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Help continue the 2022 celebration of Mayor Harold Washington's 100th birthday and legacy  as the first elected Black Mayor of Chicago and resident of Hyde Park by recounting your memories about him  at this special event.  Your 4 minute story will be recorded and stored in the HPHS archives for future generations to learn about the rich history of this distinguished figure who also represented Hyde Park/Kenwood in the IL State Legislature.  Bring photos, posters, and other memorabilia to share with everyone.

New Date & Time:  Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave

Masks are advised

Light refreshments following the program

Space is limited.  RSVP by Friday, August 19, 2022

Call Lala Rodgers:  773-401-0474 or E-mail

Book:   West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
Date:  Tuesday, September 13
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  Zoom

Contact Laura Kracke ( for book and  log-in

Next meeting:  Monday, October 3:  The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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Dates:  Mondays, August 8 & 22

               Mondays, September 12 & 26

Time:  1:30 p.m.

Location:  Zoom

Contact Dorothy Patton ( two weekdays before the posted event date to register.

Date:  Tuesdays, August 16 & September 20

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom

Contact Margaret Fyfe ( or Janet Surkin

 ( for meeting times and log-in information

Time:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. (9:30 in autumn and winter)

Location:  Meet at the Shopping Center near the Post Office

All walkers are fully vaccinated

Contact Peggy Garrett ( to let her know if you will be joining a walk

Contact Jan O'Malley  ( to be added to the list to be notified of future meetings.

Chair:  Kathy Huff (773-241-7141)

Contact Chair to be added to email list.

The Movie Group plans to resume watching and discussing films in 2022


Chair:  Carole Landrum (773-428-8147)

Location:  Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave

Date:  Tuesdays, August 9 & Sept 13

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Location:  TBD

Contact Roberta Bernstein (, 773-324-6362, to confirm meeting times and for log-in information

Date:  Alternate Thursdays

Time:  2:00 p.m.

Location:  TBD

Contact  Agnes Zellner for more info

(, 773-643-6992) for meeting times and locations.

Date:  Monday, August 15

Time:  7:00 p.m.

Location:  Home of Margaretha Talerman

Contact Lucy Lester (, 773-255-5868) for more information

Trash Picker-Uppers

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Contact Marilyn Helmholz (, 773-493-0420) if you would like to join for some exercise and "good, clean fun."  

Fridays at 2 p.m.

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