Egg hunt in Riverside
Riverside Parks and Rec will host its annual Egg Hunt on April 9 at Big Ball Park, Delaplaine and Longcommon roads, starting at 10 a.m. sharp.
Kids can hunt for candy-filled eggs scattered through the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a prize ticket in your egg and can select the prize you’d like. Each age group will also have one golden ticket for a $25 gift certificate for Riverside Parks and Rec.
No registration required. Kids age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
LTHS hosts pinball tournament
The Lyons Township High School Pinball Club will host a tournament on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Corral, 4940 Willow Springs Road in Western Springs.
Each player plays each of the club’s four games once. Top four advance to the finals. Prizes include pinball-related giveaways and gift cards.
Games are set to free play. Entry into the tourney is $15 for students and other tournament players.
Landscape workdays return
The Frederick Law Olmsted Society is once again teaming up with Riverside Public Works to host a season of landscape workdays to spruce up the village’s public greenspaces. By reducing shrub growth, eliminating weeds and opening up river views, volunteers can help better realize Olmsted’s plan for Riverside.
The first workday will be held April 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at Big Ball Park. Look for the public works dump truck. Come for as long as you like; supervised children welcome. Bring works gloves and a water bottle. All other supplies and snacks provided.
Harmony through meditation
Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites you to learn how meditation tunes you in to greater harmonies of nature during “Meditation: The Path for a Sustainable Life” either via an in-person livestream or Zoom on April 11 at 7 p.m.
Registration required by calling 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or online.
A Titanic rescue mission
North Riverside Public Library invites to learn how a network of wireless operators on land and at sea desperately sent messages across the frozen North Atlantic to mount a rescue mission for the passengers of the doomed ocean liner Titanic during “160 Minutes: The Race to Save the RMS Titanic” on April 8 at 7 p.m.
The program will be conducted virtually. Registration required. Visit online.
- Lyons Township High School’s Eurythmic Dance Company hosts a Day of Dance for children in grades K-8 on April 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the North Campus Dance Gym, 100 S. Brainard Ave. in LaGrange. Fee is $40 per child. Register online.
- Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents “Unseen Things Are Still Here” featuring the work of Alexandra Antoine, J.B. Daniel, Kate Ingold, Esau McGhee and Elsa Munoz in the Freeark Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Garden through April 9. Proof of vaccine required. Hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
RAC also presents a photography exhibition, “Love You Bro” featuring the work of Stephanie Graham in the lobby of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, through June 30. Hours are Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites you to the virtual program Crafternoons: Terra Cotta Fairy Houses courtesy of Age Options on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. and Telephone Book Club via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322) discussing “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman on April 12 at 6:45 p.m. Register for programs online.
- Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites families to discover college tuition-reduction strategies during Grants Scholarships & Loans via Zoom on April 13 at 6 p.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
- Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you to Create with Cricut on April 7 at 7 p.m. where you can learn about the library’s new Cricut machine, including designing and cutting projects. There’s also Mindfulness Together meditation in person or via Zoom on April 8 at noon. To register for programs visit online.
- The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo the second Sunday of every month. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. with cash payouts.