Hammond Fire Department hosts open house Saturday


October 03, 2014 – Michelle Turchany

Join the Hammond Fire Department for an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Fire Station, 6110 Calumet Ave. There will be lots of different activities for children.

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11 this year, with the theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

For more information, call Jane at (219) 853-6418.

Get fit at civic center

The Hammond Civic Center’s fitness center, 5825 Sohl Ave., is having an October Membership Special. Prices are good through Friday, Oct. 31. Purchase an annual membership during the month and save $90. For a complete price list and more information, call (219) 853-6378.

Make it to the Monster Mash

Ready for the season of ghosts, goblins and witches?

The City of Hammond will host a Monster Mash from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 Mahoney Drive.

The cost is $5 per couple and $1 per additional guest. Come out for some trick and treats, a costume contest, music and more.

Mayor’s Night Out

The final Mayor’s Night Out for 2014 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the gymnasium at Kenwood Elementary School, 6416 Hohman Ave. If you have any questions or concerns about municipal services or issues, please join us for an open forum to talk to Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.

For more details, call (219) 853-6301.

Trick-or-treat hours

The City of Hammond’s trick-or-treat hours are 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31. Please make sure that children are dressed appropriately so they can see and be seen and don’t trip on their costumes, and make sure that they have a spooktacular night!

Trunk or Treat returns

Once again, Edison Community Watch is partnering with the East Side Community Council and Home Depot to host the fourth annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Home Depot, 1624 E. 165th St., in Hammond.

This event has grown in popularity each year and proven to be an excellent opportunity for our children to receive treats in a controlled, safe environment.

It’s also a great opportunity to promote your school, church or club. Consider decorating your car or truck trunk and passing out treats to local children at this event.