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Volunteers for One Community One Meal program Oak Lawn get ready dish out dinner recently Menard Activity Center. The program

Volunteers for the One Community One Meal program in Oak Lawn get ready to dish out dinner recently at the Menard Activity Center. The program that offers free meals is a joint venture of the Oak Lawn Clergy and Religious Workers Association, the Muslim American Society and the Mosque Foundation. The purpose is to bridge the gaps among faiths. The next meal is planned for Aug. 18. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 6, 2013 6:09AM



Greek Fest: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 12307 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, will host its annual Greek Festival 4 p.m. to midnight July 6 and noon to 11 p.m. July 7. The grills will be fired up all day and night with Greek-style seasoned chicken, marinated pork shish kebobs and gyros, in addition to Greek pastries. Also, there will be children’s rides and games and Greek music and dancing. Free parking and shuttle will be available from Trinity College and Palos Courts. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Information: (708) 385-2311.

Mass: The Sisters of St. Casimir, 2601 W. Marquette Road, Chicago, will have a Mass at 9:30 a.m. July 6 to pray for the Beatification Cause of Maria Kaupas. Information: (773) 776-1324.

Vacation Bible School: St. Liborius Church, 3440 Halsted Blvd., Steger, will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. July 8 to 12 for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade. The theme will be “SonWest Roundup.” Registration: (708) 754-3460 or www.stliborius.org and select the religious education tab.

Ice Cream Social: Tinley Park United Methodist Church, 6875 W. 173rd Place, will host an ice cream and pie social 5 to 8 p.m. July 12. Information: (708) 532-2960 or www.TinleyMethodist.org.

Yard Sale: Calvary Assembly of God, 18620 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, will have a yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13. Information: (708) 957-0986.

Flea Market: Our Lady of the Ridge Knights of Columbus 2013 Summer Flea Market is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at 10811 Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge. The next one is July 13. Breakfast and lunch are available. Information:(708) 425-3800.

Open House: Summer open house dates for St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, are 9 a.m. to noon July 13 and 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2. The school services students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Information: (708) 754-4493.

Picnic Celebration: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will observe the third event of its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. The Rev. Michael Hagenow, who was a member of the church while growing up, will be the guest speaker at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services on July 14. He is the pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Coronado, Calif. Following the 10 a.m. service, there will be a picnic on the church grounds. Information: (708) 349-0431.

Vacation Bible School: Faith United Methodist Church, 15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park, will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 14 to 19 for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.” The free program includes interactive Bible games, music, science, crafts and mission work. Registration: (708) 444-8560 or www.faithumcop.org.

Vacation Bible School: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4041 W. 120th St., Alsip, will host Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14 to 19 for children age 3 to those in eighth grade. Registration: (708) 597-5209 or www.HC-LC.org.

Vacation Bible School: Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 to 19 for children ages 3 to those in sixth grade. The theme is SonWest Roundup. Registration: (708) 422-5111 or www.trinitycovoaklawn.org/events.

Vacation Bible School: Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, 9230 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn, will have Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 to 19 for children ages 3 to sixth grade. The theme is “SonWest Roundup.” Registration: (708) 422-5111 or www.trinitycovoaklawn.org/events.html.

Garage Sale: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 W. 34th Place, Steger, will have a garage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and 20. Information: (708) 754-2345.

Movie Night: First United Methodist Church of Lockport, 1000 S. Washington St., will host a free family movie night 6 to 8 p.m. July 20. The movie will be “Oz The Great and Powerful.” Information: (815) 838-1017.

Theater Camp: Calvary Church, 16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park, will host a Spotlight Youth Theater Summer Camp for youths ages 5 to 18. The camp, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 to 26, focuses on developing interests in singing, dancing, acting and other theater-related skills. After camp classes in dance, voice, drama and theatrical specialties also are available. The program also helps students with special needs to participate in classes and productions. Camp registration has started and can be completed by calling (847) 516-2298 or going to www.spotlight.org/summercamp.

Vacation Bible School: Oak Lawn Bible Church, 9435 S. 54th Ave., will have its annual Vacation Bible School 9:30 a.m. to noon July 22 to 26 for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. This year’s free program is “Colossal Coaster World.” Registration: (708) 857-9800 or www.oaklawnbible.org.

Vacation Bible School: Living Word Lutheran Church, 163 Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, will have Vacation Bible School, “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” July 22 to 26 for children ages 3 to 11. The morning session will be 9 a.m. to noon and will be repeated in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Closing service will be at 10:30 a.m. July 28, followed by a celebration with food, games and other activities. Registration is $15 per child with a $30 maximum per family. Registration: (708) 403-9673 or www.livingwordorland.org.

Vacation Bible School: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8607 S. Narragansett, Burbank, will host Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 22 to 25 for children age 3 to those in eighth grade. The theme is “Kingdom Rock.” A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Registration: (708) 598-4780.

Vacation Bible School: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn, 9411 S. 51st Ave., will host Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 for children age 4 through those in fifth grade. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair.” Cost is $5. Registration: (708) 422-4200.

World Youth Day: The archdiocese of Chicago will hold the Midwest Celebration of World Youth Day from 1 to 11 p.m. July 27 at Marian Catholic High School, 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights. Cardinal Francis George will be the main celebrant at the closing liturgy at 9:15 p.m. Keynote speakers will be Noelle Garcia-McHugh, a World Library Publications recording artist whose topic is “I Praise You for I am Wonderfully Made,” and Pat Rinker, youth ministry director in the diocese of Lansing, Mich., who will discuss “Be Transformed.” Registration: www.youthministry-chicago.org.

Vacation Bible School: Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ of Oak Lawn, 9411 S. 51st Ave., will host “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 for children age 4 through fifth grade. There will be games, crafts, music and Bible stories. Registration: (708) 422-4200 or wwww.2013.cokesburyvbs.com/pilgrimfaithvbs.

Vacation Bible School: First United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park, 9358 S. Homan Ave., will host Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9 for children in prekindergarten through sixth grade. “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme. Registration: Nicole Zable, (708) 385-1268, email jwzagz@yahoo.com, or go to 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/FUMCEP. Information: (708) 422-8451.

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