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Get HYGGE with us throughout the month of February! Pronounced "hue-gah," this Danish expression is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through the winter, hygge is about celebrating coziness, warmth and family, as well as practicing mindfulness. 

Downtown Evanston is organizing a series of virtual hygge events in January and February because let's face it, we can all use a little more cozy and warmth and calming activities this year! Local businesses will host a range of special events online such as beading and wine tastings, knitting lessons, candle-making, baking and more - to promote the idea of coziness, mindfulness and overall well-being. Some events are free and others are ticketed to cover costs of supplies. A full calendar of events is coming soon! 
Evanston Public Library Hosts "Virtual" Fika Every Mon-Fri, 9-10am

Evanston Public Library Hosts "Virtual" Fika Every Mon-Fri, 9-10am

Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude... It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.”—John Duxbury, Swedishfood.com

While physical distancing is necessary during a global pandemic, making social connections is still essential. So why not take a virtual coffee break with folks across the country to share thoughts and ideas, and gain different perspectives? Join some friendly Mainers Monday through Friday at 9 AM (Central Time) for coffee, tea, and engaging conversation over Zoom.

No agenda, just connecting with other human beings. Please register here at http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/fika/ and we’ll email you a link and instructions on how to join us!

Feel free to write Olivia at omo@cityofevanston.org with any questions. Co-hosted by the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and the Evanston Public Library.

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Assembly Creators Candle-making Workshop on January 16, 1pm

Assembly Creators Candle-making Workshop on January 16, 1pm

Create your own designer soy candles from start to finish during our engaging 1-hour live workshop. We'll give you a glimpse into scents and the candle-making process while we guide you through making your very own candles.

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Ayla's Originals Hosts BeadTV Throughout January & February

Ayla's Originals Hosts BeadTV Throughout January & February

Ayla's Originals has a variety of BeadTV to learn about and purchase different types of beads and learn about beading. You can also purchase DIY Bead Kits from Ayla's to enjoy with a mug of hot cocoa or wine with friends over zoom. Check out the BeadTV below.

January
Thursday, 1/14, 4PM: Gemstone Trunk Show
Saturday, 1/16, 5pm: All Things Purple
Tuesday 1/19 Tips at 2: Stretchy Rings (on VIB page)
Thursday, 1/21, 5pm: All Things Green
BEAD TV: - ANNOUNCE Feb B-days:

February
Thursday, 2/4, 5pm: All Things Purple
Sunday, 2/7, 5pm: The wheel announces Silver & Gold
Wed, 2/10, 5pm: Put a little LOVE in your heart
Saturday, 2/13, 5pm: All Things Pink
Sunday, 2/14, 5pm: All Things Red
Thursday, 2/18, 5pm: All Things Yellow & Brown
Saturday, 2/20, 5pm: All Things Picasso
Saturday, 2/27, 5pm: Organizational Solutions

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Assembly Creators Watercolor Workshop with Kate Wyatt on Jan. 23

Assembly Creators Watercolor Workshop with Kate Wyatt on Jan. 23

This 90-minute workshop introduces you to basic watercolor techniques while artist Kate Wyatt guides you through creating your very own abstract landscape. Hopefully, this sparks an interest for you to keep painting. Register below. 

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Friday Fun with FlowersFlowers: Mini Wreath Making Workshop on Feb. 5

Friday Fun with FlowersFlowers: Mini Wreath Making Workshop on Feb. 5

Spend a fun hour on Friday night with FlowersFlowers and design an adorable mini wreath with interesting and unique foliage and flowers. It's a great way to be cozy and creative in the comfort of your own home.

The workshop will be led by the designers at FlowersFlowers, a local European styled flower shop in downtown Evanston.

The ticket includes virtual instruction and a kit with the materials to make the wreath. Please note that the kits must be picked up by Friday, February 5, before 3pm. Deadline to sign up is February 1st.

The kits cannot be shipped. You will receive a Zoom link for the class.

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Newport Coffee Hygge Special - Saturdays, 7am-10am

Newport Coffee Hygge Special - Saturdays, 7am-10am

Newport coffee is offering a special for Hygge Fest in January and February. Receive a free 12oz drip coffee when you purchase a Swirly Bun - Saturdays between 7am and 10am.  

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One River School Hand Bound Journal Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School Hand Bound Journal Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School is offering a series of Hygge Craft Workshops on February 20. This in person class is open to all ages. 

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One River School Macrame Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School Macrame Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School is hosting an in-studio Hygge Fest with 4 different workshops. The Macrame workshop is for teens and adults. Register below.

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One River School Cozy Stitches Embroidery Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School Cozy Stitches Embroidery Workshop | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School is offering a series of Hygge Craft Workshops on February 20. This in person class is open to all ages. 

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Holiday Inn "Quiet Evening In" and "Snack and Stay" Offers

Holiday Inn "Quiet Evening In" and "Snack and Stay" Offers

Holiday Inn Evanston is offering special packages now through March 2021 to create a cozy, relaxing experience. 


Quiet Evening In
Enjoy a quiet evening in with overnight accommodations & your choice of a bottle of red or white wine and a box of chocolates from a local Evanston Chocolatier valued at $50. Must be 21 years of age to purchase. 48 Hour Advance Booking Notice Required. 

Snack and Stay
Satisfy your cravings for snacks during your stay with $20 Sundry Voucher to compliment your stay. 

Call (847) 491-6400 or click on link below to make your reservation. 

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One River School Scandinavian Print Making | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School Scandinavian Print Making | Feb. 20, 3-5pm

One River School is offering a series of Hygge Craft Workshops on February 20. This in person class is open to all ages. 

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