Climate and conservation talks

The League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area invite you to a pair of climate and nature conservation presentations via Zoom in the coming week.

On Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. join Kent Taylor from The Climate Reality Project for “Climate 101,” a data-based, visually compelling presentation on climate change followed by a discussion with climate activist Dave May about the carbon fee and dividend referendum question that will appear on the ballots in Lyons Township. Register by clicking here.

Then on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 to 10 a.m. attend the league’s virtual presentation on the planned restoration of Salt Creek at Fullersburg Woods in Oak Brook. Afterward you’re invited to meet at the dam at 11 a.m. for a 2-mile walk in the Fullersburg Woods in socially distanced, small groups. Register for the presentation at the league’s website and RSVP for the walk at


Radio Players get spooky

The Riverside Township Radio Players present their annual Halloween show, in person, on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.

The troupe will recreate a pair of seasonal performances from Radio’s Golden Age, including “Nightfall” from the sci-fi program “X Minus One” and “A Spooky Cemetery” from the show “Father Knows Best.”

Admission is free. Masks required, temps taken on arrival. Seating will be spread out but families can sit together.

Visit the troupe’s website for more.


RAC lets out a laugh

Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., invites you to laugh along during a new group show “Humor Us,” featuring artists working on the many locations of humor – from the comic object to the politically biting, the silly, the prop – where the overlooked meets the hilarious, the pun and the wonderfully important locations of humor in art making.

The show is curated by Stephanie Brooks and runs through Nov. 17. It was scheduled to open Sunday, Oct. 25 with an artist reception, but that event has been canceled due to an uptick this week in COVID-19 cases in the region.

There is no admission charge. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday by appointment only. Call 708-442-6400 or email to


Meditation at the station

Riverside Public Library invites you to join Gina Barsotti for “Meditation at the Station,” an evening of meditation inside the Riverside train station at 90 Bloomingbank Road on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Bring your own masks and meet there to wind down at sunset.


And more

Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave. in LaGrange Park, will host an in-person open house for parents and prospective students on Oct. 25 at noon and 1 p.m. and on Oct. 26 at 6 and 7 p.m. Guided tours of the campus provided. Face coverings required. To limit numbers, registration is required at
the Nazareth Academy website.

 The Hollywood Citizens Association invites you to order your Christmas wreath and holiday decorations during their annual HCA Wreath Sale fundraiser. Orders are due by Oct. 30 and will be delivered Nov. 28. Visit the HCA website to place your order.

 North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, asks shoppers to donate canned or boxed non-perishable food items during the shopping center’s Fall Food Drive through Oct. 25 at mall’s center court. Donors will receive a coupon book valid during the food drive. For more info, visit the mall’s website.

 Brennan Massage and Spa, 3700 Grand Blvd in Brookfield, continues its campaign to support nurses and hospital workers at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn by donating 5% of every sale toward gift cards for them. The campaign runs through the end of October.

 The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce continues its 60-to-Win raffle drawings every Thursday through Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Joe’s Saloon, 9220 47th St. in Brookfield. You can also watch a livestream on the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Winners’ names will be posted each week at the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce website.

 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.

 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. 

Other programs include Spanish Language Book Club/Club de Lectura en Espanol via Zoom on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. (“El Ultimo Coyote” by Michael Connelly);  Afternoon Tea and Talk via Zoom on Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m.; and Stretching and Meditation on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322). 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 will be presented live on the library’s Facebook page. For adults, there’s Chair Yoga via Zoom on Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. Register for Zoom access info by visiting the library’s online calendar page or calling 708-485-6917, ext. 130.

 The Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you to walk the path along the Des Plaines River and enjoy a story during the “Bats and the Library” Storywalk through Nov. 2 and to join them on Zoom for Jackbox Family Game Night on Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. For adults and families. Visit the library’s online calendar page for Zoom access info.