Calendar

Dec
19
Thu
Toddler Time @ Blackstone Library
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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.

Child Care Information Drop-In @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Child Care Information Drop-In. Noon-1 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, free.

Musical Interlude @ United Church of Hyde Park
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Musical Interlude. 12:10 p.m., United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., 773-363-1620. 

Afterschool Story Breaks — Reindeer Games @ Blackstone Library
Dec 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Afterschool Story Breaks — Reindeer Games. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories, crafts and fun in celebration of reindeer. Open to children of all ages.

Third Thursday: Darkness and Light @ Smart Museum of Art
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Third Thursday: Darkness and Light. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Participants create their own art using glow sticks and lightbulb strands and view works from the museum’s exhibit, “State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970.” 

Dec
20
Fri
Cookie Exchange @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Snack Area and Classroom E
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cookie Exchange. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Snack Area and Classroom E, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. An invitation to bring a plate of cookies to share and take a mixed plate back home.

Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., info@babyphd.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 @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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.

Messy Art @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Art Room
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Messy Art. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Art Room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass. 

Motor Monkeys @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Gym,
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Motor Monkeys. 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, Gym, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass. 

Sign Language @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, early childhood room
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Sign Language. 10-10:45 (beginners) and 11-11:45 a.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, early childhood room, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.,773-643-4062, hpnclub.org, $9 drop-in, $45 10-day pass, $65 monthly pass.

Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Jumu’ah Prayers. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-2100. Muslim Friday prayers.

Dec
21
Sat
Workshop. Lego Architects @ Robie House
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop. Lego Architects. 10 a.m.-noon, Robie House, 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., 312-994-4000, gowright.org, $5 per child, free for accompanying adults. Participants use Legos to create a 3D model of a floor plan design. Visit gowright.org to buy the required advance tickets. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up with an adult.

Holiday Story Crafts @ Blackstone Library
Dec 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Holiday Story Crafts. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Participants read stories and complete a craft in celebration of Christmas. Open to children of all ages.