Photo contest winners displayed

Award-winning entries in the Faces of Evanston photography contest sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Evanston will go on display on Friday, Oct. 5, at First Bank & Trust, 820 Church St.

The contest, now in its third year, was originally conceived to engage residents in recognizing the beauty and diversity of the Evanston community. A record number of over 70 photographs were submitted this year.

Arts Week Evanston starts Oct. 5

Arts Week Evanston kicks off its annual celebration of the arts with free opening night events in downtown Evanston.

Starting at 6 p.m. there will be music and art activities at the northwest corner of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street.

Then at 7 p.m. the new Sherman Plaza public artwork, "The Sea of the Ear-Ring," will be dedicated.

Evanston Mayor Lorraine H. Morton and members of the Public Art Committee will join the artist, Takashi Soga, in cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

What's your favorite spot in Evanston?

In your opinion, what is Evanston's most interesting or beautiful spot? You might choose it for historical, personal or aesthetic reasons.

 Why do I ask? Because I'm organizing a theatrical walking tour. When you have all voted on your favorite spots, I will ask local playwrights to write short plays to be performed in those spots. During the walk tour, we'll start at the first place and see the first play, walk together to the next place for the next play, and so on. It's a great opportunity to see our beautiful city in a fresh way.

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre issues casting call

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston is looking for actors for its world premiere production of The James Baldwin Story, written by Shundrice Tucker.

Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29-30, in Studio 223, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston.

Bring a prepared monologue. Auditions are held on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments are not necessary. Some pay is provided. Directed by Ebony Joy, The James Baldwin Story will be performed 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20-Nov. 4.

Lakefront design comments sought

A three-session public workshop has been scheduled for late September and early October to obtain residents' ideas and comments on design alternatives for the Evanston lakefront.

The design alternatives are being developed as the next step in the implementation of the Evanston Lakefront Master Plan. At the first public session, Wednesday, Sept. 19, residents will be able to review and comment on several initial design alternatives.

Children's theater auditions

The Evanston Children's Theatre will hold auditions Sept. 4-6 for its fall production of "Charlotte's Web," based on the book by E. B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette.

Auditions are open to youth age 8-12 as well as adults age 55 and older. For convenience, three auditions at two different locations will be held: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

In addition, auditions will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. Auditions are free.

Auction to support Levy Senior Center

Donations are being sought for an online auction that will help enrich programs and activities at Evanston's Levy Senior Center.

Items may be dropped off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, or Friday, Sept. 28, at the Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

Donations will be sold on eBay with proceeds benefiting the Levy Center's Life Enrichment Fund, which supports programs and events at the senior center.