Madelyn Roldan, “Disco Debra,” 2021

High school art show at RAC

Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., hosts its Riverside-Brookfield High School Annual Advanced Placement Art Exhibition from April 15 through May 7 in the Freeark Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

The group show includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by students in their sophomore, junior and senior years. An opening reception will be held April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Gallery hours at Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Dream Green at LSF Brookfield Library

Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., continues to “Dream Green” all month with programming celebrating the planet as Earth Day approaches.

Youth Services offers up a pair of in-person programs for kids in kindergarten and up. On April 18 at 4 p.m. in the Meeting Room, join Brookfield Zoo for “Deep Seed Adventure: Secret of Seeds” to discover how tiny seeds play a big role to play in our world.

Then on April 19 at 4 p.m., a naturalist from Trailside Museum of the Cook County Forest Preserve District presents “Animals of the Forest Preserve.” Learn about creatures that not only live in the forest preserves but your own backyard.

Register by calling 708-485-6917 or online.

Egg hunt in North Riverside

The North Riverside Police Benevolent Association invites families to participate in their 39th Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Luncheon on April 16 starting promptly at 10:30 a.m.

The hunt takes place behind the North Riverside Police Department, 2359 Desplaines Ave., for kids through age 13. Candy-filled eggs will be scattered on the ground and the hunt will be conducted by age group. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs.

The Easter Bunny and Shriner clowns will make appearances and entertain. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held in the Community Room in the lower level of the police department.

Intro to Robotics

The Riverside-Brookfield High School Bionic Bulldogs invite kids ages 7-12 to the special presentation “Intro to Robotics” on April 16 at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road.

Members of the RBHS robotics team will show participants how to design and code projects during this hands-on workshop. Registration is required. Visit online.

Celestial observations

Families are invited to join Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, for “Skywatching Using Your Eyes” on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road.

The presentation will focus on an overview of celestial observations novices can do with just their eyes, including moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars and much more.

Register at online.

And more

  • Riverside Arts Center 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 make an appointment to visit the Ancestry Help Desk on April 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. There’s also Stretching and Meditation via conference call (800-747-5150, code 1453322) on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Dia de los Ninos (PreK-5) via Zoom on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. Register for programs online.
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites adults to Think Globally, Act Locally on April 20 at 7 p.m. and kids in grades 6-12 to Teen Craft: Bee Hotels on April 20 at 4 p.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you the Spanish language program Medicare para Hispanohablantes con Healthcare Solutions on April 16 at 1 p.m. There’s also a Riverside Reads Book Discussion of “The Trees” by Percival Everett on April 19 at 2:30 p.m. 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.