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3.15.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

SHAMROCK SCAVENGER HUNT — The first of Homewood’s four scavenger hunts this year will be open today through Sunday, March 17. About 20 Homewood businesses will have a shamrock for participants to find. Take a selfie with the shamrock and email to [email protected]. One winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from each participating business.

FVM TRIVIA NIGHT — Flossmoor Veterans Memorial will host its annual trivia night fundraiser at 7 p.m. tonight in the FCC Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor to help build and maintain the Wall of Honor at the southwest corner of Flossmoor Park. Categories will include “We Are H-F,” “Opening Statements” (famous first lines from movies), “Military Trivia” (with questions read by a special VIP guest), “Batter Up!” “Famous Military Veterans” and “Flossmoor Lore.” Register here.

HIDDEN GEM REGISTRATION OPENS — Early bird rates for the Sept. 7 race in Flossmoor will be in effect from March 15 to May 15. Contact Tom Dobrez at [email protected] for more information.

OFF-LEASH RIDE — Weekly Saturday bike rides are back starting Saturday starting at GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 183rd St., at 8:30 a.m. The nine-mile ride goes at about a 10 mph pace and goes around Homewood, including through the Butterfield Creek bike path, past Rovers Run and through Izaak Walton Nature Preserve. No registration required. Donuts upon return.


GET LUCKY BIKE RIDE — GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 183rd St., will sponsor a ride around Homewood on Saturday in which cyclists will follow limerick clues to find shamrocks hidden in the village. Participants who take a selfie with each shamrock before 4 p.m. will have a chance to win a prize. Clues will be posted to social media and at goodspeedcycles.com at 10 a.m. the day of the event.

WORLD CULTURES EVENT — Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., will host from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday an opportunity to learn about cultures, traditions and celebrations from around the world. Children under 9 years old must have an adult caregiver stay with them at the program.

I AM MY HAIR SYMPOSIUM  Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Monarch Cities Chapter will host an opportunity to talk about hair, including how to braid, discuss haircare and skincare, find your hair and business passions and talk about the CROWN Act, which stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. The event will take place at Emmaus Community, 20820 Western Ave., Olympia Fields.

SHAMROCK 2024 — Not My Dad will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Thornton Distillery, 400 E Margaret St., Thornton. 

FLOSSMOOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE — The community will come together at 2 p.m. Sunday at the FCC Community House, 847 Hutchison Road, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade through the neighborhood.

FAMILY ICE SKATING FUNDRAISER — The Homewood-Flossmoor Parents Association will hold a Family Ice Skating event Sunday at 1 p.m. as a fundraiser. Bring skates, bring the kids and have fun. All proceeds support scholarships awarded to selected graduating seniors.

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