The City of Evanston is holding a celebration/reception for Shani Davis at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 at Robert Crown Community Center and Ice Complex, 1701 Main St., Evanston. Davis is competing in the World Cup finals this weekend in the Netherlands, just weeks after his gold and silver Olympic medal-winning performances at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Davis learned to skate at Robert Crown Center as a member of the Evanston Speedskating Club; he returns regularly to visit and skate with club members. The reception is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 847/448-8258.