ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ TIME: Moms, grab your little cowboy (age 4-8) for a Mother-Son Hoedown on Friday (Feb. 27) from 6 – 8 p.m. at Lions Recreation Center (411 S. Maple St.) You and your pardner will enjoy an evening of games, dancing, crafts, and delicious grub from a chuck wagon. The cost is $30R/$35/NR per couple. The cost for a second boy is $10R and $15NR. For more info, click here .
TRIVIA NIGHT: Exercise your brain on Friday (Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. by recalling some fun facts at Mount Prospect Trivia Night IV at Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Room (50 S. Emerson St.) Bring your friends to make up a table of eight to ten players, bring snacks and beverages, and even dress in costume if you like! Raffle prizes and a chance to win the Trivia Gargoyle Trophy are all part of the fun. This event is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more info, click here or call 847/398-6616 for details and registration.
THINK SPRING: Find thousands of ideas to refresh your home on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 28 and March 1) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Home & Garden Expo at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 Euclid Ave. AH.) Find the latest products for remodeling your kitchen or bath, landscape design and construction, leafless gutter systems, patio rooms, sunrooms, and much, much more.There will be free expert seminars. This is a free admission, free parking event. For details, click here .
DISCOUNTS FOR MILITARY: Veterans, reservists, active duty soldiers, sailors, and national guardsmen can receive a free discount card on Saturday (Feb. 28) from Noon – 4 p.m. at Park Ridge VFW (10 Higgins Rd. PR.) The card, which provides discounts from more than 150 Cook County merchants, is available through the Cook County Recorder of Deeds/Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. Participants should bring their DD-214, VA Medical Card or Valid Active Duty/Reservist card. For more info, call 312/603-5788 or click here.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: Learn what is happening in River Trails School District 26 on Tuesday (March 3) 7 p.m. in the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) For more inf, call 847/297-4120.
THE GIFT OF LIFE: Help someone in need on Thursday (March 5) from 3 – 7 p.m. by donating blood at the Mount Prospect Community Center (50 S. Emerson St.) Donors should prepare by eating well and being well hydrated. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. For an appointment, click here and use Group Code MP98. You can also call 1-877-LIFESOURCE.
CLASSICAL GUITARIST PERFORMS: Enjoy a concert by world-renowned guitarist Lily Afshar on Thursday (March 7) at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theater, Building L, Room L109 at Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) Afshar will perform works by Bach, Barrios and Rodrigo, as well as Persian ballads. Earlier in the day she will lead a select group of students in a master class that is open for the public to observe. For tickets, call 847/925-6100 or click here .
LOCAL BUSINESS UPDATE:
— LePeep Cafe is now serving dinner on Tues-Friday evenings until 8:30 p.m. Click here for their menu and coupons.
—Welcome a new business to MP! Dimples Beauty Salon (405 E. Euclid) is holding its Grand Opening and featuring 10% off regular services to new customers.For more info and coupons, click here .
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
(a) Jack Nicholson has the most Oscar nominations among men with 12. Walt Disney holds the overall record for most nominations (59) and most Oscars (26 – 22 competitive wins and 4 honorary awards).
On March 5, 1963, this toy was patented and became a huge fad across the country. What was it?
a) Frisbie b) Hula Hoop c) Pet Rock d) Superball