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4.19.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

‘URINETOWN’ at H-F — According to Musical Theatre Internation, “Urinetown” is a “musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre.” The musical will be performed in the Mall Auditorium at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kedzie Ave., at 7 p.m. Buy tickets here.

BELLY DANCE WITH LOREN — Serendipity Yoga and Wellness Studio, 18300 Dixie Highway in Homewood, will host a belly dancing session from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Dress  comfortably and be prepared to move. Tickets are available here.

PSC OPEN HOUSE — Prairie State College will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the main campus, 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The event will be an opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore the campus, interact with faculty and staff and learn about programs and resources available. On-air radio personality Lady Red from 106.3 FM will be on campus, along with their Street Team who will enhance the guests’ experiences with exciting giveaways, including concert tickets and more. For more information about the open house, contact Beth Wyack at 708-709-7776 or email [email protected]

FLOSSMOOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OPENING DAY — The parade of teams will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Parker Junior High parking lot. Teams will march east on Flossmoor Road to the Flossmoor Park ball fields, where first pitch ceremonies and other festivities at 10:15 a.m. will get the youth baseball season started.

HOMEWOOD BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL OPENING DAY — The parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday from the 1800 block of Ridge Road. Teams will march east on Ridge to the ball fields near Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road. First pitch ceremonies and other festivities will follow the parade.

EARTH DAY AT IRONS OAKS — Help Irons Oaks nature area by volunteering for the Earth Day clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For those aged 11 and up. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

BITE AWARENESS EVENT — Homewood Veterinary Care, 18265 Dixie Highway, will host a bite awareness event starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Animal training and behavior consultant Sonia Fetherling will discuss dog behavior.

BABYSITTER TRAINING — This one-day class will help youth learn how to safely care for young children and how to develop a babysitting business. Includes basic first aid instruction. The session is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood. For youth aged 11 through 15. The fee is $85 for H-F Park District residents, $105 for non-residents. Click here to register.

ROLLER DERBY — Chicago Knockouts Roller Derby will host a bout Saturday between the Punk Rock Punishers and the Retro Rumblers in Homewood Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, starting at 8 p.m. General tickets are $15, trackside seats are $20 and front row seats are $25. Accessible seating available at no extra charge. Buy tickets here.

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.

STATE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY — Discussion will be led by Freddie Taylor from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Copper Still Martini Bar, 1961 Ridge Road in Homewood.

NATUROPATHY + MENOPAUSE — Serendipity Yoga and Wellness Studio, 18300 Dixie Highway in Homewood, will host the session with Kim Schiffer from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are available here.

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