First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn at 10000 S. Central Ave. needs volunteers at 4 p.m. Monday to help unload a semi-truck full of pumpkins.
Due to an unexplained tragedy in the mother pumpkin patch, Saturday’s scheduled delivery of gourds at the church was postponed until today.
Every October, the Methodists transform their expansive church lawn at
100th Street and Central Avenue into a whimsical pumpkin patch. Proceeds from pumpkin sales go to the church's ministries that help local neighbors in need.
If your kids need to work off some school-holiday energy, bring them to the pumpkin patch today. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and church members have assured me that everyone who helps out will be served dinner.
This popular pumpkin patch offers a huge selection of pumpkins and a wide variety of gourds, Indian corn and strawberry corn for your fall and Halloween decorating.
The church is also offering tractor rides, leaf piles, pictures and other goodies.
First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn is located at 10000 Central Ave. (100th Street and Central Avenue) in Oak Lawn. The pumpkin patch is open 10 a.m. to dusk, weekdays and Saturdays; and from noon to dusk on Sundays.
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More Columbus Day Fun
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn will be open on the federally observed Columbus Day holiday, Monday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Loads of educational fun.
Free Family Flick – The Oak Lawn Library is showing The Croods, a fantastical, PG-rated tale about a caveman family whose home is destroyed and must navigate an unfamiliar world with the help of an inventive boy. FREE. 1 p.m., Oak Lawn Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave.
The Haunting @ Chicago Ridge Library -- William Pick offers an evening of supernatural “ghost-theater,” an interactive performance of spine-tingling horror stories, Chicago ghost lore and inexplicable paranormal occurrences. This program is for teens and adults only. Call the library to reserve a seat, 708-423-7753. Free. 7 p.m. @ Chicago Ridge Library, 10400 S. Oxford, Chicago Ridge.
Three Awesome Local Deals
Not only is Patch FREE, we also help our readers save money. Here are three awesome local deals for discounts on a night with the ghosts of Al Capone, a class for making the perfect martini, and a two-for-one admission to the Beverly Arts Center Oktoberfest on Oct. 19.