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The Merion and ESO of Host 'Musical Insights' an April 24
The Merion, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host “Musical Insights,” a free lecture program open to the public on April 24, starting at 1:30
the Crystal Ballroom of The Merion, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
ECF CEO Speaks of Past, Future
Evanston Community Foundation  hosted a special edition of its annual meeting and reunion dinner on April 15 at the Crystal Ballroom at The Merion.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Heartwood Center Expands Free Cancer Care Program
When former State Senator Carol Ronen was diagnosed with breast cancer over a decade ago, she and her doctors decided a combination of radiation and chemotherapy would be the most effective road to recovery.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Rotary's Polio Torch Stops in Evanston
 Just before twilight on April 14, Rotary International held a ceremonial lighting of the Rotary Flame at the international headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave. The flame was lighted to celebrate the decades-long battle and ultimate victory over polio in India and shine a light on what is needed to eradicate the paralyzing disease worldwide.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Evanston Designated Tree City USA for 31st Consecutive Year
The City of Evanston has been named a 2014 Tree City USA community by the Arbor  Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Paul D’Agostino, assistant director of Public Works/Forestry said, “This is the 31st consecutive year that Evanston has been designated a Tree City USA.  We’re still in the top 10 cities in the state for being a Tree City.”
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Midwest Premiere of Sarah Ruhl Musical 'Melancholy Play' at Piven
Piven Theatre Workshop presents the midwest premiere of “Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” by playwright Sarah Ruhl, with a new musical score by composer Todd Almond. The play, directed by Polly Noonan, will run April 30 through June 7 at Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Local Authors Discuss New Book About Civil Rights Era
Adar Cohen and Steve Fiffer spent the last two years researching the lives and untimely deaths of Jimmie Lee Jackson and the Reverend James Reeb during the days leading up to the Selma marches.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Evanston Poets Win Top Prizes in Contest
Winners of the 37th Annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards will have the honor of reading their prize-winning poetry along with this year’s contest judge Allison Funk.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
'Out of the Dragon's Mouth'
Based on a fellow teacher’s experiences as a Vietnamese boat person, “Out of the Dragon’s Mouth” is a young adult novel by Joyce Burns Zeiss, a former teacher at Haven Middle School and a longtime Evanston resident.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
'Furious 7'
“Furious 7” is a mishmash of different ideas done in typical “Fast and Furious” fashion, filled with dashed-off story arcs, bland acting and cliché-filled plots, with sprinkles of mediocre action scenes served at a fast pace. For lack of a better word, the movie makes me furious to the seventh power. So I guess the title lives up to its promise.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
'A Spool of Blue Thread'
“A Spool of Blue Thread” is Anne Tyler’s 20th novel. It is a story of an American family that believes certain “myths” about itself and how this family becomes more a story of the many versions of their reality both past and present.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Block's 'The Last Supper' Raises Questions Of Race, Class And Justice
Contemporary artist Julie Green’s work depicts last meal requests of U.S. death row inmates.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
American Legion Pasta Benefit Sends Vets to National Wheelchair Games
Evanston’s American Legion Post 42 will host a Homemade Pasta Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 2 to raise travel expenses for disabled veterans competing this summer at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Spring Cleaning: Bulk Trash Pick-ups
Twice per year the City of Evanston’s Streets and Sanitation Division offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage. Spring 2015 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays, April 17 through May 8, and are scheduled according to residents’ normal refuse pick-up day.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Free Oral Cancer Screening Set for April 12
Anyone who smokes, uses chewing tobacco, drinks alcohol or has risk factors for oral HPV infection is invited to make an appointment for a free oral cancer screening at NorthShore Evanston Hospital Kellogg Cancer Center, 2850 Ridge Ave. between 9 and 11 a.m. on April 12.  Screenings are available by appointment only.  Registration for an oral cancer screening is available online at or by calling 847-570-5020.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Spreading Knowledge Instead of STDs
Former Evanston resident and Kenya Country Director of The ABCs of Sex
Education Phylis Nasubo Magina will speak at the Evanston Public Library on April 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. about her sex education and HIV prevention work in Kenya.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
City Invites Residents to 'Clean Up, Evanston!'
Community members are invited to participate in the City's “Clean up, Evanston!" event in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 25.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tapping for Sap in Evanston's Maples

As part of the Urban Sugar Bush Maple Tapping Project, a partnership between Northwestern University and the American Indian Center of Chicago, the City of Evans-ton issued permits to install taps on three Evanston parkway maple trees on the
1300 and 1400 blocks of Dobson St.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Turning Point Receives Award of Excellence
Turning Point is one of 18 organizations and individuals to receive an Award of Excellence from the National Council for Behavioral Health for its contribution to helping people recovering from mental illness and addictions.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Chessmen Hold Annual Gala
More than 350 people attended the Chessmen Club of the North Shore’s 57th Annual Community Service Recognition and Benefit Gala, held March 2l.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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