Summer Theater Club! (Tuesdays 3-5pm)
Jun
23
Aug 26

Summer Theater Club! (Tuesdays 3-5pm)

Benton House presents... SUMMER THEATER CLUB! Join us on Tuesday, 3pm-5pm for theater games, writing workshops, improv games, and more! Ages 10-15. It's free, of course! The club runs from June 23rd to August 6th.

The Lager Beer Riot Fundraiser
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

The Lager Beer Riot Fundraiser

To mark the 160th anniversary of the Lager Beer Riot, Chicago’s first act of civil disturbance, and to celebrate the city’s growing beer culture, Pocket Guide to Hell and Marz Community Brewing Company are hosting an audience interactive dodgeball reenactment and beer tasting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at 6 pm. The event is part of Version Festival 15 and is a fundraiser for Benton House, the historic nonprofit charitable center in Bridgeport

Benton House Laugh-A-Thon Fundraiser!
Mar
27
7:00 pm19:00

Benton House Laugh-A-Thon Fundraiser!

So, do you like to laugh? What about chuckling? Giggling? A little snickering? How about just smiling? Whatever! Regardless of how you express your appreciation of humor, we know you like it. And if you really, like seriously don't enjoy comedy, you can still come and just sit quietly in the back wishing you had some way of experiencing joy... and then suddenly realize, "Wait, a minute! By just coming to this thing I've helped the community! There's still joy to be had! I have value! Hoorah! Hoorah!"

Soup & Bread Benefit at The Hideout
Jan
21
5:30 pm17:30

Soup & Bread Benefit at The Hideout

Eat good and do good! Enjoy delicious soups and breads at The Hideout Inn as a part of their weekly Soup and Bread event series, benefitting local community organizations. Come eat some grub and support Benton House's food pantry by donating what you can!

X-Mas Tree Giveaway
Dec
6
12:00 pm12:00

X-Mas Tree Giveaway

This year we will have 85 Christmas Trees to donate to community families. Join us as a volunteer, neighbor, or client.

"A Place at the Table" Documentary Screening
Sep
25
6:00 pm18:00

"A Place at the Table" Documentary Screening

September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Benton House will be screening a documentary that "peels back the curtain on the problem of food insecurity, weaving together the stories of low-income Americans who struggle to put healthy food on the table, despite the fact that they have jobs."

Bed-Building BBQ w/ Backyard Botany
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

Bed-Building BBQ w/ Backyard Botany

Want to learn how to make a raised garden bed and eat some BBQ while doing it?? 
Well, Backyard Botany will be making a new raised garden bed and having a BBQ this Saturday!
Come hang, learn, eat, pick some veggies, whatever!

Mahjong Social!
Aug
3
1:00 pm13:00

Mahjong Social!

Come play Mahjong with seniors at Benton House. Music, refreshments, and good company provided!

Social Justice Event Series: "Freedom Summer" Documentary Screening
Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

Social Justice Event Series: "Freedom Summer" Documentary Screening

A documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to register voters in the segregated South. We will be inviting speakers from Chicago Votes to talk about ongoing voter registration efforts in Chicago.

 

Backyard Botany Garden Party
Jul
12
3:00 pm15:00

Backyard Botany Garden Party

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The Benton House garden is inviting you to learn about urban gardening and connect with your community! Join us for family-friendly workshops, a garden tour, food, and more! Workshops include: seed-bomb workshop, paper mâché workshop, container pot painting workshop, and more TBA!