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    • Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists: celebrating 100th anniversary of the chapter ’s founding, with an organ recital by international concert organist/ recording artist Stephen Tharp, 7 p.m. June11, on the 1901 Lyon & Healy Organ at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster, includes music of Widor, Sowerby, Briggs and others; tickets $10, for more info call (773) 271-8243 or visit:
    • St. Thomas More Parish: celebrating 60th anniversary with 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Mass and party, $30/adults in advance; $45 after Sept. 9 or at door; 18 and older only, Music by American English, 2825 W. 81st St., (773) 436-4444.
    • St. Jude the Apostle Parish: celebrating golden jubilee at 11:30 a.m. Mass Oct. 28 with Cardinal George, 900 E. 154th St., call (708) 333-3550 for more info.
    • Anawim Center: Native American Spiritual Center, marking 25 years with American Indian powwow; host drum Black Eagle, grand entry 7 p.m. June 15; 1 p.m. June 16; 1 p.m. June 17, $8/ adults; $4/seniors, 55 and older and children 12 and under; at Dupage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, (773) 561-6155.
    • St. Edmund Parish: celebrating 100th jubilee with procession at 11 a.m. June 17 from church at 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, to Scoville Park for an outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m.; trolley and vintage cars available for those unable to walk in procession; chairs available for Mass, but attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, (708) 848-4417.

    • Golf for St. Gabe’s: noon lunch June 23; 1 p.m. shotgun start, $150/person; dinner only $50, at Gleneagles Golf Course, benefits St. Gabriel Parish, call Michael Kolovitz at (773) 373-7252.
    • Loretto Sisters Gala: “Viva Loretto,” 3 p.m. July 22, silent/live auctions, dinner, $70/person, Drury Lane Grand Ballroom, Oakbrook Terrace, RSVP to (630) 682-9097.
    • St. Giles: “A Night at the Races,” 6:30 p.m. June 7, all-youcan- eat buffet; post time 7:20 p.m. $25/person, Maywood Park, 5th and North avenues, (708) 383- 3430.
    • St. Dorothy Parish: outing on “The Spirit of Chicago,” at Navy Pier, boarding 11 a.m. June 10; sailing noon, luncheon, dancing, $55/adults; $35/children 12 and under, call (773) 846-6852.
    • Misericordia’s Bums Golf Outing: June 11, Olympia Fields and Flossmoor Country Clubs, $600/person, call (773) 273-4167.
    • Illinois Right to Life Committee: 20th annual charity golf outing, June 11, lunch 11:30 a.m., tee time 1 p.m. shot-gun start, dinner 6:30 p.m., $400/person; dinneronly tickets $100; at LaGrange Country Club, for more info or RSVP, call (312) 422-9300.
    • Mayslake Ministries Golf Outing: 8 a.m. tee-off June 6, shotgun start/scramble, $135, last outing at Seven Bridges Golf Course, Woodridge, call (630) 323-1620.

    • Gaelic Park Irish Fest: 3-11 p.m. May 25; noon-11 p.m. May 26-27; noon-8 p.m. May 28; with top Irish entertainers, Irish dog exhibition, Gaelic sports, tug of war, import stores, food, Irish Tea Room; $15/person (includes unlimited rides), or $12 for seniors or kids 12 and under; children 3 and under/free, at 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, (708) 687-9323.
    • St. Joan of Arc Carnival: 5-9 p.m. May 31-June 1; noon-9 p.m. June 2; noon-6 p.m. June 3, mega rides pass, food, fun, 9248 Lawndale, Evanston, (847) 673-0409.
    • St. Agnes Unity Fest: 4-11 p.m. June 9-10, ethnic foods, entertainment and dancing, games, pull tabs, Aggie's Antique Attic booth, used books, DVDs, CD, VHS tapes on sale; alumni tent, raffle, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights, (708) 709-2694.
    • St. Hilary Parish Family Fest: 4 p.m. June 23, live music, food, grand raffle, 5600 N. Fairfield, (773) 561-3474.
    • Our Lady of Knock Parish: Country Western Night with radio’s Mike Myers as host, 4:30- 11 p.m. June 9, part of parish 50th anniversary events, 497 163rd St., Calumet City, for tickets, call (708) 862-3011.
    • St. Norbert Block Party: 2:30- 10:30 p.m. June 9, food, beverages, big-name entertainment, 5k walk/run, 1817 Walters, Northbrook, (847) 272-7090.
    • St. Bart’s Carnival: 6-10:30 p.m. June 6-7; 6-11:30 p.m. June 8; 3 p.m.-midnight June 9; 2-10 p.m. June 10, rides/specials; ethnic foods with outside vendors, games of skill and chance, kids games, different live entertainment every day, including Mariachi Band, and Elvis, St. Bartholomew Parish, 4900 W. Addison, (773) 286-7871.
    • Our Lady of Ransom Parish Family Fun-Fest: main stage entertainment, 7 p.m. June 20-24, Greenwood and Normal avenues, Niles, (847) 823-2550.

