Support your local community by participating in these virtual or safely socially distanced events.

    MDM Fall Festival & Pumpkin Carving Contest

    October 8


    801 Dempster St


    Join us for Live Music and vote for your favorite pumpkin (probably carved by one of your own neighbors)

    FREE CLASS FOR YOUTH: Floral Design

    Mondays Starting October 10


    Ella's Essence Flower Shop

    906 Hinman Ave


    In this course, students will learn how to create gorgeous flower arrangements, collage, Garland, wreaths, baskets and more for parties, banquets, weddings, birthdays, funerals and other occasions. Excellent preparation for a career as a full service or
    specialty florist.


    We will be offering arts and crafts, fingerling paints, hand painting, Poetry writing, face painting, jewelry making. and much more.


    Call Ella at 224-443-7200 to register.


    Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
    - Rita Pierson


    October 22

    Fee $25R / $35NR

    Registration Info HERE


    The goal of the Zombie Scramble is for you and your team members to finish the race with all of your "lives" intact. Your "lives" are represented by flags hanging off of a flag football belt you will wear. Throughout the course, Zombies will be attempting to grab your flag as you attempt to avoid them. If you lose all of your flags you become "infected" and complete the race as an "infected" person.

    Emergency Preparedness Fair

    October 22



    October 23



    Robert Crown Community Center

    1801 Dodge Ave


    Visit community partners and attend breakout sessions that can help you learn about the different resources available to them and how to prepare them and their families for those emergencies.

    KIDSPACE: Concerts just for Kids at Evanston SPACE

    Oct 23, Nov 19

    Doors at 11am

    Evanston SPACE

    1245 Chicago Ave


    Family Friendly Programming at your friendly neighborhood concert venue!


    Sun Oct 23: Wendy & DB


    Sat Nov 19: Noah's Jam Jam Bourree


    All tickets $12, kids under 1-years-old are free.


    on the Main-Dempster Mile

    October 29



    Trick or Treat on Main, Dempster and Chicago Avenue! Other treats (and maybe some tricks) to be announced.


    First Saturdays!

    November 5

    CLICK HERE to see exhibits, events and details


    First Saturday Evanston Art Events invite the community to explore Evanston’s Creative Community, at openings and events across Evanston. Build your art-filled day using the event listing below (all have different times and locations) and the Google Map


    "Plant Parenthood"

    with the Cultivate Plant Nerds

    November 6


    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St


    Join Cultivate's very own Lee for this lecture format class designed to instill the confidence and knowledge you need to to cultivate your own green oasis at home!

    During the workshop, we will discuss plant care fundamentals - including proper light and where to find it, watering techniques, regulating humidity, and how to adjust care when you observe unwelcome changes. Everything a new plant parent needs to succeed!


    We offer 15% off your purchases on the day of your workshop.


    Our workshops are all BYOB and BYOF (Bring your own friends!)

    FONSECA CUP 2022

    November 12-13

    Robert Crown Community Center

    1801 Main St


    Two days of action-packed martial arts competition, using both AAU and WKF rules.


    The Fonseca Cup has drawn in competitors from the Chicagoland area, as well as top competitors from all over the world, including El Salvador, Venezuela, Albania, Senegal, the Dominican Republic, and Canada. Our goal is to provide an efficient and professionally run event for competitors of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to elite.

    Small Business Saturday

    November 26

    All over the Mile!


    We'll continue our tradition of giving out mystery gift bags (filled with amazing items donated by local merchants) to anyone who spends $100 in the district on Small Business Saturday!

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