DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: Responsibly and safely dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs on Saturday (April 26) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by dropping them off in the main lobby of the Mount Prospect Police Department (112 E. Northwest Hwy.) Only prescription medications will be accepted. Syringes and liquids WILL NOT be accepted. This national annual event is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Protect your family, neighbors and the environment by properly disposing of these items. Have questions or need more info? Contact the Mount Prospect Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit at 847/870-5650.
SWING INTO SPRING: Seniors, set aside Friday (April 25) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to attend the Senior Expo 2014 at Golf Mill Shopping Center (intersection of Golf & Milwaukee Rds. NILES). Sponsored by the Maine Township MaineStreamers, this free event offers health screenings, strategies to improve your finances, Bingo, a Zumba demonstration and entertainment by Denny Diamond. No reservations are needed for this jam-packed informative and fun day. For more info, call 847/297-2510.
COLLEGE & CAREER EXPO: Students in grades 4-8 can explore their future and learn about 21st century careers on Saturday (April 26) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Avante Center for Science, Health Careers and Emerging Technologies at Harper College (1200 Algonquin Rd. PAL). Kids and their families can participate in hands-on activities and demonstrations, meet people who work in the science and technology fields and tour the campus. Enter from Algonquin Road and park in Lot #3. For more info, click here or call 847/925-6510.
CLEAN SWEEP: Get documents shredded, recycle old electronics, and donate your used bikes all in one stop! Bring your items to Nokia Siemens Networks (1501 W. Shure Dr., AH) on Saturday (April 26) between 9 a.m. and Noon. Document shredding is sponsored by Village Bank and Trust; electronics recycling is by SWANCC; and used bicycles will be recycled by Working Bikes. For more information, click here .
CONCERT @ OAKTON: The internationally acclaimed Oakton Six Piano Ensemble will perform on Saturday (April 26) at 8 p.m. and on Sunday (April 27) at 3 p.m. in the Footlik Theater of Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP). Conducted by Glenna Sprague, the Ensemble will perform popular, classical and ragtime selections. Highlights include Scott Joplin’s “The Strenuous Life” and renditions of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major. Tickets are $17, $14/students and seniors, and $12 for groups of 15 or more. For reservations, call 847/635-1900.
BIKE RIDES: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (April 27) from 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. for a fitness ride – advanced pace. Meet at Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy. MP). Need a later start time? Join the Touring Ride (32 miles) beginning at 10 a.m. Meet at Lions Park (411 S. Maple St. MP). The Thursday (May 1) ride runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and is a beginner pace. It also leaves from Lions Park. The weather is fine – get on out there! For more info, click here .
BELIEVE ALL ‘OGRE’ AGAIN!: Shrek, one of the greatest fairy tales ever told comes to life on Tuesday (April 29/5:30 p.m.), Wednesday and Thursday (April 30 and May 1/7 p.m.), Friday (May 2/7 p.m.) and Saturday (May 3/ Noon and 7 p.m.) when Prospect High School Theater (801 Kensington Rd. MP) presents “Shrek The Musical”. General admission tickets are $10. For tickets and more info, click here .
STRETCH YOUR SAVINGS: Learn how to manage your retirement savings now by attending a financial planning class on the next two Tuesdays (April 29 and May 6) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (10 S. Emerson St.) Hosted by the Mount Prospect Human Services Department and presented by Tony Segalla of Edward Jones, the course will focus on generating retirement income using bonds and annuities. To register, call 847/870-5680.
STRINGS IN SPRING: In the mood for a little guitar music? Make a date to see the Guitar Ensemble of Harper College on Tuesday (April 29) at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Building R at Harper College (1200 Algonquin Rd. PAL). Directed by Chicago guitarist and Harper faculty member Steve Vazquez, the performances will include duos, trios and quartets as well as the entire Ensemble. Tickets are $7/Harper students, faculty, staff and seniors, $8/other students, $10/general admission. Children age 12 and under are admitted free of charge. For tickets, click here or call the Box Office at 847/925-6100.
PRAY AND BREAK BREAD: Gather your family and friends on Thursday (May 1) at 7:30 a.m. for the 15th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast at Victoria in the Park (1700 S. Elmhurst Rd. MP). Sponsored by the Mount Prospect Interfaith Council and Chamber of Commerce, the breakfast celebrates with the public and businesses on the National Day of Prayer. Tickets are $25/person. For more information, call 847/398-6616.
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, (d) Marcellus says “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
Speaking of Hamlet, how many of the cast die before the play is over? Extra points if you can recall the method of death.
a) 4 b) 6 c) 8 d) 10