Breakfast with St. Nicholas
VALPARAISO | First United Methodist Church will hold its annual breakfast with St. Nicholas at the church, 103 N. Franklin St. There will be two seatings: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for ages 3 to 15. Call (219) 465-1661.
Annual cookie walk
VALPARAISO | St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual cookie walk from 9 a.m. to noon at 36 W. County Road 700 North. Cost is $7 per pound. Call (219) 462-4052.
Blood drive planned
STEGER | A blood drive to help alleviate shortages at Chicago-area veterans hospitals and area blood banks is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Liborius Parish hall, Halsted Boulevard and 35th Street. Call (708) 672-6377.
LANSING | Trinity Lutheran Church and School will hold a cookie walk from 10 a.m. to noon at 2505 Indiana Ave. This helps support the school. Call (708) 474-8539.
Outdoor Nativity blessing
WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee will offer an outdoor Christmas creche blessing with caroling at 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1849 Lincoln Ave. Song sheets will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Call (219) 659-4138.
Tunes for Tots benefit
MUNSTER | Come out to Tunes for Tots to enjoy some local music and help the Lake County Toys for Tots Branch, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Three local bands (Bystanders, Chasing Frets and Sudden Departure) will be performing at South Side Christian Church, 1000 Broadmoor Ave. Donation of a toy of $5 monetary value and/or equal monetary donation. Call (219) 427-7471.
HOBART | Christmas music will be presented by the Trinity Lutheran Church vocal choir and handbell ringers at 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sunday at 900 Luther Drive. Call (219) 942-2589.
VALPARAISO | A Christmas cantata, "A Blest Messiah Born," will be presented by the First Presbyterian Church choir and chamber orchestra at 3 p.m. at the church, 3401 N. Valparaiso St. The performance is free and open to the public. Call (219) 464-4985.
MERRILLVILLE | Protection of the Virgin Mary Church is holding a pierogi sale. Orders must be received by Dec. 16. Available are 10 kinds of pierogi at $8 and $9 per dozen, Polish or Italian sausage at $5 per pound and stuffed cabbage at $5.50 per pound. Orders must be picked up between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 23 at the church, 8600 Grand Blvd. All proceeds benefit the church. Call (219) 743-0921.
Children's Christmas program
HOBART | Trinity Lutheran School and Sunday school children will tell the good news of Christ's birth through music in a children's Christmas program from 6 to 7 p.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Call (219) 942-3147.
Christmas bake sale
MERRILLVILLE | Serbian Sisters annual Christmas bake sale will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 8700 Taft St. There will be homemade strudels, nut rolls and pastries. Call to place an order. Call (219) 769-4375 or (219) 226-1725.
Longest night service
PORTAGE | Portage First United Methodist Church offers a special longest night service from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2637 McCool Road. Come out and be with those who are also feeling loss. There will be prayer, scripture and music. This quiet service of scripture and song will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship. Call (219) 762-3846.
'A Christmas Carol Remix'
GARY | New Vision Baptist Church youth department presents "Pastor Scrooge: A Christmas Carol Remix" at 6 p.m. at 901 W. 47th Ave. Call (219) 884-9550.