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The Evanston community is invited to celebrate the back-to-school season at the ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The community-wide block party, which in past years was a downtown event, this year will be held at the Evanston Township High School Band Field. The field is at the northwest corner of Dodge Avenue and Lake Street.
The event will feature family-friendly activities such as games, arts and crafts, music and performances by the ETHS and Northwestern University marching bands. A variety of local food trucks will also be on site.
The week culminates with football games on Friday, Sept. 10 (ETHS hosts Palatine, Lazier Field, 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 11 (Northwestern hosts Indiana State, Ryan Field, 11:00 a.m.).
The ‘Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Downtown Evanston, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Township High School, and Evanston/Skokie School District 65.
For information, visit the City of Evanston website.