Rotary Fest seeks bands for annual battle
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Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights bands have a chance to battle it out with other area bands by sending a tape or CD to this year's Rotary Fest in Elk Grove Village.
Does your band have what it takes?
It's not too late to sign up for the contest, which will be held on June 11.
The top two bands will move to the final round on June 15. The winner will receive a cash prize and a spot at the 2009 fest.
First prize is $500. Second place is $250, third place is $150 and fourth is $100.
Last year's winner, Short Attention Span, will take the stage at 6 p.m. June 13.
Those interested can submit a CD to: Rotary Club of Elk Grove, Attn: Battle, P.O. Box 326, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009.
If you have questions, call Bill Beaupre at (847) 437-0030.
Help others: Mount Prospect has launched the Medical Reserve Corp., which pulls together volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals and other health-care workers to supplement village resources if disaster strikes, village official said.
Health professionals and other interested individuals may sign up by calling the Human Services Department at (847) 870-5680 or e-mail nmorgan@ mountprospect.org.
No more fines: Never pay a fine again at the Prospect Heights Library.
How? Just sign up for courtesy pre-overdue notices by e-mail at www.phl.alibrary.com.
The library will send you a courtesy notice three days before your items are due.
The library will also e-mail you when your holds become available for pickup.
For more information, call the library at (847) 259-3500.
Try cooking: Begin a culinary adventure by enrolling in a cooking series offered this summer by the Alliance for Lifelong Learning at Oakton Community College.
Baking, Pastry Arts and More offers instruction in how to create gourmet pastry and other treats. The four-week class meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., beginning May 20 at Dream Cakes, 3455 W. Dempster St. in Skokie. Course fee is $277.
For a complete Alliance for Lifelong Learning class schedule, including registration and fee information, visit www.oakton.edu/all, or call (847) 982-9888 and press 3.
Look up: Mount Prospect Police Chief John Dahlberg and Officer Friendly Bill Roscop will stand on the roof of the Dunkin' Donuts shop at Golf and Busse roads from 7 to 10 a.m. today to raise funds for Special Olympics. Stop by and receive a gift for a donation.