Big Week (May 23 – 30)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5/23/18

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:

Are you an elected official? Enjoy game night! 

On Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Maywood Park District will host an Elected Official’s Game night. The district invites elected officials, executive directors and board members from the following to the event:

  • Maywood Library Board
  • Maywood Park District Board & Executive Director
  • Village of Maywood Mayor, Trustee Board & Village Manager
  • School District 89 Board & Superintendent
  • School District 209 Board & Superintendent
  • Proviso Township Board & Superintendent
  • State Representative Chris Welch
  • State Senator Kimberly Lightford

They’ll have the following giant-sized games (and much more):

  • Uno
  • Kirplunk
  • Dominoes
  • Playing Cards
  • Bowling
  • Connect Four
  • Jenga
  • Chess
  • Checkers

Contact the Maywood Park District administration office to reserve your seat: (708) 344-4740.

Take advantage of a free health screening

On Friday, May 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Schroeder Park, 2600 S. 13th Ave. in Broadview, the Broadview Lions Club will host the Mobile Diabetic Retionapthy Unit, which will be offering FREE screenings for people who are in high-risk categories for diabetic retinopathy/macular degeneration.

Learn about Safe Summer programs 

On Saturday, May 26, 12 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins, the Maywood Police Department and the Safe Summer committee will host a Safe Summer press conference.

The event will inform the community about the Safe Summer initiative taking place in Maywood. The purpose of the initiative is to provide young people throughout the community with positive activities throughout the summer as alternatives to negative behavior.

Unlock the genius of black youth 

On Saturday, May 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. (Room 201) in Maywood, The Need To Know Group’s Dr. Rhonda Sherrod, (Ph.D. Psychology), will host a FREE discussion on “Unlocking the Genius of Black Youth” .

Tell Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office your ideas 

On Wednesday, May 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s staff will host a Public Policy ‘Roadmap’ planning session.

The county is policy-driven, four-year strategic plan and would like input from residents. For more info, call Al Kindle at (312) 599-1255. Free registration available here. VFP 


Register for football season

Registration for the upcoming season for Proviso Township Bills Football and Cheerleading is open. The league is free to youths, ages 5 to 9; $250 for those ages 10 to 14; and $150 for all cheerleaders. For more info, call (708) 369-4826 or email

Register for the Pink Divas and Gents Walk/Run

There’s plenty of time to register for the Pink Divas and Gents Walk/Run to be held Saturday, June 30, 8 a.m., at Bellwood Village Hall, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood. Registration is $25 (t-shirt included in fee). For more info, contact Bellwood Clerk Janel Moreland at (708) 547-3500 ext. 1103. VFP

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