Big week: June 28-July 5

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Hot night, cool jazz

The Brookfield Jazz Society serves up a night of incredible jazz featuring the Jim Cooper/Mark Colby Quarter on Thursday, June 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lower level "Jazz Room" of Sawa's Old Warsaw, 9200 W. Cermak Road in Broadview.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting promptly at 7:15. For this event there is a minimum band donation of $7 for Brookfield Jazz Society members. Others will pay a $10 cover charge.

For more information, visit the Brookfield Jazz Society website at

Calling all golfers

Lyons Township High School football parents, alumni, coaches and fans are invited to participate in the first annual LT Football Golf Outing on Friday, July 14 at 1 p.m. at Waters Edge Golf Course in Worth.

The cost is $125 per player, which includes golf, a cart, buffet dinner and LT football shirt. For non-golfers, a $50 buffet dinner and football shirt are available. Play is limited to 114 golfers but can accommodate many more for dinner and raffle afterward.

Donations will be accepted and used as prizes and raffle items, with proceeds benefitting the LT football program.

To sign up, pay online at, email to or call 847-224-5392.

RAC Members Show through July

Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., will host its annual RAC Members Exhibition and RAC Kids Show from July 1 through Aug. 5 to celebrate and showcase the creations of its talented supporters.

An artists' reception, which open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Admission to the gallery is always free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. except for major holidays.

A little bit country … 

Country music – and then some -- will be on tap this weekend as Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road in Brookfield, continues off its Summer Nights festival with singer/songwriter Brian Anderson, on Friday June 30.

Then on Saturday, July 1, RockStar Rodeo, will deliver not only the best in Top 40 country but timeless rock classic from the 1980s through today, with nonstop crowd interaction.

Opening acts kick things off on the East Mall at 4 p.m., with headliners hitting the stage at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. A laser light show closes out the night.

Summer Nights included with regular admission. Visit or call 708-688-8000.

If you screen it, they will come

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., continues its Wednesday Movie Matinee series on Wednesday, July 5 at 2 p.m. with the 1989 classic Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner, James, Earl Jones, Amy Madigan and Ray Liotta.

The film tells the story of an Iowa farmer who avoids bankruptcy and makes peace with his father through a magical baseball field he builds on his land.

The movie (106 minutes, rated PG) is free. Drop in only.

And more

• The Brookfield Farmers Market continues on June 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the west parking lot of the village hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. The market will be held rain or shine every Saturday morning through Oct. 14.

• The Riverside Farmers Market continues on Wednesday, June 21 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. in Centennial Park at Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue. The market runs every Wednesday afternoon/evening through Oct. 11.

Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., hosts an art exhibit featuring the work of Robin Monique Rios, Chicago native and founder and director of 4Art Inc., through June. For more information visit

• Plymouth Place, 315 N. LaGrange Road in LaGrange Park, hosts Music Under the Stars featuring the West Suburban Concert Band at Memorial Park (1 block north of Plymouth Place) on June 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. And, on July 1 enjoy a concert by the 30-piece Prairie Brass Band in Dole Hall at 7:15 p.m. Programs are free but reservations are requested. Call 708-354-0340. 

• The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. minimum cash payout of $2,275 a night, plus pull tabs, lightning, tic-tac and raffles.

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