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Cruise Nights are back

Riverside Garage’s annual Cruise Nights will return to downtown Riverside this summer on June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. along the first block of East Burlington Street.

Classic car owners who would like to show off their wheels do not need to sign up and will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. No awards will be given out. There will be live music and vendors, and there’s no admission fee to come and enjoy the car show.

Summer concerts in Brookfield, Riverside

Ring of Music

The Parks & Rec Departments of both Brookfield and Riverside kick off their summer concert series on June 17.

If your tastes run more toward classic funk with a side of jazz, head to Big Ball Park, at Longcommon and Delaplaine roads in Riverside, and catch the MyTyme Jazzy ZSoul Funk Band. The park opens at 6:30 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m.

If you’re a fan of current Top 40 hits, swing by the band shell in Kiwanis Park, at Arden and Brookfield avenues in Brookfield, to see Ring of Music at 7 p.m. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and picnic items.

Movie in the park

A t-rex in a scene from the film ‘Jurassic Park’, 1993. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)

Enjoy a night under stars watching a film with your family during Movies in the Park, which kicks off June 18 in Ehlert Park, 4338 Elm Ave. in Brookfield.

Bring blankets, chairs, food and drinks and watch the original “Jurassic Park.” Prior to the screening, from 7 to 8 p.m., meet Frankie the Dinosaur, who is part animatronic and part puppet. At 7 feet tall and 12 feet long, he’s quite the sight. The movie starts at dusk.

Riverside Fishing Derby

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Kids ages 5-12 are invited to grab their fishing poles and bait and head down to the riverbank south of Burling Road along Swan Pond Park for the Riverside Parks & Rec Fishing Derby, set for June 18 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kids will be grouped into 5-8 and 9-12 age groups and must have a valid fishing license. Volunteers and parents can assist in baiting and taking fish off the hooks. Face masks required throughout the event.

You must register to participate by visiting online.

Pivotal decades of African American music

Clarence Goodman

Join Clarence Goodman as he presents “An Unfinished Journey: African American Music in its Pivotal Decades” in Meeting Room 1 at the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., on June 22 at 6 p.m.

Four hundred years of slavery, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and beyond forged it, but when and where did the collective African American voice truly begin to resound?

Register to attend by calling 708-485, 6917, ext. 130 or visiting online.

And more

  • The Riverside Farmers Market operates each Wednesday through Oct. 5 from 2:30 to 7 p.m. in Centennial Park, at Forest Avenue and Longcommon Road. The Brookfield Farmers Market returns every Saturday through Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.
  • Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., hosts two exhibitions through June 25. In the Freeark Gallery is “The Old Same Place,” a solo show by Joseph Noderer, while the FlexSpace Gallery hosts “Flock,” a site-specific installation by Catherine Schwalbe. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

There’s also the 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 June 17 between 2 and 6 p.m. There’s also Crafternoons: Rainbow Heart Pop-Up Card (in-person) on June 18 at 1:30 p.m.; Stretching and Meditation (conference call) on June 20 at 6:30 p.m.; and Become a Dementia Friend (virtual) on June 21 at 11 a.m. Register for programs online.
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents Chair Yoga (virtual) on June 16 at 11 a.m.; Bingocize on June 17 and 20 at 10:30 a.m.; and Yoga Storytime for preschoolers on June 17 at 1 p.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites you to Composting at the Riverside Community Garden (400 Nuttall Road) on June 16 at 10 a.m.; Naturally Neighbors with the Brookfield Zoo: Secrets of Seeds on June 16 at 2 p.m.; All Ages Outdoor Storytime at the library on June 17 at 10 a.m.; and Martin Luther King & The October Surprise by Clarence Goodman on June 21 at 7 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.

This calendar has been changed to note the correct location of the Cruise Night and report a change of venue for the Riverside concert in the park. The performance is moving from Guthrie Park to Big Ball Park due to storm damage in Guthrie Park.