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4.27.2024 | What You Need To Know Today

CICADA STEM SATURDAY — Homewood Science Center conservation ecology intern Eleanor Dickover will present information on cicadas and lead cicada-themed crafts for families to explore from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the science center, 18022 Dixie Highway.

VOLUNTEER: COYOTE RUN PLANTING  Volunteers are needed to help with native plant restoration at 8 a.m. today at Coyote Run Golf Course, 800 Kedzie Ave. For more information or questions contact Phil Knight at 708-647-2520 or [email protected] or Niki Munroe at 312-489-0893 or [email protected].

VOLUNTEER: HOMEWOOD CLEANUP — Volunteers are needed to help clean up the village. Rain or shine. Meet at 8:30 a.m. today at the Public Works Department, 17755 South Ashland Ave. Hot dogs for lunch. Anyone in eighth grade or younger needs to have a guardian present. 

PIT STOP  South Suburban Humane Society will host an opportunity for free pet food, leashes, collars, tags and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Rover’s Run Dog Park at Apollo Park in Homewood.

HOMEWOOD LIBRARY 100th ANNIVERSARY — HPL will host a ticketed event at 7 p.m. today that will feature live music, dancing, themed games, food and drinks. Tickets are $20, which include two tickets for non-alcoholic drinks, or $30, which include two tickets for alcoholic drinks. 

HOMEWOOD INDOOR FARMERS MARKET — The last indoor market of the season will be from 8 a.m. to noon today in Homewood Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road. Vendors will be selling books, teas, baked goods, microgreens, apparel, mushrooms and personal care products.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HIRING EVENT — Rich High School STEM Campus gym, 3600 203rd St., Olympia Fields, will be the place for a hiring event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, sponsored by Cook County Workforce Partnership.

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.

BEL CANTO CHOIR SPRING CONCERT — The community choir spring concert will feature four ensembles of the Bel Canto Choir program. The concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor, sponsored by Orthodontic Associates of Flossmoor and New Lenox, will include folk songs, childhood favorites, musical theater numbers and more. Tickets are available here.

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