Homewood-Flossmoor Park District announces fall events

2013-08-07T00:00:00Z 2013-08-07T00:04:07Z Homewood-Flossmoor Park District announces fall eventsFor The Times nwitimes.com
August 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

FLOSSMOOR | The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District announces the following events in the months of August, September, October and November. For more information call the H-F Park District at (708) 957-0300.

South Suburban RC Air & Water Show


10 a.m. to noon

Dolphin Lake Clubhouse – 183rd Street and Governors Highway, Homewood

Get your aviators and bomber jackets out for this action-packed morning as remote controlled boats, planes and helicopters are buzzing around Dolphin Lake. These war birds will be sure to grab the kids' attention and be a great family event. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show.

Free Sunday Night Family Entertainment Series, sponsored by Family Video

Irwin Community Center – 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood

Rain location: HFPD Auditorium – 2010 Chestnut, Homewood


Ken Schultz’s Mini Circus Variety Show

6 to 7 p.m.

This show for kids of all ages includes: juggling, comedy, acrobatics, fire-eating, mime, uni-cycling, stilt walking and tons of audience participation.

Lunch with a Raccoon

Aug. 17

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Irons Oaks – 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields (Vollmer Road Parking Lot)

Grab the family and head to Irons Oaks for Lunch with a Raccoon. Our mascot, Rocky the Raccoon, will be on hand to help us say goodbye to summer with free and fee-based activities. Climb the tower, go on a scavenger hunt, make colorful crafts or participate in old-fashioned picnic games. Bring a picnic or purchase a hot dog lunch from us for a nominal fee. Tickets are available at the door.

Music Fest 2013

Aug. 24

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Irwin Community Center – 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood

Sponsored by Melody Mart & AAA Rental System

This hometown festival is the last free Music in the Park event. Mark your calendars and plan on being at Irwin Park to listen to the talents of the community. Local musicians, bands, merchants and food vendors are all a part of the day. Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy this festival in your own backyard.

Rain location: HFPD Auditorium – 2010 Chestnut, Homewood.

2013 H-F 5K Circuit - Flossmoor 5K

Sept. 7

7 a.m. check-in

8 a.m. race start

Leavitt Park – 101 Leavitt Ave., Flossmoor

Before Flossmoor Fest, start your day with the last race of the H-F 5K Circuit, the Flossmoor 5K. Registration ends at noon Sept. 5. Race day registration will be accepted on the morning of Sept. 7 prior to the start of the race. All registrants will receive Tech T-Shirts.

Fee: $22 Resident / $25 Nonresident

Day-of-Race: $30

Free Fall Fishing Derby

Sept. 28

8 to 11:30 a.m.

Dolphin Lake - 183rd Street and Governor’s Highway, Homewood

Sponsored by Henry’s Sports and Bait Shop

Try your luck at catching the biggest fish in your age group. Be sure to register the anglers by 10:30 a.m. that day as all participants receive a raffle ticket. Anglers 16 years and older need both Dolphin Lake and state of Illinois fishing permits.

Permits $5 resident / $15 nonresident, 2013 Dolphin Lake Fishing Permit

Fall Family Camp Out

Sept.  28 and 29

4 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Flossmoor Fieldhouse – 2523 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor

Sponsored by Walt’s Food

Camp in town. This marks the seventh year of camping in Flossmoor Park. The camp out is complete with a cookout, campfire, family games, raffles and movies. Bring a tent, sleeping bags, snacks and a flashlight. Don't have a tent? Rent one from the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. Contact Irons Oaks at (708) 481-2330.

Fee: $11 Resident / $16.50 Nonresident

Gramma’s Attic Craft Show

Oct. 5

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Irwin Community Center – 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood

Start your holiday shopping and decorating at the Gramma’s Attic Craft Show. Local vendors will have arts, crafts, collectibles and antiques available for purchase. A hot dog lunch, bake sale and raffle are also included in the day’s events. Attention exhibitors: Reasonably priced tables are available during this prime crafts season.

Vendor / Exhibitor Age: 18 years and up

Fee: Free for shoppers

Vendor / Exhibitor

Fee Size:

$18 Resident / $23 Nonresident 1 table (3 ½’ x 5’ space)

$30 Resident / $35 Nonresident 2 tables (5’ x 6’ space)

$43 Resident / $48 Nonresident 3 tables (5’ x 9’ space)

Woodland Pumpkin Hunt

Oct. 13

2 to 4 p.m.

