With the Colors From Aurora: An Exhibit Memorializing the First World War
05/29/2017 12:00 AM - 01/07/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 05/29/2017 12:00 AM 01/07/2018 12:00 AM With the Colors From Aurora: An Exhibit Memorializing the First World War The experiences of Aurorans who went off to fight in the First World War, as well as what life was like for those who stayed at home, will be on exhibit beginning Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer. Co-created by the Aurora Historical Society and the GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, the exhibit will feature artifacts from both collections as well as a full-scale replica of a trench which visitors can enter for a sense of what hardships the soldiers encountered from enemy fire, disease and attrition. The opening reception, at which canteen reenactors will serve coffee and donuts, will be held from 10am to 2pm on May 29. The event is free. The city parade steps off at noon and concludes at the reviewing stand in front of the Pierce Center. A pre-parade ceremony will be held at the reviewing stand at 11:30am. After Memorial Day, the exhibit will be open, free of charge, from Noon to 4pm Wednesdays through Saturdays until January 6, 2018. More information is available at www.aurorahistory.net or www.facebook.com/aurorahistory. 20 E Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60505, USA

The experiences of Aurorans who went off to fight in the First World War, as well as what life was like for those who stayed at home, will be on exhibit beginning Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer. Co-created by the Aurora Historical Society and the GAR Memorial Hall and Museum, the exhibit will feature artifacts from both collections as well as a full-scale replica of a trench which visitors can enter for a sense of what hardships the soldiers encountered from enemy fire, disease and attrition. The opening reception, at which canteen reenactors will serve coffee and donuts, will be held from 10am to 2pm on May 29. The event is free. The city parade steps off at noon and concludes at the reviewing stand in front of the Pierce Center. A pre-parade ceremony will be held at the reviewing stand at 11:30am. After Memorial Day, the exhibit will be open, free of charge, from Noon to 4pm Wednesdays through Saturdays until January 6, 2018. More information is available at www.aurorahistory.net or www.facebook.com/aurorahistory.

Location: 20 E Downer Pl, Aurora, IL 60505, USA

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Start Time: 05/29/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/07/2018 12:00 AM

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

"Misfits" Art Exhibition
10/27/2017 12:00 AM - 01/29/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 10/27/2017 12:00 AM 01/29/2018 12:00 AM "Misfits" Art Exhibition Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and Danny Lyon’s iconic photography portfolio, The Bikeriders. This 15-week feature exhibition incorporates a portion of that decade’s social landscape, exploring the influence the movement made on filmmakers, authors, and artists during this turbulent era. Included are vintage bikes and ephemera, plus firsthand stories documenting the Rockford motorcycle scene of the 1960s and the impact it had on the country. The full list of related education programs includes the Misfits Movie Monday Film Series (with The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), RAM Songwriter Series: Go Go Torpedo and Prairie Smoke, Poetry Open Mic Night, and much more at rockfordartmuseum.org. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA

Misfits surveys 1960s biker subculture through film, literature, and Danny Lyon’s iconic photography portfolio, The Bikeriders. This 15-week feature exhibition incorporates a portion of that decade’s social landscape, exploring the influence the movement made on filmmakers, authors, and artists during this turbulent era. Included are vintage bikes and ephemera, plus firsthand stories documenting the Rockford motorcycle scene of the 1960s and the impact it had on the country. The full list of related education programs includes the Misfits Movie Monday Film Series (with The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), RAM Songwriter Series: Go Go Torpedo and Prairie Smoke, Poetry Open Mic Night, and much more at rockfordartmuseum.org. Open daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Location: Rockford Art Museum, 711 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103, USA

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Start Time: 10/27/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/29/2018 12:00 AM

Intricacies
11/06/2017 12:00 AM - 12/08/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 11/06/2017 12:00 AM 12/08/2017 12:00 AM Intricacies Exhibition of works by Emily Hermant, Richard Shipps, Ana Louise Pardee Lindquist and Carrie Ann Bronkowski. Works in varied media by these artists exude intricacy through their layered and complicated forms, images and techniques. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Nov. 16 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Exhibition of works by Emily Hermant, Richard Shipps, Ana Louise Pardee Lindquist and Carrie Ann Bronkowski. Works in varied media by these artists exude intricacy through their layered and complicated forms, images and techniques. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists' Reception Nov. 16 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 11/06/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/08/2017 12:00 AM

