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ECCO GREEN EXPO featuring MODERN SURREALIST Saturday, April 25th 10am-5pm

I invite you to attend the upcoming ECCO GREEN EXPO featuring MODERN SURREALIST Saturday, April 25th 10am-5pm, in Elgin, Illinois.
This interactive event covers green innovations across all areas of life! There will be lots to learn and fun activities for all! Bring the kids for a day of green fun, including a kids green hero contest! Modern Surrealist will be on the scene featuring live demos of award winning craft techniques. Also shop from my wide assortment of upcycled gifts and accessories! All hand made in Chicago!

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Join Modern Surrealist at Batavia’s first downtown Quarterly Arts Walk of 2009 Friday, April 24th 5-9pm!

Join Modern Surrealist at the Batavia Green Walk this Friday April 24th 5-9pm! I will be performing live demos in green crafting techniques, selling original upcycled accessories AND competing in the PLASTIC BAG PROM DRESS CHALLENGE!!! This event is NOT to be missed!!! Lots of fun, eco-friendly promos! Find me on the map at location #8!!!

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Earth Hour 2009 – Participate in this Global Event Locally!!!

Last year 50 million people participated.  This Saturday March 28 from 8:30-9:30 pm an estimated 1 billion people around the globe are expected to participate in Earth Hour 2009.

 Come celebrate this Global Event locally in Batavia at Batavia Riverwalk, just west of City Hall.  Rain, clear or cloudy skies, the hour promises to be packed with fun, free, family-friendly activities.  With three main events, certainly they’ll be something for everyone.

 The Fox Valley Astronomical Society ( will be out sharing both their telescopes and their knowledge.  Bring your own telescope and receive “tips from the pros”.

Master storyteller, Marianne Fieber, from Four Winds Waldorf School in Warrenville ( will enchant the crowd with star and earth-friendly stories for listeners of any age.

 Music will be provided by all who are willing.  Jeffrey Matter of Batavia’s “Music Matters School of Music” ( will be leading a “drum circle”.  He will provide 50 drums, but feel free to bring your own.

 In case of inclement weather, the event will move inside to (a darkened) Batavia City Hall Council Chamber.>>

 To finish off the evening  nearby ice-cream parlor, ”Batavia Creamery” will  extend  their hours to 10 PM offering specially discounted cones to all Earth Hour participants.>>

 The city of Batavia is an official participant of Earth Hour 2009 (sponsored by World Wild Life Fund) and will turn off  all non-essential lights.  If you’ll be out of town or will be otherwise unable to participate in Batavia’s Riverwalk event, join in where ever you are!  Vote for the Earth by turning off your lights.>>

 Check out for more information globally.  For information locally check out style=”mso-spacerun: yes”>  The Batavia Environmental Commission (excited sponsors of the event) reminds you to:>>

Turn off your lights.  Turn on to the stars.  Come star gaze Batavia!