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Found Kitchen Hosts Drinking & Writing Theater on February 23

Found Kitchen Hosts Drinking & Writing Theater on February 23

Found Kitchen is hosting a new group in their salon series - Drinking & Writing Theater, a theater group that explores the connection between creativity and alcohol. Two teams of local writers and performers will go head to head in their newest show, "Abbey Road vs. Yellow Brick Road". 

Tickets are $10. Reserved seating is available with a dinner reservation or just show up! 

Where: Found Kitchen, 1631 Chicago Ave.
When: Thursday, February 23, 8:00pm
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Evanston Athletic Club February Special Events & Offers!

Evanston Athletic Club February Special Events & Offers!

The Evanston Athletic Club hosts events every month that are open to non-members giving you the chance to check out the health club and offerings. 
 
Practice with Intention 2: Electric Boobaloo
Sunday, February 26, 5:30-7pm  
Join EAC yoga instructor Lane Fenrich for a high-energy but accessible yoga class benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!  All proceeds go to the effort to prevent, detect, and cure breast cancer. $30 suggested donation for adults; $20 for students.  Temperance Beer Company and North Shore Cider Company are donating liquid refreshment and there will be raffle prizes donated by Evanston merchants. RSVP requested.
 
FEBRUARY OFFERS
EAC Membership Promo
Join now and receive 1 month FREE! Call or visit Evanston Athletic Club for details. Offer expires 2/25/17.
 
EAC Massage Special: Cupid's Catch
Treat yourself or indulge that special someone with $10 off TWO 60-minute massages (Deep Tissue, Thai, Shiatsu, Swedish, Sports). Offer valid for purchases between February 1-28, 2017 only at EAC. Limit one special offer per person. Call 847-866-6190 to schedule your appointment TODAY.
 
The Golf Studio at EAC
Golf is fun with more than one! Check out The Golf Studio at EAC for just $24 per hour--up to four players each hour. Mention Downtown Evanston and receive a discounted guest day pass. Clubs are included in the fee! More info here.
 


Where: Evanston Athletic Club, 1723 Benson Ave.
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Kiwanis Club Hosts "Pizzamania" at Gigio's Pizzeria on Feb. 28

On February 28, the Kiwanis Club of Evanston presents Pizzamania, a salute to Fat Tuesday complete with beads, beer, pizza and soft drinks. The event benefits Shore Community Services and the Kiwanis Club of Evanston Foundation. 

Shore Community Services was founded in 1951 and helps adults and children with intellectual disabilities from enrichment programs to job training to housing. The Kiwanis Foundation awarded over  $24,000 to local organizations supporting Evanston children from pre-kindergarten through the teens in 2016.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. To purchase tickets, please contact Jim Wolinski at 847-424-9518 or Marian Kurz at 847-491-1938.

Where: Gigio's Pizzeria, 1001 Davis St.
When: February 28, 4:00-6:00pm
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February Classes at CloseKnit Yarn Store

February Classes at CloseKnit Yarn Store

Kick start the new year by learning a new fun talent! Try out a group lesson or a single class at CloseKnit. View classes below or here.

Group Lesson Knit or Crochet
All levels are welcome at these two hour classes instructed by owner Lucie Sinkler. Each session is $60 and requires pre-registration.

  • Tuesday, 9:30-11am (February 7, 14, 21, 28 )
  • Thursdays, 9:30-11am and 6:30-8pm (February 2, 9, 16, 23) 
Group Lesson "Learn the Basics" - Wednesdays, 5-6:30pm (February 1, 8, 15) 
Learn how to knit a small project (hats and mittens) instructed by Glenda. Cost is $45, register in advance.

Finishing Workshop - Saturday, February 18, 9:30 - 11am
Need help with Seaming, picking up stitches, buttonholes? Cost is $15.

Ravelry and On-Line Patterns - Saturday, February 4, 9:30-11am
Lucie will share her tips on navigating Ravelry and other on-line help sites. Cost is $15.

Open Knit & Crochet - Wednesday, February 22, 5:00 - 6:30pm FREE
Stop in with your current project to discuss any questions and show off your progress!

Private lessons are available by appointment at $30 per hour. Please call 847-328-6760 to register for any classes and private lessons. 

SAVE THE DATE: March 6 - 11 -- Spring Cleaning Sale!


Where: CloseKnit, 1630 Orrington Ave.
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Krueger Dental Special February Offers

Krueger Dental Special February Offers

Treat yourself and your favorite Valentine to a brighter, whiter smile! ZOOM chairside teeth whitening is being offered for only $297. The appointment must be scheduled in the month of February.

