Big Week (July 25 – Aug. 1)

Tuesday, July 24, 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:

Shop local at Afriware Books 

On Friday, July 27, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (suit 503) in Maywood, there will be a popup shop featuring exclusive baby apparel, head wraps and demos. For more info, visit or call (708) 223-8081.

Tell us what you’d like to see in our Maywood Fest space

On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, join Village Free Press as we contemplate what we should include in our space at this year’s Maywood Fest. Tell us what programming you’d like to see during the event. For more info, email Kamil Brady at

Head confidently into the new school year

On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Proviso West High School, 4701 W. Harrison St. in Hillside, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will host his 6th Annual Free Back to School Health Fair.

The event will offer free health physicals and dental screenings, school supply kits, haircuts, food and drinks, entertainment, and more.  For more info, contact (708) 450-1000 or email

Take up a softball challenge at ‘Summer Fest’

On Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Pioneer Park, 2401 W. 14th St. in Broadview, attend the Back to School Summer Fest. The event will feature free clothes, school supplies and tables for business owners. There will also be a softball challenge that will feature teams from various Proviso East graduating classes, including the Classes of 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009. For more info, inbox Pamela Whitty Robinson on Facebook.

Celebrate the opening of a black-owned beauty supply

On Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Princess Delights, 1907 S. Mannheim Rd. in Westchester, Broadview resident Princess Dempsey will hold a grand opening of what could be the first African-American—owned beauty supply store in Proviso Township. Dempsey is also the CEO of the only black woman-owned staffing agency in Proviso Township. For more info on the store, call (708) 938-5427.

Donate clothes, goods for a great cause

On Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and July 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the south parking lot of Second Baptist Church, 436 S. 13th Ave. in Maywood, the church’s Hayden Memorial Educational Fund will host its first annual FUNDrive.

Help the fund raise $5,000 in scholarships for deserving college students by donating clothing and household goods during the event. All of the goods collected through the FUNDrive will be sold to Savers — the parent company of a variety of well-known thrift stores. The fund gets paid by the pound for every qualifying donation received. For more call (708) 343-0073 or email

Enjoy the ‘Brotherly Love Experience’

On Saturday, July 28, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 425 Bohland Ave. (at the corner of Butterfield Rd. and Linden) in Bellwood, God’s House of Brotherly Love presents the 18th Annual Community Festival. This free event will feature free food trucks, a bounce house, petting zoo, 3-0n-3 basketball, a school supply giveaway, games and more. For more info, call (708) 547-8692.

Learn about medical marijuana

On July 28, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the library will host an informational session on medical cannabis. Learn about how to customize usage for your symptoms, edibles, inhalation methods and more. For more info, call (708) 343-1847 or email VFP 

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