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Week Ahead: Giving Tuesday, Christmas Walk, Swedish Christmas

Plus a chance to sing along with Handel's Messiah and run in the Snowflake Shuffle!

There is so much going on in Batavia this time of year. One big event this week is the Christmas Walk in Geneva, which starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and extends through the weekend, plus its two seasonal sister events: the House Tour on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and the Steeple Walk on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Other events this week include a a local opportunity for Giving Tuesday, the chance to enjoy an authentic Swedish Christmas at Bethany Lutheran Church, sing along to Handel's Messiah at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre and run in the Snowflake Shuffle.

Check out Batavia Patch events calendar for more information, and post an event if we missed any.

Be sure to click on the links in the subheads for details.


TUESDAY, DEC. 3

#Giving Tuesday- LOCAL OPPORTUNITY.


Suicide Prevention Services has been in the Batavia community since May 29, 1998. Here is a video to learn more: http://youtu.be/V-PDgREqVs0



TUESDAY, DEC. 3

Hear the Fox Valley Concert Band: Christmas Concert


Enjoy the sounds of the Christmas season when the Fox Valley Concert Band takes the stage at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4

NIU STEM Cafe Talk on the Higgs Boson


So just what is a Higgs boson, anyway? Find out at part of the STEM Café series. The free event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Claddagh Irish Pub, in the Geneva Commons.


FRIDAY, DEC. 6, and SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Geneva Christmas Walk & House Tour


Celebrate the beauty of the season with the Annual Christmas Walk and House Tour. Many shops and restaurants are offering specials and events throughout the weekend.


SATURDAY, DEC. 7

TCFS Snowflake Shuffle 5K Run/Walk



SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Sing-Along of Handel’s Messiah


This performance will be presented on Saturday, December 7, at 6 P.M. at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, Wilson Street and Western Ave. in Batavia. The local community and the entire area are invited to participate in singing the choral sections of the Christmas portion of this famous work.


SATURDAY, DEC. 7


Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival


The Swedish American Children's Choir presents the 15th annual Swedish Christmas and St. Lucia Festival on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. The festival will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St. in Batavia and feature music by the choir directed by Marguerite Karl as well as Margaret Lekander and Christopher Karl, violinists, Ernie Sandquist, Swedish Accordionist  and  Shirley Fox, pianist. This year's St. Lucia, Queen of Light, is Natalie Cooper  of Geneva.

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