CZS/Brookfield Zoo

Zoo Run

Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m., Brookfield Zoo

5K, kids dash 1-mile, and fun run are entirely within the world-renowned Brookfield Zoo. Each year more species lose their race for survival and disappear from the wild. But it is a race we can win, and you can help. The Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund is dedicated to making a difference for these species across the globe and with each race entry, we will raise both awareness and funds for this great cause.  Register: 8400 31st Street (1st Avenue and 31st Street), Brookfield.

Star Trek Day – Make Your Own Tribble

Friday, Sept. 8, All day event, Riverside Public Library

There’s no trouble with Tribbles here at the library. Come celebrate Star Trek Day and make your own to take home. For adults and kids. 1 Burling Road, Riverside.

Felt Succulents

Sept. 9, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., North Riverside Public Library

Make a plant that can stay alive forever. Grades 6-12. 2400 S. Desplaines Avenue, North Riverside.


Saturday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.,  North Riverside Park Mall

This free community event will feature an assortment of different kinds of vehicles from police cars, fire trucks, cranes, a garbage truck and even a helicopter. Kids will be able to sit behind the steering wheels, take pictures and explore everything about their favorite vehicles. On hand, there will be a DJ playing your favorite music, games, train rides, food tables, and prizes. 7501 W. Cermak Road, North Riverside.

“Whispering Eye” by Michelle Wasson, 2023, Oil on canvas, 26 x 20 inches

Michelle Wasson – Aurea Nova exhibition

Sunday, Sept. 10, 3 – 6 p.m., Riverside Arts Center

The Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery is pleased to present Aurea Nova, a solo exhibition of paintings by Michelle Wasson, curated by Judith Mullen. Finding and unlocking shapes and ideas from her unconscious mind, Michelle Wasson continues to push the boundaries of making space in the two-dimensional realm. Join us afterwards for a private happy hour across the street at the Quincy Street Distillery. 32 E. Quincy St., Riverside.

True Crime Club: Tragedy in La Grange – The Unsolved 1971 Murder of Alan Fredian

Wednesday, Sept. 13,  7 – 8 p.m., Brookfield Library

The unsolved 1971 murder of Lyons Township High School sophomore Alan Fredian Jr. left a lasting mark on the surrounding communities. Local archivist Kheir Fakhreldin will discuss how he compiled an archive of news articles about the case, as well as his FOIA request for the police records, which most likely will never be disclosed. 3541 Park Ave., Brookfield.

Sunday Makebreak: Fall Pom-Pom Trees

Sun, Sep. 10, 2-4 p.m., Michaels Store

Add little pops of autumn around your home with fall pom-pom trees. This is a free event and all supplies are included. 7231 W. 24th St., North Riverside.