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posted: 1/25/2010 12:01 AM

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WDSRA plans charity dinner:

The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association is seeking sponsors, auction and raffle donations, and contributions for its annual charity dinner March 6 at the Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn. Both family and corporate sponsorships are available. Needed auction items include tickets to sporting events, travel packages and unique opportunities, such as chef for a day at a popular restaurant. For details, call (630) 681-0962, ext. 132.

Garden plots, picnic rentals:

Lisle Park District is taking registration for garden plots and picnic shelter rentals. Priority is given to returning gardeners for Community Garden Plots on the southwest corner of River Road Park at Maple Avenue and River Road. New gardener open registration begins April 6. The plots rent for $25 for park district residents and $32.50 for others. Resident reservations also are being accepted for picnic shelter rentals for weekends in June, July and August. Nonresident registration will be accepted beginning Feb. 8. Rentals begin at $85 and include setup and cleanup. For either garden plots or picnic shelter rentals, call (630) 964-3410.

WeGo community calendar:

The Friends of the West Chicago City Museum's limited edition 2010 calendar features a guide to events and local attractions, packaged with photos significant to the city's history. The calendar can be updated with stickers containing information about events scheduled later in the year that will be mailed quarterly through the Friends newsletter. The community calendar is $10 at the City Museum, 132 Main St.; city hall, 475 Main St., and the West Chicago Printing Company, 131 Fremont St. Museum members pay $8. Proceeds support future museum initiatives.

Pantry expands giving:

Any DuPage County residents in need of food assistance will be eligible to receive monthly Client Choice distributions from Naperville's Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry beginning Feb. 1. The five-month test program will measure demand and guide the planning process for possible expansion. The pantry is at 556 W. Fifth Ave. For details, contact (630) 355-3663 or