12th Annual Job Fair at the Hammond Civic Center

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The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development would like to invite you to attend the 12th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, April 23rd from 11am to 3pm. This year the Job Fair will be at the Historic Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue, a change of venue from the past few years due to construction at Dowling Park in Hessville. Co-sponsored …

Get Out and Get Active at Wolf Lake

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the details of fitness and recreational opportunities at Wolf Lake. Join the Calumet Region Striders for running groups on the new Wolf Lake Trails. The Cal Striders group will meet weekly on Thursdays beginning April 2 at 6:30 pm in front of the Pav. This group …

Mayor McDermott to speak at Hessville Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting

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HESSVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH MEETING Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 Time: 7:00 P.M. Location: Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 JF Mahoney Drive Guest Speaker: Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. Hammond Police Department Sergeant Scott Holbrook Hessville Community Affairs officer will be there to provide crime prevention information and ready to listen to your concerns. For more information contact Sergeant Scott Holbrook …

Hammond Public Library Features Photography of Lax-Salinas

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Through February 26, the Hammond Public Library is pleased to feature 15 photographs by Hammond native, Joey B. Lax-Salinas, in its first and second floor galleries. Lax-Salinas spent his childhood in the Woodmar area of Hammond, and he is a 1999 graduate of Gavit High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and has been a photographer for …

Hammond Public Library Youth Programs for February

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Feb. 5 and Feb. 19: EARLY LITERACY PROGRAMS The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., offers the following early literacy programs on Thurs., Feb. 5 and Feb. 19, Information is with Youth Services at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 336. Babies and Books, for newborns through age 18 months, meets at 10 a.m. Tiny Tots, for ages 18 months through 2 years, …

Hammond Public Library Teen Programs for February

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CHESS CLUB ACME Pawn Pushers chess club meets at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., on most Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on the second Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. All skill levels, from beginners to Grand Masters, are welcomed. There is no charge for regular meetings. Some chess sets are available. For details and …

Hammond Public Library Adult Programs for February

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Feb. 2: NOVEL CONVERSATIONS The Hammond Public Library’s Novel Conversations group meets Mon., Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Yard,” by Alex Grecian. Set in Victorian London, a group of Scotland Yard detectives are stunned when one of their own is targeted. Details are with Mary Schons, Head of Information Services, at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 327. The library …

Hammond Public Library Offers Free Computer Classes

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Mon., Feb. 2: The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., offers a free Intro to Excel class at 11 a.m. Advance registration is required by calling Carol Williams at (219) 931-5100, Ext. 345. Learn to store and organize your information. We’ll review worksheets, cells, data entry, fill options, formulas, functions, and more. Participants must be familiar with the keyboard and …

Hammond Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

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On February 11th, officers from Hammond Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Wheel Restaurant 7430 Indianapolis Blvd. Please contact Sgt. Scott Holbrook with questions: (219)852-6376. Coffee with a …