WARMING CENTERS: Those who need a respite from the bitter temperatures and snow have several options in the Northwest suburbs. Following is a list of facilities that are designated warming centers. Please call individual facilities for hours of operation:
Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) 847/392-6000
Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) 847/506-4930
Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) 847/253-5675
River Trails Park District Community Center (1500 E. Euclid) 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. AH) 847/253-5532
Prairie Lakes (515 E. Thacker DP) 847/391-5711
Frisbie Center (52 E. NW Hwy., DP) 847/768-5944
Salvation Army Community Center (609 W. Dempster DP.) 847/981-9111
Elk Grove Township (2400 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. AH) 847/437-0300
Wheeling Township (1616 N. Arlington Hts. Rd. AH) 847/259-7730
For your pets: PetSmart (101 E. Euclid Ave.) 847/870-1636
CALL CHECK & LIFELINE PROGRAMS: During extreme weather conditions, the Village of Mount Prospect initiates a well-being check by phone to individuals who are elderly or have health-related concerns and do not have family support in the area. The Human Services Department conducts these checks, but registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 847/870-5680. In conjunction with the Fire Department, the Human Services Department also has the Lifeline Program. Vital information, such as name, address, doctor’s name, medication and medical history and allergies is detailed on the form and placed in a special red envelope, and should be kept visible in a conspicuous spot for paramedics and fire personnel. The Human Services Department provides the forms.
ASPCA PET SAFETY TIPS: Imagine walking barefoot outside in these frigid conditions; that us what your pet experiences. The ASPCA offers these guidelines to keep your pets comfortable and safe during the unusually cold temperatures: massage petroleum jelly or other paw protectants into paw pads before going outside to help protect against salt and chemical agents. Keep your home humidified and towel dry your pet as soon as he comes inside. Never shave your dog down to the skin in winter, as a longer coat will provide more warmth. Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells. Washing too often can remove essential oils and increase the chance of developing dry, flaky skin. Feed your pet a little more during the cold weather months. Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Make sure your companion animal has a warm place to sleep, off the floor and away from drafts. Remember, if it is too cold for you, it is too cold for your pet!
JAZZIN’ AROUND: Bring some heat into your night on Friday (Feb. 1) 8 p.m. by enjoying the sounds of Oakton Community College’s jazz combo. Led by instructor of music, Mark Olen, Jazzin’ Around features classic and contemporary favorites. The performance is in the Footlik Theater of the Des Plaines campus (1600 E. Golf Rd.) Tickets are $8 or $5 for students and seniors. For more info, call 847/635-1900.
HERSEY FUNDRAISER: Help benefit the band program of John Hersey High School on Saturday (Feb. 2) by attending a fundraiser from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Metropolis Ballroom (6 S. Vail Ave. AH) The evening will include a silent auction, raffles and other games. Tickets are $30-$45 adults only. Alumni, tasting and non-tasting tickets are available.
SUPER BOWL AD SUCCESS: Learn what makes an effective Super Bowl ad during a presentation on Tuesday (Feb. 5) 6 p.m. in Room 1610 of Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) Brand building expert Tim Calkins will provide insights about 2018 and 2019 during his presentation: “Super Bowl Advertising Review: What Worked and What Choked.” A Q & A will follow the presentation.
JOB FAIR: Bring copies of your resume and meet face-to-face with area employers at the Daily Herald Multi-Profession Job Fair on Tuesday (Feb. 5) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event takes place in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago, Schaumburg Woodfield (1939 N. Meacham Rd. SCHAUMBURG.) Look for a full exhibitor listing and information on the job fair in the Sunday (Feb. 3) edition of the Daily Herald.
FINANCIAL FORCAST 2019: What does 2019 hold for the stock market? John Day of Daly Investment Management will discuss on Tuesday (Feb. 5) from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) For more information, call the Library at 847/253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.