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Young adults enjoy meal while informally discussing life issues during South Side Theology Tap St. Bernadette Catholic Academy located 93rd

Young adults enjoy a meal while informally discussing life issues during the South Side Theology on Tap at St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, located at 93rd and Francisco streets in Evergreen Park. The next session is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Theology on Tap aims to grow participation and further engage young adults in the Catholic Church, organizers said. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 20, 2013 6:17AM



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.

Vacation Bible School: Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Weekend Vacation Bible School takes place 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 20 with a celebration at 9:30 a.m. July 21 at 4955 W. 158th St., Oak Forest. To register children age 3 through those in fifth grade call (708) 687-1964.

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.

Theology On Tap: St. Bernadette Parish, 93rd and Francisco streets, Evergreen Park, will host South Side Theology on Tap for the fourth consecutive summer. The conversation series will have new topics and speakers this summer. The next session is 6:30 p.m. July 21 with the Rev. Andrew Wawrzyn discussing “John Paul the Great: Anthropology, How to Use It In Our Daily Life.” The program, geared to people in their 20s and 30s, includes a free dinner with beer or wine. Free childcare is available for children older than 2. Information: www.facebook.com/stbernadetteparish.evergreenpark.

Vacation Bible School: Palos Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12424 S. 71st Court, Palos Heights, will host Vacation Bible School 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 22 to 26. Registration: (708) 448-2260 or www.paloslutheran.org.

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 can be completed by calling (847) 516-2298 or going to www.spotlight.org/summercamp.

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: Oak Lawn Bible Church, 9435 S. 54th Ave., will have Vacation Bible School 9 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: 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.

Parish Festival: St. John the Evangelist Parish, 9400 Wicker Ave., St. John, Ind., will host its annual parish festival, July 25 to 28. The theme of this year’s event is “Food, Family, Fun,” featuring free nightly entertainment, carnival rides, children’s games, indoor bingo, Texas hold’em tournaments, $10,000 raffle, beer tent and an assortment of food. July 25 is tropic fest featuring hula dancers, fire performers, steel drum band and tropic featured food and drink. July 26 is wristband night. July 28 is race day with a 5K and a family fun run with registration at www.stjohnparish.org.

Motorcycle Run: The Parkview Christian Church Motorcycle Club of Orland Park will hold its third annual CruZin for KidZ with Cancer Motorcycle Run July 27. Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation of Orland Park. Registration for the ride begins at 9:30 a.m. the church, 183rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park, First bike out is at 11 a.m. Cost is $20 per biker or $30 per couple. The run will end with lunch at the Treasure Chest Foundation, 15430 70th Court, The foundation provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift certificate in 44 hospitals nationwide. For tickets for the run, contact Mike Hoerler at (815) 258-0716 or visit www.parkviewmotorcycleclub.com.

Connect Conference: The Rev. Cash Luna will be the main speaker at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 28 as Family Harvest Church, 18500 92nd Ave., Tinley Park, celebrates its annual “Re-Connect Summer Conference.” The 16th annual conference is July 21 to 28 and includes a variety of speakers, seminars and a children’s program. For a listing of events go to www.fhclife.org/NewHere/Events/CONNECT.

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.

Vacation Bible School: Immanuel Church, 83rd Street and Normandy Avenue, Burbank, will host its 56th annual Vacation Bible School 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 29 through Aug. 9. The theme of the free program is “The Armor of God.” Information: (708) 599-5335 or (708) 357-1497.

Vacation Bible School: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted St., Glenwwod, will host Vacation Bible School for children preschool through fifth grade 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 3. Registration: (708)709-0100.

Clothing Drive: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 14700 Kildare Ave., Midlothian, is having a clothing drive and bake sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3. Shoes, linens and towels also will be accepted. Information: (708) 388-4283.

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.

Open House: St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 330 Highland Drive, Chicago Heights, will host a summer open house 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Information: (708) 754-4493.

Mass for Healing: Infant Jesus Of Prague, Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue, Flossmoor, will host a Mass and healing service at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Information: (708) 799-1234.

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 Aug. 10, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12. Breakfast and lunch are available. Information:(708) 425-3800.

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.

Youth Outing: Living Springs Community Church, 19051 S. Halsted, Glenwood, is hosting an outing for high school students to Wrights Hollywood at 6 p.m. Aug. 13. The group will meet at the church parking lot and return around 9 p.m. Bring $20 for miniature golf and other activities. Reservations: (708) 709-0100.

Car Show: Trinity Lutheran Church, 97th Street and Brandt Avenue, Oak Lawn, will host a classic car show noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories. Entry fee is $15 and includes a hot dog lunch. The day’s activities will include games for children and adults, face-painting, inflatables, bean bag toss and music. Food will be available including hot dogs, chips, popcorn and beverages including root beer floats. Information: (708) 422-0193.

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