Big Week (March 27 – April 3)

Friday, March 22, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

There’s a lot to do this week in Proviso Township. Here is just a small sampling of events available for you and the family:

Listen to the candidates

On Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, the Women’s Community Leadership Council and Phyllis Duncan will host a candidates forum. For more info, call Duncan at (708) 938-5750.

Meet author Angela Kenyatta

On Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 400 in the Eisenhower Tower), the bookstore will host Angela Kenyatta, the author of “And Whose Life Are You Living Anyway?” For more info, visit

Celebrate living History Makers

On Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, Village Free Press will host a reception for the 10 people recognized during Black History Month as History Makers and Living Legacies.

Tickets are $50. All proceeds from this evening of food, fun and empowerment will go to fund Village Free Press operations and programming. To purchase tickets, go online and visit:

Take in a comic ballet

On Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m., at Trinity High School, 7574 Division St. in River Forest, Maywood Fine Arts’ Classical Ballet for New Audiences programs will bring another classical ballet to life — Coppélia, a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon.

Tickets: $15 general | $10 for seniors | $5 for children. Tickets are available online at, in-person at Maywood Fine Arts or Stairway of the Stars, or at the door. For more info, contact (708) 681-2788 or email

If you’re a senior, get free tax help now

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties, sponsored by Triton College in River Grove, once again is offering the Internal Revenue Service’s Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), a free program for individuals age 60 and older from low- to moderate-income households.

RSVP has provided this program for more than 20 years in partnership with the IRS. Volunteer tax assistors are specially trained to help people complete their taxes. The volunteer tax assistors are individuals who are older adults as well as college-aged students. The assistance includes helping participants complete federal tax forms and the state income tax forms. All tax returns are submitted electronically once completed.

Assistance will be provided at various locations throughout the community and throughout the week, including Mondays at the Melrose Park Public Library, Tuesdays at the Elmwood Park Senior Center and beginning March 5 at the Eisenhower Public Library, Wednesdays at the Proviso Township Office in Hillside, Thursdays at the Leyden Township Carl Fiorito Center in Franklin Park, Fridays at the Seniors Assistance Center in Norridge and Saturdays at Triton College in Room R-221.

The service will be offered now through April 13 by appointment.

After participants make an appointment, they will be requested to bring with them their Social Security Benefits Statement or Social Security cards, W-2 forms from all employers, Form 1099s (interest statements from banks), a copy of last year’s tax return and any other relevant tax information.

For more information on tax assistance and to schedule an appointment, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 389. VFP

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