Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Featuring picture books, activities and songs. Open to children up to age three.
Poetry Reading. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Poets Natalie Shapero and Katia Mitova read from and discuss their work.
Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. Indoor Tot Lot if raining.
Infant Playgroup. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org,email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass. Playtime along with infant-oriented music time toward the end of class. Intended for infants and toddlers from birth to 18-months-old.
Family Program: Boy Scout Archaeology Merit Badge Workshop. 6-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th Street, Chicago, 773-702-9514, oi.uchicago.edu, $10 per scout with family membership, $15 without. Scouts experience a simulated dig, go on a scavenger hunt and participate in a ceramic reconstruction to work toward their archaeology badges. This program fulfills 1-4a, 6, 8c,(…)
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free
Lecture. “Afghanistan in the Achaemenid and Hellenistic Eras.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9775. Philippe Marquis, Director of the French Archeological Delegation to Afganistan, presents. Reception follows.