Church rummage sale

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Salem United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon at 756 W. County Road 350 South. All proceeds will go toward supporting the missions of the church. Call (219) 988-4700.

Spaghetti sauce sale

WHITING | St. Paul Lutheran Church will hold a spaghetti sauce sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at 1801 Atchison Ave. Cost is $4 per quart. Call (219) 473-9756.

Book and bake sale

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | First Christian Church will hold a book sale, bake sale and cafe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with a bag sale, at 1045 Dixie Highway. All items are $1 or less. Call (708) 748-1308.

Ice cream social

HAMMOND | A free ice cream social will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 7449 Jefferson Ave. Call (219) 932-7253.

Country and gospel music show

LOWELL | An old-fashioned country and gospel music show is from 6 to 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave. Admission is free with food available for purchase. Call (219) 765-2088.


Church anniversary

GARY | The members of Christ Baptist Church will celebrate their 32nd anniversary from 10 a.m. to noon at 4700 E. Seventh Ave. The Rev. L. Tyrone Crider Sr., Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Chicago, will speak on Our Recommitment and Rededication to the Work God Has Called Us to Do, with the Scripture John 4:34. The Mass Choir will minister in song with Chris Sims as director. Call (219) 938-5504.

St. John Bosco parish picnic

HAMMOND | St. John Bosco parish picnic is noon to 5 p.m. at 7111 Columbia Ave. Come enjoy kid's games, pony rides, raffles, air-conditioned bingo, 2nd Time Around table, shaded tables outside, free musical entertainment (polka, doo-wop, D.J.), hot dogs, burgers, corn roast, Mexican and Polish dinners, lots of desserts and more. Call (219) 844-9027.


Little Learners registration

HAMMOND | Registration is open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through today for the St. John Bosco School Little Learners Enrichment Center, a preschool program for children 3, 4 and 5 at 1231 171st Place. The schedule is 8 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., with after-school care available. Two-, three-, or five-day schedules are offered. Call (219) 845-6226.

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.