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December 19, 2018 

Evanston Children's Choir Holiday Concert Dec. 16
The community is invited to join Directors Gary Geiger, Sarah Bartolome and Bryan Johnson as they lead the entire Evanston Children’s Choir in its most popular concert of the year, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa in typical ECC style.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
New Leadership at Canal Shores
The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association, the non-profit organization that oversees operations of Canal Shores Golf Course, elected the new board and a team of community advisers at its Nov. 20 meeting.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Christmas Tree, Wreaths, Wrapping Paper, Ribbon, RoundTable
The holidays are here. And along with the celebrating and the gift-giving comes the garbage. At our house, squeals of excitement erupt as the kids race to open presents, leaving a sea of brightly colored wrapping paper and bows strewn across the floor.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Corky Siegel and Howard Levy Entertain a Full House At Jamming Jean Concert
The gym at the Levy Senior Center was filled to capacity by 5 p.m. Dec. 7 as the crowd waited for the start of the holiday concert featuring local legends Corky Siegel and Howard Levy. The free concert, billed as “an evening of classical blues, folk, and jazz-tinged melodies,” is the second one in the Jamming Jean Concert Series and sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Smiles and Laughter Cited by Evanston Rotarians as Key To Success of Recent United Nations Day in Africa
Rotary International staff photojournalist Alyce Henson, who was part of a delegation that traveled to Africa in early November for United Nations day, recently joined other members of the delegation in speaking with the Rotary Club of Evanston.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Northwestern/ETHS Exhibit Showcases Art, Science Collaboration
Science images from Northwestern University inspired Evanston Township High School student work, as part of the Northwestern Scientific Images Contest
on display in the high school’s auditorium gallery.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
4th Annual Pop-up Adventure Playground
Kids can frolic outside and build forts and dens out of sticks and (hopefully) snow at the free fourth annual Pop-Up Adventure Playground, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Baker Park.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Art of the Display
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird

What criteria should a librarian use to determine how successful a library display truly is? Should you consider how often the books are removed? The quality of the literature displayed? The timeliness of the topic? The inventiveness?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Poet Captures the Flavor Of Chicago in a Year of Haiku
David J.P. Fisher has released a Chicago-inspired book of poems, “Five seven five: a daily glimpse of Chicago life seen through haiku.”
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Mudlark Theater Presents Updated 'Nutcracker'
Mudlark Theater will present “The Nutcracker,” adapted by Christina Lepri and directed by Artistic Director Andrew Biliter, Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 20-22 at the Noyes Street Theater, 927 Noyes St.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
'Fascism: A Warning'
Former United Nations Ambassador and the first female Secretary of State, Madeline Albright has written a history of 20th century authoritarianism and Fascism.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Interfaith Action Readies for Winter, Calls for Community to Help
Those who come across someone who is homeless, at whatever time of day, are seen as potential partners by Interfaith Action, said Joey Rodger, a member of the Evanston organization’s board.
Wednesday, December 12, 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
Michelle Duster, Preserving and Promoting History
At the annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the NAACP Evanston/North Shore on Nov. 17, keynote speaker Michelle Duster spoke about the powerful influence that her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells – who was born into slavery in 1862 and whose life spanned from the Civil War to the Great Depression – has had on her life.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Theo Ubique Brings Cabaret Theatre to Howard Street
He admits he was warned to “start small.” But the director had grander plans.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Year's Best Picture Books Revealed
Two of the Library’s most accomplished children’s librarians are the perfect guides to reveal the state of excellence and diversity among picture books published in 2018.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Communicating With Animal Companions
Carolee Biddle has always loved animals. Now she earns her living helping humans communicate effectively with their pets and farm animals.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Spoonfoolery Brings Fun Food Education to Evanston
In addition to Elementary Chefs, Ms. Reddy also offers parent-tot classes called Short Stacks for children ages 3-5, and Middle School Makers ‘n’ Bakers for ages 11-14. All classes emphasize following directions, sharing equipment and making healthy food choices. Each class includes taking home the results of their labors, often still warm from the oven.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Holiday Treat Walk at Main-Dempster Mile
Main-Dempster Mile shops have a holiday gift for all its friends and customers. On Dec. 13, shoppers may stop at any participating business on the Main-Dempster Mile and enjoy a holiday treat, courtesy of that business owner. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Announcing ... EPL's 101 Great Books for Kids (2018)
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
It’s that time of year again – the time when the librarians, clerks, and other staff members of Evanston Public Library who have been reading all year long, finally reveal their 101 favorite children’s books.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Downtown Warm Bevvy Walk
Everyone is invited to sip and shop through downtown Evanston during the fourth annual Evanston Warm Bevvy Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6. Shoppers can enjoy an evening stroll with friends and family, stopping at stores to try tasty beverages and shop for the holidays. 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Volunteers Heighten Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit
Each year, Evanston community groups offer Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings to those in need. Some groups maintain established traditions, while others start new traditions aimed at providing for people who may not have the means or a place to share in a holiday meal.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A New Partnership Bringing The Community Together
It was a meeting borne of sadness. In early November Beth Emet’s Rabbi Andrea London and Tim Rhoze, artistic director of Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, sat down for breakfast.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
'Meet Me at the Museum'
“Meet Me at the Museum” is an intriguing first novel by English author Anne Youngson, a 71-year-old grandmother, about two very different middle-age people separated by hundreds of miles and totally different lives who some how manage to connect.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Nutcrackers & More aRound Town
Shows for Every Style, Taste and Family Member
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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