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100 Year Anniversary Events at Perkins Woods
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary by hosting 100 events this week.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Member Conflicts Stir Ridgeville Board Meeting
The Board of Commissioners of the Ridgeville Park District, on Sept. 10, voted to approve their new budget, but it was the behavior and interpersonal relationships to one another that took center stage at the board’s monthly meeting at Ridgeville Community House, 908 Seward St.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Annual DaeDaeWorld Weekend Unites Community With Sports, Family and Fun
On Sept. 25 and 26, the Dajae Coleman Foundation (DC3F) will host the third annual DaeDaeWorld Weekend. Held in memory of Evanston youth Dajae “DaeDae” Coleman, who lost his life to gun violence in 2012 at the age of 14, the two-day event will unite the community around the central values of Dajae’s life: family support, determination and positive social interaction. All com-munity members are invited to attend.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
'Books on the Chopping Block' at City Lit Theater
Banned Books Week, an annual event during the last week of September, celebrates the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the freedom to read for granted.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
'Circling the Sun'
“Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain is a novel based on the life of Beryl Markham.  Ms. Markham was born in England to Charles and Clara Clutterbach, English gentry.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Weekend of Inspired Storytelling
The Evanston Public Library welcomes some of the nation's best storytellers to Evanston for the First Annual Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Men's Book Club at Second Baptist
A Men’s Book Club will begin at Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave., said Dr. Michael Nabors, senior pastor at the church
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Alumnae of Northwestern University Celebrates 100 Years
More than 675 noncredit continuing education courses, grants, fellowships, scholarships, an endowed professorship, summer internships and more – all describe enterprises of The Alumnae of Northwestern University, which is celebrating the 100th year of the organization’s founding.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
New Pastor at Northminster
The Rev. Michael Kirby was installed as pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church on Sept. 20. He began his ministry in June, after being selected as the 16th pastor to head NPC since it was founded in 1923.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Community Partners For Affordable Housing Hires New Director
The Board of Directors of Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) has hired Kim Ulbrich as its executive director
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
New Director Appointed at Infant Welfare Society of Evanston
The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE) has appointed Stephen Vick as the organization’s new executive director. He will oversee the operation of the organization, including the early childhood education center based programs at Baby Toddler Nursery and Teen Baby Nursery and the home-based Family Support Services, which have helped children and families thrive since 1913.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
YWomen Leadership Awards
Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and neighbors are some of the thousands of women in local communities who serve as leaders in their families, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The YWomen Leadership Awards support, promote and celebrate women’s leadership and the impact women have in the Evanston/North Shore community.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
New Green Wing at Chiaravalle
The Daniel Burnham building that houses Chiaravalle Montessori School added a 21st-century wing this year, designed for learning and collaboration and built with sustainability in mind.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
National Diaper Need Awareness Week
For the fourth consecutive year, National Diaper Need Awareness Week will draw attention to the fact that not all infants in this country have sufficient diapers to be clean, dry and healthy.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
An Evanston Legend: The Art of Peggy Lipschutz
A retrospective show of oil paintings by Evanston artist Peggy Lipschutz about family, social activism, women and spirituality created over 70 years will be held at Noyes Cultural Center’s Second  Floor Gallery, 927 Noyes St., from Oct. 4 through Nov. 1.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Janie's Fair at Mason Park Showcases Resources for Young Families
Mason Park, Church Street at Florence Avenue, was the site for Janie’s Fair, where representatives of social service and support agencies showcased their resources that support Evanston’s young parents and their families.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Showing That the Community Cares
Sept. 19 was the United Way Evanston Day of Caring, during which residents were encouraged to volunteer their time between 8:30 a.m. and noon.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Annual Harvest Celebration Honors Farmers' Market 40th Anniversary
The Annual Evanston Harvest Celebration, hosted by NWC Food Incubator (formerly Now We’re Cookin’) for the past six years, was held last Saturday at the Downtown Evanston Farmers’ Market.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Bird Club Walks and a Lecture
 Evanston North Shore Bird Club will lead two “Birds and Bagels” walks on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the new bird sanctuary located just north of Clark Street Beach.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
OAKtober 2015: Oak Awareness Month in Evanston
October will be celebrated as Oak Awareness Month for the first time this year in Evanston and throughout the state of Illinois.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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