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  • Kingsley Kindergarteners Ring in the Chinese New Year
    Kindergarten students at Kingsley Elementary School, 2300 Green Bay Rd., performed the “Lion Dance” on Jan. 24 to usher in the Chinese New Year, a festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.  The 2020 festivities are from Jan. 25 to Feb. 8.
  • The second concert of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 74th season – themed Great Composers – will feature virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Biegel, a faculty member at Brooklyn College of the City Universities of New York. He will perform the Concerto in F by George Gershwin in a program conducted by Music Director Lawrence Eckerling at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in Pick-Staiger Hall on the Northwestern University campus..
  • Rotary Club of Evanston to Host Centennial Gala on May 2
    he Rotary Club of Evanston will host its Centennial Celebration Gala at the Hilton Orrington hotel in Evanston, Illinois on May 2, 2020.
  • Evanston Resident Produces New Play at Victory Gardens
    Linda Karn, an Evanston resident, is producer of "The Adult in the Room" at Victory Gardens in Chicago.
  • Since 2015, John Bates, Curator of Birds at the Field Museum, has been the Cook County Forest Preserve Bird Monitor for Perkins Wood, Evanston’s one and only Cook County Forest Preserve. Mr. Bates tries to do two or more bird surveys there each month. 
  • Unity Pre-School Day of Service
    Preschool students ages two through five honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to make bagged lunches and decorating cards that were included with each lunch. The lunches were donated to Connections for the Homeless, at 2121 Dewey Ave.
  • Evanstonians of all stripes are invited to share their ideas at “Evanston Big Ideas 2020: What Would Make Evanston an Extraordinary Place for ALL KIDS to Grow Up In?” at Evanston Township High School’s South Study Café, scheduled for 1-4 pm. on Feb. 15.
  • Evanston Art Events & News - Jan. 22
    The 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action is a Public Art and Community Engagement initiative that uses the transformative power of the arts to bring people together around the common goal of fostering an inclusive and peaceful community.
  • The Upstart Crows, Evanston Township High School’s Shakespeare Club, offers two performances of its annual production. “Showcase of Scenes from Shakespeare” will be presented in the ETHS Little Theatre at 4 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 25. The Jan. 23 performance s free to the public. Tickets for the performance on Jan.y 25 can be purchased at the door, $5 for adults and $3 for students.
  • A Weekend of Celebrations of Dr. King’s Legacy
    Starting with the Officer and Gentlemen Academy kickoff and ending with the candlelight vigil at Alice Millar Chapel, the community of Evanston observed the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in words, music and action.
  • Alex Niemczewski, co-founder and CEO BallotReady, a free nonpartisan online election voter guide, will discuss the history of BallotReady at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St.
  • Interfaith Action’s (fundraising) first Walk for Warmth takes place on Jan. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St. The walk will be led by Leadership Walkers including Mayor Stephen Hagerty, most of the aldermen, Interim City Manager Erika Storlie, Fire Chief Brian Scott, Police Chief Demitrous Cook and Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors as President of the NAACP. 
  • Adults who live, work, or worship in Evanston are invited to take part in racial healing circles led by YWCA Evanston/North Shore at various sites throughout Evanston, Jan. 21-24.
  • Those who are thinking of going may wish to consider fixing their own computers rather than throwing away or paying someone else to fix a broken laptop.
  • The City of Evanston has launched a year of hosting a new popup exhibition from the National Archives, "Rightfully Hers," commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. “Rightfully Hers” contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women’s voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. 
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