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posted: 4/22/2010 12:01 AM

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Library goals meeting

The Geneva library board has called a special meeting for 6 tonight to discuss its goals for the coming fiscal year. The library is at 127 James St.

Bingo in Elburn

The Elburn Lions Club hosts bingo every Friday night. Doors open at 5 p.m., early-bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and regular games at 7 p.m. Twelve regular games are offered as well as three progressives and one split the pot. Food and drink are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Campaign SightFirst II, a worldwide Lions fundraising campaign to fight preventable and reversible blindness. The club is located at 500 Filmore St. Call (630) 365-6315.

Exchange Club raffle

The Exchange Club of the Tri-Cities will host its annual Draw Down raffle and dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Royal Hawk Country Club in St. Charles. The annual event raises funds for the club's main causes - prevention of child abuse and promotion of patriotism. Participants can purchase a $100 ticket to enter the Draw Down, which features a $4,000 grand prize and 10 consolation prizes of $200 each. The club seeks to sell approximately 100 tickets, and not more than 125. Numbers are drawn until only four remain, and those ticketholders can choose to split the pot, or continue to have the final numbers drawn. Ticketholders need not be present to participate, but those who are interested in attending the dinner can do so at $30 a ticket. Information about tickets and the dinner is available by calling club member George Mohn at (847) 488-9179. The Exchange Club of the Tri-Cities meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Colonial Restaurant on the west side of St. Charles. The club currently has more than 50 members and nearly 40 "Friends of the Exchange" who support programs by volunteering for or donating to club causes. More information about the club is available on its Web site at

Fire safety check

Geneva residents can learn about fire safety during free home safety inspections by the Geneva Fire Department. Firefighters will check for hazardous conditions, check smoke detectors, review how a carbon monoxide detector works and help devise an evacuation plan. To schedule an inspection, call (630) 232-2530.