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AAUW Riverside Branch
American Association of University Women
The Riverside Branch of the American Assoc. of University Women, "friend to education", sponsors programs, lectures, and community events and activities, cultivating the intellectual and personal development of women and girls.
Membership: Christine Zogas (708) 373-9173

Animal Care League
The Animal Care League cares for homeless pets, adopts cats and dogs to new families, provides low cost spay/neuter surgeries, obedience training and more. Please contact us or pay us a visit soon. 1011 Garfield St - Oak Park. (708)848-8155.

Brookfield-Riverside Rotary Club
International service organization of business and professional men and women. contact Gail Seeger, President 442-5942

Frederick Law Olmsted Society
The society's purpose is to preserve the heritage of the Village and the uniqueness of its landscape.
New members welcome. Visit us on the Web at
P.O. Box 65, Riverside, IL 60546
President: Tim Ozga

Girl Scouts Illinois Crossroads Council
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts Crossroad Council is recognized by the community as premier organization for girls, committed to excellence and enriched by pluralism.
650 N. Lakeview pkwy., Vernon Hills, 60061
(847) 573-0500
(847) 386-1872

The Infant Welfare Society
IWS of Chicago continues to provide quality,
community-based health care to uninsured and undeserved
children and women who would otherwise lack access to basic
medical services.
President: Gail Seeger (708) 442-5942

Indian Guides and Princesses
A YMCA-sponsored program for boys and girls in grades K-3.
Monthly activities and meetings.
Contact: Guides Bruce Roth (708) 443-5195
Visit the Guides at
Princesses: Marc Adelman (708) 442-1446
Visit the Princess at

Mom's Group
This is an informal gathering of Moms and there young children. it offers an opportunity for the Mothers to relax with a cup of coffee while the children are well monitored in the nursery.
The group meets every Friday from 10 - 11:30am at Ascension Lutheran Church.
400 Nuttall Road, Riverside, 60546
Karen Dachota (708) 442-8286

The Our Town Project
Working together for continued economic, social and cultural advancement in Riverside.
Dr. Bob Novak, Executive Director
447-TOWN (8696)

The Parenting Group
Mothers of pre-school children are invited to join this discussion group. Every Friday from 9:30-11:00 am at the Riverside Presbyterian Church. (non-denominational)
Seania McCarthy 447-0118
Cheryl Bennett 447-4360

RBHS Class of 1956 Website
The continuing website for the class after its 50th reunion.
Ray Simpson (708) 848-8205.
Fax: (708) 848-8205
1139 S. Grove Av.
Oak Park, 60304

RAIN (Riverside Area Inclusion Network)
Education, awareness, support for parents
with special needs children.

Riverside, IL PTA/PTO group of parents promoting awareness, education, support, networking and acceptance of students with all levels of learning abilities. Providing resources and roadmaps for successful learning.
Visit us on the Web at

River Forest-Austin Lodge #850,
AF&AM is a masonic lodge that meets at the Riverside Masonic Temple, 40 Forest St. on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
Visit us on the Web at

Riverside Arts Center
Since 1993, the Riverside Arts Center (RAC) has been providing Riverside, its surrounding suburbs and the city of Chicago with arts classes, free art exhibition, and special events. Features the Freeark Contemporary Art Gallery and a Variety of studio space including a Renowned clay studio that houses one of the largest kilns in the state. Visit us on the Web at
32 E. Quincy St.
Ruth Freeark 447-0114
Jennifer Henderson 447-8617

Riverside Chamber of Commerce
Promotes business interests within the Village of Riverside.
Visit us on the Web at
(708) 802-1631

Riverside Community Alliance
Visit us on the Web at

Riverside Community Caucus
The Riverside Community Caucus is a non-partisan, broad-based community organization that seeks out and supports qualified candidates for the offices of Village President, Trustee and Clerk.Visit us on the Web at
If you are interested in becoming a member, or if you are a current member interested in a position on the Board or as a District Chairperson, please contact,
or mail to:
Riverside Community Caucus, P.O. Box 61, Riverside, IL 60546.

