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.
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., firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Sweet Swap. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kaufman and Kaufman Smile Design Studio, Hyde Park Bank Building, Suite 734, 1525 E. 53rd St., 773-643-6006. A chance to trade candy for prizes.
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.
Afterschool Story Break — Halloween Fun. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories, crafts and fun for Halloween. Open to children ages 7 to 9.
Worship Without Prerequisites. 8-9 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. A chance for those interested in progressive Christian theology and community to gather for music, discussion, open prayer time, communion and fellowship.
Gentle Yoga. 4-5 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free.
2013 Nuveen Lecture. “Medicine as a Spiritual Discipline: Lessons from Fred.” 4:30 p.m., Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200, free. Daniel P. Sulmasy, associate director of the U. of C.’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, presents.
Tea Time Concert Series. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. Pianist Jim Marrone and flutist Stephen Todd perform.
Author Reading. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn, Ave., 773-752-4381, semcoop.com. Grazyna Plebanek reads from her book, “Illegal Liaisons.”
Diasporal Rhythms Gallery Encounters: Sapphire and Crystals. 6-7:30 p.m., Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Artists Dalton Brown and Annette Malika Jackson and art collector Carol Briggs present. In conjunction with the Logan Center’s exhibit, “Diasporal Rhythms: A Ten Year Love Affair with Collecting Art of the African Diaspora.”