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16 | November 9, 2017 | The orland park prairie Faith opprairie.com FAITH BRIEFS St. Michael Church (14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park) My ‘Fair’ Lady Event 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club, 10700 W. 153rd St. in Orland Park. St. Michael is to host its 5th annual My “Fair” Lady event at a new venue this year to accommodate over 50 some vendors. Admission is free. Shoppers have a chance to win gift baskets and certificates from vendors. Cash only bar. Chemotherapy Bags for Area Hospitals The Women’s Club of St. Michael Service Project is to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Commons. The group will be filling chemotherapy bags for area hospitals. The bags will be supplied but must be filled and decorated. Suggested items are lip balm, paperback books, hand cream, small snack bags and a favorite prayer or note of encouragement. The bags must be decorated so people are asked to bring markers, fabric paint, fabric decorations, glue. Etc. Trip to ‘42nd Street’ The Women’s Club of St. Michael is sponsoring a coach bus trip to the Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook from 10:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, for lunch and a showing of the Tony Award-winner for best musical, “42nd Street.” Tickets can be purchased in the parish office for $85. All proceeds will be donated to various charitable organizations. FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park) Veterans Service and Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. Free will offering to benefit Kruse’s Krew and Veterans Garage military support groups. All faiths invited. For more information, call (708) 444-8560. Presbyterian Church in Orland Park (13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) Arts & Crafts Festival 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The Arts & Crafts Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 www.22ndcenturymedia.com Festival is to present more than 50 crafters, a luncheon, baked goods, split-the-pot and more raffles. Free admission. Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park) Zumba Classes 6 p.m. Every Wednesday. The cost to participate is $5. Attendees can bring their own towels and water bottles. AA Meetings 7 p.m. Every Thursday Al-Anon 7 p.m. Every Friday Services 5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays Men’s Bible Study 7-9 a.m. Every other Saturday. Breakfast, Bible study and discussion is included. For more information, call (708) 349-0431. Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park) Men’s Barnabas Bible Study 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays. Study various books written by Christian authors. Coffee and light refreshments are served. Living Word Lutheran Church (16301 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) PUSH Prayer 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. All are welcome to take part in person or take 10-15 minutes to pray for the country, church, community and individual needs. Meetings take place the second Tuesday of the month. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park) ‘The Father Effect’ Screening 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Sponsored by the Multi-Parish Respect Life Ministries. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Editor Bill Jones at bill@opprairie.com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 20. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. Resident Poet ‘Road of Life’ Susanne Cabrini Marie Orland Park Resident Our “engines” start but often “sputter,” When we don’t listen to Our Mother. By “The Highway” Mary stands, watching over us, The Queen of Heaven asking only for our love and trust! Some people do not like the fact that She is always there. Sadly, they reverse their course and turn away from Her. But, those who heed Her guidance “drive on The Right Side”. “The Straight Path” leading to where peace and joy abide! So, travel “The High Road” and turn on your “lights,” For Mary will show you The Way to Christ!

opprairie.com Life & Arts the orland park prairie | November 9, 2017 | 17 Deanna Belos talks release of first album as Sincere Engineer Sandburg alumna releases ‘Rhombithian,’ performs at Florida festival F. Amanda Tugade Freelance Reporter Deanna Belos is navigating through a different phase of her life. The 24-year-old Orland Park native and Sandburg High School alumna is diving into adulthood headfirst, and coming to grips with growing up and getting older. At this point, what keeps her together is an inside joke with a close friend that has not only transformed into a guiding force but also a source of inspiration. She calls herself a “rhombithian.” Belos is not shy about the fact that the word was conceived through drunk conversations, but it is hers and hers alone. And the word has transformed into the name of her first full-length album. “What sold me on it was that before the record came out and you typed it into Google, nothing would come up,” she said. “Now, [that] the record is out; stuff about it comes up.” “Rhombithian” takes the shape of 11 tracks and unpacks Belos’ state of uncertainty and uncomfortability. Belos, who performs under the stage name Sincere Engineer, debuted “Rhombithian” in late October. She recently signed to punk rock label Red Scare Industries and is coming off the heels of her performance at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. In a one-on-one interview