“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus.”

When: July 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

“Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus.” 6-8 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Artist John Preus presents and answers questions about his creation, “The Beast.”

“Kidsworks Theater: Endangered Animals? What’s a Kid to Do?”

When: July 10, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

“Kidsworks Theater: Endangered Animals? What’s a Kid to Do?” 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Kidsworks’ actors lead children on a “safari” around the world, teaching them about animals and(…)

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Little Scribe.”

When: July 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Oriental Institute, 1155 East 58th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Family Program. “Hands-On History Series: Little Scribe.” 11 a.m.-noon, Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St.,773-702-9507, oi.uchicago.edu, free. Participants learn about ancient and modern writing. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children ages(…)

Reception. “Testimony” — Opening Reception

When: July 9, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 East 60th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Reception. “Testimony” — Opening Reception. 6-8 p.m., Logan Center for the Arts, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Opening reception for the exhibit “Testimony,” featuring artists-in-residence David Boykin, Krista Franklin and Andres L.(…)

Family Day: Rain Drawings

When: July 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Smart Museum of Art, 5550 South Greenwood Avenue, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Family Day: Rain Drawings. 1-4 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu, free. Led by artist Brent Fogt, participants create “rain drawings” using rain, ink, leaves, stems, sticks and twigs. Recommended(…)

Game Day

When: July 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants play board games. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

4th on 53rd Parade

When: July 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

4th on 53rd Parade. Participants meet between 10 and 11 a.m., parking lot south of the Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St., 773-955-3622. Participants march south on Lake Park Avenue, east on 55th Street,(…)

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl

When: July 3, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Explore Thursdays: Lions on the Prowl. 3:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511, chicagopubliclibrary.org. Participants learn about lions and other cats. Open to children ages 6 to 11.