Knitting and Needle Crafters Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S.Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511.
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.
Not For Sale: A Sex Trafficking Awareness Event. 7-9 p.m., Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive, 630-513-0038, singlespleasingthelord.com, free. Presented by the Singles Pleasing the Lord ministry.
Mindfulness Meditation. 1-2 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-5143, free.
Lecture. “The Politics of Debt and the Deficit of Trust in Washington.” 4:30-6 p.m., Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Former Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette presents.
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground. 9 a.m.-1 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.
Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concert. 3-5 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.,773-702-8484, donations requested ($10 general, $5 students and children). Including performances. The University of Chicago Chorus and Motet Choir,the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir of the Chicago Children’s Choir and the University Symphony perform Antonin Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Josef Suk’s(…)
Family Program: Boy Scout Archaeology Merit Badge Workshop. 6-8 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 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,(…)