Enhancing Life: A Public Interdisciplinary Conference. 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Conference takes place from August 4 through August 6. Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Dr. $15. 773-702-9565. Join us at our Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. We are 36 experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies who have been working collaboratively on this topic for two years. This conference is open to the public, open to all who are interested. For more information visit www.enhancinglife.uchicago.edu
Lakeside Lawn Bowling. 12:30 p.m. Near Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park at Science Drive and South Lake Shore Drive, the first stoplight south of 57th Street and north of 63rd Street. Open play and instruction is free, equipment is loaned while learning. Lawn bowls is not a strenuous activity. Both men and women can play it. Although the basics can be learned in an afternoon and it seems innocently simple, it can be challenging. It can be played at any level of skill. For more information visit www.lakesidelawnbowling.webs.com.
Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories Then and Now. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Dr. Free. 773-401-0474. Did you attend or participate in the 57th Street Art Fair or in the Hyde Park Community Art Fair? Both of these fairs are celebrating big anniversaries: 70 years for the 57th Street Art Fair and nearly 50 years for the Hyde Park Community Art Fair. Help us celebrate these historic fairs by recounting your memories about them at this special event. Bring photos, posters, and other memorabilia to share with everyone. There will be a reception following the program. Space is limited. RSVP with Lala Rogers at 773-401-0474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hyde Park-Kenwood Stories, Remembering the 57th Street and the Hyde Park Community Art Fairs. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Montgomery Place, 5550 S. South Shore Drive. Calling all artists, volunteers, or attendees at the 57th Street Art Fair and at the Hyde Park Art Fair! The Hyde Park Historical Society wants to hear your stories, old and new, about these long-time fairs to preserve as part of the historical record of our neighborhood. Everyone will have up to four minutes to recount their experiences and observations. Your stories will be recorded and placed in the HPHS archives in the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library for any community member or scholar to view when doing research on Hyde Park. Bring, photos, posters, artwork, and other memorabilia to share. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Aug. 4, by calling Lala Rodgers at 773-401-0474 or E-mail: email@example.com .
“David Holmquist of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby will discuss “Getting Legislators to See The Light.” 11:15 a.m. The Hyde Park Union Church,5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Hyde Park Jazz Society “Jazz at 43”. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. $5 students with ID or children, $10 adults. The Hyde Park Jazz society presents Sunday evening jazz at Room 43 Featuring Bernard Scavella. Room 43 offers a tasty selection of “Jazz Bites.” For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitting Circle. 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free. 312-747-0511. Bring your current project and get inspiration to finish it. Meet other knitters and needle crafters in the community. Enjoy great conversations and share tips and resources. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com.
Queendom Recharge. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 tickets. 773-947-0024. A fellowship aimed at recharging women and helping them engage in self-care and nurturing activities that replenish energy. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.
Brainy Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Free . 773-747-0511. This program will be designed around a theme and include picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years. For more information visit www.chipublib.bibliocommons.com
Farm Stand. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gary Comer Youth Center, 7256 S. South Chicago Ave. 773-358-4100. We offer an array of seasonally picked produce, herbs and flowers grown and harvested by our youth. We double up LINK purchases and accept WIC/Senior Farmers Market coupons. For more information visit www.garycomeryouthcenter.org.
A Haibun Journey, Part I. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Free, but limited space. Join the Smart Museum and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part journey and writing workshop that explores the ancient form of Japanese haibun poetry. Part I includes a tour of Japanese landscape paintings at the Smart followed by a bike ride to the Japanese Garden in Jackson Park. Please bring your own bike. A shuttle will also be available for those without bikes or with accessibility needs. Part II will take place on August 15. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please register in advance. For more information visit www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu.
Stories with Music in the Parks at Jackson Park. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Free. 773-256-0903. Each story time is curated around a theme and includes well-known and award-winning children’s books, new publications, improvised and classical music, original stories and songs. A musician from Chicago’s thriving new music and free jazz scenes join storyteller-musicians Deirdre and Kyle for each performance. For more information visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Kizomba Class. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $10 donation. 773-947-0024. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. Kizomba lesson with Shafeeha Monae. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.
Coffee Tea + Chat. 10 a.m. – noon. Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, 1456 E. 70th St. Free. 312-857-5561. Please join us for a weekly discussion over coffee and tea. This group is comprised of neighborhood residents and artists who are invested in revitalizing the community. For more information visit www. rebuild-foundation.org.
Family Program: Secret of the Mummies. 10 a.m. – noon. Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 E. 58th St. Free. 773-702-9507. Kids ages 5 – 12. Help us prepare our simulated mummy for the afterlife, meet our real mummies, and discover tomb treasures. Registration recommended. For more information visit www.oi.uchicago.edu.
Committed Knitters. Noon – 3 p.m. Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Committed Knitters builds a sense of community through knitting and crocheting. Learn the basics or use as a refresher course and make a project. If you already know how to knit or crochet, join in and share ideas. All supplies are provided. For more information contact email@example.com.
Fourth Ward’s Senior Open House. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 4th Ward Alderman Office, 435 E. 35th St. Free. 773-536-8103. Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, seniors can meet one on one with Alderman King. For more information visit www.aldsophiaking.com.
Tango Class. 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St. $10 Enter the classy underground realm of social tango as done in Buenos Aires and around the world. Drop in anytime. You do not need a dedicated partner but gender balance is important, so fellas bring your guy crew and ladies bring as many guy friends as you bring girlfriends. Taught by Ernest Williams. For more information visit www.thesilverroom.com.
Midweek on the Midway 2017: Finding Dory. 7 p.m. Midway Plaisance, 1300 Midway Plaisance. The Office of Civic Engagement’s summer movie series wraps up with “Finding Dory.” Take a dive deep with Dory before the movie, and join us as we chalk our very own aquarium on the Midway. Activities begin at 7. Movies begin at dusk. For more information visit www.civicengagement.uchicago.edu.
The Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market. 7 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Court. The Hyde Park Farmers Market will feature more than a dozen local and regional farms and Hyde Park area vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, homemade crafts, plants, flowers and more. With new vendors and a highly visible location, the Hyde Park Farmers Market promises to increase the variety and convenience for shoppers, inviting residents and tourists to ÒGet Fresh!Ó this season in Hyde Park. For more information visit www.secc-chicago.org.