Big Week (May 30 – June 6)

Wednesday, May 30, 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:

Let your voice be heard 

On Wednesday, May 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Bellwood Municipal Building, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, representatives from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s administration will be looking for input from residents. The county is developing a four-year strategic plan and would like to hear from residents.


Take in a book signing

On Friday, June 1, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at AfriWare Books, 1701 W. 1st Ave. in Maywood (Suite 503 of Eisenhower Tower), Jessica Key, the author of Confessions of a Buddafi: Relationships, Food and Self-Esteem, will be host a book release event.
Two years ago, Key was 319 pounds. She’s since lost nearly 100 pounds. The book discusses here experience of overcoming and self-acceptance.

Participate in a 5k Walk/Run

On Saturday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (registration) and 10 a.m. (start time), at Miller Meadow, located on the corner of 1st Ave. and Roosevelt Rd. in Maywood (Grove 6), Eternal Light Community Services will sponsor a 5K Run/Walk fundraiser.
Adult registration is $25 (or $30 if paid on the day of the event), $100 for a group of 5 adults ($120 on the day of the event) and $10 for children 12 and younger.

Attend a job fair 

On Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) will host his annual job fair. This FREE event is open to the public. Call (708) 450-1000 for more info.

Get your state ID/license renewed

On Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will host an event for anyone who needs vision screening, a driver’s license/state ID card (renewal, replacement, corrections), organ/tissue donor information, motor vehicle registration and more.

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