JOB FAIR: Adopt a “fresh view” of job hunting on Saturday (March 8) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. when the Fresh Thyme Farmers Market holds a job fair at Holiday Inn (200 E. Rand Rd. MP.) The new Mount Prospect store, opening in spring 2014, needs to fill full, part-time, and manager positions. The same positions will be available in the Deerfield location slated to open this summer. Onsite interviews will be conducted that day. For more info, click here .
COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Have an informal chat about anything concerning Mount Prospect with Village department heads and elected officials on Saturday (March 8) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee too. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of every month. For more info, call 847/392-6000.
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: Help save a life on Saturday (March 8) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. by donating blood during a LifeSource sponsored blood drive in the fieldhouse foyer (Door #24) of Prospect High School (801 Kensington Rd. MP.) Donors must be at least 16-years-old. To sign up, or for more info, call the school at 847/718-5230, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here .
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: Set aside Saturday (March 8) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to attend a community health fair at the Turkish American Society of Chicago (501 Midway Dr. MP.) Free health screenings and information from healthcare professionals will be available. Need healthcare coverage? Marketplace Certified Counselors & Brokers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you enroll. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, click here .
EXPLORING POETRY OF PLACE: Discover the relationship that “place” plays in poetry on Saturday (March 8) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Second Saturday Poetry Workshop at Northwest Cultural Council (500 N. Hicks Rd, Ste. 120 PAL.) Poet Angela Narciso Torres will facilitate the discussion. Participants are welcome to bring a favorite place poem to share. An in-class writing session will conclude the event. For more information, call 847/991-7966.
SHARE YOUR OPINION: Township High School District 214 needs your input! Mark your calendar for Monday and Friday (March 10 and 12) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. to discuss fine and performing arts and operational needs respectively. A third session to discuss academics is scheduled for Thursday (March 13) from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The sessions take place in the theatre at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH) Guests should enter through Door 2. Each session will feature a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity for community input. Those wishing to speak will sign up on arrival and be limited to comments up to three minutes per person. All sessions are open to the public and will be attended by the district capital projects feasibility task force.
STAYING STRONG: Seniors can benefit from a strengthening program on Tuesday (March 11) from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Wheeling Township Headquarters (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.) Physical therapists from Northwest Community Healthcare will provide an interactive class on initiation or progression of strengthening strategies. Learn how to start or improve your exercise routine to maintain your independence in performing everyday activities. The class is free but registration is requested. For more info, call 847/259-7730.
HARPER CONCERT: Enjoy an evening of guitar solos on Tuesday (March 11) at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab, Building L, Room L109 at Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) For ticket info, call 847/925-6100 or click here .
EDIBLE PLANT LIFE: Speaker Patricia Armstrong will present a program on edible wild plants to the Mt. Prospect Garden Club on Wednesday (March 12) from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (295 E. Algonquin Rd. DP.) Ms. Armstrong and her husband have over 300 species of native trees, shrubs, prairie grasses and wildflowers, 40 percent of which are edible, on their residential property. The program is preceded by an 11:30 a.m. social hour, followed by a business meeting from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. For more info, call 847/506-1668 or click here .
VOLUNTEERS WANTED: The Kids Pantry (400 E. Gregory/Christian Life Church) is having a community work day to get ready for the upcoming giveaway. On Thursday (March 13th) from 5-9, volunteers will help sort, depin, bag, and store clothes donations. A light dinner will be provided. If you plan on volunteering, please give them a call so they can get a general count. For more info and to volunteer, click here or call 847/259-3090.
SHAPE UP: Evaluate your fitness goals on Saturday (March 15) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Learn how fitness add-ons can benefit you at the spring fitness event at Stay-Fit Physical Therapy & Core Wellness (127 W. Prospect Ave. MP.) Discover your full fitness potential and have a chance to win one of the add-ons. Get “day-only” discounts on these items. Refreshments and a raffle are all part of the fun. RSVP by Wednesday (March 12.) For more info, call 847/782-9348.
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: Learn about Harper College’s Truck Driver Training on Friday (March 14) at the Harper Northeast Center (1375 S. Wolf, Prospect Heights) from 1- 3 p.m. For more info, call 847/925-6300 or click here .
GO BANANAS: Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine) will open for the season at Noon on Saturday (March 15). Bring your own banana and get 25% off a banana split! Capannari’s will be open weekends only through March 30 and will be open seven days a week beginning on March 31. Hope the snow is gone by then!
WRITERS GROUP: Explore your creative side by joining the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (March 18) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The group is open to all adult writers of all levels of writing experience, in all genres. Need constructive feedback on a short story, screenplay or novel? Then this is the place for you. Bring up to five double-spaced pages and copies (approximately 10) to share with group members. The writers meet the third Tuesday of every month. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. For more info, email email@example.com .
STAY INFORMED: Learn what’s happening in River Trails School District 26 on Wednesday (March 19) at 7 p.m. when the Board of Education meets at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd. MP.) A Meet and Greet precedes at 6:30 p.m. District 26 feeds into high school districts 214 and 207. For more info, call 847/297-4120.
KINDERGARTEN SIGNUP: River Trails School Dist. 26 will hold registration for kindergarten students for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday (March 20) from 4:30 – 8 p.m. Just drop by the school your child will be attending (Indian Grove or Euclid School) and bring your child’s birth certificate, three proofs of residency, and emergency contact information. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014 to attend kindergarten. For more info, click here .
PROM DRESSES NEEDED: Donate those worn-once prom dresses to the Glass Slipper Project and help area girls in need get the dress of their dreams. Zengeler Cleaners , one of the oldest dry-cleaners in Illinois, collects the donated dresses, shoes, purses, and other accessories and participates in a series of three “boutiques” for high school girls to pick out their dresses. Dresses and accessories can be dropped off at any Zengeler location (Northbrook is the closest) now. For more locations, click here . For more info on the Glass Slipper Project, click here .
—-THINK GREEN: Attend an informational presentation on local habitat restoration efforts and environmental education on Friday (March 7) at 5:30 p.m. at Garden Terrace Banquets (1000 Wellington Ave. EGV.) Program presenters are Matt Haas from the Friends of Busse Woods and Mary Allen of Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANNC). Refreshments and handouts will be available. This free event is open to those age 15 and up. Call 847/439-3994 for seating availability.
—-PET EXPO: Find the pet of your dreams on Friday, (March 14/1 – 9 p.m.), Saturday (March 15/9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), and Sunday (March 16/10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 W. Euclid Ave. AH.) A cat show, bird show, and exotic animals and reptiles will be on display. More than 200 exhibits of pet products and services; rescues and shelters are also part of the Expo. Admission is $9/adults, $5/kids (3-12) and free/kids age 3 and under. Parking is $6 – cash only. For more info, click here .
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Yesterday is the most recorded song ever. (a) Something is the Beatles second most covered song.
On what day of the week does the story in I Am the Walrus occur?