This Week in Mount Prospect

Image result for bastille dayCRUISIN’:  It’s Orphans Night featuring the Packard and the Hudson at the Lions Club Bluesmobile Cruise Night Saturday (July 7) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) DJ Tony and Flashback 50s provide the tunes.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Work your way down the aisle of fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and gourmet items at the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (July 8) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) The market is open every Sunday through October.

BIKE RIDE: The temperatures are perfect to hop on your bicycle and join the Mt. Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (July 8) for a ride from 8 – 10:30 a.m. The group departs from Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy.) The Thursday night (July 12) departs 6:30 p.m. sharp from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For a schedule of rides or more info, visit www.mpbikeclub.com.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Nutritious meals are available at area churches to those in need through the end of September.  Meals are served from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on the following dates/locations:  Friday (July 6) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd. EGV); Saturday (July 7) Living Christ Lutheran Church (625 E. Dundee Rd. AH); Sunday (July 8) Christian Church of Arlington Heights (333 W. Thomas); Monday (July 9) St. Mark Lutheran Church* (200 S. Wille MP); Tuesday (July 10) Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd.); Wednesday (July 11) All Saints Lutheran Church* (630 S. Quentin Rd. PAL); Thursday (July 12) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (304 W. Palatine Rd. PH). Locations designated with an * provide showers.

CONCERT @ CAPANNARI: Enjoy a scoop (or two) of the award winning ice cream  topped with free concert by Hart & Pine on Sunday (July 8) 5 p.m. at Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.)  And  don’t forget that kids ages 12 and younger get a free kiddie cone every Monday in July from 4 – 6 p.m. if  they can recite the Pledge of Allegiance by heart. To see all the great events happening this summer, visit www.capannaris.com.

FRENCH FESTIVAL: Celebrate Bastille Day with the MPPL Foundation on Monday (July 9) from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) This event celebrates Mount Prospect’s Sister City, Sevres, through the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Commission. Rose Nadolsky, from the Old Town School of Folk Music will have everyone singing, dancing and having a great time! The program is best suited for children ages 3-7 but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, stop by the Library, call 847/253-5675 or visit www.mppl.org.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Grab a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music under the stars on Monday (July 9) when the Mt. Prospect Community Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Band Shell (411 S. Maple St.) The theme for the concert is “Turning Points.”

PRE-LOVED CLOTHING SOLUTION: Did you know that 85% of all clothing ends up in landfills and that only 15% gets recycled or donated? You can help change those statistics by participating in a collection program called Simple Recycling. On your regular garbage/recycling collection day, place your clothing, shoes and accessories donations in the orange Simple Recycling bag. Bags are available Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.) You can also make an online request by visiting http://simplerecycling.com/bag-request/.

PETER RABBIT: Who can resist the antics of a resourceful rabbit in conflict with a new owner of a vegetable garden? See how it all plays out on Wednesday (July 11) at dusk when Capannari Ice Cream hosts and presents this endearing film at Centennial Green Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy this movie under the stars. This is a free event.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Grab some pals for this week’s concert featuring Rockin’ Fenderskirts when they perform on Thursday (July 12) 7:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) Pack a picnic dinner or just munch on the concessions that are available for purchase. In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors. Savor these summer nights!

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-TAXES IN RETIREMENT 567: If you are nearing retirement or are already retired, understand how taxes, including the new 2018 changes impact your retirement income by attending a workshop on Tuesday (July 10) from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Palatine Park District Community Center (250 E. Wood St. PAL.) The seminar will provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on retirement taxation, including ways to efficiently harvest your income sources. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required by visiting https://taxesinretirement567.com/event/palatine-park-district-community-center/

—-SCULPTOR’S WORK ON DISPLAY: Oakton Community College’s Koehnline Museum of Art will host “Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Richard Hunt and his Teachers, Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner”  beginning   Thursday (July 12) and running through September 14 at the Des Plaines campus (1600 E. Golf Rd.  Hunt received the lifetime achievement award from the International Sculpture Center in 2009. The public is invited to a free opening night reception from 5 – 8 p.m.