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The Weeks | April 28: Brunswick Zone redevelopment, Heather Hills tennis court input, Bel Canto Community Choir, Park Pride, Free Comic Book Day

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Homewood Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Find the agenda here.

►► Highlights: The board will consider a redevelopment agreement with DP Homewood  LLC/Bana Three Corporation for property at 3043-3055 183rd Street, site of the former Brunswick/Big Lots businesses. The board will also consider recommending the county grant a Class 8 property tax incentive to aid the project.

Heather Hills Community Input Meeting. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District will host a community meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Goldberg Administration Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road.

►► Highlight: The tennis courts located at Heather Hill Park in Flossmoor are slated to be removed as part of a village drainage project. The park district plans to build new courts at Highlands Park just south of the current location. The district is asking for guidance from residents about what they would like to see at the new courts.

Stuff to do

Tuesday, April 30

Trauma-Informed Self-Defense. Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, will host this workshop led by Lindsey Daehnke from Strictly Self-Defense for adults aged 18 and up from 6 to 8 p.m. Register here.

Wednesday, May 1

Mother’s Day Lunch. Wiley’s Grill, 800 Kedzie Ave., will host a Mother’s Day lunch from noon to 2 p.m. with food, raffles and live entertainment for anyone aged 55 and up. The fee is $25 for district residents, $30 for non-residents. Register here.

Bel Canto Community Choir. Register by today to join the May 9 through July 18 session. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway. Cost is $120. Register here.

The Bel Canto Community Choir performs during the Starry Night/Pride Fest event in Irwin Park.
The Bel Canto Community Choir performs during the Starry Night/Pride Fest event in Irwin Park.

Friday, May 3

Walking Group. The walking group continues from 7 to 8 a.m. at Millennium Park, 18600 Harwood Ave. because, as the H-F Park District says, “Walking alone can be boring, so come out and meet new people.” The walk will be about one mile each Friday morning during May. For anyone age 18 and up.

Cancer Support Center Gala. The annual fundraising gala will be held at Olympia Fields Country Club. The theme will be “A Journey Around the World.” Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, May 4

Park Pride. The annual spring cleaning of parks in Homewood and Flossmoor will happen from 9 a.m. to noon. The H-F Park District coordinates volunteers who descend on parks and clean up litter, add mulch, plant flowers and more. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lunch. Anyone who wants to serve as a park captain should email [email protected] or call 708-957-0300 for more information.

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Free Comic Book Day. FCBD is an annual event on the first Saturday of May that will be celebrated at Zone Comics & Games, 18107 Dixie Highway in Homewood, and other comic shops, on May 4.

Lego Display. WindyCityLUG (LEGO® User Group) will display custom Lego creations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the meeting room at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave.

Save the date

Senior Trip: DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center. Homewood Public Library is sponsoring the trip from 10:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Register here.

Mother’s Day Tea Party. Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields, will host a Mother’s Day Tea Party from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Lemonade, tea, light snacks and desserts will be served. Activities will include a game and a “best hat” contest for both adults and children. Pricing is per table with a maximum of five people per table.

Coffee with a Cop. A chance to get to know Flossmoor police officers, 10 a.m. to noon on May 10 at Starbuck’s, 3760 Vollmer Road.

Bike Rodeo. The Flossmoor Fire Department, Police Department and the Illinois State Police Department will host a bike rodeo on Saturday, May 11, at the fire department, 2800 Flossmoor Road. The event will include safety tips and bike and helmet checks. There will be a chance to test cycling skills.

SSHS Spotlight Gala. The South Suburban Humane Society will hold a fundraising gala at Tinley Park Convention Center, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets are available here 

Homewood Public Works Open House. 
Kids who love big machines love the Public Works Open House. The event this year will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at 17755 Ashland Ave. For more information call 708-206-2906.

‘The Color Purple’ Anew Fundraiser. 
Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse will hold a showing of “The Color Purple” (2023 musical version) sponsored by WOW Ministries from noon to 3 p.m. on May 18 at Emagine Frankfort, 19965 South La Grange Road. Purchase tickets here.

Homewood Farmers Market. The first outdoor market of the season will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.

►► New Flossmoor residents trade city life for suburbs (April 27).
►► D161 board amends budget and discusses new Parker lunch program (April 26).
►► Village budgets could be hurt by grocery tax drop (April 26).
►► Police respond to disturbance Thursday in Homewood (April 25).
►► Local creators will be at Zone Comics & Games on Free Comic Book Day (April 24).
►► PSC commits to finding new graduation venue for 2025 (April 24).
►► Homewood events in May: open house, market, street fair (April 24).
►► H-F extends food service contract for five years (April 24).
►► Cook County, SSC announce creation of planned household hazardous waste facility (April 23).
►► H-F board approves administrators raises (April 23).
►► Pride community objects to PSC choice of graduation venue (April 23).
►► Column: Senior citizen exemptions help give homeowners a break on big tax bills (April 22).
►► Homewood Bird Day: Will Homewood be the next Bird City? (April 22).
►► St. Agnes students raise funds for Franciscan Health Olympia Fields diaper pantry (April 21).

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