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Yoga at park

Yoga classes at the Peck Farm Park Orientation Barn in Geneva will be at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays starting this week. Cost is $45 for Geneva Park District residents, $55 for others. To register, go to to sign up.

Learn about property taxes

Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will present a taxpayer workshop this summer to explain the property tax cycle, how assessments are developed, how to appeal an assessment, and what the Kane County Board of Review and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board are. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. They are Wednesday at the Elburn village hall, 301 E. North St., Elburn; July 14 at Tanner Trail Community Church, 2301 Tanner Road, North Aurora; Aug. 11 at Rejoice Lutheran Church, 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva; and Sept. 8 at Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School, 1122 S. Anderson Road, Elburn. For details, visit or call (630) 365-6580.

Community garage sale

The South Elgin Rehabilitation and Health Care Center will hold a community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at 746 W. Spring St., South Elgin. Participants can set up their own garage sale and keep their profits or donate items for the rehabilitation staff to sell and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Space reservations are required. For more information, call Mary Dwyer at (630) 677-5828 or e-mail

Indian Trail work ramping up

A traffic shift through the construction area on East Indian Trail Road in Aurora will necessitate the closing of the left turn lanes at Church Road for both eastbound and westbound traffic. Officials expect the turn lanes to be closed until sometime in July.

Asthma screenings

Free asthma screenings will be available next month at the Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Fox Valley. The events are planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at 1705 South Street, Geneva, and June 28 at 1315 N. Highland Avenue, Suite 202, Aurora. For more information, call (630) 859-3877.

Play in parade

Former school band members are invited to join the Second Time Around Band to march in the Swedish Days Parade June 27 in Geneva. To sign up, contact Joy Nelson at (630) 247-1701 or send email to