Lake County briefs

Published: 2/22/2010 12:02 AM

Minnesota governor to speak

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the keynote speaker at the Lake County Republican Federation's 48th annual spring gala April 16 at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10. To make a reservation, call (847) 680-6680 or send an e-mail to

Volunteers wanted

Mundelein High School's summer reading committee is seeking community volunteers, event sponsors and business partnerships for August's Summer Reading Celebration. To volunteer, e-mail or call (847) 949-2200, ext. 1099.

Bone marrow tests

The city of Waukegan hosts its second annual Humanitarian Marrow Registry Drive from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at city hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Drive. In 2007, 500 new members were placed on the Be the Match Registry after the community hosted a bone marrow drive. At that time, the event focused on two young patients who are alive today because of live-saving bone marrow transplants and the efforts of the residents in this community. The test for bone marrow compatibility involves collecting a small sample from your mouth with a cotton swab. The test normally is $90 but is being offered free of charge by the city.