Big Week (March 7 – 14)

Friday, March 9, 2018 || 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:

Learn about the senior tax freeze exemption

On Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Beverly Center, 3031 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson will host a senior tax freeze event. For more info, call (312) 603-4566.

Get a free blood pressure screening

On Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, staff from Loyola University Medical Center will be offering free blood pressure screenings.

Get free tax prep 

On Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m., at Village Hall Chambers, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson and the Monroe Foundation will host the Center for Economic Progress’s Mobile Tax Clinic.

The clinic, in collaboration with PNC Bank, offers free tax preparation and filing services for eligible residents. Call (312) 252-0280 (ext. 2) or click here.

Paint with love 

On Saturday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., at 8020 Madison St. in River Forest, Empowerment Church is calling all married and engaged couples to come out for a date night, “Painting With Love.” Tickets are $25 per person (and include canvas and painting materials). Buy your tickets online by clicking here.

Have breakfast and help young people in need 

On March 10, 8:30 a.m., at Freedom Baptist Church, 4541 Harrison St. in Hillside, the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) will host its monthly breakfast meeting.

The organization asks all attendees to bring non-perishable food and toiletries to support its Project Backpack campaign, which provides those critical items to young people in need. For more info, call Bishop Reginald Saffo at (708) 397-6944 or Rev. Pirsia Allen at (773) 510-7481.

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