HAMMOND | St. John Bosco holiday bazaar planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 171st Street off Columbia Ave. There will be lunch available and cookie trays along with other baked goods. Call (219) 844-9027.
Annual holiday bazaar
HIGHLAND | Fall Holiday Bazaar planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glory To God Lutheran Church, 3711 Ridge Road. Call (219) 923-7126.
Camels for a Cause
MUNSTER | Join Camels for a Cause at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Meet and greet live animals of the nativity from 1 to 4 p.m. and have your family's Christmas card photo/holiday portrait taken with live baby animals from 1 to 4 p.m. at 8955 Columbia Ave. Enjoy pre-Advent crafts and activities and make a free will offering to benefit Heifer International. Call (219) 838-3131.
CEDAR LAKE | A Harvest Dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W. 137th Place. Eat in or carry out. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call (219) 374-7312.
MUNSTER | Munster Church will hold a Fall Family Night and Trunk or Treat with food, games and activities, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Costumes are encouraged. Call (219) 836-1400.
GARY | Spaghetti dinner planned, with breadsticks and dessert, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ross Community Reformed Church, 3900 W. 41st Ave. Proceeds go to building improvements fund. Call (219) 789-8313.
Chicken and noodle dinner
HAMMOND | Hyde Park United Methodist Church will host a chicken and noodle dinner with dessert and salad bar from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6348 Harrison Ave. Children 4 years old and younger eat free, those 5 to 12 years are $3 and adults 13 years old and up are $5. Call (219) 932-0613.
HAMMOND | Trinity G.R.A.C.E. Youth Group will host a chili fest cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7227 Hohman Ave. Chili, hotdogs and brats, sausage with sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple slices, cherry pie and pumpkin pie will be served. Buy tickets at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Youth Group with expenses to attend the 2016 Youth Conference. Call (219) 932-4660.
Pancake breakfast, bake sale
HEBRON | Boone Grove Christian church (DOC) will hold its semi-annual pancake breakfast and bake sale fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. at the church, 356 Groveland. Call (219) 462-2295.
Pancake breakfast, bake sale
HAMMOND | All Saints Church will host a pancake breakfast/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at All Saints Church at 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.
MERRILLVILLE | The Ladies' Auxiliary of Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 12:15 to 2 p.m. at 750 W. 61st Ave. Proceeds help fund the various ministries the Ladies assist. The Mighty Men of God musical group will entertain. Call (219) 980-0374.
Mass in the Polish Language
HAMMOND | Mass in Polish will be celebrated with the Rev. Steve Kosinski from 1 to 1 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 570 Sibley St. Call (219) 932-0204.
Gospel Choir performance
CHICAGO | The Gospel choir from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, under the direction of Keith Hampton, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 13100 Manistee Ave. Additional music will be presented by the East Side United Methodist Church choir, the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ choir and the Lebanon Lutheran Church choir. A freewill offering will be collected to support the Lutheran School of Theology gospel choir ministry. Fellowship and refreshments following the performance.
All Souls Day Vespers
WHITING | The Whiting Robertsdale Catholic Community will gather in prayer, remembering deceased family members, parishioners, and friends, especially those who have died this past year at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave. Names of the recently deceased will be read as the church bell tolls. Appropriate scriptures and hymns will enhance the All Souls Vespers Service. Call (219) 659-4138.
SCHERERVILLE | Awana, where kids learn the Bible, is offered from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Lake Hills Baptist Church, 9209 W. 85th Ave. Each Awana night includes a game time to create a spirit of fun team competition. Call (219) 365-4747.
GEMS Girls Club meets
MUNSTER | Munster Church welcomes all first- to eighth-grade girls to its free GEMS Girls Club (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. There will be crafts, badge work, outings and praise through music. Call (219) 836-1400.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Baptist Church offers Awana, where kids learn the Bible, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at 612 Emmettsburg Road. Each Awana night includes a game time to create a spirit of fun team competition. Call (630) 816-1509.
K of C Chili Dinner and Taste Off
MERRILLVILLE | The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Hoffman Council based at St. Joan of Arc is sponsoring a chili dinner and taste off from 4 to 7 p.m. at 200 E. 78th Ave. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat chili and hot dogs. Proceeds support various Parish ministries, Pro Life activities, and community outreach. Call (219) 718-9904.
St. Clare's Kitchen benefit dinner/silent auction
CEDAR LAKE | The Fourth Annual St. Clare's Kitchen Benefit Dinner/Silent Auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Great Oaks Banquet Hall, 13109 Wicker Ave. The cocktail hour (cash bar) and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7. Cost is $25. Call (219) 741-1591.
Friday fish fry
MERRILLVILLE | Descent of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church hosts Friday night fish fries with homemade side dishes from 4 to 7 p.m. Call ahead to confirm, since it is canceled for holidays and special occasions in the banquet hall at 750 W. 61st Ave. Call (219) 980-0374.