This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for earth daySPRING BOOK SALE:  While there’s still a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to browse and buy books, CD’s and DVDs at the Library’s Friends Book Sale Friday through Sunday (April 20 – 22.)  A Members Only night is on Friday (April 20) from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and the General Public is invited on Saturday (April 21) from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and  Sunday  (April 22) from Noon – 4 p.m. For more info about the Friends of the Library and how to become a member, call 847/253-5675.

EARTH DAY: Plant a seedling and decorate a flower pot on Saturday (April 21) from 1 – 3 p.m. during an Earth Day event at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.)  You’ll learn about gardening, recycling and going green. Tour the greenhouse and get tips on how to make your garden grow. For more info, visit www.mppd.org.

 SPEAKEASY SOIREE: Celebrate flappers, gangsters and the World’s Fair on Saturday (April 21) from 6 – 10 p.m. at Rob Roy Country Club (505 E. Camp McDonald Rd. PH.) Hosted by the Mount Prospect Historical Society, guests will enjoy a prime rib carving station, along with salad, vegetables, bread, and dessert for $50/person. A cash bar and signature cocktails will also be available. Entertainment will be provided by Bill Hazelgrove, author of Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair. A 1920s and 1930s trivia competition and a raffle will add to the fun. Dress is casual, elegant, or even something from that era! Reservations may be made individually or for tables of ten. For more information, call 847/392-9006 Tuesday through Thursday or visit mphist.org.

BOWL FOR A CAUSE: Enjoy an afternoon of bowling, prizes and cake while raising funds for feral cat rescue on Sunday (April 22) from 1 – 3 p.m. at Brunswick Zone (824 E. Rand Rd.)   Advance tickets are $20/adults; $15/children. Admission on the day of the event is $25/adult; $20/children. For more info, call 847/544-6521 or email vconway1234@wowway.com to register.

MONEY SMART WEEK: Get your financial house in order with helpful seminars Monday – Friday (April 23 – 27) at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Sessions include Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Hack-Proof Your Financial Life, Planning for Long-Term Care and Frugal Travel Planning Online. For specific times, visit www.mppl.org.

JAN SCHAKOWSKY’S OFFICE: Meet privately with a representative from the Congresswoman’s office on Wednesday (April 25) from 2 – 5 p.m. in Room 130 at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Ask your questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services and benefits.  These meetings are scheduled every Wednesday at the same time and location.

VEHICLE STICKERS ON SALE: The 2018-2019 vehicle stickers for Mount Prospect residents are now on sale and must be displayed by Tuesday (May 1.) Stickers can be purchased in person Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) The Finance Department will offer special extended hours on Saturday (April 21 and April 28) from 9 a.m. – Noon and on Tuesday (April 24) from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. For more info, visit Village of Mount Prospect at www.mountprospect.org, or call the Finance Department at 847-392-6000.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-LATEX PAINT RECYCLING FUNDRAISER: Celebrate Earth Day by disposing of unwanted latex paint on Saturday (April 21) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at d’Vine Wine and Gifts (243 E. Northwest Hwy PAL.) Connect to Community and EarthPaint will recycle paint in exchange for a cash donation ($4 per gallon/$1 per quart.) Proceeds will support two non-profits that serve adults with disabilities.

—–NEW CHAPEL CELEBRATION: Visit the opening of the new St. Joseph Chapel at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Saturday (April 21) at the site of the Shrine (1170 N. River Rd. DP.) Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

—-ASTRONOMY DAY @ HARPER: Explore all things “Space” on Saturday (April 21) 5:30 p.m. at Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. Building Z PAL.) Visit the campus observatory, enjoy hands on activities, see the telescopes on display and more. All ages are welcome and the event is free. For more info, visit www.nsaclub.org.

—-SENIOR HEALTH EVENT: Attendees can get free health screenings, participate in interactive demonstrations and activities, meet health experts and more on Monday (April 23) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.)  Lunch will be provided by Tailgate Catering for $6 cash. This is a free event, but an admission ticket is required and can be obtained at local senior centers, Elk Grove and Wheeling Township offices, and park districts within District 214, or on the day of the event at the door. For more info, call 847/718-7700.

—-MOYLAN HOSTS I-CASH EVENT: State Rep. Marty Moylan will host an I-CASH event with State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ office on Wednesday (April 25) from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library (1501 Ellinwood Ave.) I-CASH is the State Treasurer’s unclaimed property program designed to protect consumers in Illinois and aims to distribute unclaimed funds back to the rightful owner.