The Evanston History Center will host its annual ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

The free event features music from the Ridgeville Concert Band on the grounds of the history center’s home at the Dawes House, 225 Greenwood St., from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by a magic show from 2 to 3 p.m.

There’ll be face painting and Andy’s Frozen Custard all afternoon, along with tours of the history center, including its new exhibit, “Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Boudoirs.”

For more information visit the center’s website or call 847-475-3410

Top: Enjoying ice cream at the social in 2008 (Jim Mizell photo). Above: The Ridgeville Concert Band performing in 2011 (Hayden Dinges photo).

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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