PORTAGE | First Presbyterian Church of Portage is having a country breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, sausage, beverage. Proceeds to benefit the church's ministry. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for ages 5 to 10. Call (219) 759-1548.
Women's prayer breakfast
GARY | Temple of Deliverance in Christ's annual prayer breakfast planned from 9 a.m. to noon at TDC Banquet Hall, 4929 W. 15th Ave. Cost is $25. Call (219) 977-0200.
Easter egg hunt
PORTAGE | Portage First United Methodist will hold an Easter egg hunt for ages to 12, with four age group divisions at 2637 McCool Road. Following the hunt everyone is invited to the church for dinner, 5 p.m. Call (219) 762-3846.
Country and Gospel Show
LOWELL | First United Methodist Church will host its monthly Country and Gospel Music show from 6 to 9 p.m. at 520 E. Commercial Ave. Admission is free and food is available for purchase. Musicians from across the area will be on hand to sing favorite country gold and gospel greats. Bring an instrument and play along. Handicap accessible. Call (219) 696-0389 or Jim at (708) 769-6973.
HAMMOND | Senior and Junior Ushers of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold their annual Ushers Day celebration from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1047 Kenwood St. Theme is Rejoice for the Lord has done great things for us. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Brandon Jacobs, pastor of New Zion Temple Church. Call (219) 933-4306.
Pastor's Appreciation Service
EAST CHICAGO | First Baptist Church of East Chicago will hold its first Pastor's Appreciation service for Pastor Douglas C. Sloss and family from 4 to 7 p.m. at 4911 McCook Ave. Call (219) 398-0758.
WHITING | The Whiting Faith Enrichment Committee will host a free Tuesday Evening Lenten Series with the Rev. Jerry Schweitzer, Gary Diocese scripture scholar, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1837 LaPorte Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.
St. Joseph Feast Day
HOMEWOOD | St. Joseph Parish will celebrate St. Joseph's Feast Day March 19 with a special evening Mass at 5:15 p.m. and dinner to follow at 6:15 p.m. in Fr. Sayers Hall. The family-style dinner includes mostaccioli, roast chicken, sausage and peppers, salad, rolls, coffee and soft drinks. Premium beer and wine will be available at an additional cost. All guests are asked to bring a sweet for the St. Joseph Altar. Advance tickets are $10 per person, $12 at the door; $5 for children 6 to 10 years old. Tickets are available for purchase after all weekend masses and at the rectory during normal business hours. Call (708) 798-0622.
Five soups for $5
HAMMOND | St. John Bosco Parish offers all-you-can-eat soups every Wednesday during Lent from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 7111 Columbia Ave. It will be served with bread, butter, crackers, salad, dessert and drink. Call (219) 844-9027.
Food, fellowship, worship
GRIFFITH | Griffith Lutheran Church will hold a Fellowship and Soup Supper hour before its mid-week Lenten services from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 1000 N. Broad St. The fellowship hour and soup suppers begin at 6. Call (219) 838-1626.
HIGHLAND | Lamb of God Pure and Holy is the theme for Wednesday Lenten services continuing at Redeemer Lutheran Church, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 9009 Kennedy Ave. A fellowship hour follows each service. Call (219) 838-4898.
Fish fry events
HOBART | Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council No. 1347 host a Lenten fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Bridget Church Parish Center, 107 Main St. Call (219) 983-2209.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Knights of Columbus will hold its annual all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 405 E. Joliet St. Dinner includes french fries or boiled potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw, bread, homemade desserts, coffee or lemonade. Email email@example.com.
SCHERERVILLE | Fish ’n' More Fridays are planned from 3 to 7 p.m. at Descent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 545 E. 77th Ave. Call (219) 864-1529.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Knights of Columbus Council 1700 will hold a Lenten fish fry each Friday through March 22. All meals include the all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar prepared by the Knights. Various dinners will be available, such as ocean or lake perch, fried shrimp, baked tilapia and frog legs, as well as pierogi dinners and combo dinners, including the Famous Fisherman's Delight, which includes a sampling of all fried fish. Children's menu available as well as take-outs. Full cash bar available, including soda, beer, wine and more. The event is at 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive. Call (219) 398-6700.
DYER | Casa Maria banquet hall, on the grounds of St. Maria Goretti Church, will sponsor fish frys all Fridays during Lent except Good Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 500 Northgate Drive. Adult dinners include baked or fried fish, roasted potatoes, cabbage and noodles, green beans and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Adult ticket is $12; children's dinners of chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, tater tots and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Call (219) 670-2301.
HOMEWOOD | The St. Joseph Athletic Association's annual Lenten fish fry is from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 17951 Dixie Highway. Featured is all-you-can-eat Alaskan pollock fish with curly fries, cole slaw, rolls and dessert. Other dinners available include catfish nuggets, shrimp, spaghetti and mac-n-cheese. Senior discounts are available from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The fish fry is held at St. Joseph Parish's Father Sayers Hall. Call (708) 798-0622.