We’ve all been there – struggling to fake the resemblance to a sane person, a calm and composed parent, all while gritting our teeth exactly 2 seconds before all hell breaks loose. Eva, a mother of 4, and a creator and owner of Kid Minds, has a wealth of experience in how to “stay cool” and she shared it with her readers in the blog post How To Be a Patient Parent – The One Simple Trick You Need In Your Life.
Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House
Tuesday, January 24th @ 7pm
Evanston Fire Department Headquarters
909 Lake Street Evanston, IL
- District 65 – Join Us for Upcoming Community Cafes! (English/Spanish)
- Youth and Opportunity United – Diverse Communities United
- Evanston History Center – “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad”
- Evaston Public Library – Jo-Anne Hirschfield Poetry Competition
- Evanston In-School Music Association – Accompanietta: Mahler Symphony #1
- Evaston Children’s Choir – Winter/Spring Semester 2017
- The Actors Gymnasium – Winter II Classes for Kids
- Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center – Middle School Party
- Piven Theatre – Piven Theatre Workshop Spring 2017 Classes
- Art 4 Kids – Art 4 Kids
Enjoy a night of skating and music at the Robert Crown Center’s special DJ night skating session on Friday, January 13, from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
On Saturday, January 14, at noon, all are invited to the City’s “Day of Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The event will pay tribute to Dr. King through music, dance and excerpts from his speeches. Admission is free and open to the public. See the City’s website for more events celebrating Dr. King this month.
Test your nocturnal senses on a guided hike through the Ladd Arboretum on Friday, January 13, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy themed activities, a campfire, and s’mores! Pre-Registration required.
Location: Evanston Ecology Center
Age: 5 yrs. and up
Fee: $5 R/$7 NR
Register online or call 3-1-1.
Outdoor ice rinks are now open at all three Evanston locations: Ackerman Park, Baker Park, and Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park. As weather conditions change, visit the City’s website or text SKATE to 847-448-4311 for an automated response, to check the Current Outdoor Rink Status
- Ackerman Park, Central St. at McDaniel Ave.
- Baker Park, Forest Ave. at Keeney St.
- Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Note: Indoor public skating is available at Robert Crown Center)
Evanston’s 2017 Summer Camp Guide is now available for viewing online! Printed guides will be distributed to Evanston public and private schools the week of January 16.
This year, a new, simpler camp registration process will begin online and at the Robert Crown Community Center on Saturday, February 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. No more waiting for camp lottery results! For more information, see page 3 of the guide.
See the Guide here
The Tater Tot Theatre Company was created to allow young thespians ages 5-7 the opportunity to participate in the magic of live theatre. This year we will be presenting “Timothy Goes Back to School,” inspired by the series of children’s books by acclaimed author/illustrator Rosemary Wells. Read more
Audition for the Evanston Children’s Theatre Production of the Little Mermaid, Disney’s Classic Musical tale about a curious girl who will sacrifice anything for love.
Auditions are open to local children ages 8 to 8th grade.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays or Thursdays and Saturdays. No experience necessary, performances will be March 17 to 20 at the Levy Center.
Auditions will be held on January 10th at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church Street, Evanston IL 60202 at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Age: Children age 8 to 8th grade
Fee: $100 R/110 NR for those cast
For more information call 847-448-8263.
Cheer on NU Women’s Basketball and enjoy special “Finding Dory Day” promotions this Sat., Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. The game will include clips of your favorite fish, discounts for those in Finding Dory attire, prizes and more!
For more information and purchase the tickets, please go here
Let the CTA or Pace be your driver this New Year’s Eve. The Chicago Transit Authority and Pace Bus will provide free rides on all trains and buses from 10 p.m.on Saturday through 4 a.m. on Sunday. The Purple Line will also offer extended service.
For more information click here
FINE FORGIVENESS IS OUR GIFT TO YOU!
Make a gift of $10 or more to the Evanston Public Library before midnight, December 31st and we’ll erase your current Evanston Public Library fines. Your donations improve our collections, services and programs.
For additional details, click here
Try something new this summer and join Northwestern Fencing in June.
Dates: June 9-12, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Patten Gymnasium, 2407 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Cost: $395 for the week or $125 per day. Register by April 30 for discounted price of $350 for the week.
Open to any and all ages 12 and up. Competitive experience recommended.
Plan to bring a lunch, a water bottle and a notebook.
Find more information here: june-fencing-camp-2017
To register please visit www.wildcatfencing.com
On Monday, December 26 at 11 a.m., join your friends and neighbors in celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa at Fountain Square, in the heart of downtown Evanston. Experience the traditional lighting of the Kinara and recitation of Nguzu Saba, the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa. For more information about Kwanzaa’s history, visit www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org.
Fountain Square is located at Davis Street between Orrington and Sherman Avenues.
This winter, we are following up on the success of our fall workshop series for families. We had a great turnout with over 70 family members participating in our first session! As partners in education, our goal is to provide support and resources for the benefit of our students.
We are excited to announce new opportunities for this winter! Join other families from throughout the district and learn about district programs and services, make connections, and to discover way to help your child in school.
These opportunities are open to all families and include:
Reading Skills for Parents
Parents Supporting Parents
English as a Second Language (ESL) for Beginners
Computer Basics Class (offered in English and Spanish)
Parents as Educational Partners
Click here to read class descriptions and to view dates and time options. Please register for the classes listed as winter sessions on or before January 19. Click here to register. We look forward to connecting with our families through these engagement opportunities this school year.
The entire community is invited to come together at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 25 to light the 10′ Menorah in Fountain Square. Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl will offer greetings and help in the lighting of the Menorah with civic, business, community and religious leaders.
The ceremony will celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and freedom of conscience over oppression. A boys choir will perform, there will be live musical entertainment, free dreidels and refreshments (doughnuts). For more information, please call 847-866-2914.
Location: Fountain Square, intersection of Davis St., Sherman Ave. and Orrington Ave.
Date/Day/Time: Sun., Dec. 25, 5:30pm
Celebrate the New Year with First Night Evanston on Sat., Dec. 31! The family-friendly event will feature Grammy Award-winning entertainment, live music, poetry, dancing and much more at a variety of indoor venues surrounding Raymond Park. General admission wristbands may be purchased online and at locations throughout Evanston at a discounted price of $20 through December 25.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE