Sep 29 2010

October in Hammond

Published by Donna Muta at 3:41 pm under Recreation

Tonight is Hammond’s final movie in the park event of the season at Martin Luther King Park, Columbia Avenue & Highland Street from 7-10pm.  The movie is about an American astronaut that lands on Planet 51 and thinks he’s the only one there, but he’s not!  Bring your own seating and enjoy the free show.  Call 219.853.6378.

Also tonight and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 2 is the Hammond Community Theatre’s presentation of “Short Tales”, four short classic children’s plays, at the Hammond Civic Center.  The show is at 7pm tonight and at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday.  Email the director at

Make the commitment now for a healthier you by joining the Hammond Civic Center Fitness Center during the month of October at a special rate.  Hammond residents pay only $95 and non-residents $130 for an adult annual membership.  Check out the newly installed equipment that is ready for use.  For more information call 219.853.6378.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, join us at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, for the 5th Annual Remote Controlled Air Show.  This event is free and done by the Midwest Sundowners and 3D Guys and takes place from noon until 3pm. Call 219.554.0155.

Local Music Showcase, a music series that features original music by local singer/songwriters, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue. Showtime begins at 8:00 pm and doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Towle Theater box office or online at For more information please call 219-937-8780.

The Challenger Learning Center at 2300 – 173rd Street is having their Family Astronomy night on Friday, Oct. 15 from 6-9pm and Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10a-1p.  The theme is Stars & Telescopes and is free for Hammond residents.  RSVP at 219.989.3250.

The Challenger Learning Center is also having their Fright Night Laser Light Shows on Fridays, Oct. 22 & 29 at 5, 6 & 7pm and Saturdays, Oct. 23 and 30 at 5, 6 & 7pm.  The price is $7 for adults; $5 for children under 14.  There are a limited number of free tickets for Hammond residents.  Call 219.989.3250 and reserve your spot.

Join Hammond Parks and Tyrant Skate Shop for the inaugural Bowl Jam skateboard competition on October 23 and 24 beginning at 10am at the Hessville Skate Park at 173rd & Kennedy Ave.  The cost to enter is only $10.  Call Leroy at 219.853.6378.

Mayor McDermott’s Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 from 11am until 1pm at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.  Contact Marcus for ticket information at 219.853.6371.

On Oct. 30 from 10a-2p everyone is invited to attend the City of Hammond Energy Fair at the Jean Shepherd Community Center.  This fair is free to the public and will provide the community with tools, resources, demonstrations and information needed to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season and manage those winter heating bills.  Call 219.853.6508 for details.

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