This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for cars from the 50sFRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Get the party started on Friday (June 8) when Ken Dix & The Friday Night Lawn Jockeys open the Summer Concert Series from 6 – 8 p.m. on Centennial Green in front of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Pack a picnic or grab something from a nearby restaurant. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. This is a free event. For more info, visit www.experiencemountprospect.org.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Area churches provide free community meals to those in need through the end of September. Meals will be served from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the following dates: Friday (June 8) St. Theresa Catholic Church (455 N. Benton St. PAL.), Saturday (June 9) St. Alphonsus Catholic Church* (411 N. Wheeling Rd.PH.), Sunday (June 10) Christian Church of Arlington Heights (333 W. Thomas AH), Monday (June 11) St. Mark Lutheran Church* (200 S. Wille MP), Tuesday (June12) Kiwanis Club of Arlington Heights at Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH), Wednesday (June 13) All Saints Lutheran Church* (630 S. Quentin Rd. PAL.), Thursday (June 14) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (304 W. Palatine Rd. PH.) The locations marked with an * have shower facilities.

SOCK HOP SATURDAY:  Stop by the Bluesmobile Cruise Night Car Show on Saturday (June 9) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot  – on the east side of Emerson St. along Northwest Hwy. This is a NEW location. Dress in your best 50’s fashion and dance to 87.7 MeTV-Radio’s with DJ Tony Flashback 50s. Enjoy the array of classic cars from the 50s!

FARMERS’ MARKET HAS MOVED: Make the Lions Club Farmers’ Market your weekend stop on Sunday (June 10) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at  a  NEW  location –  the east commuter lot on the east side of Emerson St. along Northwest Hwy . The move will free up parking spaces for nearby businesses and provide better safety for pedestrians. The time to indulge in fresh fruits and veggies is now. You’ll also find fresh flowers, gourmet items and decorative wares from local artisans.

AUTHOR DISCUSSES ADDICTION: Tim Ryan, author of “From Dope to Hope: A Man in Recovery,” will discuss his heroin addiction in a program targeted for medical and health care providers on Wednesday (June 13) from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in rooms 1604-1610 at Oakton Community College (1600 E. Golf Rd. DP.) The cost for registration is $35, including a continental breakfast. The discussion is part of Oakton Community College Continuing Education for Health Professionals series. For more info, or to register, visit www.oakton.edu/conted or call 847/635-1438.

ELECTRONICS RECYCING: Drop off unwanted electronics on Wednesday (June 13) 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 is available through October.

MOOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Catch the family-friendly film Moana, under warm summer skies on Wednesday (June 13) at dusk on the lawn in front of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) This is a free event sponsored by Capannari Ice Cream. Bring your blankets and snacks! For more info and a schedule of future films, visit www.capannaris.com/events.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM: Learn about the growth of Mount Prospect from 1960 to 1980 on Wednesday (June 13) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in  Meeting Room A at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Register by calling 847/253-5675 or visit the Library’s Calendar page at www.mppl.org.

PROGRESSIVE DINNER: Enjoy dining at three downtown Mount Prospect restaurants (transportation by trolley included) on Thursday (June 14) for either a 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. seating, checking in first at the Village Green at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) The three participating restaurants are Mia’s Cantina, Trezeros Kitchen and Tap and Canta Napoli. Three signature drinks and three courses will  be served. Each guest will receive a swag bag featuring goodies from local merchants. The registration fee is $60. For more information and to register: www.mpdowntown.com

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-U.S. REP. BRAD SCHNEIDER HOSTS EVENT: Constituents and other interested parties are  invited  to a “Congress on Your Corner” event on Saturday (June 9) at Noon at Cumberland Elementary School (700 E. Golf Rd. DP.) The Representative will answer questions and discuss his work in Washington D.C. This is a free event.

—-POETRY WORKSHOP: The Northwest Cultural Council presents poet Maureen Tolman Flannery at its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop on Saturday (June 9) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Palatine Public Library (700 N. North Court PAL.) Tolman Flannery is the author of eight books of poetry, including Tunnel into Morning, Destiny Whispers to the Beloved, and Ancestors in the Landscape.

—-PAINT & MOTOR OIL RECYCLING: Elk Grove Village residents can responsibly dispose of latex and oil paint, motor oil and antifreeze at a recycling event on Saturday (June 9) from 9 a.m. – Noon at Elk Grove High School (500 W. Elk Grove Blvd.)

—-INTERVIEW WORKSHOP: Need to polish this part of your job search efforts? Learn the fundamentals on Monday (June 11) from 7- 9:15 p.m. at St. Hubert Ministry Center (729 Grand Canyon HE.) Denise Hansard, Life and Career Coach, will present some time tested, unique and great ideas for standing out in an interview.