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9.16.2023 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

FIRST RESPONDERS MASS — St. Veronica Church, 1131 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor (formerly IJP) will host a special mass honoring first responders at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

YOGA FOR A CAUSE — Serendipity Yoga and Wellness will host Yoga for a Cause at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the west pavilion at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood. General admission tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://anewdv.rallyup.com/yoga. All proceeds will support Anew, a local agency that supports victims of domestic violence.

LEARN ABOUT SPACE — The Homewood Science Center will host a special STEM Saturday session on Sept. 16 that focuses on space. The event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 18022 Dixie Highway is free. There will interactive stations and  hands-on activities courtesy of National Informal STEM Education NetworkNISE Network space kits will be available to help kids learn about the solar system, what it’s like to go on a space mission and more.

GRANDPA’S GARAGE SALE — Come see what treasures await you tomorrow at Grandpa’s Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lions Club Pool parking lot, 1041 Ridge Road
in Homewood. With so many vendors, you never know what you will find.

HOMEWOOD FARMERS’ MARKET — Fresh produce, food, crafts and live music from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Martin Square between Chestnut Road and Ridge Road.

METRA DELAYS — Track construction will be taking place Saturday, Sept. 16 through Sunday,  Sept. 17. Trains may incur delays enroute up to 15 minutes passing through the work zone. For additional information visit metra.com/constructionnotices.

ARCHAEOLOGY DIG — Kids will have a chance to spend time getting hands dirty digging for treasure from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. 

Register for the event here.

FOUNDATION 153 FUND RUN — Supporters of all ages are invited to the 5K run and 153-yard dash. Registration starts at 8 a.m. on the grounds of James Hart School, at 183rd Street and Aberdeen Avenue. The 5K race through the neighborhoods of Homewood starts at 9 a.m. The 153-yard dash for children will be at 10 a.m. at the field next to Hart. Registration fee is $25. 

SWEET AND THRIFTY OPEN HOUSE — On Sunday local nonprofit Sweet and Thrifty 2, 18667 Dixie Highway, will open its doors for a Q&A-style information session from 10 a.m. until noon.
Founder Moneki Hall said the purpose of the session is to let people in the Homewood-Flossmoor area know what her organization has to offer.

DISNEY DANCE PARTY — Children aged 4 to 10 can celebrate National Dance Day from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Helen Wilson Meeting Room at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave. Get dressed up as your favorite Disney character and have a fun afternoon of dancing to your favorite Disney songs. Feel free to bring family and friends.

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