October 30 – November 6

10-30 TO 11-5

VILLAGE TRICK-OR-TREATING GUIDELINES: Halloween has arrived and we want all to enjoy while remaining safe during this challenging time. The Village of Mount Prospect encourages families to take necessary precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Alternative trick-or-treating activities include the MP Mini Library Contactless Trick-or-Treat event which places candy in Mini Libraries throughout the Village from 4 – 6 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 31.) More information can be found at www.experiencemountprospect.org It should be noted the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for Halloween states that door to door trick-or-treating is considered high risk.

CHURCH HOLDS FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Northwest Church (900 N. Wolf Rd. MP) will provide food for families in need on Saturday (Oct. 31) from 10 a.m. – Noon. This event is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Participants will go through a “drive-thru” to keep health concerns a high priority. Food distributions will be placed in the vehicle trunk, and all volunteers and participants are required to wear masks during the event. Registration is not required to participate.

FALL BACK: Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Sunday (Nov. 1). At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, set your clock back to 1 a.m. Enjoy the extra light in the morning to get your day going!

MPHS WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU: The Mount Prospect Historical Society, the Mount Prospect Public Library, and the Village of Mount Prospect are collecting memories of the pandemic for future generations. Residents, businesses and others associated with Mount Prospect are asked to share photos, videos, essays, impressions and poems to help others understand the experience and offer a snapshot of what COVID-19 life has been like. All local COVID related topics are welcome. Visit https://www.mtphist.org/ for more information.

RECYCLE THERMOMETERS: In the event you still have this type, the Village of Mount Prospect and SWANCC offer a recycling program for thermometers, thermostats and wall switches that contain mercury. Mercury poses health and environmental risks. Old thermometers of this type can contain up to 700 mg of mercury, a level of 140 times higher than a CFL. Bring these items Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. to the Public Works Department (1700 W. Central Rd.) For more information, call 847/870-5640.

RESPONSIBLE DRUG DISPOSAL: The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was held on Saturday (Oct. 24). If you missed it, you still have options to clear out your medicine cabinet and potentially save someone from harm. Click the link below for locations within a 5-mile radius of Mount Prospect.

CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLISH: Practice your conversational skills virtually with native English speakers on Friday (Oct. 30) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Residents of Mount Prospect or Elk Grove Township are eligible. Pre-registration is required. For more info, call 847/506-4930.