Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m., Nineteenth Century Club:

Rex Huppke will speak about his book, From Engineering to Journalism: An Economically Unwise Path. The veteran Chicago Tribune columnist shares his journey from the high-paying world of chemical engineering to the not-so-high-paying world of journalism, while making a strong case for the value of doing what you love. $10 suggested donation. Doors open at 6:45. Refreshments, cash bar. Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, 178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park. Call 708-386-2729 or visit www.nineteenthcentury.org.

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