Workshop. “Big Ideas for Small Parks.” 9:30-11:30 a.m. Elm Park, 5215 S. Woodlawn. Rain location Nichols fieldhouse, 1355 E. 53rd St. Join Chicago Park District, Elm and other Park Advisory Councils for a workshop on how to make great things happen in our small parks. Four citywide PAC’s will present.
Book Discussion. 3:00 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Focusing on “City by City,” a collection of essays. U. of C. sociology Ph.D. student Ben Merriman and Sam Biederman, assistant commissioner for communications at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, present.
Sunday at Rockefeller. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., every Sunday, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100. Music, communion and a sermon.
Author Talk. 3 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Steven Fiffer and Adar Cohen, authors of “Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America,” present.
Sunday Evening Jazz. 7:30-11:30 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., hydeparkjazzsociety.com, $10 adults, $5 University students with ID and children with adults. The Hyde Park Jazz Society presents vocalist Joan Collaso as part of her 5th Sunday Jam.
Needs assessment walk through Stout Park. 5:30 p.m., 5400 block of South Greenwood Avenue. Group will discuss possible organization of a park advisory council. Arranged by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Parks Committee. For information contact Louise McCurry, 773-844-2225.
Discussion. “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: A Discussion with Former White House Press Seretaries.” 6 p.m., Quadrangle Club, dining room, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671.