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Orland Park

Memorial Day

1 p.m. Monday, May

27, Ara Pace - Place of

Peace, Orland Park Village

Center, 14700 S.

Ravinia Ave. The Orland

Park community is invited

to gather to remember

the men and women who

made the ultimate sacrifice

serving our country.

The names of the veterans

that have been recently

added to the Village’s

granite wall will be read

out loud.

Tinley Park

Memorial Day Ceremony

10-11:30 a.m. Monday,

May 27, General Patrick

E. Rea Veterans Plaza,

80th Avenue Train Station,

18001 S. 80th Ave.

For more information,

call (708) 444-5000.



Frankfort Country Market

Every Sunday until

Aug. 25 and Sept. 8-Oct.

27, Downtown Frankfort,

between Kansas and Oak

streets. Visitors can enjoy

a variety of prepared

foods, fresh produce,

plants and locally grown

specialty products. There

will be special events and

demos throughout the season.

Hours are 10 a.m.-2

p.m. through May 26; 9

a.m.-2 p.m. June 2-Aug.

25; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sept. 8-Oct. 27. For more

information, call (815)


Orland Park

Market at the Park

4-8 p.m. Thursdays,

May 30-July 25, Crescent

Park, 9705 W. 142nd St.

Event features a variety

of vendors, free weekly

entertainment, yard games

and Orland Park Cruise

Night. There will be no

market on July 4. Chalk

Champ Shaun Hays is to

appear June 6.

Tinley Park

Farmers’ Market

7:30 a.m. every Saturday

June 1-0ct. 12,

Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S.

Oak Park Ave. in Tinley

Park. The market is open

until 12:30 p.m. and is to

feature fresh fruits, vegetables

and flowers. For

more information, visit





Noon-5 p.m. Friday,

May 31; and 9:30 a.m.-3

p.m. Saturday, June 1 Mokena

Community Public

Library District, 11327

195th St., Mokena. The

Friends of the Library are

hosting their second book

sale of the year to support

the Mokena library. The

members of the Friends

of the Library are allowed

early into the pre-sale on

both Friday and Saturday.

For more information,

visit mokenalibrary.org,

or call (708) 479-9663.



8 a.m. June 1, Main

Park, 10925 LaPorte

Road, Mokena. Hosted by

the Mokena Community

Park District, this 5K (3.1

mile) USATF-certified

and transponder-timed

course takes you through

the beautiful streets and

forest preserve in Mokena.

Split times, markers

and a water station will be

available on the course.

An hour after race start,

registered children 10 and

younger can participate in

a race around the bases, at

approximately 9 a.m. After

the completion of the

race and kids dashes, stay

for the awards ceremony,

refreshments and healthy

snacks. Medals will be

given to first, second and

third place winners in all

age categories. Awards

will also be given to the

best overall male and female

runners. Early bird

registration ends May 18.

For more information, visit




9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1.

This community-wide

event is sponsored by the

Frankfort Park District.

The addresses of registered

participants will

be included on a list of

all participating homes,

which will be available

at the Frankfort Park District

office, website and

Facebook the week of the

sale. Participating homes

will receive a packet that

includes a garage sale

sign, a map of Frankfort

subdivisions, balloons

and garage sale selling

tips. These packets can be

picked up at the Founders

Community Center, 140

Oak St. in Frankfort, at

the time of registration.

The cost for this event

is $10 per home, and the

registration deadline is

May 24. To register, call

(815) 469-9400.


10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 1,

Homer Township Public

Library, 14320 W. 151st

St., Homer Glen. Celebrate

Memorial Day by

creating a red, white and

blue bug. All ages. One

per child while supplies

last. For more information,

call (708) 301-7908

or visit homerlibrary.org.


7 p.m. June 6, New

Lenox Village Commons,

1 Veterans Parkway,

New Lenox. Spend

the evening out, as the

New Lenox Chamber of

Commerce and the New

Lenox Community Park

District host the Chasing

the Sun 5K walk/run fundraiser.

Registration starts

at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit

educational scholarships

and programs provided

by both organizations.

