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

Oct 1, 2015-Oct 17, 2015 - VICTOR YANEZ-LAZCANO - AS YOU WERE
Moraine Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Center
Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, 9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL
Victor Yañez-Lazcano weaves together portraits and still lifes to create a photographic narrative that explores his family’s history and Mexican-American identity as it grows into a second generation of U.S. citizens.
M-F 9AM-4:30PM
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Union Street Gallery & Art Studios
1527 Otto Boulevard, Chicago Heights, IL
Union Street Gallery invites artists from all over the nation working in photography to submit work to our 2015 fall national juried exhibit. In a fast moving world where current events are fed to us digitally and instantly, photography has gained massive exposure in our contemporary climate. Union Street Gallery believes a still image has power that resonates beyond a domestic and digital platform and seeks to address a renaissance of visual narratives. We are looking to exhibit a diverse range of photographic processes and techniques, which effectively documents stories and/or intensify unobserved or ignored realities. Participating art works may include but are not limited to: documentary photography, conceptual photography, candid portraiture, photojournalism, time-lapse photography, environmental portraits or landscapes among others.
W-Th 12-5PM; F 12-6PM; Sa 11AM-4PM
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 29, 2015 - SOUTH SUBURBAN DRUM CIRCLE
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
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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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 29, 2015 - ZUMBA FITNESS CLASS
Chuck's Haven Banquet Hall
14844 Chicago Road, Dolton, IL
Classes are a mix of Zumba and Zumba toning
Th 6:50-7:50PM
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 29, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - EVERGREEN PARK
Yukich Field
90th Street & Kedzie Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL
Fruit, vegetables, breads, bagels, dry cooking mixes, flavored oils, herbs, spices, nuts, home baked goods, homemade soaps and flowers will be sold.
Th 7AM-1PM
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - BENGTSON'S PUMPKIN FARM
13341 West 151st Street
, Homer Glen, IL
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - PICK. AT GARDEN PATCH FARMS
Pick. at Garden Patch Farms
14158 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - VILLAGE OF ROBBINS - OPEN AIR MARKET
13900 Claire Boulevard
, Robbins, IL
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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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - ODYSSEY FUN FARM
Odyssey Fun World
19111 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
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!
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Oct 1, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL
Decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles with a few extra special touches. Nostalgic look at Halloween in the 1950s.
Open by appointment; call for any regular hours
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Oct 2, 2015-Oct 16, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - FLOSSMOOR
Flossmoor Public Library Parking Lot
1000 Sterling Avenue, Flossmoor, IL
Fruit, vegetables, homemade bread and crackers, olives and handmade soap will be sold.
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Roesner Park
16053 Richmond Avenue, Markham, IL
Bring your lawn chairs & blankets out to our Free Movies in the Park. Note - weather permitting.
F Dusk
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - EUROPEAN MARKET - CRETE
Exchange & Main Streets
, Crete, IL
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - TINLEY PARK
Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
Visit the Farmer's Market every week on Saturdays, for the best selection of fruits, vegetables and fresh flowers.
Sa 7:30AM-12PM
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood, IL
Shop Homewood’s Farmers Market. A wide variety of vendors with the freshest produce, cheeses, breads, pastries and more!
Sa 8AM-1PM
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 17, 2015 - OPEN-AIR MARKET-MOKENA
Front Street Metra Parking Lot
Front & Mokena Streets, Mokena, IL
Open-air market featuring traditional farmers market vendors and artisan crafters.
Sa 10AM-2PM
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
271 Lakewood Boulevard
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive, Park Forest, IL
This market offers fresh garden produce, bakery items, and herbs. Freshly cooked pork sandwiches and tamales are also available. Come to the market to meet friends, chat, browse and shop. For more information, visit our website or call.
