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April 23, 2019 


For the first time in its’ history, Porchlight Music Theatre’s New Faces Sing Broadway series shines a spotlight on the shows playing at this moment  on Broadway
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center Unveils Expansion
On April 3, Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil a new expansion of the health center at 1285 Hartrey Ave. The 8,500-square-foot expansion doubles Erie’s capacity to serve patients
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Ten Thousand Villages' Rug Event
“When artisans know they are paid for every knot they tie, they are empowered to focus on the fine details of intricate rugs that will last for generations,” says Bunyaad Director Yousaf Chaman. Bunyaad works with more than 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Bookends & Beginnings to Host Iowa Writers' Workshop Program
Until now, no one has fully examined the complicated and dramatic story of how this program became one of the most influential forces in American literary culture, but at 6 p.m. on April 19, Bookends & Beginnings will host David Dowling, author of the new book “A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop,” which fully documents that story.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Happy 95 Years, Carol Lems-Dworkin
Longtime Evanston resident Carol Lems-Dworkin celebrated her 95th birthday with friends and family on April 1.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Older Adult Group 'Wises Up'
The non-profit organization for older adults formerly known as North Shore Village is changing its name to “WiseUp: Aging With Attitude.”
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
UNICEF Honors Rotary International
The event honored Rotary International, headquartered in Evanston, with the UNICEF Children First Award for its remarkable efforts to help eradicate the world of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
New Senior Minister at Lake Street Church
Rev. Woolf will begin his service to Lake Street Church on April 18. The church building at 607 Lake St. opened its doors in 1875. It is Evanston’s oldest public building and hosts Connections for the Homeless.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Experiences of Poverty Leave a Mark on 10% of the Genes in the Genome
A new Northwestern University study has found that low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with the level of DNA methylation (DNAm) in a large number of genes in the genome.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lincolnwood Garden Club of Evanston Turns 90
In 1929, Charles Gates Dawes finished up his U.S. vice-presidential term, Marshall Field completed construction of a department store in downtown Evanston and a group of northwest Evanston women formed the second of what would later total seven Evanston-based garden clubs – The Lincolnwood Garden Club of Evanston
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Free Evanston Repair Clinics Part of City Waste Reduction Strategy and 'Right to Repair' Movement
“Free, Fun and Fixed!” is the motto of the fifth Evanston Repair Clinic, set to take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 27 at Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Ave.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Trades 'Boots for Heels'
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Pricilla Van Zanten’s journey began 35 years ago when she migrated to the United States with her family from Jamaica in search of a better life, better education, and more opportunity.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lincoln Beneath a A Newer Lens
Few places are better suited to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated relationships with African Americans than Evanston, in Lincoln’s home state with a large and vibrant African American community for 150 years. When John E. Washington’s groundbreaking book “They Knew Lincoln” was published in 1942, both its premise and its release were microcosms of the ever-changing and unchanging race relations in the country.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
ENSBC Talk: Great Lakes Bird Migration
Evanston North Shore Bird Club presents “Bird Migration in the Great Lakes – a 12-Month Spectacle” at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
What Evanston Won't Read
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
What Evanston Won’t Read
When I tell folks what I do at the library they will, on occasion, get a small gleam in their eyes. “You must know what everyone in town likes to read then.” And the only answer I have to that is an apologetic, “Sorta?”

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
'Eastbound Into the Cosmos' at Bookends & Beginnings
Evanston author Tom Burke will launch his book, “Eastbound Into the Cosmos” at 6 p.m. on April 18 at Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Arts Therapy Program Applies Unique Approach to Help Thousands of People
Forty-four years ago the Music Institute of Chicago began employing music therapy to help students with special needs.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Lynne Jordan and Her Band Send Shivers Through Levy Center Crowd
Nearly 400 people clapped, danced and enjoyed the classic rhythm and blues sounds of Lynne Jordan and the Shivers at the third Jamming Jean concert at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., on March 29.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Bach Week Festival to Open April 26
The Evanston-based Bach Week Festival, opening April 26, will feature several Johann Sebastian Bach works never before heard at the festival; ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Interfaith Action Fundraiser on May 6
Interfaith Action of Evanston, a consortium of diverse faith communities serving the homeless and hungry, will host its annual fundraising event, Keep the Doors Open, at Found restaurant May 6 from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Bach Gallery Gala at Evanston Art Center
On March 24, Bach Week presented music that would have been performed in the Bach household – selections from two secular cantatas, sonatas for violin and viola da gamba and songs from the “Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach.”
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
A Plethora of Zephyrs
A group of fish is a school. A group of lions is a pride. What should a group of Zephyrs be called?
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Local SASI Becomes Argentium Care
SASI (Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes) has launched a new name and brand to represent the organization that has been serving the community for more than 40 years.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Breaking the Ice: Unlocking Mental Health and Mental Illness in the Black and Brown Community
Sherman United Methodist Church, 2214 Sherman Ave., will hold a session of information and discussion regarding mental health and mental illness ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
May 10 Deadline for Rotary Grant Applications
Applicants must demonstrate programming intended to reduce the impacts of hateful speech, cultural insensitivity or intolerance among children, while promoting youth communities characterized by tolerance, empathy and respect for diversity.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Evanston Encourages Parkway Plantings to Benefit Nature and People
The parkways – strips of (usually) grass and a tree in front of our buildings – help define the look of Evanston.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Spring! Wood Ducks Have Returned to Perkins Woods
March 30, 2019. This morning Perkins Woods is filled with birdsong. And the Wood Ducks are back!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
'UNJudge Someone': The Human Library Returns
The Evanston Public Library’s Human Library experience returns for the third time with the challenge to “unjudge someone.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Off the Cuff in the Saw Room
Works by Corey Ciszek, Melanie Deal and Howard Kanter and Steve Sager will be on display April 6 through May 25 in the Saw Room at the Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave. rear 2.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
'What a Day It's Been': A Solo Show
 Kathy Halper will be showing work she created over the past two years, as well as some embroidered pieces at 1100 Florence Gallery. The opening of her solo exhibit, “What a Day It’s Been,” will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on April 6 at 1100 Florence Ave.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019



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