May 7 – May 13

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.  

OAKTON PIANO ENSEMBLE: Enjoy a virtual performance from the internationally acclaimed Oakton Community College Piano Ensemble now through Tuesday, June 1. The program features works by Beethoven, Liszt, Joplin and more. Audiences will also enjoy a performance of “Oakton Toccata,” a composition written and dedicated to the ensemble by composer Robert Vandall. For information, contact Glenna Sprague at gsprague@oakton.edu. 

WALK-IN VACCINATIONS: CVS Health is now accepting walk-in customers for COVID-19 vaccinations at all 8,300 of its stores. It is also offering same-day appointments. Walgreens is accepting walk-ins and expects to offer vaccines at all 9,200 of its U.S. stores by this weekend. 

FREE SUPER BOWL TICKETS: The NFL is offering free Super Bowl tickets to 50 COVID-19 vaccinated fans as part of a global event to encourage getting vaccinations. Some baseball parks are also offering tickets. 

NEARBY HAPPENINGS: 

—-USED BIKE SALE: The Rotary Club of Arlington Heights is holding a used bike sale on Saturday (May 8) from 10 a.m.  –  Noon at Village Bank Parking Lot (311 S. Arlington Heights Rd.). The sale features reconditioned bikes in good to excellent condition. Adult and children’s bikes will be available. Cash only. Proceeds will help fund the many local programs Rotary supports.  

—-ASSISTANCE FOR DP RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES: With increased financial burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Des Plaines has secured funding via the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act). The city has partnered with the Center of Concern to process applications and distribute financial assistance to residents with low and moderate incomes, as well as small businesses (20 or fewer full-time employees) that have been impacted. To apply for assistance or to learn more about available programs and services, visit www.centerofconcern.org or call the Community Support Specialist Schoen Aldrich at 847/701-4705. 

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