Bake Sale and Gift Wrapping

When: December 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Del Prado, 5307 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Bake Sale and Gift Wrapping. 10 a.m.-noon, Del Prado, 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd. Proceeds go to Bret Harte Elementary’s April 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Java Jive

When: December 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge, The University of Chicago, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Java Jive. 8 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge, 1212 E. 59th St., free. A weekly dance session with the Chicago Dance Society, featuring a beginner’s lesson at 8 p.m. and open dancing at 9(…)

Workshop. LEGO Architects

When: December 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Robie House, The University of Chicago, 5757 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Workshop. LEGO Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use LEGOs to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org(…)

Primary Stars Book Club

When: December 20, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Where: Blackstone Library, 4944 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Primary Stars Book Club. 11 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. First, 2nd and 3rd graders discuss Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Open to children ages 6-9.

Book Discussion

When: December 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4944 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Book Discussion. 1-2:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants discuss Elizabeth Letts’ “The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation.”

Tot Lot Holiday Party

When: December 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Tot Lot Holiday Party. 10 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $5. Featuring holiday crafts, free play, a $5 photo booth and snacks for sale.

Thursday Toddler Time

When: December 18, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
Where: Blackstone Library, 4944 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15, Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for infants to children age 3.

Lecture. “Everything’s an Argument: Understanding the Power of African Centered Perspective.”

When: December 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Lecture. “Everything’s an Argument: Understanding the Power of African Centered Perspective.” 6:30-8 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, IBLA Auditorium, 740 E. 56th Place, 773-947-0600, $5. Novelist, poet and children’s author Kim L. Dulaney,(…)