Thank you to everyone who ordered Woody’s Take Home this week. We are bringing it back for Monday, April 13. The Menu and pricing are below. Deadline to order is Thursday, April 9 at 5pm.

Soup (pint) $7 each - Chicken and Hominy with cilantro and lime
Comfort dish (feeds 2) $14 each - Ground beef and cheese enchiladas (also available as cheese only or cheese and tofu)
Entrée Salad (feeds 1) $15 each - Grilled Chicken Caesar with tomato, parmesan and croutons 
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each - Chocolate dipped Madeleines  

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

 We will be following strict COVID-19 directives, so please read carefully:

  • Payment must be made over the phone with a credit card (708-386-2729 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 11:30-1:00pm on Monday, April 13 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.
  • Please stay inside your car; we know you miss the building and all of your fellow members. We miss you too. But your health is our foremost concern and we ask that you practice safe social distancing.
  • If you are picking up food for a friend, please let Erin know prior to Monday so she can have all of the correct food ready.

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

Thank you!


Dear Nineteenth Century Charitable Association Members: 

How are you doing in this time of everchanging rules and concern for our national health ?  I hope you are all OK. 

I miss seeing you. We had such lovely energy while sharing camaraderie at our warm and friendly luncheons, our excellent educational experiences, and our beautiful building.  Hopefully you are keeping some of that spirit alive while being limited by measures put in place by our governments. The Nineteenth Century is following government guidelines. 

I want to assure you that your Nineteenth Century leaders are meeting to put measures in place to keep you and our staff safe. We also want to maintain our beautiful building and assure the organization is financially stable.  As the government guidelines change, we adapt.  

Changes of which to be aware:   

  1. Our Member business meeting will not take place on April 27.  At this meeting we would normally vote on nominated Board officers, find out the status of our organization and hear about planned activities for 2020-21 fiscal year.  Because this vote is crucial for our bylaws, we are sending you an electronic vote. Please look for it.
  2. Since the Village of Oak Park has asked us to remain in our homes, the building will not be open for committee meetings until that restriction is lifted.
  3. You might find that we will have more fun activities this summer to help us continue to enjoy each other and to further our mission.
  4. Our scholarship team is poised to move forward to choose our scholarship recipients for the 2021-22 school year.
  5. Any changes to programming will be announced as world events progress.
  6. Our community partners will not be using the building until their gatherings are within government guidelines.
I wish you creativity in keeping these special days full and happy.
SMILE!  And most importantly, Stay healthy!
Susan Roberts, Board President