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Homewood Science Center fundraiser draws a crowd

Matt Johnson is the band director at James Hart School in Homewood, but he’s also an avid runner who got his chance to run the 2022 Boston Marathon April 18.

‘It’s definitely a lifetime achievement and accomplishment. I’ve been trying to get in it for years, so it was fun to finally get in it this year,” he said.

Johnson ran track and cross country in high school in Champaign, Illinois. He’s been running ever since and is a member of the Elmhurst Running Club. The Boston Marathon was his 11th marathon since 2015. His time . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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