Riverside Cub & Boy Scouts
Activities and outings planned each month.
Boy Scouts - Bob Holdsworth 447-1520
Cub Scouts - Terry Jordan 442-6272

St. Mary's Boy Scout Troop 92
E-mail to
Boy Scouts -Tom Koenig 447-6603
Cub Scouts- Tom Tulik 485-2985

Riverside Elementary Education Foundation (REEF)
Provides grants to teachers and others in the local school
district, District 96, for educational programs that are not funded by the District.
Please visit us at our Web site...
Contact: Christopher Robling (708) 447-0244

Riverside Embroiderers' Guild
Promotes the art of needlework and associated arts. Meetings on the 4th Monday of month at 7:30 pm, Ascension Lutheran Church
(September through May)
Sarah Dudak 447-6885

Riverside Friends of the Library
Holds meetings with informative, entertaining programs. Also coordinates a fund drive to present a significant monetary gift to
the library.
Ruth Julian

Riverside Garden Club
The club's purpose is to stimulate interest in home gardens and related art and also to encourage beauty in the community.
President: Joan Wiaduck

Riverside Girl Scouts
Today's Program for Tomorrow's Woman
Girls ages 5-17
Shirley Eatwell 386-1872

Riverside Golden Age Club
For those over 55+. Programs and trips planned each month.
Meetings 2nd Monday of month at 1:00 PM in Township Hall.
Membership: Dorothy Kalous (708) 442-9733

Riverside Historical Commission
The commission preserves historical items concerning Riverside. Monthly meeting held at the museum which is located in
Centennial Park.
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Saturday.
For More Information... Click HERE.
Riverside Museum 447-2542

Riverside Improvement Committee
Committed to the preservation of Olmsted's Plan while managing contemporary challenges for Riverside.
Visit us at our web site...
Don Farnham - President - 447-5403
P.O. Box 404, Riverside, Illinois 60546

Riverside Junior Woman's Charity
A philanthropic and service organization for women of all ages.
Meeting second Thursday each month at 7:30 PM in Township Hall.
Visit us at our web site...
President: Lisa Hennelly, (708)447-6948
email us at

Riverside Kiwanis Club
A youth-oriented community and service organization.
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. All community interested men and women invited to join.
For more information call 447-0015. Fax # 708-447-2695.

Riverside Little League
A baseball & softball program for boys & girls operated by parent volunteers. For children ages 5 through 15. Board of Directors meetings 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Township Hall.

President: Cathy Gryczan 708-442-4536

See our website at for more information.

Riverside Lyric Opera
Learn more about opera within our community and support the Lyric Opera
of Chicago.
New members welcome.
President: Richard Greenman (312) 827-5656

Riverside Police Auxiliary
The Riverside Police Auxiliary is looking for Riverside residents interested in volunteering their time and talent in helping the Riverside Community. The Auxiliary force supplements the regular police department with additional manpower on a monthly and as needed basis. For more information:
contact the Riverside Police Department at 447-2127,
Email:; or

Riverside Swim Club
A private club with limited membership. Facilities: 25 meter pool, junior pool, baby pool, indoor locker rooms, snack bar, basketball court. Offering swim team and swim lessons.

Riverside Soccer Association
This is a private, year-round club with limited membership for children grades K-3.
David Kodama (708) 447-5195

Riverside Tennis Association
Promotes the game of tennis and brings together people with the common interest of tennis.
Marcia Capone 447-3957

Riverside Township Jaycees
Building the Future Today.
The Jaycees are a leadership development and community action group for young people between the ages of 21 and 39. We meet the second Wednesday each month at the VFW Hall at 26th & Des Plaines in North Riverside. Meeting starts at 7:30 PM and is open to the public. For more info, contact Mark Schwinn at 708-795-6738 or
Change your world!
or visit us on the Web at...

Riverside Township Lions Club
The club plans and conducts a variety of community and humanitarian projects. Fund raisers include Candy day in the fall and Chicken dinner in the spring. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information call 447-6244.or
visit our website at

S.E.E.D.S. - Supporting Eco-friendly Every Day Solutions
A Riverside group trying to help connect people with resources for living 'green' in our everyday lives.

Tallgrass Sudbury School
Democratic School Serving Ages 5 through 19.
Students at Tallgrass are given:

  • Freedom, Trust and Respect
  • Self-directed Learning
  • Dedicated, Experienced Staff
  • The Choice to Prepare for a   Challenging World
82 Woodside Road

West Suburban United Way
The Riverside Community Fund merged with the West Suburban United Way on January 1, 2004. The West Suburban United Way campaigns and distributes allocations to local health and human service organizations.
Sharon Alberts, CPO
phone: 708.352.7614

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