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What's on tap for World Water Week

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When you went out to eat today -- whether it was a quick trip to Subway or a power lunch at Bull & Bear -- you were likely given a precious gift for free, and didn't even realize your good fortune.

We're talking about clean, refreshing water, of course. According to UNICEF, nearly 900 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water, and 4,100 children die of water-related diseases every day. The organization's annual Tap Project is an effort to raise awareness and funding to fight such problems, coinciding with World Water Week (March 21-27). As in previous years, Chicago businesses are getting in on the act with special events and promotions. We'll add to this list as we hear about more.

  • Sunda.The River North restaurant will co-host a four-course family-style dinner on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. The $100 event in the upstairs private dining room will include Grey Goose cocktails, sake, wine and champagne, as well as an afterparty at the Underground.
  • Oakton Community College. The "Tap to the Rhythm" event features musical numbers from students and local residents at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Tickets are $5 in advance (847-635-1900) or $7 at the door.
  • InterContinental Chicago. Throughout March, the hotel will ask guests to donate $1 or more for water they usually enjoy for free -- as will many restaurants around town.

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Commemorate World Water Day 2010!

Join Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Commissioners Debra Shore and Gloria Majewski to learn more about issues affecting water quality in the Chicago Area Waterways. What’s going on with those Asian carp? What about pharmaceuticals in the water? Concerned about flooding and stormwater management? Come to listen, learn and share your views.

Unlike fossil fuels, there are no substitutes for fresh water. Find out what you can do to conserve this precious liquid asset.

Commissioners Shore and Majewski will be joined by State Senator Maggie Crotty, and other local officials to answer your questions at this town hall event.

Sunday, March 21
2 – 4 p.m.

Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462

Free parking and refreshments will be available.

For additional information, contact Jan Rowland at (312) 751-5691 or

The Orland Park Public Library is not a sponsor of the organization or its program.

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