News In Brief

Chamber First Thursday at the Claret Center

Chamber First Thursday at the Claret Center

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce is holding this month’s First Thursday networking event at healing group the Claret Center, 5536 S. Everett Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The May 2 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 773-288-0124.

Memorial service for Juergen Droegemueller

On Sunday, April 28, at 12:30 p.m., family and friends will gather at Bond Chapel, 1025 E. 58th St., to celebrate the life of Juergen Droegemueller. Droegemueller was a generous, caring member of Hyde Park who tended his garden and the neighborhood. He was one of the first volunteers at the Museum of Science and(…)

HIV testing at the university

Free and anonymous HIV testing will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the University of Chicago’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave. The testing is provided by the Center on Halsted, a Lakeview LGBT community center, and will take place in room 302 of the(…)

Holder, Ashcroft on panel

Attorney General Eric Holder and his predecessor under President George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, will be in Hyde Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, to participate in a University of Chicago (U. of C.) Institute of Politics panel discussion, “Restoring Justice: The Legacy of Edward Levi.” The program, which is(…)

Players bring Oedipus to Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Community Players are bringing a play inspired by “Oedipus Rex” to the neighborhood. “Oedipus! The Musical,” written by John Poole, is a collaboration between the Players and the UChicago Classical Entertainment Society, and will be performed on the first three weekends in May at Ida Noyes, 1212 E. 59th St., the first(…)

Tibetan comes to Hyde Park to discuss peace

Tibetan Buddhist leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., as part of a weekend-long conference, “Imagining Peace.” At that evening’s event, entitled “Creating Enlightened Society,” Mipham will “reflect on how we may achieve a peaceful society” according to the conference’s website, imaginingpeace.org.(…)

TIF committee to see McMobil design May 7

The design committee of the 53rd Street Tax Increment Financing District Advisory Council will review the design of the much-discussed high-rise proposed for 53rd Street across from Nichols Park, at the “McMobil” site, 1330 E. 53rd St. and the adjacent vacant lot to the east. The committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May(…)

Oriental Institute taking kids on dig

The Oriental Institute (OI), 1155 E. 58th St., will once again bring Chicago high school students on one of its digs in Israel. The OI High School program will take students from Rowe-Clark High School, 3645 W. Chicago Ave., on a dig. Students learn about Israel and the Middle East, as well as archaeology. The(…)