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Bird Club Talk on Parrots and Parakeets
“From Cage to Condo: Monk Parakeets in Chicago and Parrots in America.”
Friday, March 24, 2017
'Index Card Tower Challenge' March 25
Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to participate in the Index Card Tower Engineering Challenge to be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on March 25 at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. Staff from the Evanston Public Library and an engineering expert will be on hand. Space is limited, and registration is required by calling the Library at 847-448-8610.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Just Before Lent, Pizzamania
For 28 years, the Kiwanis Club of Evanston has presented Pizzamania, a salute to Fat Tuesday complete with beads, beer, pizza, and soft drinks.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Agency Provides Free Counseling to Sexual Assault Survivors
Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (Northwest CASA) has provided free services to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones within the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County for more than 30 years.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'Upright Grand' at Citadel Theater
“Upright Grand,” onstage through March 26 at the Citadel Theater in Lake Forest, is a play by Laura Shellhardt, senior lecturer in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'The Devil Comes to Evanston' at Levy Center
In spite of the heavy snowfall, the crowds turned out to hear Barbara Geiger speak about “The Devil Comes to Evanston” at the inaugural Levy Lecture at the Levy Senior Center on March 14.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Christina Pugh, Evanston resident and poet, read selections from “Perception” at a poetry evening  on March 12 at Bookends and Beginnings.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'Coffee with a Cop' at Ten Thousand Villages
The City of Evanston, Evanston Police Department, and Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association invite community members to attend Coffee with a Cop from 8 to 10 a.m. on March 24 at Ten Thousand Villages, 719 Main St.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'The Red Pencil'
“The Red Pencil” by Andrea Davis Pinkney is a 308 page verse novel     
is for ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Better Late Than Never
Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library’s blog The Book Bird
We’ve all had those books that we forgot to return to the library at one time or another.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
'Leopard at the Door'
Jennifer McVeigh’s poignant novel, “Leopard at the Door,” gives the reader an evocative insight into British Colonial Africa. It is 1952 and Rachel Fullsmith is just returning to Kenya.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Paul Lane and the Art of Being Image Conscious
Paul Lane is an image-maker. He concerns himself, though, not with public figures out to burnish their reputations but with artists who value the special skills and equipment with which he can generate faithful reproductions of their artwork and photographs.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
ETHS Jazz Showcase offers two concerts
Enjoy two concerts of cool jazz in an intimate setting when Evanston Township High School presents its Jazz Showcase Concerts on March 17 and 18. The concerts, both different and free of charge, will feature the ETHS student jazz combos and big bands.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Free HIV and STI Testing
Members of the community are invited to avail themselves of free testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) between 3 and 7 p.m. on March 20 at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St. In addition to the confidential screenings for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, HIV-prevention counseling will be offered. The services are part of the outreach of Howard Brown Health. Additional information, including more testing sites, is available at
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
NU Students Participate in U.S. Solar Powered Housing Competition
Northwestern University undergraduate students are building a 1,000-square-foot, solar-powered home to compete against 12 other teams in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Audubon International Recognizes Canal Shores for Environmental Excellence
The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Girl Scouts Raise Funds for Food Pantry
Evanston’s Nichols Middle School sixth-grade Girl Scouts collected more
than $1,000 worth of food at Valli Produce...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
LSCF Launches Free Lecture Program
The Levy Senior Center Foundation (LSCF) announces the spring program of the new Levy Lecture Series, with the first lecture at 1 p.m., March 14 at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Willie Miller Jr. Honored at the Justin Wynn Fund Soirée
The Justin Wynn Fund held its Annual Red Tie Soirée last month at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St.  More than 180 people enjoyed food and drink from local establishments, live music, and a great selection of raffle packages.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
NU Alum Gracious in Oscar Mix-up
Northwestern University alumnus Jordan Horowitz (Class of ’02) won praise as the man of the hour at the Oscars for his poised, gracious, and generous reaction during the unprecedented mix-up over the Best Picture Oscar.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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