Big Week (Jan. 23 – 30)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot happening in Proviso Township this week. Here’s a small sampling of upcoming events.

Catch a movie screening

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, join community members for a screening of DRUG$: The Price We Pay, a story that unpacks the mystery of modern medicine’s skyrocketing price tag and how it affects the people struggling to stay alive.

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner J.K. Simmons, DRUG$ is a feature-length documentary about the soaring price of medicines in the U.S., featuring interviews with academics, patients, advocates and political leaders, including Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a titanic struggle against corporate greed, see how a diverse group of concerned Americans is fighting back to keep lifesaving medicines affordable for us all.

For more info, contact local ambassador Shirley Hogsett at (708) 401-7632 or shirley@destinyspeaks.net.

Hear a Chicago mayoral candidate

On Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Meal of the Day Cafe, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (4th floor of Eisenhower Tower) in Maywood, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club will present an intimate conversation with Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia. Cost: $13 (includes meal). Seating is very limited. RSVP to: taleithompson75@gmail.com.

Attend a town hall

On Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at the village of Maywood’s Council Chambers, 125 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the village will hold a town hall meeting. Join village officials in a meaningful conversation about ways of bettering the community.

Register for Quinn Center’s redesigned spring enrichment program

The Quinn Center of St. Eulalia will launch a re-designed Spring Enrichment Program this February. This program will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 5. It will through March 7. Participants will receive a meal, homework assistance and tutoring, as well as enrichment classes in performing arts, music, nutrition and fitness, and Mexican dance.

The program will take place at the Quinn Center, 1832 S. 8th Ave. in Maywood (enter at Door 3 on 8th Ave.). There is a $25 registration fee for each child and we will be accepting registrations on the following dates:

  • Tuesdays, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (enter door 4)
  • Sundays, Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (back of the St. Eulalia Church building).

Discuss a popular book

On Monday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m., at the Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, join community members for a lively discussion of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This young adult fiction follows events in the life of a black 16-year-old girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. Limited space, registration required.

Enjoy National Puzzle Day

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Broadview Public Library, 2226 16th Ave., in Broadview, join the fun on National Puzzle Day. Solve jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku, crossword, 3-D puzzles and more. Ages 5-17. VFP

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