Out And About: Bellwood Celebrates Black History Month And MFA Gets Visitor

Monday, February 26, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso West band performing during Bellwood’s Black History Month celebration on Feb. 25. | Courtesy J. Boston 

Here are some of the peoples, places and things worth pointing out from happenings throughout Proviso Township recently:

Bellwood celebrates Black History Month

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at least 200 people gathered at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hillside to celebrate Black History Month with Bellwood residents, businesses, students and seniors.

Bellwood’s Black History Month celebration featured the Proviso West band, JROTC members, first responders and Bellwood board members. | Courtesy J. Boston 

Maywood ballet dancers get special visit

On Feb. 19, Maywood Fine Arts dancers were visited by Zhong-Jing Fang from American Ballet Theatre. Fang—whose visit was hosted by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st) — stopped by the Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio on Fifth Avenue to give an inspiring talk to, and to work with, MFA’s ballet dancers as they prepare for their performance of Swan Lake on March 23 and March 24. VFP

Zhong-Jing at Maywood Fine Arts on Feb. 19. | Courtesy Spooner Baumann 

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