Big Week (Aug. 15 – 22)

Tuesday, August 14, 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:

Get free pizza and meet Maywood police

On Thursday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., at Maywood Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Maywood Youth Delegation and the Maywood Police Department will host an opportunity for residents to meet new officers and connect with the police department. Free pizza provided by Jeny’s Pizza.

Learn about Proviso’s community assets for young people

On Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Hillside Public Library, 405 N. Hillside Ave. in Hillside, the nonprofit Strengthening Proviso Youth will host a community orientation/interest meeting focused on launching the Proviso Asset Champion Network.

The goal of the meeting is to identify the existing support systems for youth within Proviso Township, as well as to create an environment that cultivates and encourages the creation of new supports that may not exist. For more info, contact Lorenzo Webber at

Attend a clothing drive

On Saturday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Westchester Village Hall, 10300 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester, the Westchester Food Pantry will be accepting donated clothes, shoes and more.

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

Attend the annual Old Timers Picnic, school supply donation drive

On Saturday, Aug. 18, noon to 5 p.m., at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, on Oak St. between 1st Ave. and 5th Ave., community members will host the annual Maywood Old Timers Picnic. This event honors Maywood’s past and salutes the village’s future. Food and entertainment (DJ) provided.

During that time, the Roosevelt Raiders Reunion Classes of 1971 through 1981, will host a school supply drive. Each class should bring dishes, drinks and supplies (tables, tents, chairs, condiments, etc.). In addition, attendees should bring pens, pencils, paper and backpacks (among other supplies) to donate to young people.

Paint a violet

On Saturday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Andrea Reyes of Scamp Studio will show people how to paint a violet, which is the state flower.

Limited seats available. RSVP by emailing

Enjoy a cookout

On Sunday, Aug. 19, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Memorial Park, 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, Mothers of Murdered Sons will host their annual Family Cookout. For all families affected by gun violence, bring food, a grill and school supplies to donate. For more info, contact Phyllis Duncan at (708) 938-5750. VFP 

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