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Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth.
 
The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special programs dealing with the environment on Saturday, April 14, at the Flossmoor Public Library.

Science via roller coasters: Hands-on learning works to reinforce concepts

Science is giving kids a thrill.
 
Through the magic of 21st century technology, first through fifth graders don 3D glasses to take a roller coaster ride at the Wexler Theater in the Homewood Science Center. 
 
They shriek and holler and raise their hands to the sky with all the fun and excitement they’d have at an amusement park.
 

IJP Students Revved Up at Energy Fair

On March 22, Flossmoor was host to a community event where residents could gain extensive knowledge on the development of alternative energy sources, including biomass, solar and geothermal power.

Pets on Parade debuts at breezy Art & Garden Fest

Homewood-area residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Art & Garden Street Fair by enjoying two sunny days and warm evenings filled with food, music, art, science and greenery. Some of that art was in the form of dog and cat statues ― and one giraffe ― colorfully decorated by local businesses and organizations for Pets on Parade. 

Art & Garden Fair anniversary: A week of art, science, music and food

To celebrate 10th anniversary Art & Garden Street Fair, Homewood is planning a colorful extension to the two-day festival, giving it a four-day lead-in called Art Week: Changing Lives Through Giving. Music, art and science events run Monday through Saturday. See the schedule here.

Homewood Science Center launches STEM Network to foster collaboration

A number of hands go up after speaker Barry Aprison 
asks how many teachers are attending the launch 
of the Homewood Science Center's STEM Network 
on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Groups begin using future science center as project planning continues

Community groups are making use of the building while planning continues for the future Homewood Community Science Center. A 501(c)3 organization is being formed to oversee the continued development of the center, but in the meantime, the space will be used by clubs and other organizations to begin the

First phase of Homewood science center development finished, trustees vote to start next phase

Homewood trustees voted 5 to 1 on Tuesday, July 28, to keep the community science center project moving forward. The first phase, a conceptual plan, was presented to the board by project leader Rachael Jones and two members of the local advisory board, Betsy Soehren-Jones and Irv Anderson. 

Homewood's Art & Garden Fair to feature science tinkering, public art project

Homewood's eighth annual Downtown Homewood Art & Garden Street Fair on Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, will feature two unique hands-on activities, plus the usual food, music and fun for families, according to a news release from the village.

H-F school board members agree to technology improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s technology staff will be working over the summer to keep computer networks and equipment current.

During its May meeting, Gary Posing, director of Information Services, presented the H-F School Board with a list of recommended improvements. The board approved spending $494,403 to cover the costs for the new equipment and updates. 

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