CommUNITY Picnic – Sun. Aug. 21

Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate Evanston, diversity and going back to school at the City’s 2016 CommUNITY Picnic. The free event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, at Ingraham Park, located behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

As in previous years, the picnic will feature free food, gamesCommUNITYPicnic_600px.jpg, activities, entertainment, community partner social service agencies and more. Entertainment will include live music from The Musical Offering, Suite Molly Seven and Joel Frankel, as well as performances by Evanston Children’s Theatre, the Jesse White Tumblers and Balloon Artist Tony Wright.

Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to assist with picnic activities and food. To volunteer, please contact Myra Gorman at or call 847-448-4311.

The CommUNITY Picnic is sponsored by Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and local community organizations. For more information, please or call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can simply dial 3-1-1 while in Evanston.


2015 CommUNITY Picnic.

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