Artwalk features fun for kids, prizes

The Fun & Fitness Artwalk kicks off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the village hall, 50 S. Emerson St.

Participants will receive a goody bag while supplies last, along with a map highlighting the participating locations in the immediate downtown area.

Stop by all locations, get your map punched, and return it to the kickoff site and be entered into a raffle.

You could win one of many prizes provided by local merchants.

Fun activities for children spread throughout the event, coordinated by the local merchants.

This year's fourth annual walk is sponsored by the Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association.

Check out the new Downtown Merchants Web site at

Part of history: Join the "Circle of Chicago Knowledge" when performer R.J. Lindsey presents a dramatic "living history" portrayal of renowned architect Daniel H. Burnham from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Prospect Library, 10 S. Emerson St.

Discover how Burnham's vision helped transform Chicago into a great American city, a period that was brilliantly captured in Erik Larson's best-selling book, "The Devil in the White City."

As Burnham, Lindsey's presentation will feature a dramatic slide presentation and narration that begins with the Great Chicago Fire, showcases Burnham's architectural masterpieces such as Orchestra Hall and the "Great White City" that served as the centerpiece for the 1893 World's Fair, and culminates with illustrations of Burnham's famous "Chicago Plan" of 1909.

This program is part of the library's celebration of National Library Week. To register, visit or call (847) 253-5675.

Learn about Iceland: Traveler extraordinaire Myrla Brand will be talking about her slide tour of Iceland at the Prospect Heights Library at 7 p.m. April 24 at the library, 12 N. Elm St.

You'll see how the Icelandic people have adapted in the world's most geologically active country to fulfill their own needs.

For more information, call the library at (847) 259-3500.

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