Upcoming Events in the Town of Griffith, April 2014

By: City of Griffith Last Updated: April 21, 2014

City-of-GriffithUnused/Expired Prescription Collection Day
The DEA and Griffith Police Department will be collecting unused or expired prescription medications behind the Griffith Police Department on April 26th from 10 am - 2 pm. In addition, the Griffith Police Department has a prescription drug drop off box in the lobby of the PD (115 N. Broad St) that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Griffith Fire Dept Auxiliary Chili Cook Off
The Griffith Fire Dept Auxiliary will be hosting their annual chili cook off on Saturday April 26th from 12 pm - 4 pm. The event will take place at the Griffith Senior Center which is located at 349 N. Indiana St. For more information on this event please click HERE. Thank you for your support.

The Griffith Central Market Is Coming
What started as a simple idea eventually morphed into a reality. Griffith Central Market is a fusion of great entertainment and well prepared, delicious foods; a collection of artisan beers and hand crafted wares. It’s about taking the ubiquitous and making it extraordinary. The region is rife with gifted musicians ribboning through an equally impressive community of artists. It is our mission to bring these talented individuals into the market throughout the season. We are dedicated to showcasing this vast array of artisanship for our entire guests that find their way into this fabulous experience. Griffith Central Market is located in the tree lined beauty of Griffith’s Central Park and is open most Fridays May 2nd through October 10th from 3 pm to 8 pm. Music begins at 6PM and can be enjoyed until 9, when we tear it down and pack it up until the following Friday. The music is free, the atmosphere is electric and the offerings are wonderful. It’s Griffith Central Market. You don’t want to miss it!

Treasured Friends Fundraiser At 5 Below
Treasured Friends (which works directly with Griffith Animal Control) will be conducting a fundraiser at Five Below. The dates are April 18th - 20th. The stores are located at 10335 Indianapolis Blvd in Highland and 1988 E. 80th Ave in Merrillville. 10% of your purchase will go towards Treasured Friends Rescue which works directly with Griffith Animal Control. To print a copy of the flier which you must present at checkout, please click HERE

Anonymous Crime Tip Line
The Griffith Police Department with the cooperation of the Griffith Safety Board and the Griffith Town Council, have established a tip-line for The Town of Griffith. Citizens wishing to report specific suspicious or criminal activity not requiring immediate police response are encouraged to call and leave a detailed message regarding such activity. Messages left on the tip-line will be reviewed on a regular basis and appropriate action will be taken when warranted. Citizens using the tip-line may choose to remain anonymous. However, citizens who provide their name and telephone number may be contacted by the Griffith Police Department to obtain further details regarding the activity reported. If a citizen chooses to provide their contact information, they still have the right to remain anonymous. If you witness or have information regarding suspicious or suspected criminal activity that does not require immediate police response, please call the Griffith Police Department tip-line at 219-922-3085 or fill it out online by clicking HERE.

Town Council Proclamation
The Griffith Town Council as designated by proclamation that April is the Month of the Military Child. To see the proclamation, please click HERE. To get more info on the organization, please click HERE.

Town Council Meeting – Reschedule
Due to the elections taking place on Tuesday May 6th, the Town Council meeting has been rescheduled to Monday May 5th at 7 pm at Town Hall (111 N. Broad St).

Information On Public Works Related Dates
Want to get more info on important public works related dates and information such as hazardous materials day, branch pick-up, shredfest, etc.? If so, please click HERE to learn more.

Senior Center Rental and Group Information
Are you considering having an indoor party at a facility that can house up to 64? If so, please call the Senior Center at 219-924-1405 for more information on pricing and availability. ALSO - Do you know of any seniors who are looking for something to do? Why not join the many seniors who participate in pinochle, bridge, book club, lunch and many other special events. For more information on event dates please call 219-924-1405.

Park Pavilion Rentals
Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2014 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central). Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Do You Like Gardening?
Imagine Griffith is in need of some helpers to plant and maintain the town flower pots. They are hoping to start placing flowers in May in town and usually meet every other Monday to either work or plan. If interested in helping please contact Valerie at 922-8060. Thank you.

Need A Room For A Meeting
The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Griffith Animal Control - Donations Sought
The Griffith Animal Control Dept would like to ask that if you can help in any donations of the items listed below, it would be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the Griffith Police Dept - 115 N. Broad St between 9 am and 4 pm. Thank you for all of your donations!!!!!

Dog Supplies
Purina Dog Chow, Canned wet food (ground only), Treats/Bones, Toys, Metal Crates, Leashes and Collars
Cat Supplies
Purina Cat Chow, Canned wet food (ground only) NO FISH, Tidy Cat Clay litter, Treats, Toys, Carriers, Dishes (small round), Litter Pans, Cat Traps for our "TNR" (Trap-neuter/spay-release) program for feral cats
Other Supplies Needed
Bleach, *HE* Laundry Detergent, Blankets, Towels

Don't forget to check out the events calendar on the town website to keep up with what is going on in and around town. The web page is http://www.griffith.in.gov