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Enjoy Evanston Streets Alive! this Sunday

Streets Alive 2017 (photo by Genie Lemieux/Evanston Photographic Studios Inc.)
Genie Lemieux/Evanston Photographic Studios Inc.

Walk, bike, play and enjoy a car-free mile of Main Street, from Chicago to Florence Avenues, during Streets Alive! this Sun., Sept. 9! The free "open streets" event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, and will feature games, crafts, activities, entertainment, and food vendors, plus the Evanston Green Living Festival!

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'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party September 13

'Kits, 'Cats & Kids collage

Kick off the back-to-school season with food trucks, marching bands, fun family activities and more at the 'Kits, 'Cats and Kids Block Party on Thurs., Sept. 13, from 4:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This year's event will take place at Fountain Square.


Provide Your Input On the 2019 Budget


Learn about the City's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and provide your comments and questions during a Multi-media Budget Outreach Event on Thurs., Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the meeting in person at the Morton Civic Center, Room G300, or watch it live online, on TV, or at any of five community meeting locations.

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Review the City's Next Climate Action Plan

CARP promo

The City's draft Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP) specifies actions the City and its community partners will take to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 while improving Evanston's resilience to climate change. Please provide your comments by Fri., Sept. 28.

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Police vs. Fire Grill Off September 9

Police Fire Grill Off

Who makes the better burger, Police or Fire? Cast your vote at the Evanston Police and Fire Foundation's annual Police vs. Fire Grill Off this Sun., Sept. 9, noon to 2 p.m., at Evanston Plaza, Dempster St. and Dodge Ave.

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Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market 9/8

Farmers' Market new logo circle

The Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market continues on Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., through November 3 at University Pl. and Oak Ave. Up to 58 vendors sell produce, meat, dairy items, baked goods and more.

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Producemobile at Robert Crown Center 9/11


The Greater Chicago Food Depository's Producemobile will distribute free fresh fruits and vegetables at the Robert Crown Center parking lot on Tues., Sept. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Register for October 6 Water Treatment Facility Tours

Water plant

The City will host two tours of its Water Treatment Facility on Sat., Oct. 6! The first tour will take place at 9 a.m. for those 15 years and older, followed by a child-friendly tour at 11 a.m. Register today to reserve your spot.


September 11 Memorial Ceremony 9/11

Fire Memorial

The Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a memorial ceremony to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 on Tues., Sept. 11 at 7:30 a.m. at Firemen's Park.

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5th Annual Evanston Wine Walk 9/13

Wine Walk logo

Stroll the independently-owned businesses of the Main-Dempster Mile and sip great wine at each stop during the 5th annual Evanston Wine Walk on Thurs., Sept. 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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