Big Week (Oct. 17 – 24)

Friday, October 19, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Afriware’s new store inside of the Eisenhower Tower. | Provided 

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:

Help Afriware celebrate

Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 400, in Maywood, will be hosting a series of events as it celebrates having moved into a larger space within Eisenhower Tower.

On Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., the store will host Anthony T. Browder (in conversation with owner Nzingha Nommo). They’ll talk about the “Reawakening of the African Consciousness.” Pre-registration required at Donation: $12 (non-refundable and non-tax deductible).

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., Afriware will host an open house in its new space featuring award-winning clay artist Christine LaRue and songstress Ragina Bunton. Door prizes all day long! For more info, call (708) 223-8081.

Know what your child is doing online 

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Westchester Public Library, 10700 Canterbury in Westchester, the Westchester Action Committee will host a parent forum on cyber safety. Do you know what your kids are doing online? For more info, click here.

Go on a virtual Cemetery Safari this Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., at Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Jim and Paula Hantak will present: Illinois Cemetery Safari. Join them for a slideshow presentation and stories of famous, infamous and obscure people and animals buried in our state. See photos of old cemeteries, unique headstones and unusual grave sites. This event is to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial. For more info, call (708) 343-1847.

Learn about women’s health and wellness

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Quinn Community Center of St. Eulalia, 1832 S. 9th Ave. (Door #3) in Maywood, Amy Blair, MD, will present on Women’s Health and Wellness. This presentation will help increase your knowledge about the health conditions that affect women, as well as offer tips on preventive care and healthy habits. Questions and answers to follow the presentation. Presentation is free. Register by email at Walk-ins are welcome!

Get your young girl exposed to drones

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., at the Broadview Fire Department, 2400 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Mayor Katrina Thompson and Fire Chief Tracy Kenny, in partnership with Boy Scouts of America, will host Drone Squad Exploring for Girls (ages 11-16). Volunteers needed (must be 21 or older). Dinner sponsored by ComEd. For more info, visit

Attend D209’s parent workshops

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., at Proviso East High School’s Parent Center (1st floor, tower entrance), 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, District 209 will host Parent Power Workshops: “Rights of Parents” and “Effective Study Habits.” Free gift cards for first 15 parents. VFP 

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