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The forecast says it will be a fine weekend for outdoor activities, and there are a lot of them on tap today.

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Hawaiian artist Johnnie “Keoni” Durant has finished carving his 8-foot tall tiki for the city just in time for a traditional Hawaiian dedication ceremony and blessing of the sculpture at the Dawes Park Lagoon, 1700 Sheridan Road, at 2 p.m. today. Mayor Tisdahl and local Hawaiian dancers are scheduled to be on hand.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation holds a two-hour walking tour that focuses on Evanston’s downtown architecture starting at 10 a.m. today in front of the Evanston Public Library.


The forecast says it will be a fine weekend for outdoor activities, and there are a lot of them on tap today.

Hawaiian artist Johnnie “Keoni” Durant has finished carving his 8-foot tall tiki for the city just in time for a traditional Hawaiian dedication ceremony and blessing of the sculpture at the Dawes Park Lagoon, 1700 Sheridan Road, at 2 p.m. today. Mayor Tisdahl and local Hawaiian dancers are scheduled to be on hand.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation holds a two-hour walking tour that focuses on Evanston’s downtown architecture starting at 10 a.m. today in front of the Evanston Public Library.

If you’re in the mood to mix art and food this morning, the Home Grown Artists will be displaying and selling their works at the downtown farmers’ market starting at 7:30 a.m.

And the West End Market runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Community Animal Rescue Effort holds a dog wash at the animal shelter from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, St. Francis Hospital holds a Family Fun Festival from noon to 4 p.m.

And the Ondas Ensemble performs a musical tribute to Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos at Evanston SPACE at 3 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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