Enjoy lunch and a musical
MUNSTER | The Munster Parks and Recreation Department will host a luncheon and "A Christmas Carol, The Musical" from noon to 3 p.m. at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road. Dinner is a choice of roast turkey or roast sirloin with gravy. Call (219) 836-PARK for more information or to register. Cost is $65 for residents, $72 for nonresidents.
Lions plan open house
SCHERERVILLE | The St. John and Dyer Lions clubs will host an open house for individuals and families who want to learn more about the Lions and their work in the community. It's from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. John Township Community Center, 1515 U.S. 30, Schererville. Light food will be served, and dogs from the Leader Dog group will be there.
Home buyer workshop offered
THURSDAY | United Neighborhoods Inc. hosts a free home buyer educational workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hammond INnovation Center, 5209 Hohman Ave., Hammond. The class features local experts on a variety of topics. Space is limited. To register, call (219) 937-0200 or email email@example.com. http://www.unihammond.com.
C.P. Lions host fall bingo
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Lions will hold their fall bingo from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds 4-H building, 889 S. Court St. Tickets are $5. Bring an old pair of eyeglasses to donate and receive an extra bingo card. Up to five glasses can be donated. For more information, contact Kim at (219) 577-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lowell High stages comedy
LOWELL | The Lowell High School Theatre Department presents "You Can't Take It With You!" at 7 p.m. at the Lowell High School auditorium, 2051 E. Commercial Ave. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Other performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
New, used gowns on the rack
EAST CHICAGO | The Salvation Army in East Chicago, 513 W. Chicago Ave., offers new and used wedding and formal dresses for sale from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Liliana Carrillo, (219) 805-0583, email@example.com.
M'ville to light holiday tree
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville will host its holiday parade and light its Christmas tree. Ceremonies begin at 6:30 p.m. at 73rd Avenue and Broadway and end at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. Indoor festivities will include vendors, entertainment, pictures with Santa and refreshments. Horse and buggy rides will be offered.
Garage, card and comic show
HIGHLAND | The Highland Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a garage, card and comic show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 2450 Lincoln St. Highland. More than 150 vendors are featured.
'Christmas Story' focus of fest
HAMMOND | The Downtown Hammond Committee will pay tribute to "A Christmas Story" with events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hohman Avenue and Sibley and Fayette streets in downtown. For more information, contact Karen Maravilla at (219) 512-4298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.downtownhammond.org.
All aboard for open house
GRIFFITH | The Ridge Model Railroaders Association will conduct an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ridge Road and Colfax Avenue.
Celtic rock group performs
HIGHLAND | New Elementis, a five-member band that has a blend of Irish/Celtic/rock music, will perform from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Road, Highland. Dancing and refreshments available. Admission is $5.
Pastors gather for service
WHITING | An interdenominational Thanksgiving service, featuring area pastors and their congregations, is from 2 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 2011 Clark St. A freewill offering benefits the Whiting Food Pantry, and a social will follow immediately after the service in the church hall.
AIDS Awareness gospel fest
GARY | To kick off World AIDS Day, the Gary Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host the Lifting Our Voices for AIDS Awareness Gospel Fest from 3 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 1276 W. 20th Ave., Gary. It features music, praise dancers and an opportunity for communities to discuss HIV. Free testing will be provided.
Dyer Wind Ensemble entertains
DYER | The Dyer Wind Ensemble will present a Thanksgiving concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Dyer United Methodist Church, 2016 Church St. A freewill offering will be collected.
Help celebrate Thanksgiving
HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church, 6518 Grand Ave., will hold a Thanksgiving celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Worship is followed by dinner. For more information, contact Pastor Dave Kiesling at (219) 844-8900 or email@example.com. http://www.HessvilleBible.org.