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Below are the next 30 upcoming events in the Chicago Southland. Use the form above to search for specific events.

Apr 1, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - BODY CONTACT, DRAWINGS BY CHRISTINE WUENSCHEL
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Christine Wuenschel’s large-scale drawings of nude bodies, sometimes piled one on top of the other, explore the tension between pleasure and discomfort and challenge historically rooted notions of nudity and sensuality. Reception: Thursday, March 26, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
, Alsip, IL
708-344-7300
Chicagoland's finest-most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices - every weekend.
W 7AM-2PM; Sa & Su 7AM-4PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - LIVE HARNESS RACING
Balmoral Park Race Track
26435 South Dixie Highway, Crete, IL
708-672-1414
View Live Harness racing, simulcast harness and thoroughbred racing from this newly remodeled rustic themed venue. No live racing on Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
W, Sa-Su 7:10PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 29, 2015 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-6200
Bingo, $4400 guaranteed payout. Doors open at 4:30pm. Early special at 6:15pm. Bulls eye, Fireplug, Raffle, Food, Free Coffee and Progressive Raffle.
W 6:30PM
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s EASTER
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Easter decorations including die-cuts and Easter Gurley Candles, with 1950s-style Easter baskets and rabbit and chick decorations in every room.
W & Sa 10:30-3:30 or by appointment
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Apr 1, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX BASEBALL
Chicago White Sox
US Cellular Field, 333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL
312-674-1000
The Chicago White Sox play spectacular Major League baseball providing great entertainment for families from April through September.
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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
, Robbins, IL
708-385-8940
Thinking of going into business? Let us be your testing ground. Become a vendor/or shop till you drop. We have new and used merchandise.
Tu,Th & Sa 6AM-3:30PM
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Apr 2, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - SOUTH SUBURBAN DRUM CIRCLE
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Thursday nights Adult Drumming Circle ALL skill levels welcome. BYO Beverage. Parents can Call to register their son/daughter for Saturday Youth drum classes limited seating available.
Th 7-9PM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - MIGRATORY BIRD HIKES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Join a naturalist to observe resident and migratory birds at Sagawau. Learn to identify birds by field marks, behavior, sound and habitat. Binoculars available for loan. Weekday hikes will be followed by optional off-site birding trip.
Sa 7:30AM
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Apr 4, 2015-Apr 25, 2015 - CANYON TOURS
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
The Sagawau Canyon is the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County. Join naturalists for a hike down the canyon to learn how it was formed and what lives there. Be prepared to wade through the stream; footing is unstable.
1PM Saturdays in April (plus Sundays April 5 & 19)
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Apr 7, 2015-Apr 28, 2015 - TUESDAY MORNINGS ARE FOR THE BIRDS!
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Bring binoculars and enjoy spring migration with a naturalist. We'll Visit Sand Ridge's best birding spots and check out some colorful warblers.
Tu 8AM
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Apr 14, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - FISHING FOR TRASH
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash. Help us fulfill our mission to preserve and protect the natural resources of Will County. Fishing line, as well as other types of debris, poses serious threats to wildlife and obscures the inherent beauty of the preserve. Animals can ingest hooks and monofilament. Many birds become entangled which can be fatal. To participate, please stop by the Visitor Center to pick up a trash bag and gloves, and fill it with any trash you collect. Return the bag to the Visitor Center and receive a free gift!
6AM-5PM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - BIO-SYNTHESIS, AVIVA ALTER, ANGELA DIEFFENBACH, VESNA JOVANOVIC
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Art inspired by science, medicine and the human body, featuring work by Aviva Alter and Vesna Jovanovic from Chicago and Angela Dieffenbach from Peoria, IL. Reception Saturday April 18, 12-3PM.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 15, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - JOURNEY: THE ART OF HEALING
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Journey is a regional juried exhibit featuring art in response to physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Apr 16, 2015-Apr 30, 2015 - ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Classes are a mix of Zumba and Zumba toning
Th 6:50-7:50PM
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Apr 18, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - WILL COUNTY TUFF HUNTERS FIRST ANNUAL SPORTING GOODS SWAP MEET
Will County Fair Grounds
710 West Street, Peotone, IL
708-258-9359
Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - GARDEN SERIES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Garden Plant Selection: Incorporate native plants into your garden plan. Many natives are perennial returning year after year. Learn how to choose the right plants for your garden. Ages 15 & up. Registration required at least four days prior to each session.
