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Geneva Around the Block: May & June

May 02, 2017 11:53AM ● By Ben Scott

Garden Party to benefit Fox Valley Hands of Hope

Fox Valley Hands of Hope’s (FVHH) highly anticipated spring fundraiser is right around the corner! Garden Party 2017 will be held on Fri., May 26 at the Q Center in St. Charles starting at 10am. FVHH’s staff and Garden Party volunteers have been working for months to make this event as unforgettable as ever. This event includes raffle showcases, an extraordinary silent and live auction, a delicious lunch and a preview of the latest fashions by Jeans and a Cute Top Shop and GymChic.

Not only will you have a fabulous time at the event, but you will be helping FVHH to help people who are truly in need. This event raises more than one-third of the agency’s budget and allows FVHH to reach out to those experiencing grief and life-threatening illness, providing all of their services free of charge.

Tickets for the Garden Party are $70 and can be purchased online at or by calling 630-232-2233. You can also purchase tickets by stopping by the FVHH office at 200 Whitfield Drive in Geneva.

Geneva Beautification Volunteers needed

The Geneva Beautification Committee is recruiting gardeners of all ages to join in the garden preparation and second planting of the season. New volunteers should report to the corner of S. Third and James St., in front of the Geneva Post Office at 8am on Sat., May 20. They will be given a garden location that could use their help. Volunteers who have already been assigned to a garden can report directly to their garden and begin planting the flowers that have been delivered to their area.

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, pruning shears, rakes, brooms, shovels and trowels. Since the flowers enjoy a slight sprinkling of showers, the planting will continue unless there is a thunderstorm. If rain delays the planting, the rain date is Sun., May 21 beginning at 12:30pm. For more information about the Geneva Beautification Committee and to learn how to join in the fun, call Dorothy Flanagan at 630-208-0279 (evenings) or Sherri Weitl at 630-232-7494 (daytime).

Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden opens for 2017 season

Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley is delighted to announce that the Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden, located in the Fabyan West Forest Preserve will open its doors to the public for the 2017 season on Sun., May 7 from 1–4:30pm. The Villa Museum will have 40 minute guided tours every half hour until 4pm that day. The Japanese Garden will be open for strolling, with a self-guided tour booklet available. The preserve is located at 1925 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva. 630-377-6424,

See a movie in the park

Join the Geneva Park District under the stars for free movies in the park this summer! On June 8 at 8:30pm, see the The Secret Life of Pets on the big screen at Moore Park. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 630-232-4542 or visit

Register for Geneva Park District’s Dodgeball Tournament

Get your team ready for Geneva Park District’s Dodgeball tournament for 3rd–8th graders, Fri., June 23 at 9am. Teams of 6–8 players are guaranteed at least two games officiated by All Star Sports Instruction. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and prizes will be awarded to the winning team in each grade division. The tournament cost is $100 per team. Participants must register by June 16 based on their grade level for the 2016–2017 academic school year. For more information, call 630-232-4542 or visit

The Kane County Cougars 6th annual 5K Run/Walk is June 3

The Kane County Cougars have announced the 6th annual 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sat., June 3 at Northwestern Medicine Field. The charitable event will take on a new look from years past as the Cougars organization continues to grow their charitable outreach. Renamed the Cougars 5K: Honoring First Responders, a portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit the

TriCity (Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles) Police and Fire Departments, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County Police Department. Registration is now open for the event at as well as

The Swedish Days 5K Lopp is June 24

Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Running Outfitters announce the return of a 5K run to Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine. The Swedish Day 5K Lopp will commence on June 24 at 7:30am from Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, 719 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva. Located along the scenic Fox River in Geneva, the Swedish Days 5K Lopp promises an unbelievable race experience. In addition there will be a Kids’ Dash for ages 1–8 beginning at 7:15am.

The $35 registration fee includes a t-shirt and pancake breakfast. In order to guarantee a shirt at packet pickup you must register by June 14. Race day registration is $40. For more information and how to register for either/both races, look for the Get Involved section at or call Geneva Chamber at 630-232-6060.