Two-Day Planner

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Two-Day Planner


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* The 2011 Batavia House Walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Five distinctive homes and a tea will highlight this year's walk.This year's homes include a newly constructed delight that is not only charming but also whimsical; a completely remodeled 1870s beauty with a large addition; a historicalhome that is currently used as a convent; an adorable 1888 Victorian; and a 2004 Old World style show stopper. Tickets are $20 the day of the event, if available. Visit downtownbatavia.com.

* Rain put a damper on the Batavia Teen Center's Skateboard Competition this past weekend, but the tournament will go today at the Blackard Skate-n-Bike Park, 411 S. River St. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. on-site and the competition will begin at noon. The registration fee is $15 at the gate. Forms are available at the Park District Civic Center, 327 W. Wilson St., or the Eastside Community Center, 14 N. Van Buren St. Entry categories will include beginner, intermediate and expert. Participants will perform a one minute run in their respective category and be scored by a panel of judges. The event will include an open skate before the event, music and concessions. For information, call (630) 879-5235 or visit bataviaparks.org.

* The Batavia Historical Society will host the Chicago Cubs and Sox Nostalgia Program at 2 p.m. today in the Batavia City Council Chambers, 100 N. Island Ave. This nostalgia program features memories, pleasant and painful, of the Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball teams. Speaker Larry Bergnach will recall memories of Luke Appling, Hack Wilson, Minnie Minosa, Ted Lyons, Ed Walsh, Nellie Fox, Ernie Banks, Tinkers, Evers, and Chance and comment on those storied ball fields of Wrigley Field and old Comiskey Park. You do not need be a Batavia Historical Society member to attend. For information, call the Batavia Depot Museum at (630) 406-5274.

* Old House New House Home Show wraps up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Admission is $7; free for seniors ages 62 and older and children 18 and younger. Parking is free. A portion of the ticket proceeds benefits the Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley and their ReStore. Lou Manfredini, "Mr. Fix It," will share practical tips and expert solutions with homeowners at 1 p.m. today. Ann Stockard and Leslie Lawrence of Normandy Builders will present "The Secrets to a Great Kitchen" at noon. The Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley will offer a flu shot clinic. For a current exhibitor list or a printable $1 off admission coupon, visit kennedyproductions.com or call (630) 515-1160.

* Filmgoers in Illinois can unite with more than 100,000 people and join the Global Critic Circle when the Manhattan Short Film Festival is held at 5 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students.This year the festival received 598 entries from 48 countries, and 10finalists have been chosen for the public to judge the winner. Their films will screen more than 700 times in more than 200 cities spanning six continents during one week. An 8-minute film, "Sexting," is the work of finalist Neil LaBute and stars Julia Stiles. Nine others will also compete for the title.Audiences at each venue will get a voting card and have the option to vote for the one film they think should win. Votes will be sent to Manhattan Short Headquarters and the winner will be announced Oct. 2 at ManhattanShort. …

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