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4.5.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

POLAR PLUNGE — Homewood Flossmoor High School has committed along with other schools across the state to participate in the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge via the Cool School Challenge to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The event will be today at the football field, including slip and slides, ice bath pools and buckets to dump. To date, H-F students and staff have raised $15,600 of the $20,000 goal. Donations can be made here.

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. today 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. tonight 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.

LEARN ABOUT THE ECLIPSE — STEM Saturday at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday will provide an opportunity to learn all about the April 8 total solar eclipse! Juliet Crowell, from the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Chicago, will be on hand to lead an activity and answer your questions. The science center will give away a number of eclipse glasses on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of two pairs of glasses per family. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

FLOSSMOOR COMMUNITY CLEANUP — Flossmoor Public Works Department and the Chicago Southland Green Committee will host a community cleanup event Saturday from to 11 a.m. Volunteers should meet in the Meijer parking lot, 3800 Vollmer Road. Children are welcome to participate, but those aged 15 and younger must be accompanied by adults. Sign up here!

HUMANE SOCIETY SLUMBER PARTY — The South Suburban Humane Society will host a fundraising slumber party on Saturday. Follow along on the SSHS Facebook and Instagram pages There will be competitions, surprises and more. The animal shelter hopes to raise $20,000. Donate to the Slumber Party here.

FLOSSMOOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELD CLEANUP — Volunteers will work from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday 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. Saturday 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. 

MINOR LEAGUE ROLLER DERBY — The Chicago Knockouts will host a minor league bout at 6 p.m. Saturday The 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.

BARB AND DAN’S ROAD RIDE — Weekly bike ride start at 8 a.m. Saturday 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 is 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.

PUTT FOR A PURPOSE — A benefit for You Matter 2 at Top Golf, 3211 Odyssey Court, Naperville. Unlimited play, delicious food and exciting giveaways from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, helping support 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. Sunday 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. Sunday. This is a walk in event. Prices start at $22.

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