Updated: November 16, 2012 4:11PM
Holiday kickoff: The annual Santa Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Santa arrives at the Pointe Plaza on North Main Street, with help from the Crown Point Fire Department. Santa will then travel to St. Matthias Catholic Church, 101 W. Burrell Drive, for a meet-and-greet and pictures. Afterward, visit the winter market indoors at St. Matthias, where those attending can shop for holiday gifts.
Gobbler Classic: The ninth annual Faith Church Gobbler Classic, a 5K fun run and walk, starts at 7 a.m. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at the Dyer campus, 100 E. 81st Ave. The cost is $15 for early registration or $25 the day of the event, which benefits Northwest Indiana food pantries. Call 864-0300 or visit FaithChurchOnline.org for registration forms.
Soup and salad luncheon and bazaar: St. Bridget Catholic Church hosts its semi-annual soup and salad luncheon and bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the Parish Center, 568 E. Second St. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Soups will be provided by local restaurants and home-made desserts will be available. Vendor space is available for $15. For more information call Mary at 942-3992.