St. Thomas wines and dines

Staff Writer

Fall is in full swing, and the St. Thomas the Apostle School is inviting the community to celebrate this colorful season at their Wines and Steins Harvest Festival this Saturday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The event at St. Thomas, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., will feature 14 wines to taste from Chicago-based Madison Vine Wines, as well as seven seasonal craft beers. Live jazz piano will entertain in between tastings, and guests can cleanse their pallets with light hors d’oeuvre and dessert.

The Endowment Committee of the parish is hosting the event as part of their efforts to fund scholarships, technology and other donations to generate support for the school. Recently, the committee was able to raise enough money to redesign the school’s science lab.

Tickets are $35 per person, or $50 per couple and can be purchased at the event, at the parish office or online by visiting