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Free Hearing Screening – October 24

Northwestern Men’s Basketball School Days – February 18

Join us for the final Northwestern Men’s Basketball School Days event for our game against Rutgers on February 18th! All students 8th grade and under will receive a free limited edition Northwestern hat and game program!

Northwestern Men’s Basketball continues to roll!  With Sunday’s victory over Ohio State, the ‘Cats now own an overall record of 16-4 (5-2 Conference) and are in third place in the Big Ten.

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Finding Dory Day at NU Women’s Basketball – Saturday, December 31

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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!

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SUMMER PLANNING – Northwestern Fencing – Summer camp

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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

‘Cats Come to Dinner

Sign up to host Northwestern students for an evening of great food, conversation, and company!

‘Cats Come to Dinner is an NU Associated Student Government initiative dedicated to strengthening the bond between NU students and Evanston residents. If you are interested in hosting a dinner with some awesome students on either Nov 18th or 19th, please fill out this form by November 11th – tinyurl.com/hostdinner2016

Email Simran Chadha, simran.chadha2018@u.northwestern.edu with any questions

Share Your Table for Thanksgiving

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Make Your Own Website Workshop for Girls – Sun. Nov. 13

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Middle School Drama Opportunity

Do you have a middle school student interested in writing or drama?
The Purple Crayon Players at Northwestern University are offering a playwriting workshop for middle school students on Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 4 pm on campus (Fisk 117) taught by Northwestern Theatre students! We would love to see your students there. An event description is included below:

If theatre is for young audiences, why isn’t it by young playwrights? Join Purple Crayon Players on October 22 for a fun workshop with Northwestern University theater students on writing plays. By the end of it, you’ll have not only have written your own play, but you’ll also have it read and heard by friends and fellow students! Contact PurpleCrayonPlayers@gmail.com to sign up or if you have any questions. No previous playwriting experience is necessary.

‘Kits, ‘Cats and Kids Block Party – Thurs. Sept. 15

The Evanston community is invited to celebrate the back to school season during the ’Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party on Thursday, September 15 from 4:45 to 7:30pm. This free community-wide Block Party will be held in Downtown Evanston on Sherman Avenue, between Church and and Clark Streets, and on Clark Street, between Sherman and Benson Avenues. The streets will be closed to traffic.

The event will feature family-friendly activities such as games, arts and crafts, live music, and performances by the marching bands of Evanston Township High School and Northwestern University. A variety of local food trucks will also be on site.

The week culminates with football games on Friday, September 16 (at ETHS, Lazier Field, 7:30pm) and Saturday, September 17 (at Northwestern, Ryan Field, 7:00pm).

The ‘Kits, ’Cats and Kids Block Party is sponsored by the City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Downtown Evanston, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Township High School, and Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

More information is available from the City of Evanston (http://www.cityofevanston.org/festivals-concerts/kits-and-cats/).

Project on Children’s Thinking Seeking Children Ages 1-5

NPN_banner_ad-1_01.08.14You and your child are invited to participate in child development studies at the Project on Children’s Thinking at Northwestern University.

Currently we are seeking children between 1-5 years of age to participate.  Our research study concerns the development of children’s thought and language. Our research studies explore children’s patterns of understanding and how they change over development.

All of our research studies are designed to be fun and interesting for children and each participating child receives a small gift!

If you are interested in having your child participate, please refer to our website groups.psych.northwestern.edu/POCT for more information or to sign up!

If you have already participated, we thank you for your interest, and hope to see you again soon.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Book Release Party for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child – Sat. July 30

Saturday July 30th, 2016

The day will start with a Reading Relay at the Evanston Public Library at Noon—come and read a paragraph, a page or a chapter as we attempt to get through as much of the series as possible, in several locations, before midnight! Bring your own book or read one of ours.  Drop in to the EPL Childrens’ Library and check out their two quiet time Potter inspired activities.

The EPL closes at 6pm,  when the action will move to our town’s very own Wizarding School: Northwestern University’s Deering Library.

