February 28 – March 5

FREEZE FEST: Get in on some winter fun on Friday (Feb. 28) from 5 – 8 p.m. at The Zone (550 Business Center Drive.). Activities for all ages include games, arts and crafts, bounce houses, turf games and giveaways to support Send a Kid to Camp. Concessions will be available for purchase. The cost is $5/person for children 16 years-old and younger. Participants must complete a Parkour Open Gym release form found on the Freeze Fest Special Event Page at https://www.rtpd.org/event/freeze-fest/ and can be filled out prior to the event. 

TRIVIA NIGHT: Gather your pals for a fun night of trivia on Friday (Feb. 28) from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Choose your team name and theme, and decorate your table. Team tables are 8 – 10 people and cost $250 per team. For more information or to register your team, email  meghan@mountprospect.org or call 847/398-6616. 

 NEW @ MP HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Mount Prospect Historical Society kicks off Five Dollar Fives on Saturday (Feb. 29) from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Museum Campus (101 S. Maple St.). The program will feature guest speakers during any month with 5 Saturdays. Saturday’s speaker is Mary Arvidson, Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution Eli Skinner Chapter. To register, call the Mount Prospect Historical Society at 847/392-9006. 

 SALUTE INC. FUNDRAISER: The Palatine-based nonprofit will host the event “An American Hero and An American Idol” on Saturday (Feb. 29) from 6-11 p.m. at Meridian Banquets and Conference Center (1701 W. Algonquin Rd. RM.). The keynote speaker is U.S. Army veteran and triple-amputee Bryan Anderson. Mount Prospect native and Season 9 American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze will perform. Information and tickets for the event can be found at http://bit.ly/35s5xVY. At this printing, the event is SOLD OUT. However, if you would like to be placed on a wait list, email sophie@saluteinc.org 

 EARLY VOTING: Those wishing to vote early for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election can do so Monday – Saturday (March 2 – 7) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Any questions regarding early voting including mail ballot requests, voter registration or election day voting should call Village Clerk Karen Agoranos at 847/818-5333. The last day to request a mail ballot is March 12. Mail ballots must be postmarked by March 17, 2020.  More early voting dates will be posted here in the next couple of weeks. 

MEET WITH A REP: Talk with a representative from Jan Schakowsky’s Office on Tuesday (March 3) from 2– 5 p.m. in Room 130 of Mount Prospect Public Library (10 S. Emerson St.). Ask questions about immigration, visas, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans’ benefits and other federal services. 

 BLOOD DRIVE: Give the gift of life on Thursday (March 5) from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Farley Community Room of Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Walk-ins are welcome. 

 CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills in a friendly group setting with native English speakers on Thursday (March 5) from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Community Connections Center (1711 W. Algonquin Rd.). This class is available to Mount Prospect and Elk Grove Village residents. For more information, or to register, call 847/506-4930. 

 MP VEHICLE STICKERS: Mount Prospect 2020-21 vehicle stickers, which must be displayed by Friday (May 1) on all vehicles registered to residents or businesses in the village are now on sale. They can be purchased online at www.mountprospect.org/vehiclestickers, by mail or drop box, or in person at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). For specifics on fees or more information, call 847/392-6000 or visit the website above.  

 ELECTION DAY WORKERS SOUGHT: Every election in suburban Cook County requires a team of Election Judges and Polling Place Technicians. The former check in voters, provide ballots, and ensure the polling place runs smoothly. The posiiton pays $200. Polling Place Technicians work directly with the election judges to assist voters. They have more responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, they receive more training and higher pay. For information on either of these positions, visit www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/work-election-day. You can also contact the political parties. Call the Democratic Party at 224/544-9836 or the Republican Party at 847/632-1774.