Upcoming and Annual Events

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Clean Up at Independence Park

Earth Day Clean Up at Independence Park

Join us for our Earth Day inspired park clean up! Volunteers of Central Street Evanston will clean up the parks and rid the street of excess trash. Gloves and bags will be provided for the event. We're also planning to provide seed bombs for the volunteers to bring more greenery to Central Street! Meet at Independence Park at 10am to enjoy a cup of coffee and donuts before revitalizing our park!
Keep your eye out for more details to come.

Where: Independence Park
When: April 24th 10am-12pm
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All Month Long at Walsh Natural Health

All Month Long at Walsh Natural Health

Stop by Walsh Natural Health for the month of April to enjoy 20% off select brands such as Life Seasons, Gaia Herbs, Vital Proteins Jarrow Formulas and more! 

Where: Walsh Natural Health
When: April 1-30
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Meet the Artist: Joanna Pinsky

Meet the Artist: Joanna Pinsky

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Now and Then: Paintings by Joanna Pinsky. 

Joanna Pinsky is a painter residing in Evanston, Illinois. Working with acrylics, she creates two-dimensional shaped paintings on canvas and gator board as well as rectangular works on paper. She works with shapes to suggest a dynamic presence that gives a greater sense of reality to the objects. Although flat, the objects are painted to give the illusion of depth. Central to all of her work is color often applied in layers and incised to reveal underlying colors. 
Pinsky creates installations of the shaped paintings, hanging them so they seem to interact with each other. Nothing is hung parallel or perpendicular to the floor giving the appearance that the objects seem to be floating in space like memories when you fall asleep at night, collapsing time and place into unexpected relationships.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Please register online through Eventbrite

Where: Evanston Art Center 1723 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
When: April 10, 2021
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Gong Bath with Richard Rudis (Virtual)

Gong Bath with Richard Rudis (Virtual)

Harness the supportive New Moon energy to calm your mind, expand your intuition and get out of your own way to open to creativity.

Relax, lie down, clear and calm your mind. The sound of the Gong will help you release the chatter in your mind so that you can get out of your own way.
Welcome sound therapist, Richard Rudis to our Heaven Meets Earth community!

Richard Rudis created the first original Gong Bath™experience twenty years ago and has performed over 1,000 Gong Baths in the US & internationally helping well over 35,000 participants. A sound healing pioneer with thirty years of Buddhist scholarship, his extensive collaboration with other sound healing researchers and studies in Eastern energy healing have resulted in the development of a unique sacred sound healing techniques known as a 'Gong Bath™' - holding the trade mark since 2008.

(see www.sacredsoundgongbath.com for further description)

$25
$35 for you and a friend
$50 pay it forward to help another who can't afford it.

Where: Virtual Zoom
When: April 11, 2021 7pm
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Meet the Artists: Figures & Faces on April 11th

Meet the Artists: Figures & Faces on April 11th

On Saturday, April 11, 2021, the Evanston Art Center is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Figures / Faces.

Artists Mary Porterfield and Nancy Rosen will be present at the event.
Artwork by Jenie Gao, Charity Henderson and Kateryna Tkachenko will also be on display.

Registration is required, you can register on Eventbrite here

Where: Evanston Art Center 1723 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
When: April 11, 2021
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Release & Rewire

Release & Rewire

Join Sheree and Mark for this powerful workshop that combines the releasing of tension held deep within the body, with a rewiring of the neural pathways in the brain. This tension may be caused by held stories and experiences that in turn influence the nervous system towards Fight, Flight or Freeze. 

Mark will lead you into the tension releasing exercises (TRE) which can shift the nervous system towards Rest and Recover, causing the mind to untangle and provide the space to create a new narrative. Sheree will then guide you into a deep meditation which incorporates the science of neural plasticity and clinical hypnosis. This process stimulates the development of new neural pathways in the brain which overrides the old story, creating positive change.

Zoom $45
Bring a Friend $60
Pay it forward $75

Where: Virtual Zoom
When: April 11, 2021 5pm
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"In Focus" Lecture Series: Cindi Strauss

"In Focus" Lecture Series: Cindi Strauss

On Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2pm, join us for a virtual lecture about Exploring Contemporary Ceramics: Shifting Tastes and New Expressions featuring Cindi Strauss. 

