Tag: Maywood Fine Arts

Maywood Fine Arts Forges Bond With Chicago Ballet After ‘Swan Lake’ Rescue

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Jordan Nelson, of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, during a recent performance. | Courtesy Maywood Fine Arts 

Two hundred Maywood Fine Arts students and families will be able to see a free performance by the Ballet Chicago Studio Company at the Harris Theater in Chicago in May — thanks to a bit of serendipity.

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Maywood Fine Arts Dancers To Perform ‘Swan Lake’ March 23-24

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

This month, students with Stairway of the Stars and Maywood Fine Arts will perform one of the world’s great classical ballets, “Swan Lake,” as part of MFA’s Classical Ballet for New Audiences program. 

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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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