Riverside American Legion Post 488 invites the community to enjoy a special presentation on Friday, Sept. 11 featuring guest speaker Al Lynch, a U.S. Army veteran who was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War.

Fleetwood Mac: The Chain … Broken

Brookfield Public Library invites you to learn about the rise of the renowned rock ‘n’ roll band Fleetwood Mac and their journey of failed relationships that fueled an amazing musical career during “Fleetwood Mac: The Chain … Broken” on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Gary Wenstrup will trace the history of the band, which launched in the mid-1960s, achieved monumental success in the mid-1970s and still makes headlines today. Using interview and performance video, Wenstrup will follow the band’s career with a focus on their blockbuster album “Rumours” and the band’s classic line up of Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.

Visit the library’s website to register and obtain access info.


Virtual Friday Night Lights

High school football and boys soccer may be on hold this fall, but you can relive glorious victories of autumns past every Friday night at 7 p.m. by tuning into Lyons Township High School’s radio station WLTL (88.1 FM) for “Friday Night Lights Classic Games.”

The station will air classic broadcasts of football and soccer games, including a first-round IHSA playoff victory in 2012 featuring LTHS grad and Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl championship kicker Jake Elliott, the 2010 soccer team’s state semifinal and finals victories, the 2014 homecoming football game versus Downers Grove North as well as broadcasts and highlights from the 1970s and 1980s.


New book club in North Riverside

North Riverside Public Library invites patrons to explore the history of inequality and civil rights in America through a mixture of fiction and non-fiction by taking part in the new Deeply Rooted Book Club, which will meet for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The book for the club’s first meeting is “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone. The club will meet via Zoom. Register and get meeting access info by emailing Lizzy Boden at bodenl@northriversidelibrary.org or by visiting the library’s online events page.


Medal of Honor recipient is guest speaker

Riverside American Legion Post 488 invites the community to enjoy a special presentation on Friday, Sept. 11 featuring guest speaker Al Lynch, a U.S. Army veteran who was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War.

Lynch, the author of “Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior,” grew up on Chicago’s South Side and enlisted in the Army in 1964. While serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in December 1967, he rescued three soldiers during a firefight and then defended them single-handedly against attack until they could be evacuated.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action from President Richard Nixon in 1970.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. and the general public can watch a livestream on the Riverside American Legion Post’s Facebook page.


And more

  Riverside Arts Center, 34 E. Quincy St., presents “Still,” featuring the work of Jerry Bleem through Oct. 17. The exhibit is a continuation of Bleem’s extended series “Nationalism,” begun in response to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Masks and social distancing required. Visit the Riverside Arts Center website for more information.

  RB Young Life hosts its annual golf outing Sept. 28 at Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The funds raised at the outing will support the mission of Young Life in the local community. Minimum donation of $150 will cover the cost of 18 holes of golf, cart, boxed lunch, 2 drink tickets, dinner and swag bag. Register at the RB Young Life website. Questions? Email Chesleigh Jarrett at chesleigh@ylchicago.com.

  The Riverside Farmers Market is open for business every Wednesday from 2:30 to 7 p.m. in Centennial Park – in the shadow of the village’s downtown water tower at 10 Pine Ave. – through Oct. 7. For more info, visit the farmers market page on the village of Riverside website.

  The Brookfield Farmers Market continues through Oct. 10 every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. For details, visit their website.

  North Riverside Public Library is offering the following virtual programs through Facebook Live, conference calls and the teleconferencing app Zoom. Programs include Makerspace Mondays on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. and Talented Tuesdays on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m. both via Facebook Live on North Riverside Public Library’s Facebook page; Game Night Wednesdays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom; Crafternoon: Jumbo Lawn Mushrooms via Zoom on Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m. (register at least 3 days in advance to pick up materials curbside); and Stretching and Meditation on Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322). 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. For adults, there’s Chair Yoga via Zoom on Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.; Now You’re Speaking Their Language: Communicating Across the Generations via Zoom on Sept. 11 at noon; and Children Coping in a COVID World with professional counselor Rachel Rivera on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.; and Remote Learning 101 to learn about resources to support your child’s e-learning on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Register for Zoom access info by visiting the library’s online calendar.

  The Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, will resume its in-person Riverside Reads book club on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. with discussion of “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. Visit the library’s website, call 708-442-6366 or email informationservices@riversidelibrary.org to place a hold on a copy of the book.

For kids, there’s Virtual Storytime via Zoom on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Visit Visit the library’s website for the link.