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June 24, 2018 


The Woman's Club Of Evanston Names 2018 Grant Recipients
The Woman’s Club of Evanston announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Grants at its annual Contributions to the Community Breakfast last month.  Seventeen nonprofit organizations will share in more than $150,000 raised by the WCE during the past year.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Evanston Community Foundation Awards $825,000 in Grants
The Evanston Community Foundation announced competitive and strategic grants totaling more than $825,000 on May 31 at the 2018 Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
City Sustainability Coordinator Named to 2018 GreenBiz '30 Under 30' List
City of Evanston Sustain-ability Coordinator Kumar Jensen was named to the 2018 GreenBiz “30 under 30” class of emerging leaders who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Evanston Arts Council Announces 2018-19 Cultural Fund Grant Program Awardees
The Evanston Arts Council has announced the 2018-19 Cultural Fund Grant Program's award recipients.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Meals at Home Celebrates 50 Years
Meals at Home held its 2018 benefit, “Celebrate: 50 Years of Feeding Our Neighbors,” May 4 at the Evanston Art Center at 1717 Central St.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue
“Bookselling is a peculiar business,” said Nina Barrett, sitting near the fiction section in her bookstore, Bookends and Beginnings, which is located behind Sherman Avenue in Bookman’s Alley. “We sell stories, not stuff – and even though we work with books all day, we still read books late at night, until we conk out.”
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A Solidarity Bridge to Helping and Healing
Some might measure the distance between Bolivia and Illinois in miles – 4,300 – some in flying time – eight-and-a-half hours. The volunteers and members of Solidarity Bridge, 1703 Darrow Ave., span the distance in their memories of lives touched and bodies healed and the pull of the mission to bring medical care to the poor.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Bundled Blessings Serves 330 Families Each Month
On June 6, eight volunteers of Bundled Blessings, an outreach program of First Methodist Church of Evanston, gathered at Northwestern University’s loading dock at 2020 Ridge Ave. to take delivery of a shipment of 40,000 diapers from the National Diapers Bank Network.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Summer Food for Youth in Evanston
Free cold breakfasts and lunches are served to youth ages 1 to 18 on a first-come, first-served basis at locations throughout the City. Breakfast and lunch will be available daily, through Aug. 17, except July 4.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
An Upholstery Class Connects with Connections For the Homeless
Javier Miranda’s Thursday night upholstery class knows how to give worn or outdated furniture a new lease on life. Self-described alley- and thrift store-pickers, his students have learned how to recognize “good bones” in down-and-out pieces and restore them to functionality.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Ogorod Productions Prepares for Inaugural Performance
Ogorod Productions, one of Chicago’s new production companies, has announced the cast and production team for its first production, “The Fantasticks.”
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A June Engagement
Fortunately, there is still time to enjoy the community arts initiative that is Evanston Made! Founded in 2012 to facilitate engagement between the public and Evanston creatives, this initiative has grown to include annual events, pop up shops, curated art exhibits, and artsy fun for both kids and adults. All events take place in June at locations across Evanston.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Officer and Gentlemen Academy Hosts Inaugural Empowerment Breakfast
More than 150 community members, City of Evanston and civic leaders, teachers and administrators attended the Officer and Gentlemen Academy Empowerment Breakfast held at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 19.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Blood Drive at Library
On June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. LifeSource will be in the Large Community Meeting Room of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a blood drive. 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Falcon Banding Draws a Squawking Spectacle at EPL
Typically, the reference section of the Evanston Public Library is quiet enough to hear a pin drop. But on June 12, there was quite a bazaar with nearly 60 people huddled in a small section behind the shelves.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Custer Fair June 16,17
From the historic Main Street/Chicago Avenue store buildings to the tree lined Washington Street residential area visitors to the Custer Fair can find places to please between 10 a.m. to 9 p.m each day.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest
Visitors can expect something fresh and new as the Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest takes to the streets of downtown Evanston from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 23 and 24 with a sea of traditional and recycled art. An all engaging children’s tent, and pop-up entertainment to surprise and delight all festival-goers.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
'Educated'
“Educated” by Tara Westover is a thought-provoking memoir about growing up in a Mormon Survivalist family. She was the youngest of seven children, all working in the junkyard owned by their father, Val, in the mountains of south-eastern Idaho.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Three Gardens That Add up to One Doing the Math on the 29th Annual Evanston Garden Walk
Among the nine gardens on the 29th Annual Evanston Garden Walk, on June 24, are three adjoining properties where, with shared enthusiasm and expertise, gardeners have created a whole landscape that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
'Redlined' at Curt's
Linda Gartz is selling her recent book, “Redlined,”  at the discounted price of $15 (regular price $16.95) at Curt’s Cafe North and donating 40% of the profits ($6 per book) to Curt’s mission.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Young Woman with Family in Evanston Risks Death if Deported
A stay entered by the Board of Immigration Appeals last week will allow Yesica, a 21-year old woman who was separated from her family three years ago by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to stay in the United States pending further proceedings before the Board.  She is being held in a detention center in Texas.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue
A recently withdrawn development proposal, called for demolishment of about half of the buildings along the west side of the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue in Evanston. On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue, a series of profiles, gives readers the opportunity to learn more about the people and businesses that would have been displaced, and the buildings that would have disappeared.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Busy Life at Library, in Reserves and in Graduate School
Jose Maldonado, the circulation manager at Evanston Public Library, has worked at the library since 2013, but that’s not his only job. Mr. Maldonado is also a part of the army reserves, and returned in April from a year of active duty at Fort Hood in Texas.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
"I am just you, darker; you are just me, lighter." In Annual Poetry Slam, Clutch Champions Edge Defenders of the Dream
The call was between “Things We Don’t Need” and “I am, She Is, He Is, We Are” in the annual Family Focus Poetry Slam held on May 22 in the theater in the Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus building, 2010 Dewey Ave.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Local Artists and Designers Ponder How to Help Others Flourish
Heather Hancock’s stunning work at the Evanston Art Center’s “Catching Light: the Art of Architecture” is a lot of fun. She presents the glass and steel facades of many famous Chicago high rises in an unexpected medium. The pieces appear from a distance to be photographs, but they turn out to be mixed-media with glass.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Art & Dessert Crawl on the Main-Dempster Mile
Unseasonably chilly temperatures did not discourage people from coming out for the inaugural Sauce Walk, Art & Dessert Crawl on May 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Nasty Women's Evanston Second Annual Fundraiser at Evanston Made Studio
The public is invited to the second annual Nasty Women’s  Evanston Art Exhibition and sale, from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 2 in the Evanston Made studios at 1100 Florence Ave. The artworks will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at this free event; there will be no pre-sales.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Stacy Garrop Hits Right Notes Becoming a Freelance Composer
In 2016 Evanston’s Stacy Garrop took the bold step of quitting her job as a tenured music professor at Roosevelt University. She wanted to dedicate herself to composing classical music.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Fascinators, Fedoras, and Fellowship
Headpieces took center stage on May 19 at the Fresh Anointing Worship Center Community Tea Party, where fancy hats rivaled those seen at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that took place the same day.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Young Evanston Artists Y.E.A.!
On May 19, art by students from all Evanston schools transformed Raymond Park into a colorful open-air art gallery.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018



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