Church rummage

MERRILLVILLE | St. Mary's Church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8600 Grand Boulevard. Call (219) 828-5741.

Corn roast

CEDAR LAKE | First Baptist Church will hold a corn roast with horseback rides and games. Gospel concert begins at 3 p.m at 13419 Parrish Ave. Free admission. Call (219) 306-1676.

St. Luke AMEC Reunion Weekend

EAST CHICAGO | St. Luke AMEC hosts its 94th anniversary reunion weekend from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at 3543 Block Ave. Ox dinner is $15, sandwich is $5. Deliveries available. Event is both indoor and outdoor with entertainment. There will be a reunion worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Call (219) 902-6116.

First Reformed Church Community Picnic

LANSING | The Outreach Task Force will hold a picnic from 3 to 6 p.m. at 3136 Ridge Road. There will be ponies, bounce house, a train and food. Call (708) 474-9410 or visit

Annual Corn Roast

LANSING | First United Methodist Church will hold a corn roast from 4 to 7 p.m. at 18420 Burnham Ave. Call (708) 474-1144.

Back to School Night

HIGHLAND | Share an evening of worship featuring In The Red from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Highland First Church of Christ, 2420 Lincoln St. The group will be Rattling Randy with questions about the Bible and collecting school supplies for area children in need. Refreshments will be served and there is no cost. Call (219) 838-6986.


Special speaker

VALPARAISO |  Valley Baptist Church will host Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., founder of the Christian Law Association, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 255 Rigg Road. Call (219) 531-4104.

Polish Language and Dance School

MUNSTER | The Polish Language and Dance School of St. Raphael Kalinowski will hold registration for the 2013-14 school year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carmelite Monastery, lower level, 1628 Ridge Road. The school offers classes in Polish language, history, geography and Catholic religion for children in preschool through high school. Call (219) 671-9834.

Bishop is speaker

GARY | Bishop Tavis Grant, of Greater First Church International in East Chicago, will speak at Christ Baptist Church, 4700 E. Seventh Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon. Call (219) 938-5504.

Community Bar-B-Que

GRIFFITH | Griffith Lutheran Church will host a Community Bar-Be-Que serving chicken, pulled pork, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans and macaroni and cheese from noon to 4 p.m. at 1000 N. Broad St. Desserts will also be provided. All are welcome at no cost. Games will be played throughout the afternoon. Call (219) 838-1626.


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.