LaGrange Craft Fair

Classic cars on Grand Boulevard

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce brings back its signature summer Classic Car and Motorcycle Show event on Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 3700 block of Grand Boulevard in downtown Brookfield.

More than 100 vintage and other vehicles in 35 classes will line both sides of the downtown block. Admission is free for spectators, who can also enjoy music provided by a DJ. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Anyone interested in entering a vehicle can visit


How blue can you get?

Join blues musician Samuel Lozada for live music, unique storytelling and a brief history of the blues harmonica during his presentation “Mo’ Beat Blues” on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd.

Register to attend at 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or


LaGrange Craft Fair expands

The LaGrange Craft Fair returns this weekend to LaGrange Road from Burlington Avenue to Cossitt Avenue and on Harris Street from LaGrange Road to Ashland Avenue. And for the first time, the fair will span three days, from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

It features almost 200 artisans from the Midwest selling a wide assortment of one-of-a-kind items. Expanded free parking at Lyons Township High School, 100 S. Brainard Ave., with free shuttles on Saturday and Sunday every half hour.


Summer concerts continue

The sounds of summer heat up this week, beginning on Thursday, July 11 at the gazebo behind the North Riverside Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave., with a the pop-rock sounds of the Gina Glocksen Band from 7 to 9 p.m.

Glocksen was the 9th place finalist of the 6th season of TV show “American Idol,” and her music “infuses the passion of a rock ‘n’ roll rebel with the precision and soul of a diva.”

Free admission. Funnel cakes and Jell-O shooters (adults only) available for purchase. Event also includes a Vendor Fair.

On Friday, July 12, head over to the band shell in Kiwanis Park, Arden and Brookfield avenues in Brookfield, to catch the pop/jazz/swing of Martini Lunch from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Free admission. There will also be food available for purchase and activities for kids.


And more

νAging Care Connections and Cantata Adult Life Services continue their Seminar and a Snack Series on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange with Preventing Fraud, From a Banker’s Perspective. Hear true stories of various scams and learn how to identify them and protect yourself from monetary loss. Free. Registration required. Contact Renata Vitali at 708-603-2277.

νThe Riverside Farmers Market continues its 2019 season on July 10 and 17 from 2:30 to 7 p.m., and will run every Wednesday through Oct. 9 in Centennial Park at Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue.

νThe Brookfield Farmers Market continues its 2019 season on July 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will run every Saturday through Oct. 12 in the parking lot of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. Visit for special events, vendor info and music lineups.

νRiverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents its annual RAC Members’ and Kids’ Show through July 27. There’s also “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.

νBrookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., invites you to Illinois Anti-Slavery and the Struggle for Freedom presented by Jeanne Schultz Angel of the Illinois Humanities Council on July 17 at 7 p.m. Register to attend at 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or

νNorth Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts a Senior Drop-in on July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. Play cards and socialize every Friday.

νFor seniors, there’s also How to Use a Digital Camera on July 16 at 2 p.m. and Bingocize (exercise lightly while playing bingo) on July 17 at 2 p.m.

νFor adults, Crafterdarks: Nail Polish Flower Pots on July 11 at 6 p.m.; Café y Conversacion/Conversation Café to converse and learn with speakers in English and Spanish on July 13 at 10:30 a.m.; and Murder Mystery at the Library (ages 13+) on July 13 at 3 p.m. To sign up for senior and adult events, call 708-447-0869 or visit

νFor kids, there’s Yoga with Miss Bee (ages 3 with adult) on July 12 at 10:15 a.m. and SuperSTAR Mondays (grades K ) on July 15 at 4 p.m. Read some stories and make a craft.

νAging 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.

νThe 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.