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Expanded Foundation 153 Fund Run event provides a day of fun and fundraising

Author Blue Balliett gave Churchill School students the “inside scoop” on how she wrote the internationally famous mystery book “Chasing Vermeer.”  Author Blue Balliett talks to  fifth graders at Churchill  School about her book  "Chasing Vermeer." (Marilyn  Thomas/H-F Chronicle) 

The guest author spoke to an assembly of third, fourth and fifth graders, then visited classrooms and enjoyed lunch with children at the Homewood school on Monday, April 8.

The story focuses on Petra and Calder, two soon-to-be 12-year-olds, who discover a Johannes . . .

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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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