Calendar

Mar
14
Wed
Local School Council (LSC) Meeting @ Reavis Elementary School
Mar 14 @ 7:30 am

Local School Council (LSC) Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Reavis Elementary School, 834 E 50th St., in room 305. 773 – 535-1060.

Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon. University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

Writer’s Circle @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm

Writer’s Circle. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. www.chipublib.org/blackstone. Like to write? Join with like-minded writers to read your works, get creative feedback from your peers and discuss the craft of writing in a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy great conversation with tips and resources.

Mar
21
Wed
Committed Knitters @ University of Chicago Arts Incubator
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm

Committed Knitters. Noon. University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or make an experienced project and share ideas. All supplies provided.

Orly Lobel – “You Don’t Own Me” @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Orly Lobel – “You Don’t Own Me” 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 773-752-4381. Free and open to the public. Orly Lobel discusses her new book “You Don’t Own Me.”

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting @ The basement of the Treasure Island
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) Meeting. 6:30 p.m. The basement of the Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St. Beat 233 – Boundaries: 51st-60th/King Drive to Woodlawn (51st-55th), King Drive to Cottage Grove (55th-60th).

Family Fun Wednesdays @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Fun Wednesdays. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Families listen to stories and make crafts to share with others.

Home and School Association (HSA) meeting @ St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

Home and School Association (HSA) meeting. 6:30 p.m. St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., in Parish Hall.

OBOC and Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series- Piano Music @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm

OBOC and Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series- Piano Music. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. The Music Teachers of Hyde Park together with the One Book One Chicago Program present a concert of piano music performed by Carlos Schwartz Orellana.

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Music Teachers of Hyde Park is an alliance of independent private music teachers serving Chicago’s Hyde Park, Kenwood, and South Shore neighborhoods.The Artist Series is presented by the artist members of Music Teachers of Hyde Park.This program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme “Music: The Beat of Our City” through Greg Kot’s book I’ll Take You There.

Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting @ Washington Park Field House
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm

Washington Park Advisory Council Meeting. 7 p.m. Washington Park Field House, 5531 S. King Dr. For more information call Cecilia Butler at 773-493-0754.

Mar
22
Thu
Thursday Toddler Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday Toddler Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Mar
23
Fri
Lapsit Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Lapsit Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Mar
24
Sat
Saturday Crafter Morning! @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Crafter Morning! 9 a.m. – noon. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. Calling all crafters, knitters, crocheters, sewists and alike! Let’s spend the morning together with our needles. All levels, ages and crafts are welcome.

Saturday Story Time @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Lapsit story time is an interactive program with simple picture books, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments and movements. For kids 0-18 months.

Mar
26
Mon
Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club – The Magicians @ Blackstone Branch Library
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm

Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Club – The Magicians. 6:30 p.m. Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. (312) 747-0511. We will discuss “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman. Quentin Coldwater, a Brooklyn high school student is leading an aimless existence until he’s tapped to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, an exclusive academy where he’s taught magic. After graduation, Quentin and his friends enter a Narnia-like country of Fillory to aid in fighting a war for the royal succession, a heroic quest that turns into a nightmare quite unlike the fantasy novels Quentin read as a child.

Mar
27
Tue
Toddler Time and Crafts @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time and Crafts. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Enjoy picture books, songs, action activities, flannel board stories and a simple craft around the theme of the week. Recommended for kids 2 to 3.

Just Us Pawns Chess Club @ Blackstone Public Library
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Just Us Pawns Chess Club. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Like playing chess or want to learn how? Join us if you are a beginner or a master. Pieces and boards will be available for you to use or you can bring your own. Dr. Mark Coleman, former chess coach of Leo High School, will be available to provide tips and strategies. This program is recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting @ O’Keefe School of Excellence
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s 5th Ward monthly meeting. 6 p.m. O’Keefe School of Excellence, 6940 S. Merrill Ave.