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Village Vibe

This Week in Mount Prospect

bandBAND FESTIVAL: For the 47th year, Wheeling High School (900 S. Elmhurst Rd.) will host the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival on Saturday (Sept. 20) from 3 – 10:30 p.m. 22 schools will compete in a variety of classes. For more info, click here .

REAL CLASSICS: It’s a perfect evening to check out some really old-time cars as the Bluesmobile Cruise Night will feature Vintage Night complete with Model As. Model Ts and more. You can take a stroll down memory lane on Saturday (Sept. 20) in the Metra parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) from 6 – 9 p.m.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Get your fresh produce, flowers, and more at the Lions Club Farmer’s Market on Sunday (Sept. 21) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Rte. 83 and Northwest Hwy.) Eat fresh and shop locally!

BIKE RIDES: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club for a fitness ride on Sunday (Sept. 21) from 8 – 10 a.m. leaving from Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy. MP.) The Thursday evening beginner pace ride departs from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) at 6 p.m. sharp. For more info, click here .

JOB FAIR: The Northwest Suburbs largest job fair returns on Tuesday (Sept. 23) at the Rolling Meadows Holiday Inn (3405 Algonquin Rd., RM) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. For a listing of exhibitors and to pre-register, click here .

BIG BAND SOUNDS: Enjoy an evening of the Big Band Sounds of WWII with the Steve Cooper Orchestra on Wednesday (Sept. 24) at Harper College (Performing Arts Center) at 7 p.m. Vocalist Mary Kalfas and WDCB-FM’s John Russell will be featured. The series is a part of the “One Book, One Harper” program using Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation. Tickets are $5/Harper students are free. For more info/tickets, click here  .

TULIPS FOR A CAUSE: Help the Mount Prospect Historical Society and beautify Mount Prospect at the same time! From now until Oct. 3, you can order an assortment of spring bulbs and the Society will receive 50% of the profits. Just click here and follow the prompts to place your order. For more info, call 847/392-9006.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:
—-OKTOBERFEST kicks off in downtown Palatine this weekend (Friday – Sunday) with German food, beer, music and fun! For a complete schedule, click here  .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The record for the tallest sunflower was (a)  8.75 meters (28 ft. 8.49 inches) when measured in Kaarst, Germany, in 2013 according to the Guinness World Records website.

It’s squash time in my garden. What is the world record for the heaviest squash?

a) 586 lbs.              b) 1,086 lbs.              c) 1,486 lbs.           d) 1,986 lbs.

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.