Month: May 2019

This Week in Mount Prospect Blog

May 31 – June 6, 2019

Image result for capannari'sICE 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.

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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.

Story HourBESSIE’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.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—- 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.

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May 24 – May 30, 2019

LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) and (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will be closed on Monday (May 27). While the buildings 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 MyMediaMall at any time. The Main Branch will reopen on Tuesday (May 28) at 9 a.m. The South Branch will reopen at 11 a.m.

CHILD SAFETY-SEAT CHECK: Make sure your precious cargo are secured safely in your vehicle by attending a free event on Saturday (May 25) from 9 a.m. – Noon in the East Commuter Lot across from the public safety building (112 E. Northwest Hwy.). No appointment is needed. Questions? Call the police department at 847/870-5656.

BLUESMOBILE CRUISE NIGHTS: Get that summer feeling on Saturday (May 25) from 3 – 9 p.m. when classic cars are on display in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). This Mount Prospect staple is held every Saturday through September 28.

Image result for memorial day parade mount prospectMEMORIAL DAY PARADE: Honor our fallen veterans at a Ceremony of Remembrance and parade on Monday (May 27). The parade will step off at 9:40 a.m. from Village Hall at the corner of South Emerson St. and East Busse Ave. It proceeds south on Emerson St. to East Lincoln St. and from there to the Mount Prospect Veterans Memorial at Lions Park where it concludes at about 10:30 a.m. Ceremonial wreaths and flowers will be placed in honor of deceased veterans highlighting the members of Post 525 and 1337 who passed away this year. Interspersed throughout will be performances of patriotic music by the Marching Knights and the Mount Prospect Community Band. In keeping with tradition, the ceremony will end with a 21-Gun Rifle Salute, bagpipe music and the playing of “Taps”.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Ann Gillespie’s office on Tuesday (May 28) from 3 – 6 p.m. and Jan Shakowsky’s office on Wednesday (May 29) 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.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Responsibly dispose of unwanted electronics on Wednesday (May 29) 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.

SPRING BULBS FOR A CAUSE: The Mount Prospect Historical Society hosts an online Dutch Mills flower bulb fundraiser now through Saturday (June 1). The bulbs are guaranteed to bloom or you get a free replacement. The kits are $10 each and shipped directly to the purchaser. For more information or to order, visit their website.

DIST. 214 LIBRARIES HONORED: Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is the recipient of the American Associations of School Librarians’ 2019 National School Library of the Year Award. “The decisive point for the committee was the depth and richness of the collaboration among administrators and school librarians,” said Rob Hilliker, award committee chair. The AASL award winners will be honored at the AASL Awards Ceremony on Saturday, (June 22). All are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers during this recognition event.

GENERATOR AWARENESS: If you are considering purchasing, installing and maintaining a generator for your home and have questions about the process, attend a free event on Wednesday (May 29) from 4 – 8 p.m. at Mount Prospect Fire Station 14 (2000 E. Kensington Rd.). Representatives from the Village’s Building and Inspection Services, Fire Department, Community Emergency Response Team, as well as local electrical contractors will be on hand to answer questions. For more information or questions on this event, contact the Mount Prospect Fire Department at 847/818-5253.

DISCUSSING MENTAL HEALTH: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Join the Human Services Department on Thursday (May 30) from 5 – 7:30 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) to learn how to reduce the stigma around issues impacting adolescents, adults and seniors. The event will include a Resource Fair and Refreshments from 5 – 6 p.m. where local mental health providers will share information about their services. From 6 – 7:30 p.m., speakers from several agencies will make presentations followed by a Q & A Session.

Image result for john kattkeJAMMIN’ IN THE STACKS: Enjoy a performance by The Brother John Kattke Trio on Friday (May 31) from 7 – 9 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A well-known musician around jazz and blues clubs, Kattke has played with Eric Clapton, Steve Miller and the Black Crowes, and has been a resident musician at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago for 25 years. Register at www.mppl.org, visit the Library, or call 847/253-5675.

