Radio Players present … Hollywood

The Riverside Township Radio Players kick off their 19th season of recreating the sounds of radio’s golden age on Friday, Sept. 23 with a presentation of “Rebecca” from the Lux Radio Theater.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside. Admission is free.

For more information visit online at or call Ellie Babka at 708-442-8810.

Drink up, it’s fall

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society and Riverside Foods celebrate the arrival of autumn with its second annual Hop Stop craft brew festival on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Train Station, 90 Bloomingbank Road.

Sample from more than a dozen craft brewers who will be on hand. There will also be live music and food available for purchase. A commemorative tasting glass is included with each $30 ticket purchased.

Proceeds benefit the Olmsted Society. Tickets are available online at

Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Sokol Spirit, 3909 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield, will host the 2016 National Women’s Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon.

There will be exercise class demonstrations in which you can participate and many health care providers will be available to answer questions and give advice on women’s health issues.

In addition, there will be raffles, light refreshments and goodies handed out. No pre-registration is necessary. Admission and parking are free.

For additional information, call Nancy at 708-484-0468.

Improv show at LTHS

The Lyons Township High School Theater Board presents the improv show “So __: You’ll __ 8: Fill in the __” on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.; Friday Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the South Campus Performing Arts Center, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road, Western Springs.

Two teams will battle it out for the audience’s laughs by participating in various improv games. While the first half of the show is competitive, the second portion is devoted to “long-form” improvisation based on a single audience suggestion.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the box office before the shows, are $10 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens and free to LTHS students with ID.

Get your coloring fix

Did you know that coloring is one of the hottest stress busters for adults? Well, it is. And thanks in part to a grant from Riverside Township, you can find out why during “Keep Calm and Color,” in the public meeting room at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, at 7 p.m.

Get your creative juices flowing. Coloring pages, colored pencils, pens and crayons will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. The event, which is free to attend, is for patron ages 16 and older.