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10.7.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

RECYCLEPALOOZA — The annual opportunity to clean house and recycle hard-to-recycle items. The Flossmoor Green Commission volunteers will collect items from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Parker Junior High School parking lot across the street from village hall in the 2800 block of Flossmoor Road. Participants should stay in their vehicles with items sorted by category, clearly marked and placed in the trunk so volunteers can unload them. See a list of acceptable items and more information at flossmoor.org.

LAST SUMMER FARMERS MARKET — The final outdoor market of the summer season 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. 

NAACP MEETING — The meeting from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday will be in the Homewood Public Library meeting room, 17917 Dixie Highway.

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 Saturday. Fire Chief Bob Grabowski and Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller will join him. The mayor will also have some of his homegrown apples to share.

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CLIMB OUT OF DARKNESS — The walk at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood, will be dedicated to raising awareness of pregnancy and postpartum mental health disorders.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY ON STAGE — The Drama Group will present America’s kooky, spooky Addams Family on stage at 330 202nd St. in Chicago Heights, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, with repeat performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12, 13, and 14. Matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8; Saturday, Oct. 14; and Sunday, Oct. 15. Ticket prices for The Addams Family are $19 to $25. Tickets are sold online by visiting The Drama Group’s ticket site at dgbooktix.com. Tickets are also available through The Drama Group’s box office at 708-755-3444.

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