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  • Dance Center Evanston Makes No Small Plans
    Oct. 23  Since opening in1997, Dance Center Evanston has been a pillar of Evanston’s arts community, and is proving to be a model of resilience and tenacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Veterans Conduct Food Drive for Veterans
    Oct. 22  Through Nov. 20, VFW post 7186 and American Legion post 42 are holding a food drive for needy veterans. 
  • The Traffic Guy hears …
    Aug. 22  The Traffic guy hears that, as the savage human cost of COVID-19 keeps piling up, infrastructure needs will be put on hold here and elsewhere.
  • A High School Senior’s Success with a Sudsy Goat
    Oct. 22   This writer was eager to meet a 17-year old successful entrepreneur who owned a company called The Sudsy Goat Bath Co.
  • Oct. 21  This year the Arts Council revised and simplified the application process and criteria for evaluation for the Cultural Fund Grant program to reflect both the impact of the pandemic and a heightened focus on racial equity.
  • Oct. 20  Members of the Kiwanis Club of Evanston spend a good deal of their time on their annual BKG golf tournament that funds the nearly $30,000 in grants to Evanston children and teens organizations.  This year the pandemic scuttled those plans, so the club, like so many organizations, had to make some dramatic changes.
  • Oct. 20  The Evanston/North Shore Branch of the NAACP will host its 56th Freedom Fund Event. on Nov. 21, to be held virtually because of the CO-VID19 Pandemic restricting large group gatherings. The theme is “ We Are Done Dying.”
  • Oct. 20  Natural Habitat Evanston, with help from a grant from the Highland Garden Club, has donated eight trees to be planted on school grounds in Evanston. At 1 p.m. on Oct. 24, Allison Sloan will host a tree-planting at King Arts School.
  • Women’s Marches Across the U.S. Inspire Evanston Rally for Democracy
    Oct. 20  More than 150 people gathered on Saturday at Dawes Park, 1700 Sheridan Rd., for the Evanston Rally for Democracy, an event inspired by the Women’s Marches that took place across the country that day.
  • Oct. 20  Natural Habitat Evanston, with help from a grant from the Highland Garden Club, has donated eight trees to be planted on school grounds in Evanston.
  • Global Health: One Doctor’s Story
    Oct. 19  Now a doctor delivering health care in Uganda, Dr. Ken Schaefle said he is profoundly grateful to Evanston and the community organizations his parents exposed him to, but most of all he is grateful to have attended such a fine high school – and grateful for the people paying the high property taxes that support ETHS.
  • Keep Evanston Artsy: See Art, Share Art, Collect Evanston Art
    Oct. 16 The Evanston art scene over the next few weeks
  • Design Evanston Books Featured During Open House Chicago
    Oct. 16 Design Evanston’s two books are being featured on Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago during the 10-day event that runs Oct. 16-25.
  • Stress in Children During the Pandemic
     Oct. 16  Close the day with a “good bedtime,” no screen time and a nightly routine. 
  • Northwestern Professor Sets Her New Novel in Chicago’s Prohibition Era
    Oct. 16  After writing four historical mysteries set in 17th-century London, a focus of her studies in graduate school, Northwestern University professor Susanna Calkins was asked by her publisher to write a new series. She chose to set it during Prohibition. 
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