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8.29.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

CHOO CHOO RIDE — The last Choo-Choo Ride of the season will be Tuesday, Aug. 29. Cyclists meet at GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 183rd St. in Homewood at 6:30 p.m. It’s an easy-paced, family-friendly ride through H-F neighborhoods.

FREE TREES IN FLOSSMOOR — Flossmoor residents can request a free tree for their parkway for this year’s fall planting via an online form that is open through Sept. 15. Trees are planted by the Public Works Department, Green Commission and village volunteers. Choose from more than 10 species of trees.

YOU MATTER 2 FALL PROGRAMS — Registration is open for You Matter 2 fall programs. The youth leadership and empowerment programs cost $125 and are open to middle and high school students in the South Suburban area.

CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP — The Homewood Science Center Conservation Ecology Internship led by Chicago Public School science educator Nicole Fuller is for area middle school students. Interns will meet outdoors at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Preserve on Sept. 23, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 and then conduct community outreach at Walk Walton on Sunday, Oct. 22. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.

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