Monica Slattery sells her plants and vintage jewelry at Market at the Park’s first event of 2018 at Crescent Park in

Orland Park. 22nd Century Media File Photos

This year’s race/fitness

walk offers a 5K-certified

course starting and finishing

at The Commons with

a post-race party to follow.

Pre-registration cost

is $30 and $35 race-day

registration. Those ages 7

and younger run for free.

To register or for more information,

visit newlenox

parks.org. The registration

deadline is 3 p.m. June 4.



10 a.m. every Friday,

June 7-July 19, Breidert

Green, located near the

intersection of Kansas and

White Streets in Downtown

Frankfort. This

event, featuring entertainment

for children, is sponsored

by the Frankfort

Public Library District.

15. Touch-A-Truck

10:30-11:30 a.m. June

7, Dellwood Park, 199 E.

Woods Dr. in Lockport,

There is to be a noise-free,

sensory-friendly hour, to

be followed by Touch-A-

Truck open to everyone

from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

The little drivers are to be

given the green light to sit

behind the wheel and honk

the horns to their heart’s desire

in many types of vehicles.

For more information,

visit lockportpark.org.





9 a.m. June 8, Messenger

Marsh Forest

Preserve, 16321 S. Bell

Road, Homer Glen. The

event will be held on a

measured, double-looped

course on crushed gravel

winding through forest

preserve property. The

race will not be professionally

timed or certified,

but it will be timed by volunteers,

and awards will

be given to top finishers

in various age categories.

Water and snacks provided.

All proceeds will

be donated to Shady Oaks

Camp in Homer Glen. The

cost is $30. For more information

and to sign up,

visit omgcknights.com.



10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8,

Vogt Visual Arts Center,

17420 S. 67th Court in

Tinley Park. This daylong

celebration features artwork

from local artists. Patrons

are ​invited to browse

and shop for unique gifts.

The event will feature live

entertainment, children’s

crafting, live demos and

the June Artist Reception.

For more information, call

(708) 342-4212.

18. 1920s GALA

June 8, Konow’s Corn

Maze, 16849 S. Cedar

Road, Homer Glen. Join

the farm for a 1920s,

white-gloved, fourcourse,

butler-style gala.

Have dinner under the

stars. There will be 1920s

entertainment, a cigar bar

and more. For more information,

visit konowscorn



9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9,

Breidert Green, located

at the corner of White

and Kansas Streets in

downtown Frankfort.

This Frankfort Arts Association

event showcases

the outstanding work

of the Frankfort creative

community. Visitors can

see art in a variety of media

and styles, hear live

music and bring children

to a special art activity




New Lenox

Live on the Lawn

6 p.m. June 2, The Cloggin’

Craze New Lenox

Community Band will

perform, followed by the

Lincoln-Way Area Chorale

New Lenox Community

Band at 6 p.m. July 14

at the Performing Arts Pavilion

in the Village Commons,

1 Veterans Parkway

in New Lenox. The concerts

are free. For more information,

visit newlenox.

net/events, or call (815)


Front Country band members (left to right) Adam Roszkiewicz, Jeremy Darrow, Melody

Walker and Jacob Groopman perform July 14 at the eighth annual Frankfort Bluegrass

on the Green festival.

Summer Triple Play Concert


The 2019 summer Triple

Play concert series will

feature three bands this

summer. Concerts to take

place at 9 p.m. on Saturdays

in the New Lenox

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox, with

the opening acts beginning

at 6 p.m. For $75, attendees

can see Cheap Trick,

June 8; Joan Jett and the

Blackhearts with special

guests Blue Öyster Cult,

July 20; Kenny Loggins,

Aug. 31. Tickets must be

purchased in person at the

New Lenox Village Hall.

For more information, call

(815) 462-6400.

Movie Nights

Free screenings of family-friendly

movies are

scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

(dusk) every Wednesday

from Wednesday, June 12

through Wednesday, Aug.

14 in the New Lenox Village

Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway, New Lenox.

For a full lineup of movies

scheduled to play, visit

newlenox.net. For more

information, call (815)



Concerts in the Park

The summer season

of concerts at the Yunker

Farm Band Shell, 10824

W. LaPorte Road, Mokena,

will kick off with a

performance by 4th Point

June 6, The Walk-ins June

20 and The Wild Upside

July 18. Bring a lawn

chairs or a blanket. In case

of inclement weather, visit

the Mokena Park District’s

Facebook page for

information. All concerts

will run from 7-9 p.m.

