Big Week (Sept. 5 – Sept. 12)

Monday, September 3, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9/4/18

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:

Volunteer to help build a Maywood Park

From now until Friday, Sept. 14, 7:45 a.m., at Winfield Scott Park, located at 19th Ave. and Maywood Drive, you should consider volunteering to help build a park. The Maywood Park District and Kaboom have partnered on the Sept. 14 event, which will take place from 7:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The goal is to recruit 175 volunteers to help build the park, officials said. To volunteer, call the Maywood Park District at (708) 344-4740.

On Thursday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., at the Maywood Park District building, 921 S. 9th Ave., a group of local stakeholders will host a meeting to explore the feasibility of developing live-work artist space

See a play written by Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough 

On Friday, Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Madison Street Theatre, 1010 W. Madison St. in Oak Park, a play, “Passin’ Where the River Bends,” which was written by Karen Yarbrough, the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and likely next Cook County Clerk, will make its debut.

The play is directed by Leonard Robinson and is scheduled to run through Sept. 9. According to an online synopsis of the play, the production is a historical drama about a “quest for racial identity” and “follows a young college students search for the African American experience in a suburban village.”

Get more info and/or purchase tickets here.

Don’t miss Shred Day 

On Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Broadview Village Hall, 2350 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and the village of Broadview will host a Community Shred Day.

Have you pulled those old confidential documents and prepared them for shredding? Bank statements, canceled checks, tax returns and more.

Catch a softball game at Triton

On Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the East Campus Athletic Complex Softball Field at Triton College, 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, the college will host the Triton College Alumni Softball Game.

Members of past and present Triton College softball teams will come together to catch up on old times, and see if they’ve still ‘got it’ during the third annual alumni softball game. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Refreshments will be served for players and coaches only.

Commemorate Bataan

On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2:30 p.m., at Maywood Veterans Memorial Park, located at the corner of 1st Ave. and Oak St. in Maywood, the Maywood Bataan Day Organization will host its annual Maywood Bataan Day Service.

The service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a concert of military and other appropriate musical pieces presented by the US Navy Great Lakes Ceremonial Band under the direction of Chief Musician Brandon Banbee. At 3 pm, there will be a color guard presentation to start off the service.

The guest speaker will be the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin. There will also be a special tribute to Northica Stone, the founder of the West Town Museum of Cultural History. For more info, visit:

Get a free mammogram or Pap smear

On Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Loyola Outpatient Center, 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood, Loyola University Medical Center healthcare professionals will offer free breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualifying uninsured women.

Loyola officials said that women ages 30 to 64 who want to participate in the screenings can call (888) 584-7888 to see if they’re eligible and to make an appointment. VFP 

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