Freedom Hall Main Series
10/20/2017 12:00 AM - 05/01/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 10/20/2017 12:00 AM 05/01/2018 12:00 AM Freedom Hall Main Series Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children’s theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. freedomhall.org Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Freedom Hall offers a diverse series accenting dance, music, theatre, popular attractions, children’s theatre and outreach activities. Join us in the intimate 280-seat Nathan Manilow Theatre. freedomhall.org

Location: Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 10/20/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 05/01/2018 12:00 AM

Step Back into a 1950's Easter
03/17/2018 12:00 AM - 04/29/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 03/17/2018 12:00 AM 04/29/2018 12:00 AM Step Back into a 1950's Easter Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest. W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment parkforesthistory.org 1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Decorated in vintage Easter, including die cuts, honeycombs, and candles, with Vintage Baskets. Some Passover and history of Jewish citizens of Park Forest. W & Sa 1-3:30PM; other days and times by appointment parkforesthistory.org

Location: 1950s Park Forest House Museum, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 03/17/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/29/2018 12:00 AM

Lincoln-Way Half Marathon
04/22/2018 12:00 AM - 04/23/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/22/2018 12:00 AM 04/23/2018 12:00 AM Lincoln-Way Half Marathon The Lincoln-Way Foundation is proud to sponsor the chip-timed HalfMarathon, starting in downtown Frankfort &amp; winding through Mokena &amp; New Lenox, back to Frankfort. The race starts at&nbsp;7am, rain or shine with awards &amp; festivities.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://lincolnwayhalf.weebly.com/">lincolnwayhalf.weebly.com/</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 1801 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451, USA

The Lincoln-Way Foundation is proud to sponsor the chip-timed HalfMarathon, starting in downtown Frankfort &amp; winding through Mokena &amp; New Lenox, back to Frankfort. The race starts at&nbsp;7am, rain or shine with awards &amp; festivities.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://lincolnwayhalf.weebly.com/">lincolnwayhalf.weebly.com/</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;

Location: 1801 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451, USA

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Start Time: 04/22/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/23/2018 12:00 AM

Once the Musical- Live at the Paramount
04/25/2018 12:00 AM - 06/04/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/25/2018 12:00 AM 06/04/2018 12:00 AM Once the Musical- Live at the Paramount Once is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning movie about the struggles of love and life. Once is both big and grand in its themes of love and longing, yet simple and subtle in its execution. In today’s world where we’re all struggling to connect, despite a million ways to do so, sometimes the simplest way is through song. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book. paramountaurora.com/events/once/ Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

Once is a Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning movie about the struggles of love and life. Once is both big and grand in its themes of love and longing, yet simple and subtle in its execution. In today’s world where we’re all struggling to connect, despite a million ways to do so, sometimes the simplest way is through song. Once is based on the Oscar-winning movie and is an eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical, Best Actor and Best Book. paramountaurora.com/events/once/

Location: Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

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Start Time: 04/25/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 06/04/2018 12:00 AM

Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame the Musical
04/27/2018 12:00 AM - 04/30/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/27/2018 12:00 AM 04/30/2018 12:00 AM Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame the Musical LWE presents the sweeping epic Disney musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Tickets are $10 at the door. April 27: 7pm April 28: 1pm and 7pm April 29: 3pm lwemusic.org Lincoln Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

LWE presents the sweeping epic Disney musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Tickets are $10 at the door. April 27: 7pm April 28: 1pm and 7pm April 29: 3pm lwemusic.org

Location: Lincoln Way East High School, 201 Colorado Ave, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

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Start Time: 04/27/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/30/2018 12:00 AM

