Bach Week Festival starts May 4

The 34th annual Bach Week Festival, the Midwest’s premiere baroque music festival, will be held May 4 to May 13 in Evanston.“This two-weekend, six-concert event is a genuine festival with its wide-ranging variety of ensemble and concert formats, artists and repertoire, and the festive spirit of the entire enterprise,” says Richard Webster, music director of the Bach Week Festival since 1975.

March book groups at EPL

The Evanston Public Library has three ongoing book groups. Book groups offered by the Library are free and open to the public.Registration is expected, and the books can be picked up at time of registration. For book groups at Main, register and pick up a copy of the current book at the 2nd floor Reader's Services desk, or call 847-448-8620.The African American Literature Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 pm at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, to discuss "Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns," by J. California Cooper.

Custer's seeks artists, crafters, food vendors

The Custer’s Last Stand Festival of the Arts is accepting exhibitor applications from artists, crafts people, antique dealers, food vendors and selected retail businesses.This show, which won Northshore Magazine's annual reader’s poll for Best Art Fair in 1993 and 2001, will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on June 16 and 17 in Evanston's Main Street Station Shopping District.

Poetry competition entries sought

The Evanston Public Library invites submissions to the Twenty-ninth Annual Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards, judged this year by Averill Curdy.The competition is open to all adult and high school age Chicago-area poets. There is also an elementary school category open to Evanston elementary school students. The competition deadline is March 30.The awards will be presented at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 when the competition winners will read their poems and Ms.

Special event applications due Feb. 1

Organizations planning to hold special events in Evanston this year need to submit the first part of the city's special events application by Feb. 1 with a $100 application fee.The following criteria should be used to determine if an event is considered a special event: All outdoor events requested on city property, i.e.

Library gets rehab for kids

Work is scheduled to begin later this month on a $2.3 million renovation of Evanston's main public library designed to make the place more appealing to young people.Library Director Neal Ney tells the Chicago Tribune that in many ways it's "a very revolutionary direction" for a library.