This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for farmers marketCOFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything Mount Prospect on Saturday (May 12) with Village Department Heads and elected officials from 9 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect 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.

TRUNK SALE: Find a treasure on Saturday (May 12) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Emily Parish Parking Lot (1400 E. Central Rd.) Get the best of multiple garage and yard sales all in one place. Sellers pay $25 per parking spot and keep all the money they make. For more info, visit www.stemilyreled.org.

SPRING PLANT SALE: Add some blooms to your landscape on Saturday (May 12) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 W. Algonquin Rd. DP.) Choose from premium annuals, hardy perennials, hanging baskets, veggies and herbs at great prices. Master gardeners will be on-site to answer questions. Visit the Garden Club of Mount Prospect table to purchase milkweed and other butterfly-friendly plants

BLUESMOBILE CRUISE NIGHTS: They’re back! Welcome the warmer weather with a visit to see classic cars in all their glory on Saturday (May 12) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot  (Northwest  Highway  and  Rte. 83.) The Crusin Classics will  entertain. Get a free sample of Mothers Car polish while you’re there.

FARMERS’ MARKET: This Mount Prospect favorite returns earlier this year! Visit on Sunday (May 13) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra Commuter Lot (Northwest Highway and Rte. 83.) Fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other goodies are on display. For more info, visit www.mplions.org.

NORTHWEST SYMPHONY PERFORMS: Enjoy a music-filled afternoon on Sunday (May 13) 3:30 p.m. as the Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs in the theater of Forest View Educational Center, Door 34, (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) Under the direction of guest conductor Russell Vinick, the orchestra will play Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, Georges Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Zoltan Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta and Georges Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2. A preconcert commentary begins at 2:45 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults, $15/seniors, and $10/students. Children younger than 14 are admitted free with a paying adult. Purchase at the door or in advance by calling 847/718-7702.

D214 CAREER NIGHT: Parents of students in fourth through eighth grades within High School District 214 boundaries are invited to the Future Ready Showcase on Monday (May 14) beginning at 4 p.m. The evening is a showcase for the District’s Career Pathways program. Students can choose from pathways such as aviation, business management, culinary arts, health sciences, IT, and manufacturing. Between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., attendees can watch District 214 entrepreneurship students pitch their startups to a panel of judges during the Startup Showcase, a Shark Tank style competition, and see the designs of architectural students in the Architectural Showcase. For more info, visit www.d214.org/futureready or contact Barb Kain at barb.kain@d214.org.

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 interest? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (May 15) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A of 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.

PROPERTY TAX APPEAL: Get tips on how to successfully appeal your Cook County property taxes on Tuesday (May 15) 7:30 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) A tax analyst from Andrea A. Raila & Associates will discuss the appeals process and show how to discover tax refunds and bill errors and uncover qualifying exemptions. Registration is required by visiting www.mppl.org.

SEW BEE IT: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your passion at the Sew Bee It quilting group on Wednesday (May 16) from 9 – 11a.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) The group meets the third Wednesday of every month. For more info, contact the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 847/392-9006.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (May 16) from 10 a.m. – Noon at Mount Prospect Public Works facility (1700 W. Central Rd.) Items left outside of designated hours will not be collected. This service runs through October.