Cindi Strauss is the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For over 25 years she has acquired objects and organized exhibitions as well as published widely on the collection. Contemporary ceramics is one of her areas of speciality and was the focus of two recent exhibitions Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection (2012) and Beyond Craft: The Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection (2014) which travelled nationwide. Strauss has organized over 30 exhibitions in her career and has authored or contributed to numerous publications.

Where: Evanston Art Center 1723 Central St (Virutal)
When: April 18th 2021 2pm
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Curt's Cafe Hosts "Dinner & Dialogue" Series in April

Curt's Cafe Hosts "Dinner & Dialogue" Series in April

Take part in Curt's Cafe Dinner & Dialogue Series every Thursday in April (1, 8, 15, 22, 29).

Check out Curt's Cafe's website for updates on the April menu!  All served with dinner rolls and dessert. Vegetarian options available. $15 per person. $12.50/person if you order the full month. Please call 224-330-7171 or email catering@curtscafe.org anytime before 2pm Tuesday each week. 

Where: Curt's Cafe | 2922 Central Street
When: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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Earth Day Meditation at Central Street Yoga

Earth Day Meditation at Central Street Yoga

Central Street Yoga will be hosting a free virtual Earth day Meditation on April 22nd, keep an eye on the schedule for registration and details. They would be delighted to have you join us!

Where: Virtual
When: April 22, 2021
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The Yoga of Digesting Life

The Yoga of Digesting Life

Everywhere we turn there is hyper stimulation of mind – voices, images, concerns coming from every direction. It’s a calm heart that’s missing. For so many, stimulation is coming so fast there isn’t time to recover. Life is like “trying to drink out of a fire hose.” We’re not doing well with digesting life. Digestive disorders are epidemic. We have every form of spastic colon, irritable bowel, stomach ulcer, acid reflux, heartburn – and anorexia and bulimia on top of it. What can’t we stomach? Yoga says “You always have what you need” so what are we missing? There are four simple things to know. They are easy and clear, but they can be counterintuitive and tricky to implement. You’ll not only learn these rules, but you’ll also begin to apply them. In this workshop we’ll practice a Kriya that opens the body’s energetic capacity to use the parts of life to grow, and to change more quickly and easily.
 
$25 on zoom
$40 bring a friend
$60 Pay it forward

Where: Virtual Zoom
When: May 1, 2021
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Curt's Cafe Storycatchers

Curt's Cafe Storycatchers

Join Curt's Cafe for a 30-minute zoom performance from Storycatchers Theatre. Storycatchers works with youth in the Juvenile Justice system to teach them how to tell their story as a means to help confront and work through their trauma. This transformative storytelling not only impacts their lives but allows students to develop skills to become mentors to other youth and influencers in their own communities.

Curt's students share similar experiences as those from Storycatchers Theatre. We hope this presentation gives us some understanding of those we serve.

Where: Virtual
When: April 22, 2021
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Yoga, Physics & How Healing Works

Yoga, Physics & How Healing Works

We care for the body and heal from an injury; we recover our center after being upset; it’s the emotional hurts and trauma that are tricky. We’re all finding these wounded parts of ourselves, and as much as we’d prefer to let them go, they very often don’t seem to let go of us. This is not a workshop for healing trauma; it is a place to explore the physics of healing and how energy works. Yes, we can be whole, imperfectly perfect, but probably not by going about it the way most are, which is usually “backwards”. You’ll learn to work with energy, how Kundalini Yoga and healing work, and you’ll need a “P fruit” -- a pear, a plum, a pomegranate, a pomelo, a peach, or a papaya to do the class.

Where: Virtual Zoom
When: May 2, 2021
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Workonomy Hub Offers Special 50% Off First Month

Workonomy Hub Offers Special 50% Off First Month

Work Stress Free Here! Whether you are working part time at your company office or at home, Workonomy Coworking Hub at Office Depot on Green Bay Road in Evanston is a TOOL for you (or your family) to use! Let Workonomy Hub help you find that work-life balance that we all need.

Now through December, Workonomy Hub is offering 50% savings on the first month using any membership level. Email Elaine at Elaine.KemnaIrish@officedepot.com with questions or to schedule a tour.

Where: Workonomy Coworking Hub at Office Depot | 2722 Green Bay Road
When: Through December 2020
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