St. Paddy’s Day social for seniors

Brookfield Parks and Recreation invites local senior citizens to experience the mighty craic of their St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m. in the lower-level recreation hall at the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.

Come in for corned beef, cabbage, soda bread and other fixings as well as entertainment at this free event. Call 708-485-1527 to RSVP.

District 103 candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area will host a forum for candidates running for seats on the Lyons-Brookfield Elementary School District Board of Education on Wednesday, March 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at George Washington Middle School (Door 19), 8101 Ogden Ave. in Lyons.

Candidates will make brief presentations on their backgrounds, qualifications and interest in running for office. That will be followed by questions from the audience.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Email for more info.

LGBT Q&A at Brookfield Library

Teens are invited to a new meetup for youth of pride and pride allies on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd.

Chat everything LGBT, including books, art, music, movies, history and life in general. For more information, contact Youth Services at 708-485-6917, ext. 140 or visit

Classical Concert in Riverside

Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, 250 Woodside Road in Riverside, hosts an afternoon of classical music and more featuring the Windsome Quintet on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m.

The quintet, which features clarinet, flute, bassoon, oboe and French horn, will play selections from Mozart, Saint-Saens, Brahms and Stravinsky as well as Broadway selections and others.

A freewill offering will be collected.

Artist talk at Riverside Arts Center

Join the folks at Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., as they host an artist talk with curator Robert Burnier and artist Gina Hunt in conjunction with the center’s current exhibition “Undiscoverable Country,” featuring the works of Kate McQuillen and Gina Hunt on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. “Undiscoverable Country,” in the Freeark Gallery, runs through March 30.

While you’re there, visit the exhibit “Nomads,” featuring the work of Lynn Basia in the outdoor sculpture gallery. “Nomads” runs through April 27. Gallery hours Tues.-Sat. from 1 to 5 p.m.

And more

North Riverside Parks and Rec continues its monthly movie series with a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “The Shape of Water” on March 15 at 1 p.m. at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave. Admission, popcorn and refreshments are free, but call 708-442-5515 to reserve a seat.

Compassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave., continues its High School Art Exhibit, featuring work in a variety of media by local student artists through March 30. Free. Gallery hours are Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, hosts Understanding the Social Security Disability Process with attorney Andy Barone on March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room and Nanoenhanced Hemp Oil; Gold Standard of Health and Wellness with registered nurse Brooke Schwarz on March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room.

Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., invites older adults to identify fall hazards in their homes and redesign spaces to meet their needs at Fall Prevention on March 14 at 1 p.m. In addition, take in the film “Three Identical Strangers” about triplets separated at birth at the library’s movie matinee on March 16 at 1 p.m. For info call 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or visit

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts a Senior Drop-in on March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. Play cards and socialize every Friday. In addition, Age Options presents a Medicare Fraud Prevention Seminar on March 19 at 2 p.m. and Bingocize (bingo plus light exercise) on March 20 at 2 p.m.

Adult Services has invited North Riverside Police Sgt. Gaede to share info about risky teen behavior at Teen Trouble? On March 14 at 7 p.m. and the library’s Writer’s Group will meet to share ideas, encouragement and snacks on March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sign up for all senior and adult programs by calling 708-447-0869 or visiting

For kids, there’s Lapsit Storytime (through age 5) on March 14 at 10:30 a.m.; STEM-Tastic Fun (grades K-up) on March 14 at 3:45 p.m.; Bingo/Loteria (ages 3+) on March 15 at 4:30 p.m.; Tales and Treats (ages 2-5) on March 16 at 10:30 a.m.; Messy Mornings for Munchkins (ages 2-5) on March 19 at 10:30 a.m.; Bilingual Storytime (ages 2-5) on March 20 at 10:30 a.m.; Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask the Police (grades 6-12) on March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.; Ozbot Mania (grades 5-12) on March 16 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Drawing Robots (grades 5-12) on March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The community is invited through March 22 to jog, walk or run inside on the indoor track at the Lyons Township High School South Campus fieldhouse, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs, from 6 to 7 a.m. on days when school is in session. Free.