Big Week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

There’s a lot happening in Proviso Township this week for you and your family. Below is just a small sampling of this week’s big events: 

Gift your toddler some story time

On Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m., at Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, the library will host Toddler Storytime. Children ages 5 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, songs and a snack. Registration preferred, but not required. Limited space. Please call (708) 547-7393 (Ext. 216) for more info.

Sponsor a Christmas tree

On Thursday, Nov. 29, at Triton College, 2000 5th Ave. in River Grove, area residents can start sponsoring a tree on behalf of a village, town, business, school or person as part of Triton College’s Deck the Mounds Holiday Festival of Trees.

Once you sponsor a tree, come to campus to decorate it, at your convenience, anytime during the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 6. All trees must be decorated by 5 p.m. on Dec. 6. Then, join Triton for the Holiday Festival of Trees on Thursday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, holiday music and holiday photos. Also, take in a free holiday movie playing in the cafeteria. The purchase of a tree is not necessary to attend the festival.

Each lighted tree is $150, with the proceeds going to the Triton College Foundation for student scholarships. For more info, call (708) 456-0300 (Ext. 3165/3172) or to sponsor a tree visit

Get the turkey weight off with Zumba

On Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, get those Thanksgiving Day pounds off by dropping in for an energizing and fun session of Zumba taught by local fitness expert Rhonda Fentry. No registration required. Limit of 25 attendees. Ages 14 and over. Please call (708) 547-7393 (Ext. 216) for more info.

Attend a toy drive

On Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Tastee Rolls, 633 Bellwood Ave. in Bellwood, 3 Little Divas will host a toy and clothing drive for ages 0 to 17. For more info, visit or call (708) 632-4646.

Manage your stress mindfully

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Proviso East High School Parent Center, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, the school will host a Managing Stress with Mindfulness parent/community workshop. VFP 

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