Food and opera brought together at GSU’s ‘Opera Up Close’ program

  (Photo by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)


There are second uses for lots of things – including fall leaves.

“Leaves are part of a natural cycle and a wonderful product of living in an area that has seasons,” said Cheryl Vargo, manager of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center. “I think we forget that in our rush to be rid of them in the fall.”

She recommends joining Irons Oaks’ Fall Walk at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at the Vollmer Road Parking . . .

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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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