Celebrating Winter in NW Indiana 11/16


Purdue Calumet ‘Celebrating Winter
in Northwest Indiana’ Nov. 16

A musical, holiday romp through the winter wonderland of northwest Indiana will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 16 as Purdue University Calumet and Hammond’s Towle Theater partner in presenting the university’s next Building Community through the Arts program.

Free program

Titled “Celebrating Winter in Northwest Indiana”, the free, diverse offering begins at 2 p.m. at the downtown Hammond theater, located at 5205 Hohman Ave.

The program will include holiday trees decorated in honor of various cultures, holiday carols from around the world, music and a sampling of food. Also being presented are highlights from the Towle’s popular holiday production, “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas.”

“We hope to connect with people of the various cultures prevalent in our Region by providing a quality event with good food and entertainment,” Event Coordinator Rebecca Stankowski said. Stankowski also serves Purdue Calumet as executive director of multidisciplinary studies and learning outcomes assessment for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

“Given the timing and desire to have the event at the Towle Theater, the decision to include highlights of Towle’s holiday show, ‘A Fabulous 50’s Christmas’, in our program seemed to be a natural fit. Our event will be a celebration of the winter celebrations that the many cultures in our Region enjoy.”

First time off campus

The program also marks the first time Purdue Calumet’s twice annual Building Community through the Arts series—designed to celebrate the ethnic and cultural diversity of northwest Indiana—has been held off campus. Purdue Calumet’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Towle Theater are partnering to increase arts-related programming in Hammond.

Other information can be obtained by contacting Purdue Calumet at 219/989-2208 or emailing rhs@purduecal.edu.

Free theater parking is available off Fayette Street, east of Hohman Avenue, just steps from the Towle’s rear entrance, or directly across Hohman Avenue west of the theater.