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Published: Friday, May 3, 2013 9:31 a.m. CDT

Cadence Health & Fitness Center Open HouseWHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4WHERE: 296 Randall Road, GenevaCOST/INFO: The new Cadence Fitness & Health Center (formerly Delnor Health & Wellness Center) will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at 296 Randall Road, Geneva. The day includes a variety of screenings such as grip, strength, and posture. There will be healthy heart information, sun safety tips and fitness demonstrations. Discover your level of fitness with simple stretch and reach and BMI tests. Afterward, relax and unwind with a chair massage. The event is free and open to all members of the community. For information, call call 630-938-9000. TTY for the hearing impaired is 630-208-4399.

Pitch, Hit & Run competitionWHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4WHERE:Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, GenevaCOST/INFO: The Kane County Cougars will host a Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition, presented by Scotts, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. The event is free for area youths between the age of 7 and 14 (age is determined as of July 17). All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification, as well as fill out a registration/waiver form. There is no advance registration. Also that morning, the Cougars will be offering a free youth baseball/softball clinic led by Cougars players that is open to the public. The event will take place from 9:30 until 11 a.m. that morning. No RSVP is necessary; interested attendees are encouraged to bring a glove and bat and can arrive through the stadium’s Gate 3 entrance beginning at 9 a.m. that morning. For information, call 630-232-8811.

Launch party for mystery novel set in GenevaWHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11WHERE: Geneva History Center, 111 Third St., GenevaCOST/INFO: Give Me Chocolate, a new mystery series by local author Annie Hansen, uses Geneva's famed Third Street and the surrounding community as the backdrop for a suspenseful story. Available May 11, the author will host a book launch party, free and open to the public at 1 p.m. May 11 at the Geneva History Center. Hansen will be reading from Give Me Chocolate and signing copies. The book will be available online at www.amazon.com; www.barnesandnoble.com and locally at Town House Books in St. Charles.

A Tale of Two Rivers: A Student Art ExhibitWHEN:3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5WHERE: Peck Farm Orientation Barn, 4038 Kaneville Road, GenevaCOST/INFO: Peck Farm Park’s Orientation Barn will host a free opening reception for a program, "A Tale of Two Rivers: An International Student Art Exchange exhibit." The event takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The exhibit features work of local young artists from Geneva Park District’s Kids’ Zone program who engaged in an art exchange with students from L’Ecole Leclerc in Croissy-sur-Seine, a southwest suburb of Paris, France. The exhibit itself is dedicated in memory of Karin de Marco, and will be on display at Peck Farm Park through May. Questions regarding the opening reception and exhibit can be sent to Kari Kraus at kkraus@genevaparks.com.

Flowers for charityWHEN: Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11WHERE: 211 Hamilton St., GenevaCOST/INFO:United Methodist Church of Geneva, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, will have a flower sale to benefit Kids Alive from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday May 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Costs vary. Visit www.kidsalive.org for information about Kids Alive.

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