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

Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - 2014 FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT SEASON
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
312-559-1212
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - BENCHES ON THE AVENUE
Along Oak Park Avenue from 172nd to 176th
, Tinley Park, IL
708-444-5000
This award-winning public art program features benches that showcase the unique and colorful designs of professional and amateur artists. "Let the games begin" theme.
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Sep 1, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - 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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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - ALSIP
Apollo Recreation Center
12521 South Kostner Avenue, Alsip, IL
708-389-1003
Tu 3-7PM
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Sep 2, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - BARBARA DIENER | SEHNSUCHT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Barbara Diener’s photographic portraits and landscapes represent the complex ritualistic and spiritual undercurrents of small towns and rural communities throughout the United States and Europe that are maintained despite a disappearing rural lifestyle. Reception: Thursday, September 4, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 4PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 14, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles, with a few extra special touches. Visit for a nostalgic look at Halloween in the 1950s.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM or small groups by appointment
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Sep 17, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - INSPIRATIONS | USG ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT FLOSSMOOR LIBRARY
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Exhibit of artwork by USG Artist Members to celebrate the opening of the Inspiration Station at the Flossmoor Library, 1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor.
M-Th 9:30AM-9PM; F-Sa 9:30AM-5PM; Su 1-5PM
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Sep 22, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - SLANT: NEW WORKS BY CAROL BROOKES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Carol Brookes examines the hemisphere as a structure through a series of frame-like boxes constructed of wood and canvas filled with spherical sculptures created through the layering of materials such as paper, tubing, rope, and industrial insulation. Reception: Thursday, September 25, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Sep 27, 2014-Sep 30, 2014 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm!
10AM-6PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 1, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - THORNTON
Hubbard Park
Margaret Brown Derby Road & Hubbard Street, Next to the quarry, Thornton, IL
708-877-4454
Farmers & Vendors are needed.
W 8AM-2PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 12, 2014 - RECYCLE YOUR BICYCLE
Monee Reservoir
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee, IL
708-534-8499
Practice environmental stewardship while helping others. Monee Reservoir will collect bicycles to be given to local recycling centers that refurbish them for youth or individuals with disabilities. Bikes can be in any condition: brand new or beyond repair. Be green – reduce, reuse, recycle! Let the Forest Preserve be an avenue to make that happen, especially to benefit someone in need. Registration is not required. For information, visit ReconnectWithNature.org
6AM-5PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 15, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Cook Avenue
, Oak Lawn, IL
708-499-7744
The Farmer's market is located at 52nd Avenue and Cook Avenue, behind the Oak Lawn Library (9427 S. Raymond Ave.).The village has lined up great vendors when you can pick out fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, find unique gifts, get a rain barrel and visit with Oak Lawn businesses.
W 7AM-1PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 15, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
708-361-1800
Great Locally grown fruits, vegetables, breads, bakery and pastries, eggs, cheeses, olive oils and vinegars, meats, honey, jams, pizza products, pestos, salsas, plants and flowers.
W 7AM-1PM rain or shine
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 23, 2014 - BARBARA DIENER | SEHNSUCHT
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Barbara Diener’s photographic portraits and landscapes represent the complex ritualistic and spiritual undercurrents of small towns and rural communities throughout the United States and Europe that are maintained despite a disappearing rural lifestyle.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 23, 2014 - SLANT: NEW WORKS BY CAROL BROOKES
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
708-974-5500
Carol Brookes examines the hemisphere as a structure through a series of frame-like boxes constructed of wood and canvas filled with spherical sculptures created through the layering of materials such as paper, tubing, rope, and industrial insulation. Reception: Thursday, September 25, 3-5PM. Artist talk at 3:30PM
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 25, 2014 - MATERIAL MATTERS | NATIONAL JURIED FIBER EXHIBIT
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Material Matters features a broad range of fiber and textile art from all over the nation, including 31 diverse artists showing 47 works of art from 16 states, from traditional to unconventional artworks.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 29, 2014 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-341-3161
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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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 29, 2014 - 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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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 29, 2014 - DROP-IN BIRD BANDING
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont, IL
630-257-2045
Banding has been used to study birds for centuries. Visit Sagawau's banding station to talk with the banders. Learn more about his method of studying birds and observe our bird species up close. Weather permitting.
