Big Week (Nov. 7 – 14)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

There’s a lot happening in Proviso Township this week. Here is a sampling of just a few big events for you and the family:

Get informed on property tax appeals

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Village of Bellwood Community Room (2nd floor), 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, in partnership with Bellwood Mayor Andre Harvey and Proviso Township Assessor Steven Zawaski, will host a Property Tax Appeal Forum. For more info, call (312) 603-5540 or visit

Attend Triton’s kindergarten open house

On Thursday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Triton’s Child Development Center (G Building, room 120), 2000 S. 5th Ave. in River Grove, parents will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and tour the classroom, as well as register their child for the 2019-2020 school year. Children need to be five years of age by Sept. 1, 2019, to be registered for the kindergarten program.  For additional information or to schedule a Child Development Center visit, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3209, or visit

Seniors, celebrate Thanksgiving early

On Friday, Nov. 9, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the TH Wade Center, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, Rev. Marvin Wiley, Trustee Isiah Brandon and Oak Street Health will host a Seniors Pre-Thanksgiving Luncheon. To attend, you must RSVP with Danielle Watson at or call (312) 603-4566.

Feast with the Bellwood Chamber

On Friday, Nov. 9, 5 p. m. to 7 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 200 S. Mannheim Rd. in Hillside, the Bellwood Chamber of Commerce will honor retired board of directors. The event will also feature a meet-and-greet with the chamber’s new executive director. Food catered by Symone’s Caterings. $10 for chamber members. $20 for friends of the chamber.

Attend a networking breakfast 

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m., at Mt. Moriah MB Church of Christ, 500 Hannah Ave. in Forest Park, the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) will host its monthly networking breakfast. Breakfast donation: $5. For more info, contact host Bishop Dr. Reginald J. Saffo at (708) 397-6944.

Honor local heroes, support the Missionary Sisters

On Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m., at Village Brunetti Banquets, 9755 W. Grand Ave. in Franklin Park, the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Provincial Guild’s 2018 Annual Dinner Dance will take place. Honorees include Phyllis Wurtz and James and Concetta Cerami. Tickets: $75. For tickets and mor info, contact Gina Serpico at (708) 514-3018 or Mary Ann Paolantonio at (708) 473-8541. All proceeds benefit the Missionary Sisters.

Enjoy a holiday bazaar

On Sunday, Nov. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the OLMC Gym, 22nd and Cortez in Melrose Park, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Altar and Rosary will host the 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Join us before or after Mass for a treat in the Bazaar Cafe, shop religious items, purchase homemade bake sale items and visit our crafters to get ready for the holiday season. A special jolly visitor will be with us. Admission Free.

Learn more about public transit, get a reduced-fare card

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, a representative from RTA will be at the library. Attendees will get resources and those 65 and older may apply for a reduced-fare card. VFP

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