The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market begins this Saturday and runs through November 5. Credit: Kristin Brown

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Happy Friday!

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and I’m hoping the sun will come out long enough to take my mom for a walk along the lakefront. Or perhaps we’ll join The Evanston History Center for its 47th annual Mother’s Day House Walk featuring the Oakton Historic District. If viewing historical homes is not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other things to check out around town this weekend.

Bird Watching at Canal Shores
Grab your binoculars and take a guided bird watching walk through Canal Shores Golf Course, every Sunday through May, weather permitting.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.

Comic Book Day at Library’s Robert Crown Branch
Stop by the Robert Crown Branch for comic book themed crafts like DIY masks, and comic book templates as well as a movie marathon!
Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Evanston Made First Saturdays
Check out the various art events hosted by Evanston Made throughout Evanston on the first Saturday of each month.
Check website for times and locations.

Farmers’ Market Downtown Evanston
Support the vendors, new and old, as they return for the 2022 season at University Avenue at Oak Street (behind Hilton Garden Inn).
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meals on Wheels 2022 Gala
Let The Good Times Roll and support Meals on Wheels at Double Clutch Brewing Company, 2121 Ashland Ave.
Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.

Mother’s Day House Walk hosted by Evanston History Center
Explore examples of Chicago Bungalows, Tudor and Colonial revivals and Craftsmen style homes in the Oakton Historic District.
Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 3:30 p.m.

A Peculiar Inheritance
You won’t want to miss the last weekend of the 91st annual Wa-Muu show at Northwestern University’s Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St.
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Pomp! Evanston Scholars annual benefit
After two years of virtual celebrations, POMP! will be in-person at Double Clutch Brewing Company, 2121 Ashland Ave.
Saturday, 7 p.m.

Sip ‘N Stroll through downtown Evanston
Visit local shops and enjoy wine tastings and other treats. Participating businesses will have special Mother’s Day promotions available to Sip ‘N Stroll attendees.
Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.

The Bias Inside Us Smithsonian Exhibit at EPL
The Smithsonian’s Traveling Exhibition raises awareness about the social science and psychology of implicit bias and will be on display at the Evanston Public Library until May 8.
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Where the Sidewalk Continues St. A’s 8th Grade Play
The St. Athanasius 8th grade play returns in-person at Mudlark Theater, 1417 Hinman Ave.
Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 5 p.m.

For more events visit the RoundTable Events Calendar.


Anne Bodine

Anne Bodine, Community News Editor, has been a part of The Evanston RoundTable since 2008 as a reporter covering businesses and institutions; arts and entertainment; and health and wellness. More recently,...

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