A pick up Quidditch Game will gather on the Deering Meadow at 6pm.  Bring a friend, bring a Quaffle, prepare to run/fly fast.

At 7:00 pm an Animal Keeper will present a class on the Care and Feeding of Creatures on the Deering Steps.

The Reading Relay will continue in the Deering Library, Evanston’s very own Hogwarts, along with Wand Making, and  Basic Spells.

From 8:30 pm to 8:45 pm there will be a costume contest judging—one award for best existing character cosplay, and one award for best ORIGINAL Character cosplay!

At 9 pm, all visitors are encouraged to parade back to downtown Evanston and DiagonAlley (on Sherman Avenue) just outside of Bookends and Beginnings Bookstore for the announcement of the Costume Contest Winners—first prize winners will get to open one of the sealed boxes at the stroke of 12 at one of the bookstores and receive the first book.

The reading relay will split into two parts with simultaneous readings at Bookends and Beginnings and Barnes and Noble to see which location can get the furthest by Book Box Opening at Midnight.  Bookstores will have continuous activities from 8pm until midnight.

All readers are encouraged to preorder their book from their favorite Evanston bookseller prior to the party. For more information contact Bookends and Beginnings at 224-999-7722 or Barnes and Noble Evanston at 847-424-0848.  To volunteer, email contact information to artscircle@northwestern.edu.

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Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play” – July 30 – Aug. 7

Imagine U presents: ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

July 30 – August 7
Ethel M. Barber Theater

Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Directed by Lauren Shouse
Based on the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems

Get ready for a hilarious songfest ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! Elephant Gerald and Piggie are the best of friends. Worrisome and careful Gerald wonders if something could go wrong that would end their friendship. But playful and spirited Piggie is not worried at all, especially when she receives an invitation to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time. And so begins a day when anything is possible in an imaginative musical romp that playfully explores the importance and true meaning of friendship.

This production is recommended for ages 5 yrs and older.

The running time of this production is 60 minutes without intermission.

Performances:

Saturday, July 30 at 11:00AM
Saturday, July 30 at 2:00PM
Sunday, July 31 at 2:00PM
Thursday, August 4 at 10:00AM (All seats $8)
Saturday, August 6 at 11:00AM
Saturday, August 6 at 2:00PM
Sunday, August 7 at 2:00PM
Sunday, August 7 at 5:00PM

Elephant and Piggie Block Party
Saturday, Aug. 6
Noon – 4 PM
Free and open to the public, this outdoor event will take place on Northwestern’s Arts Circle, in front of the Barber Theater. It will feature performances, children’s games, face painting, craft activities, food, animal shelter pets available for adoption and more. In the event of rain, the festivities will be moved indoors to the Barber Theater lobby.

Tickets:

$12 General Public
$10 Children 18yrs & Under
$10 NU Students

Special Pricing: Thursday, August 4 at 10:00AM, all seats $8

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“The Good Dinosaur” – Thurs. July 21

NU Movie Night at Ryan Field

Evanston’s 2016 Starlight Movies in the Park series begins on Thursday, July 21 with a special showing of “The Good Dinosaur” by Northwestern Athletics at Ryan Field, located at 1501 Central St.

Gates will open at 6:15 p.m. for a 7 p.m. showing on the football field video board. Parking and admission are free. Community members should enter Ryan Field through Gate K in the southwest corner of the stadium.

Complimentary popcorn and Coca-Cola beverages (while supplies last) will be provided. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase. Blankets will be allowed on the playing surface, but chairs are prohibited in order to protect the grass. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved to Welsh-Ryan Arena, located north of Ryan Field.

Northwester Summer Cinema: The Mask – Weds. July 20

Northwestern’s family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

Moviegoers are encouraged bring their lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages and an environmentally-friendly insect repellent (note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited). Free parking is available after 4:00PM in the two-level lakeside lakefront lot south of Norris.

