Stock Up to Deck the Halls at Holiday Gift Faire

Making plans for the weekend? Patch has rounded up a list of events and activities going on in and around Tinley Park.

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Patch file photo
If nothing matters but the weekend, you better plan it out. Patch is here to help by spotlighting some of what's going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in and around Tinley Park.

Stock up on supplies to deck the halls, at Tinley Park Public Library's 11th Annual Holiday Gift Faire on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.  to 4 pm. Special decorative items for the home, kitchen items, delicious food, candles, jewelry and much more will be available from new and favorite home party vendors including Discovery Toys, Pampered Chef, and Scentsy Wickless Candles. Get more info.

What Else to Watch for This Weekend

Tinley Park-Park District Helps Out Santa! 
Santa has trouble fielding all his fan mail, so the Tinley Park-Park District has agreed to help the Big Guy out. Children who would like to write to Santa and receive a personal letter from him should drop off their letters at "Santa's Mailbox" in the Bettenhausen Recreation Center during office hours from November 1 through December 1. Children age 3 to 12 only, please. Don't forget to include your address for Santa! Because Santa will be  busy packing his sleigh for Christmas Night, he will only be able to answer letters received on or before December 1. Get more info. 

Craft Fair at Andrew High School:
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, parents of Andrew's school musicians will hold the annual Andrew Music Parents Arts and Craft Fair. With over 150 vendors, food and music, holiday shopping can be fun! Last year's show brought out 3,000 people—will you attend this year? Find out more info.

'Johnny Appleseed' at Governors State University: 
The musical version of this classic tale will be presented by the Virginia Repertory Theatre in association with Governors State University Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. 

Johnny Appleseed is the legendary folk hero who planted apple orchards throughout the Midwest, playing a major role in the settlement of our nation. This rousing, funny new frontier musical is part rollicking adventure, part inspiring history, and 100 percent All-American. Tickets are $10.00 for all ages. Get more info.


Area residents can support a local man's plight for medical treatment by shopping at a multifamily garage sale Saturday, Nov. 2 beginning at 9 a.m. 

Oak Forest resident Kenny Huemmer is battling Multiple Sclerosis, and his family is raising money toward stem cell therapy treatments. Proceeds from the garage sale at 15355 Ridgeland Ave. will help chip away at the cost of sending Ken to Panama for treatment.  Items for sale include: home items, children's items, costumes, holiday items, sports equipment and collectables.  Many unique items.  Visit Ken's fundraising page. 

Looking for more fun things to do? How about: Free Visits to the Shedd, Art Institute and Adler

Check out Tinley Park Patch's Events Calendar to find out what else is going on and to add your own activities to the mix.

Want to catch a movie? Check out Tinley Park Patch's Movies Friday, which features films and showtimes in the area.


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