The birds of the morning and the crickets of the evening have the same note in their melodies, evoking words from the old “September Song”: “The Summer ends; it’s time to dress for fall.”
Before the next issue of the RoundTable goes to press, public schools will have started, and even before that, fall sports programs will have begun. Yet there is still plenty of summer for Evanstonians to enjoy:
There is another week of free Shakespeare. Free presentations of “As You Like It” continue through Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Ingraham Park, behind the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. the last of Fleetwood-Jourdain’s dramatic readings will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the theatre, 927 Noyes St.
The beaches will be open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 4. Kayaks, canoes and sailboats can be rented by the hour through the office at the Dempster Street Beach house. Whether one paddles along the shoreline or sails straight out into the lake, spending some time off shore can open up a new perspective.
Walking and biking through this beautiful City require no preparation. The trip starts at your door.
Pooch Park and the dog beach offer off-leash frolicking through late fall. There are still the distinctly summer pleasures: outdoor dining, frozen treats, downtown dancing and concerts in the park. The last chance for Thursday night dancing is tomorrow night with Bopoloby, and the last Starlight Concert is next Tuesday, with the Ken Arlen Orchestra at Dawes Park. But Evanstonians can take advantage of the early dusk by viewing free movies in various parks. The next one is “Ground Hog Day,” tonight at Bent Park.
The CommUNITY Picnic will be Aug. 27, from noon to 5 p.m. in Ingraham Park.