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  • Evanston Community Foundation Announces Building the Future Graduates
    Designed to grow nonprofit capacity to raise individual gifts, Building the Future matched $135,000 in 60 gifts and provided both training and coaching to each organization to sustain these efforts.
  • 2019 "Mayor's Award for the Arts" Recipients Announced
    Mayor Stephen Hagerty has named Evanston Made and artist Fran Joy as the 2019 recipients of the “Mayor’s Award for the Arts.” Recipients were selected from nominations submitted by the public.
  • I don’t like to brag, but honestly if you want to find THE best recommended list of books for kids, you needn’t look any further than Evanston Public Library. Oh, Chicago has their list, and New York’s is fine, but I daresay you will never find a level of love and dedication as is evident on ours. For 10 months of the year, EPL employees use their free time to read as many children’s books as possible. The sheer scale of it would blow your mind. Then, in October, we whittle them down to a mere 101 so that you, oh seekers of great gift books for children, will have access to the best of the best of the best.
  • Climate change dominates the news, and environmental angst seems at an all-time high. Considering this, what can we as mere individuals do? The problem seems huge and systemic and frankly… hopeless. ... Arguably the single biggest way we can reduce our individual environmental impact every day – that most of us likely have not considered: Eat less meat. 

  • A DIY Green Holiday Project
    “I saved the lids; traced and cut-out the stars; punched a whole into each one, added hooks and hung them on my Christmas tree.”  
  • According to Stanford University “Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving-to- New Year's holiday period than any other time of year.” Here are some tips to cut down on food waste this time of the year:
  • Lecture on Interracial Relationships Provokes Discussion at Levy Center
    At the onset of the lecture, Dr. Judice stated that this topic frequently stirs up strong emotions and the occasional nasty email or comment. Some people presume she is presenting her opinions or making disparaging remarks about black men.
  • NAACP Honors Five
    Kenneth Jones, Monique Parsons, Lallene Rector, Pastor Daniel Ruen and Susan Trieschman received community service awards at the 55th annual Freedom Fund banquet of the Evanston/North Shore Branch of the NAACP.
  • Opie Meets Some of His Rescuers
    Opie seemed unfazed by all the attention, but the adults were all delighted to see him. Tinkerbell does not like the cold and decided not to attend. Seeing a  happy and healthy dog wagging his tail appeared to make all the work worthwhile.
  • On Oct. 15 at the Levy Senior Center, the Levy Lecture audience learned about face reading.
  • Curt's Café Honors Two Evanston Police Officers
    On Oct. 19, Curt’s Café held its annual fundraising event at which Evanston Police Officers Enjoli Daley and Adam Howard were acknowledged for their continued efforts in the community and working with youth.  Mayor Stephen Hagerty and Police Chief Demitrous Cook presented the “Life Changer” award from Curt’s Café to the officers.
  • Harry Lennix and NU Friends Support Plans for New Performing Arts Center
    A spirited group of Northwestern alumni, professors and current students, primarily from Communications and Theatre concentrations, gathered on Oct. 23 in a private room at the Celtic Knot to meet, mingle and learn about a new venture in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago: plans to create the Lillian Marcie Performing Arts Center as a place to showcase past, current and future contributions of live entertainment from across the black diaspora.
  • Foster Senior Club's Own 'Project Runway': 'Stepping High in Style'
    As always, the tables were decorated, the crowd was mellow and the mood was jolly. The runway looked the same, but the setting was new, as the Chandler-Newberger Center played host to the perennial fall favorite, the Foster Fashion Show. Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center – on Foster Street, the club’s eponym – is temporarily under repair.
  • NU's David Zarefsky to Lead Mini-Course on Four of Lincoln's Greatest Speeches
    At a time of crisis in the national political culture and preceding the next presidential election, the Evanston Public Library is offering the community the chance to be immersed in the finest speeches of one of the country’s greatest and most eloquent presidents. Abraham Lincoln achieved lasting fame through his speeches and writings. But few today have read them carefully.
  • The Musical Offering Celebrates 20 years of Bringing Music to Evanston
    Rick Ferguson, an Alabama native who is artistic director of The Musical Offering music school, the life of a musician is often “very nomadic – you follow where teaching leads you.”
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