Updated: November 7, 2012 6:06PM
AN EVENING OUT
A Fabulous ’50s-Swank ’60s Christmas Fashion Show: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond, show starts at 7 p.m., $10 per person, 937-8780.
Carnivale Mascarada: 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Star Plaza Theatre, Merrillville, sponsored by Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, $75 per person until Nov. 9, $85 per person thereafter, 769-8180.
Dance Marathon: The Chicago Street Theatre is staging a 24-hour dance marathon Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Valparaiso Elks Lodge 500, 157 Jefferson St. Minimum pledge for couples is $200, $50 for singles. Proceeds benefit the not-for-profit Chicago Street Theatre. Call 916-6870 or visit www.chicagostreet.org.
KidsWorks, dinner-dance and silent auction: 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, $85 per couple, $300 for a table of eight, proceeds to KidsWorks, 1120 S. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, for children with special needs, 983-9675.
KidsWorks, dinner-dance and silent auction: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 dinner Saturday, Nov. 17, Trinity Banquet Hall, 638 Calumet Road, Chesterton, proceeds benefit the special needs of underinsured or uninsured children in Northwest Indiana, $50 per person, $85 per couple, 983-9675.
All Breed Holiday Pet Expo: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, National Guard Armory, Linwood Ave, south of U.S. 30, Valparaiso, $1.00 per person, children under 7 admitted free, visit merchants with pet and holiday themed items for you and your family, all leashed pets are welcome
Highland Community Band Concert: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, Highland High School, Monbeck Auditorium, 9135 Erie St., free
Piano concert with Deborrah Wyndham: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Wheatfield Branch of the Jasper County Public Library, 350 S. Bierma St., free, 956-3774
Snowflake Skate: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Deep River Waterpark, 9001 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, for girls ages 6 and older and their stuffed animals, parents who do not wish to skate should be prepared to baby-sit dolls and animals, $15 for girls, $12 adults, tickets on sale until Dec. 6 or until sold out, tickets must be purchased in advance, 769-7275.
All-you-can-eat fish fry: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, 509 W. Division Road, Valparaiso, $10 adults, $9 senior citizens, $5 ages 5 to 13, free for children up to age 5.
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Lansing Presbyterian Church, 2625 Ridge Road, Lansing, Ill., proceeds to the Humane Society Calumet Area Inc., 421 45th St., Munster, tickets are $5 per person and available at the humane society, 922-3811.
Second Chance 4 Pets Network Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, St. John Panel Room, 1844 Lincoln Ave., Whiting, $5 per person, 659-4532 or 659-3147
Spaghetti lunch and dinner: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. lunch, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 14, St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, $8 ages 15 and older, $5 ages 5-14 and seniors older than 60, free for children up to age 4
Thanksgiving Bake Sale: noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Protection of the Virgin Mary Church, 8600 Grand Blvd., Merrillville, with breads, cookies, rolls, zelnik and more, orders must be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 14, 365-6360, 6890-8738.
GAMES & PRIZES
Turkey Shoot: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 18, American Legion Post 502, South Haven, 429 W. County Road 750N, loaner guns provided, meat provided by the Beef Mart, Portage, 759-2121.
PNC Panther Pounce 5K Run-Walk, 10K Run and one-mile Fun Run: begins with 7:30 a.m. registration Saturday, Nov. 10, Purdue University North Central Library-Student-Faculty Building, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, 786-5200, Ext. 5273.
Holly Lane Bazaar and Cookie Walk: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Hebron United Methodist Church, 202 W. Church St., with gift baskets, hand-loomed rugs, baked goods, soup by the quart, Christmas ornaments and more, 996-7161
Fourth annual Craft and Vendor Fair and Locks of Love event: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Wheeler Middle School, 401 W. Joliet St., Crown Point, with Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and more, Locks of Love cuts unbleached hair 10 inches or longer for donation to Locks of Love, 663-2173.
S.E.L.F. Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Special Education Learning Facility, 750 Ransom Road, Valparaiso, 548-3162, Ext. 1826
Kandy Kane Lane Craft Show: 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church of Portage, 6225 Lute Road, 759-1548
Fall Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W. 137th Place, Cedar Lake, with vendors, silent auction and bake sale, 374-7312
MAKE A DONATION
Sixth annual winter coat drive: New and gently used, clean winter coats in all sizes are being accepted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29, Tri-Creek Lumber and Hardware, 1895 E. Commercial Ave., Lowell, for distribution to area churches and the St. Jude House, Crown Point; new items such as children’s winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves also accepted, 696-8936.