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Kane County HCE: The Kane County Association of Home and Community Education will host a special program on identity theft on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Kelly Kennedy will present "Protect Your Identity From Theft" from 1 to 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension-Kane County office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Light refreshments will be served. There is no fee to attend. To RSVP by Aug. 9 to Joan Rossi, cultural enrichment director, at (847) 741-9021 and leave a message or email

St. Charles Kiwanis: The St. Charles Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles. For membership information, call Diane DeWitte at (630) 377-7402. Visit Kiwanis @ Night will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Office, 201 E. Main St., downtown St. Charles. On Aug. 13, state Sen. Don DeWitte (33rd District) will speak on Illinois income tax law.

St. Charles Noon Rotary Club: The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club meets at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays at The Office Dining and Spirits, 201 E. Main St., second floor, St. Charles. Visit

St. Charles Singles Club: The St. Charles Singles Club invites singles, age 40 and older, to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Randall Pancake House, 305 Randall Road, South Elgin. For details, call Ed Donka, (630) 688-7329. Another Aug. 10 breakfast option is at Brianna's, 572 Randall Road, South Elgin. Call Barb Bukalski at (847) 888-8118.

The next monthly dances will be Monday, Aug. 12, at Villa Olivia Ballroom, off Lake Street in Bartlett. Hustle lessons are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing to DJ music from Fast Freddy from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Lessons are $3 with purchase of dance admission. Cost is $5, $10 for a visitor. No partner needed; you dance with everyone taking the lesson. Visit

Leisure Riders: The Leisure Riders Bicycle Club is hosting its weekly bicycle rides every Sunday, weather permitting. It is a loose-knit, social biking group that meets at various trails throughout the Chicago suburbs. The group starts out at 8:30 a.m. on a different route each week. They usually bike 10 miles, meet at a restaurant for breakfast, and then return. It is generally an over 50 crowd. Newcomers welcome. For details, visit or email

On Aug. 11, join a bike ride at Harms Woods near Skokie. Meet at picnic grove No. 5/6, off Harms Road and Old Orchard. Breakfast will be at the Chicago Botanic Garden restaurant. No separate checks; bring cash.

Friends of the Fox River: The Schweitzer House is going to the dogs on Sunday, Aug. 11. It's the only time of the year the house is open for dogs and their owners, in honor of Emily Schweitzer's love for canines. Animal House Shelter will bring dogs needing a new home to greet visitors. Find out how you can become a foster parent and rescue dogs. The free event will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Schweitzer Forest Preserve, 16N690 Sleepy Hollow Road, West Dundee. Refreshments will be available for a donation to Animal House Shelter. Schweitzer House serves as an environmental center for the Friends of the Fox River, sponsors of this event. Visit

Geneva/St. Charles Lions: The Geneva/St. Charles Lions Club meets at noon Mondays at Aurelio's, 330 W. State St., Geneva. They welcome new members. For membership, call Maryellen Theilemann at (630) 845-7966 or visit On Aug. 12, recycling program coordinator Jennifer Jarland will speak about Kane County Recycles.

NARFE: The Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its annual indoor picnic from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Elgin American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., Elgin. The picnic will begin with brief opening remarks from the interim chapter president. Guest speaker will be the newly installed Illinois Federation President, James Glover. He will share information pertinent to all federation members. District Vice President Margaret Murphy also may share remarks.

The microphone will be open to any member or guest who wants to share news, events, jokes or songs. Participation at local chapter meetings is a key element of a successful grass-roots organization.

Geneva Rotary Club: The Geneva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Riverside Receptions, 35 N. River Lane, Geneva; use the courtyard entrance. Visit On Aug. 20, Dan Griebel will speak on Young Life Kane County.

St. Charles Rotary Club: The St. Charles Breakfast Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at McNally's Irish Pub, 109 W. Main St., St. Charles. Visit On Aug. 13, the speaker will be Ryan Keiler, stroke education coordinator for Northwestern Medicine.

Tri-Cities Exchange Club: The Tri-Cities Exchange Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Colonial Cafe, 552 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The club welcomes guests or potential new members to meetings who are interested in the four focus areas: child abuse prevention, patriotism, youth services and community service. For additional information, visit and on Facebook.

