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.
  • Bid on Silent Auction Items – Our Silent Auction page is now live! Bid on items from weekend getaways, to gift certificates, to jewelry. View our auction site here!

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 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

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 1:30 CST
Local thriller author Layne Fargo discusses the real-life inspiration behind her 2019 fast-paced debut novel, TEMPER. Set in Chicago's storefront theater scene, Fargo will share how her background in the performing arts has shaped her writing process. Fargo is a Pitch Wars mentor, Vice President of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime, and the co-creator of the podcast Unlikeable Female Characters. 

Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here




FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: The International Year of the Nurse
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 1:30 CST 

Born on May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale became the founder of the modern nursing profession. Against all odds, and with a determination uncharacteristic of women in the 1800s, Nightingale won the right to serve. She was the first female superintendent of nurses in the British army and led a team of 38 nurses into the horrible circumstances of the Crimean War. She later established a training program for nurses at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. Join master storyteller and award winning actor Megan Wells as she brings to life this famous historical figure in an interactive ZOOM performance with a Q&A.
Please Register for this Zoom Program by clicking here




The next Woody's Take Home will be offered for pick up on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The deadline for orders is Friday, March 5 at 5pm. 

Soup (pint) $7 each – Orzo and Chickpea with a Tumeric-Ginger Broth 
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Penne with Ground Beef Tomato Sauce
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – BBQ Sauce Glazed Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese 
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Vanilla Custard with Custard Cookies 

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 10 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.