The 'run' for everyone: Arts council brings back popular 0.3K fund run

On Saturday, Sept. 21, downtown Homewood will again be a slacker’s paradise when the Homewood Arts Council will convene its second annual “race” to raise money for the organization. The Homewood 0.3K, “A Fund Run for the Rest of Us!” will give participants two hours, from 4 to 6 p.m., to make the two-block trek from the intersection of Martin Avenue and Hickory Road to the intersection of Martin Avenue and Ridge Road. 


Kyla Davis learns engineering skills through Icebox Derby

Kyla Davis doesn’t have a driver’s license, but that didn’t stop her from racing around a special course in a converted refrigerator! Kyla was one of 30 girls in the ComEd Icebox Derby, a program developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Sept. 22 is date for 10th annual Foundation 153 walk/run, dash

Supporters of Homewood District 153 are gearing up for the 10th annual Foundation 153 5K run/walk and 153-yard dash on Sunday, Sept. 22. The fun starts at 9 a.m. 

Olympia Fields Park District to host Underground Railroad Tour Sept. 19

Olympia Fields Park District will offer a bus tour on Thursday,  Sept. 19, providing an opportunity to learn about the local history of the Underground Railroad.

The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. The registration deadline is Sept. 10. The cost is $80 per person, which includes lunch and transportation. To register, call 708-481-7313, extension 221.

Many Flossmoor streets will be closed during Hidden Gem race on Saturday

Holding the Hidden Gem 13.1 mile race in Flossmoor on Saturday, Sept. 7, will require road closures to ensure the safety of runners. 


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