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8.1.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT — Homewood and Flossmoor will be hosting National Night Out celebrations from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1. Homewood’s festivities will be centered at the Irwin Park Gazebo, 1800 block of Ridge Road. View the vehicles and participate with the officers in various kid-friendly games. There will be a face painter and a balloon artist available for all. Kids can tour a UCAN helicopter that will land in Irwin Park at approximately 5 p.m. The Flossmoor police, fire and public works staff will be at the village hall and IJP School parking lots, 2800 Flossmoor Road. There will be games and refreshments, learn how police and fire departments use their specialized equipment and explore the Public Works Department vehicle fleet with a Touch a Truck experience.

RUBBER DUCKY HUNT — On Friday, Homewood staff hid 37 rubber ducks 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. today at Irwin Park, 1800 block of Ridge Road, to win a prize. There will be a special prize for whoever finds the duck with Police Chief Denise McGrath’s badge No. 400.

READING IN THE PARK — Tuesday morning, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Flossmoor Public Library will host a storytime at Leavitt Park featuring a Flossmoor firefighter as special guest reader. For more details or to register, call 708-798-3600.

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