Lenten Quiet Day
VALPARAISO | St. Andrew's Episcopal church will host a Lenten quiet day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 505 Bullseye Lake Road. The facilitator will be Andrew Marr from St. Gregory's Monastery in Three Rivers Michigan. His quiet day meditations will revolve around, Jesus the Forgiving Victim. A light lunch will be served. Call (219) 462-4946.
Soup Kitchen and Clothing
GARY | Mt. Zion AME Church sponsors a Soup Kitchen and Free Clothing Giveaway monthly, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1765 Tyler St. Enjoy a free meal and pick up needed clothing for adults and children. Call (219) 512-2712.
HIGHLAND | The Our Lady of Grace Athletic Committee is sponsoring its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at 3025 Highway Ave. Enjoy homemade spaghetti sauce with Italian sausage made from a secret Puntillo family recipe. Dinner will also include salad, bread, a beverage and desert. The proceeds of the event will benefit the student/athletes of OLG as the school looks to upgrade equipment and uniforms. Call (219) 798-4358.
7th anniversary celebration
EAST CHICAGO | Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will host a weekend celebrating Pastor Justin Kidd's 7th anniversary at 3902-06 Alexander Ave. The theme is Gideon's Signs from Judges 7:6-7. On March 15, Pastor Douglas Sloss of First Baptist Church of East Chicago will preach and the Mass Choir will sing. On Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Dr. Wayne Snodgrass of Progressive Union Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ala., will preach. On Sunday evening, Rev. W. N. Reed of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Gary will close out the celebration. Call the church in advance for transportation. Call (219) 398-2589.
St Patrick's Day Corned Beef Dinner
SCHERERVILLE | St. Michael Church will host a St. Patrick's Day Dinner with corned beef, cabbage and carrots, sausage and sauerkraut, Irish potatoes, chicken tenders, hot dogs, coffee and desserts from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1 W. Wilhelm St. Cash bar. Tickets will be available after all masses or at the parish office. The proceeds will benefit the St. Michael's Education Foundation, which provides assistance for educational programs in the parish community. Call (219) 736-6999.
St. Patrick's Dinner
HAMMOND | G.R.A.C.E. youth group will host a St. Patrick's dinner March 15 for a youth gathering trip from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave. Dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish soda bread and dessert for $10. Sloppy Joes, hotdogs, cheesy potatoes, chips and dessert will be available for $8. Children 5 to 12 years old eat for $5 and those 4 and younger are free. All meals include tea, lemonade and coffee. Carry outs will be available. Call (219) 932-4660.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
CROWN POINT | First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point will serve home made corned beef and cabbage dinners from 3 to 7 p.m. at 218 S. Court St. Corned beef sandwiches, kids meals and desserts available. Dine in or carry out. Call (219) 682-7626.
Five Soups for $5
HAMMOND | Sponsored by St. John Bosco Youth Group, enjoy all-you-can-eat homemade soups with salad, bread/butter, crackers, dessert and drink from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the parish hall, 7111 Columbia Ave. Call (219) 844-9027.
Trinity Lutheran Church Lenten Services
HOBART | Hobart Trinity Lutheran Church will hold two Lenten services, 2:15 and 6 p.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Call (219) 942-2589.
Church Family Nights
HOBART | Barrington Ridge Baptist Church will serve dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. 97 Bracken Parkway. The price is $3 for singles and $8 for families. Worship begins at 6:45 p.m. Adult Bible study, youth group (sixth grade to high school) and Ra's and Ga's(kindergarten to fifth grade) begins at 7 p.m. There is a preschool class and nursery for children of adults attending Bible study. Call (219) 942-8016.
Stations of the Cross
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Catholic Church in Griffith will hold Stations of the Cross every Wednesday of Lent from 6:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 525 N. Broad St. The Stations are led by St. Mary pastor, Rev. Theodore J. Mens or Deacon John Bacon. Call (219) 924-4163.
Inspirational Book Discussion
HIGHLAND |"In the Land of Blue Burqas" by Kate McCord depicts sharing the love and truth of Christ with women living in Afghanistan, which has been called the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman. Discussion will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Highland branch of Lake County Public Library, 2841 Jewett Ave. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Highland branch library. Call (219) 838-2394.