    • St. Barbara Parish: seeking crafters for Pumpkins ‘n’ Holly craft show and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17; no vendors; at parish center, 4015 Prairie, Brookfield, call Jenny at (708) 485-1962.

    • First Friday Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. June 1, “The Accused,” powerful drama with Jodie Foster, discussion uses “The Movie Lectionary- Lights, Camera, Faith,” at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 326-4228.
    • Organ Recital: 4 p.m. June 3, by St. Ignatius Parish organist, Brian DuSell, donation, 6559 N. Glenwood, (773) 764-5936.
    • Mary Scannell in Concert: “The Minstrel of Mary Immaculate Queen,” featuring her original songs and songfest with Jack Carlson, Jim Civik, Pat Gordon, Tom Ptacek, Deacon Dan Welter and Mike Carso, 4 p.m. June 24; free will offering for new music books for St. Walter Church, 11700 S. Oakley; wine/cheese reception follows with CDs on sale, (773) 779-1515.
    • John Williams and Dennis Cahill Salon Concert: traditional Irish music, 8 p.m. May 31, $20/person, at door, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.
    • Celebrate Bloomsday: the life and works of James Joyce, eighth annual “Rattlin’ of the Joists,” 7 p.m. June 16, with readings, music and song with excerpts from Joyce’s works, $10, includes preshow reception at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.

    • Recent works by Janina Monkute Marks: Lithuanian-born award-winning artist, opening reception 7 p.m. June 15 with artist present; free, exhibit continues through Aug. 12, at Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, daily hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., (773) 582-6500.
    • “Art in the Garden”: 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. June 3, St. Mary’s Garden Club presents drawings and sculptures by the children of St. Mary Parish, outdoor show to admire and purchase; other attractions, in St. Mary’s award-winning church garden, 120 Herrick, Riverside, (708) 447-1020.

    • Tom White: De La Salle Institute coach of the Meteors, selected as Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ’s Class AA Boys Co-Coach of the Year in District 2.
    • Sister Jeanine Butler : principal of St. Helena of the Cross School (former principal of Saint Barnabas School), retires in June; Bishop Raymond Goedert celebrates Mass in her honor 11 a.m. May 26 at 10116 S. Normal, reception follows in the school hall, (773) 238-5432.

    • William E. Carroll: Aquinas Fellow in theology and science, Blackfriars, University of Oxford faculty member, topic: “Thomas Aquinas, Contemporary Cosmology and the Origin of the Universe,” noon June 8, luncheon $30/person, hosted by Catholic Citizens of Illinois, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, RSVP to Maureen at (708) 352-5834.
    • Fr. Donald Senior, CP: “What Have They Done to My Jesus?” 11:30 a.m. Mass June 3, Distinguished Preacher Series, reception and Q&A follows, at Ss Faith, Hope and Charity Church, 191 Linden, Winnetka, (847) 446-7646.
    • Dennis Martin: Loyola associate professor of theology, “Freedom from the Riven Earth: Karol Wojtyla’s Path to Mature Love,” discussion of the pope’s play, “The Jeweler’s Shop,” 6 p.m. June 5, $5 for non-members, at Simpson Lecture Hall at Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan, reservations strongly suggested, at (312) 915-7630.
    • Richard J. Houk: moderator of the DePaul Geographical Society, “Geography in the News,” the upside of geographic literacy, 1:30 p.m. June 9, wine and cheese reception follows end of season lectures, at DePaul’s Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore, (773) 325-7871.

