The new art exhibition “Stitch Me a Story” opens on Sept. 16 at Noyes Arts Gallery in Evanston.

An artists’ reception, free and open to the public, will be held 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20, in the gallery. “Stitch Me a Story” features the work of textile artists Ellen Roth Deutsch, Pam RuBert, Anita Garza and Danny Mansmith.

 The exhibition will remain on display through Nov. 10. The Noyes Art Gallery is located within the Noyes Cultural Arts Center,

927 Noyes St., Evanston

; admission is always free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. The building is accessible, and group tours are available. For information, call 847-448-8260.

Lyric Opera Lecture

 Evanston Chapter, Lyric Opera of Chicago, invites the public to a program and social hou at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the James room at Kimble Fitness Center at the Presbyterian Homes,

3200 Grant St

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Robert Yaffe, opera lecturer and instructor with a background in training educational tour groups and in cantorial music, will present a program on Ernani by Verdi. Call 847-328-0158 or 847-478-1110 for more information. Cost is $10 members, $15 guests. New members may sign up at the program.