$12 for a Tour for Two at the Dawes House

June 22, 2015 under Things to Do

Tour the Dawes House, a National Historic Landmark in Evanston, for only $12 for two people!  The 120-year-old Dawes House is home to the Evanston History Center, and features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, two parlors, a library, a dining room, a billiard room and a ballroom.  Get the Groupon here!


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Evanston: Volunteers Needed!

January 3, 2014 under Things to Do

Get that gorgeous glow associated with a good workout, and the full heart of knowing you helped someone out.  The City of Evanston is seeking volunteers for its snow shoveling program, which pairs seniors with able Evanstonians who are willing to provide shoveling assistance.  Get the details here, or call 3-1-1!



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Asha Salon Spa: Discount Codes

October 6, 2013 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

Asha Salon Spa, located at 1604 Sherman, has some great deals going on right now!  Book a nail service from October 6-11, and get 50% off!  Services include your choice of Asha, Chakra, Stress-Fix, Hydrating and Caribbean Manicure and Pedicure.

And if you’re in the mood for other sorts of pampering, mention these codes when you book an appointment:

Code 1255: 30% off a 90 minute massage, exp December 1, 2013
Code 1267: $20 off a 60 minute Asha facial, exp October 31, 2013


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$24 for Two Rounds of 18-hole golf at Evanston-Wilmette Community Golf Course

June 29, 2012 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

Great golf course that offers you the opportunity to whack a ball over the Northshore Channel.  Today on Living Social, get two rounds of 18-hole golf at the Evanston-Wilmette Community Golf Course for only $24!  (Or get 4 rounds for $48.)  Click here for more details and to purchase!

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$12 for Two Tickets to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre

June 27, 2012 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

Great place to catch a play!  Check out this Amazon Local deal, two tickets to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre for $12.  Pick from shows such as Samm-Art Williams’s Home — which runs from June 30 until July 15 and tells the tale of a young North Carolina boy coming of age — or Tania Richard’s Truth Be Told, a compelling story about family secrets that runs from July 21 until August 5. More details

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CSO at Ravinia – $5 lawn seats!

June 14, 2012 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

Via TravelZoo: Hear the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform at Ravinia this summer for 50% off with this exclusive Local Deal for three July concerts. Picnic on the lawn at the Chicago area’s premier outdoor venue for $5, regularly $10, or get Pavilion seats for $12.50-$35, regularly $25-$70. Click here to get tickets!  Looks like the page is getting a lot of traffic, so it may take time to load.

The following performances are available:

• Wednesday, July 4, at 5 p.m. – “America’s Favorite”
Broadway star Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) joins the orchestra to perform patriotic hits on Independence Day

• Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. – “Orchestra Favorites
Conductor James Conlon leads the CSO in a tour of European music with French, Italian, Czech and German musical styles.

• Tuesday, July 31, at 8 p.m. – “One Score, One Chicago”
Holst’s “The Planets” is performed with film images courtesy of the Adler Planetarium


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Rocky Horror Picture Show: $15 for Two + Popcorn

June 4, 2012 under Deals and Steals, Things to Do

And we’re crossing the border into Wilmette again, because there is no way you could get the Rocky Horror experience in Evanston, lol!  I’ve been a couple of times, and it’s definitely a worthwhile, must-experience-at-least-once sort of outing.  Grab this Groupon, and get two tickets, with popcorn and drinks, for $15. Don’t forget your fishnets!

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Vote for the Color of the Church Street Bike Path!

March 16, 2012 under Things to Do

When I was a toddler, picking colors was one of my favorite past times.  I got to revisit that thrill today, voting for the color of the Church Street bike path!  Add your voice to the mix and cast your vote on the City of Evanston site.  Kudos for the City of Evanston for involving residents, definitely gives us a sense of ownership and pride 🙂  Click here to vote.

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