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Medical Reserve Corps


The City’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Emergency Preparedness are seeking to increase membership in the Citywide Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program. There will be a recruitment/orientation session at 7 p.m. on April 30 at the Fire Department headquarters,

909 Lake St.

Interested medical and health-care professionals who attend will learn about the program and training for MRC volunteers, and will be able  to ask questions. Applications will be available.

The mission of the MRC is to establish teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals who can contribute their skills and expertise to local public health initiatives such as immunization and prevention activities, throughout the year, as well as in emergencies. When an emergency arises, MRC volunteers can work with local emergency response programs.

Interested medical and public health professionals who cannot attend the orientation should call 847-866-2999 or visit

‘Skate by Numbers’ at Robert Crown Center

Hundreds of amateur and professional skaters will skate to popular music in this spring ice show, counting down from one million. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 15-16, and 2:30 p.m. May 17, at the Robert Crown Center,

1701 Main St.

General admission seats are $8.50 and reserved seats are $9.50. Call 847-448-8258.

Summer Basketball Registration

Registration for the popular Midget, Pint Size and Middle School summer
basketball leagues is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on
May 16 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. Registration is in person only; no phone, Internet or mail-in registrations allowed. Practices begin the week of June 15. The cost is $60/resident and $80/nonresident.

Tennis Courts
Reserved for Seniors

In a new program, the outdoor tennis courts at James Park,

Oakton Street west

of Dodge, have been reserved for seniors from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is no fee and no registration is required. Just show up and play. Evanston residents can borrow a racquet and balls at the adjacent Levy Center,

300 Dodge Ave.

For more details, call 847-448-8682.


Annual Aging Well Conference


As part of Older Americans Month, Evanston‘s Aging Well Conference will take place at the North Shore Hotel,

1611 Chicago Ave.

, on May 8. This free half-day conference for older persons and those who care for them offers nine new workshops as well as two returning favorites for the opening and closing sessions. For further information, call the Commission on Aging office at 847-866-2919 or visit

Health Screenings

The City’s Department of Health and Human Services and the Illinois Department of Public Health will co-sponsor health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 8 and 22. 

Staff from Agape Global Outreach
will provide the free screenings that include blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular.

Some appointments are still available on May 8, when the screenings will be offered at the Howard Outpost,

633 Howard St

. A very limited number of appointments remain for the screenings on May 22 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center,

1655 Foster St

. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 847-866-2959.