This Week in Mount Prospect

This Week in Mount Prospect Blog

August 23 – August 29, 2019

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.

Image result for nothing bundt cakeNOTHING 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.

Image result for vfwTEACHER 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 16 – August 22, 2019

FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Enjoy the last installment of this fun summer staple on Friday (Aug. 16) from 6 – 8 p.m. on Centennial Green at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.).  Pack a picnic dinner or get something from one of Mount Prospect’s downtown restaurants. Entertainment is provided by the band Exit 147 – Classic Rock, Pop, and Top 40.  Fridays on the Green returns next summer!

FAMILY BIKE RIDE: Put air in the bike tires for a fun ride on Saturday (Aug. 17) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Melas Park (1500 W. Central Rd.). There will be a shorter ride for the youngsters and a five mile or ten mile ride for others. Register in person at the Lions Park Rec Center (411 S. Maple St.) or call Teresa VanOpdorp at 847/337-7923. You may also contact specialevents@mppl.org for more information.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Mount Prospect Public Library South Branch and the Community Connections Center on Saturday (Aug. 17) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). Festivities include live music, entertainment and food. Tents and outdoor seating will be available.

CRUISIN’: The 50s are back on Saturday (Aug. 17) from 3 – 9 p.m. when classic cars from that decade are on display at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the Metra East Commuter Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.).  Music is provided by DJ Tony/Flashback 50’s.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Indulge in the late summer bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables by shopping the Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Aug. 18) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.).

CONCERT IN THE PARK: Enjoy a summer evening of music and sweet treats on Sunday (Aug. 18) from 5 – 7 p.m. at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.). Mulligan Stew brings the tunes! Don’t forget lawn chairs or a blanket.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Those needing a nutritious meal are invited to the following area churches from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the following dates. Locations marked with an * have shower facilities.
Friday (Aug. 16): Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd., EGV).
Sunday (Aug. 18): St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH).
Tuesday (Aug. 20):  First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights: (1903 E. Euclid, AH).
Wednesday (Aug. 21): St. James Catholic Church* (820 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH).
Thursday (Aug. 22) The Orchard (1330 N. Douglas Ave., AH.).

PLAY AND LEARN: Parents, bring your toddlers and preschool-age children to this event on Tuesday (Aug. 20) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). The children will listen to books, dance to music, and enjoy making crafts. To learn more, call 847/506-4930.

WRITERS GROUP: Do you enjoy writing short stories or poetry? Perhaps you need some feedback on your novel. Are you looking for constructive criticism in a friendly environment among others who share your passion? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (Aug. 20) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A on the Second Floor of 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 (approximately 10) with group members. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. The Writers Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Questions? Contact Laird Larsen at l-larsen@att.net.

SEW BEE IT QUILTERS: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your interest on Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 847/392-9006.

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd.). Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service runs through October.

ASKED & ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Jan Schakowsky’s office on Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 2 – 5 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.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (Aug. 22) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). This class is for Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Village Township residents. For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.

All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 2 – August 8, 2019

FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Get your weekend off to a rockin’ start on Friday (Aug. 2) from 6 – 8 p.m. when the band Zydeco Voodoo performs on Centennial Green (Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy the sounds of New Orleans music, popular rock and blues. Complete the experience with a picnic dinner from home or from one of Mount Prospect’s downtown restaurants. Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blanket. Admission is free!

 

SWIM & SCAVENGER HUNT: Take a nighttime dip in the pool and bring a flashlight to hunt on land and sea on Friday (Aug. 2) at Meadows Pool (1401 W. Gregory St.) from 8 – 10 p.m. Admission is $5. Mount Prospect Park District pool pass holders receive $1 off admission. For more information, visit www.mppd.org.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Anyone needing a nutritious evening meal is invited on the following dates/locations from 6 – 8 p.m. Those designated with an * have shower facilities.
Friday (Aug. 2) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd., EGV).
Saturday (Aug. 3) Living Christ Lutheran Church (625 E. Dundee Rd., AH).
Sunday (Aug. 4) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH).
Monday (Aug. 5) First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights (302 N. Dunton, AH).
Wednesday (Aug. 7) Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church* (1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH).
Thursday (Aug. 8) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (304 W. Palatine Rd., PH).

shredded paperDOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT: Safely dispose of unwanted and sensitive documents on Saturday (Aug. 3) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works Facility (1700 W. Central Rd.). This is a SWANNC (Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County) event which requires participants to show residency ID. Paper documents must be brought in either paper shopping bags or boxes – NO PLASTIC BAGS, please.  More document destruction events at other facilities are scheduled through October.

