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February 18, 2019 


Nominations Sought For Aging Well Award
Evanston community members and organizations are encouraged to nominate an older adult in Evanston who has made an impact in the local community through his or her interest in aging for the 2019 Aging Well Award. Nominations should be submitted by March 8.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Kickoff for Remodeled Blick Evanston Set for Feb. 14-17
Blick Art Materials announces its new concept store at its current location, 1755 Maple Ave. Featuring an interactive space for customers to try a curated selection of new products, the redesigned 10,000-square-foot retail space offers ample area to hold group events, demonstrations and increased ways to engage with product in a hands-on setting. Blick will host a Community Celebration Feb. 14-17, with special discounts and giveaways and demonstrations from popular art vendors and local artists.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Elected Officials Speak About Mental Health At Turning Point's 18th Annual Town Hall Meeting
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center hosts its 18th annual Town Hall Meeting on mental health care from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 at Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Rama Express Brings Thai and Sushi to Corner of Ashland and Simpson
Asked why they chose the name Rama Express, June Homma explained that Rama is a name for God and also means one who brings happiness. “We want our Thai food and sushi to do that,” she said with a smile.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Suicide Prevention Program Offers Straight Talk Plus Coffee
Community members are invited to spend an hour talking about suicide awareness at “Talk Saves Lives,” a one-hour discussion program offered at the Evanston Public Library at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. The goal is to work toward saving lives and stopping the pain of suicide that ripples through families and others close to those who complete the act. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
St. Baldrick's at Chiaravalle
Students from Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster St., hosted their third annual St. Baldrick’s event on Feb. 3.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
St. Baldrick's at Chiaravalle
Students from Chiaravalle Montessori School, 425 Dempster St., hosted their third annual St. Baldrick’s event on Feb. 3.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Study: Most Successful Women Surround Themselves With Other Women
Women who communicate regularly with a female-dominated inner circle are more likely to attain high-ranking leadership positions, according to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Upcoming Black History Plays
Two upcoming theatrical performances celebrate Black History Month.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Accent on the Spanish Collection at EPL
The Guadalajara (Mexico) Book Fair, FIL, is the largest book fair in the Western hemisphere. Only the Frankfort Book Fair is larger. More than a million people attend the fair to gain firsthand access to the latest publications in Spanish. More than 300,000 titles are on display.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Black History Month Not Just in February But Every Month
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

February has historically been deemed Black History Month nationwide, but it’s important to remember that we should be celebrating Black historical figures and creators every month of the year.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The Lake Gets Top Billing Larry Lundy's 'Looking East of Etown - Third Wave' Exhibit
“Looking East of Etown – Third Wave,” an art exhibit now on display in Curt’s Café South  through March, grew out of Evanston resident Larry Lundy’s frequent trips to the lake, sometimes on bicycle.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Chute Students Perform Ferguson's 'Equity Suite'
After a semester of preparation, the Chute Honors Band gave the world premiere performance of “Equity Suite,” an original five-movement musical composition by Musical Offering founder Rick Ferguson, on Feb. 6 at Chute Middle School. The piece and performance explore ideas surrounding social justice.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
'Voices of Resistance' at Perspective Fine Arts Photography Gallery
The Perspective Fine Arts Photography Gallery, 1310 ½ Chicago Ave., presents Vanessa Filley’s “Voices of Resistance,” from Jan.31 – Feb.24. Since the founding of the United States, voices of resistance have given rise to concerns and movements to improve the quality of life for a greater cross section of “The People.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Evanston Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King
 Events were held all over Evanston on Jan. 21 in celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Update on Pill-Bottle Collections

One year and 36,000 pill bottles later, the collections continue


Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Northwestern's Fraser Stoddart Receives Top International Award From China
Northwestern University Professor, Nobel laureate and Evanston resident Sir Fraser Stoddart has received the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award. Premier Li Keqiang of China presented the prize to Stoddart during an award ceremony held Jan. 8 in Beijing.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Pianist Adam Neiman Highlights ESO's Feb. 3 Concert
The second concert of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd season – themed “Virtuosos” – will feature Adam Neiman of Roosevelt University. He will perform the Schumann Piano Concerto, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, in Evanston at 2:30 p.m. on  Feb. 3.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
How the River Made Chicago and Chicago Made the River
In this social and ecological account of the Chicago River, Libby Hill, a frequent RoundTable contributor, tells the story of how a sluggish waterway emptying into Lake Michigan became central to the creation of Chicago as a major metropolis and transportation hub.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
New Block Exhibit: 'Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time'
Visitors to the Block Museum can travel along routes crossing the Sahara Desert to a time when West African gold fueled expansive trade and drove the movement of people, culture and religious beliefs.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
'Word' Art Exhibition At Noyes Through March 7
“Word,” an exhibition honoring Black history, features the work of Evanston artists Ben Blount and Melissa Blount.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Community Foundation Names Root2Fruit Grantees
The Evanston Community Foundation has announced the recipients of its root2fruit capacity-building grants for 2019. They are The Actors Gymnasium, Puerta Abierta Preschool and Reba Place Development Corporation. Each Evanston organization will receive grants of $10,000, with renewed funding possible in 2020 
and 2021.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Sylvia Hernandez and Family Inducted Into Circus Ring of Fame
“It is a beautiful thing to see the instantaneous recognition of that bond years later. Circus training makes us more human.”
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
'The Imaginary Game' Returns This Summer
John Dalton is a designer, innovator and trailblazer. More cerebral than the character Gene Wilder portrayed in “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” but equally charismatic is the genius behind Imaginary Services, a “design and experience company.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Shakespeare and Balch on Impeachment
Amid continuing allegations that President Trump has committed impeachable offenses, Hamlet weighs in with a new soliloquy. For best effect, read with vigor and a grimace.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Chamber to Honor Three

An Evanston Chamber signature event, the Annual Celebration and Awards is an evening dedicated to the ingenuity, perseverance and resolve of our entrepreneurial and innovative business owners, with their staff, that comprise Evanston’s dynamic business community together with our not-for-profits and the City of Evanston.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
From Sparrow to Nuthatch: The Pleasure of a Heated Birdbath
Noon. The sun is shining, and according to the RoundTable website, it is 28 degrees. The pond that has formed from the snow and rain in my neighbor’s yard to the north is frozen.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018



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