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The Weekender: March 18th – 20th in Chicago Southland

Celebrate Easter early with the bunnies, dogs and reptiles! There is something to do for all interests this weekend Just Beyond the City Limits.



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Easter Celebrations


Saturday, March 19th - Sunday, March 20th
BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNYbreakfast at the zoo with bunny
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8355
Treat the kids to a visit with the Easter Bunny and his friends during an all-you-can eat buffet. Musical entertainment will make a fun time for the entire family. Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Sa-Su 9AM & 11AM

Saturday, March 19th
EGG HUNT - OAK FOREST
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Hunt for eggs, meet the Easter bunny and receive a treat bag! Check the website for age appropriate hunt times.
12:30-2PM

Saturday, March 19th
EGG HUNT WITH PETER COTTONTAIL
Commissioners Park
22108 South 80th Avenue, Frankfort
(815) 469-9400
Grab your baskets and hunt for the eggs at this free event. Peter Cottontail will be there too for photos. Every child will receive a bag of candy.
1PM

Saturday, March 19th Super-Dog-hunt
SUPER DOG EGG HUNT
Bark Park at Commissioners Park
22108 South 80th Avenue, Frankfort
(815) 469-9400
Egg hunting has gone to the dogs! Dash around the Bark Park at Commissioners Park with your dog collecting treat-filled eggs and help your dog sniff out the special egg to win a prize. Line up early because this hunt will be over in a flash. After the hunt, visit with our dog friendly vendors and get your photo with Peter Cottontail. Families and all friendly dogs are welcome at this free, on-leash event. An adult should accompany dog-owners under the age of 12.
2:30PM

Saturday, March 19th
EASTER EGG HUNT - ORLAND PARK
Centennial Park
15600 West Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Hippity Hop…the bunny is making his stop at Centennial Park. Come out and help us gather eggs. Ages 1-9
10AM

Saturday, March 19th
THE GREAT EGG HUNT
Glaeser Park
Rockingham Road & Poplar Avenue, Richton Park
(708) 753-8800
Bring your baskets, bonnets and bunny ears to participate in our annual egg hunt and take a picture with Mr. Bunny.
10-11AMEASTER

Saturday, March 19th
SATURDAY AFTERNOON STORY TIME
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
Saturday Afternoon Story Time with an Easter Story and Egg Hunt. Geared for the 3-6 year olds and free to participate.
2-3PM

Saturday, March 19thflashlight egg hunt
FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT
Sgt. Means Barn
20712 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields
(708) 481-7313
Hop on over to OFPD for an eggcellent time! Get a chance to make a holiday-themed craft. Then join us for our egg hunt!
7:15PM

Sunday, March 20th
EASTER EGG HUNT FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIESEaster for special needs
Children's Museum in Oak Lawn
5100 Museum Drive, Oak Lawn
(708) 423-6709
Breakfast will be provided, games, activities, crafts and animals from Nature's Creatures. This event is for children who cannot successfully participate in community egg hunts.
10AM-12PM

Sunday, March 20th
PHOTOS WITH BUNNY
Oak Park Avenue Train Station
South Street & 67th Court, Tinley Park
(708) 444-5678
This event features a visit from the Easter Bunny. Come out to have your photo taken with the big guy himself! Please bring your own camera.
12-3PM

Sports


Saturday, March 19th
CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER VS COLUMBUS CREW SCchicago Fire
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
888-MLS-FIRE
The "Men in Red" are coming off a great road draw in the last match and ready to take that momentum into this weekend's game. The Columbus Crew are thirsty for their first win, so it should a be a great match. Watch a full preview of Saturday's game here.
4PM

Arts & Culture


Friday, March 18th - Sunday, March 20th
THE ADDAMS FAMILY!adams family
Oak Lawn Park District Community Theatre Oak View Center
4625 West 110th Street, Oak Lawn
(708) 857-2200
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family.
F & Sa 8PM; Su 3PM

Eat! Eat! Eat!


Friday, March 18th
FRIDAY FISH FRY
Lansing Country Club
18600 Wentworth Avenue, Lansing
(708) 474-7550
This week's menu choices will consist of Fried Shrimp, Lake Perch, Catfish and stuffed shrimp with crabmeat! Choice of potato and coleslaw will also be offered! Reservations are preferred and we look forward to seeing you all for our open to the public fish fry!
12PM

Family Fun


Saturday, March 19th - Sunday, March 20thReptile Breeders Conf
NORTH AMERICAN REPTILE BREEDERS CONFERENCE
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 342-5485
The show is the best place for the general public and breeders alike to come out and meet many of the World's top Reptile Breeders.
Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-4PM

Saturday, March 19th
COMMUNITY SHOWCASE
Lincoln-Way East High School
201 Colorado Street, Frankfort
(815) 469-3356
There will be food, kids workshops, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses and a chance to design the 2016 Frankfort Fall Fest car!
There will be performances by the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings, Ballet 5:8, K-9 Tail Shakers, Down Home Guitars, Family Martial Arts and MORE. There will be displays from over 100 area businesses -- come see what they have to offer!
10AM-3PM

Saturday, March 19th
OAK FOREST PARK DISTRICT - COME OUT TO PLAY OPEN HOUSE
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Everyone is welcome to see what programs, events and trips the Oak Forest Park District have to offer! There will be a variety of the programs present and raffles to win discounts on many of the programs! Throughout the day, there will be brief demonstrations for different programs such as Jazzercise, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Exercise Programs and more!
10AM-3PM

Sunday, March 20th
SUNDAY AFTERNOON BINGO FOR THE 5-12 YEAR OLDS
Paperback Trading Co.
8825 South Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 598-8442
A Sunday Afternoon Bingo for the 5-12 year old children with gifts for all. FREE.
4-5PM

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, March 18th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTIONS
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, March 19th - Sunday, March 20th
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

Saturday, March 19th
4TH ANNUAL MABAS 7, FIRE INVESTIGATORS FIRE & POLICE SWAP MEET FUNDRAISER
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(815) 482-8454
Own a piece of fire fighting history such as a copper/brass fire extinguishers from the early 1900s or fire helmets from the 1800-1970s.
10AM-3PM

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SPECIAL RECREATION INDOOR GARAGE SALE
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 403-6150
The Village of Orland Park Special Recreation will be hosting a huge indoor garage sale. This event is held to raise funds for the Special Recreation program. More than 90 vendors are expected to participate.
9AM-1PM

If you’re planning further ahead, please check our calendar.




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