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The Weeks | Feb. 25: Dixie Highway traffic diet, police cameras, African folktales, D161 kindergarten registration

Meetings

Flossmoor Community Relations Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the committee room at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

  • Find the agenda here.

Homewood Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. 

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  • Find the agenda here.
  • Attend remotely here or dial 312-626-6799. ID 980 4907 6232, passcode 830183.
  • Contact the board at [email protected] or by placing written comments in the drop box outside village hall. Comments submitted before 4 p.m. on the meeting date will be distributed to all village board members prior to the meeting.
  • Highlights: 
  1. The board will consider approving a letter of support for an Illinois Department of Transportation proposal to restripe Dixie Highway from Park Avenue to just north of Sycamore Drive
  2. Chief of Police Denise McGrath will present information regarding the recently purchased Axon cameras and software used for policing purposes. 
  3. Hannale Nelson will take the oath of office for the position of police department records supervisor. 
  4. The board will consider approving a resolution appropriating $650,000 of Motor Fuel Tax funds to cover street patching for the period of May 1, 2024, to April 30, 2025.

Thornton Township Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 333 E. 162nd St. in South Holland. 

  • Find the agenda here when it is available.

Bloom Township Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 425 S Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

  • Find the agenda here when it is available.

Stuff to do

Monday, Feb. 26

Youth Dance Open House. H-F Park District will host an open house from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. for kids aged 3 to 6 to meet the district’s new dance instructor, Michele Ritacco. Kids can dance with her and ask questions after the lesson. Children should wear clean gym shoes or ballet shoes. Comfortable clothing is highly recommended.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

African folktales. Oba the Poetic Storyteller presents: The Eagles Who Thought They Were Chickens Stories and Folktales from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Helen Wilson Meeting Room at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave. Oba William King will tell African folktales. Children under 9 years old must have an adult caregiver stay with them at the program.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

D161 kindergarten registration. Flossmoor School District 161 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at each elementary school: Flossmoor Hills, 3721 Beech St., 708-647-7100; Heather Hill, 1439 Lawrence Crescent, 708-647-7200; Serena Hills, 255 Pleasant Drive, Chicago Heights, 708-647-7300; and Western Avenue, 940 Western Ave., 708-647-7400.

Youth Dance Open House, 2nd session. H-F Park District will host an open house from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. for kids aged 7 to 12 to meet the district’s new dance instructor, Michele Ritacco. Kids can dance with her and ask questions after the lesson. Children should wear clean gym shoes or ballet shoes. Comfortable clothing is highly recommended.

Leap Day Brewmaster Dinner. Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery Chef Chris Ball and Brewmaster Jake LaDuke will host a special dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1035 Sterling Ave. Paired dishes with craft beer for $85. Tickets available here.

Saturday, March 2

STEM Saturday. The Homewood Science Center’s weekly STEM play and learn event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 18022 Dixie Highway.

Sunday, March 3

Hipster Popstar Paint Party. Bottle & Bottega, 2009 Ridge Road, will host. Listen to music and make your own art. Tickets available here.

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