May 10 – May 24, 2014 Please spread the word about the following events taking place next week in the Steel City. The City of Gary has a Facebook page! Please friend us using keyword: Team Gary Indiana and follow us on Twitter @TeamGaryIndiana. Updates can also be found on the City of Gary’s website at www.gary.in.us., where you can also download the City of Gary 311 app! May 9 COFFY Youth Violence Prevention Conference 8:00a.m. The COFFY Youth Violence Prevention Conference will be held Friday, May 9 on the campus of Indiana University Northwest in the Savannah Center, 3400 Broadway from 8am – 3pm. For more information, call Jerome Flagg at (219) 883-4131 ext. 11. May 9 Pizza and Sushi Party at the Aquatorium 5:30p.m. th There will be a Pizza and Sushi Party at the Aquatorium in Marquette Park on Friday, May 9 from 5:30p.m. – 7p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $25. May 10 5x5x5 Neighborhood Revitalization Clean-up 9:00a.m. rd th The next 5x5x5 Clean-up Project will take place in the Brunswick area of the city. It will cover 3 Ave – 9 Ave, Clark Rd. to th Burr St. A community clean-up will take place this Saturday, May 10 from 9a.m. – 1p.m. Volunteers are needed to help! If you are interested, please contact Anika Johnson via email at [email protected] or by calling (219) 881-4815. You are welcome to bring your own clean up tools but gloves, bags and refreshments will be provided. See flyer below. May 10 Walk for Peace on Our Streets 9:30a.m. The "Walk for Peace on Our Streets" & Anti-Violence Rally will take place Saturday, May 10 at 9:30a.m. The walk will start at th Tolleston Park, 15 & Ellsworth and will conclude at Mt. Zion AME Church, 1765 Tyler Street. For more information, contact Rev. Theresa Bibbs (Pastor) at 219-512-2712. See flyer below. May 10 Live Boldly 2 Fashion Show Extravaganza 10:00a.m. The Live Boldly 2 Fashion Show Extravaganza will take place Saturday, May 10 at 10a.m. at the Railcats Stadium. Advance tickets are $15. There will be vendors onsite. See flyer below for more details. May 10 Mother’s Day Stop the Violence March & Rally 10:00a.m. th The 7 annual Mother’s Day Stop the Violence Rally will take place Saturday, May 10 at 10:30a.m. Marchers will gather in nd th the Christ Temple parking lot at 42 and Broadway and will march to Gleason Park on 34 and Jefferson. See flyer below for details. May 10 Spring Bazaar 12:00p.m. The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District will host a Spring Bazaar Sat. May 10 from 12pm – 6pm at the Marshall J. Gardner Arts Center, 540 S. Lake St. There will be a host of vendors and food. See flyer below for details. May 10 Panel Discussion: Arts and the Black Child 4:00p.m. th There will be a panel discussion titled “Arts and the Black Child” held at Trinity United Church, 1276 W. 20 Avenue from 4pm – 6pm. The community Is welcome. See flyer below for details. May 11 Mother’s Day Buffet at the Genesis Center 12:00p.m. The annual Mother’s Day Buffet will take place Sunday, May 11 at the Genesis Convention Center from 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. The cost for adults is $20 and $12 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are FREE! Reservations are required by calling (219) 882-5505. See flyer below for the full menu. May 11 Read to the Children 9:30a.m. The Elka Child Education Center will host a “Read to the Children” Day beginning at 9:30a.m. at 1953 Georgia St. See flyer below. May 12 Chamber of Commerce Luncheon 11:30a.m. The Gary Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon will be held Monday, May 12 at 11:30a.m. at Majestic South Shore Events Center. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Call (219) 885-7407 to make a reservation. The Guest speaker is James H. Hartung, Managing Director of Port Development Solutions LLC and former Port Director at Burns International Harbor. rd May 12 3 District Community Meeting 5:30p.m. The Third District Community Organization meeting will take place Monday, May 12 and will be hosted by Councilwoman rd Mary Brown at 5:30p.m. Tolleston Pavilion, 1701 Ellsworth Place. Residents of the 3 District are invited to come express their views. May 13 Mayor on WJOB Radio 8:00a.m. th Mayor Freeman-Wilson will appears on WJOB, 1230AM Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00a.m. She will discuss updates about the city and will take calls from listeners. May 13 Grandparents Support Group Meeting 5:00p.m. th There will be a Grandparents Support Group Meeting Tuesday, May 13 at First AME Church, 2045 Mass. St. at 5:00p.m. See flyer below. May 13 Special Council Meeting 6:00p.m. th The Gary Common Council will meet Tuesday, May 13 at 6pm in the Council Chambers at Gary City Hall. (Special date due to Election Day on May 6) May 14 Field Trip to Motown the Musical 12:15p.m. th The Froebel Alumni Park Committee Field Trip to Motown the Musical in Chicago will take place Wednesday, May 14 . The bus leaves the Village Parking lot at 12:15p.m. Tickets are $65, which includes transportation. Call Dr. Vernon Smith at (219) 805-6040 for information. See flyer below. May 15 IUN Commencement Exercises 4:00p.m. th Indiana University Northwest will host its 48 Annual Commencement beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary. May 16 Gary Civic Symphony’s Children’s Concert 9:00a.m. th The Gary Civic Symphony Orchestra will host its annual Children’s Concern at West Side High School, 9 Avenue and Gerry St. at 9:00a.m. The public is welcome. May 17 National Kids to Park Day _____________ th Saturday May 17 is National Kids to Park Day. Residents are encouraged to take your children to one of Gary’s many beautiful parks. May 17 Brother’s Keeper Walk-a-thon 7:00a.m. th th th The Brother’s Keeper 5 Annual Walk Fun/Run Walk-a-thon will take place Saturday, May 17 at Froebel Park, 15 & Madison. Registration starts at 7am, and the walk begins at 8am. Call (219)882-4459 for details. May 17 Methodist Community Health Fair 9:00a.m. th The Methodist Hospitals’ Free Spring Community Health Fair will take place Saturday, May 17 from 9am – 12 noon at the U.S. Steelyard. The community is invited to come out for free screenings and lots of health information. See flyer below. May 17 Miller Garden Club Plant/Bake Sale 9:00a.m. The Miller Garden Club will host a plant/bake sale Saturday, May 17 at the Aquatorium in Marquette Park from 9am – 12pm. May 17 Christ Baptist Women’s Day Weekend ______ th Christ Baptist will host its Annual Women’s Day Weekend May 17-18 at 4700 E. 7 Ave. See flyer below for a detailed schedule. May 17 St. John to Feed the Hungry 2:00p.m. The St. John Spiritual church will be feeding the homeless on May 17, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm at 1921 W. 45th Ave, Gary, IN 46410. Everyone is welcome to receive a hot meal. May 19 Human Relations Committee Mtg 5:00p.m. The City of Gary human Relations Committee Meeting will be held Monday, May 19 at 5:00p.m. at 839 Broadway, Suite S107. May 20 Gary Common Council Meeting 6:00p.m. th The Gary Common Council Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 20 at 6:00p.m. in the Council Chambers at Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway. May 22 Hope to Hunger Luncheon 11:30a.m. There will be a Hope to Hunger luncheon hosted by the Food Bank of NWI Thursday, May 22 at 11:30a.m. at Majestic Star Casino South Shore Center. Admission is $25. See flyer below for details. May 22 RailCats Opening Day 7:10p.m. The Gary South Shore RailCats Opening Day is Thursday, May 22 at U.S. Steelyard at 7:10p.m. vs. the Wichita Wingnuts. Season Tickets, Mini-plans, and Flex ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season. For more information or to buy tickets call the RailCats at 219.882.2255 and ask to speak with one the ticket specialists or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com. May 