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The Weekender: June 10th - 12th in Chicago Southland

This weekend in Chicago Southland offers an array of opportunities to experience great sports, arts and concerts! There are many reasons to visit Just Beyond The City Limits!



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Sports


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CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
U.S. Cellular Field
333 West 35th Street, Chicago
(312) 674-1000
Let's Go! Go! Go! White Sox! Friday night is 80's night with fireworks afterwards. Saturday is Father Daughter Day, where all fathers / father figures and their daughters are invited to enjoy a day at the ballpark and watch the White Sox in action. In addition to specially-priced tickets, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy various activities at Gate 1 before walking around the field together in our Pre-Game Parade! The first 20,000 fans on Saturday will receive a perfect Father's Day gift with a White Sox Hawaiian Shirt. The National Anthem will be sung by Country music singer-songwriter Brice Long. Sunday is Family Day and White Sox mascot Southpaw's birthday, so all fans will receive an oversize Trading Card featuring Southpaw.

Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th
WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS BASEBALL VS SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS
Standard Bank Stadium
14011 South Kenton Avenue, Crestwood
(708) 489-2255
New for 2016 is the "Late Night Friday" presented by JULIE, Inc. where the ThunderBolts will have live music entertainment after the game! June 10th will feature country cover band Whiskey & Harmony! In addition the first 500 fans 21-years of age and older will receive a pint glass courtesy of Lakeshore Beverage. Saturday is the annual "Beatles Night" sponsored by Standard Bank featuring a pregame concert by "Kaleidoscope Eyes" from 4:30-5:45 pm. Beatles' music will be playing all game long and Standard Bank will be giving away a Beatles themed item. Stick around after the game for a post-game fireworks show also sponsored by Standard Bank! Every Sunday is Standard Bank Family Day! Bring your family out to the ballpark at a great low price! 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas just for $30! Also after every Sunday game the ThunderBolts will sign autographs and all fans are allowed on to the field to play catch in the outfield. As always kids run the bases after every non-fireworks home game.

Saturday, June 11th
STROLL N' ROLL
Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 747-0627
Stroll N’ Roll for South Star Services consumers, families and friends is a 5K Non-Competitive Run and 2K Walk/Roll that is wheelchair accessible. Registration $15 children, $25 early bird, $35 regular, $40 day of event.
8-11:30AM

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BEERFIT CHICAGO 2016
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(862) 268-4280
Earn your beer at BeerFit Chicago 2016. Celebrate your performance with an open bar after-party. Come get BeerFit with us! Receive a 25% discount by entering code: EARNYOURBEER. You can sign up to participate up to the event date, but 5K participants will not receive a chipped time.
9AM-2PM

Saturday, June 11th
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Lake Sedgewick in Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
The opening of the 2016 Professional Log Rolling season kicks off June 11th. The event will include the world's top ranked rollers & be televised on CSN Chicago.
12-5PM

Sunday, June 12th
CHICAGO RED STARS SOCCER VS. PORTLAND THORNS FC
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(773) 697-8699
At Toyota Park, Red Stars fans will enjoy an exciting game day environment in a major league stadium, while our 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.
5PM

Arts and Culture


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MURDER ON THE NILE
The Drama Group Studio Theatre
330 West 202nd Street, Chicago Heights
(708) 755-3444
Fatal circumstances await a newlywed couple as they embark on their honeymoon voyage down the Nile. Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay's guardian, and Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon, wounding him in the knee. A few moments later Kay is found shot in her bunk. By the time the boat reaches its destination, Canon Pennefather has laid bare an audacious conspiracy and has made sure the criminals shall not go free.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 2PM

Friday, June 10th - Saturday, June 11th
ART & GARDEN STREET FAIRart & garden
Martin Avenue at Ridge Road, Homewood
(708) 798-3000
This two-day festival features over 45 unique artisans and vendors, activities for all ages, gardening workshops, music from around the world and food from Homewood's best restaurants.
10AM-9PM

Saturday, June 11th
3RD SEASON GALA
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest
(708) 748-9470
The SPAA THEATRE's 3rd SEASON Concert Series Continues & Other Great Shows. Free to season ticket holders and $10 for the public.
7PM

Concerts


Friday, June 10th
LOCKROCKS FREE CONCERT SERIES
Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive, Lockport
(815) 838-3621
Three free concerts, great bands and a beer tent! June 10th Bad Medicine headlines; Aug. 19th Suburban Cowboys; Sept. 10th Chicago Experience. Come enjoy free entertainment, food and drinks!
7-11:30PM

Friday, June 10th
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Fountain Hills Golf Course
12601 South Kedzie Avenue, Alsip
(708) 389-1003
Three bands will be featured at this year's outdoor concert series. Offering a wide variety of entertainment, this is the perfect event for the entire family. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the evening. The bar and restaurant will be open for business so please, no outside food or beverages.
7:30-9:30PM

