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    SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

    at the Evanston Public Library CAMS Branch

    March 25th, 30th

    Evanston Public Library

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 102

    Saturdays March 23rd & 30th, 11am, -- Join us for a special weekend get together full of stories and songs.

     

    Family Film: Monday March 25th, 2pm

     

    KARAOKE NIGHT

    Family Karaoke followed by Adults Only Karaoke

    March 23, 2019

    5:00pm-????

    Firehouse Grill

    750 Chicago Ave

    FAMILY KARAOKE

    Saturday, March 23rd 5:00pm - 8:00pm

     

    Kick off Spring Break with a fun filled night of rocking out! This family event is very popular, visit our website and get your tickets today!

     

    ADULT KARAOKE

    Saturday, March 23rd 9:00pm - close

     

    $5 drafts, select wine & well drinks! Come be a rock star!

    WORKSHOP

    Build a Watercolor Vision Board

    March 24, 2019

    2:30pm-4:30pm

    Divine Createive Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Want to get clear on what 2019 will hold for you? Vision boards have the pwer to speak directly to our subconscious mind and activate a focus tool for our dreams to manifest.

     

    Visualization is one of the most powerful mind-exercised you can do. In addition to creating this powerful tool we will also use the gift of watercolors to add beauty and feeling to our vision board. After the watercolor and collage making process, we will go into a meditation to anchor in the energy of our vision board. In this hands-on workshop, you will:

    • Create your own personalized Vision Board to take home with you
    • Learn watercolor techniques anyone can do Learn what a Vision Board is and why it's a powerful tool to help you clarify your dreams and desires
    • Move away from what you don't want and figure out what you do want 

    Cost $40. Please RSVP by 3/23.

    WORKSHOP

    Plant Parenthood: How to Find and Take Care of the Right Plant for your Lifestyle

    March 24, 2019

    1:00pm-2:00pm

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St

    Increase your plant parenting skills in a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere.

     

    What you'll be learning: how to find and take care of the right plant for your lifestyle. We believe that any person can develop a green thumb. You can keep a plant alive, and not only that, you can keep a plant healthy!

     

    The class fee includes a demonstration and hands-on guided practice.

     

    Not included: Plants. Purchase your new plant friend for the class at 15% off retail price!

     

    BYOB and BYOF (Bring your own friends!)

    FUNDRAISER

    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    March 26, 2019

    All Day!

    La Principal

    700 Main Street

    Support local charities with your appetites! For every taco we sell on Taco Tuesday for a Cause, La Principal will donate $1 to a different worthy group.

    Tacos purchased during regular dining room hours, whether dine-in, carryout or delivery, will count towards the total.

     

    FEBRUARY - Dewey PTA

    JANUARY - Dawes Elementary

    Be sure to check back for more Taco Tuesday for a Cause events, occurring the last Tuesday of every month.

    SPRING BREAK KIDS WORKSHOP

    Make & Take Bath Bombs!

    March 26, 2019

    1:00pm-3:00pm

    The Alchemist's Wife

    917 Chicago Ave

    Spring Break Week Kid’s Activity
    3/26 The Alchemist’s Wife 1pm-3pm


    Kids ages 6yrs-10yrs make & take bath bombs, includes a take home tray & 6 bombs


    Kids 10 yrs & up will have a choice to make jumbo herbal bath fizzy bomb or rainbow glitter bomb

    SPRING BREAK KIDS WORKSHOP

    Laser Cutting Pew Pew

    March 26, 2019

    Morning: 10:30am-12:00pm

    Afternoon: 1:30pm-3:00pm

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    10 years old and up

     

    Bring your kids to this special Spring Family Music Concert at SPACE where they'll surely get up and dance with the Little Miss Ann Band. This upbeat, down-to-earth, fun, interactive Family concert will have your kids clapping, singing, and jumping along! Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning Chicago Kids Musician, former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a mom and a First Generation Filipina American. She has played at esteemed venues/festivals like Lollapalooza, SXSW, Millenium Park and more. Her music includes reinvented classics as well as originals from her 5 kids albums which have been featured on WXRT Local Anasthetic and Sirius XM Kids Place Live.

    SPRING BREAK KIDS WORKSHOP

    Buttons Buttons Buttons!

