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Five Things to Know This Weekend: May 18-20

Looking for things to do? Stuff to know? People to meet? We've got it all in our "5 Things" feature.

1. Savor the flavor

The 4th annual Taste of Bolingbrook community festival, sponsored by the  and aimed at highlighting the cuisine and dining options available to area residents, will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, on the grounds behind Bolingbrook’s Town Center at 375 W. Briarcliff Road. Free and open to the public, some of the restaurants participating this year include Andy's Frozen Custard, , , , , ,, Fatty Magoo's, Jersey Mike's,  and .

2. Pasta la vista, baby

Bolingbrook Cub Scout Pack 31 is holding a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at , 420 E. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook. Proceeds will support Pack 31 for equipment, advancements, awards and activities as well as their annual Toy Drive held in December. Tickets are available now for $6 per person. Kids under 5 eat free. Tickets at the door are $7. To purchase tickets, email info@pack31.org.

3. Flower power

Members of VFW Post 5917 and American Legion Post 1288 will be accepting donations to support local area veterans and their familiesduring the annual Poppy Days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, at intersection on Boughton Road, as well as other major Bolingbrook intersections. Jewel and WalMart have also agreed to have members and volunteers outside their stores again this year.

4. Your garden variety

The Bolingbrook Garden Club plant sale will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, 200 Lindsey Lane. On sale will be annuals, aquatics, herbs, perennials and vegetables. An Illinois master gardener will also be available to answer questions.

5. Music and lyrics

 will host the last concert in their spring series at 3 p.m. Sunday, 305 E. Boughton Road. Church officials said the "Music Through The Decades" event will feature serious and not-so-serious music from the 1800s through the 2000s, as well as trivia questions and audience sing-alongs. Performers will include soprano Mary Elliott, baritone Scott Loughrige, and pianist Michelle Braxton. For more information, call the church at (630) 972-1011.

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