Nouveau Weekend
11/17/2017 12:00 AM - 11/19/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 11/17/2017 12:00 AM 11/19/2017 12:00 AM Nouveau Weekend What could be better to celebrate the harvest season than with an invitation to one of Galena’s most celebrated weekends of the year? That would be the Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend slated for Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Centering around Galena Cellar’s Vineyard & Winery, the 33nd Annual Nouveau is always held the third Thursday of November and showcases the annual release of Le Beaujolais nouveau which refers to the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation. nouveauweekend.com Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036, USA

What could be better to celebrate the harvest season than with an invitation to one of Galena’s most celebrated weekends of the year? That would be the Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend slated for Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Centering around Galena Cellar’s Vineyard & Winery, the 33nd Annual Nouveau is always held the third Thursday of November and showcases the annual release of Le Beaujolais nouveau which refers to the practice of bottling the first wine of the harvest just a few weeks after fermentation. nouveauweekend.com

Location: Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036, USA

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Start Time: 11/17/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 11/19/2017 12:00 AM

Elf the Musical- Live at the Paramount
11/22/2017 12:00 AM - 12/08/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 11/22/2017 12:00 AM 12/08/2017 12:00 AM Elf the Musical- Live at the Paramount Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults lighting up with laughter, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family. And Paramount has become the place that families head to for memorable holiday experiences. From the two-story Christmas tree in the lobby, to the thousands of sparkling lights adorning the banisters, to the carolers filling the air with song, you can’t help but get into the spirit the minute you walk through the doors. So this holiday season, join the Paramount family for the perfect feel-good show that will turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer, singing loud for all to hear. paramountaurora.com/events/elf-the-musical/ Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

Based on the hilarious 2003 Will Ferrell movie, Elf is one of those rare holiday shows that will have both kids and adults lighting up with laughter, humming tunes like “A Christmas Song” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” for days and rediscovering what it means to be a family. And Paramount has become the place that families head to for memorable holiday experiences. From the two-story Christmas tree in the lobby, to the thousands of sparkling lights adorning the banisters, to the carolers filling the air with song, you can’t help but get into the spirit the minute you walk through the doors. So this holiday season, join the Paramount family for the perfect feel-good show that will turn even the grumpiest of grinches into a happy-go-lucky bearer of Christmas cheer, singing loud for all to hear. paramountaurora.com/events/elf-the-musical/

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

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Start Time: 11/22/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/08/2017 12:00 AM

Astrono-Monee
11/29/2017 07:30 PM - 11/29/2017 09:00 PM

Add to Calendar 11/29/2017 07:30 PM 11/29/2017 09:00 PM Astrono-Monee The night sky is filled with interesting objects to view throughout the fall and, with the earlier sunsets and cold, clear skies, it’s a great time to view them. This program will start indoors at the visitor center. Participants will learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects visible with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes. If skies are clear, telescopes and binoculars will be available for use. Access to the viewing area may require a short walk over uneven ground. Come dressed for the weather as part of the program will be outside if the viewing is good. Registration required two days before each program date: 708.946.2216. 7:30-9PM reconnectwithnature.org Monee Reservoir Visitor Center, 27341 S Ridgeland Ave, Monee, IL 60449, USA

The night sky is filled with interesting objects to view throughout the fall and, with the earlier sunsets and cold, clear skies, it’s a great time to view them. This program will start indoors at the visitor center. Participants will learn how to use a star chart to find fascinating objects visible with the naked eye, binoculars or small telescopes. If skies are clear, telescopes and binoculars will be available for use. Access to the viewing area may require a short walk over uneven ground. Come dressed for the weather as part of the program will be outside if the viewing is good. Registration required two days before each program date: 708.946.2216. 7:30-9PM reconnectwithnature.org

Location: Monee Reservoir Visitor Center, 27341 S Ridgeland Ave, Monee, IL 60449, USA

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Start Time: 11/29/2017 07:30 PM
End Time: 11/29/2017 09:00 PM

