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Updated: December 23, 2012 6:02AM



CRAFTING

Duneland Weavers’ Guild: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Westchester Public Library Annex, 100 W. Indiana St., Chesterton, silent auction, show-and-tell, and potluck luncheon

FAMILY FUN

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; nonskating parents should be prepared to babysit 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

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Santa Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, from the Pointe Plaza on North Main Street, Crown Point, to St. Matthias Catholic Church, 101 W. Burrell Drive, followed by winter market indoors at St. Matthias

Christmas toy and clothing giveaway: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave., Gary, 977-0079

Tree Decorating Naturally: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, participants will help trim a tree and make an ornament to take home, registration required, 844-3188

Wellington Clark Homestead event: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 227 S. Court St., Crown Point, hosted by Old Homestead Preservation Society, make S’mores over an open fire, Victorian Christmas pomander, 663-7678

Holiday arts & crafts fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, fine art, ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, soaps and lotions, clothing, furniture, baby clothes and dolls, lace tablecloths, winter clothing, furniture, quilts and ceramics, Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster Parks and Recreation for information, 836-7275

VNA Tree of Remembrance ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Valparaiso YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing, Valparaiso, ceremony remembering loved ones, send honoree’s name, a photograph (if desired), and a donation check made payable to VNA Foundation to 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, by Nov. 26, call 531-8078

St. Bridget Catholic Church Soup & Salad Luncheon and Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Friday, Dec. 7, Parish Center, 568 E. 2nd St., Hobart, carry-outs and some booth space available for $15, 942-3922

The Noteables present “It’s the Holiday Season”: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 5375 Harrison St., Merrillville, $7 adult, $5 seniors and $3 ages 12 and younger, nonperishable food collected for Noteables food drive, 322-1359

Polish National Alliance Christmas luncheon: noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, Gary Sportsmen Club, 10101 Madison St., Crown Point, sponsored by Madame Curie Circle, PNA Lodge 3134, $4 members, $8 guests, reservations by Dec. 3, call 670-1363

Highland Community Band Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Monbeck Auditorium, Highland High School, 9145 Kennedy Ave., free

MAKE A DONATION

Portage Township “Santa Cause”: through Dec. 10, request wish list for local needy children from Portage Township Trustee’s Office, 3484 Airport Road, or deliver cards to the office, 762-1623 or info@portagetrustee.org

Sixth annual winter-coat drive: New and gently used clean winter coats in all sizes 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 (children’s winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) also accepted, 696-8936



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