Hyde Park Record: Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood and Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference's
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Presented by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference - "since 1949"

Meetings and Events in the Hyde Park-Kenwood Chicago Neighborhood

This page is presented as a service by Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. hpkcc@aol.com
We have a new and reorganized site for HPKCC-visit it by clicking HOME (here and on many internal pages in this site); from the outside type http://www.hydepark.org. Note, it has a calendar of HPKCC or HPKCC-encouraged meetings and events.
See the new hydepark.org first. Return to Record via the Hyde Park Record button.
To continue in Hyde Park Record (this previous Conference site, Hyde Park Record, mostly about our neighborhood and its hot topics from HPKCC perspective plus lots of recommended outside links including Jackson Park), go to Hyde Park Record's homepage at http://www.hydeparkrecord.org (also address the address to type in from the outside). All links from there go to hydepark.org/extension addresses as in the past.)

Mtgs and events- see the run below. Find us on social media platforms or email hpkcc.chi@gmail.com.

To MANY MORE AND FULL CALENDARS- Directory of Calendars and Directories. Specific: (TO BE UPDATED SOON)
(is updated)


The HPKCC Board of Directors meets in Polsky Center, 1462 E. 53rd St. upstairs (Jackson Park Room). Monthly 1st Thursday, 7 pm. April 4.

HPKCC Schools Committee meets March 28, Thursday, 5:30 pm in Kenwood Academy Media Center.

Next SSA 61 Commissioners meeting- March 26 2019, 11 am, Polsky 2nd fl Jackson Park Room, 1452 E. 53rd St. No Feb. mtg. http://downtownhydeparkchicago.com.

Chamber Check In meet and greets 1st Thursdays 5-7:30 at varying locations. Visit http://chicagohydeparkchamber.org. April 4 at tba.

To calendar run

We support your participation in the many programs of Blackstone Library and FrienLPds of Blackstone Library (and http://www.chipublib.org) and its Friends.
DONATE/JOIN- hydepark.org click into Friends of Blackstone.

PARK PACS schedule- CHANGES: Midway (MPAC) for February- Feb, 20.

Police- NEW CAPS MEETING SCHEDULE- click here. THIS IS OUT OF DATE- BEATS ARE NOW MOVING TO EVERY OTHER MONTH- NEXT SECTOR$FOR HP AT the Wentworth 002 Station- Beats are now or will be at Washington Park feildhouse- 3rd Weds at 6:30?

Special Service District 61 Commission meets 3RD WEDNESDAYS at Polsky, 1452 E. 53rd St. Meetings are open to the public. 2 meetings a quarter are at 11 am and the third at 7 pm.

Ward meetings- moving around. 4th Ward Aldermanic- Generally 3rd (sometimes 4th) Monday, 5-8 pm- places vary- 773 535-8103 .
Constituent night gen. 5-8 PM evening 1st Mondays-
5th Ward (usually 4th Tues.), 6 pm- 4th Tuesday. March 26, Tuesday 6 pm at Bret Harte School, 1556 E. 56th St.
5TH WARD CONSTITUENT NIGHT TUESDAYS, 3-7 except 2nd Tuesdays in months with Ward Meetings.

New schedule for White City Tours- Jackson Park Saturdays 11 am (east of Darrow Bridge).

Calendar run (selected- see our topic calendars for full).
Find us on social media platforms or email hpkcc.chi@gmail.com.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:30-2. The next Hyde Park Village Drop In: example: exercise or games, lunch, 1 pm a topical program.
Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. Lunch $5 members, $7 nonmembers.

March 23, Saturday, 10 am-noon. Wooded Island Workday. Probably mulching trails. Meet at south end of Island. sjlevy@jeromelevylaw.com. See more Jackson Park Calendar.

April 5-6. Annual Quilt Show at United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. 10-4. Hugely popular. Modest admission. Snacks for sale. Many quilts are for sale. Helps support the Church organ.

April 6, Saturday, 12:30 pm (program at 1:30). Hyde Park OWL meets with a special program on “LEGAL CARE FOR LIVING WITH A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION”. Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. You must register in advance at events@elderwerks.com or call 847-462-0885. The session is offered by Elderwerks Educational Services, a not-for-profit corporation, and is sponsored by Dutton Casey & Mesoloras PC, Attorneys at Law.

Blackstone Branch Library is hosting several free health related programs for seniors in March and April. 4904 S. Lake Park.

Event: Free Memory Screening for Seniors

Date and Time: Fridays March 22 and 29, April 5 and 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 am
About this event: Arden Courts Memory Care Community of South Holland in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host free Memory Screenings for Seniors. Please register if you plan to attend by calling Blackstone Library at 312-747-0511.

Event:-Money Smart-Medicare 101

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.

About this event: Medicare can be confusing. Michael Ortiz from Premier Medicare Benefits will be presenting a free educational seminar to get you up to speed on what Medicare covers, what it doesn’t cover and your potential out of pocket exposure. We will review Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost saving strategies for the years ahead.


4th Ward Town Meetings- 6-8 P.M. on the following dates and locations: next tba.
March 26, Tuesday. 4th Ward policing town meeting. Please join the Chicago Police Department and your neighbors to work together to implement strategic crime reduction plan for the 2nd District. We want your input, ideas, and suggestions as we put together this plan. We all need to work together to keep our city safe. These meetings will take place from 6-8 P.M. on:

March 26 - St. Elizebeth Church (4058 S. Michigan)

Next 5th Ward monthly aldermanic meeting: - check office, 773-324-5555 for date and location- (4th Tues). March 26- Bret Harte School, 1556 E. 56th St. 6 pm.


Three Women's History Month events at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. Note, Friends of Blackstone Library is an affiliate committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.

Event: Women’s History Month and Hyde Park Authors Series – Dresstimonials

Event: Women’s History Month - Documenting Era Bell Thompson: Intrepid Adventurer

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m.

About this Event: Harsh Research Collection archivist Beverly Cook delivers a presentation on Chicago native Era Bell Thompson; highlighting her life's work with archival documents. Era Bell Thompson, author of American Daughter and Africa, Land of My Fathers, was a pioneering photojournalist for Ebony and international editor for Johnson Publishing Company for more than 30 years.

Event: Women’s History Month - A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Date and Time: Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

About this Event: Celebrate Women’s History Month with this tribute to “The Divine One” Jazz vocalist and pianist Sarah Vaughan. Known for her rich voice, with an unusually wide range, and for the inventiveness and virtuosity of her improvisations, she won four Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Afrikan Connection presents a multimedia program including a film of her career, a discussion of her life and a live performance of her music by Black Elegance. For all ages.

Park Councils- Visit the Park Councils meetings calendar- next- see schedule.
Go to Washington Park Page for it's events-council 3rd Wednesdays.
Elm Park- Timika Hoffman-Zoller or Piotr Gornicki. Timika pres.
Jackson. Kenwood. Cornell- 4th Mons Feb. 23. Harold Washington 1st Mons March 2 7 pm at Del Prado 2nd fl.

CAPS. See mtgs. calendar by date or standing. Currently at the district station on Wentworth. In spring will have a regular location.

Schools- see in LSC page. Committee meets 4th Tuesdays- Contact hpkcc@aol.com for location.
HPKCAC Community Action Council 4th Wednesdays.

Chamber of Commerce: 1st Thursdays 5:30 pm networking events feature a particular business street-

SSA 61 Special Tax District Commissioners meetings- visit www.downtownhydeparkchicago.com.

4th on 53rd July 4, followed by Sunday concert series. Next year.