Kane Co. Audubon Society: On Wednesday, Aug. 14, instead of the monthly meeting, join a bird walk at 6 p.m. at Glenwood Forest Preserve, 1644 S. River St., Batavia. This preserve runs along the Fox River and features several flood plain islands, as well as some wooded areas. Bring a brown bag dinner at 5:30 p.m. if you want to eat and socialize beforehand. For additional information, contact Jon Duerr at (630) 485-1005. Visit

Elgin American Legion: American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., Elgin, continues its "Queen of Hearts" program at 8 p.m. Mondays. Tickets are available at the canteen during regular business hours and will be sold up to 15 minutes before each drawing. Net ticket sales will be added to the remaining jackpot for the next week's drawing. The jackpot on July 29 was $3,560. Tickets are six for $5 (sold in $5 lots only).

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the Sons of American Legion Auxiliary host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, call (847) 741-1669 or visit

Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission: The Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission will host the Veterans Breakfast Briefing at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Denny's, 521 N. Randall Road, Batavia. Dr. Chernara Baker from Affordable Dentures and Implants in North Aurora will provide information about dental concerns for veterans. Arrive by 8 a.m. to hear the guest speaker. Breakfast can be ordered after the presentation. At 9 a.m., they will go around the room to share events that are going on in the area of interest to the veterans community. Visit

Friends of the Viking Ship: Geneva's Viking replica long ship, called the Viking, has announced its 2019 visit days. The public is invited. The life-size Viking is housed at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive, Geneva. Parking is free. Visit days are 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from April through October. This season's visit days are Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19-20. Special visit days are Oct. 19-20 in observance of Cottages in the Woods festival. Guided group tours begin every 30 minutes with the last tour at 3:30 p.m. Self-guided viewing is also available. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens. Group tours are available with two weeks advance notice. The fee is $50. Call (630) 674-7530 or email For information about visit days, call (630) 753-9412 or email Visit or

Batavia American Legion: The Batavia American Legion Post 504 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Batavia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on River Street in Batavia. All veterans are invited to join. The post holds its monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information and updates, visit the website at

Kane Co. Genealogical Society: On Thursday, Aug. 22, the Kane County Genealogical Society meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third St. Jennifer Warner will present "Locating Your Confederate or Union Civil War Ancestors" Warner specializes in military records and will offer an interesting presentation on one of the most important events in American history -- an event that impacted all families residing in the country.

Visitors are encouraged to attend. For information, call (630) 204-2199 or visit

Pottawatomie Garden Club: On Monday, Aug. 26, the Pottawatomie Garden Club will take a field trip by bus to Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton. Tour the beautiful gardens, enjoy a box lunch to eat on-site, and find some plants to buy for your gardens. Anyone interested in learning more about the garden club may go to the website at

Batavia Rotary: Get your tickets for the 31st annual Batavia Rotary Corvette Raffle. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 and available at

The grand prize drawing will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Wine Bar at K. Hollis Jewelers, 147 S. Randall Road, Batavia. All are welcome this evening event featuring complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

The grand prize is a 2020 Corvette Coupe 1LT or $45,000. There also will be three early bird drawings on Aug. 23, Sept. 23 and Oct. 23. Win $500 in cash by entering now.

All tickets purchased online will be mailed to the shipping address that is supplied. Ticket buyers must be 18 or older.

Donations will fund many worthwhile programs for local, national, and international service projects. The club supports programs to eradicate polio, fight hunger, provide clean water, promote literacy, and alleviate suffering worldwide.

The winning early bird tickets remain in the drawing for the grand prize.

Batavia Mothers' Club: The Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation is now accepting applications for crafters and vendors for the 34th annual Autumn Craft & Vendor Show to be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Batavia High School, 1201 Main St.

The show features handcrafted items from a variety of area artisans, as well as selected vendors. Each year this event spotlights a juried selection of arts and crafts designed and created by the artist.

The show also will include the ever-popular bake sale and charity raffle along with concessions and lunch services.

This is a well-attended event with a $5 general admission fee; free for children ages 12 and younger.

Raffle donations are always being sought. If you are a business owner that would like to make a contribution, contact In addition, sponsoring the event can help business owners get some publicity and contribute to the greater good of their community.

To become a sponsor or to apply, visit or email
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Date:Aug 8, 2019
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