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The Aurora Green Fest will be held June 8, produced by Aurora Green Lights in affiliation with The Conservation Foundation.

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The 2013 Mini-Event Series precedes the Green Fest. Admission is free to all events.

The Backyard Conservationist: Learn how to make a difference through eco-friendly gardening and landscaping from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Eola Community Center, 555 S. Eola Road, Aurora. Presentations will be given by The Conservation Foundation, The Growing Place and Pure Prairie Organics. Participate in the seed exchange and receive valuable coupons and discounts. This is the first of three mini-events that the Aurora Green Lights is hosting this spring.

Earth Hour: Enjoy a night of fun, family-friendly activities as we turn out the lights and join communities, individuals and organizations around the globe for a symbolic hour of solidarity aimed toward raising awareness of energy consumption and its effects on the environment. This event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Culture Stock, 43 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. Activities include drum circle, yoga, meditation, astronomy, storytelling, live acoustic music and more.

Recycled Art Workshop: Create art from discarded, recycled and found items in this workshop from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Aurora Public Library West Branch, 233 S. Constitution Drive, Aurora. Your artwork could even be displayed at Aurora Green Fest.

Now in its fourth year, the Aurora Green Fest is happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Prisco Community Center and features a variety of activities, including guest speakers, educational demonstrations and displays, recycling extravaganza, green vendors, food vendors, live music, green car show and more.

For more information, visit www.auroragreenfest.com.

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