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Free Architecture Lecture on Feb. 23
The community is invited to join fourth-generation plaster specialist Matt Luczak from Chicago Ornamental Plastering and historic mortar specialist Matthew Wolf of Henry Frerk Sons to learn why everyone should save beautiful plaster walls.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
CNP Meeting Feb. 24
The Citizens Network of Protection invites Fifth Ward residents to its question-and-answer forum, scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
'Sacred Spaces' Information Meeting Feb. 25
Three years ago, the City of Evanston partnered with the national organization Partners for Sacred Places to try to match houses of faith that have unused or under-used spaces with artists or arts organizations that need space.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Bird Club Meeting Feb. 28
At the Feb. 28 meeting of the Evanston North Shore Bird Club,...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
On Exhibit at EAC Through Mar. 4
New works by Linda Robinson Gordon and Annette Turow will be on display through March 4.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
'The Law and Your Community' Information Session From EPD on Feb. 9
The Evanston Police Department invites residents to attend an information session on “The Law and Your Community,” a program designed by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Indoor Farmers' Market on Alternate Saturdays
Many favorite vendors from Evanston’s summer farmers’ market can be found at the indoor market at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. on two Saturdays each month.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Foundation 65's Benefit Raises Funds for Literacy and Arts Programming
More than 300 people from across Evanston and Skokie came out to support Foundation 65’s “My 65” benefit on Jan. 27,...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Outpouring of Community Support at McGaw YMCA's Annual Gala
The 2017 McGaw YMCA Annual Gala, held on Jan. 21, gathered 500 business, civic, and philanthropic leaders together to celebrate its unified focus on strengthening the lives of young people.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Evanston/North Shore NAACP Installs Officers
The Evanston/North Shore NAACP Installation of Officers took place at the Unitarian Church of Evanston on Jan. 22. John Fuller, 1st Vice President, welcomed several hundred people to the program and swearing-in of the 2017-2019 Officers of the Evanston Branch of the NAACP, founded in 1928.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Thirst for Knowledge, Thirst for Justice: Watershed Learning on the Great Lakes
An adult learning community is meeting regularly to study water as a defining feature not only of local geography but also of social, economic, political, cultural, and spiritual lives.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Still Making Music, Staying Active at 90
“I have no words of wisdom, except to stay active and positive,” Gloria Boyell said about recently reaching her 90th birthday, a milestone remarkable for the continuing passion and energy she devotes to music-making.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
'One Man, Two Guvnors' on Stage at ETHS
Evanston Township High School will present the comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” on Feb. 9, 10, and 11. Set in 1960s England, the play tells the story of Francis Henshall. Francis (played by Asher White) is hired by two separate employers, Rachel and Stanley (played by Marta Bady and Noah Rogers), and spends the play frantically trying to keep his guvnors from learning about each other.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Flute and Piano Fran Randall Concert
On Jan. 20, more than 80 members and guests attended a program at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., as three musicians, Jilene VanOpdorp, Yoko Yamada, and Allison Wang performed at the first Fran Randall Concert of 2017.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Evanston Composer Featured in Civitas Winter Concert on Feb. 26
Civitas Ensemble, a non-profit chamber music group, will perform its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Gottlieb Hall at the Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
2017 Black History Lecture Series
In celebration of Black History Month, ...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Local Authors On Our Shelves
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog ~ The Book Bird
When I tell you that Evanston is full of local authors, that information should hardly shock you.  Being as literary a community as we are, writers are liable to spring up whenever possible.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Evanston Dance Ensemble Celebrates 20 Years
The Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) celebrates its 20th anniversary season with a return to the hits of the Beatles and a reboot of one of the company’s most well-received productions.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hunting at Evanston's Goodwill
Not everyone can be as lucky as the Indiana man who bought a $4.99 vase at his local Goodwill store and discovered on last week’s “Antiques Roadshow” that it would bring between $50,000 and $100,000 at auction.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
EEA's 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Evanston Environmental Association’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival will once again feature the world’s most beautiful and inspiring documentaries.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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