Swedish Days for Kids, Zumba with NBC's A.M. Show: 5 Things You Should Know for Friday, June 24

Help find a cure for cancer with an over-night relay, attend an art gallery reception, and more.

Let's get ready to Zumba!

NBC5 is signing off its morning show, leading right into the Today Show, right here in sleepy, enchanting Geneva, IL. Be there at 4:30 a.m. with Laura Rush or come little closer to the dance sign-off.

And then you can Relay for Life.

And if you're not too busy, stop by the Geneva Patch booth from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and bring a friend or two who can sign up for Geneva Patch's newsletter. 

Friday, June 24, 2011, very well could be the best day ever.

Here's our fab five:


You know, Zumba has taken the aerobic workout world by storm, and people all over the world are enjoying its rhythmic exercise style. Since 2001 Zumba's Latin-inspired exercise classes have encouraged people to enjoy a high-energy, calorie burning dance "fitness-party". 

Come out to the  in Geneva from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and enjoy a  along with Chicago's Channel 5 morning news. This event was designed by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce to show Chicagoland a warm welcome from the citizens of Geneva and the surrounding communities.

And of course you can be on TV.


There are a ton of family evens all day, but one of the highlights is at , where you'll get a $2 round of mini golf for kids ages 3 to 15. Stone Creek will stay open late for , with the last tee time at 11:15 p.m. 

Please click  to see a full list of today's Swedish Days events.

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Relay for Life celebrates the lives of those who have cancer, remembers those who have lost the fight, and allows participants to fight back against a disease that affects 11.7 million Americans each year. Cancer is the No. 1 killer in the United States but numbers have been declining due to research and education. 

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Events like this help raise funds and educate the public on cancer. They are necessary part of winning the fight against such a devastating disease.


Attend an at Fermilab's Wilson Hall, on the second floor from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the exhibit "Natural Elements: Karen Brown and Roberta Polfus." This is a free event, open to all. The exhibit will run until Aug. 24. 


The Geneva River Rats will hold a swim-a-thon at  raising funds to offset the rising costs of pool fees. The event will take place during regularly scheduled practice times.  

Swimmers were able to obtain per-lap pledges or flat rate donations and all participants will receive a prize. Please see the team's website to make donations or learn how to become a team sponsor. 

Mary Bencini June 24, 2011 at 01:24 PM
A fun time doing "Dance Friday" today on Third Street.


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