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ECF Accepting Root2fruit Grant Applications
The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is now accepting grant applications for its root2fruit grants.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
'The Grand Poohbah Speaks'
The Alley Gallery, 1712 Sherman Ave., is hosting “The Grand Poohbah Speaks,” a playful homage to Chris Molloy, the founder of Alley Gallery.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Annual Canal Shores Campout
With activities that include swinging on a silk knot, climbing the Spanish web, spinning on the Lyra (aerial hoop), laser tag, roller-skating, a “midnight” movie, games, and an inflatable obstacle course, the third annual Canal Shores Campout promises to have some-thing for everyone.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
MetaMedia Maker Fair
MetaMedia is a free digital media and technology center and hang-out space at the McGaw Y open exclusively to middle-school youth with programming focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Math).
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
End-of-Season Schedule for Evanston Beaches
Because seasonal lifeguards and beach staff are returning to school, some Evanston beaches will have reduced weekday hours for swimming for the remainder of the summer season.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Rain Did Not Dampen Their Spirits
Spirits were joyful and music heartfelt at the annual Family Focus Gospel Fest, ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Helping Hands Across Brown Avenue
For the past 20 years, Inclusion Solutions has recruited community members to wash the wheelchairs of the residents of Hill Arboretum Apartments of Over the Rainbow Association.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
CommUNITY Picnic
After the stultifying heat and strong thunderstorms of the previous few days, Sunday’s crisp weather – high clouds and bright sun – was perfect for the annual end-of-summer CommUNITY picnic.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
5th Annual 'Jalisco en Evanston'
The City of Evanston and the Federation of Hometown Associations from the State of Jalisco, Mexico (also known as “FEDEJAL”), will celebrate a prelude to Hispanic Heritage Month at the fifth annual “Jalisco en Evanston” event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Java with Jennifer
Starting in September, Evanston’s Cultural Arts Coordinator, Jennifer Lasik, will hold weekly informal drop- in conversations ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Nominations Sought For Arts Awards
The City of Evanston and the Evanston Arts Council are seeking nominations for the 2016 Mayor’s Award for the Arts.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Evanston Children's Choir at 15
The Evanston Children’s Choir celebrates its 15th anniversary season. Families of young people in grade two through high school are invited to join for the milestone 15th season.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Master Storytellers Entertain and Inspire at Second Annual Festival
The Evanston Public Library welcomes some of the nation’s best storytellers to Evanston for the 2nd Annual Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival, Oct. 7- 9.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Unexpected Dream Donations Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
This past October the Evanston Public Library hosted its very first annual Storytelling Festival.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Rebuilding Lives at the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
This is the house that Lou Dickson built – the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse, best known as a treasure trove of salvaged building materials and a model of sustainable construction practices.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
'The Bridge Ladies'
“The Bridge Ladies” by Betsy Lerner is a memoir about relationships between mothers and daughters. The author was 55 when she wrote about her 83-year-old mother, Roz.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
After a Successful Pilot Year Plans to Expand the Allow Good program
Allow Good educates youth in public high schools on the social challenges facing their communities, equips them with the tools to effect change, and engages them in taking action for social good.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
YJC First Jobs Campaign
On August 11, 2016 the Youth Job Center (YJC) launched its First Jobs campaign, collecting stories about individuals’ first jobs and profiling successful professionals.
Monday, August 15, 2016
'Meet Our Community: Fifth Ward Festival' on Aug. 27
Fifth ward residents, along with Citizens Greener Evanston (CGE), Dear Evanston, and the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, will present Meet Our Community:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Little Free Library at Grandmother Park
A few weeks ago a Little Free Library appeared in Grandmother Park, the tiny park in the 1100 block of Dewey Avenue dedicated to tots and their caregivers. Architect Ellen Galland purchased the Library, built by Chicago woodworker Bill First, at a benefit for Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016



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