H-F Holiday Recycling

Looking for light and tree recycling options for the 2022-2023 winter season? Holiday light recycling containers are located at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club, Irwin Community Center, outside the Goldberg Center and Irons Oaks from November 21 to January 18.

Live Tree Recycling runs December 26 through January 18. Bring your undecorated and unwrapped holiday trees to Irons Oaks’ Vollmer Road lot. Trees should be stacked neatly with the trunks pointed towards the parking lot. Yard waste will not be accepted.

Nature Fest & Fundraiser

Walk Walton, sponsored by The Weglarz Company, is a nature fest and fundraiser benefiting Homewood Science Center. Celebrate the science of the season at Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve on Sunday October 23, 2022. This is a rain or shine event, refunds will not be given in the case of inclement weather.

Festival goers will enjoy:

  • Ms. Dominique’s Spooky Science in Black Bear Lodge, sponsored by Tonja Cook The Learning & STEM Specialist
  • Investigating marine biology at the pond with UChicago’s Professor Cathy Pfister
  • Exploring nature with Forest Preserves of Cook County
  • Taking part in a special project led by our Middle School Conservation Ecology Interns, sponsored by ComEd
  • Decorating a Jack-o-lantern at our Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Will Davis, State Representative 30th District
  • A sweet autumn treat– we’ll have donuts from Walt’s and hot apple cider

Ticket sales close Saturday October 22 at 5pm.

  • $25 for Adults
  • Kids FREE: ages 18 and under, accompanied by a paid adult
  • $100 Troop Rate: 3 adults & 12 kids
    reserved picnic table / patches

To purchase tickets and get more information about this event, please visit The Homewood Science Center’s website: www.homewoodsciencecenter.org