9AM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - RECYCLING DAY
Brookfield Zoo
North Parking Lot, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Bring in approved unwanted items from the list below (from electronics to shoes to bicycles) to recycle and receive FREE parking on the zoo’s Main Lot at 31st Street and First Avenue! After you've dropped off your items for recycling, join us for Party for the Planet for fun, family-friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day.
9AM-3:30PM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - FUNNY FACEPAINTING
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Kids love getting their face painted! Come out to enjoy family fun & great food!
11:30AM-2:30PM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - RUN AND YOGA
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Join us for a run at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve and enjoy the Plum Creek Greenway Trail. Come run for three or six miles and do a 20-minute yoga program to soothe and stretch your muscles. Participants have their pick of two routes and will confirm when registering so they can train for the distance they choose. No pressure, just a fun run with a yoga cool-down/stretching afterwards.
8-10AM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!
Plum Creek Nature Center
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher, IL
708-946-2216
Celebrate Earth Day with exciting activities that highlight ways to enjoy and appreciate nature, whether visiting the Nature Center, your local park, or even your own backyard! Enjoy an interactive program to learn about and search for salamanders! Build your own worm bin! Visit with the Frog Lady and her live frogs, snakes, turtles, and lizards! The day's activities include an "Earth Day Adventure Challenge," food and stories at the campfire, nature crafts, a seed and plant swap, and an exploration of the Nature Center's outdoor nature playscape! The first 100 visitors will receive a free Earth-friendly gift.
12-4PM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - SOAK IT UP!
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland, IL
708-868-0606
Explore our bioswale and other 'green infrastructure' features. Then, take part in a fun, hands on permeability experiment.
1:30PM
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Apr 19, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 - PARTY FOR THE PLANET
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL
708-688-8000
Every day is Earth Day at Brookfield Zoo, but on this very special day we will be showcasing some of the steps you can commit to that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe!
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Apr 20, 2015-Apr 20, 2015 - HOW TO PREVENT IDENTITY THEFT
John H. Blakey Senior Center
1 South Rebecca Street, Glenwood, IL
708-753-2438
Come out and learn how to prevent identity theft. Presented by Deb Sedberry, Branch Manager at MB Financial in Glenwood, IL
12:30-1:30PM
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Apr 21, 2015-Apr 21, 2015 - MONTHLY BOOK CLUB GATHERING
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Paperback Trading is having monthly book club gatherings every 3rd Tuesday. Event is FREE.
7-9PM
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Apr 21, 2015-Apr 21, 2015 - CATALYST CAREER FAIR
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-1100
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - MONTHLY STORYTIME & CRAFT
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL
708-598-8442
Each month Paperback Trading Co. will pick a theme for storytime, ages 2-8, and a craft. Quite often characters will participate in the story reading.
6-7PM
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - WINE ON WEDNESDAYS A BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
708-849-2100
Expand your network among over 1000 invited business owners and guests. Join us for Wine on Wednesdays a Business Networking Event hosted by Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall.
6-8PM (Every 4th Wednesday)
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Apr 22, 2015-Apr 22, 2015 - WILD HAIR WEDNESDAYS WITH BUZZES & BEEHIVES
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
Our friends at Buzzes & Beehives will be giving mini wild-hair makeovers during lunch! Come and enjoy family fun & great food!
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Apr 24, 2015-Apr 24, 2015 - DINE & DONATE FOR AUTISM
All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement
20831 South LaGrange, Frankfort, IL
815-806-9005
April is Autism Awareness month! Join us from 5-8pm for family fun & great food. A portion of our proceeds will be donated to Frankfort's Chicago Autism Academy.
5-8PM
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