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5.11.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

FLOSSMOOR BIKE RODEO — From 10 a.m. to noon today in the Parker Junior High parking lot, the Flossmoor Fire Department, Flossmoor Police Department and the Illinois State Police will host a bike rodeo, with opportunities to have fun and learn about bike safety. The event is for beginners or experienced riders. There will be bike and helmet checks and a training course to ride.

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY — Homewood Tree Committee, Izaak Walton Preserve, Thorn Creek Audubon, Boy Scout Troop 342 and the H-F High School Art Department will host activities and an opportunity to learn about birds from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road.

TREE TOUR — Master Gardener Tony Greep will lead a tour of parkway trees that showcase the diversity of Homewood’s urban canopy starting at 9:30 a.m. at Heather Road and Klimm Avenue.

MOTHER’S TEA PARTY — Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., will host a Mother’s Day Tea Party from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 2 p.m. today. 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. The event will be held indoors. The cost is $50 for district residents and $60 for non-residents. Register here.

FAIRY GARDENS — Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day by bringing mom, grandma, aunt or grown up friend to Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, from 1 to 3 p.m. today to build a fairy garden together. Register 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.

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