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posted: 3/13/2010 12:01 AM

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Kids clothing resale:

The Tri-Cities Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club spring resale is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Mooseheart field house, Route 31 and Mooseheart Road, between Batavia and North Aurora. It features clothing (infant through preteen), shoes, toys, videos, outdoor equipment, bicycles, strollers, baby furniture, maternity clothing, books and other items for babies or children. Beverages and home-baked goods will be sold also. Admission is $1. Yellow-tagged items will sell for half price from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit or call (630) 375-7511.

'Ask a Lawyer' free:

Free legal advice is available by phone from 9 a.m. to noon today in Kane County. "Ask a Lawyer Days" is sponsored by the Kane County Bar Association. People can call (630) 762-1900 for a consultation with a volunteer attorney. For more information, visit

Turkey dinner in Elburn:

St. Gall Catholic Church is hosting the 127th annual St. Patrick's Day turkey dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the parish hall, 120 W. Shannon St. in downtown Elburn. The sit-down family-style dinner will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, coleslaw, cranberries, bread and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children 6 to 12, and free for those 5 and younger. Carryout is available by calling the American Legion Hall at (630) 365-6530. For more information, call Jeff or Carrie Walter at (630) 365-3707.

Meeting to explain odor:

Burgess-Norton Manufacturing, 737 Peyton St., Geneva, will have a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday for residents and business people to discuss the status of work to eliminate an unpleasant odor that has been emanating from the plant. Details regarding the overall issue and the steps being taken until the removal of the offending equipment April 1 will be discussed.

Apply for Youth Leadership:

The Youth Leadership Academy is accepting applications for current sixth-graders to begin as Cadets in the fall. If they stick with the Academy activities through high school graduation, they will receive two years of free tuition at Elgin Community College. The Youth Leadership Academy was founded in 1996 with the aim of providing low-income kids with an alternative to gangs and drugs. More than 100 YLA Cadets, middle and high school students from the Elgin Community College District 509, participate in academy activities every other Saturday morning during the academic year. Academy activities focus on increasing leadership skills such as project management, identifying personal values and prioritizing one's energy, computer proficiencies and field trips to Springfield. In order to begin academy activities in seventh grade, an application must be filled out in the spring of the sixth grade year. Applications are available on the YLA Web site. Deadline is Friday. For details, call (847) 214-6910, or visit or write