It’s Aug. 25, the 237th day of the year; 128 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 75 at the Chicago shore, 73 at the Chicago crib and 72 at the Wilmette buoy.

Four planets arc across the evening sky. From west to east as night falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Late August features Mercury before sunrise. (From


Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market

Big Evanston Block Party starts at 2.

Maybe it’s not too late to register to see the screening of the documentary “Lorraine H. Morton: A Life Worthwhile” at the Main Library today at 3.


EHC’s ‘Melody in August’ fundraising Party

FJT’s “Crowns”

Muse of Fire’s “Richard III

Starlight Movies – Wonder Woman

Ago (from and

325: Council of Nicaea concludes.

1939: The “Wizard of Oz” debuts.

1835: The Great Moon Hoax, a series of stories published in the New York Sun newspaper.

1967: The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1970: Elton John’s first U.S. appearance (Los Angeles).

1998: “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998).