EPL: Chinese New Year Celebration Storytime – January 28

Saturday, January 28, 4-5:30 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Come bring the family and celebrate Chinese New Year in two languages! We will hear a Rooster story, enjoy making Year of the Rooster crafts and the children will march in a rooster-themed Lion Dance parade. Both Chinese and English speakers welcome.

E.T.H.S. & GIRLS PLAY SPORTS FESTIVAL – February 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

All fifth-grade girls are invited to join the ETHS female student-athletes

and coaches at ETHS for a fun morning focused on the benefits of

sports.

In addition to playing sports and having fun, girls get a chance to meet

new friends from other grade schools who they’ll be joining as 6th

graders next year at their respective middle schools.

The GPS Festival is FREE for all 5th grade girls.

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Evanston Hockey Days – January 27 – 28

Come to Robert Crown Center and enjoy a Hockey Days Weekend! More Info

District 65 Digital Backpack – Week of January 25

The Jo-Anne Hirshfield Memorial Poetry Awards

The 39th Annual poetry contest will open for submissions in early January 2017. The submission deadline is March 13, 2017.  Submission rules and judging information.

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District 65 Digital Backpack – January 22

Mudlark Theater – Snow Queen – Starts Friday, January 20

A brand new adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s most fantastical fairy tale, The Snow Queen. In this world premiere production, you’ll journey through an enchanted land filled with angels, demons, and witches, as you witness the incredible power of love and friendship.

January 20-22, January 26-29
Directed by Andrew Biliter and Michael Miro
Noyes Street Theater

Get your tickets here

District 65 – Kindergarten Registration and Open House Dates

If you have an incoming Kindergartener, you may want to look into the dates below. Attend your school’s open house and definitely try to make it to one of the district information nights in February – any questions you may have will be answered there!

OPEN HOUSE DATES

January 31, 2017   Attendance Area Schools (Click here to view the District 65 school directory.)
February 1, 2017   Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies (3701 Davis Street, Skokie)
February 2, 2017   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary & Fine Arts School (2424 Lake Street, Evanston)

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHTS
February 22, 2017 – Kindergarten Information Night
February 23, 2017 – Kindergarten Information Night
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
March 7, 2017    (Incoming Dawes, Oakton, and Walker students.)
March 8, 2017    (Incoming Kingsley, Lincolnwood, Orrington, and Willard students.)
March 9, 2017    (Incoming Dewey, Lincoln, and Washington students.)
March 10, 2017  (Make-up date for all schools.)
For more information, including questions about the Kindergarten registration process, please visit District 65 website 

How To Be a Patient Parent – Guest Blog

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.

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Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House – January 24

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Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House

Tuesday, January 24th @ 7pm

Evanston Fire Department Headquarters

909 Lake Street Evanston, IL

District 65 Digital Backpack – week of January 16

DJ Skate Night at Robert Crown Center – January 13

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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. 

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Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 14

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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.

Y.O.U. – Diverse Communities United 2017 – January 16

youY.O.U. is thrilled to invite you to our 11th annual Diverse Communities United (DCU), a celebration of peace, diversity, unity, leadership, and service held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
January 16th, 20171:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
ETHS Auditorium | 1600 Church Street, Evanston
Reception and tours to follow across the street in Y.O.U.’s new youth center and headquarters at 1911 Church Street!
Our youth leadership committee has decided this year’s theme will be “Defiance with Purpose.” The event will feature artistic performances by youth from 11 schools across Evanston and Skokie who seek to realize Dr. King’s vision today. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to all ages. Immediately following the program, join us across the street at our new youth center and headquarters (located at 1911 Church Street) for a community reception featuring youth artwork and tours of our new building.
Click “going” on our Facebook Event and follow us on Instagram for live updates and sneak peeks into our youth’s preparation in the weeks leading up to the event!
We can’t wait to see you at DCU 2017!

Arboretum Winter Trees Night Hike – January 13

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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
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Register online or call 3-1-1.

Outdoor Ice Skating Now Open!

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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 

Rink Locations:

  • 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)

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Evanston’s 2017 Summer Camp Guide Available Online

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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

Timothy Goes Back to School Auditions – Noyes Center – January 15

614lyyuwfalThe 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

The Little Mermaid Auditions – Gibbs-Morrison Center – January 10

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.

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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