CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. at 7124 W. 137th Place. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad bar, roll and butter, dessert and coffee, tea or punch. Carryouts are available. Dinners are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call (219) 374-7312.
HAMMOND | St. John Bosco School will hold a winter extravaganza featuring the interactive comedy, "Late Nite Catechism," from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 1231 171st Place. There will be a silent auction, gaming tables and cash bar. There also will be a winter raffle drawing after the show. The cost is $30. Call (219) 845-6226.
Mardi Gras Gala planned
CHESTERTON | The Mardi Gras Gala is hosted by St. Patrick Catholic School from 6 to 11 p.m. at 640 N. Calumet Road. Guests will enjoy a Mardi Gras-themed evening complete with cocktails (open bar) and hors d'oeurves, dinner and dessert. Live entertainment will be provided by The Crawpuppies. The silent and live auctions will have a variety of items with something for everyone at every price level. The cost is $50 per person. Call (219) 314-8120.
KOUTS | St. Paul Lutheran Church of Kouts will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. at 507 S. Rose St. The open house will include tours of the new addition and renovations to the church. The church’s addition includes handicap accessible restrooms, a ramp from the original church to the addition, and a private, “quiet” room, as well as the enlarged, handicap-accessible location for the Pleasant Township Food Pantry. Refreshments will be served. Call (219) 766-2395.
MUNSTER | Munster Church will host free breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Call (219) 836-1400.
HIGHLAND | Heartland Blood services will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Faith Church, 8910 Grace St. All donors will receive a free summer BBQ lunch and be eligible for the Warm Hearts Club from Heartland to receive premium gifts for donations throughout the year. Call (219) 838-6231.
Soup and salad dinner
MERRILLVILLE | St. Michael's Church will host an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 557 W. 57th Ave. Dinner includes dessert. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for those 3 to 12 years old. Call (219) 942-4799.
Choir, handbells concert set
HOBART | Musicians from Augustana Lutheran Church will present a variety of music, from medieval to modern eras, at the church's annual concert from 1:30 to 3 p.m at 207 N. Kelly St. The church choir, handbell choir and Sunday school singers will perform, along with the Duneland Early Music Consort and a number of individuals and small groups. A free-will offering will benefit Jacob's Ladder pediatric rehab center in Portage Township and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's anti-malaria campaign. Call (219) 947-4001.
Church's 92nd anniversary
EAST CHICAGO | Friendship M. B. Church will celebrate its 92nd anniversary from 4 to 7 p.m. at 4756 Melville Ave. Guest speaker will be The Rev. Dr. James H. Thomas from Chicago. Call (219) 670-2891.
ST. JOHN | The Elizabeth Ministry of Northwest Indiana will be sponsoring a Memorial Mass to remember children who have died through miscarriage, stillbirth or any other death from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, 10701 Olcott Ave. During the Mass, we will recognize the children by name. Items of remembrance may also be brought to be displayed near the altar. Call (219) 838-5755.
Free community dinner
HAMMOND | Hammond Christian Reformed Church will sponsor a free community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. at 1920 167th St. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage will be served. Call (219) 924-8461.