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12.8.2023 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY— The Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl, 1042 Sterling Ave., will host its fourth annual customer appreciation party from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. There will be a stepping class led by Royce Banks from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

MENORAH LIGHTING — Flossmoor will host a menorah lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. in front of Park Place in Flossmoor Park, 2449 Flossmoor Road. The ceremony celebrating Hanukkah will be conducted at 5 p.m. each day through Dec. 15.

BLOOD DRIVE— The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, 17800 Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest.

HOMEWOOD CHEVY CARES CONTEST OPEN— The Chevrolet of Homewood holiday car giveaway contest is open. To be considered for a free car to be given away on Christmas eve, submit an application here explaining how a car would change the life of the person being nominated. The deadline is today. To see stories about past winners, click here.

STEM SATURDAY— The Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, will host a holiday STEM Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities will include making holiday STEM ornaments, Magic Milk for Santa and more. There will also be holiday-themed anatomy crafts and activities.

IPO HOLIDAY CONCERT— The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra will host its “Holiday Festival: A Celebration of Voice & Music” its family-friendly holiday program at 3 p.m. Saturday featuring the Chicago Community Chorus, led by Artistic Director Keith Hampton. Find tickets here.

BLOOD DRIVE Nina Council 3602 of the Knights of Columbus will hold a Vitalant blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Veronica Parish (formerly Infant Jesus of Prague), 1131 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor. Donors will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card or a gift card from other retailers. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome. Visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 to set up an appointment or get more information. Use group code 10055362.

HOLIDAY FAIR — Flossmoor Office Center, 1835 Dixie Highway, will host a holiday fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in Building B. For more information email [email protected].

SANTA COMES TO PUPPY TOWN— Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., will welcome families and their canine friends to a buffet brunch from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Photos with Santa. Raffle with proceeds benefiting the South Suburban Humane Society. RSVP by calling 708-957-2739. 

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