Evanston is a busy place, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything that happens over the course of a weekend. To help us keep in touch as a community, we want to share photos from the various festivals, events, protests, block parties, full moons, sunrises, weddings, or even just pictures from the backyard or a park.

The sun came out this weekend, and we love these submissions, which captured its enchanting glow.

Check out this view of Lake Michigan behind Northwestern’s Ryan Fieldhouse, pictured on the top left, and a view of the North Shore Channel, in the middle.

Captured on a recent morning walk, the image below shows a sparkly Lake Michigan.

Photo credit: Beth Mullins Scales

Art-lovers flocked to the Evanston Arts Center on Thursday to attend A Bright Night for the Arts, an annual event hosted by Mayor Daniel Biss and the Evanston Arts Council.

The gathering celebrated local arts and included a short award ceremony for the winners of the Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.

  • A Bright Night for the Arts

Amy Savin Parker (pictured above) did the finishes on this quilt, which hung in the Fine Art of Fiber show at the Botanic Garden this weekend. She is a professional longarm quilter who does the decorative stitching that holds quilts together. “I seldom have time to make my own quilts,” she wrote in a memo to the RoundTable.

Photo credit: Amy Savin Parker

Yellow and blue are characteristic colors during this time of year, and Carol Hirsh captured this complementary pair in her photo on the left. She also captured the birthday boy in her photo on the right.

On Saturday, 217 participants dropped off pumpkins from the Halloween season at the Morton Civic Center on Nov. 6 as a part of the sixth annual “It’s the Great Pumpkin Compost.”

Some parents and children threw in their pumpkins together to see how far they would land.

After an 18-month hiatus, the Evanston Symphony made glorious music Sunday at ETHS.

Photo credit: Les Jacobson

It’s never too late to share Halloween photos! Check out some spirited decor and creative costumes.

And finally, a throwback to summer: a group photo of the West End Area Block Club taken July 10, 2021, in Beck Park.

The block club has been building community and promoting safety in the neighborhood for decades.

Photo credit: Carolyn Leman

That’s all for last weekend. Keep us in mind and send us your snaps for next weekend’s gallery.

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...