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7.29.2023 | What You Need to Know Today

RUBBER DUCKY HUNT — Homewood announced on Friday the start of a rubber ducky scavenger hunt for Homewood residents. There are 37 rubber ducks hidden in the downtown area, each marked with the badge number of a Homewood police officer. Anyone who finds one can bring it to National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Irwin Park, 1800 block of Ridge Road, to win a prize. There will be a special prize for whoever finds Police Chief Denise McGrath’s badge No. 400.

FLOSSMOOR VIADUCT CLOSURE — The Flossmoor Road viaduct will be closed to traffic on from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. so Metra can complete a painting project. Detour signs will be posted to redirect motorists.

HOMEWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET — The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Martin Square north of Ridge Road and south of Chestnut Road. Stop by for fresh produce, food, baked goods and live music by Six of Spades, 8 to 10 a.m., and a jazz duo of Andrew Moreno and Justin Prez, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

IMPROV THROWDOWN — The Great Improv Throwdown will have South of Chi4th Wall ImprovImproductions LLC, and No Limit Laughs face off in an improv battle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway. Tickets are $10 cash at the door.

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