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The Weeks | June 16: Flossmoor centennial bash, recognition for lifesaving response, Juneteenth parade, Calumet Country Club, Pirate Day

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Rich Township Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, June 17, at  22013 Governors Highway. Find the agenda here.

Flossmoor Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here. Attend remotely here or call  312-626-6799. Use ID 860 4510 1859, passcode 60422.


Highlights: Three people and 11 emergency response staff will be recognized for saving the life of a person who collapsed while playing tennis at Flossmoor Park in May. The board will also consider three contracts related to street maintenance and will get a presentation on the village’s geographic information system (GIS). 

Homewood-Flossmoor School District 233 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the south building, 999 Kedzie Ave. Find the agenda here.

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Efficiency Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Goldberg Administration Center, 3301 Flossmoor Road, followed by the regular Board of Commissioners meeting at 7 p.m. in the same location. Find the committee agenda here and the board agenda here.

Highlights: The board will consider whether to approve a credit card service charge of 3% for purchases paid by card at Wiley’s Grill and whether to approve hiring a consultant to complete the full phase master plan for the district.

Bremen Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at 15350 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest. No agenda has been posted on the township website.

Thornton Township Board of Trustees 
will meet, probably at 6 p.m. (specific times sometimes vary and meetings often start later than published times) Tuesday, June 18, in township hall,  333 E 162nd St., South Holland. No agenda was posted on the township website as of Sunday morning.

Flossmoor Green Commission’s regular meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, has been cancelled. Instead, commission members will walk the Juneteenth parade route between Parker Junior High and Western Avenue School to pick up litter. The parade is set to step off at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Homewood Veterans Commitee will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. No agenda was available on the village website Sunday morning.

Homewood Tree Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road. No agenda was available on the village website Sunday morning.

Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the library, 17917 Dixie Highway. The agenda was not yet available on the library website Sunday morning but can be found here when it is.

Flossmoor Plan Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at village hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Find the agenda here.

Highlights: The commission will continue a public hearing on a request for a special use permit for a sport court at 808 Argyle Ave. and conduct a public hearing on a request for an amendment to a special use permit for an addition to Heather Hill School.

Stuff to do

Tuesday, June 18

Splash Pad Adventures. Discovery Preschool will host Splash Pad Adventures at Millennium Park, 18600 Harwood Ave., from noon to 1 p.m. According to the district: “This lunch hour program is designed to bring families of early childhood students together! Let your little ones cool off and enjoy the refreshing fun of the Splash Pad while you mingle with other parents. Gain valuable insight into the Discovery Preschool program held at Irwin Community Center.” For ages 2 to 5, free to district residents, $5 for non-residents. Click here to register.

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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 19

HF Juneteenth Parade. The parade will start at 9 a.m. from Western Avenue School, travel south on Brassie Avenue to Flossmoor Road, then west to Park Junior High. Organizers invite residents to come out and enjoy the show.

Pics in the Park. Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosts opportunities every Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., from June 19 to July 31, to explore local parks with camera in-hand. Participants will share photos, learn about photo composition and camera functions. Open to students aged 8 to 14 with access to any digital camera or smartphone. The cost is $120 for district residents and $140 for non-residents. Click here to register.

Thursday, June 20

Take Me Out To the Ballgame. Flossmoor will celebrate the village’s 100th anniversary with a trio of baseball games at Bronco Field in Flossmoor Park, a car show and ending with a drone show at dusk, the first of its kind in the Southland. The third ballgame will be an old-time contest featuring the Deep River Grinders vs. the Flossmoor Whistlestoppers. The games will be called by Flossmoor’s Yellow Jackets, famous for announcing at the Hidden Gem Half Marathon finish line. The event will close with cupcakes and the largest singing of “Happy Birthday” to Flossmoor in its history, followed by the drone show. The games will get under way at 4:30 p.m.

Floral Arrangement Class. The Wandering Wildflower will offer a floral arrangement class at Thornton Distilling Co. at 6:30 p.m. for beginners or anyone who wants to refresh their skills. The cost is $75, which includes florals, floral clippers, vase and design instructions. Click here to register.

Friday, June 21

Pirate Day at the Pool. Lions Club Pool, 1041 Ridge Road, will host Pirate Day from noon to 5 p.m. Every hour, on the hour, during adult swim there will be a pirate game, craft or activity happening. “Captain Jack” might even make a special appearance. At noon, there will be a “walk the plank” activity, and at 2 p.m. there will be a coin hunt/dive.

Saturday, June 22

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.

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.

Sunday, June 23

St. Andrews Church Deconsecration. Lake South District Superintendent Audrea Nanabray of the Northern Illinois Conference, United Methodist Church, will conduct a deconsecration service at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 18850 Riegel Road, Homewood at 9:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend. Further Information is available by calling 708-798-8904.

Save the Date

Flossmoor History Fundraiser. The Foundation for the Preservation of Flossmoor History will hold a fundraising event on Wednesday, June 26, starting with tours from 5 to 6 p.m. of the organization’s home in the historic Wagner Building at 2709 Flossmoor Road. Following will be a reception and fundraising event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Flossmoor Station, 1035 Sterling Ave. The organization’s goal is to raise funds to renovate 2709 Flossmoor Road into a multifaceted civic space.

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