Chris Kringle Market
12/01/2017 12:00 AM - 12/04/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 12/01/2017 12:00 AM 12/04/2017 12:00 AM Chris Kringle Market On December 1–3 & December 8-10, get into the holiday spirit at the Chris Kringle Market at Washington Park in Ottawa. A great place for family fun and a perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season! This unique hometown Holiday Market will be filled with a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this very special time of the year. Watch the kids as they’re thrilled by visits from Santa. Sing along with family and friends as you hear the Holiday melodies from the Carolers, and see the neat Christmas goodies that are offered from the Chris Kringle Market vendors. Their will only be a handful of days to check out the Chris Kringle Market so make sure to check below for a list of the hours that the market will be open! Chris Kringle Market Hours: Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. heritagecorridorcvb.com/ChrisKringleMarket Ottawa, IL 61350, USA

On December 1–3 & December 8-10, get into the holiday spirit at the Chris Kringle Market at Washington Park in Ottawa. A great place for family fun and a perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season! This unique hometown Holiday Market will be filled with a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this very special time of the year. Watch the kids as they’re thrilled by visits from Santa. Sing along with family and friends as you hear the Holiday melodies from the Carolers, and see the neat Christmas goodies that are offered from the Chris Kringle Market vendors. Their will only be a handful of days to check out the Chris Kringle Market so make sure to check below for a list of the hours that the market will be open! Chris Kringle Market Hours: Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. heritagecorridorcvb.com/ChrisKringleMarket

Location: Ottawa, IL 61350, USA

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Start Time: 12/01/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/04/2017 12:00 AM

Christmas Open House
12/01/2017 12:00 AM - 12/03/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 12/01/2017 12:00 AM 12/03/2017 12:00 AM Christmas Open House Experience the thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton Family in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery. Charles Lotton, with his sons Daniel & David and studio artist Scott Bayless, create hand blown, one of a kind works of glass art. We create beautiful hand blown vases, bowls, sculptures, paperweights, perfume bottles, lamps, pendant lighting as well as chandeliers. Lotton Art Glass is a featured Illinois Made product. F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM. lottonartglass.com/ Lotton Art Glass Co, 24760 S Country Ln, Crete, IL 60417, USA

Experience the thrill of watching magnificent works of art being created daily out of hot glass. Meet the famous Lotton Family in person. Tour the hot shop and gallery. Charles Lotton, with his sons Daniel & David and studio artist Scott Bayless, create hand blown, one of a kind works of glass art. We create beautiful hand blown vases, bowls, sculptures, paperweights, perfume bottles, lamps, pendant lighting as well as chandeliers. Lotton Art Glass is a featured Illinois Made product. F 10AM-7PM; Sa 10AM-5PM. lottonartglass.com/

Location: Lotton Art Glass Co, 24760 S Country Ln, Crete, IL 60417, USA

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Start Time: 12/01/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/03/2017 12:00 AM

Christkindl
12/02/2017 12:00 AM - 12/04/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 12/02/2017 12:00 AM 12/04/2017 12:00 AM Christkindl Bring the family to historic downtown Frankfort for the 32nd Annual Christkindl Celebration. Activities include letter writing to Santa, horsedrawn wagon rides, Santa’s Secret Workshop, cookie decorating, hot cocoa stations and more! On Saturday enjoy Girl Scouts Caroling, Home Depot Craft Station, Holiday Cut-Out Photos and Lantern Parade. On Sunday visit with a live reindeer! 12-4PM villageoffrankfort.com Frankfort, IL, USA

Bring the family to historic downtown Frankfort for the 32nd Annual Christkindl Celebration. Activities include letter writing to Santa, horsedrawn wagon rides, Santa’s Secret Workshop, cookie decorating, hot cocoa stations and more! On Saturday enjoy Girl Scouts Caroling, Home Depot Craft Station, Holiday Cut-Out Photos and Lantern Parade. On Sunday visit with a live reindeer! 12-4PM villageoffrankfort.com

Location: Frankfort, IL, USA

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Start Time: 12/02/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/04/2017 12:00 AM

