Brookfield in photos

Compassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, in conjunction with the Brookfield Women’s Club, presents an exhibit of photos celebrating Brookfield in honor of last year’s 125th anniversary of the village’s incorporation.

The special exhibit, on display through May 27, features photos taken by community residents throughout 2018 and are grouped to highlight holiday celebrations, like July 4 and the Christmas holidays; special events, like the farmers market; and organizations, like Little League.

Also featured are books of photos collected by the Brookfield Women’s Club throughout the decades.

A reception, free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, May 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Normal gallery hours are Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and first Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. 

LTHS, LaGrange Legion mark Memorial Day

The Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion Post 1941, of LaGrange, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and Lyons Township High School will mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 with a pair of ceremonies.

The day begins at 8:30 a.m. at the high school’s North Campus, 100 S. Brainard Ave., with an honor roll call of LaGrange residents who have died while serving the nation, a 21-gun salute and the playing of “Taps” at the flagpole.

American Legion Post 1941 will celebrate its anniversary at its headquarters, 900 S. LaGrange Road, at noon. The ceremony will recount the story of Robert E. Coulter Jr., an LTHS graduate who was killed while piloting a B17 bomber in action over the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in 1943.

The ceremonies are open to the public.

Walking tour of Riverside

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society kicks off its 2019 series of docent-led walking tours of Riverside on Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.

On this date, enjoy a guided tour of the village north of the BNSF Railroad tracks. Meet at the Riverside train station. The cost is $20 per person ($15 for 62+ and Olmsted Society members). Special custom tours available at $25 per person based on requirements.

Call 708-442-7675 or email with questions.

 ‘Calendar Girls’ at Brookfield Parks and Rec

Brookfield Parks and Rec continues its monthly movie series for seniors with a screening of the 2003 comedy “Calendar Girls,” starring Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Linda Bassett, on Thursday, May 23 at 10 a.m. in the council chamber of the Brookfield Village hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.

The film tells the story of a local women’s organization whose members become a media sensation after producing a fundraising calendar featuring club members in the nude.

Free and open to the public. Free popcorn and coffee.

Trivia Night in North Riverside

North Riverside Public Library will host a Pub Trivia Night on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at Tipster’s Village Pub, 8839 Cermak Road in North Riverside.

Teams can be up to six people. All are welcome. If you don’t have a team, they’ll find you one so you can vie for North Riverside’s trivia crown.

To register, call 708-447-0869 or visit

And more

• Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents “Sound Textures for Intimacies of Space” featuring work by Monica Rezman and Beth Bradfish in the Freeark Gallery thru June 15; “Passing hours, space in between: I am breathing you air,” an installation by artist Yoonshin Park in the FlexSpace Gallery thru June 11, and “stay out come in stay in come out,” featuring the work of Jordan Martins in the outdoor sculpture gallery thru Aug. 3. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

• Lyons Township High school paraprofessional Mary Ann Rivera is collecting school supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico throughout the month of May. Supplies (crayons, markers, pens, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, folders, scissors, erasers and index cards) can be dropped off at the main office of either campus. Monetary donations are welcome at Email for more info.

• Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., invites kids in grades K-5 to You Draw with YouTube on May 22 at 3:30 p.m. Develop drawing skills while learning online. On May 24 at 1:30 p.m., adults can learn the pros and cons of smart speaker systems at Smart Speakers: Personal Assistant or Invasive Recorder? Register for programs at 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or online at

• North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts a Senior Drop-in on May 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. Play cards and socialize every Friday.

Adult Services hosts Meditation and Stretching on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Unwind and leave stress behind. To register for adult programs call 708-447-0869.

For kids, there’s Lapsit Storytime/Open Play (toddlers thru 5) on May 23 at 10:30 a.m.; Messy Mornings for Munchkins/Open Play (ages 2-5) on May 28 at 10:30 a.m.; and Bilingual Storytime/Open Play (ages 2-5) on May 29 at 10:30 a.m.; and Mini Canvas Art (grades 6-12) on May 25 from 1 to 3 p.m.

• Aging Care Connections hosts a free Memory Café program through September on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Young at Heart Adult Day Services Center, 6504 Joliet Road in Countryside and the third Tuesday of each month at Salerno’s Pizzeria & Sports Bar, 9301 W. 63rd St. in Hodgkins. Call 708-354-1323 for more information.

• 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.