Brookfield Oak-toberfest

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, Imperial Oak Brewing

The Oompah is back. Come celebrate Brookfield’s 3rd annual Imperial Oak-toberfest at the brewery. On Friday, Super Oberkiner makes their debut along with food by Rollin’ Tamales Y Mas (with a German Twist). The fun continues on Saturday with the Polka Pals taking the stage and food from The Slice Factory’s pizza truck. 9526 Ogden Ave., Brookfield.


Correction: Due to a production error, the address on this event was misstated. It is  3541 Park Ave. The story has been amended.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

STEAM activities for adults and kids will be available throughout the library, culminating in the Egg Drop challenge at 1 p.m. Participate in activities involving native plants, art projects, Maker Studio demonstrations, engineering challenges, marshmallow geometry, coding, robotics, and virtual reality. STEAM Fest will also feature two special events: an alternative fuels car show and a special science/magic performance. 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield.

Alternative fuels car show

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library

The Brookfield Conservation Commission will host an exposition of cars in the library parking lot owned by Brookfield residents, displaying everything from flex fuels to electric engines. Come see the future of driving! 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield.

Brookfield aging well team event

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon , Brookfield Village Hall

Listen to the police and fire chiefs talk about home security: inside, outside, and for your car. Free but must register at least three days before event. Call (708) 485-1527. 8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield.

Tiny art show

The month of September, North Riverside Public Library

Pick up supplies from any help desk. For children, stop by the youth services help desk downstairs to get your kit and some fun ideas on what to draw. Then, they return your finished artwork to any help desk so we can display them for the month of October. If you return your artwork by September 30, six lucky winners will get a prize! 2400 S. Desplaines Ave., North Riverside.

A manual for cleaning women by Lucia Berlin

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. , Riverside Public Library

Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Registration is required. 1 Burling Road, Riverside.

Rescue rider reunion

Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. , Schuth’s Grove, Picnic Grove 1

Expect a day packed with dog treats, a craft, dog sketches, photographs, and making new friends. Your dog ticket includes a dog treat bar, a photograph of you and your family, a dog pawtrait (they do the craft). Options to add on a quick sketch of your pup (limited quantity) by local artist Justus Joseph. Food for humans too! Human tickets also include a raffle ticket for a special raffle basket and gift cards. 8040 Cermak Road Riverside.