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The Weeks | June 2: Pride Fest, detention basin contract, Gottschalk House repairs, improv

Rich Township Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the Leonard Robinson Administration Building 22013 Governors Highway, Richton Park. Find the agenda here.

Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here.

Highlight: The board will consider awarding a contract for the development of a storm water detention basin on Lawrence Crescent adjacent to Heather Hill School.

A rendering included in the May 15 Flossmoor board packet shows a proposed stormwater detention basin adjacent to Heather Hill School. (Provided image)
A rendering included in the May 15, 2023, Flossmoor board packet
shows a proposed stormwater detention basin adjacent to Heather
|Hill School. (Provided image)

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners will hold a committee meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the  Goldberg Administration Center 3301 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here.

Highlights: Topics will include credit card fees, Rover’s Run, Park Pride, staffing, master plan and Irwin Park.

Homewood Beautification Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. No agenda available.

Bremen Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at 15350 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest. No agenda has been posted on the township website as of June 2.

Homewood Appearance Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. Find the agenda here.

Highlight: The commission will consider proposed repairs to the porch and details at the front of 18101 Martin Ave., known as the Gottschalk House. Because the house is locally designated as historic, changes are subject to greater scrutiny than changes to more recent buildings.

The lawn of the Gottschalk house is a popular gathering place for families during festivals. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
The lawn of the Gottschalk house is a popular gathering place
for families during festivals. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Stuff to do

Monday, June 3

A Slimy Start to Summer Reading. Make a batch of slime from 3 to 4 p.m. to get summer reading off to a fun start at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave.

Tuesday, June 4

Choo-Choo Ride. The weekly four- to five-mile bike ride through Homewood and Flossmoor neighborhoods returns. Riders will meet at 6 p.m. at GoodSpeed Cycles, 2125 183rd St. The ride starts at 6:30 p.m. It continues Tuesdays weekly at the same place and time through Labor Day.

Wednesday, June 5

Improv Camp. South of Chi will host at Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave. Come play games that work on teamwork, confidence, public speaking and creative thinking with instructor Kate Wiersma. No experience necessary. Kids session will be 5 to 6 p.m., teens from 6 to 7 p.m. and adults from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $75 for H-F Park District residents, $90 for non-residents. Tickets are available here.

Thursday, June 6

Chicago Playback Theatre Presents: Amplify Queer Joy! Chicago Playback Theatre Ensemble brings a fun blend of storytelling and theater celebrating true stories of queer joy offered up from the audience to Flossmoor Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During this performance the audience will be invited to tell stories from their lives, then the stories will be “played back” by the actors using improv and music. Personal sharing is encouraged and entirely voluntary. Feel free to tell a story or to enjoy the stories of others. Children under 9 years old must have an adult caregiver stay with them at the program.

Friday, June 7

H-F Pride Fest. A community celebration of LGBTQ+ pride from 5 to 9 p.m. in Irwin Park, 1843 Ridge Road. The event is sponsored by Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, the Village of Flossmoor  and the Village of Homewood. From 5 to 7 p.m., resource vendors will be on hand providing information and support services. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. with Six of Spades and The Bel Canto Community Choir followed by Beyond the Blonde, a tribute to P!NK, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

Brooke King-LaBreck, left, and Rev. Julie Van Til at the Flossmoor Community Church table at Starry Nights/Pride Night on June 9. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)
Brooke King-LaBreck, left, and Rev. Julie Van Til at the Flossmoor Community Church table
at Starry Nights/Pride Night on June 9, 2023. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)

‘Little Miss Firecracker.’ The Drama Group presents this charming and irreverent comedy at 7:30 p.m. at Milord Studio, 330 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and members of the military, and $19 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at dg.booktix.com or tickets can be purchased through the box office at 708-755-3444.

Saturday, June 8

Feline Fiesta. The South Suburban Humane Society staff will introduce cats and talk about their behaviors and how to care for them from noon to 2 p.m. at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

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. Liz Smith will lead a yoga for kids class from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Open to kids of all ages, but children should be old enough to follow general directions and young enough to be willing to play games. No mats are needed. Serendipity Yoga will provide all materials.

Yoga instructor Liz Smith guides young students through their moves during the opening day of Homewood's Farmers' Market in 2022. (Chronicle file photo)
Yoga instructor Liz Smith guides young students through their moves during
the opening day of Homewood’s Farmers’ Market in 2022.
(Chronicle file photo)

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 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.

Summer Reading Block Party. Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, hosts a fun start to summer reading. Play games, create art, dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

‘Little Miss Firecracker.’ The Drama Group presents this charming and irreverent comedy at 7:30 p.m. at Milord Studio, 330 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and members of the military, and $19 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at dg.booktix.com or tickets can be purchased through the box office at 708-755-3444.

Karaoke Night. St. Veronica Kwanzaa Ministry will hold a fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1101 Douglas Ave. in Flossmoor. Tickets are $10, adults only.

Sunday, June 9

Cicada Celebration. Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, 20000 Western Ave., will host a chance to celebrate the rare visit from our subterranean insect neighbors from 2 to 5 p.m. Make a racket with cicada crafts, learn to cook with creepy-crawlies and embark on cicada hikes. Free.

‘Little Miss Firecracker.’ The Drama Group presents this charming and irreverent comedy at 2 p.m. at Milord Studio, 330 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and members of the military, and $19 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at dg.booktix.com or tickets can be purchased through the box office at 708-755-3444.

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