Make valentines for seniors
Indivisible Brookfield invites the community to join them in decorating valentines for Brookfield's senior citizens at a special event on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Loca Mocha Café, 8858 Burlington Ave., inside the Prairie Avenue Metra station.
Indivisible will provide the valentines and art supplies. Just drop in and help out for as long as you wish. The valentines will be distributed at the Valentine's Senior Social and by the Colgrass Café/Meals on Wheels in Brookfield.
Radio Players present two shows
The Riverside Township Radio Players present their first show of the new year on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road in Riverside.
The troupe will perform "The Girl Who Found Things" from the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater" of "Why is a Marriage Like Taking a Bath?" from "It Pays to be Ignorant." Admission is free.
For more info visit riversidetownshipradioplayers.com.
Society hosts concert
The Brookfield Jazz Society will host a performance by the Dave Gordon Quintet at its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lower-level Jazz Room of Sawa's Old Warsaw, 9200 W. Cermak Road in Broadview.
All are welcome to attend. There will be a $10 cover charge taken at the door. Music starts at 7:15 p.m. sharp.
Family Math Night
Math skills are essential for academic success—and it can be fun, too.
Families with kids in kindergarten through high school are invited to hone their skills at an interactive Family Math Night, presented by NR Mathnasium, on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave. Bring your questions.
Goat Yoga returns
North Riverside Parks and Rec hosts another session of Goat Yoga on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave.
Goats will munch on hay, romp around and offer participants a connection between nature and self. The class takes place indoors, but bring a yoga mat at socks. For ages 8+. The fee is $40 ($43 for non-residents). Call 708-442-5515.
ν Riverside Brookfield High School, 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, will host its next Water Exercise Techniques (WET) class for adults on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 22 through March 11. The session costs $48 for eight classes. The water-based exercise class meant to elevate heart rate and muscular strength, utilizing water as resistance. No swimming involved. For more info email Noelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
νRiverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents "Line," featuring the work of artists Diana Gabriel and Azadeh Gholizadeh in the Freeark Gallery and "Energy, Frequency and Vibration" featuring drawings of Andrei Rabodzeenko (artist talk Jan. 25 from 2-3 p.m.) in the FlexSpace Gallery through Feb. 22. Free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
ν Compassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, presents a solo show of work by glass artist Margieann through Feb. 1. Gallery hours are Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
ν The community is invited to BEDS Plus' annual fundraiser, Soup and Bread, a family-friendly gathering featuring great local food and a variety of craft beers on Jan. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn William Tell Banquets, 6201 Joliet Road in Countryside. Tickets are $25 per person. Kids 11 and under admitted free. More at beds-plus.org/events/soup-bread.
ν Community Nutrition Network/Meals on Wheels of North Riverside invites you to make a difference in your community by volunteering to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Linda at 312-207-5290.
ν Get your tickets now for Pillars Community Health's annual gala, "The Ball," which will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Tickets are available at PillarsCommunityHealth.org/Ball.
ν Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., hosts a movie matinee featuring "All is True," starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen on Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. and Virtual Reality: Underwater Tour (all ages) on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. Register for events at 708-485-0869 or at brookfieldlibrary.info.
ν Riverside Public Library, 1 Burling Road, invites kids to limbo, hula hoop and dance the cold away at an Indoor Beach Party on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. and Legopalooza on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ν North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., invites adults and seniors to Bingocize on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.; Cannabis Education on Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m.; Meditation and Stretching on Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.; Ask the Apple Expert Q&A on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.; and Just Craftin'Around: Jar Decorating on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. To sign up for senior and adult events, call 708-447-0869 or visit www.northriversidelibrary.org/events.
For kids there's Lapsit Storytime (thru age 5) on Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m.; Snowy Bingo/Loteria (ages 3 ) on Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.; Makers Make-Fest Saturday (grades 3-8) on Jan. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.; Messy Mornings with Munchkins (ages 2-5) on Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m.; Feel Good Stories & Crafts (grades PreK-1) on Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m.; and Fun with Green Screens (grades 6-12) on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 6 p.m.
ν The Brookfield Elks Lodge, 9022 31st St., hosts bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. minimum cash payout of $2,275 a night, plus pull tabs, lightning, tic-tac and raffles.
ν The community is invited to jog, walk or run inside on the indoor track at the Lyons Township High School South Campus fieldhouse, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road in Western Springs from 6 to 7 a.m. on days when school is in session through March 20. Free.