Students at St. John’s Lutheran School in Lansing join together to pray during the May 2 National Day of Prayer. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 11, 2013 6:18AM
Flower, Plant Sale: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4247 W. 183rd St., Country Club Hills, is hosting a flower and plant sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 and 12. There are perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs. Information: (708) 798-4131.
Special Service: Members of the High School Havurah will lead the service at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 S. Western Ave., Olympia Fields. Information: (708) 748-6010.
Trivia Night: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park. will host trivia night May 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit a summer mission trip. Registration required at (708) 444-8560.
Benefit Concert: Tenor Eric Christopher Perry, soloist and chorister at Trinity Episcopal Church in Copley Square, Boston, Mass., will star in a benefit concert for the Good Shepherd Center for exceptional children on May 11 at the First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Dinner featuring a salad bar, shrimp etouffee over rice, cornbread and dessert is at 6 p.m. and the concert is at 7:30 p.m. Perry will perform music from “Les Miserables,” “West Side Story,” “Cabaret” and other favorites. Accompanying Perry will be members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra. Dinner and concert tickets are $25, dinner only is $15 and concert only is $15. Reservations: (708) 798-0490.
Plant, Flower Sale: Grace United Methodist Church, 12739 Maple Ave., Blue Island, will have its annual plant and flower sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11. There will be hanging baskets; flats of annuals, perennials and vegetables; and herbs. Information: (708) 388-5340.
Bikes: St. Patrick’s Church, State and Illinois streets in Lemont, will collect bicycles 9 to 10 a.m. May 11 to give to families who can not afford them. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Mass: Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, will host its final Mass and Irish breakfast of the season at 10 a.m. May 12. Breakfast is $8. Information: (708) 687-9323 or www.chicagogaelicpark.org.
Domestic Violence: “When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic Violence” will be discussed at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Lifetree Cafe, 1366 Main St., Crete. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversations about faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting sponsored by the Crete Reformed Church. Information: (970) 292-4697.
Seniors: Attorney Bernadette Garrison Barrett, partner in the Barrett & Sramek Law Firm in Palos Heights, will discuss issues related to seniors at 8 p.m. May 13 at the St. George Holy Name Society meeting at St. George School Hall, 6707 W. 175th St., Tinley Park.
Dinner: Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Road, will host is monthly ministry fundraising dinner 5 to 7 p.m. May 15. Ribs with baked potato, salad, beverage and dessert will be served. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 children ages 3 to 10 and free for children younger than 3. Carryouts are available. Information: (708) 877-5541.
Light Exercise: The Homewood Presbyterian Church Women’s Association will meet at 1 p.m. May 16 at the church, 17929 Gottschalk Ave. Jane Evert will lead the program about light exercises for people with arthritis and for people with limited movement. Dessert will be served. Cost is $2.
Garage Sale: St. John’s United Church of Christ, will have its annual garage sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 and 17 and 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at the Christian Community Center 11100 Second St., Mokena. Information: (708) 479-5123 or stjohnmokena, org.
Comedy: Hickory Creek Church, 10660 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, will host author Tracy DeGraaf’s one woman show “Life Happens, Laugh Anyway” at 7 p.m. May 17. Tickets are $13. Tickets can be purchased at the church or at Evilena’s Red Dresser, 59 W. Bankview Drive, Frankfort. Information: (815) 469-9496.
Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free movie night 6 to 8 p.m. May 18. The movie will be “Parental Control.” The family evening includes candy and popcorn. Information: (815) 838-1017 or www.1umclockport.org.
Flea Market: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host a flea market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18. Information: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.
Trivia Night: Our Lady of the Ridge, 10859 S. Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge, is hosting its first Trivia Night May 18. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $125 for a table of eight. Drinks will be available for purchase. Bring an appetizer to share with your table and pizzas can be ordered at the door. Tickets: Bill McFarland at (312) 241-4861 or Mike Marth at (708) 259-6618.
Outdoor Service: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an outdoor worship service at 11 a.m. May 19 with Faith United Presbyterian Church, featuring the contemporary Christian rock band, NewFire. After the service, hotdogs will be served. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.
CommUnity Garden: United By Faith Lutheran Church, 3240 W. 98th St., Evergreen Park, is accepting applications from community groups and residents to lease garden beds for the upcoming growing season. Last year, every bed was rented and hundreds of pounds of produce was grown in the raised boxes, which were built in accordance with American with Disabilities Act guidelines. The garden promotes the use of collected rainwater and repurposed materials. University of Illinois certified master gardener and master composter Kate Bradley will offer workshops and answer questions. Fee is $50 per bed plus a $10 refundable deposit. Information: Robin Huiras, (708) 422-6301 or email@example.com.
Flea Market: Holy Trinity Church, 8659 Sayre Ave., Burbank, is accepting booth space reservations for its flea market scheduled for June 1. Spaces are $20 each or two for $35. Information: Gary Canon, (708) 385-4179.
Arts and Crafts Sought: Artists and craftsmen can reserve selling space for the 38th annual “Old Campground Festival” slated for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22. The event, sponsored by the United Methodist Church of New Lenox will take place outdoors at the wooded campgrounds just off U.S 30 in New Lenox. Fee for a 12-foot by 15-foot space is $45. Application forms may be obtained by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1289, New Lenox, 60451.
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