We are Planning Our
 21-22 Program Season.
 Stay Tuned!

Our Program Committee is hard at work planning 29 weeks of programs in our five categories: Art, Literature, Music, Science and Social Science. Your donation will help ensure the season is Amazing!


 Missed a Program from the 20-21 Season? Many great programs from the season are available here
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:00pm CST 
Essayist, poet, and funeral director Thomas Lynch was born in Detroit, Michigan. His critically acclaimed volumes of poetry include The Sin-Eater: A Breviary (2011), Walking Papers (2010), Still Life in Milford (1998), Grimalkin and Other Poems (1994), and Skating with Heather Grace (1986). He has received numerous awards and grants from the National Book Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council for the Arts, and the Irish Arts Council. A frequent guest lecturer at universities across North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, Lynch is an adjunct professor in creative writing at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Learn more about Lynch's life and career during this conversation, which comes from a collaboration between Writing Matters and the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association. To register for this Zoom program, please click here.


The Nineteenth Century is looking for sellers for its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, August 21, which will take place in our parking lot. For a $50.00 donation, each seller gets a 14’x14’ space. Please contact Erin Payton at 708-386-2729 x 3 or [email protected] for more info.        

The next Woody's Take Home will be offered for pick up on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Deadline to order is Friday, June 11 at 5pm. Thank you!


Soup (pint) $7 each -- Spiced Citrus White Bean 
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Chicken Pesto Penne with Asparagus 
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Brazilian Whitefish Stew with Cilantro Rice 
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Strawberry-Rhubarb Buckle Cake 

You can either order all four items together for $39 or individual items.  

Payment must be made over the phone with a credit card (708-386-2729 x 3 with Erin) or you can mail a check made out to NCCA to 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301. You cannot pay onsite when you pick up your food.

  • You will be able to pick up your meal between 11:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, June 16 only.
  • Please pull into the circle drive when you arrive. Erin will bring your meal to your car. When she comes out, please pop your trunk so she can place the food inside.
  • If you are picking up food for a friend, please let Erin know prior to Wednesday so she can have all of the correct food ready.

  Please email Erin Payton at [email protected] or call 708-386-2729 x 3 with your order or with questions.