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October 22, 2019 


ETHS Hosts Family Action Network Event With Patti Smith
Evanston Township High School will host “Year of the Monkey: An Evening with Patti Smith” on Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave. The event is free and open to the public, suitable for ages 12 and up.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
LiteHouse Whole Food Grill Open
In late September, restaurateur Eric Nance opened a branch of his Hyde Park LiteHouse Whole Food Grill to Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. The restaurant space in the center was vacant for several months after First Slice left
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
YoFresh Celebrates Five Years
YoFresh Yogurt Café recently celebrated five years.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Autumn Baking in the Air
Making apple pie rollups
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
NBA Champion Draymond Green Opens Blink Fitness Gym in Evanston
Blink Fitness, an affordable fitness brand with its Mood Above Muscle® philosophy, recently opened a 16,660-square-foot gym in Evanston Plaza. The gym is co-owned by three-time NBA Champion Draymond Green and Evanston resident and entrepreneur Tom Shumaker.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Celebrating 150 Years in Evanston
 A City proclamation congratulating First Congregational Church of Evanston on its 150 years of Christian service to the Evanston community proclaimed the week of Oct. 20-27 as “First Congregational Church of Evanston Week.”
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
City Issues Fall Cleanup Reminders
As leaves begin to fall, the City of Evanston is issuing reminders to residents regarding seasonal services and cleanup activities, including food and yard waste pickup and street cleaning.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
OAKtober Event Celebrates More Than Trees
The community of Evanston was the honoree at the annual OAKtober celebration, held Oct. 5 at the Ecology Center. Evanston is the first municipality in Illinois to become a National Wildlife Federation community certified wildlife habitat.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Back to Bolivia Solidarity Bridge Makes 100th Trip
The cold and wet weather had no effect on the staff and volunteers at Solidarity Bridge, 1703 Darrow Ave., as they loaded 40 suitcases of medical supplies headed for Cliza, Bolivia.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Bird Club Presents 'Citizen Science'
Hosted by the Evanston North Shore Bird Club, Bill Tweit will present “Citizen Science: a Personal History” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
MOW NEI Names Food-Service Director
Evanston-based Meals on Wheels Northeastern Illinois (MOW NEI), which provides nourishment and support services to seniors and homebound and disabled persons, named Sam Landman its inaugural food service director. He will lead the introduction of an expanded recipe and flavor-profile menu as part of an operational overhaul that includes an organization-operated food service operation.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
South Boulevard Band Rocks the House at Jamming Jean Concert
South Boulevard Band, a local rhythm and blues band with a national reputation, took to the Levy Senior Center stage on Sept. 27 as part of the free Jamming Jean Concert series sponsored by the Levy Senior Center Foundation. Despite heavy rains outside the gym walls, the crowd was primed for a fun evening, and the band did not disappoint.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Sweetest Sound An Interview With The Co-Founders Of Honey Butter
These days, everyone seems to be talking about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ last studio album “Abbey Road.” When the band first formed, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were all in their teens.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
A Taste for the International: Children's Books Overseas
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
'The Healer's Daughters'
Between the powerful and the oppressed are the resisters. They are the ones who find a way to keep their moral compass to true north and seek the least harmful way out – not only for themselves but for the people and things they love.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Chicago a cappella Presents 'American Anthem'
The vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella returns to Nichols Concert Hall with “American Anthem: Songs that Challenge, Unite, and Celebrate.”
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
An Afternoon of Stories and Jazz
What is in a melody shared that rings true?

I kept this question in my mind as I sat and talked with guitarist Andy Brown and his lifelong partner and musical confidant, vocalist Petra van Nuis in the backyard of their quaint Evanston home.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Lewis-Sebring Foundation Namesakes Honored at Evanston MashUp 10
The 10th edition of Evanston MashUp honored long-time residents and philanthropists Penny Bender Sebring and Chuck Lewis with the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
From Berlioz To Brahms and Jazz for MYA Concert
Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Jazz, Choral, and Orchestra students take the stage on Oct. 13 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University to present an all-day concert event beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
After 70 Years, Preston's Still Speaks the Language of Flowers
It took a special dictionary to decode the meaning of a floral bouquet in the Victorian era. “Talking bouquets” – small nosegays called tussie-mussies – used floriography, the language of flowers, to convey messages that could not be spoken aloud in society. Maidenhair fern, for example, meant “secret bond of love”; jonquils denoted “desire.”
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Lake Street Church Creates Ritual Anchor on Mass Shootings
“This is the start of our month-long look at gun violence that will continue through Oct. 20,” said Reverend Michael Woolf, senior minister of Lake Street Church.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Violence
Exposure to violence can leave its mark on those affected. In children, exposure to violence can impact their growth and development.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Fisk University Choir Returns to Evanston
The Fisk University Choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Sherman United Methodist Church, 2214 Ridge Ave. The benefit concert celebrates Sherman’s 97th church anniversary with the theme “I, too sing America."
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Harmonizers To Sing at Evanston Farmers Market
The Harmonizers will sing at the Evanston Farmers Market at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5. Entertaining the Chicago area for more than 60 years, this women's chorus specializing in a variety of a cappella styles including barbershop, will perform favorites from Broadway to the Beatles. Market patrons are invited to stop by and enjoy the music while they stock up.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Erie Family Health Centers Invest In Next Generation of Healthcare Providers
As the demand for primary care physicians continues to grow faster than its supply, Erie Family Health Centers continues work toward narrowing the deficit by investing in the next generation of the primary healthcare workforce.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Before the Fall
On Sept. 23, the first day of fall, students from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine made a trip to Westminster Place of Presbyterian Homes, where they offered “fall screenings.”
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In The Moment
Many times I have closed my eyes and became a part of my ancestors trials and tribulations
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Bach Week's 'Bachanalia' Benefit Set for Oct. 13
Bach Week’s third annual “Bachanalia,” the festival’s fall fundraiser featuring pairings of live classical music with specially selected wines, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Making Magic One Adoption at a Time: Evanston's Animal Shelter
The Evanston Fire Department recently rescued two dogs from a fire. Until their owner finds a new place to live, these animals will be in the care of the Evanston Animal Shelter.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Poetry: Not Just for April Anymore
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Publishing runs in cycles, and libraries consciously and unconsciously follow those cycles. Because April is National Poetry Month, there is a temptation to just read all the poetry you like then, and forget about it for the rest of the year.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019



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