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This email features information about Custer Fair, summer youth and teen activities, Juneteenth Celebration, Mayor Hagerty's climate award, and more.

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Enjoy Custer Fair this Weekend!

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Enjoy three stages of entertainment, sample food from more than 30 vendors, and view art from hundreds of local and regional artists at Custer Fair this weekend! The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 in the area of Chicago Avenue and Main Street.

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Activities for Youth and Teens this Summer

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There are plenty of fun activities for youth and teens in Evanston this summer! The City has compiled a webpage listing programs and events offered by the City and other community organizations this season, including Starlight Concerts, open gym schedules, free roller skating and more.

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Juneteenth Starlight Concert on Tuesday


Fast-rising poet, singer-songwriter and activist, Tasha, will perform at Twiggs Park this Tues., June 19 as part of the Juneteenth Celebration Starlight Concert! Music will begin at 7 p.m. Interactive family activities and food trucks will be available starting at 6 p.m.

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Mayor Hagerty Honored for Climate Protection

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Mayor Hagerty receives the Honorable Mention plaque for the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award. Others present (from left) are Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Steve Benjamin; Kathleen McLaughlin, Chief Sustainability Officer for Wal-Mart; and Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors last week presented Mayor Stephen Hagerty with Honorable Mention for its 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award, which recognizes and honors mayors for their outstanding and innovative practices that increase energy efficiency, expand renewable energy, and reduce carbon emissions.

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FJT's 'From the Mississippi Delta' Opens Saturday

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Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre will begin its 2018 Summertime Season with "From the Mississippi Delta," by Endesha Ida Mae Holland, Ph.D. Performances will take place June 16 through July 1 on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

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Property After Death Workshop 6/14

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Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid will host Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough for a Property After Death Workshop tonight, Thurs., June 14, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center.

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YWCA 19th Annual Race Against Hate 6/17

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The YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host its 19th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate this Sun., June 17. In-person registration is still available.

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Ward Meetings

2nd and 5th Ward Meeting 6/21

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Ald. Peter Braithwaite and Ald. Robin Rue Simmons will host a joint 2nd and 5th Ward meeting on Thurs., June 21, 7 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Room G300.

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9th Ward Meeting 6/21

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Ald. Cicely Fleming will host a 9th Ward meeting on Thurs., June 21, 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church.

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Evanston Garden Walk Returns June 24

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Enjoy Evanston’s 29th annual Garden Walk on Sun., June 24, from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Nine gardens will be open, showcasing majestic trees, a cottage garden, formal outdoor living spaces, and three adjoining gardens whose owners have taken gardening “to the street,” plus much more!

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Get Fit Fridays in Downtown Evanston Begin 6/15

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Downtown Evanston will host free fitness classes in Fountain Square's new south plaza on Fridays this summer! View the complete schedule and register for upcoming classes.


Evanston Police to Host Coffee with a Cop 6/22

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Chat with officers from the Evanston Police Department during Coffee with a Cop at Berry Pike Cafe, 1100 Davis St., on Fri., June 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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