Big Week (Jan. 30 – Feb. 6)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot happening this week in Proviso Township for you and your family. Below is a small sampling of events in the township:

Let’s talk about an arts district in Maywood

THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE COLD: On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30 p.m., at Maywood Fine Arts’s Studio C, 20 N. 5th Ave. in Maywood, a group of leaders seeking to form an arts district in Maywood will hold a public follow-up meeting.

Calling all artists who believe in bringing everything from poetry and pottery to drama and dance to Maywood. To RSVP, contact Christopher Parker at Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Attend a Black History push for jobs

On Friday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., inside the atrium of the James R. Thompson Building, 100 W. Randolph, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford will host his second annual Black History Push for Jobs. The event is free and open to anyone looking for work or contract opportunities from the state.

For more info, email Please bring an ID.

Celebrate Black History Month at a free breakfast

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Maywood Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, Maywood Youth Mentoring will host its monthly youth breakfast. Topic: “The role of Black History in creating strong communities.”

Brother Nubian Malik, an educator and Elder in-training with the Bolozi Wazee (Council of Elders) and a founding member of the Amos N. Wilson Institute, will be the speaker. Raffle and prizes. Community service hours. Free breakfast. Adults encouraged to bring a youth. For more info, call Barbara Cole at (708) 344-3577 or email

Root on your team at the Crosstown Classic

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 12 p.m. (sophomores) and 1:30 p.m. (varsity), at Proviso East High School, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood, Proviso East and Proviso West basketball teams will face off in the annual Crosstown Classic.

The event will feature the presentation of an award of excellence before the varsity game by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association to the Proviso East basketball program.

Test your Black History knowledge

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, test your knowledge on important events that, and people who, shaped history. No more than five members per group. Children must be accompanied by an adult. These events are to honor Black History Month. For more info, call (708) 343-1847 or email VFP

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