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LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) and (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will be closed on Friday (May 17) for Staff In-Service Training. While the buildings 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 Main Branch will reopen on Saturday (May 18) at 9 a.m.

garage saleGARAGE ‘SAILING’: You know it’s spring when neighbors open their garage doors and yards for the Mount Prospect Village-Wide Garage Sale held Friday through Sunday (May 17-19).  More than 300 homes are participating this year. Find the treasure you’ve been hunting! Pick up a map at one of six locations throughout Mount Prospect. Visit www.mountprospectgaragesale.com for map p/up locations and participating sellers.

OPEN HOUSE: Bring the family to this Mount Prospect Public Works event on Saturday (May 18) from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the facility (1700 W. Central Rd.). The day includes a tour, rides in the department’s aerial trucks and a children’s Fun Fact Hunt. A wide range of displays demonstrating how the Village’s water system, sewer system, parkway trees, buildings, streets and vehicles are maintained will be available. Kids can also meet PW Paws, the Public Works mascot. The event kicks off National Public Works Week, which takes place from May 19-25.

NOMINATE A GREAT TEACHER: National Teacher Appreciation Week was recently celebrated. The Illinois State Board of Education is accepting nominations for the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year and Those Who Excel awards. The awards honor people who have made significant contributions to prekindergarten through 12th grade at public or private schools. Anyone or any organization can submit nominations. Nominations are due by Monday (June 3). For more information and to view the nomination form, visit www.isbe.net/thosewhoexcel.

Image result for bluesmobile nightsBLUESMOBILE CRUISE NIGHTS RETURN: Check out classic automobiles on Saturday (May 18) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the East Commuter Metra Lot (Northwest Hwy. & Emerson St.). Themed shows take place every Saturday night until September 28. Live entertainment is often part of the fun.

BAREFOOT HAWAIIANS PERFORM: This popular ensemble performs on Saturday (May 18) from 11 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy striking costumes, dramatic dances and traditional Hawaiian instruments. Registration is required. Call 847/253-5675, stop by the Library or visit www.mppl.org.

BLUE STAR CEREMONY: The community is invited to a dedication ceremony of the Blue Star Memorial Marker on Sunday (May 19) 10 a.m. at the Mount Prospect Train Station (13 E. Northwest Hwy.). The Blue Star Memorial Marker is placed as a tribute to the Armed Forces who have defended the United States. This event is held in cooperation of the Village of Mount Prospect and District IX of the Garden Clubs of Illinois.

Image result for northwest symphony suburbsNSO FEATURES FILM FAVORITES: Take in an afternoon of music from the movies when the Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs its final concert of the season on Sunday (May 19) 3 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd., AH). Some of the pieces include “The Sea Hawk: Suite for Orchestra,” Aaron Copland’s “Our Town,” and the familiar scores of John Williams. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors 65 and older and $10 for students with ID. Children younger than 14 are admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert using cash, checks or credit cards; online; or through the Box Office at 847/718-7702. For more information, visit www.northwestsymphony.org or call 847/965-7271.

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 (May 21) 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.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Meet with a representative from Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s office on Wednesday (May 22) 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.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Spring cleaning means getting rid of all those outdated or unused electronics. Responsibly dispose of them on Wednesday (May 22) 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.

YOGA AND WINE: What could be more relaxing? Bring your yoga mat to this evening event on Thursday (May 23) from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Rob Roy Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., PH). Engage all of your senses, mind, body and spirit to create a unique experience. Adults 21 years and older. Tickets are $25/residents and $30/non-residents. Visit http://www.rtpd.org/event/yoga-wine-party/ or call 847/255-1200 for more info.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If you are a Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Township resident, you can practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (May 23) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.

3170 BEAT MEETING:  In an effort to help identify and address specific community concerns within their patrol beat, officers from beat 3170 will host a meeting on Wednesday (May 23) from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Euclid School Learning Center (1211 N. Wheeling Rd.). Business owners/operators are invited. Attendees will have a chance to win police department t-shirts, coffee mugs and a “Ride to School in a Police Car” certificate.

