WHITING | St. John the Baptist School & Parish Winter Festival will be held March 1 and 2 at 1844 Lincoln Ave. Hours Saturday are from 2 to 11 p.m. with seniors only and Talent Show from 2 to 4 p.m., music by the Merry Notes from 3 to 6 p.m., Slovak dinners and ethnic baked goods, and face painting. Hours Sunday are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.with Pierogi Fest Buscias at 11:30 a.m., Chili Cook Off at 4:30 p.m., Teacher Skit 5 to 6 p.m., band Detour North at 7 p.m. and Sunday-Last Minute Grill. All three days feature tip boards, silent auction, teen room, game room, crafts, bake sale, photo booth, bounce houses, beer, wine, hot dogs, beef sandwiches, pizza, nachos, walking tacos, BBQ pulled pork and desserts. Call (219) 659-0023.
DYER | A Spaghetti Supper will benefit the Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Programs of Grace Lutheran Church from 3 to 6 p.m. at 8303 Sheffield Ave. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Call (219) 865-1137.
Taste Of Lebanon
CHICAGO | Lebanon Lutheran Church will host a Taste of Lebanon, an ethnic food celebration, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 13100 S. Manistee Ave. Call (773) 646-2367.
CALUMET CITY | St. Andrew the Apostle Parish hosts its annual Paczki Dance at 6 p.m. at the gym, 768 Lincoln Ave. A variety of Polish cuisine catered by Gorka Deli in Orland Park will be available for purchase, including homemade paczki for dessert. Doors open at 6 p.m. with polka music starting at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by The Music Company. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door, $10. Call (708) 862-4165.
HAMMOND | St. Casimir School will host blackjack, roulette, dice games, bingo, raffles and more from 7 p.m. to midnight at 4329 Cameron Ave. The $10 entrance fee includes dinner, beer/wine and dessert. All proceeds benefit St. Casimir School students. Call (219) 932-2686.
Mass In Polish
HAMMOND | All Saints Catholic Church will offer a Mass in Polish with Celebrant The Rev. Steve Kosinski at 1 p.m. at 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.
GRIFFITH | Shrove Tuesday Services are planned in the school parking lot at 525 N. Broad St. Palms from last year's Palm Sunday Services will be burned in preparation for Ash Wednesday Services at the church. The service consists of prayers, songs and the burning of the palms. Call (219) 924-4163.
DYER | Zion United Church is sponsoring its 60th annual Pancake Supper With Homemade Sausage from 4 to 7 p.m. at 14804 W. 113th Ave. There will be a bake sale and quilt raffle. Call (219) 629-1605.
Mardi Gras Salad Buffet
SOUTH HOLLAND | St. Jude the Apostle Church will hold its annual salad buffet from 5:45 to 10 p.m. at 154th and Cottage Grove Avenue. Tickets include dinner, dessert and donated salads. There will be a raffle. Call (708) 333-3550.
Ashes to go
VALPARAISO | Too busy for a traditional Ash Wednesday church service but still want to enter the Lenten season the historical Imposition of Ashes? St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will offer drive through Ashes to go from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 505 Bullseye Lake Road. Call (219) 462-4946.
Ash Wednesday Worship Services
HOBART | Hobart Trinity Lutheran Church will hold two services, at 2 and 6 p.m. to mark the beginning of the Lenten season at 900 Luther Drive. The Junior Ringers will perform during the 6 p.m. service. Call (219) 942-2589.
Ash Wednesday Services
GRIFFITH | Rev. Theodore J. Mens, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, invites the public to its Ash Wednesday Masses at 8:15 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Ashes will be distributed during the Masses at 525 N. Broad St. Call (219) 924-4163.
World Day of prayer
HIGHLAND | Church Women United of Greater Hammond will present their World Day of Prayer worship at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Fellowship Tea at Immanel United Church of Christ in Highland at 2201 Azalea. The theme is Streams in the Desert. Registration begins at noon. Call (219) 923-3657.
MUNSTER | Lenten fish fries will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave. Menu includes fried perch, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and desserts. Tickets are $10 for adults; $4 for children 10 years old and younger and can be purchased in the church office during the week, or at the door. Call (219) 838-4770.
HAMMOND | AYCE fish, shrimp or pizza dinners include pierogi, enchiladas, rice, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, corn, salad, bread and desserts at St. Casimir School, 4329 Cameron Ave. Call (219) 932-2686.
HOBART | St. Thomas Council No. 1347 Hobart will hold Lenten fish fries from 4 to 7 p.m. through April 11 at St. Bridget Parish Center, 2nd and Main Street. Meals include baked or french fried potatoes, salad bar, coffee and bread. There is a choice of smelt, pollock, ocean perch, butterfly shrimp, whole catfish, lake perch or fishermen platter. Desserts and refreshment. Carry out dinners available. Call (219) 942-2084.
MERRILLVILLE | St. Andrew's Parish will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ameling Hall, 801 W. 73rd Ave. Menu includes fried pollock or baked tilapia or six sauerkraut pierogi with baked potato or fries, and coleslaw, bread and butter, ice cream, coffee and punch. There also will be a bake sale. Call (219) 769-8534.
SCHERERVILLE | St. Michael's Parish Lenten Fish Fries sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council No. 12177 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the hall, 1 W. Wilhelm. Baked or fried pollock, fries or baked potato, homemade coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, fresh green beans, tossed salad, beets, four-bean salad, pasta salad, bread and butter, lemonade or coffee. Call (219) 678-1332.
MUNSTER | Monsignor Weis Council Knights of Columbus hosts its annual Lenten fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 8501 Calumet Ave. Menu includes fried lake perch, fried shrimp, baked cod or a combination meal for $12, beer batter cod dinner for $10, and $6 for a child's portion. All meals include fries or mac and cheese, self-serve sides including beets, cole slaw, three-bean, breadand butter, and coffee and tea. Soft drinks and desserts also available. Proceeds support local charities. Ticket for dinner and 50/50 raffle available at the door. Call (219) 836-8610.
GRIFFITH | St. Mary School will hold its home-cooked Lenten fish dinners every Friday during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. at 525 N. Lafayette St. Dinners include beer-battered fried fish, salad bar, choice of baked potato or French fries, bread, dessert, coffee, milk or tea. Pop, beer and wine extra and available at the bar. Shrimp, frog legs and combo dinners also available for $12. Children 12 and under have a choice of fish, shrimp or pizza dinners for $5. Adult fish dinner $10. Senior fish dinners $9. Call (219) 922-2283.