Crafty Granny Bazaar and Luncheon | Crown Point

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crown Point United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St. The Crafty Grannies will host their annual bazaar and luncheon with vendors and lunch.

FYI:, 219-663-1515

Craft and vendor show | Portage

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 6225 Lute Road. The church is having a craft/vendor show. There will also be a bake sale.

FYI: (219) 759-1548

Holly Lane Bazaar | Hebron

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hebron United Methodist Church, 202 W. Church St. The church will hold its Holly Lane Bazaar. Lunch will be served.

FYI: (219) 996-7161

St. Victor's Parish Holiday Craft Fair | Calumet City

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Victor Parish, 553 Hirsch Ave. St.  Holiday Craft Fair planned.

FYI:, (708) 891-8920

Food Distribution | Crown Point

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., God's Appointed Place Food Pantry, 1936 N. Main St., Suite A. God's Appointed Place Food Pantry distributes food to Lake County residents in need. Bring bags.

Vets R Cool Ice Cream Social | Lansing

1 to 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Lansing, 18420 Burnham Ave. An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social,"Vets R Cool," will be held in Fellowship Hall. Refreshments are at 1918 prices. Hourly services honor veterans. Use door 6 from the south parking lot. Cost is 25 cents.

FYI:, (708) 474-1144

Community Dinner | Highland

4 to 6 p.m., Immanuel UCC, 2201 Azalea Drive. Monthly community dinner is held the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy dinner, dessert and beverage.

FYI:, (219) 924-2100

Las Vegas Nite | Griffith

5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m., St. Mary Church Hildebrandt Hall, 525 N. Lafayette St. Men's Club is sponsoring a Las Vegas Nite. The $10 admission includes food, desserts, beer, wine, soda, coffee and water. Must be 21 or older to attend. Cost is $10.

FYI:, (219) 924-4163

Auction & spaghetti | Highland

6 to 9 p.m., St. James the Less Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave. A silent auction with more than 70 items to choose from will be held, accepting cash or credit card only. Dinner available 6 to 8:30 p.m., adults $8, children $5, includes spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, pop or water. Beer and wine extra in the bar. Bake sale items will be available for purchase.

FYI:, (219) 924-4220

Minute-To-Win-It Game Night | Schererville

7 to 10 p.m., St. Michael School gym, 16 W. Wilhelm St. All high school teens are invited to join St. Michael Parish's youth ministry, Radiate, for game night. Play the popular Minute-to-win-it Games. No registration or fees.

FYI:, (219) 775-5356


Pancake Breakfast | Schererville

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Michael Church's St. Patrick Hall, 1 W. Wilhelm St. The Knights of Columbus are hosting a pancake breakfast and donating all proceeds to the Good Samaritans Group to support their efforts in helping the needy in the community. Menu includes sausage links and eggs, country potatoes, all-you-can-eat pancakes, and juice, milk, and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 13 and younger, and free for toddlers.

FYI:, (219) 322-4505, ext. 263

Locke 'n Newton | Munster

9 to 10 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave. There is an adult education/faith enrichment session entitled "Locke 'n Newton" presented by Jim McNabney.

FYI:, (219) 838-3131

Church concert | Hammond

2 to 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 6021 Hohman Ave. A fall concert will be held with local organists, pianists, violinist, harpists and soloists. A reception will follow.

FYI:, (219) 931-2174


Food Pantry open | Gary

4 to 6 p.m., Zion Progressive Cathedral International, 1169 Connecticut St. Divine Mandate Ministry invites all to partake in the food pantry open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month. Bring valid ID/driver's license and bags to carry food.

FYI:, (219) 882-9466


Polish-American Society meets | Michigan City

5 to 8 p.m., St. Mary School, 321 W. 11th St. There will be a beginners' Polish language session, followed by informal discussion of Polish-related topics at a Polish-American Cultural Society meeting.

FYI:, (219) 464-1369


Pierogi/Pyrohy Sale | Munster

12 to 4 p.m., St Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 8624 White Oak Ave. St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Parish hosts a homemade pyrohy (pierogi) sale every Friday (except for holidays) with pick up from noon to 4 p.m. Phone orders only, must be called in by Wednesday. Leave order on answering machine. $9 per dozen.

FYI: (219) 838-9811

Fish fry planned | Westville

4 to 7 p.m., Westville United Methodist Church, 154 W. Main St. The church will hold a fish fry every Friday through Nov. 20. Dinner includes choice of fried or baked pollack or shrimp, French fries or baked potato, coleslaw, bread and drink. A Pork Tenderloin sandwich, fries and coleslaw is also available. Dessert and pop available at an additional charge.

FYI: (219) 785-2314

CPCS Fellowship Dinner | Schererville

5:45 to 9:30 p.m., Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. Crown Point Christian School invites you to attend its annual Fellowship Dinner. The evening's entertainment includes award winning Christian music artist, Meredith Andrews, and Christian comedian, John Branyan.

FYI:, (219) 365-5694


Community Coordinator

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.