CRUISE NIGHT: The Mopar is on display at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (Aug. 3) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.). The Mopar is described as a muscle car limited to American cars produced by Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and Ram. Music is courtesy of DJ Tony/Flashback 50’s. Come on out. Cruise Night’s last show is Saturday (Aug. 10).

FARMERS’ MARKET: Enhance your next cookout with fresh vegetables, fruits and gourmet goodies by shopping the Lions’ Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Aug. 4) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). The Market runs through Oct. 20.

CONCERT IN THE PARK: If you missed Ken Dix and the Soda Jerks at one of the earlier fests this summer, you have a second chance on Sunday (Aug. 4) from 5 – 7 p.m. at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.). Enjoy a yummy confection along with the music.

BESSIE’S STORY HOUR: Kids of all ages can enjoy stories from the turn of the 20th century on Tuesday (Aug. 6) from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Mount Prospect Historical Society Museum Campus (101 S. Maple St.). Bring a blanket and a snack and meet by the stone bench under the crab tree.

Image result for mount prospect police department badgeNATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Join the Police Department and the Mount Prospect Park District for a community-wide block party on Tuesday (Aug. 6) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.). Festivities include food trucks, a dunk tank, donut eating contests, games, music and a bounce house. This is a great way to strengthen community spirit and police-community partnerships. For more information, call Crime Prevention Officer Greg Sill at 847/870-5650.

 

MOOOVIE UNDER THE STARS: Stop at Capannari Ice Cream first then grab your blanket and settle in for a viewing of Mary Poppins Returns on Wednesday (Aug. 6) from 8 – 10 p.m. in Centennial Green at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The movie is free! What better way to enjoy early August with family and friends. For more information, visit www.capannaris.com/events.

PLAY AND LEARN: Bring your toddlers and preschool-age children to listen to books, dance to music, and enjoy making fun crafts on Tuesday (Aug. 6) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). This event will be repeated on three more dates throughout the month of August. We will keep you posted. To learn more, call 847/506-4930.

ASKED & ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Jan Schakowsky’s office on Wednesday (Aug. 7) from 2 – 5 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.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-MANE EVENT: Visit downtown Arlington Heights on Friday (Aug. 2) beginning at 5 p.m. when a business expo, entertainment for kids and bands kick off weekend festivities. Meet at Vail and Campbell Streets. The Taste of Arlington Heights is scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 3) beginning at Noon.  For specifics, including performance time for bands, visit www.DiscoverArlington.com and scroll to Upcoming Events.

—-HOMESTRETCH FOR HEROES: This event is a 5K twilight walk/run and 1-mile run on Tuesday (Aug. 6) at Arlington International Racecourse (2200 Euclid Ave., AH). Sponsored by Salute, Inc., donations and funds raised go toward helping military families. For registration, visit www.saluteinc.org/events/homestretch-for-heroes-5k. For information, visit www.saluteinc.org.

All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various news sources.

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July 26 – August 1, 2019

LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY: The Main Branch of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) will close at 5 p.m. on Friday (July 26). While the building will be closed, you still have 24/7 access to conduct research with our online resources, register for upcoming programs and renew items and place holds at www.mppl.org. Check out an e-book or audiobook through OverDrive at any time. The Library will reopen on Saturday (July 27) at 9 a.m.

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY: Meet up with your neighbors and make some new friends on Friday (July 26) from 4 – 11 p.m. and Saturday (July 27) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. during this fun-filled annual event (Emerson St. and Busse Ave.). Great food and entertainment. Free kids’ activities on Saturday including bounce houses, an inflatable slide, mini rides, a balloon artist, face painters, ponies and more. For more info, visit www.mpblockparty.com or www.facebook.com/MtProspectParty. This event is sponsored by the Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce.

