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Rabies vaccination:

The Kane County Animal Control Department will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the Kane County Animal Control Facility, 4060 Keslinger Road in Geneva. The facility is at the southwest corner of Peck and Keslinger roads. The vaccinations will be for dogs and cats only. Keep your pets on leashes or in carriers. Fees are $15 for rabies vaccine; $10 for county rabies tag. People 65 and older will get the county tag free.

Fermilab Art Series:

Fermilab Arts Series will present Gizmo Guys at 7 tonight at the facility, Kirk Road and Pine Street, Batavia. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and younger. The event will be in Ramsey Auditorium at Wilson Hall, the central building of Fermilab. For more information, go to

Schedule your flu shot:

The McHenry County Health Department is giving flu shots in September and October and encourages you to set up your appointment. The department's $30 clinics are open to adults and children starting at 9 years old. For locations, times or to make an appointment, visit or call (815) 334-4510.

Thick or thin crust?:

Do you have a taste for local pizza? If so, the Cary-Grove Jaycees is holding a contest in which participants will sample pizza from eateries in Cary and Fox River Grove, then pick their favorites. The contest will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cary Park District Community Center. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. Also included is a free raffle ticket to win an extra-large pizza from one of the restaurants. The Cary-Grove Jaycees will use the event's proceeds to support its other projects. For details, e-mail

Senior safety seminar:

A Fall 2010 Senior Safety Academy will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Elgin Township office, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin. Seminars will focus on railroad crossings and postal scams. The free seminar includes lunch but registration is required by calling (847) 741-2045.

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