Native American 'Jewelry Trading Days' Coming to Mitchell Museum

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will host its seventh annual “Native American Jewelry Trading Days” July 21–22 for collectors looking to buy or sell authentic Native American jewelry.

Twenty percent of the sale proceeds will benefit the Mitchell Museum, 3001 Central St.. (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston, where museum employees and volunteers will be staffing the sale Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, noon to 4 p.m.

Shower of Stoles Project Comes to Evanston

Grace Lutheran Church of Evanston is proud to present the Shower of Stoles Project on Saturday, June 9th from 6-8 p.m.  The project will feature dozens of liturgical stoles given by persons in ministry who face the on-going struggle for justice in the church for those who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered.  The project is considered to be broadly eccumenical with stoles from as many as 26 denominations from around the globe.  Grace Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ church which extends a welcome to all people in the full participation of church life regardless of sexual orientation and sexual identity.  Grace is located at 1430 South Blvd.

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.