The Polar Express Storytime Train
12/02/2017 12:30 PM - 12/02/2017 06:00 PM

Add to Calendar 12/02/2017 12:30 PM 12/02/2017 06:00 PM The Polar Express Storytime Train All aboard the Polar Express Story train hosted by the Olympia Fields Park District! We will take a Metra train from the Olympia Fields train station. During the ride to the “North Pole”, we will read the beloved story, The Polar Express. Also, Santa will visit with every good little girl and boy, and give a gift to them. When we arrive at the “North Pole”, guests will have approximately 3 hours to explore Chicago. Staff can provide information of local attractions guests may visit if requested. We ask that all participants meet us at 4:50 pm to board the train together. During the train ride home, we will pass out goody bags, sing carols, and play games. Don’t miss out on this great holiday event! All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). $15 12:45-6PM ofparks.org 203rd Street, 203rd St, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, USA

All aboard the Polar Express Story train hosted by the Olympia Fields Park District! We will take a Metra train from the Olympia Fields train station. During the ride to the “North Pole”, we will read the beloved story, The Polar Express. Also, Santa will visit with every good little girl and boy, and give a gift to them. When we arrive at the “North Pole”, guests will have approximately 3 hours to explore Chicago. Staff can provide information of local attractions guests may visit if requested. We ask that all participants meet us at 4:50 pm to board the train together. During the train ride home, we will pass out goody bags, sing carols, and play games. Don’t miss out on this great holiday event! All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). $15 12:45-6PM ofparks.org

Location: 203rd Street, 203rd St, Olympia Fields, IL 60461, USA

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Start Time: 12/02/2017 12:30 PM
End Time: 12/02/2017 06:00 PM

Chris Kringle Market
12/08/2017 12:00 AM - 12/11/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 12/08/2017 12:00 AM 12/11/2017 12:00 AM Chris Kringle Market On December 1–3 & December 8-10, get into the holiday spirit at the Chris Kringle Market at Washington Park in Ottawa. A great place for family fun and a perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season! This unique hometown Holiday Market will be filled with a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this very special time of the year. Watch the kids as they’re thrilled by visits from Santa. Sing along with family and friends as you hear the Holiday melodies from the Carolers, and see the neat Christmas goodies that are offered from the Chris Kringle Market vendors. Their will only be a handful of days to check out the Chris Kringle Market so make sure to check below for a list of the hours that the market will be open! Chris Kringle Market Hours: Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. heritagecorridorcvb.com/ChrisKringleMarket Ottawa, IL 61350, USA

On December 1–3 & December 8-10, get into the holiday spirit at the Chris Kringle Market at Washington Park in Ottawa. A great place for family fun and a perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season! This unique hometown Holiday Market will be filled with a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy at this very special time of the year. Watch the kids as they’re thrilled by visits from Santa. Sing along with family and friends as you hear the Holiday melodies from the Carolers, and see the neat Christmas goodies that are offered from the Chris Kringle Market vendors. Their will only be a handful of days to check out the Chris Kringle Market so make sure to check below for a list of the hours that the market will be open! Chris Kringle Market Hours: Friday, December 1, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday December 8, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. heritagecorridorcvb.com/ChrisKringleMarket

Location: Ottawa, IL 61350, USA

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Start Time: 12/08/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/11/2017 12:00 AM

It's a Wonderful Life
12/09/2017 12:00 AM - 12/11/2017 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 12/09/2017 12:00 AM 12/11/2017 12:00 AM It's a Wonderful Life spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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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: 12/09/2017 12:00 AM
End Time: 12/11/2017 12:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa Holiday Festival
12/09/2017 10:00 AM - 12/09/2017 01:00 PM

Add to Calendar 12/09/2017 10:00 AM 12/09/2017 01:00 PM Breakfast with Santa Holiday Festival Activities for kids, gift vendors, holiday entertainment, pictures with Santa, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and of course a delicious breakfast! A special tree lighting ceremony will also take place. Tickets on sale at the Matteson Community Center and Village Hall during regular business hours. A limited supply of tickets will be available at the door. $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) 10AM-1PM villageofmatteson.org Matteson Community Center, 20642 Matteson Ave, Matteson, IL 60443, USA

