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Wonder Works Children's Museum to Host Third Annual Summer Benefit Concert on August 22

Live music by The Population and organic, local-grown food raise money for non-profit children's museum

Oak Park, Illinois - August 11, 2008 - Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, will host a live performance by The Population at the Buzz Caf on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. The concert, featuring food from the Buzz Caf and a raffle, will help raise money for the non-profit museum, which depends on donations for 40 percent of its annual budget.

Singer-songwriter and Wonder Works board member Thomas Babbo of River Forest and Michael Huber of Indianapolis will play catchy, melodic pop songs from pre-fab to post-punk, bitter to sweet, country to rock-n-roll. "You can call us Britpop, indiepop or powerpop - we like and make music with hooks and melody," says Babbo.

"Wonder Works was thrilled with The Population's dynamic performance last year and the over $3,000 in donations that the concert brought in," says Wonder Works executive director Mary Bodlak. "We're excited to have them at the Buzz Caf and look forward to another successful event." For more information on The Population visit www.myspace.com/thepopulationmusic.

The fundraiser will begin at 8 p.m. at the Buzz Caf, located at 905 S. Lombard Ave. in Oak Park. Tickets are $30 at the door. Soft drinks will be available and concert-goers may bring beer and wine. For more information, call 708.383.4815 or email info@wonder-works.org.

About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties call 708.383.4815 or visit www.wonder-works.org.