August 28 – September 3

brightly colored chalkCHALK THE WALK: Add some fun to your kids back to school experience on Saturday (Aug. 29) from 1 – 3 p.m. when Randhurst Village presents “Chalk the Walk & Coloring Contest” across from Orangetheory. Children can color the 22 x 28 poster on site. Parents can also can pick up a poster board, crayons and markers for the kids to create at home and return to the drop off location by Friday (Sept. 4). This event is for ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12. One male and one female winner from each age group will be chosen. Each winner will receive a mix of gift cards to Randhurst Village stores.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Enjoy the harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables available at the Lions’ Club Farmers’ Market on Sunday (Aug. 29) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Parking Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northeast Hwy.). Other vendors sell gourmet items adding to your summer entertaining. COVID-19 restrictions are in place and include the following: masks are required for both vendors and visitors under State Executive Order guidelines; food may be prepackaged to limit contact; limit your visit by coming alone if possible, do not congregate or use the market to socialize, and please leave your dog at home.

CAPUTO’S FRESH MARKET: While we are on the subject of fruits and veggies, a long-awaited supermarket is coming to downtown Mount Prospect! Family-owned grocer, Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market will occupy the ground level retail space in the Maple Streets Lofts Luxury Apartment Building now under construction. Maple Street Lofts is a $125M redevelopment in downtown Mount Prospect that includes 257 luxury rental apartments, 15,000 square feet of retail space, 56 rowhomes and a new municipal Metra parking garage. For more information, visit www.mountprospect.org/MapleStreetLofts.

EARLY VOTING: Once again, you will be able to cast your vote early for the Nov. 3 2020 Presidential Election at Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Beginning Oct. 19, hours are as follows: Mon-Fri from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat-Sun from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Final Monday (Nov. 2) from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Note regarding mail ballots: If you requested and received a mail ballot, but choose to vote in person instead, bring the blank ballot with you so the election judge can destroy the mail ballot. This way, your vote will be counted on election day. Dropping off a mail ballot? A secured ballot drop-off box will be located at Village Hall. Please note that the last day to request a mail ballot is Thursday (Oct. 29.).