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Shop Evanston on Small Business Saturday!

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Shop Evanston on Small Business Saturday, November 26! Start your day with brunch and lunch specials at Evanston restaurants, and then take advantage of discounts and promotions throughout the city! A free trolley will run from noon to 5 p.m., making it easy to visit your favorite Evanston stores. Free parking will be available in downtown parking garages.

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Help Local Evanston Families this Season


Help spread holiday cheer to Evanston families in need! The City is seeking food, toys and financial donations for the eighth annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive. Contribute online or donate items at one of the many drop-off locations throughout the city by Fri., Dec. 9.

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'Tis the Season for Free Holiday Parking!


Take advantage of free evening and weekend parking in downtown self-park garages this holiday season! Beginning Thurs., Nov. 24 through Mon., Jan. 2, free parking will be provided in the Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue, and Church Street parking garages on weekdays, between 5 p.m. and midnight, and all day on Saturdays. Parking in Evanston garages and lots is always free on Sundays.

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Reminder: Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

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In recognition of the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday, no refuse collections will occur on Thurs., Nov. 24. Thursday's trash, yard waste and recycling collections will occur on Fri., Nov. 25. Friday condo recycling collections will occur on Sat., Nov. 26. A schedule of City facility hours is available online. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Yard Waste Pick-up Extended through December 8

Yard waste

The City’s Public Works Agency has extended yard waste pick-up through Thurs., Dec. 8. Yard waste will continue to be collected on residents’ normal refuse pick-up day.

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Register for the Flying Turkey 5K 11/24

Flying Turkey 2016 logo

Burn some calories while supporting Harvest Food Pantry and Foundation 65 at the Flying Turkey 5K this Thurs., Nov. 24, 9 a.m., beginning at Sheridan Road and Church Street.

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Downtown Evanston Warm Bevvy Walk 12/8

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Downtown Evanston invites community members to shop and sip their way throughout Evanston at a free “Warm Bevvy Walk” on Thurs., Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


City Meetings

Energy Benchmarking Workshop 12/6

The City of Evanston, U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Chapter and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance will offer a free energy and water benchmarking workshop for building owners and managers in Evanston on Tues., Dec. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Morton Civic Center. Please pre-register. 

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Bring the Kids to NU Basketball November 25!

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Not into Black Friday shopping? Bring the kids to watch NU Basketball this Fri., Nov. 25 at 1 p.m.! Get two kids (8th grade and under) in for free when you buy one full-priced adult ticket. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the game. Go 'Cats!

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Evanston Symphony Holiday Concert 12/4

Evanston Symphony Holiday concert

Join the Evanston Symphony Orchestra for their annual Holiday Concert on Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., at the Evanston Township High School Auditorium.

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Energy Benchmarking Moved to 12/12 Council Agenda

Green Earth

The City's Energy and Water Use Benchmarking Ordinance will be continued to the Mon., Dec. 12 Evanston City Council meeting. It was originally scheduled for Mon., Nov. 28.  

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