Preschool open house
HIGHLAND | Little Lambs Preschool will have an open house from 9 a.m. to noon at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9009 Kennedy Ave. Call (219) 838-4898.
Kids camp car show
PORTAGE | First United Methodist Church will host the 2013 Royal Family Kids Camp car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2637 McCool Road. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. All proceeds go to offset expenses for deserving kids to go to camp. Call (219) 742-0926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free family fun day
HOBART | Inland Manor Baptist Church will hold its free community family fun day with DinoJumps, games, face painting, hot dogs, cotton candy and prizes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 630 N. County Line Road. Call (219) 734-6439.
DYER | Free backpacks will be given to the first 100 Tri-Town students only at a Back-To-School Ice Cream Social from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dyer Presbyterian Church, 2501 Hart St. Call (219) 865-8660.
Mass in Polish language
HAMMOND | All Saints Catholic Church will celebrate Mass in the Polish language from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 570 Sibley St. The celebrant is the Rev. Steve Kosinski. call (219) 932-0204.
Vacation Bible school
CROWN POINT | Our Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the week at 1515 W. 93rd Ave. This is for kids in grades kindergarten to six. Refreshments served daily. Call (219) 663-5853.
Vacation Bible school
CHICAGO | Lebanon Lutheran Church will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon throughout the week at 13100 Manistee. Call (773) 646-1747.
GARY | New Hope Baptist Church will hold a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2307 Rhode Island St. There will be free clothing for men, women, children and babies, along with shoes, boots, coats and small appliances. Call (219) 938-0247.
Fish fry for Oklahoma
MUNSTER | Ridge United Methodist Church in Munster will host a fish fry to help Oklahoma tornado victims from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church, 8607 Columbia Ave. The menu will include fried perch, baked potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese and homemade desserts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children. Call (219) 838-4770.
LANSING | Dennis Stella will perform with his band, The Blue Suede Shoes, at the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Ann Parish, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the hall, 3014 Ridge Road. Call (708) 895-6700.