History on a Fork
04/27/2018 05:30 PM - 04/27/2018 09:00 PM

Add to Calendar 04/27/2018 05:30 PM 04/27/2018 09:00 PM History on a Fork The culinary traditions of the many ethnic groups which built Aurora from 1834 to the present will be celebrated at History on a Fork, an evening of diverse food and drink on Friday April 27, 2018 at One East Benton in Downtown Aurora. This event is a fundraiser for the Aurora Historical Society. An open bar will serve wines and beers from various countries. The event will run from 5:30-9:00pm and tickets are $50 per person, $45 for society members. There will be live music. Reservations are required and can be made online at aurora history.net or by calling 630-906-0650. Aurora, IL, USA

The culinary traditions of the many ethnic groups which built Aurora from 1834 to the present will be celebrated at History on a Fork, an evening of diverse food and drink on Friday April 27, 2018 at One East Benton in Downtown Aurora. This event is a fundraiser for the Aurora Historical Society. An open bar will serve wines and beers from various countries. The event will run from 5:30-9:00pm and tickets are $50 per person, $45 for society members. There will be live music. Reservations are required and can be made online at aurora history.net or by calling 630-906-0650.

Location: Aurora, IL, USA

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Start Time: 04/27/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 04/27/2018 09:00 PM

Chicago Pet Show - Oak Lawn
04/28/2018 10:00 AM - 04/28/2018 05:00 PM

Add to Calendar 04/28/2018 10:00 AM 04/28/2018 05:00 PM Chicago Pet Show - Oak Lawn Join the Chicago Pet Shows, for their 9th year in events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Meet up with local rescues and help animals gain their voice. Find out about fostering those in need. While you’re there sit for educational talks, awesome demos and shows - with star acts like Magic Mike Didomenico and Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures. Then before you leave check out fantastic pet related vendors for clothes, treats, toys, and health orientated services. Cost is $7 per adults ages 18-64; Kids free with parent; Seniors 65+ free with id. 10AM-5PM chicagopetshow.com Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

Join the Chicago Pet Shows, for their 9th year in events at the Pavilion in Oak Lawn. Meet up with local rescues and help animals gain their voice. Find out about fostering those in need. While you’re there sit for educational talks, awesome demos and shows - with star acts like Magic Mike Didomenico and Jim Nesci’s Cold Blooded Creatures. Then before you leave check out fantastic pet related vendors for clothes, treats, toys, and health orientated services. Cost is $7 per adults ages 18-64; Kids free with parent; Seniors 65+ free with id. 10AM-5PM chicagopetshow.com

Location: Oak Lawn, IL 60453, USA

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Start Time: 04/28/2018 10:00 AM
End Time: 04/28/2018 05:00 PM

Prairie State College Spring Student Exhibit
04/30/2018 12:00 AM - 05/18/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/30/2018 12:00 AM 05/18/2018 12:00 AM Prairie State College Spring Student Exhibit This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptionalwork by other art students from the past year. M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/ Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

This exhibition features our graduating students, as well as exceptionalwork by other art students from the past year. M-Th 9AM-3PM; W-Th 4PM-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/

Location: Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

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Start Time: 04/30/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 05/18/2018 12:00 AM

35th Annual Free Southland Health Fair
05/05/2018 09:00 AM - 05/05/2018 01:00 PM

Add to Calendar 05/05/2018 09:00 AM 05/05/2018 01:00 PM 35th Annual Free Southland Health Fair More than 25 free screenings! No appointments needed. For more information call 915-CARE(2273). Register ahead at ingalls.org/healthfair. Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave, Matteson, IL 60443, USA

More than 25 free screenings! No appointments needed. For more information call 915-CARE(2273). Register ahead at ingalls.org/healthfair.

