Social

Address
Northwestern University International Office, 630 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL
60208-4190
Contact Person
CCIS President: Sylvia Alvino
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-7516
Parent Organization
Description

An all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern’s international students feel welcome in this country and at Northwestern University. Offers a variety of social and informational programs: temporary housing with local families, foster relative program, English conversation groups, children’s playgroups and other social and cultural activities.

Public Notes

Programs and events

We offer a variety of social and informational programs:
Foster families and home stays
Conversation partners
Programs for international students, spouses, and families

Programs are free (with the exception of Cooking Classes) to participants.

Organization Name
Address
Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
Contact Person
John and Lynn Welch
Parent Organization
Description

An informal, inclusive progressive social group, Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. Group meets every Monday at 7pm.

Address
7574 Lincoln Ave., Skokie IL
60077-3335
Phone Number
847-677-3334
Categories
Description

The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a self-governing, inclusive, caring community­—providing a home to those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non-belief in a supreme being. We focus on the ethical values that bring people together, not on the beliefs that keep people apart.

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
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.

Address
1453 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL Mailing: P.O. Box 06208, Chicago IL 60606
60201
Contact Person
Bill Wojtas
Phone Number
312-544-60606
Categories
Description

Freemasonry chapter. The 1928 temple, designed by world-famous architect, the late John A. Holabird, is also available for rentals.
Wayfarers Lodge meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Contact bill.wojtas@comcast.net

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Activity club for senior citizens. Meets Fridays at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Organization Name
Contact Person
James Wolinski
Phone Number
847-475-4544
Description

The Kiwanis Club of Evanston exists to serve the citizens of Evanston, through fund raising and volunteer activities that support service projects which provide for education, guidance, health and a safer environment. It is committed to improving the well being of the community and being a catalyst for enhancing fellowship and collaboration within the community.
Meets at Celtic Knot,626 Church Street, Evanston,
Meeting time/day: 12:00 PM 1st & 2nd & 4th & 5th TU

Organization Name
Address
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Lydia Morrissey, President
Contact Email
Description

The North End Mothers’ Club, founded in 1911, supports educational, charitable, civic, health and welfare activities in Evanston and organizations dedicated to these purposes. Members are women from all over Evanston. The Club provides three scholarships to seniors graduating from Evanston Township High School: The NEMC Senior Girl’s Award, the Nursing Scholarship and the Joanne Murphy Trautwein Music Award.
The primary fund raiser for the Club is the Fortnightly Dance Classes open to all Evanston 6th and 7th graders.

Organization Name
Address
1426 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Steele
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-1748
Description

S A M is a non-sectarian social organization of men over 55 who are retired or semi-retired and wish to participate in a variety of activities with men of a similar age and situation.
Meetings are held primarily in Evanston, but membership is open to all.
Currently active groups are book, movie and general discussion groups, sports-themed and photography groups.  Open to suggested activities, topics and interests.

Public Notes

President: Rich Steele info@samgroupil.org
Secretary: Bob Moss bobmoss@samgroupil.org
Treasurer: Terry Michaels treasurer@samgroupil.org
Director: Karl Berolzheimer
Director: Mike Johnson

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Venue Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-3800
Fax
847-491-9750
Description

The Woman’s Club of Evanston, founded in 1889, is a nonprofit organization of over 400 women from the North Shore and Chicago dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship. Annual events are: Holiday Bazaar (November), Annual Benefit Dinner and Revue Show (March), Dreams Delivered (April), and Spring Benefit (May). Supports many local social service agencies with donations and volunteer service. Clubhouse, 1702 Chicago Ave., at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue, is available for rentals.

Public Notes

For general inquiries about The Woman’s Club of Evanston, as well as private event usage such as weddings:

Venue Manager
847-475-3800
manager@wcofe.org

For information about membership in The Woman’s Club of Evanston:

WCE Assistant Membership Chair
membership@wcofe.org

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