Mini Pumpkin Painting
Thursday, Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m.
Come on down to the Brookfield Library and paint a pumpkin! Paints will be provided by the library for this hour of creativity. This event is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and participate in a free fall activity. You can paint anything from spooky faces to cuddly creatures, the choice is yours. Let your imagination and your paint brushes run free! All ages are welcome. Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library, 3541 Park Ave.
30-Year Celebration of Riverside Arts Center
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6-10 p.m.
Join the Riverside Arts Center in celebrating 30 perfect years of implementing the arts to the community! There will be food, music, art, drinks, and an auction. The auction includes limited edition framed prints and items from 13 Chicago artists. This celebration will also be raising money for the future of the arts center in Riverside. Since 1993, the RAC has been home to many galleries, studios, and showcases for aspiring artists in and around the area. VIP hour starts at 6 p.m. and general admission occurs from 7p.m.-10p.m. For tickets, visit online. Riverside Swim Club, 100 Bloomingbank Rd.
American Girl Tea Party
Saturday, Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m.
A sweet event. Plan tea with your American Girl Doll (or a similarly sized doll) and swoon over snacks and chat. Dress up in your finery and stroll over to the Village for an afternoon of crafts and friendship. This is an event you and your doll. You don’t want to miss this one. Ages: 5–10 years. Fee: $30/$38. Village Commons Preschool/Craft Room, 2401 S. Des Plaines Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:30-11:00 p.m.
Don’t feel the Blues, come listen to it! Experience Corey Dennison and his band at the Tavern on La Grange for a night of Blues. Dennison’s band was formed in 2013 and released its debut album in 2016 with 13 original songs. The following year, the band released their second album, Night After Night. The debut album received nominations in the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards in the New Artist Debut Album and Sean Costello Rising Star categories. Other nominations include a Grammy ballot and nominations from Blues Blast Magazine. The band’s latest release might’ve been in 2017, but the Blues never get old, baby! Tavern on La Grange 5403 S. La Grange Rd.
Tank & the Beez
Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Tank & the Beez, a Chicago old fashioned American roots band, will be performing live at the Brookfield Farmers Market this Saturday! The band performs traditional blues, folk, and jazzy music. What makes this band unique is that they can join the stage no matter the number of their bandmates. This means Tank and the Beez can perform as a duo, trio, and quartet! Consisting of husband and wife, Brian and Beth (Tank and Beez) often bring other musicians on stage including Amy and Tommy Malouf and Jeff Teppema. Come to the farmers market, shop around, and listen to this band and be transported to a different era! Brookfield Farmers Market, 8820 Brookfield Ave.