Crafts, Christmas and gently used items
CROWN POINT | South Lake Nazarene Church will have a crafts, Christmas and gently used items fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park and enter at the rear of the church at 7355 E. 81st Ave. Refreshments available for purchase. Call (219) 947-2836.
HOBART | Hobart First United Methodist Church will host its ninth annual Prayer Workshop from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 654 E. Fourth St. A continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided. Titled "Table Grace: How Holy Communion can invite us into a new heaven and a new earth ... within our present world." The speaker is the Rev. Dr. Ben Stewart, professor of worship dean of the chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Open to those of all faiths and denominations, the program will include music, lunch, prayer, reflection and a choice of two discussion groups. Cost is $5. Call (219) 962-6979.
HAMMOND | Free clean and gingerly used clothes for the entire family will be given away from noon to 5 p.m. at Living Water M.B. Church, 6511 Jefferson St. Everyone is welcome. Call (219) 308-0837.
CEDAR LAKE | All-you-can-eat chicken dinner hosted by Zion United Church of Christ is from 4 to 7 p.m. at Great Oaks Banquet Hall, 13109 U.S. 41. Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and lemonade. Carry-outs available. Bake sale. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 9. Call (219) 365-5288.
LPSCU Branch 79
WHITING | The Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union (LPSCU) is sponsoring a Mass for deceased and living members of Branch 79, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John the Baptist, 1849 Lincoln Ave. A light luncheon will follow, which is free to members and a charge of $6 for nonmember guests. All LPSCU members from other branches in area are encouraged to attend Mass, luncheon and district meeting. Call (219) 865-1925.
Fall Fest at Sacred Heart
WHITING | A fall fest is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 1731 LaPorte Ave. There will be food, bags tournament, games of chance and a photo booth. Call (219) 713-4809.
Biblical Greek classes
MERRILLVILLE | Descent of the Holy Ghost Church will host a class on how to read and pronounce Biblical Greek from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church, 750 W. 61st Ave. The class is free but materials will need to be purchased. Call (219) 980-0374.
Women in the Word
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church invites all women to attend a Tuesday morning Bible study, Women in the Word. The group will study Pam Gillaspie's overview of the Old Testament, "Cookies on the Lower Shelf." The group will meet from 9 to 10:35 a.m. at 824 N. Calumet. Cost is $25 for the workbook. Scholarships are available. Free child care. Call (219) 759-1919.
Coffee Break Bible Study
HIGHLAND | Coffee Break Bible Study & Story Hour planned from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at New Life Christian Reformed Church, 3010 Ridge Road. A nursery is provided for children under 3. The Coffee Break Bible Study/Story Hour program meets on Tuesday mornings. Call (219) 924-7973.
Dyer Wind Ensemble
DYER | The Dyer Wind Ensemble is accepting new members. All instrumentation and abilities are welcome. The Ensemble meets 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Dyer United Methodist Church, 2016 Church St. The group performs in several concerts a year. The Ensemble is led by Nancy Stivers and Marcella Gercken. Call (219) 661-9510.
SCHERERVILLE | Awana is a fun and exciting place at Lake Hills Baptist Church where kids learn the Bible, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at 9209 W. 85th Ave. Each Awana night includes a game time where clubbers play fast moving games that create a spirit of fun team competition around the world-famous Awana circle. Handbook Time gives clubbers an opportunity to achieve, earn rewards, and learn God's Word through various projects and Scripture memory goals. Council Time includes practical instruction from the Bible about how every boy and girl can become a child of God and grow in their faith. Ages groups are: Cubbies, ages 3-5; Sparks, kindergarten to second grade and T&T, third through sixth grade. Call (219) 365-4747.
GEMS Girls Club meets
MUNSTER | Munster Church welcomes all first to eighth grade girls to its free GEMS Girl's Club (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Learn more about Who is the Greatest? by participating in crafts, badge work, outings and praise through music. Meetings will be various Wednesday evenings throughout the year. Call (219) 836-1400.
Awana offered every Wednesday
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 where children play fast-moving games that create a spirit of fun team competition. Levels of learning gives the children an opportunity to achieve, earn rewards, and learn God’s Word through various projects and Scripture memory goals. Lesson time includes practical instruction from the Bible about how every boy and girl can become a child of God and grow in their faith. Age groups are: Cubbies--ages 3-5; Sparks--kindergarten to second grade; T & T-- third through sixth grade; Teens of Truth --7th to Teens. Call (630) 816-1509.
Zumba At Trinity
GARY | Trinity United Church of Christ Gary will offer Zumba fitness from 6:15 to 7 p.m. at 1276 W. 20th Ave. The classes are free and all are welcome. Call (773) 203-4649.