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The Homewood Science Center held its second annual Girls STEAM Ahead event on Saturday, Feb. 24, and it appears to be picking up steam. The event drew a bigger crowd of professional women and aspiring teens than the previous year.According to HSC Executive Director Edie Dobrez, the program is a local contribution to solving a national problem: the underrepresentation of women in the sciences. About 200 teen girls had an opportunity to mingle with and learn from about 75 professional women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields, Dobrez said. About 130 teens attended the inaugural . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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