Established in 1929 by a group of mothers from Lincolnwood School, today’s 30 club members come from all over Evanston and a few from nearby suburbs.
Sponsors Evanston Garden Fair, held annually in late May in Independence Park, 2000 Central St.(2 blocks west of Green Bay Road).
Fair offers a great selection of perennials and annuals, including shade-loving plants and native wildflowers, which grow very well in Evanston. Club members also will be available to answer plant and landscaping questions.
Proceeds from the Garden Fair are used to support the civic landscape and beautification projects that member garden clubs undertake throughout Evanston.
Questions about the Garden Fair? Call the Evanston Ecology Center at 847-448-8256
Since its inception, the Evanston History Center’s house walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. Your support of the house walk benefits the Evanston History Center’s programs and the preservation of Evanston’s history.
Sponsored by the Evanston History Center
The Talking Pictures Festival presents independent films from around the world mixed with brand new offerings by local filmmakers. The annual festival features animated films, documentaries, fiction films and shorts that entertain, engage and challenge.
The Talking Pictures Festival is organized by Percolator Films. For the festival, Percolator Films has partnered with local businesses and organizations as well as the Evanston Public Library.
Once a year, on the third Saturday in May, YEA! showcases the visual art work and performances of aspiring young Evanston Artists in Raymond Park. It strives to reflect the diversity of the City of Evanston and is committed to celebrate it via the arts. Community initiatives like YEA! teach the value of art and teach our youth to thrive. YEA! provides a forum for exhibition and performance of art for the students of Evanston with the help and support from the public, private schools, their respective art teachers, and PTA’s, the City of Evanston, the business community, individuals and the families of YEA! It explores and develops relationships with organizations whose purpose are compatible with YEA! whose visions support and encourage arts education.
Celebrate Spring with Ridgeville Park District’s annual Bunny Trail tradition! Candy-filled eggs will be hidden throughout Ridgeville Park awaiting the searching eyes of the neighborhood children! A special prize awaits the lucky person who finds the golden egg and Mr. Bunny will there to start the hunt!