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Katelyn, left, and Avery Cheung enjoy watching a model train display during the 2015 Homewood Rail Fest. (Chronicle file photos)

The Village of Homewood will celebrate the community's railroad history with its 12th annual Rail Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in downtown Homewood.As in the past, the event will take place in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, but for the first time, it will also include activities at Homewood's new Martin Avenue Square and at the new Homewood Science Center . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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