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Article posted: 4/13/2010 12:01 AM

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Fashion show coming up:

The Mother's Club of Geneva is having its annual spring luncheon and fashion show from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Riverside Receptions in Geneva. Tickets are $30 each. All are welcome. RSVP by April 14. For tickets, call Linda Biesecker at (630) 262-1952 or go to


Tax help for seniors:

Free tax help is available to senior citizens courtesy of AARP-trained tax aides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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. Call (630) 232-3602.

What's a Good Templar?

The Geneva History Center will host a lecture about Good Templar Park and the International Order of Good Templars at noon today at 113 S. Third St. Feel free to bring your lunch. Cookies and coffee are provided. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for Geneva History Center members and students. Call (630) 232-4951.

Free tax help in Aurora:

Free tax assistance is available at Waubonsee Community College's Aurora campus from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 5 E. Galena Blvd. Families with annual incomes of less than $50,000, and individuals earning less than $25,000 a year are eligible for tax assistance. If possible, clients should bring copies of their 2008 tax returns, W-2 forms, all 1099 forms from 2009, photo identification and social security cards for household members. Call (630) 466-7900, ext. 2992, or e-mail

Gardening the 1890s way:

Visitors can learn how to grow the kinds of vegetables and herbs that would have been found at an 1890s farm during the "Heirloom-Gardening Class" Saturday at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, near West Chicago. The $25 program will be offered in two sessions available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Call (630) 876-5900.

Fox Valley seeks volunteers:

The Fox Valley Park District is seeking volunteers to participate in its second annual Spring Spruce-Up from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday. Volunteers will join park staff at selected locations to collect litter, haul light brush and help remove invasive plant species. Volunteers will be placed in parks closest to their homes. For details, call community outreach manager Debbie Smith at (630) 966-4555.

Keslinger Road closed:

Keslinger Road over Welch Creek is closed through June 5 for bridge replacement. Traffic will be detoured to Routes 38 and 47 and Meredith Road. Questions or concerns should be directed to Kane County construction chief David Boesch at (630) 845-7875.

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