• COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Pop-Up Museum of Voice, Accent & Speech

    July 19, 2018

    4:00pm-7:00pm

    Griffin Speech, Chartered

    715 Chicago Ave

    Griffin Speech, Chartered is kicking off the grand-opening of it's Evanston location with a Pop-up Museum. Through hands-on anatomical models, audio clips, and real-world examples, learn about the intricacies of human communication.

    Appetizers will be served, freebies will be aplenty, and Speech-Language Pathologist Autumn Bryant will be on hand to answer questions.

    If you've ever wondered about your own communication or that of a colleague or loved one, this is the event to attend.

    Bring your family, your friends, and your questions about communication!

    Happy Hour Networking Event for Professionals Working with Teens

    July 19, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Fusion Academy Outdoor Terrace

    847 Chicago Ave

    Fusion Evanston & Rogers Behavioral Health Invite You to Attend Our 2nd Annual Happy Hour Networking Event for Professionals Working with Teens!

     

    Join us for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and networking on our outdoor rooftop terrace. Soak up the sun and swap business card with like-minded helping professionals and educators working with the teenage population as we build connections and learn about all the resources our community has to offer.

    PERSPECTIVE GALLERY EXHIBIT: Vicinity 2018

    ARTISTS TALK

    July 19, 2018

    7:00pm

     

    Perspective Gallery

    1310 1/2B Chicago Ave

    Perspective Gallery is pleased to announce the artists selected to be in VICINITY 2018, our annual juried exhibition of photography by Chicago-area photographers. This year's juror, David Travis, is the founding curator of the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago where he directed photography exhibitions, programs and acquisitions from 1972 until 2008.

    The works selected by for VICINITY 2018 are by the following photographers:
    Nelson Armour…Darcy Berg…Miles Boone…Jamie Buzil…Larry Chait…Barbara Coleman…Gina Costa…Brian Garbrecht…Jerry Hutson…Susan Isaacson… Tanya Lunina…Kevin Lyle…Paul Matzner…Yvette Meltzer…Lauri Novak…David Obermeyer…John Padour…Charles Pere…Bryn Schulte…Delia Seeberg…Ruth G Sikes…Sandra Ullmann…Natalie Weber…Alan Wolsky…Jerri Zbiral

    Evanston Stitchworks Sewing Class:

    The A-Line Skirt

    July 19, 2018

    6:00pm-9:00pm

    Evanston Stitchworks

    906 Sherman Ave

    From the beach to dinner, the A-Line skirt goes everywhere and with everything. Spend a night with us in the studio and start making a-line skirts out of all of your favorite fabrics. We'll trace the pattern, sew some french seams, encase an elastic waistband and of course hem it all. After you finish your skirt in class, you'll be all set to go home and make them for every day of the week.

     

    What you'll need**:

    • Your own copy of Skirt No. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing 
    • Fabric to make your size ) usually 2-2.5 yards 45" wide. When choosing fabric view it on a diagonal--so all-over and non-directional prints tend to work best.
    • Your favorite cotton or cotton/linen woven fabric. Nothing stretchy. BE SURE TO PRE-WASH, DRY AND IRON YOUR FABRIC.
    • 1 yard swedish tracing paper (Pattern Ease)
    • Coordinating all-purpose thread
    • 1-2 yards non-roll 1" elastic

    **Pattern, fabric and all necessary supplies purchased at the shop for this class receive a 15% discount.

     

    We'll supply:

    • Sewing machines, instruction and all the tools needed to get the job done right.
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    *Skills Requirement: Must be comfortable with a sewing machine, sewing straight lines, changing direction when sewing and stitching at a moderate speed.

    SCHOOL OF ROCK SUMMER FRIDAY CONCERT

    July 20, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Parking Lot Stadium

    1308 Chicago Ave

    WHO IS HEADLINING?
    You'll be dancing along with the the house band from School of Rock!

    WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
    Yes, although no alcohol is permitted in the parking lot, and none will be sold, at the request of our neighbors.

    Light snacks and sodas will be sold in the parking lot.

    Easy grab & go food options will be available to bring into the parking lot, so stop in at one of the following spots before you arrive!

    SPECIAL FOR THE CONCERTS:
    * Union Squared will be selling pizza slices at 1307 Chicago
    * Homestead Meats Evanston will be selling brat sandwiches at 1305 Chicago
    * French Kiss Cafe will be selling salads and sandwiches

    OTHER GREAT OPTIONS:
    Sea Ranch, Blind Faith Cafe, FRIO Gelato or any of the other wonderful to-go dining options nearby.

    We kindly ask that you do not bring in outside alcohol, but you are welcome to BYO alternative beverages.

    IS IT KID FRIENDLY?
    Yes! Our friends from The Alchemist's Wife will help kids make bubble bath bombs out of dragon's breath or unicorn sparkles!

    IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely! Follow Your Nose will have a smorgasbord of dog treats at their tent!

    WHERE DO I SIT?
    The Main-Dempster Mile will provide seating and tables for dining, while supplies last. If you'd like to make sure you have a seat, you're welcome to BYO lawn chairs..