    March 26, 2019

    3:30pm-4:30pm

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    8 years old and up

     

    We’re gonna go crazy. We’re going to make so many buttons. Bring your drawing skills or print something ahead of time. Images need to be sized to 1.63 diameter, to leave space for the wrap around. Image print area will be 1.25”

    SPRING BREAK KIDS WORKSHOP

    Metal Stamping Class

    March 27, 2019

    1:30pm-3:00pm

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    10 years old and up

     

    Intro to metal stamping. A hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the basics of stamping on metals to create custom, personalized necklace. We will cover the different tools and step by step process and get right to work. Come to the class with some ideas, meaningful or funny words.

     

    All necessary tools and materials are included.

    YELP's CURE FOR CABIN FEVER

    "Knot" your Everyday Rug Event

    March 27, 2019

    6:30pm-7:30pm

    Minasian Rug Gallery

    1244 Chicago Ave

    Did you know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a rug collection here? Get an up close and personal guided tour of the rare pieces in the Minasian Rug collection, including Kareem's. Watch a rug new rug being woven, along with the rug restoration process up close and personal. Learn what to look for when purchasing an oriental rug, and learn the history and how-to's of knotted rugs. Sips and snacks!

    SPRING BREAK KIDS WORKSHOP

    Metal Stamping Class

    March 28, 2019

    1:30pm-3:00pm

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    8 years old and up

     

    Let’s make some cards! 

     

    You will walk out with 4 cards with envelopes. I will bring out my personal stash of beautiful paper. We’re going to cut & paste and stamp our hearts out.

    DISCUSSION:

    Maintaining Life Balance and Vigorous Health

    March 28, 2019

    7:00pm-8:00pm

    Botanica CBD

    1306 Chicago Ave

    Most of us know what it takes to maintain a healthy body and mind. Why then, do we continue to sabotage ourselves on our journey to wellness. Claudia Braun drops by Botanica CBD for a discussion about how to get yourself on track and accomplish the goals you set for yourself. We'll discuss strategies for success and how cbd can help.

    Claudia Braun is a holistic lifestyle coach, her passion is supporting her clients, to heal their relationships with eating, food and themselves.

    WORKSHOP FOR PET OWNERS

    The Benefits of Raw Diet for your Pet

    March 28, 2019

    6:00pm-7:00pm

    Follow Your Nose

    917 Chicago Ave

    Class: Intro to Raw. Learn about the benefits of a raw diet & how to introduce frozen & freeze dried raw to dogs & cats.


    FREE. Limited to 10 guests.
    Call for reservation: 847-866-9355

    Leashed pets are welcome. We will have free frozen starter packs & freeze-dried samples for dogs and/or cats.

    POETRY & STORYTELLING

    at Divine Creative Synergy

    March 29, 2019

    7:00pm-9:00pm

    Divine Creative Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Join for an evening of poetry and storytelling. Share your own writing, read from your favorite poet or author, or just come to listen!

     

    RSVP to divinecreativesynergy@gmail.com.

    FOCUS ON BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

    3rd Annual "Le Tour de Noir" and Black Business Expo

    March 30, 2019

    Bus Tour - 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Expo - 3:30pm-7:00pm

    Levy Senior Center

    300 Dodge

    Bus tour of black-owned businesses from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up at Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue. Please be ready to depart 15 minutes prior. The tour will last 2 hours, to be followed by the "Small Business, Big Impact" Expo and Marketplace.

     

    Black Business Expo and Market Place

    • Learn about and purchase products and services from more than 50 vendors.
    • Sample and purchase foods
    • Community Service Awards
    • NEW! - Red Carpet Fashion and Hair Show

    Guest Speakers: Evanston Black Business Owners:

    • Meleika Gardner, Evanston Live TV
    • Carl Parker, Parker and Sons Carpet Cleaning

    FINAL FOUR FIREFIGHTER FUNDRAISER

    Join EFD Local 742 for Beers and Basketball

    April 6, 2019

    5:00pm-8:00pm

    Firehouse Grill

    750 Chicago Ave

    Come join Firehouse Grill and the Evanston Firefighters Local 742 to watch the Final Four and benefit the EFD Local 742!

     

    Firehouse will be premiering a collaboration beer with Sketchbook Brewing Co. called Local 742 Lager. Proceeds of Lager 742 beer sales will go to the Evanston Local 742!

