November 8 – November 14, 2019

FILM DREAMERS’ FESTIVAL: The Prospect High School Film Club hosts the second annual Film Dreamers’ Film Festival on Friday (Nov. 8) 6 p.m. at the school (801 W. Kensington Rd.). The festival highlights the creative student film and video work from Prospect, John Hersey, and Wheeling high schools. The community is invited to dress up for this red carpet event. Admission is an optional donation of $5, which benefits the Arts Department. There may be a future Academy Award winner in our midst!

COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything concerning Mount Prospect with Village Department Heads and elected officials on Saturday (Nov. 9) from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Community Room of Village Hall (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.

COME TO THE CABARET: Enjoy a night out on Saturday (Nov. 9) 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.). Listen to traditional pop and jazz standards by premier entertainer Peter Oprisko. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include appetizers and sweet treats. Drinks and fall raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation annual scholarship program.

SECOND SUNDAY: Put your creativity to work on Sunday (Nov. 10) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Mount Prospect Historical Society  (101 & 103 S. Maple St.). You will make and take paper turkeys to celebrate the upcoming holiday. This is a free event and all ages are welcome. The Dietrich Fredrichs House will also be open for tours.

CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT: Does the song “Rainy Days and Mondays” bring you a sense of nostalgia? Relive the music of 70s on Sunday (Nov. 10) 3 p.m. when Lisa Rock and her band present “Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters” at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.).Tickets for the show are $15 for Gold Card members, $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Gold Card members can call the Community Education Office at 847/718-7700. Tickets can be purchased by visiting

BORN IN THE USA CONCERT: Spend an afternoon listening to music from some of America’s greatest composers on Sunday (Nov. 10) 3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (605 W. Golf Rd.). The Mt. Prospect Community Band will perform pieces from George Gershwin, Cole Porter. Alfred Reed, and John Williams. The band will salute our Veterans with a special musical tribute. Tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance at RecPlex (420 W. Dempster) or for $10 at the door.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: Honor and support our veterans on Monday (Nov. 11) 10:30 a.m. at Lions Park Recreation Center (411 S. Maple St.). Children are encouraged to attend with their parents. For more information, visit

MEET WITH A REP: Talk with a representative from Anne Gillespie’s Office on Tuesday (Nov. 12) 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 (Nov. 13) from 2 – 5 p.m. Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services.

MP GARDEN CLUB: Kim Pesche, manager of Des Plaines-based Pesche’s Flowers, presents a program about a wildlife-friendly way to approach fall cleanup on Wednesday (Nov. 13) 1 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.). Refreshments will be served during the 11:30 a.m. social hour, followed by a meeting at 12:15 p.m. The program is at 1 p.m. This is a free event!

RULES OF THE ROAD: Need a refresher in advance of taking your written driver’s license exam? Register for this class on Wednesday (Nov. 13) 1:30 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Call 847/870-5680 to register.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (Nov. 14) from 5:30 – 7 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.

MP STORIES: PROHIBITION ERA: Learn what led to the ban on alcohol, how it affected Mount Prospect and surrounding areas, and what the government did to repeal it at a program on Thursday (Nov. 14) 7 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Lindsay Rice, Director of the Mount Prospect Historical Society will lead the discussion. To register, visit the Library or call 847/253-5675.


—-DIVERSITY JOB FAIR: Polish your resume, dress for success, and attend the Daily Herald Multi-Profession Diversity Job Fair on Tuesday (Nov. 12) from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago, Schaumburg Woodfield (1939 N. Meacham Rd. SCHAUMBURG.). Meet face-to-face with employers representing positions in sales, customer service, retail, accounting and more. Look for a full exhibitor listing and information on the job fair in the Sunday (Nov. 10) edition of The Daily Herald.

—-OAKTON SPRING REGISTRATION: Winter may not have officially arrived, but students can register for spring classes beginning Wednesday (Nov. 13) at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) Classes will begin the week of Jan. 21, 2020. Registration can be completed online at or in person Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call the Student Recruitment and Outreach Office at 847/635-1835

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