Trib publisher discusses future of news

Bruce Dold, publisher/editor-in-chief of the Chicago Tribune presents “The Future of News” on Thursday, June 6 at 7:15 p.m. as part of Plymouth Place’s Current Events Lecture Series.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Dold will bring his perspective as the leader of a major daily newspaper in discussing the technical, societal and financial challenges facing those who have the critical responsibility to deliver accurate information to the public.

The event is free and open to the public at Plymouth Place Senior Living, 215 N. LaGrange Road in LaGrange Park. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Outdoor concert in Brookfield

Brookfield Parks and Rec kicks off its 2019 Summer Concert Series on Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. with the band Anthem, who play classic rock from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and beyond.

Concerts are held at the band shell in Kiwanis Park, at the corner of Arden and Brookfield avenues. Refreshments available for purchase. Kids activities. Free and open to the public.

Riverside Ride is back

Hop on your bike and join the annual Riverside Ride on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 a.m. Wheel on over to St. Mary’s parking lot on East Burlington Street and join your neighbors for a ride through the village. 

This year, in honor of Riverside’s 150th anniversary, Riverside Ride is the kickoff for a 150-mile challenge. From June 8 to on September 19, Riverside Parks and Rec challenges residents to get out and enjoy Riverside by riding their bikes for a total of 150 miles. 

Call 708-442-7025 for more info.

Finding the right doctor

Aging Care Connections and Cantata Adult Life Services kick off their Seminar and a Snack Series on Thursday, June 6 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. with “Doctors and Hospitals.”

The discussion will include AARP’s perspective, patients’ rights and tips on making your hospital experience better. 

The seminar will be held at Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange. Free. Registration required. Contact Renata Vitali at 708-603-2277.

Farmers markets are back!

The 2019 farmers market season has kicked off and will operate weekly in both Riverside and Brookfield into the fall.

The Riverside Farmers Market kicks off its 10th year on June 5 and will run every Wednesday from 2:30 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 9 in Centennial Park at Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue.

Visit new vendors as well as longtime favorites. The market features fruits and vegetables, smoothies, breads, cookies and scones, eggs, meat, fish, honey, hot entrees, vegan and gluten-free treats, a knife sharpener, live music and more.

Meanwhile, the Brookfield Farmers Market continues its 2019 season on June 8 and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 12 in the parking lot of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.

Buy locally and sustainably grown fruits and veggies from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan, along with pastries, eggs, fresh-roasted coffee, artisan goods, honey, salsas, jams, BBQ and more. 

Check out the market’s website at for special events, vendor info and music lineups.

And more

n Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield, will host its next monthly grief support gathering on June 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Special guest Joan Cantwell, a nurse and artist, will talk about how art allowed her to work through grief. Seats are limited. RSVP to or call 708-485-2000. Registration fee of $10 will benefit the Compassionate Friends Program.

nNorth Riverside Parks and Rec hosts a free teen movie night on June 8 at 7 p.m. with a screening of “The Goonies.” Kids ages 12-15 can relax, have a slice of pizza and a soft drink. Must pre-register at 708-442-5515.

nCompassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, presents the new group exhibition “Expression” featuring the work of artists John Yaou, Kelly Ward, Noah Larsen and Francesca Vitale through June 29. Opening reception June 7 at 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and first Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.

nRiverside 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.

nRiverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, hosts Stay Safe Online on June 10 at 10 a.m. in the Public Meeting Room; Magic: The Gathering Meet-up (ages (14+) on June 11 at 4 pm. in the Quiet Reading Room; and Embracing Retirement on June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room.

nNorth Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts a Senior Drop-in on June 7 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. Play cards and socialize every Friday.

Adult Services hosts a SCORE Volunteer Informational Session for retied or active business people looking to mentor new entrepreneurs on June 5 at 11 a.m. and June 6 at 6 p.m. RSVP at 708-447-0869 or

For kids, there’s Drop-in Open Play (all welcome) on June 6 at 10:30 a.m.; Yoga with Mrs. Bee (3 with adult) on June 7 at 10:15 a.m.; and Cada Nino un Lector/Every Child a Reader (ages 6 ) on June 12 at 4 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.



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