Big Week (Jan. 9 – 16)

Thursday, January 10, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot happening in, and near, Proviso Township this week. Here’s a look at just some of the goings on:

Listen to former Whole Foods co-CEO

On Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Ave. in River Forest, area Rotary Clubs will host Walter Robb, the former co-CEO of Whole Foods Market.

West Side native and Rotarian Talei Thompson is helping organize the event. The moderator for the evening is Hermene Hartman, the founder and editor of N’Digo magazine. Tickets are $25. To purchase one or more tickets, visit and search “Walter Robb.”

Contemplate on King

On Saturday, Jan. 12, 8:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Melrose Park, 2114 Main Street in Melrose Park, the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network will host its monthly breakfast networking meeting. Theme: Be the Light Our Community Needs: Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Donation: $5 per person for breakfast. For more info, call Bishop Dr. Reginald J. Saffo (708) 397-6944.

Help out with Rotary

On Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Maywood-Proviso Rotary Club will host its first community service project of 2019, in collaboration with Operation Warm, District 89, the Maywood Public Library and the McDonald’s on 1st and Lake St. in Maywood.

The club will be giving out coats to the children that need it most in the community. To volunteer, text Leonor Sanchez at (630) 418-8757.

Learn self-defense

On Saturday, Jan. 12, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, self-defense expert Peter Honigmann will be teaching basic legal self-defense tactics to people of all ages and abilities.

Do some chair yoga!

On Monday, Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Rhonda Fentry, a fitness expert and exercise physiologist, will be hosting a free session of chair yoga for people
of all ages and abilities.

Meet the Bellwood Library’s new executive director

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave. in Bellwood, the library will host a Coffee with the Director in its lower level. The event is designed to give residents an opportunity to share their ideas with Amy Crump, the library’s new executive director.

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