By William S. Bike
SCOTT HESSE TRIO
Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave., will host a concert by the Scott Hesse Trio Sunday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. For information, log on to www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
BIKE THE DRIVE
Celebrate biking during Bike the Drive on Sunday, Sept. 4. Grab your bike and ride the car-free 30-mile course on Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Log on to https://bikethedrive.org for more information or to register.
FAMILY BIKE PARADE
ChicagoFamilyBiking.org hosts a family bike parade the third Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at Palmisano Park, 2700 S. Halsted St. Enjoy rides on Aug. 20, Sept. 17, and Oct. 15.
CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Chicago Jazz Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1 through 4, citywide and in Millennium Park. Schedule highlights include Henry Threadgill and Zooid, Bill Frisell, William Parker and his quintet, Miguel Zenón, Linda May Han Oh, and Jazzmeia Horn. See www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_jazz_festival.html.
The Chicago Park District has renovated Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park. Located at 1735 S. State St. The park features resurfaced basketball courts with a DePaul University motif and will provide programming opportunities for the community. The park is named for Margaret Hie Ding Lin, MD, a physician who worked in the nearby Chinatown neighborhood.
Coffee With The Commander, with 12th District Chicago Police Commander Beth Giltmier, will be held Monday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at West Town Bakery, 1916 W. Chicago Ave. All are invited.
Friends of Chicago Police officer Jaime Avila are running a GoFundMe campaign to defray his medical expenses. Officer Avila was shot July 1 on the 1300 block of West Taylor Street. Go to www.gofundme.com/f/fundraiser-to-help-officer-avila.
Gazette Chicago frequently runs health-related articles as part of Chicago HealthText, a collaboration between DePaul University and Chicago Independent Media Alliance. See https://chihealthtext.org/ for more information. Do you have a healthcare or health-related issue you would like Gazette Chicago to cover? Text (312) 487-2372 or (773) 969-9443; or text HEALTH to (312) 487-2372.
Chicago SummerDance runs through Saturday, Sept. 17, in Millennium Park and at parks throughout the city. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to enjoy introductory dance lessons by professional instructors, followed by live music and dancing. For exact dates, music, and venues, go to www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_summerdance.html.
WOMEN’S PARK NEWS
The Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens advisory council meets on the Tuesdays of Aug. 23, Oct. 11, and Dec. 6 at 6:45 p.m. at the field house at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. The public is invited.
Midsommmer Flight will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m.
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DE LA SALLE NEWS
De La Salle Institute will hold freshman parent orientation Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m.
De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.
Art by Lewis Achenbach entitled The Sonic Story Continues is on display at the Sanctuary Hallway at Epiphany Center for the Arts Friday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Sept. 17. See https://epiphanychi.com/lewis-achenbach-the-sonic-story-continues/. The center is located at 201 S. Ashland Ave.
GLESSNER HOUSE NEWS
Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., offers 75-minute docent led tours on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. The courtyard jazz concert series continues Wednesday, Aug. 24, with Wayne Messmer. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking, with music performed in two sets between 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Advance tickets required for tours and concert. Enjoy a free ice cream social, sponsored by Lakeside Bank, on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit www.glessnerhouse.org to purchase and for more information.
GRANT PARK NEWS
The Grant Park Music Festival runs through Saturday, Aug. 20. The festival showcases classical music performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus, bringing a transformative experience to concert goers and the city at large. For dates, music, and performers, go to www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/music/2022-season.
Enjoy performances at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park, 601 S. Michigan Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 11 through 13, and Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Rep. Sonya M. Harper (D-6th) is one of 48 state-level officials nationwide who will participate in the 2022 CSG Henry Toll Fellowship in Lexington, KY. The Council of State Governments considers this fellowship the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials. To contact Harper’s office, call (773) 925-6580.
