This Week in Mount Prospect

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Stop by the Fiction/AV/Teen Desk or Youth Services on Saturday (May 5) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) for creative activities and a free comic book (one per person while supplies last) courtesy of Comix Revolution (115 W. Central Rd.) Enter a drawing to win a gift card to the store!

RELAY FOR LIFE: Honor and remember someone who battled cancer by participating in a 12-hour fundraising event on Saturday (May 5) from 11 a.m. – 11p.m. at Prospect High School (801 Kensington Rd.) The highlights of the Relay include a survivor/family reception, survivor and caregiver recognition and a luminaria ceremony. Admission to the event is free. Bake sales, food vendors, face painting and entertainment is all on tap. To register or for more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/northcentralcookil or call 630/764-9222.

DERBY DE MAYO PUB CRAWL: Enjoy a fun afternoon sampling Mount Prospect’s dining options on Saturday (May 5) from 3 – 7 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. on Centennial Green at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Participating venues include Brick City Tavern, Canta Napoli, Emerson’s Ale House, Le Peep Café & Pub, Mrs. P & Me, Sam’s Place,  and Trezero’s. Participants must visit each location and have their tickets punched in order to complete the “crawl” and to be eligible for the raffle. The raffle will be held at 7 p.m.at the Village Hall Parking Garage (50 S. Emerson St.) Raffle prizes include gift cards to participating restaurants/bars. Winners need not be present to win.

SHAKESPEARE PROJECT: Experience Much Ado About Nothing presented by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago on Tuesday (May 8) from 7 – 9 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Following the play is a post-show discussion and opportunity to interact with the actors and creative team. To register, visit www.mppl.org, call 847/253-5675, or stop by the Library.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: Dispose of unwanted electronics on Wednesday (May 9) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service is available every Wednesday through October.

PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER: Get a jump on your plant and flower purchases while supporting the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation on Thursday (May 10) from 6 – 8 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) Light appetizers and a cash bar will be included in the event for $30/person.

WDCB’s Jammin’ in the Stacks with the Greg Dudzienski Trio: Come to this free performance at the Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) on Friday (May 4) from 7 – 9 p.m. Saxophonist Dudzienski has played throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Middle East and has performed with many popular jazz artists including The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Tito Puente, Marian McPartland, The O’Jays and The Temptations. Registration is required.

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-‘CHICAGO THE MUSICAL’: Experience this rollicking production from the Big Noise Theater on Saturday and Sunday (May 5 and 6) 2 p.m. at Prairie Lakes Theater (515 E. Thacker St. DP.) Tickets range from $16-$30. For more info, or to purchase, visit www.bignoise.org/chicago.

—-FESTIVAL CHORUS: A concert dedicated to the late conductor Edwin L. Kemp III will be held on Sunday (May 6) 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) The chorus will be accompanied by a professional orchestra. Selections include Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” Dan Forrest’s “Lord of the Small,” and more. Ticket prices range from $12- 18. To purchase tickets, visitwww.harpercollege.edu/boxoffice or call 847/925-6100.

—-RECYCLING EVENT: Residents of Wheeling and other SWANCC communities can participate in a recycling event on Saturday (May 5) from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Wheeling Department of Public Works (77 W. Hintz Rd.) I.D.’s will be checked for residency. Acceptable electronics include answering machines, camcorders, small home appliances and more. Document destruction will also be offered. For more info, call Wheeling Public Works at 847/279-6900.

—-TOWNSHIP SEEKS INTERNS: College juniors and seniors majoring in social work, human services or a related field are invited to apply for paid summer internships with Elk Grove Township. One position requires the applicant be able to lift 25 pounds to stock a food pantry. The other internship focuses on local government and program development to benefit residents.  Resumes with a cover letter stating which internship and why the individual is qualified are due Friday (May 11.) Email applications to ppioch@elkgrovetownship.com or mail to Elk Grove Township, Attn. Paul Pioch, 2400 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.