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Stuff To Do All Over Chicagoland This Weekend

June 24, 2011

There is so much going on around the Chicago area this weekend, that Chicago Real Estate Forum had to divide it up into several posts.

There’s the:

Taste of Chicago

Pride Celebrations

Poetry Foundation Grand Opening

and a Free Shredding Event.

But wait, there’s more. Check out these upcoming Chicagoland events, and have a great weekend!

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The Hunger Walk, which raises awareness and funds for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, has grown into one of the largest hunger-relief events in Chicago.

The 26th-annual fundraiser features a 5K walk along the lakefront at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, on Saturday, June 25 at 8:15 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

There will also be live entertainment and activities for kids. Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The money raised will help Food Depository agency partners provide nutritious food to one in eight Cook County residents in need each year. This year’s walk hopes to top last year’s attendance of 6,000.

To register, click here.

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people celebrating in front of their homeAre you planning a renovation in your home this summer? Get everything you need this weekend at the Mall Home Show in Lincolnwood Town Center, 3333 W. Touhy, on the Near North Shore.

This bi-annual show is a friendly market for home improvement and remodeling. There will be tons of exhibits, giveaways, drawings, prizes, food and kid’s events.

Parking is free and admission is free. Hours are Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit homeshowevent.com.

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One of the most prestigious art festivals in the Midwest is in town this weekend.

The Fountain Square Arts Festival in downtown Evanston is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featuring more than 225 artists, the fest is the largest and oldest juried fine arts fairs on Chicago’s North Shore.

There will also be a children’s art tent, strolling musicians, a jazz-centric music lineup and cuisine from the area’s best.

A requested gate donation of $5 will benefit the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit chicagoevents.com or call (773) 868-3010.

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Love strawberries? The fruit is being touted this weekend during the annual Strawberry Festival in historic Long Grove.

chocolate covered strawberriesThe grandaddy of Long Grove’s signature festivals, the Strawberry Fest is set for Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Besides the delicious berry, the weekend will feature live music, ice cream eating contests, kids rides and activities, and more. A $2 donation is requested at the gate, but there is free parking.

For more information on the weekend or how to get there, visit longgroveonline.com.

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Lowe’s is hosting one of its Build and Grow Clinics for kids at all its stores on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

waving flagThe project for this weekend will get your kids ready for the 4th of July: It’s a cool Waving Flag! All participants will take home their project along with a free apron, a project-themed patch and a certificate of merit.

You don’t have to RSVP, but you can. Visit lowesbuildandgrow.com for more information.

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