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Andrew Robert Palmer, left, sings during a recording session on July 17 at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve. Jeff Maharry manages the recording duties. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Trail Mix is dead. Long live Trail Mix.

The laid back acoustic music event was gearing up for its fifth annual series this summer at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve until the coronavirus pandemic made gathering in large groups inadvisable.

Founder Steve Ploum and his crew sought a new way.

Trail Mix will go on, but rather than a concert in the preserve the event has become a pandemic-safe . . .

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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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