Children's theater holds auditions

Evanston Children's Theatre will hold auditions Jan. 15-17 for its spring production of "Hansel and Gretel: The Untold Story."

Auditions are open to youth age 8-12.

Auditions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.

And auditions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.

Auditions are free. No appointments are necessary; just arrive no later than 5:45 p.m.

Evanston is "a city with a soul"


Why Evanston?

1) Evanston is “a city with a soul”.

2) The 9 wards of Evanston allow people from every socioeconomic, religious, cultural background to create a home and feel good about themselves.  The 5th ward allows for a certain home price and community character that residents can embrace while the 7th ward allows for a different community character and the 3rd ward again a different. Evanston works because it allows for this diversity making it unique and gives it a soul.

Nominations sought for mayor's arts award

Nominations are once again being accepted for the Mayor's Award for the Arts. Each year, awards are given to an Evanston arts organization and an Evanston individual who have contributed to the community through excellence in the arts. Individuals eligible for nomination include Evanston artists, arts volunteers and arts educators.

Winter break camps spice up holidays

Whether it's basketball, tennis, chess or art that captures a child's imagination, parents can probably find it at one of the 13 winter break camps being offered this holiday season by the City of Evanston's Recreation Division. With options that range from drop-in programs to those that meet for one week or two, half-day or full-day, there is a camp to meet almost every interest and schedule.