July 16 – July 22

FRIDAYS ON THE GREEN: Pack a picnic dinner on Friday (July 16) and enjoy your meal under the stars when The Hemispheres perform from 6 – 8 p.m. on Centennial Green at Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). Parking is available in the Emerson Street Garage between Village Hall and the Library. This free concert is sponsored by Experience Mount Prospect.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Settle in for a fun morning as author Talia Hibbert is interviewed by booktuber, blogger, and avid reader Ashley from The Bookish Realm. Ms. Hibbert is the author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown, Take a Hint, Dani Brown and Act Your Age, Eve Brown. Presented by the Mount Prospect Public Library using Zoom, participants must register and provide an email address to receive login information. Attendees will be entered into a giveaway for a signed copy of one of Hibbert’s novels.

CRUISE NIGHT: The Model “A” is the feature of the Bluesmobile Cruise Night on Saturday (July 17) from 3 – 9 p.m. in the Metra East Lot (SE corner of Emerson St. and Northwest Hwy.). Music will be provided by The Throwbacks (Brand New Oldies).

MEET ME @ THE MARKET: Stop and shop on Sunday (July 18) 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.

SEW BEE IT QUILTERS: If sewing or quilting is your hobby, join others who share your interest on Wednesday (July 21) from 9:00 – Noon in the Farley Community Room of Mount Prospect Village Hall (50 S. Emerson St.). white quilt with colorful squaresThe group meets the third Wednesday of each month. You do not have to be a quilter to participate. Bring sewing projects like knitting or crocheting and learn from others. Interested in joining? Email nasreenmoolji@gmail.com. Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks, but the group asks you bring one in the event a participant is not.

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: Friday (July 16) Christus Victor Lutheran Church (1045 S. Arlington Heights Rd., EGV), Saturday (July 17) Redeeming Grace Church (304 W. Palatine Rd.,PH.; Sunday (July 18) St. Edna Catholic Church (2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Monday (July 19) First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights (302 N. Dunton, AH); Tuesday (July 20) First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights (1903 E. Euclid AH); Wednesday (July 21) St. James Catholic Church (820 N. Arlington Heights Rd. AH); Thursday (July 22) The Orchard (1330 N. Douglas Ave. AH).

KIDS CLOTHING DRIVE: The Mount Prospect Fire Department, in collaboration with Mount Prospect Human Services Department is holding a children’s clothing drive through Oct. 1. Drop off new or gently used children’s clothing at any of the Mount Prospect fire stations. All sizes are welcomed and donations will be distributed to families that qualify for the Village’s toy drive. Donations can be dropped off at Fire Station 12 (1601 W. Golf Rd.); Fire Station 13 (111 E. Rand Rd. – vestibule off Rand Rd.); Fire Station 14 (2000 E. Kensington Rd.). For more information, visit www.mountprospect.org or call 847/870-5660.

THE FOUR C NOTES CONCERT: Enjoy the iconic songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons performed by The Midwest’s only Four Seasons tribute group on Sunday (July 18). The concert is from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Bandshell (411 S. Maple St.). The group will sing the songs that tell the rags-to-riches story that served as the basis for the smash hit musical, Jersey Boys.


—-MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Experience the music of Frank Sinatra through this award-winning revue playing Thursday (July 22 through Saturday (Aug. 28) at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (111 W. Campbell St. AH.). Tickets are $40. Visit www.metropolisarts.com. The show is rated PG.

—-VETERANS BACK TO WORK: Are you a Vet looking for a career transition? The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry want to help. Human Resources professionals from across the country will select twenty Veterans to participate in this “Boot Camp.” To apply, visit www.dpchamber.com and click on the Veteran tab. At the end of the program, each Veteran will receive a career gift package, valued at more than $8,000. The deadline to apply is Friday is July 30.


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