 
Also, during the month of February, take advantage of Krueger Dental's complimentary dental exam, oral cancer screening and x-rays (valued at $275). Appointments are limited so call today at 847-328-1180 to reserve a spot. Offer expires February 28, 2017. 

Where: Krueger Dental, 1601 Sherman Ave., Ste. 400
When: February 1-28, 2017
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Le Tour de Noir Enterprise Evanston

Le Tour de Noir Enterprise Evanston

The 2017 Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston – Tour of Evanston Black Businesses is the 2nd annual bus tour that the Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore will be hosting with the co-sponsorship of the City of Evanston. This year's tour will take place on Saturday, February 25, from 1 - 3 p.m. We will be departing from the Levy Senior Center (300 Dodge Avenue) promptly at 1 p.m., participants will board the bus at 12:45 p.m. Parking is free at the Levy Senior Center. The tour will feature Black-owned businesses and the narration of the history of Blacks in the Evanston community. Space is limited, reserve your seat below.
 
The bus will then return participants to the Levy Center for the "Small Business, Big Impact!" Business Expo. The Expo will offer the opportunity to meet the owners of the black-owned businesses and check out their products and services. It will also feature entertainment, food sampling, and a panel discussion by some of the participating business owners around the Expo theme of “Small Business, Big Impact!” Come and be part of this celebration of black entrepreneurship in Evanston!
 
There is a suggested donation of $20 for the Bus Tour ($15 for senior citizens and children). Attendance at the "Small Business, Big Impact!" Business Expo is free.
 
Please note that you can only obtain ONE ticket at a time. If you need additional tickets, you will have to make a separate reservation. If you have questions, please call (847) 859-7833.

When: Saturday, February 25, Bus Tour 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM; Expo 3PM – 6 PM
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Woman's Club of Evanston 66th Revue "Reading Between the Lines"

Woman's Club of Evanston 66th Revue "Reading Between the Lines"


The Woman’s Club of Evanston has been making people laugh for a good cause for over sixty years in their annual Benefit Show. This year’s 66th Revue, titled “Reading Between the Lines,” is no exception.  Purchase tickets here!

Members of the Woman's Club of Evanston and this year’s beneficiary, Literature for All of Us, write, direct, choreograph, and perform an entertaining variety show to benefit this important local non-profit. The cast performs parodies of popular songs that feature a variety of subjects ranging from literature to social media and other current topics. This event is an excellent way to support your Evanston community, laugh out loud with your friends and neighbors, so bring them along!
 
Literature for All of Us brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions to young people in underserved neighborhoods. They build communities of readers, writers, and artists. They develop family literacy by providing children’s literature and child development resources to teen parents. They open worlds by opening books.

Where: The Woman's Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave.
When: March 3, 4 and 9, 10 & 11,
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Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) 5K & 10K

Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) 5K & 10K

Not dancing in NUDM? You can still help the cause by running in NUDM's Annual 5K + 10K that takes place on campus during the weekend-of! The race kicks-off at 10am. The route will take you through Northwestern’s campus and along Lake Michigan. The registration for this event is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K.

In its 43rd year, NUDM will be supporting two beneficiaries: GiGi’s Playhouse and the Evanston Community Foundation

Where: Northwestern University Campus
When: Saturday, March 4, 10:00am
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Evanston Symphony Orchestra presents "Blockbusters of 1830"

Evanston Symphony Orchestra presents "Blockbusters of 1830"

The year of 1830 was one of revolts across Europe, and the world of music was also affected. The Symphonie fantastique of Hector Berlioz is among the most revolutionary orchestral advances in music history, particularly in its dazzling use of a very large orchestra. And after Frederick Chopin played the solo in the premiere of his First Piano Concerto in Warsaw, he left Poland forever, settling in Paris. Our concert celebrates Chopin’s birthday (four days late), and we are delighted that Sean Chen, third-prize winner in the 2013 Cliburn Competition, has agreed to play the demanding piano solos, substituting for the injured Kate Liu.

Buy tickets here.

Where: Pick Staiger Concert Hal, 50 Arts Circle Drive
When: Sunday, March 5, 2:30pm
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The Crystal Ballroom "Bites & Bubbles" Bridal Event

The Crystal Ballroom "Bites & Bubbles" Bridal Event

Calling all brides and guests! The Crystal Ballroom is hosting an event with award-winning wedding professionals in the intimate setting of The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge. Featured vendors include:
- The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
- Kensington Florals & Events
- Andre LaCour Photography
- Amor in Motion
- Classic Event & Tent Rental
- Velvet Dessert
- Spilled Ink Invitations

Please RSVP to Kesha for complimentary tickets at 847-570-7810 or catering@crystalevanston.com.

Where: The Crystal Ballroom, 529 Davis St.
When: March 8, 5:30-8pm
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