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The Weekender: April 22nd – 24th in Chicago Southland

This weekend, you can celebrate Earth, Chicago Red Stars home opener at TOYOTA PARK and more while you stay Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Sports


Friday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 24th
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS. TEXAS RANGERSChicago-White-Sox-Albreu-Plush-Bleacher-Creature-4-23-15
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Take me out to the ballgame! It's the White Sox vs. the Texas Rangers and certain to be a fun weekend at the ballpark. On Friday, the first 20,000 fans receive a MLB Network White Sox Tote Bag before the game and stay afterward to watch the fireworks. Get there early on Saturday to grab your Jose Abreu Plush Bleacher Creature and to see Dan Donegan, guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock band Disturbed, throw out the Ceremonial first pitch. Every Sunday is Family Day and certain to bring a smile on everyone's face!
F 7:10PM; Sa & Su 1:10 PM

Saturday, April 23rdred stars
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
At Toyota Park, fans of the Red Stars will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while the Chicago Red Stars players and the rest of the teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will enjoy the benefits of competing on a world class, natural grass pitch.
6PM

Sunday, April 24th
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
The sports collectible show offers you the opportunity to trade, sell and buy sports cards, collectibles, NASCAR items and more.
9AM-1PM

Arts & Culture


Saturday, April 23
SSC MUSIC COMPETITION FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
South Suburban College (Room 1137)
15800 South State Street, South Holland
(708) 596-2000 x2316
The inaugural SSC Music Competition for Young Musicians is for performers from ages 8 to 18 (ages 8-13 in the Junior Artist Division and ages 14-18 in the Senior Artist Division). The winners of this first music competition of the College will be invited to perform their pieces at a SSC concert in 2016-2017.
10AM-12PM

Explore Nature


Saturday, April 23rd
EARTH DAYEarth Day
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Join us for a day set aside as a reminder to be good stewards of our planet every day. Activities include hikes, puppet shows, a craft and Earth Day Jeopardy!
10AM-3PM

 

Family Fun


Saturday, April 23rd
SPORTSPLEX FAMILY HEALTH FAIR
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Everyone is invited to the annual Health Fair! Activities include: blood pressure screenings, cholesterol testing, nutrition counseling, free aerobics classes, injury screenings, flexibility testing and more! Children can enjoy face painting, healthy snacks, balloons and the Dino Jump. This event is free for all ages.
8AM-12PM

Farmers Markets


Sunday, April 24thfrankfort country market
COUNTRY MARKETS - FRANKFORT
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177 x243
Enjoy local produce, homemade prepared foods and plants in an outdoor farmer's market. Special events throughout the year. Every Sunday in downtown Frankfort.
Su 10AM-2PM

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


Friday, April 22nd
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, April 23rd
LADIES AFTERNOON OUT
VFW Banquet Hall
3220 West 159th Street, Markham
(708) 720-4141
Join us for a Ladies only afternoon of shopping, networking and fun while supporting the local food pantry. Crafters/Vendors will be present and music will be provided by DJ Smokin‘ Butch. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available for your pleasure. Admission: Non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry. Hope to see you there!
12-6PM

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