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This Week in Mount Prospect

orchidsGARDEN CLUB: We could all use a little spring right now! Learn all about “Orchids” at the Garden Club of Mount Prospect meeting on Wednesday (March 11) at the Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin, DP.) The meeting begins with a social hour at 11:30 a.m. followed by a brief business meeting. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. For more info, call 847/670-8272 or click here.

FREE MEASLES SHOTS: The Cook County Department of Public Health will host two free measles vaccination clinics at All Saints Lutheran Church (630 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine). The clinics will be held on Friday (March 6/9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Tuesday (March 10/11 a.m.-7 p.m.) An outbreak of measles at a Palatine child care center prompted the clinics. The clinic is open to all Northwest suburban residents. For more info, call 847/818-4020.

IRISH GENEALOGY: Learn how to trace your Irish roots at the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society’s meeting on Saturday (March 7) at the Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd., AH). Paul Milner, a native of northern England and a professional genealogist and international lecturer, will present “Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During, and After the Famine.” Doors open at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. Good luck with your Irish! For more info, click here .

REGISTER TO VOTE: The last day to register to vote in the April 7 election is Tuesday (March 10.) You can register at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson) and at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson), Poll workers are also needed for election day. For more info and additional registration locations, click here .

SEARS KIT HOMES: Did you know that homes built from Sears’ kits are still standing in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, and other nearby communities? Lara Solonickne will share her research and knowledge on Sears, Roebuck and Company ready-to-build kit homes at the Wheeling Twp. Building (1616 N. Arlington Hts. Rd., AH) on Tuesday (March 10) at 10 a.m. The program is free but registration is requested. For more info/registration, call 847/259-7730.

POWER OF ATTORNEY: Learn about Powers of Attorney for Healthcare, Mental Health Preference Treatment Declarations, Guardianships and more at a seminar at Wheeling Twp. (1616 N. Arlington Hts. Rd, AH) on Tuesday (March 10) beginning at 1:30 p.m. The program is for community members and professionals. 1.5 continuing education credits will be awarded to nurses, counselors, and social workers. The seminar is free but registration is requested. For more info/registration, call 847/259-7730.

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The (b) Hula Hoop was patented on March 5, 1963.

The father of “Magical Realism,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was born on March 6, 1928. In what country was he born?

a) Mexico      b) Cuba      c) Columbia      d) Spain

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
847/392-6000

Police Department

112 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/870-5656
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fire Department

847/870-5666
Emergency: 9-1-1

Post Office

300 W. Central Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847/392-2731
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
1-800/772-1213
TTY - 1-800/325-0778
M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.