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Nov. 19-21

Cornucopia Fair at Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of Evanston’s annual Cornucopia Gift Fair will take place Nov. 19-21 at the Woman’s Club house, 1702 Chicago Ave. The fair offers gourmet foods, home accessories, apparel and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Hours for Cornucopia are 4-9 p.m. on Nov. 19; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 and noon-4 p.m. on Nov. 21. Tickets, available at the door, are $10/Friday night and $6/Saturday or Sunday.

Nov. 24

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The community is invited to the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service, to be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1333 Ridge Ave. The main speaker will be Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, a Muslim leader for peace and justice and chair of the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 19

Winter Arts and Crafts Expo at EAC

The Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Road, presents the eighth annual Winter Arts and Crafts Expo, featuring one-of-a-kind pieces of work by 110 selected artisans. Proceeds
will benefit the ongoing exhibition, education, and outreach programs at the EAC.  

A non-juried, adult-student sale will be held Dec. 4-19 in the upstairs gallery.  On Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m., the EAC will host “Shop Your Cause” Night. Patrons may give back to their favorite non-profit with 20 percent of the night’s sales. Girl’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 8 will allow shoppers to enjoy wine and cheese with friends while shopping for gifts. The Men’s Shopping Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Dec. 18, will feature free gift wrapping and “helpers” to find the perfect gifts.

Nov. 20

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Participants can choose from a variety of beads to make jewelry or pick an aromatherapy scent to make a candle at a workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. The cost, $15/resident and $20/nonresident, includes supplies and instruction. More information and registration are available at 847-448-8254.

Dec. 2

Making Evergreen Wreaths

Anyone can learn the technique for making a beautiful and lasting evergreen wreath. The class is offered twice on Dec. 2 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost, which includes supplies, is $25/EEA member and $30/resident and nonresident. More information and registration are available at 847-448-8256.

Dec. 4-5

Mitchell Museum Holiday Bazaar 

Native American exhibitors from throughout the Chicago area and beyond will be offering authentic handmade, traditional and contemporary art and craft items at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian’s annual Native Arts Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 4 and noon-4 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the museum’s 3009 Central St. building, next door to the museum.

Adult admission, $5, includes museum general admission. Bazaar admission is $3 for Mitchell Museum members. Children under 12 are admitted free to the bazaar but pay $2.50 if they wish to visit the museum.  More information is available by calling 847-475-1030 or visiting http://222.mitchellmuseum.org.

Dec. 9

Holidays a cappella

Chicago a cappella presents “Holidays a cappella” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. This year features musical journeys to Sweden, Latvia and the Basque region of Spain. More information and tickets visit chicagoacappella.org or call 773-755-1628.

Dec. 10-12

Favorite Holiday Classic Returns

“Nutcracker on Ice” will be performed by competitive figure skaters and Robert Crown Center ice skating school students at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10; at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11; and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. Tickets cost $8.50 for general seating and $9.50 for reserved seats. More information is available by calling 847-448-8258.

Dec. 11

Music Institute Invites Families For Music and Stories

The Music Institute of Chicago presents award-winning musician and storyteller Susan Reed at 10 a.m. on Dec. 11 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. A 9 a.m. open house features an instrument petting zoo, early childhood demos, student performances, and refreshments. Performances are geared towards children aged four through 12. 

Dec. 12

Dance It Yourself Nutcracker Returns

Calling all wanna-be Sugar Plum Fairies and Toy Soldiers of every age: Dig out the sparkles and buff the dancing shoes. The Evanston Dance Ensemble will present another season of the Dance Along Holiday Classic, “The Nutcracker Suite” with two shows on Dec. 12: at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Dance Center Evanston, in the Dempster Plaza at 1934 Dempster St.  Suggested donation: $5/person or $10/family. Those wishing to reserve a space or to obtain more information should call 847-328-6683.

Last year’s sell-out event was modulated mayhem and a family-friendly good time.

Giving in the Holiday Spirit †Dec. 8

The Dec. 8 issue of the RoundTable will again offer not-for-profit organizations in Evanston the opportunity to present their wish lists in the annual “Giving in the Holiday Spirit” pages. Organizations may submit up to 75 words describing their services and their needs, which may be for volunteer help as well as for cash, goods and services. Include name of organization, address, phone number and contact person.

Mail the information to 1124 Florence Ave., Suite 3, 60202; e-mail to info@evanstonroundtable.com or fax to 847-864-7749.

Let the RoundTable show the community how to help at the holidays the deadline is Nov. 30.