COOK COUNTY RIPE FOR MEASLES: A new report says Cook County is one of the most likely places for a measles outbreak – and could have the largest number of cases of any county at risk. The report, published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, said although Cook County had only reported one case of measles in 2019, the disease could become an issue because of Chicago’s two major international airports. This year, the U.S. has reported 704 confirmed measles cases in 22 states, compared to 372 cases in 2018.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-DP GARDEN CLUB SALE: Pick up some flower annuals and perennials, vegetables and hanging plants, plus homemade baked goods on Saturday (May 18) from 8:30 a.m. – Noon at Frisbie Senior Center (52 E. Northwest Hwy., DP). Cash only. For more information, visit www.desplainesgardenclub.com.

—-JAZZY SUNDAY: The Arlington Heights Arts Commission hosts a free evening of jazz on Sunday (May 19) 6 p.m. at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (111 W. Campbell St.). The South Middle School jazz band, the Buffalo Grove High School jazz band and Sounds of the Big Band will perform.

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Image result for joliet correctional center mount prospect historicalALCATRAZ OF THE MIDWEST: Join the Mount Prospect Historical Society on a day trip to the old Joliet Correctional Center on Saturday (May 11). The limestone, Gothic-style correctional facility held thousands of prisoners over 140 years. It was also featured at the beginning of the 1980 movie classic, The Blues Brothers.  Participants will also enjoy lunch on their own at one of several downtown Joliet restaurants, followed by a tour of the Joliet Area Historical Society. The bus will leave Mount Prospect at approximately 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. The cost is $60/per person. To purchase tickets via PayPal, log onto www.mtphist.org.

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything concerning Mount Prospect with Village Department Heads and Elected Officials on Saturday (May 11) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy a cup of coffee while you chat. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of the month.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: The National Association of Letter Carriers food drive will be held throughout the Northwest suburbs on Saturday (May 11). Residents are asked to donate non-perishable food items to be picked up by their letter carriers and community volunteers.  Consider “paying it forward” that day to collect and transport food in and around Des Plaines. For details, contact Debbie Walusiak at 847/337-1443 or Luis Rivas at 630/464-2397.

PARK DIST. REGISTRATION OPEN: Get a jump on summer programs offered at the Mt. Prospect Park District by registering now. Programs are available for all ages. Register at any Park District facility or online at www.mppd.org.

HANDS-ONLY CPR: Be prepared to save a life by learning CPR. The Mount Prospect Fire Department offers a Hands-Only class on Saturday (May 11) at three sessions: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). The classes are free, offered in English and Spanish, and are open to Mount Prospect residents. Registration is required. Call 847/506-4930 to register.

SECOND SUNDAY: Do something different this Mother’s Day (Sunday) May 12, by bringing mom, grandma, or your favorite other mom to the Mount Prospect Historical Society from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Take pictures in the beautiful gardens at the Society (101 and 103 S. Maple St.) and make your own paper flower to bring home. The Dietrich Friedrichs House will also be open for tours.

THE SHAKESPEARE PROJECT: Come see The Roaring Girl, performed by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, on Tuesday (May 14) 7 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A post-show discussion and opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team is also scheduled. To register, visit www.mppl.org, call 847/253-5675 or stop by the Library.

3162 BEAT MEETING: Residents and business owners/operators in Police Patrol Beat 3162 are invited to an information session on Wednesday (May 15) from 7 – 8 p.m. at John Jay Elementary School (1835 W. Pheasant Trail). Discussion will focus on crime trends and prevention tips. Attendees will have a chance to win police department t-shirts, coffee mugs and a “Ride to School in a Police Car” certificate.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Mount Prospect and Elk Grove Township residents can practice their conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (May 16) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). For more information or to register, call 847/506-4930.

JOB FAIR: Refresh your resume, dress for success and meet with potential employers on Thursday (May 16) from 4:30 – 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of Wheeling High School (900 S. Elmhurst Rd.). Admission is free and open to the public.

LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) and (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) will be closed on Friday (May 17) for Staff In-Service Training. While the buildings 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 Main Branch will reopen on Saturday (May 18) at 9 a.m.

Image result for flower sale FLOWER/PLANT SALES:

—-SPRING PLANT SALE: Enjoy the warmer temperatures by planning your garden! Set aside Saturday (May 11) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the spring plant sale at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd., DP). Choose from premium annuals, hardy perennials, hanging baskets, veggies and herbs – all at great prices. Master Gardeners will be onsite to answer questions. To skip the lines, visit www.mppd.org to learn more about the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation Early Plant Sale Fundraiser.

