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ComEd grant helping Homewood Science Center develop programs for young children

A $10,000 grant from ComEd Powering the Arts grant is enabling the Homewood Science Center to launch a special program for children ages 3 through 9 that gets them tinkering, making things and using engineering techniques through the STEAM Studio.

The monthly programs in the STEAM Studio activities focus on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). The newest programs were developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. They are also paired with a book. In October, the reading is “Extra Yarn” written by Mac Barnett. The books will be available for parents to . . .

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Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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