56 MUSIC FIX: Spend Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 23 – 25) enjoying local musicians, great food, and the work of local artists at the 2nd Annual 56 Music Fix. Live music will pour out of 56 bars, restaurants and shops around town. There are a lot of talented bands participating! For complete details, visit https://www.56musicfix.org. This free event is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES CELEBRATES: Help mark their 5th Anniversary now through Saturday (Aug. 24) by visiting the store in Randhurst Village (1071 N. Elmhurst Rd.). Special events include a free Bundtlet when you donate a new toy for Rosie’s Toy Box benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in honor of Rosie Colucci. All toys MUST BE NEW due to infectious disease control standards and immunocompromised kids. Friday (Aug. 23) is Lemons of Love Benefit Day. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the organization dedicated to providing support and community to those impacted by cancer. On Saturday (Aug. 24) beginning at 10 a.m., receive free Bundtlets for a year with purchase if you are one of the first 100 guests. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. enjoy a family fun event which includes meeting local firemen, face painting and balloon art. Win raffle prizes all week long – one lucky winner will receive their order FREE up to $100.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE: Make an appointment on Saturday (Aug. 24) from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. to participate in a household hazardous waste collection at Melas Park (1500 W. Central Rd.). Participation is by appointment only. Sign up at www.mountprospect.org/hhw. Acceptable chemicals include aerosol paints and solvents, antifreeze, drain cleaners, latex paint, lawn & garden chemicals among others. For more information, and a list of acceptable chemicals, contact the Public Works Department at 847/870-5640. You must show appointment confirmation email or printout to enter.
CONCERT IN THE PARK: Take a music break on Saturday (Aug. 24) from 1 – 3 p.m. in the park at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.). The band this week is Ukulele Meetup Group. Enjoy a yummy confection that Capannari’s is famous for!
CRUISE NIGHT: Step back into the 70’s and see the cars that ruled the roads at Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (Aug. 24) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.). Music is provided by DJ Tony/Flashback 50s.
FREE COMMUNITY MEALS: Those in need of a nutritious evening meal are invited to area churches from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the following locations. Those designated with an * have shower facilities:
Saturday (Aug. 24): Redeeming Grace Church (304 W. Palatine Rd., PH)
Sunday (Aug. 25): St. Paul United Church of Christ (401 E. Main St., BARRINGTON)
Monday (Aug. 26): Holy Family Catholic Community* (2515 Palatine Rd., INVERNESS)
Wednesday (Aug. 28): Congregational United Church of Christ (1001 Kirchoff Rd., AH)
FARMERS’ MARKET: Stop by the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Aug. 25) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.). Along with the freshest fruits and vegetables, you’ll find gourmet cheeses and appetizer offerings and well as unique craft items for your holiday decorating.
FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOLARS: Help raise scholarship dollars for area high school students while enjoying a golf outing on Monday (Aug. 26) at the Rolling Green Country Club (2525 E. Rand Rd., AH). Check-in begins at 11 a.m. and the event starts at 12:15 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awards presentation and the Ultimate Big Game Experience Raffle Drawing. Scholarships are available. Visit www.safdollarsforscholars.org for open selections. Golf is $175 per golfer or $600 per foursome; dinner only is $50. For more details, visit the website above or call 847/460-0700 to leave a message.
ASKED & ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Anne Gillespie’s office on Tuesday (Aug. 27) from 3 – 6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services.
LOW VISION PRODUCTS ROAD SHOW: Those with low vision are invited to this event on Tuesday (Aug. 27) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Wheeling Township Headquarters (1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd.). Participants can experience new technology, independent living aids, test products and receive training from expert staff who can advise on the right tools to improve the quality of life. This is a free program.
DIST. 214 LAUNCHES LACROSSE: Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, boys and girls will be able to participate in this sport districtwide, with levels to be determined based on interest. Parents and students lobbied the district to include lacrosse in its athletic offerings as the sport continued to grow in popularity. The Illinois High School Association granted the sport official recognition with the first state series held in spring 2018. School boards must OK lacrosse as a sport for their schools to participate in the series.
911 CENTER RECOGNIZED: Wheeling Police Department’s 911 Center is recognized for best practices by The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for completing the Missing Kids Readiness Program. Staff members completed online training and traveled to Alexandria, Virginia to complete face-to-face training. The Wheeling 911 Center team is now ready to respond more quickly, comprehensively and effectively when a child’s life may be at stake.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students with the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Winners receive: $1,000 award for professional development expenses,$1,000 award for his/her school, two award plaques. and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend a VFW conference to receive their award. For more information, rules and eligibility, visit https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/teacher-of-the-year. Nominations are due by Oct. 31.
All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources.