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German entertainment food Chriskindlmarket will highlight St. John Evangelist Parish’s sixth annual Oktoberfest Oct. 6 7 U.S. 41 93rd Street

German entertainment, food and a Chriskindlmarket will highlight St. John the Evangelist Parish’s sixth annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 6 and 7 at U.S. 41 and 93rd Street, St. John, Ind. | Supplied photo

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Updated: October 22, 2012 6:20AM



Girls Night Out: At 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Peace Community Church, 21300 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, will host a Coffee House presentation with desserts, “What Women Tell Me,” a night with Anita Lustrea, host of Mood Radio’s Midday Connection. Tickets are $5 per person in advance or $8 per at the door. Registration: www.flourishwomen.org.

Outdoor Movie Night: Oak Lawn MOPS will host an outdoor movie night at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Oak Lawn Wesleyan Church, 8844 S. Austin. During the movie, “Finding Nemo,” hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and candy will be available. Information: (708) 599-3660.

Fall Rummage Sale: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the Hometown Christian Church, 4340 W. 87th St., will host its Fall Rummage Sale. Information: (312) 448-4640.

Shabbat Service: Couples celebrating September anniversaries will be blessed at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 during Shabbat Service at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 748-6010.

Moravian Day: A Mass and program to celebrate the 73rd annual Moravian Day will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Lithuanian World Center, 14911 127th St., Lemont. A welcoming dance is set for 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Featured will be the Vysocinka Band. Cost is $15. Information: www.United MoravianSocieties.org.

Gospel Music Concert: State of Grace Old Time Gospel Music Group will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinlleyMethodist.org.

Fall Flower Sale: Mums, asters, pansies and corn rroom arrangements will be offered 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 during the Splash of Color Fall Flower and Plant Sale at Grace United Methodist Church, 12739 Maple Ave, Blue Island. Information: (708) 204-6565

Free Movie: A free movie night featuring Christian comedy will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St. Alsip. Information: (708) 597-5209.

Ritchie Boys: Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society member Henry Landauer will share his experiences of being part of the Ritchie Boys from 1943 to 1945 at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at Congregation Am Echad, 160 Westwood Drive, Park Forest. The Ritchie Boys was a U.S. military intelligence unit during World War II comprised predominately of Jewish German-speaking immigrants. Admission to the program is $2. Information: ijgs.home.comcast.net.

Free Meals: Up to 100 free meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis at the Menard Center, 90th and Menard, Oak Lawn, at 6 p.m. Sept. 23. “One Community: One Meal Prepared Together, Shared Together” is a joint venture of several Oak Lawn churches and members of The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. An interfaith team of Christians and Muslims has worked together for nine months to plan, prepare and serve the meal.

Craft, Vendor Fair: St. Patricia School, 9000 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23. There will be a bake sale and raffle prizes 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: (708) 599-5578.

Concert Series: St. John the Evangelist, 10701 Olcott Ave., St. John, Ind., will host a concert at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 featuring the Keith Hampton Singers of Chicago performing spirituals, gospel and classical music. And, on Sept. 30, Michael Koller and Keith Hampton, both organists from Chicago, will perform on the church’s Fratelli Ruffatti/Rodgers organ. Information: (219) 365-5678, Ext. 266 or www.stjohnparish.org.

Victory Way: Crete Reformed Church, 24755 S. Country Lane, will dedicate Victory Way, a half mile walking/jogging path, at noon Sept. 23. The path will be open for area residents to use. Information: (708) 672-5400

Forum on Angels: Angels in Scriptures will be the topic of the SouthWest Interfaith Team Speakers Forum at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park. The forum is free of charge. The organization will collect baby items for Respond Now. SouthWest Interfaith is a non-profit organization of Jewish synagogues, Christian churches and Muslim mosques. Information: (708) 717-3908 or www.swiftinterfaith.org.

Kol Nidre: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will celebrate Kol Nidre Service at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Information: (708) 748-6010.

Yom Kippur: At 10 a.m. Sept. 26 the Yom Kippur service will begin at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. A children’s service is at 1:30 p.m. and a healing service is at 3 p.m. Information: (708) 748-6010.

Basketball: Registration for a faith intramural basketball program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Games for second- through fifth-graders will be Thursday evenings starting Oct. 4. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.

WOW: Living Word Lutheran Church, 16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, is hosting a Women of the Word Bible Study series focusing on worldviews of religion starting 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Information: (708) 403-9673.

Fall Fantasy Dinner: At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 the Women’s Association of the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk, will present its annual Fall Fantasy Dinner and Fashion Show in Westminster Hall. The fashions will be from Dress Barn of Homewood, and there will be a raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $18. Information: (708) 798-0490.

Rummage Sale: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will host a Rummage and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29. Information: (708) 349-0431.

Harvest Festival: A butterfly launch, pumpkin sale and kids activities are planned 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 during the Harvest Festival at United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park. Information: (708) 422-6301.

Oktoberfest: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, will host its annual Oktoberfest with a pork roast dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 29. Chicken tenders are available for children for $3. Tickets are adults, $13; children 6 to 12, $5; Children 5 and younger, no charge. Reservations: (708) 423-9717.

Children’s Resale: Fall and winter apparel will be available 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Christopher’s Children’s Resale, St. Christopher School gymnasium, 14611 S. Keeler, Midlothian. Information: email StChrisMothersClub@gmail.com.

Erev Sukkot Service: At 7 p.m. Sept. 30 the Erev Sukkot Service will begin at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708)748-6010.

Florian Fest: St. Florian Parish, 131st and Houston Ave., Hegewisch, will host its annual Florian Fest 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30. Attendees will be able to meet the Dancing Busias and dine on various ethnic foods. Dancing, Zinngo, bean bag tournament, silent auction, raffles, games for kids and a $5,000 cash raffle will be offered. Information: (773) 646-4877.

Taking God to Work: A discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on five Sunday evenings beginning Sept. 30 at Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn, to discuss issues that come up in the workplace. Registration: (708) 422-4200 or office@pilgrimfaith.org.

Worship in the Woods: The third annual Worship in The Woods, a free concert, will be 2 p.m. until dusk Sept. 30 at Pine Ridge Christian Center, a half mile west of Norway, which is near the Fox River Resort. The headline group will be Alathea from Unicoi Tennessee. Other groups include Soul Shine, Sherri Countryman, Eddie Bertand and Friends and Jim Larson of Bangkok Thailand. The lineup provides a variety of styles of Gospel and worship music. Concertgoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Information: Glenn Harms, (815) 617-2758 or www.ccwm.org.

Honky Tonk Mayhem: The Worthwhile Players will present Honky Tonk Mayhem, a four-course meal and a four-act play Oct. 19 and 20 at the United Methodist Church of Worth, 7100 W. 112th. St. Tickets are $20 each, $15 for children younger than 12. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Reservations: (708) 448-6682 or mmumcworth@gmail.com.

Crafters Wanted: Crafter applications are being accepted for the annual Arts and Crafts Fair of the Presbyterian Church in Orland Park, 13401 S. Wolf Road. The fair will be Nov. 10. Fee is $30. Information: www.pcorland.org

Celebrate Recovery: At 7 p.m. every Monday St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth, hosts Celebrate Recovery, a group meeting for people with a habit or hang up that they can’t break. Information: www.stmarkworth.org or (708) 448-6555.

Mom’s Group: Hope Church, 5825 151st St., Oak Forest, will host a time for coffee and fellowship for moms 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free child care is provided for infants through 4 years old. Information: (708) 687-2095.



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