Saturday,Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advocate Christ Center for Breast Cancer and the Cancer Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center is hosting a health information program for woman, Empowering Women to Take Care of Their Health. The free program features keynote speaker Marisa Weiss, MD, president and founder of breastcancer.org, one of the world’s most used online resources for expert medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer. Conference participants can also choose two mini-lecture sessions led by health care professionals from Christ Medical Center including nutrition, stress management, surviving breast cancer and updates in the latest treatments. The conference takes place in Auditorium and Conference Center on Kilbourn Avenue between 95th and 93rd Streets.
Friday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1 5 p.m.
Join St. Linus for its first ever “Hawktoberfest,” a two-day fall event featuring a family night and an evening of music and dancing. Families are invited Friday to bring a blanket for an outdoor showing of the movie “Goonies,” plus face painting, games, food and soft drinks. Come back on Saturday for a 21 and over evening of music, dancing, food and adult beverages with Jack Hogan and the Skylarks and the Hat Guys. $10 per family on Friday; $20 per adult on Saturday. All proceeds benefit St. Linus.
Saturday Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
The St. Catherine Family School Association is hosting an Oktoberfest featuring a night of live music with the band Railroad Gin, basket raffles and split the pot. Have a top-secret chili recipe? Enter it in the 2nd annual chili cook-off. Tickets are $30 at the door and includes food, drinks and great music.
Saturday Oct. 1 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s free and it’s fun. The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn celebrates the changes in the fall season in front of the museum at 5100 Museum Drive by the Oak Lawn Metra Parking Tower. Children and their families will enjoy pumpkin decorating, chocolate dipping with Fannie May, a Bus o’ Fun, pretend driving, a trackless train (ticket required), the Chicago Blackhawks Outreach Team and special entertainment.
Sunday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m.
The Friends of the Oak Lawn Library are having a free 1950s rock ‘n roll concert featuring the Crown Vics. This energetic, six-piece band will perform 1950s juke joint and dance hall favorites. Come hear lively renditions of songs by Bill Haley & The Comets, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino, as well as many of the Rhythm & Blues numbers that influenced early Rock & Roll. It all happens at the Oak Lawn Library.