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9.22.2023 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

STUFFED ANIMAL CAMPOUT — Send your favorite stuffie or doll on a campout. Stuffies will go on hikes, cook dinner over the fire, discover nature and more. Pictures of the stuffies having fun will be posted on social media throughout the night and a picture album will be sent home as a memory keepsake of their adventure. Drop off stuffies at Irons Oaks, 20000 Western Ave., by noon on Friday. Pick up will be between 10 and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Fee is $7. Click here to register.

STEAM PLAY, STEM SATURDAYS HIATUS — The Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 281 will be upgrading the Homewood Science Center’s fire suppression system. STEAM PLAY & STEM Saturdays will be on temporary hiatus beginning Friday, Sept 22, and Saturday, Sept 23, for the work to be completed. HSC will continue to offer programs that do not conflict with the Union’s work schedule. Visit homewoodsciencecenter.org for more information.

HOMEWOOD FALL FEST — The village’s annual fall festival will take place on Martin Avenue from Hickory Road to Ridge Road from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. The festival includes live music, vendors, a pumpkin patch for kids, free rock climbing wall, face painting and the annual Chili Cook-off.

VIP MOSAIC AND SIP — Make mosaics at this workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave., Homewood. Lunch of sandwich, chips, cookie and wine will be served. For those aged 55 and over. The fee is $15 for residents, $20 for non-residents.

HOMEWOOD FARMERS MARKET — The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Martin Square between Chestnut Road and Ridge Road with live music, fresh produce, baked goods, craft vendors and more. Liz Smith will lead a free yoga for kids class.

COMMUNITY BIKE RIDES — Barb and Dan Lawler’s Road Ride starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 183rd St. in Homewood. It’s a 25-mile fitness ride. The Off-Leash ride is a 9-mile ride at about 9 to 10 mph that starts at GoodSpeed at 8:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour.

MEET THE MAYOR — Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld will hold open office hours in the village hall lobby, 2020 Chestnut Road, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

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