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August 24, 2019 


Fundraising Effort Underway Rice Helps Abused Kids with Trauma-Informed Care
The plight of some particularly vulnerable children whose whereabouts and struggles have been all but invisible in Evanston has touched the hearts of a group of volunteers who are using their fundraising expertise to bring help to the kids in the form of trauma-informed care (TIC).
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Group Singing for Evanston Residents With Early-Stage Memory Loss
The Good Memories Choir, a singing group for people with early-stage memory loss is launching in its new Evanston location starting in September.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
'Breaking the Ice' - The Continuation
Breaking the Ice, the new mental health ministry at Sherman United Methodist Church, 2214 Ridge Ave., began with a workshop on April 6, followed by another workshop on June 9.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
2nd Act Players to Present 'Old Ringers'
Four veterans of past 2nd Act Players shows will be joining three new faces in the cast of the theater’s November production of Joe Simonelli’s “Old Ringers.” The comedy follows the misadventures of four senior women who turn to phone sex to help pay their mounting financial obligations.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Foster Dance Studio Opens New Season
Sarah Goldstone, artistic director and co-founder of Foster Dance Studios, will principal Foster Dance Studios’ eighth anniversary with a new fall dance program and Foster Dance Company season.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Main-Dempster Mile 'Last Days of Summer' Concert
On Aug. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. the Main-Dempster Mile will celebrate the end of summer with a free concert. The concert is open to the public and admission is free, but donations collected at the entrance will be split with the Main-Dempster Mile’s 2019 Charity Partner, Rainbows For All Children.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
'Walking the Talk' on Change
For those parents and caregivers, August is officially “back-to-school” time – that bittersweet time of year when it is time to buy school supplies, schedule haircuts (maybe) and think about what kids will need to succeed in the coming year. Though there are some comforts in returning to a familiar schedule, it is a change from the summer routine for everyone and, as everyone knows, change can be difficult.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Utility Box Tour - Downtown Evanston
The decorated utility boxes in the downtown are the result of a partnership between Downtown Evanston and One River School. Summer campers at One River School painted 14 utility boxes in Downtown Evanston with designs by Humberto Saldana.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
National Night Out Draws Crowds in Evanston
Evanston neighbors were among the millions who took part in National Night Out (NNO) across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
E-FAM Remembrance Picnic 10th Anniversary
The tenth annual Evanston Remembrance Reunion Picnic was held at James Park on Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Several hundred Evanstonians gathered for what many described as a beautiful day to spend with family and friends.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A Healthy Collaboration
Evanston First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1825 Dodge Ave., and Amita Health-Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., held their annual Health Screening event at the Friends & Family Day-Jamaican Independence Celebration at James Park on Aug. 4.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Imaginary Game IRL (In Real Life)
Last year the RoundTable wrote about The Imaginary Game day camp at Ridgeville Park District. The game is similar to Dungeons & Dragons outside with cardboard swords and shields. It is  suitable for kids 8-14, and there is not an electronic device in sight. The fundamental rule of play: Every action must be safe, kind and fun. The culmination of each week’s adventure is the Leveling Up ceremony.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
'Black Ballerina'
“Will ballet ever ignore skin color as long as there are some artistic directors who think a ‘unified aesthetic’ means that skin color should match, as well as the costumes?” The question is posed in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Reused Muse: Satire in Past Voices
Last week the country became reacquainted with Emma Lazarus’s sonnet “The New Colossus.”
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Libraries on the Front Lines: What You Need to Know About Changes to Your E-books
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

In the beginning, when libraries around the world started buying and circulating ebooks for the very first time, publishers were concerned. Very concerned. Suddenly the old lending models didn’t seem to apply anymore. Why should libraries be allowed to circulate digital titles, books that will never show wear and tear after multiple uses, without needing to buy replacement copies?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Prague Sonata
Classical music is at the heart of “The Prague Sonata” by Bradford Morrow. “The Prague Sonata” is a carefully researched historical novel about a handwritten eighteenth-century manuscript of a piano sonata with no indication of who the composer might be. Prague is the primary setting, both in the near past and present.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Talk of the Town An Interview With Mark Caro
The name of Evanston native and current resident Mark Caro will be familiar to those with an interest in print media. For more than two dozen years, Mr. Caro’s byline was found in the Chicago Tribune, where he wrote about film, music and food, as well as murder trials.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Dementia Resource Center Offers Information and Activities
Dementia can be an isolating illness, not only for those suffering from it but also for the care partners who help them on their journey.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Moran Center's School-Based Civil Legal Clinic Helps Families Navigate the Law
The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s School-Based Civil Legal Clinic (Clinic) supports families with children attending Evanston/Skokie District 65 by providing legal assistance and advice on non-criminal matters. Issues might include homelessness or eviction, guardianship and adoption, obtaining a medical Power of Attorney or filing for bankruptcy. The attorney who directs this resource is Megan Clung, and she is eager to let the Evanston community know about the Clinic and its work.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Solarize Chicagoland Presenting 'Solar Power Hour' to Inform Evanston Residents
Solar power and solar energy have grown in popularity across the United States. Despite this, both still have multiple obstacles preventing more people from going solar.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Summer Watering 'Tips,' for Outdoors and In
The purpose this article is intended to include some summer watering tips. Here are the city’s rules regarding watering lawns during summer months. They can be found if you google City of Evanston Water FAQ: 7-12-14-2: LIMITS ON LAWN IRRIGATION AND OTHER WATER USES:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
National Able Network Prepares Folks for Their Next Career
National Able Network (NAN) is a non-profit agency offering federally-funded services through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and serves both job seekers and employers. It has five offices in the Chicago area, one of them on the third floor of the Evanston Public Library.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The Jens Jensen Gardens at the Harley Clarke Mansion Now a Combination of Beauty and Neglect
Charles Smith would not advocate tearing down the Harley Clarke mansion, but to this landscape contractor whose eye is always on the beauty of nature, the house is but an adjunct to the historic Jens Jensen gardens there.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Speaker to Give Talk on Human Trafficking
Laura Ng, Executive Director of Traffick Free, will give a free talk at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 in the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. The topic is “Human Trafficking in Chicago.”
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Evanston Holds Pride Fest Celebration
The City presented its first Pride Fest celebration the evening of July 25 in Fountain Square, in conjunction with the regular Thursday Night Live concert series.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Interfaith Action Sets Out to Discover Evanston's Safety Net
Members of the 42 congregations of Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE) staff a weekday hospitality center for homeless people, coordinate soup kitchens throughout the week and overnight shelters during the winter months, and unload and pack food during the regular visits of the Producemobile of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
From Lending to Selling: What a Book Sale Says About Its Readers
Ever since the Evanston Public Library ceased its regular book sale on the third floor, we’ve had to deal with the constant influx of donations we receive in new ways. To deal with the bulk of the donations, for example, we placed a large green Better World Books bin on the side of the building where our alleyway is located.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Something Is Buzzing in Evanston
Few dare to begin the dedicated and tiring work of beekeeping. The fear of bee stings and annoyingly loud buzzing typically turns away those able to take on such a task. Despite the relatively demanding undertaking of beekeeping, some determined Evanston residents and the City have decided to take on the challenge in order to prevent the looming extinction of these essential creatures.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Canal Shores Golf Course In Evanston and Wilmette Turns 100
Canal Shores’ 18 holes are fully open, and the Canal Shores board is working to ensure that this community treasure – enjoyed by generations – remains intact for the next 100 years.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019



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