CZS/Brookfield Zoo

Seedlings Fall Sessions

Saturdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Brookfield Zoo 

Bring your toddler over to Hamill Family Play Zoo to participate in four weekly classes that teach your child to be friendly with the planet. Each session consists of hourly fun that includes different play experiences, music and visits by animal advisors. Animal advisors bring fluffy, friendly members of the beloved zoo to meet your little boy or girl. There is a restriction of one parent per child due to limited space. Come play with your child rain or shine, they will thank you later!  Hurry, spots are limited! Book your sessions at 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield.

Books & Brews Book Club

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Little Owl Social Pub 

Brookfield Library is hosting a Books & Brews Book Club for all Adults 21+. This club specializes in having a mellow hangout once each month where participants can discuss books over a nice brew at different local bar each session. Thursday’s session will be held at The Little Owl Social Pub where they will discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Stop by the library for your copy asap! 3747 Grand Blvd., Brookfield.

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A Tribute to Elvis 

Sunday, Sept. 24,  6 p.m., Chef Shangri-La  

Logan Ramey’s Tribute to Elvis show is coming to North Riverside. Ramey’s good looks and enthusiastic performance perfectly captures Elvis but in modern times. He has performed sold out shows full of people paying their respects to the King. This Elvis Tribute artist dresses, sings, and even dances like Elvis. Come sing along to your favorite Presley songs as he is remembered 45 years later!  7930 W 26th St., North Riverside.

Live Music at Pub 78

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Pub 78

Do you enjoy beer, seltzers, wine, or boozy shakes? How about live music or food? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Pub 78 is the place to send your Friday and/or Saturday night. Spend your night listening to live music by Crows on a Wire (Friday) and Brohirrim (Saturday). Crows on a Wire is a rock, blues, funk, and soul band. Their wide range of music just shows how diverse they are. On Saturday, Pub 78’s musical guest is Brohirrim, a Chicago based band who are frequent guests. Nothing beats live music! 3733 Grand Blvd., Brookfield.

Riverside Farmers Market 

Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Downtown Riverside 

Only three more weeks left of the Riverside Farmers Market’s season! Do not miss out on this opportunity to get your fresh fruits, veggies, eggs, baked goods, honey, bagels, and more. With fall right around the corner, make sure you stop by tents to purchase some fall decorations such as mums and pumpkins! Unlike many other markets, Riverside Farmers’ Market takes place during the late afternoon/early evening so attending gives you the perfect opportunity to not have to plan dinner! Take a stop by Papa El Guero’s food truck for a delicious baked potato where you can add cheese, meat, bacon, sour cream, and green onion. Food options also include tamales, tacos, pizza, pierogi, and polish sausage sandwiches. 10 Pine Ave., Riverside.

Brookfield Farmers Market

Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Brookfield Village Hall

Your favorite farmers market is back for the 16th season! Come pick up high quality meats from Grass Fed Eats, handmade soaps from Hilary Soapbox, savory almonds, cashews, and pecans from Nuts To Go, fluffy waffles from Wally’s Waffles, and more! There are over 30 vendors. While you shop at different tents, listen to musical guest Karen Kane, and stop by food trucks for a bite to eat. If you are unavailable on Saturday, then mark your calendars for any Saturday until Oct.14. The Brookfield Farmers Market is a great opportunity to get out early and support your local vendors, artisans, and community organizations.  8820 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield.