* TriCity Family Services will present "Depression and the Adolescent" for Spanish-speaking parents in two parts on Mondays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Depression is not just sadness. Learn the symptoms of depression and what to do when you see those signs in your adolescent. The presentation is hosted by Batavia Apartments at 1259 E. Wilson St., Batavia. Both presentations are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend. "Depression and the Adolescent" will be presented in the Spanish language only by TriCity Family Services therapist, Mercedes Cisneros-Watson, MA, LCPC, BCPC. Mercedes has worked with families with adolescents for more than 20 years in the suburbs of Chicago, New Mexico and Arizona. To register, call TriCity Family Services at (630) 232-1070.
* The St. Charles Public Library, 1. S. Sixth Ave., will offer "Tax Talks" for retirees from 10 to 11 a.m. today. Also, it will be offered again from 7 to 8 p.m. and then from 8 to 9 p.m. in Spanish. Find out how the 2010 tax law changes will impact you. It is co-sponsored by the Library and H & R Block.
* The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting nominations for the two-year term of the office of director. Applicants must be of legal voting age and own or reside on land located within the boundaries of the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District. Nominations will be accepted at the district's office, 2315 Dean St., St. Charles, during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district. Interested persons must respond by 4:30 p.m. Monday.
* Soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 4 and 17 can now be registered online to play in the Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization'sspring season which will run April 16-May 21. The registration deadline is Monday. The fee, which includes a jersey, shorts and socks, is $65for the first player and $60 for any additional players. There is also a volunteer fee of $20 per family which is refunded in the form of a voucher upon completion of a volunteer task of your choosing. Register now at kanelandyouthsoccer.com. The Kaneland Youth Soccer Organization is an open-registration organization. Soccer players all across the regions from Aurora/Montgomery to DeKalb and Big Rock/Hinckley to Virgil are served.For questions, contact Chris Galor, Registrar, at (630) 466-5886 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sean Carmody, director of recreational soccer, at (630) 466-3744 or email@example.com. They cannot field teams without coaches so consider coaching your child's team. Support and training will be provided. Contact Maura Rego, Director of Coaching, at (630) 365-6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open registration can also accommodate special needs players between the ages of 5 and 16 years old, who play with Buddy assistance. The fee is $35.For information, contact Tracy Schilling, Special Needs, at email@example.com.
* Sensible Threadz, a discount retail store at 208 S. Kirk Road, St. Charles, will be reserving the month of January to promote the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Northern Illinois Food Bank, the 2010 Food Bank of the Year, provides 35 million pounds of food to 665 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth feeding sites throughout 13 counties across northern Illinois. Your support will help hungry families across the neighborhoods where we live and work who receive assistance from the Food Bank. Throughout the month of January, for every 5 items of nonperishable food or a $5 monetary donation, Sensible Threadz will provide each customer a coupon worth $5 off an item in the store. A food bank grocery list is available at the store. There is also a collection box for food donations at this same location. This event will end today. Any questions can be referred to Carol Frey, Owner at (630) 587-0736. …