FOP hosts turkey raffle
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville FOP Lodge 170 hosts its annual turkey raffle from 6 p.m. to midnight Tuesday at the Patrician Banquet Center, 410 U.S. 30, Schererville. Members will raffle to turkeys, gift certificates, and cash prizes.
Santa will pose with pets
HAMMOND | Well-behaved cats and dogs are invited to the Indiana Welcome Center to have their pictures taken with Santa from 3 to 7 p.m. Photos are $5 each, with $1 donated to a local animal shelter. The Indiana Welcome Center will also be accepting donations for the shelters. For more information, contact South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, (800) ALL-LAKE (255-5253), email@example.com. http://www.AChristmasStoryComesHome.com
Family Night offered at JAK's
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department and JAK's Warehouse will host a Family Fun Night from 4 to 8 p.m. at JAK's Warehouse, 222 U.S. 41. An admission ticket is $25 for four hours of unlimited attractions, $10 game card, two slices of pizza and pop. Tickets available at Schererville Town Hall or online at www.jakswarehouse.com.
St. Mary's marks Thanksgiving
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St. celebrates a Thanksgiving Day Mass at 9 a.m. Guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to the church which will be distributed to needy families in the area.
Highland holds Pumpkin Plod
HIGHLAND | The Highland Parks & Recreation Department's Pumpkin Plod is from 9 to 11 a.m., at Lincoln Community Center. It's an official TAC-certified 10K course through the streets of Highland. It will be chip timed. Traditional pumpkin pies will be awarded to top three runners in each category. Walkers are encouraged to join in a 5K-mile noncompetitive fun walk. For more information, contact Leslye Keil, (219) 838-0114, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.highlandparks.org.
Holiday meal at Greek church
MERRILLVILLE | SS. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 8000 Madison St., sponsors its Harvest for the Hungry from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It's a free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings to any person in need on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, call (219) 769-2481.
'Bull's-Eye Guy' in Whiting
WHITING | Bob "The Bull's-Eye Guy” Owen will amaze with a basketball. He has been nominated as a Master Athlete of the Year, and sports 98 percent free throw accuracy—specializing in “eyes closed” free throws. He's at the Whiting Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon., hosted by Whiting parks.
S'ville lighting holiday tree
SCHERERVILLE | The holiday season kicks off with Santa's arrival and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Other festivities include shopping in the Christkindlmarket, pictures with Santa, crafts, and holiday treats. It's from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St. sponsored by Schererville parks and chamber of commerce officials.
Lowell holds parade of lights
LOWELL | Lowell's Parade of Lights is at 6 p.m. along East Commercial Avenue.
St. John planning Yule fest
ST. JOHN | St. John's Festival of Lights begins at 4 p.m. with a tree lighting ceremony at West Prairie Park, two block west of U.S. 41 on 93rd Avenue.
SS. Peter and Paul sets auction
MERRILLVILLE | SS. Peter and Paul Church hosts an auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the church, 5885 Harrison St. It includes antiques, collectibles, sports items, dolls, Christmas items, furniture, bedding and more.
C.P. greets Santa, Mrs. Claus
CROWN POINT | Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in Crown Point by helicopter at 10 a.m. at The Pointe Plaza on North Main Street. They'll be escorted by downtown by firetruck with a parade to the Old Lake Courthouse, where he will visit with children and families for photos. Bring own camera.
Welcome Center hosts events
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority hosts A Major Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corrine Drive, Hammond. Sample fudge puppies, play games of bingo, watch "A Christmas Story" in the theater, participate in a scavenger hunt and write a letter to Santa.