Batavia Citywide Garage sale benefits Batavia Fireworks

EARLY EDITION NEWSLETTER: Batavia Citywide Garage Sale is this Friday and Saturday May 5 and 6th


The Citywide Garage Sale starts Friday, May 5.If you want to see great Fireworks on the 4th of July, then it helps to make purchases at the Citywide Garage Sale In Batavia on May 5th and 6th. See you on the curbsides!

Batavia Community Band
The Batavia Community Band will be performing at the VFW Loyalty Day Picnic

VFW Loyalty Day Picnic May 7


Batavia VFW Post 1197 and it’s auxiliary are hosting the inaugural Loyalty Day Community Picnic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at the post, 645 S. River St., Batavia.

Come hear the Batavia Community Band led by our town's musical maestro John Heath! 
The Batavia Community Band will perform for one hour, followed by three hours of music from country/rock band Whiskey Romance.
 

The event will kick off with a catch and release family fishing derby at 10 a.m, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. Winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded.

A pig roast will begin at noon, cooked by VFW member Brian Whipple’s Team FIB BBQ Caterers. This event will include roasted pig and all the fixings.

The Batavia Fire Department will be on the grounds with fire truck and exhibits. The fire department will participate in a Tug-Of-War competition with other groups. The tug-of-war pit will be available for other teams and/or organizations to use.

There will be plenty of family fun available on the grounds, including bouncy houses, sack races, bean bag game, and more.

A flag folding and disposal ceremony presented by the scouts also is on the agenda.

The community is invited to this event. More information is available by calling, (630) 879-9630.
Bike Rodeo rider learns bike safety
Kids and adults can learn about bike safety at the Batavia Bike Commission Bike Rodeo

May 6 Batavia Bike Rodeo teaches bike safety


The Batavia Bike Commission is hosting a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 6 from 11:00am-1:00pm.  The Rodeo will be held in the City Hall Parking Lot in downtown Batavia.  All elementary – middle school students are invited to have fun while learning how to safely start and stop, exit a driveway, look for traffic, negotiate an intersection and avoid road hazards.  Bike and helmet safety checks will also be available.
 
Students need to bring their own bicycle and helmet. There is no charge for participating.  Parents can bring their own bike and join in the fun.  Parents are encouraged to stay and participate!


Red Trillium
Red Trillium are one of many spring wildflowers to be seen at Fermi

Learn about native plants at Fermi
and enjoy Green Drinks May 10


The Batavia Environmental Commission and Fermilab Natural Areas are partnering to bring you a Green Drinks event this spring! The event will be held at 6:00 on May 10th, 2017.

Meet in the Lederman Science Center parking lot. We will take a wildflower walk through Fermilab's restored prairie and learn about the importance of native plants.
Afterward, all are welcome to join the BEC and Fermilab employees at Fermilab's very own Frontier Pub! You can learn more about what both groups are doing and how you can be involved. We hope to see you there!
RSVP by clicking on this Facebook Event Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/362201350847538/

Debris is collected during the Fox River cleanup
Cleaning up the Fox River requires People Power! 

Spring River Cleanup May 20th


The Fox River is an vital part of Batavia. But given all the human activity around the river, an annual cleanup goes a long way in keeping the river and its banks clean and attractive. 

 Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) is co-sponsoring a clean-up along the Fox River in Batavia with the City of Batavia.  Everyone will meet at the Blackard Skate & Bike Park 411 S. River St. Batavia at 9AM on May 20th. 
 
FOFR encourages everyone to bring their own garbage bags and gloves (we’ll have extras in case you forget!).  We’ll also provide snacks and water.  Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.  All participants must sign a waiver and volunteers under 18 will require a parental signature.  For more information, contact Gary Swick, Friends of the Fox River at swick@mc.net or visit the Friends of the Fox website (http://www.friendsofthefoxriver.org/ ).  See you there!
 
Be a steward to the Fox River and surrounding land that flows through our town.
Thank you Batavia!

Recycle Electronics
Recycling electronics keeps toxic materials out of the environment

Electronics Recycling May 13
Kane County Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 13, 2017

 
The next Kane County Recycles Event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles.

At the upcoming event, residents can recycle ELECTRONICS such as computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, stereos, cell phones, microwaves, and more.  Televisions (any size or age) and monitors are also accepted, but there is a cost. 

The fee will be $25 for screens under 21” (measured diagonally) and $35 for screens 21” and over. Fees may be paid online in advance or onsite by exact cash or card. It is recommended that you pay online in advance if possible and bring your receipt to any drop-off or the collection event. Unloading assistance is provided.  A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.  Hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators are not accepted. 

Also, BOOKS of any age and condition are accepted for recycling at this event. 

Volunteers are needed for the Electronics Recycling Event on May 13 to help unload electronics and will need to be able to lift 25 pounds or so. Volunteer hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be a pizza lunch provided for all volunteers after the event.  Kids under 17 are welcome to volunteer but must have an adult accompanying them and both will need to sign a waiver form.

In addition, the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county.  The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size (see above). Pay online in advance (use link above) or pay at site with cash or card only. 


Parkway Tree Program
Residents can purchase parkway trees

2017 Parkway Tree Program Underway


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.


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