Donnelly sets Academy Night
VALPARAISO | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., sponsors an Academy Information Night from 5 to 7 p.m at American Legion Posts #94, 4 Monroe St., Valparaiso. Representatives from the senator’s office will help students interested in a future in the U.S. Armed Services navigate the application process and will outline the additional requirements that are needed to be considered for a nomination from Donnelly. It's open to all Indiana high school seniors.
For more information, contact (202) 224-0972, Donnelly_Press@Donnelly.Senate.Gov.
Church throws community harvest party
MUNSTER | South Side Christian Church, 1000 Broadmoor Ave., sponsors a free community harvest party from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be games, a photo booth and free pumpkin to first 200 children. For more information, contact Cheryl Martin, (219) 836-2110, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hay ride passes through lakefont
WHITING | The Whiting FOP Lodge hosts a haunted hay ride from 6 to 10 p.m. at Whihala Beach on the Whiting lakefront. There will be cookie decorating, a s’mores making station, a caramel apple booth, face painting, concessions, an outdoor movie, and lots of zombies. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Karen Gajewski, (219) 659-0292, email@example.com.
World's Community Day celebrated
HAMMOND | The Church Women United of Greater Hammond's World Community Day celebration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodmar United Methodist church, 7320 Northcote Ave., Hammond. There is a meeting, lunch and worship. Reservations are necessary; payment of $10 is at the door. A donation of canned goods and dry food is appreciated, which will be donated to Greater Hammond Community Services. For more information, contact Mary Ann Carter, (219) 844-2251, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall food festival on tap in M'ville
MERRILLVILLE | SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church holds its second annual fall food festival from noon to 8 p.m. at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 8000 Madison St., Merrillvile. Roasted Lamb shank, Pastisio (Greek Lasagna), and Roasted Grecian Chicken dinners are available for dine in or carry out. A variety of home made Greek Pastries will also be available.
Comedy Night for Women take stage
DYER | Faith Church, 100 81st Ave., hosts Tracy DeGraaf’s one-woman show "Life Happens, Laugh Anyway." It's from 6 to 10 p.m. but those who come early can have coffee at the at Faithful Grounds Coffee Shop and browse books and gifts at The Vine Bookstore. Both are located within the Faith Church building. Cost is $7. For more information, contact Shawna Slavich, (708) 878-0214, email@example.com. http://www.faithchurchonline.org/connect/events/event/3780/Ladies-Comedy-Night/0.
Reception toasts Day of the Dead
HAMMOND | The Hammond Arts Center celebrates All Saints Day, or the Day of the Dead, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will be celebrated with Latin music and a Spanish fiesta. For more information, contact Daniel Whiteman, (219) 937-6235, firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/575133179191004/.Share
Jailbreak run steps off in Crown Point
CROWN POINT | The first Jailbreak 5K run and walk is Saturday, starting from and returning to the Old Lake County Jail on the downtown Crown Point square. Race day check-in and registration is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. The race starts at 7:30 a.m.; awards are presented at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $30. Participants will have the chance to tour the jail after the run. For more information, contact Dave Maurer at (219) 775-1981.
Auxiliary serves Thanksgiving dinner
MERRILLVILLE | The Ladies Auxiliary of Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. at 750 W. 61st Ave., Merrillville. Cost is $10; the Mighty Men of God musical group will entertain. $10. For more information, contact the Rev. Thomas Frisby, (219) 980-0374, email@example.com. http://descentoftheholyghost.org.
Cal College pours at wine tasting
MERRILLVILLE | Calumet College of St. Joseph will hosts its annual Spirits of St. Joseph Wine Tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. A selection of wine and cheeses will be offered and may also be purchased. The cost is $50 and proceeds will benefit student scholarships at Calumet College of St. Joseph. For more information, contact Melissa Genova, (219) 473-4318, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.ccsj.edu.