Sa 7AM-12PM
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Oct 3, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - LIVE HARNESS RACING
Balmoral Park Race Track
26435 South Dixie Highway, Crete, IL
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 3, 2015-Oct 31, 2015 - SWAP O RAMA FLEA MARKET
4350 West 129th Street
, Alsip, IL
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 4, 2015-Oct 25, 2015 - COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Oak & Kansas Streets, Frankfort, IL
815-469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods, plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM
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Oct 5, 2015-Oct 19, 2015 - COMEDY & DRAMA IMPROV
Tinley Park Performing Arts Center
16801 South 80th Avenue, Tinley Park, IL
A Beginners Level class teaching improv and acting techniques for children 10 & up and adults. CBS has been teaching improv/acting since 1993.
M 6-7:30PM
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Oct 7, 2015-Oct 14, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - PALOS HEIGHTS
City of Palos Heights
Municipal Parking Lot, 12217 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL
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 7, 2015-Oct 14, 2015 - FARMERS MARKET - OAK LAWN
52nd Avenue & Cook Avenue
, Oak Lawn, IL
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.
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Oct 7, 2015-Oct 28, 2015 - KIWANIS BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
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 9, 2015-Oct 11, 2015 - LANSING AUTUMN FESTIVAL
Downtown Lansing at Fox Pointe & Park Plaza
Ridge Road and Henry Street, Lansing, IL
The annual three-day Lansing Autumn Fest returns for its 4th year. The family friendly event includes musical entertainment, food vendors, vendor Market Place and craft fair, vintage baseball game, kids zone with second entertainment stage and kids games, chili cook-off, military recognition day, pancake breakfast, 5K Hero Walk/Run, $10,000 Pumpkin Cash Raffle. For more information or to be a sponsor or vendor, visit lansingautumfest.org or call 708-832-4584.
F 4-11PM, Sa 10AM-11PM, Su 7AM-6PM
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Oct 9, 2015-Oct 30, 2015 - HAYRIDE OF HORROR
Embers Tap House
Dellwood Park, Route 171 & Woods Drive, Lockport, IL
A haunted hayride that is sure to scare even the bravest of souls! This spine-tingling excursion will chill you to the bone as you journey through the underworld of Dellwood Park. The unsettling sights and sounds will keep your adrenaline pumping as wicked entities encompass you throughout your entire ride of terror. Clips of the scariest Halloween movies will air on our 20 foot outdoor movie screen while you await your Hayride of Horror, and our bonfire will keep you warm while keeping the evil from incinerating your soul! Food and drinks are available for purchase. For more haunted fun see: findahaunt.com, hauntedillinois.com & hauntedhousechicago.com.
F-Sa 7-10:30PM
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Oct 10, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - WELLNESS IN THE WOODS
Swallow Cliff Stairs
11918 Sourth LaGrange Road, Palos Park, IL
Get invigorated for the fall season! Awaken your senses in the outdoors with a yoga workshop that will improved flow of movement and breathing, get information on fall fitness in the preserves and more. All ages. Call to register
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Oct 10, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL
Sports Collectable Show. All sports cards, toys, NASCAR, and other collectable cards and products. New vendors welcome, contact John Leary, 708-423-1758.
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Oct 10, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - FALL FISHING CLASSIC
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL
Fish the entire shore for muskie, catfish, walleye, and bass during a catch and release fundraiser. $100 a ticket for fishing, food and refreshments. Cash prizes for the largest Muskie, large mouth bass, walleye, channel catfish and bluegill! Proceeds will go towards children's programs, ecological restoration and animal care at Lake Katherine. The fundraiser is limited to 125 anglers, on a first come first served basis.
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Oct 10, 2015-Oct 10, 2015 - 18TH ANNUAL CRESTWOOD HEALTH & FUN FAIR
Nathan Hale Middle School
5200 West 135th Street, Crestwood, IL
All you can eat breakfast, full lab services by Ingalls Memorial Hospital, haircuts by Supercuts, Flu vaccines given by Walmart Pharmacy, much, much more!
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