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The Weeks | March 31: Park board, Flossmoor board, community clean-up, prom dresses, one more egg hunt


Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.
►►Find the agenda here.
►►Attend remotely here or call 312-626-6799, ID 838 8541 6520, passcode 60422.  Contact the board at [email protected]
►►Highlights: The board will consider resolutions requesting road closures by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County for the Hidden Gem Half Marathon in September; a resolution advocating for the protection of the 1% state grocery sales tax, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed abolishing; and a license agreement with the H-F Park District for placing a sculpture, “Paradise,” in Ballantrae Park. The board will also hear presentations by staff on the 2024-25 fiscal year budget. 

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a committee meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Goldberg Administration Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road.
►►Find the agenda here.
►►Highlights: The board will discuss Dolphin Lake Clubhouse fees, credit card fees and the park district’s master plan.


Bremen Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at 15350 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest.
►►No agenda posted online.

Wednesday, April 3

PSC art exhibit reception. A reception from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights, will mark the opening of a new exhibit, “Power,” a feminist exhibition showcasing mixed media works by Lilach Schrag and Ginny Sykes, including Sykes’ 100 Women Project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday when the college is open.

Friday, April 5

Second Chance Prom Boutique Giveaway. Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host a chance to find a prom dress from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Private changing areas provided. The event is open and free to any student regardless of need.

Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt. The Irons Oaks Foundation will host an evening of fun, games and adventure for anyone age 21 and up from 5 to 8 p.m. at Irons Oaks, 20000 Western Ave. Eggs filled with prizes will be hidden along the trails so bring a flashlight and a basket. Fee is $30 per person. Click here to register.

Saturday, April 6

Southland Community Clean-up. The Chicago Southland Green Committee will sponsor its annual community clean-up day from 9 to 11 a.m. Flossmoor location to be determined. Park Forest clean-up will begin at village hall, 350 Victory Drive. Volunteers can sign up here for the Flossmoor event. Children are welcome to participate, but those 15 and younger must be accompanied by adults. 

Flossmoor Baseball and Softball Field Clean-up. Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to noon to get the ball fields at Flossmoor Park prepared for opening day ceremonies and games. 

Youth Opportunities Fair. U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly will host an opportunity fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to for students to connect with year-round and summer opportunities, including employment, internships, volunteering and various service programs for youth of all ages. The event at Hillcrest High School field house, 17401 S. Pulaski Road, Country Club Hills, is free. RSVP here.

Soccer Shoe Drive. HF Soccer Club will host a soccer shoe drive for recreational and travel teams from 1 to 4 p.m. at Apollo Park in Homewood. Pick up a pair of gently used soccer shoes. Any monetary donations will be used to support all HF soccer club teams. Donate shoes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 1 through April 4 at Apollo Park South. Shoes should be for pre-k through 8th grade players and in fair condition.

Chicago Knockouts Minor League Bout. At 6 p.m. younger roller derby skaters will compete at the Homewood Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Accessible seating available and reserved at no extra charge.

STEM Saturday. Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, hosts a weekly science learning session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Barb and Dan’s Road Ride. Weekly bike ride start at 8 a.m. from GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 W. 183rd St. in Homewood. There are two groups. One is a no-one-gets-dropped group that follows a 20-mile route. Another group goes on a longer ride. Helmets required. Lights encouraged. Riders of all experience levels are welcome.

Off-Leash Bike Ride. A nine-mile ride every Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at GoodSpeed Cycle, 2125 W. 183rd St. in Homewood. The route includes Butterfield Creek bike path, past Rover’s Run and through Izaak Walton Preserve. No registration. Donuts upon return.

Sunday, April 7

Putt for a Purpose. A benefit for You Matter 2 at Top Golf, 3211 Odyssey Court, Naperville.  Experience three hours of unlimited play, delicious food and exciting giveaways, all while supporting You Matter 2 in its mission to empower youth. Tickets are available here.

Music for a Great Space. Grande Prairie Choral Arts concert from 3 to 4 p.m. in St. Veronica Catholic Church, 1131 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor, will include works by Mozart, John Rutter, Ola Gjeilo, Elaine Hagenberg and David Brunner.

Spring Bubble Pictures. Thomas Photographic Studio, 18676 Dixie Highway, will host a photo shoot with bubbles from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a walk in event. Prices start at $22.

►►Calls for transparency continue at Flossmoor Community Relations Commission meeting (March 31).

►►Chaney’s baseball journey continues in high school (March 30).

►►Page 2: Looking ahead after a decade of local news (March 30).

►►Governors State University hosts STEAM Camp and Blues Camp in July (March 30).

►►Parker seventh graders compete in the IESA state basketball tournament (March 29).

►►Nora Zerante named to Marian Catholic’s leadership team (March 28).

►►Successful winter for H-F Swim Club (March 27).

►►Tiffany Henyard on the ‘brainwashed’ decision to vote against mental health referendum (originally published by the Lansing Journal, March 27).

►►H-F High Scholastic Bowl team wins tourneys to enter state competition, Jack Piros honored (March 27).

►►State authorizes schools to keep respiratory meds on hand (March 27).

►►Rep. Kelly presents $850,000 in federal funding to Respond Now (March 26).

►►History project wins 3 Parker students a trip to NYC (March 26).

►►PSC Economic Forecast Breakfast to feature investment strategist (March 26).

►►Homewood Library’s 100th celebration tickets are on sale (March 25).

►►Column: When legislation becomes a personal commitment to reform (March 25).

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