    • First Saturday Catholic Women’s Book Club: “The Space Between Us,” class/gender roles in modern day Bombay, noon-2 p.m. June 2, bring your lunch, discussions on faith-journeys and aspects of literature, for women of all ages, Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call Blanca at (773) 585-6753.
    • OnTrack Singles: meet at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, 6435 S. Kilbourn, call Steve at (708) 268-9482 after 6 p.m. for events.
    • New Beginnings Tweeners Group: singles born in mid-1950s or later, Memorial Day picnic, 11 a.m. May 28, Tyler Creek Preserve in Elgin, call Flo at (847) 891-5546 for more info.
    • Chicago Catholic University Club: dinner-dance, noon-5 p.m. July 1, with induction of officers, entertainment by Dick Fabian, $25/members; $27/ guests, at Alessandro’s Banquets, 6040 W. Cermak, Cicero, RSVP by June 25 to Ann Marie at (773) 685-6624.
    • Catholic Alumni Club of Chicago: singles meet 6:30 p.m. June 2 at Epicurean Hungarian Restaurant, 4431 W. Roosevelt, Hillside, RSVP to the club hotline at (708) 450-8280 by May 31.
    • St. Fabian Phoenix: doors open 7 p.m. June 14, speaker Fr. Robert Rohrich, “Handwriting Analysis,” 7450 W. 83rd St., Bridgeview, (708) 499-5377.

    • Historic Malta: August 11-18, celebrate Santa Marija with pageantry, led by Sunday BibleTalk author/spiritual guide, Elizabeth-Anne Stewart; see cathedrals, site of St. Paul’s shipwreck, shrines, the Blue Grotto, the church of Our Lady of Victories, more; call (312) 788-3326 or e-mail [email protected].
    • Holy Land Pilgrimage: Sept. 15-26, round trip from Chicago, led by Fr. Mario DiCicco, OFM of Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, Calif., call him at (510) 848-5232.
    • Pilgrimage to England and Scotland: visit the land of St. Giles Sept. 24-Oct. 3, as St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, marks its 80th year, with optional extension to Ireland, Oct. 3-8, call Fr. Dore at (708) 383-3430, Ext. 422.
    • Rome, Assisi, Florence: with Fr. Michael Sparough, SJ, Jan. 12- 20, call Shirley at (708) 361-5592 or visit
    • Shrines of Italy: Rome, Assisi, Florence, San Giovanni Rotondo, more, with Fr. Paul Stein of Holy Name Cathedral, call (312) 602- 5373 or
    • In the Footsteps of St. Edmund: Sept. 17-28, from Oxford to Paris, to mark centennial of St. Edmund Parish, Oak Park, call (708) 442-9914 for more info.

    • St. Agnes Grade School: visit alumni tent at St. Agnes Fest, 4- 11 p.m. June 9-10; sign up for school centennial reunion/events for 2008, 1501 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights, (708) 709-2694. Resurrection Grade School: (formerly on Jackson Blvd.) seeking class of 1967 for 40th reunion, call Angie Anzelone Brennan at (708) 458-8418.
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica Parish and National Shrine: golden reunion of Chicago’s first basilica, 5 p.m. Mass June 16, on Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, appetizer celebration follows in parish hall, 3121 W. Jackson, for more info, call Diana at (773) 638-0159, Ext. 100.
    • Christ the King School: seeking alumni for school’s 70th anniversary, 5 p.m. Mass July 7; party follows on parish grounds, 9235 S. Hamilton, call Karen at (773) 238- 4877 to be on mailing list.
    • St. Mary Grade School: (Riverdale), seeking class of 1957 for proposed reunion, call Gail Revoir Lee, at (708) 895-4691.

    • Our Lady, Mother of the Church: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9, flea market, vendors and crafters welcome, in church parking lot, 8747 W. Lawrence, contact Joe at (773) 589-0860.
    • Resurrection Retirement Community: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2, no stairs, ample parking, 7262 W. Peterson, (773) 792-7930.
    • St. John Brebeuf: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2, hosted by youth ministry and Boy Scouts, in school parking lot, 8307 N. Harlem, Niles, (847) 255-3543.
    • St. Joseph Village: rummage sale and craft show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9, 4021 W. Belmont, (773) 328-5500.
    • St. Alphonsus School: presale 7-10 p.m. June 8; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9; noon-3 p.m. June 10, 411 N. Wheeling Road, Prospect Heights, (847) 903- 1610.
    • Prince of Peace Parish: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June 14-15; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16, includes cars, boats, antiques, computers, toys, more, 135 S. Milwaukee, Lake Villa, (847) 356-6111, Ext. 509.

