Big Week (May 10 – May 15)

Tuesday, May 8, 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:

Enjoy the Battle of the Bands

On Saturday, May 12, Proviso East will host its annual Battle of the Bands at the high school’s football field, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood. The parade will kick-off at 9 a.m. while the competition starts at 12 p.m. If the weather becomes an issue, the event will be moved to the field house. Admission is $10.

Witness history come alive again during Civil War reenactment

On Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 224 N. 1st Ave. in Maywood, the Friends of the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows and the village of Maywood will host the annual Maywood Civil War Living History event.

Historical interpreters and living historians will resurrect the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and the 26th Regiment United States Colored Troops. Don’t be alarmed by the sound of the musket firings!

Celebrate Mother’s Day early

On Saturday, May 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, R&B recording artist Space, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon, David Hilliard and Oak Street Health will host a pre-Mother’s Day luncheon.

Fresh flowers for all moms over 18 years old. Live music. Must RSVP at (708) 450-4492.

Indulge in yet more Mother’s Day celebrations

On Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 503 in Eisenhower Tower) in Maywood, another pre-Mother’s Day celebration will take place.

Valerie Hudson, a licensed massage therapist, will be offering 10-minute chair, hand and scalp massages for $10 while Lecretia Akines, owner of Dawning Day Creations, will have her products, including head wraps, women’s skirts and ‘Mama & Me’ gift boxes, on display. Changelle Branch, author of “Decisions,” will be signing copies of her book.

Get prepped for the big day

On Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the library’s Children’s Department will offer stories and small crafts in preparation for Mother’s Day. VFP 

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