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More Talk of Splitting Ash Borer Costs, a Silent Auction Items Needed and More—5 Things You Should Know for Monday, Sept. 19

Shiver Me Timbers! It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Residents of Geneva with ash trees who have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer will be interested in a proposal of a 50/50 replacement program, which would split the expense of replacing parkway trees.

Also, you can take your relaxation routine to a new level with a workshop at the Peaceful Parlour tonight. Keep reading to find out more. 

Here are five things going on today, Sept. 19:

1. The city of Geneva will hold a and at 7 p.m. inside . Tonight's topics include a swearing in of police officer Christopher Reading and the authorization of the citywide 50/50 Tree Replacement program. The Tree Replacement Program will suggest homeowners and the city split the cost of replacing dying ash trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. 

A copy of the meeting agenda can be found at, http://www.geneva.il.us/agendas/cc.htm

2. You can learn how to make a at 6:30 p.m. at the . Guest speaker Ellie Stewart will assist participants in mixing a bath blend for healing and detoxification using Dead Sea Salts and essential oils sold at the Peaceful Parlour. 

The class fee is $25 and includes most materials. Participants are asked to bring a dark-colored glass vessel to keep their bath salts; some will available for purchase that evening. Please call the Peaceful Parlour at 630-232-6300 to register.

3. Donations are now being taken for the Geneva Academic Foundation's silent auction at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Donated items can be anything from airline tickets to cash. If you or your business would like to donate, contact Deb Brown at 630-418-0457. 

4. Yellow House Artists is an organization of artists who work in Oil Pastel and/or Oil Stick mediums. The artists will present a  through Thurs. Nov. 3, at , 700 West Fabyan Parkway in Batavia. 

5. Fun Fact: Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. What started as an inside joke between two friends in 1995 gained notoriety in 2002 when columnist Dave Barry liked the idea and decided to promote it. So, instead of greeting people by saying "Hello" today, why not give them a hearty "Ahoy, Matey!" instead?

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