August 6 – August 12

DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION EVENT: Gather up old, outdated, and sensitive documents for a shredding event on Saturday (Aug. 7) from 8 – 11 a.m. at Mount Prospect Public Works (1700 W. Central Rd.). This event is open to all residents of SWANCC Member Communities. ID’s will be checked. Please adhere to the following: paper must be dry, clean, and loose. Remove metal clips, plastic sleeves, folders, and binders (small staples are okay). Place paper in paper shopping bags or cardboard boxes – NO PLASTIC BAGS. Each car is limited to six (6) bags or boxes.

SUPER SATURDAY SCRIBBLE MONSTER: Enjoy some family time on Saturday (Aug. 7) beginning at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple St.). All ages are invited to jump and jam at this concert presented by the Library. This presentation encourages children to play and think in creative ways. Space is limited and registration is required by calling the Library at 847/253-5675. Bring a blanket or chairs.

LIONS CLUB CRUISE NIGHT: Baby Boomers – check out the cool cars at 50’s Night on Saturday (Aug. 7) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Commuter Lot. DJ Jose will be spinning the tunes! Make a day of it with dinner at one of Mount Prospect’s many eateries and then top it off with this classic car show. A great way to spend a summer day in town.

FARMERS’ MARKET: Stop and shop on Sunday (Aug. 8) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Farmers’ Market in the East Commuter Lot (Northwest Hwy. and Emerson St.). Support local producers and one-of-a-kind vendors by stocking up on fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers, and other goodies. This is also a drop-off location for the Mount Prospect Food Pantry and a collection site for used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

SECOND SUNDAYS: Hear Mount Prospect Library’s very own Storyteller Pam Nelson on Sunday (Aug. 8) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. She will present an interactive storytelling session in the garden at Mount Prospect Historical Society (101 S. Maple St.). If the weather is inclement, the event will be canceled. Buildings on the MPHS campus will not be open. For questions, please call 847/392-9006.

SUMMER SUPPERS: Those in need of a nutritious meal can find one offered by community churches. The free Drive-Thru Community Meals are available from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. the following dates and locations: Monday (Aug. 9) St. Mark Lutheran Church (200 S. Wille MP); Tuesday (Aug. 10) Kiwanis Club of Arlington Heights at Faith Lutheran Church (431 S. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Wednesday (Aug. 11) All Saints Lutheran Church (630 S. Quentin Rd. PAL); Thursday (Aug. 12) Our Reeder Lutheran Church (304 W. Palatine Rd. AH.).

HELP FOR TENANTS/LANDLORDS: Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart reminds landlords and tenants grappling with eviction that they can use the office’s Community Resource Center for assistance in accessing services and financial help. The CRC can be reached via phone at 773/405-5116, via email at, or online at Property owners must confirm there is no forthcoming government assistance before an eviction will be enforced.



NO PERMIT NEEDED: Hosting a garage sale in Des Plaines no longer will require purchasing a $5 license. The city council agreed to do away with the licenses since revenue showed a decline. Other municipal rules for garage sales, such as three-day maximum duration and a limit of three sales per location each year, remain on the books.


All information for This Week in Mount Prospect is gathered from various local news sources.