LANGUAGE BETWEEN WORLDS
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., announced the exhibition Language Between Worlds, featuring five artists whose works examine racial inequality. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 29. Participating artists are Nyame Brown, Nicole Marroquin, Jessica Vaughn, and the Art Center’s former resident artists Chris Pappan and Bethany Collins. For more information, log on to www.hydeparkart.org.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK
Lyric Opera of Chicago on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. will perform Sunday in the Park with Lyric, a free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Bring your blanket, snacks, and friends and family to this free, fun, and friendly summer event. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more on Lyric log on to www.lyricopera.org.
Lakeside Bank will hold a shredding event for papers and files on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at 3855 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (866) 892-1LSB or log on to LakesideBank.com.
McDonald’s USA will host a Mark Cuban Foundation Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp for high school students over four consecutive Saturdays starting Oct. 22 and ending on Nov. 12.. The free AI Bootcamp at McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago will introduce underserved students to basic AI concepts and skills. The student and parent applications are open now at markcubanai.org/application. Students do not need any prior experience with computer science, programming, or robotics to apply and attend.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Midsommer Flight Shakespeare Performances will present A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12 through 14, at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Friday and Saturday performances are at 6 p.m., with Sunday’s performance at 2 p.m. Free, but donations accepted. Log on to www.midsommerflight.com.
MERCY HOME DONATIONS
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls transforms the lives of at-risk young people by providing them with a safe place to live, healing from emotional trauma, academic tutoring, life skills development, career exploration, and encouragement from dedicated youth-care professionals. This back-to-school season, you can help Mercy Home’s kids start the school year off right by giving a gift that will provide crucial resources to help them succeed. Every dollar of your gift will be matched with $2 by a generous friend of the home. Learn more at MercyHome.org/Gaz.
Millennium Park will show movies in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Aug. 30. The lineup is: Knives Out, Aug. 9; Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings, Aug. 16; Save the Last Dance, Aug. 23; and Strictly Ballroom, Aug. 30. For information, go to www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park7.html.
The Millennium Park Summer Music Series happens on select Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, it presents a wide variety of music from established and emerging artists at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Log on to www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park9.html.
OUR LADY OF THE HOLY FAMILY NEWS
Our Lady of the Holy Family, 1334 W. Flournoy St., holds Sunday Masses at 9 a.m. in English and 11 a.m. in Spanish, as well as a 6 p.m. outdoor Mass in the parish garden through the end of September. Saturday evening Mass is at 5 p.m.; Monday and Friday evening Mass is at 6 p.m.
Mass is held at 6 p.m. in the church on Mondays followed by the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday Masses are at 8 a.m. in the chapel at 1335 W. Harrison St. On Friday, there is a 6 p.m. Mass in the church followed by Adoration and Confessions.
OLHF offers a Friday Food Pantry for area residents facing food shortages. Contact the parish office or just come to the pantry, located behind the church at 1334 W. Flournoy St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The Printer’s Row Art Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dearborn Street from Polk to Harrison Streets. It will feature paintings, street art, jewelry, photography, and mixed media along with food and drink. The event is sponsored by the Greater South Loop association and South Loop Neighbors. Admission is free. Call (847) 926-4300.
Public service workers may be eligible for student debt forgiveness under the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The program expires on Monday, Oct. 31. For more information, log on to afscme.org/member-resources/student-debt-resources.
At Racial Equity, the second annual Juneteenth Illinois Celebration at Malcolm X College, health awards went to local dignitaries Congressman Danny K. Davis; Congressman Bobby Rush; State Senator Mattie Hunter; Ngozi O. Ezike, MD, president and CEO of Sinai Chicago; and David Ansell, MD, senior vice president, Rush University Medical Center. For more information, log on to www.juneteenthillinois.com.
SAINT IGNATIUS NEWS
Saint Ignatius College Prep will hold its freshman orientation and parent welcome reception and its transfer student orientation Thursday, Aug. 18, from 9 to 10 a.m.
The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Log on to www.ignatius.org or call (312) 421-5900.
FEAST OF SAN ROCCO
The 102nd anniversary Feast of San Rocco di Simbario will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, at St. Therese Church, 218 W. Alexander St. A novena will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, people will gather at 8:30 a.m. in front of the church for a 9 a.m. procession to gather candlehouses, followed by a 10:30 a.m. solemn high Mass, 11:30 a.m. procession through the community, and 4 p.m. benediction. Caliendo’s Band Napoletana will play in the processions. Call (312) 842-6777.
