Archive for February, 2011

Feb 02 2011

February Events in Hammond

Published by Donna Muta under Recreation

African-American History Month
In recognition of African-American History month, the Hammond Public Library is hosting a Tyler Perry Movie Showcase each Tuesday in February at one of the library’s locations.  All movies are free and popcorn is provided while supplies last.  Times and locations vary, so call 219.931.5100 x310 for more information.

On Tuesday, February 15, Hammond Public Library will also have a free program called The History of Jazz at the Main Branch, 564 State Street beginning at 6:30pm.  The Billy Foster Trio with vocalist Renee Miles-Foster will present this topic.  Call 219.931.5100 x310.

Family Game Nights
Get the kids away from the video games and television and come out to Hammond Park’s Family Game Nights!  A wide variety of board games, bean bag games and shuffleboard is offered with concessions available for purchase.  Take advantage of this free opportunity to spend quality time with your kids!  Family Game Nights are on February 3 and 17 from 6-8:30pm at the Hammond Civic Center.  Call Leroy at 219.853.6378 x304.

Parent/Child Sweetheart Dance
Mayor McDermott’s Annual Parent/Child Sweetheart Dance will be held on Friday, February 11 from 6-9pm at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.  The cost is just $5 per couple and refreshments are provided.  Get a digital photograph of your “date” for only $8 each.  There will be a DJ and a special appearance by Southpaw, the South Side Baseball Mascot.  Call 219.853.6378 or 219.554.0155 for more information.

Hammond Academy’s 6th Grade Lottery
The Hammond Academy of Science and Technology will hold its 6th Grade Lottery on Monday, February 14 at 12 noon at Purdue University Calumet’s Alumni Hall, 2300-173rd Street in Hammond.  Call Leslie at 219.853.0500 for more information.

CutThroat Mixed Martial Arts
The Hammond Civic Center hosts its next MMA event on Saturday, February 19 at 6pm.  Tickets are on sale now by calling 773.491.5052.  Prices start at $20.  Visit for more information.

President’s Day
Hammond City offices will be closed on Monday, February 21 in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

Mayor’s Night Out
Join Mayor McDermott and all City Department Heads on Wednesday, February 23 for the Mayor’s Night Out program.  The program will be at Harding Elementary School, 3211 165th Street from 6:30-9pm.  This open public forum allows Hammond residents to discuss their questions and concerns of the day with the public officials who serve them.  Call 219.853.6301 or 219.853.6378 x316 for more information.

Pampered Woman Show Booths for Sale Now!
The 9th Annual Pampered Woman Show will be held on March 19 & 20 at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.  If you are interested in marketing your products and services to women, this is the place!  Call Sue or Darlene at 219.853.6378 to get started.

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