Big Week (May 16 – 23)

Thursday, May 17, 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:

Think about community revitalization 

On Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m., at Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network will host its monthly breakfast networking meeting. This month’s theme: Community Revitalization. For more info, contact the event’s host, Bishop Dr. Reginald Saffo, at (708) 397-6944.

Get your fresh produce

On Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Forty Acres Fresh Market, in partnership with Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon, will host a monthly popup produce market.

The market will feature a variety of fruits and vegetables, including greens, peppers, cucumbers, oranges, cabbage and much more. Link Cards, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted. All markets feature free sampling from chefs, along with meals for purchase.

Veterans, learn about your benefits 

On Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the T.H. Wade Foundation Center, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Floretta Strong-Pulley host a workshop on veterans law designed to acquaint veterans with VA benefits, the Veterans Healthcare Administration and the National Cemetery Administration. To RSVP, email

Parents, learn how to protect your child online 

On Tuesday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at District 89’s Office, 906 Walton St. in Melrose Park, Strengthening Proviso You will host a free session titled “Not My Kid!” which is designed to teach parents how to monitor  their children’s online activity and steps to take if problems arise.

Topics covered will include  cyberbullying, gaming platforms, sexual and financial predators. The session will be lead by Westchester Police Officer Rob Verber, a 28-year veteran of the force. Verber is also a NASRO certified School Resource Officer and a state certified Juvenile Officer. For more information or to RSVP email or call (708) 449-4309. More information can also be found at

Last week of Maywood spring cleaning

The village of Maywood and Republic Services will be collecting large, bulky household items and junk each one last Wednesday remaining in May.

Smaller, loose items must be in containers or tied and bundled. Household hazardous waste will NOT be accepted. Please have your discarded items at your garbage pick-up point on Wednesday morning of the week Republic is in your neighborhood:

  • May 23 | Main Street north to village limits; Des Plaines west to 9th Ave.

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