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June is Pride Month and Evanston Pride will be kicking off the month-long celebrations with a Pride Youth Car Parade Sunday, June 5, that will begin at Evanston Township High School and end at Ingraham Park. Check out the parade route and sign up to be in the parade or get your flags and posters ready to support Evanston’s LGBTQIA+ youth! See you there!
Backyard Botanicals Sale hosted by Highland Garden Club of Evanston
The Highland Garden Club of Evanston is building a community garden at the corner of Central Street and Stewart Avenue. Support the initiative by purchasing native plants at the Garden Club’s sale in Independence Park, 2000 Central St.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 929 Car Wash Fundraiser
Get the winter grime off your car and send Troop 929 on a seven-day hike through Mt. Baldy, New Mexico this summer. Lakeside Auto Rebuilders, 3101 Central Street. Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Time at Evanston Public Library
Miss Coco Sho-nell returns to EPL for Story Time at the Robert Crown Branch Reading Garden. Also, be sure to check out all the Pride Month activities for all ages going on at the library this month!
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Evanston Pride Youth Car Parade
Show some big support for Evanston’s LGBTQAI+ youth community at the annual Evanston Pride Car Parade or sign up to participate in the parade. Parade begins near the front entrance of ETHS on Dodge Avenue.
Sunday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Everything Must Go! Fundraising Exhibition
The Everything Must Go! fundraising exhibit features work by Evanston artist Jamie Lou Thome at 1100 Florence Ave., a former Polish meat shop turned art event space. Proceeds will be donated to Artists Book House and Evanston Made.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.
Farmers’ Market Downtown Evanston
See what’s in season at the Farmers’ Market in the parking lot at University Avenue and Oak Street ( behind Hilton Garden Inn).
Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m
First Saturday Art Events hosted by Evanston Made
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.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre opens the season with Home
Be transported back to the time of the unpretentious tent-show style theatre with Home, composed by playwright Samm-Art Williams at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St.
Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Block Party
JRC’s Shavuot Block Party invites the whole community to share their rich customs and traditions with live music, a potluck dinner and s’mores around a bonfire outside the JRC building, 303 Dodge Ave.
Saturday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.
North Shore Choral Society presents Music of Rutter
The 140-member community chorus will perform John Rutter’s fabulous Requiem at First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave.
Sunday, 4 p.m.
Sculpting with Mother Nature at the Evanston Art Center
Create art using natural materials to connect with nature in this free and family friendly workshop at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.
Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.
Wear orange, demand action for Gun Violence Awareness Day
National Gun Violence Awareness Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Friday in June, and is the beginning of Wear Orange Weekend. We #WearOrange to honor the lives of people in the United States affected by gun violence and elevate the voices of those demanding an end to this crisis.
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