Category: Events

Big Week: Oct. 11 – 18

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The week ahead features engaging events ranging from the informative to the simply fun, including this year’s annual Maywood Fine Arts Pumpkin Patch Parade.

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Maywood Library to Host Chess Tourney Saturday, Oct. 7

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Gordon Hanson instructing members of the Maywood Chess Club last year. | Submitted

This Saturday, Oct. 7, the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave., will host a chess tournament organized by Gordon Hanson, the founder of the Maywood Chess Club, and chess coach Esteban Guitierrez.

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D209’s Parent University to Convene Discussion About College on Sept. 26

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is set to host this school year’s first edition of Parent University on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m., at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church-owned T.H. Wade Foundation Center, 1405 Madison St. in Maywood.

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Vigil Planned Sept. 30 for Teen Murdered in Maywood

Sunday, September 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A photo of Michael Jones that was on the teen’s obituary.

Mothers of Murdered Sons (MOMS), a local support group for grieving parents who have lost children to violence, is planning a vigil for slain 14-year-old Michael Israel Jones, who was fatally shot multiple times on Aug. 30 while walking in Maywood.

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Pumpkin Patch Parade Returns on Oct. 14

Friday, September 22, 2017 || By Community News Editor || @maywoodnews 

Maywood Fine Arts is gearing up for its annual Pumpkin Patch Parade, the marquee fundraising event it hosts each fall. The fundraiser, set to take place on Oct. 14, 9 a.m., at the nonprofit’s base of operations, at the corner of Lake and Main St., will once again feature the main event — a 1.5-mile walk through the community that will start at 11 a.m.

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Proviso West Will Host First Homecoming Parade in Nearly a Decade on Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The Proviso West High School marching band performs at a community event in Maywood in 2014. | File

Proviso West High School in Hillside will host its first homecoming parade in roughly a decade on Saturday, Sept. 23, school officials and student body leaders recently announced.

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Proviso Idol Open Auditions Set for Sept. 23 in Melrose Park

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Auditions for Proviso Idol 2017 have been announced. They’ll take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m., at Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch St. in Melrose Park. More info in the flyer below:

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