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The Weekender: November 4th - 6th

You're certain to have a good time this weekend in Chicago Southland. Whether you’re looking to see or participate in unique sports, explore the outdoors or stay inside to see a show, you will find it
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Sports


Friday, November 4thrugby weekend
USA RUGBY: MAORI ALL BLACKS VS USA EAGLES
TOYOTA PARK
7000 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview
(888) 594-7200
The USA Rugby Eagles will once again be playing the Maori All Blacks - this time as part of #RugbyWKND in Chicago. Come watch your Eagles take flight, but sign up for ticket alerts at www.TheRugbyWeekend.com today! The last time these two played, it was in front of a sold out crowd. On Saturday, see Ireland Rugby's squad for the match against the All Blacks at Soldier Field.
7PM

Saturday, November 5th
TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL COMPETITION
Central Park Building
15601 South Central Avenue, Oak Forest
(708) 687-7270
Adult/child teams compete against one another at the Turkey Shoot! Best of 20 free-throws ~ 10 per person (team of two) wins a free turkey! Limit one turkey per family.
6:30-8:15PM

Sunday, November 6th
CHAMPION SPIRIT GROUP CHEER FOR THE CURE
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 444-1100
All CSG One-Day Challenges feature a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. You can expect an event that runs on-time, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that promotes fairness and sportsmanship to all teams. Every team is recognized and parents receive a front-row view of their kids.
7:30AM

 

 

 

Arts & Culture


Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 6thchristmas carol
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dorothy Menker Theater at Moraine Valley Community College
Fine & Performing Arts Center
9000 West College Parkway, Palos Hills
(708) 974-5500
On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol. Now, over 170 years later, the story remains one of the most beloved of all Christmas tales – adapted countless times for film, audio, television and the stage. This year, ring in the holiday season a little early as this timeless tale comes to life in a new stage adaptation by Fine and Performing Arts Center director Tommy Hensel. Join miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his past, present and future to learn the lessons of love and redemption.
F-Sa 7:30PM; Su 3PM

Friday, November 4th
FAT PIG
Governors State University Center for Performing Arts
1 University Parkway, University Park
(708) 235-2222
Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized - and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks.
7:30PM

Saturday, November 5thBookerT_GeneralUse1_#673BCB (2)
BOOKER T. JONES
Freedom Hall at Nathan Manilow Theatre
410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest
(708) 747-0580
Booker T. Jones set the cast for modern soul music with classic hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot”. He’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. His newest album Sound the Alarm, finds the Hammond B3 organ master looking ahead yet again!
7:30PM

 

 

Eat, Drink & Be Happy


Saturday, November 5thwines in the wild
WINES IN THE WILD
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield
(708) 688-8000
Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wonderful variety of wine and liquor provided by the evening’s purveyor, Prestige Countryside Liquors. Wines will be accompanied by exquisite hors d’oeuvres prepared by the zoo’s talented culinary staff. Guests who discover a new favorite will also be able to purchase a bottle. 10% of all proceeds from wine purchases during the evening will be donated back to Brookfield Zoo. In addition, there will be a raffle and silent auction featuring fabulous items available for bidding throughout the evening. Join us from 6-7:15PM for the VIP reception and sample exclusive fine wines, visit with some of Brookfield Zoo’s animal ambassadors, and receive acknowledgement in the program book and at the event.
7:30-10PM

 

 

Explore Nature


Saturday, November 5th
MASTER GARDENER SERIES
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Illinois Master Gardeners will present gardening programs at Sagawau. Adults & interested teens will learn guidelines for pruning woody plants and how mulching protects plants from freezing temperatures.
1PM

Saturday, November 5th
WEE WONDERS SERIES
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Kids ages 3-6 are invited to their very own nature program. We'll explore a different seasonal subject each month.
10AM

Saturday, November 5thhike at sand ridge
LIVE HEALTHY, DISCOVER NATURE! HIKE
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a two-mile hike on our trails. Free
1:30PM

Sunday, November 6th
BEEKEEPING: MEET A BEEKEEPER
Plum Creek Nature Center through the Forest Preserve District of Will County
27064 South Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Visit Plum Creek Nature Center on the first Sunday of the month to meet with our beekeepers and see a working bee hive on display! Our veteran beekeepers will be stationed at the live bee exhibit to tell the story of our most familiar social insect, the honeybee, and will answer questions and chat with the public. No registration is required for this program.
12:30-3PM

Sunday, November 6th
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
12545 West 111th Street, Lemont
(630) 257-2045
Invasive shrubs threaten our native plant populations. Help protect the woodlands by helping us remove these invaders. Gloves and tools available for loan. Registration required.
9AM-12PM

Sunday, November 6th
PIONEER LIVINGPioneer Living
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606
Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago? Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois’ pioneers experienced. Free
1:30PM

 

 

 

Family Fun


Saturday, November 5th
VETERANS DAY PARADE
South College Prep Charter
4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park
(708) 481-8950
The parade will proceed down Sauk Trail and conclude at the Metra Rail Station at the intersection of Sauk Trail and Governors Highway.
10AM

 

 

 

Learn Something New


Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 6thscrapbooking at lake katherine
SCRAP-BOOKING WEEKEND
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights
(708) 361-1873
Feeling creative? Then why not join us for one (or all) of our scrapbooking events. We welcome everyone from skilled scrapbookers to complete beginners.
Starting 5PM on Friday until 4PM on Sunday

Saturday, November 5th
SWALLOW CLIFF ARCHERY
Swallow Cliff Stairs through the Forest Preserves of Cook County
10267 Calumet Sag Road, Palos Hills
(312) 533-5751archery-swallow-cliff-2016
Enjoy a Saturday with an afternoon of archery fun. Open to those with all levels of experience. Learn from a certified instructor, share tips and enjoy the outdoors. Archery equipment is provided for all programs. Call 312-533-5751 for more information or to reserve a spot. All archery programs are for ages 10 & up. Free
11AM-1PM

Saturday, November 5th
STEP BACK INTO A 1950s HALLOWEEN EXHIBIT
1950s Park Forest House Museum
227 Monee Road, Park Forest
(708) 481-4252
The museum is decorated in vintage Halloween decorations including die-cuts and Halloween Gurley Candles. Adults $5; 12 and under free.
1-3:30PM

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 13th 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, November 4th - Saturday, November 5th
29TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Faith United Methodist Church
15101 South 80th Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 444-8560
Join us for our annual Holiday Boutique. This market features much more than quilts. Shop for unique items for you, your home decor and gifts. $3.00 admission Friday; Free admission Saturday
F 3:30-6:30PM; Sa 9AM-3PM

Saturday, November 5th - Sunday, November 6th
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

Friday, November 4th
JERRY ROSSEN PUBLIC AUCTION
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 997-0245
Auctions will include antiques, collectibles, furniture and more!
6PM

Saturday, November 5th
INDOOR GARAGE SALE
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 403-7275
Come out for a huge, indoor community garage sale! The event raises funds for the Special Recreation program.
9AM-1PM

Saturday, November 5th
CRAFT SHOW
Will County Fairgrounds
710 West Street, Peotone
(708) 417-1789
Start your holiday shopping now at the Will County Fairgrounds.
8AM

Sunday, November 6th
SPORTS COLLECTIBLE SHOW
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 423-1758
Sports Collectible Show. Sports cards, NASCAR, toys, comic books, collectible cards and other collectible items.
9AM-2PM

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