Annual historical society dinner nears

The annual dinner of the Hyde Park Historical Society will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St, at 5:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s cultural historian, and Cornell, Despres and Block Awards will be presented. The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $65 person before Monday, Feb. 19, and $75 after. For more information, contact Janice Knox at janice.a.knox@gmail.com.