HOLIDAY MARKET: Prepare for a season of entertaining by visiting a Holiday Market on Saturday (Nov. 15) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP) Vendors from Tastefully Simple, Partylite, Tupperware, and Longaberger are just a few who will be available in the beautiful Conservatory setting. Skip the malls and enjoy a relaxing shopping experience. For more info, call 847/298-3500.
PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: If you’ve lost your best animal friend in the 12 months, consider meeting with others who have experienced the same. The first meeting is on Friday (Nov. 14) at 6 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Visit the Information Desk on the second floor for the meeting’s designated location. The group is led by a professional grief therapist and participation is free. Future meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 847/212-4499.
SWANCC’S TRASHY FASHION: Look at trash from a different perspective on Saturday (Nov. 15) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. when SWANCC hosts its Educational Expo and Trashy Fashion Show at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP/ Room 1600) Representatives from “The Talking Farm” will discuss the benefits of organically-grown food, clever reuse of materials and composting techniques from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. At 2 p.m., the Trashy Fashion Show will take place in Room 1604 featuring designs from area school fashion design students as well as residents. This year’s theme is “My Solution to Pollution.” Kids activities take place throughout the day, and they’ll meet local author Ann Wagner, who will read aloud Recycling with Arnie and Bing. For more info, click here .
DANCE & A SHOW: District 214 Community Education invites dancers of all ages and skill levels to an African dance and drum workshop on Saturday (Nov. 15) from 6 – 7:30 p.m. held in the North Gym of Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Admission is free for students/K-12, $10/adults or $25/workshop and show. The show portion will be a performance by An Ka Fo Drum & Dance Ensemble which takes place on Sunday (Nov. 16) at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $20/adults, $15/students K-12, and free for children ages 4 and under. For tickets and more info, call 847/718-7702.
MUSIC BY REQUEST: Enjoy “A Concert of Audience Requests” on Sunday (Nov. 16) at 3:30 p.m. when The Mt. Prospect Community Band performs in the sanctuary of St. Paul Lutheran Church (100 S. School St.) Originally scheduled for June, the concert was cancelled due to heavy rains and a power outage. Requests ranged from Broadway show tunes to John Philip Sousa’s “King Cotton March.” Tickets are $7 in advance or $9 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the RecPlex (420 W. Dempster St.) or from any band member at the door.
RECALLING D-DAY: Hear a riveting account of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach on Tuesday (Nov. 18) from 10 – 11:30 a.m.at Wheeling Township Headquarters (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH). Speaker Nat Goodman, from the First Division Museum at Cantigny, will highlight the First Division’s lead role in WWII. Mr. Goodman volunteers as a guide at the Museum, presenting seminars and serving as an artillery commander and qualified paratrooper in the U.S. Army. The program is free but registration is requested. For more info/registration, call 847/259-7730.
CALLING ALL WRITERS: Do you need some friendly and constructive feedback on your short story, novel, essay or poem? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (Nov. 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 with all levels of writing experience, in all genres. Bring up to five double-spaced pages and copies to share with group members. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFO SESSIONS @ HARPER: Discover your educational and career possibilities on Thursday (Nov. 20) from 10 a.m. – Noon when Harper College Learning and Career Center holds an Information Session at the Prospect Heights location (1375 S. Wolf Rd.) You’ll learn about certification programs, financial aid and scholarships, free ESL and GED classes and more. To RSVP, call 847/925-6230 or click here .
HOLIDAY LIGHT RECYCLING: Dispose of those tangled, half-lit strings of holiday lights at various locations within the SWANNC community at no cost! SWANNC has partnered with Elgin Recycling Inc. to recycle the lights and chords. The strands are separated and baled, chopped and shredded and sold as a commodity to foundries and mills in the U.S. Drop them off now until Feb. 27 from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Other locations include the public works facilities in Arlington Heights, Glenview, Park Ridge and Wheeling. For a complete listing of locations, dates and times, click here .
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
The fear of Halloween is called (c) samhainophobia. Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders; coulraphobia is the fear of clowns; and blennophobia is the fear of slime.
What is America’s best-selling candy bar?
a) Hershey bar b) Snickers c) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup d) Butterfingers