LaGrange has kicked off its month-long LaGrange Arts Stroll, featuring an eclectic array events in the village's downtown.

Homework assistance and more

With school back in full swing Brookfield Public Library is helping local students keep up with their work by offering a range of academic assistance, from online tutoring to homework help.

On Sept. 16 at 4 p.m., get a Zoom primer on’s Elementary School Edition. An intro to the Middle School Edition will follow on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., with info on using the High School Edition of as well as Learning Express Library’s ACT/SAT test prep presented via Zoom on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.

For parents homeschooling their kids, there’s How Your Library Can Help, a Zoom workshop to help you navigate your journey on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.

For more info on these classes and resources, call Youth Services at 708-485-6917 or visit the Brookfield Library website.


‘Lives Well Lived’ screening and discussion 

Join Brookfield Public Library for a celebration of older adults with the acclaimed documentary “Lives Well Lived,” which will be available for streaming on Vimeo from Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Then join the film’s director Sky Bergam for an engaging virtual discussion via Zoom on
Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 2 p.m.

Advance registration by clicking here is required. Access information will be sent via email after registration. 

For more information contact Brookfield Public Library at 708-485-6917, ext. 130.


Riverside Arts Center online auction

Riverside Arts Center opens bidding for its RAC 2020 Online Fine Art Auction on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and will take bids through Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m.

Bid on work in a variety of media by a more than two dozen artists to add to your collection while supporting and celebrating the Riverside Arts Center. You can also become a Publication Patron, an annual membership option that helps fund publication of RAC’s exhibition catalogues.

Proceeds provide critical support for the RAC. You may also donate money directly by pressing the “donate” button on the auction’s website. Installment payment plans are available, upon request, for winning bidders.


Will you be a big winner? 

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will once again be giving away $1,000 every Thursday, beginning Sept. 17 through Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to those who bought tickets for its annual 60-to-Win raffle.

You can hear you name announced in person at the weekly raffle drawing at Joe’s Saloon, 9220 47th St. in Brookfield, or you can watch a livestream on the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Winners’ names will be posted each week on the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce website.


LaGrange Arts Stroll

LaGrange has kicked off its month-long LaGrange Arts Stroll, featuring an eclectic array of pop-up art events and window exhibitions, food demonstrations, live music and an art auction all taking place in the village’s downtown.

Highlights include Pop-Up Art Studios on Sept. 19 and 26 at 26 S. LaGrange Road; the Community Chalk Project every Saturday near Boyce Chiropractic, 114 W. Calendar Ave.; Art in the Windows featuring 12 storefront displays (walking guide maps available); and live outdoor music on Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. featuring Fiddlesticks at The Elm (23 W. Harris Ave.) and at Palmer Place (56 S. LaGrange Rd.) every Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

For a full list of events visit the website.


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.

Tune in to Lyons Township High School’s radio station WLTL (88.1 FM) every Friday at 7 p.m. for “Friday Night Lights Classic Games,” featuring classic broadcasts of football and soccer games from the 1970s and 1980s.

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

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; and Game Night Wednesdays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. RSVP to 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, including Think of Something Quiet: Meditation for Kids on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m., will be presented live on the library’s Facebook page. For adults, there’s Chair Yoga via Zoom on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Register for Zoom access info by visiting the library’s online events page.