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This Week in Mount Prospect

tools2SAWS & SUDS FOR A CAUSE: Enjoy a tool auction and beer tasting on Saturday (June 27) 7 p.m. at Saint Paul Lutheran School gymnasium (18 S. School St. MP.) Presented by the Mount Prospect Historical Society, the event will feature tools, new, gently used, and possibly antique. You’ll enjoy craft beers provided by Only Child Brewing Company, and have a taste of barbeque sandwiches from T-Bobs’s Smoked Bar-B-Q of Des Plaines. Proceeds will benefit the 1896 Central School Restoration Fund. Reservations can be purchased for $10 each at the museum or via PayPal at www.mtphist.org. and also at the door. For more info, call 847/392-9006.

RECYCLING: Dispose of  the clutter on Saturday (June 27) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Niles Public Works Building (6849 Touhy Ave.) They will be accepting paper documents for shredding and electronics for recycling. The event is sponsored by SWANNC – the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. For details, call the Agency Monday through Friday during business hours at 847/724-9205 or go to www.swancc.org.

FREE CAR WASH: Check one chore off your list on Saturday (June 27) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and support the Prospect High Marching Knights at the same time! Students will wash cars (donations are appreciated) at the following locations: Brunswick Zone (824 E. Rand Rd., MP), First Merit Bank (50 N. Main St, MP), Berkshire Hathaway Starck Real Estate (300 W. Golf Rd. MP), Friedrichs Funeral Home (320 W. Central Rd. MP) and three Village Bank & Trust locations:(320 E. Northwest Hwy., MP.), (311 S. Arlington Hts. Rd., AH.), and  (234 W. Northwest Hwy. AH.)

THE COOLEST CARS AROUND: Pony cars are the stars of the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (June 27) from 6 – 9 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) This is a free event, so come on out and be nostalgic on a warm summer night.

BIKE RIDES: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club for one or two rides this week. Try the Distance Ride to the Botanic Gardens on Sunday (June 28) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The ride departs from Starbucks (90 Northwest Hwy. MP.) The Thursday (July 2) ride is from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and leaves from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For a complete schedule, go to www.mpbikeclub.com.

HEALTHY CHOICES: Make a commitment to include fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals this summer by shopping the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (June 28) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) You’ll also find other delicacies, fresh flowers and crafts from a variety of vendors.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT: On Monday (June 29) work will begin on the Elmhurst Road Interchange on I-90 to move traffic to and from the east on I-90 onto new ramps and shift Elmhurst Road traffic onto the newly constructed southbound bridge over I-90. The work is part of the $54 million Elmhurst Road Interchange scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

PATRIOTIC SPECTACULAR: Get into the spirit of Independence Day on Monday (June 29) with a performance by the Mt. Prospect Community Band beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Band Shell (411 S. Maple St. MP.) Add to the festivities by ordering a $20 Picnic Meal Deal (4 hot dogs, choice of chips or fruit and 4 soft drinks.) Call 847/632-9333 by 5 p.m. to place your order. It will be ready for pickup at the concert. Concessions will also be available on the grounds. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside Lions Recreation Center. The concert is part of “Musical Mondays” held throughout the summer.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Dispose of unwanted electronics, including computers, monitors and fax machines on Wednesday (July 1) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works Building (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected. For acceptable items and more info, call 847/870-5640. The service runs through Oct. 28.

FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL: Start celebrating on Wednesday (July 1) when the Mount Prospect Lions Club kicks off the annual festival from 6 – 11 p.m. at Melas Park (Busse & Central Rds.) Events include unlimited rides, food/beer/wine tents, music by 4th Point, B-Side Band, American English, and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. The festival will run through Sunday (July 5.) For more information and a complete schedule visit http://www.mtprospectlions.com/fest/

—-NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

STRAWBERRY FEST: Enjoy everything strawberry Friday and Saturday (June 26/27) 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and on Sunday (June 28) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Village of Long Grove. Take part in an “Around the Town” Scavenger Hunt, taste strawberry beer, Italian ice, vinegars,  salads and more. Musical performers throughout the weekend include Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Mike & Joe, and Mr. Blotto, among many others. A Family FunZone will feature a balloon artist, magician, face painter and a pie eating contest plus other activities.  Admission is $5 at the gate, $8 Saturday 6 p.m. – close and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Parking is free in public lots. For more info, call 847/634-0888 or go to www.VisitLongGrove.com

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:

Scotty Bowman is the head coach with the most Stanley Cup wins.

When was the last day the official temperature in Chicago was over 100 degrees?

a) August 5, 2011   b) June 10, 2012    c) July 6, 2012    d) June 28, 2011

By julie collins on June 25, 2015 Categories: Uncategorized

This Week in Mount Prospect

fogreenFRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: The end of the work week means music in Mount Prospect! Gather some friends on Friday (June 19) from 6 – 8 p.m. when Diving for Dynamite performs on the Village Green (50 S. Emerson St.) Get a picnic dinner from one of Mount Prospect’s downtown restaurants, or grab a bite after the show. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

POPS AND HOPS: Treat your Pop to a Father’s Day Beer Tasting at BlackFinn Ameripub (Randhurst) on Saturday (June 20) from 1-5 p.m. The $35 Pops and Hops ticket gets you and afternoon of music and craft beers. For more info/tickets, call 847/398-5501.

