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HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL TAILGATE PARTY: Highland Athletic Booster Club’s annual tailgate from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 18 includes, pizza, tacos, pierogis and BBQ. Join us at the Highland High School baseball field where you’ll find a DJ, obstacle course, bounce house, football skills competition and baseball speed throw — all before the Trojans take on Morton. Admission is $1 per person. There’s a inimal cost for some activities.  INFO: highlandathleticboosterclub.com 

MIDWEEK MUSIC & THE MARKET IS BACK! Shop local businesses at the midweek market from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednedays at Main Square Park. Bring a comfy lawn chair for the live entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. and the summer concert series from 7 to 9 p.m. Beer garden will be available on August 30 for Polka Night. This week’s lineup is Michelle Josephine Velez and the Flat Cats. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Lincoln Center. INFO: highlandparks.org. 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY: Make your environment safer by bringing your batteries, cleaners, oils, paints, solvents, poisons, gasoline, pesticides, antifreeze, mercury thermometers, thermostats and fluorescent bulbs to the town garage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 26. Items not accepted include tires, appliances, ammunition, explosives, medical/radioactive wastes, asbestos, 30-gallon or larger containers. INFO: Call (219) 972-5083. 

Two outstanding teams. Side-by-side state championships. That’s how Highland Babe Ruth rolled this season. Click to read more.

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY: The Highland Police Department is accepting applications through September 1 for its next Citizens Police Academy. Applicants must be at least 18 and a Highland resident or the owner or employee of a business in town. The academy consists of a 10-week program that gives the public a working knowledge of police work. Classes are held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning September 12, in the Community Room of the Highland Police Department, 3315 Ridge Road. Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations, tours and a ride-along with police. Click here to download an application. QUESTIONS? Please contact Cmdr. John Banasiak or Sgt. Chris Balbo at (219) 838-3184.