    $40 ticket includes an appetizer buffet, domestic beers, select wines and well liquor from 5-8pm. Each attendee will also get a first taste of Local 742 Lager! Ticket proceeds benefit Local 742.

     

    Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle available. Come hang out with the Evanston Fire Fighters.

     

    Lager 742 t-shirts will be available for purchase!

    GALA FUNDRAISER

    Artopia 2019: A Night in Old Havana

    April 8, 2019

    VIP Reception 6:00pm

    Artopia 7:00pm

    Found Kitchen & Social House

    1631 Chicago Ave

    Artopia: A Night in Old Havana features a live and silent auction as well as dinner, wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail. The event funds Open Studio Project’s work in bringing its unique art and writing process to Evanston’s youth and adults. VIP tickets are $185, and event tickets are $65 or $75 at the door.

     

    The Don Seiden Award will be given to Jodi Block, a civic leader and strong supporter of OSP for the past 27 years. Block is a former OSP board member and current advisory board member. She also currently presides on the board of Personal PAC, Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago Children’s Museum. Mr. Seiden established the Art Therapy Department at the School of the Art Institute and was an early supporter of Open Studio Project. He has had a lifetime commitment to the transformative power of the arts. Recipients are chosen because their work reflects creativity and dedication to the community.

    LIVE MUSIC

    Audax the Damsel at YoFresh

    April 13, 2019

    7:00pm

    YoFresh Evanston

    635 Chicago Ave

    Sofía Rebeca Stutz was born in Buenos Aires. Currently she is a student at Evanston Township High School in the greater Chicago area, and will perform her rap tracks live at YoFresh.

    BEHIND THE SCENES

    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    April 13, 2019

    3:00pm

    Sketchbook Brewing Co.

    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

    WORKSHOP

    Zen Shiatsu: Free Introductory Workshop

    April 17, 2019

    7:00-9:30pm

    Zen Shiatsu Chicago

    825A Chicago Ave

    What will you learn at an introductory workshop?  

    1. How to move the energy of your own body
    Shiatsu is a non-manipulative discipline. We believe that there is nothing you can "do" to "fix" the energy of another person. Rather, each person has everything they need for their own healing.

    So, in our intro workshop, we start by getting a sense of our own internal spark of healing energy. We will do guided internal exercises that will help you find and release tension and imbalance in your own body.

    2. How to work in a way that's beneficial for you as well as for the client
    The practitioner of shiatsu must use themselves well in order to give good shiatsu. You don't need a perfectly flexible body or a perfectly relaxed mind, but you need to move a step in that direction as you give a treatment. While you give shiatsu you relax your own body a bit more; you relax your mind a bit more. The client will feel relaxation through your hands and will respond in kind. If you come to the work ready to "work", the benefits won't be the same; your client will feel effort. We will explore how Shiatsu can be actually relaxing and energizing for the giver.

     

    Both classes taught by Steve Rogne.

    SHOPPING EVENT

    Annual Fair Trade

    Rug Event at Ten Thousand Villages

    April 25-29, 2019

    Ten Thousand Villages

    719 Main St

    Classic to contemporary, heirloom quality, hand-knotted Tribal, Bokhara and Persian Rugs, available in sizes ranging from 2' x 3' to 10' x 14'

     

    Preview rugs and get more information at https://rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/

    FAMILY FRIENDLY

    LIVE MUSIC

    Little Miss Ann Band

    at SPACE

    April 28, 2019

    Doors 11:00am

    Show 11:30am

    Evanston SPACE

    1245 Chicago Ave

    10 years old and up

     

    Bring your kids to this special Spring Family Music Concert at SPACE where they'll surely get up and dance with the Little Miss Ann Band. This upbeat, down-to-earth, fun, interactive Family concert will have your kids clapping, singing, and jumping along! Ann Torralba, aka Little Miss Ann, is an award-winning Chicago Kids Musician, former Chicago Public School teacher, an instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a mom and a First Generation Filipina American. She has played at esteemed venues/festivals like Lollapalooza, SXSW, Millenium Park and more. Her music includes reinvented classics as well as originals from her 5 kids albums which have been featured on WXRT Local Anasthetic and Sirius XM Kids Place Live.

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