January 10 – January 16, 2020

The Tragedie of King Richard the third by William ShakespeareCOFFEE WITH COUNCIL: It is a new year and a new decade! What is on your mind concerning Mount Prospect and its plans for the community?  Discuss those topics with Village Department Heads and elected officials on Saturday (Jan. 11) from 9 – 11:30 a.m. in the Village Hall Farley Community Room (50 S. Emerson St.). Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while you chat. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of each month. Questions? Call 847/392-6000. 

DO NOT ABBREVIATE: Speaking of the new year, scammers are at work again with an easy way to forge documents, but you can protect yourself with an easy New Year’s resolution: Stop abbreviating the year. This year’s abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you. The concern is that scammers could easily manipulate a document dated “1/3/20” into “1/3/2000” or even “1/3/2021.” Ira Rheingold, director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates says the threat is real! 

SECOND SUNDAY: Stop by the Dietrich Friedrichs House (101/103 S. Maple St.). on Sunday (Jan.12) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. You will enjoy a tour of the house by costumed interpreters portraying Dietrich, Lena and daughter Bessie, the original owners. Learn what their life was like in the early 1900s. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.mtphist.org. 

JAZZIN’ IT UP: The Wheeling High School jazz bands will perform on Sunday (Jan. 12) 4 p.m. at Hey Nonny, (10 S. Vail St. A.H.). Featured artists include Bonzo Squad, a modern jazz quartet led by saxophonist Corbin Andrick, as well as the Wheeling Jazz Combo, Jazz Band 2 and Jazz Band 1. Brendan Doshi directs the Jazz Combo, Jeff Livorsi directs Jazz Band 2, and Mike Malek, the director of bands at Wheeling High School, directs Jazz Band 1. 

MEET WITH A REP: Talk with a representative from Anne Gillespie’s Office on Tuesday (Jan. 14) from 3 -6 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Staff from Jan Schakowsky’s Office will be on hand Wednesday (Jan. 15) from 2 – 5 p.m. and a representative from Mark Walker’s office will be on site Thursday (Jan. 16) from 6 – 7 p.m. Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services. 

COFFEE WITH REP. WALKER: In addition to his regular meeting at the Library, Rep. Mark Walker invites residents to share their thoughts and concerns with him on Saturday (Jan. 18) from 9 – 10 p.m. at Panera Bread (5 W. Rand Rd. AH.).  

SHAKESPEARE PROJECT: Enjoy a production of Richard III on Tuesday (Jan. 14) 7 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Sponsored by The Mount Prospect Library Foundation, there will be a post-show discussion and opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team. To register, visit www.mppl.org, call 847/253-5675 or stop by the Library. 

SEW BEE IT QUILTERS: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your interest on Wednesday (Jan. 15) from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 847/392-9006. 

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (Jan. 16) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). This class is available to Mount Prospect and Elk Grove Village residents. For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930. 

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