ST. JAMES ON WABASH NEWS
St. James Catholic Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the church at 21 E. 29th St. and daily Mass Monday through Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the Tolton Chapel at the rectory at 2942 S. Wabash Ave. All Masses are available both in person and on Zoom. Eucharistic adoration and reconciliation are offered on the first Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church. The parish office, 2907 S. Wabash Ave., is open Monday through Thursday, until 4 p.m. Log on to www.stjameswabash.org.
ST. JEROME NEWS
St. Jerome Croatian Parish invites all to the 116th Croatian Fest/Velika Gospa celebration. Spiritual preparation begins with a novena (nine consecutive days of prayer) from Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 6 through 14. A different priest will lead the prayers each day.
On Monday, Aug. 15, the day will start with a 10 a.m. procession through the neighborhood ending at the church with a solemn high Mass at noon. Throughout the day enjoy traditional Croatian dishes, beverages, music, and games. The event concludes with a 10 p.m. $20,000 raffle.
Rev. Joe Grbes recently was elected provincial minister of the Herzegovinian Franciscan Province. The church is at 2823 S. Princeton Ave. Call (312) 842-1871.
St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., has named Mary Hyland as the school’s new principal. Hyland most recently served as interim principal and preschool teacher at St. Jerome and previously taught second grade at Frances Xavier Warde School. She earned degrees from DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago. For more information, call (312) 842-7668.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host a Prayer Walk with Mary, the Mother of God, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Arrigo Park, across the street from the shrine.
It will host its UnWine Italian Festa Under the Stars fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 27, at CineCity Studios at 2429 W. 14th St. beginning at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a buffet dinner, dessert, and musical entertainment. Complimentary valet parking included. To request an invitation, RSVP by Friday, Aug. 19, or for more information, email [email protected].
The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to ourladyofpompeii.org.
Cardinal Blase Cupich will celebrate St. Peter’s Church’s 175th anniversary Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The church is at 110 W. Madison St. For information call (312) 853-2376 or log on to stpetersloop.org.
MENTAL HEALTH LINE
The State of Illinois has expanded its mental health safety net with the 988 crisis line. You can call or text 988 to speak with a counselor at any time.
TASTE OF GREEKTOWN
Taste of Greektown will be held on the 300 block of south Halsted Street between Van Buren and Adams Streets. Dates are Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26 through 28. Events occur Friday and Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Log on to https://chicagoevents.com/events/taste-of-greektown/.
SUNDAYS ON STATE
Sundays on State returns through Sept. 4, with portions of State Street closed to vehicles on select Sundays. Join this free, interactive block party, presenting local attractions. For dates, go to https://loopchicago.com/events/sundays-on-state/.
Onesti Entertainment will bring back the Taylor Street Festa Italiana Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 11 through 14, on Taylor Street east of Ashland Avenue. Enjoy Italian food, entertainment, and merchandise. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. See https://festivalnet.com/45890/Chicago-Illinois/Festivals/Taylor-Street-Festa-Italiana.
UNION PARK MUSIC
Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host two music festivals. The Ruido Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19 through 21, with Latin alternative music headlined by Café Tacuba. Log on to https://ruidofest.com/. The ARC Music Festival runs Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, with house music and a new immersive dance music event. Log onto http://arcmusicfestival.com for the artist lineup.
THREE ON DEAN’S LIST
Three students from this community made the Dean’s List at the University of Iowa this year: Isabella Heltmach and Joseph Powell of the Tippie College of Business, and Katherine Kuzas of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
WINDY CITY SMOKEOUT
The Windy City Smokeout is scheduled through Sunday, Aug. 7, at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. This popular country music festival is known for drawing in the industry’s top names including Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, and Willie Nelson. The event also presents some of the world’s best pitmasters, as barbecue pros from all over the country highlight styles from Kentucky, Nashville, Missouri, and Chicago. Log on to www.windycitysmokeout.com/ for information and tickets.
