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.
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.
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.
A Mother’s Day Brunch will be held after Mass in the parish hall, 2002 Davidson Place. Buffet style brunch, with door prizes, live music and more! Cost $20 for adults; $15 ages 6-12; with children 5 & under eating for free. Space is limited. Call the parish office at 659-0277 to reserve your tickets.
William Pack will explore the crevices of our mind on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in the Whiting Public Library meeting room. In this program, you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how people make thousands of choices every day. William will also provide the audience with proven, scientific techniques to preserve brain health. As always, the program is free and all are welcome!.
The Calumet Revisited May program will feature Paul Labovitz, superintendent of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. He will speak about the efforts to obtain National Park status for the National Lakeshore. The program will be held in Room 265 at Calumet College of St. Joseph. All are invited to attend. Call Michael Boos at 219-933-7149 or 312-220-0120 for more information.
Come to the Marian Theatre Guild spring play “The Cemetery Club” to enjoy something fresh, funny and different. Show dates are Saturday, May 4 at 8:15 pm and Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm. The Marian Auditorium is located in the lower level of St. John School. Use the 119th Street entrance. Call the box office at 219-473-7555 for more details.
Adam Miller will be bringing his musical stylings to the Whiting Public Library on Saturday, May 4 at 2 p.m. He will be telling the tale of America’s Orphan Trains, both in word and song. The Orphan Train Movement may well have been the largest migration of children in human history. Between 1854 and 1929 some 200,000 American orphans, street children, runaways, and foundlings were sent on the “Orphan Trains” to foster homes in the Midwest. The program is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.
The April Trivia night at the Whiting Public Library will be held on Thursday the 25th starting at 6pm. Test your knowledge with other trivia players & maybe your group will win the 1st Place Prize. (You might also want to bring some of your Easter candy to share with the group). All are invited!
The April meeting of the W/R HS will be held on Thursday, April 25 starting at 12 noon on the 3rd floor of the Mascot Hall of Fame. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Joseph Stahura. Election of officers for 2019-2020 will take place after Mayor Joe has finished his presentation. President Priscilla McCarty-Reed & Secretary Pat Zygowicz are not running for re-election. Tickets for our 42nd Annual W/R HS Dinner will also be available for purchase. The dinner will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the Whiting Knights of Columbus Hall with social time at 6:30 & dinner at 7 pm. Cost is $25.00. Everyone is invited to attend.
Professor Bruce Allardice will present his program “Baseball Comes to the Windy City” on Saturday, April 13 at 2 pm in the Meeting Room of the Whiting Public Library. He will look at the “National Pastime” during the 1850s & 1860s in Chicago. Professor Allardice will focus on how the game spread, who played it, & how the Civil War effected the spread of the game. Finally, he will explain how the Chicago Cubs were formed!
The last day of the Grand Opening will begin as 10 am. As on Friday, local mascots will be available for photo & autograph sessions. Other family-fun activities are also planned. Check their website at mascothalloffame.com to learn more about the MHOF.
A Trivia Night is being sponsored by the Whiting Football Parent’s Club on Saturday, April 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm. The K of C Hall is located at the corner of Atchison Avenue & 119th Street. Admission is $20.00 per person.
Day 2 of the Grand Opening features the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, MHOF Member Reception, 2019 Induction Logo Unveiling, Mascot Inductee Appearances, Photo & Autograph Sessions, Family-Fun Activities & Entertainment. Check mascothalloffame.com for more information.
Whiting High School will present “Peter Pan - The Musical” on Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6 at 7 pm in the WHS Auditorium. The play will also be presented on Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13. The auditorium is located at 1800 New York Avenue. Please enter at Door 18. General admission is $5.00.
The City of Whiting proudly announces the Grand Opening Celebration for the Mascot Hall of Fame. This three day event begins on Friday, April 5 at 10 am. The day will include local mascots, photo & autograph sessions & family fun activities. The Hall is located at 1851 Front Street. All are invited to attend.
The April forum of the Calumet Revisited program will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Room 265 beginnng at 5 pm. The guest speaker on Tuesday will be Steve McShane, an archivist and curator at Calumet Regional Archives. Call Michael Boos at 219-933-7149 for more information.
The Whiting Lions Club will have their “Famous Pancake & Sausage Breakfast” in the St. John Panel Room, 119th & Lincoln Avenue, on Sunday, March 31 from 8 am to 1 pm. Special pancake toppings, door prizes & a basket auction will be held. Tickets are $6.00 for adults & $3.00 for children. Proceeds benefit many community service projects.
Trivia Night will be held at the Whiting Public Library Meeting Room on Thursday, March 28 starting at 6 pm. It’s a fun time to see how much or little you know about a wide range of topics. Bring a friend and some refreshments if you like. Admission is free and the winning team get a Grand Prize!
The March meeting of the Whiting/Robertsdale Historical Society will take place on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 12 noon at the Mascot Hall of Fame. The topic will be a history of the Whiting Robertsdale Boat Club. Commodore Mike Hill, Jim Madison, Al Smaluk & Mick Wisniewski will relate many interesting details about this club that is now going into its 65th year. As always, everyone is invited to attend this program & share in the refreshments after the meeting. We look forward to seeing you on the upper level of the Mascot Hall of Fame. We hope you enjoy it so much that you will become a member of the W/R HS. Dues are only $10 per year.