Hobbies

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Tim Carter
Phone Number
847-448-8293
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

Open to anyone interested in researching African American genealogy; members meet to share research and tips. Members also discuss the writings of such authors as W.E.B.DuBois, Larry Koger and Joel Williamson as well as topics of interest such as slavery in New York, Reconstruction and the Great Migration.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Levy Center,  300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
2515 Marcy, Evanston IL
60201-1111
Contact Person
Hal Shanafield
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8644
Description

Welcomes anyone interested in learning more about Texas Instruments computers. Focus is on the TI-99/4, TI99/4A, TI-99/5, TI-99/8, CC-40, and 9640.  Each month there are demonstrations of programs and tutorials.

Public Notes

Meets on the first Saturday of each month, except in July and August, at the Evanston Public Library. Annual summer picnic.
The Chicago TI International World Faire is held each Fall, usually on the first
or second weekend in November, also at the Library.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 1981, Evanston IL
60204-1981
Contact Person
Tom Witt (President): president@evanstonbikeclub.org; Diana Montigney: membership@evanstonbikeclub.org
Categories
Description

The club sponsors a variety of group rides and special programs. Rides are offered for any level of ability, from beginner to the most experienced riders, and are open to all cyclists 16 years old or older with bicycles in safe working order. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsors the North Shore Century held on the third Sunday in September.

Meets at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Ladd Arboretum, McCormick and Bridge Streets, Evanston

Organization Name
Address
Potbelly Sandwich Works
630 Davis St. (in the Chandler’s Bldg.) Evanston, IL
60201
Description

Meets second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss books and exchange free books. Bring books to give away, but not required for attendance.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Maret Thorpe
Phone Number
847-328-1281
Description

Serious chess in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for adults (high school and older.)  Junior players rated 900+ are welcome to play in our weekend tournaments. Beginners welcome. Membership is free. Sets provided, but bring clocks. Meets at Levy Senior Center,300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL 60202.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Mark Rubenstein
Phone Number
847-869-6020
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

The Evanston Go Club is an official chapter of the American Go Association. It provides a place for people to play, learn, or just watch the game of Go. Free and open to all ages, regardless of skill level.

Public Notes

Meets Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Starbucks, 1734 Sherman Ave, Evanston.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Ted Perez, President
Categories
Description

Local homebrewers who get together on the third Thursday of the month at the Prairie Moon (1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL) from 7:00p-10:00p in the back bar. Group promotes the craft of homebrewing through knowledge-sharing between members, develops an active and flourishing social network of members through events and meeting, and promotes the appreciation of craft beers.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 1313, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Libby Hill
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-2096
Description

The Evanston North Shore Bird Club is devoted to birding and protecting local natural resources, offers programming and field trips. Membership meetings held every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April (no December meeting), 7:30 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Evanston North Shore Bird Club has adopted the new (as of October 2015) Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary. Volunteers work inside the sanctuary learning about plants and keeping them healthy. We invite people who would like to be bird monitors or volunteers to contact us at info@ensbc.org.

Address
PO Box 5612, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-840-6565
Fax
847-328-9012
Categories
Description

Sponsors youth basketball league for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Focus is on providing African-American youth with positive role models, teaching good sportsmanship, team play and value of education. The twenty-four team league consists of fourteen boys teams, eight girls teams and two cheerleading squads.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Bob Sullivan
Contact Email
Description

New group of beginning and advanced ukulele players from the Chicago area. Monthly meetings are on the first Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library. Each meeting will consist of learning a topic facilitated by one of the members, playing session and occasional guest speakers.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1601 Payne St., Unit C, Evanston, IL
60201-2232
Contact Person
Nell Funk, Owner/Chef
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-570-4140
Description

Everyone seems to be passionate about food these days – whether they are cooking it at home, producing it for sale, or just eating it! At NWC Food Incubator (formerly Now We’re Cookin’), a full-service entrepreneurial culinary space in Evanston, Illinois, we believe in enabling as many facets of this fascinating food world as possible in one facility. As the owner, I invite you to contact us – or more importantly – come cook with us!

Organization Name
Address
Science Cafe Evanston Northwestern Univ. , 633 Clark St. Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Suzanne Auburn, Coordinator
Phone Number
(847) 491-2902
Parent Organization
Description

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible to the non-scientific lay person – much more so than even a public lecture. It’s an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific ‘stuff’! No cover charge, EVER!

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION 6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

Organization Name
Address
21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, Illinois
60015
Contact Person
Dale A. Dellutri
Contact Email
Parent Organization
Description

Skokie Valley Astronomers is a club devoted to amateur astrononomy.The Skokie Valley Astronomers club is a member of The Astronomical League.

The Skokie Valley Astronomers club is a charter member of the Affiliates Program at the Adler Planetarium . Through this program, the Adler hopes to cultivate strong relationships with local astronomical societies and groups. Adler Affiliates receive museum benefits for their organizations and individual members in exchange for support of Adler priority projects, including membership, volunteers, public astronomical viewing, publicity, and community relations.
Membership form– http://skokievalleyastronomers.org/membership.htm

Group meets at 8 p.m. on the second Friday of every month at the Welcome Center of the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Deerfield, IL. All of the meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome.

Organization Name
Address
718-732 Main Street, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-864-9600
Description

Local fabric store offers sewing classes for adults and children (ages 9-14), beginners through advanced. Workshops on tailoring and fitting, bridal sewing, silk painting, design and home decorating, sewing machine lessons and repairs.

Public Notes

Since 1945, Vogue Fabrics has become one of America’s largest and best-loved fabric stores. Originally opened by Sy Sussman and Sol Farber as a small fabric shop for dressmakers, Vogue Fabrics orginal store has grown into a department store of fabrics covering half a city block. We also have two other Chicagoland locations, two internationally known swatch catalogs, a wholesale division at our warehouse, and this internet site.

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