23 IPI Cultural Competence Workshop 11:00a.m. The Cultural Competence Workshop sponsored by the Indiana Parenting Institute will be held Friday, May 23 at IUN, Hawthorn Hall Room 107 at 11:00a.m. See flyer below for more information. May 23 Angela Winbush Concert 7:00p.m. rd There will be a concert featuring Angela Winbush at Majestic Star Casino on Friday May 23 . There will be two shows at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are $20 for Key Reward members and $25 gen. admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Majestic Star Box Office. May 23-25 Pilgrim Rest M.B. Women’s Retreat The Pilgrim Rest M.B. Women’s Retreat will take place May 23-25. All women are welcome. The cost is $90. For more information, call (219) 944-7960. DID YOU KNOW??? CITY OF GARY TO HOST THREE WALK TEAMS The City of Gary is hosting team for three different local walks – Brothers’ Keeper (May 17), Lupus Foundation (May 17) and Sojourner Truth House (June 14). Residents who are interested in joining any of these teams should contact Chelsea Whittington at (219) 881-1314 or Anika Johnson at (219) 881-5418. SUMMER CAMPS TO BE HOSTED BY YSB AND GARY PARKS DEPT. The Youth Services Bureau and Parks sponsored summer camps begin June 16th and end August 1st. An all-boys camp (Raise the BAR) will be held at Brunswick Park, the GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) camp will take place at Reed Park and Summer Jam camps will take place at Glen Ryan, Cafe 839, and Ironwood Park. All camps will feature breakfast provided by the Foodbank of NWI and lunch provided by the YSB and Parks. Summer feeding and activities will also take place at Pachter Park, Borman Square Park, Buffington Park and Tolleston. For more information contact Cecelia Garmon or Patricia Covington at (219) 881-5270. LIFEGUARDS NEEDED THIS SUMMER FOR PARKS DEPARTMENT The Gary Parks Department is hiring lifeguards for the summer. Those who are interested in applying should call Lori Peterson-Latham at (219) 886-7099. GENERAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES TREE REMOVAL PLAN Warm temperatures are finally here, and the City of Gary General Services Department has begun tree removal. General Services is only responsible for trees located between the Sidewalk and curb and trees that are located on city-owned lots. Tree removal occurs when trees are dead, dying, diseased or hazardous that poses a threat to property. Tree removal will take place from May through September. Mondays and Tuesdays will be designated for tree removal or trimming. To report a hazardous tree, please call 881-1311 or report it online at gary.in.us. FREE MULCH AVAILABLE th Gary residents interested in obtaining free mulch may retrieve it from D&R at 7015 W. 5 Avenue. You must bring your own bags to obtain the mulch. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! May 9 – COFFY Youth Violence Prevention Conference, 8am – 3pm, IUN Savannah Center, for more info, call Jerome Flagg at (219) 883-4131 ext. 11. May 9 – Pizza Sushi Party at the Aquatorium, 5:30pm – 7pm, Cost is $25. See flyer th May 10 – Mother’s Day Meet and Greet at Yeshua Beauty Salon, 201 E. 5 Ave., 8am – 6pm See flyer May 10 – 5x5x5 Neighborhood Revitalization Clean-up Brunswick area. 9am – 1pm Call 881-4815 for details. See flyer. May 10 -- "Walk for Peace on Our Streets" & Anti-Violence Rally, Walk will start at Tolleston Park and conclude at Mt. Zion AME Church, 1765 Tyler Street. Contact person: Rev. Theresa Bibbs (Pastor) at 219-512-2712 May 10 – Annual Mother’s Day Stop the Violence March and Rally, Christ Temple Parking lot at 10:30p.m. Public is invited. See flyer. May 10 – Live Boldly 2 Fashion Show Extravaganza, 10a.m., Railcats Stadium, see flyer for details. May 10 – Miller Beach Arts and Creative District Spring Bazaar, 12pm – 6pm, Marshall J. Gardner Arts Center, 540 S. Lake St. See flyer. th May 10 – “Arts and the Black Child” a panel discussion, Trinity United Church, 1276 W. 20 Ave., 4pm – 6pm See flyer May 11 – Mother’s Day Buffet, Genesis Convention Center 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m., Adults $20, Children 4-12 $12, Children 3 and under FREE! Reservations are required by calling (219) 882-5505. See flyer May 11 – Miller Baker Café will feature Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner See flyer or call (219) 427-1446, 555 S. Lake St. May 11 – Read to the Children, Elka Child Education Center, 1953 Georgia St. See flyer May 12 – Gary Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon, 11:30a.m., Majestic South Shore Events Center, Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Call (219) 885-7407 to make a reservation. May 12 – Third District Community Organization meeting host by Councilwoman Mary Brown, 5:30p.m. Tolleston Pavilion May 13 – Mayor Freeman-Wilson appears on WJOB, 1230AM at 8:00a.m. May 13 – Grandparents Support Group Meeting, 5:00p.m., First AME Church, 2045 Mass. St. May 13 – Gary Common Council Meeting, 6pm City Hall (Special date due to Election Day on May 6) May 14 -- Froebel Alumni Park Committee Field Trip to Motown the Musical in Chicago, Bus leaves Village Parking lot at 12:15p.m. Tickets are $65 which includes transportation. Call Vernon Smith (219) 805-6040. See flyer May 14 – Edgewater’s Stop Bullying Event, 11:30a.m., Call 885-4264 for more information th May 15 – Indiana University Northwest will host its 48 Annual Commencement beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary. May 16 – Gary Civic Symphony’s Children’s Concern, West Side High School, 9:00a.m. May 16 – Gary Prayer Gathering, God First Ministries, 7pm, 1116 Grant St. The public is welcome. See flyer May 17 – National Kids to Park Day th th May 17 – Brother’s Keeper 5 Annual Walk Fun/Run Walk-a-thon, Froebel Park, 15 & Madison. Registration starts at 7am, and the walk begins at 8am. Call (219)882-4459 for details. May 17 – Miller Garden Club Plant/Bake Sale at the Aquatorium in Marquette Park, 9am – 12pm th May 17-18 – Christ Baptist Church Women’s Day Weekend 4700 E. 7 Ave. See flyer for details May 17 – Methodist Hospitals’ Free Spring Community Health Fair, 9am – 12 noon, U.S. Steelyard, See flyer May 17 -- St. John Spiritual church will be feeding the homeless on May 17, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm at 1921 W. 45th Ave, Gary, IN 46410. Everyone is welcome to receive a hot meal. May 19 – Human Relations Committee Meeting, 5:00p.m, 839 Broadway, Suite S107 May 20 – Gary Common Council Meeting, 6:00p.m. Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway May 22 – Hope to Hunger luncheon hosted by the Food Bank of NWI, 11:30a.m., Majestic Star Casino $25 adm. See flyer May 22 – RailCats Opening Day, U.S. Steelyard, 7:10p.m. Call 882-2255 for tickets. vs. the Wichita Wingnuts. Season Tickets, Mini-plans, and Flex ticket packages are on sale now for the 2014 season. For more information or to buy tickets call the RailCats at 219.882.2255 and ask to speak with one of our ticket specialists or visit www.railcatsbaseball.com. May 23 – Cultural Competence Workshop sponsored by the Indiana Parenting Institute, IUN, Hawthorn Hall Room 107 May 23 – Angela Winbush Concert, Majestic Star Casino, two shows, 7pm and 9pm, $20 for Key Reward members, $25 gen. admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Majestic Star Box Office. May 23-25 – Pilgrim Rest M.B. Women’s Retreat, Cost is $90. For more information, call (219) 944-7960. May 26 – Memorial Day, Government offices closed May 26 – Memorial Day Parade sponsored by the Gary Patriotic Memorial Association, call Earl Nickolson at (219) 742-8672 for details or to participate. May 29 – June 8 Gary’s Shakespeare Company presents Romeo and Juliet, 500 S. Lake St.Call (219) 938-4565 for details. May 31 – Christ Temple Walk-a-thon, 9am, Gleason