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The Weekender: April 15th – 17th in Chicago Southland

Whether you wish to catch a major league soccer game or a major big fish, there is something to do for all interests this weekend Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Sports


Saturday, April 16thchicago Fire
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER VS MONTREAL IMPACT
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
888-MLS-FIRE
The Men in Red are going to try to record their fourth consecutive shutout to extend their undefeated streak. As of their last outing against New York City FC at Yankee Stadium last Sunday, the Fire and goalkeeper Matt Lampson have not conceded a goal for 356 minutes, the second longest shutout streak in club history (longest: 395 minutes in 2009). The Montreal Impact has never won in the series as the visiting team. The Fire won last May 30 in the only meeting at Toyota Park, their first home win vs. the Impact since 2013 and snapping an overall four-game winless streak in the series. The Impact won both meetings last year at Stade Saputo, a 4-3 win on Sept. 5 and a 2-1 win Sept. 23. They have won the last three meetings in Montreal.

Eat, Drink & Be Happy!


Saturday, April 16th
HAILSTORM BREWING CO 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
8060 186th Street, Tinley Park
(312) 361-0568Hailstorm Anniversary
Celebrate with the brewers of Hailstorm Brewery on their 2nd Anniversary! There will be a bottle release of the unique Second Anniversary Ale, a Brett Saison with Black Currants. It will be available starting at 11AM for $15 a bottle and a limit of 4 bottles per person with cash only! There will be Second Anniversary Glasses available for $7 a glass. You'll definitely want to enjoy brews from the special tap list as well including Bourbon BA Vlad with Vanilla and Tequilla BA Vlad The Conquistador as well as a limited quantity of their First Anniversary Ale. Several Food Trucks (Pierogi Street, Soho, Ofrenda and The Corner Farmacy) will also be offering unique and tasty entrees throughout the day. The Wooden Paddle Pizza will also be serving delicious pizzas all day. There will also be live music throughout the day from various artist. Cheers!
11AM

Explore Nature


Saturday, April 16th
SPRING FISHING DERBY
Papoose Lake
123rd Street (just past LaGrange Road), Palos Park
(708) 671-3760
Head to the Lake to catch the biggest fish in your age category for prizes. Free event thanks to BassPro Shops and Forest Preserves of Cook County. CATCH and RELEASE – Fishing license exempt for this day only.
8-11:30AM

Saturday, April 16th
EARTH DAY/ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Utilities/Public Works Facility
524 Center Road, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Celebrate Earth Day early and have family fun outside in Frankfort. A continental breakfast and free volunteer luncheon will be provided as well as Earth Day t-shirts. Help clean up, plant and invest in keeping Frankfort beautiful!
8:30AM

Expos


Saturday, April 16th - Sunday, April 17thKids expo
KIDS EXPO
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(815) 806-8844
Annual Kid's Expo, fun for the whole family! Petting zoo, climbing wall, singing & dancing, pony rides, giveaway's and much more!
Sa 9AM-6PM; Su 10AM-5PM

Saturday, April 16th
3RD ANNUAL YOUTH JOB & RESOURCE EXPO
Thornton Township High School Field House
15001 Broadway Avenue, Harvey
(708) 679-0078
Opportunities for summer jobs, internships, career exploration, access to youth services and programs.
9AM-12PM

Saturday, April 16th
SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY EXPO
Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School
5345 West 99th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 424-8300
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce along with the Oak Lawn School District 123 and the Oak Lawn Community Partnership will host a Senior Health and Safety Expo. Educational break-out sessions that cover fall avoidance, diabetic senior foot car, VA benefits, Medicare ABC's and more will be offered during this event by Health & Safety professionals.
9AM-1PM

Learn Something New


Ongoing
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: SELF MADE IN AMERICA
Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis
700 East Tri-State Tollway, South Holland
(708) 596-8300
Last year the exhibit, "Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America" came to the Chicago Southland Lincoln Oasis. The traveling exhibit was created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. The exhibit features eight kiosks and covers Lincoln's childhood, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the 1860 Presidential election, the Civil War, the 4th Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation, his assassination and other important periods and events in his life. This is a temporary exhibit, so don't miss the opportunity to learn about a famous part of America's history!
Open 7 days a week


Shopping for Deals


Saturday, April 16th - Sunday, April 17th
SWAP-O-RAMA FLEA MARKET
The Great Hall at the Tri-State Swap-O-Rama
4350 West 129th Street, Alsip
(708) 344-7300
Chicagoland's most modern indoor/outdoor permanent flea market. Over 800 individual booths of merchandise at bargain prices.
7AM-4PM

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