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5.31.2024 | What You Need To Know This Weekend

HOMEWOOD STICKER DEADLINE — Friday is the last day to purchase a village vehicle sticker without incurring a $25 additional fee. Click here for more information about how to pay.

ART & GARDEN STREET FAIR — The festival will be open 4 to 9 p.m. tonight on Martin Avenue in downtown Homewood, rain or shine. More than 70 artisan vendors are expected for the two-day event, selling handcrafted craft and art items, from jewelry and candles to furniture and small batch foods. Live music on Friday will feature Big Weekend at 4 p.m. and Not My Dad at 7 p.m. There will be activities for kids and a variety of food trucks at the event.

BELLY DANCE WITH LOREN — Serendipity Yoga and Wellness, 18300 Dixie Highway, will host an opportunity to learn Egyptian style belly dancing and alternate between fast and slow rhythms from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. Register here.

ALLAN LASKEY COMBO — Live music at the Quarry Ballroom, 121 S. Williams St. in Thornton, from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday.

BIKE THE GEM — Flossmoor’s Future holds the annual community bike ride following about half the route of the Hidden Gem Half Marathon. The ride will start from the Infant Jesus of Prague School parking lot at Douglas Avenue and Flossmoor Road at 11 a.m. Saturday. A one-mile ride for youngsters under age 9 will start at 11:15 a.m. This free event requires registration here.

HOMEWOOD FARMERS MARKET — Fresh produce, artisan foods, handcrafted personal care item vendors plus live music will all be available on Martin Square between Ridge Road and Chestnut Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ART & GARDEN STREET FAIR — The festival will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Martin Avenue in downtown Homewood, rain or shine. More than 70 artisan vendors are expected for the two-day event, selling handcrafted craft and art items, from jewelry and candles to furniture and small batch foods. Live music on Saturday will include Fifty-One Lincoln Band at 10 a.m., The PriSSillas at 1 p.m. and Southside Soul Kings from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be activities for kids and a variety of food trucks at the event.

FOOD DRIVE — A Catholic Charities food drive, hosted by the Parish of St. John Neumann, 17951 Dixie Highway in Homewood, will be conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. in the parish parking lot.

POOL OPENS — The Lions Club Pool, 1041 Ridge Road in Homewood, opens for the season at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily admission and pool passes will be available. Details are available 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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