This Weekend: Block Party, Dodgeball and Shakespeare

Theater, music, sports, kid friendly and charitable events this weekend, July 28 - 31, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.

Don't let the department stores fool you - it is still summer! If you don't believe us, check the thermometer. So avert your eyes from the "back-to-school" sales, put down that discounted plastic pumpkin and get outside while you still can.

This weekend is full of warm weather activities that will keep you and the kids entertained.

Sports & Recreation

July 29, Ages 8 - 10: 1-3pm, ages 11-14: 3:15-5:15pm |
Bring friends down for a few hours of dodgeball and a chance to win prizes. There will be a blind draw for teams.

July 29, 6pm - 11pm |
Walk to support research for the eradication of leukemia and other blood cancers. Registration begins at 6pm.  The event begins with a balloon release at 6:45pm.  After the walk, participants are invited to enjoy entertainment, pizza, refreshments, raffles and a silent auction. The registration fee is a minimum suggested donation of $25.

Family Friendly

July 28, 7pm–8pm |
Grab your mini-lawn chairs or a favorite blanket.  Get ready to sing and hop with Super Stolie and the Rockstars.  This children's performing group encourages kids to run, jump, skip and play while learning numbers, letters and shapes.

July 30, 10am–3pm | Alden Estates of Orland Park
Take part in this fourth annual block party fundraiser. Kids can get their faces painted, ride a pony, watch a magic show and more. Admission is free.  All proceeds benefit “Together We Cope” and The Leukemia Research Foundation.


July 31, 2pm–4pm |
Get down Louisiana style with authentic Cajun music from the Midway Ramblers Cajun Band at the Orland Park Public Library.

July 30, 10pm | Listen to original rock music from this Chicago based band. Cover is $5 after 9pm.


July 31, 12:30pm | Enjoy an afternoon of music and dance from Singin’ in the Rain, Beauty and the Beast, Nunsense, Oliver, Kismet, Godspell, Grease, Swing, Footloose, Peter Pan, The Wiz and more. Dine on a delicious meal. Admission is $40 per person (includes dinner, show and non-alcoholic beverages).

July 28-30, 7:30 pm | 
Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy a free performance of  Shakespeare's King Lear.  No alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus.  For tickets or information, contact the Box Office at (708) 974-5500, or visit morainevalley.edu/FPAC.


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