Wellness screenings offered
SCHERERVILLE | A Health and Wellness Fair provides resource booths, screening, lectures, massages, stress relief techniques, healthy cooking demonstrations and heart-healthy refreshments from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St. Admission is free.
Service of Light Mass slated
ST. JOHN | The Elizabeth Ministry of Northwest Indiana celebrates a Memorial Mass to remember children who died through miscarriage, stillbirth or any other death. The Service of Light Mass is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 10701 Olcott Ave.
Qualifying kids get backpacks
HAMMOND | Christ Lutheran Church, 7051 Indianapolis Blvd., provides free backpacks all day to qualifying elementary school children in the Hammond area. These backpacks include meals, snacks and beverages for over the weekend. Any donations are appreciated and are tax deductible. For more information, contact Julie Vidimos, (219) 844-6122, email@example.com.
Brats, kraut at German Fest
MUNSTER | Coffee Break serves a German Fest from 5 to 7 p.m. at Munster Christian Reformed Church, 214 Ridge Road. It includes brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, red cabbage and homemade desserts. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Cindy Dernulc, (219) 836-1400, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.munsterchurch.org.
Event aids St. Jude House
HOBART | Stand up for St. Jude House is an event that features cocktails, dinner, a comedy show and a silent auction. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. All proceeds from Stand Up For St. Jude House support programming at the Crown Point-based organization that offers services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All residential services are provided at no charge to adults and children. Tickets are $85. For more information, contact Joy Heminger, 219-662-7066, ext. 17, email@example.com. http://stjudehouse.org.
Pasta's on at Mama Mia supper
HOBART | The Hobart Community Foundation serves its annual Mama Mia spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Bridge parish center, Second and Center streets. It includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, coffee and dessert. It costs $8 for adults, $5 for children 9 and younger. Beer, wine and pop are available.
Black History program
HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library presents In Their Own Words: A Program of African-American History from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 564 State St. The program is free and open to the public.
Tri-Kappa Sorority hosts bunco
MUNSTER | The Hammond Chapter of Tri Kappa Sorority hosts a bunco blast from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Ave., Munster. It includes a buffet dinner and refreshments, prizes, raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle. The $30 ticket includes three basket raffle tickets. Proceeds benefit area charities, arts and scholarships. For more information, contact Kathy Matthews, (219) 838-1702, HammondTriKappa@comcast.net.
Water quality discussed
HOBART | A program on monitoring and improving water quality in Northwest Indiana will be presented by Jonathan Schoer, associate professor of chemistry at Valparaiso University in a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Hobart, 497 Main St.
KV thespians stage 'Mulan Jr.'
WHEATFIELD | Kankakee Valley High Schools' Theatre Kompany presents its spring stage production of Disney's "Mulan Jr." at 7 p.m. today and and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 3923 W. Ind. 10. For tickets, which are $6, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit facebook: www.facebook.com/KVMulan or leave a message at (219) 554-9411.
Rugby club marks 10th anniversary
SCHERERVILLE | The Illiana Misfits Rugby Club holds its 10th anniversary banquet from 7 p.m. to midnight at Andorra Banquets, 1112 U.S. 41. The $40 ticket includes drinks and dinner, entertainment, rugby skits, rugby songs and dancing. For more information, call (219) 713-6848.
Scholarship ball on tap
MERRILLVILLE | The Kudos 28th Scholarship Ball is from 7 to 11 p.m. at Chateau Banquets, Inc., 530 W. 61st Ave., Merrillville. The group will offer dance routines, speakers and award presentations. Former Kudos are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.