Activities for kids, gift vendors, holiday entertainment, pictures with Santa, an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and of course a delicious breakfast! A special tree lighting ceremony will also take place. Tickets on sale at the Matteson Community Center and Village Hall during regular business hours. A limited supply of tickets will be available at the door. $5 per person (children 2 and under are free) 10AM-1PM villageofmatteson.org

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

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Start Time: 12/09/2017 10:00 AM
End Time: 12/09/2017 01:00 PM

Sharing Holiday Memories
12/13/2017 07:00 PM - 12/13/2017 08:30 PM

Add to Calendar 12/13/2017 07:00 PM 12/13/2017 08:30 PM Sharing Holiday Memories Share holiday memories with the group then tour Step Back into a 1950s Christmas and Boomer Toys and Dolls exhibits. 7-8:30PM parkforesthistory.org 227 Monee Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Share holiday memories with the group then tour Step Back into a 1950s Christmas and Boomer Toys and Dolls exhibits. 7-8:30PM parkforesthistory.org

Location: 227 Monee Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 12/13/2017 07:00 PM
End Time: 12/13/2017 08:30 PM

Christmas at the Brewery
12/17/2017 04:00 PM - 12/17/2017 08:00 PM

Add to Calendar 12/17/2017 04:00 PM 12/17/2017 08:00 PM Christmas at the Brewery Come join us for Christmas at the Brewery! Located in the quaint downtown Flossmoor. Horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, Christmas beer and Santa! 4-8PM flossmoorstation.com Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422, USA

Come join us for Christmas at the Brewery! Located in the quaint downtown Flossmoor. Horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, Christmas beer and Santa! 4-8PM flossmoorstation.com

Location: Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422, USA

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Start Time: 12/17/2017 04:00 PM
End Time: 12/17/2017 08:00 PM

First Day in Nature
01/01/2018 10:00 AM - 01/01/2018 12:00 PM

Add to Calendar 01/01/2018 10:00 AM 01/01/2018 12:00 PM First Day in Nature Inaugural, guided “First Day in Nature” walk through the Central Park Wetlands. Finish with toasting marshmallows over a warm fire and drinking hot chocolate. Let’s kick off 2018 with a healthy start and reconnect with nature. 10AM-12PM villageofparkforest.com Orchard Drive, Orchard Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Inaugural, guided “First Day in Nature” walk through the Central Park Wetlands. Finish with toasting marshmallows over a warm fire and drinking hot chocolate. Let’s kick off 2018 with a healthy start and reconnect with nature. 10AM-12PM villageofparkforest.com

Location: Orchard Drive, Orchard Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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Start Time: 01/01/2018 10:00 AM
End Time: 01/01/2018 12:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition
01/02/2018 12:00 AM - 01/03/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/02/2018 12:00 AM 01/03/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/02/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/03/2018 12:00 AM

Faculty Exhibition
01/03/2018 12:00 AM - 01/04/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/03/2018 12:00 AM 01/04/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/03/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/04/2018 12:00 AM - 01/05/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 12:00 AM 01/05/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/04/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/05/2018 12:00 AM

Winter Break Jumpfest
01/04/2018 03:00 PM - 01/04/2018 08:00 PM

Add to Calendar 01/04/2018 03:00 PM 01/04/2018 08:00 PM Winter Break Jumpfest Does the winter weather have you stuck indoors and the kids stuck in front he the TV? Then come to Jumpfest! You can pay at the door for $10 per jumper, or register by December 16 and get a VIP wristband for $10 and get an extra hour of jump time from 2-3PM. Online registration is not available for this event and no refunds. Children 11 & under must have a guardian with them. 3-8PM mokenapark.com 10847 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

Does the winter weather have you stuck indoors and the kids stuck in front he the TV? Then come to Jumpfest! You can pay at the door for $10 per jumper, or register by December 16 and get a VIP wristband for $10 and get an extra hour of jump time from 2-3PM. Online registration is not available for this event and no refunds. Children 11 & under must have a guardian with them. 3-8PM mokenapark.com

Location: 10847 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

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Start Time: 01/04/2018 03:00 PM
End Time: 01/04/2018 08:00 PM

