Month: May 2021

This Week in Mount Prospect Blog

May 28 – June 3

LIBRARY CLOSED: The Main and South Branches of the Library will be closed on Monday (May 31). Although the buildings are 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 eBook or audiobook through OverDrive at any time. The Main Branch (10 S. Emerson St.) will reopen on Tuesday (June 1) at  9 a.m.  The South Branch (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) reopens on Tuesday (June 1) at 11 a.m.

HONORING OUR VETERANS: Remember those who fought for our freedom on Monday (May 31) at 10 a.m. The VFW 1337 and American Legion Post 525 will present a Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Bandshell, Lions Park (411 Maple St.). Veterans who have passed away during the year will be acknowledged, and a keynote speaker will offer words of inspiration. For more information, visit www.vfw1337.us

SUMMER READING @ MPPL: Read, explore and create with the library this summer and discover a world of fun. This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World.” The all ages program runs from Tuesday June 1 through Sunday August 15. For more information, visit www.mppl.org, stop by the library, or call 847/253-5675.

PLAY & LEARN: Parents of children ages 2-5 are invited to meet virtually with other parents and their children for story time, music, and learning activities on Tuesday (June 1) from 11:30 a.m. – Noon. Register online at www.mppl.org or call 847/590-4090.

COVID-19 INFO: For a comprehensive look at CDC guidelines, mask enforcement, and vaccination sites updated May 14, 2021, visit the page provided by the Village of Mount Prospect: https://www.mountprospect.org/services/transparency-and-fact-check-portal/covid-19-information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: Looking for a way to give back during these trying times? Check out the needs and wish list from HandsOn Suburban Chicago. There are numerous volunteer opportunities available year-round. The current needs list focuses on helping those through the pandemic. Read more here: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/urgent_needs-covid-19_relief

STREET RESURFACING: The Village of Mount Prospect follows a comprehensive annual street resurfacing program to maintain 136 miles of Village-owned street and alleys. This year, over 7 miles of Village streets will be resurfaced. The program also repairs damaged sidewalks, curbs, and utility structures in the public right-of-way. If work is planned for your street this year, a Resident Information Bulletin will be placed on your door prior to work beginning. A project location map, a list of streets to be resurfaced, and weekly progress reports can be found at www.mountprospect.org/resurfacing. For more information, contact Public Works at 847/870-5640 or email publicworks@mountprospect.org.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If you are learning English, practice your conversational skills virtually on Thursday (June 3) from 1 – 2 p.m. from the comfort of your home. For more information or to register, call 847/506-4930.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-DIVE IN: The Wheeling Park District will open The Family Aquatic Center (105 Community Blvd.) on Saturday (May 29). Drop slides, tube and body slides, a toddler slide, lap lanes, water playground and a monkey-bar activity pad are just some of the attractions. For more information, visit www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

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

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May 21 – May 27

GARAGE SAILING: Find a treasure when the Mount Prospect Village-Wide Garage Sale takes place Friday – Sunday (May 21-23). This popular spring event attracts hundreds of shoppers from near and far. As of this writing, more than 300 homes are participating. To obtain a map, visit www.mpgaragesale.com or call 847/259-8600 for more information.

CRUISE NIGHTS: The Bluesmobile Cruise Nights return to the neighborhood! Enjoy the best classic car show in town on Saturday (May 22) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot (Northwest Highway and Emerson Street.). Sponsored by the Lions Club, this popular event should be on your “to-do” list. Get re-acquainted with friends and neighbors. A new addition for 2021 will allow motorcycles to be shown on the driveway outside the former police/fire station building (112 E. Northwest Hwy.). Visitors are required to wear masks and social distance. For more information, visit www.mplions.org.

DIVE INTO SUMMER: The Mount Prospect Park District has opened registration for summer programs. Rediscover workshops and programs for the whole family. Visit www.mppd.org then register online or call 847/255-5380. Program guides will not be delivered to your residence.

VACCINE CLINIC THIS WEEKEND: Anyone over the age of 12 who has not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, can receive one on Sunday (May 23) from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Frisbie Senior Center (52 E. Northwest Hwy. DP). Approximately 1,250 doses of the Pfizer vaccine has been made available for the clinic through a partnership with Jewel-Osco. The first of the Pfizer two-dose vaccine will be administered with the second shot scheduled for Sunday (June 13) from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Appointments can be made online at www.kordinator.mhealthcoach.net/vel/1611365440763. Frisbie will also accept walk-ins to the clinic.

MENTAL HEALTH WEBINAR: The Mount Prospect Human Services Department hosts the 3rd Annual Mental Health Matters event on Thursday (May 27) at 6 p.m. This free webinar will discuss the effects of the COVID19 pandemic on the social and emotional well-being of students. Presenters include representatives of AMITA Behavioral Health, Community Consolidated School District 59 and Harper College. To register, call 847/506-4930 or visit https://bit.ly/2pxsujx.

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

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May 7 – May 13

HISTORICAL SOCIETY BULB SALE: Mount Prospect Historical Society is offering spring flower bulbs for sale, which are  guaranteed to bloom or you get a free replacement. Each order will  be shipped directly to the purchaser, no matter where they are in the country! Bulbs range from gladiolas, irises and amaryllis to hosta, lilies, strawberries and more. Orders are  placed online at https://www.mtphist.org/support-us-with-dutch-mill-bulbs-2/. Payment is through PayPal or a credit card. The bulb sale ends June 1, 2021. Call the Society with questions, Tuesday-Thursday at 847/392-6006 or email info@mtphistory.org.  

OAKTON PIANO ENSEMBLE: Enjoy a virtual performance from the internationally acclaimed Oakton Community College Piano Ensemble now through Tuesday, June 1. The program features works by Beethoven, Liszt, Joplin and more. Audiences will also enjoy a performance of “Oakton Toccata,” a composition written and dedicated to the ensemble by composer Robert Vandall. For information, contact Glenna Sprague at gsprague@oakton.edu. 

WALK-IN VACCINATIONS: CVS Health is now accepting walk-in customers for COVID-19 vaccinations at all 8,300 of its stores. It is also offering same-day appointments. Walgreens is accepting walk-ins and expects to offer vaccines at all 9,200 of its U.S. stores by this weekend. 

FREE SUPER BOWL TICKETS: The NFL is offering free Super Bowl tickets to 50 COVID-19 vaccinated fans as part of a global event to encourage getting vaccinations. Some baseball parks are also offering tickets. 

NEARBY HAPPENINGS: 

—-USED BIKE SALE: The Rotary Club of Arlington Heights is holding a used bike sale on Saturday (May 8) from 10 a.m.  –  Noon at Village Bank Parking Lot (311 S. Arlington Heights Rd.). The sale features reconditioned bikes in good to excellent condition. Adult and children’s bikes will be available. Cash only. Proceeds will help fund the many local programs Rotary supports.  

—-ASSISTANCE FOR DP RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES: With increased financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Des Plaines has secured funding via the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act). The city has partnered with the Center of Concern to process applications and distribute financial assistance to residents with low and moderate incomes, as well as small businesses (20 or fewer full-time employees) that have been impacted. To apply for assistance or to learn more about available programs and services, visit www.centerofconcern.org or call the Community Support Specialist Schoen Aldrich at 847/701-4705. 

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

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