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    Moving Past Trauma and PTSD

    July 19, 2019


    C.G. Jung Center

    817 Dempster St

    PTSD and the impact of trauma is all over our social media accounts and news cycles. What is trauma? Does every trauma leave a scar or create PTSD? Is there a way to ever get out from under the impact of a trauma? Traumatic, unexpected and devastating events are part of living life on Life’s terms. We are deeply affected by these moments or periods in our lives. How we incorporate them matters. This session will explore our options for healing and moving forward.


    Poetry, Storytelling & Art

    June 19, 2019


    Divine Creative Synergy

    707 Chicago Ave

    Join us for an evening of sharing stories, poetry and art. Read your own work, or from your favorite author, or just come to listen.


    Sixth Annual

    Pink Wine & Swine Party, presented by The Wine Goddess & Homestead Meats

    July 20, 2019


    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    Join us for our sixth annual ode to the two things that make summer great: Pink Wine and Swine!


    On Saturday afternoon, July 20th, from 3-6 pm, Main Street will be smoking with delicious sausages from Homestead Meats, and your local Wine Goddess will be slinging the best of the season's dry rosé for a match made in gustatory heaven: ROSE + PORK! Tickets include two glasses of rosé, a pork-centric plate of goodness from Homestead Meats, and the live, bluegrass stylings of Gus Frielander's Whiskey Hollow!


    This one will sell out, so snag your tickets sooner rather than later, and cheers to summer in Heavanston!


    "Abandoned Illinois" with Lisa Beard

    July 21, 2019


    Perspective Gallery

    1310 1/2B Chicago Ave

    Perspective Group and Photography Gallery member, Lisa Beard, will discuss and show images from her new book, Abandoned Illinois, Volume I: Secrets Behind the Spaces. The book consists of her photographs and the history behind several abandoned spaces located within a three-hour driving radius of Chicago. The sites include Joliet Prison, the Savanna Army Depot, the Damen Silos and others. Beard's book is a culmination of over three years of documenting these fascinating, historical places. Two additional books will follow in the near future: a second volume of work on Illinois and another focused on Wisconsin. Volume I will be available for sale and signing at the presentation.



    Downtown Evanston!

    July 26-28, 2019

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    Participating Stores

    Visit tents and tables on sidewalks all over the Mile and Downtown Evanston to find the best prices on items all year. From clothing to antiques to jewelry to books to records to accessories and more with many items $10 or less!

    Downtown Evanston is hosting a Chalk Art contest during the weekend to add some fun and funky art to the sidewalks. Visit downtownevanston.org/sidewalk-sale to learn about the contest and special sales!

    Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles will raffle off a restored antique dollhouse to benefit local soup kitchen Soup at Six.


    Taco Tuesday ...

    For a Cause!

    July 30, 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.


    JUNE - Evanston Baseball & Softball Association

    MAY - ETHS Global Visionaries Summer Trip to Guatemala

    APRIL - COPE (Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston)

    MARCH - Family Focus

    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.


    Evanston Lumber Customer Appreciation Expo

    August 1, 2019


    Evanston Lumber

    700 Main Street

    We're getting ready for our biggest event of the year! On Thursday, August 1st, we'll be celebrating our greatest asset, OUR CUSTOMERS! To thank everyone for their continued support, we'll be hosting an event full of food, music, prizes, giveaways, and more!


    Plus, we'll have multiple product vendors on site to answer questions, demo new products, and connect with you. So save the date and celebrate summer with us!


    • Thursday, August 1
    • 2:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Location: Evanston, IL
    • Free to attend
    • Music, food, happy hour, prizes, and giveaways

    More information to follow! For questions, call Kari at 847-864-7700 or email karik@evanstonlumber.com.


    Northwestern Community Picnic & Movie Night

    August 3, 2019


    Ryan Field

    1501 Central Street

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


    The event is on Saturday, August 3, at 3:30pm in Ryan Field, 1501 Central St, Evanston. In case of rain, we’ll move the fun and festivities inside the Welsh Ryan Arena. The movie will begin promptly at 6:00pm.


    Parking is free on weekends at the Evanston campus. The most convenient parking location is the West Lot, which can be accessed by driving in from Central Street. Feel free to park in any spot except those marked as "reserved."

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 30 using THIS FORM.


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


    Zen Shiatsu: Free Introductory Workshop

    August 9, 2019


    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.


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

    August 4, 2019


    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!)


    Second Saturday Brewery Tours

    August 10, 2019


    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

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