219) 938-2727
June 14 – Youth Service Bureau Summer Fest "Block Party for Peace" and Summer Camps Kickoff
June 14—Sojourner Truth House Walk, 13th & Madison, Each walker is asked to raise $100, visit walkforsth.org.
June 15 -- Youth Service Bureau Summer Youth Employment Program begins
June 15 -- Youth Service Bureau Summer Fest Summer Camps: NASA Ignite Camp, Raise the BAR boys camp, Environmental Science camp, Sports Exposure camps, Dance camp and more
June 20 – Doc McKenzie and the Hi-lites, Church of God in Christ 6p.m.,, 5718 W. 9th Ave, Tickets $20 in adv, $25 at the door
June 21 – Broadway Area CDC 1st Annual Bike-a-thon