If you screen it, they will come

Riverside Parks and Recreation will host a Drive-In Movie Night with a screening of “Field of Dreams,” starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Burt Lancaster on Friday, Aug. 21 at dusk (lot opens at 8 p.m.) in the parking lot of St. Mary Parish, 126 Herrick Road.

The cost is $20 per vehicle and includes a medium size bag of Carey Corn popcorn and one treat from Aunt Diana’s.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot at the Parks and Rec registration page.

Getting crafty

North Riverside Public Library invites you to tap into your creative side at “Crafternoon: Tissue Paper Flowers” on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Make beautiful tissue paper flowers with the group on Zoom. If you register at least three days in advance, you can pick up craft supplies curbside. 

The program is meant to be intergenerational and not limited by geography. Invite your friends, family, grandparents and grandchildren.

RSVP to bodenl@northriversidelibrary.org or visit the library’s events page for Zoom meeting access info.

Veterans’ monuments in Chicago

Riverside American Legion Post 488 invites the public to join them for “Lest We Forget,” a free webinar to be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live, about historical veterans’ monuments nationwide and in the Chicago area.

Chuck Michalek, longtime volunteer and board member at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago, will offer his knowledge on the details of these monuments on Friday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

Michalek is also a member of the Friends of BNC, which seeks to preserve the cemetery’s heritage and buildings, including its numerous military monuments.

Find Zoom access info at American Legion Post 488 website.

Graphic design workshop

Do you need high-quality graphics in your marketing tool kit but struggle with the know-how to make them a reality?

Brookfield Public Library invites you to get the lowdown at “Lunch and Learn: Graphics with Canva” on Friday, Aug. 14 at noon. The Zoom presentation will cover stock photography, quick smartphone photography tips and resources for creating beautiful graphics via a live demo.

Registration required at the Brookfield Public Library website or by calling 708-485-6917, ext. 130.

Riverside Township tax appeal webinar

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will host a property tax assessment appeal webinar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2020 property tax assessments on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Riverside Township is open for appeals at the Board of Review through Aug. 28, and the hour-long sessions will educate taxpayers on the appeal process and how to file a successful assessment appeal.

During the online events, taxpayers will have the opportunity to address their specific questions and concerns via a chat room where analysts will be available to assist.

Register to attend one of the two sessions by clicking here.

And more

Aging Care Connections hosts Aging Well Neighborhood Online Classes for seniors via Zoom every week. Coming up is The Truth About Funerals During COVID-19 on Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.; Act II Presents: Design for Life about home design to meet current and future needs on Aug. 14 at 9 a.m.; Senior Strong Fitness on Aug. 14 at 11:15 a.m.; and Game of Trivia on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. Email AWN@agingcareconnections.org for participation links and questions.

 The Lyons Township Assessor’s Office, 6404 Joliet Rd., Countryside, is open for property tax appeals through Aug. 14. Property owners who seek in-person assistance must make an appointment. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.) with extended hours until 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. Questions? Call 708-482-8300, and choose Option 1.

 North Riverside Public Library is offering the following virtual programs through Facebook Live, conference calls and the teleconferencing app Zoom. Programs include Talented Tuesdays every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. via Facebook Live on North Riverside Public Library’s Facebook page; Game Night Fridays every Friday at 7 p.m. via Zoom; and Seated Tai Chi Moving Meditation via Zoom on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to bodenl@northriversidelibrary.org or visit the library’s online events page for all Zoom meeting access info.

 Brookfield Public Library offers virtual classes and programs for patrons of all ages throughout the week. Most youth activities will be presented live on the library’s Facebook page. Events include literacy classes and Geek Labs, Zumba for Families and Mammals & More. Youth Services will also host a weekly sidewalk art challenge on Sundays. Each week’s winner will receive a gift card to a local business. For adults, there’s Chair Yoga via Zoom on Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. and DIY Rock Gardens on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live. Register for Zoom access info by visiting the library’s online calendar.

 Riverside Arts Center is offering Boredom Buster Boxes and Virtual Party Boxes to give the kids some hands-on fun. Each box all the materials needed to complete an art project and instruction sheets. Order online and RAC will deliver the boxes to your front porch (no contact). Order at the Riverside Arts Center website.

You can also enjoy the annual Members’ and Kids’ Exhibition virtually. Visit the RAC website, scroll down the home page to the exhibit information and click the “download” button. The exhibition includes all manner of styles and media, from figurative and abstract painting to photography, sculpture, glass and ceramics.

 Riverside Public Library offers virtual programs for adults, kids and families, including Virtual Storytime presented via Zoom on Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. Visit the library’s online calendar to register and get Zoom access info.