Mount Prospect Hustle and Bustle Events

There are many exciting events happening this month and next. Here is a list of just a few:

Mount Prospect Stories:
Before We Were Mount Prospect
Mount Prospect Public Library
10 South Emerson Street
Wednesday, Nov. 9
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Mount Prospect was incorporated in 1917, during a tumultuous time in American and world history. Lindsay Rice, director of the Historical Society, will talk about what life was like before there was an official Mount Prospect. This program is part of Mount Prospect’s Centennial Celebration. Visit the library website or call, 847-253-5675, to register.

image002Charming Charlie and BlackFinn “Shoppers Night Out”
Randhurst Village
Wednesday, Nov. 16
6 to 9 p.m.
$10 admission
blackfinn-ameripub-logoThe Mount Prospect Historical Society is teaming up with Randhurst Village’s Charming Charlie boutique and BlackFinn Ameripub for a unique pre-holidays event. Ticket holders can shop to their heart’s delight at Charming Charlie while its style specialists provide them with holiday gifting ideas, style seminars, scarf tying demonstrations and more.  Up to 20 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Society’s Central School restoration effort. After shopping, participants will be invited to BlackFinn where they will be treated to a complimentary appetizer buffet, plus half-price glasses and bottles of wine. Purchase tickets at  Those who check in at arrival will be automatically entered in a drawing for an all-Randhurst raffle basket.
giving-tuesday-11-29-16Mount Prospect Historical Society
Tuesday, Nov. 29
image001image008Give where you live on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29th.  Please support your 1896 one room schoolhouse, Central School.  Donate here.
#unselfie, #schoolhouse, #centralschool, #MPhistoricalsociety.


image005Holiday Housewalk
Location: St. Mark’s Neighborhood
Friday, Dec. 2
3:30 to 9 p.m.
The 29th Annual Holiday Housewalk features local homes decorated for the holidays by their owners, with additional floral arrangements and décor provided by area florists.  This year’s homes are located in the St. Mark’s neighborhood.  Tickets go on sale Nov. 4.  Tickets are $28 before Dec. 2; $30 on day of walk.  Purchase at various locations in town or at  Members can purchase tickets at the Historical Society for $26.
image006Gingerbread Open House
Mount Prospect Historical Society, Dietrich Friedrichs House
101 S. Maple St.
Saturday, Dec. 10
1 to 4:30 p.m.
$5 donation per family/group suggested
Celebrate a “Gingerbread Christmas” with the MPHS at its annual holiday open house.  Gingerbread cookies, cakes and houses were part of the German holiday tradition at the Friedrichs’ home.  Various holiday activities for the family will be held throughout the day.
For more information, call 847/392-9006.
All proceeds go towards preserving the Central School and other MPHS educational programs.
Thank you for your continued support!

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