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This week's email features information about the Summer Food Program, We're Out Walking, free outdoor concerts, sustainable business recognition, and more.

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Summer Youth Food Program Begins Monday

Summer camp kids

Free cold breakfasts and lunches will be available to youth ages 1 to 18 years old at eight locations throughout Evanston as part of the Summer Food Program, June 10 through August 16. Free meals are available to all youth, but meals must be eaten on site and parents must accompany young children.

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We're Out Walking Kicks Off June 15!

We're Out Walking in parade

We're Out Walking (WOW) is a 12-week walking and health education campaign to promote health, wellness, community and physical activity for all. The 2019 program will kick off with local fitness vendors, motivational speakers and demonstrations on Sat., June 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at ETHS.


Enjoy Free Outdoor Concerts this Summer

Summer concert series

Enjoy live, outdoor music in Evanston this summer! The Main-Dempster Mile's Main Street Summer Concert Series begins this Fri., June 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Train Station Alley, 600 Main St.; Downtown Evanston's Thursday Night Live kicks off on Thurs., June 13, 7 p.m., in Fountain Square; and the City's Starlight Concert series continues on Tues., June 11, 7 p.m., at Bent Park, with Renaldo Domino with The Heavy Sounds.

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City Launches Sustainable Business Recognition Program

Sustain Evanston

Evanston businesses that take actions to reduce their environmental impact can receive support from the City as well as recognition for their efforts as part of Sustain Evanston, a new sustainable business recognition program.

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Get Discounted Beach Tokens Through Friday


Beach tokens are available at a discounted rate of $26 for Evanston and Skokie residents through Fri., June 7 at the Morton Civic Center, Evanston community centers and the Dempster Street Beach Office.

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Jamming Jean Music Series Concert 6/7

The Fat Babies

Kick off your weekend with a free concert from seven-piece jazz ensemble, The Fat Babies, this Fri., June 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Levy Center.


Evanston Made Kids Art Activities 6/9

Youth Artists

Enjoy a family-friendly, free day of making, creating, and celebrating young creatives at Evanston Made Kids on Sun., June 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Evanston Art Center.


Ward Meetings

5th Ward Meeting 6/12

Ald. Rue Simmons

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons will host a 5th Ward meeting on Wed., June 12, 7 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Room G300.

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2nd Ward Meeting 6/13

Peter Braithwaite

Ald. Peter Braithwaite will host a 2nd Ward meeting on Thurs., June 13, 7 p.m., at the J.E.H. Education Center.

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9th Ward Meeting 6/15

Cicely Fleming

Ald. Cicely Fleming will host a 9th Ward meeting on Sat., June 15, 9 a.m., at Reba Place Church Ministry Center, 535 Custer Ave.

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Evanston Sings Community Concert this Friday


Enjoy a gospel choir concert while raising funds for Evanston youth programming at the annual "Evanston Sings" event this Fri., June 7, 7 p.m., at the ETHS auditorium. The event is presented by Evanston Own It.

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'Soul of Evanston' Spoken Word and Dance Party 6/8

Soul of Evanston

Enjoy an evening of poetry, storytelling, live music and dancing at "Soul of Evanston" this Sat., June 8, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Gibbs-Morrison Center. Admission is $10.

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'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Screening 6/11

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The Northwestern University Block Museum will host a free film screening of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" on Tues., June 11, at 7 p.m.


City Meetings

Social Services Meeting 6/8


The City invites community members to provide their input on social services programs at a community meeting this Sat., June 8, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Levy Center.

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