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This email features information about the spring Citizen Police Academy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, new art exhibitions, and more.

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Apply for the Spring Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy collage

Get an inside look at the Evanston Police Department! Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2019 Citizen Police Academy. The program meets on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., February 27 through May 22. Apply by Sun., Feb. 10.

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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Rev. Eddie P. Reeves

Rev. Eddie P. Reeves will recite Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech at the Evanston Public Library.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Evanston. Events include a Day of Celebration and Evanston Unity at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, drop-in crafts at the Evanston Public Library, Y.O.U.'s Diverse Communities United, Northwestern University candlelight vigil, and many more.

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'Word' Art Exhibition Opens Friday

"Word" exhibition art

An opening artist reception will be held for "Word," an exhibition honoring Black history, on Fri., Jan. 11, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center's 2nd Floor Gallery. The exhibit, which features the work of Evanston artists Ben Blount and Melissa Blount, will be on display through March 7. Admission is free.

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'Caravans of Gold' Opening Celebration January 26

Caravans of Gold art piece

On Sat., Jan. 26, join The Block Museum of Art in celebrating "Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time," a major art exhibition addressing art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa.

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Recycle Holiday String Lighting and Extension Cords

Holiday Lights

Through Thurs., Jan. 31, holiday string lighting and extension cords can be recycled at the Levy Center, Ecology Center and the main Evanston Public Library.

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Indoor Farmers' Market at the Ecology Center 1/12

Winter Farmers' Market

Stock up on your favorite goods at the Evanston Ecology Center's Indoor Farmers' Market! The Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, through April 27. A list of vendors is available online.

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Ward Meetings

2nd Ward Meeting 1/10

Peter Braithwaite

Ald. Peter Braithwaite will host a 2nd Ward meeting tonight, Thurs., Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the J.E.H. Education Center.

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Christmas Tree Pickup Continues Through February 1

Tree pick-up

Christmas tree pickup continues through Fri., Feb. 1 on residents' regular trash and recycling collection day. Trees should be placed on the parkway and all decorations should be removed. 

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Have You Tried the Evanston 311 Mobile App?


Have a question about City services? Want to report an issue? Try the Evanston 311 mobile app! Download it for free using the App Store or Google Play


Robert Crown Center Public Art Proposals Reviewed 1/15

Robert Crown Center rendering

Finalist public art proposals for the Robert Crown Center project will be reviewed at the Evanston Arts Council meeting on Tues., Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Room G300. Public comments are welcome.

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