The Homewood Science Center’s major fundraiser for 2021, “The Science of Brewing,” drew a crowd Thursday evening as guests enjoyed entertainment by Not My Dad band.
The event was held under a white tent on the grounds of Rabid Brewery in Homewood. Part of the program was a presentation by Raiye Rosado and Tobias Chichon, owners of the brewery, on how beer and hard seltzer are brewed.
It’s time for an outdoor celebration, and the Homewood Science Center has the perfect idea – a fifth anniversary party with a focus on the science of brewing.
The party-fundraiser, “Celebrating the Science of Brewing,” is set for 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, at Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Drive in Homewood. A tent will be set up on the beer field adjacent to the brewery, and entertainment will be by Not My Dad’s Band.
The Homewood Science Center is offering four summer camps for kids in July and August.
EC STEM Camp with PopUp Science @Home for kids ages 5-8 will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Teachers Tikia Cross and Kim Brunson will help young learners go in-depth with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics through read alouds, observations, cause and effect and access to the Homewood Science Center’s Imagination Playground. There is an $80 fee.
Homewood Science Center officials will present the center's annual report to Homewood trustees during the board's regular meeting Tuesday, May 25.
The board also will consider an ordinance change that would allow garage sales to take place over three days. The current limit is two days.
In other business, the board will consider:
In an effort to tackle an extensive project slated for the Homewood Science Center, Homewood officials and south suburban contributors have turned to a creative approach.
The Homewood Science Center celebrated Earth Day on April 22 with a virtual event, where attendees discussed simple ways to address climate change.
At the virtual event, Dorelle Ackerman, a member of the Pachamama Chicagoland Co-Hearts, an organization that aims to bring forth an environmentally sustainable planet, said climate change is an “existential threat to life on our planet.”
In recognition of April Food Day 2021, the Homewood Science Center is serving as a drop-off site Saturdays, April 3 and April 10, for non-expired cans and boxes of food.
The drop-off time is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the science center’s location at 2018 Ridge Road in downtown Homewood.
The Homewood Science Center is hosting a Feb. 11 program about the peregrine falcon.
The 7 p.m. program is part of the science center’s Citizen Science Program on birds. The guest presenter will be Mary Hennen, director of the Chicago Peregrine Program, Gantz Family Collections Center, at the Field Museum.
The Homewood Science Center is hosting a discussion on bird migration and wild turkeys at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of its Celebrate Urban Birds project. The presentation will be given by Jacob Drucker, a Ph.D. student in evolutionary biology and an ornithologist at the University of Chicago. The program will be available through Zoom.