Big Week (Nov. 15 – 23)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The week ahead features engaging events ranging from the informative to the simply fun. Below is just a sampling of what’s happening around town:

Protect yourself from cyber fraud

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pan American Bank & Trust will host a Cyber Security and Fraud Protection Seminar at the Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood. Brunch will be served until 12 p.m. For more info, contact Chris Parker at (708) 483-6633 or email

Join us for a town hall 

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m., at the Quinn Community Center, 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood, Village Free Press will host a town hall-style discussion on the costs of doing business in majority minority suburbs.

Those costs, which include high property taxes, high water rates and high fees, have been well-documented by a range of news outlets recently. This town hall, which will be moderated by VFP editor/publisher Michael Romain, will allow residents to voice their concerns and probe for solutions to these critical issues.

Broadview seniors, enjoy a luncheon

On Friday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., a senior luncheon will be held at Broadview Park District’s Schroeder Park, 2600 S 13th Ave. in Broadview. (708) 681-3600.

Get hip to internet scams

On Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris’ Welch (7th) and the Illinois Attorney General’s office will host a Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Seminar.

Experts will be on hand to discuss ways to prevent identity theft and to keep your family safe online. Topics will include: data breaches, phishing scams and online shopping, among others. For more info, contact (708) 450-1000 or

Enjoy a clothing and turkey giveaway

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., God’s House of Brotherly Love Church, 425 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, will host a free clothing and turkey giveaway. For more info, contact (708) 547-9980.

Brookfield Zoo presents Nature Zap

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Brookfield Zoo will be offering Nature ZAP, a library program for children age 5 and under. For more details call (708) 343-1847 and ask for the children’s department.

Get empowered at a free financial literacy workshop

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. (Rm. 202) in Maywood, the nonprofit People Help People will host a free financial workshop. Attendees will receive advice on how to maximize savings for the future. No registration is required. For more info, call (708) 343-1847.

Go on a spree at a Holiday Bazaar

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Operation Uplift Inc. will host a Holiday Harvest Bazaar at 104 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. The event will feature holiday baked goods, face painting for kids, a tour of the West Town Museum of Cultural History, vendors, live music from the Kenny Davis Band and more. All proceeds will go to support the mission of Operation Uplift and the West Town Museum. For more info, call (708) 516-2637.

Enjoy these free Thanksgiving Day meals

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m., The Kings Daughter Ministries will host its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Maywood Park District, 921 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood. This FREE event will feature live music, free food, home-cooked meals and a giveaway of free clothing and life essentials gift bags.


Across town on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., a Thanksgiving Day meal in honor of the late Cook County Record of Deeds Eugene “Gene” Moore will be held at Second Baptist Church, 436 South 13th Ave. Maywood. This FREE event will feature free food and a giveaway of essential items for those in need.

For more info on the event, contact Shavonne Henry at (708) 904-3354 or Sue Henry Cell at (708) 525-9067. You can mail donations to P.O. BOX 462, Maywood, IL 60153. VFP 

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