Friday, July 26 - Day 1
Pierogi Parade - 7 PM - Check www.whitingevents.com for all the details.
The Whiting Park Festival Orchestra & Chorus will present their first concert of the summer on Saturday, July 13. To kick off their 20th season, their theme is “Pierogi & Mascots.” Admission is free, but there is a $5 per vehicle parking charge.
The Whiting Public Library will hold a special Saturday evening trivia contest called “Are You Smarter Than A Librarian? Match your knowledge against a team of Whiting librarians for prizes. Free snacks, pizza & liquid refreshments will be provided. The event is free but you must make reservations by calling the Library at 473-4703 as space is limited.
Historian Jim Gibbons will be at the Whiting Public Library to present his program on the Life of Andy Griffith. Jim will discuss the life & career of Andy & his great friendships with costars Don Knotts & Jim Nabors & how Griffith was & still is known for being a role model to many today. Admission is free & refreshments will be served.
Join us as Arts Alive! brings back the lovely tradition of “Whiting in Bloom.” This year’s tour will include 8 gardens as well as a small reception for garden visitors. Tickets , which are $10, are available at the Chamber, Rebeca’s Hair & Tanning, and Mindbenders. Call Gayle at 659-8129 for more information.
The annual Venetian Night will include child & adult events, beach games, a bean bag tournament, food trucks, a beer garden & bands, including the Chicago 6 Band, the lighted boat parade & Fireworks Free Parking. Call Hammond City Hall for more details.
The Whiting Public Library will hold their July Trivia Night on Thursday, July 11. Because of the Festival of the Lakes & Pierogi Fest, the trivia contest will take place 2 weeks early. Take a break from the heat & come downstairs to enjoy the cool air & the hot trivia questions.
The 100th 4th of July Parade in the city of Whiting will step off at 10 a.m. It will travel south down Indianapolis Blvd. to 119th Street and continue east into Whiting Park. This special edition of the parade promises to be bigger and better than ever. Come early to get your favorite spot on the curb to see this 100th anniversary event.
The City of Whiting will celebrate its’ 5th year of July 3rd fireworks. Held in Whiting Park, the celebration includes live entertainment, a beer garden & food. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with the gigantic fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.
Three big events take place on Saturday June 22. Its Superhero Saturday on 119th Street from 11 AM to 3 PM. Check the Chamber website for details. Secondly, the Whiting Animal Shelter, located at 1915 Front Street, will host an open house from Noon to 2 PM. Finally, this Saturday marks the opening of the Whoa Zone in Whiting Park.
Museum opens at 8 am. Enjoy the museum until 10 am, when fans will gather at Oil City Stadium and parade down 119th Street to the museum stage with the Hall of Fame Mascots. The official 2019 Induction Ceremony will begin at 10.30 am. The rest of the day will feature photo and autograph sessions, and more mascot meet and greet opportunities. Visit www.mascothalloffame.com and Facebook for more information.
Experience “Mascot Madness” for MHOF Inductee photo ops, autograph sessions and meet and greets galore for the general admission price. Fan Fest will set up outside the museum from 10 am to 6 pm. It will feature an array of family-fun activities provided by local merchants and nationally recognized sports franchises and organizations.
Three days of fun! It begins on Friday, June 14 with a ticketed Opening Reception at 6:30 pm. You can spend an evening with MHOF performers and industry executives celebrating the 2019 inductees: Tommy Hawk, Benny the Bull, The Nittany Lion (Penn State) and Sluggerrr (Kansas City Royals). Visit www.mascothalloffame.com for ticket information.
The Whiting Public Library will hold their Summer Book Sale on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 from 9 am to 4 pm. Not only books, but magazines, DVDs, and other items will be for sale. Please join the Friends of the Library to help us raise funds for our library programs while picking up your summer reading materials. Hope to see you there!
The June meeting of the W/R Crime Watch will take place on Thursday, June 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Room 200. The guest speaker will be The Hammond Director of Economic Development, Ann Anderson. Come to hear about the development plans that the city of Hammond has on their drawing boards. All are welcome.
The Whiting Public Library will present a program by Betsey Means on Saturday, June 8 starting at 2 pm. Betsey will impersonate Mother Jones. Jones was one of America’s most effective and dynamic labor organizers. In 1903, she marched striking mill children from Philadelphia to President Franklin Roosevelt’s home on Oyster Bay, Long Island. She wanted to draw the attention of the nation to the crime of child slavery. All are welcome to attend this very interesting presentation and refreshments will be served after the program.
The City of Whiting & the Lake County Solid Waste Management District invite Whiting & Lake County residents to safely dispose of your household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 8th. The collection will take place at the Whiting Public Works Facility located at 1915 Front Street in Whiting from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information call (219) 853-2420.
Mayor Joe Stahura will conduct a Public Forum on Wednesday, June 5 starting at 6 pm at the Mascot Hall of Fame. Mayor Joe will provide an update on city projects & programs & then take questions from the audience. Staff will be on hand to give tours of the Hall of Fame beginning at 5 pm.
Attention all Bingo lovers! The Whiting Public will be holding a Bingo Night on Thursday, May 30 starting at 6 p.m. Instead of cash, Bingo winners will receive a chocolate bar. The program is free to attend and open to anyone 18 and older. Please call the library at 659-0269 x 110 to reserve your seat.
The Whiting/Robertsdale Historical will be having their 42nd Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at the corner of 119th Street & Atchison Avenue. Social time begins at 6:30 pm with dinner at 7. Entertainment by INDIANA. Door prizes & fun for everyone! Cost is $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the April 25 W/R Historical Society Meeting, at the W/RHS office at 1610 119th Street on Tuesdays between 11 am & 1:30 pm, or by calling Frank at 659-2190. If there is no answer, you MUST leave a message with your name & phone number so you can be called back.
The May Trivia Night at the Whiting Public Library will be held on Thursday, May 23 beginning at 6 p.m. Come test your knowledge against some of the smartest people in the city (at least in the room that night!) Bring snacks if you like to share with the group. We hope to see you there.