AddictionResource.net lists drug and alcohol abuse hotlines available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and confidential. Log on to https://www.addictionresource.net/addiction-hotlines/ or call (844) 616-3400.
The Federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households $30 per month off internet bills. Log on to www.whitehouse.gov/getinternet/?utm_source=getinternet.gov.
Allies for Community Business, 135 N. Kedzie Ave., offers loans and lines of credit to small businesses of from $500 to $100,000. Log on to https://a4cb.loanwell.com.
The Aquinas Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors to instruct limited English proficient adults learners for 90 minutes per week. The center is at 1751 W. 35th St. All instruction is one on one, with training provided. Tutoring can be in person, online over Zoom, or a hybrid of both. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English. For more information, contact Sabrina Poulin, volunteer coordinator, at (773) 927-0512 or [email protected].
BENTON HOUSE INFO
At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420.
The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.
BRIGHT STAR RESOURCES
Bright Star Community Outreach and Bright Star Church have a trauma helpline and provide professional development, emotional support, and child and family services. Log on to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com/. Donations welcome. The church is located at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The toll-free Bright Star Community Outreach trauma counseling helpline is (833) TURN123. The helpline assists those experiencing trauma caused by exposure to violence.
The Catholic Charities call center helps callers with a variety of needs and connects them to programs within Catholic Charities or other agencies.
The organization offers meals to go at St. Vincent Center, 721 N. LaSalle St., Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. No pre-registration required.
Catholic Charities operates several food pantries.
A counseling/support hotline is available at (312) 948-6951. Catholic Charities also offers professional counseling at (312) 644-7725.
ChiBizHub helps entrepreneurs find what they need to start and grow their businesses. See https://chibizhub.com/.
CHICAGO CITY MARKETS
Chicago City Markets will be held at various locations through October. See ChicagoCityMarkets.us.
The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has expanded the youth and young adult services its network provides to this community. The partnership provides help for young adults seeking employment, training, and career pathway opportunities at the American Job Center (AJC) at 1700 W. 18th St. Services are offered by appointment only. Call (773) 318-2224.
Gazette Chicago associate editor William S. Bike has authored a book about the 1970 Chicago Cubs season, The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow.
For more information, go to www.1970chicagocubs.com.
DANCE FOR LIFE
Chicago Dancers United, which supports health and wellness in Chicago’s professional dance community, will hold its annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., with an after-party at Venue SIX10, 610 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 341-2300 or log on to auditoriumtheatre.org.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services reports that Community Services Block Grant Scholarships are available for those enrolled or planning to enroll in college or vocational training. Call (312) 747-0327.
The Chicago Department of Public Health’s in-home coronavirus vaccination program, Protect Chicago At Home, is open to all Chicago residents age five and older. The department is offering $50 gift cards to those receiving a new dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Call (312) 746-4835.
RIGHT TO RETURN
Former Chicago Housing Authority residents who were displaced by the CHA’s Plan for Transformation and who want to return to the CHA may receive help from Antwain Miller at the Lugenia Burns Hope Center. Call (773) 291-8621 or email antwain.mille[email protected]. The center is located at 710 E. 47th Street.
Chicago Shares vouchers are now accepted at more Chicago area Jewel-Osco stores. Individuals can purchase the vouchers and then give them to needy folks encountered on the street. Chicago Shares, each worth $1, are an alternative to providing change. Recipients can use the vouchers for food and necessities but never for alcohol or tobacco. While Jewel-Osco stores make up the majority of vendors, other stores accept the vouchers as well. For more information and to purchase Shares, visit www.chicagoshares.org.
SEEKING YOUNG LEADERS
Chicago Votes offers the Civic Leaders Program, a leadership development program for young people who have experienced incarceration, training them to serve as leaders in the organization’s legislative advocacy, court watching, and voter registration efforts. Chicago Votes is located at 234 S. Wabash Ave. Log on to https://chicagovotes.com.
The Community Based Organization Collective received a $1 million grant from Google.org to help place hundreds of jobseekers on the South and West sides into in-demand careers, such as in the tech economy. Log on to www.cbocollective.org/ for more information.
