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September 22, 2019 


The 2019 'Mexico En El Corazon' Tour Stopped By To Celebrate 'Evanston Hispanic Heritage Day'
On Aug. 29, Jalisco in Evanston came to town for the eighth consecutive year. More than 600 people attended the free event at the Levy Senior Center. Ariadna Garbuno, President of FEDEJAL (Federacion Jaliscienses del Medio Oeste), was there, as was Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty. The Mayor addressed the crowd and issued a proclamation naming Aug. 29, 2019, “Evanston Hispanic Heritage Day.”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Annual Procession of the Virgin Mary
The celebration procession of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Church on Sept. 7.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Sunday Fingerpicking Matinee' at SPACE Oct. 6
Evanston’s fingerpicking champ Eric Lugosch will be sharing the stage with Pat Donohue next month at SPACE.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
E-Town Climate Action Plans Climate Strike
Community members are invited to join E-Town Climate Action at 3 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Fountain Square to emphasize the danger of climate change. Organizers say they hope many Evanston Township High School students will participate in a walkout from the school to participate.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
ETHS Edible Acre Celebrates 10 Years With Community Garden Walk
Friends, families and neighbors of Evanston Township High School are invited to a Community Garden Walk on Sept. 26 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Edible Acre, a farm-to-school garden program that procures organic produce and provides learning experiences, as well as leadership and job opportunities, for ETHS students. The event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 1600 Dodge Ave., is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Nope': City Launches Campaign To Improve Recycling Habits, Reduce Waste
As Evanston works towards achieving its Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) goal of zero waste by 2050, the City has launched a month-long educational campaign to improve residents’ recycling habits and reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Did You Know?
That alkaline batteries are no longer accepted for recycling at the Evanston Ecology Center and at big box retailers like Home Depot, as they used to be? The City of Evanston’s website says, “According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, household alkaline batteries, AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, etc., are benign by design, haven’t contained mercury or other heavy metals for over 20 years, and are approved to be put in the trash.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
OAKtober Tree Fest Is Coming
  On Oct. 5, Evanston will celebrate trees, especially oaks, and becoming a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Evanstonian, 102, Calls Evanston and Its Citizens 'Wonderful'
James Sprowal, who now is 102 years old, recently spoke with the RoundTable about coming to live in Evanston in 1948 and about being 102.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Speaker Helps Levy Lecture Crowd Navigate Gender, Identity and Sexual Orientation
Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan presented the September Levy Lecture, “Understanding Sexual Identity and Gender Identity,” on Sept. 10 at the Levy Senior Center to a room full of eager listeners. For more than an hour, Ms. Lindsay-Ryan explained unfamiliar terminology, gave examples of situations and scenarios and advice about how to handle them, and answered questions from grandparents trying to understand loved ones in their lives.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'Stop and Smell The Butterflies' With The North Shore Bird Club
The Evanston North Shore Bird Club presents “Stop and Smell the Butterflies,” the fourth in a series of special programs celebrating the 100th anniversary of the club.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Moran Center Celebrates New Office
Sept. 14 brought a crowd of friends and supporters to the new office of the Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, 1900A Dempster St. The event featured kudos and thanks to the numerous local vendors who donated much of the labor and materials to make the office seem welcoming; words of praise from Moran Center Executive Director Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Board Chair Betsy Lehman and Second Ward Alderman Peter Braithwaite, along with plenty of food, drink and music.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Re-Envisioning Masculinity: An Interactive Workshop
In  this time of the #MeToo movement and expanding viewpoints on gender, the very idea of what it means to be a man or manly is under scrutiny. Dr. Ada Cheng, storyteller and former tenured DePaul University sociology professor, welcomes this discussion.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Library Provides LGBTQIA+ Teens a Place to Call Safe
Developing and questioning one’s identity is a rite of passage during the teenage years. This can be a difficult process, and sometimes especially so for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual) teens.  Once a month on Thursday evenings, beginning Sept. 19, the Evanston Public Library’s Teen Loft will launch a Teen Safe Spaces Group geared toward supporting and building community for LGBTQIA+ teens.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
New Exhibit Reveals Symbolism of Native American Jewelry
On Sept. 28, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., will open the exhibit “Stunning Stories in Native American Jewelry.”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Evanston, I Love You, But You Are Weird
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Since I moved to Evanston to become the Library’s Collection Development Manager, the City has provided a learning curve these last four years. And I believe that at this point I have a pretty clear sense of what my patrons do and do not like to read.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Savoyaires Presents 'The Yeomen of the Guard'
Returning to the Savoyaires’ stage for the first time in nearly two decades, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Yeomen of the Guard” combines Gilbert’s razor-sharp wit with Sullivan’s richest score in the pair’s most heartfelt story. Subtitled ‘The Merryman and His Maid,” “The Yeomen of the Guard” is the Evanston company’s 55th annual production.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
'The Wildlands'
The newest book by Evanston Township High School graduate and current Evanston resident Abby Geni takes readers to The Wildlands – “special place … a home for strays and runaways. All the refugees of this war,” Tucker McCloud tells his little sister, whom he has refashioned as a brother-in-crime.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Smithsonian to Help Preserve African American History and Culture Here
Community members are invited to bring their photos, home videos and family documents for free digitization services through the Community Curation program of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to locations in Chicago and Evanston this month.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Streets Alive! Green Living Fest
For one day, Main Street between Chicago and Wesley avenues became a mile-long public park for all to enjoy.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mural of Butterfly Symbolizes Journey of Immigrants
A notch in the top of the monarch's wing indicates the hardship involved in migration.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Smithsonian to Help Preserve African American History and Culture Here
Through an arrangement with Shorefront, the Smithsonian media truck will be at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21-28.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Streets Alive! Festival Scheduled for Sept. 8
Evanston community members can walk, bike, play and enjoy a car-free mile of Main Street during Streets Alive!, the City’s annual open streets festival.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Five-O Fitness
The second annual “Five-O” Fitness program will be held form 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 7 at E-Town Fitness Club, 2401 Main St.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
New Community Mobile Resource Center To Open Sept. 17
The new Community Mobile Resource Center is designed to bring information and resources on personal finance, law and health directly to people and neighborhoods that are seeking them, as well as offer childcare to make it easier for people to attend.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
District Commissioner Shore to Speak
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore will speak on “Water Justice or Water Just for Us? A Local Resource with Global Implications” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Main Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Recycling At The Ecology Center
The Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., accepts selected recycled items.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Black and White and Fled All Over
When Lawrence Heaney stepped outside his front door on a recent evening, he found himself just a few feet from a skunk.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Community Art Inspired By Love for Evanston
In a time of disconnection and violence, one response can be creating art about connection.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Actress Tina Lifford Returns to Her Childhood Home
“I am about to go into my old home for the first time since the ’60s” said Tina Lifford, moments before she entered her childhood home on the corner of Hartrey Avenue and Church Street. While she was inside, family members, old friends and community members gathered on both corners to wait for the unveiling of the honorary street sign “Tina Lifford Way.”
Wednesday, September 4, 2019



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