FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Dress Up and Hit the Links: Grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to join the Oak Forest Park District for a night of Halloween fun at El Morro Park Oct. 11. The festivities include mini golfing on the Halloween-themed golf course, costume contests, music, games and prizes! Concessions will be available for purchase. Find out how to register.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Reptile Breeder Show in Tinley Park: Cold-blooded creatures return to the suburbs Oct. 12–13, with the North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show. Open to the public, this high quality, captive-bred-only reptile show brings together top dealers from across the country offering thousands of exotic and pet-friendly “herps.” Don’t miss this opportunity to get up-close and personal with snakes, frogs, turtles, geckos, iguanas, and tortoises! Find out more details.
'Creep Out' Cancer at Costume Bowling Bash: The Cancer Support Center invites residents to Tinley Bowl Saturday, Oct. 12, for a night of scares, spares and strikes. The fun starts at 8 p.m. and ends at midnight. Tickets are $30, and include pizza, pop, bowling and a candy dash. Find out more details.
Taps Fundraiser for Children's Cancer Charity: Taps Pub in Oak Forest is giving to children and teens fighting cancer. The bar is sponsoring Taps Cares for Kids with Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 12. No cover, live music from members of Droptop, Rearview Mirror and The Kent Brothers. Raffles, split-the-pot and free food will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at 15427 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest. All proceeds will benefit the Orland Park-based Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (POTCF), a non-profit organization that provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift card in 45 hospitals nationwide. Find out more details.
SUNDAY, OCT. 13
Third Annual Bag Crawl along Oak Park Avenue: Don't miss the 3rd Annual Bag Crawl along historic Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, brought to you by the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce. This event, geared toward folks 21 and over, involves a trek along OPA—and many games of "cornhole." Registration begins at 12 p.m. at Ed & Joe's Restaurant & Pizzeria, where you'll also toss your first bag of the day. The first group of crawlers will leave Ed & Joe's at 1 p.m.; the second group at 1:30 p.m. From Ed & Joe's you'll travel north to the VFW Lodge. From the lodge you'll head south to Durbin's followed by the American Legion, Harald Viking Lodge, Remax 1st Service at Carey's Car Care, Cuzin's Neighborhood Bar, Bettenhausen Fiat, and we'll wrap it up at J.W.Hollsteins. Each stop will have snacks and drink specials for all Bag Crawl participants. Find out more.
What Else to Watch for This Weekend
- Where to Cheer on Chicago Marathoners, See the Stanley Cup This Weekend
- Garage Sale Oct. 11–12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 5728 W. Victoria Dr.
Want to catch a movie? Check out Oak Forest Patch's Movies Friday, which features films and showtimes in the area.