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After School Learning Labs

After School Learning Labs

After School Learning Lab. 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass. Elementary school programming including individual and group tutoring, nutrition supervision and a rotation of recreational activities including fitness, games, sports, arts and language. http://hpnclub.org/

Calvert House Tutoring

Calvert House Tutoring

Calvert House Tutoring. 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays, Calvert House, 5735 S. University Avenue, 773-288-2311, www.uofccatholic.com. Offering tutoring for 2nd to 12th grade students For more information, send an e-mail to Cecilia Lai at laicece@uchicago.edu. http://www.uofccatholic.com/programs/tutoring

Meditation

Meditation

Meditation. Twenty Minutes Still. 8-8:20 a.m., every weekday of the academic year, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Led by qualified meditation teachers.

61st Street Farmer’s Market

61st Street Farmer’s Market

61st Street Farmer’s Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., every Saturday, 61st Street between Blackstone and Dorchester Avenues, 773-241-6044, experimentalstation.org. Link and Senior Farmer’s Market Coupons accepted. Link purchases matched up to $25 every market day. Runs outdoors through Nov. 3 and indoors through Dec. 15.

Canter spouse makes last-ditch plea for school

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Chicago Board of Education President David Vitale and the rest of the members of the board. It did not reach the Herald in time to publish in our print edition ahead of the Wednesday, May 22, vote which will determine whether Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone(…)

TIF council hears McMobil plans

TIF council hears McMobil plans

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The 53rd Street TIF Advisory Board subcommittee on planning and development meeting moved from Kenwood Academy’s little theater into the large auditorium to accommodate the crowd at Tuesday’s discussion of the proposed high rise development at the McMobil site. Roughly 150 Hyde Parkers discussed changes to the planned development, now(…)

Editorial: and a little travel advice

As of this weekend, the Red Line reconstruction project begins, which means Red Line service ends for at least five months. Residents from across the South Side who use the Red Line to get around will be shuttled to the Garfield Green Line stop. In the oft-understated parlance of the CTA: Expect delays. We have(…)

Editorial: zoning matters on 53rd St.

The debate over the planned high-rise development across from Nichols Park, called Vue53 by the developers and McMobil by everyone in the neighborhood, is shaking out to a few key points. We are enjoying watching that process unfold in the pages of our paper. As arguments are made both for and against the project, we(…)