Christmas Eve services
MERRILLVILLE | Bethel Church invites the Northwest Indiana community to attend its annual Christmas Eve services at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Star Plaza Theatre, U.S. 30 and Interstate 65. Each service will feature a special choir, a mix of traditional Christmas songs with contemporary worship music, and preaching by Bethel Senior Pastor Steve DeWitt. Child care is not provided, but families are encouraged to bring their children into the service.
Spirit of Christmas dinner
GARY | State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, hosts his 25th annual Silver Spirit of Christmas dinner from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech College, 1440 E. 35th Ave., Gary. It's free and open to the public.
Buy Art Center show exhibits
HAMMOND | Exhibits from the Hammond Arts Center's December Show, Nostalgia Blue (with a Dutch theme), are available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays until Jan. 3. For more information, contact Cheryl Psimos, (219) 864-0300, ext. 205, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hammond-Arts-Center/255831251190661.
Church sponsors blood drive
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church in Griffith and Heartland Blood Centers are sponsoring a blood drive from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary-Hildebrandt Hall, 525 N. Lafayette St., Griffith. For more information, contact the St. Mary rectory office, (219) 924-4163, email@example.com. http://www.smgriffith.org.
Gary library marks Kwanzaa
GARY | The Gary Public Library board invites the public to a free Kwanzaa celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Du Bois Library, 1835 Broadway, Gary.