The Inky Sea

The Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., invites you to “The Inky Sea,” a special presentation on the history of tattoos in Navy culture on May 8 at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

Tattoos have been part of the Navy for centuries and each one tells a story. Sailors get them for different reasons, at different places on their bodies and in different styles. The presentation will discuss the ways tattoos and Navy culture intertwine, how they are part of Navy traditions and view the many styles of Navy tattoos.

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

Lions Club Chicken Dinner

The Riverside Township Lions Club, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will hold a drive-thru Chicken Dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on May 7 on the grounds of Riverside Presbyterian Church, 116 Barrypoint Road, Riverside.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the event or in advance from any Lions Club member. Dinners feature pre-packaged boxed chicken, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Proceeds benefit charities and organizations that assist the visually and hearing impaired as well as children and adults who are disabled or have special needs.

Trees and the Urban Forest

The League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area hosts a program on Trees and the Urban Environment on May 10 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

The Chicago Region Trees Initiative was founded in 2014 by the Morton Arboretum and now has 14 lead partners to coordinate action on challenges facing trees in the region. The speaker will talk about the importance of trees in urban environments with examples and data from the seven-county Chicago region.

Free and open to the public. Visit for a Zoom registration link.

Fitness session for mall walkers

North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, invites walkers of all ages and abilities to a special Mall Walker Fitness Session led by Andrea Metcalf on May 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Meet in the food court and hear from Metcalf, a frequent guest on NBC Chicago, The Today Show and more. The session focuses on targeted movement for all abilities to tunes of the 1960s and 1970s.

RSVPSs are requested but all are welcome. Register online.

History of Fleetwood Mac

North Riverside Public Library invites you to a special virtual presentation, “The History of Fleetwood Mac,” on May 10 at 7 p.m.

Using interview and performance video, Gary Wenstrup traces the band’s career with a focus on their blockbuster album “Rumors” and the band’s classic lineup. Register to receive a link to the presentation by visiting online.

And more

  • Nazareth Academy, 1209 W. Ogden Ave. in LaGrange Park, hosts a Pops Band Concert featuring the Symphonic Band, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Beginning Band on May 10 at 7 p.m. in the Romano Family Theater. Free.
  • 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.

There’s also “Everything Fades,” featuring the paintings of Natalie Shugailo at the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside through June 30. 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.

  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., presents After School Art Escape (child with adult) on May 4 at 4 p.m., Baby & Me (4-24 months with adult) on May 5 at 10:30 a.m., 1980s Prom Murder Mystery (grades 6-12) on May 6 at 1 p.m., Morning Munchkin Stories with Ms. Karen on May 8 at 10:30 a.m., Stretching & Meditation on May 8 at 6 p.m., My First Storytime (ages 4-24 months with adult) on May 9 at 11 a.m. and Safari ABCs (child with adult) on May 10 at 10:30 a.m. Register for programs online.
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” with aging-in-place, senior living and banking specialists on May 4 at 1:30 p.m., 3D Print & Design Club on May 4 at 6:30 p.m., Chair Zumba on May 5 at 1:30 p.m., Legotastic Saturday on May 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Chair Yoga (virtual) on May 8 at 11 a.m., Cards & Coffee on May 9 at 10:30 a.m., a Film Discussion Series screening of  “Song Without a Name” (Peru) on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. and True Crime Club: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark on May 10 at 7 p.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, presents Mindful Chair Yoga on May 4 at 11 a.m., Friday Outdoor Storytime on May 5 at 10 a.m., Knitting, Crochet and Needlework Group on May 8 at 7 p.m., Little Hands Activity Time (ages1-4) on May 9 at 9:30 a.m., Climate Progress, But Is It Enough? with Citizens Climate Education on May 9 at 7 p.m. and a Medicare Information Seminar on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. To register for programs, visit online.
  •  The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts its next bingo session on May 21. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. with cash payouts.