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‘Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 9 at Prairie State to benefit SSFS

  Lucia Bushong strikes a perfect pose duringYoga Club at Willow School. (Marilyn Thomasphotos/H-F Chronicle) 

The first- and second-graders moved through a variety of poses.

But this wasn’t ballet class. This was Yoga Club at Willow School in Homewood.

For six weeks, certified yoga instructor Tricia Butcher had the 12 kids gently stretching through yoga poses and learning to breathe. The lights are off and mood music plays softly as each child is in place on a yoga mat in the small gym.Butcher is an . . .

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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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