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September 24, 2017 


Harmonizers to sing at Evanston Farmers' Market
The North Shore Harmonizers, a women's a cappella barbershop chorus, will perform at 10:30am on Saturday, September 23, at the Evanston Farmers’ Market on Maple Ave.
Friday, September 22, 2017
OSP 'Peacemakers' Empowers Children To Overcome Violence and Trauma
Evanston’s arts and social service organization, Open Studio Project (OSP), will hold a special event – "Peacemakers"– to celebrate International Day of Peace, Sept. 22 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in its studio at 901 Sherman Ave.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Joe "Butch" Martin Fund Celebrates 10 Years, Honors Three with Real M.M.E.N. Awards
Three generations of Joe Martin’s family were among those who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Joe "Butch" Martin (JBM) fund on Sept. 9 in the Terrace at Evanston Township High School. Each year since 2008, the memorial fund has presented Real M.M.E.N. (Men Meeting Evanston’s Needs) awards to African American males who reflect Mr. Martin’s philosophy of sharing whatever he had with those in need.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Mix, Mingle, and Mash It Up!
A lifelong Evanstonian who has achieved many firsts while serving the community and a partnership that epitomizes the spirit of successful collaboration were honored at the 2017 Evanston MashUp, which took place on Sept. 12
at Northwestern University.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Painting That Is Not a Painting
When you come up the steps of the Main Library here in Evanston, proceed
to the third floor and then turn to your immediate left. There, on the wall, rests a lovely painting by French academic painter William Adolph Bouguereau called "At the Fountain." In it, an older sister
tips a jug of water towards her younger sister’s mouth. The scene is a rather idyllic image, done in the French realist style of the late 1800s.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
'Bacchanalia,' a Spirited Benefit With Music And Wine
Reprising last year’s successful fundraiser, Evanston-based Bach Week Festival again invites the public to the revels at Bachtoberfest Bacchanalia at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. Proceeds will support the 45th annual Bach Week Festival next spring.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
EPL Highlights Banned Books for Banned Books Week
Evanston Public Library thinks banned books – books that have been removed from a curriculum or library based on the objections of an individual or group – are no cause for celebration.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Block Museum to Present 'Blockbuster' Exhibit on William Blake
Northwestern University’s Block Museum is readying a major exhibit on the English poet and artist William Blake, who died in obscurity in 1827 at the age of 69.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Evanston Author Offers a Fresh Version of the Well Worn Path Through Hell
Peter Thornton said he knew that having a calm mind would be essential to passing his law school exams, so while his classmates at the University of Illinois were frenetically quizzing each other on elements of their first-year courses, he pulled a book from his shelf and began to read. The book was an English-Italian version of Dante Alighieri’s "Inferno."
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
A Free Reading Will Lift New Musical 'Blu' off the Page
On Oct. 1, an Evanston audience will have the rare opportunity to see a stage musical before it bursts onto the theater scene.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fourth Annual Main-Dempster Wine Walk
A warm late summer evening was the perfect setting for the Evanston Charity Wine Walk on Sept 14 from 5 to 9 p.m.  New shops in the area joined neighborhood favorites to offer tastings of domestic and international wine, an array of appetizers, and a chance to take advantage of special “Wine Walk” discounts. 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Streets Alive
In strollers, on scooters and bicycles, or just walking, hundreds of people of every age took over most of Main Street on Sept. 10 for the annual Streets Alive! event and the Green Living Festival
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
New Name, Larger Focus and Key Merger Announced For the Frances Willard Historical Association
Rest is not part of the exciting plans on the drawing board for Rest Cottage at 1728-30 Chicago Ave., the landmark home of long-time temperance and suffrage leader Frances E. Willard.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
File of L.I.F.E. Program
The City of Evanston is encouraging residents to participate in the File of L.I.F.E. (Life-saving Information for Emergencies) program, which allows them to communicate with emergency responders even if they are unresponsive.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Smartphones, Social Media, and Teens: An Interview With an Evanston Psychotherapist
It is a communication device. An entertainer. A game player, a joker, an adviser. A powerful toolkit and a palette for boundless creativity. Users create images and video “stories” with it. They converse, comment, discuss, and engage. They shop, enjoy music, and organize their days with it.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
'Rodent Activity and Control in Evanston'
Sara McGuire, Rodent Control Expert/Entomologist and Director of Operations for Smithereen Pest Management, will give a presentation ...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
House by Northwestern Proves It's Easy Being Green
Inspired by their vision of a world where renewable energy is commonplace and available, the House by Northwestern (HBN) team unveiled its inaugural entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Aug. 23 at 669 Colfax St.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Canal Shores Golf Course Aims at Raising $100,000 in 100 Days
Canal Shores golf course, the not-for-profit public golf course that winds along the banks of the North Shore Channel in Evanston and Wilmette, is launching the most ambitious fundraising initiative in its 98-year history, looking to raise $100,000 in 100 days. The 100K in 100 Days campaign launched August 20, and concludes mid-November.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Climate Change Film to be Screened at Levy Center and Library
“Evanston’s carbon footprint is down by almost 20% since 2005,” Citizens for Greener Evanston (CGE) President Jonathan Nieuwsma told the crowd of 50 senior
citizens an a recent evening. Applause at The Mather Evanston filled the room.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Legal Services Workshop
Attorneys from the Center for Disability and Elder Law as well as their partners will be at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 20...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
CommUnity Mixer Offers Workshops and 'Love, Life, and Knowledge'
While hundreds of residents played and dined at the CommUNITY Picnic behind the Morton Civic Center, ...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Taste of Armenia
On Aug. 27, St. James Armenian Church, 816 Clark St. held its annual street fair.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Taste of Armenia
On Aug. 27, St. James Armenian Church, 816 Clark St. held its annual street fair.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Big Fork & Art Festival
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mystery of the Statue Beneath the Stairs
The year was 1960, and the beautiful 1908 library building that had housed the Evanston Public Library collection for years was slated to meet
its demise.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
'Evanston's Finest Slider' Wins Annual Grill-Off
Breaking a three-year losing streak, the Evanston Police Department won the annual grill-off against the Evanston Fire Department. The mid-day contest drew hundreds of people to the parking lot of Evanston Plaza.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Bucharest Conference Sparks Arts Council Grant for a Special Needs Social Dance Program Here
Measured in miles, Jutta Distler and Terran Doehrer’s journey from a community center in Romania to the fourth floor of the Morton Civic Center is in the thousands. Metaphorically, the two places are only steps apart.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Latino Resources Encourages College Success, Civic Engagement
Latino Resources was founded in July 2013 under the leadership of Dr. Elena Garcia Ansani to increase Latino leadership through student success and civic engagement. This past December, Jasmine Jetton-Gonzales became the Executive Director. Ms. Jetton-Gonzales was born and raised in Evanston and recently earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Illinois,
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Violence Against Women: An Outrage That Continues
Domestic violence, bullying, stalking, rape, and sex-trafficking are the most talked about, and perhaps the most dramatic examples of violence against women, but every day there are incidents of verbal abuse, withholding of financial support, unwanted touching, and other types of harassment of and aggression toward women.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
'Stealing the Show' at Levy Center
Dr. Miriam Petty, Assistant Professor in Northwestern University’s School of Communication, Department of Radio/Television/Film, talked to a capacity crowd at the Levy Senior Center on June 13 as part of the Levy Lecture Series.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017



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