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Trunk or Treat, Fall Fest, 'Day of the Dead' Fun: This Week in Oak Forest

Find out what's worth checking out today and the rest of the week in Oak Forest.

Trunk or Treat, Fall Fest, 'Day of the Dead' Fun: This Week in Oak Forest
Wondering what's going on in and around Oak Forest? Check out our daily look at what you should be watching out for each day and the entire week.

Day of the Dead Fun: Kids aged 11–17 are invited to the Acorn Public Library at 7 p.m., to learn about the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. Guests will also decorate a craft skull to celebrate. Find out more. 

Children of America Fun Fest: Stop into 16124 S. LaGrange Rd. for a night of fun and activities! Kids will play games, make crafts and decorate cookies! There will also be a scholastic book fair, and anyone is invited to purchase books from scholastic and take them home the same night! Please call 708-403-2719 if you would like to attend. Ask for Yvette or Heather.

Trick-or-Treat in Oak Forest: The City of Oak Forest has set trick-or-treating hours from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Be sure to follow the hours on the big day, and check the time before heading out.

Trunk or Treat at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 15050 S Central, Oak Forest: Stop by for some Halloween Treats.  Refreshments will be served for a freewill donation, starting at 4 p.m. 

Creation-Themed Fall Carnival: Join the folks at New Life Community Church, 5333 151st St., for their fall carnival. There will be live animals until 6 p.m. They'll also offer free raffles, games, prizes and snacks.  Game booths are set up to help tell the creation story in an interactive style. Check out this non-scary, fun event for families.

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.

Ending Oct. 31: Buy Something Sweet, Support the Search for a Cure: 
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Creative Cakes Bakery in neighboring Tinley Park will donate a portion of its proceeds on certain pink sweets to the  Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Help in the fight against breast cancer by buying a  Strawberries and Cream Cupcake, some  Pink Ribbon Cookies, or  Pink Ribbon Brownie Pops through October. Find out more.  

Ending Oct. 31: 
Jean Therapy in Orland Park is holding a month-long jean drive to help stock Neat Repeats, the resale store operated by the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. People who bring in a pair of jeans to the store throughout October will get $15 off a purchase, and the jeans will all be donated to the  Crisis Center of South Suburbia. The non-profit supporting battered women and families in need runs the  Neat Repeats resale store, where the donated jeans will be sold. 

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

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