The Week Ahead: What’s coming up in Evanston the week of Feb. 27

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Check out what’s going on in Evanston this week.

Yiming Fu, City Editor

Family Action Network Webinar — From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Arthur Brooks, a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Business School, will present his book “From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life.” According to the Family Action Network website, his book draws from his personal experiences grappling with disappointment over waning physical and mental abilities that come with older age. 

Participants can register for the event on FAN’s website

Family Action Network Webinar — The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale

Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

John List, an economics professor at The University of Chicago, will present his new book, “The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale.” In his book, he discusses “scale,” a way to measure whether an idea in a small group can have the same impact in a larger group. 

Participants can register for the virtual event on FAN’s website

Visible / Invisible Community Conversation

Thursday, March 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Local public health and mental health leaders Kristen Kennard, Tiffany McDowell and Kim Vigue will host a round table conversation about visible and invisible forms of violence, offer community resources and identify ways to address community violence. 

Kenard oversees social work programming at The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, McDowell is the director of the Equity Institute at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Vigue is the executive director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and works to advance tribal public health and education.

Michaela Marchi, a singer, songwriter and stage IV cancer survivor living with Lynch syndrome will perform a song assessing the country’s healthcare system and environment. 

Participants can register online for the in-person event at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. 

Evanston Made’s “First Saturday” art events

Saturday, March 5 

Evanston Made, a nonprofit arts organization in the city which aims to connect artists and art-enthusiasts, will coordinate a series of local art events throughout the day. They will host an art swap from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in collaboration with the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, and a sketching event at Sketchbook Brewing Company in Evanston from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

More than 20 artists will also be holding galleries and open houses. For more information, participants can go to Evanston Made’s website

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