Christian lecture series
MUNSTER | St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church welcomes speaker and author the Rev. Ken Klaus, of Lutheran Hour Ministries, as part of the church's Compass Lecture Series from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8601 Harrison Ave. Klaus will present The Jesus of Scripture (He may not be who you think He is). Tickets include doughnuts, coffee and a boxed lunch. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Klaus is speaker emeritus of "The Lutheran Hour" radio program. Cost is $10. Call (219) 836-6270.
BOURBONNAIS | Ladies Day 2013 at Olivet Nazarene University is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centennial Chapel, 1 University Ave. The program will feature guest speaker Gloria Gaither, soloist Allison Speer and the music of Proclamation Gospel Choir, plus a luncheon and product displays. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. Call (815) 928-5791.
HAMMOND | St. Casimir School and Parish will hold its Spring Festival beginning at noon today and Sunday. Live entertainment is from 2 to 4 p.m. today with Stern Approval, followed by Hurry Sundown from 5 to 7 and Pump Boy Lee DJ from FM-103.5 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at 4330 Johnson Ave. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. There also will be casino games, kids games, bingo, silent auction and luncheon. Call (219) 932-2686.
Cornerstone Open Mic and Concert Night
VALPARAISO | Christ Lutheran Church is hosting its first Cornerstone Open Mic and Concert Night, featuring local groups Time Machine, Flight 1050, Sam Lawson, and the VU Celebrate! Band at 2610 N. Campbell St. Acts should be church-appropriate and less than 5 minutes in length. Acts must sign up in advance. Refreshments will be available for sale. Proceeds to benefit Heifer International. Entrance through Door 14 at the back of the church. Call (219) 462-6660.
Second City performs
MUNSTER | Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana, Chicago's legendary comedy theater The Second City will appear at 8:30 p.m. at 585 Progress Ave. Tickets include a dessert buffet. Cost is $40. Call (219) 922-4024.
GRIFFITH | The First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present a cantata, "Who Do You Say That I AM?" at 9:45 and 11 a.m. at 400 44th Place and Cline Avenue. Call (219) 838-6900.
'Godspell' Praise Service
HAMMOND | Christ Lutheran Church of Hammond will celebrate a special Praise Service from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at 7051 Indianapolis Blvd. Call (219) 805-8909.
Benefit for Josh
HIGHLAND | Redeemer Lutheran Church will host an Italian-style luncheon benefit for 20-year-old member Joshua Schutte from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at 9009 Kennedy Ave. Schutte was diagnosed with malignant brain cancer and faces treatment at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Tickets can be bought at the church office. Monetary donations are welcome and checks can be made payable to Redeemer Lutheran Church with Josh Schutte on the memo line. A PayPal account also has been established to accept donations. Visit the church website for more information. All funds will support Josh and his family with expenses related to his treatment. Cost is $10 a person or $20 a family. Call (219) 838-4898.
Divine Mercy Sunday
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church will hold its Divine Mercy Sunday Mass at 525 N. Broad St. At 1:30 p.m. is the blessing of the Divine Mercy portrait and procession. At 2, individual confessions will be heard. At 3, the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed followed by Mass. Call (219) 922-2282.
Divine Mercy Prayer Service
WHITING | The first Sunday after Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday, a time of special blessings from God. A service will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church from 3 to 4 p.m. at 1845 Lincoln Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.
HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church will view the classic film "Pilgrim's Progress" at 6 p.m. at 6518 Grand Ave. There is no cost, and refreshments will be served. Call (219) 844-8900.
GARY | Christ Baptist Church will host a revival April 8 to 10. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr., of Indianapolis, will be the nightly speaker, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4700 E. 7th Ave. Call (219) 938-5504.
DYER | St. Maria Goretti Church will hold a fish fry in Casa Maria Banquet Hall at 500 Northgate Ave. Adult dinner consists of baked or fried fish, roasted potatoes, cabbage and noodles, green beans and salad bar. Coffee and iced tea are included. Bake sale and cash bar are available. Cost is $12. Call (219) 670-2301.
Texas Hold ’em Tourney
VALPARAISO | A Texas Hold ’em tourney is planned to benefit St. Paul Catholic School beginning at 7 p.m. at 1755 W. Harrison Blvd. The entry fee is $100 and includes prizes and complimentary food. Cost is $100. Call (219) 608-0517.
Mahler 2 'The Resurrection'
CROWN POINT | Celebrate the conclusion of the Easter season with Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, "The Resurrection" at 7:30 p.m. at the auditorium at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway. Tickets are $25 to $65; students, $10. Call (219) 836-0525.