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March 2017
Biennial Fundraiser
State of the Villages Luncheon
Celebrating 92 years of Civic Leadership
Second Tuesday
The March 14 program will feature Deborah Kadin, a Wednesday Journal contributing reporter, who will be discussing the importance of the media in our politically charged environment. The program goes from 9:30-11:00 am at the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.  Bring a friend to join in the discussion!
Drinks & Dialogue
This month, our Drinks & Dialogue program will have presenter Ariel Groner, from the Jupiter Center, talking about youth LGBT issues. The  location for Drinks & Dialogue is on the second floor of Skrine Chops House, 7230 W. Madison, Forest Park.  Join us on Thursday, March 30,  from 5:30-7:00pm.  Free and open to public.
Candidate Forums
Oak Park School District #97 Candidates
Our Candidate Forums have been well attended. Whether at the Oak Park Library, Oak Park Township, or Concordia University, members and community people have asked insightful questions and the candidates have been well prepared.  If you were not able to attend the River Forest or the Oak Park SD #97 School Board Candidate Forum, you can still watch the videos of the forums on our website. This Tuesday will be the Oak Park Library Board Forum at the Oak Park Township Senior Room, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. On Monday, March 13, our last forum will be for the Oak Park-River Forest H.S. School Board Candidates at Concordia University. Mark your calendars now.
Great Decisions 
Make sure you check the calendar for the dates and locations for our Great Decisions discussion groups. The March topics are the South China Sea and Saudia Arabia.
Legislative Visits
Members of our Advocacy Committee will be visiting our area legislators in the next few weeks.  These are important meetings to let our representatives know our positions on the budget impasse that affect our state's social agencies, in addition to our educational institutions. Besides these face to face meetings, members should be calling their legislators to let them know we need them to work together to solve our state's financial problems. These calls make a difference!
Judges needed
Would you like to make some money on election day, April 4? Do you know of someone who could use this one day employment, like a high school or college student? The Cook County Clerk's Office is looking for Election Judges and Managers. Apply online or call 312-603-0970 for more information. 
Watershed Game
Would you like to learn more about watershed issues? The LWV Lake Michigan has purchased two large table-top watershed models which are fun and help adults and children explore watershed
dynamics.  Chocolate sprinkles for cow poop, Teriyaki Sauce for oil leaks, a green (felt) roof for the school, you will learn how to use the models to show sources of water pollution, as well as solutions.  Once trained, you can borrow and use the model with garden and neighborhood groups, houses of worship, and at community events.   The training will be at Takiff Community Center,  Classroom #3,  999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe.  The training will be led by experienced environmental educators from Scarce.  Register for training online.
News to Use

 One Earth Film Festival runs March 3-12. Check out the schedule of films and their locations.

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