Park May 31—Sunset Tiki Torch 5K Race, Marquette Park, visit Cause2compete.com June 7—Hazardous Waste Collection and Green Awareness, IUN Campus June 7—Trip to Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cinncinati See Flyer June 9 – Communal Services Summer Camp and Feeding at Salvation Army, 4800 Harrison St. through August 15 8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m. daily. See flyer. June 12 – Crisis Center Wine Fest Fundraiser, (219) 938-2727 June 14 – Youth Service Bureau Summer Fest "Block Party for Peace" and Summer Camps Kickoff th June 14—Sojourner Truth House Walk, 13 & Madison, Each walker is asked to raise $100, visit walkforsth.org. June 15 -- Youth Service Bureau Summer Youth Employment Program begins June 15 -- Youth Service Bureau Summer Fest Summer Camps: NASA Ignite Camp, Raise the BAR boys camp, Environmental Science camp, Sports Exposure camps, Dance camp and more th June 20 – Doc McKenzie and the Hi-lites, Church of God in Christ 6p.m.,, 5718 W. 9 Ave, Tickets $20 in adv, $25 at the door June 21 – Special Screening of “Think Like A Man Too” with celebrity guests hosted by the ECIER Foundation, See invite st June 21 – Broadway Area CDC 1 Annual Bike-a-thon June 23 -- Asia's Dance Factory Mini Session's for kids 3-6yrs, 9am - 12pm, Mon-Fri., Hudson & Campbell Fitness Center, 455 Mass. St. Registration forms are online! www.asiasdancefactory.com June 28 – Jazzin’ on the Lagoon, Marquette Park th June 28 – 10 Annual Clean Water Celebration at Marquette Park July 4—City of Gary Independence Day Parade, 9:00a.m. "Pizza-Sushi Party" at the Aquatorium Friday, May 9th 5:30-7:00pm $25 Join your friends and neighbors on a spring gala featuring pizza from Miller Pizza Company, Flamingo Pizzeria, and Ono's Pizza plus sushi from Tommy B's in Valparaiso Tickets can be purchased at the door. Celebrate Mom with Brunch or Dinner at Miller Bakery Cafe Brunch Menu 11am-3pm MB Eggs Benedict 2 Poached Eggs Over English Muffin w/ Choice of Sauteed Spinach & Artichoke Hearts or Maple Smoked Ham, Served w/Hollandaise & Mango Salsa Flatiron Steak & Eggs “Butcher’s Cut” Flatiron w/2 Eggs, Hashed Browns w/Onions & Peppers, Fresh Greens Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Wrap Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Pico De Gallo, Cheddar, Scallions, Avocado, Chipotle Mayo, Whole Wheat Wrap Croissant Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich Scrambled Eggs, Scallions, Diced Tomatoes, Melted Cheddar w/Sun Dried Tomato Mayo & Greens French Toast Brioche w/Berries, Maple Syrup and House Made Whipped Cream Dinner Features 4-8pm Surf n’ Turf 4 Oz Filet, 4 Oz South African Lobster Tail w/Drawn Butter, Garlic Mashed and Veg du Jour Chili Glazed Grilled Arctic Char w/Sauteed Brown Rice & Vegetable Medley Thai Capellini w/Shrimp, Almonds, Veggies, Cilantro, Wasabi, and Sesame Seeds Dessert Features Vanilla Crème Brule w/Raspberry Garnish Key Lime Pie w/Whipped Cream & Strawberry Garnish Full Menu Also Available 219-427-1446 friend on Facebook forward to a friend www.millerbakerycafe.com GET READY... GET SET...GO.... register NOW at www.walkforsth.org and join us as we TAKE STEPS TO END HOMELESSNESS 15th Annual Get started... 1. Register. Visit www.walkforsth.org 2. Form a Team. Invite friends, family and neighbors to join you in making a difference in your community! Forming a team is fun and makes it easier to raise funds! SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014 Sojourner Truth House 410 West 13th Avenue (13th & Madison Street) Gary, IN 46407 Check in: 8:00AM Walk begins:9:00AM 3. Fund raise. Set a goal and create your own personal fundraising page! Every individual walker raising $100 or more will receive an official 2014 Walk for STH T-shirt! 4. Walk. Celebrate your fundraising success with your team members and others walking for Sojourner Truth House!
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