Thursday, November 30, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
There’s a lot happening in the Proviso Township area this week. Here are just a sampling of the big events going on near you.
Start the holiday season with a Maywood Christmas tree lighting
On Friday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Maywood Metra Station, near 5th Ave. and St. Charles Rd., the village of Maywood and the village’s Environmental/Beautification Commission will host the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
The event will feature Nadeau’s Ice Sculpting, caroling, live reindeer, s’mores, the Proviso East Band, PMSA’s drama group, Maywood Fine Arts dancers, Vernell Brown tumblers, a warm gear giveaway and much more. For more info, contact Ms. T. Rand: (708) 508-6516.
Have breakfast while seeking solutions to gun violence
On Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Maywood Youth Mentoring will hold their monthly youth breakfast. The event, held on the first Saturday of each month, is open to youth of all ages, parents, mentors and chaperones. The breakfast is primarily for youth.
This month’s theme: Together We Can Prevent Gun Violence. The breakfast will feature a Vision Quilt Art Project, raffle prizes and community service hours. For more info, contact: (708) 344-3577.
Take advantage of a Brookfield Zoo hiring event
On Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Proviso East High School’s Social Room, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Brookfield Zoo will host a hiring event.
This is an opportunity for youths, from 16 to 24, to interact with Brookfield Zoo’s human resources department. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 603-4566.
Enjoy Storybook Park in Maywood
On Monday, Dec. 4, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Burton Park, 1616 W. Washington Blvd. in Maywood, the Maywood Park District will unveil their Christmas Holiday Windows. The park district will turn part of Burton into Storybook Park with the help of students from Proviso Math & Science Academy.
Visual art teacher Kathleen Maltese and 40 students have accepted our invitation to create our Christmas displays. The entire school changed the curriculum of the art classes for the students to work on the exhibit.The book being featured is “Rejected Princesses” Tales of History’s Boldest, Heroines, Hellions & Heretics by Jason Porath.
Help Broadview celebrate the state’s 200th birthday
On Monday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m., at Broadview Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, the village of Broadview will fly the commemorative bicentennial flag to mark the beginning of a year-round celebration of the state of Illinois’ 200th birthday.
Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson, state Sen. Kimberly A. Lightford, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin will read a proclamation celebrating the bicentennial and raising the celebratory flag.
The public is invited. The village of Broadview thanked United Airways for sponsoring the bicentennial flag program and to the Illinois Municipal League. For more info on the yearlong bicentennial celebration, visit illinois200.com.
Learn about District 209’s facilities plan
On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m to 8 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, District 209 will host a community meeting to help officials shape the future of the district’s facilities.
Learn about the district’s facilities, about the master facilities plan, meet the architects, provide input and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided. VFP