Community Organizing and Family Issues, 2245 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 226-5141, organizes and trains parents to win improvements in schools and communities and in how to create organizations and programs. See cofionline.org.
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s office provides property tax exemptions for veterans with disabilities and returning veterans. Log on to cookcountyassessor.com or call (312) 443-7550.
RENTER AND LANDLORD HELP
If you are a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs, or if you are a landlord trying to stay afloat, help may be available. State and local programs are distributing dollars for such needs. Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic. Visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at consumerfinance.gov to find programs. See also ChiCookilRentHelp.org or call (833) 221-9821.
Cook County officials and partners run Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt, a county-wide initiative to help residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues. Services are provided pro bono for Cook County residents without legal representation and are offered to tenants facing eviction, landlords dealing with an eviction, debtors being sued for unpaid debts, creditors wishing to sue based on unpaid debts, and residents who have defaulted on property tax payments or mortgage foreclosure payments. Learn more by visiting www.cookcountylegalaid.org/.
Any Chicagoan can request an in-home vaccination for coronavirus (COVID-19) by calling the City of Chicago at (312) 746-4835. Or, find out where to get vaccinated from the State of Illinois by calling (800) 889-3931 or logging on to https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/.
Hilton Asmus Contemporary Gallery at 3622 S. Morgan St. from now through Saturday, July 23, is showing an exhibition of photos, paintings, mixed media, and sculpture entitled Humanity. Call (630) 803-4715 for information.
Elephant Room Gallery, 704 S. Wabash Ave., presents new exhibitions of the work of new and emerging Chicago-based artists every four-to-six weeks. Log on to www.elephantroomgallery.com.
The following food pantries provide groceries and meals to those who need them.
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center, 2942 W. Lake St., (773) 940-2960.
Chosen Tabernacle Full Gospel, 4310 S. Champlain Ave., Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m., (888) 834-9414.
Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., (773) 624-3185.
Hyde Park SDA Soup Kitchen, 4608 S. Drexel Blvd., Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., (773) 373-2909.
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, 4242 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (773) 548-7500.
Kenwood UCC Soup Kitchen, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30 to 10 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m., (773) 373-2861.
Operation Pull Grant Memorial, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m., (773) 285-5819.
Our Lady of the Holy Family, 1334 W. Flournoy St. (enter from parking lot behind the church), Friday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., (312) 243-7400.
Goodman Theatre will present The Outsiders, a musical set in Tulsa, OK, in 1967 about young people trying to find their place in the world, through Sunday, July 10. The theater is at 170 N. Dearborn St. Call (312) 443-3800.
GWTP JOB TRAINING
Greater West Town Training Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.
GREEN CITY MARKET
Green City Market farmers market will operate every Saturday into October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mary Bartelme Park, 115 S. Sangamon St.
Growing Solutions Farm will offer vegetables, herbs, and flowers for sale three times a week in this area: at 2200 W. Campbell Park Dr. on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 26 and at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 15 through Oct. 9. Call (773) 519-0404.
Harmony Community Church, 1908 S. Millard Ave., has a community center for youth programs and events. The church offers reading, tutoring, fine art, music, and dance programs. It also has a food pantry. Call (773) 762-9673.
Hilton Asmus Contemporary Gallery at 3622 S. Morgan St. from now through Saturday, July 23, is showing an exhibition of photos, paintings, mixed media, and sculpture entitled Humanity. Call (630) 803-4715 for information.
HRHotSeat Chicago is a free monthly online meetup of more than 1,600 human resources practitioners, service providers, students, and Chicago-area professionals in job transition who come together to expand networks and solve problems. Visit www.HRHotSeat.com or email [email protected] for a calendar of upcoming events.
WATER BILL ASSISTANCE
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has a Low-Income Household Water Assistance Plan, under the Help Illinois Families initiative, to help low-income families unable to pay water and sewer bills avoid shutoffs. Apply for assistance by contacting the real-time assistance hotline service at (833) 711-0374.