The following events will take place at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 S. Central Ave. (at Third Street), on the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7.

• Centenary’s Japanese Language Church is having a Yard Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is not your ordinary yard sale, but a shopping experience that will fit everyone’s tastes, needs and budget. Everything is priced to sell, close to a give-away. Negotiate your price. Items include new and second-hand clothes, appliances and dry goods.

• Picture Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community photographer Albert Lien will be on hand for those who wish to have a photo professionally taken for headshots, family photos or even the upcoming holiday cards. There will be a different focus each day:

Saturday — Open invite to everybody. Dress for fun. Family portraits, headshots, and cosplay can be done. Multiple backdrops will be available.

Sunday — Open for only family portraits and headshots, plus pet photos. Only a black or white background will be used.

A small sitting fee of $10 per group/individual will be charged with the money going to the church and photographers. Photos will be edited and a digital negative will be provided for your own personal use. Prints can be made, with an additional cost, and ready for pickup two weeks after.

• Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Bring your pets to church. This is an open event; all are welcome to attend and participate.

For more information on church activities, call (213) 617-9097 or visit

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