with The Orland Park Prairie, the punk songstress reflected on creating “Rhombithian,” opened up about her love for all things Chicago and talked about keeping her past at the forefront of her present. The Orland Park Prairie: What’s the story behind the tracks that make up “Rhombithian”? Deanna Belos: All those songs were written around the time that I was making the move from living at my parents’ house to living on my own, and a lot of it, like the first track, discusses boredom and sleeping a lot and trying to take care of myself. Then, there’s a lot of nostalgic elements to it. I mention teeth and dentistry a lot. I went to college for biology, and I wanted to be a dentist. So, there’s a lot of feeling like failure. And then there’s a lot of trying to figure out what I’m feeling now. There’s also a lot of mentioning of Chicago and the lake and stuff, just because that’s where I live now. ... The record cover is me when I was 6, jumping into the lake. OPP: What has your journey been like through the Chicago music scene? DB: I’ve been playing guitar since I was like 12. I had started writing songs when I was 20. My friend Toby [Jeg], who runs Red Scare — I’m not really even sure how — but he caught wind of me having songs in, like, 2015. He actually gave me my first show opening up for Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms. He’s, like, my hero. It’s my favorite band in the world. It was super surreal. It kind of fell in my lap, I guess. Since then, I’ve tried really hard to keep it up, because I was given that amazing opportunity and just thought I should keep going, because [that performance] was the best day of my life. Take a listen Online: “Rhombithian” is available on Spotify and Bandcamp. For more information, search Sincere Engineer on Facebook. Live: The album release show for Sincere Engineer’s “Rhombithian” is Friday, Nov. 10, at Township, 2200 N. California Ave. in Chicago. The lineup includes The Brokedowns, The Usuals and Two Houses. Tickets are $8. Attendees must be 17 and older. Doors at 7 p.m. OPP: And how do you think your experiences so far have shaped you into an artist? DB: The whole recording process took so long, and I worked with my friend Matt Jordan. And he taught me. … He’s super knowledgable with the recording process, and even with the way that I listen to music now, it’s so different than the way that it was. I could pick out things that I’ve never even noticed before, like harmonies in the background, like really small things that all of a sudden now strike me as really cool. Unlike before, I would really overlook them. I’m definitely a little bit harder on myself now, just trying to make the best product possible. I’m still trying to make sure that it’s fun and not work. OPP: Trying to make sure things are “fun and not work” is a hard balance. DB: For sure. It’s hard to stay motivated on it like a show. After working eight hours, you have to go play a show. I’d rather take a nap, but ... you get there, and it starts being fun again. OPP: Did you face any challenges while working on this album? DB: No. I had the songs written before we started recording. They’re pretty much what they were on the demos. Matt made them so much stronger in every way possible. Him and I got along really well. We never really fought over anything. If I didn’t agree with something, he didn’t pressure me to keep it or have it the way he wanted or something. It was an easy process. I think the only thing that bothered me a lot was that [recording] took me so long, and I kept getting so anxious, because I wanted it out. OPP: How long did it take you? DB: Like, nine months. We’d do a full weekend day, or I’d come out for a couple hours after work, Deanna Belos, who grew up in Orland Park and attended Sandburg High School, recently released “Rhombithian” under the name Sincere Engineer. Image submitted working during the days of the week. I [kept] getting more and more excited, because we were getting closer to getting done, but, you know, the nine months dragged on. OPP: How do you feel now that it’s done and out there? DB: We have this release show that’s coming up in a couple weeks, and I’m super excited for it. That’s like the first time the full band’s going to be playing the show. I’m super glad that everyone can hear it if they want to. … The feedback’s been positive, for the most part. I try not to read the comments from the people on the internet. Everyone seems to like it that I’ve heard from. OPP: Aside from your album, you also had the chance to play just before Halloween at The Fest in Florida. What was that like for you? DB: I felt like all of Chicago was there to hang out with me. The room was packed, and everyone knew all of the words. And I was super surprised — a little overwhelming. It was really awesome. I’m glad that I was given that opportunity. OPP: The album cover for “Rhombithian” is a photo of you jumping into Lake Michigan. What thoughts cross your mind when you look back at a younger version of yourself? DB: My friends all make fun of me, because I say anything makes me nostalgic. Any type of weather makes me nostalgic. That’s why that theme shone through on the record. It’s something that crosses my mind a lot. It’s something that I draw inspiration from. Most of the music that I listen to makes me feel nostalgic. It’s a feeling that I strive to feel all the time, I guess. OPP: It’s almost comforting to remind yourself where you come from. DB: Exactly. It’s like being completely carefree when you’re a child. We all miss that. I’m sure.