Wednesday Community Luncheon. Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, Common Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Lunch will be provided for a cost of $5. Register, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intro to Mindfulness- Wednesday Series I. Are you new to mindfulness or want to go back to basics? Join the Introduction to Mindfulness series. This series is offered twice a quarter for 3 consecutive weeks and includes instruction and practice of mindfulness meditation techniques. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 3-4 p.m., 773-834-5143.
Author Talk. “The Coming Age of the Urban Guerilla.” 6-7:30 p.m., International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. The retired Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago Bill Ayers discusses his book, “Public Enemy.”
Bill Ayers on Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident. International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 6-7:30 p.m., 773-753-2274.
Knitting and Needle Crafter’s Circle. 6 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Activities for beginner and experienced knitters.
Reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801, 915 E. 60th St., 6 p.m.
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.
Wednesday Night Family Story Time. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Featuring picture books and songs for children ages 3 to 7.
Concert. 8 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St. Trumpeter Birgit Ulher and electronic musician Eric Leonardson perform improvised music.
Performances. Catcher in the Rhyme. 8-10 p.m., Logan Center, Cafe, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring student work, such as readings, spoken word, open mics and slam competitions.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., email@example.com, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
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.
Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Picture books, activities and songs for children up to age 3.
Masterclass with pianist Daria Rabotkina. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 3-5 p.m., 773-702-8484.