River Trails Dist. 26 earns Red Apple honors

River Trails School District 26 has been chosen as one of only 91 Illinois school districts, out of 871 in the state, to be honored with the 2008 Bright Red Apple Award presented by SchoolSearch.

The Bright Red Apple Award is based on five primary areas of concern for relocating families: academic performance, pupil/teacher ratio, operating expenditure per pupil, educational level of teachers, and average teacher salary.

2008 Bright Red Apple Award Recipients are strong in all five categories, district officials said.

Help for shingles: An educational seminar about shingles will be given by the Mount Prospect human services department and healthy aging services staff from Northwest Community Hospital at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Prospect Village Hall Community Center, 50 S. Emerson St.

The program will provide information about shingles and the shingles vaccine.

Hospital staff will let you know how to obtain the vaccination and whether Medicare will cover the cost of it.

Please call the human services department at (847) 870-5680 to register for this free presentation.

Easter egg hunt: Don't miss the Mount Prospect Park District Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for 3-year-olds; 10:20 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds, and 11:10 a.m. for those aged 6 to 8 at 1000 W. Central Road.

Each child should bring a basket to collect the eggs. Bring your camera and get a special shot with the Easter Bunny.

Fee is $4 in advance and $6 at the door.

For more information, call (847) 255-5380.

TV choices: Are you thinking of purchasing a new high-definition television, but confused about the choices?

Rob Schultz, president of Inspired Electronics in Palatine, in partnership with the Prospect Heights Public Library District, will offer a free seminar titled "Hi-Tech TVs: What You Need to Know," at 7 p.m. on April 16, at Prospect Heights Public Library, 12 N. Elm St.

To register, call (847) 259-3500 or register online at after March 20.

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