FREE COMICS: It’s Free Comic Book Day! Stop at the Youth Services or Fiction/AV/Teen desks to claim your free comic book on Saturday (May 2). You can also enter a drawing for a gift card to Comix Revolution, the sponsor of our event. Choose up to five comic books at Comix Revolution (115 W. Central Rd. ) Titles include the Avengers, Batman, and Superman, as well as Doctor Who and Attack on Titan. Books for younger fans include SpongebBob and Pokemon. Supplies are limited, so stop by early! For more info, call 847/506-0800.
CLOTHING CLOSET: Take advantage of the community’s generosity on Saturday (May 2) from 9 a.m. – Noon by visiting Life Community Church (1500 E. Central Rd.) for a free distribution of spring and summer clothing for the whole family. Use the northeast entrance.
PUB CRAWL: Get a taste of Mount Prospect’s delicious eateries on Saturday (May 2) from 3 – 7p.m. during the “Double Dribble” Pub Crawl. Meet at the Mount Prospect Village Green (50 S. Emerson St.) Stops include Emerson’s Ale House, Le Peep, and Mia’s Cantina, among others. Registration is $10. Raffle prizes include a 55″ TV. The event is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchant’s Association. Invite your friends and neighbors for a fun event. For more info, click here .
GENEALOGY PROGRAM: Hear Jane Haldeman speak about researching Colonial American ancestors on Saturday (May 2) at 10 a.m. when the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society meets at Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd. AH.) Haldeman is the owner of “Its Relative,” www.itsrelative.net and is president of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, among other organizations. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more info,click here.
BIKE RIDES: Join the Mount Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (May 3) from 7:30 – 10 a.m. for a Fitness Ride. Bicyclists depart from Starbucks (90 Northwest Hwy.) The Touring Ride to Lake Zurich is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and leaves from Panera in Randhurst Village (1065 Elmhurst Rd.) The Thursday (May 7) ride leaves from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For more info and schedules,click here .
CELEBRATE MOM: Get a jump on Mother’s Day by treating Mom to a Champagne Brunch on Sunday (May 3) at Rob Roy Golf Course (505 E. Camp McDonald Road PH.) The first seating is from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and the second seating is from Noon – 2 p.m. Tickets are $24.95/adult; $14.95 for children age 10 and under. The menu is accompanied by champagne mimosa, a juice and coffee station, and a dessert display. Reserve your seats by calling 847/296-4653. Tell the RTPD how many Moms will be in your group, so they can provide a memorable gift.
FIRE SAFETY FESTIVAL: Bring your children, ages preschool through second grade to this important event running Monday through Friday (May 4-8) for one-hour presentations at Mount Prospect Fire Station 14 (2000 E. Kensington Rd.) They will learn how to call 911 and how to stay low from smoke. They’ll slide down a fire pole, enjoy a fire safety puppet show with “Firefighter Frank” and his friends. Call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847/818-5253 for reservations.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: Learn what is happening in River Trails School District 26 when the school board meets on Tuesday (May 5) at 7 p.m. in the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) For more info, call 847/297-4120.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Dispose of electronics on Wednesday (May 6) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items brought to the Public Works facility outside of designated hours will not be collected. Items are accepted every Wednesday until October 28. For more info, call 847/870-5640 or click here.
SPIRIT DRIVEN LIVING: Learn which personality type you fall within on The Enneagram, by attending a workshop titled Spirit Driven Living on Wednesday (May 6) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Alternative Health Center, Suite 101A (800 E. Northwest Hwy.) Life Coach and author Rosemary Hurwitz, MA.PS. is the presenter. Admission is $10. Seats are limited, so RSVP by calling 847/873-1490.
PRAYER BREAKFAST: Celebrate the National Day of Prayer by attending a breakfast on Thursday (May 7) beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Bristol Palace Banquets (828 E. Rand Rd.) The event is hosted by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce and the Interfaith Council. Amy Dolan, family pastor at Willow Chicago, is the keynote speaker who will talk about “The Impact of a Positive Community.” RSVP by calling the Chamber at 847/398-6616.
VILLAGE BLOOD DRIVE: Help save a life by donating blood on Thursday (May 7) from 3 – 7 p.m. at Village Hall Community Center (50 S. Emerson St.) Donors must be healthy, 17-years-old and weight at least 110 lbs. No appointment is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The process takes only about thirty minutes of your time and benefits many.
DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT: Put a dent in your spring cleaning by disposing of unwanted documents on Saturday (May 2) from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Winnetka Public Works Building (1390 Willow Rd.) Paper documents must be limited to six paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes – NO PLASTIC BAGS, please. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. You must be a member of a participating SWANCC community to participate, so have your ID ready.
NATIVE PLANT SALE: Citizens for Conservation will hold a native plant, shrub, and tree sale Saturday and Sunday (May 2-3) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the barns of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Lake Barrington, across Route 22 from CFC Headquarters (459 Route 22.) Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. For more info, call CFC at 847/382-7283.
STRIKE OUT SEXUAL ASSAULT: Bring awareness and help make a difference on Thursday (May 7) beginning at 6 p.m. by attending this important event at Pinstripes (1150 Willow Rd. NORTHBROOK). All proceeds benefit the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault. You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a dessert table, silent auction, a bocce ball tournament, live music, and an inspiring presentation featuring Col. Jill Morgenthaler. For more info, click here or call 847/806-6526.
—-MOUNT PROSPECT GARAGE SALE: Mark your calendar for this annual treasure hunt! The garage sale weekend takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 15-17) Get ready to sell or buy (or both) during this fun community tradition. Over 500 homes participate. For full details, click here or call 847/259-8600. The event is sponsored by Picket Fence Realty.
NEWS YOU CAN’T USE:
Essayist and poet Eric Blair wrote under the pen name a) George Orwell.
The popular children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events, is supposedly authored by one of the characters, Lemony Snicket. What is the author’s real name?
a) Daniel Silva b) Danielle Steel c) Daniel Lemon d) Daniel Handler