Faculty Exhibition
01/08/2018 12:00 AM - 01/09/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/08/2018 12:00 AM 01/09/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/08/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/09/2018 12:00 AM - 01/10/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/09/2018 12:00 AM 01/10/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/09/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/10/2018 12:00 AM - 01/11/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/10/2018 12:00 AM 01/11/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/10/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/11/2018 12:00 AM - 01/12/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/11/2018 12:00 AM 01/12/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/11/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/12/2018 12:00 AM

Indoor Flea Market
01/14/2018 09:00 AM - 01/14/2018 01:00 PM

Add to Calendar 01/14/2018 09:00 AM 01/14/2018 01:00 PM Indoor Flea Market Don’t let the unpredictable winter weather stop you from bargain shopping! Shoppers are admitted free! All vendors must preregister. After Dec. 28 additional fees apply. Vendor registration deadline: January 8. Vendor early bird fee: $30, regular $40 9AM-1PM mokenapark.com 10847 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

Don’t let the unpredictable winter weather stop you from bargain shopping! Shoppers are admitted free! All vendors must preregister. After Dec. 28 additional fees apply. Vendor registration deadline: January 8. Vendor early bird fee: $30, regular $40 9AM-1PM mokenapark.com

Location: 10847 W La Porte Rd, Mokena, IL 60448, USA

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Start Time: 01/14/2018 09:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/15/2018 12:00 AM - 01/16/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/15/2018 12:00 AM 01/16/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/15/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/16/2018 12:00 AM - 01/17/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/16/2018 12:00 AM 01/17/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/16/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/17/2018 12:00 AM - 01/18/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/17/2018 12:00 AM 01/18/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/17/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/18/2018 12:00 AM - 01/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/18/2018 12:00 AM 01/19/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/18/2018 12:00 AM
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3 Blind Men of Soul
01/20/2018 12:00 AM - 01/22/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/20/2018 12:00 AM 01/22/2018 12:00 AM 3 Blind Men of Soul Stevie Wonder, Clarence Carter & Ray Charles spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Stevie Wonder, Clarence Carter & Ray Charles 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: 01/20/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 01/22/2018 12:00 AM

Faculty Exhibition
01/22/2018 12:00 AM - 01/23/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/22/2018 12:00 AM 01/23/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/22/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/23/2018 12:00 AM - 01/24/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/23/2018 12:00 AM 01/24/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/23/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/24/2018 12:00 AM - 01/25/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/24/2018 12:00 AM 01/25/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/24/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/25/2018 12:00 AM - 01/26/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/25/2018 12:00 AM 01/26/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/25/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/29/2018 12:00 AM - 01/30/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/29/2018 12:00 AM 01/30/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Faculty Exhibition
01/30/2018 12:00 AM - 01/31/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/30/2018 12:00 AM 01/31/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/30/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
01/31/2018 12:00 AM - 02/01/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 01/31/2018 12:00 AM 02/01/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 01/31/2018 12:00 AM
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Faculty Exhibition
02/01/2018 12:00 AM - 02/02/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 02/01/2018 12:00 AM 02/02/2018 12:00 AM Faculty Exhibition Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery Prairie State College, 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

Works in a wide range of media by both full-time and adjunct faculty members in Prairie State’s liberal arts program. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM; Artists; Reception Jan. 18, 4:30-7PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery

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

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Start Time: 02/01/2018 12:00 AM
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Undying Faith
02/03/2018 05:30 PM - 02/03/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/03/2018 05:30 PM 02/03/2018 06:30 PM Undying Faith spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

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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: 02/03/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/03/2018 06:30 PM

Caberet- Live at the Paramount
02/07/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 02/07/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM Caberet- Live at the Paramount Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time. Enjoy extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage. paramountaurora.com/events/cabaret/ Paramount Theatre, 23 E Galena Blvd, Aurora, IL 60506, USA

Cabaret is one of the most well-known Broadway musicals of all time. Enjoy extraordinary songs, universal appeal and a spellbinding story that still holds true in today’s world. Nominated for a total of 26 Tony Awards over three decades and winning a total of 12 including Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, Cabaret is exactly what musical theatre should be: entertaining, enlightening, provocative, edgy and a continuing reflection of our own lives. This groundbreaking musical was unlike anything audiences had seen back when it first premiered, and you’ll feel the same way when it hits the Paramount stage. paramountaurora.com/events/cabaret/