    • Architectural Tour of Historic St. Ignatius Church and Chapel: 6-9 p.m. June 23; part of centennial celebration, $25; or $30 at door, wine and light hors d’oeuvres, 6559 N. Glenwood, RSVP to (773) 764-5936.
    • Pancake Breakfast: 8-11:30 a.m. June 10, hosted by Men’s Club, St. Thomas Becket Parish, $6/person; $4 kids ages 4-12; in parish hall, 1321 N. Burning Bush, Mount Prospect, (847) 827-9220.
    • Aquinas Literacy Center Walk-a-Thon: 10 a.m.-noon June 9, at center in Good Counsel Convent, 3525 S. Hermitage; center’s program to tutor adults to read, write and speak proper English now has a waiting list and needs more equipment; volunteer and/or join the walk-a-thon, call Sr. Kay at (708) 409-0312 for information.
    • Irish Art Summer Program: for children ages 7 to 12, Tuesdays- Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10- Aug 9, includes kit-making and field trips, also Celtic mythology literacy project, $275/child, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, call (773) 282-7035.
    • Women’s Center Needs: cribs, strollers, new and gently used infant and children’s clothing; paper products, household cleaning supplies, diapers, call (773) 794-1313, for pick-up or drop off.
    • Children’s Summer Enrichment Camps: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18-Aug. 7, for ages 5-14; summer school or summer enrichment programs, with grade appropriate reading, math review, or field trips, arts, crafts, games; at St. Elizabeth School, 4052 S. Wabash, call Frederica Harmon at (773) 268-1518.
    • Irish School: culture, customs, language, art and music, storytelling, crafts, games, for ages 6- 15, 8:45 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, July 10-Aug. 23, $45/child, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035, Ext. 10.
    • Seminar on Anxiety and Stress: overview by Fr. Pat Brennan at 9 a.m. June 2; then attend two one-hour workshops at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., on a variety of topics, donation $20, at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, call (847) 907- 3441 for list of topics and to register.
    • 2k Family Hunger Walk: registration 8 a.m. June 16; stepoff at 9:30 a.m., along the lakefront at Montrose Harbor, benefits Greater Chicago Food Depository that supplies church pantries and other groups, call (708) 597-6326 for more info.
    • Book-Signing: and reading excerpts from “End of Watch: Chicago Police Officers Killed in Line of Duty, 1853-2006,” by Ald. Ed Burke and Tom O’Gorman, 7:30 p.m. May 30, free, at Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.
    • Acting Auditions for “All Shook Up”: rock ‘n’ roll musical, 7 p.m. May 29, 30 or 31, must be 16 years or older; production dates July 20-22 and 26-29 at Lewis University, Romeoville, call box office at (815) 836-5500 for more information.
    • Bernardin Center Open House: prospective students create own open house, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 7, 13, or 19; audit a summer institute course, tour school, meet students, professors, at Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell, call (773) 371-5450 to reserve day/time.
    • Endurance Bike Ride for Emmaus Ministries: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 9, from LaSalle Manor, Plano, Ill., in a 20-mile loop through Kendall County; money raised helps men recover from prostitution, addiction and homelessness; go to or call (773) 334-6063.
    • Eighth Senior Day: June 15, hosted by Deanery 1B and Interfaith Parish Support Services of Alexian Brothers Hospital, at St. Francis de Sales Church, Lake Zurich, speaker Joan Wester Anderson, call Fran at St. Cecilia Church, (847) 437-6208, Ext. 22.
    • “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”: hosted by Pathways Awareness Foundation on creating access and inclusion in worship, 2-4 p.m. June 20, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove, Glenview, for Vicariate IV, (800) 955-2445.
    • The Congregation of St. Joseph of La Grange Park: needs volunteers for its adult literacy program, School on Wheels. Tutors are needed to teach one hour weekly; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; or 3-8 p.m.; Hodgkins, Summit, Westmont or Woodridge, no prior second language skills needed, call (708) 354-9200, Ext. 5060.
    • Catholic Charities Health Fair: from 9 a.m.-noon June 2, through St. James Hospital medical services, at St. Anne Parish Hall, 16801 Dixie, Hazel Crest, (708) 333-8379.