Eat. Watch. Do. – Return of the McKatsu, ‘Lightyear’ review, plus July Fourth fireworks – Chicago Tribune

Happy Wednesday, Chicago. And happy official start of summer! (I hope your air conditioners are in good shape and won’t break down, as mine did over the weekend.) If you’re looking to stay indoors to beat the heat, there are tons of great things to watch, like Pixar’s new “Lightyear” movie, “cullud wattah” at Victory … Read more

Around Our Region published May 4, 2022 – West Central Tribune

Syttende Mai celebrations Norway Lake: The Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association will celebrate Syttende Mail at 6:30 pm Friday, May 13, at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, west of New London. Catered meatball supper with all the accompaniments including rommegrot, krumkake, lemon bars and more. Freewill offering. Entertainment by the Sound Image Quartet. RSVP … Read more

Things to do in the San Gabriel Valley / Whittier, April 28-May 5 – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The city of San Gabriel plays host to a Cinco de Mayo Mercado on May 6 in the San Gabriel Mission District. (Photo courtesy of City of San Gabriel) Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a city with deep Mexican roots. San Gabriel plays host to a Cinco de Mayo Mercado, 6-9 pm May 6. Mission … Read more

Blue Island arts group pairs craft beers with crafters Saturday for Mai Fest in Olde Western Avenue Historic District – Chicago Tribune

When scores of vendors showcase their wares Saturday in Blue Island, it will mark the city “coming back to life after the pandemic,” according to Joe Leamanczyk, head of the Blue Island Arts Alliance. Mai Fest 2022 Arts and Crafts Fair will feature jewelry, T-shirts, paintings, skin care product, candles, crystals, cards and more, according … Read more

Earth Day celebration in Geneva all about protecting, improving the planet – Chicago Tribune

The Geneva Park District offered hundreds the chance to get out and enjoy the weekend while also improving the environment during a three-hour celebration of Earth Day on Saturday at Peck Farm Park. Working in conjunction with the city’s Natural Resources Committee, the celebration offered recycling opportunities, a rain barrel sale, nature crafts and the … Read more

Symmes Valley implements after-school program – The Tribune

Britney Haynes works with Tommy Taylor students on a Play-Doh project during the after-school program for Symmes Valley schools on Monday. (The Ironton Tribune | Heath Harrison) By HEATH HARRISONThe Ironton Tribune AID – A new afterschool program launched this year by Symmes Valley schools is already showing results.“We’ve seen improvement,” Debbie Saunders, a sixth … Read more

5 things to do this week: Egg hunt, fish fry, craft show and more – Albert Lea Tribune

1 Presentation Venture Upwards, a free kindergarten through eighth grade program that partners with public schools and is designed to provide funding for families to purchase educational resources, is having an informational meeting from 1 to 2:30 pm Wednesday at Albert Lea City Arena, located at 701 Lake Chapeau Drive. Bring the children for free … Read more