Wilmette, Community

Local events Sunday include documentary showing, museum speaker and bowling fundraiser

This time of year basketball is a big deal in the state of Illinois, and locals have an opportunity to get in on the action this Sunday, March 12.

New Trier High School is the host for a 4 p.m. showing of the hoops-focused documentary “GameChangers” and a panel discussion to follow.

GameChangers” tells the story of back-to-back playoff matchups between New Trier and Marshall in the 1960s, a difficult time for race relations across the nation.

Following the documentary, a panel featuring seven participants in those games — four from New Trier, two from Marshall and one from Evanston — will discuss the matchups and the film. The panel features former Trevians Tom Anderson, John Holmes, Ed Jamieson and Howard Wilkins.

Tickets to the event are $20 for adults and $10 for children (under 18) and can be purchased online.

Morris “Dino” Robinson, of Evanston

Wilmette Historical Museum to welcome Evanston trailblazer

Morris “Dino” Robinson will be the guest speaker from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the at the Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road.

Robinson is the founder of Shorefront Legacy Center in Evanston, a cultural center known as the only community archive for Black history on the North Shore. The center “collects, preserves and educates” on the historical experiences of communities of color in the area, including the use of discriminatory housing practices.

Robinson was key in developing the Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston, as well as Evanston’s African American heritage sites program.

March 12 bowling fundraiser in honor of New Trier bowler’s mother

New Trier’s bowling program is welcoming community members to a bowl-a-thon fundraiser from noon-2 p.m. at Classic Bowl, 8530 Waukegan Road, in Morton Grove.

The charity event is raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor of Dana Fallon, the mother of senior Trevians bowler Andy Fallon. Dana Fallon passed away in 2022.

For more information on the fundraiser, email New Trier bowling coach Andrew Juedes at juedes@nths.net.

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This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.

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