Big Week (Aug. 8 – 15)

Tuesday, August 7, 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:

Work up your appetites for the Taste of Bellwood

From Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, on Washington Blvd. (between Eastern Ave. and 25th Ave.), the village of Bellwood will host the second annual Taste of Bellwood. The event will feature nearly two dozen food vendors, a dozen entertainment acts and more. All food items cost $3 or less. Free admission.

Get into this free co-ed basketball camp

From Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, at Proviso East High School, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, Milwaukee Bucks player and Proviso East alum Sterling Brown will host a free co-ed basketball camp for boys and girls in the 6th through 9th grades. Limit 150 kids. To register, contact

Listen to some great jazz

On Friday, Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. (doors open), at the Westside Sound Stage at T&JJ’s Supper Club, 718 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Maywood resident D’Erania will lead an all-star quartet/ Cash bar. $15 donation includes appetizer buffet. Free parking. For more info, contact or call T&JJ’s at (708) 3380-1185.

Enjoy a Teen REACH basketball tourney

On Saturday, Aug. 11, 10:30 p.m., at Broadview Park District’s Beverly Center, 3031 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, PLCCA will host its Teen REACH Summer Basketball Camp Tournament. Middle school game starts at 11 a.m., with the high school game immediately following that one. Free admission. Music. Raffles. Fun. More. Funded by the Illinois Dept. of Human Services. For more info, contact Kimberly Tate at (708) 450-3500 ext. 247.

Attend an end of summer reading celebration

On Saturday, Aug. 11, noon, at the Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, the library will host the End of Summer Reading Celebration with Kusha and Baba Tony. Stories. Drums. Dancing. More. Sign up at For more info, call (708) 547-7393.

Get a leg-up on giving to the Westchester Food Pantry

The Westchester Food Pantry will be accepting donated clothes, shoes and more on Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Westchester Village Hall, 10300 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester, but it’s not too early to start getting your items together that you’ll want to donate. Items accepted include clothes, towels, scarves, purses, shoes, hats, ties, belts, bedding, mittens, socks and wallets. Sponsored by Westchester Action Committee. For more info, contact (708) 345-0020 or VFP 

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