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This week's email features information about the Food Truck Fest and Starlight Concert, NU summer events, Community Wildlife Habitat certification, and more!

News & Events

Food Truck Festival and Starlight Concert

Food Truck Festival

Bring your taste buds out for the Food Truck Festival and Starlight Concert on Tues., July 16, at Brummel Park. Over ten delicious food trucks will be on site beginning at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will also enjoy interactive family activities beginning at 6 p.m. and a concert featuring Kevin Purcell and The Nightburners at 7 p.m.

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Enjoy NU Summer Events

Movie Nights

Join Northwestern University for a summer filled with fun for the whole family! Throughout July and August, the Norris University Center is hosting Lunch on the Lake, Summer Cinema, and Summer Fun Art Fridays. 

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Evanston Earns Community Wildlife Habitat Certification

Community Wildlife Habitat (photo by Tamima Itani)

Photo by Tamima Itani

Evanston is the first Illinois city to achieve certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Natural Habitat Evanston, a program of Citizens’ Greener Evanston, led the citywide effort to earn the certification, helping to achieve one of the goals set by the City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan.

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FJT's Opening Weekend of 'Sunset Baby' by Dominique Morisseau 

Sunset Baby

Dominique Morisseau's 'Sunset Baby,' a story about the generational differences exposed when an estranged former revolutionary visits his daughter, opens this weekend at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. Catch performances on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through the end of July.  

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Evanston Pride Fest at Thursday Night Live!

Pride Fest

Come out for the inaugural Evanston Pride Fest on Thurs., July 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Fountain Square South Plaza. Pride Fest will occur in coordination with Thursday Night Live! hosted by Downtown Evanston. Enjoy live music, art activities, the “Let’s Play” Mobile Recreation Trailer, and more!

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Provide Feedback on Age-Friendly Businesses

Age Friendly

Community members are encouraged to visit and provide feedback on local businesses seeking recognition through the City’s Age-Friendly Business Initiative throughout July. Visit any of the 20 businesses and complete an online survey for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

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Summertime Pet Safety Tip

Dog in Car

Now that warmer weather is finally here, a little pet safety PSA. Don't leave your pet in your car on a warm day without the A/C. Even a 70 degree day can be too hot for a pet inside your vehicle.

Ward Meetings

9th Ward Meeting 7/17

Cicely Fleming

Ald. Cicely Fleming will host a 9th Ward meeting this Wed., July 17, at 7 p.m., at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

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Property Tax Appeal Workshops

Property Tax Assessments

Learn how to appeal your property tax assessments at two Property Tax Appeal Seminars on Thurs., July 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave. and Tues., July 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parasol Room at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. 

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5th Annual Taste of Evanston, July 14

Taste of Evanston

Brought to you by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club, Taste of Evanston will take place on the east lawn of the Charles Gates Dawes House on Sun., July 14, and feature food and drinks from 40 of Evanston's trendiest restaurants, local breweries, and wine shops.

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Evanston Shredding Events


Byline Bank is hosting a free shredding event at the Evanston Farmers' Market this Sat., July 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on University Place between the Hilton Garden Inn and the Farmers’ Market.

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Community Meetings

Local Reparations Meetings

Ald. Rue Simmons

5th Ward Ald. Robin Rue Simmons invites community members to provide their perspective on what local reparations in the 5th Ward should look like if a proposal to establish a rehabilitative reparation fund is created. Ald. Rue Simmons will host two community meetings:

Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
1823 Church St.

Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. to noon
Morton Civic Center, Room 2402
2100 Ridge Ave.

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