FIVE-O 5K RUN/WALK: Enjoy a fun run/walk with the Mount Prospect Police on Saturday (July 27) beginning at 8 a.m. at the Police and Fire Headquarters (112 E. Northwest Hwy.). The cost is $25/adults age 11 and over, $15/youth 10 and under. Packet Pick Up is on Friday (July 26) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Police Department. Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up is from 7 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Parking is available at the Village parking deck (30 S. Emerson St.) and at the Train lot on Northwest Hwy. directly south of the Police Department. All proceeds benefit the Mount Prospect Food Bank. Questions? Call 847/870-5649.

Image result for thunderbird carCRUISIN’: The Thunderbirds are in town on Saturday (July 27) from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Bluesmobile Cruise Night. Check out these beauties in the Metra East Commuter Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.).  WLS AM 890 will provide the tunes.

COMMUNITY MEALS: Those in need of a hearty supper are invited to local churches from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the following days/locations. Those designated with an * have shower facilities:
Saturday (July 27) Redeeming Grace Church (304 W. Palatine Rd., PH).
Sunday (July 28) St. Paul United Church of Christ (401 E. Main St., BARRINGTON).
Tuesday (July 30) St. Theresa Catholic Church (455 N. Benton St., PAL).
Wednesday (July 31) All Saints Lutheran Church* (630 S. Quentin Rd., PAL).
Thursday (Aug. 1) St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church (601 Biesterfield Rd., EGV).

FARMERS’ MARKET: Take advantage of the mid-summer bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the Lions’ Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (July 28) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Parking Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northeast Hwy.). Other vendors sell gourmet items that add pizzazz to your summer entertaining. Check it out!

I PLEDGE:  Kids ages 12 and younger are invited to recite the Pledge of Allegiance for a free kiddie cone on Monday (July 29) from 4 – 6 p.m. at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.).

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Kick up your heels (literally or figuratively) on Monday (July 29) 7:30 p.m. when the Mt. Prospect Community Band belts out Big Band Boogie. Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and head on over to Veterans Memorial Band Shell (411 S. Maple St.) In case of rain, the concert moves indoors. The last concert of the season happens on Monday (July 29).

Image result for woodstockFLOWER CHILDREN UNITE: Remember Woodstock through songs and images as the Library celebrates the historic rock festival of August 1969. Come to this free event on Tuesday (July 30) from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.). To register, visit www.mppl.org, call 847/253-5675 or just stop in.

 

MEET THE REPS: Meet with a representative from Jan Shakowsky’s office on Wednesday (July 31) from 2 – 5 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.

BREAKFAST HOUR: Join other residents who are 50 years and up on Thursday (Aug. 1) from 9 – 10 a.m.  for a friendly hour of conversation and breakfast in the Village Hall Farley Community Room (50 S. Emerson St.). Meet the Village Team and Chamber of Commerce to learn and have fun. For more info, call 847/870-5680.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If learning English is new to you, practice your conversational skills with a friendly group of Native English speakers. This event, open to Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Township residents, takes place on Thursday (Aug. 1) from 11:30am to 1 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.

All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources.

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July 19 – July 25, 2019

Image result for mppl friends booksaleFRIENDS BOOK SALE: Summer is the perfect time to stock up on beach reads, books on tape or favorite DVDs at bargain prices. A special Friends members-only preview sale will take place on Friday (July 19) from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. followed by general public sales on Saturday (July 20) from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday (July 21) from Noon – 4 p.m. Funds raised will help the Friends support additional library programs, events and services. For more information on the Friends and how to become a member, visit www.mppl.org or call 847/253-5675.

COOLING CENTERS: With the temperatures reaching dangerous heat levels this week, the following is a list of area cooling centers. Call ahead for hours of operation.
Mount Prospect Village Hall: 50 S. Emerson St. (847) 870-5680
Mount Prospect Public Library: 10 S. Emerson St. (847) 253-5675
Community Connections Center: 1711 W. Algonquin Rd. (847) 506-4930
River Trails Park District: 1500 E. Euclid Rd. (847) 255-1200
RecPlex: 420 W. Dempster St. (847) 640-1000
Central Community Center: 1000 W. Central Rd. (847) 255-5380
St. Emily’s Church: 1400 E. Central Rd. (847) 824-5049
Arlington Heights Senior Center: 1801 W. Central Rd. (847) 253-5532
Elk Grove Township: 2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd., AH (847) 437-0300.
Wheeling Township: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH (847) 259-7730
Prairie Lakes: 515 E. Thacker Rd., DP (847) 391-5711
Salvation Army Community Center: 609 W. Dempster St., DP (847) 981-9111
PetsMart-Randhurst (for pets): 101 E. Euclid Ave. (847) 870-1636

