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The annual CommUNITY Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from noon to 5 p.m. in Ingraham Park behind the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston.

Admission is free. The activities includes a new 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers, two entertainment stages, balloon art, face painting, a dunk tank, bingo and board games. CFL light bulbs will be distributed free of charge. Children enrolled in School Districts 65 and 202 will receive a backpack and school supplies, as supplies last (Children must be present to receive school supplies or a backpack.)

The event is organized by the City, with the generous support from sponsors. To volunteer, visit and scroll to “Special Events.”