Vendor, craft fair
MERRILLVILLE | SS. Peter & Paul Church's Fifth Vendor/Craft Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 5885 Harrison St. There also will be smoked, pulled pork and chicken salad sandwiches available for purchase. Free admission. Call (219) 947-0259.
HAMMOND | First Baptist Church of East Chicago will host its annual Woman's Day Celebration. starting with a kickoff fellowship Mother/Daughter brunch at 10 a.m. at Dynasty Banquet Halls, 4125 Calumet Ave. The celebration will continue with a worship service at 11 a.m. Oct 27. Pastor Ethel Allen of Christ Alive Ministry in Michigan City is the guest speaker. Call (219) 614-2941.
Music and fun fest
HIGHLAND | Join Immanuel United Church of Christ for a family friendly afternoon of free music, games and fun from noon to 3 p.m. at 2201 Azalea Drive. Snacks will be sold. Call (219) 924-2100.
Ham and bean dinner
HOBART | Trinity United Methodist Church will host a ham and bean dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. at 3561 Randolph St. The cost is $6 for adults. Call (219) 962-1353.
Trunk 'r Treat/spaghetti meal
MERRILLVILLE | Trunk 'r Treat is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Andrew — Anglican, 8555 Grand Blvd. It provides a free, fun and safe place for gathering treats. Stay for a spaghetti meal from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7. Call (219) 696-0936.
St. Ann Parish celebration
LANSING | Francis Cardinal George will celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. There will be a dinner at 6 at Lansing Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island Ave. Tickets are $50 each. Call (708) 895-6700.
Country, gospel music show
LOWELL | The monthly Country and Gospel Music Show will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 520 E. Commercial Ave. Bring an instrument and play along. Admission is free. Food is available for purchase. Call (219) 765-2088.
MUNSTER | Munster Christian Reformed Church will host a free breakfast for the community from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at 214 Ridge Road. Call (219) 836-1400.
Life Community Church kickoff
VALPARAISO | Life Community Church of South Haven will host a kickoff service of worship, fellowship and food at 780 N. McCool Road. Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m., Life Groups at 10 and worship experience at 11. Following the service is a cookout. Call (219) 477-7173.
Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree
MUNSTER | Westminster Presbyterian Church will host its Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree, with a costume parade, bouncy house and other surprises from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, 8955 Columbia Ave. Call (219) 838-3131.
HAMMOND | Celebrate 15 years of dedicated service with the Rev. William R. and Sis Rose Collins at Mount Zion Baptist Church from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 1047 Kenwood St. Call (219) 931-4337.
Hessville Bible Church baptism
HAMMOND | Join the Hessville Bible Church in a celebration of baptism from 6 to 7 p.m. at 6518 Grand Ave. There will be songs and worship. Refreshments will follow. Call (219) 844-8900.
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.
Women in the Word
CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible Church invites all women to attend a Tuesday morning Bible Study, Women in the Word, from 9 to 10:35 a.m. at the church, 824 N. Calumet. The group will be studying Pam Gillaspie's overview of the Old Testament, "Cookies on the Lower Shelf." Call (219) 759-1919.
eDiscovery seminar, Red Mass
MERRILLVILLE | A free eDiscovery Seminar and Red Mass hosted by the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana will be held at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 8303 Taft St. Mass begins at 8 a.m. with free breakfast and CLE/CE/CPE seminar presented by attorney Jay Carle to follow. Event is open to everyone in the legal and finance community. Call (219) 769-9292 ext. 290.
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.
HAMMOND | St. John Bosco will hold a Halloween spectacular featuring food, music, games, crafts, cake walk and a kid-friendly haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. at 171st Street off of Columbia Ave. Come in your kid-friendly costume. Minimal fees for food and activities apply. Sponsored by the St. John Bosco Youth Group. Call (219) 844-9027.
Trunk or Treat
MERRILLVILLE | Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church invites children to a free Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. at 7950 Marshall St. The Halloween party, with costume contest, games and dinner, will begin in the TMLC Family Life Center at 6 p.m. with trick or treating in the parking lot at 7:30. Call (219) 769-5376.
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.