June 4 – June 10

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: Friday (June 4) is the day to make your life a little sweeter! Visit Dunkin and get a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage. Which flavor doughnut will you choose? Visit www.dunkindonuts.com/en. Is Krispy Kreme more to your liking? Get one free doughnut of any kind on Friday at participating locations. And if you’ve received the COVID-19 vaccination, you can get one free Original Glazed doughnut – a sweet two doughnut deal! For locations, visit www.krispykreme.com/. At Stan’s Donuts & Coffee – get a free glazed cake doughnut with any purchase. Visit stansdonuts.com/.

SHOWOFF: See the hottest cars around (to match this weekend’s predicted temperatures!) from 3 – 9 p.m. on Saturday (June 5) at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). The Corvette takes the spotlight this week. Grab some pals, see the shiny Chevy’s, and dance along with Cruisin’ Classics!

FARM FRESH: Indulge in the early bounty from farms near and far at the Mount Prospect Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sunday (June 6), 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.

HONOR THEIR MEMORY: Thank our veterans for their service by purchasing a commemorative brick for the Veterans Memorial at Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.).  The Park features a reflective fountain, columns of engraved bricks, benches, and walkways in a serene setting. The options are 4” x 8” with three lines of text for $250 or 8” x 8” with six lines of text for $450. Download a brick order form at www.mppd.org/foundation. Direct your questions to Parks Foundation Executive Director at ryuell.org or 847/255-5380, ext. 103.

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON: District 214 Education Foundation (www.214foundation.org) is awarding nearly $90,000 in collegiate scholarships to more than 70 graduating seniors. The recipients represent every school in District 214, including its specialized schools. This year’s awards include honors for girls seeking careers in STEM or law, as well as students excelling in athletics, arts, and academics. Donors who would like to support a scholarship may donate through the next six months, and next year’s seniors will be able to apply from December 2021 through February 2022. Prospective donors may contact Brooke Snell at Brooke.Snell@D214.org.


—-DIVE IN: Grab your swimsuit and goggles and head to Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center (2025 Miner St. in Des Plaines) on opening day, Saturday (June 5). The Center is home to two 37-foot slides, as well as the Crocodile Cove lazy river, Dolphin Bay, Beluga Beach and the Island Café. Each day this season will be divided into two shifts – from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and from 4 – 8 p.m. Des Plaines residents pay $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth. Non-residents pay $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth. All children ages 2 and younger are admitted free of charge. For more info, visit www.dpparks.org/parks-facilities/mystic-waters or call 847/391-5740.

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