• OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY: Parents and grandparents of children at St. Rita School are invited to join the students for a World Mission Rosary prayer at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the gym of the school, 7118 Jefferson Highway, Harahan. The St. Rita Home & School Association is organizing this celebration of The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
  • FALL AND CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE: Good Shepherd United Church of Christ will holds its Fall and Christmas Boutique Friday through Saturday, Oct. 16-17, in the fellowship hall of the church, 5122 West 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, Oct. 16-18, at the church, 6336 Berkley Dr?ive, New Orleans. The hours for the sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17, and beginning at noon Oct. 18. For information call Linda Lilly at (504) 394-4956.
  • 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.