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The St. Jane de Chantal Senior Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 5 in the parish’s Ward Hall, 5201 S. McVicker Ave., Chicago.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the church at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and tea will be available before the meeting, which begins just after Mass.

Guest speaker Walter Machala will discuss investments, estate planning and other topics. A $2 fee will be charged at the door. Refreshments will be offered.

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A Halloween party will be held from 11 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.

Children will create Òspooky crafts” and play Òghostly games.” Costumes are optional. No advance registration is required.

More information can be obtained by calling the library, (708) 422-4990, or visit http://www.oaklawnlibrary.org.

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The annual Pumpkin Jamboree Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 along Archer Avenue.

The annual parade, sponsored by Cong. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D-23rd) and Ald. Michael Zalewski (D-23rd), will begin to line-up at 10 a.m. at 59th Street and Nordica Avenue, Chicago. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.

Other scheduled participants are state Rep. Dan Burke (D-1st), state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-12th), state Sen. Tony Munoz (D-1st) and Democratic candidate for state representative in the newly formed 21st District, Silvana Tabares

The parade route will continue east along Archer Avenue to 55th Street and Merrimac, before turning south and ending at Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave., Chicago.

The parade will feature entries from local businesses, fire departments, police departments, scout troops, civic organizations, and marching bands.

At Wentworth Park, costume judging, free hot dogs, refreshments and as assortment of treats.

For more information on participating in this year’s parade, contact Joe Bonomo in Lipinski’s office at (312) 886-0481.

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Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013, consolidated election in Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 are now available.

Forms may be picked up from the Board Secretary in the Superintendent’s Office at the Administration Center, 9400 Southwest Highway, Room 123, Oak Lawn, on any business day between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, and no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Four full-term seats on the seven-member Board of Education will be filled at the April 9 election. The term for these four school board seats will run from April 2013 to April 2017.

For more information, interested individuals can contact Linda Schlimm at (708) 741-5602.

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An adult book discussion will be offered during November at the Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave., Chicago.

The next adult book discussion will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the library.

More information can be obtained by calling (312) 747-9241.

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The Oak Lawn Camera Club will hold its regular monthly competition meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at the Oak View Center, 4625 W. 110th St., Oak Lawn.

The meeting is open to all interested photographers. For more information, call (708) 534-1912 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The second meeting of the month will be held Friday, Feb. 9. The meeting will be a program on how to take award-winning photos.

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Programs for children and adults will be offered in October at the Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place, Chicago.

An interactive story time for children will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. Children will listen to popular stories stories and complete creative crafts. The program is for ages 4 and up.

The workshop ÒConnecting to Those with Memory Loss” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the library. The presentation explores the use of art as a visit activity for those who know someone affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The programs are free. No registration is required.

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