June 11 – June 17

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: This popular community get-together returns in person on Saturday (June 12) from 9 a.m. – Noon in the Farley Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Chat informally about anything concerning Mount Prospect. Join elected officials and Village leadership to discuss issues and developments while enjoying a complimentary cup of coffee. For more information, call 847-392-6000. 

HOLD ONTO YOUR HORSES: The Stallions Gate Mustang Club takes the spotlight on Saturday (June 12) from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night held in the Metra East Lot at the SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy. Sponsored by the Lions Club, the organization asks that visitors practice the 3 W’s: wear a face covering, watch your distance, and wash your hands. Happy cruising! 

FARMERS’ MARKET: Stop and shop on Sunday (June 13) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 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. The Market is asking visitors to practice the three W’s – wear a face covering, watch your distance, and wash your hands.  For more information, visit www.mplions.org. 

BLACKSMITH DEMO: Step back in history on Sunday (June 13) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. when the Mount Prospect Historical Society hosts a free event on the museum campus (101 S. Maple St.). Crowd favorite Justin Stech will give a blacksmith demonstration at the Meyn Family Blacksmith Shop. 

ABCs OF DIVERSITY: Authors Carolyn B. Helsel and Yvette Joy Harris-Smith will discuss their book “The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences” via Zoom on Monday (June 14) 7:30 p.m. and hosted by the Library. The authors will offer tips from dealing with the initial processing of anxiety and fear of presenting the information in a correct way, to how to organize and network with others to raise diversity awareness in your family and community. Registration  is required by calling 847/253-5675. 

SEW BEE IT QUILTERS: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your interest on Wednesday (June 16) from 9:00 – Noon in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. You do not have to be a quilter so participate. Bring sewing projects like knitting or crocheting and learn from others.  Interested  in joining? Email nasreenmoolji@gmail.com. Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks, but the group asks you bring one  in the event a participant is not. 

PRAIRIE KIDS: The Mount Prospect Historical Society invites boys and girls, ages 7 and up to participate in some fun step-back-in-time, hands-on experience. Kids can try chores of yesteryear, discover what it was like to travel on the prairie, learn the importance of farming, and much more. Space is limited and registration is required. Tickets are $25. For more  information or to register, visit www.mtphist.org or call 847/392-9006. 

WITS WORKOUT: Seniors, try this brain-teasing workshop on Thursday  (June 17) from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Farley Community Room in Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Class size is limited and open to Mount Prospect residents only. Developed by the University of Illinois Extension, this class meets the third Thursday of every month. If you have not been vaccinated, please wear a mask. To register, call 847/870-5680.  

NEARBY HAPPENINGS: 

—-DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT: The City of Prospect Heights will host a document destruction event on Saturday (June 12) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Metra Station (55 S. Wolf Rd.).Only Prospect Heights and residents of other SWANCC communities (Mount Prospect is included) are eligible to participate and IDs will  be checked for verification. A list of eligible communities can be found at www.swancc.org/about-us/member-committee. Materials will not be accepted from businesses (at-home, small or large). Residents are limited to six boxes or paper bags. No plastic bags please. 

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