FRENCH TRIVIA NIGHT: Celebrate Mount Prospect’s French-American connection with a friendly game of French trivia on Friday (March 8) from 7 – 10 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) Bring friends, snacks and beverages for an evening of fun, camaraderie, and prizes. All questions are in English. Tickets are $10 plus a small service fee, and proceeds support community activities and programs sponsored by Mount Prospect’s Sister Cities Commission. To buy tickets and choose your tables, visit www.mountprospectsistercities.com/events. The limit is 10 people per table. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there are no sales at the door. Questions? Contact Doreen at 847/818-5300.
COFFEE WITH COUNCIL: Discuss anything concerning Mount Prospect with Village elected officials on Saturday (March 9) from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) The event follows an Open House format, so drop in any time between those hours. Families are welcome. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you chat. Coffee with Council meets the second Saturday of each month. For more info, visit www.mountprospect.org or call 847/392-6000.
SECOND SUNDAY @ THE SOCIETY: Peek behind the scenes of the Mount Prospect Historical Society on Sunday (March 10) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the Museum Campus (101 & 103 South Maple St.) Look at the artifacts from the Society’s extensive storage area, which is normally closed to the public. You’ll see firsthand how they store and archive historic items from Mount Prospect’s past.
SWEET SOUNDS: Welcome spring with a concert featuring beautiful melodies courtesy of the Mt. Prospect Community Band on Sunday (March 10) 3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (605 W. Golf Rd.) Selections include Suite of Old American Dances, In the Miller Mood, and English Folk Song Suite. Tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance at RecPlex (420 W. Dempster) or at the door on the day of the performance. For more info, visit www.mppd.org.
SPRING FORWARD: Cheers to welcoming more daylight when you move your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday (March 10) for Daylight Saving Time. This is also the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The Mount Prospect Fire Department recommends you change the batteries in these devices at least twice a year, and at any time you hear the “chirp” warning of a low battery. For assistance with replacing your smoke alarm batteries, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847/818-5253.
PLAY & LEARN: Parents, set aside Tuesday (March 12) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and bring your toddlers and preschool-age children to the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.) Listen to books, dance to music, and enjoy making fun crafts. To learn more, call 847/506-4930.
BUSSE ROAD STUDY: Attend a Public Hearing for the Busse Road Phase I Study that will evaluate improvements along Busse Road, from Golf Road to Central Road in Mount Prospect on Tuesday (March 12) from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.) There will not be a formal presentation, but project staff will be on hand to answer your questions. For more information, contact Sanjay Joshi, P.E., Project Manager at Busse.Road@cookcountyil.gov.
GARDEN CLUB OF MP: Learn “All About GMOs” on Wednesday (March 13) 1 p.m. at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd. DP.) The program, presented by Kim Morton, will discuss the concerns of the long term effects of genetically modified foods as well as government regulation. Ms. Morton is a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau Speakers Bureau, and is a former farmer manager for the Northern Trust Company and farm owner. The schedule for the Garden Club meeting is as follows: Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting and concludes with the presentation at 1 p.m.
—-SAINT ALPHONSUS IRISHFEST: Get a jump on celebrating St. Paddy’s Day on Friday (March 8) from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Saint Alphonsus School (411 N. Wheeling Rd. PH.) Tap your feet to the Dillon-Gavin Irish Dancers and listen to The Larkin and Moran Brothers music! Food trucks featuring an Irish menu will be available. You can also purchase premium beer, wine and cocktails. This event is for those 21 years and older. Admission is $15 or $20 at the door. For more info, visit www.saintalphonsusph.org.
—-POUR & PAIR: Enjoy an evening of artisanal food, beer, and spirits on Saturday (March 9) 7 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum (110 W. Fremont St.) Tickets are $60 for General Admission or $40 for members which includes an extra hour to explore and taste! All proceeds benefit the Museum. This is a “21-years old and older” event. For more information, visit www.ahmuseum.org or call 847/255-1225.
—-THE POLISH IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: Hear the stories of Aleksandra Majkowska Smith, Jagwiga Cyparska and Dorota Zak, three Oakton Community College faculty members who immigrated to the U.S. at a program on Monday (March 11) 4 p.m. in Room 1605 at the Des Plaines Campus (1600 E. Golf Rd.)