Tag: Maywood Fine Arts

Mary Love, Proviso’s ‘Volleyball Lady,’ Dies At 96

Thursday, December 28, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  

Featured image: Mary Love, who died earlier this month at 96. | Courtesy Karen Campbell 

Mary Eloise Love, who died at her Maywood home on Dec. 23 at the age of 96, was a rare being — an African American woman who played volleyball in the first half of the 20th Century well enough to establish herself in the sport professionally.

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Heavy, Constant Rain Leads to First-ever Pumpkin Patch Parade Cancellation

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

The nearly non-stop rain on Saturday has flooded parts of the Des Plaines River and thrown a wrench in many people’s plans, particularly those looking forward to enjoying the annual Maywood Fine Arts Pumpkin Patch Parade.

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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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What’s Better Than Watching the Solar Eclipse? These Photos

Monday, August 21, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Today’s historic solar eclipse was a thing to see (or not to see if you didn’t happen to have the proper eye wear). But whether or not you got a chance to catch the once-in-a-lifetime event (the last eclipse to cover all of the U.S. happened nearly a century ago), you’re still in for a treat.

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Maywood Front Porch Crawl Set for July 15 | Annual Rummage Sale July 22


Monday, July 10, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Lois Baumann, the co-founder of Maywood Fine Arts, wants Maywood residents to get to know each other more. Hence, the idea for a first-annual Front Porch Crawl, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m.

“I realized that I know a lot of dancers who live in North Maywood but they know each other and they don’t their neighbors,” Baumann said. “In fact, in each of the Maywood neighborhoods, we really don’t know the wonderful people who live in them. I figured the best way to get people meeting each other is through socializing.”

Spooner Baumann, MFA’s communications director, said that participants will gather at 502 N. 4th Ave. at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and “crawl” to five more houses starting at 6 p.m. They’ll be split into teams of roughly 20 people, depending on the number of people who register.

“At each stop, we’ll enjoy cocktails,hors d’oeuvre, games and other entertainment,” Spooner said. “Some of these are historic homes, so people will get to experience the village’s great housing stock as well.”

Interested individuals can register for $25 up to, and on the day of, the event. To pre-register, click here.

Annual church rummage sale July 22

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First Congregational Church of Maywood’s annual Rummage Sale on the Lawn will take place on July 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the church, which is located at 400 N. 5th Ave. (the corner of 5th Ave. and Erie) in Maywood.

Great finds for everyone! Clothing (lots of back to school clothes for kids, like-new clothing for women). Electronics: CD player, DVD player, paper shredder, microwaves, dehumidifier. Blankets and quilts. Stuff for the kitchen. Some furniture and lots of decor items.

And don’t forget: Free lemonade and good cheer! VFP

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Maywood Fine Arts Is Finalist for $100K Grant


Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal earlier this year. | File

Friday, May 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Eleven nonprofits in the Chicago area are finalists to receive six $100,000 grants from the Impact 100 Chicago, a women’s philanthropic organization, according to a statement released by the nonprofit on May 22.

Among those finalists is Maywood Fine Arts, the venerable Maywood-based nonprofit that’s been providing lessons in music, dance, visual arts, marshal arts and other areas for 50 years.

Impact 100 officials said that more than 200 nonprofits in the Chicago area applied for the grants during the 2016-17 cycle.

“After comprehensive reviews and site visits by Impact 100 Chicago committees, these nonprofit finalists will present at Impact 100 Chicago’s annual Grant Award Celebrations in May and June,” the statement read.

“We are so impressed by the tremendous work conducted by our nonprofit applicants to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals right here in the Chicagoland area,” said Michele Polvere, Impact 100’s board chair co-founder.

“We congratulate all of our finalists and are so excited to help these organizations turn their projects into reality – projects that help the under-served in our local communities.”

According to the statement, Impact 100 members combine their $1,000 membership donations before voting to select the grant winners. Those nonprofit finalists that don’t win the $100,000 grants will receive merit grants.

“Since its inception in 2010, Impact 100 Chicago has awarded more than $2 million in high impact grants that have a transformative effect on the receiving organizations and those they serve,” the statement reads.

For more information about Impact 100 Chicago, click here or email info@impact100chicago.org.

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant during the 2017-2018 cycle can view more about our process by clicking here. Nonprofit letters of inquiry will be accepted in fall 2017.

The finalists for the 2016-17 $100,000 grants are:

• Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

• Cabrini Green Legal Aid

• CASA of Cook County

• Chicago Debate Commission

• Chicago House and Social Service Agencies

• Evanston Scholars

• Eversight Illinois

• Juvenile Protective Association (JPA)

• Logan Square Neighborhood Association

• Maywood Fine Arts Association

• The People’s Music School

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‘Tendu, Plié, Voilà!’ Alvin Ailey Dancer Leads Maywood Fine Arts’ ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Rehearsals


Christopher Jackson and Maywood Fine Arts dancers during a rehearsal for ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Saturday inside of Stairway of the Stars in Maywood. |  William Camargo/Wednesday Journal 

maywooddancers_AWN_032217_1March 20, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Alvin Ailey instructor and Chicago native Christopher Jackson guided Maywood Fine Arts dancers through a rehearsal of “Sleeping Beauty’s” third act on Saturday.

The dancers will perform the classical ballet (with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky), alongside professional guest artists from Chicago and New York, at Trinity High School in River Forest on March 25.

The performance will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Maywood Fine Arts’ Classical Ballet for New Audiences.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. They can be purchased at the door or in advance at Stairway of the Stars, 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Call (708) 681-2788 or click here for more information.