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The League of Women Voters of the Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Buffalo Grove areas will present a Candidates Forum, Saturday, March 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Heights Village Hall, 3rd floor, 33 South Arlington Heights Road.
The forum will give voters the opportunity to become familiar with the candidates, including those running for two seats on the Library Board of Trustees. Incumbent board president Kerry W. Pearson is running for another term along with three write-in candidates: Carole Medal, Stefan Tucker and Patricia Turner.  Audience members will be able to write and submit questions to candidates to create a community conversation.
The forum will also include those running for the Village of Arlington Heights Board of Trustees, Arlington Heights Park District Board of Commissioners, District 214 School Board and District 25 School Board. 
You can watch the forum live on the Village's access channels, WOW Channel 6 or Comcast Channel 17. 
Election Day is Tuesday, April 7. Visit the Cook County Clerk's website for complete voter information including how to cast your vote for a write-in candidate.  

Enjoy some American nuptial nostalgia. We’ll discuss food, dresses, crazy traditions and more with vintage expert Amy Alessio. And for those brides to be, come get some vintage inspiration for your own big day.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 2–3 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Celebrate both famous and infamous females, so be ready for with all types of historical and pop culture questions. Bring friends or make some new ones, maximum teams of six. Those interested in joining a team will be grouped up that night. Must be 21 years or older.
Date and time: Friday, March 13, 7–9 p.m.
Location: Gatsby's Pub, 427 East Rand Road

Work in the digital production Studio to learn the basics of music production to change and add to a song that’s already started. You can change up the beat, alter the speed and add instruments to make your own original remix. Your finished product might even be good enough to submit to Battle of the Recorded Bands. For teens in grades 7–12.
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 6:30–9:30 p.m
Location: Training Center

Adults, Teen
Professional genealogist Terri O’Connell shares how persistence, patience and creativity are the key to Irish research. She will discuss different ideas to help you move your research forward.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Hendrickson Room
Genealogy Open House
Come see what the genealogy collection has to offer to help you with your family history research. Volunteers and staff will be on duty to help you look for those ancestors. Bring a laptop if you want.
Date and time: Saturday, March 14, 1–4 p.m.
Location: Shackley Room
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Adults, Genealogy
Do you struggle when someone asks, “So, what do YOU do?” Simply put, a smart elevator pitch makes a good impression. An expert from ResuMAYDAY will work with you to craft a compelling, clearly-defined pitch and provide insider tips on public speaking and methods to develop your personal delivery style.
Date and time: Thursday, March 12, 7–8 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, business
Who better to help us navigate the world of March Madness than Comcast sportscaster, Luke Stuckmeyer? Luke has won many awards in the broadcasting field and was one of the original members of the Comcast Sportsnet team. After a brief presentation about NCAA March Madness, he will answer questions and even give you some of his hot picks.
Date and time: Tuesday, March 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Marketplace

First graders became dragon masters in our first Junior Maker Challenge.  Inspired by stories of castles and dragons, they put their imaginations to work.  Take a look at their medieval creations!

Kids' World
Come create a fun and fluffy St. Patrick's Day craft. Master the basics of needle felting, and walk away with your own awesome "sheepscape" in a jar. All materials provided.
Date and time: Sunday, March 8, 2:30–4 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Get ready for the SAT and show off your vocabulary skills with word trivia. Challenge your friends for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card to help you stay awake after late-night cramming. For high school students only.
Date and time: Thursday, March 5, 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Cardinal Room

Adults, Teen

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