Blessings of the Animals: You are invited to bring your pets to the annual Blessings of the Animals in honor of St. Francis at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. Animal friends should be caged, leashed or otherwise comfortably accommodated. If you have no special animal friends at present, plants or representative stuffed animals are welcomed. Treats for pets and people will be provided. Donations for Animal Aid will be gratefully received.