FARMERS’ MARKET: The Lions Club Farmers’ Market is open for a new season on Sunday (May 31) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) Pick out the best of early season crops as well as fresh flowers, cheeses, herbs,meats, and other delicacies. The Farmers’ Market runs every Sunday through October 18.
RECYCLE: Shred those unwanted documents and recycle electronics on Saturday (May 30) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Public Works Building in Wheeling (77 W. HIntz Rd.) All documents are shredded on-site. Staples and paper clips can stay but all binders have to be removed before shredding. Put all your documents in a paper bag or box and bring them to the event. Electronics including computers, monitors, televisions, microwaves, cameras, and small home appliances will be accepted. For more information, click here . You can also recycle electronics closer to home on Wednesday (June 3) from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works Buiding (1700 W. Central Rd.) Get it done!
BIKE RIDES: The Mount Prospect Bike Club will do a 50-mile “Literary Loop” ending in Schaumburg on Sunday (May 31) leaving at 9 a.m. There’s also a beginner-level ride on Thursday (June 4) at 6:30 p.m. Both rides meet at Lion’s Park (411 S. Maple.) For more info, click here .
BRAIN FREEZE: No kidding! Capannari’s Ice Cream will hold a Brain Freeze Ice Cream Eating Contest on Sunday (May 31) from Noon – 2 p.m. See how fast you can eat 10 scoops of ice cream! For more info/registration, click here .
FORE!: Help the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce tee off the summer golf season at the Mount Prospect Summer Classic Golf Outing on Monday (June 1). The all-day fun includes contests, raffles, coffee and donut start, hot dog lunch and a “Taste of Mount Prospect” dinner. The event is open to the public with registration beginning at 10 a.m. For more information/registration, call 847/398-6616.
VIDEO GAMING SURVEY: How do you feel about video gambling? The Village wants to know as it reviews its rules for video gambling. Take the online survey by clicking here . The survey will be available through June 1. Here’s a chance to have your voice heard!
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: Give the gift of life at the regular monthly Village Blood Drive on Thursday (June 4) from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Donating blood only takes about a half hour and benefits a great number of people.
ROAD ALERT: (In case you hadn’t noticed!) IDOT announced that lane reductions and closures will occur along Route 12 (Rand Rd.) in Mount Prospect, Arlington Hts., and Des Plaines for a resurfacing project. The project along this six-mile stretch of road between Arlington Hts. Rd. and Golf Rd. is planned to be completed by August 15. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey posted speed limits, and be alert for workers and equipment.
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Marion Robert Morrison is better known by his stage name of John Wayne.
What was the “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers’ real name?
a) Leonard Slye b) Robert LeRoy Parker c) Dale Evans d) Sykes Ballew