Big Week (July 18 – 25)

Monday, July 16, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

There’s a lot happening in Proviso Township this week. Below is just a sampling of things to do in the area for you and your family:

Attend a business luncheon to discuss Roosevelt Road  

On Wednesday, July 18, 12 p.m., at the village of Broadview Village Chambers, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Wintrust Bank will sponsor a Village of Broadview Roosevelt Road Business Luncheon. Call Lilly at (708) 681-3600 for more info or to RSVP.

Get informed during a chat with Fritz Kaegi

On Thursday, July 19, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Bellwood Village Hall (conference room, second floor), 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Education Fireside Chat featured Fritz Kaegi, the Democratic nominee for Cook County Assessor.

Call (708) 397-6646 or email bellwoodchamber@gmail.com to register or for more info. You can also register at Bellwood-chamber.org.

Get help with your property taxes 

On Friday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Rock of Ages Baptist Church’s T.H. Wade Center, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Rev. Marvin Wiley and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin will host a Senior Property Tax Workshop. For more info, email danielle.watson@cookcountyil.gov or call (708) 603-4566.

Attend a ‘Stop the Violence’ event

On Friday, July 20, 7 p.m.,at  Eisenhower Tower 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 200), Maywood, Pastor Gloria Dawson, Nate Comic Inc. and Dr. Mary Larry will host a Stop the Violence event. For more info contact Gloria Dawson at (312) 823-4446 or (708) 345-6342.

Have a blast at NeighborFest

On Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran, 1025 Lake St. in Melrose Park, the church will host its annual NeighborFest. Join in an official ribbon-cutting to start the fest, which will feature a petting zoo, dunk tank, bounce house, Bingo, lice music, food and more. Everything is FREE. Call (708) 343-1000 for more info.

Explore community trauma with Dr. Rhonda Sherrod 

On Saturday, July 21, 1:15 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Dr. Rhondad Sherrod of the Need To Know Group host an examination of community trauma through an exploration of the life and loss of Harold Washington. Sherrod’s presentation will feature excerpts of her soon to be published book, SHE (Surviving, Healing and Evolving: A Black Woman’s Book of Understanding, Healing and Renewal).

Zacatecano Fest returns

On Sunday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Veteran Memorial Park, 1st through 4th Ave. and Oak St. in Maywood, the 4th Annual Zacatecano Festival will be held. The event is held each year to celebrate current and former residents of the north central Mexican state of Zacatecas.

Enjoy a picnic and prayer

On Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the corner of 16th Ave. and Washington Blvd. in Maywood, the World Deliverance Christian Center in Hillside and Oak Street Health in Bellwood will host an event of prayer, music, live performances, free health screenings, free tie-dyed t-shirts, face-painting and more for people of all ages.

To register for a special treat for all seniors 65 and older, visit worlddeliverance.net. For more info, call (708) 398-3211.

Step into adulthood

On Monday, July 23, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the library’s Adulting 101 program will conduct mock job interviews. Contact jdaniels@maywoodlibrary.org for more info.

Explore the freedom struggle

On Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., at Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, the library will host Illinois Antislavery and the Struggle for Freedom. The event, presented as part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Bureau, will feature Jeanne Schultz Angel — the executive director of the Nineteenth Century Club and Charitable Association in Oak Park.

Angel will explore the motivations that inspired Illinoisans to become freedom seekers, the role of the Underground Railroad in their lives and slavery sites in the state, among other issues.

Swing forward with ‘Some Like it Hot’

On Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., at Bataan Park, 1220 N. 9th Ave. in Melrose Park, swing into a midweek break with a Music & Movie Night. Listen to the sounds of “Swing Forward” while eating food from various food trucks, sipping on cold beer or wine, and watching the classic film “Some Like it Hot.” For more info, call (708) 343-5270 or visit veteransparkdistrict.org. VFP 

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