Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class

When: December 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: December 18, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Samatha Meditation: Beginner’s Class. 6-7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, Interreligious Center, Room 019, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A class on mindfulness of breathing. 

Preschool Story Time

When: December 17, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

When: December 17, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Where: Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books and activities for children up to age 3.

Tea and Pipes

When: December 17, 2013 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St.

When: December 17, 2013 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where: Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St. Categories: Upcoming Events Tea and Pipes. 4:30-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free. Tea and biscuits served at 4 p.m., followed by organ music.

Talk. “Palestine and Israel: Why There is No Peace.”

When: December 15, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: December 15, 2013 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Where: First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Talk. “Palestine and Israel: Why There is No Peace.” 11:30 a.m., First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Ray Hanania, former Chicago City Hall reporter, presents.

Holiday Concert

When: December 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: December 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Where: Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Holiday Concert. 3-4 p.m., Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-363-6063, hpuc.org. The Hyde Park Youth Symphony and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Children’s Chicago Choir perform. 

Lecture. “The Jews of Iran.”

When: December 15, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

When: December 15, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Where: KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Categories: Upcoming Events Lecture. “The Jews of Iran.” 10:30 a.m.-noon, KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., 773-924-1234, free. U. of C. history professor John E. Woods presents.

Concert. Sunday Night Jazz

When: December 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St.

When: December 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm Where: Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. Categories: Upcoming Events Concert. Sunday Night Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., $10 adults, $5 for university students. The Henry Johnson Quartet performs and the Hyde Park Jazz Society signs in celebration of local historian(…)

Sunday at Rockefeller

When: December 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

When: December 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Where: Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. Categories: Upcoming Events Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Communion with Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Cantata BWV 61.”