Santa stops in DeMotte
DEMOTTE | Santa Claus visits from 5 to 7 p.m. at the DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW. Guests should bring a camera.
PUC plans commencement
MERRILLVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will hold its fall commencement at 1:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.
Holiday blood drive planned
CROWN POINT | A blood drive to help meet holiday demand is set for 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.
Fundraiser benefits Aetna kids
GARY | It's Gary Time presents Christmas for Aetna, a fundraiser benefiting the children of Aetna and It's Gary Time from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 279, 6601 Old Hobart Road. Guests should bring an unwrapped gift for a child and a silent auction item.
Sierra Club hosts potluck
HOBART | Dunelands Sierra Club, an environmental group, hosts its annual holiday potluck dinner from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Krull meeting room, 206 Main St., Hobart.
Church stages living Nativity
HAMMOND | First United Evangelical Lutheran Church , 6705 Hohman Ave. holds a living Nativity from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and Friday. Hot chocolate and coffee will be served in the hall.
Hammond distributes toys
HAMMOND | The East Side Community Council, in partnership with Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., hold the third annual toy giveaway from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hammond High School, 5926 Calumet Ave., Hammond.
Yuletide Scholarship Ball set
HOBART | The Xinos High School young ladies, sponsored by the national sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc.'s Beta Mu Chapter, will sponsor the Yuletide Scholarship Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart.
Santa holds court in C.P.
CROWN POINT | Santa and Mrs. Claus hold court in the lower level of the Old Lake County Courthouse from noon to 4 p.m. Free gift wrapping is provided by volunteers from the Crown Point Special Events Department.
E.C. celebrates Christmas
EAST CHICAGO | A Christmas Community Celebration is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the House of Glory W.O.C., 4009 Fir St., East Chicago.
Ministry performs Cantata
HIGHLAND | The St. James Music Ministry performs a Christmas Cantata from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at St. James the Less Church, 9640 Kennedy Ave., Highland. Free offerings appreciated.