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Like so many other parents who have disabled adult children, I started to visit various agencies and came across Rimland. Although letting my daughter live somewhere else was maybe the hardest choice in my life, I knew it was the best decision for her. Within the first day she was with Rimland, she adjusted so well. Every time I visit her at her group home, she is smiling and happy. I can never thank Rimland enough for the kind loving care they provide.

— James Medin, Parent
New DT Arts Initiatives

Spiderman Mural

Mural Works

In addition to providing music on Fridays, Tom, our musician, who has partnered with Rimland for many years, is also offering an art class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. He draws murals at DT and the clients paint them in. This is a wonderful program that offers clients an opportunity to do a sensory activity while at the same time beautifying DT and making the place their own.

Mural in progress

Music For A While

Three days a week from 10am-2pm, clients are learning to play musical instruments such as the piano, drums, guitar, and flute from a professional musician. Soon, a group of our clients will be ready to do a presentation where they show off the skills they have learned. We have had several musical programs throughout the years at DT, and this is a highly engaging and fun activity that everyone can participate in and show off what they’ve learned.

 

Thank you for “Coming Together” to support Rimland!

20140921_154555WE had a blast on Sunday, September 21 at the Old Town School of Folk Music! So many of you came out to support Rimland at our Come Together musical benefit on Sunday, and we are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support. Thanks especially to our featured bands Beatles Ensemble, Boomerang, Mike Mann & Friends, Blue AdaptOrs, Somethings, FlatTop, North Branch, and Tangent feat. Steve Levitt.

Look for a full update on the benefit in our upcoming October newsletter, but in the meantime, here are some photos from the big day:

 

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We had quite a crowd of supporters!

We had quite a crowd of supporters!

Boomerang performs.

Blue AdaptOrs

The crowd hung on every note!

The crowd hung on every note!

Mike Mann & Friends

Mike Mann & Friends

Executive Director Carolyn Keel and CEO Pamela Watson smile for the camera.

Executive Director Carolyn Keel and CEO Pamela Watson smile for the camera.

Boomerang, rang, rang!

Boomerang-rang-rang!

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And baby makes three! CEO Pamela Watson with Associate Executive Director Tina Jones and Ella.

And baby makes three! CEO Pamela Watson with Associate Executive Director Tina Jones and Ella.

Shhh! It's a silent auction!

Shhh! It’s a silent auction!

Come Together for Rimland this Sunday at 2pm!
Benefit Flyer

Benefit Flyer

Make music while making a difference with Rimland this Sunday, September 21 at the Old Town School of Folk Music from 2pm-8pm! Clap your hands, tap your feet, or simply sing along to the sounds of classic rock and folk bands while you support Rimland Services at Come Together: A Day of Music to Benefit Rimland.

Tickets are just $20 and will be available at the door. For advance tickets or information, please call 847-328-4090, ext. 227.

Check out the schedule of bands and be sure to stay for the silent auction!

Beatles Ensemble – 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Boomerang – 2:45pm – 3:15pm

Mike Mann & Friends – 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Blue AdaptOrs – 4:15pm – 4:45pm

Somethings – 5:00pm – 5:30pm

FlatTop – 5:45pm – 6:15pm

North Branch – 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Tangent feat. Steve Levitt – 7:15pm-8:00pm

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Parking Information: There is metered parking along the street in front of the Old Town School of Folk Music. The closest parking garage is 1840 N Clybourn Avenue, which is a nine-minute walk to the school. All parking in the area is paid parking.

The building is accessible.

 

 

Come Together Benefit: Official Schedule Announced!
Benefit Flyer

Benefit Flyer

The schedule of musical acts for our Sunday, September 21 fundraiser Come Together: A Benefit for Rimland has been released!

Beatles Ensemble2:00pm – 2:30pm

Boomerang2:45pm – 3:15pm

Mike Mann & Friends3:30pm – 4:00pm

Blue AdaptOrs4:15pm – 4:45pm

Somethings5:00pm – 5:30pm

FlatTop 5:45pm – 6:15pm

North Branch6:30pm – 7:00pm

Tangent feat. Steve Levitt7:15pm-8:00pm

Tickets are available for a donation of only $20, and may be purchased directly from Rimland by calling 847-328-4090, ext. 227.  All donations to Rimland are tax deductible and may be sent to Rimland at 1265 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202.

Come Together Benefit: New Bands Added to Roster!
Benefit Flyer

Benefit Flyer

We are pleased to announce several musical acts recently added to the line-up for our fall fundraiser Come Together: A Benefit for Rimland at the Old Town School of Folk Music on September 21, 2014 from 2:00pm-8:00pm. The exciting roster will feature:

BEATLES ENSEMBLE

BOOMERANG

MIKE MANN AND FRIENDS

BLUE ADAPTORS

SOMETHINGS

FLATTOP

NORTH BRANCH

TANGENT FEAT. STEVE LEAVITT

Tickets are available for a donation of only $20, and may be purchased directly from Rimland by calling 847-328-4090, ext. 227.  All donations to Rimland are tax deductible and may be sent to Rimland at 1265 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202.

Thank you for your support, and see you at the benefit in September!

September Songs

tn_pianos_and_organs Join us at the world-famous Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday, September 21, 2014, for an entertaining and fun-filled day of music to benefit Rimland. Classic rock and folk bands will perform throughout the day, while supporters can sing and swing to the rhythms of the music, find a bargain at the silent auction, and mingle with friends, family, Rimland staff, and guest artists.

Tickets for Come Together: A Day of Music to Benefit Rimland are only $20. You’ll enjoy sweet sounds and good times while making a tremendous difference in the lives of adults with autism and their families.

For tickets or for more information, contact Carolyn Keel or Tina Jones at 847-328-4090.

Download Come Together Benefit Flyer