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February 23, 2018 


One Rotary Center to Host EEA's Annual 'Wild & Scenic Film Festival'
The Evanston Environmental Association will showcase environmental documentaries in a new location this  year, when it presents the seventh annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
McGaw Y Honorees
Two longtime Evanston couples were honored at the McGaw Y gala last month for their dedication and service to the youth of Evanston: Rose and Bob Johnson and Bart and Catherine Rocca.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Environmental Award for Stewardship
Evanston Environmental Association President Dick Peach presents the 2017 Charlotte Omohundro Award to Paul D’Agostino.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Women of NASA Immortalized By Lego
“Hidden Figures” introduced the country to just a few of the talented women at NASA who helped advance America’s early space program. To learn about other trailblazing NASA women, one could go to the library, search the internet ... or play with some Legos.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
EHC Hosts Events to Celebrate Women
The Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center, (EHC), in partnership with the Frances Willard House Museum and other Evanston women’s organizations, announces a full calendar of March events in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Nominate an Older Adult in Evanston For the 2018 Aging Well Award
Evanston community members and organizations are encouraged to nominate an older adult in Evanston who has made an impact in the local community through his or her interest in aging for the 2018 Aging Well Award. Nominations should be submitted by March 1.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Exposé of Big Food and Big Pharma Featured on Bookman's Corner
“Born with a Junk Food Deficiency,” a food and drug expose written by the RoundTable’s Martha Rosenberg, is featured on the Washington, D. C., television program Bookman’s Corner during the month of February.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Northwestern's Imagine U To Stage 'Knuffle Bunny'
Tickets are in high demand for Imagine U’s upcoming production of “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” which runs March 2 – 18 in the Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Dr., on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
They Live In Evanston?!? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog ~ The Book Bird
I get very attached to my adopted homes.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Evanston Dance Ensemble Presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
The Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE) crowns its 21st season March 15 to 18 with their new adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
'Lilli De Jong'
“Lilli De Jong” by Janet Benton is a novel that gives voice to the circumstances of unwed mothers in late 19th-century Philadelphia.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Canal Shores Debuts New Ecological Master Plan
Evanston’s public golf course been called a few names in its 99 years – the Evanston Community Golf Club, the Peter Jans Memorial Golf Course, the Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course, and now, Canal Shores.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Nonprofits Collaborate in Search for Solutions to Hunger in Evanston
The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled, and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Residents Input Encouraged In CEDA Community Needs Assessment Survey
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) is conducting a study of the needs and issues that individuals and families in Cook County may be experiencing in their lives.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
New Zealand Birds at Bird Club Meeting
  Nancy Halliday, artist-naturalist, will present a program on her Road Scholar trip to New Zealand in 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., a presentation of the Evanston/North Shore Bird Club.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The McGaw Y Receives $1 Million Grant for Camp Echo
The McGaw YMCA has received a grant of $1 million from the Davee Foundation to Camp Echo. This grant will establish an endowment, the “Ken M. Davee Scholarship Fund,” which will allow the McGaw Y’s Camp Echo to expand its efforts to make camp accessible to all Evanston youth, regardless of their ability to pay.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Three Honored at Evanston Chamber of Commerce Celebration
Businessperson of the Year was Robert Yohanan, a founder of First Bank & Trust. Nonprofit Person of the Year was visual artist Joanna Pinsky, a founder of Art Encounter; and Community Leadership Person of the Year was Keith Terry, founder and CEO of the Terry Performance Group.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Connections Plans Expansion of Services to Address, Prevent Homelessness
One of the most frightening things about homelessness is that it can be one financial disaster away. An unplanned expense, such as an unexpected car repair or a medical emergency, can push a family from its home.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bach Week Festival's Gallery Gala Benefit
Evanston-based Bach Week Festival’s first Gallery Gala fundraiser will feature the North Shore-based Black Oak Ensemble in music of J.S. Bach and other composers, plus viewings of contemporary art, at 5:30 p.m. on on Feb. 18, at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Harmonizers Join Major Barbershop Songfest 
 On Feb. 21, the North Shore Harmonizers will join other barbershop choruses in a Giant Afterglow sing-out at Hackney’s on Lake, 1514 E. Lake Ave. in Glenview. From 7 to 10 p.m., area quartets and ensembles, including the Harmonizers, will perform alone as well as together in one big songfest, hosted by New Tradition Chorus.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Community Project Focuses on Black History
In recognition of 2018 Black History Month, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, and numerous African American churches and organizations have created “Out of the African Diaspora to Evanston, Illinois: A Mosaic of Human Community.”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
RCP Presents 'Trios From the Heart'
Rembrandt Chamber Players turns to works of great emotional power in Trios from the Heart at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Read Black
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
Black History Month is here. For many libraries and bookstores, this means pulling together large displays of Black authors, Black subject matter, Black history, etc. But as many have pointed out, this month often turns out to be the only time these books are ever highlighted. Indeed some libraries and bookstores outright refuse to create these displays, opting instead to create them for the eleven other months of the year.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
'Home and Castle'
The characters in Tom Benz’s short story collection “Home and Castle” are on edge. Recently unemployed, or divorced, or restless in a present relatonship, or desperate to be accepted by the in group, they take cringe-inducing actions against the petty demoralizations of suburban life.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Showtime's 'The Chi' Writer Sends a Shout-Out to Evanston and Evanston Schools
Lena Waithe, writer of ShowTime’s new series, “The Chi,” sent a shout-out to Evanston during a Jan. 12 interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Block Explores Harun Earocki's Poetic and Political Films
Over the course of his career, German documentary filmmaker and essayist Harun Farocki (1944-2014) created more than 100 bold, playful, and cerebral films, videos and installations.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Chessmen Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary
In 1958, The Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc., began with a simple mission to provide support to youth and seniors in the community.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
MoonCatcher: Removing the Need for Girls to Miss School
On a recent winter afternoon, some dozen women and girls are gathered around long tables, cutting, pinning, pressing, sewing. And chatting.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018



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