SUMMER SUPPERS: Those needing a hot meal are invited to area churches from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
Friday (July 19) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd., EGV)
Sunday (July 21) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., AH)
Monday (July 22) Holy Family Catholic Community* (2515 Palatine Rd., INVERNESS)
Wednesday (July 24) Congregational United Church of Christ (1001 W. Kirchoff Rd., AH)
Thursday (July 25) The Orchard (1330 N. Douglas Ave., AH)
Locations designated with an * have shower facilities.

SEE THE CLASSICS: Enjoy this week’s display of classic cars on Saturday (July 20) from 3 – 9 p.m. at Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). Showing off this week is the snazzy Pontiac – accompanied by Cruisin’ Tigers Pontiac Club.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Make the Lion’s Club Farmers’ Market part of your weekend routine. Choose from a variety of fresh fruits, veggies, gourmet items and more on Sunday (July 21) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.).

Image result for national ice cream dayNATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY: Observe this fun day on Sunday (July 21) by indulging your sweet tooth at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.)  What is your pleasure? Waffle cone or banana split? Beat the heat and enjoy. Capannari is open 7 days a week from Noon – 10 p.m.

RECITE THE PLEDGE: Kids 12 years and younger can earn a free kiddie cone if they recite the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday (July 22) from 4 – 6 p.m. at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.).

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Take in a concert under the stars on Monday (July 22) 7:30 p.m. when Mt. Prospect Community Band performs in the Veterans Memorial Band Shell at Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.). The evening’s theme is “Dancing With The Stars.” Bring a picnic dinner from home. Don’t forget the lawn chairs or blanket for a “mini Ravinia” experience.

ASKED & ANSWERED: Meet with a rep from Ann Gillespie’s office on Tuesday (July 23) from 3 – 6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A representative from Jan Shakowski’s office will be available on Wednesday (July 24) from 2 – 5 p.m. Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services.

SOLARIZE CHICAGOLAND: Learn how you can cover up to 60% of the cost of going solar through state and federal incentives. Attend a CUB (Citizens Utility Board) sponsored program on Tuesday (July 23) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Solarize Chicagoland is a grassroots community education program. CUB aims to empower consumers to make informed choices regarding solar energy for their homes, and make solar more accessible. Learn more at http://www.growsolar.org/chicagoland/.

Image result for lunar landingTHE SCIENCE OF HISTORY: Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to a program about the first lunar landing on Thursday (July 25) from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Mount Prospect Historical Society Central School (103 S. Maple St.). Discussion will cover exploring rockets, airplanes and the phases of the moon. Space is limited so register at www.mtphist.org or call 847/392-9006. Cost is $25 per child or $20 if signing up for more than one Historical Society event.

NORTH VS. SOUTH: Kids can learn what it was like growing up during the Civil War at a Historical Society event on Thursday (July 25) from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Central School (103 S. Maple St.). This program is designed for those entering grades 3-5. To register, call 847/392-9006 or visit www.mtphist.org. The cost is $25 per child or $20 if registering for more than one Historical Society event.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If learning English is new to you, practice your conversational skills with a friendly group of Native English speakers. This event, open to Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Township residents, takes place on Thursday (July 25) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.

POOL PARTY WITH POLICE: Get to know the men and women who serve and protect us on Thursday (July 25) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. during a pool party filled with music, pool games, food and much more. The fun takes place at Woodland Trails Park (1500 E. Euclid Ave.). All ages are welcome and the event is free!

ABBA SALUTE: Enjoy the music of this Swedish pop group performed by the Mt. Prospect Community Band on Thursday (July 25) 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Band Shell (411 S. Maple St.). Concessions are available for purchase or bring your own picnic dinner. Don’t forget lawn chairs or a blanket. In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors.

All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources. 

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