The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will hold it’s sixth Trashy Fashion Show on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore (5300 W. Touhy Avenue in Skokie). Over 30 designers created a movie themed outfit from items destined for the trash or recycling bin. Reservations are not needed for this event. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the show call 847-724-9205 or email email@example.com.
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Get your garden started on Saturday (May 12) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. when a spring plant sale takes place at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd. DP). Posies are the featured flower, but plenty of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs will be available for sale. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer gardening questions. Admission is free. For more information, call 847/298-3500.
Friendship Park Conservatory will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 1p.m.-3p.m. Tours will be given in the greenhouse and experts will be on hand to provide tips on gardening and lawn care. Games and activities will be available for kids. Admission and activities are free and all ages are welcome to attend. www.mppd.org
The Mount Prospect Park District is sponsoring a “Clean Up the Parks” Day on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone wishing to pitch in is welcome to participate. This would be a great community project for scout troops, ball teams, church groups etc. and others looking to make a difference. Registration is required: Friendship Park Conservatory, (847) 298-3500. A certificate of appreciation will be issued to all participants. For more info: Clean Up the Parks Day.
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. To celebrate Earth Day, join in one of the Mount Prospect Park District activities:
-Drop off your used electronics for recylcing at the Friendship Park Conservatory on Friday, April 15, or Saturday, April 16, from 9am-12noon. For more information on what types of items will be accepted, please view this list.
-Help clean up a local park on Saturday, April 16, from 11am-3pm. You can choose which park, or you can ask the Park District to suggest a particular location. Participants will receive a certificate of appreciate for their efforts.
-Learn tips on lawn care, composting, gardening and more at the Friendship Park Conservatory on Saturday, April 16, from 1-3pm. This event includes games for kids, crafts, demos and tours.
For more information on any of these events, visit the Mount Prospect Park District website or call 847-298-3500.
Help make Mount Prospect more bicycle-friendly. All residents are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 6) at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson/3d floor Board Room) beginning at 7 p.m. This is your chance to help shape Mount Prospect’s bike plan. For more info, call Active Transportation Alliance at 312/427-3325 ext. 292 or go to www.mountprospect.org .
Have you been following the information put out there on the disasterous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Were you wondering how you can help? If so, check out Earth911′s article “How You Can Volunteer to Clean Up the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.” It has a variety of different opportunities to get involved in the clean-up efforts.