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April 26, 2018 


Stand Against Racism April 27 at New Time
The Evanston Stand Against Racism will take place on Ridge Avenue (near Church Street) from 2:00-2:25 p.m. – later in the day than in previous years. The Evanston time was moved to better accommodate lunch periods for schoolchildren, who participate in this annual event.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
American Legion Pasta Dinner Sends Vets to Nationals
Evanston’s American Legion Post 42 will host its seventh annual Pasta Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 12 to raise travel expenses for disabled veterans competing soon at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Central Suburban League Art Exhibit Features ETHS Student Works
More than 65 art students from Evanston Township High School will showcase their work at the annual Central Suburban League Art Exhibition.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Y.O.U. and YMCA Invite Youth to 'Take Over' MetaMedia
Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) and the McGaw YMCA hosted their second annual youth-led “Take Over” event at the McGaw Y’s MetaMedia on April 6.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Erie Officials Discuss Youth Healthcare Issues
Officials from Erie Family Health Centers joined other local healthcare advocates for a forum on health care issues faced by Evanston youth at a March 22 gathering at Evanston/Skokie Health Center.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Merion Aims to Be First SAGECare Credentialed Community in Illinois
The Merion, a senior living community at 1611 Chicago Ave., will begin LGBT aging training; to become the first community in Illinois to be SAGECare credentialed.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'New Genes for Harry' New Genes Inc. Raising Funds for 7-Year Old Battling Terminal Disease
 Local foundation New Genes Inc., invites the community to its “New Genes for Harry” silent auction, to benefit Orrington first-grader Harry Stilwell. The fundraiser will take place at Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Ave., from 7 to 11 p.m. on May 19.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Evanston Aging Well Film Night
The Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., will host the Evanston Aging Well Film Night at 7 p.m. on April 26. Admission to the event is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Film Night is sponsored by Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care and Three Crowns Park.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Destiny Bridge Builders Seeks to Help Youth Thrive
A group of concerned citizens dedicated to improving the quality of life of Evanston youth has formed the organization Destiny Bridge Builders.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Edible Evanston sets 2018 Educational Work-and-Learn Days
Edible Evanston, a program of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, Evanston's non-profit champion of sustainability, invites the public to volunteer and/or learn about permaculture at work-and-learn Saturdays from April through June.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Connections Has Resources to Prevent Homelessness
“Connections for the Homeless has resources available for those facing eviction, and we can help them right now – before they ever have to face homelessness,” said Betty Bogg, Executive Director of Connections for the Homeless.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Rotary Co-sponsors 'Pathways to Peace' Discussions
In this era of tribalism and identity politics, there are still ambassadors of peace and inclusivity working in communities around the world to ensure that today’s challenges, such as the growing refugee crisis, do not interfere with the peaceful progress of the last century.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'A Chorus Line' Takes the Stage at ETHS
Evanston Township High School presents the musical “A Chorus Line” on April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s Upstairs Theatre.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Second Baptist Brings Easter Message to Citadel Residents
On March 24 members of Second Baptist Church of Evanston presented “Jesus’ Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross” at Citadel Care Center in Wilmette. The Easter visit, coordinated by Ina Cagle,  has become an annual tradition at Second Baptist. Pictured left to right are Teresa Hayes, Minister Sharon Weeks, Rhonda Craven, Rev. Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors, Minister Jackie Frazier, Reverend Joseph Waters, Deacon C. Louise Brown and Ina Cagle. Not pictured: Ora Pool.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Mavis Staples, The New Pornographers, Slick Rick and More To Headline Inaugural 'Out of Space'
 SPACE, the Society for Preservation of Arts and Culture in Evanston, will celebrate 10 years of live music with Out of Space, a full summer of outdoor concerts, from June 21 to Aug. 26, throughout Evanston.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
North Shore Harmonizers Seek Singers
The North Shore Harmonizers, a women’s a cappella chorus, invites all women to come and sing. Any level of musical experience is welcome.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Central Pizza Pie Pop-Up April 29
Hòa Voscott and Ned Shaub will bring the next installment of their “Pop-Ups for Good” to Curt’s Café North on April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curt’s Café and the Evanston Rotary Club will be the beneficiaries of the profits from the Sunday lunch.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bach Week Festival
The Bach Week Festival, to be held in Evanston and Chicago April 27 and 29 and May 4, will feature new twists on presenting music by the event’s namesake, Johann Sebastian Bach.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
After Midwest Pizza Contest Win, Panino's Lenny Rago Heads to Italy
A pizza-making teenager, an entrepreneur with a string of successful business ventures, and a famous pizza champion. Lenny Rago has been all of these things. So it is not a surprise that his pizza was recently named “Best in the Midwest” –  or that he was getting ready to head to Italy for another competition. Over the years, Mr. Rago has received many honors for his pizza, but he was excited to talk about the most recent – almost as if this were his first win.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
ECF Joins Great Lakes One Water Partnership
On April 9,  five shoreline community foundations announced they are coming together to join the Great Lakes One Water Partnership, a new effort designed to help communities in six regions around the Great Lakes develop and implement projects that will secure the region’s water future.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird The Pied Piper of Evanston The Pied Piper of Evanston
This month we’ll see the publication of the children’s nonfiction book “Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America’s First Bookmobile” by Sharlee Glenn.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Block Museum Exhibit Looks for Meaning in Unbranded Ads
“Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded,” an exhibit that opened at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art on April 14, looks at how advertising images reproduce and reinforce American ideals of race and femininity.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'Big Tree Down'
Though it stood on the corner, Big Tree was the heart of the block. Children played and adults read beneath its branches; some climbed to sit on the limbs and talk; others walked their dogs past the tree to see what was going on.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Enrich Evanston Addresses Inclusion and Accessibility in the Arts
Four Evanston arts organizations heard some unsettling statistics at a statewide arts conference in 2015. Representatives from the Evanston Symphony, Actors Gymnasium, the North Shore Choral Society (NSCS) and Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) learned that just 2% of all cultural institutions in the United States receive nearly 60% of all contributed revenue – and that grants significantly favor large urban organizations or artists representing White culture.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Fundraiser for 7-Year Old Battling Terminal Disease
Local foundation New Genes Inc., invites the community to their New Genes for Harry silent auction, to benefit Orrington first grader Harry Stilwell.... Unlike most other children, however, Harry is fighting for his life.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
'Clean Up, Evanston!' In Celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day
Community members are invited to participate in the City's annual Earth Day and Arbor Day community clean-up event, “Clean up, Evanston!`” from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 21 at locations throughout the community.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Voting for Winners of National Drinking Water Week Art Contest Closes Soon
In honor of 2018 National Drinking Water Week, May 6-12, the City is hosting an art contest for third-grade students in Evanston to celebrate the contest’s theme, “Protect the Source.” The purpose of the week-long event is to celebrate water by recognizing the essential role it plays in daily life.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Inaugural North Shore Mental Health/Wellness Fair
Community members and healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about mental and behavioral health will have the opportunity to discover resources and services available on the North Shore and the North Side of Chicago at the inaugural North Shore Mental Health and Wellness Fair. This free event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 28 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Standing For Stronger Gun Laws
Barbara Schlosser, Florence Banach, Mary Sotir, Greta Salem, Steve Bates and Anna Boekstegen pose with their signs as they return from the anti-gun rally “March for Our Lives” on March 24. Rallies across the country, including one at Fountain Square, called for stronger gun laws.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
YWCA Evanston/North Shore Racial Justice Summit
YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites the public to its third annual racial justice summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 12, at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018



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