This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for super hero runSUPERHERO 5K: Dress as your favorite superhero on Saturday (June 16) beginning at 8 a.m. at Lions Memorial Park (411 S. Maple St.) What does your mission accomplish?  Proceeds from your run benefits the Mt. Prospect Parks Foundation Tree Campaign. Register at mppd.org. For more info, call 847/255-5380.

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 15) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. EGV.), Sunday (June 17) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.), Tuesday (June 19) First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights (1903 E. Euclid Ave.),  Wednesday (June 20) St. James Catholic Church, serving at Knights of Columbus (15 N. Hickory AH.), Thursday (June 21) Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.)

CRUSIN’: “Bluesmobiles on Parade” is the theme for the car show on Saturday (June 16) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot –on the east side of Emerson St. along Northwest Hwy.  Entertainment is provided by The Difference. This is a fun summer event that the whole family can enjoy. Come on out!

FARMERS’ MARKET: Have you visited yet? This Sunday (June 17) is Father’s Day. It’s the perfect time to scoop up fresh veggies and fruits for your afternoon cookout. The market is open from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot (Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) Pick up some gourmet items (cheeses, olives, breads) while you’re there.

D214 STEM/THEATER CAMPS: Beginning Monday (June 18) students can participate in nine full-day and 20 half-day classes in subjects like robotic design, 3-D printing, Minecraft and software engineering among other STEM classes at Forest View Educational Center (2121 S. Goebbert Rd. AH.) For theater buffs, Cinderella Goes Disco, a two-week program for children entering grades two through six, will  also be offered. For specific times, and to register, call 847/718-7700 or visit District 214 Youth, Family and Parent Programs

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Grab a blanket or lawn chair on Monday (June 18) 7:30 p.m. for A Night on Broadway. The Mt. Prospect Community Band performs at Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) This is a free event. If it rains, the concert moves indoors.

ARROW TAG: Gather your pals on Tuesday (June 19) from 4 – 6 p.m. at Aspen Trails Park (181 E. Maya Lane.) You’ll  play  Arrow Tag – an activity that uses bows and foam tipped arrows to play games like free for all, dodgeball and capture the flag. River Trails Park District provides the masks, bow, arrows and arena. All this for  free! The event moves indoors in case of rain. For more info, call 847/255-1200 or visit rtpd.org.

WRITERS GROUP: If you are a storyteller in need of constructive criticism of your craft, join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (June 19) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2A at the Main Branch 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.

ELECTRONICS RECYLING: Responsibly dispose of unwanted electronics on Wednesday (June 20) 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 every Wednesday through October.

THROWBACK THURSDAY CONCERT: See the band Seventh Heaven perform on Thursday (June 21) 7:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) The concert is free and concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, the concert moves indoors. This is one of the most popular bands around – don’t miss it!

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-BUDDY FOUNDATION MILESTONE: Help the shelter celebrate ten years of finding homes for pets on Saturday (June 16) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 65 W. Seegers Rd. AH.) For more info, call 847/290-5806.

—-TASTE OF DES PLAINES: Sample great food and enjoy live music Friday (June 15) and Saturday (June 16) when The City of Destiny promises fun for all. Located in downtown Des Plaines by the Metra Station, enjoy the festivities on Friday from 5 – 11 p.m. and Saturday from Noon – 11 p.m. Main Stage featured acts on Friday include Sealed With A Kiss, Hello Weekend, and 16 Candles. Saturday’s lineup includes To Move Mountains, The Millennials, American English, Liz Mandeville Band, Heartless and 97Nine. The Family Stage entertainment on Saturday (June 16) from Noon – 8 p.m. includes, among others, Barefoot Hawaiian, Artistry in Motion and Rosie & the Rivets. For a complete list of act and performance times, visit Taste of Des Plaines