Entertainment

Starlight concert schedule expanded

Offering more music at more locations, Evanston's Starlight Concert Series expands to 15 concerts at four parks for 2007.This summer, concerts will be held at James Park, Dawes Park, Twiggs Park and Butler Park, the newest venue.The free outdoor concerts are on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings, June 14-Aug. 21, with the music beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Frontiersman's life is topic at Mitchell Museum

An Evanston resident who is a distant relative of frontiersman John Tanner, captured as a child by Shawnee Indians in Kentucky and raised by the Ojibwa, will speak about Tanner on Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m., at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central Street (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.

Native American history talk asks 'What If?'

Fred Christensen, a history lecturer at downstate Parkland College, will lead a discussion at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on published theories about what contemporary North America might look like today if Native Americans had prevailed over early European settlers and their descendants.

Mitchell offers summer youth book club

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston will launch its first-ever book club for young readers this summer, with six weekly meetings from June 27 to August 8.The free program for third, fourth, and fifth grade students will center on a six-book series about a Nez Perce Indian girl.

Mitchell Museum to celebrate birthday with free party for public

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will host a free program of special events Sunday afternoon, May 20, to celebrate its 30th birthday.The Evanston institution’s first-ever, admission-free “Community Open House” is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m., its regular Sunday hours.The Mitchell Museum is located at 3001 Central Street (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.The celebration includes birthday cake, special activities for families, and guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibits, including the museum’s birch-bark wigwam (led by the volunteer who built it) an

Kids Can Learn Native Crafts This Summer at Mitchell Museum

Children can learn about Native culture at "Kids Craft Mornings" this summer at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St. (at Central Park Ave.) in northwest Evanston.  Workshops will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 9.

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