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41 hours ago

The Blackstone Library to host Knit and Crochet Circle event

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled “Knit and Crochet Circle” on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

    The Blackstone Library to host Knit and Crochet Circle event - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled "Knit and Crochet Circle" on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The group encourages participants to bring a current knit and crochet project with an inspiration to finish.
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3 days ago

Blackstone Library to host “Family Fun Wednesday”

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host “Family Fun Wednesdays” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host "Family Fun Wednesday" - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host "Family Fun Wednesdays" on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is suitable for children and families to listen to stories while making crafts to share with others.
    http://hpherald.com

4 days ago

The Hyde Park Art Center to host Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France event

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host a program entitled “Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France,” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The Hyde Park Art Center to host Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France event - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host a program entitled "Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France," on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature artist David Schalliol in conversation with architect Marshall Brown to address how changes in post-industrial landscape alter ...
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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

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...break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb...

4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

    Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A series of car break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
    http://hpherald.com

  • We all need to tank Kimm Foxx for creating this problem. She cares more about the criminals than the community. She should the Public Defender not the Chief Prosecutor.

5 days ago

Feb 06

Updated Feb 11

13 local car robberies in one month

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

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4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

    13 local car robberies in one month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department released a community alert to inform residents about about 13 robberies within the area last month. In each robbery, Chicago Police said the victims left their vehicles unattended and unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 09

The Hyde Park Art Center to host Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France event

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host a program entitled “Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France,” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The Hyde Park Art Center to host Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France event - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host a program entitled "Resilience in Chicago and Hauts-de-France," on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature artist David Schalliol in conversation with architect Marshall Brown to address how changes in post-industrial landscape alter ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 04

Feb 03

Jan 31

Filming Notice

Chicago PD will be filming throughout the 4th Ward in the near future, some traffic and parking may be effected. Please see the flyers for details.

Jan 31

Organization for Action hosts panel discussion on gentrification at Blackstone Library

...Cons” presented by OFA (Organizing for Action) Chicago Metro South at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., Saturday, Jan. 27. – Marc Monaghan

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The next OFA Chicago Metro South event “Waging War on Food Deserts – Creating Hunger-Free Zones” will take place at the South Shore Branch Library, 2505 E. 73rd St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

    Organization for Action hosts panel discussion on gentrification at Blackstone Library - hpherald.com
    By MARC MONAGHAN Contributing Writer The Organization for Action's (OFA) Chicago Metro South branch hosted a panel discussion titled "Southside Gentrification: The Pros and Cons," last Saturday, at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. During the lively panel discussion, The conversation ranged from the effect of the Red Line extension on Southside ...
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Jan 27

Updated Jan 29

Crime to Vehicle 5400 South Shore Dr.

I witnessed an unusual suspicious incident yesterday 11 AM 5440 South Shore drive.

2 Men got out of a Black SUV stood in the middle of the street and operated some very large, loud piece of machinery (Chain saw?) and stood over another vehicle. The men acted very suspiciously and glared menacingly at me when I noticed them. I think they were trying to cut off a City "Boot" that had immobilized the other car. They may have been attempting to steal a Catalytic Converter. This ended when the two jumped in to the Black SUV and sped off.

Suspects were 2 AA men ~ the ages of 25-30.

  • Did you get their license plate number?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Joe Jank,

    No I didn't get the license plate and to be honest the two thieves noticed me noticing them and were putting out extreme hostile vibes.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 28

FOUND DOG last night in Kenicott Park

60 lbs, aprox 2-5 years old
male, not neutered
no chip

contact: Brittany Wilbon
blwilbon@gmail.com

( posted on Lost Dogs IL )

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Update:puparent has been found and Ace has been reunited with his family!

Jan 26

Jan 25

Jan 19

3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars

About 8:20 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 5000 block of South Lake Park Avenue;

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The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue, when the officers found them in a stolen car, police said in a news release.

A robbery about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 1100 block of South Jefferson Street;

Just before noon on Jan. 10 in the 1000 block of South Desplaines Street;

About 11:40 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South State Street;

About 8:10 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 100 block of East Chicago Avenue;

Just before 8 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1200 block of South Indiana Avenue;

And about 6:50 p.m. Dec. 26 in 1300 block of East 47th Street.

