Author: Carole Sharwarko

4.21.23 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

BATTER UP FOR OPENING DAY PARADES – Saturday is opening day for baseball and softball leagues in Homewood and Flossmoor.  Cheer for players in the Flossmoor Baseball & Softball Opening Day Parade, stepping off from Parker Junior High at 9:30 a.m., and traveling up Flossmoor Road to Brassie Avenue, then[Read More…]

4.20.23 | What You Need to Know Today

GO ON A WILDFLOWER WALK – Learn about spring wildflowers as you walk among them. Take the naturalist-led Wildflower Walk at 10 a.m. May 3 in Irons Oaks Nature Preserve. The fee for this all-ages event is $6. Register at SHOW YOUR LOCAL PARK PRIDE – Volunteer with friends, family[Read More…]

4.19.23 | What You Need to Know Today

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY – Enjoy small bites, wine, cheese pairings and smooth jazz at Wine O’clock, a 21 and older event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at The Clubhouse at Dolphin Lake. This program is a partnership between H-F Park District and the villages of Homewood and Flossmoor. The[Read More…]

4.18.23 | What You Need to Know Today

KEEP HOMEWOOD STORIES ALIVE – Listen to some of your most interesting neighbors tell stories of their lives during Homewood Stories, 7:30 to 9 p.m. tonight at FCC Community House. Bring your own beverages or dinner and hear from storytellers including John Hahm, who grew up in Hawaii and taught[Read More…]

4.14.23 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

ROLLER DERBY NIGHT – Chicago Knockouts Roller Derby presents a bout on Saturday between the Punk-Rock Punishers and the Horrific Haunters. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the bout starts at 8 p.m. at H-F Auditorium. Tickets are $15. HOMEWOOD SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER CAMPS – Registration opens next week for[Read More…]

4.13.23 | What You Need to Know Today

EARLY BIRD POOL PASSES AVAILABLE – Lion’s Club Pool passes are now on sale, and there is a $5 discount when buying a pass before April 30. The Early Bird rate is $55 for residents, and $80 for non-residents. Rates go up to $60 and $85 on May 1. The[Read More…]

4.12.23 | What You Need to Know Today

GENTLY USED ITEMS DRIVE – The St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Veronica Catholic Church is holding its Spring Bundle Drive. Drop off gently-used items at the church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, including clothing, accessories, kitchen and household goods, small furniture, books and games. No toys or[Read More…]

4.11.23 | What You Need to Know Today

BOARD DISCUSSES VICE BREW SPOT – Homewood Village Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the Village Hall boardroom. Among the items to be discussed is a resolution to facilitate the village’s sale and redevelopment of property at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway, the old Vice District location. The meeting can also[Read More…]

4.7.23 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY – Volunteer to pick up litter in Flossmoor during the annual Chicago Southland Green Committee Community Clean Up Day, 9 a.m. to noon on April 8. Volunteers will work in the vacant lot behind Meijer, 3800 Flossmoor Road. Those younger than 15 should be accompanied by[Read More…]

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