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Treasure your health -- Super savvy senior expo

Wednesday, June 1, 9:00 am - Noon, J. Murphy Gym
Eastside Community Center

Themed Treasure Your Health, the Senior Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 1. We're hosting the expo in the J. Murphy Gym at the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St. This free event is for individuals ages 50 and older and their caregivers. Registration is not required. A variety of businesses and services will be showcased, and you can browse booths devoted to healthcare, entertainment and travel, among others. Free refreshments will be served and visitors will be able to enter for a chance to win great prizes. The first 100 attendees will receive a bag they can fill with all their goodies and information.
If you have questions, please contact Brittany Meyer, our director of community recreation, at 630-879-5235 ext. 2060 or brittanym@bataviaparks.org. And if you are a local business owner and would like to become a sponsor, we still have spots available. Please contact Debbie Gentry, our director of marketing andpublic relations, by calling 630-879-5235 ext. 2022 or by emailing debbieg@bataviaparks.org. There are three tiers of sponsorship available and we'd love for you to join us!

DADDY DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT

Friday, June 3, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Rotolo Middle School
and
Saturday, June 4, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Rotolo Middle School

June is a great time to take your daughter, who is between the ages of 3 and 12, on a special date! Join us for a magical night filled with entertainment, dessert, dancing, guessing games and a photo booth. Price is per couple. Please register using your daughter's name. Dads, make the night even more special by treating your little girl to a corsage! Corsage pick-up will be on Friday, June 3, for Friday evening's events from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Batavia Civic Center. Corsage pick-up will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, for Saturday evening's events.
For custom orders, please visit paragonflowers.com. Order deadline is Wednesday, June 1.
And the evening just wouldn't be the same without first enjoying dinner together at Batavia's Pal Joey's! Your meal includes pizza, salad, dessert along with soft drinks, coffee, water and gratuity also will be included. Price is per person, each person must register separately, and preregistration is required.

rIver rhapsoDy concert series

Select Wednesday evenings in June-August
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Peg Bond Center and Batavia Riverwalk
Free!

Welcome back to our summer cultural arts concert series featuring a variety of lively, eclectic musical acts showcasing a diverse range of tunes. Location and schedule are subject to change, depending on weather. Please feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages, although food and wine will be sold at the concerts!

June 15 Final Say Final Say delivers a musical repertoire that extends from the beginning of Rock & Roll, through today's hit music. Whether alternative, classic rock, soul, Motown, New Wave, Big Hair Rock, R&B, the '60s, '70s, '80s or '90s, this band delivers the right music!
June 22 Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band are the ultimate party band, celebrating the beach, warm summer sun, and island fun. Playing plenty of Jimmy Buffett favorites, they also jam out hits by Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Paul Simon, Dick Dale, Jerry Jeff Walker, and many others. Let your hair down, wiggle your toes in the sand and let Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band serenade you in the summer sunlight.
June 29 Kaleidoscope Eyes Kaleidoscope Eyes is Chicago's premiere acoustic Beatles tribute band. They pay homage to the band that's the official soundtrack for generations of families. See and hear why audiences across the Chicago area are raving about this captivating, crowd-engaging band!
July 13 Serendipity Serendipity is a pop/rock band from the Chicago suburbs most notable for playing a combination of popular '60s, '70s, and '80s covers, as well as current pop hits, at events throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. Serendipity has been seen and heard on live television, radio and commercials. They are well known for their high energy and great musicianship.
July 20 Second Hand Soul Band Motown, funk and soul are exactly the sounds that define this Chicago band. Second Hand Soul Band takes you back to the days when all that mattered was meeting your friends for some drinks and an all-night dance party! This energetic, dynamic, seven-piece band has many years of experience and knows how to entertain! Between the funky hits of the '70s, the one-hit wonders, the disco, and the soulful songs of that era, you will be moved to dance and sing "songs you remember from the nights you don't!"
July 27 Nashville Electric Company With their long repertoire of modern country hits as well as favorite country classics, they'll be sure to give you and your friends a real honky-tonk time! With their high-energy dancing and singing, Nashville Electric Company sure brings country to life.
Aug. 3 Feel Good Party Band Feel Good is a fun, energetic, Chicago-based tribute band. The band's name is exactly what every show does: it makes you feel good. Feel Good plays all of your favorite party jams from the '60s to today.


Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 am - noon, Clark Island Recreation Area
Free!

It's time to grab your gear and reel in the fun with your whole family! Enjoy a fun-filled morning of fishing. Bring your Dad to celebrate Father's Day in the great outdoors together! A limited supply of fishing gear is available, but please feel free to bring your own. There will be prizes, too! This event is free for all ages and no registration is required.

movIeS IN the paRk

Wednesday, July 20, 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Peg Bond Center
and
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Peg Bond Center
Free!

Summertime movies along the Batavia Riverwalk are back! Bring your children, blankets, pillows and snacks and enjoy an evening under the stars watching great family movies together outdoors! Movies will begin after the conclusion of our River Rhapsody concerts, at approximately 8:45 pm on two evenings this summer. We will show "Sing 2" on July 20 and "Hook" on Aug. 3.

2022 calendar of special events

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