Irons Oaks marks ‘Oaktober’ to celebrate the mighty oak trees

Lighthouse LGBTQ aims to support black and transgender non-profit organizations through its spotlight series, in hopes of raising money and awareness. 

June is being observed as Pride Month in Homewood and Flossmoor with the flying of rainbow flags. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events — including Lighthouse’s fourth annual Pride Party — have been canceled.

Lighthouse is not hosting any remote or virtual Pride Month celebrations. But the organization is dedicating each day this week to Trans Lifeline, Trans Justice Funding Project, Transgender Law Center, LGBTQ Freedom Fund and Black AIDS . . .

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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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