Emmanuel Episcopal Church in LaGrange continues its Sounds in the Sanctuary series on March 13 with a concert twin bill featuring former New Colony Six lead vocalist Ronnie Rice (above) and LaGrange's own El Rando.

WET Class for adults at RBHS

Riverside-Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, invites adults to attend its spring Water Exercise Techniques (WET) Class, which will meet Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning March 18 through May 22.

The spring session costs $54 for nine classes. It’s a water-based exercise class meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming is involved.

For more information, visit rbhs208.net and click on Community, Swimming Pool, WET Class or email Noelle at

HCA Pancake Breakfast

The Hollywood Citizens Association will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Hollywood House, 3435 Hollywood Ave. in Brookfield.

Enjoy a breakfast featuring pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee while chatting with your neighbors and entering a raffle for some great prizes. Afterward, stop by Hollywood School next door for their Family Science and Pi Day event.

Pancake breakfast tickets are $5 per person. Children under 3 eat free. Profits support the Hollywood House and its mission as a resource for the community and local schools.

Intergenerational Crafts at North Riverside Library (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., is rolling out its new Intergenerational Crafts series, aimed at grandparents and grandchildren, grandaunts and uncles and great-nieces and nephews, neighbors and little buddies or any mix of ages.

On Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. the series kicks off with Heirloom Recipe Tea Towels where adults supply a recipe to write on a tea towel to be decorated by the pair. The program is funded by Age Options.

Brookfield Adopt-A-Spot signup

The Brookfield Beautification Commission will hold its 2020 Adopt-A-Spot volunteer signup on Saturday, March 14 at the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m.

Groups, youth organizations, clubs, neighbors, families and individuals are invited to choose a favorite park or other public space to help clean up throughout the year. Set your own schedule. Work at your own pace. Make a difference in your community.

For more information email brookfieldbeautification@brookfieldil.gov or call 708-485-1167.

New Colony Six alum Ronnie Rice performs in LaGrange

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave. in LaGrange continues its Sounds in the Sanctuary series on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert twin bill featuring former New Colony Six lead vocalist Ronnie Rice and LaGrange’s own El Rando.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at app.arts-people.com or by calling 708-352-1275. Students 18-under admitted free. Proceeds benefit Emmanuel’s Casavant Pipe Organ renovation project, which begins in April.


And more

ν  The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township and the Developmental Disabilities Consortium invites parents, guardians, families, caregivers and people with lived experience with an intellectual or developmental disability to an Advocacy Town Hall at Riveredge Hospital, 8311 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, on March 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6. Register/get info at riveredgehospital.com/news-events, by calling Vanessa at 708-358-8855 or emailing vmatheny@cmhb-oakpark.org.

ν  Compassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, presents a new exhibition “Face to Face,” featuring the art of Mays Mahew and Juan Sepulveda through March 28. Gallery hours are Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

ν  Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents “What?” featuring the work of Oli Watt through April 4 in the Freeark Gallery and “Drawing the Lines of Poetry” featuring the work of Deirdre Fox through May 2 in the FlexSpace Gallery. Free. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

ν  Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., presents an interactive, family-friendly Improv Comedy Show by Knucklehead Comedy on March 14 at 7 p.m. and a movie matinee screening of the 1970 indie film exploring America’s Rust Belt, “Wanda,” on March 15 at 1 p.m. Register to attend at 708-485-6917 or at brookfieldlibrary.info.

ν  Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites adults to Filling out the Branches: Cultivating Your Family Tree on March 12 at 7 p.m. and a Home Seller’s Workshop on March 14 at 10 a.m. For kids, there’s Storytime Yoga with Blissful Owl Yoga on March 12 at 1 p.m. and Hands On Stories (grades Pre-K and K) on March 17 at 1 p.m. Registration suggested for all programs by calling 708-442-6366.

ν  North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites adults and seniors to Creating with Cricut on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. and Senior Fraud Alerts and Scam Calls on March 18 at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for senior and adult events, call 708-447-0869 or visit www.northriversidelibrary.org/events.

For kids there’s Lapsit Storytime (thru age 5) on March 12 at 10:30 a.m.; DIY Craft Hour (ages 3+) on March 13 at 4 p.m.; Sensory Storytime (ages 3-6) on March 14 at 10:30 a.m.; DIY Funko Pop (grades 6-12) on March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.; DIY Stickers (grades 5-12) on March 14 at 4 p.m. and March 17 at 6 p.m.; Messy Mornings with Munchkins (ages 2-5) on March 17 at 11:30 a.m.; and Every Child a Reader/Cada Nino un Lector (ages 6 ) on March 18 at 4 p.m.

ν  Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange, invites seniors to a Hearing Loss Support Group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Free. No registration required, Contact Alyson at 708-603-2259 or at AWN@agingcareconnnections.org with questions.

ν  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.

ν  The community is invited 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 through March 20. Free.