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May 26, 2018 


Community Conference Focuses on Older Adult Mental Health
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 20% of people ages 55 or older experience some type of mental health concern, the most common of which include anxiety and mood disorders.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Mental Health of Older Adults
The World Health Organization’s fact sheet, updated December 2017, provided by the Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute, offers some information on mental health issues that confront many older adults.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Evanston Community Foundation Awards Climate Action Grants
Evanston Community Foundation announced two grants totaling $4,550 from the Climate Action Fund to Rimland Services and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Northwestern University Helps with Home Improvements in Evanston
Northwestern University’s Facilities Management department, in collaboration with the University’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Relations and the City of Evanston, undertook a variety of projects to repair the homes of families in need.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
2nd Act Players to Host #MeToo Play Festival
Seeking to continue discussions of the issues raised by the #MeToo Movement, the 2nd Act Players will host a #MeToo Play Festival May 18-19 and 26-27 in Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Ave.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
William Snell VFW Post: Serving The Community for 72 Years
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Technical Sergeant William B. Snell Post 7186 hosted its annual Patriotic Breakfast on April 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Post has been serving the Evanston community and beyond since 1946.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
NU Commemorates 1968 Takeover of Bursar's Office by Black Students
Northwestern University commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1968 takeover by Black students of the Bursar’s Office with several days of events  highlighting a year-long remembrance of the pivotal event.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cherry Scholarship Fund Sets All-time Records in its 25th Year
The Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Fund honored 20 Evanston Township High School graduates at its annual award dinner on April 29.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Music Institute to Honor Zukerman
The Music Institute of Chicago is scheduled to host its 2018 Anniversary Gala on May 21, celebrating its history as one of the largest and most respected community music schools in the nation.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Merion Honors Local Firefighters
On May 4, International Firefighters Day, senior citizens and preschoolers
celebrated Evanston firefighters.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Dead Dead Dead Dead Dead
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

I have a toy. A fun toy. A toy that gives my little librarian heart a hop, skip and a jump whenever I get to use it. The name of my toy? Collection HQ.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
'The Eight Mountains'
Paulo Cognetti describes the friendship between Pietro Guasti and Bruno Gulielmina that, begun in childhood, spans three generations.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Grandparents Rock ... And This Is How They Roll
Family Focus’s poetry-writing grandparents took the stage on April 24 with new poems about love, work and prayer. The group defined grandparents as Giving, Resilient, Amazing, Noble, Diehard, Powerful, Artistic, Religious, Energetic, Necessary and Terrific.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue
There are almost 50 businesses and individuals working out of the buildings along the west side of the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Moon Over Evanston
Prairie Moon will open in its new location, 1635 Chicago Ave., in June. 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Yoga and Beer Good Combo for Fundraising
Temperance Trikonasana, a monthly yoga and beer class led by yoga instructor Jenny Arrington and hosted at Temperance Beer Company, has raised more than $10,000 for local organizations.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Evanston Rotarians Partner with the City and Northwestern to Plant 120 Trees
With support from the City of Evanston and Northwestern University, two local Evanston Rotary clubs will plant 100 trees in the City at 10 a.m. on May 5 as part of the Trees for Evanston Parks project. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Evanston Arts Council Calls For 'Pop-Up' Temporary Art
The Evanston Arts Council is issuing a call for artists to submit applications for “pop-up” temporary displays of artwork or performances of public art throughout Evanston this summer/ The Arts Council will provide three grants of up to $1,000 each for projects, which must take place between June 10 and Aug. 31.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Midnight Pig Tap Room, Evanston's First Self-Serve Beer Lounge, Now Open
A different kind of beer lounge, Midnight Pig Tap Room, opened its doors at 1557 Sherman Ave. on April 19. Created by the founders of Tommy Nevin’s for both the passionate beer lover and the novice, the Tap Room lets guests serve themselves from a central wall boasting more than 30 beer taps.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Backlot Gets Greener
Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central St., is making strides to reduce waste. On April 16, Backlot replaced its standard plastic straws with both Aardvark paper straws and commercially compostable straws. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Food Trucks Invited to Operate at James and Lovelace Parks
Evanston-approved food trucks have been invited to operate at Evanston’s two largest parks in order to support participants and family members attending youth athletic programs. Eleven businesses have indicated an interest in participating in this pilot program, which begins on May 5. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Four Rotary Club Grants Target Inclusion, Health and Viability
The On Your Feet Foundation, along with three other Evanston organizations that support women and children, were awarded grants at the April 26 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Evanston. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
ECF Honors EPD's Commitment to Leadership Evanston
Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston recently thanked the Evanston Police Department for its longstanding commitment to the program. The event showcased nine outstanding program alumni affiliated with the Evanston Police Department.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Evanston Takes a Stand Against Racism
Hundreds of Evanstonians from senior citizens to kindergartners lined Ridge Avenue on April 27 for the annual Stand Against Racism, a nationwide event sponsored by the national YWCA.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
International Geophysical Year, Part II Space Age Ups and Downs
The 1950s brought a number of booms to America. The post-war baby boom led to a suburban housing boom.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
EEA Reinvents Green Ball as 'Nature's Night Out'
In a first for Evanston, the community’s environmentally-themed party will feature an exclusive, after-hours look at the Evanston Ecology Center, where partygoers can enjoy music, raffle prizes, and the best in local food and craft beer offerings. 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
'Tails in Bloom' at Animal Shelter Gala
The Evanston Animal Shelter Association , a not-for-profit organization which funds and operates the Evanston Animal Shelter, said its annual Tails in Bloom Gala held last month surpassed its set goals.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
A Day for the Planet
On the day before official Earth Day, April 21, residents cleared the debris of winter, planted and planned in preparation and hope for belated spring warmth.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
From Kathmandu to Evanston
Local Women’s Handicrafts founder Nasreen Sheikh visited Evansotn on April 19 to tell her story and offer for sale handcrafted items from her native Nepal.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
YEA! Teams With WBEZ to Promote Chicagoland's Largest and Oldest Youth Art Festival
YEA! (Young Evanston Artists) Festival will return this year under new leadership, once again transforming Raymond Park at Chicago Avenue and Lake Street into a community wonderland celebrating youth art and creativity. The festival, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 19, is free to the public.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018



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