The Rev. Thomas Hurley, pastor of Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago, presides over the Queen of Peace High School commemoration of the International Day of Peace Sept. 21. Hurley also blessed the “peace pole” that served as a reminder of international unity. | Supplied photo
Updated: November 6, 2012 6:25AM
Shabbat Service: People celebrating October birthdays will be blessed during Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708)748-6010.
Fall Rummage Sale: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8659 S. Sayre, Burbank, will host a fall rummage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. On Oct. 6, there will be $3.50 bags. Information: (708) 598-8070.
Fall Rummage Sale: The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 100th Street and Central Avenue, will host a rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. Oct. 6 is $4 bag day. Information: (708) 423-1170.
Chili Dinner: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a chili dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Vendors Wanted: Applications are due Oct. 6 for vendors interested in the Faith Fall Shopping Fest on Nov. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Cost is $25 per space, $10 per table. Information: (708) 444-8560.
Oktoberfest: St. John the Evangelist Parish will host its sixth annual Oktoberfest noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 at Indianapolis Boulevard and 93rd Street, St. John, Ind. Admission is free. There will be German food, German bier on draft and the “Rudesheimer Kaffee Haus” pastry shop. German oomph-pa-pa band performs 2 to 4 p.m. Chriskindlmarket will feature German Christmas ornaments, including the traditional Die Weihnachtsgurke or “the pickle;” nativity sets; German candle pyramids and Bier steins. An inflatable, face painting and big wheels will be available for children. Information: www.stjohnoktoberfest.com.
Feeding Children: Trinity Evangelical Christian Church, 26900 S. Will Center Road, Monee, will be the volunteer site at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 for packaging food for Feeding Children Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization. The meals will be packed for children in the Philippines. Information: (708) 534-9084.
Vendors Wanted: Vendors are being sought for the Fall Shopping Fest set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. Booth space is $25, plus $10 if a table is needed and $5 if electricity is needed. Reservations due Oct. 6 to Lynn Low at email@example.com or the church office at (708) 444-8560.
Pet Blessing: All pets, leased or in a carrier, will be blessed at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11007 S. 76th Ave., Worth. Information: (708) 448-6555 or www.stmarkworth.org.
Pumpkin Patch, Car Show: St. Paul’s Lutheran Sunday School, 10th Street and Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, will have a sale of all sizes of pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks, gourds, scarecrows and baked items 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The Pumpkin Patch also will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 with the Chicago Heights South Side Crusiers displaying their cars 2:30 to 4 p.m. Information: (708) 473-7620.
Breads of the World: First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave., will observe Breads of the World with breads representing as many as 30 countries presented during the worship service at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 for World Communion Sunday. After the service, people can sample the breads. The Purdue Men’s Glee Club will provide music for the service. Information: (708) 798-0490 or www.fpchw.org.
Animal Blessing: At 1 p.m. Oct. 7, feathery, furry, scaly, warm-blooded and cold-blooded creatures will be blessed at Peace Lutheran Church in New Lenox, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway. Animals should be in carriers or on leashes. Information: (815) 485-5327.
Comedy: The Living World Lutheran Church of Orland Park will present an improvisational comedy troupe, Improv Unlimited, with their show “Satire Night Live!” at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Performing Arts Center at Sandburg High School, 13300 LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Advance tickets are $10 for students 18 and younger, $12 for adults or $40 for a family or group of up to five people. Proceeds will benefit the church’s “Angels Among Us” program. Tickets: (708) 403-9673 or www.comedy-show-tix.com.
Banquet: The Sisters of St. Casimir Auxiliary will host its 92nd annual fundraising banquet Oct. 7 at Mama Luigi’s Restaurant, 7500 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Doors open at noon for raffles. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Reservations: (773) 776-1324.
Lights, Camera, Auction: Zion Lutheran Church and School, Oak Park and Indiana avenues, Beecher, will host its third annual dinner auction “Lights, Camera, Auction: Zion in the Spotlight” at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Serbian Hall, 18550 Stony Island Ave., Lansing. Tickets are $45 each or purchase eight by Oct. 7 and receive a discounted table price of $320. Information: (708) 946-2271 or (708) 946-2272.
Prayer Flag Project: Monkey Mind Art Studio and Gallery, 3 W. Nebraska St., Frankfort, is sponsoring a Prayer Flag Project. Flags collected by Oct. 30 will be distributed at a reception at the gallery at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, the proceeds of which will benefit the Monkey Mind Art Studio scholarship fund. To participate, pick up a blank flag and decorate it in the studio or at home. Place a prayer on front or back. Tickets for the reception are $20 per person, and each purchaser will receive a number to win a flag. Information: (815) 464-8818 or www.monkeymindartstudio.com.
Wildlife Show and Dinner: Orland Park Church, 7500 W. Sycamore Drive, will host a dinner at 5 p.m. Oct. 10. At 6:15 p.m., John Basile from Big Run Wolf Ranch will present an educational wildlife show. The event will benefit the church’s MOPS and Coffee Break ministries. Information: (708) 532-4900.
5K Walk/Run: St. Christopher’s second annual 5K Walk/Run will start at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the St. Christopher parking lot at 147th Street and Keeler Ave., Midothian. Other activities include a kids dash and music. Registration: www.stchrisschool.org/5K.
Oktoberfest: St. Joseph Academy, 51 W. Jackson, Joliet, will host its third annual Oktoberfest 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Joe’s Park, Thedore and Raynor. Bingo is 3 to 6 p.m. Live music by Jimmy’s Bavarians is 4 to 6:30 p.m. followed by the Harvest Moon dinner 7 to 10 p.m. Dinner is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. For $5, children will receive a hot dog, chips and juice box. Information: (815) 723-4567.
Food makeover: Peace Memorial Church, 10300 W. 131st St., Palos Park, will host a Maximized Living Total Food Makeover session at 11 a.m. Oct. 14. Products will be for sale. Tickets are $10 for two people. Information: (708) 349-0040 or www.MaxLivingChicago.com.
Meet and Greet: At 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14 the Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Nina Council 3602 will hold a Meet and Greet in Room 8 at St. Irenaeus School, 78 Cherry St., Park Forest. A light brunch will be served and door prizes will be awarded.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., Oak Lawn, is a PADS shelter site for women and children. Volunteers are needed to cover the 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. and 3 to 7 a.m. shifts on the fourth Sunday of the month. Information: Gerry Krakowsky, (708) 259-3566.
Give Back: Ultra Foods, 134th and Cicero Ave., Crestwood, is teaming up with St. Christopher School, 4130 W. 147th St., Midlothian, for a fundraiser. Now through Jan. 27 Ultra Foods is offering a 5 percent give back to the school program. To participate, submit cash register receipts to the school or parish office. Information: (708) 385-8776.
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.