June and Thomas Ahleman enjoy parent night at Fortnightly in the Crystal Ballroom of The Merion.

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The 100-year- old tradition of formal dancing lessons is hosted by the North End Mothers’ Club each fall. In an elegant setting, middle schoolers attend several weeks of instruction which conclude on parent night when they show off their skills.

Funds raised from Fortnightly resulted in donations totaling over $40,000 dollars in 2016 to the following organizations which support Evanston youth: Cherry Preschool, Child Care Center of Evanston, EISMA-Evanston in School Music Association, ESCCA-Evanston School Children Clothing Association,

ETHS After Midnight, ETHS Peer Services, ETHS Special Education Department, Evanston Fourth of July Association, Evanston Scholars, Evanston YWCA/Northshore, FAAM Youth Basketball, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Inc., McGaw YMCA, Metropolitan Family Services, Ted Fund, The Open Studio Project, and YOU Evanston-Youth & Opportunity United.