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posted: 3/29/2010 12:01 AM

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Author reads from her books

In celebration of National Poetry Month, local artist and poet, Julie Twomey, will read from her two books, "Woman to Woman "and "Soul to Soul" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 E. Grand Ave. Her paintings and poetry are filled with bright, deeply textured images. Free. or (847) 356-7711.

Learning the sounds of birds

Birding does not simply mean bird-watching. Paul Sweet, an instructor in biology and health sciences at the College of Lake County, will provide tips for learning to identify birds by the sounds they make at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Lake County Audubon Society meeting. Sweet, who also is involved in the Illinois Beach State Park annual Hawk Watch, will also discuss how sonogram analysis can be a valuable addition to birding. The meeting is on the second floor of Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook St. The 90-minute program is free. (847) 362-5134.

District 46 committee forming

Grayslake Elementary District 46 is forming a committee to review current science curriculum and materials, identify needs and develop a plan for the future. School personnel and community members are invited to be on the committee that will make recommendations for the science curriculum. Send a letter of intent to Superintendent Ellen Correll, 565 Frederick Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, by April 14. Any relevant experience and an explanation of what an applicant would bring to the committee may be included in the letter. The first session is slated for April 27.