The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago invites West Side residents to take part in a day of service on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion about the history of nonviolent action as well as the current work being done to build peace, then participants will make toiletry kits. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.
Visit the 29th Ward office at 4807 W. Harrison St. from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8. Light refreshments and snacks will be served at the new satellite office, which is open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.