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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.

Children's author to speak at mothers' event

Children’s literature specialist Esmé Raji Codell will be the featured speaker at the annual “Honor Thy Mother” luncheon to benefit Literature for All of Us. The afternoon will include a reading from young poets in the agency’s book group programs. This year’s event is Saturday, May 5 at Monastero’s Ristorante, 3935 W. Devon, Chicago from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

Author to discuss Black Hawk War at Mitchell

Chicago author Ben McLaughlin will discuss his regional guidebook, In Black Hawk’s Footsteps, on Sunday, April 29, at 1 p.m., at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St. (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.

Chicago's fur-trade history

Fred Christensen, a history lecturer at downstate Parkland College, will give a video-illustrated talk about the early fur trade era in the Chicago region on Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m., at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St. (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.

Theater seeks play submissions

Evanston's Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is looking for play submissions for upcoming reading/performance opportunities.Play submissions, which will be accepted at any time, should be sent to: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL 60201.Submissions should include a hard copy of the script, including cover sheet, synopsis, two title pages with contact information and a self-addressed postcard. Please allow eight weeks for a response. Scripts will not be returned. For more information, call 847-448-8260, ext.

'Wonders of the Wigwam' at Mitchell

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian member and volunteer Ken Schwuchow (pronounced SHOO’-koh) of Chicago will explain how he constructed the museum's birch bark wigwam -- a popular attraction with visitors -- in a program for families Thursday, April 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the museum, 3001 Central Street (at Central Park Avenue) in northwest Evanston.

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