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This week's email features information about pre-summer camp activity day, Fountain Square celebration, Evanston Literary Fest, Solar Power Hour and more.

News & Events

Sign Up for Pre-Camp Activity Day June 10

summer campers

Evanston summer camps will begin on Tues., June 11 due to the ETHS makeup day on Mon., June 10. To assist community members seeking childcare on June 10, the City is offering free drop-in programming for children ages 6 to 12 years old at the Chandler-Newberger Community Center and Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Registration is required. In addition, all Evanston public swimming beaches will be free on June 10.


Fountain Square Celebration May 18

Fountain Square fountain

Join Mayor Steve Hagerty and 1st Ward Alderman Judy Fiske as they officially turn on Fountain Square's new zero-depth fountain on Sat., May 18, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will feature live entertainment, giveaways, and more.

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Evanston Literary Festival Begins Saturday!

Evanston Literary Festival 2019

The 5th annual Evanston Literary Festival celebrates the city’s vibrant literary community and history at locations around Evanston, May 11 through 19. Enjoy dozens of events featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, storytelling, graphic novels, writing workshops and more, with prominent authors, many of whom live or work in Evanston. Admission to all events is free.

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Learn About Residential Solar Energy May 15

Solar panels

Thinking about going solar? Learn the basics of solar energy, find out how it can impact your household, and hear about a new group purchase program that makes solar energy more accessible and affordable at a "Solar Power Hour" on Wed., May 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center.


Jazz Night at Gibbs-Morrison Center this Friday

Jazz night

Enjoy an evening of live jazz music with the highly acclaimed Chris Greene Quartet this Fri., May 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center. Tickets are available for $15 online or at the door.

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Apply for EPL's Racial Equity Task Force

Main Evanston Public Library

The Evanston Public Library is seeking community members interested in serving on its new Racial Equity Task Force to help guide future Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) efforts.

'Up from Down Home' Opening Reception 5/10

jevoid simmons

Join artist Jevoid Simmons for an opening reception for his project on display in the Morton Civic Center, "Up From Down Home," this Fri., May 10, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the Parasol Room.


Ward Meetings

9th Ward Meeting 5/16

Cicely Fleming

Ald. Cicely Fleming will host a 9th Ward meeting Thurs., May 16, 7 p.m., at Evanston Fire Station 2, 702 Madison St.

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Free Children's Day Event this Saturday

Kids Smiling

Join Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center for its annual Children's Day event this Sat., May 11, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.! Enjoy games, face painting, food and more. Admission is free.


Northwestern University Community Conversations 5/9

Northwestern Spring

Northwestern University invites the community to meet with City and University leaders and staff to engage in dialogue about our community tonight, Thurs., May 9, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Room 2404.


Support the Ecology Center at Nature's Night Out 5/17

EEA logo small

Support programming and operations at the Evanston Ecology Center at Nature's Night Out on Fri., May 17, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Ecology Center.

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City Meetings

Main Street Streetscape Project Meeting 5/15

Construction cones

The City will host a community meeting regarding the phase 1 study for proposed streetscape improvements on Main Street, from Maple to Hinman Avenues, on Wed., May 15, 7 p.m., at Lincoln Elementary School.

Robert Crown Project Community Meeting 5/20

Robert Crown Center rendering

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will host a meeting to update the community on the Robert Crown Community Center Project with a focus on project costs and financing on Mon., May 20, 7 p.m., in the Morton Civic Center's Council Chambers. The meeting will be broadcast on Channel 16; a recording will be available the following day.

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