Big Week (Oct. 25 – 31)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10/27/17

There’s a lot happening in the Proviso Township area this week. Here are just a sampling of the big events going on near you.

Enjoy Melrose Park’s Fright Night

Veterans Park District together with the Melrose Park Youth Commission will host a Fright Night on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Bulger Park, 16th and Hirsch in Melrose Park.

The free family event is designed for grades K-6. Wear your costume, check out the jump house, creepy crafts and ghoulish games plus, while supplies last, children receive a hot dog and juice. Other snacks are available at the concession stand for a nominal fee.

On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, the VPD maintenance crew presents its annual Haunted House on Hirsch from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission fee is $2.

Pre-register now for the Haunted Movie Night and Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, also at Bulger Park from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fee is $3 per child/$5 per adult; at the door the fees are $6/$10.

Be You @ MFA 

Join us Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. for the “Be You @ MFA” celebration showcase in the Stairway of the Stars parking lot at 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood. Wear your Pumpkin Patch shirts (under your jackets) and come celebrate with us!

Brave Broadview’s haunted, bouncy houses

The Broadview Park District will host a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m., at Shroeder Park, 2600 S. 13th Ave. in Broadview.

The day will feature a haunted house, bouncy house, pumpkin race and other fun activities. It costs $3 to enter (if you come with canned goods or non-perishable items) and $4 (without them). A concession stand will be open to purchase snacks.

For more info, contact (708) 343-5637.

Do not be afraid of online shopping 

Join us at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 12 p.m., in the computer lab, to learn some tips for safe online shopping. No library card required. No registration required. For more info, call (708) 343-1847.

Spend the weekend getting made over

On Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Revolution Youth Ministries will host a “Boys to Men Take Over and Girls to Young Women Make Over Weekend.”

Enjoy Maywood Park District’s joyous Halloween

On Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 921 S. 9th Ave., the Maywood Park District will host host a haunted house. $3 for kids, $5 for adults. For more info, call (708) 344-4740.

Light it up with the Proviso West Torch Club

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Proviso West Torch Club will host a Halloween Carnival at the Proviso West Fieldhouse, 4701 Harrison St. in Hillside, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature a special performance by Proviso’s very own Michael Jackson Thriller Impersonator Samuel Wimbush.

Get interactive with NuWorld Ryders

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the NuWorld Ryders will host their Annual Halloween Party at 200 S. 5th Ave., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This event, which is open to all ages, will feature interactive games for kids, food, prizes and more! VFP 

Correction: A previous version of this post included incorrect dates for some events. This post has since been updated. VFP regrets the error. 

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