This Week at Southside Hub


Sebastian as mummy, photo by Mommy

Dear friends,

Dave Ford’s Truck Drawings have arrived! They are beautiful and have altered the space completely!

Our Sunday potluck was a great success and it was a real pleasure to have dinner with Dave’s drawings behind and in front of us, sitting on John’s chairs and sharing company with some of Hyde Park’s finest people! Please come out this week to visit us!

This week at the Southside Hub:

Wednesday October 26th: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Hyde Park Community Players General Meeting

Please join the HPCP for a gathering o’ the Players: celebrating success, playing theater games, doing business, getting ready for their next production! Their General Meetings help put the “community” in “community theater.” Bring munchies. Open to the public, in the1st floor front room.

Thursday October 27th: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Film screening: Blind Spot

Humankind is facing a catastrophic catch-22: Destroy the world by exhausting its supply of fossil fuels, or stop using oil and let the modern economy collapse. This documentary presents evidence of waning petroleum reserves and explores why industrial society has become so dependent on oil. Experts also explain how gasoline use leads to global warming and predict what will happen when it’s gone. 2008, USA, 86 min., DVD projection. Sustainability Film Series presented by Hyde Park – Kenwood Transition Initiative.

Friday October 28th: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day off school camp celebrating “All Hallows Eve” with workshops and play all day! Join us for a day of fun crafts, learn about how other cultures celebrate this holiday, make skull noise makers for Day of The Dead, carve a turnip (Punkie!) and and create cool effigies from recyclables for our Effigy Garden. This day will include plenty of creative making time along with lots of outdoor scavenging for materials and play! Please see our calendar for all details! Cost is $50 per child, $80 for siblings. RSVP needed.

Sunday October 30th: It’s Your Party, You Can Scream If You Want To!

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Jack-o-lantern and “Punkies” carving!
Family Jack-o’-Lantern and “punkies” Carving and Competition (BYO Pumpkin/Tools) The carving of jack-o’-lanterns springs from the “souling” custom of carving turnips into lanterns as a way of remembering the souls held in purgatory. At one time, English children made “punkies” out of large beetroots, upon which they carved a design of their choice. Bring your own Pumpkin, turnips, or Beet roots and carving tools!

4:00 to 6:00 pm
Don Lamb is going to join us to talk and answer questions on climate change and action that can be taken to prevent it. Don is a U of C astrophysicist who knows everything there is to know about climate change, has been intimately involved in political action and can advise us about that, is a wonderful, warm, caring person and a terrific communicator and is an advocate of the use of nuclear energy while the transition from fossil fuels is being made. His knowledge of that alone will be worth the time spent.

4:00 to 6:00 for children:
Mike Phillips will screen a series of spooky cartoons on the third floor!

6:30 to 9:00 pm
Grand Jack-o-Lantern’s and Punkies Lighting and Contest!! Please bring own pumpkins and carving tools! Thrift shop’s best prizes offered!

Potluck dinner. As always, please bring a favorite dish to share. We provide the dinnerware as we are trying to avoid buying more plastic and paper. Remember, one’s generosity and culinary care is the key ingredient for a successful and delicious potluck! This is a family friendly event! Please being warm dishes of pumpkin nature, warm comfort food or Halloween inspired goodies!

This is a DIY, BYO event. Please bring food, drinks and anything else you would like to contribute!

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