Oct. 14

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Irons Oaks – 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields (Vollmer Road Parking Lot)

Explore our woods in search of a pumpkin. We'll play some games, share a snack and decorate pumpkins too. Registration required by Oct. 11. For ages up to 9.

Fee: $10 Resident / $15 Nonresident

Spirits of the Oaks

Oct. 18 and 19

7 to 10 p.m.

Irons Oaks – 20000 Western Ave., Olympia Fields (Vollmer Road Parking Lot)

It's the time of year when darkness lengthens and the Spirits of the Oaks become restless. Are you brave enough to walk among them? Visit the haunted trail that is sure to scare even the bravest soul. This trail is designed for ages 12 and older. Visit www.IronsOaks.com for more information.

Fee: $7 per person / $5 in groups of five or more

Free Haunted Hounds

Oct. 20

3 p.m.

Rover’s Run – 191st Street (two blocks east of Center Avenue), Homewood

Deck out your dog and join us for Haunted Hounds. Award categories include Best Dog and Owner Combo, Best Homemade Costume, Best Big Dog Costume (41+ lbs.), and Best Little Dog Costume (under 40 lbs.). Don’t miss this chance to meet your H-F neighbors, win prizes (including a raffle – no costume required) and check out the latest canine outfits. All friendly canines are invited to this on-leash event. Rover’s Run membership is not required.

Take the Stage Theater Performance

Oct. 26

7 p.m.

Irwin Community Center – 18120 S. Highland Ave., Homewood

Our theater students have spent the last eight weeks immersed in theater training and they are now ready to show off their skills. Join us for a performance that demonstrates the process of becoming an actor.

Tickets: $6 Youth, Seniors / $8 Adults

Free Halloween Happenings

Oct. 31

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

H-F Park District Sports Complex – 18211 Aberdeen St., Homewood

Sponsored by Homewood Area Rotary Club, Homewood Area Chamber of Commerce, Homewood Fire Department and Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

Ghosts and goblins, pirates and princesses are all welcome to trick or treat at the Park District’s Sports Complex. Enjoy our interactive DJ; take a chance to win at the Wheel of Witches and Pumpkin Pick & Paint. Help color the giant mural and be a part of the costume parade at 7:30 p.m.

Spooky Skating Party

Oct. 27

1 to 2:30 p.m.

H-F Ice Arena – 777 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor

Ghost, goblins and ghouls are all invited to chill out at the H-F Ice Arena for this annual event. Don’t miss out on the tricks and treats including costume contest, prizes, candy and more.

Admission: $6 or free for skaters in costume

Skate Rental: $4 / Pair

Turkey Hoops

Nov. 13

6 to 8 p.m.

H-F Sports Complex - 18211 Aberdeen St., Homewood

Sponsored by Walt’s Food Centers

We are calling all adults and children to pair up in this team free throw contest. The winner from six age groups will be taking home a turkey. Basketball hoops and ball sizes are age appropriate. Adults can partner with more than one child.

Team Fee: $6 Resident / $9 Nonresident

10th Anniversary Butterball Burner Fun Run

Nov. 29

8 a.m. check-in

9 a.m. race start

H-F Racquet & Fitness Club – 2920 W. 183rd St., Homewood

Put down those leftovers, grab your running shoes and head over to the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club for the 10th annual Butterball Burner. Join us as we celebrate 10 years of burning the post-Thanksgiving day bloat with this run. Make fitness a gift to yourself this holiday season. All ages/abilities welcome. Club membership is not required.

Fee: $12 Resident / $15 Nonresident

Day-of-Race: $17 Resident / $ 20 Nonresident

Nerf Wars

Nov. 26

H-F Auditorium – 2010 Chestnut, Homewood

Back by popular demand. The ultimate in Nerf fun as you battle, diving behind padded barricades and taking your team to victory. Teams of four to five are encouraged to have creative battle gear in the quest for ultimate pride. Teams must be ready at the start time for their age bracket to go over safety rules of the double elimination tournament. Teams must bring their own Nerf gun and ammo. Safety glasses will be provided. Register early because space is limited. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 22.

Fee is per team.

Fee: $35 Resident / $52.50 Nonresident

Ages 5 to 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 26

Ages 9 to 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26

Ages 13 to 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26

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