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    • Sisters of St. Casimir: 100th jubilee at 2 p.m. Mass Sept. 8, Nativity BVM Church, 6812 S. Washtenaw; banquet follows, RSVP to Sr. Margaret at (773) 776-1324.
    • 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. Edmund Parish: centennial celebration 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Canterbury Ball, at Butterfield Country Club; choral concert 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; centennial Mass/reception, Nov. 25, (708) 848-4417.

    • Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program Banquet: honoring Cardinal George’s 10th anniversary, silent auction and reception, 5 p.m. Sept. 9, dinner 6 p.m., tickets $175/person, Hotel Marriott, for tickets, call (312) 666-3675.
    • Cosmic Bowling for Misericordia: 6- 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18, $25/person, hosted by Baird & Warner, at Brunswick Zone, 7333 Milwaukee, Niles; call Jan, at (312) 636- 3340 by Aug. 5.

    • St. Barbara Picnicfest: 6-10 p.m. July 21-22, games, ethnic foods, miniature golf; noon July 22 polka Mass with The Good Times, other live bands both days, petting zoo, crafts, 2859 S. Throop, call (312) 842- 7979.
    • St. Albert the Great Summerfest: 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 3; 3 p.m.-midnight Aug. 4; 2-10 p.m. Aug. 5; craft show noon-6 p.m. Aug. 4, also food booths, beer garden, games, bingo, silent auction, bands and entertainers, 5555 W. State, Burbank, call (708) 423-0321 for more details.
    • Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish Festival: 6 p.m. rosary Aug. 17; Mass 6:30 p.m. in church, with procession to fest, with hours to 11 p.m.; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 18; 8 a.m.- 11 p.m. Aug. 19; live entertainment, ethnic food vendors, kids’ games, on parish grounds, 2200 S. Albany, (773) 521-8400.
    • St. Jerome’s Annual Kermes: noon-midnight Aug. 4, clowns, children’s marathon, ethnic food, music, dance, dunk tank, 1709 W. Lunt, call (773) 262-3170 for more info.
    • St. Lucy Family Fest: noon-11 p.m. Aug. 4, events for kids, noon-5 p.m.; Hi-Line Band, Italian foods and beer garden, bingo for adults, 3022 S. Wells, (312) 842-6115.
    • Hopefest: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 11, at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 9711 W. Devon, Rosemont, (847) 825-4631.
    • Cursillo Picnic: 2-7 p.m. Aug. 12; Mass 3 p.m. in gazebo; bring your own food, drinks, lawn chairs, bag games, volley and softballs and bats to River Front Park, River Grove; sponsored by St. Gertrude Eltreya, Franklin Park; call Ron and Marie at (708) 453-2657 for more info.
    • Comboni Mission Picnic: Aug. 25, on grounds at 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, (708) 354-1999.
    • St. Edward Summer Fest: 3-11 p.m. Aug. 25, in parking lot, must be 21 and over, 4350 W. Sunnyside, (773) 545-6496.
    • St. Mary of Czestochowa Summer Fest: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 23-24; noon-11 p.m. Aug. 25; noon-9 p.m. Aug. 26, carnival rides, ethnic foods, kids’ games, DJs and battle of the bands.

    • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish: seeking crafters for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20 fair, 3820 N. Spaulding, call (773) 478-1157, Ext. 13.
    • Resurrection Retirement Community: seeking crafters for Oct. 13 craft and gift sale, no stairs, 7262 West Peterson, call (773) 594-0093.
    • Marian Catholic High School: seeking crafters for Oktoberfest Arts & Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7, 700 Ashland, Chicago Heights, call Terry, at (708) 614-7698.
    • St. Francis Borgia Parish: seeking crafters for 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 show, 8025 W. Addison, no stairs, call (773) 625-1118.
    • St. Eugene Parish: seeking crafters for bazaar/rummage sale, Oct. 13, 7850 W. Foster, call (708) 583-9359.

    • Broadway’s “West Side Story”: performances, 2:30 p.m. July 22; 7:30 p.m., July 27, 28, at St. Anne Church, 120 N. Ela, Barrington, for tickets, call (847) 382-5300 ext. 400.
    • “Finger-Licking Good Jazz & B-B-Q”: 2-6 p.m. July 22, with Art Booker Trio, complementary glass of champagne, adults $15, at St. Elizabeth Parish Hall, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268-1518.
    • First Friday Movie Night: Aug. 4, “Mrs. Brown,” love story with Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, discussion uses “The Movie Lectionary-Lights, Camera, Faith,” at Pauline Books & Media, 172 N. Michigan, call (312) 326-4228.
    • Concert in the Park: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 3, bring lawn chairs, blankets for Evergreen Park Ministerial Association’s Faith Fest, with choirs and praise bands, including St. Bernadette Church Choir, free refreshments, in Klein Park, 9700 S. Homan, Evergreen Park, (708) 422-8995.
    • Second Sunday Evening Concerts: 7 p.m. Aug. 12, showcasing city’s top acoustic/folk performers and visiting artists, $15 at the door, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, (773) 282-7035.

    • Free Summer Art Show: Aug. 3-20, showing work of Chicagoland Italian-American artists, coinciding with St. Frances de Paula Fest Aug. 12 and St. Charles Borromeo Parish Picnic Aug. 19, at Casa Italia Cultural Center and grounds, 1621 N. 39th Ave., Stone Park, (708) 345-3842.

