Higgins Glass Studio, 33 E. Quincy St. in Riverside, will hold its 68th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to traditional pieces such as bowls, plates, dishes, frames vases and decorative pieces, such as their roundelays, Higgins Glass will also be offering holiday ornaments and jewelry crafted for the event.

There will also be a special giveaway of a free piece of Higgins Glass to the winner of a holiday raffle. For more information call 708-447-2787.

LTHS hosts Future Freshman Night

Lyons Township High School’s South Campus, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs, will roll out the red carpet for eighth-grade students and their parents on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. during Future Freshman Night.

Families will be provided with information about the academic programs and student activities available at LTHS, which serves several communities including the south half of Brookfield.

Academic division chairs, counselors and school administrators will be on hand to answer questions, and Superintendent Tim Kilrea and Principal Brian Waterman will provide an overview of the expectations LTHS has for incoming students.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tour the campus. Call 708-579-6300 for more information.

Chris Stach Memorial Book Sale

The Brookfield Friends of the Library will host the Chris Stach memorial Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd.

Explore treasures from the personal collection of the late Chris Stach, Brookfield’s greatest historian and former frequent contributor to the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark newspaper. Sale items include Girl Scout journals and books, a collection of books by and about Lewis Carroll and numerous publications from the mid-1800s to the present, covering a wide range of topics.

Sales items will be individually prices in Saturday, with a bag sale on Sunday.

For more info call 708-485-6917 or email to brookfieldlibraryfriends@gmail.com.

Is it time for your close-up?

The Riverside Children’s Theater Guild is looking for children 8 years old and up to play fairy tale characters in their upcoming musical Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Auditions will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.

Rehearsals will begin the week of Dec. 18 with performances Feb. 9-12. For more info email to dr.jeanne.sheehan@gmail.com.

Sign up for Holiday Remembrance Event

The holidays can be a difficult time of year for someone who has experienced the death of a close family member or friend. Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield, will host a Holiday Remembrance Event intended to help those coping with grief they may face during the season.

The Rev. Denis Condon will provide opening and closing prayers and Meg Eifrig LCPC will be the keynote speaker. The Rev. Dan Willis will also present words of healing and comfort.

The event is on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., but seats are limited. To reserve a place email info@hitzemanfuneral.com or call 708-485-2000 by Dec. 2.

Cupcake Wars! 

The Youth Services Department at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites all aspiring bakers to its annual Cupcake Wars! On Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Can you create an epic fall-themed cupcake? Come and find out. Call 708-447-0869 for more information.

And more

νTry your luck at Family Bingo and Loteria Familia hosted by North Riverside Public Library Youth Services, 2400 Desplaines Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. For North Riverside residents ages 3 and older; children under 7 must be accompanied by a parent. Choose Bingo (number cards) or Loteria (picture cards) and win prizes. 708-447-0869.

νKuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside, is participating in the 8th Annual Christmas Stockings for Soldiers and Veterans initiative. 

From now through Dec. 20, stop in at the funeral home and pick up a stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer from a list of recommended items. Kuratko-Nosek will ship the stockings to troops overseas and deliver them to veterans’ hospitals.

Pick up stockings or drop off filled ones Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 708-485-2500.

νThe village of North Riverside provides $6 haircuts for seniors at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave. Open to residents and non-residents. Call the Recreation Department for details and appointments at 708-442-5515. Upcoming dates are Nov. 28 and Dec. 12.

νThe Lyons Lions Club will host a Black Sunday Christmas Shopping Showcase on Sunday, Nov. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lyons Community Center, 4200 Lawndale Ave.

Twenty vendors will be on hand selling holiday gift items. The event also features a bake sale.