This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for attic antiquesPEEK INSIDE THE ATTIC: Children in grades three through five are invited to explore relics from Mount Prospect’s past on Saturday (April 14) from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Mount Prospect Historical Society Dolores Haugh Education Center (101 S. Maple St.) This is an interactive event!  There is no fee but registration is required. For more info, call 847/392-9006 or visit www.mtphist.org.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Find out what is happening in River Trails School District 26 on Tuesday (April 17) 7 p.m. at the Educational Service Center (1900 E. Kensington Rd.) A Meet and Greet precedes the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

WRITERS GROUP: Do you enjoy writing short stories, poetry or another creative format? Are you looking for constructive criticism in a friendly environment among others who share your passion? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (April 17) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A at the Main Branch of the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The group is open to all adult writers with all levels of writing experience, in all genres. Bring up to five double-spaced pages and copies to share (approximately 10) with group members. A modest fee is required on a quarterly basis. The Writers Group meets the third Tuesday of every month. Questions? Contact Laird Larsen at l-larsen@att.net.

SEW BEE IT: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who enjoy the same on Wednesday (April 18) from 9 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) The Sew Bee It Quilting Group is an opportunity to make new friends and work on your projects. For more info, contact the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 847/392-9006.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted or outdated electronics on Wednesday (April 18) from 10 a.m. – Noon to Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. Electronics recycling is open every Wednesday through October.

RARE COMIC BOOK DISPLAY: Superhero fans can glimpse a 1938 prototype of Action Comics #1 on Wednesday (April 18) from 5 – 8 p.m. at Comix Revolution (115 W. Central Rd.) This prototype is considered the world’s most valuable comic book, with only three copies ever made. It is a pre-publication  issue created for trademarking purposes.  Gary Colabuono, comic book expert and owner of this particular rarity, will be on hand to answer questions and talk to other collectors.

SISTER CITIES POT LUCK: Celebrate our relationship with Sevres, France on Thursday (April 19) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Enjoy stories and video presentations by 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/events.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-COMMUNITY DAY @ HARPER: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Harper College on Saturday (April 14) with activities for all ages planned from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Palatine campus (1200 W. Algonquin Rd.) The free events include a College and Career Expo for children in grades 4 – 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., mini classes and music performances for adults from 1 – 5 p.m.; an Alumni class reunion from 2 – 5 p.m.; an Alumni soccer game and kids clinic at 1 p.m. The Harper Ensemble Theater Company Alumni will perform at 7 p.m., $15 suggested donation for each ticket.   For more info, visit www.harpercollege.edu/communityday.

—-SYMPHONY FEATURES POLISH COMPOSERS: The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday (April 15) 3:30 p.m. in the theater of Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Under the direction of guest conductor Ray Ostwald, selections include Chopin’s Polonaise Op. 40 No. 1 and Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2. The Lira Quartet Singers,  an award-winning ensemble will also perform. Tickets are $20/adults, $15/seniors and $10/students. Children  younger than 14 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance by calling 847/718-7702.

—-TAX SEMINAR: Elk Grove Township homeowners are invited to a tax appeal seminar on Monday (April 16) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Elk Grove Township headquarters (2400 S. Arlington Heights Rd.) Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the assessor’s office. Residents should bring their property tax bill, paperwork from any appraisal performed in the past 18 months and a closing date statement if the house was purchased within the last year.