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  • 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. 
  • Shear Comfort’s Owner Hangs Up Clippers After 30+ Years
    Dec. 21, 2019 was a busy day at Shear Comfort, known by some as “Evanston’s finest grooming salon.” Owner Cynthia Suszycki and Tammie Caswell, long-time friend and employee, greeted each furry client and human owner with their ready smiles and genuine warmth. It seemed like a typical day, except all the humans were trying not to cry.
  • Wind and Water Sweep Evanston’s Lakefront in a Show of Power
    The subject heading on Charles West’s Saturday evening email was succinct: “Lee Street Beach is gone.”
  • Evanston Art Events & News
    Evanston Made newsletter of Jan. 8
  • Calling All Evanston Foodies: Favorites With a Cult Following
    We want to know where you go and what you eat when you crave your favorite Evanston foods.
  • The Evanston Public Library will hold discussions for the History, Keepinit Real and African American Literature book groups in early January at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, E.M. SKINNER
    The community is invited to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Ave., at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 19 for an organ recital in honor of Ernest Skinner, the builder of the renowned 1922 pipe organ at St. Luke's Church. Mr. Skinner was born on Jan. 15, 1866. 
  • Evanston Made Newsletter - Evanston Art Events & News
    Need a New Year's resolutions? Here's what we all can do for the arts in 2020: Grow awareness for Evanston Artists by sharing events listed in this newsletter. Collect Evanston Art and keep Evanston creatives living and thriving in the community! Learn more about the artists in the community at evanstonmade.org
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