What's going on in the district? See below!
La Principal: Taco Tuesday for a Cause!
May 30, 2017
700 Main St
Join us Tuesday, May 30 for another installment of our "Taco Tuesday...for a cause". This month's beneficiary - Lincoln School PTA. Come out and show your support, and we will donate $1 for every taco sold, to this worthy cause. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
Nichols PTA Buy-In Party: FEW Distillery
June 3, 2017
918 Chicago Ave
If you didn’t make it to the Grown Up Lounge at Family Fun Night, you can still sign up for some terrific Buy-In Parties! Grab your friends and come meet some new ones. Enjoy drinks and snacks at FEW Distillery, Evereve, Benefit & Boltwood, See Jane Sparkle; or do candlelight yoga. For all the details, contact Susan Rohrback at email@example.com.
C.G. Jung Center: Defining Your Purpose
June 4, 2017
817 Dempster St
One of the key factors in increasing happiness is living a life of purpose. But how do you identify your purpose? In this interactive workshop, you will learn a step-by-step process, based on the best purpose research, to identify how you are meant to spend your time and energy. You will become clear on what matters to you, what your talents are, and what passions you wish to pursue. You will come out of this workshop with a personal mission statement that will guide your decisions moving forward and empower you toward meaningful and purposeful action.
*This session includes an individual 30-minute follow up session with the instructor.
Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery: Terrarium Workshop
June 4, 2017
Cultivate Urban Rainforest
704 Main St
Spark a brand-new passion: Learn how to design, build, and care for your very own terrarium. Do you take home with you? Yes, you take home your terrarium and have a fun experience. You’ll have gained new knowledge and insight, and possibly a favorite new hobby! All materials are provided. BYOB if you feel like sipping while you create!
Thermal Imaging Clinic: By Appointment
June 5, 2017
In Fine Fettle
900 Chicago Ave
(Main Street Entrance)
We're excited to announce that In Fine Fettle will be teaming up with the Longevity Center to offer quarterly thermal imaging clinics beginning on June 5. Because it allows health practitioners to "see" inflammation, thermography is a very effective tool in the early detection of breast disease, some cancers, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure.To schedule a thermography appointment at In Fine Fettle, please follow these instructions:
Create an account and log in at www.longevitythermography.com
Select the service you would like (e.g. First Breast Scan)
Select staff members (In Fine Fettle, Evanston)
Select the date of the clinic and your preferred time.
Networking for Professionals who Work with Teens
June 8, 2017
Fusion Academy Evanston
847 Chicago Ave
Join us for a Happy Hour at our very own building, The Main, on the beautiful outdoor terrace! Let’s enjoy the views, summer weather (finally!), and network with one another! This will be a great opportunity to learn about all the wonderful resources available to our teenage population in the Evanston community and surrounding areas. Please come ready with business cards, flyers, and other materials! We can’t wait to see you there!
C.G. Jung Center Movie Night: "A Monster Calls"
June 9, 2017
C.G. Jung Center
817 Dempster St
The movie “A Monster Calls” is a visually stunning depiction of the relationship between a young boy and a very tall monster. The monster, resembling a tree, comes along at just the right time after events in the boy’s family result in his feeling lost and alone. The connection that occurs between the boy and the monster illustrates how one soul can encourage and support another when the need is the greatest. Themes of the supernatural, dreams, grief and truth emerge throughout. This film is directed by J.A. Bayona and stars Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson.
Second Saturday Brewery Tour
June 10, 2017
821 Chicago Ave
Join us for our montly second Saturday brewery tours! Meet at the taproom and travel behind-the-scenes to the brewery.
Learn about brewing from one of our head brewers, while enjoying samples of three beers. Hear more about Sketchbook’s commitment to sustainability, and our community-supported brewery model. Questions welcome!
The $10 fee (pay at the taproom) includes an up-close-and-friendly one-hour tour at Sketchbook’s small production brewery, free samples, a 12-oz. Belgian glass to take home, and one FREE full pour in the taproom.
See Jane Sparkle: Starlet Appreciation Party
4th Thursdays, Monthly
1312 Chicago Ave
Upcoming PUBLIC meetings
Board of Directors Meeting
Mon. 6/5/2017 10:30am @ Hip Circle Studio (709 Washington Street)
Governance-Audit Committee Meeting
Mon. 6/12/2017 3:00pm @ CoLab (900 Chicago Avenue)
The SSA board meets on the first Monday of each month at Hip Circle Studio (709 Washington Street)
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at CoLab; 2:00-3:30pm unless otherwise noted
Meeting times and locations vary on the 2nd Monday of the month. See below for details
Marketing & Events
Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9-10:30am, See below for details.
SSA Board Members
term expires: 2018
term expires: 2017
Katherine Gotsick, Executive Director
In 2014, over 60 small businesses located in Southeast Evanston signed a petition in support of investigating the creation of a Special Service Area for the commercial districts that currently make up the Chicago/Dempster business district and the Main Street business district. A Special Service Area (SSA) is defined by Illinois State Statute as a contiguous area within a municipality or county in which special services are provided in addition to those services provided generally throughout the municipality or county. Special services include things like landscaping, advertising, public art, and extra garbage collections. The special services are paid from revenues collected from taxes levied or imposed upon property within that area.
A steering committee made up of area business and property owners worked with consultant to hold a series of 3 public meetings to seek feedback from the community about the proposal. Based on the feedback by residents, businesses, and property owners, a proposed budget and tax cap were developed and presented to the Evanston City Council. The City Council adopted the ordinances establishing the SSA during the summer of 2015.
Click on the map for a more detailed view of SSA boundaries.