Dunkirk is ready to get cooking.

Dunkirk Historical Society will host its inaugural chili cook-off Saturday.

Chili will be served from 1 to 3 p.m., with prizes to be awarded at 3 p.m. The tasters will be the judges.

The cost is $10 and will include tasting cups and spoons, a peanut butter sandwich and a beverage.

A dessert bar will be available for a free-will donation.

To perform

Vocalist, guitarist and cellist Eleanor Dubinsky will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ball State University’s Pruis Hall.

She will perform a variety of genres, including jazz and pop. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling (765) 285-1539.

Looking for help

Mercer County Angel Tree is currently looking for help with purchasing gifts, volunteering time and providing financial support.

The Angel Tree program partners with various local groups to provide Christmas gifts for families in need.

Those interested in purchasing gifts can take an angel tree gift tag, purchase the gifts and deliver them by Dec. 6.

Volunteers, who will be needed to set up, sort gifts and “shop” with parents Dec. 7 through 10, can call (419) 586-3645.

For more information, call (419) 586-4663.