July 30 – August 5

BLUESMOBILE CRUISIN’: The Thunderbirds roar into town on Saturday (July 31) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) Make it a day of friends, classic cars, and music!

FARMERS’ MARKET: Stop and shop on Sunday (Aug. 1) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market. The Market is located in the East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). Support local producers and one-of-a-kind vendors by stocking up on fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers, and other goodies. This is also a drop-off location for the Mount Prospect Food Pantry and a collection site for used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Parking is available at the West Commuter Lot, Emerson Street Parking Deck and on the south side of the tracks. For more info, visit www.mplions.org.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Those in need of a nutritious meal can find one offered by community churches. The free Drive-Thru Community Meals are available from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the following dates and locations: Sunday (Aug. 1) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Tuesday (Aug. 3) Kingswood United Methodist Church (401 W. Dundee Rd., BG); Wednesday (Aug. 4) Our Saviours Lutheran Church (1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Thursday (Aug. 5) OLBS/St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church (601 Biesterfield Rd. EGV.);  Friday (Aug. 6) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. EGV.)

VIRTUAL 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 (Aug. 3) from 11:30 – Noon. To register, call 847/590-4090.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: Join the Mount Prospect Police Department on Tuesday (Aug. 3), 6 p.m. at Centennial Green at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) for a picnic and movie night. The featured film is Raya and the Last Dragon. Check out police vehicles and meet officers from Mount Prospect’s six police beats.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (Aug. 4) 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.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If you are learning English, practice your conversational skills virtually on Thursday (Aug. 5) from 1 – 2 p.m.  Enjoy interesting discussions from the comfort of your home while learning new skills. For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930.

 

NEARBY HAPPENINGS

—-EGV JOB FAIR: Looking for a new job or career change? Set aside Friday (July 30) from Noon – 4 p.m. and stop by Elk Grove High School (500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.). Meet with more than 50 employers from a variety of industries, including Diemasters Manufacturing, Elk Grove Park District, and Jersey Jack Pinball. The event is free to attend. Get a swag bag and a complimentary lunch from Noon-2 p.m. Register at www.elkgrove.org/jobfair. Don’t forget your resume if you have one. Questions? Email Josh Grodzin at jgrodzin@elkgrove.org or call 847/357-4005. You can also contact Nick Radcliffe at nradcliffe@elkgrove.org or call him at 847/357-4013.

 

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