    3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars
    Three teenagers have been charged in a string of carjackings and robberies downtown and on the South Side committed by people driving previously stolen cars, police said Friday. The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 19

Jan 17

Jan 15

Hyde Park Art Center to host “Neighbors Night”

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host “Neighbors Night,” on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Hyde Park Art Center to host "Neighbors Night" - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host "Neighbors Night," on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is designed to host Hyde Park area neighbors for an evening of art-making, activities, music, films and, refreshments.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 10

An evening of fun and celebration for folks of all ages at the Blackstone Library

Upcoming performances of the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series at the Blackstone Library (4904 S. Lake Park Ave.) include Irene Claude on flute on Jan. 17, “A Musical Potpourri” on Feb. 21, pianist...

    An evening of fun and celebration for folks of all ages at the Blackstone Library - hpherald.com
    By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The closer you get to Christmas, the harder it is to find a big Christmas concert. But there are lots of smaller ones that can be very rewarding. The Wednesday before Christmas I attended "A Winter Holiday Concert, with audience sing-along" at the Blackstone Library, hosted by the Music ...
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Jan 09

Jan 09

Blackstone Library to host roundtable discussion on Southside Gentrification

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled “Southside Gentrification: Pros and Cons,” on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host roundtable discussion on Southside Gentrification - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled "Southside Gentrification: Pros and Cons," on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Chicago Metro South Organization For Action (OFA) and will allow community members to participate in a ...
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Jan 06

Jan 06

Dec 06

Updated Jan 03

Canadian Geese Environmental Destruction

I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of...

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I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of the Chicago river so untreated sewage stop flowing in to Lake Michigan - our source of drinking water. It's a basic rule of civilization not to poop in your drinking water. Well these Canadian Geese are seriously pooping in our drinking water, also ruining things for swimmers off the Point and 57th, 61st street beaches. Plus the Geese feces is food for the exploding rat population.

The Canadian Geese aren't even flying South for the Winter anymore as they have it so easy here. Even liberal Seattle did a mass culling of Geese because they valued their clean water.

Why don't we do the same? There are lots of safe, responsible shot gun and bow and arrow ways to hunt these Geese. Another option is to introduce predators.

Here's an article about the huge problems of Canadian Geese.

http://www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/geese.htm

I do note that Ald Hairston has spoken sensibly on this problem.

    Canada geese in parks
    Jackson Park home. Jackson Park News and Bulletins *Alderman Hairston says the article was incompletely published and does not include her distinction between the geese and their feces or include that any solution must be humane. At least one bird conservation organization has sent a letter to federal government asking that the protected status of the Canada goose not be lifted.
    http://www.hydepark.org
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    On the plus side, it looks like our 10 day brutal arctic cold spell has caused most of the Canadian Geese to fly South.

  • Canada geese

Jan 02

Updated Jan 03

CPD issues community alert on robberies

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive on Thursday, Dec. 28, between 1:50 a.m. and 1:54 a.m.

1600 Block of East 50th Street on Thursday, Dec. 28, between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

    CPD issues community alert on robberies - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department released a community alert to inform neighbors about three robberies that occurred last week. In each robbery, Chicago Police said between one to three offenders approached the victims on the street, demanded and took property using physical force, before fleeing the area in a vehicle.
    http://hpherald.com

  • Just like other neighborhoods before them Hyde Park is now the target location for rape and pillage. The surrounding neighborhoods have already been plundered by the same parentless sixth grade reading level punks that occupy them.

Jan 03

DEVELOPMENT YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

...was unveiled during a press conference at the Polsky Center’s Polsky Exchange North building, 1452 E. 53rd St., Thursday, Oct. 19. The schematic rendering indicates that the total height of the structure will...

The new Sophy Boutique Hotel will be located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue and is scheduled to open its doors in the summer of 2018, according to hotelbusiness.com.

After a four year waiting period, Ald. Sophia King (4th) in collaboration with the University of Chicago, hosted a meeting to discuss Phase II of the Harper Court development project at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Wednesday June 14.

