Ladies Auxiliary’s 14th Annual Prayer Breakfast “Growing the Fruits of Mercy in Community.” 10 a.m. St. Thomas the Apostle School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave. $25. Call Ladies’ President Gloria Palmer-Pitts 313-339-4499 or Treasurer Enid Collins 312-972-2230 for tickets. Keynote speaker Father Robin Ryan, Systematic Theology Professor and Director of M.A. program at Catholic Theological Union, award-winning author, and founder of On-Call movement, will give an address titled “”Becoming a Reconciled and Reconciling People: Inspiration from Pope Francis.” After the Keynote speech there will be a question and answer session. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Thomas the Apostle School and parish community. Checks should be made out to “Madonna Della Strada.”
Red Cross Blood Drive. Drive 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints 5200 S. University Ave. Blood donation drive. 17 and over, photo ID or Red Cross card necessary. Pre-register at www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code JCLDS
Nature space play date at Cornell Park. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave. Children 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult, are invited to a nature play date in Cornell Park, where they can learn about the Cornell Park nature play space; build with logs, sticks, rocks, and sand; search for buried treasures; meet residents of a bug motel and create art. For more information contact Norm Bell, president of the advisory council at email@example.com.
Book discussion: Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. KAM Isaiah Israel 5039 S. Greenwood. Boris Fishman discusses his novel Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo . rsvp https://www.facebook.com/events/376052172747419/
Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. International House 1414 E. 59th St. Concert and Dance Party. 7 p.m.-midnight. Concert and dance party featuring music and dance from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey another Eastern and Mediterranean lands. http://www.balkanskiigri.com/spring-festival-details.html 773-753-2270
Spring Festival of Eastern European Dance and Music. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. International House 1414 E. 59th St. Dance, music and singing workshops featuring the folklore of Balkan, Eastern European and Mediterranean folklore 773-753-2270
Book discussion: Citizenship as Foundation of Rights. Free. 3p.m.-4:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Author Richard Sobel discusses his book. rsvp https://www.facebook.com/events/376052172747419/ 773-752-4381
Book Discussion: Long Shot. Free. 3p.m.- 4:30p.m. 57th St. Books 1301 E. 57th St. Craig Hodges, former Bulls basketball player, talks about his struggles with free speech in the context of his playing career. With Bill Ayers. 773-684-1300 Rsvp https://www.facebook.com/events/1259539480799495/
Music : Masumi Per Rostad and Sonia Shiang Whung . Free but reservation recommended. 3 p.m. Logan Center Performance Penthouse 615 E. 60th St. Violin and piano duet performs classical music. http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu
Music. J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor. Free. 3 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Accompanied by a Baroque orchestra of period instruments, Chorale presents Bach’s tour de force Mass in B minor
Book discussion: Listen, Liberal. Free. 6 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Author Thomas Frank discusses his book concerning the inability of Democratic Party leadership to connect to the concerns of its historic constituency. 773-752-4381rsvp https://www.facebook.com/events/1351507218257279/
Film: Love Me Tonight. Free. 7:30p.m. Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis, Rm.307. Maurice Chevalier stars in a romantic musical comedy. Presented by the Center for East Asian Studies. 773-702-8647
Music: Composition Seminar. Free. 4:30 p.m. Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St.,Performance Penthouse 901. The Composition Seminar is a weekly session designed for graduate students in composition. It is an open forum for composers to listen to recent music, including their own, and to discuss issues connected with trends, esthetics, and compositional techniques. The public is invited. 773-702-8484
Story time with Colin. 10:30 a.m-11 a.m. 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. 773-684-1300. Stories and songs for children up to 6. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop: Personal Strategic Development for Nonprofit Leaders 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Community Programs Accelerator 5225 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Workshop focusing on personal strategic planning and its effect on a individual’s professional life. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-strategic-development-for-nonprofits-leaders-tickets-32076118534 phone 773-702-8803
Animals Strike Curious Poses. 6 p.m.-7:30p.m. 57th St. Books, 1301 E. 57th St. Free. 773-684-1300. Author Elena Passarello discusses her book about animals immortalized in stories, history, science and myth. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/280340305712305/
Book discussion: Identity Unknown 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Seminary Co-op Bookstore 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Author Donna Seaman discusses the careers of seven underappreciated woman artists. 773- 743-5281 https://www.facebook.com/events/337258603293408/
Toddler time. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Program features the theme of travel and includes picture books, songs, action activities or flannel board stories for children 18 months to 3 years.
Women’s History Month story crafts. 4 p.m.-5:30p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Children ages 5 and up are invited to listen to stories and complete a craft in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Just for Laughs-Montreal Audition Showcase. 7 p.m. The Revival, 1160 E.,55th St. $10. 866- 811-4111. Mary Lindsey hosts 10 comedians trying out of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal Visit http://www.the-revival.com/event/93d9d2f14ded9d01bf4106153611103e