This Week in Mount Prospect

Related imageFRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Get your feet stompin’ and your heart thumpin’ on Friday (July 13) when the Suburban Cowboys take the stage from 6 – 8 p.m. on the Village Green (50 S. Emerson St.) This is the second to last in the Summer Concert Series. Pack a picnic dinner or grab something from one of the downtown restaurants. Remember to bring lawn chairs or a blanket for this free event under the stars.

SHARING FOOD & FRIENDSHIP:  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 13) St. Theresa Catholic Church (455 N. Benton St. PAL.); Saturday (July 14) St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (411 N. Wheeling Rd. PH.); Sunday (July 15) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Tuesday (July 17) First United Methodists Church of Arlington Heights (1903 E. Euclid Ave. AH); Wednesday (July 18) St. James Catholic Church serving at Knights of Columbus (15. Hickory AH.);  Thursday (July 19) Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH.)

EYE CANDY: The sassy Corvette is in the spotlight on Saturday (July 14) from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Bluesmobile Cruise Night in the Metra East Commuter Lot (Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.) In an era of SUVs and big trucks, these beauties are a welcome treat. Music is provided by 103.9 The Fox  – DJ Tony – Flashback 50s.

TALK & CHALK: Residents of all ages and families are welcome to an outdoor “Meet and Greet” with the Mount Prospect Village leadership team and members of the Village Board on Saturday (July 14) from 9 – 11 a.m. on Centennial Green in front of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) While the adults chat, kids can hone their artistic skills with sidewalk chalk and coloring tables.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Make shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables part of your routine at the Lions Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (July 15) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the East Commuter Lot along Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy. Gourmet items and specialty items from local artisans are also  available.

BIKE RIDE: Join the Mt. Prospect Bike Club on Sunday (July 15) for a morning bike ride from 8 – 10:30 a.m. departing from Starbucks (90 E. Northwest Hwy.) The Thursday (July 19) ride leaves 6:30 p.m. sharp from Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) For a complete schedule of rides, visit www.mpbikeclub.com.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for a concert by the Mt. Prospect Community Band as they perform music from the wild west on Monday (July 16) 7:30 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Bandshell Lions Park (411 S. Maple St.) In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors.

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 passion? Join the Mount Prospect Writers Group on Tuesday (July 17) from 7 – 9:30 p.m. in Room 2A at the Main Branch of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The group is open to all adult writers with al 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.

ROAD CONDITIONS UPDATES: The Illinois Department of Transportation’s website, www.gettingaroundillinois.com provides the latest on ongoing road construction, traffic volumes on state routes and the status of future projects. The site includes a modernized map highlighted by new aerial imagery and expanded points of interest and consolidates information from a variety of IDOT bureaus. Users can also map trips to include stops at points of interest across the state, including gas stations, restaurants, hotels, schools, government offices and museums.

NATIONAL DISABILITY VOTER REGISTRATION: People with disabilities have the opportunity to register to vote on the following dates and times: Sunday (July 15) from Noon – 4 p.m., Tuesday (July 17) from 9 a.m. – Noon; and Wednesday (July 18) from 7 – 9 p.m.  at  the Main Branch of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to assist anyone interested in registering to vote. Please bring two forms of identification with at least one showing your current address when you register. This is a free event and does not require registration. For more info, call the Library at 847/253-5675.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:  Donations of school supplies for children from kindergarten through 12th grade from families in need are being accepted beginning Monday (July 16) through Sunday (August 5) at the following locations: Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.), Mount Prospect Police and Fire Administration Lobby (112 E. Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) and the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.)

NEARBY HAPPENINGS:

—-IRISH FEST IN AH: Enjoy everything Irish on Friday (July 13) from 5 – 11 p.m. and Saturday (July 14) from 4 – 11 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum (110 W. Fremont St.) The cost on Friday is $5/adults, free admission for kids younger than 15. On Saturday, the cost is $5/adults; $3/kids ages 3-14. For more info, visit www.ahmuseum.org/irishfest.

—-PIZZA, PETS & PICS: Bring your family and pets for a fun afternoon on Saturday (July 14) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to The Buddy Foundation (65 W. Seegers Rd. AH) Enjoy pizza, get a framed picture with your furry friend and maybe adopt one of Buddy’s animals! Proceeds benefit The Buddy Foundation. For more info, visit www.thebuddyfoundation.org.