Chili challenges await
MUNSTER | The Touchdown Chili Challenge is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Wendy Mis, (219) 836-5549, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.munster-chamber.org.
Bunco raises funds
ST. JOHN | The GFWC Women's Club of St. John sponsors a Bunco for Breast Cancer from 6 to 9 p.m. at the VFW Post 717, 10400 W. 93rd Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games at 7. There will be food and a raffle. Admission is $15.
Taste of Autumn
HOBART | The 15th annual Taste of Autumn Auction and Wine Tasting is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. It's hosted by the Hobart Education Foundation and features wine tasting, a silent and live auction.Tickets at $30 will be available at the door and in advance at the School City of Hobart administrative offices, (219) 942-8885). For more information, contact Jennifer Gunning, (219) 945-1305, email@example.com. http://www.hobarteducationfoundation.com
Habitat 5K walk/run
CROWN POINT | The Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana's 5K Walk/Run, Building Hope One Step at a Time, steps off at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., race begins at 9 and awards at 10:30. Register online or mail completed form to 6114 Ridge Road, Gary, IN 46408 ATTN: Race Director. A service charge of $2 will be applied to all mailed forms, and $5 surcharge for race day registration. The cost is $20 per participant, with T-shirt, $15 without shirt. Ages 12 and younger $5 with shirt, or free without shirt. For more information, contact Nichole DeMario, (219) 308-3058, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer awareness walk
GARY | Community HealthNet hosts the 15th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk from 8 to 11 a.m. at Marquette Park, 1 Grand Blvd., Gary. Proceeds raised are used to provide continuous services to women in need of ongoing treatment after diagnosis of cancer and other health and wellness issues. For more information, contact Nakea S. Barksdale, (219) 951-4883, email@example.com. http://www.chn-indiana.org.
Buckley fall fest opens
LOWELL | The Buckley Homestead Fall Festival has a two-day run at Buckley Homestead County Park, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and features family fun, food, entertainment and traditional arts and crafts. Re-enactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods. There are a variety of activities for the whole family. Admission is $4 per person, with children 7 and younger admitted free. For more information, contact the Lake County Parks, (219) 769-7275, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
Blues, Brews & BBQ
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Rotary club hosts its annual Blues, Brews & BBQ from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. , Crown Point. There is live music, a beer garden with hometown Crown Brewing microbrews and a barbecue. Admission is $5, children 12 and under free. A 5K Family Run will be at 2 p.m., starting and ending at the fairgrounds. Visit www.signmeup.com to register. The cost is $5. Contact the Crown Point Rotary Club, (219) 712-6198, email@example.com.
Polish heritage celebrated
MERRILLVILLE | It's Polkas and Pierogi to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month from noon to 5 p.m. at Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway. There will be Polish music, dancing and door prizes. Food available for purchase. The event is sponsored by Merrillville Senior Services, and admission is free.
Carol Miano, (219) 736-8258, firstname.lastname@example.org.