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posted: 4/7/2010 12:01 AM

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Suicide group to meet:

Attempters' of Suicide support group meets from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Stone Manor, 528 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), Batavia. It is sponsored by Suicide Prevention Services. Call (630) 482-9696, or visit

'Ladies Day' in St. Charles:

Delnor Hospital hosts "Ladies Day Out" from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday at The Q Center in St. Charles. The keynote presentation, delivered by Barb Bancroft, is "Moon Pies, French Fries and Thunder Thighs." She will discuss diet and disease and as well as popular alternative therapies. Bancroft is author of the books, "Medical Minutiae; An Apple a Day," "The ABCs of Diet and Disease" and "Live a Little, Laugh a Lot." The cost is $25 per person, which includes all activities, gifts and a gourmet lunch as well as snacks and beverages. Register at and click on the Register for Classes & Events tab at the top of the page then go to Special Events, or call Community Health & Outreach at (630) 208-3999.

Boy Scout spaghetti dinner:

Geneva Boy Scout Troop 37 will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Geneva Lutheran Church, 301 S. Third St. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids 6 to 12 and younger than 6 are free. There is a $30 family rate. Tickets are available from any scout, and are also available at the door. Contact Dan Zuzuly (630) 208-1123 for additional information.

Seniors -Need tax help?:

Free tax help is available to senior citizens courtesy of AARP-trained tax aides. Assistance is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Geneva Township Senior Center in Wheeler Park, 400 Wheeler Drive. You'll need to bring your 2008 tax return and tax information papers from 2009. For an appointment, call (630) 232-3602.

Make prom dreams come true:

The Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties Inc. is seeking new and gently used prom-style dresses, jewelry, purses, hair accessories and other formalwear for its sixth annual Cinderella's Closet. The one-day boutique on Saturday in the Fred Rodgers Community Center in Aurora allows financially challenged high school junior and senior girls to shop for everything they need for prom free of charge. Donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at several locations. For details, visit

Lifeguard training:

Delnor Health and Wellness Center on Randall Road in Geneva offers American Red Cross Lifeguard Training to everyone. The course is on Saturdays and Wednesdays, starting this week through May 1. Registration is $230. Contact Ginny Schwartz at (630) 262-6057 or