The Weather Service is predicting a break in Evanston’s hot, humid weather for Sunday, just in time for the annual CommUNITY picnic, scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. at Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center.

From the 90s today and tomorrow, thunderstorms on Saturday are expected to usher in the low 70s with partly sunny skies for the Sunday picnic, held every year at this time to celebrate the city’s diversity and going back to school.

The free event will feature food, games, activities, entertainment, and more, sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and local community organizations.

By the way, classes begin Monday, Aug. 22, for Evanston Township High School and Wednesday, Aug. 24, for students in the Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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