Wasted story of food waste movie

Green Night Out At the Movies 10th Anniversary Show features Wasted! A Story of Food Waste

Batavia Environmental Commission Presents the 10th Anniversary of A Green Night Out at the Movies featuring Wasted!  A Story of Food Waste
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Eco Expo:  6pm
Movie and Presentation:  7pm
Batavia City Hall, Council Chambers

Join us with your friends and family for Batavia’s 10th 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.

“Wasted! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! shows how any action -- no matter how small -- can lead to new ways of using more food, feeding more people, curbing environmental damage, stimulating technology and business, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of all citizens worldwide.

We are very excited to have assembled an expert panel to discuss issues in this documentary. They are Betsy Zinser, Executive Director of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Tish Powell, Municipal Marketing Manager at Advanced Disposal and Katie Palomares, Farmer and Nutritionist at Might Greens Farm.

The documentary is rated TV-MA due to language.

Parkway tree program

2018 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Now Available

The City of Batavia offers a cost-sharing program for residents to purchase parkway trees.  Please visit the City’s website for details about the program.

Red Oak: (Spring Only)
Description: Good street tree, red fall color 
Requests due by: March 31, 2018  
Size: Approximately 2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting
Height at maturity (approximate): 60'-75'
Resident share of tree cost: $195.00 

Marmo Freeman Maple: (Spring Only)
Description:  Oval shape; drought tolerant; red and green to burgundy and yellow fall color
Requests due by:  March 31, 2018 
Size:  2.5" diameter / 8'-10' high at planting 
Height at maturity (approximate): 45'-70'
Resident share of tree cost:  $165.00
Batavia historical society

2018 Batavia Depot Museum is now open for the season


The Batavia Depot Museum, along with the Riverwalk, is the jewel of the Batavia Park District. The museum offers several educational programs and events throughout the year, bringing enjoyment to all that visit. The rich history of the city’s past is housed in the Depot Museum, a cooperative effort between the Batavia Historical Society and the Batavia Park District.

March through the Sunday before Thanksgiving
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

June through August
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

155 Houston St.
Batavia, IL. 60510



Fine Arts Festival Poster

Batavia Fine Arts Festival Coming to the Batavia Fine Arts Centre Thursday, March 22

March 5, 2018 (Batavia, IL) - Batavia High School is hosting its 6th-annual Batavia Fine Arts Festival on Thurs., March 22 at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. The entire community is invited! This free, indoor festival celebrates the arts and is designed for all ages. Listen to the talents of student musicians, have some laughs watching improv comedy, catch some of our best video productions of the year, take in the beauty and emotion created by student artists, and enjoy locally made ice cream and coffee in handcrafted ceramic bowls and mugs.

Schedule of Events

5 p.m. - Doors Open
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Kimmer’s Ice Cream social with BHS students’ handcrafted bowls and
mugs, BHS student artist tables, henna tattoo, graffiti walls
6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Performance by the BHS Chromatics
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Performance by the BHS Jazz Combo
7:30 p.m. - Video production showcase and performance by the BHS improv troupe, “But,
Seriously Folks…”
For more information, visit facebook.com/BataviaFineArtsFestival and follow
Twitter.com.Batavia101art .

Prom dress giveaway

CHIP In hosting Fifth Annual Prom Dress Giveaway 

The Batavia Public Library is hosting CHIP IN Batavia’s fifth annual Prom Dress Giveaway on Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  at 10 S. Batavia Avenue in Batavia, Ill.   

More than 200 dresses as well as accessories (purses, shoes, and jewelry) will be available free of charge to any girl from any school district, regardless of need. Private changing areas will also be available,Anchor and a seamstress will be on hand to help with alterations. 
“It is our goal to make sure everyone who needs and wants a dress can get one,” said Joanne Spitz, co-founder of CHIP IN Batavia. “We encourage students to come with friends or family. It is a lot of fun, and the dresses are gorgeous.”
Donate a Dress and Accessories

The Batavia Public Library will also be accepting donated prom dresses and accessories (purses, jewelry, and shoes), Feb. 1-March 16 at the library’s check out desk. Donated dresses and accessories should be clean and in good-to-excellent condition. Tax donation letters will be available.
Monetary donations are also welcome at drop-off, and will be used to help pay for tuxedo rentals and prom tickets.
Last year, CHIP IN Batavia, which was founded by Batavia residents Joanne Spitz and Melinda Kintz, gave away more than 165 dresses to students from Batavia, Mooseheart, St. Charles, Geneva, Elgin, Aurora, Rosary, Jacobs, North Central College, and Yorkville. Dresses were also given to Rotolo Middle School for the eighth-grade dinner dance, and to the Batavia Interfaith Clothes Closet.

For more information, visit chipinbatavia.orgFacebook.com/ChipInBatavia or email info@chipinbatavia.org.

Batavia Downtown Egg Hop
Gift Wrapping

Batavia Mainstreet Unwraps its 2018 Calendar of Events

The 2018 Batavia Mainstreet Calendar is here. Plan your year with Mainstreet! We'll see you there!

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