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1.5.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

WONKA PARTY — Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host a party tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the release of the new film, “Wonka,” for kids in third through sixth grades. There will be games, chocolate treats and a chance to find a Golden Ticket. Register here.

MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUES — Five-on-five basketball leagues start Jan. 7 and run through March 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the H-F Sports Complex, 18211 S. Aberdeen Ave., Homewood. League play consists of one game per week. The season is 11 weeks, which includes one single-elimination postseason tournament. A monetary prize is awarded to the top team in the regular season and to the playoff champion. For ages 19 and up. Team fee is $760 for district residents, $800 for nonresidents. Click here to register.

“PIGEON” AT FREEDOM HALL — Tickets went on sale Jan. 2 for a performance of a play based on the popular children’s book, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” by Mo Willems. There will be two shows on Feb. 13, one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 1 p.m., at Freedom Hall in Park Forest. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at FreedomHall.org.

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