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.
Wednesday Worship. 11:30 a.m.-noon, Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8200. A brief worship service co-sponsored by the U. of C. Divinity School and Rockefeller Chapel.
Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School. “Restoring Touch with a Prosthetic Hand through a Brain Interface.” Noon-1:15 p.m., Swift Hall, common room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Christopher E. Woods, of the Oriental Institute, presents. A vegetarian lunch will be provided for $5 (vegan option available by request). Register in advance by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Concert. Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. A lunchtime organ performance. Visitors are invited to bring their lunch. Beverages provided.
President’s Day Q and A. 4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for children ages 9 and up to test their knowledge about presidents.
Zen Meditation at Rockefeller. 5-6:45 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Soto Zen mediation instruction for newcomers at 5 p.m., followed by 35 minutes of meditation.
Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274. Allan Friedman and Peter W. Singer, authors of “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar,” present.
Lecture. “World Beyond the Headlines: U.S. and Russia Relations.” 6 p.m., Classics Building, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-7721. Ambassador Ian Kelly presents. Visit cis.uchicago.edu to register.
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.
Family Fun. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance for families to play board games and complete crafts.
Gallery Tour. 6:30-7 p.m., Oriental Institute, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9777, free. A tour focusing on highlights of the museum’s collection. Participants meet in the lobby.
Lecture. “Media Aesthetics, Media Meteorology: Balázs’ Atmospheres, Benjamin’s Clouds, McLuhan’s Temperatures.” 7 p.m., Cobb Lecture Hall, room 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., 773-702-8596. Antonio Somaini, of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle — Paris 3, presents.
Lecture. “The Rise of Christianity in Iran.” 7-9 p.m., Oriental Institute, 773-834-9777, free. Richard Payne, of the U. of C., presents.