Big Week: June 26 - July 3

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Swing time in Brookfield

Jump in the groove and go Brookfield, on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. for the swinging sounds of Bopology.

The six-piece combo will play the best in swing music from the 1930s through the 1950s at the band at the band shell at Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave. The show is part of the Brookfield Parks and Rec's summer outdoor concert series.

In addition to the music there will be refreshments for sale as well as activities for kids. Free and open to the public. 

 

A giant leap

North Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., continues its Wednesday Movie Matinee on July 3 at 2 p.m. with a screening of the 2018 film "First Man," starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong and retelling the story of the first person to step foot on the lunar surface.

The movie is free. Drop-in only.

 

You'll wish you were here

North Riverside Parks and rec continues its summer outdoor concert series on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. with Eclipse Chicago, who recreate the sounds of English art rockers Pink Floyd.

Bring your friends and family, and kick back while enjoying the concession special, churros, and a Pink Floyd adult drink special. The concert, which will be held at the gazebo behind the Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave., is free and open to the public.

 

Tour Riverside's South Division

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society continues its 2019 series of docent-led walking tours of Riverside on Sunday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

On this date, enjoy a guided tour of the village south of the BNSF Railroad tracks. Meet at the Riverside train station. The cost is $20 per person ($15 for 62+ and Olmsted Society members). Special custom tours available at $25 per person based on requirements.

Call 708-442-7675 or email tours@olmstedsociety.org with questions.

 

RAC Members' and Kids' Show

Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents its annual RAC Members' and Kids' Show through July 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed major holidays.

Free and open to the public.

 

And more

νThe grief support group at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield, will lighten the mood on July 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a potluck. Share a loved one's favorite dish and enjoy food and fellowship of others. The funeral home will supply plates, napkins, utensils and beverages. RSVP by July 5 to info@hitzemanfuneral.com or at 708-485-2000.

ν Join the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce for its Business After Hours event on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Joshua W. Harris Memorial VFW Post 2868, 8844 Ogden Ave. Informal networking event with no agenda.

νAging Care Connections and Cantata Adult Life Services continue their Seminar and a Snack Series on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris Ave. in LaGrange with Chair Yoga. Participate in an easy and gentle form of yoga practiced by sitting and standing and using a chair for support. Free. Registration required. Contact Renata Vitali at 708-603-2277.

νThe Riverside Farmers Market continues its 2019 season on June 26 and July 3 from 2:30 to 7 p.m., and will run every Wednesday through Oct. 9 in Centennial Park at Longcommon Road and Forest Avenue.

νThe Brookfield Farmers Market continues its 2019 season on June 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will run every Saturday through Oct. 12 in the parking lot of the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave. Visit www.brookfieldfarmers.org for special events, vendor info and music lineups.

νCompassion Factory Art Gallery and Studio, 9210 Broadway Ave. in Brookfield, presents the new group exhibition "Expression" featuring the work of artists John Yaou, Kelly Ward, Noah Larsen and Francesca Vitale through June 29. Gallery hours are Thursday 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and first Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.

ν Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., presents "stay out come in stay in come out," featuring the work of Jordan Martins in the outdoor sculpture gallery thru Aug. 3. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

νBrookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., hosts the Art of Swedish Death Cleaning about how to downsize in a memorable and joyful way on June 27 at 7 p.m. Register for programs at 708-485-6917, ext. 130 or at www.brookfieldlibrary.info.

νNorth Riverside Public Library, 2400 Desplaines Ave., hosts a Senior Drop-in on June 28 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Meeting Room. Play cards and socialize every Friday.

νAdult Services hosts Spanish Language Book Club on June 28 at 10:30 a.m. for Spanish speakers of all levels; Digital Minimalism Primer, a discussion of Cal Newport's book "Digital Minimalism" on June 28 at 6 p.m.; and Tai Chi on July 1 at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for senior and adult events, call 708-447-0869 or visit www.northriversidelibrary.org/events.

νFor kids, read stories and make crafts at SuperSTAR Mondays (grades K ) on July 1 at 4 p.m. and enjoy Drop-in Open Play on July 2 at 10:30 a.m.

νAging Care Connections hosts a free Memory Café program through September on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Young at Heart Adult Day Services Center, 6504 Joliet Road in Countryside and the third Tuesday of each month at Salerno's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, 9301 W. 63rd St. in Hodgkins. Call 708-354-1323 for more information.

νThe 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.

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