• FALL AND CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE: Good Shepherd United Church of Christ will holds its Fall and Christmas Boutique from Friday through Saturday in the fellowship hall of the church, 5122 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Boutique hours will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Handmade items, baked goods and candy will be sold. Admission is free.
  • GARAGE SALE: St. Stephen Lutheran Church will hold a garage sale Friday through Sunday at the church, 6336 Berkley Dr?ive, New Orleans. The hours for the sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and will begin at noon Sunday. For information, call Linda Lilly at (504) 394-4956.
  • BINGO: St. Agnes Church, 3410 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, will be host of a bingo game at 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH: St. Katharine Drexel Parish, worshipping at Holy Ghost Church, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Holy Ghost Church at 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday at 2015 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans.
  • “ENCOUNTERING JESUS”: The Rev. Philip Chircop will present a retreat with the theme “Encountering Jesus: Allowing Ourselves to Be Set Free” from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 23-25, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $225 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • DAY OF PRAYER: Jan Tate will lead a day of prayer with the theme “The Gift of Womanhoood” Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $35 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A grief support group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie.
  • “WAITING IN HOPE”: The Rev. Joe Krafft will lead a retreat with the theme “Waiting in Hope: Advent as a Season of Joyfully Increasing Our Longing for the Lord’s Arrival” from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie. A $225 offering is suggested. For information, visit retreats.arch-no.org or call (504) 887-1420.
  • THE KING’S MEN: The King’s Men group in Slidell is sponsoring a retreat for men, Catholic or not, Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 12-15, at Chico State Park in Ville Platte. The outdoor, experiential retreat will provide opportunities for men to explore their roles as leaders, protectors and providers. There will be daily Mass, confession, inspirational talks and gourmet meals. Participants in the Into the Wild retreat will learn topography, self-defense, survival skills, outdoor construction, fishing, wild-game food preparation and more. They will sleep in bunk houses or cabins. For information, visit www.intothewildweekend.com.