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Diversity Dinners to mark 20th anniversary with April 22 meal

Supporters from throughout the South Suburbs will come together April 22 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Diversity Dinner, a yearly event that brings residents together for conversations on race in a friendly environment. “We say it’s one of the secrets of the South Suburbs,” said Ruby Marsh of Flossmoor who has been a dinner committee organizer for the past 20 years. Diversity Dinners had been hosted in Chicago and other areas around the country before it came to the South Suburbs in 1997, said Robin Kelly, who helped organize the first dinner when she served . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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