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Around the Block - February

02/02/2015 03:09PM ● By Tim
Batavia Environmental Commission hosts
Green Night Out at the Movies
Join them Feb. 7 in City Hall Council chambers with
your friends and
family for Batavia’s 7th
annual Green Night
Out at the Movies! The
Batavia Environmental
Commission, provides
an evening of FREE
entertainment: a green
themed movie, free
popcorn and drink (for those that bring a reusable
cup and bowl) and lively discussion about the topic
of the movie afterward.
The Nature of Cities is a thought-provoking
documentary that joins Professor Timothy Beatley
as he explores many different urban projects
around the world. The film looks at how can we
make better cities than ever, better workplaces and
better schools by creating ways we can immerse
ourselves in nature everyday instead of thinking we
have to get in the car and drive to find it. Nature is
essential to daily life and The Nature of Cities focuses
on the many innovative ways in which nature can be
designed into urban environments. The prospects
for building nature into our living spaces are
abundant, and there are many opportunities already
in our backyards. Doors open at 6:15pm for exhibitors. The movie
begins at 7pm. Carolyn Burnham, 630-441-3403,
or visit BEC’s Facebook page
BataviaEnvironmentalCommission and at

Eat your art out
Following a fine, fun and
fabulous Eat Your Art Out! gala
event earlier this year, the Geneva
Cultural Arts Commission
is setting the stage for its second
annual fundraiser on March 7.
The Herrington Inn & Spa will
again host this unique and exclusive event, designing
a four course dinner with wine pairings, inspired by a
select collection of featured art. Sensory treats abound
throughout the evening, from the first sip and bite
to the last, as guests come together to support the
GCAC creating diverse cultural arts experiences for the
Curious about Eat Your Art Out! and the Geneva
Cultural Arts Commission? Visit or the
GCAC’s Facebook page to learn more. 630-938-4530.

Elgin Symphony holds a Night at the Oscars
The Elgin Symphony concert puts you on the red carpet with movie music
from award winning films. Andrew Grams, Music Director; Isabella Lippi,
Feb. 21, 7:30pm and Feb. 22, 2:30pm. Both concerts are at Hemmens
Cultural Center in Elgin. Box office 847-888-4000,

Geneva History Museum gets ready for spring
The Geneva History Museum is closed during January.
Feb. 7 the Feature Gallery reopens with the ”Sox vs
Cubs: The Chicago Civil Wars” exhibition. Examine
concepts of loyalty and fandom through videos of each
team’s colorful supporters; interviews with former
players, sports journalists and broadcasters. The exhibit
is produced by the Elmhurst Historical Museum, a
division of the City of Elmhurst. Open through May 16,
11am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission:
$2 per person, FREE for Museum Members.
Sat., Feb. 7, 11am—Chicago’s 115 Year Rivalry: The
Cubs vs. The White Sox, The Significance of Chicago Being
a Two-Team Town with author Charles Billington. Learn
new insights above this great rivalry from one of the
moderators of Fox Sports documentary “Baseball’s
Golden Age.” Reservations: $10/$5 museum members.
Feb. 10, 12pm—Brown Bag: Presidential Visits in
Geneva, with guest presenter, Sue Cherney. From
Kennedy to Obama, learn why these presidents came to
Geneva. Reservations: $5/$3 museum member.

Help injured wildlife
The Fox Valley Wildlife Center, Elburn, is holding
their annual Winter Dinner and Auction, Sat., Feb. 7
from 5–10pm at the Fox Valley Country Club in
North Aurora. Ticket price includes dinner, silent
and live auctions, games, a cash raffle and more. Visit for details.
The Fox Valley Wildlife Center is a state and federally
licensed wildlife hospital. Rehabilitated animals are
released back into the wild whenever possible. Center
representatives are available for education programs. A
501(c)3 non-profit organization, the center is always in
need of volunteers and tax deductible donations.