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Friday, Oct. 11
State Sen. Bill Cunningham(18th) and State Rep. Fran Hurley (35th) are hosting an expo designed to give area women access to various agencies and organizations all in one place at one time. The event will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Avenue. About a dozen different organizations will be in attendance including Palos Community Hospital, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, AARP and representatives from the attorney general and state's attorney offices. Children are welcome.
Action Sertoma's Fall Festival
From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Gaelic Park, 6119 West 147th Street, the event will feature live music, and open bar, a dinner that includes a roasted pig, bean bag tournament and various raffles. Tickets are $60 and benefit Sertoma Center.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Village of Orland Park Great Pumpkin Party
Rescheduled after last weekend's rain the event will feature hayrides, pony rides, roasting marshmallows, a pie eating contest, costumed pet parade, pumpkin patch, crafts, activities, games and music. The event is free and you are invited to wear your Halloween costume. View the Patch listing for a schedule of events.
The North American Reptile Conference and Trade Show takes place this weekend at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. Open to the public, the show will feature thousands of reptiles. You can get an up close look at some common and not so common breeds of snakes, frogs, turtles, geckos, iguanas and tortoises. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. The shoe is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, will be hosting a concert featuring three bands. Come out and listen to Coyote Riot, 80s Enough and The Sullivan Brothers Blues Band. The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.
Sunday, Oct. 13
P.A.N.D.A.S Awareness Stair Climb at Swallow Cliff
In recognition of the immune disorder, an awareness climb will be held at Swallow Cliff from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To enter use the Swallow Cliff north entrance on Route 83 just west of LaGrange Road.
Old Time Radio Players
The Palos Heights Public Library will be hosting a live performance of a classic radio show featuring real scripts and sound effects that will transport you back in time. The show is free and starts at 2 p.m. The library is located at 12501 S. 71st Avenue.
Your local libraries are also chock full of events this weekend. Click the links to get more information on the event.
Spooktacular Cupcake Wars
Friends of the Library Appreciation Program
Social Networking 101
T-Rexplorers Dinosaur Discovery Program
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