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Village Vibe

This Week in Mount Prospect

glowTOSS BAGS FOR A CAUSE: Grab a couple of pals for a fun evening on Friday (Aug. 22) beginning at 7:30 p.m. for a Glow in the Hole Bags Tournament. Watch as three levels of competition take place at Rob Roy Golf Course (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd. PH) Try your luck for cash prizes and raffles. A full service bar is also included. Proceeds help fund program scholarships for those facing financial challenges and the River Trails Park District & Recreation Foundation. The cost is $30 per team (up to 3 per team.) For more info, call 847/255-1200.

CRUISE NIGHT: The Pontiac struts its stuff on Saturday (Aug. 23) from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the Metra parking lot (Northwest Hwy and Rte. 83.) Enjoy these last few weeks of summer at this popular venue!

PUB CRAWL: The Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association hosts the Summer Slide Pub Crawl on Saturday (Aug. 23.) Participating venues include Mia’s Cantina, Sam’s Place, Mrs. P & Me, Blues Bar BBQ and Emerson’s Ale House. You can still register online or at the event.

VOLUNTEER FOR LITERACY: District 214 Community Education’s Read to Learn program holds two one-day training sessions for volunteers on Friday and Saturday (Aug. 22/23) from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Volunteers will be trained in one-to-one tutoring of adult students to improve their reading abilities and basic skills. Before attending the training sessions, volunteers must complete an online application . For more info or questions, call 847/718-7724 or visit the “volunteer” page by clicking here . The next tutoring session is scheduled in the fall.

BIKE RIDE: Enjoy a bike ride with the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (Aug. 24) from 8 – 10 a.m. leaving from Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy, MP). Want more of a challenge? Join them from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a 40-mile ride with a stop for lunch. This ride leaves from Willow Stream Park (Old Checker Rd., BG) The Thursday (Aug. 28) ride from 6:30 – 8 p.m. leaves from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St. MP) at 6:30 p.m. sharp. For more info and ride schedules, click here .

FARMERS’ MARKET: The stand are full of fresh produce at the Lions Club Farmer’s Market! Enjoy the bounty of the season on Sunday (Aug. 24) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.)

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP & MORE: Learn how to increase your income, decrease expenses, guard against credit repair scams and more on Tuesday (Aug. 26) from 6 – 8 p.m. when Northwest Compass, Inc. (formerly CEDA) hosts a Financial Recovery Workshop at their facility (1300 W. Northwest Hwy., MP). On Wednedsay (Aug. 27) from 1 – 2:30 p.m., they will host a Criminal Law Workshop. The session will focus on the basics of criminal law, the steps in a court case for misdemeanor and felony crimes and a Q & A period. For info on either workshop, call 847/392-2344, ext. 227 or click here .

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Dispose of small electronics on Wednesday (Aug. 27) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) You must be a member of a SWANNC community to participate. Electronics recycling is accepted every Wednesday until October 29. Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected.

BE A GIRL SCOUT VOLUNTEER: Help mentor a young girl, show her what’s possible, or just cheer her on by becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. You can participate once a week, once every other week or once a month. The choice is yours! Get started by clicking here  or call 224-207-9229 for more info.

VOTE BY MAIL: Suburban Cook County voters can apply online for mail ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election by visiting the Clerk’s web site . Voters can expect to receive their mail ballot in early October. Applying online requires voters to type in the last four digits of their Social Security number, their driver’s license or state identification card, and an email address. Voters can also download a paper application, request an application by calling 312/603-0946 or by emailing the following: The last day that mail ballots can be postmarked for acceptance at the Clerk’s office is Nov. 3.


—-FREE SKATING LESSON: Children ages 3 and older are invited to one of two classes for a Try Ice Skating for Free event on Saturday (Aug. 23) from 10 – 10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. at the Northbrook Sports Center (1730 Pfingsten Rd. NB) Professional instructors and student teachers will show beginning skaters the basics and group them by age. For more info, call 847/291-2993 or click here  .

—-MEET & GREET CHORAL GROUP: The Northwest Choral Society invites prospective members to a “meet & greet” on Tuesday (Aug. 26) from 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church (1095 Thacker St. between Margaret and Jeannette Sts. DP) The evening will include debuting a video of a recent trip chorus members took to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The 2014-2015 performance season will feature Daniel Pinkam’s “Christmas Cantata” and Robert Shaw’s “The Many Moods of Christmas” at concerts scheduled for Dec. 6/7. For more info on the society, call 224/585-9127 or click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE: Whitney Houston’s rendition of The Star Spangled Banner made it to #6 on the Billboard 100. (c) Jose Feliciano’s controversial slow Latin-jazz rendition at the 1968 World Series also made the Billboard 100. JImi Hendrix “riffed” it at Woodstock and Kiss closed out their concert with a rendition in 1992, setting off a flurry of rock renditions. We won’t mention Roseanne!

Singers not only have a hard time with the melody, but have also been known to forget the words. Who famously goofed on the lyrics?

a) Christina Aguilera       b) Steven Tyler         c) Michael Bolton         d) Keri Hilson           e) all of the above

Community Information

Mount Prospect offers an active business community, good schools, an excellent library and park districts. There are many small specialty shops and restaurants in the downtown area.

According to the 2010 census, Mount Prospect has a population of 54,167. At the corner of Central Road and Main Street in downtown Mount Prospect, the elevation is 660.5 ft. above sea level. The Village is located at 42 degrees, 31 minutes north latitude and 87 degree, 56 minutes west longitude.

The Village Tree is the Euonymous alatus (aka Burning Bush) and the Village flower is the Snap Dragon.

Village of Mount Prospect

50 S. Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
M-F 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Social Security Office

705 N. Wheeling Road
Mount Prospect, Il 60056
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.