Saturday, June 11th
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PARK FOREST POLICE OFFICER TIMOTHY JONES
Country Club Hills Theater
4116 West 183rd Street, Country Club Hills
(708) 798-2616
A family day with live music, food and a fun way to support those who serve. The entertainment lineup includes Cameron Goode, Heat Wave, Teresa Griffin, Ultimate Concept, PastLife Band and more. Park Forest Police Officer Timothy Jones was critically wounded on March 19th, after an exchange of gun fire in front of a vacant home.
3-10PM

Sunday, June 12th
FLAG DAY CONCERT - SOUTHWEST CONCERT BAND
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park
(708) 403-6115
Concert will honor the United States flag and reflect on the foundation of our nation’s freedom.
2PM

Sunday, June 12th
GLENWOODIE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Glenwoodie Golf Club
19301 South State Street, Glenwood
(708) 757-2318
Glenwoodie's annual Concert Series will kick off at the Glenwoodie Gazebo. An outdoor concert with dancing for the whole family to enjoy. (Rain date: 6/19)
2-4:30PM

Sunday, June 12th
CONCERT IN THE PARK - THE WALK-INS
Crescent Park
143rd Street Metra Station, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Bring out the blankets, lawn chairs, a picnic and enjoy this group of Orland Park natives play music from the 50s through today, including rock, country, pop and more.
6PM

Sunday, June 12th
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE & OF MONSTERS AND MENiHeartRadio LIVE Performance And Q&A With Florence And The Machine
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
19100 South Ridgeland Avenue, Tinley Park
(312) 559-1212
Florence and The Machine are returning to the US this summer for the How Beautiful tour, in support of last year's release "How Big How Blue How Beautiful"! The British indie rockers, lead by the soulful and eccentric Florence Welch, are known for their powerful and breathtaking shows, and this will be no different! With support from Icelandic folk-pop pixies Of Monsters and Men, Florence and the Machine comes to Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre on Sunday, June 12th for a magical night of musical perfection!
7:30PM

 

Eat, Drink and Be Happy


Saturday, June 11th
4TH ANNUAL PIZZA CHALLENGE
Richton Park Community Center
4445 Sauk Trail, Richton Park
(708) 753-8800
Come and judge the best selection of various pizza recipes from each of Richton Park's several Pizza restaurants! Proceeds benefit Rich Township food pantry. $10 adults/$5 children
11:30AM-2:30PM

Explore Nature


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SUMMER BIRD HIKE
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Come bird watching with an experienced naturalist on a summer morning and discover the sights and sounds of the birds perching, singing, nesting and flying. Enjoy a breakfast snack with your birding comrades at the end of the hike. The program will include hiking less than 1 mile on preserve trails over uneven terrain. Ages 18 or older. Free
8-10AM

Saturday, June 11th
THE DEL MELTON KIDS FISHING DERBY
Centennial Park
7601 West 167th Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Join the annual fishing derby. No experience necessary. Bring your fishing gear. Bait donated by Fishing Connection. Under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine!
9-11AM

Saturday, June 11th
GREEN THUMB SATURDAYS
Village Hall
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood
(708) 206-3393
Green Thumb Saturdays is a free, how-to presentation about various gardening topics, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and the Village of Homewood's Tree Committee.
9:30-10:15AM

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TRY IT! FISHING DAY
Monee Reservoir through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
Have you ever wanted to try fishing? Monee Reservoir is giving you the opportunity to come out and try it for free! Dabble with different lures, try your hand at fly fishing, practice casting and learn basic skills and techniques to see if fishing is right for you! Safety and ethics will also be covered. Participants will gain hands-on experience while fishing along the seawall. Everything needed to fish, including bait, is provided. Shoreline fishing is accessible. Ages 10 or older.
10AM-2PM

Family Fun


Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th
WHITE WATER CANYON WATER PARK
White Water Canyon Water Park
8221 West 171st Street, Tinley Park
(708) 342-4200
Enjoy the lazy river, children's spray ground, zero depth pool and water slides! Daily Fees: Resident $8; Non-residents $14
12-8PM

Friday, June 10th
FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN
Village Green
Kansas & White Streets, Frankfort
(815) 469-2177
Sponsored by the Frankfort Public Library for youngster related entertainment (puppet shows, story telling, etc.). Enjoy the entertainment, bring a picnic lunch or visit one of our downtown restaurants.
10-11AM

Friday, June 10th
TOUCH A TRUCK
Dellwood Park
Route 171 & Woods Drive, Lockport
(815) 838-3621
Enjoy a noise free sensory-friendly hour. Kids can climb, touch and see all sorts of trucks and construction equipment.
10:30-11:30AM

