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3.8.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

TICKETS FOR VIKINGS SEMIFINAL — The H-F varsity boys basketball team will play New Trier at 3:45 p.m. today at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Tickets are available here with code TEAL4A.

HISTORY OF IZAAK WALTON PRESERVE — Izaak Walton President John Brinkman will present the history of the preserve at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Homewood village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road, as part of Green Thumb Saturdays, a series about various gardening topics co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program and the Homewood’s Tree Committee.

BIRD SOUND — The theme of STEM Saturday at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, is the sounds of birds all around us. Representatives of the Forest Preserves of Cook County will be on hand for the free session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

PANCAKE PICNIC — Learn about the process of creating syrup out of maple sap from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave. The event will include a pancake feast with authentic maple syrup. The fee is $9 for district residents and $11 for non-residents. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

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A NIGHT AT THE MOVIE — The Drama Group will present “A Night At the Movie – Fundraiser Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 330 202nd St,, Chicago Heights. Veteran and newbie Drama Group singers will present a plethora of songs from movies, including from “Beauty and the Beast,” “Robin and the 7 Hoods,” “Footloose” and “Moulin Rouge.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. There will be concessions and fresh popcorn for sale.

HEGEWISCH HISTORY — The South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society will host Cynthia Ogorek to discuss her new book, “Hegewisch” at 10 a.m. Saturday on the west end of the Martin Kauchak Public Safety Center, 3000 W 170th Place, Hazel Crest. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.

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