Big Week (Oct. 24 – 31)

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot going on in Proviso Township this week for the whole family. Below is just a sampling of some of the week’s big events:

Attend a career expo

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Proviso West High School (main gym), 4701 Harrison St. in Hillside, the College and Career Academies of Proviso West will hold a Career Expo. Join business and industry leaders from the community as they showcase their career expertise through hands-on demonstrations.

For more info, call Kate Foster at (708) 202-6501 or email

Shred those sensitive documents

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Broadview Fire Department, 2400 S. 25th Ave. in Broadview, Mayor Katrina Thompson will host a Community Shred Day — a complimentary service for residents looking to shred sensitive documents.

Attend a senior and veteran resource fair

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will provide host a Senior and Veteran Resource Fair.

The event will feature visits with vendors and service providers for free health screenings and other resources for seniors and veterans, including free help with drafting wills and making other estate plans. Lunch served. For more info, visit or (708) 450-1000.

Learn about Cook County’s 2019 budget

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., at Village Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin will host a 2019 Cook County Budget Community Briefing Tour. Refreshments served. For more info or to RSVP, contact or call (312) 603-4566.

Get spooked at the Sharp Community Center

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sharp Community Center, 1609 36th Ave. in Melrose Park, celebrate a Halloween Spook-tacular Event. Come join all the other spooky ghouls and ghosts for an eerie night of fun and dancing. Refreshments served. Fee: $8.

Commemorate domestic violence with the Women’s Community Leadership Council

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Women’s Community Leadership Council will host an event addressing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Guest speakers to include Vera Giles-Norris, Darlene Barber, Zachary Draves, Laura Szurek and Tamara Wallace.

For more info, contact Phyllis Duncan at (708) 938-5750.

Learn about the signs of Alzheimer’s

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host an event educating people on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and why early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

To register, call (708) 343-1847 or email

Pay tribute to community trailblazers

On Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Eisenhower Tower (second floor), 1701 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, Black Man’s Perspective will host a fundraiser and tribute to Don Williams, Lennel Grace, Bill Hampton and Dinah Washington.

Celebrate Halloween and Christmas at the same time

On Monday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the library will host a viewing of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. They will also paint a pumpkin ornament. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. For more info, call (708) 343-1847.

Attend a kid-friendly Halloween party

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Nu World Ryders and Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins will host the 15th Annual Kids Halloween Party. The event will feature games, candy bags, refreshments and prizes. All ages welcome. VFP 

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