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  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • The Check Out Podcast Checks Out Evanston People
    Evanston Public Library has launched The Check Out, a podcast that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The podcast, hosted by EPL Community Engagement Coordinator Jill Schacter, features interviews with Evanstonians involved in fields such as the arts, history, nonprofits and community development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Under One Roof Approach a Good Fit for First Night
    The entire evening remained family friendly, and children were welcome to accompany their parents. All were invited to ring in the new year with sparklers and singing on the steps the church.
  • Anette Isaacs Enthralls Levy Lecture Crowd with Exploits of German Resistance to Nazism

    The topic of the last Levy Lecture for the 2019 season, presented on Dec. 10 at the Levy Center by German historian Anette Isaacs, was “Silent Heroes: the Resistance Movement in Nazi Germany.” The capacity crowd listened attentively as Ms. Isaacs described how ordinary German citizens, working covertly and independently, made several attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler, only to fall short for a myriad of reasons.

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