    Divine Creative Synergy: Fundraiser for the L.I.F.E. School

    July 21, 2018

    6:00pm-9:00pm

    Divine Creative Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Join us for a fun and educational evening raising funds for the Robert Muller L.I.F.E. School, a non-profit English Immersion International Pre-K-6th Grade school in the western highlands on Lake Attitlan in Guatemala. The Muller L.I.F.E. School provides an international education based on principals of social responsibility, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

     

    Guatemalan handcrafts made by indigenous mothers of L.I.F.E. School children will be on sale, plus jewelry, art, refreshments, and raffle prizes.

    Northwestern Community Picnic

    July 21, 2018

    3:00pm-6:00pm

    Norris University Ctr, East Lawn

    Northwestern University

    1999 Campus Drive

    We look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at Northwestern's annual Community Picnic to celebrate our Evanston community. Come enjoy free food and entertainment for the whole family!

     

    The event is on Saturday, July 21 from 3-6 pm at the Norris University Center's East Lawn, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston. If it happens to rain, we’ll move the fun and festivities inside the Norris building.

    Parking is free on weekends at the Evanston campus, and the best place to park is the South Campus Parking Garage at 1847 Campus Drive. Feel free to park in any spot except those marked as "reserved."

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 18 using the form in the link.

     

    For any questions, please contact Shayla Butler at shayla.butler@northwestern.edu or 847-491-2484.

    D21 FIT STUDIO:

    $5 Lean Machine Workouts in the Park

    July 22, 2018

    9:00am

    Clark Square Park

    801 Sheridan Rd (Main St side)

    This 45 minute total body workout is a combination of both strength exercises and cardio exercises aimed at decreasing body fat while increasing muscle mass, making you the ultimate lean machine. We utilize a variety of equipment including weights, TRX and bosu’s in order to increase strength, balance, and to burn a high number of calories! All levels are welcome and encouraged!

    Meet at Clark Square Park (801 Sheridan) near Main St. (not Kedzie)

     

    Fitness level: appropriate for all fitness levels

     

    **Registration required. Register here!**

     

    Cancellation: **If you suspect this event may be canceled due to weather, a holiday, etc, you may check the event calendar, which will be updated to reflect any change in a regularly-scheduled event**

     

    There is a $5 charge for this class; payable when you arrive for the class

    Annual Evanston Sidewalk Sale

    July 27-29, 2018

    Business Hours

    CLICK HERE

    for participating shops

    The best deals of the year at shops all over the Main-Dempster Mile, with thousands of items available for $10 or less! Stay tuned for details on fun reasons to be outside that day -- giveaways, prizes, sweet treats, live music and more ...

    Celebrating Harry Potter: KIDS DAY at Evanston Eye Wellness

    July 28 2018

    11:00am-3:00pm

    Evanston Eye Wellness

    716 Main Street

    We are celebrating the birthday of our favorite character with glasses, Harry Potter! Check in at Evanston Eye Wellness for some Hogwarts themed kids activities and snacks, including a scavenger hunt around our local business area for prizes! We are also having a special trunk show just for kids, featuring our OGI KIDS line with special savings.

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    July 31, 2018

    AAALLLLL DAAAAY

    La Principal

    700 Main St

    The last Tuesday of each month, La Principal will, as always, donate $1, for every taco sold, dine-in and carry-out, to a worthy cause. To learn more about beneficiaries, read on and click the link below.

     

    JUNE 2018 - Rainbows for All Children

    MAY 2018 - Washington Elementary PTA

    APRIL 2018 - Lincoln Elementary

    MARCH 2018 - The Musical Offering

    FEBRUARY 2018 - Dawes Elementary PTA

    JANUARY 2018 - Boomer ALS Research Fund

    MAIN STREET CONCERT SERIES

    August 3, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    Train Station Alley

    600 Main Street

    WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES?
    Yes! Firehouse Grill will be selling pizza slices in the alley, and YoFresh Evanston will be there too! You are welcome to bring your own food as well.

    Beverages will be available from La Principal, Sketchbook Brewing Company, and The Wine Goddess. We kindly ask that you do not bring in outside alcohol, but you are welcome to BYO alternative beverages.

    IS IT KID FRIENDLY?
    Yes. Follow Your Nose will provide a children's activity in the alley.

    IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
    Absolutely! Follow Your Nose will have a table in the alley for pet stuff.

    WHERE DO I SIT?
    The Main-Dempster Mile will provide seating and tables for dining, while supplies last. If you'd like to make sure you have a seat, you're welcome to BYO lawn chairs.

    FEW Spirits

    Summer Alley Party

    August 10, 2018

    5:30pm-7:30pm

    FEW Spirits

    918 Chicago Ave

    FEW Fridays are BACK at Few Spirits! Come hangout with the FEW crew as we indulge in a few of our favorite things; hanging out in alleys with cocktails, live music covers of "classic rock" favorites performed by Get Back Chicago and good grub from awesome food trucks…

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    August 11, 2018

    3:00pm

    Sketchbook Brewery

    821 Chicago Ave

    Learn about brewing from one of our head brewers, while enjoying samples of three beers. Hear more about Sketchbook’s commitment to sustainability, and our community-supported brewery model. Questions welcome!

    The $10 fee (pay at the taproom or online) includes an up-close-and-friendly one-hour tour at Sketchbook’s small production brewery, free samples, a 12-oz. Belgian glass to take home, and one FREE full pour in the taproom.

    All tour participants must be 21+; everyone will be carded before the tour. Limited tickets available. Please enter through the taproom.

     

    CLICK HERE to reserve tickets

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