W 8AM-12PM
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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 29, 2014 - 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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Oct 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2014 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
708-429-3800
The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is fun for all ages! It is a 110 acre farm! We boast a 13 acre pumpkin patch that you will be able to walk through to find the perfect pumpkin for your family. Our exclusive corn maze is 15 acres! It is shaped to say Odyssey Fun World Tinley Park and displays our mascot Chipper! We also have a 5 acre courtyard full of family friendly activities: The Odyssey Petting Zoo, The Inflatable Kidz Zone, corn cannons, pig races, a cow train, hay rides and pony rides! (Pony Rides only available on Saturday and Sunday. Max weight of 90lbs.) Smoking and alcohol are strictly not permitted within The Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Smoking is only permitted within the front parking lot. No outside food or beverages allowed on the Farm!
10AM-6PM
Visit Website $ h o
Oct 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2014 - BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM
13341 West 151st Street
, Homer Glen, IL
708-301-3276
Visit Website $ h o
Oct 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2014 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
141 Forest Boulevard, Park Forest, IL
708-481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles, with a few extra special touches. Visit for a nostalgic look at Halloween in the 1950s.
W & Sa 10:30AM-3:30PM or small groups by appointment
Visit Website c h
Oct 1, 2014-Oct 31, 2014 - INSPIRATIONS | USG ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT FLOSSMOOR LIBRARY
Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
708-754-2601
Exhibit of artwork by USG Artist Members to celebrate the opening of the Inspiration Station at the Flossmoor Library, 1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor.
M-Th 9:30AM-9PM; F-Sa 9:30AM-5PM; Su 1-5PM
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Oct 2, 2014-Oct 30, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
90th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
708-422-8776
Fruit, vegetables, breads, bagels, dry cooking mixes, flavored oils, herbs, spices, nuts, home baked goods, homemade soaps and flowers will be sold. For bus service call two days in advance.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Oct 3, 2014-Oct 3, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - ORLAND PARK
Village Center
14700 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Over 40 vendors offer a variety of fresh produce, flowers, plants, pasta, bakery items, gourmet spices, artisanal cheeses, olive oil, and more. Join us for our bi-weekly chef demos on sustainable and healthy living. Barbecue lunches sponsored by local charities available for purchase through August 8. No market on July 4 or August 1.
F 7:30AM-1PM
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Oct 3, 2014-Oct 3, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue
, South Holland, IL
708-339-8493
Produce and food vendors only.
F 12-6PM
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Oct 3, 2014-Oct 3, 2014 - 6TH ANNUAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE
Oak Forest Center
16333 South Kilbourn, Oak Forest, IL
708-596-2000 x2455
This unique event is a one-day conference featuring breakout sessions, keynote address and panel discussions with the experts. This year’s event—Making the Model Work—is designed specifically to be responsive to top executives’ thoughts, questions, and issues. The planning committee personally met and interviewed several regional manufacturing company executives to identify conference objectives. BCI urges all presidents, business owners, decision makers and managers to attend. The Manufacturing Conference serves as a forum for processing issues critical in the industry.
7:30AM-1:30PM
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Oct 3, 2014-Oct 17, 2014 - FARMERS MARKET - FLOSSMOOR
Flossmoor Public Library Parking Lot
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
708-798-3600
Fruit, vegetables, homemade bread and crackers, olives and handmade soap will be sold.
F 8AM-1PM
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Oct 4, 2014-Oct 4, 2014 - THE GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL
708-403-7275
Gather the family and head out to Centennial Park to join us for a fun-filled day. You’ll enjoy a variety of fall activities.
4-8PM
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