Calendar

Dec
12
Thu
Tot Lot and Outdoor Playground @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 12 @ 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.

Get Help with the Affordable Care Act @ Blackstone Library
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get Help with the Affordable Care Act. Noon-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 1-312-747-0511. A chance to get help signing up for health coverage, with a representative from GetCovered Illinois.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. W. W. Martin, author of “So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza’s Nicaragua,” presents.

Author Talk @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. W. W. Martin, author of “So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza’s Nicaragua,” presents.

Talk and Panel Discussion. “Interrupting a Culture of Violence Against Women.” @ Experimental Station
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Talk and Panel Discussion. “Interrupting a Culture of Violence Against Women.” 6-8 p.m., Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-241-6044, experimentalstation.org, free. Salamishah Tillet, of the University of Pennsylvania, presents a talk entitled, “How Ending Violence Against Women Will Save the World.” Followed by a panel discussion with Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Natalie Moore, of WBEZ, rape victim advocate Sharmili Majmudar and gender-based violence expert Claudia Garcia Rojas. Registration required.

Film Screening and Discussion. “Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge.” @ DuSable Museum of African American History
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion. “Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge.” 6:30-9 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St.,  773-947-0600,  dusablemuseum.org, $5. A screening of the 2011 film directed by Dalian Adofo and Verona Spence, with a discussion including panelists Songodina Ifatunji, spiritual practitioner; Lee H. Butler, of the Chicago Theological Seminary; Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye, Jr., of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, and Moses O. Adeola, author of “The Origin of Christianity.” For more information, call 773-947-0600, ext. 223. R.S.V.P. at ancestralvoicesfilm.eventbrite.com.

Dec
13
Fri
Tot Lot @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 13 @ 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 13 @ 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.

Discussion. Object/Subjective @ Smart Museum of Art, cafe
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Discussion. Object/Subjective. Noon-1 p.m., Smart Museum of Art, cafe, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Sara Mendelsohn, executive assistant for program support at the Smart Museum, and Faye R. Gleisser, a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, discuss the work of Bruce Nauman.Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Register at smartmuseum.uchicago.edu /calendar/register.

Jumu’ah Prayers @ Bond Chapel
Dec 13 @ 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.

Winter Holiday Party @ Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Winter Holiday Party. 4:30-7 p.m., Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 773-643-4062, hpnclub.org. A celebration of Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and more. Co-sponsored by the Neighborhood Parent Network.

Dec
14
Sat
Volunteer Work Day @ Jackson Park, Bobolink Meadow
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Volunteer Work Day. 9 a.m., Jackson Park, Bobolink Meadow. Participants spread native grass and seeds in the meadow. For more information, send an e-mail to parrybell@ameritech.net.

Game Day @ Blackstone Library
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Game Day @ Blackstone Library

Game Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. A chance to play board games for adults and kids 9 and up.

Annual Holiday Party @ Hyde Park Historical Society
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Annual Holiday Party. 2-4 p.m., Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Those attending are invited to bring their stories and refreshments to share.