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Gina Duwe
April 15, 2010

Recently I’ve been flooded with press releases about upcoming events in Evansville. So for the next few days, you can’t claim there’s nothing to do...

Here’s what’s coming up:

-- An open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Baker Office Building, 15 Antes Drive, at the entrance to Lake Leota Park. A dedication ceremony will take place at 2 p.m.

The restored building will now be the city’s new visitor center and local history museum. Mostly all volunteer labor over the last 10 years made the restoration effort possible.

Visitors can view the permanent exhibit related to the Baker Manufacturing Company, and an initial special exhibit having the theme: “Q. How did your museum get where it is today? A. By truck!”

Here’s a story I did last fall on the effort.

-- The 8th annual Hispanic Community Project Fiesta is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the high school commons.

This year’s fiesta will include live music with Sonidos Suaves from Madison, an authentic Mexican dance group from the Rock County Even Start Dancers, a Jalapeño eating contest, games and a piñata for children and authentic homemade food. You can’t beat it when you can fill your plate for only $3. Mmmmm.

Click here to see where proceeds will go.

-- The Evansville Art Crawl will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 23 downtown. This is a new event in which several downtown businesses will be open late and have invited artisans to exhibit and sell their works. Locations include: Allen Creek Gallery, 137 E. Main; Art Interrupted, 7 E. Main; Evansville Floral, 9 W. Main; Integrated Art Group, 13 W. Main; Windmill Antiques, 7 E. Main; Déjà Vu, 18 E. Main; and Dave Mosher & Associates.

Real Coffee at Daun’s will have an open mic night and will be open until 11 p.m. Enjoy art, hands on activities, discounts, refreshments and snacks at these locations. Other businesses have been invited to keep their doors open that night.

Here’s a list of the participating artists and their locations.

-- The 8th annual Earth Day Energy Fair also will take place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at the Evansville Field House, 320 Fair St. As always, the event will feature dozens of exhibits, displays, activities and information relating to the theme, Energy, Environment, Education, Evansville and U!

Also featured will be the Discovery World’s Robotic Show, Build Your Own Superball, free small electronics recycling (a fee will be charged for TVs and monitors), free document shredding and a light bulb exchange.



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