Concessions will be available

for purchase.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy movies under

the stars with the Mokena

Park District. Movies begin

at 8:15 p.m. (dusk) at

Yunker Park, 10824 W.

LaPorte Road, Mokena.

Movies include: “Harry

Potter & the Sorcerer’s

Stone” June 13; “Mary

Poppins Returns” June 27;

“Tangled” July 11; and

“Coco” July 25. Bring a

lawn chair or a blanket.

Concessions will be available

for purchase. In case

of inclement weather, visit

the Mokena Park District’s

Facebook page for



Movies on the Green

Dusk, approximately

8:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays,

Breidert Green, located

in downtown Frankfort,

between Kansas and

Oak streets. Enjoy free

popcorn and feature films

for the whole family to enjoy.

“The Little Mermaid”

will be shown Tuesday,

June 11, “Kicking &

Screaming” will be shown

Tuesday, July 9, and “Angels

in the Outfield” will

be shown on Tuesday,

Aug. 13.

Concerts on the Green

6:30 p.m. Sundays, June

16-Aug. 25, Breidert Green

Park, located at the corner

of White and Kansas Streets

in downtown Frankfort.

Enjoy live music in downtown

Frankfort. No admission

charge. This event is

sponsored by the Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce.

For the full schedule of

performers, visit frankfort


Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

July 13, and 10 a.m.-8:30

p.m. July 14, Breidert

Green, located in downtown

Frankfort, between

Kansas and Oak streets.

Enjoy live bluegrass music,

a children’s tent, food,

vendors and more. Bring a

lawn chair and enjoy the


Tinley Park

Music in the Plaza

7 p.m. Saturdays, starting

June 15, Zabrocki

Plaza, 17375 S. Oak Park

Ave. in Tinley Park. For

more information or to

view the series’ schedule,

visit downtowntinley.


Community Band: Concert in

the Park

7 p.m. every Thursday

from June 27 through

Aug. 15, The Band Shell

at Tony Bettenhausen

Recreation Center, 8125

W. 171st St. in Tinley

Park. All are welcome to

bring their picnic basket,

lawn chairs or blankets.

There will be bands, movies

and special events featured

that are suitable for

the whole family. A small

concession stand is to be

available. For more information,

call (708) 342-


Orland Park

Strung Out Band

6-7:30 p.m. Sunday,

June 23, Crescent Park,

9705 W. 142nd St. Rock


Orland Park Labor Day Concert

4-9 p.m. Sept. 1, Centennial

Park West, 153rd

Street and 108th Avenue.

4-5 p.m. Taking Back

Emo, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Serendipity

and 7-9 p.m.

52nd Street.


6-7:30 p.m. June 10,

The Fortnite Dance into

Summer party at Kohlhagen

Park, Cardinal Lake

Drive and 108th Ave. in

Frankfort; 6-7:30 p.m.

July 8, Crosstown Classic

Fun party at Heritage

Knolls, Heritage Drive

and Parkway Lane in

Frankfort; and 1:30-3

p.m. Aug. 12, the Dog

Days of Summer party

at Jackson Creek Park,

Laraway and Wolf roads

in Frankfort. The parties

feature outdoor games,

a giant inflatable, activities

including a DJ dance

party and more.


June 13-16 in downtown

Lockport. A carnival

will run all four days

of the celebration in the

south Public Landing

parking lot. A parade is to

kick off the evening June

14, featuring local businesses,

organizations and

marching bands. On June

15, there are to be antique

appraisals from 10 a.m.-5

p.m., a petting zoo from

10 a.m.-4 p.m. and a magic

show at 11:30 a.m. and

1 p.m. Concerts, a beer/

entertainment tent and a

food court also are part of

the celebration. For more

information, visit old



5:30 p.m. June 14,

Aug. 2 and Aug. 23, New

Lenox Village Commons,

1 Veterans Parkways,

New Lenox. Enjoy food

trucks and live music. For

more information, visit




7:10 p.m. June 14. The

Chicago White Sox offer

Tinley Park residents

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