FRENCH TRIVIA NIGHT: Support community activities and programs sponsored by the Sister Cities Commission on Friday (Jan. 23) at 7 p.m. at a French trivia game in the Village Hall Community Room (50 S. Emerson St.) Celebrate Mount Prospect’s French American connection! Bring a snack, beverage, and a friend. Advance tickets are $10/person or $12 on the day of the event. Students 17 years-old and younger pay only $5, but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at these Mount Prospect locations: Busse’s Flowers & Gifts (100 E. Northwest Hwy.,) or StayFit Physical Therapy (127 W. Prospect Ave.)
HARPER CHAMBER MUSIC FEST: Enjoy classical chamber music performed by Harper College music department faculty on Saturday (Jan. 24) at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on the college’s main campus (1200 W. Algonquin Rd., PAL.) Artistic Director Gregory Clemons and Conductor John Clemons lead the musicians as they perform works by Schubert, Paganini and others. Tickets range from $10-$15. Admission is free for children 12-years-old and younger. Call the Harper College box office at 847/925-6100 or click here .
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS HOLD OPEN HOUSES: The community is welcome to attend Open Houses on Sunday (Jan. 25) at St. Raymond School (300 S. Elmhurst Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Committed to faith, academic excellence and service, St. Raymond is a Blue Ribbon School with more than 530 students preschool through eighth grade. For more info, call 847/253-8555. St. Emily Catholic School, also a Blue Ribbon recipient, welcomes you to tour the school and meet the teachers on the same day from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The school is located at 1400 E. Central Rd. For more info, call 847/296-3490.
THE CUBS AT THE CHAMBER: Find out what Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has planned for the team’s future on Tuesday (Jan. 27) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at a luncheon held at Avalon Banquets (1905 E. Higgins Rd. EGV.) The luncheon is sponsored by the Greater O’Hare Chamber of Commerce, as well as the chambers from Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Hoffman Estates, and Itasca. For reservations, contact the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce at 847/398-6616.
DRUG DISPOSAL: The MP Police Dept. has received a grant from CVS Pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Drop Box. The drop box will be located in the lobby of the Police Dept. (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications including controlled substances. It will also help the Village prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies. For more info, call 847/870-5656.
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Clark Gable was paid (c) over $120,000 for about 71 days of work while filming Gone With the Wind. How much did Vivien Leigh make?
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.
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