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A generous donation by the Richard D. Irwing to the town of Homewood, the Irwin Community Center is fully equipped for pre-school classes for toddlers, several art rooms, a fully equipped kitchen to make sure you don't go hungry, and even a band shell which is located right outside the center in Irwin Park. The park itself is a lush green expanse of beautifully mowed grass where you can take a stroll or walk your dog. The center is often used to host events and concerts as well as concerts. You can also rent some space for a conference or meeting.
A charming American town, Homewood is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Chicago. Incorporated as a town in 1893, Homewood saw its first settlers as early as 1834. The town flourished at first as a farming town, because of the excellent topsoil, but later found prosperity with the advent of railroads and the town became an important cargo and commuter stop. Today, Homewood is one of the several suburban towns in the region. It is known for its cultural events like the Block Part, Homewood Rail Days, Dog Days of Summer, and Chocolate Fest. See the website for more information.
Located in the center of Chicago Heights, Commissioners Park is a popular recreation spot in the city. Managed by the Chicago Heights Park District, this park features a playground, slides, picnic pavilions, softball fields, and also a skating rink. An ideal place to take the kids for a family picnic, the Commissioners Park is a favorite park for family outings. call to know more.
Learn the art of crafting beer at Flossmoor Station Brewery which has been awarded as the Best Brewery in Chicago. You can book a tour at the brewery to know more about the art of brewing your favorite spirit. Having gained several local, national and international awards, this brewery serves some of the freshest and finest beers. Housed in the heritage Flossmoor station this brewery also has a classy brewpub. This brewpub serves beer which is freshly made on-site along with some delectable food choices. Visit their website to know more about their tours and bookings.
The Indian Boundary Prairie is composed of a group of four separate prairies - Dropseed, Gensburg, Paintbrush and Sundrop - that together form what is Illinois' largest surviving expanse of grassland. Breathtaking vistas and new discoveries await around every corner. The prairies are home to a diverse and varied plethora of plants and wildlife, including a multitude of butterflies, birds and wild flowers. The landscape is forever changing, with new and wondrous sights to behold throughout the year. The preserve is managed by the Nature Conservancy and Northeastern Illinois University, in conjunction with the Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairies. Apart from serving as a safe haven for a variety of rare and endangered species, the prairies also form the perfect backdrop for a host of awareness and educational programs that highlight the importance of conserving our natural heritage. Visitors are welcome to explore the preserve on their own, and a number of pathways have been laid down to help guide the way. As you make your way through the preserve, keep an eye out for rare plant, butterfly and bird species including the eastern prairie white fringed orchid, the Aphrodite fritillary and great yellow legs. The preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk. Located just off Route 57, all four prairies lie within Markham's city limits.
A plethora of books belonging to diverse genres await your arrival at the Calumet City Public Library. The library has a warm and welcoming interior where you can pick your favorite read and stay put for long hours. The community room at the Calumet City Public Library features classic movies and it is also available on rent for local and private events. The place undertakes a variety of programs for adults as well as for teens, and organizes various events on occasions such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.
One of the greener parks in the West Pullman area, the West Pullman Park boasts a marvelous landscape, dotted by clusters of oak trees, hickory trees, and cherry trees. The West Pullman neighborhood was known to be highly industrial area, with the community comprising the factory owners as well as the immigrant laborers. There was a need to create a space where these lines would be blurred to an extent, and that is why the West Pullman Park was built. Though most of the factories are long gone by now, the park still stands as a community gathering point, its various amenities, like tennis courts, football field, playground, and more, being enjoyed by all residents. See the website or call to know more.
Operated under the Chicago Parks District, White (Edward H.) Park is a modest-sized recreational space in West Pullman. Built in 1968, along with the adjacent school, this park serves the purpose of providing an open space where kids and adults alike can enjoy fresh air, green views, and hearty exercise. The park, as well as the school, is named after Edward H. White, a NASA astronaut, who in 1965 became the "first American to walk in space". Do see the website or call to know more.
Mike Floyd, an avid beer enthusiast, along with his sons, Simon and Nick, established 3 Floyds Brewing Co. in 1996. An adjoining brewpub offers guests freshly brewed beers on tap, along with an array of delicious pub fares. The Dark Lord Day festival, revolving around the eponymous beer, is an annual event at 3 Floyds; it is the only day where visitors can purchase the 3 Floyds' special; Russian Stout. Though located in Munster, Indiana, this brewery is barely a 40-minute drive away from Chicago.
The Christ Universal Temple or the CUT believes that every individual on the face of this earth should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life. And CUT tries and makes this a possibility for the many followers in its community. The CUT is primarily a teaching ministry. It teaches people to live better lives is their mission, living better and more fulfilled lives by understanding and respecting the presence of God—the divine and man.
A sculpture park raised in memory of the warriors who laid down their lives for their country men, the Community Veterans Memorial is a must-visit attraction of the city. This memorial park is lined with bronze sculptures that narrate the stories from World War I and World War II, the Vietnam War, and also have sculptures raised in remembrance of the 9\11 attack. Visitors cannot help getting emotional as they stroll across this memory lane paying homage to the great veterans who carved their names in history. If you have little ones, bring them here to get them acquainted to the nation's glorious past and courageous soldiers. Albeit a free attraction, what this place offers in experience is simply invaluable!
Mosque Of Umar is one of the mosques in Chicago that offers food services and reading room to the visitors. The brotherhood feeling amongst the Muslim is propagated and promoted here. It can rightly be called the center for religious and community activities.