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The Total Eclipse of a Super Moon
The first total eclipse of a “supermoon” in more than three decades was visible on Sept. 27 to hundreds of visitors who viewed the lunar eclipse event  from the top level of Northwestern University’s Visitors Center.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
YWCA Evanston/North Shore Joins Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In 98 % of cases, victims will suffer from financial abuse, which means abusers will deny them access to money and financial resources. Without resources of their own, victims are often unable to care for themselves and their families, find employment and housing or save for the future.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Calling Attention to Suicide
The backpacks strewn across Northwestern University’s Deering Meadow on Sept. 28 memorialized the college students who die by suicide each year. The some 1,000 backpacks comprise the exhibit “Send Silence Packing,” is hosted by Active Minds – a national not-for-profit organization that helps raise awareness of mental health issues – and travels to many college campuses.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Discussion on Vaccinations Oct. 13
Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University’s Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities present a discussion on the ethics, science and fears of vaccination with Eula Biss and Laurie Zoloth at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Commission on Aging Event Emphasizes 'Positivity'
The annual event with issues of interest to the area’s aging population presented “The Power of Positivity – Strategies for Aging Gracefully,” on Sept. 17 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Deconstructing and Reconstructing A Lesson From the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse
A backyard tucked away on Greenleaf Street was humming with activity on Sept. 26. Tom Reinfranck, a member of the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse (ERW)workforce training program...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Bird Songs Will Be Heard Again Near Clark Street Beach
Hundreds of species of birds call Evanston home, or at least a stop along the way during migration season. With the development of a new bird sanctuary at Clark Street Beach, it will finally be official.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
80 Musicians and a Parapetetic Composer: Midwest Premiere of 'Sila: the breath of the world'
The Arts Green, the south lawn of Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Performing Arts, was the venue for the Midwest premiere of John Luther Adams’ “Sila: the breath of the world.”
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
25 Years of Sundays
Sept. 27 marked the 25th anniversary of Sunday afternoon Irish Music sessions at Tommy Nevin’s, started by John Williams 25 years ago.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Noticias Latinas/Latino News
Los Tres Violinistas Tocar/The Three Violinists to Play
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Two New Cookbooks From Agate
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Petitioning Congress
On Sept. 24 Anna Galland visited Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts after helping deliver more than 1.2 million signatures from MoveOn members and other organizations calling for Congress to defend Planned Parenthood from partisan attacks.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Back Home for the Arts
Ra Joy, executive director of Arts Alliance Illinois, returned to his hometown of Evanston for the One State Together in the Arts conference...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
'Year of Dawes' Celebrates 'Evanston's History, Evanston's House'
More than a hundred voices rang out from Dawes House the evening of Aug. 27. Party guests were singing “Happy Birthday, dear Charley” to the late but not forgotten Charles Gates Dawes on his 150th birthday.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Dittmar Gallery Hosts Exhibition of Sand Creek Massacre Victims by Native American Artists
Through Oct. 25, the Dittmar gallery at Northwestern University  will display the visual history of a tragic and unnecessary event that took place on Nov. 29, 1864, in Sand Creek, Colo.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Cotillion to Benefit DC3F
At the annual Dae Dae World Weekend, held Sept. 26-27, members of the Cotillion Board announced that the Dajae Coleman Foundation, DC3F, would be the beneficiary of this year’s Cotillion.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Evanston Resident Peter-john Byrnes to Hold Live Album Recording Sessions 
Peter-john Byrnes’ newest live album recording will take the stage for two shows,
8 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 19 at CSz Theater Chicago, 929 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
'The Wright Brothers'
“The Wright Brothers” by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough is an inspiring biography of two brothers of exceptional courage and determination.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Even If the Shoe Doesn't Fit ...
City officials, police officers and others tiptoed and tottered their way through the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Oct. 4, hosted by Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
'We Walk Because They Walk' Local CROP Hunger Walk Set for Oct. 18
When members of 23 organizations step off at 2 p.m. from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Oct. 18 for the 25th annual CROP Hunger Walk, they will be walking in spirit with more than 1,000 other CROP Walks nationwide and in solidarity with the millions of people who daily walk long distances for water, food, shelter or safety.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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