Big Week (Jan. 3 -9)

Wednesday, January 3, 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.

Register your child for Little League Baseball 

Don’t miss the opportunity register your son or daughter today with Athletic Konnection Little League Baseball. | Ages: 4-14 | Fee: $80 | Registration Ends: March 31 | Click here to get started!

For more info, call (708) 856-4665 or email athletickonnection.baseball@gmail.com.

Paint and sip for a cause 

Please join the Maywood Youth Delegation in their first “Paint & Sip” fundraiser on Jan. 6, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 200 S. 5th Ave., as they seek to raise funds to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National League of Cities conference, sponsored, in part, by the Village of Maywood.

The conference will be held from March 10 through March. The purpose of the Youth Delegation is to participate in civic educational workshops while advocating for resources for the village, particularly for youth initiatives.

For the past two years our Youth Delegates have identified grant resources to support activities that include an initiative to establish block clubs targeting high crime areas, volunteering efforts at senior buildings and the creation of a safe route for children this past Halloween.

The format of the “Paint & Sip” fundraiser invites you to call forth your own creativity to paint a chosen theme on a canvass with instructions from a facilitator while sipping non-alcoholic beverages during this fun-filled event.

Tickets for this event are $20, but they are also accepting donations of lower or higher value. With your donation and/or ticket purchaser for this fundraiser, more young people can be included in this valuable travel experience to Washington, D.C.

Please support this event to make possible this opportunity for our youth to represent and better serve Maywood.  Your funds will be used to support travel arrangements.

Ticket requests/donations should be sent to: Village of Maywood Mayor’s Office, 125 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL, 60153. Call (708) 450-4492 for more information.

Hear the Prophets of Jazz 

On Saturday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m., the Westside Jazz Stage at T&JJ’s Supper Club, 718 S. 5th Ave., in Maywood, will host the Prophets of Jazz, featuring vocalist and saxophonist Jimmy Wright, trumpet player Pasquale Salerno, pianist Tommy Mueller, bass player Steve Hart and Orlando Robinson on drums.

The event features free parking, cash bar, a $5 buffet. Donation: $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., while the first set starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, contact Larry Shapiro at larryshapiro2000@yahoo.com or call T&JJ’s at (708) 338-1185. VFP 

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