Saturday, June 11th
SPRING INTO SUMMEROak Lawn Spring into Summer
Village Green
9446 Raymond Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 499-7837
Pet parade, new car show, classic cars, vendors, food, music and free kids activities.
9AM-10PM

Saturday, June 11th
LANSING CRUISE NIGHTS
Ridge Road between Burnham & Wentworth Avenues, Lansing
(708) 832-4584
Cruise Nights in Downtown Lansing are always a fun time for the entire family. Come out to see some cruisin' classics. If you would like to show your car, just come to Ridge Road after 3PM and find a spot. No fee to enter your car.
6-10PM

Saturday, June 11th
MOM AND SON NIGHT OUT
El Morro Park
155th and Arroyo Drive, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Moms and sons enjoy games, mini golf, bonfires and s'mores. Dinner will be served as well. Registration required.
6:30-8:30PM

Sunday, June 12th
BIG WHEEL 500
Walker Country Estates Park
299 Lenox Street, New Lenox
(815) 485-3584
Rev up your engines, and get ready to compete with your Big Wheel in our first ever Big Wheel 500. Each driver must bring own vehicle and helmet. Those pre-registered will receive an event T-shirt. After all heat races, we will have ice cream sundaes to cool off and a small medal/trophy ceremony. $10 fee
1-3:30PM

Sunday, June 12th
MOVIE IN THE PARK
Gale Moore Park
109th & Nordica, Worth
(708) 448-7080
Bring the family out to Gale Moore Park to watch "The Incredibles" in the great outdoors. Please bring lawn chairs and snacks.
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Farmers Markets


Saturday, June 11th
FARMERS MARKET - PARK FOREST
Corner of Lakewood Boulevard & Cunningham Drive
271 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest
(708) 748-1118
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.
7AM-12PM

Saturday, June 11th
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Zabrocki Plaza
17375 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 532-9260
Visit the Farmers market every Saturday for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and fresh flowers. Along with a variety of business vendors including jewelry, clothing, food products and much more!
7:30AM-12PM

Saturday, June 11th
CRETE'S EUROPEAN MARKET
Exchange & Main Streets, Crete
(708) 672-0729
The European Market hosts locally grown fresh produce, flowers and other seasonal and specialty items.
8AM-1PM

Saturday, June 11th
FARMERS MARKET - HOMEWOOD
Martin Square
2020 Chestnut Road, Homewood
(708) 206-3393
Relaxing, friendly atmosphere while listening to music from local musicians. Diverse offerings of produce, baked goods and restaurant booths providing their specialties. Locally grown, organic produce, to fresh baked goods! The appraised chef, Dominique Tougne from La Voute Bistro + Bar, has been known to make his rounds through the Homewood market.
8AM-1PM

Saturday, June 11th
FARMERS MARKET - OAK FOREST
Waverly Commuter Lot
15600 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-4050
Visit the Oak Forest Farmers Market every Saturday from May 28th through October 1st for the best selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, and home decor. You will also enjoy weekly events such as health screenings, culinary demos, story time for kids and much more.
8AM-1PM

Saturday, June 11th
FARMERS MARKET - SOUTH HOLLAND
Northeast corner of 162nd & South Park Avenue, South Holland
(708) 210-2918
Town Center Marketplace - variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, oils, organic nutritional supplements, fresh baked pies and more.
9AM-2PM

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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


Saturday, June 11th
POLISH-AMERICAN GENEALOGY
Hazel Crest Municipal Center
3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest
(708) 335-3340
Author Jason Kruski will speak on Beginning Polish-American Genealogy with an emphasis on technology and its role in genealogical research.
10AM-12PM

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


Friday, June 10th - Saturday, June 11th
BEECHER GARAGE SALE DAYS
Throughout Village and Washington Township, Beecher
(708) 946-2261
Residents participate in Village-wide garage sales. Treasurers galore! Something for everyone!
8:30AM-5PM

Sunday, June 12th
MEGA FLEA MARKET
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(708) 378-0102
Mega Flea Market is the perfect place to get rid of your unwanted treasures, or to find something really unique! Great food and live entertainment is part of the Market! Come, bring your family and friends, and have fun! This family-friendly flea market is an outdoor-only event.
8AM-2PM

Sunday, June 12th
TRI-CHEVY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SWAP MEET
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(815) 478-3633 (no calls after 9PM)
Tri Chevy Association's 44th Anniversary Swap Meet & Car Display has grown to be the "Midwest's largest One Day Show & Swap" since its beginning in 1972. The public is invited to this family event that is open to all makes and models. ADMISSION $5
6:30AM

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