Riverside walking tours kick off May 28

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society kicks off its seasonal walking tours of Riverside, highlighting the village’s design, history and architecture beginning May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The tour will cover the area north of the railroad tracks.

Tours are $20 per person ($15 for seniors 62+ and Olmsted Society members). Tour groups depart at 2 p.m. from the Riverside Train Depot (east side of platform) at 90 Bloomingbank Road.

Advance reservations are recommended. Visit olmstedsociety.com to pay via PayPal or credit card. Cash/checks also accepted. Customized tours available by appointment. Email tours@olmstedsociety.com or call 708-447-7635.

‘Clue’ at Theatre of Western Springs

Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., closes out its 94th season with a mainstage production of “Clue: Live on Stage” written by Sandy Rustin and directed by Jay Fontanetta from May 25 through June 4.

The comedic murder mystery is based on the 1985 film by Jonathan Lynn, which Rustin wrote as a stage play in 2017. All versions are based on the classic board game. Set in a secluded mansion in New England, six mysterious guests gather for a dinner party where the host turns up dead.

Tickets are $25 ($12 for children, students). Call the box office at 708-246-3380 or visit theatrewesternsprings.com.

Senior Health & Fitness Day at Sokol

Sokol Spirit, 3909 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield, invites you to attend its Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 31 from 10 to 11 a.m.

The event is open to seniors in Brookfield and surrounding communities and is free to attend. No pre-registration is required.

2022 grand prize winning photo by Hayley Pendergast of Plainfield.

Brookfield Zoo Photo Contest

Brookfield Zoo, 8400 31st St., invites shutterbugs of all ages to grab their cameras, head to the zoo and start snapping photos. You just might capture a winning shot to enter into the zoo’s annual Photo Contest.

Pro photographers will judge submissions and choose a grand-prize winner. There will also be top-seven picks in the following categories: mammals, birds and reptiles/amphibians/invertebrates/fish.

Beginning May 27 go to CZS.org/2023PhotoContest for details, rules and entry forms. Photos accepted through Aug. 11.

And more

  • Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange, presents Pride Café, a monthly in-person and virtual program providing space for LGBT+ seniors who are interested in age-related or LGBT+ related topics, discussion and social opportunities, on May 27 at 11 a.m. This month’s topic is “Caregiver Stress and Burnout.” Contact Hanah Sebek at 708-603-2270 or hsebek@agingcareconnections.org to get the Zoom link or with questions.
  • Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., hosts “Introspective Dream Assembly,” paintings and mixed-media art by Ryan Burns and Ari Norris, and “Reflection of a Community as It Is,” large-scale drawings by Jesse Howard, through June 24. Gallery hours are Thurs.-Sat. 1-5 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 riversideartscenter.com for more.

  • North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., presents a Club de Lectura discussion of “La Pareja de al Lado” by Shari Lapena on May 25 at 10:30 a.m., After School Art Escape (child with adult) on May 25 at 4 p.m., Crafterdarks: Apron Painting on May 25 at 6 p.m., LEGO Club (kids 8-U with adult) on May 26 at 4 p.m.and Fun with LED Lights (grades 6-12) on May 27 at 1:30 p.m. Register for programs online.
  • Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave., presents Medicare 101 on May 25 at 6:30 p.m., Chair Zumba on May 26 at 1:30 p.m., a Movies with Marty screening of the 1932 classic “Red-Headed Woman” on May 27 at 1 p.m., Maker Studio 101 on May 27 at 3 p.m. and Maker Studio 101 (en Español) on May 30 at 7 p.m. Call 708-485-6917 or visit online to register for programs.
  • Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, presents All Ages Yoga Storytime on May 26 at 10 a.m., Mindfulness Together meditation on May 26 at 11 a.m., Family Playtime on May 27 at 10 a.m. and Little Hands Activity Time (ages 1-4) on May 30 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.

The calendar has been changed to remove the Brookfield Conservation Commission’s Alternative Fuel Car Show, which has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.