Tri-Cities briefs

Posted4/20/2010 12:01 AM

Sugar Grove used book sale

The final day for the Sugar Grove Library Friend's used book sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Sugar Grove Library, 125 Municipal Drive. For more information, go to or call (630) 466-3905.


Lifeguard classes offered

The Norris Recreation Center in St. Charles is currently offering a two-day Red Cross Lifeguard Class Saturday and Sunday. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the cost is $225 for certification. Call (630) 377-1405 for more information.

Library goals meeting

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

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.

'Visual Tricks' at Messenger

"Visual Tricks-Visual Treats" is a program that explores special effects employing 'trompe l'oeil' paintings of Picasso and many other famous artists from the past. Presented by Art Insights, the free program will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 5 at the Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak St., For details or to register, go to; call the Adult Services Department at (630) 896-0240, extension 3; or e-mail

Elgin, NIU to host conference

The city of Elgin and Northern Illinois University Outreach will host a Sustainable Governance Conference Friday at the Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin. "Saving the Green: Turning Challenge into Opportunity" will feature national and municipal sustainability experts and business professionals who will show how to design and develop sustainable communities that are economically vibrant and fiscally sound. The cost is $59 for nonprofits and government agencies and $179 for individuals. The keynote speaker is John Norquist, president of the Congress for New Urbanism. Visit or call (847) 931-5567.


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