Registration is now open for our Come Together 60s Gala, which will be held virtually on March 13, 2021

Visit our Gala Website to: 

  • Register - Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets – Tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100. We will draw three winning tickets during the event. Prizes are $500, $250, and $100.
  • Order Chef Woody’s Gala to Go Meal – Our Executive Chef will be preparing a delicious meal that can be picked up the day of the gala (meals need to be heated at home)
  • Bid on Silent Auction Items – Our Silent Auction page will be live for bidding on March 1, 2021. Bid on items from weekend getaways, to gift certificates, to jewelry.

If you have any questions, please contact the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association’s Executive Director, Erin Payton at 708-386-2729 x 3 or [email protected]. 

 Please Join Us for
These Upcoming Programs!

A $15 donation for non-members is suggested. Your generous donations allow us to continue to provide quality programming like the ones below.  Please click the DONATE HERE button: 


Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:30 CST
Chicago is known for its lakefront and skyscrapers, da Bulls and da Bears, pizza and popcorn, but it should also be known for its 130 outdoor public fountains. Many of these beautiful fountains have fascinating stories to tell. Who built them and why? What do they represent? This lavishly illustrated presentation from Greg Borzo will tour Chicago's wet and wild side. Learn about these fountains' art, architecture, history and mystery.
Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here





Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:30 CST
An acid trip down memory lane. Brothers Jeffrey and Michael Gentile, Jr. discover a parallel world hidden behind a suburban Chicago façade. Mobsters came to dinner, contract hits came with warning notices, and thieves delivered merchandise and people. Not criminals to the family, they were old friends who brought fat envelopes to personal life cycle events. How does this happen to an ordinary family?
Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here




Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00pm CST
Join us for a conversation between author Elizabeth Berg and poet Barbara Crooker, whose poems have appeared in magazines such as The Sun, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, and anthologies such as The Bedford Introduction to Literature, Good Poems for Hard Times (Viking Penguin), Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press), and Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (Penn State University Press). 
Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1:30 CST
Join us for a wonderful afternoon of classical, Broadway and popular songs. Bill Dwyer, tenor, Bill McMurray, baritone, and Lisa Kristina, piano, have performed locally, nationally, and internationally in various roles and are much in demand. It is near St. Patrick's Day, so don't be surprised if you hear “Oh Danny Boy”.

Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here




The next Woody's Take Home will be offered for pick up on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The deadline for orders is Friday, February 26 at 5pm. 

Soup (pint) $7 each – Lemony roasted asparagus  
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Spaghetti with roasted chicken and lemon pesto 
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Vegan Dal Makhani (beluga “black” lentils, brown basmati rice, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, curry and tomato chutney)
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – peanut butter bars with chocolate frosting 

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, March 3 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 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.