Nov 08 2010
Join us for the 68th year of the Orak Shrine Circus at the Hammond Civic Center! This Thanksgiving week family tradition truly transcends the generations and begins on Wed., Nov. 24 through Sun., Nov. 28. Tickets are on sale now at the Civic Center or Strack & Van Til’s Supermarkets for $12, $16 or $18 each, cash only. Call 219.853.6378 for more details.
Tomorrow night, the Hammond Civic Center hosts Cut Throat MMA, a Mixed Martial Arts event. Tickets are available at the Civic Center box office. General Admission seating is $20. Call 773.491.5052 for information.
Hammond Parks has begun their popular Saturday Recreation Program. This program is open to Hammond children ages 5-12 on Saturdays from 9:45am until 1:45pm at Kenwood Elementary 6416 Hohman Avenue, and Morton Elementary 7006 Marshall Avenue. This is a free, fully supervised recreation program and you can register your child on site. Call Leroy at 219.853.6378.
The Downtown Hammond Council will kickoff the holiday season and celebrate the movie depicting Hammond, “A Christmas Story”. The excitement begins on Sat. Nov. 20 with activities for the entire family in downtown Hammond at Hohman & Sibley. Check out www.downtownhammond.org for all the details. Also, the big exhibit of “A Christmas Story” is now open at the Indiana Welcome Center. This year, the big festival weekend is planned for Dec. 4 & 5. Some child actors and teacher Miss Shields will be the Grand Marshals of the Hammond Holiday Parade. A special autograph session takes place at the Indiana Welcome Center to top off the festivities. Call 219.989.7770 or visit www.achristmasstorycomeshome.com for the schedule of events.
On Sat. Nov. 20, Beatniks on Conkey hosts Harry Brown, who will present all fourteen songs from his new CD “The Right Amount of Friendly” at 8pm. Cost of admission is $10.00 which includes snacks and beverages. Beatniks is located at 418 Conkey Street in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of Hammond, Indiana. Call 219-852-0848 for reservations or visit www.beatniksonconkey.com.
The WWE returns with Smack Down Live at the Hammond Civic Center on Sat., Jan. 23 at 1pm. Tickets go on sale Nov. 20 at 10am at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Ave. Ticket prices are $65, $45, $35, $25 and $15. Cash, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. Tickets will also be available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Don’t miss the annual Hammond Holiday favorite, “A Fabulous ‘50s Christmas” at the Towle Theater from Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-4, 10-12 & 17-19. Tickets are $15. Fridays and Saturdays show time is 8pm. Sundays, 2pm. Call 219.937.8780 for reservations.
Get your friends, neighbors and relatives out for the Hammond Holiday Parade on Sat. Dec. 4, 10 am, down Indpls Blvd from 175th to 169th. If your organized community organization or Hammond business would like to enter a vehicle, float or walking group in the parade, download the participation form from www.gohammond.com or call me at 219.853.6378 x316. The deadline to enter is November 13.