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Published: 3/4/2009 12:07 AM

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Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com two weeks before event date.

Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Rotary: Area community groups are encouraged to apply for funding of local projects through the Schaumburg -Hoffman Estates Rotary Club. Groups applying for funding must be designated 501C. Funding is limited to projects that are to be complete in the communities of Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates. or for organizations that service these communities as part of their project. Applications are available at schaumburgrotary.com or by contacting Jodie at Jodeen.benjamin@nationalcity.com.

CPR Training: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, during March, 54 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. American Red Cross CPR Training. $9. (800) 337-2338.

March 5

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 5, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

District 54 Legislative Networking Committee: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, district office, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. For information, call Sherry Douglas, (847) 357-5038.

Board of education meets: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, district office, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

For information, call Sherry Douglas, (847) 357-5038.

March 7

Candidate forum: 2-2:45 p.m. for the village of Barrington; 2:45-3:45 p.m. for Lake Barrington; and 3:45-4:45 p.m. for Barrington Hills, Saturday, March 7, Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Barrington Area. Candidates make brief statements and answer questions. Voter registrars will be present for those who wish to register to vote. For information, (847) 951-0778 or lwvba.org.

March 8

Candidate forum, Deer Park: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Vehe Farm, Cuba Road, Deer Park. Sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters of the Barrington Area. Candidates will make a brief statement and answer questions. Voter registrars will be present for those who wish to register to vote. (847) 951-0778 or lwvba.org.

March 11

Blood drive: 1:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Wheeling Fire Department, 255 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling: Blood donors of all types are needed. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are appreciated. To schedule an appointment, call Beverly Slaby, at (847) 459-2620 or e-mail bslaby@wheelingil.gov.

March 12

U-46 community meeting: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, Elgin. Dr. Jose M. Torres, U-46 school superintendent, hosts an open session to meet with U-46 community members preceding the Citizens' Advisory Council meeting. www.u-46.org.

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 12, 19, and 26; and April 2, 9, and 16; Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

March 14

Coffee with the supervisor: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, Hanover Township Senior Center, 240 S. Route 59, Bartlett. Share your ideas and concerns about township government with Hanover Township supervisor Mike Kelly. Coffee and doughnuts provided. Aurea, (630) 837-0301 or (630) 540-9085.

March 19

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 19, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 19, and 26; and April 2, 9, and 16; Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

March 26

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 26, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 26; and April 2, 9, and 16; Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

Elk Grove Village Citizens Police Academy: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning March 26 for 10 weeks. For an application, contact (847) 357-4152 or csabo@elkgrove.org.

March 30

Spring and Summer Clothing ReSale: Donations of clothing will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 30; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31 and April 1; and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 2, for sale to be held 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 and 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, April 4, Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. For information, call (847) 836-5540.

April 2

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 2, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 2, 9, and 16; Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

April 9

Tax preparation: By appointment from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 9, Rolling Meadows Senior Center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. AARP tax aides will help with tax counseling and preparation for tax payers with low and middle incomes. Special attention available to people age 60 and older. Free electronic filing. For an appointment, call (847) 818-3205.

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 9, and 16; Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

April 16

Learn and Lead meetings: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Des Plaines City Hall, 1420 Miner St. Program providing speakers and education programs regarding property administration, operation, governance, systems and leadership sponsored by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners Associations. (312) 987-1906 or actha.org.

April 25

Recycle your electronics: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. Accepting computers, peripherals, video equipment, TVs, calculators, phones, hand-held devices, copiers, fax machines, audio/video equipment, date center equipment, test equipment and more. No appliances or loose batteries accepted. For information, (847) 608-3100.

May 7

U-46 community meeting: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, Elgin. Dr. Jose M. Torres, U-46 school superintendent, hosts an open session to meet with U-46 community members preceding the Citizens' Advisory Council meeting. www.u-46.org.

Ongoing

Eli Skinner Chapter, NSDAR: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking volunteers to make wool caps for the troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and South Korea. Wool head covering which can be worn under the Kevlar helmet provides warmth to the head and neck, but does not restrict vision. Patterns are available at www.geocities.com/helmetliner. For details, contact helmetliner@hotmail.com or P.O. Box 236, Auburn, IL 62615.