This Week in Mount Prospect

green recycle logoELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted or outdated electronics on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – Noon to Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. Electronic recycling is open every Wednesday through October.

MEDICATION/SHARPS RECYCING: Responsibly dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications and sharps Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Following are some general guidelines for recycling: keep pharmaceuticals in their original containers to identify contents; turn in non-prescription medicines without  an expiration date that are more than six months old; sharps must be placed in a rigid container with a sealed lid. Prescription cough syrup, eye and ear drops will also be accepted. Unacceptable items include pharmaceutical controlled substances, institutional or business waste, non-prescription liquids and household chemical waste.

ILLINOIS SKYWAY ART: From now through Friday (April 27) enjoy a mixed media display of student art in the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) The 2018 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition includes 52 works of art representing Oakton, College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, McHenry County College, Moraine Valley Community College,  Morton College, Prairie State College and  Waubonsee Community College. The Koehnline Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more info, call 847/635-2633 or visit www.oakton.edu/museum.

CELESTIAL SONGS: Enjoy the voices of Northwest Choral Society on Sunday (April 8) 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (675 E. Algonquin Rd. DP.)  This performance will be under the direction of Guest Conductor Carling FitzSimmons.  Selections include works by Lauridsen,  Eriks Esenvalds, and Frank Ticheli.  A highlight of the concert will be the premiere of the Commissioned Work Starlight by Thomas LaVoy. Tickets are $25/adult; $20/students and seniors. Purchase tickets by visiting www.nwchoralsociety.org or by calling 224/585-9127.

D214 COLLEGE FAIR: Township High School District 214 College Fair will be held on Tuesday (April 10) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse of Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) More than 225 colleges will provide information about course offerings, admission, and financial aid.

75th ANNIVERSARY TRIVIA NIGHT: Continue celebrating Mount Prospect’s 75th anniversary during National Library Week! Gather a team of two to five pals for a game of trivia on Tuesday (April 10) from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The contest will feature questions from categories including history, pop culture, sports and more. For more info, call the Library at 847/253-5675.

MP GARDEN CLUB: Welcome spring by attending the program “Floral Design” facilitated by NGS Flower Show Judge William Hessel on Wednesday (April 11) 1 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory  (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) The program is preceded by an 11:30 a.m. social hour, followed by a business meeting. During the program floral designs will be created with commentary and a quiz to see which attendee can recognize the most designer intents.

SISTER CITIES POT LUCK: Celebrate Mount Prospect’s Sister City relationship with Sevres, France on Thursday (April 12) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Enjoy stories and video presentations of Prospect High School students. Piano Parlor students will enhance the evening with music. Please bring a dish to share; French recipes are encouraged!  Attendees may bring wine to share. This is a free event but reservations are required. Visit www.mountprospectsistercities.com to register.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-ART GUILD CELEBRATES 65 YEARS: The Des Plaines Art Guild will host an opening reception, show and silent auction on Friday (April 6) from 6- 8 p.m. at the Brickton Art Center & Gallery (306 Busse Hwy. PARK RIDGE.) The Des Plaines Art Guild and Park Ridge Art League members are included in this show which runs from Friday – Thursday (April 6 – 26.) For more info or to RSVP, call 847/293-8431.

—-NEWSPAPER RESEARCH: Genealogy enthusiasts can learn in-depth research techniques and the types of information newspapers contain on Saturday (April 7) 10 a.m. at the program “Newspaper Research: Beyond the Birdcage” presented by Debbie Miezala , CG (sm) at the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society meeting held at Arlington Heights Senior Center (1801 W. Central Rd. AH.) Explore regular and specialty publications, such as ethnic, trade, and religious newspapers. Find and access indexes and digitized, microfilmed, and archival holdings. Major repositories will be discussed. Doors open at 9 a.m.