...to update them on its 250 unit, 28 story building proposal for the corner of 53rd Street and Cornell Avenue...

About 40 community members attended the meeting, which was held at East Park Tower, 5242 S. Hyde Park Blvd. For most of the meeting residents raised concerns such as parking, zoning, apartment views and...

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., received renovations and repairs back in June after several cracks and leaks were reported in...

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The advisory committee, which consists of five individuals, assisted in reviewing the submitted Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the Michael Reese site, 2960 S. Ellis Ave.

The meeting was held at Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

The building, which will be called “The Rubenstein Forum Center,” 1201 E. 60th St., will be named in honor of University Trustee and alumnus, David M. Rubenstein, JD...

The Vue53 Apartments, 1330 E. 53rd St., reached an important milestone on Oct. 19, for accomplishing full occupancy and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification status.

    DEVELOPMENT YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer This year, several proposals have been issued for development projects in Hyde Park including a few boutique hotels. Sophy Hotel coming to Hyde Park in summer 2018 The new Sophy Boutique Hotel will be located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue and is scheduled to open its ...
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Jan 03

SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) held its 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the historical Hyde Park Bank building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

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Niki Turley (far left), teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., and her 3rd and 4th grade class accept a check donation from Neva Hefner, vice...

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

The event was held in the Lower Level Community Room of Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St., and featured guest speakers, Jeanne Cameron, executive director of Alliance for Retired Americans; Melisa Stephen...

    SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer Grammy award -winning composer, Augusta Read Thomas visited Montgomery Place in June. Thomas in collaboration with the Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive, hosted a music event entitled: "The Exploration of Music and Imagination," for senior residents of the Hyde Park area.
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Jan 03

Jan 02

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

Dec 30

Music Teachers of Hyde Park to host “Artist Series” at Blackstone Library

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., in collaboration with the Music Teachers of Hyde Park will host an artist series entitled “Music: The Beat of Our City” Through Greg Kot’s Book I’ll Take You There,” on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Music Teachers of Hyde Park to host "Artist Series" at Blackstone Library - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., in collaboration with the Music Teachers of Hyde Park will host an artist series entitled "Music: The Beat of Our City" Through Greg Kot's Book I'll Take You There," on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m.
    http://hpherald.com

Dec 29

Save Jackson Park! Obamas Should Build Homeless Centers Instead.

The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and...

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The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and increasing numbers of homeless people ~ 80,000.

The situation is so bad that the homeless are now using our police stations as shelters - disrupting police work and exposing police officers and crime victims to disease.

I propose that we shame the City and national political and media elites to simply abandon the Obama Presidential library and posh golf course in our Jackson Park and instead build state of the art homeless shelters with adequate showers, laundry facilities and nursing and security services.

The extremely wealthy Obama supporters (Oprah Winfrey) can contribute the $s to prevent Chicago homeless from freezing to death or dying of diseases like Hepatitis or TB.

And really what have Oprah Winfrey or the Obamas done for poor Black AA here on the South Side and West Side - Oprah has left our town, doesn’t employ many/any poor Black AA Chicagoans and the Obamas don’t even want to associate with poor Chicagoans and will only come visit if they turn Jackson Park in to a semi private Obama/Tiger woods Presidential library and expensive golf course on our Lake Front!

And why do we even need more Presidential libraries anywhere in Chicago or anywhere in the USA - it’s just propaganda to say “our President was the best”. Does anyone go to the George W Bush Presidential library? Somehow I doubt if George W Bush ever read a serious book.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-englewood-barbie-20171222-story.html

    Feeding the homeless at Club 51: 'They are my friends, I break bread with them'
    Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off. Nearly 30 years later, Clark walked into another station on the South Side in February to see a relative and noticed a lobby filled with people seeking shelter from the cold night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 29

Dec 28

Blackstone Library to host arts and crafts event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an arts and crafts event entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Crafts,” on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host arts and crafts event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an arts and crafts event entitled "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Crafts," on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is designed for preschoolers and will allow participants to honor Dr. Martin Luther King ...
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