In the case of rain, the scheduled film will screen indoors in Norris Center’s 360-seat McCormick Auditorium on the first floor at 8:30pm.
Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food items beginning at 7:30pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!The Mask

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Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.
A great night for laughs with the hilarious Jim Carey!

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  • Drive In Movie Fun!
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Northwestern Couples Study

This Northwestern dept.is currently recruiting married couples with children between the ages of 5-18 for a study on emotion in couples. If interested, email haase.lab@gmail.com or call 847-467-3013. Compensation is $100, and the study is really fun and interesting!
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Northwestern Summer Cinema – Weds. June 29

Northwestern’s family-friendly summer cinema series is free and open to the general public and sponsored by Norris University Center and Summer Session. Each film will be screened at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive.

Moviegoers are encouraged bring their lawn chairs, blankets, food, beverages and an environmentally-friendly insect repellent (note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited). Free parking is available after 4:00PM in the two-level lakeside lakefront lot south of Norris.

In the case of rain, the scheduled film will screen indoors in Norris Center’s 360-seat McCormick Auditorium on the first floor.

Pre-Movie Family Fun

Enjoy free activities and food items beginning at 7:30pm on the East Lawn. Every movie event will feature free fresh popcorn and a bubble station!


June 29 | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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Northwestern Community Picnic – Sat. June 25

NU Community Picnic 2016

Everyone is invited to celebrate our Evanston community with our friends at Northwestern University on Sat., June 25 from 3-6 p.m. at NU’s Norris University Center, East Lawn,1999 Campus Drive.  The community picnic will feature free food from local restaurants Hecky’s Barbeque and Andy’s Custard. Bring your family and enjoy music, face painting, a bounce house, and more.

Click here to submit your RSVP. Please RSVP by Mon.,June 20.

The Arts Circle @ Northwestern – Sat. June 4

The Arts Circle is your destination for the arts at Northwestern.

Join us on June 4th for a daylong series of exhibitions and performances featuring: Trisha Brown Dance Company performing Roof Piece on top of the buildings around the arts lawn, the inflation of Otto Piene’s sculpture Grand Rapids Carousel, a Cello Happening with more than 150 cellists, Tea Project by Aaron Hughes and Amber Ginsburg, an audio storytelling showcase with professional Foley artists, the Art Theory and Practice MFA Thesis Exhibit: Lake Cream, the Block Museum’s exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s, and special appearances by The Actors Gymnasium.

For more information, visit https://artscircle.northwestern.edu/celebration

STEM/STEAM Summer Programs for High School Students

There are still several summer opportunities for your high school student to participate in STEM/STEAM programs at Northwestern. Graduating seniors are still welcome! Please contact Kristen-perkins@northwestern.edu with any questions.

STEAM Summer Design Teams — Two and a half weeks of shadowing and team-based design projects. July 18th-Aug. 3rd. All grade levels and experience levels! Apply at http://tinyurl.com/NUSTEAMDesign

–STEAM Student Research — One week working on computational design projects with NU grad students.July 25-29th. Need some minimal computer coding experience. Apply at http://tinyurl.com/STEMStudentResearch

–WiSTEM Shadow Day — June 6th — Girls in all grades and experience levels, shadow with NU Women in STEM fields! Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/WiSTEMShadow2016

–Psychology Internship with Dr. Jennifer Tackett — 8 week unpaid internship in a psychology development lab at NU. Download the pdf for more information: TackettLab_Internship

–Brave Camp! — This camp is one week (various times during the summer). Held in Chicago, but run by NU students and industry partners. Girls ages 14-18 learn leadership, design thinking, and coding to solve community problems. Financial aid is available and generous! http://www.braveinitiatives.com

Northwestern Youth Football Clinic – Sat. May 14

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Northwestern Football invites youth in grades 8 and under to participate in a free skills clinic this Sat., May 14, at Ryan Field! Participants will have the opportunity to participate in basic drills and learn the fundamentals all while interacting with members of the Northwestern Football program. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the clinic begins at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required.

Register here