April 23 – April 29

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. 

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS OPEN HOUSE: Learn about four Mount Prospect organizations that help the community on Saturday (April 24) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at Mount Prospect Lodge #660 (601 N. Main St.). In addition to the Moose, other participating organizations are the Lions Club, Mount Prospect Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1337 and Mount Prospect American Legion Post 525. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. 

D214 COMMUNITY ED CLASSES: More time at home this past year may have you exploring new interests and hobbies. District 214 Community Education has you covered. There are new online culinary classes including Fresh Rice Spring Rolls, Meal Prepping Made Easy and Spanish Paella. Other classes include Sewing 101, Watercolor Painting and Google Basics. A partnership with Black Rocket allows D214 Community Education to provide high quality online STEAM classes such as eSports Apprentice, Streamers and Gamers, and Minecraft Modders. For information about upcoming classes, visit www.ce.d214.org. 

shot of earth from spaceCELEBRATE EARTH DAY: Enjoy a spring stroll on Sunday (April 25) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through River Trail Nature Center (3120 Milwaukee Ave. NORTHBROOK). All participants are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing.  Registration is  required  by calling 847/824-8360. 

NEARBY HAPPENINGS: 

—-AH MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVITIES: For the second year in a row, the Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade and ceremony have been cancelled because of COVID, organizers announced. Greg Padovani, chairman of the veterans committee, said even with vaccinations proceeding, the area will still likely be in Phase 4B of the state’s reopening plan by Memorial Day on May 31.Those restrictions limit outdoor events to 30 people per 1,000 sq. feet. 

—-PROM DRESS DONATIONS: While schools have started a transition to more in-person learning, traditions like prom are still up in the air. For 20 years, Zengeler Cleaners has teamed up with high schools, the Glass Slipper and, more recently, Mothers Trust Foundation to provide lovingly-worn prom dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories at no cost to high school senior women. The generosity will continue this year. All items will be inspected, repaired as needed, cleaned and professionally stored for next year. Zengeler Cleaners stores are located in Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, Northbrook and Long Grove, along with two locations in Libertyville. For more information, contact Tom Zengeler at t847/272-6550 ext.14, or visit www.zengelercleaners.com.