—-SPRING FLOWER BULB SALE: The Mount Prospect Historical Society hosts an online Dutch Mills flower bulb fundraiser now through Saturday (June 1). The bulbs are guaranteed to bloom or you get a free replacement. The kits are $10 each and shipped directly to the purchaser. For more information or to order, visit their website.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-PLANT & CRAFT SALE: Surprise Mom with a beautiful hanging flower basket or a treasure from more than 30 crafters on Saturday (May 11) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  (3200 Central Rd., RM). The show will go on, rain or shine!

—-PUPPY LOVE: Become an Apprentice Trainer for a LLC (Lutheran Church Charities) K-9 Comfort Dog. Training classes are held in Northbrook and East Dundee. Lutheran Church Charities pays all food, supplies, and veterinary care expenses. Responsibilities include fostering, training, socializing, exercising, and weekly training classes. For more information about the volunteer commitment, email k9trainers@LutheranChurchCharities.org or call 866/455-6466 ext.112.

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Image result for free comic book dayFREE COMICS DAY: Pick up a free comic book on Saturday (May 4) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (one per person while supplies last) at the Fiction/AV/Teen Desk on the second floor of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy creative activities as well as a drawing to win a gift card to Comix Revolution (generous donors of the free comics). For more info,call the Library at 847/253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.

FRIENDS BOOK SALE:  Bulk up your home library by shopping Mount Prospect Public Library Friends Book Sale Saturday and Sunday (May 4-5) at the Main Branch (10 S. Emerson St.). Along with books, you will find DVDs, CDs and audio books – all at bargain prices. Browse and shop on Saturday (May 4) from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday (May 5) from Noon – 4 p.m. For more info, call the Library at 847/253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.

DERBY DE MAYO: Registration is now open for the Derby de Mayo Pub Crawl on Saturday (May 4) beginning at 3 p.m. Check-in starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Village Green, Mount Prospect’s Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Participating venues in the Pub Crawl include Emerson’s Ale House, Mrs. P & Me, Sam’s Place, Station 34 and Trezero’s. Registration is $15. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. Walk-ups on the day of the event are welcome. To register online, visit http://mpdowntown.com/events/spring-pub-crawl/

MEET OFFICIALS’ REPS: Meet with a representative from Illinois State Senator Ann Gillespie’s office on Tuesday (May 7) from 3 – 6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). A representative of Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky’s office holds hours in the same location on Wednesday (May 8) from 2 – 5 p.m. Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, veterans’ benefits, and other federal services.

ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION: The community is invited to meet the incoming and outgoing Mount Prospect Village Trustees on Tuesday (May 7) from 5:30 – 6:55 p.m. in the Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson Street.) Stay for the swearing-in ceremonies immediately following the reception.

BE BUSINESS READY: If you are an existing or aspiring entrepreneur, learn how you can maximize your impact by attending an MPEI (Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative) workshop on Tuesday (May 7) 9 a.m. in Meeting Room A of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). The panel includes Stephen Konkle (Economic Development Specialist with the Illinois District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration), Gloria Jimenez (State of IL Workers’ Compensation Commission), Aaron Buchler (CRPC with Edward Jones), and information on legal best practices for business with Chokshi Filliphone Law, LLC and Knee Law Firm, LTD. This is a free event.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (May 8) 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 details, call 847/870-5640.

GENERATION STARTUP: Set aside Wednesday (May 8) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to view this Spotlight on Success film in the Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Generation Startup, directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Enjoy light refreshments and casual conversation about the film after its 90-minute show. The film is open to all – no business experience required.

FOUND MONEY: Cook County taxpayers can search for $86 million in available refunds by visiting www.cookcountytreasurer.com. Simply enter your address or your PIN (Property Index Number.) You have money waiting!

GARDEN CLUB: Join the Garden Club of Mount Prospect for their program “An Enchanted Garden” on Wednesday (May 8) for their annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Fundraiser at Rob Roy Clubhouse (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., PH). For more information, call 847/640-8332. The Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through June.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (May 9) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.).

 

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