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Geneva library meeting

At 6:30 tonight, the Geneva Public Library board will have a public hearing about the purchase of a site for a new library. The library expects to close a deal in October to buy the former Cetron factory on Seventh Street for $2 million. The hearing is at the library, 127 W. James St.

Autumn Fair at Peck Farm

The Geneva Park District Foundation hosts its annual Autumn Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road. There will be performances by the Sunset Dance Company, family activities, children's games, crafts, birds of prey presentation, the final opportunity of the season to visit the Butterfly House and pony rides. Call (630) 232-4542.

Lots of tree planting

Drew Ullberg, Director of Natural Resources for the Kane County Forest Preserve, will lead a crew of volunteers in planting oak trees from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve, 41W600 Hughes Road, Elburn. It's being done in conjunction with National Public Lands Day. The district will pre-dig the holes. Volunteers are needed to plant trees, mulch and water. All tools are supplied, but volunteers are asked to bring work gloves if desired. For information or to RSVP an individual or volunteer group, contact Tracey Smith at (630) 232-5921. Information is also available at

Coffee in Sugar Grove

The Village of Sugar Grove is hosting a Coffee with the Board at the Sugar Grove Chamber's Harvest Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Municipal Center, 10 S. Municipal Drive. In addition to the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a board member there will be activities for children including face painting, gourd painting and JoJo the clown. Visit the chamber's website for additional farmers market information at

Bethlehem Trunk Sale

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is hosting its third annual Trunk Sale and outdoor flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. There will be a free pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Collectibles, quilts, books, toys, sports equipment, new crafts, jewelry, etc. will be for sale. A limited number of 10- by 16-foot vendor spaces are available for $10. Call Michelle at (630) 377-5879 or visit

Calvary Episcopal auction

The public is invited to "Lights, Camera, Auction!," Calvary Episcopal Church's Fifth Annual Silent Auction and Raffle Saturday in Batavia. For the Grand Prize Raffle, one winner will be awarded a deluxe entertainment package, including a flat screen HDTV/DVD combo, a one-year subscription to Netflix, a selection of classic movies and more. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20, and a maximum of only 500 will be sold. An order form for raffle tickets can be downloaded at The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Calvary is at 222 S. Batavia Ave., on the corner of Route 31 and Main Street. Call (630) 879-3378.