Author: Carole Sharwarko

10.21.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

PET ADOPTION DISCOUNTS – During the 12 hours of their Midnight Madness Sale, South Suburban Humane Society is offering specials and discounts. At times they will waive dog and cat adoption fees. Noon to midnight today at SSHS, 21800 Central Ave. in Matteson. Noon to midnight today. HUNGER AWARENESS WALK –[Read More…]

10.20.22 | What You Need to Know Today

MUSIC FOR MINIS – Toddlers and preschoolers are free to develop introductory music skills through exploration and play at Music In Motion for Minis, 5:30 p.m. tonight at Melody Mart. Register on the Melody Mart website. SEE ANIMALS CLOSE UP – Wildlife experts from Big Run Wolf Ranch visit the[Read More…]

10.18.22 | What You Need to Know Today

LAW ENFORCEMENT OPEN HOUSE – Flossmoor Police Department is seeking applicants for new officers. Apply by noon Oct. 28, and join the department for a virtual open house and Q&A session at 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The virtual open house is a way to learn whether a career in law[Read More…]

10.14.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

PUZZLE RACE – Think you’re the fastest puzzler? Prove it and win prizes at the Puzzle Race at 11 a.m. Saturday at Homewood Library. Put your skills to the test with a group of friends as you compete against other teams. The team captain should register the team. All ages[Read More…]

10.13.22 | What You Need to Know Today

WALK AMONG THE SCULPTURES – Enjoy the Art Flossmoor Pop-up Sculpture Tour starting at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Meet Flossmoor’s Public Art Commissioners at the “Child” sculpture in the center of Downtown Flossmoor, then embark on a guided walking tour of Flossmoor’s outdoor art. Share photos with the hashtag #ArtFlossmoor. ANOTHER[Read More…]

10.12.22 | What You Need to Know Today

WHAT’S THE REFERENDUM ABOUT? – Learn about the referendum question concerning Homewood School District 153 that will be on the November ballot during an info session presented by Citizens for Homewood Schools. 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight HOUSE BOO-TIFUL – The deadline to sign up for the Haunted Homewood Halloween[Read More…]

10.11.22 | What You Need to Know Today

SIGN UP TO FIX IT YOURSELF – There’s still time to sign up for tonight’s Fix it Yourself Workshop at 6 p.m. tonight at the Irwin Center. Participants will learn the basic skills needed to maintain their home, and how to implement a yearly maintenance schedule. $15; register with H-F[Read More…]

10.7.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

LOW COST PET CARE – Pet vaccines at the Low Cost Vet Clinic at South Suburban Humane Society, 21800 Central Ave., Matteson. No exam fee; no appointments; no qualifications. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE – Grandpa’s Garage Sale in Lions Club Pool parking lot. 8 a.m. to[Read More…]

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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