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

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Start Time: 02/07/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Grown & Sexy
02/10/2018 05:30 PM - 02/10/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/10/2018 05:30 PM 02/10/2018 06:30 PM Grown & Sexy Musical Tribute. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Musical Tribute. 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: 02/10/2018 05:30 PM
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Altered
02/12/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 02/12/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM Altered An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM Artists’ Reception Feb. 15, 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/ 202 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411, USA

An exhibition of works by Rosemary Pritchett, Kate Ingold, Katsy Johnson and Javier Chavira. This exhibition of works in a wide range of media all include images from popular culture that are changed and altered by the artist to convey meaning and visual impact. M-Th 9AM-3PM & W-Th 5-7PM Artists’ Reception Feb. 15, 12-2:30PM prairiestate.edu/Christopher-Art-Gallery/

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

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Start Time: 02/12/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Chocolate Fest
02/17/2018 11:00 AM - 02/17/2018 02:00 PM

Add to Calendar 02/17/2018 11:00 AM 02/17/2018 02:00 PM Chocolate Fest Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations. Perfect for chocolate fiends and fun for the whole family, the fest features a charity bake-off competition where professional and amateur bakers go head to head, free apron decorating workshops for children, baking demonstrations and an array of freshly made sweet treats available for purchase. 11AM-2PM village.homewood.il.us/ 2010 Chestnut Rd, Homewood, IL 60430, USA

Sample and purchase scrumptious chocolate creations from renowned chocolatiers while enjoying activities for the entire family. Enjoy the annual Bake-Off and baking demonstrations. Perfect for chocolate fiends and fun for the whole family, the fest features a charity bake-off competition where professional and amateur bakers go head to head, free apron decorating workshops for children, baking demonstrations and an array of freshly made sweet treats available for purchase. 11AM-2PM village.homewood.il.us/

Location: 2010 Chestnut Rd, Homewood, IL 60430, USA

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Start Time: 02/17/2018 11:00 AM
End Time: 02/17/2018 02:00 PM

Fred
02/17/2018 05:30 PM - 02/17/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/17/2018 05:30 PM 02/17/2018 06:30 PM Fred The story of Frederick Douglas. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

The story of Frederick Douglas. 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: 02/17/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/17/2018 06:30 PM

Black Authors Matter
02/24/2018 05:30 PM - 02/24/2018 06:30 PM

Add to Calendar 02/24/2018 05:30 PM 02/24/2018 06:30 PM Black Authors Matter An authors showcase of local and national authors. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

An authors showcase of local and national authors. 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: 02/24/2018 05:30 PM
End Time: 02/24/2018 06:30 PM

The Legends of Soul
03/17/2018 12:00 AM - 03/19/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 03/17/2018 12:00 AM 03/19/2018 12:00 AM The Legends of Soul Tribute to soul music. spaatheater.org SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Tribute to soul music. 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: 03/17/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 03/19/2018 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

Park Forest Hall of Fame
04/15/2018 03:00 PM - 04/15/2018 05:00 PM

Add to Calendar 04/15/2018 03:00 PM 04/15/2018 05:00 PM Park Forest Hall of Fame Park Forest Hall of Fame 25th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception for those nominated by the public for substantial, long-term contributions to Park Forest, IL. 3-5PM parkforesthistory.org Freedom Hall - Nathan Manilow Theatre, 410 Lakewood Blvd, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

Park Forest Hall of Fame 25th Annual Induction Ceremony and Reception for those nominated by the public for substantial, long-term contributions to Park Forest, IL. 3-5PM parkforesthistory.org

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

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Start Time: 04/15/2018 03:00 PM
End Time: 04/15/2018 05:00 PM

Purple Passion
04/21/2018 12:00 AM - 04/22/2018 12:00 AM

Add to Calendar 04/21/2018 12:00 AM 04/22/2018 12:00 AM Purple Passion A tribute to Prince. SPAA Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 371 Artists Walk In GPS), 350 Victory Dr, Park Forest, IL 60466, USA

A tribute to Prince.

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: 04/21/2018 12:00 AM
End Time: 04/22/2018 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

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

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

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  • 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.