Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Lunch

Kids through age 13 are invited to the North Riverside Policemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s 40th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Luncheon on April 8 at 10:30 a.m. behind the North Riverside Police Department, 2359 Desplaines Ave.

Arranged by age group, kids will be able to collect plastic eggs scattered on the ground. Some eggs will contain prize vouchers, which can be redeemed at the luncheon held afterward in the gym at the North Riverside Village Commons.

The Easter Bunny and Medinah Shiner clowns will be on hand to greet and entertain everyone. Children are asked to bring their own baskets or bags to collect eggs. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors.

Natalie Shugailo, “Bold,” 2022, spray paint, 30 x 40 inches

New show from RAC at Riverside Town Hall

Riverside Arts Center opens a new exhibition, “Everything Fades,” featuring the paintings of Natalie Shugailo with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 8 at the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.

The show, which runs through June 30 at the township hall, is a statement on the impermanence of street art, which is not meant to last forever and belong to all who walk by them. Shugailo, a Brookfield-based muralist, layers spray paint to create depth and form.

The township hall is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for more.

‘Children of the Mist’ film discussion

Join film enthusiast Marty Blank on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. as he leads the next Film Discussion Series screening with “Children of the Mist,” a 2021 documentary from Vietnamese filmmaker Ha Le Diem about the custom of child brides among the Hmong people of northern Vietnam and one girl’s fight against that tradition.

The program takes place in Meeting Room 1 of the Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave.

Register online to attend.

Modern homesteading

Overwhelmed by the environmental problems facing the world and looking to do something to help? Join biologist Hannah Pecis for “Homesteading in the 21st Century” in the Community Room of the Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, on April 12 at 7 p.m.

Pecis will discuss the modern homesteading movement and how the solutions to complex environmental problems can start with simple changes right at home.

Register online to attend.

From Chicago to the Moon

The Triton College Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 5th Ave, in River Grove, hosts “To the Moon and Back: The Apollo-Chicago Connection” featuring Space Station ambassador Edward Rafacz on April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Rafacz will discuss astronauts Jim Lovell, one of the first to orbit the moon, and Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, and their deep roots in the Chicago area, as well as the Apollo missions and how aerospace engineer John Houbolt made it all possible.

Admission is free. Registration is required by visiting

And more

  • Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange, relaunches its Monday Movie Matinee series on April 10 at 3:30 p.m. with a screening of the 2021 film “Ticket to Paradise” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney. Reservations required. Call 708-603-2259 or email
  • The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce continues its 2023 Legislative Breakfast Series with a focus on the Local Government Distributive Fund on April 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Plymouth Place, 315 N. LaGrange Road in LaGrange Park. Tickets are $30 members/$40 non-members. Register at
  • Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents “One Ends and Another Begins” featuring the work for Regin Igloria and “Over the Rainbow, One More Time,” featuring the work of Laura Kina through May 6. Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit for more.
  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., presents After School Art Escape (child with adult) on April 6 at 4 p.m., Calming Craft for Kids on April 7 at 4 p.m., Crafternoons: DIY Hanging Notepads on April 8 at 1:30 p.m., Morning Munchkin Stories with Ms. Karen on April 10 at 10:30 a.m., Bingo/Loteria on April 11 at 4 p.m., Safari ABCs (child with adult, every other week in Spanish) on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. and It’s Sew Easy: Drawstring Bag on April 12 at 5 p.m. Register for programs online at
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents Fairytale Storytime on April 6 at 10:30 a.m., How to Reduce College Costs on April 6 at 7 p.m., Chair Zumba on April 7 at 1:30 p.m., Legotastic Saturday on April 8 at 10:30 a.m., Violin Storytime with Anderson Music on April 10 at 11 a.m., Chair Yoga (virtual) on April 10 at 11 a.m. and Storytime Stars (ages 2-3 with caregiver) on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, presents Mindful Chair Yoga on April 6 at 11 a.m., School’s Out Activity: Build Your Own Microgrid on April 7 at 10 a.m., Mini-Movers Storytime (babies to age 3) on April 10 at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m., Knitting, Crochet and Needlework Group on April 10 at 7 p.m., and Little Hands Activity Time (ages1-4) on April 11 at 9:30 a.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.