RECYCLING: Get rid of the clutter on Saturday (June 20) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Metro Lot in Prospect Hts (55 S. Wolf Rd. PH.) They will be accepting paper documents for shredding and electronics for recycling. This event is sponsored by SWANNC – the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. For details, call the Agency Monday through Friday during business hours at 847/724-9205 or click here .

CRUISE NIGHT: Channel the Beach Boys on Saturday (June 20) from 6 – 9 p.m. when the BluesMobile Cruise Night features the GTO in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) Each week the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association features classic cars and a new theme. This is a free event, so come out and enjoy the beauties under the stars.

RIDE, RIDE, RIDE: Your bike is calling! Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club for a series of rides this weekend. The Fitness Ride is set for Sunday (June 21) from 7:30 – 10 a.m.; the First Day of Summer Ride is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Both rides depart from Starbucks (90 Northwest Hwy.) The Thursday (June 25) Family Ride is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and leaves from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For a complete schedule, click here .

FARMERS’ MARKET: Add fresh fruits and veggies to your Father’s Day cookout by visiting the Farmers’ Market on Sunday (June 21) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra parking lot (Northwest Hwy. and Rte. 83.) Toss in beautiful flowers, delicious cheeses and meats and your celebration will be complete.

MUSICAL MONDAYS: Enjoy the music of the Mt. Prospect Community Band, under the direction of Ralph Wilder, on Monday (June 22) at 7:30 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Band Shell (411 S. Maple St.) The program is “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” – Music for a Summer Evening. Dine under the stars by ordering a $20 Picnic Meal Deal (4 hot dogs, choice of chips or fruit and 4 soft drinks.) Call 847/632-9333 by 5 p.m. to place your order. It will be ready for pickup at the concert. Concessions will also be available on the grounds. The concert will be presented inside Lions Recreation Center in case of rain.

BEANBAGS TOURNAMENT: Set aside Monday (June 22) beginning at 6 p.m. for a beanbags tournament at Rob Roy Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd. PH) You are guaranteed three games and have a chance to win cash awards. The cost is $10/residents and $12/non-residents. Participants must be 21 years-old to play. For more info, call 847/255-1200.

CPR CLASS: Learn this valuable life-saving technique on Monday (June 22) from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mount Prospect Fire Station 14 (2000 E. Kensington Rd.) The fee is $40. For more info, call 847/870-5660.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Dispose of electronics, including computers, monitors, and cameras on Wednesday (June 24) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Public Works Building (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items brought to the facility outside of designated hours will not be collected. For acceptable items and more info, call 847/870-5640. The service runs through Oct. 28.

DRIVER REFRESHER CLASS: Review the Rules of the Road in this driver refresher course offered to seniors who need to renew their drivers’ licenses. The class meets on Wednesday (June 24) at 1:30 p.m. For more info/registration, call 847/870-5680.

SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS: Watch the film: Steve Jobs: One Last Thing on Wednesday (June 24) at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room A of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Door open at 6:30 p.m. A discussion of the film will also take place. The film series is part of the Entrepreneur’sl Cafe program that connects new and prospective business owners to resources that help ensure success. To register or learn more,click here .

MEET ME @ THE BANDSHELL: It’s Throwback Thursday (June 25) at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Bandshell in Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) Revisit the year 1955 with a concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Rag Tops Band. A Kid’s Craft Table will be onsite for $4 per child. Order the $20 Picnic Meal Deal (4 hot dogs, choice of chips or fruit and 4 soft drinks by 5 p.m. Call 847/632-9333 to place your order. Dress in your best 50’s fashion and win a prize. Be there or be square!

TOOL TIME: The MP Historical Society will be hosting a Totally Tool Auction & Beer Tasting on Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Reservations can be purchased for $10 each at the museum or via PayPal. Reservation deadlines is June 24. For more info, call 847/392-9006.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-WORLD WAR II DAY: Learn about the greatest conflict in world history on Saturday (June 20) from 1 – 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Elk Grove Historical Museum (399 Biesterfield Rd. EGV.) You’ll see re-enactors representing various armed forces and how the home front contributed to the war through victory gardens and scrap drives. For more info, click here or call 847/439-3994.

—-SUMMERFEST: Milwaukee bills this as the “largest music festival in the world, ” and it runs from Wednesday through Monday (June 24-28) and again Tuesday through Sunday (June 30 – July 5.) The festivities take place at Henry Maier Festival Park (200 N. Harbor Dr. MILWAUKEE WI.) Performers include Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Kendrick Lamar and more.For tickets and more info, click here .

NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
New stars are added to the flag (a) on July 4 following admission of a new state to the union.

Which head coach has the most Stanley Cup wins?
a) Joel Quennville       b) Stan Bowman       c) Scotty Bowman       d) Jean Beliveau

By JoR on June 18, 2015 Categories: Uncategorized