One of the homes on the Evanston History Center's Mother's Day Walk.

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House Walk

The Evanston History Center will host its 35th annual Mother’s Day House Walk from noon to 5 p.m. on May 9, rain or shine. This year the center will be celebrating the Evanston Women’s History Project by showcasing houses and buildings associated with Evanston women who made significant contributions
to the community and the world. 

In addition to five private homes, The Woman’s Club of Evanston and the Frances Willard House will be open.  The Evanston History Center at the Charles Gates Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., will also be open and will displaying the new exhibit on Evanston Women’s History to further enhance the experience.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on Mother’s Day. History Center members receive $5/ticket discount. Children 12 and over require tickets. Phone: 847-475-3410.

Garden Stone Workshop

A workshop titled “Make A Garden Stone” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 6 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.

Anyone 8 years or older may come with an adult to make a decorative stone to enhance any garden, for Mother’s Day or any day. The fee is $20/EEA member or $25/resident or nonresident, which includes all materials for one stone per couple. Preregistration is required by calling 847-448-8256.

‘Mother’s Day Craft Gift-Making Workshop’

The hour-and-a-half workshop – 12-1:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. – gives children hand-made gift options for Mom. Participants must be 8 years and up. Fees are based on residency and the number of projects undertaken. Registration and information are available at 847-448-8254.