ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST: Don’t change out of your PJ’s and slippers! Head on over to Mount Prospect’s famed ice cream shop on Saturday (June 1) from 8 – 11 a.m. Capannari’s Ice Cream is located at 10 S. Pine St. The shop is now open everyday from Noon – 10 p.m.
FROM FEDORAS TO FASCINATORS: A Delightful Parade through the History of Ladies Hats is showcased on Saturday (June 1) 1 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Historical Society (101 S. Maple St.). Presented by historical interpreter Ellie Carlson, actual historical hats will be on display. The cost of attendance is $12 per person. Attendees are invited to wear their own hats or fascinators to add to the festive atmosphere. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. To register and pay via PayPal, visit https://www.mtphist.org or call 847/392-9006 to pay by phone.
BLUESMOBILE CRUISE NIGHT: Eye candy in the form of classic cars is on display Saturday (June 1) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). Fords and the Stallions Gate Mustang Club will be the spotlight. Entertainment is provided by Cruisin’ Classics.
FARM FRESH: The Lions Club Farmers’ Market returns on Sunday (June 2) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). Check out the wonderful array of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, gourmet items and crafts from local artisans. Come see Stromboli and Rafalli. Who are they? Visit the Market to find out! For more info, including parking availability, visit http://www.mplions.org/farmers-market.html.
BESSIE’S STORY HOUR: Children of all ages are invited to enjoy an hour of popular children’s stories from the turn of the 20th century on Tuesday (June 4) from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Mount Prospect Historical Society (101 S. Maple St.). Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a mid-morning snack and your imagination. No registration required. For more info, call 847/392-9006.
ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Responsibly dispose of unwanted electronics on Wednesday (June 5) 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. For more information, call 847/870-5640.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Jan Shakowsky’s office on Wednesday (June 5) 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.
STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM: U.S. Rep. Representative Brad Schneider announced the launch of the 2019-20 Tenth District STEM Scholars program, an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors to learn about science, technology, education and math through hands-on experiences. The program is open to the aforementioned students who live in or attend high school in the 10th District. Interested students should submit an application online at https://schneider.house.gov/stemscholars by Friday (June 28).
BLOOD DRIVE: Help save a life by donating blood on Thursday (June 6) from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (10 S. Emerson St.). Walk-ins are welcome. Parking is available in the garage adjacent to Village Hall.
JOSEPH A. BURLINI RETROSPECTIVE: Now through Friday (June 14) Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art (1600 E. Golf Rd.) will display a collection of five decades of work by the noted sculptor. His work includes welded steel, bronze, gold, aluminum and plexiglass from various periods of his lengthy career. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For details, visit www.oakton.edu/museum or call 847/653-2633.
—- AMERICA’S GREAT WOMEN OF SONG: Join Northwest Choral Society for the last concert of the 2018-19 season on Saturday (June 1) 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Brook (3700 Dundee Rd., NORTHBROOK). A pre-concert chat begins at 7 p.m. This program will showcase the signature songs of performers like Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Carole King, Judy Garland and Dionne Warwick and more. Tickets purchased before concert day are $20/adults, $16/students and seniors. Tickets purchased at the door are $25/adults and $20/students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 224/585-3127 or visit www.nwchoralsociety.org.
—-WOODWIND QUINTET PERFORMS: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Classic Woodwind Quintet performs on Sunday (June 2) 3 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church of Des Plaines (668 Graceland Ave., DP). The program will feature music by historically and internationally-acclaimed composers from the baroque period to the 20th century.