MINI GOLF: What better way to welcome spring than with a game of mini golf? This fun event, sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library Foundation, takes place on Saturday (March 2) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Library (10 S. Emerson St.) The 18-hole game is spread throughout the Library, between the stacks and down the stairs! There is also a 19th hole entertainment area for players with refreshments, entertainment, and games. Tickets are $5/individuals and $20/family of four. Proceeds provides funding to the Library for special programs and projects that are otherwise unattainable with tax dollars. Don’t miss this fun community event. For more information, visit www.mppl.org.
YOUNG ADULT MARCH MADNESS: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate March Madness from March 1-31 at Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.) Participants are encouraged to check out the bracket of Young Adult titles in the Teen Space and vote for their favorite books. For more info, call the Library at 847/253-5675.
STRIKE OUT COLON CANCER: Gather some pals for a fun afternoon of bowling on Sunday (March 3) from 12:30 – 4 p.m. at Brunswick Zone (824 E. Rand Rd.) Northwest Community Hospital hosts this fundraiser to combat colon cancer – the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is also the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is estimated that 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with regular screening for the disease. Sign up for the fundraiser by visiting www.nch.org/strikeoutcancer. Register up to six participants per lane/team. The cost is $40 per bowler. The cost of registration includes shoes and lunch – pizza, wings and drinks. All profits go toward the Northwest Community Healthcare Foundation’s Colorectal Screening Fund, providing assistance to those needing their first colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.
AMERICAN LEGION PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs and hash browns on Sunday (March 3) from 9 a.m. – Noon at American Legion Post 208 (121 N. Douglas Ave., AH.) Admission is $8/adults and $4/veterans and children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds support Post programs and services for veterans, military personnel and their families.
HARPER SPEAKER SERIES: Curious about this year’s economic and market outlook? Attend the seminar, “Outlook 2019” on Tuesday (March 5) from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Wojcik Conference Center of Harper College (1200 W. Algonquin Rd. PAL.) John Chapman, chief executive officer of Clearwater Capital Partners, will present the program. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.harpercollege.edu/foundation.
ULTRASOUND VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: If you are at least 18 weeks pregnant, you may volunteer for a free obstetrical ultrasound conducted through the Harper College Diagnostic Cardiac and Medical Sonography program. A limited number of appointments are available through April 10. Exams are performed by students on state-of-the-art equipment, under the supervision of a registered medical diagnostic medical sonographer. Harper’s programs conforms to all patient safety regulations. To make an appointment, contact Karen in the Harper College Diagnostics Imaging Lab at 847/925-6104.
EARLY BIRD POOL PASS: From now through May 1, the Mt. Prospect Park District is offering summer pool passes with access to three pools – Big Surf Wave, Pool, Meadows Aquatic Center, and RecPlex Indoor Pool. Those who purchase passes through May 1 are eligible to win prizes, including a free pool pass for the next year. For more info, visit www.mppd.org.
CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: If you are learning English, you are invited to practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers. The first of four sessions takes place on Thursday (March 7) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) The program is available for Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Township residents. For more information or to register, call 847/506-4930.
BLOOD DRIVE: Give the gift of life by donating blood on Thursday (March 7) from 3- 8 p.m. in the 1st floor Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Parking is available in the garage adjacent to Village Hall. Walk-ins are welcome.