Big Week (Dec. 9 – 15)

Thursday, December 7, 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:

Learn to reduce stress, financial headaches during the holidays

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) will host its monthly breakfast at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Christ, 500 Hannah Avenue in Forest Park.

This month, PTMAN will focus on financial management and dealing with the stress of the holiday season. For more info, contact PTMAN’s chairman, Bishop Dr. Reginald J. Saffo at (708) 397-6944.

Celebrate the holidays by giving

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m., the West Suburban Community Development Corporation and Miracle Revival Cathedral will host a Community Christmas Give at Miracle Revival, 2010 St. Charles Rd. in Maywood. The night will feature live Gospel music and a car and bike giveaway. Visit to enter a chance to win a car or a bike.

Singalong with the Maywood Public Library

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Maywood Public Library will host its annual Christmas Singalong with Rev. Elliot Wimbush and company. This free event will feature food, giveaways and the library’s Snowfall Split-the-Pot Raffle. For a $1 donation ($5 for 6 tickets), you can enter to win a range of prizes.

For more information call (708) 343-1847, ext. 30.

Step in the name of autism

On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Bluenote, 1715 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview, the Answer Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to autism awareness, will host a Steppers Delight for Autism.

There will be Steppin’, line dancing and 90s music, with music by DJ Rodney. The cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Enter for a chance to win a $300 suite at the Clarion Hotel.

Seniors celebrate the holidays 

On Wednesday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Maywood Senior Club will host its annual Christmas Party at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 124 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood. All area seniors are welcome.

There’s still time to give a toy to a tot

Mayor Ron Serpico’s Annual Toys for Tots Drive for underprivileged children will be held at the Melrose Park Civic Center, Nov. 15 through Dec. 14. The Toys for Tots Drive is open to all community members and organizations. Items can be dropped off at the Civic Center foyer, 1000 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park.

All residents are encouraged to participate by dropping off new, unwrapped toys. For more information, email Toys for Tots Chairperson Mary Ann Paolantonio at: VFP 

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