Family event. “Little Scribe.” Presentations and guided writing-themed tours begin at 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 p.m. Recommended for families with youths aged 9 to 14. All youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507.
Family Program: Little Scribe. 2-4 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-702-9507, free. Participants learn about the roots and development of writing. Presentations and tours begin every half hour between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. For families with children ages 9 to 14. Register at littlescribe.eventbrite.com (recommended).
Concert. 3-4:30 p.m., Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8484, free. The New Music Ensemble performs.
New Music Ensemble. Fulton Hall, 5845 S. Ellis Ave., 3-4:30 p.m., 773-702-8484.
Roman Catholic Mass. 11 a.m.-noon, 5-6 p.m. and 9-10 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave., 773-702-2011, uofccatholic.com.
Holy Communion Service. 6-7 p.m., Bond Chapel 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100, free. For more information contact Robert Kinney by calling 773-771-0771 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
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.
Conversation with Gov. Lincoln Chafee. Noon-1:30 p.m., Ida Noyes Hall, Library, 1212 E. 59th St., 773-834-4671, free. An off-the-record conversation with the Rhode Island Democrat.
Seminar. Improvisation and Repetition. 3:30-5 p.m., Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library, Room S-102, 1100 E. 57th St., 773-702-3662.
Lecture. “Maternal Mortality in the Context of Conflict.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 1116 E. 59th St., 773-702-8296. Midwife Kylea Liese presents a paper for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Lecture. “Moral Authority in an Age of Ethnocentric Anxeity.” 4:30 p.m., Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Richard B. Miller, of Indiana University, presents.
Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know. Presented by author Alex Prud’homme, International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St. 6-8 p.m., 773-753-2274.
Concert. 7-9 p.m., Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd, 773-702-2787, free. The Xavier Breaker Coalition performs as part of the incubator’s First Mondays Jazz Series. R.S.V.P. at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu (recommended).