Fat Tuesday bake sale
CROWN POINT | St. Clare Health Clinic sponsors a Fat Tuesday bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point cafeteria, 1201 S. Main St. Proceeds will buy diabetic test strips and otherwise assist diabetic programs offered to clinic clients who are underprivileged Northwest Indiana residents.
Shrove Tuesday services
GRIFFITH | Shrove Tuesday Services are at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St, where palms from last year's Palm Sunday services will be burned in preparation for Ash Wednesday services at the church.
Pancake supper scheduled
DYER | Zion United Church of Christ, 14804 W. 113th Ave., Dyer, serves its 60th annual pancake supper with homemade sausage and homemade blueberry syrup from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children.
Dinner starts Lupus Walk effort
HOBART | The Lupus Walk kickoff dinner is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. Top fundraisers from past walks, including Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, will share their success stories and fundraising ideas. Register online for the walk at http://CrownPointWalkKick-Off.kintera.org/registration. Register online at www.lupusindiana.org to start a team or sign up as an individual.
K of C serves Lenten meals
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Knights of Columbus serve a fish fry to 4 to 8 p.m. at the lodge, 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive, East Chicago. The dinner includes fried lake or ocean perch, frog legs, shrimp, catfish and baked tilapia and shrimp scampi. Dinner includes baked potato or french fry, all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar, hot appetizer and dessert. Cost ranges from $8 to $15. For more information, contact Nathan or Bill at (219) 398-6700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss Girls Night Out
HIGHLAND | The Humane Society Calumet Area sponsors Girls Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. at the PAWS Resale Shoppe, 8149 Kennedy Ave., Highland. It features shopping, free nail polish changes and massages by Don Roberts School of Hair Design students, wine tasting, raffle prizes, desserts and more. PAWS Resale Shoppe will be open during the event with a 25 percent discount throughout the store. Tickets to the event are $10 in advance and can be purchased at PAWS Resale Shoppe or Humane Society Calumet Area Adoption Center, 421 45th Ave, Munster. Tickets are $12 at the door. Contact (219) 513-8911 or email@example.com.
School presents 'Anne Frank'
HOBART | The Hobart High School Theatre Department presents 'The Dairy of Anne Frank' at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. Sunday at the high school Performing Arts Center, 2211 E. 10th St. Tickets range from $6 to $8.
Women hold Day of Prayer
HIGHLAND | The Church Women of Greater Hammond holds a World Day of Prayer service at 12:30 p.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 2201 Azalea St., Highland. A fellowship tea follows.
Arts program showcased
HAMMOND | The Hammond Arts Center hosts an opening reception featuring the organization and work of Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center, 5832 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Refreshments will be served.
Nonprofits look for volunteers
CROWN POINT | A Community Volunteer Fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crown Point High School cafeteria, 1500 S. Main St. More than 70 nonprofit groups will be on hand to talk about serving as potential volunteers. For more information, contact Linda Armstrong, (219) 662-7252, info@Spring-into-Action.org. http://www.spring-into-Action.org.
Prairie cleanup blitz planned
HOBART | The Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts a volunteer workday for cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cressmoor Prairie, the largest permanently protected black-soil prairie in the state. Lunch is provided; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maple syrup time on tap
HOBART | Deep River Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, holds maple syrup time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and March 15 and 16.
Irish dinner set at lodge
HIGHLAND | Garfield Lodge No. 569 serves its annual Irish dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Highland Masonic Temple. Menu items include corned beef, cabbage, veggies, bread, soft drinks and desserts. It includes Celtic music and a live bagpiper. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
Set sights on 'Tranquility'
LOWELL | Volunteers of the Calumet Astronomical Society host “Searching for Tranquility Base” from 6:30 to 9 p.m at the Conway Observatory at Buckley Homestead, 19000 Chase St. The fist quarter moon provides an excellent opportunity to view the Sea of Tranquility on which Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed. Because weather conditions may cause this event to be canceled without notice, call (773) 639-5491 for a program update before heading to the observatory. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. For information, contact Lake County parks, (773) 639-5491, email@example.com. http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
Mexican breakfast fundraiser set
EAST CHICAGO | A Mexican breakfast fundraiser featuring eggs with chorizo, chilaquiles and refried beans is served from 9 a.m. to noon at Heritage Hall, 4506 Tod Ave. Cost is $5.
Church sponsors show, luncheon
HOBART | Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church presents Blossoms ’n Branches, a fashion show and luncheon. Doors open at noon for bake sale, raffle baskets and door prizes, with lunch at 1 p.m. Fashions by Fashion Affair Boutique in Merrillville. Cash bar available. Tickets are $30. For more information, call (219) 663-2134 or (219) 365-6360.