    • Waleeta Canon: “Massacre of the World’s First Christians,” the Assyrian Christians in Iraq, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1351 W. Evergreen, (312) 548-9152.
    • Rabbi Evan Moffic: “The Future of Jewish- Catholic Relations,” 6 p.m. Aug. 7, Simpson Lecture Hall, at Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan, (312) 915- 7630.

    • Southwest Archdiocesan Singles: for ages 21 and older, trip to Morton Arboretum, carpool from Brunswick Bowl, 10300 S. Cicero, noon July 28, end day with dinner, call Ken at (708) 423-4271 to RSVP by July 27.
    • New Beginnings: Annual Parking Lot Picnic, hot dogs, buns, condiments, and soft drinks provided; bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair (or two), $5 without a dish, meet behind St. Hubert Church, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon streets, Hoffman Estates, 24-hour hotline, (847) 622-4342.
    • On Track Singles: meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 for dinner at Top View Restaurant (formerly Top Flight), 4715 W. 63rd St., bowling at Lawn Bowl, 6750 S. Pulaski, follows at 9 p.m., call Lucy, at (773) 778-8239 after 7 p.m. to RSVP.
    • The Calix Society: new Chicagoland Calix Unit, an association of Catholic alcoholics maintaining their sobriety through participation in Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m.-noon on fourth Saturdays, St. John Vianney Church basement, 46 N. Wolf, Northlake, call Ellen at (847) 583-0274 for more info.
    • “Courage-Chicago”: spiritual support group of Catholic lay men and women aspiring to live chaste lives in accordance with Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality, for meeting info, call Fr. Charlie Becker, at (815) 385-1575.

    • North American Shrines: motor coach tour Aug. 5-16, to Montreal, Niagara Falls, St. Anne de Beaupre, Ven. Solanus Casey, Blessed Tekakwitha, Audrey Santo, Shrine of Divine Mercy, led by Fr. Charlie Becker, (312) 602-5373.
    • Pilgrimage Day: to Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine, Twin Lakes, Wis., departs 8:30 a.m. from St. Hilary Parish, 7432 W. Talcott, returning 6 p.m., $40, includes lunch and snack, guided tour, RSVP to Sr. Christine at (773) 792-6363 by July 24.
    • Fatima Pilgrimage: with Fr. Eduardo Garcia of St. John Vianney Parish, visit the sites where Our Lady appeared to the children in 1917, and other shrines throughout Portugal, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, call Nancy at (847) 566-7711.
    • Egypt and Greece: Nov. 2-16, call Fr. Mario DiCicco, OFM, at (510) 848-5232.

    • St. Benedict High School Alumni (Chicago): seeking class of 1972 and nongrads for Nov. 10 “Come Together,” at Sheraton Gateway Suites, Rosemont; Memorial Mass for deceased classmates, noon Nov. 11, at St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park, followed by a school tour, contact (773) 539-0066, or e-mail alumni@stbene to be on mailing list.
    • Visitation High School: all years reunion, 12:30-5 p.m. Sept. 16, at Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, classes that graduated in the years ending with “2” or “7” will be honored, call Elizabeth Preisser, (708) 636- 1664 for more info and to RSVP.

    • St. Jane de Chantal Parish: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 28, at 5151 S. McVicker, (773) 767-2411. St. Rita Parish Garage Sale: toys, furniture, computer/office equipment, more, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 12, basement of Fairfield Academy School, St. Augustine Hall, 6201 S. Fairfield, (773) 863-1179.
    • Bridgeport’s Biggest Garage Sale: purchase a table in advance or donate items, and/or come to buy, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11, plenty of parking, at St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, 1039 W. 32nd St., call (773) 927- 6646 for info.
    • Holy Ghost Parish Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4, rain or shine, in Fr. Feller Center, 700 E. 170th St., South Holland, (708) 333-7011.

    • Catholic Charities Health Fair: 8:30 a.m.-noon July 28, medical and dental screenings, school physicals and immunizations for working poor or homeless, at Our Lady of Tepeyac, 2414 S. Albany, (312) 948-7626.
    • Grief Recovery Outreach Program: 10-session program for those experiencing recent or past loss, find help to move beyond pain of loss, requires committed attendance; new group begins 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Aug. 7; $160 for 10 sessions and materials, at The Well Spirituality Center, 1515 W. Ogden, La- Grange Park, call Cecilia at (708) 528-0200.
    • Tour of Anderson Japanese Gardens: coach bus leaves Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 9 a.m. Aug. 7, 3834 N. Spaulding, for Rockford, returning 4 p.m., $40 includes bus, buffet, admission, hosted by Adult Social Group of IHMary Parish, call Judy at (773) 478-1157, Ext.13 to RSVP.
    • Fra Angelico Art Foundation Tour: “Queen Anne Style Home Bed and Breakfast Tour,” with a homemade Victorian Tea luncheon, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 18, in Oak Park, for more information and to RSVP, call (708) 447-9695.
    • St. Bruno Health Walk or Ride: 8 a.m. Mass Aug. 15, at 4751 S. Harding, followed by a blessing as caravan proceeds to lake front bike path at 31st Street for 10 mile ride or 1.8 mile health walk on Feast of the Assumption, entry fee $25, call (773) 523- 3467.
    • Irish American Heritage Center Golf Open: noon Sept. 8, $100 fee includes golf and dinner at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, West Chicago, RSVP to Alan Duggan at (312) 401-2603.