Annual chicken and noodle dinner
DEMOTTE | DeMotte United Methodist Church will hold its annual chicken and noodle dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at DeMotte United Methodist Church, 227 N. Halleck St. Call (219) 987-3671.
DYER | Casa Maria Banquet Hall, located on the grounds of St. Maria Goretti Church, will hold its vendor craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Casa Maria Banquet Hall. 500 Northgate Drive. Call (219) 670-2301.
Gary Chapman Marriage Conference
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church will host The Marriage You've Always Wanted with Gary Chapman from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The conference includes a catered, buffet lunch from Popolanos. Childcare is available for children one and under. Meals and snacks must be provided by the parents. Call (219) 921-4620.
LAKE STATION | St. Francis Xavier Church will host Oktoberfest with beer garden, food booths, activity booths, craft and novelty booths, sport tables and silent auction items from 2 to 10 p.m. at 2447 Putnam St. Call (219) 962-8626
Trunk N Treat
CROWN POINT | Fall fun planned with trunk n treat event from 3 to 6 p.m. at South Lake Church of the Nazarene, 7355 E. 81st Ave. There will be ribeye sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn, a bounce house and pumpkins for the kids to take home. Call (219) 775-3250.
Spaghetti & Silent Auction
PORTAGE | First Presbyterian Church of Portage will host a Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6225 Lute Road. Dinner includes spaghetti, tossed salad with all the fixings, garlic bread, beverages and dessert.
Trunk or Treat
GRIFFITH | Griffith First Christian Church will hold its annual Trunk or Treat Event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 202 W. Pine St. This is a free, family-oriented, fun event for kids up through 6th grade.Come dressed up in your Halloween costume (no scary or gory costumes, please). (219) 895-6692.
Valparaiso Baptist Church presents Glory Bound with The Road to Emmaus at 6 p.m. at 612 Emmetsburg Ave. Call (219) 464-1443
Trunk or treat
PORTAGE | St. Peter Lutheran Church will hold trick or treat in the church parking log and will hand out candy, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6540 Central Ave. Call (219) 762-2673.
Coffee Break Bible Study
HIGHLAND | Coffee Break Bible Study and Story Hour is planned from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at New Life Christian Reformed Church, 3010 Ridge Road. A nursery is provided for children younger than 3. Call (219) 924-7973.
Gospel of Matthew Series
WHITING | The Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee invites the public toregister now for the 2013-14 Tuesday Evening Gospel of Matthew Series. The group meets at Sacred Heart Church Rose Room, Whiting, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Oct. 29. Call (219) 659-4138.
MUNSTER | Free community harvest party planned; wear a costume, from 6 to 9 p.m. at South Side Christian, 1000 Broadmoor Ave. Enjoy games, photo booth and free pumpkin to first 200 children. Call (219) 836-2110.
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.
Blessing of Trick or Treaters
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church in Griffith will hosts its annual All Hallows Eve Blessing of Trick or Treaters from 4 to 4:20 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. Rev. Theodore J. Mens, pastor of St. Mary Church, will give a special blessing to all the children before they go out for the evening.The children will receive a reflective trick or treat bag and candy. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (219) 924-4163.
Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
HOBART | Jubilee's Trunk or Treat is 6 to 8 p.m. at 415 N. Hobart Road. There will be candy, s'mores, hot dogs and more. Call (219) 947-0301.
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.
Fellowship Dinner Benefits School
SCHERERVILLE | Crown Point Christian School will host its annual fellowship dinner from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. Michael Jr. is the entertainment and Justin Knight of 89.7/Shine.fm is the emcee of this special evening. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the CPCS's Capital Campaign.Consider being a table host. Call (219) 365-5694.
Life Happens Laugh Anyway Comedy Night for Women
DYER | Faith Church in Northwest Indiana will host DeGraaf's one woman show Life Happens, Laugh Anyway from 6 to 10 p.m. at the church, 100 81st Ave. Come early and enjoy coffee at Faithful Grounds Coffee Shop and browse books and gifts at The Vine Bookstore. Both are located within the Faith Church building. Call (708) 878-0214.