Evanston’s young boys volleyball team is still learning what it takes to win at the varsity level.

Post date: April 15, 2014 - 6:27am

The Evanston History Center will host award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Amity Shlaes, author of the widely-praised biography, "Coolidge," tonight. 

The event includes a wine and light appetizer reception just prior to the talk. 

Details below:


Post date: April 15, 2014 - 5:00am

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m., Third Floor Seminar Room, Main Library

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 7:31pm

Mayor Tisdahl has established a nine (9) member task force with a mandate to develop an Age Friendly Initiative, to include formulating a three-year city-wide action plan for implementation.   Mayor Tisdahl requested the Commission on Aging to appoint 4 representatives, the Mental Health Board to appoint one representative and the Human Relations Commission to appoint one representative to the task force. The remaining three were appointed from the Evanston community at-large.  Each member will serve without compensation for one five-year term.

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 5:20pm

The Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship will take place from Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 27 at Vandy Christie Tennis Center, 2310 Sheridan Rd., located on Northwestern University's campus. The first round of competitions will begin on April 24, as two matches are played simultaneously at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In the event of rain, the games will be moved inside to the Combe Tennis Center, 2311 Campus Dr.

There is no cost to attend this event. For more information, click here. 

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 5:15pm

The Music Institute of Chicago presents Winds Chamber Music--featuring Barbara Drapcho and Stan Davis, clarinet, Meret Bitticks, flute--at its monthly Faculty Lunchtime Concerts and Conversations series. 

Complimentary coffee will be served.


Post date: April 14, 2014 - 5:05pm

Someone stole a laptop computer and six guitars during a party in the 2300 block of Grey Avenue. This among the stories in the weekend crime report issued today by Evanston police.

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 4:54pm

Take a break from the frenzy of filing your tax returns and view the total eclipse of the moon close up in the early morning Tuesday, April 15, at Northwestern University’s Dearborn Observatory.

Weather permitting, the eclipse-viewing event will occur from 1:00 to 4:00 a.m. The last total lunar eclipse visible from the Chicago metropolitan area was in December 2010.

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 4:50pm

The North Shore Retirement Hotel, in conjunction with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, will host Musical Insights, a free lecture program open to the public on Friday, May 2, starting at 1:30 the North Shore Retirement Hotel, 1611 Chicago Avenue, Evanston.

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 4:44pm

Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, plans to open in June in the Sherman Avenue space in downtown Evanston formerly occupied by Bookman’s Alley.

“Our goal is to create a vibrant cultural destination and hub of book-centered community for both adults and children,” says owner Nina Barrett.

Post date: April 14, 2014 - 4:21pm