Events

Big Events Around Town | June 1 – June 8

Garden work

Barbara Cole, Maywood Youth Mentoring executive director, with MYM participants as they clean the organization’s peace garden at 17th Ave. and Madison in Maywood during an event last year. | File

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

17th & Madison Peace Garden Spruce-Up || Saturday, June 3 || 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. || MYM Peace Garden, corner of 17th & Madison, Maywood

Spring is the air! Maywood Youth Mentoring will be sprucing up its 17th & Madison Peace Garden this weekend. The effort is designed to keep our streets and community beautiful. We’ll be planting flowers, pulling weeds, spreading soil and mulch, painting cinder blocks, assembling compost bins, and more!

For more info, contact Barbara Cole, (708) 344-3577 or (224) 229-2900.

Rep. Welch Job Fair XVI

Attendees at one of Rep. Welch’s annual job fairs. | File

Rep. Welch’s Annual Job Fair || Saturday, June 3 || 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. || Proviso Math & Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park

Join Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for an opportunity to connect with local employers. Job-seekers can network with hiring managers, submit their resumes and get information  about resources for the unemployed and underemployed.

For more info, contact Rep. Welch’s constituent service office at (708) 450-1000 or repwelch@emanuelchriswelch.com.

Broadview Community Town Hall || Saturday, June 3 || 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. || Beverly Center, 3031 S. 25th Ave., Broadview

New Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) will co-host a community town hall with special invited guest Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th). Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. sharp.

To attend this event, please RSVP to Danielle.watson@cookcountyil.gov or call (312) 603-4566.

Bellwood Meet the Mayor || Saturday, June 3 || 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. || Community Room of Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd., Bellwood

Share your ideas, observations and feedback with new Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey about how to continue the momentum that is moving the village forward! Light refreshments will be served.

Marian L. Thomas Book Signing and Discussion || Saturday, June 3 || 3 p.m. || AfriWare Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 503 (Eisenhower Tower) 

Please join award-winning author and playwright Marian L. Thomas for a discussion of her new contemporary fiction book, “I Believe in Butterflies,” and what it takes to be published in today’s literary market. VFP

To submit a Big Event, email information to thevillagefreepress@gmail.com. 

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2 thoughts on “Big Events Around Town | June 1 – June 8

  1. Wow! Thank you Michael for writing up the info about some major events that is happening in the village of Maywood, Bellwood, and Broadview.

  2. Looking good!

    Thanks,

    Nzingha

    On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 9:40 PM, The Village Free Press wrote:

    > mromain posted: ” Barbara Cole, Maywood Youth Mentoring executive > director, with MYM participants as they clean the organization’s peace > garden at 17th Ave. and Madison in Maywood during an event last year. | > File Wednesday, May 31, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywo” >

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