The Aquinas Literacy Center at 3540 S. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, is continuing its program of free language instruction for McKinley Park residents who wish to study English as a second language. Now in its 20th year, the program helps more than 200 students annually by connecting trained volunteer tutors and learners through individualized instruction and access to the center's language lab.
Volunteers are critially needed to meet the high demand for language tutors, and the center is hosting its next training over the evening of Friday, April 29, and the day of Saturday, April 30. Click here for more information; contact Kristen Dempsey Pasyk at (773) 927-0512 or aquinaslite
The Midnight Circus, a Chicago Park District program that hosted extremely popular shows in McKinley Park in 2015, will return in 2016 for noon and 3 p.m. shows on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. As detailed in an emailed Park District announcement, the Midnight Circus will perform at ten different Chicago parks in August, September and October this year.