Blessing of the Backpacks will take place Sunday, Aug. 18 during the 10 a.m. worship service at Palos United Methodist Church, 12101 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights. Students of all ages are invited to bring their backpacks for this special blessing.
Our Lady of Loretto in Hometown will host a parking lot sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. For sellers, it will cost $15 per space. Table rental is available for $5. To reserve a spot call 857-7048. The event is at 8925 S. Kostner Ave.