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January 18, 2019 


Pop-up Collection Drive
To meet the urgent need of providing more local children with warm clothing, coats and snow boots this winter, on Monday, January 21 Cradles to Crayons Chicago is hosting a pop-up collection drive in Evanston.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Indivisible Evanston Rally at Rep. Schakowsky's Office
On Jan. 3, as the newly Democratic House of Representatives gaveled into session in Washington, members of Indivisible Evanston held a demonstration at Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Evanston office, calling for her strong support for the democracy reform bill, H.R. 1.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Nearing Five-Year Anniversary, Peckish Pig Thrives on Howard
The Peckish Pig, which opened its doors on Howard Street in March of 2014, is nearing its fifth anniversary. Owner and executive chef Debbie Evans said when she was considering opening at this location people asked, “Why are you going to do that?”
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Heartland Health Center-Turning Point Offer Collaborative Approach to Health Care
A full range of primary and behavioral health services is available, including management of chronic illness, women’s health, pediatrics, immunizations, school and sports physicals, referrals to specialist care coordination, and discounted prescriptions.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
MLK Candlelight Vigil Jan. 21
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., a civil rights leader who began his career as a statewide youth coordinator in North Carolina for Dr. Martin Luther King, will deliver the candlelight vigil address on the national MLK holiday, at 7 p.m. on  Jan. 21 at Alice Millar Chapel, located at 1870 Sheridan Road in Evanston.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
'Nina Simone: Four Women' at Northlight
Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its current season with “Nina Simone: Four Women,” written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
'Green Book'
There are two ways to come at “Green Book,” the new biopic about Don Shirley, the renowned African American pianist and composer who died in 2013. The movie purports to tell the “inspired-by-a-true story” account of Mr. Shirley’s 1962 concert tour through the south with his jazz trio, at a time when Jim Crow restrictions were in full force.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Story Behind the Blended Family
Patti Waldmeir’s decision to move to China with her two Chinese daughters, whom she had adopted as infants, was for the most part intellectual: Get-togethers with other families who were Chinese-American through adoption seemed to entail what she termed the “faux-cultural ambiance” of Chinese zodiac birthday cakes and Chinese clothing at holidays.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Ice House Gallery Showcases Student Artists and More
Although the phrase is a bit over-used, people who “think outside the box” are often seen as innovators who think creatively.  Ice House Gallery owners Hannah Litvan and Marcia Smith are two people who do just that.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Apartheid Struggles: Rough-Cut Form
Ava Thompson Greenwell is a journalism professor at Northwestern as well as a film documentarian, producer, editor, and fundraiser. On Dec. 11, as part of the Levy Lecture Series, she shared an excerpt from her first film with an eager audience at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Dittmar Exhibition 'Social Regard' Explores Social Dynamics and Art History
Drawings, paintings, installations and a social media project by Chicago artist Paula Henderson will explore the constraints of social constructs and art.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Karel Paukert to Perform OPUS 327 Concert
The first event leading up to the 100th anniversary of EM Skinner’s OPUS 327 pipe organ will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman  Ave. Featuring St. Luke’s former Organist and Choirmaster, Karel Paukert, this benefit concert is for the OPUS 327 Centennial Organ Fund.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Afrofuturism: Looking to the Future Today
Afrofuturism (def): “a movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of Black history and culture.”
Originating in the mid to late 1990s, Afrofuturism takes particular care to explore the intersection of African/African Diaspora culture with technology.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A Book Review: 'The Wind In My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran'
Masih Alinejad, a lifelong advocate for Muslim women in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has written a memoir about her struggles against poverty, political repression and personal crisis.  An award-winning journalist, broadcaster and blogger, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Chidren's Outreach Librarian Brings Activities to Community Morning, Noon and Night
Laura Antolin, the children’s outreach librarian at Evanston Public Library, drags crates of books from her car on a dolly into the Oakton Elementary School gymnasium, three huge crates stuffed with hard covers and paperbacks.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Café Coralie Seeks Balance Between American and French Taste Buds
Café Coralie, the sister café to Patisserie Coralie, occupies the former police outpost at 633 Howard St. Pascal Berthoumieux opened this second location in partnership with the City of Evanston, which offered support for purchase of the building.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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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