"The Smart Stepmom" will take place Oct. 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370th Plaza, Bellevue. Speaker Laura Petherbridge will address issues sounding the role of stepmom. Cost is $40. Pre-registration requested. For more information, call Kay at 598-6251 or visit www.laurapeherbridge.com.
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"Help! I'm Single Again" is set for Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church, 3702 370 Plaza, Bellevue. Speaker Laura Petherbridge will address issues for anyone navigating the journey from marriage to singleness. Cost is $10. Pre-registration requested. If childcare is needed, pre-registration is mandatory by Oct. 8 and limited. For more information, call Kay at 598-6251 or visit www.laurapeherbridge.com.
Feast of St. Francis Celebration will be Oct. 5 beginning with noon bilingual Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4513 S. 32nd St., Omaha. Event includes food, entertainment, music, bingo, raffle, games, and more. Take out available.
Creighton University's Red Mass is set for Oct. 7, 5 p.m. at St. John Church on the University campus, Omaha. Father John Schlegel, S.J. will preside. Members of the legal profession are invited along with faculty, staff and students of the law school. A reception will follow in the Schneider Commons at the Ahmanson Law Center.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Overflow Youth Fall Retreat, THE BIG XII, is set for Oct. 17-19. Retreat focuses on the apostles and is based upon writings of Pope Benedict XVI. For more information and to register, call Jill at 968-0253 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 10.
St. Boniface Parish's 29th Annual Fall Festival, Craft and Products Fair will be Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Elgin. More than 70 booths featuring handmade crafts will be in St. Boniface Auditorium and home -based products in the church basement. Lunch stand will feature soup, sandwiches and pies. Free admission. Sponsored by St. Boniface Altar Society. For more information, call Margaret at (402) 843-2318.
Youth Pilgrimage to March for Life is set for Jan. 20-25 in Washington, D.C. All youth currently in high school are invited to participate. Information about the trip and downloadable registration forms for chaperones and youths are available at www.respectlifeomaha.com. Financial aid applications and video competition scholarships also available online. Cost of $350 covers hotel lodging, bus transportation, and some meals. Final deadline for registration and payment is Nov. 12. For more information, call Father Damien Cook at 341-4560 ext.
EGAN-Rita, 85. Memorial Mass Sept. 25 at Holy Cross Church. Private family services. Preceded in death by husband, Thomas P. Egan Sr. son, Thomas P. Egan Jr. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Michelle Egan, and Mark and Kerstin Egan; daughter, Mary Drexel; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Hallett; brother, Thomas Barry; nieces; nephews; friends.
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VALKER-Carol S., 41. Visitation 5 p.m., wake service 7 p.m., both Sept. 26 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., Sept. 27 at the church. Survived by husband, William S. Valker Sr.; son, William S. Valker; parents, Robert D. and Anne L. (Barbay) Sundal, Westchester, Ohio; grandmother, Cleo M. (Egan) Sundal; sisters and brother-in-law, Sara A. (Sundal) Fiscus, Ohio, Amy L. Sundal, Dayton, Ohio, Mary B. Sundal and husband, Brian Lagotte, Madison, Wis.; niece; nephew; aunts; uncle. Memorials to Fr. Michael Mukasa Uganda Education Fund c/o St. Margaret Mary Church.
HILL-Richard C., 81. Visitation 6 p.m., memorial wake 7 p.m., both Sept. 25 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Memorial Mass 10:30 a.m., Sept. 26 at the church. Preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Cecilia Hill; sister, Mary Beth Murphy. Survived by wife, Joan; children and spouses, Mary Jo Jelinek, Bernadette and Scott Koch, Patty and Mike Goodman, Kathy and Tom Shea, Jeanne and Alan Moy, Matt and Sandy Hill, Tim and Tina Hill, and Jeffrey and Heather Hill; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.Memorials to John Paul II Stem Cell Research Institute, 540 E.