Location: Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave, Matteson, IL 60443, USA

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Start Time: 05/05/2018 09:00 AM
End Time: 05/05/2018 01:00 PM

Mother's Day Luncheon
05/11/2018 11:00 AM - 05/11/2018 03:00 PM

Add to Calendar 05/11/2018 11:00 AM 05/11/2018 03:00 PM Mother's Day Luncheon Let’s celebrate and appreciate our Mothers. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping and more. $10 fee 11AM-3PM markhamparkdistrict.org/ Roesner Park, 16053 Richmond Ave, Markham, IL 60428, USA

Let’s celebrate and appreciate our Mothers. There will be food, games, prizes, fashion show, shopping and more. $10 fee 11AM-3PM markhamparkdistrict.org/

Location: Roesner Park, 16053 Richmond Ave, Markham, IL 60428, USA

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Start Time: 05/11/2018 11:00 AM
End Time: 05/11/2018 03:00 PM

Practice What You Preach
05/12/2018 12:00 AM - 05/14/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 05/12/2018 12:00 AM 05/14/2018 12:00 AM Practice What You Preach A tribute to Barry White spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

A tribute to Barry White spaatheater.org

Location: SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 05/12/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 05/14/2018 12:00 AM

Lego Gone Wild
06/15/2018 12:00 AM - 06/16/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 06/15/2018 12:00 AM 06/16/2018 12:00 AM Lego Gone Wild The Forest Preserve is pairing your child’s favorite pastime activity,LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites,explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it’s time to get building.We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars, bug boxes, insectnets and more. We will brainstorm the best way to recreate the habitat using LEGObricks and discover just how all the pieces fit together in nature. The STEM(science, technology, engineering and math) strong aspect will be our littlesecret. The program will take place outdoors on natural surfaces across uneventerrain. The hike will be less than 1 mile. For ages 6 or older. Registrationrequired two days before the program. $3/person reconnectwithnature.org Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction, 21063 Prestancia Dr, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

The Forest Preserve is pairing your child’s favorite pastime activity,LEGO, with outdoor exploration. Travel to different forest preserve sites,explore hidden habitats with a naturalist, and then it’s time to get building.We will discover some hidden habitat gems using binoculars, bug boxes, insectnets and more. We will brainstorm the best way to recreate the habitat using LEGObricks and discover just how all the pieces fit together in nature. The STEM(science, technology, engineering and math) strong aspect will be our littlesecret. The program will take place outdoors on natural surfaces across uneventerrain. The hike will be less than 1 mile. For ages 6 or older. Registrationrequired two days before the program. $3/person reconnectwithnature.org

Location: Hickory Creek Preserve - Hickory Creek Junction, 21063 Prestancia Dr, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

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Start Time: 06/15/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 06/16/2018 12:00 AM

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival
07/14/2018 12:00 AM - 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 07/14/2018 12:00 AM 07/16/2018 12:00 AM Frankfort Bluegrass Festival Nonprofit Bluegrass Festival, IBMA nominator for event of the year,national and local acts. <br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffrankfortbluegrassfest.com%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5Fkl7gIkBXKGlGBK8TpXtrIqnrw" target="_blank">frankfortbluegrassfest.com/</a> Breidert Green Park, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

Nonprofit Bluegrass Festival, IBMA nominator for event of the year,national and local acts. <br><br><br><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffrankfortbluegrassfest.com%2F&amp;sa=D&amp;usd=2&amp;usg=AFQjCNG5Fkl7gIkBXKGlGBK8TpXtrIqnrw" target="_blank">frankfortbluegrassfest.com/</a>

Location: Breidert Green Park, Frankfort, IL 60423, USA

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Start Time: 07/14/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

20th Biking with Beanzie
07/15/2018 12:00 AM - 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 07/15/2018 12:00 AM 07/16/2018 12:00 AM 20th Biking with Beanzie The Kishwaukee Kwanis invites you to Dekalb, Illinois on Sunday July 15th 2018 for the 20th annual "Biking with Beanzie" bicycle ride. kishkiwanis.org DeKalb High School, 501 W Dresser Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

The Kishwaukee Kwanis invites you to Dekalb, Illinois on Sunday July 15th 2018 for the 20th annual "Biking with Beanzie" bicycle ride. kishkiwanis.org

Location: DeKalb High School, 501 W Dresser Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

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Start Time: 07/15/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 07/16/2018 12:00 AM

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.