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Festivals, flea markets and church dinner offer distractions from autumn chores


THE FALL festival season is in full swing in the Pasadena area, giving to a great opportunity to postpone those pesky fall cleanup chores (at least for a few hours).


The parish of St. Jane Frances in Riviera Beach opens its fall festival at 5 p.m. today, closing for the night at 11 p.m. The festival hours for the rest of the weekend are noon to 11 p.m. tomorrow and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Attractions include midway rides, games of chance and skill for all ages, bingo with a 50/50 pot and a silent auction of vacations, dinners and homemade crafts. There will be a bake sale, a "jail 'n bail" booth, delicious food and refreshments. Tickets for daily raffles and the $1,000 jackpot raffle also will be available.

You can ride all you want for one price from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow and all afternoon Sunday. Discount coupons are available at many area stores.

Proceeds will benefit St. Jane Frances School.


Gibson Island Country School, 5191 Mountain Road, has scheduled its annual market fest for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow on the school grounds.

Market fest activities include a treasure room stocked with used books, toys, housewares and furniture; children's games, pony rides and face painting; and outdoor dining featuring GICS' famous clam chowder and its pit beef sandwiches.

The event is sponsored by GICS parent association.

For more details, call 255-5370.


Jenkins Memorial Church, Riviera Drive and Jenkins Road, will serve an all-you-can-eat turkey and ham dinner from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 5-12. Youngsters under 5 can eat for free. Carryouts will be available starting at 11 a.m. Free delivery to the immediate area also is available.

The menu includes turkey and dressing, fresh ham and sauerkraut, candied yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, rolls and butter, dessert and a beverage (dine-in only).

Proceeds will benefit church activities.

To place carryout orders, call 437-2846.


Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, is sponsoring a flea market from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Used toys, baby items, games, household items, baked goods, food and refreshments will be featured.

Proceeds will benefit the church's Project Chill air conditioning fund.

For more details, call 647-3090.


The Lake Shore Athletic Association will have basketball registration for boys and girls, 6-14 and girls' cheerleading this month at Lake Shore Elementary School, 4531 Mountain Road.

The registration fee is $40 for one child, with family discounts available.

Sign-ups are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Oct. 21 and 28, and for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 25.

For more details, call Tom Michalowicz, 255-2638.


The Stoney Creek Democratic Club has scheduled two open houses, each beginning at 8 p.m., at its Fort Smallwood Road clubhouse this month.

Wednesday, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran will be the guest speaker. Casper R. Taylor, speaker of the House, will visit on Oct. 25.

For more details, call Evelyn Sommer, 255-4611.

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